Attention all kidults, rejuveniles and adultescents! Summer might be over but thanks to Australia’s sunny clime the warm weather is set to stick around well into autumn, so we’ve put together a huge assortment of warm-weather activities for you to enjoy before you have to pretend to adult again at winter’s many boring dinner parties (ugh).
And you wouldn’t be kidulting right without some icy-cold treats to accompany your adventures, which is where Drumstick comes in. Their brand new Raspberry White Choc flavour—smooth, creamy white chocolate ice cream, smothered in raspberry syrup, sprinkled with white chocolate flakes and wrapped in a crispy wafer cone—is everything you could want in an ice cream, right down to the surprise white chocolate ending that the kid in all of us knows and loves.
Time to bust out your fluoro specs, here are 22 things to do if you refuse to adult this weekend.
#1 Destroy your friends at Sydney’s most OTT mini golf course, Holey Moley. Mad props for the fully equipped cocktail bar (yes, cocktails while you golf are officially a thing)
#2 Swap water bombs for axes at Maniax. Yes, we’re serious.
#3 Die and go to trampoline heaven at Flip Out, which is pretty much just a giant room of trampolines. It’s finally time to master the backflip without the fear of face planting into your backyard.
#4 Live out all of your finger-painting dreams with a little help from your fave adult fruit juice (AKA wine) at Cork & Chroma, where vino is very much encouraged.
#6 Not a day goes by where we don’t think of old Kevin Bacon at The Grounds of Alexandria. It’s always a good idea to pay him a visit.
#7 Slip, slop, slap then slide away the day at Wet n’ Wild. You might want to leave your bikini at home for this one—there’s a reason your parent made you wear a rashie.
#8 Kidult like a champ and fight your way out of an escape room.
#9 Live out all of your Ninja Warrior dreams at Skyzone Miranda’s Warrior Course. ICYMI this is the most legit obstacle course around.
#10 Fact: you’re never too old to visit Taronga Zoo. Spend a day with the cutest animals in town and take as many Instas as your phone storage can handle. Obvs don’t leave without watching the bird show.
#11 Fulfil all of your childhood fantasies of roaming a theme park at night at Luna Park every Friday and Saturday. We dare you to go on the rides blindfolded.
#12 Grab the inflatable swan (or unicorn) and head to Gordan’s Bay for total chill-out vibes. BYO speakers.
#13 Visit the penguins at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. No matter how old you get, penguins will always be little men in suits.
#14 Dodgem cars, bowling and laser tag? A night at Archie Brothers Electric Circus is basically the 8th birthday party you always wanted.
#15 Timezone. No explanation needed.
#16 Round up your squad and bend it like Beckham at Bubble Soccer. It’s way more fun than Saturday sport ever was. Just sayin’…
#17 Have a bouldering sesh at 9 Degrees and be crowned king (or queen!) of the castle.
#18 Channel your inner Britney, Christina and Eminem at karaoke. The 90s are forever.
#19 Get the adrenaline pumping at Skypeak and not only conquer any fear you had of heights but score yourself one of the best views in Sydney too.
#20 You’re still not over the fact your parents never let you get a pet, are you? Adopt one for an hour (or five) at the Catmosphere Cat Café.
#21 Forget calories and eat your weight in foot-long fries at Harajuku Gyoza.
#22 And finally…watch all your favourite childhood classics from the comfort of your air-conditioned home. We love Jurassic Park, The Goonies and The Sandlot Kids. Make sure your fridge is fully-stocked with Drumstick’s new Raspberry White Choc flavour!
Image credit: Federica Portentoso, Macley Heriet and Griffin Simm