As the summer season is rapidly approaching, consider Adelaide as a great spot to spend it in.
If you’re in a hurry and looking for a shortlist of festive family events, this article provides a list of activities sure to keep both the kids and adults happy.
Dive straight in for some Christmas delight at the Adelaide Showground.
1. Santa’s Wonderland At The Adelaide Showground
From December 6 to 24, Santa’s Wonderland heads back to Adelaide on its grand tour.
Santa’s Wonderland is packed with plenty of new attractions and some traditional favourites to enjoy. The kids are treated to unlimited carnival rides, tobogganing along with endless bouncy castle sessions. There’s an icy wonderland too, which includes a stage show, a 10-stop activity tour, storytime with Mrs. Christmas, the Snow Queen and the most beautiful decorations in town. All this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Head down to the Adelaide Showground and get the whole family in the festive spirit this summer.
2. Christmas Lights In Victoria Square
From December 13 to 22, there’s a different programme each night in Victoria Square with the giant tree being lit at 8.30 pm daily.
Pop down with all the family to check out Santa’s sleigh made from 130,000 LEGO bricks and a whole host of festive activities from choir sessions to live music.
On Fridays, you can watch merry movies while Saturdays and Sundays offer up Christmas markets so you can roam around and load up on goodies.
And don’t worry about getting hungry––with food trucks abound, there’s something for all appetites.
3. Hit The Bat Trail
Running daily until mid-December, take your last chance of the season to experience the bat trail.
The event starts next to the Botanic Park on River Torrens.
As you take the family along the meandering trail, look out for the 25 different types of bats and see if you can get the kids to identify each type.
Don’t forget; the trail closes December 16 so don’t delay your visit too long if you fancy a bit of bat action.
4. Adelaide Motorsport Festival
The Annual Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a live and interactive museum exhibit that’s sure to enthral teenagers and adults alike.
With star drivers and all the latest cars on display, your camera will be working overtime.
Reenactments of historic competitions make for a fascinating spectacle.
You’ll also find plenty of food stands among the trade booths so nobody will be going hungry.
5. Head To The Moseley Beach Club
If you want to unwind toward the end of your trip, the Moseley Beach Club is worth a visit.
With hints of upscale European resorts, this sublime piece of beach real estate comes with a casual dining area, bar, and live music. There’s also a dedicated kids’ zone.
When you’re looking to unwind, this sedate club is a laid-back way to spend time with the family this summer in Adelaide
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