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

A holiday event that guarantees to entertain and inspire your children!

Come and join I’m Possible Academy for our super-fun, high energy Survivor Sportsfest. 

An interactive multi-sports event with all the THRILLS and SPILLS you need to outwit, outplay and outlast.

Just like its reality TV namesake “Survivor”, I’m Possible Academy has created the most EPIC multi-sport school holiday event on the PLANET. 

However, there are no deserted islands or extreme conditions but we can guarantee 2-days of non-stop sports entertainment, excitement, adventures and twists that will provide your children with the most exhilarating school holiday experience ever!

So, leave the school holiday entertaining to us, while we let you regain your cool parent status for providing your awesome superstars an experience of a life-time!

Location: Brighton High
Time: 8:30am – 3 pm
Dates: October 7th & 8th

BOOK NOW and check out our ridiculous value at
www.impossibleacademy.net/im-a-survivor-sportsfest

A holiday event that guarantees to entertain and inspire your children!

Holiday Swim is a Royal Life Saving Society South Australia initiative bringing affordable and educational swimming and water safety lessons to pools and inland waterway locations across Metro and Regional South Australia since the 1950’s. The aim of the program is to teach children critical life saving skills and basic swimming skills, to equip them with the knowledge to stay safe in, on and around the water.

The aim of keeping the program affordable, is to reach families and communities that might otherwise miss out on the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons, and as we approach the busy Summer months now is the time to equip them with the knowledge to save a life.

The program will be returning in December 2021 and January 2022 with the Royal Life Saving Swim & Survive program.

PROGRAM FEES
• $35.00 per child (additional pool entry fees may apply)

LENGTH / DURATION
• 5 days (may vary based on location)
o 5yrs+ 45 minute lessons
o Under 5’s 30 minute lessons

www.holidayswim.com.au

Adventure Plus! School Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp

Adventure Plus! School Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp is set for a whole lot of fun these School Holidays.

Each day offers a different program which is tailor-made for children aged 7-15 years. Our program focuses on personal development and helps children have purposeful outdoor experiences. Activities include:
– Rope Courses
– Parachute Express
– Giant Swing
– Canoeing
– Bouldering Wall
– Indoor Pool Games
– Archery Attack
– Flying Fox
– Team-building games and initiatives

Your kids will have an awesome time, make new friends, step out of their comfort zone, and do something out of the ordinary!
You decide on the day and we will take over from there!

Registrations are now open!
baptistcaresa.org.au/mylor-adventure-camp#adventure-plus-holiday-program

Theatre Bugs School Holiday Programs

The school holidays are on their way and Theatre Bugs holiday programs are ready to go! Take a look at what’s on offer and click the links for each program to book in.

SIGNATURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP
Write the script, act, direct, film and edit a short film over four days!
Students make a short film and learn everything from concept, scriptwriting, directing, to acting and editing with the use of top quality film equipment and software

Tues 28th Sept – Fri 1st Oct | 9am- 3pm
Payneham Community Centre

www.theatrebugs.com.au/school-holiday-theatre-programs/signature-film-making-workshop

iPAD/TABLET 101 & SFX WORKSHOP
Create, act, film and edit visual effects in three days!
Students bring their tablet device and learn how to film and create using an app that’s available for both Apple and Android, they are then taught how to edit using special visual effects like explosions, making themselves disappear, floating green screen tricks all on their very own device! BYO iPad/tablet & charger

Wed 6 – Fri 8 Oct | 9am – 3pm
Theatre Bugs Norwood

www.theatrebugs.com.au/school-holiday-theatre-programs/signature-film-making-workshop

JUNIOR HOLIDAY PROGRAM “OLIVER TWIST”
Kids will rehearse and perform OLIVER TWIST! A combination of singing, dancing and acting and at the end of the week, the production will be performed to a live audience*.

Week 1: Monday 27th September – Friday 1st october 2021
Norwood, Unley, and Glenelg

Week 2: Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th October 2021
Norwood  & Unley

Monday/Tuesday to Thursday 9am*-3:30pm
Friday 9am*- 5:45pm

www.theatrebugs.com.au/school-holiday-theatre-programs/junior-school-holiday-theatre-programs/

MINI BUGS (3 – 7 years)
Stories, craft, dance, drama and music run at Theatre Bugs Norwood venue.
Morning sessions 8:45am – 11:45am
Afternoon sessions 1pm – 4pm

Monday 27th September: To Infinity & Beyond!
Tuesday 5th October: Halloween Party

www.theatrebugs.com.au/school-holiday-theatre-programs/mini-bugs-holiday-theatre-program

Gymnastics & Parkour workshops at YMCA INEA

Leap into spring and learn new skills with Gymnastics and Parkour workshops in the school holidays at Windsor Gardens.

Try an intro to gymnastics or the parkour academy, enhance your skills with a choice of Handstands and Cartwheels, Dance Acro, Trampolines and Tumbling, Rhythmic Gymnastics or a two hour Aerials and Handsprings workshop.

Select School Holiday Sessions for details and schedule at: https://ymcaineabookings.as.me

Homefresh School Holiday Cooking Classes

Homefresh kids fun cooking classes will entertain (and feed) your children every school holidays giving you a well-earned break.

For just $27 your child can enjoy one and a half hours of fun, learning to shop and cook with the talented Homefresh chefs at Golden Grove and Port Adelaide.

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.

This popular program has been carefully designed to get the kids to experience shopping for ingredients, making good food choices, learning that they can cook it themselves and giving them a sense of achievement and enjoyment of creating and eating good food with the other kids.

Book online www.homefreshcooking.com.au/school-holiday-fun/
Facebook: @homefreshexperience@HomefreshPortPlaza

Wings2Fly Junior

Wings2Fly Junior is an informal introduction to theatre, suitable for young actors in years 1-5. Students will be separated into small groups on the first morning (keeping friends together). Each group will have their own director and together they will rehearse and learn a short play in only 3 days, ready to perform on the stage to family and friends on the final evening. There will also be time for drama games and activities over the workshop.

This performance will include basic costumes, set, props and the most important thing – lights – fully supported by Wings2FlyTheatre’s highly regarded industry professionals. No prior experience necessary. Perfectly suited to young theatre enthusiasts, with opportunities to also build self esteem, make new friends, improve reading skills and have a lot of fun along the way!

Limited places available – register at www.wings2flytheatre.com.au/w2f-junior

Important Dates
Rehearsals – Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th October
Performances – Thursday 7th October @ 5.30pm and 7pm
Venue – Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh

City of Charles Sturt School Holiday Sports Program

Kids of all abilities aged from 3-17 years, are welcome to now register for the next City of Charles Sturt School Holiday Sports Program. Throughout the entire school holidays (Friday 24 September to Sunday 10 October), a total of 21 sports providers will be offering up to 72 activity sessions across our Council area, including karate, dragon boating, dance, tennis and much more. Bookings are essential as spots are limited.

Book online
www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/holidaysports

Spring into Circus these School Holidays at Cirkidz

Did you know circus is the perfect way to exercise your body and your brain while having the most fun ever? Get off the couch and run away to Cirkidz in the school holidays!

Cirkidz are hosting 2 weeks of awesome half-day and full-day sessions of circus learning and fun. Parkour through an obstacle course, flip out on the trampoline, soar among the rafters, learn acro tricks certain to impress, or try a bit of everything to discover YOUR circus superpower… all while keeping warm and dry in our indoor & fully-equipped circus centre in Bowden. And if you live up North, Cirkidz are hosting Parkour and circus sessions at JMC in Smithfield Plains!
All your favourite fun, friendly and experienced circus trainers are back, guiding you through the sessions that you know and love (Off The Wall, Soar & More, Circus Smorgasbord, Circus Pick’N’Mix, and Ready, Set, Circus). Come for the morning, the afternoon, or all day! All sessions are suitable for ages 5 – 12 (except for Parkour, which is strictly for ages 8 – 12). All holiday programs recently have completely booked out, so we recommend acting fast!

Read more about the Cirkidz school holiday programs & book your spot today

www.cirkidz.org.au/holiday-programs
Facebook @cirkidz / Instagram @cirkidz

AU Sports School Holiday Program

The AU Sports School Holiday Program is on again with even more fun sports and activities on offer!

The AU Sports School Holiday Program focuses on building your child’s self-esteem, social skills and physical movement through fun and inclusive activities.  Our activities range from a modified approach for younger children to introduce them to different sports and a more structured approach for older children. Each day of our program features 1-2 main sports each day along with other games and activities as well as team-building exercises.

adelaideunisport.com.au/schoolholidayprogram

Little Athletics 2021-22 Summer Season

Registrations are NOW OPEN for the Little Athletics South Australia 2021-22 Summer Season

Little Athletics is an exciting and family-friendly athletics program for children/teenagers of all abilities aged 3 – 17 years and provides the foundation and skills to help with all other sports. In weekly sessions, little athletes run, jump, throw and walk at their local Little Athletics Club with their family and friends, striving to improve and achieve their own Personal Bests.

Little Athletics members also have the opportunity to participate at State Events held at South Australia’s premier track and field facility – SA Athletics Stadium. With over 50 Club locations across South Australia, there’s sure to be a club near you!

To register for your season membership or 2-week trial period, visit https://bit.ly/LittleAthsSARegisterNow

Making Milestones School Holiday Workshops - Dress for Mess!

27th Sept – 8th Oct⁠

Sensory Playgroup ⁠
A fun and engaging opportunity for kids to get messy and explore in a positive play environment.⁠

Cooking (Fussy Eaters 3-6)⁠
Take the fuss out of mealtime and get your tots in the kitchen! A safe, fun and hands-on experience to encourage children to explore different foods and learn basic cooking skills!⁠

Cooking (6-12)⁠
Start your kids on their journey to independent cooking and learn how to make fresh, easy, seasonal and healthy meals from scratch!⁠

Art Class (3-6)⁠
A quality art experience for your little Picasso. Build self confidence and promote creativity whilst learning the basics of art and craft. ⁠

Art Class (6-12)⁠
Develop their artistic talent under some creative direction. An exciting experience for the older kids to explore different textures and mediums.⁠

Sensory Slime & Clay (6-12)⁠
Our popular and interactive slime and clay workshops are great for beginners and slime experts.⁠

To book visit
www.makingmilestonessa.com.au

October school holiday events

School Holiday Live Shows at The Capri

The Capri brings you two fantastic live shows these school holidays to keep the little ones enthralled and entertained.

SUNDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 11AM
The Amazing Drumming Monkeys Show is one of Australia’s most popular children’s entertainment acts. Catch them banging away on the Capri’s stage in the coming School Holidays. Book now so you don’t miss out!

WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 11AM
You will laugh, cry and gasp in awe at the loveable characters in the Bubble Laboratory’s outrageous adventures. The stories are told through the beauty of bubbles in every conceivable shape, size and artistic sculpture.

Barry Hall will play the mighty WurliTzer organ before both of these events.

TICKETS
$20 Adults / $17.50 Kids

www.capri.org.au/events
FB: @Capritheatre141 / Insta: @capri_theatre

Nature Festival SA

Nature Festival is returning to South Australia from the 25th of September to the 4th of October, with a huge program of events featuring an expansive array of talks, exhibitions, nature walks, workshops, bird watching and nature poetry to name only a few.

From our own back gardens to the majesty of the Flinders, nature is central to who we are as South Australians and that is exactly what Nature Festival aims to celebrate.

Family highlights from the 2021 program include a Pigeon Workshop with sculptor of the now famous Rundle Mall pigeon sculpture Paul Sloan, who will uncover the secrets behind his piece of art while the kids get messy with a range of fun art activities. Children can also enjoy an ornithological lab at the South Australian Museum, and artworks at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Other family friendly activities include a mangrove inspired Labyrinth at Garden Island and a night nature tour in the Southern Parklands to see the rich nature and plant life that thrive at night.

See the full program here: https://bit.ly/3yYE1yT

Pixar Putt

Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt heads to Adelaide for the first time this September! Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films. Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes at Riverbank Promenade, Adelaide Convention Centre for a limited season from Friday 24 September until Sunday 17 October. This immersive open-air mini-golf experience features interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, Soul, Inside Out and more.

Pixar Putt is Adelaide’s must-do attraction during the September school holidays and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!

Book now > https://bit.ly/PixarPuttAd-KAweb-booknow

Adelaide Theatre Academy presents Dolittle

Based on the famous and incredibly loved stories of Hugh Lofting, and the hit movie starring Eddie Murphy, the musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kindly Doctor who can TALK TO THE ANIMALS. The show leads audiences on a magical journey from the small English village of Puddleby-in-the-Marsh to the farthest corners of the planet. The story begins with Doctor Dolittle being wrongly accused of murder. Once he is pronounced innocent, he continues his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail, the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Make sure you come along and join the Doctor and his many animal friends including Pushmi-Pullyu the two-headed llama, Dab-Dab the Duck, Henry the Hedgehog, and many more!

Performing October 7th to the 9th at the fabulous Goodwood Theatre.

Book your tickets NOW at  https://www.trybooking.com/BTWNT

Dreamworks ’Shrek JR’

Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Arts Theatre
7-9 October 2021

SPECIAL HOLIDAY DAYTIME SHOWS!
Book at www.adelaideyouththeatre.com.au

Nova’s (Not) The Royal Show 2021

Rides, showbags, food trucks, Paw Patrol meet and greet plus nightly fireworks.
When this year’s Royal Adelaide Show was cancelled again, Nova’s Ben & Liam were just as disappointed as all of the kids and families around Adelaide. Another year of no rides, no showbags and no sideshows. What were they going to do?

That’s when Ben & Liam had one of their bright ideas. What if Nova organised a COVID-FRIENDLY version of the Royal Show and invited all of Adelaide’s families along?
Introducing Nova’s (Not) the Royal Show at Adelaide’s Bonython Park.

Entertainment will include:
• Over 25 rides
• Over 60 Showbags
• Sideshow games
• Delicious food trucks
• Meet and greet Paw Patrol characters (day sessions only)
• Nightly fireworks at 9.30pm each night (weather permitting)

www.novafm.com.au/lifestyle/whats-on/novas-not-the-royal-show

October school holiday adventures

TreeClimb

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 treeclimb.com.au to check out the availability of our session times and secure your spot!

Online bookings: treeclimb.com.au/book-now

Mega Fast Karts Richmond

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

www.megafastkarts.com.au

West Beach Adventure

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.

westbeachadventure.com.au

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back on this September! 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, surfing 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.

wildernessescape.com.au/school-holidays
Facebook tag @wildernessescapeoutdooradventures
Phone: 08 8165 2022  

Go on a Bear Hunt with Carriage of Occasion

If you go into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise, if you go into the woods today, you’d better go in disguise………. today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic!!

These SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS join Carriage of Occasion for a ‘Bear Hunt’ around the beautiful township of Strathalbyn. You will go over, around and through to see if you can find the teddy bears picnic.

Riding in the Surrey, pulled by 2 horses the kids will delight in looking for hidden teddy bears with the provided binoculars. It’s such an exciting experience!

$175 for up to 7 people (that’s only 25 bucks a head) to join them for selected days during the school holidays.
Limited spaces so book in quickly! What a fun and different idea for the school holidays! Why not tag another family who would l.o.v.e this too and make a day trip of it?

www.facebook.com/carriageofoccasion

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.

adventurehubssa.com.au
Phone: 08 8472 0933

The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie is BACK and opening for the Spring School Holidays at West Beach Parks!

Scorer 10% off tickets online, use code KIDSINADELAIDE

It’s a family-friendly inflatable waterslide event with 4 awesome inflatable waterslides, The Big Wedgie has something for perfect for all ages and thrill-levels…

The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and we even have the world record to prove it! Standing at a whopping 18.2m tall and 82m long, experience the awesome 55-degree slope… Your stomach gets left at the top – and so do your bather bottoms! The Big Wedgie is also a 3-lane racer, so you can have a blast rocketing down the steep slope racing your mates at the same time!

The Big Chucka is our most extreme slide! Calling all thrill-seekers… The Big Chucka slide gives you an unimaginable wedgie! We’re talking an 80-degree plunge, throwing you into the air, flying up to 9m to then land on an inflatable Hollywood stunt-man landing pad! We know what you’re thinking… Crazy, right? Well, The Big Chucka is loads of fun and a real crowd-pleaser. For those brave enough to try it, it’s one of the craziest rides you will ever try!

And also coming along for the ride are smaller slides…

The Just Right Wedgie is the perfect waterslide for those looking for a wedgie that’s not too big, not too small, but juuuuuust right! Awesome fun for kids ages 3 and up, it’s not quite as extreme as The Big Wedgie, but still loads of fun.

The Little Wedgie is the smallest wedgie of them all! A mini-version of The Big Wedgie, it’s perfect for young ones. And don’t forget to check out The Little Skidda as well – our awesome, inflatable slip ‘n’ slide! Both The Little Wedgie and The Little Skidda has been designed just for kids ages 3-5 years.

Spring Dates: Saturday 25th September – Sunday 10th October 2021

Check out our website for opening hours!

For online bookings, visit: https://thebigwedgie.com.au/adelaide/

Don’t forget to use code KIDSINADELAIDE for 10% off online bookings

 

Family Fun Tours with Earth Adventure

Let your child collect childhood travel memories with this fun and exciting adventure under the sun and be an Earth Adventure kid!

From a thrilling Rock Climbing and Abseil experience overlooking South Australia’s most breathtaking views of Morialta and Onkaparinga, to a memorable Adelaide City Kayak Tour paddling around the beautiful Adelaide City Torrens, there is no better gift for your child than the gift of nature.

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.

wildernessescape.com.au/school-holidays
Facebook@earthadventure
Ph: 08 8165 2024

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours take you on a guided tour through some of SA’s most beautiful waters.  You will kayak amongst 10,000 year old mangrove forests and have the opportunity to see the resident dolphins up close where you can watch them peacefully socialise,  play, feed or nurse their young in their own environment .  The Ship’s Graveyard is another unique feature of the area where we paddle past spectacular relics from the past.

The tour is led by a marine biologist who will give you an understanding of the environment, the dolphins and the history of this unique and beautiful part of SA right in your backyard.”

This tour is recommended for children 8 + years and must be accompanied by an adult.
dolphinsanctuarykayaktours.com.au

Adventure Plus! School Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp

Adventure Plus! School Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp is set for a whole lot of fun these School Holidays.

Each day offers a different program which is tailor-made for children aged 7-15 years. Our program focuses on personal development and helps children have purposeful outdoor experiences. Activities include:
– Rope Courses
– Parachute Express
– Giant Swing
– Canoeing
– Bouldering Wall
– Indoor Pool Games
– Archery Attack
– Flying Fox
– Team-building games and initiatives

Your kids will have an awesome time, make new friends, step out of their comfort zone, and do something out of the ordinary!
You decide on the day and we will take over from there!

Registrations are now open!
baptistcaresa.org.au/mylor-adventure-camp#adventure-plus-holiday-program

October school holidays places to visit / things to do

Doughballs Glenelg & Mawson Lakes Epic Kids Menu

HOT NEWS…. there is a brand shiney new Doughballs now open at Mawsone Lakes. Until recently its all been about the OG Doughballs at Glenelg in Mosley Square, but alas…. DOUBLE HAPPINESS.

DoughBalls countinues to offer a kids menu that is second to none. Like actual nothing better in South Australia for kid eats. There we said it. It’s just one of those places that you have to take the family in the school holidays.

Loved for thier ripper three course kids menu for just ten bucks (including a drink) and they have recently added some more healthy options and expanded the offer. Everyone loves it here. They also serve up som impressive nosh for grown ups too. The pizza is on point, its a large menue with lots of fresh local produce and if you have never had doughballs? They are warm and light and fluffy and served up all of the different ways both savoury or sweet!

Order all of the things!

Bookings are highly reccommended and you can book online for either location HERE

Put the FUN in Funtopia these school holidays!

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 Baby World AND restaurant quality food, coffee, [even a cheeky beer or wine is available].

Online bookings are ESSENTIAL and here’s the FUNBELIEVABLE School Holiday Deals!

3-hour full access to Playground World

  • Double Pass: $30
  • Triple Pass: $45
  • Quad Pass: $60

OR Climb like a Funtopian with our Double Up pass which gives you access to join a 75-minute climbing session for only $35!

Funtopia is open every day of the School Holidays from 9am – 6pm.
Online bookings essential and can be made here:

https://bit.ly/3cxTo89

Bounce

The BOUNCE SA venue is based in Adelaide in Marleston. It’s a massive indoor adventure park that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages. Imagine more than 50 interconnected trampolines with the Big Bag, Slam Dunk and Dodgeball courts rolled in. It’s also home to the famous BOUNCE X-Park obstacle course so you can get your ninja on! Taste the rush of extreme sports and freestyle gymnastics without the hard landing. Whether you’re practising your aerial tricks or just getting a killer workout while you warp the laws of gravity, it’ll be pure awesomeness every time. Unleash your free spirit!

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

AFL MAX School Holidays

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

It’s time for some holiday fun at ICA Sportzworx Stepney

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
form.123formbuilder.com/4323172/school-holiday-clinics

More info at icastepney.com.au/school-holiday-clinics

Steamranger

During the School Holidays why not venture down to either Goolwa or Victor Harbor and take a ride on one of South Australia’s favourite tourist attractions the “Cockle Train” which travels along some of the most picturesque coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Details of the “Cockle Train” and other SteamRanger services can be found on their website
www.steamranger.org.au

image credit James Andonopoulos

West Beach Mini Golf

West Beach Mini Golf is open every day of the school holidays!
Bookings are not required, just turn up.
A family round of 18 holes at this epic nautical themed attraction will only set you back $40 with addittional rounds at just $4 per person. It’s amazing value. You can even play under lights four nights a week!

Monday: 9.30am to 11pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 11pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 6pm
Friday: 9.30am to 11pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 11pm
Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm

Find them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE

www.westbeachminigolf.com.au

Mega Courts Indoor Sports

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

Pixar Putt

Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt heads to Adelaide for the first time this September! Australia’s much loved open-air mini golf sensation is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films. Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes at Riverbank Promenade, Adelaide Convention Centre for a limited season from Friday 24 September until Sunday 17 October. This immersive open-air mini-golf experience features interactive putt-putt holes inspired by the stories, characters and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, Soul, Inside Out and more.

Pixar Putt is Adelaide’s must-do attraction during the September school holidays and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!

Book now > https://bit.ly/PixarPuttAd-KAweb-booknow

Join the Adelaide Planetarium these School Holidays for fun-filled family activities!

At the Adelaide Planetarium, you can experience the wonders of our universe up close. Guided by our astronomers, travel through space to learn about the solar system, constellations, and mysteries of the cosmos.

With special school holiday programs including an evening telescope viewing session*, the Planetarium offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. 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 Monday 27 September until Thursday 7 October, plus usual Saturday Sessions.

To make a booking or for more information, visit
www.unisa.edu.au/planetarium

*Weather permitting

Mention ‘Kids in Adelaide’ and receive a free bag of animal food at Gorge Wildlife Park

Head to the Gorge Wildlife Park and you might catch a glimpse of this cutie!  Their gorgeous koala joey is a girl and she needs a name.  Visit during the school holidays to enter your name suggestion and the winner will receive a free family pass for a return visit and their very own private koala experience!

Get up close and personal with all your favourite animals, birds and reptiles. So much to see and do, there will be daily animal presentations and of course you can’t visit without meeting their cuddly koalas at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

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.

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

Redden Drive, Cudlee Creek SA 5232
Phone: 08 8389 2206

www.gorgewildlifepark.com.au

Unleash your inner artist at Pottering Around this school holidays!

School holidays are here!
Come along to Pottering Around to Embrace that inner artist (yes…there’s one inside of ALL of us!!). Capture your memories FOREVER* in ceramics (*forever or until they get broken!!).

Why are our ceramics special…? Because YOU design and paint them.  Because WE glaze and fire them in our snazzy kiln. Because you can USE them (they are food and dishwasher safe after firing). Because we have a large range, that we mix up regularly, with pieces to suit every budget.

Bookings recommended via DM to our Facebook or Instagram page.

Fancy giving pot throwing a try?? We are getting back to basics this holiday, our workshops are ALL pottery wheel sessions! Try something new, get a bit messy and create something awesome!  Bookings essential from our website.

To book visit www.potteringaround.com.au

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

www.farmbarn.com.au

Discover the Museum in a Way The Whole Family Can Enjoy!

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.

Escape Hunt

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 9 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!
www.escapehunt.com/au/adelaide/booking

Shanx Mini Golf

Adelaide’s best mini golf course is opening just in time for these school holidays at Regency Park. SHANX @ Regency Park, located at Regency Park Community Golf Course mini golf, like you’ve never seen!

Pricing is $14 per person and children under the age of 6-years are FREE. Groups of 4 or more are just $12 per person, which means a family of four can have a day out for under $50!
Bookings are essential to avoid wait times.

To book your round, visit;
www.shanxminigolf.com.au

School Holidays at Melbas

Are you looking for something deliciously fun to do these school holidays? Why not make plans to visit Melba’s Chocolates up in the Adelaide Hills at Woodside!

Watch deliciousness in the making, pick up your favourite treats and even enjoy a yummy Hot Chocolate! Bring the kids, the excitement and enjoy a fun day out at Melba’s

Open daily from 9 am – 4:30 pm

www.melbaschocolates.com.au

OffSpring at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park

Spring is in the air and that means one thing – baby animals!

Do you know how old Quokka joeys are when they leave the pouch? Have you ever wondered how old lion cubs are when they open their eyes? Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about baby animals and how we care for them on a magical day out filled with fresh air, fun and learning these school holidays.

Get to know your cubs from your calves to go into the draw to win some incredible experiences for the whole family.

Upgrade your visit with an experience!

Make your zoo or safari park adventure even more special with an exclusive animal experience, like a $15 giraffe feed at Adelaide Zoo or come face-to-face with a lion at Lions 360.

Remember to book in advance as the zoo and safari park are currently running at restricted capacity.

Age: This event is suitable for 0+
Dates: Saturday 25 September to Sunday 10 October 2021

adelaidezoo.com.au/event/offspringadelaidezoo
monartosafari.com.au/event/offspringmonartosafaripark

Woodstock Wine Wildlife Sanctuary

Looking for the perfect school holiday activities for the kids that you can enjoy yourself?

Then look no further than the Woodstock Wine Wildlife Sanctuary. Daily feeding sessions give you a chance to get up close to these beautiful rescued native animals and helps the Estate maintain the sanctuary.

With lots of outside spaces to enjoy, including a large courtyard next to the tasting room, terraces around the Coterie and lush green lawns next to the vineyards, why not stay and enjoy a light lunch. Woodstock is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself with the kids these school holidays.

Bookings essential so head online to book your school holiday activities in today

woodstockwine.com.au

The Beachouse Glenelg

The Beachouse is the PERFECT destination for a fun family day out, with so many different attractions, they have something for everyone!

Open every day of the school holidays from 10am!
And when we say fun for the whole family… we mean it!

Attractions Include:
– 3 fully enclosed heated waterslides (Two body, One Raft)
– Soli Italian Formula 1 Dodgem Cars
– Blaster Boats
– Historic 120 year old Carousel
– Western themed 18 hole Mini Golf course
– A dizzying 5 mini story Play Castle (Indoor Playground)
– Miniature Train
– 2 levels full of awesome arcade, prize & ticket games

The venue is also fully licensed, and the Cafe serves up lots of goodies ranging from hot food, espresso coffee to even homemade gelati!

Check out their website for loads of massive value school holiday specials!

www.thebeachouse.com.au

The ultimate school holiday destination - Latitude!

Latitude has you covered for the coolest adventure these school holidays with their gigantic indoor aerial arena that the whole family can enjoy. Get down and experience their thrilling climbing zone, mega trampoline offering including free jump, basketball lanes, airbag and dodgeball activities; their challenging ninja-warrior course and a fear-conquering obstacle course perched 8m above the ground – if you want to take your fun to another level these school holidays, then Latitude is for you!

With DOUBLE HOUR PROMOS, PLAY & EAT COMBOS, and FAMILY PASSES available, jump online and book NOW to score big savings and rewards. Holidays are super popular at Latitude, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

https://latitudeair.com/school-holidays

Do you have a Ninja in the making?

The Ninja Arena at 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 right up to adults.

SA Base Camp’s Ninja Arena offers Free Play Sessions, Structured Ninja Classes as well as epic Ninja Campouts!
Facilities include a cafe to sit and relax with free entry for kids under 4 with access to our under age playground.

During the school holidays the Ninja Arena is Open:
Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm and Sat/Sun 10am-4:30pm

Entry is only $15 for 1 hour or $20 for 2 hours of Ninja FUN!
Online Bookings Essential to avoid disappointment.

www.sabasecamp.com.au/book-online

October school holidays for free

Free School Holiday Craft at Churchill Centre

Copy Dive into Churchill Centre these school holidays with FREE craft!!

Decorate a reusable tote bag and do your bit to help our special friends who live under the sea
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/opening-hours for playground opening hours.
Eat, drink, shop and play at Churchill Centre
Churchill Road, Kilburn

churchillcentre.com.au

No bookings required. Limited number of items per day. Check-in and social distancing measures apply.

Week 1
11am – 1pm Wednesday 29 Sept – Saturday 2 Oct
12pm – 2pm Sunday 3 Oct
Week 2
11am – 1pm Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 Oct
12pm – 2pm Sunday 10 Oct

Entertain the kids this School Holiday's at Port Adelaide Plaza!

FREE Come & Try Sports
Monday 27 Sep – Sun 10 Oct, 10am-4pm. Located outside SportsPower.
* Sundays 11am-2pm. No classes on Mon 4 Oct.

FREE Little Picasso Art Classes
Thu 30 Sep – Fri 1 Oct & Thur 7 – Fri 8 Oct, 11am-2pm. Located outside Aldi.

HomeFresh Cooking Classes
Mon 27 Sep – Sun 10 Oct, 10am-3pm. Cost $27, located outside Coles.
* Book at homefreshcooking.com.au 

www.portadelaideplaza.com.au/whats-on/school-holiday-fun

Free School Holiday Sports

Kids of all abilities aged from 3-17 years, are welcome to now register for the next City of Charles Sturt School Holiday Sports Program. Throughout the entire school holidays (Friday 24 September to Sunday 10 October), a total of 21 sports providers will be offering up to 72 activity sessions across our Council area, including karate, dragon boating, dance, tennis and much more. Bookings are essential as spots are limited.

Book online
www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/holidaysports

October school holidays at the museums

S.A Maritime Museum

What: Ship N Bricks & GooRoo Animation Workshops
When: 25 September – 10 October (workshops are 25 – 28 September)
Times: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required         

THEY’RE BACK – and ready to be tracked down! Our displays have yet again been taken over by all sorts of maritime characters – of the LEGO kind. Use our Ship n Bricks guide book to find all the LEGO characters that are hiding in our displays. There will be a letter with each character that will spell out a secret phrase. Find the letters, write out the phrase and go in the draw to win your very own LEGO Lighthouse set!

Keep the LEGO fun going with our GooRoo Animation workshops held from 11am – 3pm on 25 – 28 September! Spend your visit searching for the missing LEGO figures hiding in our displays, then head down to the set to create your own LEGO movie.

Both activities are FREE with museum entry.

Website: maritime.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holidays-ship-n-bricks-2
FB: @SAMaritimeMuseum

Migration Museum

Visit the Migration Museum this school holidays and hear about the stories of South Australians past and present.

Our brand new exhibitions Paving the Way and ReClaiming Country are now open. Immerse yourself in the unique migration tales from our past and step out onto the of pavers Settlement Square, dedicated to those who have migrated to South Australia. Learn about the history of the Aboriginal flag; how it was created, the meaning behind it, and what it means to First Nations people now.

All this and more is ready and waiting at the Migration Museum – and it’s all FREE.

migration.history.sa.gov.au
Facebook: @migrationmuseum

National Motor Museum

What: GooRoo Animation Workshops
When:
1 – 5 October
Time:
11am – 3pm
Cost:
Free (with Museum admission)
Bookings:
Preferred (via phone) – 08 8568 4000

Are you the next Steven Spielberg? Come visit us at the National Motor Museum this school holidays to create your very own movies and find out! From the 1st – 3rd October, Cam will teach you about what goes into making a Claymation film, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie at a professional level. On the 4th and 5th October, Dani will be hosting drawing animation workshops.

Be inspired by the vehicles on display, and create your own plasticine or drawn car to be the star of the show. Movies will be filmed and put together using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. They will then be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel so you can share them with all your friends and family. You will also receive a FREE Holden Heroes colouring book every day of the school holidays, which you can use as inspiration for your film!

motor.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holidays-gooroo-animation-workshops
Facebook: @NatMotorMuseum

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