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Family Fun at the History Festival
South Australia's History Festival is a great opportunity to get out and about with the kids and participate in awesome history focussed activities. Here are five fantastic history opportunities either in Adelaide or within a short driving distance.
Being held throughout May on Tuesday to Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, Flip the Table is a history of games from recent history to ancient and Adelaide to the world.
Find out the back story to classic games such as Snakes and Ladders or Connect Four, discover interesting details and explore the showcase of Australian made games.
Located at BrainHackr, 208 Prospect Road, Prospect this event is free. Bookings are not required.
Come along to the Adelaide South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street, Adelaide to hear of William Light's first adventure, sailing around the globe to school at just six years old. Hear of his adventures seeing tea loaded in China, the Krakatoa volcano and crossing the equator.
Bookings are essential for this free event to be held at 10.30 am on Saturday 5 May 2018. On street parking is available in Sturt Street, however please observe Council parking signage and time limits.
Experience the firing of a historic cannon, the volley firing of Martini-Henry carbines and watch a military drill of the 19th century during your guided tour of Australia's best preserved colonial fort.
Children may be asked to join the drill squad during this day of colonial history on Sunday 20 May 2018 from 1 pm at Fort Glanville, 159 Military Road, Semaphore Park.
Bookings are not required, cost is $10 adults, $5 concession, $5 children or $25 family.
Bring the kids along to Thebarton Community Centre, Corner South Road and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville on Sunday 6 May 2018 from 11 am to experience Japanese culture.
There will performances, exhibitions and demonstration related to Japan, along with food and craft stalls, workshops and games. This year's display will highlight the history of South Australia's connection with Japan along with the social and cultural ties that have developed.
Children will be able to communicate with children in Japan via a video link.
Books are not required, cost is $2 per person or $5 family.