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Free school holiday fun this Summer!

Looking for something to do these school holidays? We have heaps of fun things to do for all ages.

Please note: 
Some activities require bookings and/or consent forms. Booking can be accessed through the Eventbrite links under the event descriptions (where applicable).

Children 9 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or carer who is a responsible person of at least 16 years of age. 

Youth (10 years and over) must have completed consent forms before taking part in any of these events. Download consent forms from westtorrens.sa.gov.au and return to Council's Youth Officers.

Most events are accessible for people with disability, however please discuss your access needs before booking a program.

 

Bookings open Monday 11 December at 10am.

 

Monday 18 December 2017 - Sunday 28 January 2018

Summer Reading Club: Game on!

Get ready for a summer celebration of sports, games, technology and team spirit.

Launch date: Wednesday 20 December 2017 as part of our Little Day Out or visit the Hamra Centre Library and grab an activity pack from Monday 18 December. Register to win!

 

Monday 18 December 2017

Ticklish Allsorts Christmas show

The Ticklish Allsorts Christmas show is a bright, energetic musical performance featuring traditional Christmas songs as well as original Ticklish Allsorts songs.

Ages:     0 - 9 years

Venue:   West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time:     11am - 11.45am

No bookings required.

 

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Christmas Capers puppet show by Sue Harris Puppets

This puppet show promises laughter galore and includes a glove puppet booth show, beautiful shadow puppets and a mischievous mouth puppet who causes mayhem. We’ll also find out if Baby Roo receives a visit on Christmas Eve!

Ages: 18 months - 9 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

No bookings required.

 

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Little Day Out: Summer Reading Club launch - Game on! 

Get your game on with the Game Truck, escape into our whimsical storytelling tent and play our giant games! You can also embrace your crafty side or try out sporting activities with Ready Steady Go Kids.

For more information about The Game Truck, visit www.gametruckaustralia.com.au. For Ready Steady Go Kids, visit www.readysteadygokids.com.au.

Ages: 0 - 17 years

Venue: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 1pm - 3pm

No bookings required.

 

Thursday 21 December 2017

Come and try chess

Come to learn or just play with new friends in our fun and interactive chess workshop by Chess School SA. If you love problem solving, maths and competition, chess may be your game. For more information about Chess School SA, visit www.chessschool.com.au.

Ages: 5 - 17 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Sun Room, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

No bookings required.

 

Friday 22 December 2017

Game on in Youth

Bring a friend and get gaming!

Ages: 10 - 17 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Youth Area, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10am - 12pm

No bookings required. 

 

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - Thursday 11 January 2018

Arcade Alley

Come and play some retro arcade games.

Ages: 5 - 17 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Sun Room, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Times and dates:

  • Wednesday 3 Jan: 10am - 12pm
  • Thursday 4 Jan: 10am - 12pm
  • Friday 5 Jan: 10am - 12pm
  • Monday 8 Jan: 1pm - 3pm
  • Tuesday 9 Jan: 10am - 12pm
  • Wednesday 10 Jan: 3pm - 5pm
  • Thursday 11 Jan: 1pm - 3pm

No bookings required.

 

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Movie: The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey (M)

Come and celebrate the amazing J.R.R. Tolkien on his birthday! Sit back and escape into the world of the Hobbit.

Ages: Suitable for 12 years and over (parental guidance recommended 12 - 14 years due to violent and disturbing scenes. Not suitable under 12 years).

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 12.30pm - 4pm

No bookings required.

 

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Little Day In STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with Art! 

Explore your inner designer, architect, engineer, builder, scientist or artist through a range of activities. We supply the LEGO™, crafts and games, you supply the brains!

Ages: 0 - 17 years

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, Corner of Ashwin Parade and South Road, Torrensville

Time: 1pm - 3pm

No bookings required (unless transport is required).

Please note: If transport is required, please phone the Library on 8416 6228 to book or email impact@wtcc.sa.gov.au.

 

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Pico’s Puppet Palace presents ‘Pico under the coral sea’ 

Pico’s Puppet Palace is hand-made from mostly repurposed materials. The show is accompanied by a live musical score, is interactive and has an environmental theme.

Pico is on route to a small island in the middle of the ocean to deliver a special package to a deep-sea adventurer. Pico is asked to join the team on their next diving adventure and during this underwater exploration, he meets all the wonderful and diverse creatures of the ocean. But why are they all leaving?  Is the coral reef really dying? What will they discover?

Ages: 4 - 8 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 11am - 11.45am

No bookings required.

 

Crumbs: Finger Food

Learn to make spring rolls, dips and other finger foods!

Ages: 10 - 17 years

Venue: Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street, Plympton

Time: 2pm - 4pm

If transport is required, meet in the Hamra Centre Library foyer, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton at 1.30pm; returning to the Library at 4.30pm.

Bookings required. Book here via Eventbrite.

 

Thursday 11 January 2018

Baby Disco

The Baby Disco is the perfect opportunity to hit the dance floor with your little ones. Disco lights, bubbles, crawling tunnels, dance music and a huge balloon drop await. For more information about Adelaide Baby Disco visit www.adelaidebabydisco.com.

Ages: 0 - 3 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

 

Friday 12 January 2018

Come and try chess 

Come to learn or just play with new friends in our fun and interactive chess workshop by Chess School SA. If you love problem solving, maths and competition, chess may be your game. For more information about Chess School SA, visit www.chessschool.com.au.

Ages: 5 - 17 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

No bookings required.

 

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Mr Oopy children’s show 

Mr Oopy children’s show is interactive, silly, fun, friendly and energetic. The show offers a unique educational and high energy experience that incorporates music, dance, props, percussion instruments, singing and much more.

Ages: 0 - 7 years

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, corner Ashwin Parade and South Road, Torrensville

Time: 11am - 11.45am

No bookings required.

 

Soccer tournament 

Grab yourself and two mates to form a soccer team of three then jump online to register a team name and join us for a fun filled, fast paced street soccer carnival.

Ages: 6 - 11 years and 12 - 17 years

Venue: Cowandilla Primary School (Grassketball Court), 21 Jenkins Street, Cowandilla

Time: Registration 10am - 10.30am with competition rounds 10.30am - 2pm

Team bookings required. Book here via Eventbrite. 

 

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Story Time: Teddy bears picnic 

Bring your teddy or favourite soft toy friend to our outdoor story reading. We will sit on the picnic mats under a shady tree sharing stories, songs and rhymes. Are you game to go on a bear hunt?

Ages: 2 - 8 years

Venue: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

No bookings required.

 

Crumbs: Summer Desserts

Come and make a range of desserts with seasonal fruits.

Ages: 10 - 17 years

Venue: Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street, Plympton

Time: 2pm - 4pm

If transport is required meet in the Hamra Centre Library foyer, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton at 1.30 pm; returning to the Library at 4.30pm.

Bookings required. Book here via Eventbrite. 

 

Thursday 18 January 2018

Storyteller Helen presents: The Elves in the shelves

It’s Laura’s birthday, so why is she unhappy? Adapted from Joan Aitken’s magical story, ‘Elves in the Shelves’ is an adventurous and funny story that will appeal to children who like playing chasey and eating pancakes. We will be making tiger masks as the craft activity after the story.

Ages: 5 - 9 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Children’s area, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

No bookings required.

 

Minecraft

Come and play Minecraft together!

Ages: 7 - 14 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Learning Centre, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Bookings required. Book here via Eventbrite. 

 

Friday 19 January 2018

Little Day Out: Beach! 

BYO picnic and celebrate summer on the beach outside the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Build a sandcastle, ride a wave, play beach cricket and learn about beach safety. BYO towel and bathers. For more information about the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club visit www.westbeachslsc.com.au.

Ages: 0 - 17 years

Venue: West Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Corner Seaview Road and West Beach Road, West Beach

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

No bookings required (unless transport is required).

Please note: If transport is required, please phone the Library on 8416 6228 to book or email impact@wtcc.sa.gov.au.

 

Monday 22 January 2018

Mobile Science presents Summer Splash! 

Soggy, bubbly fun with liquid nitrogen! Beat the heat with cool science! An interactive show investigating the properties of liquids. Stretch, squeeze, boil and freeze them!

Ages: 5 - 12 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 2pm - 3pm

No bookings required.

 

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Baby Time

Baby Time is fun for babies and toddlers from 0-18 months. Enjoy rhymes, songs and stories with your little one.

Ages: 0 - 18 months

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 11am

No bookings required.

 

Toddler Time

Toddler Time includes stories, rhymes, action songs and dancing for active toddlers.

Ages: 18 months - 3 years

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 11.15am - 11.45am

No bookings required.

 

Movie: LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG)

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas.

Ages: Suitable for 6 years and over (parental guidance recommended 6 - 8 years due to violent and scary scenes. Not recommended under 6 years).

Venue: West Torrens Auditorium, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 2pm - 3.45pm

No bookings required.

 

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Little Day Out: Splash!

Bring along a change of clothes, pack your bathers and prepare to get muddy and wet. Splash out with fun water activities. BYO towel and water pistol!

Ages: 0 - 17 years

Venue: Mellor Park, Henley Beach Road, Lockleys

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

No bookings required (unless transport is required).

Please note: If transport is required, please phone the Library on 8416 6228 to book or email impact@wtcc.sa.gov.au.

 

Thursday 25 January 2018

Get crafty!

Beat the heat and join us for craft. 

Session 1

Colouring in, stickers and making.

Ages: 2 - 9 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Sun Room, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

No bookings required.

 

Session 2

Making, crafting and creating.

Ages: 10 - 17 years

Venue: Hamra Centre Library Youth area, 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

Time: 4pm - 5pm

No bookings required.

 

Friday 26 January 2018

Australia Day public holiday - please note that the Hamra Centre Library will be closed.

Days and times

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 1:00AM - 4:00PM

Suitable for

  • Children 0 to 5
  • Children 5 to 12
  • Youth 13 to 26

Cost

Free

Location

165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton  5033

Map here
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