Adelaide School Holiday Ideas for Older Kids

School Holidays

It can sometimes be hard to find school holiday activities and programs suitable, or “cool enough” for older kids, but they’re out there believe us! We’ve put the best ones we’ve heard of below but we’d love to know about any others that are available. Email us at if you have a school holiday program or event suited to teens and older kids.

West Beach Adventure | Over 120cms

Take adventure to a whole new level of fun. Can you imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air or manoeuvring between obstacles like our floating esky, BMX bike and sky-high picnic table? The SkyMate structure stands 26 metres tall and boasts over 60 different crossings. Obstacles vary in difficulty so guests can choose their own adventure.

Adventure Rooms Adelaide | 16 years +

Enter the Adventure Rooms in teams with 1 hour to work together in an attempt to escape. The 3 rooms feature individual themes – Gaol Break, The Black Queen and The Mad Scientist – and are filled with hidden and unusual objects and puzzles that need to be discovered and solved in order to perform the escape. There are both Standard (2-7 players) and Duel (8-14 players) formats of the games.

Escape Hunt Adelaide: Escape Rooms & Bar | 7 years +

ATTENTION DETECTIVES! Escape Hunt has mysteries that must be solved, and the clock is ticking. If you’re looking for a unique way to spend time together as a family, solving puzzles, cracking codes and working as a team, Escape Hunt Adelaide in the heart of Rundle Mall is the place for you!

Cirkidz Parkawesome | Ages 9 – 14

Perfect your street style and introduce some new ways to move around the space. Experienced participants and beginners are all welcome so you can come and learn the basics if you are new to the practice but also have the opportunity to advance your training.

Carclew’s Explore Arts winter school holiday workshops | Ages 5 – 17 | 10 – 21 July

Carclew’s school holiday workshop program offers full day and half-day creative activities for kids aged 5 – 17 years in our stunning North Adelaide venue. The Winter program includes some new workshop topics and a few favourites. There is also an opportunity for a deep-dive into the art of PAINTING with a 3-day intensive. Other workshops include SHOE-BOX PHOTOGRAPHY with Heidi Kenyon, AEROSOL ART with Nish Cash, FLIP BOOK ANIMATION with Alise Hardy and DOT PAINTING with Nikki Carabetta. And that’s only scratching the surface!


School holidays just got a whole lot more interesting with Adelaide’s indoor bike (BMX, MTB), skate and scooter park – Pumpt at 221 Marion Road, Richmond.Pumpt will keep the kids entertained, challenged and totally exhausted with an hour workout on the Pumpt tracks, tabletop and skate ramps.Bring your little tikes too and let them loose in the balance bike area. Get kitted out in cool street and apparel wear from The Store, then refuel at Boneshaker, Pumpt’s in-house cafe serving up delicious, freshly prepared food and good coffee.Bikes and scooters are included in the entry fee, just bring your helmet and your energy. Go for a ride, have a party, do a workshop, shop at The Store and eat at Boneshaker. Check out Pumpt’s latest addition the Air Pillow for experienced riders only…

Scoffed Cooking School

Food Sorcerer Classes are ideal for ages 9 and up. There are still a few spaces left for the rest of the July School Holidays

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  • School Holiday Kids Cooking Classes in Adelaide Holidays are catered for at Scoffed Cooking School with the Food Chiefs Entree classes running daily, whilst for older kids have their more gourmet and more demanding Food Saucerers' program where recipes created are aspirational dishes like croquembouche, chocolate delice and wild mushroom, spinach and onion gallette! Click the dates below to see what's on these school holidays Scoffed School Holiday Program - Dec/Jan   Kids Cooking Classes in Adelaide Floury faces, sticky fingers, mucky aprons and messy bench tops are on the menu at Scoffed School of Food and Fun. Every Thursday and Saturday, there is an excitement and laughter at the Scoffed Cooking School Food Chiefs Program as kids aged 5 and over don their aprons and hats to learn the tricks of the trade. Watch them cook something new every week as they try their hand at everything from Japanese pancakes (Okonomyaki) or healthy chicken nuggets, to apple crumble and pumpkin brownies. At the end of term they are awarded their colored wooden spoons and show off what they have learnt by cooking a dish for mum and dad. And once Food Chiefs have collected all their colored wooden spoons, they get…

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