Queen’s Birthday June Long Weekend in Adelaide

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The South Australian Queen’s Birthday June Long Weekend is around the corner (13 June 2022)

We love bringing you the best ideas for how to spend that time with the kids and have dropped some ideas here to make it easy for you to find something to do. It’s not too late to book a June long weekend camping trip, or you could plan a family bushwalk, bike ride, visit a new playground, get through a list of classic family movies you never get around to watching, get stuck in to the garden or get busy in the kitchen with the kids (that’s code for they make mess and you clean up – you have been warned). From events to activities, places to visit and things to do we’ll make sure your Adelaide June Long Weekend is a good one.

Disney on Ice presents Into the Magic

For the first time since 2019, Disney on Ice is back at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre this June long weekend. ‘Into the Magic’, an ice skating spectacular will feature beloved characters such as; Moana, Frozen, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and more. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

When: 10 – 13 June
Cost: From $32.50

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West Beach Adventure

West Beach Adventure (formerly MegaAdventure) will be open all long weekend. Tackle Australia’s largest challenge course (Mega Climb) boasting over 80 aerial obstacles, ranging from heights of 5 to 25 meters. Brave the Giant Swing – After being strapped into your seat on the ground, you’ll be slowly lifted to 18m high where you can take a quick look around – revel in the views of the ocean and the beautiful Adelaide coastline, before plummeting back to earth at speeds of up to 70kph. Ride alone or enjoy the thrill with a couple of friends.
And little ones will love the new Kids Course. Ten exciting challenges finishing with a thrilling Zip line, the mini course is the perfect way to tire out little monkey.

Ideally located next to Mega Adventure’s Cafe, you will be able to encourage them from the ground while enjoying a cup of their shockingly good coffee.

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Go for a Family Bushwalk

It’s a great time of the year to go bushwalking. Not too hot and lots of beautiful autumn colours in the trees. Click the link below for some of our favourite family friendly bushwalks in Adelaide and beyond.

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Treat the kids to a great kids meal at Doughballs Glenelg

DoughBalls Glenelg will be open as normal Sat/Sun and 11am to 3pm Monday of the long weekend. It’s a ripper three course kids menu for just ten bucks (including a drink and an option for +$1 babyccino) and they have recently added some more healthy options and expanded the offer. Everyone loves it here.

Never had doughballs? They are warm and light and fluffy and served up all of the different ways both savoury or sweet! The pizza here is also too good to go past – so order all of the things!

Bookings are highly recommended and you can book online HERE

Check out a new bike track or trail

If wheels are more your style why not load up the bikes and check out one of our favourite bike tracks or trails. There’s something to suit all ages and abilities.

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Little Mermaid Jr

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in this Disney adaptation as Shane Davidson Presents: The Little Mermaid JR. Get behind this talented cast and don’t miss out on this endearing stage show!

4 shows only this June long weekend.

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Go Fishing

We’ve got just the list for your June Long Weekend fishing adventures and have listed five great places you can easily take kids fishing and you won’t need a boat. Beach fishing, creek fishing and carp fishing with corn at Murray Bridge! If all else fails we highly recommend the fish and chips at The Stunned Mullet Henley

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TreeClimb is open

Kids from 3 years old, adults, thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and curious adventurers can walk, climb and swing your way around six elevated tree-walk courses, 70 obstacles and several zip lines within a 16,000-square-metre zone. You seriously need to check out TreeClimb Adelaide – it is both MASSIVE and IMPRESSIVE.

Bookings essential

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SA Maritime Museum

Get ready to set sail this June Long Weekend! The South Australian Maritime Museum is a great example of a hands on museum the kids will actually enjoy! Explore and learn about the people who worked on the shore, the sea life beyond it and get a feel of what it was like when Port Adelaide was a working port.

Marvel at the white pointer shark jaw and dolphin skeleton, take a peek at our replica 1830s, 1910s and 1950s ship cabins and don’t miss out on the chance to climb the Port Adelaide Light House – included in the affordable entry price!

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Mega Fast Karts is Open!

With Go Karts, Dodgem (Battle) Cars, Laser Skirmish, Arcade Centre and Bouncy Castles there is something fun to do for the whole family.

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Mt Lofty Adventure Hub

The Mount Lofty Adventure Hub is open with their exciting Rock Climb, Zipline and Mega Swing experience and their Rock Climb, Abseil and Zipline experiences both running all weekend!

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Gorge Wildlife Park is open

The Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park but a place where people and animals get together.

Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and only a 40-minute drive from Adelaide, the park offers an up-close and personal experience to an extensive range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. We have visited many times now with kids of all ages. recently visited with the kids aged 5 and 7 and the whole family love it!

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Adelaide Model Railway Show

Enter a miniature world of model railways and see the exquisite detail on display at the Adelaide Model Railway Show. Featuring over 30 local and interstate model layouts, how-to demonstrations, local and interstate traders and free competitions for the children.

Saturday 11 June 2022 – Monday 13 June

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Head to BOUNCE INC GREENACRES

We have known & loved the Bounce Marleston centre for years now, but on the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, the indoor play centre formerly know as Latitude will reopen as Bounce Greenacres! Get there to be amongst the first the check it out – all of the same activities you loved at Latitude will still be there, just with a fresh new look!

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Check out a local Market

If you love shopping for fresh local produce, a farmers market is a must! Willunga Farmers Markets, Adelaide Hills Farmers Market and Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market are on over the weekend. 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MARKET INFO

Discover your New Favourite Playground

With quite a few fantastic new playgrounds opened in the last few months here’s never been a better time to find a new playground or revisit an old favourite. 

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Get Crafty

There’s loads of ideas for art and craft on our website. Make some playdough, make some gift cards, paint a full size portrait, do some ice painting or make some slime!

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Make a Veggie Patch

Get busy in the garden this weekend and plant some winter veggies. Some popular vegetables that grow well in winter here in SA include bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage. Click the link below for more tips on gardening with kids.

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Welcoming of the whales & opening of the winter Whalefest 2022

Join Cedric Varcoe and Mark Koolmatrie in a beautiful Ramindjeri Welcoming of the Whales and smoking ceremony from 9 am at the Amphitheatre next to Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
Then, head over to Warland Reserve for a free family-friendly day filled with music, maritime talks, workshops and the Artisan Markets.

Visit the National Railway Museum

The largest undercover railway museum in Australia open all June long weekend from 10am to 4.30pm.

Loads to see and do, with carriages to explore as well as a large model railway and displays.
See the famous Tea & Sugar Train and say hello to Bob the Railway Dog.  And there is a miniature train that takes visitors for rides around the huge site, and that experience is included in the admission fees.
Family: $36 (2 adults and up to 3 children); Adult: $15; Concession: $9; Child (5 to 15yrs): $6

76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide
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Hunt for Ghost Mushrooms at Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Nangawooka is a small 5 acre reserve on the main Victor Harbor road not far from McCracken Golf Club. (corner of Waterport Road and Adelaide-Victor Harbor Rd) Visit the reserve in May or June at night and you might be lucky enough to spy a ghost mushroom!

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Cleland Wildlife Park is open

Less than 20 minutes from the city Cleland Wildlife Park is home to some of Australia’s most iconic animals. You’ll find kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wombats, dingoes, many species of birds and reptiles and more. There are very few animal enclosures at Cleland. Most animals live in natural habitat and you can get up close for great photos.

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All Aboard the Steam ranger

The Cockle Train will be running on the Sunday of the long weekend, with the chance of more days being added closer. No pre booking required but capacity restrictions apply.
SteamRanger will also be running journeys from the Adelaide Hills. Travel from Mount Barker to Bugle Rangers Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor.

For ticket info, travel dates & destinations visit SteamRanger online

www.steamranger.org.au

Hahndorf Farm Barn is Open

Looking for some fun activities to enjoy with the kids in the beautiful Adelaide Hills this June Long weekend? The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of our animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. 

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Morphett Vale Miniature Trains

Operating on the Sunday of the long weekend, these trains are a huge hit with train enthusiasts of all ages! Ride the miniature trains as many times as you like for the tiny cost of just $7pp. With the brand spanking new Wilfred Taylor Reserve playground right next door, it makes the best day out for all the family.

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Fat Tyre Festival Melrose

Fancy a weekend in the country camping out? This festival is for you! Strap yourself in for two days of mountain biking, food, music and family friendly fun! The Fat Tyre Festival is a regional community event. suitable for the whole family and running all weekend, pack the swags and tents and head bush for the long weekend.

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Woodstock Wine Family Day

The annual family fun day at the historical Woodstock Wine Estate is back by popular demand. With live music, kids activities and delicious food head to McLaren Vale for the perfect way to spend the public holiday! 

Tickets start at $15 and there are two family-friendly sessions to choose from:
Morning 11 – 1.30 pm
Afternoon 2  – 4.30 pm

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See Frozen The Musical

Frozen fever has hit Adelaide with Frozen The Musical performing at the Adelaide Festival Centre until July 31st. We can’t think of a better way to spend the long weekend than grabbing a bunch of friends or your Frozen loving kids & watching Elsa, Anna, Kristoff & Olaf belt out the big hits from the movie along with a bunch of fantastic new songs!

Read our review. 

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