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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 3 to 13 October 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, unless otherwise stated. 

Terms and conditions apply for each workshop, please ensure you read these carefully prior to purchasing tickets.

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

Be Active

  • Play at the Bay - Introduction to Nippers Surf
    Come and enjoy an hour of fun at Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club.  Have a go at some nipper activities, be taken on a tour of the club and learn about beach safety.  Parents can relax and have a coffee in the club over looking the beach and stick around afterwards for a sausage sizzle.  Please ensure you bring bathers, a towel, trainers, a drink, sunscreen and a hat.

    Friday 6 and 13 October 2017
    Ages 5 - 14
    $5.61 (plus a gold coin donation for the sausage sizzle)

    Bookings are essential.  Register now.

  • Snorkel Experience 
    Learn how to clear a mask and develop some finning skills, in this introduction to snorkelling.  At the end of the session you'll head to the beach for a walk and learn how the small creatures live between the intertitle zone.

    Tuesday 3 and 10 October 2017
    Ages 8 - 16
    $15   

    Bookings are essential, places are limited.  Register now.

  • Bubblemaker Scuba
    Introduction to scuba diving, safety procedures and skills development following by a knowledge review. 

    Thursday 5 and 12 October 2017
    Ages 8 - 16
    $25

    Bookings are essential, places are limited.  Register now.

Art and Crafts

  • Beadwork on the Beach
    We offer a variety of beads, sizes and colours for you to craft your own personalised keyring, bracelet, necklace or bag tag.  Learn patience and how to be creative whilst having fun stringing beads! A great activity with friends or family, taking home your creations to enjoy. 

    Tuesday 3 and 10, Wednesday 4 and 11 October 2017
    Ages 5 - 11
    $12 + booking fees

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

  • Linocut for Kids - Marine Theme
    Linocut is one of the easiest printmaking techniques, it can be hand-printed on a variety of paper and fabric.  Its simplicity and ease makes it the perfect introduction to the art of printmaking for kids.  It's also lots of fun and you can take home your creation.  Bookings are non-refundable as materials have to be purchased in advance.


    Saturday 7 and 14 October 2017

    Ages 11 - 15
    $26 + booking fees

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

  • Make & Play Hula Hoops - NEW DATES
    Performed by Adelaide Hula Hoopers, children will decorate a pre made hula hoop in beautiful colours and learn some cool hoop moves including hoop tricks and hoop dance.  Each child can practice their moves at home with their new self designed hoop. Bookings are non refundable and please select the hoop size required when purchasing a ticket.


    Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October 2017
    Ages 5+
    $23 + booking fees

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

  • Mosaic Workshops by Mary Lovich
    Children will create colourful mosaics, using a variety of tessera such as tiles, beads, shapes, crystals, mirror, stones, shells, jewellery and more. All products safe and non-toxic. Tuesday 3 and 10, Thursday 5 and 12 October 2017
    Ages 3 - 14
    $8.70 + booking fees

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

  • Cartooning 
    Come and learn the art of cartooning.  Draw animals and make a mini book filled with creatures. 

    Wednesday 11 October 2017
    Ages 5 - 12
    $5.61 + booking fees

    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now

  • Shaving Cream Marble Painting
    Make super cool patterns in this fun paint workshop.

    Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 October 2017
    Ages 4 - 15
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Pokemon Gogo
    Gotta catch 'em all?  We'll help you go hunting with our pokeball making session.

    Sunday 8 October 2017
    Ages 3 -15
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Crazy Crawling Caterpillars
    Get creepy and crawly and make your own caterpillars.Tuesday 10 October 2017
    Ages 3 - 13
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Flower Making
    Spring has sprung.  Help us paint some beautiful flowers

    Wednesday 11 October 2017
    Ages 4 -13
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Draw your own Herbie the black cat
    Join artist Ian Fraser and have fun drawing his black cat Herbie. You can copy a painting by Ian in the exhibition or draw your own Herbie.

    Wednesday 11 October 2017
    Ages 5 - 12
    $5.61 + booking fees

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

Fun with Food

  • Cake Decorating
    Decorate your very own 4 inch cake to take home.  You will get to ice your cake with buttercream, decorate with fondant shapes and fresh flowers.  Registrations close 48 hours prior each workshop and bookings are non-refundable.

    Tuesday 3 and 10 and Monday 9 October 2017
    Ages 5+
    $22 + booking fees

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

  • SOLD OUT Children's Chocolate Workshop
    Learn how chocolate is made and taste different types of chocolate. Make a chocolate art piece to take home and eat!

    Wednesday 4 and 11 and Friday 6 and 13 October 2017
    Ages 6 - 12
    $13.26 + booking fees

  • Build your own organic pizza
    Join the award winning team at Goodlife Organic Modern Pizza, build then eat your own organic pizza using local SA ingredients.

    Thursday 5 and 12 and Friday 6 and 13 October 2017
    Ages 5 -12
    $15.81 + booking fees


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

  • Banana Ghosts
    Use white chocolate to make spooky, delicious, ghosts.

    Thursday 5 October 2017
    Ages 4 -14
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Pancake Time
    Decorate pancakes with delicious ingredients and then eat them all!

    Friday 6 October 2017
    Ages 4 -14
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • Butterfly cookie session
    Help some delicious butterflies leave the cocoon by decorating them.

    Thursday 12 October 2017
    Ages 4 -15
    $8.67 + booking fees
    Bookings are essential, as places are limited.  Register now.

  • Sesame Street Cupcakes

    Make your favourite Sesame Street cupcake creation, and then gobble it up!

    Friday 13 October 2017
    Ages 4 -15
    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • SOLD OUT Cooking in the Garden
    Children will be taken on a guided tour of the Glenelg North Community Garden learning about the different plants that grow in the Garden.  Children will pick some plants to prepare a feast together.

    Thursday 12 October 2017
    Ages 5 -12
    $5.00 + booking fees

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

Outdoor & Environment

  • Campground Fort Building
    Build mini tents and then put your skills to the test and build a maze.

    Tuesday 3 and Monday 9 October 2017
    Ages 3 - 13

    $8.67 + booking fees

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

  • SOLD OUT Make your own terrarium 

    Come along to this interactive workshop where children will make their own glass garden and learn about the importance of bees. 

    Tuesday 12 October 2017
    Ages 5+

    Free

  • Dig a Dino
    Giant colourful puzzle pieces are buried within a ball bit, allowing kids to hunt for dinosaur bones and then piece their skeleton together like a palaeontologist.  Glenelg Foreshore, near the big Love Heart (if the wind is strong it will be moved to the grass area near the Beachouse).


    Thursday 5 and 12 October
    Ages 10 and under

    11am to 1pm
    Free

    No bookings are required for this workshop.  A maximum of 20 children can participate at a time, so there may be a short wait for the session to conclude before the next one commences.

  • Adelaide Shores Skate Park
    This event is part of the YMCA Skate Park League and will include skate, BMX and scooting competitions.  Check out the YMCA website for information on timing and age groups for different events.

    Sunday 8 October 2017
    Gold coin donation

    No bookings required.  Click here for more information.

Just for Fun

  • Martial Arts with The Lego Ninjago Movie 

    Hone your skills like Master Wu and learn to be a Ninja like Master Builder Lloyd.  Join the instructors from our friends at Arruda BJJ as they teach a special Martial Arts Workshop. Then catch all the Lego Ninjago action with the latest Lego movie to hit our screens.

    Monday 2 and 9 October 2017

    Ages 7 -14
    $14.79 + booking fees
    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.  

  • Superhero Workshop featuring the Fairy Bay with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
    Fly on down to GU Film House and join our Superhero friends from The Fairy Bay for some hero fun before the movie.  We would love to see you in your coolest superhero outfit and join our heroes for a meet and greet as well as a training session to get you ready to save the world.

    Wednesday 4 and Friday 13 October 2017

    Ages 7 -14

    $13.77 + booking fees

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



  • Drawing Workshop with the Emoji Movie
    Join our resident illustrator to create your own fun Emoji before catching the action on the big screen!

    Thursday 5 and Wednesday 11 October 2017
    Ages 7 -14
    $13.77 + booking fees

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

  • Games Galore
    A variety of board games and large games will be available for play at the Glenelg Library.

    Tuesday 3 October 2017
    Ages 5+
    Free
    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.



  • Star Wars Workshop
    Make your own Death Star and R2D2.  Challenge yourself through the maze.  Stuff the Stormtroopers.  Battle Attack of Darth Vader.  Be challenged by the Galaxy Ball game and make and keep your own Lightsaber. 

    Thursday 12 October 2017

    Ages 5 -12

    Free

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

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

    Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 October 2017
    Ages 3 - 8

    $12.75 + booking fees

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


  • Superheroes Bash
    With a POW- A BOOM and a KABANG!  At our superheroes bash, children will learn special superhero powers and together embark on an adventure to save the world!  There will be a superheroes workshop, games, music, dancing and more.  There will be prizes for the best dress boy and girl, so show off your superhero strength with your favourite superhero costume.

    Friday 6 October 2017

    Ages 4 - 10

    $5 + booking fees
    Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.  Register now.



  • Circus Elements Workshop
    Let the kids be entertained these holidays!  Children will be given step by step instructions on how to use circus props including juggling balls, flower sticks, plate spinning, balance sticks, hula hoops and held held stilts.

    Wednesday 4 October 2017
    Ages 5 - 12
    $5 + booking fees

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

  • Happy Feet Baby and Toddler Disco

    The Happy Feet Baby and Toddler Disco is the perfect opportunity to connect with your little one and have some disco fun.  You will dance the morning away to familiar tracks under disco lighting surrounded by bubbles and a balloon drop.

    Wednesday 4 October 2017
    Ages 0 - 5
    $3 + booking fees

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

  • The EMU Tree Mixed Technology Workshops

    Intro to Garage Band on iMac
    An introductory session to explore creating music with beats and loops utilising Apple Software, Garageband.

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

    Advanced Garage Bank on iMac
    Explore advanced techniques, editing, mixing, automation with Garageband.

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

    Intro to Logic Pro X

    An introductory session to explore creating music with beats and loops utilising Apple software, Logic Pro X.

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

    Music Production and the Recording Process
    Explore the process of acoustic recording and sound production with Logic Pro X.

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

    Tuesday 3 October 2017

    Ages 8 - 17

    $5 (per workshop) + booking fees

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