The holidays start on 26 September and finish on 11 October (for most schools)

Spring has sprung and we love this time of year! 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

Mini Bugs @ Theatre Bugs, Norwood

Enjoy three hours to yourself these school holidays while your Dragon Slayers and Princesses get creative at Norwood Mini Bugs. Book early as 16 students is capacity for each session. Working with experienced Theatre Bugs teachers, they’ll create a singing, dancing and acting performance to show you at the end of each session and children can come dressed in their own costumes if they like!

THE LAND BEFORE TIME Monday, September 28,
8.45am – 11.45am ($47), or 1.00pm – 4.00pm ($47)

PRINCESSES & DRAGONS Tuesday, October 6
8.45am – 11.45am ($47), or 1.00pm – 4.00pm ($47)

Click here to book: (choose either date from the dropdown menu on the top left of the page).

The Lights School Holiday Program

Open for bookings so get in quick!

The Lights have put together a mix of great options ranging from Yoga, Basketball, Dancing, Circuit Breaker Obstacle Course, New Circus Class and GlowGym Playgroup.

Cant choose? Why not do them all with one of their great value packs!

Call 8405 6670 to book now or visit

Cirkidz Circus Workshops

Cirkidz School Holiday Program for ages 5 to 12
Mon Sept 28 to Fri Oct 9
AM session: 8:30am to 12pm | PM session: 12:30pm to 4pm (Full day bookings available)
Treat your kids to a Cirkidz Circus workshop these Spring School Holidays! Their fun and friendly trainers are waiting to share their skills in the fully-equipped SA Circus Centre on the city fringe.
Is your kid a bouncer?
Choose ‘OFF THE WALL’ to up their trampoline game!
Are they more of a climber?
Book them into ‘SOAR & MORE’ so they can learn the fundamentals of Aerial Arts.
Are they all of the above and more?
‘CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX’, ‘READY, SET, CIRCUS’ and ‘CIRCUS SMORGASBOARD’ will let curious kids try a bit of everything! All activities and facilities are COVID-safe.
If you need more convincing, here are a few more reasons why Cirkidz is the place to be;
UNIQUE & FUN — Their fun and friendly team of trainers teach real circus skills you won’t be able to find all under one roof anywhere else in town. From Trampoline and Tumbling to Trapeze and Tightwire… there’s nowhere quite like Cirkidz!
GET YOUR DAY BACK — Dropping them off for half-day or full-day sessions means you get to work, rest, socialise, shop, finish your book or do the crossword.
IT’S A FUN TIME, NOT A LONG TIME — Not able to commit to weekly classes but still interested in what we do? The Cirkidz school holiday program is bite-sized circus fun!
CENTRAL LOCATION — Cirkidz is conveniently located in Bowden, just outside the CBD of Adelaide.
THEY’RE SELL-OUTS — The July school holiday program fully booked out, which shows you just how popular these spots are! Don’t delay, have a look at the timetable and secure your spot today.
Book online QUICKLY, these will fill up fast

Nature Crafts at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park

Saturday 26 September, 2020 to Sunday 11 October, 2020, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Get outdoors and get crafty these school holidays! Your little ones will have a wild time exploring the animals on their Nature Crafts adventure trail, collecting items as they go to build their own Wild Animals.

Free for members and included with zoo entry, but remember, all visitors must still pre-book a date-specific ticket online prior to visiting.

Plus, join as a Zoos SA member before the last Sunday of the school holidays, 11 October 2020, and they’ll waive the joining fee. Your membership pays for itself in just 3 visits! Join online at or use the promo code CM-SPRING20 at checkout.

Suitable for ages 0 – 10

Find out more at or book your tickets online at

Wilderness Escape

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back again this October! Give your child the gift of adventure with one of their amazing outdoor programs.

Ranging from Mountain bike adventures, natural cliff rock climbing, explore nature environment days, low and high ropes climbing challenges 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 their care.

Phone: 08 8165 2022

Girl Power Workshops

GIRL POWER provides fun, interactive well-being workshops for girls aged 7 – 12 yrs.

Their mission is to foster a positive mindset and resilience in girls at a young age, before they embark on their teenage years and exposed to the powerful world of social media. Girl Power Workshops are based on positive psychology principles and delivered by way of fun, creative and engaging activities. Girls come away from our workshops knowing themselves better, understanding the power they have over their own lives and with increased social awareness.

Several October dates and workshops are available grab more details and book here:

October school holiday events

Fullarton Park Community Centre

The Fullarton Park Community Centre have some fun and affordable school holiday activities lined up. Bookings essential.

Tuesday 29 September 10-11.30am
Pottery Christmas Decorations (session 1 of 2) Have fun designing and making some festive decorations. Get your hands messy with clay! Afterwards we’ll fire your work off-site – ready for decoration in session 2.

Tuesday 6 October 10-11.30am
Pottery Christmas Decorations (session 2 of 2)
Your fired clay festive decorations are now ready for all the finishing touches. Use paint and other decorative craft items to make your decorations look extra special.
Ages 5-14 | $15 (covers both sessions)

Wednesday 30 September 10am-12pm
Stepping Stones
In this workshop you will get to create a beautiful Stepping Stone. Make it look unique with your own decorations. Find a special place for it in your garden.
Ages 5-14 | $10 pp

Thursday 1 October 10am-12pm
Palaeontology Rocks
An awesome look at Dinosaurs incorporating investigation skills, creativity and imagination. Find Dinosaur Tracks and tell us which Dinosaur it is. Do your own Dinosaur Egg Excavation. Check out the Dinosaur Dig and Make your own Fossils to keep.
Ages 5-12 | $10 pp

Thursday 8 October 1-3pm
Start Your Own Field Journal
Have you seen THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES movie? The kids discover a Field Journal and go on an exciting adventure. We’ll look at different ways to create a journal. Receive your own field journal to keep and begin a lifetime adventure.
Ages 5-14 | $10

Phone 8372 5180 for bookings and queries or click here to download the flyer

Port Adelaide Plaza

Join Port Adelaide Plaza these school holidays for their October School Holiday Show!

Enjoy FREE showbags & balloons and $2 pp show amusements (180 showbags available each day)
Thur 1, Fri 2, Thur 8, Fri 9 October, 11am-3pm

Free fun with SA Variety Bash Team Avengers
Fri 2 – Sat 3 October, 10am – 11am & 12:30pm – 2pm.

Suitable for 5-12 year old’s.

Our Stories

Dreamtime Stories for Children

Take your seat around the proverbial campfire and hear from local storytellers Uncle Mickey O’Brien, Aunty Stephanie Gollan and Ema Bovoro. Recorded and presented online, this important new work provides a special opportunity for young people to be immersed in these stories and share in Indigenous culture and language.

click here for more info

Kauri Community and Sports Centre

Enrol the kids in Nerf Wars!

What could be better than escaping screen time for a 50 minute session with kids getting their beans out. You can relax and enjoy a coffee from the comfort of KCSC’s balcony and function room, you can watch and enjoy them having a blast from an elevated view. Suited for Ages 5-14 with 2 sessions on offer, Thursday October 1st at 1pm or 2pm  $15 per participant, there’s school holiday $5 coffee too. If they still want to play, we have a great playground adjoining with plenty of carparking, awesome!

FAMILY YOGA, why wouldn’t ya?

Each class combines gentle movement, yoga techniques with breathing exercises, stories, music, imagination and mindfulness to create a fun yoga experience.
Adults and children $10/adult & child ticket Additional kids $5. We’re running both Wednesdays being the 30th September & 7th of October, with 3 sessions per day.
Session 1 – Start 9:45am- 10:15am  for Adults & Ages 3-5 grouping
Session 2 – Start 10:30am- 11:00am  for Adults & Ages 6-8 grouping
Session 3 – Start 11:15am-11:45am  for Adults & Ages 8-9 grouping

Bay City Rolling

Bay City Rolling is a new event debuting in Glenelg for the October school holidays. Strap on your skates and roll under an opened marquee with views of the beach.

A great affordable family experience for all ages and three weekends of roller-disco fun.

Adults – $15
Child (under 15) – $10
Family pass (2 adults 2 children/ or 1 adult 3 children) – $40

Roller Disco
Friday/Saturday 7.30 pm and 8.45 pm sessions – $20 per person

Mix 102.3 Holiday Fun Fair

Mix 102.3 is bringing some spring fun for the whole family to Bonython Park these school holidays with the Mix 102.3 Holiday Fun Fair.

Featuring a range of rides, show bags, sideshows and food trucks Mix 102.3 Holiday Fun Fair is the best way to spend these school holidays!

The event will feature 20 fun fair ride favourites including a ghost train, Pirates nest, Jungle Twisting Coaster, Skyflyer, dodgem cars, bumper boats, fun factory, and a Ferris wheel as well as side shows including laughing clowns, shooting gallery, archery games and more.

The range of show bags available for purchase will include confectionary bags and novelty bags priced from $5 to $30. Including Cadbury, Peppa Pig, Bluey, Pokémon, Paw patrol, Friends, and Hot Wheels.

Admission tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $3 per person, children under two-years-old are free. Tickets must be pre-booked and purchased on the Mix102.3 website. Fairgoers will be able to choose from one of three daily sessions:
10am – 1pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm, 7pm – 10pm

click here for more info

School Holidays SK8 The Bowl and Park

These School Holidays join Sk8 Therapy and learn how to drop in, bank, boardslide and more.
Ages: 14yrs to 18yrs
Cost: $10 per person
Date: Friday 2nd October 2020
Time: 10am to 12noon
Venue: St Clair Skatepark 111 Woodville Rd, St Clair 5011

Bookings are essential spaces are limited. Bookings via

October school holidays places to visit / things to do


All 3 TreeClimb kid’s courses (for height 100cm +) are an adventure waiting to be had! Each one ends in a zip-line, and is full of obstacles for your little ones to navigate at their own pace.

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 to check out the availability of our session times and secure your spot!

BOUNCE Holiday Camps

BOUNCE Holiday Camps are the perfect way to keep kids active and entertained during the school holidays!

Participants who sign up to Holiday Camp receive a 2-hour session every day to develop their skills. This includes 1 hour of dedicated coaching time and 1 hour to practise their technique.
Whether your kids are aspiring freestyle trampolinists or want to get a taste of the exciting world of Ninja, Parkour and Freerunning, BOUNCE Holiday Camps are the perfect way to keep them active and entertained during the school holidays.

Flight Squad and Ninja Squad holiday programs cost $150 for 5 days

click here to book online


Get back to Max, these School Holidays! With 2 hours of play from just $19.90 – kids can explore the trampolines, rock climbing, inflatables, interactive screens, field games, skill challenges and more!

Kids footy mad? Sign them up for the Max Active Holiday Camp – where they can experience what it’s like to train like a pro through a range of drills and fun activities throughout the elite venue.
Parents, relax in the café with barista made coffee, meals specials, WIFI and great views of the kids below.
AFL Max is open every day of the School Holidays, Friday 25th Sept – Sunday 11th Oct, online bookings essential and can be made at

Mega Fast Karts

If your kids love karting you MUST check out the brand new Battle Cars at Mega Fast Karts, Richmond.

What is a Battle Car I hear you ask? Think a Dodgem Car combined with a Laser Skirmish suit mounted on top. The result? Real life Mario Karts! With membership coming soon you will get power ups like rockets and shields, plus we will also give points for every lap you complete and we will even have power up squares just like Mario Karts. This is the only one of its kind in Australia!

Go for the Battle Karts and stay for……

the 3 types of Go Karts from Junior Kart, Senior Kart and Dual Seater.
Adelaide’s largest Dodgem Car Track.
Adelaide’s largest multi-level Laser Skirmish Arena.
Adelaide’s coolest retro lock in Arcade Centre where once in you can play all the games as much as you want.

School Holiday Specials

$25 10am to 12pm special
Unlimited Battle Cars, Laser Skirmish and Arcade Centre for 2 hour

$35 12pm to 4pm special
Unlimited Battle Cars, Laser Skirmish and Arcade Centre for 4 hour

$50 Unlimited Monday till Thursday (pricing)
Unlimited Battle Cars, Laser Skirmish and Arcade Centre all day

$60 Unlimited Friday till Sunday (pricing)
Unlimited Battle Cars, Laser Skirmish and Arcade Centre all day

General Hire Kart Sessions can be added to any of these packages

$100 Package
5x Go Karts sessions and Unlimited Every other activity all day.
Yep that’s 5 Karting sessions and unlimited access to Laser Skirmish, Battle Cars and Arcade Centre for the whole day.

Mt Lofty Adventure Hub

The Mount Lofty Adventure Hub, based in the gorgeous forest lands of Woodhouse Activity Centre, is open for the public every Saturday and Sunday! Our Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Zipline experience is a must try, including a 15-metre rock climbing wall and 324m forest zipline (SA’s longest!).

Looking for a group activity? You can book a special party or group day out and take advantage of the FULL RANGE of activities at the Adventure Hub. Why not get together and test yourselves on our High Ropes Challenge Course, dare to take our ‘Leap of Faith’ trapeze or experience the thrill of our 3-person 18 metre Mega Swing!
Phone: 08 8165 2033

Latitude Adelaide

The school holidays are back, and there’s no better place to enjoy epic action, excitement and thrills than at Latitude in Greenacres!

After a long term of hitting the books, it’s time to hit Latitude with unlimited access to mega aerial activities at every session. Choose how you spend your time between their unique climbing walls, basketball lanes, The Grid ninja course, free-jump and performance trampolines, dodgeball court, Air Bag and 8m above ground Sky Walk obstacle course.
Forwthe ultimate adventure, grab your mates and score great value with Latitude’s Super4 Pass for only $65. That’s 4 General Sessions for 4 mates to use in the one session with a super-saving of $15.
For those wanting to double the fun in double the time, book 2 hours for only $25, every day during the holidays from 3pm. That’s a whole lot extra action on the floor, for only an additional $5!

Book in advance to avoid disappointment – school holidays are popular!

West Beach Mini Golf


West Beach Mini Golf is an ideal way to inject plenty of fun and a little competition into your life.

West Beach Mini Golf has an 18 hole course set amongst a nautical theme layout where you will come across life size pirates, whales, crabs and their statement piece the Great White Shark. With some challenging holes and some offering the chance for players to net a hole-in-one.

Mini Golf is ideal for people of all ages and the West Beach facility is located between Big 4 West Beach Parks Caravan Park and West Beach Parks Resort on Military Road. It is easy to get there by bus from the city or Glenelg and if you do drive, there is plenty of free parking available.

Light refreshments (including alcohol), coffee, ice creams and snacks are also available on site. Fun for the ‘hole’ family.

Opening hours (OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)  **Subject to weather** Please call 83530335 to avoid disappointment

Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm

Mini Golf Prices (per game of 18 holes)
$9 per child (under the age of 15) | $11 per adult or $38 for a family of 4
And for those keen mini golfers ONLY an extra $4 per person for a second game

Instagram: @westbeachminigolf

Pottering Around

Enjoy ceramic painting, clay craft, great coffee, and a special holiday menu. We have creative fun for all ages.

Find Pottering Around Pottery Studio & Café at Semaphore Park. We would love to see you and your creative kids!

School holiday opening hours:
Mon-Wed 8.30am to 1pm
Thu-Fri 8.30am to 4pm
Sat 9am to 1pm

Bookings highly recommended
Phone 0421 932 223

Save 15% at Escape Hunt these holidays

Save 15% at Escape Hunt these holidays or try the new outdoor experience Magic Portal,

Save 15% on indoor escape rooms at Escape Hunt, weekdays from 1-9 October using the promo code YAY15 when booking online. If you haven’t played an Escape Hunt escape room before, now is the perfect time! Enter a themed room with your group, solve puzzles, crack codes and work together to solve a mystery and escape the room. A school holiday activity that both the kids and the adults will get a real kick out of!

Played all of the escape rooms? Never fear! There are now two outdoor adventure games to choose from, including Magic Portal which is designed for families with younger children. Explore the streets of Adelaide, with the help of a goblin guide, and solve puzzles along the way. This game incorporates puzzles, augmented reality and a bit of scavenger hunting. A fantastic family outing!

Escape Hunt is suitable for children 7 and up, and one paying player must be 16 years or older. Discount does not apply to Kids Party packages or outdoor games.

Book online at

Family Getaway Package at Stamford Plaza

It’s almost school holidays time! Getaway with your loved ones and rediscover the city of Adelaide with their Family Getaway Package!

This special includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two adults (kids under 12 eat free), parking, wifi, and an in-room movie for the whole family to enjoy.

Stamford Plaza Adelaide is only a short walk to great family-friendly attractions including Adelaide Zoo, the South Australian Museum and Rundle Mall. Plus they’re adjacent to the tram which can take you all the way to Glenelg where even more family fun awaits you.

Bookings and more info

Mega Adventure Park – The place to be!

  • Harness up and tackle 70 obstacles all the way to the 26m high Crow’s Nest!
  • Balance your way through the sky on tightropes
  • Battle your friends on the sky-high gladiator poles
  • Swing your way through the air
  • Then take the leap of faith off their awesome 18m Mega Jump!

And if you’re feeling super adventurous go all out with their great value Gold Package that includes Mega Climb, Mega Jump AND Giant Swing!
Take a cruisy stroll on Skywalk for just 5 bucks or bring the kids down for an hour of unlimited laps on the kids course.
BYO blanket and snacks and enjoy a picnic on the grass while you’re there.
It’s such a fun way to spend a few hours and there’s something for kids of all ages.

X-Golf Marion & The Game

Take your kids these school holidays and have some indoor fun.

Get in The Game and get your cricket or baseball fix with their indoor simulator where you can swing away and play cricket or baseball. Step inside a special protected net area and play against your friends with simulated players pitching the balls towards you.

Then jump onto their world class simulator for a hit of golf. You will have access to some of the world’s best courses along with driving range, practice and fun modes. Golf clubs are supplied so just head in to learn the game, make friends and have fun.

For just $20 per child you get 30 mins of Cricket/Baseball then 30mins of Golf and a soft drink and chips.

10am-4pm weekdays
16 years and under
Limited spaces so booking is essential. T&Cs apply

Holiday Bonanza at The Beachouse

Only $29! (45% off)


  • 5 x Waterslides
  • 1 x Dodgem Cars
  • 1 x Bumper Boats
  • 1 x Mini Golf
  • 5 x Any Games

Open every day of the School Holidays and packed with awesome Arcade Games and Rides like Dodgem Cars, Carousel, Bumper Boats, a brand new mini golf course and much more!

To download School Holidays vouchers visit:

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

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

With the weather warming up, Adelaide Aquatic Centre is the perfect place to cool down these school holidays.

Open 7 days a week, your little one will enjoy the play spaces, fountains, and shallow water of the family leisure pool, while the older kids take the plunge in the lap and dive pools. Plus, they’ll stay fit, healthy, and active all holiday – while having lots of fun.

Adelaide Aquatic Centre has been serving families in Adelaide for over 50 years. Located in the Adelaide Park Lands, just a few minutes north of the city, bring the family today and enjoy the fun.

Adelaide Central Plaza

The warmer weather is finally on its way, making the Spring school holidays a great time to bring the kids and have a day out in our beautiful city.

When you’ve worked up an appetite after exploring the Museum, Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens or checking out the Malls Balls in Rundle Mall, come in to Adelaide Central Plaza’s Dine Central food court for $8 Kids Meals.

With choices including sushi rolls, fried rice, cheese nachos, burgers and pancakes, there’s something to suit even the most fussiest of eaters, plus all $8 kids meal offers include a bonus kids pack!

Dine Central is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy an array of delicious menu choices from 12 food and beverage outlets in the heart of Adelaide.

The luxury food precinct is open 7 days a week and is located on the lower ground of Adelaide Central Plaza, the Home of David Jones in Rundle Mall, with access from Rundle Mall, North Terrace and David Jones.

Food and Beverage retailers include : AKA Japanese, Boost Juice, Cha & Dumpling, Coffee Crowd, Curry Choice, Funtea, Genki Roll Japanese, Green & Grilled, Jarn Leva Vietnamese, La Adelita Mexican Cantina Express, Singapore Delights and Yiros Central.

For full details of the School Holiday $8 Meal Deal Offer, visit

Gorge Wildlife Park

Mention ‘Kids in Adelaide’ and receive a free bag of animal food for your group!

Visit Gorge Wildlife Park these school holidays and meet some spring babies such as the cutest dingo puppies, an adorable baby Spider Monkey and lots of kangaroo and wallaby joeys.  A great place to get up close and personal with all your favourite animals, birds and reptiles who can’t wait to see you!

Walk amongst and hand feed the friendly kangaroos and wallabies, plus see all your other favourite native animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes and Tasmanian Devils.
There are exotic animals to keep you fascinated such as Meerkats, Otters, Alligators and monkeys.
Birds of all shapes and sizes including many free-flying species and lots to explore in the reptile house where you will see snakes, lizards and frogs!
So much to see and do, and there will be keeper talks and animal presentations daily throughout the school holidays.
Kiosk, souvenir shop, picnic areas and free gas BBQ’s all available for your convenience.

Admission Prices – Adults $19, Concession & Student $16, Children (3-15 years) $12 and Family Passes – 2 Adults & 2 Children $54

Event Cinemas

Step into savings with FAMILY SAVER pricing on select sessions before 5pm at Event Cinemas.

Cinebuzz members can purchase $12.50 tickets for upcoming family movies including Trolls 2 World Tour, Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue, Astro Kid, Swimming For Gold, The Secret Garden and Four Kids and It.

Not a cinebuzz member? Sign up today at– it’s free!

Cheap movie tickets at Capri Theatre

Trolls: World Tour, Astro Kid, Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue, Cats and Dogs 3: Paws Unite or The Secret Garden?
Capri have LOADS of affordable family movies showing this school holidays and you can grab tickets for just $6.99 using this Scoopon link

SA Base Camp

Do you have a little Ninja at home? SA Base Camp is the perfect place for them to run off some energy and practise their Ninja skills in a safe and friendly environment.

With 3 Ninja courses that replicate the show ‘Ninja Warrior’ and designed to suit kids from 4yrs+

SA Base Camps Ninja Arena offers Free Play Sessions, Structured Ninja Classes as well as awesome Ninja Birthday Parties starting from just $28

During the school holidays the Ninja Arena is Open:
Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm and Sat/Sun 10am-4:30pm
Entry is only $16.90 for 90mins

Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland’s very special OSCH program Wildification is back these school holidays!

Get ready for a day filled with games, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, exploring nature’s wonders, craft like projects, keeper presentations, making new friends and more! Be quick to book, as there are limited spaces available for each session. Please note there is an additional cost for this activity.

Alternatively, join the ‘Super Survivors’ trail and discover the cool super powers our Australian animals need and have to survive the many threats and dangers that they face. Make your way around the park and learn about some of the dangers and threats facing our super animals. Then find out what is being done to help them and what you can get involved. Don’t forget to decode our secret message that is hidden in the trail. This activity is free with entry.

Adelaide Gaol

Are you smarter than the Adelaide Gaol guards? These school holidays you can help the naughty prisoners solve the puzzle and escape the walls – just like the real life stories of back flipping circus performers and crafty painters making their own guard uniforms who all thought their ideas would lead to freedom.

Wind your way through one of Adelaide’s oldest buildings in this hide-and-seek game steeped in history.

This word-scramble escape trail has been designed for 5-12 year olds, although younger children might require assistance. We recommend allowing up to an hour to complete the trail. Bookings are not required and this activity is free with entry.


Would you like an interesting day out? Get hold of your children and have a full family day out on the Southern Encounter!
SteamRanger’s Southern Encounter departs from Mount Barker. Sit back for a relaxing journey back in time!

The train departs Mount Barker, traveling through the back of the township and then you’ll find yourself in the bush! Listen as our locomotive powers up for the climb to Philcox Hill, the highest point of the line. It’s from this point you’ll have to be on the lookout for Kangaroos hopping along the side of the track!
After exiting out of the Adelaide Hills we are on the plans and into the Scottish village of Strathalbyn! Continuing across the plains and onto the towering viaducts of Black Swamp, Finniss and Currency Creek you’ll then find yourself in the waterfront towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot. As the locomotive climbs out of Port Elliot the coast greets the train. From your carriage window the Southern Ocean greets you with a wave. If you look across Encounter Bay you may have to look out for a whale or two!

You’ll roughly have 2 hours in Victor Harbor, plenty of time to get lunch, and have a wonder around this beautiful town! Why not take a stroll across to Granite Island?
A late afternoon departure with our Buffet Car on board means you can sit back and relax in the carriage with a coffee or tea on the way home as you retrace yout journey back to Mount Barker.

The Southern Encounter departs Mount Barker
10am Sunday October 4th* and 18th
10am November 1st* and 15th (Santa Special)*

Other trains available departing Mount Barker,
The Highlander to Strathalbyn on Sunday October 11th* and November 8th*. departing at 10 am and arriving back to Mount Barker at 2.30 pm. Bookings are Essential.
The Bugle Ranger: 27th* September, at 2.00 pm arriving back at 2.45 pm. Tickets at the station on day of travel.
*denotes services may be diesel hauled

The Fairy Garden Hahndorf

The Fairy Garden Hahndorf are bursting at the seams with fairies, fairy furniture, slides, seesaws and fairy houses of all shapes and sizes!

If you look closely you will find elves, pixies, dragons and gnomes at work!
When you are about to leave they will give you fairy dust or dragon dust if you prefer, to make a secret wish in the wishing well. Shh make sure only the fairies hear your wish…..
You will find them open Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays 10:30am until 4pm and Weekends from 11:30am until 4:30pm

School Holiday Boredom got you Flippin Out?

Flip Out Munno Para have an arena full of boredom breakers and a cafe full of the best coffee and treats


1 hour = $18
2 hours = $28
2 hours booked online = $26
2 hour Sessions from 3pm daily = $22

Book online:

Moonta Tourist Train

The best way to experience the National Heritage Area of the Cornish Mining Sites in Moonta is by the unique Moonta Tourist Train.  This fun guided tour will take you through the ruins of the Moonta Mines once the backbone of the South Australian economy.  Experience how the famous Cornish Miners built this very profitable mine with commentary provided on this 45 minute tour.

Whilst you are there a visit to the Moonta Mines Museum is a must – housed in the old Moonta School – see and listen to the way the children experienced school in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s in the interactive School Room.  You can’t miss a visit to the Old Sweet Shop – a wonderland of delights.  There is lots to see and do when you visit this famous Cornish Mine Site now proudly National Heritage.

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is the only place on mainland South Australia where you may see the elusive platypus. The Sanctuary is also a thriving eco-system where hundreds of Australian native animals flourish. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, potoroos, bettongs, and birds, rarely seen outside the feral-proof fence, all live safe and protected at Warrawong.

Be sure to check out the daily show itinerary when you arrive and you could meet a python, emu chick, lizard or koala, learn all about dingoes, see a wildlife show and more.

Or for something really special, experience the life of a professional animal keeper for a day with the Warrawong Junior Keeper program. Open to children 6 to 16 years of age, this incredible, behind-the-scenes experience allows young animal lovers to feed, pat, hold, and care for a huge range of animals at the Sanctuary.

Places in the Warrawong Junior Keeper program are extremely limited. Only 5 children can participate each day so it’s advised you book early to avoid missing out.

October school holidays for free

Hallett Cove Shopping Centre

Step into spring and feel the beats at @HallettCoveShoppingCentre these school holidays ☀️ 🎵

🎤 LIVE & unplugged (30th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd October)
Enjoy live music performances by local Hallett Cove artists (stage located next to Woolworths from 1pm – 2pm)

🎧 Silent Disco with DJ Bumbles (Tuesday 6th & Friday 9th October)
Watch the kids let loose on the dance floor with our *FREE Silent Disco, whilst you sit back and enjoy a coffee.

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Unley Shopping Centre


We have FREE kids activities theses school holidays – join us for the fun.
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FREE Activities at Churchill Centre

Spring has sprung at Churchill Centre these school holidays and they have FREE activities!*
Week 1: Decorate a Bug Catcher
Week 2: Decorate a Flower Pot

*Social distancing measures apply. No bookings required. Limited numbers of items per day.

PLUS, don’t forget to visit Little Chicago Express, Adelaide’s largest and FREE indoor Shopping Centre playground! Located in the Food Court.

Check for playground opening hours.
Churchill Road, Kilburn

Gilles Plains Shopping Centre

Keep the kids’ appetite satisfied and hunger at bay these school holidays at @Gilles Plains Shopping Centre! 🍔🍟🍗

From Friday 25th September until Sunday 11th October, Gilles Plains Shopping Centre are giving away 1 in 10 $50 dining vouchers to spend at participating retailers.
To enter, please head to Gilles Plains Shopping Centre’s website and enter your details:
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Northpark Shopping Centre


FREE kids activities theses school holidays – join us for the fun.
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October school holidays at the museums

History Trust Museums

Search for the weird and wonderful things in the History Trust museum collections these school holidays with the School Holiday Scavenger Hunts!

With a Hunt to complete at the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and Centre of Democracy, you could become a veritable sleuth by the end of these school holidays. As you explore the museums, find the five quirky objects listed on the Scavenger Hunt worksheet, which you can download on our website or collect at the museum entrance. Take a photo in front of each object to show you found it. There is also a bonus object you can find, but you must first solve a riddle!

When you’re finished, simply show your photos to a Museum Officer to receive a stamp on your worksheet. You can also earn a one-hour stamp for your Children’s University Passport to Learning when you complete this activity. Challenge your friends to see who can find the hidden and sometimes unexpected things at all of our museums!

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Bay Discovery Centre

Bay Discovery Centre
Discover Glenelg’s Bay Discovery Centre museum these school holidays.

Join in the fun and hunt for clues in our free school holiday Treasure Hunt. Find the secret word to win a special prize. Get the kids ‘making and creating’ in one of our interactive workshops with Glenelg’s Little Picassos.
View yourself upside down in the old Magic Mountain mirror, take a seat on an old red rattler tram and discover hidden treasures salvaged from under Glenelg’s Jetty.

Gold Coin Donation entry
Monday-Sunday, 10am-2pm

National Railway Museum

Open 10am to 4.30pm everyday of the school holidays!

Why not come and visit the largest undercover railway museum in Australia!
Train rides included in the admission!

Heaps of things to do, look at and explore – including carriages, steam engines and diesels and a huge model railway display.

Great value for all the family.

  • Family – $36 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Adult – $15
  • Concession – $9
  • Child (5 – 15yrs) – $6
  • Under 5 yrs FREE

76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide

Shadow Initiation

Can you escape from the Museum? Puzzle, codes and clues galore when you take on The Shadow Initiation.

Do you and your kids love escape rooms? Now the whole South Australian Museum is your escape room! The Shadow Initiation is an escape room-inspired, digital adventure game that takes you all around the Museum. Race against the clock as you and your family explore the South Australian Museum, solving puzzles, completing challenges and finding hidden treasures.

The Shadow Initiation is a 5* rated experience that really is fun for the whole family. You’ll need to work together to solve each challenge. It’s interactive, exciting and allows you to see the Museum like you’ve never seen it before. Hidden doors, secret buttons, the mysteries are endless. If you’re looking for a school holiday activity that is just as fun for the adults as it is for the kids, then The Shadow Initiation is the perfect solution, and great value as well at just $49 for 4 people. Recommended for children 7 and over. Someone over 16 years must be responsible for the tablet hire.

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