Top 5 nature activities for the winter school holidays

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Adelaide Airport, Woodstock wildlife sanctuary, Warriparinga wetlands, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Whether it’s going on an outdoor adventure, getting up close with wildlife or enjoying a family picnic in a park there is an activity for all ages and budgets.
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The July school holidays shouldn’t mean winter hibernation. Looking for ways to keep the kids exploring beyond the lounge room? Here’s our ultimate school holiday guide for nature inspired fun.

Whether it’s going on an outdoor adventure, getting up close with wildlife or enjoying a family picnic in a park there is an activity for all ages and budgets.

Here’s 5 nature adventures to kick start the school holidays:

Local artist Lucinda Penn with the Adelaide National Park City mural

1.    Adelaide National Park City mural

Headed to Adelaide Airport to jet off these school holidays? Be sure to check out the newly launched Adelaide National Park City mural.

Located at gate 19, the mural by local artist LCND is the airport’s first ever mural and the ultimate celebration of South Australia’s love of nature.

Don’t forget to take a photo and tag us #AdelaideNationalParkCity

Read more about the story behind the mural.

2.    Woodstock wine estate wildlife sanctuary

In a win/win for parents and kids, Woodstock wine are offering a daily wildlife sanctuary feeding session where the young and young at heart can get up close with some of South Australia’s favourite animals including kangaroos, emus, birds and lambs.

Families can also explore Woodstock’s impressive native gardens while soaking up the surrounds of the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula.

Woodstock wine estate wildlife sanctuary runs daily 11:30am until 25 July. Entry is $5 per person and bookings are essential.

3.    Warriparinga wetlands

Located near Marion, these 3.5-hectare wetlands have many wonderful things to discover. Walk the trails or ride a bike around the wetlands and take in the ponds, native plants and birds.

Why not print off a Warriparinga explorer map and follow the trail learning along the way. Warriparinga is also home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Warriparinga wetlands is located on the corner of Sturt and Marion Roads, Sturt.

4.    Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition

Visit Adelaide Botanic Garden for the perfect family day out and check out the final days of the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition.

Get closer to nature through the lens of the world’s best wildlife photographers in a South Australian first exhibition.

Kids 12 and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

For the month of July book tickets to the exhibition and receive two-for-one tickets to Adelaide Zoo.

Illuminate Adelaide

5.    Illuminate Adelaide

Head along to Adelaide’s newest winter event, Illuminate Adelaide and immerse your senses. A range of free and ticketed events are available across greater Adelaide.

Shining a light on South Australia during July, families can enjoy the free City Lights throughout Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes, the spectacular Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden and an after dark experience at Adelaide Zoo, Light Creatures.

Illuminate Adelaide runs until 31 July.

Need more inspiration?

Look no further than Adelaide National Park City’s 50 ways series for more school holiday activity ideas.

Help get the message out about Adelaide National Park City by sharing your nature adventures on socials with the hashtag #AdelaideNationalParkCity.