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Published June 30th 2014
A Mix of Free and Exciting Activities Kids Will Love
Kids count down the days until school holidays, and sometimes parents find it hard to come up with ideas to keep them entertained. Here's my top picks for these school holidays, both free and others that won't break into the budget too much.
The ball includes lunch for kids, their parents and carers. There's also lots of activities and games like musical statues and the Golden Slipper hunt. They can get creative making their own crafty crowns and also be pampered in the Pamper Parlour. Every Prince and Princess will love the experience, and the gorgeous Australian Ballet Dancers will also make a special guest appearance.
Dress ups, games, lunch, what more can a Prince and Princess ask for? Photo: Adelaide Festival Centre
Rug them up and let them experience the magic that captivated them in the movie Frozen. They can even dress up as Elsa, Anna, Kristoff or any character from the movie to get them even more excited about the experience.
Kids will be in awe watching Adelaide Adrenaline, SA's team in the national ice hockey league, as well as figure skaters who will perform on the ice daily at midday.
The minimum age is 5 years old and the Future Ice team (and penguins) will be there to assist beginners and help them with their first steps on the ice, guiding them every step of the way. How adorable!
Enter your child into the competition to be crowned as the next Prince or Princess of the Ice Castle. Click here for more details.
The synthetic ice surface is not wet so no need to bring a change of clothes. With plenty of free parking, the Ice Castle can be found near Coles. Also, the ticket money will be donated to children's charity, Ronald McDonald House.
The Ice Castle will be open during the July school holidays from Saturday 5th - Friday 18th, between 10am-3pm each day. Sessions run for 45 minutes and cost $5 each. The ticket price includes entry into the Ice Castle as well as skate hire. Adults accompanying children under 12 years are free.
Disney's new movie Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy is right on the mark when it comes to taking kids on an exciting and unforgettable adventure. You can't go wrong with a plot that involves pirates and fairies ... oh and let's not forget an adorable baby CROC.
Along with lots of laughter, this movie has heart, magic and thrills.
Click here to read my article on the movie and introduce the characters to the kids beforehand. There's also links to download colouring in pictures, as well as games that will keep them entertained for hours.
PAPER BEAD SESSIONS:
7 - 11 July – 11am until 2pm
14 - 18 July – 11am until 2pm
Kids can create their own jewellery using colourful paper beads in an interactive craft making class. Suitable for children aged four years and over. Open session and children can visit anytime to participate.
Bunnings run D.I.Y workshops for kids on the weekends and during the school holidays.
Fun and creative, kids can make toolboxes, toy trucks, planter boxes and get involved in painting projects. With new themed activities always on offer, they can get involved in woodworking, painting, mosaics and recycled wall art. There's also a playground where kids can run around and keep active.
Workshops run at different times depending on which store is closest to you, and bookings are recommended. Kids under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Click here for your nearest Bunnings store with all the details. The free car parking is also a bonus.