By Samuel Smith
Published: Monday, June 22, 2020
With many SA restrictions easing just in time for the 4-19 July school holidays, parents are breathing a collective sigh of relief.
After months keeping the little ones busy at home, no longer does the living room have to be the epicentre of all activities.
Slowly but surely, life is returning to South Australia’s city streets, suburbs and regional centres. To celebrate, kiss the couch goodbye and spend the winter school holidays exploring mind-boggling museums, thrilling adventure parks and South Australia’s stunning landscape.
From whale watching to aerial acrobatics, here are 11 ways to get out and about with the kids during the winter break.
1. Visit the South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum has reopened with a brand-new exhibition focussing on our favourite 4-legged companions. Dogs: a story of our best friend is a must-visit for animal lovers of all ages, showing how dogs have evolved over thousands of years, from wolves to man’s best friend.
The exhibition runs every day from 10am–5pm and includes a great range of interactive experiences. Kids can learn about dogs from a scientific and cultural perspective, inspecting skeletons, watching short films and even selecting the ideal dog for their lifestyle, with the help of an interactive digital program.
On the sillier side, kids (and small, uninhibited adults) can test their flexibility, climbing through doggy doors, playing in a kennel and taking selfies in an interactive farm scene.
Just don’t blame us if a pitstop at the local pet store is requested on the drive home.