When Adelaide is sweltering under what seems like a thousand suns this summer, here’s some awesome activities to coax the family out from under the air conditioner.

And if you’re lucky, they’ll even put a stop to the endless “I’m bored” and “what’s there to eat” comments from the kids as they get out and about DOING SOMETHING.

1. The Big Wedgie for action packed water fun

Yes folks, it’s back – and let’s be frank, it’s the only kind of wedgie you’re only too pleased to line up over and over again to receive. The Big Wedgie, the tallest inflatable freestanding waterslide in the WORLD will be at Glenelg for all of January. For those looking to lessen the wedgie, the Just Right Wedgie and Little Wedgie is perfect for little ones aged three and up.

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2. Aaaah the serenity at Patch Kitchen & Garden

Looking for some relaxing, crafty, get back to nature sort of fun? The Patch Kitchen & Garden in Stirling is offering kids club activity sessions including fairies, wizards, arts, crafts – even yoga and chickens galore to keep kids entertained throughout January. Check the session times at the Patch.

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3. Pumpt for an indoor ridefest

Kids born to ride? Those with a penchant for a wheely good time can have all the thrills and spills that come with scooters, skates and BMX bikes – all under the one roof at Pumpt. Rent or take your own wheels, ride the adventurous courses by the hour or even take part in a workshop and learn how to master the Half Pipe. SO MUCH FUN for little ones – and big ones!

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4. Lights, camera, action

For after dark fun, head to Modbury for the Civic Park Movies. This free outdoor cinema shows kids movies (Lego Batman, Trolls and Inside Out to name just a few) all summer long. There’s plenty of free entertainment from 6:30pm and food trucks to feed the family. Then settle in to watch the movie at sunset. Blissful (just remember your mozzie spray)!

5. Screen free outdoor adventures!

Perfect for milder days and the whole family, the Woodhouse Activity Centre offers adventure courses for everyone’s level of fitness and fun. BBQ and picnic facilities are available, helping you make a real day of it. These guys also offer a “drop and go” day camp for kids, perfect for parents who work!

6. All the strawberries you can handle and then some

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm is the sauerkraut to the kransky when visiting the Germanesque town of Hahndorf. Kids aged 13 and under get through the strawberry patch gate free. They can pick all the plump, juicy strawberries they can muster, filling their punnets to take home for just $9.95/kg.

7. A whale of a good time at the Maritime Museum

Catch the glorious performance of ‘Whale of A Tale’, a story of a child stowaway and his adventures at sea. While away the hours watching the performance and exploring all that the South Australian Maritime Museum has to offer. Whale of A Tale runs from 8 -25 January, 2018.

Check our other city summer holiday fun guides for kids in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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