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The Big Wedgie, Glenelg

Get wet and go wild over the summer school holidays

Entertaining the kids these holidays might seem like a giant task but not this year thanks to some giant summer attractions.

BY ANNA MEROLA


It's summer; it's hot; you've got your swimmers on and you can’t wait to hit the water to cool off – and then there's the wedgie! 


Don't worry, it's all part of the fun – summer and school holiday fun at Glenelg beach that is – on the latest attraction to hit the foreshore.


Wet and wild waterslides
The Big Wedgie is described as the tallest inflatable waterslide in the world, standing more than 18 metres high. Thrill-seekers will love its 55 degree drop down the steep slope while being soaked in water – (and yes, you might just end up with a wedgie as a result of the sheer speed of the slide). If you're not quite big enough – or game enough – The Little Wedgie is perfect for the kids, and others who are less than 1.3 metres tall.

The Big Wedgie will be set up on the beach side of The Beachouse and will be open for business from December 13-January 28.


If you’re heading down to the Fleurieu Peninsula for a family holiday, you can get your thrills there too on Trippo – the world’s largest inflatable waterslide. When inflated, it stands more than three storeys high, is 54 metres long and 20 metres wide – that’s one big waterslide! You’ll probably see Trippo as you’re driving into Victor Harbor, but if not, it’ll be located on Bridge Terrace from December 19 until January 31.


Trippo waterslide

The world's largest inflatable waterslide, Trippo, will be at Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula during summer.


Enjoy a movie under the stars

Summer is not just about getting wet though – warm balmy nights herald the start of the outdoor cinema season. Adelaide’s iconic Botanic Park plays host to Moonlight Cinemas until February 14, 2016. Gates open at 7pm and screenings – both adult and kids’ movies – start at approximately 8.30pm.


Oklahoma comes to the Hills

If you’re heading to the Adelaide Hills in January, see the much-loved musical Oklahoma as you have never seen it before. With a working farm as the backdrop, including horses and a real windmill, this theatrical production runs from January 7-10 at Four Oaks Farm at Littlehampton – just 30 mins drive from Adelaide.


Sports stars here to play

For the sports minded, the World Tennis Challenge will see international stars of tennis converge on Adelaide from January 12-14. And the Santos Tour Down Under kicks into gear from January 16-24, starting and finishing in Adelaide. Famous wine regions like the Barossa and McLaren Vale also feature on the racing routes. A free concert on the opening night and other events for keen cyclists, families and foodies, the eight-day festival has become a must-see fixture on the summer events calendar.


See the family friendly activities page to find out what else is happening around Adelaide and South Australia over the summer months.


See a list of amusement and theme parks below.



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