Courtesy of City of Adelaide, Eighty Eight O'Connell will become a hive of lively, outdoor, free children's activities during the first week of SA's July school holidays, with Pop-up Adventure Playspace, 10am-2pm daily from Monday, 8 July 2019 until Saturday, 13 July 2019. Activities on offer are suitable for children aged 3yo and over (free - no booking required) and will be facilitated and require parents/guardians to remain present, to provide adult supervision. Following are further details on facilitated activities:
- 10am-2pm: Camp Kitchen (daily: 08/07/2019-13/07/2019) Details: Facilitated by Wild Imagination, children will be assisted to make their own damper and toast marshmallows in an outdoor fire pit.
- 10am-2pm: Nature Crafts (daily: 08/07/2019-13/07/2019)Details: Facilitated by Wild Imagination, children will provided with a choice of a wide range of natural items, to create nature craft - selection of natural items on offer will include sticks, leaves, flowers, gum-nuts, seedpods and shells. Picnic mats and an undercover teepee tent will be provided.
- 10am-2pm: Rock-climbing Wall (daily: 11/07/2019-13/07/2019) Details: Facilitated by Rock About, people of all ages are invited to explore and climb a 10 metre rock wall - with a capacity for 4 climbers at one time, Rock About will provide qualified instructors and all safety gear.
- 10am-2pm: Interactive Play Systems (daily: 11/07/2019-13/07/2019) Details: Facilitated by Jump Easy, Interactive Play Systems (IPS) combines wireless technology with inflatables and other games, creating electronic play in an active way. Check out the video below, showcasing IPS.
What and where is Eighty Eight O'Connell? Eighty Eight O'Connell is the former Le Cornu site (at 88 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide) which up until City of Adelaide's purchase (February 2018), had been vacant and largely unused/underutilised for 30 years. City of Adelaide has sought expressions of interest from interested developers and is expected to finalise its decision by the end of this year. The successful developer will be committed to a partnership with City of Adelaide, to ensure what is currently named as Eighty Eight O'Connell is also developed as a place for the community to use and enjoy.