Gees! You’re keen! School has only just gone back for Term 3 and you’re already looking for school holiday ideas for September/October! We love your enthusiasm (and your organisation)
Don’t worry, this page will be updated regularly and have many more ideas added, so keep checking back.
The Adelaide term 3 school holidays start on 25 September and finish on 10 October (for most schools)
Spring has sprung and we love this time of year in Adelaide! There are LOADS of activities, events, things to do and places to see these October 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!
October school holiday programs
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October school holidays places to visit / things to do
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Mega Fast Karts at Richmond are back for the July School Holidays with their UNLIMITED battle cars, laser skirmish and arcade specials.
- 10am till 12pm for $25pp*
- 1pm till 5pm for $35pp*
They’re open every day of the school holidays. 10am – 7pm and late til 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays.
*Go Karting extra
HOT NEWS…. there is a brand shiney new Doughballs about to open (like any day now) at Mawsone Lakes. Until that happens (and dont worry, we will let you know) DoughBalls Glenelg is just one of those places that you have to take the kids in the school holidays. It has a ripper three course kids menu for just ten bucks (including a drink and a babyccino) and they have recently added some more healthy options and expanded the offer. Every one loves it here.
Never had doughballs? They are warm and light and fluffy and served up all of the different ways both savoury or sweet!
The pizza here is also too good to go past – so order all of the things!
Bookings are highly reccommended and you can book online HERE
Every climber has a different ability and our staff are trained to help them move through the course, build confidence and develop new skills – all while having a great adventure in the Adelaide CBD!
The grand course suits those more confident tweens, teens and adults (above 135cm) who are ready to head to new heights (literally!).
With school holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to book! Head to treeclimb.com.au to check out the availability of our session times and secure your spot!
Online bookings: treeclimb.com.au/book-now
The team a super fun and helpful, and while there are some current changes to the way Bounce works thanks to Covid restrictions, essentially you can enjoy every thing that you usually would and rest assured knowing the cleaning and venue management are professional.
Book here: bounceinc.com.au/venue-adelaide-sa
Book your kids in for the experience of their life this school holidays at the Crows Junior Max Academy. The Academy is for 6 – 12-year-old footy fans and runs during the July school holidays at AFL Max. Created with Crows coaches and players – enabling participants to train just like their footy heroes. Featuring guest appearances from Crows players joining in to share their footy tips and tricks.
$139 for two x 4 hour sessions:
- Specifically designed training program at AFL Max
- Session from Crows players
- FREE Crows Junior Max Academy training t-shirt
- FREE Crows membership
Play to the Max these School Holidays! With 2 hours of play from just $22.50 – kids can explore the trampolines, rock climbing, inflatables, interactive screens, field games, skill challenges and more!
For the little ones, join our Mini Max School Holiday Sessions (3-4yr olds) it’s a great way to get kids involved and excited about physical activity from a young age, build connection and have FUN.
Parents, relax in the café with barista made coffee, lunch specials, fully licensed bar, WIFI and great views of the kids below.
AFL Max is open every day of the School Holidays
Online bookings essential and can be made here: aflmax.com.au/school-holidays
Kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the holiday fun at ICA Sportzworx Stepney.
The day is full of sports and games and any skill level and age can be accommodated by our Sports Coaches. Kids can play soccer, netball, cricket, dodgeball and other fun games.
The fun starts at 9.30am and finishes 3.30pm plus lunch is provided for all kids. There is also a morning session available for 3 hours starting from 9.30am. Prices start from $30.
There are 4 full sized courts a function room and a kiosk, plenty of room for all.
Bookings are essential and are super quick and easy to do online at
More info at icastepney.com.au/school-holiday-clinics
There’s never been a better time to explore your own backyard the old-fashioned way – with SteamRanger’s Heritage Railway and winter is a busy time for SteamRanger on the South Coast with SteamRanger’s Cockle Train. ‘See the whales from the rails’ aboard SteamRanger’s Famous Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor with trains running between Victor Harbor and Goolwa departing every day during the SA school holidays as well as Sunday and Wednesday outside of the holidays. There will be three return train journeys along this stunning coast line. Please check SteamRanger’s website for the Cockle Train timetables and train information. No bookings necessary.
Starting in May, SteamRanger will be starting rail journeys from the Adelaide Hills. Travel from Mount Barker to Bugle Rangers Strathalbyn, Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor.
For ticket info, travel dates & destinations call 1300 655 991 or visit SteamRanger online
Mega Courts Indoor Sports is a great place for your kids and adults if you want to join in and play with them to play multiple different sports and activities including Soccer, Cricket, Netball, Badmington and Dodgeball. They also have our great range of Mega Inflatables, Laser Tag and Gel Ball and a Mega Playground.
This year they are also lucky enough to have the YMCA Walkerville in the centre who our giving lucky kids access to the gymnastics court.
The onsite cafe is open so you as a parent can sit back otherwise, let the kids play and enjoy lunch and a good coffee. We have changed things up for these holidays and it is $18 per child for 3 hours of activities in the centre. Bookings are essential.
Bookings are essential.
More info at www.megacourts.com.au
Latitude offers the best school holiday adventures with their mega indoor arena and activities to suit everyone. Picture a diverse thrilling climbing zone, huge trampoline offering with free jump, basketball, airbag and dodgeball activities; a challenging ninja-warrior course and a fear-conquering obstacle course perched 8m above the ground – if you want to conquer new challenges these school holidays, then Latitude is for you!
With seasonal promos and great offers available, jump online and book to score big savings and rewards. You won’t regret it!
Funtopia Prospect is the indoor adventure playground you’ve gotta see to believe! With a 5-storey Playground World, a state-of-the-art rock-Climbing World, a fully enclosed, little human-proof Toddler World AND restaurant quality food, coffee, and even a cheeky beer or wine. Funtopia really is the place for everyone!
3-hour full access to Playground World
Double Pass: $30
Triple Pass: $45
Quad Pass: $60
OR Climb like a Funtopian with their Double Up pass which gives you access to join a 75-minute climbing session for only $35 for 2 people.
Funtopia is open every day of the School Holidays from 9am – 6pm.
Online bookings essential and can be made here: https://linktr.ee/funtopiaprospect
Earth Adventure is running some amazing family friendly tours during the July School Holidays
Enjoy scenic views of the cityscape on their Adelaide City Kayak Tour. Relax as their fully qualified instructor guides you on a kayak along the River Torrens. As you enjoy your tour you can find out more about the history and significance of the river and surrounds, making it a fun and educational experience for all!
Looking for something a bit more thrilling? Go Rock Climbing and Abseiling with Earth Adventure’s qualified rock-climbing guides! At two great locations, Morialta Conservation Park and Onkaparinga River National Park, this is a fun day on the rocks for you and your family. From beginners to experienced climbers, Earth Adventure has the set up for you.
Facebook – @earthadventure
Ph: 08 8165 2024
At the Adelaide Planetarium, you can experience the wonders of our universe up close. Guided by astronomers, travel through space to learn about the solar system, constellations, and mysteries of the cosmos.
With special school holiday programs including arts and craft sessions and evening telescope sessions*, the Planetarium offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained in winter. Choose from a variety of movies to watch on our dome-shaped ceiling. There are movies for all ages!
Conveniently located at Mawson Lakes, the Planetarium will be running school holiday activities from 5- 17 July , plus our usual Saturday Sessions.
To make a booking or for more information, visit
West Beach Mini Golf is open every day of the school holidays!
Bookings are not required, just turn up.
Check out the great value food and drink offers available these school holidays….
$15 Per Child Includes:
- 1 Game of Mini Golf (18 holes)
- Hot Chocolate or Slushy (99% Fruit Based)
- 1 packet of Chips
$15 Per Adult Includes:
- 1 Game of Mini Golf (18 HOLES)
- Coffee or 600ml Schweppes Soft Drink
Adventure Hubs is running some great family fun experiences these school holidays!
The Mount Lofty Adventure Hubs day experiences are the talk of South Australia. Their all new Rock Climb, Zipline and MEGA SWING experience has been a hit, and they are also running their Rock Climb, Abseil and Zipline experience!
Loved the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub and ready for something new? Then the Southern Adventure Hub is for you! Set in the heart of wine country, the Southern Adventure Hub is a must try start to your day of exploring McLaren Vale. Book in quick to get a spot on our Rock Climbing and Ropes Experience, an adventurous and fun event for the whole family.
Ph: 08 8472 0933
Give your child the gift of adventure with one of our amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from rock climbing days, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature and wildlife, crazy chemistry, mountain biking and much much more, there is something for every age group to do and see. Plus, it’s fun and educational!
Wilderness Escape in one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia and has been running for well over twenty years. With fully qualified instructors, and a wealth of experience under their belts you can rest easy knowing that your child is having a fun day under our care.
Phone: 08 8165 2022
Warm up the family with a whole lot of fun these school holidays at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. With pools heated to a balmy 27°C, the kids can make a splash in the Leisure Pool, slide into fun on the waterslides or take a dip in the Dive Pool.
Centrally located in the Adelaide Park Lands, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre is the perfect activity to whisk away those winter blues. The Centre is open Monday – Friday from 6am to 9pm and Saturday – Sunday from 7am to 6pm. No bookings are required.
Ceramic painting at their pottery studio every single day of the July School Holidays.
Art workshops and clay making…have you ever tried graffito or paint pouring??!!
Or have a go throwing a pot on their Pottery Wheels.
Treat yourself to lunch from our light bites menu and enjoy THE best coffee in Semaphore Park!
Bookings required via DM on Instagram or Facebook or by phoning 0421932223
Want to challenge the kids to something different this school holidays? Tackle some of the activities at West Beach Adventure (formerly Mega Adventure). With a stunning beachside location this is really the place to be to enjoy the last of the summer sun! Book early to avoid disappointment!
Mega Climb – Australia’s largest challenge course boasting over 80 aerial obstacles, ranging from heights of 5 to 25 meters. The MegaClimb is a truly stimulating experience giving guests of all abilities the opportunity to push their limits.
Giant Swing – After being strapped into your seat on the ground, you’ll be slowly lifted to 18m high where you can take a quick look around – revel in the views of the ocean and the beautiful Adelaide coastline, before plummeting back to earth at speeds of up to 70kph. Ride alone or enjoy the thrill with a couple of friends.
Kids Course – Little ones not ready to tackle the iconic MegaClimb? Test their metal with the new Kids Course! With ten exciting challenges finishing with a thrilling Zip line, the mini course is the perfect way to tire out little monkeys. Ideally located next to Mega Adventure’s Cafe, you will be able to encourage them from the ground while enjoying a cup of their shockingly good coffee.
READY. SET. GO
School holidays, we’re ready, you ready??
- First hour in the main arena is $18 and two hours is $28.
- Two hours BOOKED ONLINE is $26.
- From 3pm two hours BOOKED ONLINE drops to $22.
- The Kids Zone area is available for Flippers 130cm or under, one hour is $10 or two hours is $15
- Flip out socks need to be worn on the arena, if you don’t already how them they are $2.50 and yours to keep for your next visit.
Book online at
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
Think you’ve seen all there is to see at the South Australian Museum? You may have taken the kids to explore the Museum galleries hundreds of times, but we promise it’s never been as exciting as it is when you play The Shadow Initiation. This adventure game is part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part-behind-the-scenes museum tour. Race against the clock, solving as many puzzles and challenges as you can to see if you and your family can top the leaderboard.
Aimed at older kids and adults, The Shadow Initiation is the perfect outing for an escape room lover, puzzle pro, museum enthusiast, or…anyone that likes to have a fast-paced hour of fun!
Just $49 for up to 4 people, book a tablet today at www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/shadow-initiation
Great value, guaranteed fun for the whole family.
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 the science-inspired The Deadly Discovery, there is something for all families to enjoy. Book in an escape for a truly brain-bending family outing.
If you’re staying at home, or heading on a road-trip – Escape Hunt still has you covered with holiday fun. There is a suite of over 6 print and play, Play at Home games that you can purchase and download for just $29. Adult participation will be needed, but it’s a great way to spend an hour or two as a family, for just $29. Buy here: escapehunt.com/au/adelaide/play-at-home-games/
Be sure to include some Escape Hunt fun in your school holiday schedule!
October school holidays for free
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October school holidays at the museums
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