Saturday 6 July – Sunday 21 July, 2024

The July school holidays can sometimes be a bit cold and wet, but that’s no reason for the kids to be bored! There are LOADS of activities, events, things to do and places to see these July School Holidays. And with lots of these either free or low cost there is something for every kid, and every budget! Make sure you book in quickly though because they fill up fast!

July School Holiday Programs in Adelaide

Are you ready to Train Like a Crow? 🏉✨

To celebrate the return of Train Like a Crow these July school holidays, we’re giving away the ultimate junior Adelaide Crows prize pack!

Enter now for your chance to win: https://weflyas.one/WIN-TLAC-July24

Once you’ve entered, why not join some of your favourite Adelaide Crows players this July?
Develop your football skills, enhance your game, meet new friends, and have fun! Train Like A Crow is the best school holiday football program in Adelaide.

Don’t miss out, book your spot now:
https://weflyas.one/TrainLikeACrow-July24

Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this July!

6 – 21 July 2024

As well as free entry from 11 AM to 5 PM Monday-Sunday from 6 July to 21 July (except public holidays), we have daily activities to inspire budding space explorers and innovators of all ages.

The Australian Space Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation with stories of opportunity, curiosity, and technology. It offers a place for the community to discover and explore the latest innovations in space technologies. Learn about Australia’s current and future role in space at the Discovery Centre, which hosts: a Careers Information Hub showcasing rewarding and diverse career pathways in the local space industry, an operational Mission Control Centre viewable through a theatrette for live space events and opportunities to engage with space experts, and an interactive space exhibition offering immersive, hands-on experiences.

More info at www.trybooking.com/eventlist/asdc

Kids Pottery Classes at Urth Clay Studio

Check out Big Brain Tiny Hands; one-off school holiday pottery classes at Urth Clay Studio. These classes prioritise experimentation and muddy fun over seeking perfection.

Unlike traditional approaches, Utth classes encourage kids to freely explore shapes and textures, fostering a sense of joy in the creative process while introducing a step to step guidelines sometimes to teach how to create a strong piece. The therapeutic experience of working with clay provides a meditative environment for kids to de-stress and express themselves artistically. With hands-on, tactile engagement, our classes offer a break from screens, allowing children to immerse themselves in the sensory pleasure of clay.

Expert guidance, rather than strict rules, empowers kids to bring their unique visions to life, creating an atmosphere of liberating creativity. Join us for a memorable, screen-free experience that celebrates the joy of pottery and inspires the young artist in every child.

Working on 2 techniques the pottery wheel and sculpting. Each 2.5 hour session will make a different project.

Dates & Times:

  • 9th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Burnside
  • 10th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Burnside
  • 11th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Goodwood
  • 12th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Burnside
  • 17th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Goodwood
  • 18th July – 10:30am to 12:45pm – Goodwood

Locations: Goodwood & Burnside

Book online at urthclaystudio.com.au

Code Camp Coding and Creative Holiday Camps

Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends. With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available, there really is something for everyone. Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, robotics, stop-motion animation, DJing, video production and so much more!

Not sure where to start?

Code Camp’s flagship coding programs are the perfect way to begin your child’s Code Camp journey. Choose Little Coders for ages 5-7 to take their first steps into the world of coding and Spark for ages 7-12 to use drag & drop coding to create an awesome arcade-style game.

Plus, their most popular creative camps are back this season including Minecraft Engineers, Roblox Legends, Robotics Camp, and YouTube Creators, offering the coolest few days of STEM learning and fun.

For more information and bookings head to the Code Camp website: www.codecamp.com.au

Homefresh School Holiday Fun Cooking Classes

Homefresh kids fun cooking classes will entertain (and feed) your children every school holidays giving you a well-earned break. For just $37 your child can enjoy one and a half hours of fun, learning to shop and cook with the talented Homefresh chefs.

Your child will dress in their Homefresh chefs uniforms, shop for ingredients, then prepare and cook healthy food from scratch and devour the result, all while you have a coffee or shop the local area in peace.

For more information, or to book please visit:  www.homefreshcooking.com.au/school-holiday-fun

Terrarium Making at Helen’s Mini Worlds

Helen’s Mini Worlds is running their popular kids terrarium-making workshops again this school holidays. In this one-hour workshop, you will design and create a tiny, living, bioactive terrarium complete with a figurine of your choice. Along the way, we will teach you about the science behind terrariums and why we call them tiny, bioactive ecosystems!

You will not only take home your very own bioactive terrarium world, but also all the information you need to care for it and a wealth of new knowledge about the natural world.
The perfect mix of science and creativity, creating an experience like no other.

This workshop is suitable for ages 7-17. It provides an introduction to terrariums and ecosystem science. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Limited spots available, head to www.helensminiworlds.com/workshops to book your ticket(s).

Can’t make the dates listed? Our drop-in terrarium-making station is open all school holidays
More info here

🥋 RUN, KICK, JUMP INTO WINTER! ❄️⚽️

The Adelaide University Sport and Fitness School Holiday Program returns this winter, filled with action-packed days to keep your children active during the winter break. Experienced coaches will help your kids develop new sporting skills, while also building social skills and physical literacy.

Your children can train like pros, trying unique sports they may have never experienced before! They’ll stay active and fit over the break while also making new friends. Let your child tackle some of the best sports at Adelaide University Sport and Fitness’ School Holiday Program. Coached by some of the university’s elite athletes, they’ll learn the fundamentals of sports such as AFL, Soccer, Judo, Gymnastics, and more!

Highlighting the winter program is the Olympic-themed day, packed with fun activities and friendly competition.

So, don’t let the winter blues keep your kids inside —let them warm up with some high-energy fun! The School Holiday Program will help develop positive attitudes towards interactions with others while building motivation to stay fit and healthy over the school holiday break.

Get excited and register today!

Monday 8 July 2024 until Thursday 18 July 2024
Suitable for ages 5-11

More info and bookings visit: www.adelaideunisport.com.au/play-sport/school-holiday-program

Cirkidz July School Holiday Program

Circus is a GREAT way to get your kids moving these holidays, and Cirkidz is the perfect place for them to learn the basics! Come visit Adelaide’s awesome indoor circus hub in Bowden, with almost 40 years experience of flipping, flying, and fun.

Cirkidz offers sessions that are all about building strong brains and bodies while making unforgettable memories.
Drop your kid off for a half-day or whole-day session, and their fun, friendly, and super-experienced circus pros will teach them some seriously awesome take-home movement skills.

From nailing trampoline tricks and Parkour moves to soaring on the trapeze, kids will not only learn new skills but will get creative, take safe risks, boost confidence, and have the time of their lives.
Whether they want to focus on a circus specialty like acrobatics, Parkour or aerial arts, or try a bit of everything, this holiday program has got them covered. There’s even a session dedicated to Ninja Warrior skills!

Cirkidz invites all kids to step into the spotlight and jump into the joy, excitement, and awesome benefits of circus these holidays.

Suitable for: Ages 5 to 12 (Parkour strictly for ages 8-12)
Dates: Monday 8th July to Friday 19th July
Session Times: Morning session: 8:30am-12pm / Afternoon session: 12:30pm-4pm
Cost: Half days $55 / Full days $100

Cirkidz, 27 Fifth St, Bowden SA

Bookings & More Info:
www.cirkidz.org.au/holiday-programs

Musical Theatre Intensive and Introduction to Technical Theatre Workshop

The On Stage July Holiday program is back and providing two engaging programs run by industry professionals.

Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to enhance participant’s triple threat skills over five-days. Introduction to Technical Theatre is a free one-day program design to expand participants knowledge of staging, sound, and lighting.

Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 10 – 17)
This program is designed for 10-17 year olds to gain a deeper understanding of the story, refine triple threat skills and gain a new confidence within the musical theatre genre. Get in quick as numbers are limited!
Monday 8 – Friday 12 July 2024
Space Theatre
click here to book online

Introduction to Technical Theatre Workshop (Ages 14 – 17)
Gain hands on experience in the world of technical production with the Adelaide Festival Centre staff and learn more about what’s it’s like to put on a performance in a professional environment. Gain backstage access and knowledge about the educational pathways in reach for those who love the technological elements. No experience required however capacity is strictly limited!
Tuesday 9 July 2024
Adelaide Festival Centre
click here to book online

Beerenberg’s Strawberry Tote Bag Art Classes

Get ready to let your kids unleash their creativity this school holidays and sign them up for Beerenberg’s Strawberry Tote Bag Art Class!

During this 45-minute class, talented and friendly instructors will be there to teach your little one how to create their very own Strawberry Tote Bag using paint pens, sparkles and googly eyes!
Once your little one is done, they can take their masterpiece home with them and use it for shopping, library books, special treasures or for your strawberry picking adventures.

During this time, feel free to grab yourself a coffee from the café and watch on as they create their masterpieces.

All kids participating in the class will receive a voucher for a FREE kid’s sized milkshake from Beerenberg’s very own ice creamery, The Dairy.
Suitable for kids aged 5 – 12

Click here to book online (bookings essential)

Winter 2024 Youth School Holiday Program at the City of Burnside

Join us this July for an array of exciting activities! Create your own necklace and earring set at Pepper Street Arts Centre on July 9th, then dive into the world of solar energy on July 17th with Active Ed’s solar car workshop. Don’t miss the special screening of ‘Despicable Me 4’, complete with complimentary soft drink and popcorn for under 18s and students.

Enhance your skills with a barista training course on July 16th at the City of Burnside, for local residents, or learn self-defence techniques at our ladies’ class on July 18th, led by a top Rhee Taekwondo instructor, Jessica. Young artists can join Lucinda Penn for a three-day art intensive workshop from July 8th-10th, exploring what living in Burnside means through collaborative projects.

For ongoing fun, visit the all-wheels pump track, open daily from sunrise to sunset. With activities ranging from creative arts to practical skills and outdoor adventures, this winter holiday program promises something for everyone.

Head over to the City of Burnside website for more information including links to register. Bookings are essential and places are limited!

 

Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures at Wirraway Homestead

Discover the ultimate outdoor experience at Baptist Care SA’s Wirraway Homestead, spanning a huge 72 hectares in the heart of Strathalbyn, Adelaide Hills.

We’re famous for our School Holiday Musters – outdoor camping adventures where kids can challenge themselves, forge lifelong friendships, and develop positive communication skills. From mustering sheep and mastering the art of archery to building shelters in the great outdoors, your children won’t want to leave.

It wouldn’t be an adventure at Wirraway Homestead without getting to ride our horses. Explore the stunning landscape on horseback with our fantastic on-site horse-riding arena and trail rides.

At Wirraway Homestead, everyone will have an amazing time while making unforgettable memories. Join our winter school holiday programs today.

5-Day Muster (13-15 yrs) July 8-12, 2024
4-Day Muster (10-12 yrs) July 16-19, 2024

Click here for more information and booking details

 

Experience unforgettable holiday adventures for your kids with Wilderness Escape!

For more than 33 years, Wilderness Escape has been organizing dynamic and educational programs tailored for children aged 5 to 17. As South Australia’s premier outdoor education provider, parents can trust that their child will have a thrilling and safe experience under the guidance of fully qualified and experienced staff.

Wilderness Escape offers an extensive range of activities on this July school holiday, including forest exploration, nature-inspired chemistry experiments, mountain biking, rock climbing, and adventure hubs. What’s even better is that no prior experience is required, and all necessary equipment is provided for each adventure.

These holiday programs are not just about keeping kids entertained during breaks; they are opportunities for adventure, learning, and personal development. If you’re seeking a meaningful and exciting way for your child to spend their holidays, Wilderness Escape is the perfect choice.

Booking Online at: wildernessescape.com.au/school-holiday-programs

School Holiday Cooking Classes at Sprout!

At Sprout, kids learn to cook fresh, seasonal and healthy meals from scratch using proper equipment and all by themselves. Sprout Cooking Classes allow kids to make new friends, learn some valuable cooking skills, gain exposure to new foods in a positive environment and educate them about where food comes from. No cupcake decorating here, just real food and real skills.

There are a number of classes on offer these July School Holidays.

Quick Easy & Healthy for Kids (5-11yrs)
includes two courses, experienced staff, ingredients
Tues 9 / Thurs 11 / Mon 15 July, 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
Wed 17 July, 10am – 12pm

Quick Easy & Healthy for Kids (12-16yrs)
In the 12-16 year old kids cooking classes, kids eat and interact like adults.  They’re given the responsibility of cooking and preparing adult recipes designed to be challenging and engaging.
No placing ingredients on pizza bases, think teriyaki salmon, ginger green beans and citrus souffle!
includes two courses, experienced staff, ingredients
Wed 10 / Wed 17 July, 1pm – 3pm

Family Fun (Adults + Kids)
This class gives parents and children the opportunity to cook and learn together.  Learn, cook and eat with our younger friends, have fun in our kitchen and inspire the next generation of healthy foodies.
includes two courses for one adult and one child aged 4-12 years.
Wed 10 /  Wed 17 / Thurs 18 July , 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book online at sprout.edu.au/cooking-school/cooking-classes/kids

NumberWorks’nWords – Boost their confidence and improve results

NumberWorks’nWords are running their popular July School Holiday Program again and places are filling up!
The school holiday programs are the perfect opportunity to re-energise those minds and to stay on track with learning during the term holidays.

The programs include daily intensive lessons with students, enabling students to build rapidly on the previous day’s learning. All sessions are catered to the individual, and help children develop their English or maths skills in a supportive environment. Our tutoring model focuses on building learning confidence in children, to help them advance their studies and achieve their best academic results.

DATES & TIMES
Each centre will be running a 3-day program
Unley sessions will run from Mon 15 July – Wed 17 July
Norwood sessions will run from Thur 18 July – Sat 20 July

Session times are 10am-12pm (half day) and/or 10am-2:30pm (intensive full-day)

Call UNLEY centre on 8271 2121 or click here to book online
Call NORWOOD centre on 8333 2121 or click here to book online

School Holidays UNPLUGGED @ Woodhouse Adventure Park

Woodhouse Adventure Park’s UNPLUGGED ‘kids only’ Drop & Go Day Camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged 5 to 12 scree-free, active and entertained for the whole day… just 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway on a magnificent 54-hectare natural wonderland at Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills!

The winter UNPLUGGED program runs weekdays 8 to 19 July with each day featuring a different creative theme so you can book your kids in for just one day or every day knowing there is always something different to keep them excited and engaged.

As always, this season of UNPLUGGED features creative themes and loads of fun outdoor adventures. The kids will be enjoying outdoor laser skirmish and ice-blocking (think sleds made from ice!). They’ll journey through time and go on a medieval quest at Knights of the Round Table. There will be plenty of friendly competition at It’s a Knockout, while backyard science will have the kids excited at Get a Reaction. There will be marshmallows around the campfire for the quintessential Woodhouse winter experience, and all the thrills of a traditional fun fair at Classic Carnival. Plus so much more!

There really is something for every kind of kid … from nature lovers and arty types through to sports fans and adrenaline seekers! Plus every day includes time on Challenge Hill obstacle course and a private Tube Slide session (weather permitting).

JUST $75 PER DAY (Scout Members save 20%) covers programmed activities and full facilitation (1:9 staff to child ratio) from 9am (drop off between 8:30am and 8:50am) to 5pm.

www.woodhouse.org.au/unplugged

Tagsy Workshops

Have your children ever doodled on their shoes? But then never worn them again?
What if we told you we found a place that gives children the freedom to ‘tag’ their own high-top sneakers.
A place where children are expressing their creativity and walking away with a pair of custom, one-of-a-kind high-top sneakers that truly reflect their style and personality.

Step into The World of Tagsy… and allow your children to unleash their creativity by tagging their shoes.

Tagsy workshops are returning for the Adelaide July school holidays, this time even better – hosted at What the Croque Cafe, parents can take a breather with a great coffee and indulge in one of those delicious French inspired toasties we have all been hearing about. A playground awaits those little siblings who are not old enough to join the workshop.

Tagsy focuses on individuality and creativity by offering exclusive kits that contain all the essentials to tag a one-of-a-kind pair of high-top sneakers. At their 2-hour workshop, children aged 8-12 can transform a pair of plain white high-top canvas sneakers into wearable art. Using the provided tools and specially designed stencils for guidance, along with easy-to-follow steps, children can create without the worry of making a mistake and not being able to fix.

After tagging their shoes, children can choose a pair of vibrant custom Tagsy laces to complement their designs and proudly walk away with unique kicks of their own creation.

Tagsy even offers post-workshop activities to keep children engaged and active during the holidays.

All necessary equipment and art supplies, including shoes in various sizes, are be provided at the workshop.

Head to their website to book a spot
tagsy.com.au/products/tagsy-workshops

BOUNCE Holiday Camps

BOUNCE Holiday Camps are back with a new and improved with a 3-hour program, available during the school holidays.
Enjoy more flexibility by dropping off the kids for a morning filled with indoor adrenaline fun throughout the holiday period!

Each Session Includes:
● 90 minutes with a qualified and dedicated coach
● 30 minutes to refuel with a fruit platter provided by BOUNCE
● 60 minutes of free time led by awesome BOUNCE hosts

Book here > https://bit.ly/kia-bounce-holiday-camps

All Together, You and Me! Hair in the Air, We’re Family!

It’s Dance Camp with Mitcham Dance… AGAIN!!

Get ready for 3 days of fun making unforgettable memories at our upcoming Dance Camp! Filled with exciting moments from all dance styles, fun activities, surprises and more…
All children are welcome, whether you have danced for years or just starting – we are SO excited to meet you!

🌟 2–4 years 🌟 Wednesday 10 July 9:30am-11:30am $50
⭐️5-7 years ⭐️ Wednesday 10 July 12:30pm-3:00pm $55
⭐️8-12 years⭐️ Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 of July 9:30am-3:00pm

TWO DAY PASS – $150
ONE DAY PASS – $80

BOOK NOW, the word is spreading fast. Secure your spot now before it’s too late!
https://www.trybooking.com/CRDHA

Places to Visit in the July School Holidays

TreeClimb is open rain or shine – Experience the tree tops among the rain drops.

Treeclimb Adelaide and Kuitpo Forest
Don’t get stuck inside this winter, there is so much exploring to do outside!

TWO PARKS = DOUBLE THE FUN!
Conquer challenges, face fears and create some memories in the canopies.

Grand Course | Available at both locations.
This one is for climbers 135cm or taller! And includes over 100 challenges split across both parks, including a Zip-Loop at either location.
Kids Course | Available at both locations.
A course for our littlies who are at least 100cm in height. The Kids Course is compiled of over 45 obstacles including zip-lines! Remember, adults are unable to climb the Kids Course, you’ll be supporting your brave little climbers from the ground.
Family Experience | Available at both locations.
For the experienced Kids Course climbers, not quite tall enough for the Grand Course but ready to give it a go, try out the highly sought after Family Experience. Specifically designed for adventurous littlies. Children must be at least 125cm and must be climbing with an adult at least 18 years or older.
Nets Adventure | Exclusive to TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest.
And of course, South Australia’s FIRST Nets Adventure! Exclusive to TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest, this course is perfect for tiny climbers who aren’t quite tall enough for the Kids Course OR for those who want to add a little more to their TreeClimb experience! Recommended but not restricted to ages 2 – 10 years old.
Children 6 years and under must have an adult on the Nets Course. *1 adult to a maximum of 2 kids.

Party Packages – Exclusive to TreeClimb Adelaide.
Celebrating a Birthday this July? TreeClimb Adelaide’s Party Packages give you access to exclusive add-ons, a reserved table, and MORE!
Eliminate the hassle and elevate the celebration!

Put the screens away, pack a jacket and a picnic, and make memories this winter!
Bookings are available for BOTH VENUES and we HIGHLY recommend pre-booking as sessions do sell out!

Click here to book online

Hahndorf Farm Barn

Open from 10am-4pm everyday

Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained – it’s educational as well!
There are many activities for kids at the farm and you can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family

  • Cow milking shows 11am and 2:30 everyday
  • Reptile shows 12:30 on weekends, school holidays and public holidays
  • Pony and tractor rides on weekends, school holidays and public holidays
  • Animal feeding, bottle feeding and interactions all days
  • Giant sandpit and playground.
  • And make sure you check out the diggers and ride on tractors!

www.farmbarn.com.au

DoughBalls have made it to the city!

Freshly opened mid June, their Rundle Place location will be taking bookings for school holidays and is a great way to feed the kids when you are in the CBD. Located right next to the FunLab Precinct, spend the day shopping in the Mall, having fun at Strike Bowing & the Hijinx Hotel and finish off with a meal at DoughBalls! Their famous three course kids meal will be available all day, every day.

Their Glenelg restaurant is also open everyday! 11:30am-9pm Monday to Friday & 11am-9pm Saturday & Sunday. They will be launching a new menu very soon so make sure to get in and try the current menu before it leaves!

They’ll also be at Paxton Wines all Winter long for their Winter Reds in the Sheds series. Head down and grab some fresh Wood Fired Pizza & DoughBalls with lovely winery views.

click here to find out why we love Doughballs

Take the kids to a movie at Capri

Kids can see DESPICABLE ME 4 and INSIDE OUT 2 at the Capri over the School Holidays for only $7 a ticket! Adults are $11 and a family of 4 is $35! You also get $1 off popcorn!! Go on a Wednesday or Thursday in January and catch the mighty WurliTzer theatre organ play before the movie for a bit of added spectacle. Don’t forget, they also have Haigh’s Chocolates available in the Candy Bar.

Get your tickets exclusively from the Scoopon website here

(deal not available from the Capri box office)

Tee it up these school holidays at X-Golf Marion and West Lakes

X-Golf Marion and West Lakes are your one-stop place for entertainment, golfing fun and delicious food, all under cover these July holidays.

Conveniently located South or West of the city, with ample parking, and close to Westfield shopping centres, it’s easy to build a whole day out with the kids. Featuring state of-the-art golf simulators, the Hey Caddy mini-golf course*, a full-service bar and kitchen, plus large screen TVs and more, X-Golf venues have it all.

With mini-golf starting from $12 per child, and some great family packages for golf, food and drinks- you’re guaranteed a par-fect day!

The Hey Caddy mini-golf course will take you on a journey to some amazing destinations around the world!  Suitable for all ages, the fun, colourful set-up is sure to delight kids and parents a-like.
For bigger kids (aged 9 and above) X-Golf simulators provide hours of entertainment with the option to select novelty holes or play competitions between mates or siblings for the ultimate bragging rights.

Visit the venue websites for all school Holiday offers and to book.
*Marion features 12 holes of mini-golf, West Lakes has 18 holes.

West Lakes- Level 1, 37 Turner Drive, West Lakes
Marion- 838/842 Marion Rd, Marion

For more info and to book online visit www.x-golf.com.au

School Holidays at SHANX

Located in Regency Park, you can forget about novelty clown heads and spinning windmills at SHANX.

Unlike anything in the Southern Hemisphere, SHANX Mini Golf looks exactly like a standard golf course — only it’s been shrunk down to miniature size.

Created as a way of making golf accessible to anyone and everyone, no matter your age, gender or skill level. SHANX sits on the edge of the Regency Park Golf Course, so you can watch the pros go by while you putt your way around the eighteen holes. You’ll come across bunkers, twists and turns as you make your way across the green, and each hole has two courses to choose from: the Regency Course for those just getting started, or the SHANX Course for those looking for a challenge. Everything is provided, including a club and ball per person as well as a scoring card for the group.

Check out the July School Holiday activites at SHANX  including obstacle course, footy day, winter wonderland and carnival day. They are 100% free for all SHANX Ticket Holders!

It’s never been more important to find fun and affordable outdoor activities that the whole family can take part in, and SHANX is that all over.

Book online at shanxminigolf.com.au

Check out Escape Hunt these school holidays

When you’re searching for ways to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, Escape Hunt is an activity that the kids are guaranteed to still be buzzing about when the new term starts.The added bonus? It’s super fun for the adults as well!

With exciting themes like the Alice in Wonderland-inspired, Down the Rabbit Hole, or their brand new outdoor adventures Return to Wonderland and Time Cops, there is something for all families to enjoy.
Book in an escape for a truly brain-bending family outing.

Be sure to include some Escape Hunt fun in your school holiday schedule!
escapehunt.com/au/adelaide

School Holidays @ Woodhouse Adventure Park

Get ready for school holiday adventures at Woodhouse this winter! Whether you’re visiting for the day or settling in for an overnight stay, you can expect memorable screen-free fun for the whole family… just 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway on a 54-hectare nature wonderland at Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills. Woodhouse is open every day, even public holidays!

Take the day pass option for unlimited access to the site from 9am to 5pm where you will climb, crawl, swing and splash your way through more than 30 obstacles on Challenge Hill, tackle a giant split-level maze, slide down two epic Tube Slides (running weekends and public holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day), conquer the ultimate multi-dimensional outdoor bouldering challenge, negotiate an orienteering or photo hunt course, or have a round of disc golf (think golf with a frisbee).

For even more fun, pitch your tent (or pull up your van) at one of the unpowered sites (no minimum number of nights even on long weekends) or stay in one of the glamping bell tents or family chalets with all day activities included from 9am on your day of arrival to 5pm on your day of departure.

Woodhouse also has fully-facilitated ‘Drop and Go’ day camps in the school holidays from 9am (drop-off from 8:30am) to 5pm with thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged 5 to 12 screen-free, active and entertained for the whole day. The UNPLUGGED program runs every school holidays with each day including time on Challenge Hill obstacle course and a private Tube Slide session (weather permitting) – plus different special themed activities daily.

www.woodhouse.org.au

Unleash Family Fun this School Holidays at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park!

Just over 1 hour from Adelaide, whether you are popping by for a day visit or looking for a convenient getaway there’s options available for every budget.

Choose your perfect stay from two fantastic options: the on-site Rydges Pit Lane Hotel, featuring an incredible Auto Gallery and rooms with stunning views of Pit Lane, or the popular BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park, packed with family-friendly fun including Mini Golf, a playground, a jumping pillow, a BMX Pump Track, a basketball court, and so much more – see latest deals! Cartoon fans will also be in for a treat with the Lunch & Movie specials at APEX Bar x Dining, featuring the Madagascar series (popcorn included).

Live out your motorsport dreams

For the adrenaline junkies in the family, don’t miss the hot laps and driver experiences around the world-class circuit. Feel the rush as you ride in a race-prepared vehicle driven by a pro! Junior speedsters will love the World-Class karting facility, offering both adult and family karts. Car enthusiasts will adore the ‘Pit Lane Getaway’ experience – a perfect mix of thrills and relaxation with a cruise around the iconic circuit, a delicious dinner, and an overnight stay. Early birds can kickstart their day with the ‘Breakfast & Bends’ package, enjoying a tasty meal followed by a leisurely track cruise at your own pace. And for those with a need for speed, don’t miss the ‘Roll Racing’ and ‘Off-Street Drag Racing’ events happening every month!

Fun-Filled Experiences for Everyone

No engine? No worries! Bring your bike and ‘Cycle the Bend’ or explore the track by foot, walking or running on the same tarmac as motorsport legends! Plus, the brand-new Podium Park precinct is bursting with family-friendly activities waiting to be enjoyed.

No matter what you love, Shell V-Power Motorsport Park has something to make every family member’s heart race with excitement this school holiday season!

For more info visit www.thebend.com.au/promotions

Adelaide Planetarium

Visit the Adelaide Planetarium these July school holidays and explore the wonders of the universe from the comfort of your seat.

Take a captivating journey through space to learn about the solar system, constellations, and the mysteries of the cosmos, guided by an experienced astronomer. Families and astronomy buffs alike will marvel at projections of the sun, moon, planets, and over 5,000 stars under the Planetarium’s iconic domed ceiling.

The Planetarium’s July school holiday program offers a variety of sessions to keep the whole family entertained, including fulldome movies such as Tycho to the Moon, and Wildest Weather in the Solar System, and telescope viewing. You can also discover the new Sensory Session and be transported through space and time through an immersive, multi-sensory experience.

The Adelaide Planetarium is located on Level 2, Building P, UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus.

To make a booking for the school holiday program or for more information, please visit: www.unisa.edu.au/planetarium

To take a look at the program for July click here

July School Holiday Events

BRIXPO

Discover a world where imagination comes to life at BRIXPO, South Australia’s largest fan-built LEGO exhibition! Step into a realm of creativity and wonder, where families can indulge in endless fun without breaking the bank with a family pass priced under $50. Once inside, there are no time limits – stay as long as you like, immersing yourself in the magic of LEGO creations crafted by talented builders from all over Australia.
 
Explore the interactive zone, brimming with LEGO play tables, remote control cars, racing ramps, and more, ensuring an experience that’s as hands-on as it is awe-inspiring. Marvel at incredible exhibits, including Australia’s largest Great Ball Contraption, and be delighted by cosplayers bringing beloved characters to life. With an array of vendors offering a treasure trove of LEGO-related items, there’s something for every enthusiast to enjoy.
 
For those seeking a quieter environment, Sensory Sessions are available each morning. And for aspiring animators, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in LEGO stop-motion workshops by GooRoo Animation (additional cost). Need a caffeine fix? Both the St Clair cafe and the Gold Foundation’s Shine Like Gold coffee van will ensure you stay fuelled for all the excitement ahead. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure at BRIXPO – where creativity knows no bounds! BRIXPO is on 6 & 7 July and tickets sell out every year, so book now to avoid disappointment! www.brixpo.com.au/tickets

Build A Bear at Churchill Centre in the July School Holidays!

Week 1: Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2024
Week 2: Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July

Session Times
9-10am / 10:30 – 11:30am / 12-1pm / 2-3pm / 3:30-4:30

click here to book online

AND don’t forget to visit Little Chicago Express, Adelaide’s largest and FREE indoor Shopping Centre playground! Located in the Food Court. Check churchillcentre.com.au for playground opening hours.
Churchill Centre, Churchill Road, Kilburn

DInosaur Time Machine

Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a T-Rex at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival this July! In live stage show Dinosaur Time Machine, you’ll learn about the ancient world of dinosaurs in the most exciting ways. Two adventurous performers use science, circus, puppetry and imagination to give you a glimpse into history that you won’t forget.

Dinosaur Time Machine incorporates up to date science and discoveries made about dinosaurs and the world that they lived in, and presents it in a fun and highly visual way, incorporating circus, puppetry, simple narrative and imaginative play in this unique educational theatre production.

First week of school holidays only: 9-14 July, in The Kingfisher heated tent in Colley Reserve.
Book your tickets here

Don’t Miss BOUNCE After Dark!

Friday, June 28, 6-9pm

Grab your tickets before you miss out!
After Dark is the ultimate end of term party.
From 6-9pm the lights go down and the DJ tunes fill the venue, making it an awesome atmosphere for you and your mates to celebrate the end of term.

Book here > https://bit.ly/kia-bounce-afterdark

Circus The Show

Roll up! Roll up! CIRCUS the Show is returning to The Bay this July to perform all season at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival. Prepare to enter a world of whimsy, wonder and amazement where your imagination will soar like never before, in this award-winning family circus spectacular that’s flipping back into town for the July school holidays.

Sure to amaze the entire family, CIRCUS is the latest trailblazer in children’s entertainment – featuring world-class illusions, tumbling acrobats, breathtaking and elegant aerialists, an endearing clown with his gigantic 6ft balloon, and enough side-splitting comedy to send any grown man running for the toilet!

See CIRCUS the Show at 3pm daily, 6-21 July (except Mondays), in heated big top circus tent, The May Wirth, in Colley Reserve.
Book now to secure your preferred date – this was a sell-out sensation at Fringe as well as Glenelg last July

click here to book your tickets

July School Holiday Adventures

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours

Have fun and experience the wonder of nature together as a family these school holidays.  The winter months are a great time to explore this unique part of Port Adelaide.  Even though it is colder we often experience fine conditions and calm waters, less boat traffic and quieter water ways making great conditions for kayaking and viewing all the sanctuary has to offer.

Join this family friendly kayak where you have the opportunity to view resident dolphins and paddle your way through calm and peaceful creeks lined with mangroves that have been there for over 10,000 years. There is also the opportunity to paddle past some spectacular shipwrecks, relics of a bygone era and see migratory sea birds along the way. All this and only 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.
Our knowledgeable guides ensure a safe and informative tour, sharing insights about the dolphins and other marine life that frequent the area as well as the history of this unique and beautiful part of South Australia. It is a family experience you will treasure forever.

Participants don’t need any prior kayaking experience and it is all done at a comfortable pace – children do need to be 9 years and older to participate and will need to be in a double kayak with an adult. Gift vouchers are available.

dolphinsanctuarykayaktours.com.au
Facebook:  @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours
Instagram: @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours

July School Holidays for FREE

GLOW at the SA Museum

5:30pm – 10:30pm daily | 5 July – 21 July

Inspired by the cycles of the moon, GLOW is an interactive light installation from Amigo & Amigo that explores how lunar light sources draw people in across the world.

With over 40 different sounds and lighting animations, wander through and play with the interactive ‘moons’, or find a quiet spot and enjoy it at your own pace.

Come and explore GLOW for free on the front lawns of the South Australian Museum.

More info at www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/event/glow-illuminate

July School Holidays at the Museums

Sensory friendly morning at the SA Museum

8am – 9:45am | 20 July 2024

A quiet, sensory friendly evening for visitors of all ages, their families, friends, and support workers.

Visitors with sensory and/or accessibility needs can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum out of hours. This is a chance to see all the permanent galleries, the latest exhibitions, and maybe discover something you’ve never noticed before.

While everyone is always welcome at the Museum, sometimes the crowds and noise make visits harder for our neurodivergent visitors and those living with a disability. Some of the screens, lights and sounds around the Museum will be altered for the evening to make it a more sensory friendly experience.

Attendees can enjoy the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions and sensory backpacks will be available to borrow free of charge.

This is a ticketed event for people with sensory and/or accessibility needs and their accompanying family, friends, and support workers.

Please order a pay-what-you-can ticket for all attendees when you book, as numbers are limited to ensure a quiet environment.

Click here to book online

Superluminal at SA Museum

6 July – 10 August
In this World Premiere, Patch’s latest work Superluminal blends bold visual design, collaborative storytelling, and interactive play to create an engaging and enchanting installation.

As children enter Superluminal, they receive colour-changing lanterns to use throughout the installation. Guided by a performer, they journey through five interactive spaces to reveal hidden animal tracks and discover animals from the past, present, and possible future. Children create their own mythical creatures, bring them to life with recorded sounds and spectacular rainbow lighting, and capture their fantastical shadows on a magical glow wall.

A theatrical presentation full of Patch’s renowned interactive light play, Superluminal takes its inspiration from the South Australian Museum’s collections of extraordinary objects. Throughout the installation, children are encouraged to discover nature’s extraordinary creatures, systems, and beauty, and how time shapes them.

Superluminal is the perfect school holiday activity for 4 – 8 year olds and their families.

Click here to book online

Superluminal: Combo Critters

10:30am, 12:00noon, 1:30pm | 11 and 16 July

Discover the science of light and colour at the South Australian Museum these school holidays!

Join us for an exciting, hands-on workshop this July inspired by Patch Theatre and their spectacular new show Superluminal, premiering at the South Australian Museum.
Engage in investigative play that links art with science, fostering curiosity and creativity. Led by Superluminal artist Luku Kukuku from Polymorphic, this workshop dives into the fascinating world of light and colour through fun and creative activities designed for children aged 5-12 years.

Using coloured viewing filters participants design and draw their own unique creatures and then experience the magic of seeing their artwork change as the different filters are applied.
All participants get their own set of red and blue viewing filters to take home, so the fun and creativity can continue.

Click here to book online

Shadow Initiation at SA Museum

Race against the clock in a digital adventure game to see the Museum like never before. Part escape room, part scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour, this game provides a Museum experience like no other. With one hour on the clock and over 40 puzzles to attempt, this is your chance to unlock the secrets of the Museum.

The aim of the game is to earn as many points as you can within an hour and attempt to prove that you are worthy of joining a mysterious, top-secret society: The Secret Order of Quill & Compass.

The Shadow Initiation is an adventure game that is facilitated by a tablet and can be played by up to 4 people per tablet. While this activity is designed for a broad audience, it supports student learning and aligns with the Australian Curriculum in the areas of developing critical and creative thinking skills and building personal and social capability. It is recommended for students from year 7 to work independently, and for students in years 5 and 6 with supervision

To find out more, and book in go visit The Shadow Initiation | SA Museum

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