Nature Festival is returning to South Australia from the 25th of September to the 4th of October, with a full program of events featuring an expansive array of talks, exhibitions, nature walks, workshops, bird watching, and over 80 events specific to kids and families.
From our very own back yards to the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, nature is central to who we are as South Australians and that is exactly what Nature Festival is set to celebrate.
Exciting experiences for kids and families
For kids and families, Nature Festival is a treasure trove of exciting activates and experiences just waiting to happen, such as an art workshop with Paul Sloan, the sculptor of the now-famous Rundle Mall pigeon, who will uncover the secrets behind his piece of art while the kids draw their own pigeons and bird life.
For those with an adventurous spirit, Adventure Hubs SA is hosting a ‘Rock Climb and Ropes Day’ at Southern Adventure Hub in Hewitt Springs, where you’ll be able to walk amongst the treetops on their high ropes course and try your hand at the nine-meter climbing wall.
The ‘Coastal Treasure Hunt’ at Henley beach is where kids and grown-ups a like will get to explore the beach with Green Adelaide and discover the exciting array of marine and plant life existing along our beautiful coastline.
Bees can sometimes seem a little bit intimidating, but they play such a valuable role in our environment, and The city of Holdfast Bay want to teach us this by hosting a ‘Native Bee Workshop’. Families will get the opportunity to make their own ‘bee hotel’ to take home, as well as being provided with plenty of native plants to put in the hotel buffet so your bees are sure to give you a good review and come back for a return stay.
Adelaide is blessed to have such amazing wildlife just a stone’s throw from our CBD and no animal proves this more than the Port River resident dolphins. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about them and get up close and personal then a ‘Dolphin Sanctuary Kay tour by Adventure Kayaking South Australia’ is a must-do. It’s an amazing adventure for all ages, and kayaking is the most environmentally sensitive way to explore and interact with dolphins. The tour is very easy-paced with plenty of time for photos, storytelling, and searches for the Port River Dolphins.
These are just some of the many events on offer for the festival so for more info be sure to check out the full program at Nature Festival: