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A bonanza of freebies for the July school holidays
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There's Free School Holidays Fun For Kids at the NRM (Image supplied)


The National Railway Museum (NRM) in Port Adelaide is fun to visit anytime, but while Winterfest 2018 is winding down, the NRM is revving up with their annual Family Fun Fair. From Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018 the railway museum is hosting some very special and exciting things to do for the school holidays.

Visitors to the museum will enjoy loads of free family entertainment including:
song and dance performances by the talented Cool 4 Kids
fun for kids with Dig-A-Dino: find bones in a big plastic ball pit and build your own dinosaur
Animals Anonymous wildlife show, where you can see (and maybe touch) a range of Australian reptiles and wildlife close up
Carnival Barrel Organ: listen and have a go at cranking the handle on this wonderful music machine

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Get Taken For a Ride on Steam Engine Peronne During the Family Fun Fair (Image Supplied)


Of course any visit to the National Railway Museum would not be complete without a train ride (or three). During the Family Fun Fair all your favourite train rides are included in the price of admission. That makes for great savings in the school holidays:
ride Bill and Bub, the always popular miniature steam trains which do circuits of the whole huge railway museum site - a special treat which the younger kids love
catch real steam locomotive Peronne, a full size 99 year old Scottish built steam engine which once was a shunter at Port Pirie
take a nostalgic journey on the museum's iconic Redhens, the famous 1950's Redhen diesel railcars which once operated on Adelaide's metropolitan rail network

After browsing through South Australian Railways history in the huge sheds at the National Railway Museum, you may want to rest your legs and have a meal break. Some special treats have been lined up for you during the Family Fun Fair in the July school holidays. Take your pick from these food choices:
Dave's Coffee, Cookies & Hot Dogs
Hot sizzling snags from the Rotary BBQ
Bean Bug drinks and treats in the museum Café car
St Johns will also have food available

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Free Activities for Kids Include Dig-a-Dino (Image supplied)


All admission fees to the National Railway Museum Family Fun Fair include unlimited train rides on all trains:
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) : $42
Adult $18
Concessions $15
Child (5-15yrs) $10

Find out all you ever wanted to know about the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide from their website, or follow the museum on Facebook for more amusing stories and great photos of South Australia's railway history.

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Take Nostalgic Rides on a Redhen Railcar (Image supplied)


You can find lots more stories about South Australian railways history, abandoned railway stations, and the derelict ghost towns that they served by clicking here.
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Why? There's free activities for kids and live entertainment at the Family Fun Fair.
When: 10am - 4pm
Where: 76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide
Cost: See text
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