From big-ticket spectacle like Disney on Ice to taking in the space sights at the local Planetarium, there's plenty to see, do and learn in Adelaide. Renowned for a growing arts and cultural scene as well as some of Australia's best local produce (and wine!) there's plenty to keep the whole family enthralled on an SA adventure.
PLANETARIUM June - July
If you’re looking for an indoor activity for those rainy winter days the Planetarium at the University of SA is a winner. Gaze at constellations, stars and planets through a projector showcasing the relative position and brightness of over 5,000 stars visible from the Southern Hemisphere. Not simply just a fun activity for the kids, but an educational one as well. Bonus.
MCLAREN VALE SEA AND VINES FESTIVAL 5-8 June 2015
It’s never too cold for wine. Spend your long weekend sampling local vintage wines and produce whilst enjoying the tranquil coastal setting. With a wide variety of events, from intimate degustation dinners with winemakers and structured winery tours, to fun activities for the little ones not quite of age, Sea & Vines has something for everyone.
DISNEY ON ICE 12-14 June 2015
Join your favourite Disney princesses and their heroic princes as your favourite characters hit the ice for a show that promises to entertain audiences both young and old! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming and boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog.
‘BEAR WITH ME’ AT WINDMILL THEATRE 7 – 19 JULY
Teddies are here to stay in this captivating musical performance paying loving tribute to these woolly wonders. With songs and laughter and kids can’t help but join in the fun. Don’t forget to bring along your own teddy or favourite stuffed friend.
LIVERPOOL Vs ADELAIDE UNITED 20 July
If you are a family full of soccer fans seeing the world famous soccer team Liverpool take on Adelaide United is a must on your agenda. Hear the crowd roar with excitement as England’s most successful club takes the field as part of their 2015 pre-season tour.
GILLES STREET MARKETS June – September
Held in the heart of Adelaide at Gilles Street Primary School Adelaide’s premier fashion and design market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. With over 90 stalls of vintage, retail clearance, designer samples, new designers and more all selling their wares it is the perfect place to find a bargain. With food stalls, kids activities and even DJ’s amongst the action, the market is a pretty safe bet to appeal to all ages.
FREE CHOCOLATE TOUR AT HAIGH’S FACTORY
Awaken all of your senses with a tour of Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. It may not be Willy Wonkas, but it comes pretty close. See first-hand the mechanics of assembling some of the world's finest gourmet chocolates before putting them to your very own taste test. Stock up on your chosen delight at the retail store full of factory fresh chocolaty goodness.
GET UP CLOSE TO NATIVE AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE
Cleland Conservation Park in the Adelaide Hills is 35 hectares of open bushland where you can cuddle a koala or feed kangaroos, wallabies, Emus and many other native Australian animals from the palm of your hand.
To celebrate our partnership with Windmill Theatre, we have a family school holiday getaway to give away. Sleepover in a family-sized two bedroom suite at The Watson and grab 4 tickets to ‘Bear With Me’ on Saturday, 11th July. Just email us and tell us in 25 words or less what your perfect family getaway includes.