Things to do in Murray Bridge: January 15-21, 2021

Wakeboard SA holds its championships, the River Murray Splash festival offers free activities for children and more.

Sturt Reserve will be the place to be this weekend for a competitive spectacle on the water and family fun off it.

Wakeboard SA will contest two rounds of the state championships on Saturday and Sunday.

If sitting by the river and watching South Australia's best perform tricks sounds like just the trick, grab a deck chair and a few snacks and head on down.

Meanwhile, the Murray River Splash festival will continue today, tomorrow and over the weekend, offering free children's activities of all sorts, from laser tag and mini golf to kayaking, magic and wildlife workshops.

Another highlight will be the Rhyme, Grind and Climb event on Saturday night at the skate park.

If you’ve got kids of any age, you're sure to find something worth checking out.

SA Water’s Dan Becker and Cam O’Malley will educate kids about what happens to poo when it gets flushed down the loo at one of the River Murray Splash festival’s more unusual events. Photo: SA Water.

Friday

River Murray Splash: 10am-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Giant hamster balls, Big Kahuna water slide, laser tag, lawn games, discover river critters, learn about poo with SA Water and river ecosystems with the Murray Bridge council. More information: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Friends of the Murray Bridge Library book sale: 10am-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Grab a bargain.

An hour of code: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Come along and code with Tim, for ages 6-12. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit tinyurl.com/y5zycazg.

Saturday

Wakeboard SA championships: 8am-6pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

River Murray Splash: 10am-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Giant hamster balls, Big Kahuna water slide, laser tag, lawn games, discover river critters, magic workshops. More information: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Butchers’ Big Day Out: 10.30am-5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Celebrate the new year at the races. Admission: $20 at www.moshtix.com.au.

Rhyme, Grind and Climb: 4-8pm at Murray Bridge Skate Park. Free outdoor hip-hop event featuring young local performers, rock climbing wall, laser tag, giant hamster balls, live art demonstration, breakdancers and skate and scooter workshops. Book: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Sunday

Wakeboard SA championships: 8am-6pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge.

River Murray Splash: 10am-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Giant hamster balls, Big Kahuna water slide, laser tag, lawn games, come and try kayaking with Canoe the Coorong. More information: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Monday

Storytime with Oneshoe Wonder: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Have your children entertained by tales of wonder, heroism, magic and adventure, for ages 4-10. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit tinyurl.com/y5zycazg.

Thursday

River Murray Splash: 10am-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Double lane splash slide, come and try rowing, Bubble City, learn about poo with SA Water. More information: www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Lego free play: 1-4pm at Murray Bridge Library. For ages 6-12. Book: Call 8539 1175.

Disclosure: The Rural City of Murray Bridge, which runs the Murray River Splash festival, is a regular advertiser with Murray Bridge News.


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