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Fun for Kids: Garageband Workshop in the City of Marion


The long summer school holidays are something that most families look forward to, an opportunity to relax and do things together, or escape the city to a favourite place. But there are some times when kids and teenagers just want to try something new, and luckily most local councils in South Australia offer a school holidays activities program with a range of fun things to do for young people.

Many of the activities for kids and teenagers listed below need to be booked in advance - please CHECK if booking required and book early to avoid disappointment (especially for the free things to do). Some of the events are available on different dates, or at different locations, so be sure to check the links provided for the best opportunity for you. All the listed things to do are open to all, even if you live outside the council district.

School Holidays Fun for Kids from City of Mitcham - click here for details

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Create Your Own Tile Artwork - City of Mitcham


Creative Music Technology Workshops - are you a budding musician? Discover and explore beats n loops with Garageband on iMac. Beginners to advanced levels. Ages 10 and up.
Date: Monday 16 January (Blackwood), Monday 23 January (Cumberland Park)
Cost: $20 per session

Crocheting - learn all the ins and outs and tricks and tips to make that special project. Materials supplied. Ages 10 and up.
Date: Tuesday 17 January, Gallery One Mitcham Cultural Village
Cost $15

Kids Mosaics - create your own tiled artwork on a choice of cool shapes with Gallery One. Materials supplied.
Date: Wednesday 18 January, Mitcham Cultural Village
Cost $35

Circus Elements - learn circus tips including juggling, flower sticks, plate spinning, balance sticks, hoola hoops and hand held stilts.
Date: Tuesday 24 January, Blackwood
Cost $5

Miniature Food Jewellery - learn how to make miniature food jewellery using polymer clay. Create a necklace or a pair of earrings. Materials supplied. Ages 10 and up.
Date: 19 January, Mitcham Cultural Village
Cost $15

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Fun Things to Do: Film Making Workshop in the City of Mitcham


Film Making - discover film making from concept to script to directing to acting to editing, using top quality equipment and software.
Date: Monday 9 to Thursday 12 January, Mitcham Cultural Village
Cost $320

iPad Film Making 101 - make the most out of your iPad camera and iMovie App.
Date: Friday 13 January, Mitcham Cultural Village
Cost $110

Hair for Teens - learn how to be creative with your hair with a professional hairdresser. Ages 12 and up.
Date: Monday 23 January, Cumberland Park
Cost: $5

School Holidays Fun for Kids from City of Marion - click here for details

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Tie Dye Your T-shirt in the City of Marion


Tie Dye Your Own T-Shirt - make an amazing tie-dyed t-shirt! Suitable for ages 8 years and up. BYO cotton shirt.
Date: Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Marion) Wednesday 18 January (Park Holme)
Cost: Free

Hip Hop dance workshop - a dance experience tailored to suit young kids. Children can learn about Hip Hop Party moves, while playing games to upbeat music. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Bookings Essential
Date: Tuesday 17 January
Cost: Free

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Free Things to Do: Hip Hop Dance Workshop With City of Marion


Garageband Workshop - create awesome beats at the library. Explore digital composition, editing and mixing utilising Garageband. Use the Macbooks provided or BYO.
Date: Saturday 14 January, 2017 (Parkholme), Workshop 1 (ages 14-18) 10am–12.30pm, Workshop 2 (adults) 1pm–3.30
Date: Saturday 21 January, 2017 (Marion), Workshop 1 (ages 14-18) 10am–12.30pm, Workshop 2 (adults) 1pm–3.30
Cost: $10 - payable when booking

Digital Treasure Hunt in the Community Centre Grounds - one of the free things to do on offer at Glandore Community Centre. Click the link for more.
Date: Drop in anytime when the Glandore Community Centre office is open.

School Holidays Fun for Kids from City of Unley - click here for details

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Free: Christmas Crafts - Make Christmas Cards With City of Unley


Christmas Crafts - create Christmas joy for your loved ones. Make cards, ornaments and wrapping paper. For ages 5 and up.
Date: Tuesday 20 and 22 December (Unley)
Date: Thursday 22 December (Goodwood)
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Schools Out Swim Program - 5 day intensive swimming program
Date: 16 - 20 January
Cost: $82.50

Heroes and Villains Games Day - Join us for X-Box, WII or strategy games. For younger kids we'll have board games, puzzles and giant family favourites. Ages 7 and up
Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Free, bookings essential, ph 8372 5100 or book online.

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Schools Out Swim Program - City of Unley


Illustration Workshop with Paul Rutter - Learn to draw some cool Mega Fauna creatures with cartoonist Paul.
Date: Thursday, 12 January 2017
Cost: $5. Bookings essential

Friday 13th Spooky Storytime - Join us for some ghoulish tales, creepy cookies and monster milk. Make a scary craft to take home.
Date: Friday, 13 January 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: Free, bookings essential

Interactive Painting workshop - using movement and colour to create spontaneous and spectacular art
Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Free, bookings essential, ph 8372 5100 or book online.

Young Creatives - meeting for young people who are creative and want to stretch their imaginations
Date: Thursday, 19 January 2017
Cost: Free, bookings essential

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Heroes and Villains Games Day - City of Unley


Animals of the Magical Mountain Concert
Date: Friday, 20 January 2017
Cost $5 to be paid on booking. Bookings essential

Young Writers' Group
Date: Monday, 30 January 2017
Cost: Free, bookings essential

In this article I have concentrated on finding fun things to do for kids south of Adelaide, but if you live elsewhere then don't worry. Head on over to your local council website and check their events calendar. You can also search for fun things to do in other areas with the online calendar. If you find something that you think is special, then please tell us about it in the comments.
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