Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Adelaide’s only tube slides opened on 2 February 2019 at Woodhouse Activity Centre
What exactly is a tube slide you may be wondering? Well, think of a waterslide, but without the water. It’s set up on a hill slope in the beautiful 54 hectare grounds of the Woodhouse Activity Centre, home of Scouts SA. This is located only 20 minutes from the CBD, up the Freeway in the hills at Piccadilly (next to Crafers/Stirling).
There are two runs that are over 100 metres long. One has added walled curves, while the other is straight (for added speed).
How it works is that you start at the bottom of the run and get your tube. You then need to drag your tube up the hill to the top of the runs.
2 Options – Straight Slide or Curved Slide
Once you’re up there you have 2 decisions to make. Firstly, which slide will you go down, the straight one or the curved one. Many choose to do the curved one first as it’s not quite as fast. Secondly do you want to slide down straight or do you want to spin around as you are sliding. There is someone at the top who will give you a push to start you off and they will either push you straight or give you a spin.
It’s best to make sure that everything is secured well and nothing can fly off you as you slide down – hats, jewellery, bags etc
The rides are suitable for ages 6 and up, though younger children may slide with an adult on a maxi-tube. Little ones will need help getting their tubes up the hill too. If you’ve been to a Water Park before you’ll know how much exercise you get from this.
TIPS ON WHAT TO BRING
- Closed toe shoes are recommended.
- Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty
- Hat, sunscreen, drink bottle, food
- Towel and change of clothes, including shoes if you’re going to the Challenge Hill Obstacle Course – there’s a pretty good chance you will get wet in the creek.
Tube slides are open on weekends only from 10.30am-2.30pm and unlimited rides are included in your Day Entry, Camping and Accommodation fee. The rest of the centre is open from 9am to 5pm and they are open 7 days including Public Holidays.
Find the Entry Fee for a Day Visit here. As of February 2019 the cost is currently: Children (4-15 years): $10; Adults: $17; Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): $40 (subject to change – please check their website directly).
There is so much to do at Woodhouse Activity Centre. Make sure you check out the Challenge Hill Obstacle Course which has had some new additions, the new Labyrinth Maze and other activities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Woodhouse Activity Centre website here
What: Adelaide’s Only Giant Tube Slides | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review
When: Tube slides are open on weekends 10.30am to 2.30pm. Woodhouse Activity Centre is open 9am to 5pm 7 days days including Public Holidays
Where: 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly
Who: Tube Slides recommended for 6 years up but younger kids can ride with Adults on a maxi tube
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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