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Prove that history is fun
Take Heritage Festival Walking Tours in the City of Adelaide
The National Trust Heritage Festival is back again, and this year there are many exciting things to do at events in Adelaide and the country. Held from April 16 until May 29, the national Heritage Festival also overlaps with South Australia's History Festival from History SA. As places on many events are limited, you should book early to avoid disappointment.
The Heritage Festival in Adelaide kicks off on April 16 with a Day Tour at Z Ward - unfortunately places for these tours have already been booked out until June. Luckily Night Tours are still available at Z Ward asylum.
Fun for Kids: Victorian Play Day at Beaumont House (Image: National Trust SA)
On Sunday April 17 there will be fun things to do for all the family at Beaumont House with Victoriana - an Old Fashioned Day of Play. The kids will love to dress up in period costume, play parlour games and outdoor activities from Victorian times, or feed farm animals.
Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum The Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum has a number of fun things to do in the Heritage Festival program including Games Children Played on April 17. Click here for details of other Heritage Festival events.
National Trust Treasury Tunnels & Cabinet Room Heritage Tours
Old Adelaide Treasury Tunnels Tours These popular guided tours of the Treasury Tunnels and old Cabinet Room are back in the National Trust Heritage Festival program again (April 24, May 8 and 29). Details and bookings.
Celebrate Royal Oak Day at Stangate House Stangate House gardens are renown for their beauty and the displays of camellias. But the giant oak tree at Stangate House is the current joint National Champion in Australia, a good reason to celebrate Royal Oak Day at Stangate House on May 1.
Mother's Day at Beaumont House Why not pamper your mum with a special treat on Mothers' Day - afternoon tea at historic Beaumont House? Relax in the landscaped gardens that are tended daily by volunteers while you sip on a glass of champagne. Lavish your scones with jam and cream as you forget your diet for this special day. Sunday May 8 from 2-5pm, information and bookings here.
Gawler Old Telegraph Station Museum Cemetery Tour We do love guided cemetery tours in Adelaide, and I wonder whether the Gawler heritage tours will be even more spooky? You will have to take the tour to tell. (May 11 and 18).
Walking Trails Through Mount Geourge Conservation Park in the Adelaide Hills
Hahndorf Pioneer Women's Trail Walk Did you know that early settlers from Europe once walked from Hahndorf to Adelaide to sell their produce at market? The route passes through scenic Mount George Conservation Park and the towns of Bridgewater, Stirling and Crafers in the Adelaide Hills. On Sunday May 15 take the walk that these hardy women did every week, or take a short form of the walk. There's even a bus to take you back if you need it, after you enjoy food and drinks at Beaumont House. Information and bookings here.
National Trust Heritage Festival Program
For the full list of fun things to do and events in Adelaide that are on the Heritage Festival program see the website. Just don't wear yourself out on all the walking tours before South Australia's History Festival kicks off in May.