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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!