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With school holidays here, Bunyip journalist Laura Tilley has compiled a list of activities – some for the
brave-hearted and others for the less adventurous – to keep children busy this summer break.

1. Outdoor cinemas
Going to the cinemas is popular holiday activity, but why not watch a flick under the stars?
Locals will be able to get a taste of the moonlight cinema experience right in their own backyard, with YAC Barossa hosting outdoor screenings across the region. Check out The Bunyip’s quarterly Calendar of Events on page 26 for more information.

2. Bike-riding/walking
Going for a bike ride or a casual stroll is a great way to explore new places, while soaking up the natural surroundings.
There are a number of trails across the regions, including Gawler’s shared walking/cycling path and the Jack Bobridge Track, which runs from Ann Milroy Lane in the Barossa to Kalbeeba.

3. Art Gallery of South Australia
Do you love art? You’ll find plenty of creative work and hidden gems at the gallery. If portraits and landscapes don’t take your fancy, try the museum next door – it’s filled with mummies, dinosaurs and giant squid.

4. The beach Dust off your togs and head down to the beach for a swim, and soak up some rays – but don’t forget to slip, slop and slap!

5. Adventure room
The real-life escape room experience at this latest city amusement will put your teamwork and problem-solving skills to the test. Teams are trapped in a room, which is filled with hidden objects and puzzles that need to be discovered and solved to perform the escape.

6. Mega adventure park
Imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air or having a picnic 26 metres above the ground?
This West Beach aerial adventure park will take you to a whole new level of fun, with 120 sky-high challenges – and some spectacular views.
If you’re afraid of heights, then perhaps steer clear of this one.

7. Hit the library
The region’s libraries have some fantastic free programs, including magician Simon Skinner, a free children’s show.
Mr Skinner will be doing two local shows on Tuesday, January 17; one at the Freeling Library from 11am, and the other at the
Kapunda Library from 2pm.

8. Playground
Why not check out a new playground, either locally or towards the city? If you’re looking for action and fun, try the
Kapunda playground, which features three different play areas, along with the iconic giant steam train.

9. Cook up a storm
Why not try your hand at cooking or baking something new?
Cakes, cookies and slices are all tasty options – and the best bit is you get to lick the batter!

10. Bounce
Fancy flying through the air and bouncing off the walls?
From aerial manoeuvres to slam-dunking, wall running and Dodgeball warfare, this massive Marleston indoor trampoline park is packed with activities for kids of all ages.

Laura Tilley


Laura Tilley joined The Bunyip team after completing her Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia and working at sister newspaper The Murray Pioneer, Renmark, recently. Laura undertook a student exchange to the UK, where she studied journalism courses at the University of Worcester. She completed several stints across different media outlets where she found her passion for journalism.

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