Fun Activities and Events

Have a look through the ideas and links on this page for a tonne of free or low cost activities.

We’d also love to hear your ideas about fun things to do with your own family or the kids in your care – contact us with your suggestions and we’ll post them here.

Fun Activities

A great place to start when thinking about activities to enjoy with your Time for Kids child is the list of below. How many can you tick off?

50 Things to do before you are 13:

1. Climb a tree 26. Hunt for fossils and bones
2. Roll down a really big hill 27. Watch the sun wake up
3. Camp out in the wild 28. Climb a huge hill
4. Build a den 29. Get behind a waterfall
5. Skim a stone 30. Feed a bird from your hand
6. Run around in the rain 31. Hunt for bugs
7. Fly a kite 32. Catch a tadpole or a frog
8. Catch a fish with a net 33. Catch a butterfly in a net
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree 34. Track wild animals
10. Play marbles 35. Discover what’s in a pond
11. Throw a wet sponge 36. Call an owl
12. Hunt for treasure on the beach 37. Try climbing rocks
13. Make a mud pie 38. Bring up a butterfly
14. Dam a stream 39. Catch a crab
15. Go billy-cart racing 40. Go on a nature walk at night
16. Bury an adult in the sand 41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
17. Set up a snail race 42. Go wild swimming
18. Balance on a fallen tree 43. Go rafting
19. Swing on a rope swing 44. Light a fire without matches
20. Make a mud slide 45. Find your way with a map and compass
21. Eat strawberries picked from a farm or your backyard 46. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool.
22. Take a look inside a tree 47. Cook on a campfire
23. Visit an island 48. Try abseiling
24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind 49. Find a geocache
25. Make a gum leaf instrument 50. Canoe down a river

Adapted from: Daily Mail April 13, 2012

You might also like to try our activities for a carer to do with a child or read more about food and fitness for children.  If you’re wondering what kind of food your child or young person might like, start here with some beginners recipes.

Events

There are some great local websites listing things to do and see around Adelaide, including KidspotAdelaide’s Child and Weekend Notes.

If you’re in the Onkaparinga Council area, you’ll find lots of great activities in the latest issue of Communities for Children, which you can download here.

We often list information on upcoming events and activities through our facebook page, so make sure you ‘like’ us and visit often!