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Free School Holiday Activities at the Blue Hive Adelaide

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School holidays breaking the budget?
Blue Hive
Picture: Jo-Anna Robinson Source: The Advertiser

The Blue Hive is a new community space between the Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre. You'll spot it along the Riverbank Promenade in the City end of the (under construction) Riverbank Footbridge. You can't miss its blue honeycomb designs and funky street art wall.

On Saturday 11th of January 2014, you can get active with the kids by taking them to two free workshops, where they can learn new circus skills, and how films are made.

Free School Holiday Workshops For Kids Film Making
Photo: Kids Camera Action!

Kids Camera Action! is a unique filmmaking school, aimed at kids between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. It's the brain child of local Adelaide actress and award winning filmmaker, Chloe Gardner. Combining her passion for performance and film, with her love of teaching children the creative arts, the school has been developed as a valuable and enriching extra curricular activity.

Kids Camera Action! School holiday workshops Adelaide
Kids will learn the fundamentals of basic film production. Photo:

On Saturday 11th of January between 11am and 12pm kids will be taught all the fundamentals of basic film production through an interactive hands on approach. Kids are always curious to see what happens on the other side of the screen, and this is a perfect opportunity to learn through this interactive workshop. Kids Camera Action! is Adelaide's only film school for kids, and specialises in providing them with an insight into digital story telling, from scriptwriting to performing, directing, camera and sound operation and editing.

Kids Camera Action! School holiday workshops Adelaide. What to do during school holidays Adelaide
Kids will learn how to shoot and cover a scene. Photo:

Films made by kids at Kids Camera Action! have gone on to be part of international film festivals as well as win awards. The workshop conducted will consist of an introduction to filmmaking - film terminology, film equipment and how to shoot and cover a scene.

To attend you must register here.

Free School Holiday Fun Adelaide Tony Hannan Cirkidz
Cirkidz. Picture: Jo-Anna Robinson Source: The Advertiser

After that's over, between 1.30pm to 2.30pm Saturday, kids can learn a variety of circus skills including diabolo, flower sticks, juggling, spinning plates and hoola hooping.

Here's their chance to meet the hilarious Tony Hannan who founded Cirkidz in 1986 as a workshop project to provide alternative opportunities of recreation for disadvantaged young people. He believed that circus skills training is an invaluable way to support social, physical, and creative development in children and young people.

School holiday workshops Cirkidz Adelaide
Picture: James Elsby Source: The Advertiser

It's a free hour of circus fun, a great non competitive environment to build friendships whilst learning about how the body works. It's suitable for all ages but you must register here to confirm your spot.

Don't know how to get to The Blue Hive? Check out this video where the helpful TrixBee shows you how to find it from Rundle Mall, the train station, the tram stop and the Torrens Riverbank.

These two workshops are a great way to keep the kids entertained on the weekend and getting them out of the house. You never know, it could lead them towards a new passion for movies, 'run away with the circus', or even become the next Baz Luhrmann!

The Popeye. Take the kids during the school holidays
The iconic Popeye. Photo: denmac25 flickr

If they still have energy by the end of the workshops, you can take a stroll through Elder Park, visit the Adelaide Zoo, take a ride on Adelaide icon The Popeye, paddle boats, or even visit the Adelaide Museum. The museum has been holding free school holiday programs for over 30 years.

South Australian Museum. SA Museum school holiday program
The SA Museum has been holding interesting school holiday programs for over 30 years. Photo:

It's about using your imagination and enjoying what Adelaide has on offer during these school holidays, and best of all most of these activities are free!

Have fun!
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Why? It's free, it's entertaining, and the kids will love it
When: Saturday 11 January 2014
Where: The Blue Hive
Cost: Free
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