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Zig Zag City South- Free Family Fun Day

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A bumper day out with loads of family fun
Have you discovered the vibrant city south district of Adelaide? The south-west sector is a vibrant community with many city dwellers, living in both heritage cottages and modern housing. There are a few hidden secrets in this part of town also, such as quirky little cafes, some historic pubs and a park space for kids to run around. There is a great little community centre who run workshops and weekly community gatherings.

Zig Zag, City South Family Day, Adelaide,
A fabulous family day out in Adelaide is coming soon. Official publicity poster from

The city south organisation, in conjunction with the City of Adelaide, will hold a grand family and community day out on Sunday November 4th.

Zig Zag City South Events Day, Adelaide, Sturt St, Whitmore Square
Come and explore the city south. Image by hannahalkadi on Pixabay.

A bumper day of mixed events will be held called Zig Zag City South, run by the City South Organisation, with participation by many businesses and community groups. Here is an outline of what's on.

TIMES- Sunday 4th November from 10am -5pm.
VENUE- Sturt Street Community School
AGES SUITABLE- From toddlers to young primary schoolers and parents.
The popular Beans and Sprouts Day has been held a number of times in various city locations. It is a great day out for parents and children with loads of free activities. The idea is you can sit back and sip on your coffee beans and have a chat to some other parents, while your sprouts go and play. Say 'hello' to an animal in the petting zoo, jump away on the bouncy castle, and wonder how the balloon animals are created. Relax and listen to the music. A sausage sizzle and bake sale will be a fundraiser for the school. Plenty of food stalls also. It's all free except for the coin donation for the face painting.

Zig Zag City South Events Day, Adelaide, Sturt St, Whitmore Square
Kids will wait patiently for ages for a face painting, or maybe an arm painting! Image by Kat May.

TIMES- 12- 4pm.
AGES SUITABLE- upper primary and teens.
Here there will be lots of active things for older kids to do. Have a go on the 10-metre rock climbing wall and join in with Life Be In It Games, which are loads of fun and get everyone playing together. What is childhood without the parachute games! It's just a gold coin donation for the Rock Climbing and the other fun is free.

VENUE- 171 Sturt St, Adelaide
TIMES Open from 10.30-12 noon. Join the locals and find out about the many activities and workshops happening at the Community Centre. They will also be having an Arabic conversation group on the day.

Do your own walking tour or ride your bike around the city south streets. See some fantastic murals and wall art. A good way to explore the area and look at the old cottages in the south of Adelaide city still alive next to looming apartment blocks. Download the map here before attending, so you can find them.

Zig Zag City South Events Day, Adelaide, Sturt St, Whitmore Square
This wall art is very close to Sturt St. They are fun to find and great to look at. Image by Kat May.

TIMES- Only 2 tours morning and afternoon.
These will fill up quickly, as they are normally $10, but for the Zig Zag event, they are free. See the website for how to get tickets via Eventbrite.

These local cafes will be open during the Zig Zag day. Come and support them and discover some new spots in the city south.

Erb and Flow. 153 Sturt St open 7-3pm. Try this funky south cafe for all day breakie or lunch.

Cafe Outside The Square 53 Whitmore Square. Open 8-3pm A community cafe that is not for profit which helps Adelaide's homeless.

Ladle of Love 207 Sturt St near the school. open 9.30-3pm Makes decadent yummy treats and baked goods.

Zig Zag City South Events Day, Adelaide, Sturt St, Whitmore Square
Try one of the local cafes for a coffee as you wander Sturt St and Whitmore Square. Image by Kat May

Zig Zag City South Events Day, Adelaide, Sturt St, Whitmore Square
Take the tram, take the bus, or get on your bike to Zig Zag City South. Image by Kat May

Car parking spots will be in short supply, so why not use our metro services. Catch the tram to City South Stop and then walk west along Sturt Street till you get to Whitmore Square. The school is a little further along towards West Tce. Alternatively, use the Free City Connector, passing along Sturt Street (Stop 83) every 15 minutes in both directions. Routes 98A and 98C serve the free city and North Adelaide loop. Routes 99A and 99C serve the free city loop.
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Why? For a feelgood community day.
When: Sunday November 4th, 2018 10am- 5pm
Where: Sturt St and Whitmore Square, Adelaide CBD and
Cost: Most activities are free. Gold coin for face painting and climbing wall.
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