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Play at the Bay

Play, explore and experience: there is an activity for everyone!

Play at the Bay is a program being run from 18 to 28 April 2017.  The concept encourages children to play, explore and experience by offering workshops for a wide range of ages.

For more detailed information on each workshop and to book, click on the below categories

Bookings are essential and places are going fast so make sure to book on time to secure your spot. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours prior to each activity.

We hope you will enjoy the Play at the Bay program.

Be Active

  • Holdup Race Around the Bay 
    Do you and your friends love an adventure and a bit of friendly competition?  Join HoldUp Youth for two hours and complete as many activities as you can.  The team with the most points will be the champions. Teams will comprise of 3 or 6 participants. If you don't have a team we will find one for you on the day.

    Please bring a hat, water bottle and apply sunscreen.  You will need a phone or a camera to participate.

    Where: Glenelg Rotunda (Colley Terrace, Glenelg)
    When: Sunday 30 April, 10.00am registration, 10.30am - 1.00pm
    Age: All ages
    Cost: $10.00 p/team

    Bookings are essential.  Register now.

  • Bubblemaker SCUBA Experience 
    Take the plunge and try SCUBA for the first time in the safety of an indoor pool.  Experience breathing underwater and complete weightlessness with an experienced Adelaide Scuba Instructors. The lesson will be followed by a walk on the beach with an educational talk on tides, currents and what little creatures we find.

    Participants must complete a medical questionnaire and if required seek medical clearance to ensure they are "fit to dive"

    Where: Adelaide Scuba, 3 Cygnet Court, Patawalonga Frontage
    When: Monday 24 and Friday 28 April, 10.00am - 12 noon and 1.00pm - 3.00pm
    Ages: 12 - 16 years
    Cost: $20 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, places are limited.  Register now.

  • Snorkel Experience
    Aimed at beginners, this snorkelling session takes place in the indoor pool .  Learn snorkelling techniques through fun activities.  The lesson will be followed by a walk on the beach with an educational talk on tides, currents and what little creatures we find.

    Where: Adelaide Scuba, 3 Cygnet Court, Patawalonga Frontage
    When: Thursday 20 and Wednesday 26 April, 10.00am - 12 noon and 1.00pm - 3.00pm
    Ages: 8 - 16 years
    Cost: $10 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, places are limited.  Register now.

  • Skateboard Lessons
    Learn how to skate with pro skater Coach Henning.

    Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg
    When: Friday 21, Monday 24 and Friday 28 April, 10am to 11.00am
    Ages: All ages
    Cost: $10 (+booking fee) with a $10 in store gift voucher to spend at Daily Grind

    Bookings are essential, places are limited.  Register now

  • SOLD OUT - Grasshopper Beach Soccer 
    Holdfast Bay and Grasshopper Soccer are teaming up for a program of school holiday soccer fun!! This program is safe and non competitive.

    Please wear appropriate footwear, bring drink bottle and apply sunscreen.

    Where: Glenelg Beach (in front of the Pier Hotel)
    WhenWednesday 19 April, 9.30am - 10.30am
    Ages: 4 - 12 years
    Cost: Free

Art and Crafts

  • Beadwork on the Beach
    Create your own personalised bag tag, bracelet or key ring from a variety of beads. Simple or complex, come and have a go and even make something for Mother's Day!  Let us teach you how to string a bead and have fun.  Presented by award winning Kathleen Coombe who won 1st in the Adelaide Show Bead section

    Where
    : Boomers on the Beach (Glenelg Town Hall, 1 Moseley Square, Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Everyday from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April and from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April,
    10.00am - 11am
    Age: 6 - 16 years
    Cost: $10 (+ booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register now.

  • Mosaic Workshop  -Sessions selling fast
    Create your own mosaic with beads, tiles, mirror, glass beads ornaments, miniature toys, shells, pebbles to a tile and take it home ! Use of safe and non-toxic products.

    Please note that the workshop will only take 20minutes so you don't have to arrive at the exact start time.  There may be a short wait if there are no spots free for your child at the time of arrival.

    Where: Glenelg 7 Day Pharmacy (92 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Tuesday 18 and 25 April, 12noon - 2pm .  Friday 21 and 28 April, 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
    Age: 3 - 14 years
    Cost: $8 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register now.

 

  • Cool4Kids Making Musical Instruments 
    Learn how to make musical instruments from everyday recyclable materials.
    Fun group jam session to follow.

    Where: Marymount College, Small Hall (8 Colton Avenue, Hove)
    When: Thursday 27 April, 9.30am - 10.15am and 11.00am - 11.45am.
    Ages: 5 - 10 years
    Cost: Free

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.

  • The Beach Studio 
    The Beach Studio is a fun pop-up outdoor art class developed specifically for creative outdoorsy kids.  The sessions adopt a step-by-step style approach to painting an original artist inspired masterpiece. 

    Where: The Rotunda, Colley Reserve (Colley Terrace, Glenelg)
    When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April, 11.00am - 11.45am and 12 noon - 12.45pm
    Ages: 6 - 12 years
    Cost: $10 (+ booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.
  • SOLD OUT - Mandala Magic at Brighton Beach  
    Come and join a magical and fun morning of mandala creating with artist Sue Norman. Mandalas can be drawn with sticks, made out of sandcastles or created from the natural gifts the ocean shares. You may like to bring your own flowers and leaves but please keep your decorations environmentally friendly.
    Parents and caregivers are required to stay for the event to supervise their children...and hopefully participate with them.

    Where
    : Brighton Beach, by the Jetty (Brighton Esplanade, Brighton SA 5048)
    When: Thursday 27 April, 9.30am - 11.30am
    Age: All ages
    Cost: Free

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited. 
  • SOLD OUT - Clay Workshop
    Play with clay. Come along to this workshop and learn how to make pinch pot clay eggs and rabbits.  So, hop to it and come along. Parents are always welcome and no extra cost.

    Where
    : YMCA Holdfast Community Centre (51 King George Avenue, Hove SA 5048)
    When: Wednesday 19 April, 10.00am - 11.30am
    Age: 5-12 years
    Cost: $25 (+ booking fee) 

   Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.

 

  • SOLD OUT - Kite Making with Nature Play SA 
    Learn how to make kites with Nature Play SA and fly them along the beach.
    Where: Brighton Beach (near the Brighton Jetty, Esplanade)
    When: Wednesday 26 April, 11.00am - 12 noon.
    Ages: 4 - 15 years
    Cost: $5.00 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.

Fun with Food

  • SOLD OUT Children's Chocolate Workshops
    Our Children's Chocolate Workshops are a fun way to learn about how chocolate is grown and then made into a delicious treats! They can decorate their own chocolate masterpiece and take it home to enjoy.

    Where: Bracegirdles (31 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Wednesday 19, Friday 21, Wednesday 26 and Friday 28 April, 10.00am - 10.45am
    Age: 6 - 12 years
    Cost: $10 (+ booking fee)

           Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  .

  • Muffin Magic
    Learn decorating techniques so you can be the king or queen of cupcakes in your home.  Have fun learning to use colours and flavours to make icing and then decorate your cupcakes. Presented by Chef Corey Walker, he will also teach you how to write with chocolate.

    Gluten free muffins available upon request, please email admin@boomersonthebeach.com.au.

    Where: Boomers on the Beach (Glenelg Town Hall, 1 Moseley Square, Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Every day, from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 and from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April, 3.00pm - 3.45pm
    Age: 5 - 15 years
    Cost: $10 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register now.

  • Make your own pizza
    Want to make your own pizza and eat it too?  Come down to The Strand this school holidays and do just that!  Learn how to make your very own delicious pizza, then while it cooks do some colouring in, you might just win a prize.

    Where: The Strand Cafe (3/108 Jetty Road, Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Age: 5 - 12 years
    Cost: $10 (+ booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register now. for  bookings this Tuesday 18 April please book at the Strand.

  • Cooking Class
    Fresh smoothie and bliss ball fun.   Watch, listen, learn, join in and create, eat & drink. This is a great way for kids to learn how to create healthy snacks from raw nutritional ingredients.

    All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.  Any dietary requirements must be given prior to the workshop, email enquires@livingbulkfoods.com.au

    Where: Living Well Bulk Foods (57 Jetty Road,Glenelg SA 5045)
    When: Friday 21 and Friday 28 April, 10.30am - 11.30am
    Age: 6 - 12 years
    Cost: $22 

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.

Outdoor & Environment

  • SOLD OUT - Animals Anonymous Native Animal Presentation - Come and meet some of our fury, scaly and soft native wildlife with Animals Anonymous.

    Where: Brighton Civic Centre (24 Jetty Road, Brighton)
    When: Wednesday 19 April, 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Age: 3+
    Cost: Free


Just for Fun

  • Fairy School and Superhero Academy- NEW DATE ADDED - Calling all fairies, mermaids, pirates and superheros! We are so excited to have you at Fairy School and Superhero Academy. Every day is differently themed but all will include dancing, games, singing, craft and more. Come in your best dress-ups!

    Where: Brian Nadilo (Glenelg Foreshore, Glenelg) 
    When: **New date** Thursday 28 April, 10am - 11am
    Age: 2 - 8 years
    Cost: $12 (+booking fee)

    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.  In the event of extreme weather the event will be cancelled and a refund will be provided

  • Beauty and the Beast with an Origami workshop - The classic tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, is back with a live action remake. Join us for a workshop before the movie screening to create some beautiful origami roses to take home that will never wilt.

    Where: GU Film House (2 - 4 Cowper Street, Glenelg)
    When: Wednesday 19 April, 10.00am workshop, 10.30am movie
    Ages: 7 - 15 years
    Cost: $10 (+booking)

    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.
  • Dance Academy Movie and Dance workshop - We all have a dream to dance, so not only can you catch the Australian movie, Dance Academy, a heart-warming story of ordinary people fighting to achieve their extraordinary dreams, but get your feet moving beforehand with our interactive dance class to learn some moves! 

    Where: GU Film House (2 - 4 Cowper Street, Glenelg)
    When: Friday 21 April, 10.00am workshop, 10.30am movie
    Ages: 7 - 15 years
    Cost: $10 (+booking)

    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.

  • The Lego Batman Movie and Comic Artistry Workshop- Lego Batman is here to save the city with his new found sidekick Robyn, so to help get you inspired we have our own sidekick, Gina, from George Rex Comics here for a comic artistry workshop before watching your favourite action hero on the big screen!

    Where: GU Film House (2 - 4 Cowper Street, Glenelg)
    When: Wednesday 26 April, 10.00am workshop, 10.30am movie
    Ages: 7 - 15 years
    Cost: $10 (+booking)

    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.
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