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How To Spend This Spring Around Australia

Looking for a bit of fun this Spring? Create some memories with a wrap up of the best events this Spring.

Looking for some things to keep you entertained this Spring? ten daily has you covered no matter where you live or how you like to let loose.

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New South Wales

If you're feeling a little stressed, take a lesson in how to relax from the world's coolest and most chilled out cats in Surry Hills.

Yoga and cat classes are a furry way to relax at Catmosphere and you're sure to draw some inspiration from the resident kitty contortionists that will happily stretch with you.

A trained cat loving yoga instructor will guide you through full class, surrounded by ten of the cat cafe's most flexible felines.  The purr-fect way to recharge on a Thursday night before the weekend and from as little as $30. No BYO cats, all felines supplied.

If theatre is your style, make sure to grab a seat to see the newest production of the world wide hit musical Jersey Boys.

This isn't your average musical -- find out the real life story of The Four Seasons and their rise to fame, of course it's all mixed in with great tunes and a talented Aussie cast bringing a fresh spin to the show that ran for 11 years on Broadway, picking up countless international awards on the way.

From September 6th at The Capitol Theatre.

For those who still haven't gotten over the finale of TV's Glee, aspiring Gleeks can head to Bondi's Adult Glee Club and sing like nobody is listening.

All you need is a 'willingness to try' and $22 for a casual class to see if you have what it takes to belt out everything from show tunes to pop, and the ever popular mash-ups.

If you decide to become a full time Gleek, it's $170 a term to create your own weekly real life episode of Glee.

Victoria

For a new spin on a night out, head to The Show After Dark at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Gastronomic food, Circus Oz and an '80s Flashdance will help you get in the mood to celebrate for 11 nights when the sun goes down on the Royal Melbourne Show.

Rides, neon lights and fun begins from September 22 and after 5pm, entry is a discounted $20.

You are never too old for a carnival. Image: Getty

Pop Art is for everyone and until October 7 you can head to the National Gallery of Victoria to feast your eyes on works by the ever popular Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali, just to name a few.

There is no fear of being art shamed with well known works on display for MoMA that you have probably liked before on Instagram but most likely not in person, as some of these pieces make their Australian debut.

Gallery first timers should try popping in on a weekday to avoid the crowds, so you can really soak up all the colour and playful fun of pop art, certain to boost your cool status.

The first rule of fight club is ... there are no losers. From beginners who have just watched a Glow marathon to pros who grew up inspired by Rocky Balboa, this club is where you will learn basic skills or improve what you already have.

For $15 per class you can get your fight fix with exhibition boxing matches and novice matches you can join in.

In the eight week course at Urban Gym you will pick up the skills to get fighting fit and burn off some energy while you're at it.

Brisbane

Unleash the Happy Gilmore in you, with a swing or two at Topgolf.

Even if you are no Tiger Woods, you can wack as many balls as you like on this high tech playground, complete with microchip balls to track your progress and help improve your game.

Beginners and experienced golfers can opt for a speedy round of target shooting or get the gang together and split into teams with a scramble, winner buys the next round!

Jaw dropping sculptures will line Pacific Parade in Currumbin from September 14th for the Swell Sculpture Festival.

Make a day of it and enjoy a stroll with the family, stopping at the relaxed cafes nearby or take advantage of the guided twilight tours and toast the evening with a well deserved glass of bubbles at the end of your walk.

The kids will think it's just one giant playground, while you can be inspired by international and local creations for free.

Indulge your inner green thumb at the biggest nature loving event on the Gold Coast -- The Botanical Bazaar on September 16th.

Experts will be on hand to teach you how to grow your own food and share tips for sustainable living, stroll through the art exhibition or check out what's buzzing with beekeepers opening their doors to the public.

Plant parents can spoil their babies with homewares and bring home some siblings from the plant nursery, and of course there is plenty of time to relax and get your munch on with pop up bar.

Become a responsible plant parent at the Botanical Bazaar. Image: Getty
South Australia

Be a zoo keeper for a day, get fierce and feed a lion or let playful meerkats scamper all over you at one of the animal experiences at Adelaide Zoo.

You can meet Australia's only giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni or pick up some photography tips from photographer Lindsay Poland who will show you the best way to capture all the furry residents at the zoo until November.

The zoo also has school holiday programs during October where children can spend the day with qualified conservationists and explore parts of the zoo they wouldn't normally see.

Feeling crafty? Share you love of everything sewn, pinned, stuck and painted with Craftynoons at the Box Factory Community Centre.

The group of inspired craft junkies meet on the second and fourth Sunday of each month to work on joint projects or be inspired while they create their own solo works.

Afternoon tea is served and the conversation is all about craft. Sew get your hobby-ing on with this crafty bunch.

Sew much fun to be had when you get crafty. Image: Getty

If you fancy yourself a bit of a ghost hunter or are just after something different, check out a tour of Australia's largest continuously operating gaol, Adelaide Gaol.

Hear the haunting stories of past inmates and hopefully you will get to meet one of the 12 spirits that haunt the 147-year-old building for $39 per person.

The two hour tour is perfect for a night out, weather you take it seriously or enjoy a bit of spooky fun,  enjoy the historic building and let your enthusiastic guide lead all the fun.

Boo! Are you brave enough to take on the spirits at Adelaide Gaol. Image: Getty
Western Australia

After a run off Broadway, Lennon -- Through A Glass Onion will take to the stage at various locations around the state from September 13th.

Featuring more than 30 songs by John Lennon, you will take a journey through the life of the famous Beatle in a unique experience that is part concert, part biography.

John Waters hosts the night, sinking his teeth into Lennon's life and legacy, as he passionately tells the story of one of the greatest musical legends of all time.

Big and little kids are all welcome at Latitude Air. This fun zone specialises in everything aerial with bouncing, climbing and flying.

Test your skills on the high ropes course, play a round of bouncy dodge ball, work those biceps with indoor climbing or just bounce like nobody is watching with Olympic grade trampolines that will blow your backyard trampoline away.

Go all out and do your own thing or take part in classes designed to help you reach new heights.  Entry starts from $21 for adults and from $10 for kids under 5 years old.

Calling all fashionistas, the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival hits town September 5th, so grab your tallest stilettos and start practicing your catwalk, for 10 days of pure glamour.

With runways from international and local designers, as well as up and comers in the fashion world, you will find your style.

There are plenty of free events so you can save your dollars for new threads, as well as glamorous high teas and cultural programs where you can learn all about style icons or how to become one yourself.

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