The holidays start on 28 September and finish on 13 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 EVENTS
The Big Wedgie returns to West Beach Parks these School Holidays!
Nova 919 presents The Big Wedgie–5 awesome inflatable waterslides, so family fun for all ages! Open every day of the school holidays,
The Big Wedgie has something that’s 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 4-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–returning for its second appearance in Adelaide! Calling all thrill-seekers…The Big Chucka slide gives you an unimaginable wedgie! We’re talking an80-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 amini-version of The Big Wedgie–while The Little Skidda is an inflatable slip‘n’ slide! They’re the smallest wedgies of them all–and they’re perfect for young ones, designed f or kids ages 3-5!Catch The Big Wedgie at West Beach Parks during the school holidays–proudly presented byNova 919:•Saturday, 28th September–Sunday, 13th October•Saturday,23rd November–Sunday, 9th February
Kids in Adelaide readers a 10% off discount code – valid for all online tickets! Please use online code: KIDSINADELAIDE at the checkout ???? (Direct online ticket sales only. Not valid with any other offer.)
Tickets on-sale at thebigwedgie.com.au
Go wild at Adelaide’s hottest new play space for kids!
Smiles will widen and hearts will race when your little ones step foot in Adelaide Zoo’s brand-spanking-new Variety Children’s Zoo.
Opening these school holidays, this wild new play space will be the first stop on your Adelaide Zoo adventure and a must-visit for a no-brainer, fun-filled family day out.
Plus it’s just a hop, skip and jump from their ever-popular Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can learn and explore while you relax with a coffee. So bring your little animals to meet theirs and rub shoulders with the who’s who of the children’s zoo!
Join Adelaide Zoo’s wild family today and get unlimited visits to this amazing new space. Or purchase an entry ticket online to enter the draw to WIN an Animal Experience! Ts &Cs apply.
Yorke Peninsula Field Days
The highly-acclaimed Yorke Peninsula Field Days promotes agriculture and the rural community at its best every two years, and is on again this September 24-26.
Visitors can check out a multi-million dollar showcase of the latest in agricultural innovations across the massive 30-hectare site. The event also includes extensive entertainment and lifestyle options each day, offering everything from guest presenters and demonstrations, clothes and jewellery, to a wide variety of food options. There is truly something for everyone at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days.
Andy’s Amazing Adventures
The tour of prehistoric proportions is about to get even bigger! BAFTA-nominated presenter Andy Day, the star of ABC KIDS and CBeebies Andy’s Wild Adventures, Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures is on his way down under this September school holidays with his new live show, ANDY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES.
With already 30 shows around Australia, we are sure this is something you don’t want to miss!
Book tickets at
South Australian Children’s Ballet Company
Everyone loves a feel good story. Why not bring the kids (and the adults) to enjoy a unique and first ever combination of two favourite tales in Orphan Annie and her Nutcracker Dreams.
Performed by the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company (SACBC) under the expert guidance of Miss Beverley Waters and choreographed and produced by the talented Paul Boyd from the Queensland Ballet, the performance tells the story of orphan Annie whose only memory of her parents are her Nutcracker story book and a jewellery box but Annie’s life is about to change when Mr Warbucks decides to visit the Orphanage.
The performance is narrated which makes it easy for the little one’s to follow and is only 50 minutes in duration. You won’t be disappointed by this brand new classical ballet piece with its creatively crafted set, a wide selection of music and an array of costumes!
Book tickets online at www.sacbc.com
Something on Saturday presents This Show is NOT Rubbish
Saturday 28 September with $15 tickets!
What was the last thing you threw away? Could you have reused that thing? Recycled it? Or… maybe used it to do some amazing science? As human beings, we produce a lot of rubbish — up to 1.5 tonnes of the stuff per person per year!
Join the Trash Can Man in his award winning show as he turns trash into scientific treasure — that unexpectedly squeaks and screams, squirts and splashes, floats and flies… and then bursts into flames!
“It’s super exciting and a show for young and old — it’s definitely not rubbish. 4 1/2 stars” The Advertiser
Pirates of Port Adelaide Kids Treasure Map
Now in its 6th year, the Pirates of Port Adelaide Kids Treasure Hunt is back for one day only on Sunday 6th October from 11am till 4pm. If your little ones are into dress-ups, pirates, mermaids, mermen, ships, treasure hunts and riddles then this is the perfect Sunday activity for your family.
The Treasure Map will guide you around the Port’s historic precinct and to the river where you’ll be able to get aboard the STV One and All for that perfect photoshoot of you and your little pirate on a real ship, with real rigging!
As well as discovering hidden treasures of Port Adelaide, by completing the Map, every treasure hunter will be in the running to win an array of prizes including an AyePad (iPad), family passes to the SA Maritime Museum, Adventure Kayaking and Dolphin Explorer and lots, lots more.
Collect Treasure Hunting Kits (including the Official Treasure Map) from the Visitor Information Centre, 66 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
Cost is a Gold coin donation
Lucy’s Search for Starz
Internationally recognised Dance Coach Lucy Ellis is launching her new children’s show in Adelaide these October school holidays.
Aimed at kids aged 3 – 9, LUCY’S SEARCH FOR STARZ sees Lucy and a cast of talented young dancers embark on a magical singing and dancing adventure, as Lucy teaches young dancer Ellie to work hard, be kind to others and always believe in herself. Together, with the help of some hard working Aliens, the kindest of Fairies and some sassy dancing Mermaids, Ellie discovers some important lessons from the Starz.
“The songs are so catchy, and I can’t wait for everyone else to have them stuck in their head as much as I do!”
LUCY’S SEARCH FOR STARZ will play at the Saint Ignatius College Theatre on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 1pm & 3:30pm.
Shakespeare Australia presents Alice in Wonderland
This Spring come along to the Adelaide Botanic Garden from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October and enjoy Lewis Carroll’s classic story ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Cleverly lifted from the page and beautifully brought to life in Glenn Elston’s highly acclaimed production that was awarded “Best Stage Play” by London’s Entertainment Views in 2018”.
In this roller-coaster story, Alice’s life is suddenly turned upside down as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and lands in the magical world of “Wonderland”. As Alice bravely bounces from one unexpected and amazing situation to the next she meets a wildly curious assortment of characters including the skittish, constantly late White Rabbit, the Dodo and other birds in the Caucaus race and the pepper obsessed Duchess and her extremely crazy cook. The Cheshire Cat will leave you with a grin and you can’t fail to miss Humpty Dumpty on his way to meet Tweedledum and Tweedledee as they tell the tale of the Walrus and the Carpenter. What might seem slightly silly becomes downright absurd as the Mad Hatter arrives with the March Hare and the Dormouse to have a grand old time with Alice at the tea party. Enter The Queen of Hearts as a magnificent finale – this is where everyone, both young and perhaps a little bit older can be part of the fun.
Presented with interactive games and catchy songs this is a perfect way to go on a wonderful Wonderland adventure with the entire family. So pack a basket and your picnic rug and head on down to the Garden.
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Brilliant Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Stamford Plaza Adelaide | Sunday October 6
We invite you and your family to our wonderful world of the Bonkers and Brilliant Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
Join us at the Mad Hatter’s table for an indulgent afternoon high tea featuring an array of scrumptious treats and a themed cocktail on arrival (mocktail for the kids) all approved by the Queen of Hearts herself. Disappear down the rabbit hole with family and friends and come dressed in your ‘maddest’ outfit – best dressed will be awarded with a prize!
OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Unplugged – Help Kids Unplug from Gaming
UCWB and Psychology SA in partnership with GameQuitters and CGI Clinic presents Unplugged, a free workshop to help parents understand problematic gaming and identify when a child or young person is at risk and learn proven strategies to help manage healthier online use.
Based on the latest scientific research, Unplugged helps parents communicate effectively with their children about gaming and technology, understand why gamers play, the ‘hidden’ dangers and the mental and physical health implications of high levels of gaming. It also provides practical skills to help parents deal with associated problems, such as school refusal.
Presented by Dr Huu Kim Le, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who was awarded a NSW Institute of Psychiatry Training Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2015. Dr Le has conducted an investigation at the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore on Internet Gaming Disorder and founded CGI Clinic, a website to increase community awareness on internet gaming.
Book your place at this free workshop at
Lunch Bunch – Chocolate Unicorns Workshop
LunchBunch invite kids and youth (eight years and over) for their creative EDIBLE LUNCHBUNCH sessions this school holidays. Participants will make a delicious mug arrangement of highest quality chocolate dipped strawberries, marshmallows, Fererro Roches and every one will make two Magic Unicorns, the star of the show, putting the little horn, cute coloured ears and drawing eyelashes on their sleeping faces.
Kids will get creative on the day getting their hands busy and at the end of the day take home what they create. Yum!
Please choose from the multiple dates and times available via the link below and proceed to checkout.
The class runs for approximately 2 hours and cost is $40. This is a drop off workshop, children will be there without parents. A small waiting area is available.
Theatre Bugs – October School Holiday Programs
Theatre Bugs are back with their much loved school holiday programs. Children will enjoy a fun and fabulous week filled with drama activities, rehearsing, and making props which finishes with a production of Rats!: The Musical at 5pm on the last day. Students perform with a stage set and costumes. Every child has a special role to play and lines to learn.
Join The Pied Piper, Grandma, Mickey the Mad Scientist, Erica the Explorer, and Luna the Laughter Therapist as they work to save the town’s children and learn why it’s important to keep their promises!
It’s a magical holiday adventure.
Theatre Bugs has been teaching Adelaide’s children to act, sing, and dance for 21 years and during that time many 1000’s of children have enjoyed attending the school holiday programs. It is always a thrill to see the brilliant performances the students are able to create in just four to five days.
Week 1: Norwood, Unley & Glenelg
Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October
$235 for the 5 day program
Week 2: Norwood and Unley
Tuesday 8th – Friday 11th October
$205 for the 4 day program
BOOK NOW BEFORE SOLD OUT!
www.theatrebugs.com.au or call 83321228
Adventure is Calling YMCA Spring Holiday Camp
Adventure is calling… are you ready? A four day, three night coastal adventure jam packed with activities and fun. Make new friends and new memories as we head down to Victor Harbor to shake off the winter chill with stand up paddle boarding, cartooning workshops, scavenger hunts, silent discos and more. Not to be missed!
Date: Tuesday October 8th to Friday 11th
Age Range: 8-16’s
Pick Up and Drop Off: Openlight Campsite, 54 Waggon Road, VICTOR HARBOR
Transport available from our YMCA Centres at an additional cost.
Cost: $400pp covers all food and activities on camp.
NDIS and Payment Plans negotiable.
Come ‘n’ Try Aerobics at Saints Gym Club
Saints Gym Club casual Holiday Gymnastics and Come & Try Aerobics
Have you got a 7+ year old with energy to burn? Aerobic Gymnastics is a dynamic sport involving high intensity movement patterns to heart pounding music. Saints Gym Club plan to include Aerobics in our regular Friday evening program from Term 4. We are offering come and try sessions in the last 2 weeks of term 3 (free) and over the school holidays ($10 for a 90 minute session).
Book your ticket >> www.trybooking.com/BFBOI
We are also opening our holiday program to non members for 5 years and above ($20 for a 2 hour session). These sessions are based on the Gym for All program developing strength and flexibility in fun ways on traditional gymnastics apparatus.
Book your session >> www.trybooking.com/BFBNZ
No gymnastics experience necessary.
See terms and conditions on the booking pages.
For more information visit
Give the Gift of Adventure this October with Wilderness Escapes School Holiday Programs. Our programs are dynamic, fun, and let your children explore all the wonders of the great outdoors. Including a range of activities from rock climbing and mountain bike riding to nature days and billy cart racing, for ages 5-17, we have the perfect program for your child.
Wilderness Escape is SA’s largest outdoor education company, with a team of experienced instructors at accredited locations and venues. You can rest easy knowing that your children are having the adventure of a lifetime, under our highly qualified care
For booking tickets and seeing full event list
Ready, set, action! NIDA is coming to Adelaide
Spring into action these school holidays with NIDA, Australia’s leading institution for performing arts education and training. Spend a week developing your acting skills in NIDA Drama School for grades 4–7 and 8–10, or NIDA Actor’s Project for grades 11–12. Or do you want to learn how to nail your next audition? Enrol now in our weekend Auditions and Screen Tests for grades 4–7 and 8–10, or Auditions Masterclass for grades 11–12.
Classes start from Monday 30 September at Scotch College, Adelaide. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO/PLACES TO VISIT
The Adelaide Planetarium has your next holidays covered!
With the school holidays just around the corner, check out Mawson Lakes’ Adelaide Planetarium. We have a variety of fun and educational experiences for the whole family.
Take a guided tour through the galaxy with an astronomer to see how the constellations and planets change over an evening. Enjoy a full-dome movie experience or marvel at the stars through a professional telescope on the UniSA lawns*. Ticket prices start at $9.
For a more hands-on experience, you can learn about the different planets, followed by an arts and craft session. Ticket prices are $25 per child and $9 per adult.
Located just 20 minutes from the CBD, the Adelaide Planetarium will be open throughout the October school holidays for activities. Spots are limited, so bookings are essential! Register now or find out more on the website.
The school holidays are just over 3 weeks away! Start planning an epic school break that’ll have you flipping, dodging, and bouncing on the trampolines, scaling the climbing walls, soaring across Sky-High, and conquering The Grid ninja course at Latitude.
The Super4 Pass is available for your awesome foursome to have multitudes of fun at Latitude these holidays. The $65 pass has a super saving of $15 and includes four general session tickets for mates to work together across the floor or compete in a friendly battle of skill between themselves.
Find out more at
Hahndorf Farm Barn
Adelaide’s 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!
The Farm Barn prides themselves on providing the best school holiday activities in Adelaide! There are many activities for kids at the farm and you can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family.
Play in the playground and sand pit!
Milk a cow
Bottle feed baby lambs
Cuddle baby rabbits and guinea pigs
Hold baby chick
Open 10am-4pm daily with a reptile show at 12.30 Sat and Sun and Farm Shows daily at 11am and 2.30pm
Rediscover Granite Island with school holiday activities at The Island Cafe, Guided Nature and Penguin Tours and tours to the Oceanic Victor in-sea aquarium!
On the weekends of the school holidays The Island Cafe will have live music from 12pm – 4pm, games on the lawn, the reopening of the kiosk van and cocktail specials for the parents. The Cafe is also open seven days from 9am to 4pm and has released the new Spring menu. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy the ocean views and watch the kids play on the lawn.
Looking for some fun, unforgettable family activities? Make the trip out to the Oceanic Victor platform and swim with the magnificent Southern Bluefin Tuna. Meet the crew of marine biologists and board the luxury catamaran. Head to the floating marine-tourism facility where you will be suited up with wetsuits, gloves, booties and snorkels. View life beneath the waves, cuddle a Port Jackson Shark, explore the touch tanks and visit the underwater observatory tunnel. Want to see the Granite Island Little Penguins? Join our experienced tour guides for the Guided Nature and Penguin Tour at dusk. Bookings essential.
The Fairy Garden Hahndorf
Spring is finally here! Have you thought about putting a fairy garden together or rebuilding your old one? We have everything you need to create or add to your garden! Solar fairy houses, fairy houses with opening doors, fairies, both boys and girls, dragons and unicorns, fairy furniture and the list goes on! Our prices start at $2.50 and work up from there meaning we can help you on any budget! You will find us tucked away in the old barn at the top of the garden path.
Open weekdays EXCEPT WEDNESDAYS from 10:30-4pm and weekends from 11:30-4:30
City of Adelaide’s Bat Camp & Bat Trail
Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox. Local bat experts will delight kids (aged 5-12) including visiting the bats at their roost, kite-making, drawing/painting, peering through microscopes in the ‘Bat Cave’ and a demonstration with live animals by the Adelaide Zoo.
When: 9 to 10 October, morning and afternoon sessions available.
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide (near the entrance to the Zoo).
Who: 5 to 12 years old
To register and for more information click here
We have partnered with the SA Museum, Adelaide Zoo, University of Adelaide, Department of Environment, SA Health and Fauna Rescue SA for this event.
Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all! Located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.
The Bat Trail will be accessible from the beginning of October until mid-December and can be accompanied by an activity booklet, available for download online, or selected cafes listed on the City of Adelaide’s What’s On
When: October to mid-December
Where: The banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park
Who: 5 to 12 years old
Pumpt is Adelaide’s only indoor scooter, skate & bike venue. We have a range of pump tracks to suit everyone, an electronic start gate, skate ramps, half pipes, resi and an airbag. There is something or everyone from little tikes on balance bikes to hardcore BMX riders, skaters & scooter riders – Pumpt is great fun and great value too. And when you’re done riding the tracks we have a ninja course to test out your ninja skills!
Boneshaker Cafe is situated within the park and is fully licensed. A perfect spot to sit and watch all the activities. We supply the bikes, scooters and skate boards, all you need to bring is a helmet and a smile!
Book a session online today!
Creepy Crawly School Holidays at Cleland
These school holidays Cleland Wildlife Park is going creepy crawly! Activities for the whole family are on every day of the school holidays, and are all free with entry!
Just some of our activities are:
- BYOB (Bring Your Own Bug!) insect identification
- Cleland’s own Bug Man Presentations
- Butterfly Conservation Society SA and Adelaide University Bee Expert
- Fun With Fangs seminar with
- Cleland Director Chris Daniels and Steve Donnellan
- Ancient Invertebrates with Flinders
- Paleontology workshop
- And so much more!
For further details visit
Think you know the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail? Think again.
We’re upping the ante these school holidays with a twist to our popular Escape Trail, with kids able to learn about one of the Gaol’s most infamous prisoners with a special Who am I? edition.
Perfect for spring, Adelaide Gaol has plenty of open spaces to explore and guarantees an adventurous and engaging experience.
So get your thinking caps on, and join us from the 28 September – 13 of October.
Since its opening in 1841, Adelaide Gaol has housed approximately 300,000 prisoners. With many ingenious (though typically unsuccessful) escape attempts. Visit today to learn the stories of previous prisoners and learn about the State’s unique history.
For further details visit our website:
Experience AFL Max these School Holidays
AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive football skills facility, designed for today’s players, fans and families.
Get involved with the kids these school holidays, at AFL Max! Let them explore our Aerial Zone (trampolines), Climb Zone (rock climbing) and the Bump Zone (inflatable tackle course) designed by Rory Sloane. Then grab yourself a parent pass, where together, you can have a dob, work on your fundamental football skills and race each other using our draft testing equipment.
Purchase a 1hr or 2hr general admission ticket for your child and score a parent pass for half price – giving you access to the Skills, Interactive and Test & Tackle Zones, where you can hone your footy skills, together.
Or if you’re after a more relaxing experience while the kids play, head upstairs to our fully licensed café and enjoy a coffee, drink or meal, plus complimentary Wi-Fi, all whilst watching the kids in action.
Open every day of the school holidays Mon-Sunday, 10am-6pm for kids 5yrs +
Catch up with your friends at Flip Out Munno Para
Need a place to catch up with friends? We’ve got you covered. Flip Out gives the opportunity for kids and families to socialise and mingle over a super fun time. Our amazing facilities, classes and activities allow kids to participate in bouncing fun with friends, whilst getting involved in team building activities.
Ingle Farm Recreation Centre
Ingle Farm Recreation Centre has a range of activities these October school holidays to choose from to keep the kids happy, active and entertained.
The options these school holidays include:
- Public Roller Skating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding public holiday 7th October)
- Mega Kindigym 2nd October (Paw Patrol theme with a visit from Chase)* & 11th October Superhero theme*
- Learn to Skate 4th & 11th October*
- Squash Clinics*
For more information visit
Save 15% at Escape Hunt Adelaide these school holidays!
Escape Hunt, located in Rundle Mall, is a thrilling, immersive experience. Enter one of three themed rooms, tasked with a mystery to solve. Choose from Great White Killer, The Deadly Discovery or The Collector’s Curse. As the clock ticks down, you’ll need to hunt for clues, solve puzzles and unlock locks in order to crack the case and escape the room. It’s brain-bending, adrenaline-pumping fun for the whole family.
Escape Hunt is offering Kids in Adelaide readers 15% off standard games Mon-Fri from 30 September to 11 October. Kids must be 7 years or over and one player in each room must be 16 or over.
If you’re looking for the ultimate school holiday experience, that will have them buzzing until school goes back, then book an Escape Hunt today.
Use the code SPRING 15 when booking online at
School Holiday Skating at St Clair
Call or drop into centre to book (payment required at time of booking and places are limited to 50 people per session)
Just mention ‘Kids in Adelaide’ for $8 skating
*Children under 10 must be supervised by an adult
Special School Holiday Times:
Wednesday 2nd of October 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Thursday 3rd of October 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Friday 4th of October 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday 7th of October 10:30am to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday 9th of October 12:30pm to 2:30pm
*Regular public skating sessions on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s year-round. See website below for more details.
The new Kids course at Mega Adventure is Mega Fun!
Little ones not ready to tackle the iconic MegaClimb? Test their metal with our new Kids Course!
With ten exciting challenges finishing with a thrilling Zip line our mini course is the perfect way to tire out little monkeys. Ideally located next to our Cafe you will be able to encourage them from the ground while enjoying a cup of our shockingly good coffee.
This brand new facility utilises the Austrian built “Safe Roller” continuous belay and full body safety harnesses to give you complete confidence when dangling your ankle biter meters from the ground.
KIDS EAT FREE at The British Hotel and Restaurant Port Adelaide
When dining at the British Hotel and Restaurant Port Adelaide during the school holidays, all kids will have a chance to win a Brand new Nintendo DS, all they have to do is dine in and fill out and entry form, one entry per person per visit which will be drawn at the end of the holidays. Check out the new kids area, children 2-6 years of age, and colouring in packs for each child dining.
KIDS EAT FREE, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, for lunch and dinner
T’s and C’s apply.
WARRAWONG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
There’s something for everyone at Warrawong! Hand feed Kangaroo joeys, meet Barn Owls, Penny and Luna, hold a Python, and learn all about the resident rescued Koalas, Rodney and Champagne.
OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR FREE!
Westfield Marion’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“
Let your little ones unleash their creativity and imaginations at Westfield Marion’s “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“ School Holiday activity zone.
Each day brings a new and exciting activity, and all completely free of charge! So if your child is interested in magical spell books, unicorns & mermaids or Witches & Wizards, Westfield Marion has something they will love! For more information and to view the daily planner, visit the Westfield Marion Website.
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
Enjoy FREE underground parking, delicious fresh produce and a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the children these school holidays at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre.
Free entertainment including; slime time, pizza decorating, DIY squishies and the Cove soccer shoot-out, hosted by The Cove FC.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bumbles the Clown is BACK! Due to high demand, Bumbles the Clown has returned to Hallett Cove Shopping Centre and is switching up his magic show including A BUBBLY SURPRISE! You cannot miss this!
*BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR SLIME WORKSHOP AND PIZZA DECORATING*
As places are limited, please make sure you book your place online for the Slime Workshops & Pizza Decorating workshops.
FREE School Holiday entertainment at Gilles Plains Shopping Centre
Gilles Plains Shopping Centre have FREE parking, delicious fresh produce and a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the children to enjoy these School Holidays. Activities include; slime time, plant pot decorating and decorate your own bear to take home.
Bookings are essential for the slime workshop, to book visit www.firstsenses.com.au
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bumbles the Clown is BACK! Due to high demand, Bumbles the Clown has returned to Gilles Plains Shopping Centre and is switching up his magic show including A BUBBLY SURPRISE! You cannot miss this! ????????????
For more information visit: gillesplainsshoppingcentre.com.au
Free School Holiday Fun at Newton Village Shopping Centre!
Join us for trendy craft activities including, bobo balloon making, cap decorating, and plant pot decorating. No bookings are required, and all activities located near Woolworths. ????
For more information visit: https://www.newtonvillage.com.au
City of Charles Sturt School Holiday Sports Program
The School Holiday Sports Program is held during the April and October school holidays each year. The program is open to all children aged 2-17 years to come along and try a new sport and get involved in our FREE School Holiday Sports.
Registrations are now open – 28 September, 2019 – 13 October, 2019
(Monday 7 October is a public holiday)
Children have the opportunity to choose from:
Karate, Tennis, Dragon Boating, Bicycle Racing, Cricket, Hockey, Baseball, Canoe/Kayaking, Table Tennis, Croquet, Fencing, Basketball, Soccer, Lawn Bowls, Multi-Sports, Girls-only Soccer, Roller Skating, Scouts, Yoga, Bootcamp, Softball plus more.
There is a karate session for children with special needs on Friday 4 October as well as a girls only soccer session on Friday 11 October with caregivers encouraged to join in.
The program aims to provide an avenue for young people to:
Try new or different sport and recreation activities FREE of charge
Increase their level of physical activity
Learn about creating a healthy lifestyle through sport and recreation
Boost their self esteem and self-confidence
Make new friends
Registrations are now OPEN
Unley Shopping Centre
Looking for something to do with the kids these school holidays?
Head down to the Unley Shopping Centre and enjoy FREE parking, delicious fresh produce and a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the kids.
Free entertainment including:
– Decorate a Bear
– Bobo Balloons
– Sprout Cooking School
*BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for the SPROUT hands-on cooking class*
As places are limited, please make sure you book your place on the Unley Shopping Centre website. (click on events)
Northpark Shopping Centre
Looking for something to do with the kids these school holidays?
Head down to Northpark Shopping Centre and enjoy FREE parking, delicious fresh produce and a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the kids.
Free entertainment including:
AIR CLAY ( Natural earth clay that dries like rubber)
For more information visit
Power to Move School Holiday Programs
Mount Barker FREE School Holiday Program
8 – 11 October
School Holidays are just around the corner and boy do we have some great programs to get your kids feeling great.
Proudly supported by the Mount Barker District Council, Bluestone & Mount Barker Community Centre we are running 5 free clinics during the second week of the School Holidays.
Bootcamp and Boxing will be our signature 60 minute classes with a great warm and up cool down. Free fruit provided for all kids after class.
15 spots per class, be quick to book in!
TUESDAY 8 OCT, 10 – 11am, Parkindula, 71 East Pkwy, Mount Barker, BOOTCAMP , 5-8 years of age
WEDNESDAY 9 OCT 10 – 11am, Keith Stephenson Park, Rotunda, Mount Barker, BOXFIT, 12-17 years of age 11-12pm, Keith Stephenson Park, Rotunda, Mount Barker, BOOTCAMP, 9-11 years of age
THURSDAY 10 OCT 10 – 11am, Parkindula, 71 East Pkwy, Mount Barker, BOOTCAMP, 5-8 years of age
FRIDAY 11 OCT 10 – 11am, Mount Barker Community Centre, Training Room: BOXFIT, 9-11 years of age
Brompton Free School Holiday Come and Try
The perfect way to Come and Try thanks to the City of Charles Sturt.
3 Bootcamp, Boxfit style sessions designed for your child. Classes are 60 minutes and incorporate a Warm Up, Cool Down and Fruit for each child.
9:30am Class is designed for kids aged 5 – 8 years
10:45am Class is designed for kids aged 9 – 11 years
12pm Class is designed for Youth aged 12 – 16 years
Seaford School Holiday Clinic
2 x 60 minute holiday clinics running through the October School Holidays at the Seaford Recreation Centre Onkaparinga Recreation Centres
Want an hour to yourself? We have the perfect solution to your school holiday dilemmas
The clinic includes , and fresh fruit and veg at each class.
The 60-minute class incorporates the following:
Class discussion and demonstration about core activity
Muscle conditioning phase
Health, movement and nutrition facts
Classes will be a combination of Bootcamp, Boxfit, lots of games and heaps of FUN
CHECK OUT THE MUSEUMS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
School Holidays at the South Australian Maritime Museum – Pirates in their PJ’s
Pirates in their PJ’s gives us a glimpse into some of the things that can go wrong while sailing in search of excitement. It tells the story about how adventures are seldom as glorious as we would like them to be.
What was it like having to deal with pirates? What do you do if the food runs out or the winds stop? How do you cope if your clothes are washed overboard, and all you have are your pyjamas?
Follow Captain Pedro Pyjama and his crew on their adventure to almost discover some of the world’s greatest treasures… as they never quite make it to where they are going, or if they do are always the last. Come dressed in your pyjamas, strike a pose somewhere in the Museum and post a pic on social media to win a prize.
Weekdays – Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 2019| Performances weekdays at 11am and 1pm, $6 per child includes the lighthouse (bookings not required). Ages 7-16.
School Holidays at the Migration Museum
Star Jars & Milky Way Maps
Tuesdays 1 & 8 October 11 am – 12 pm | Fridays 4 & 11 October 11 am – 12 pm
$15.00 per child (One accompanying adult included in cost of ticket)
The stars have always been important in the history of human migration – they guide us across oceans, light our way, illuminate our stories, and give us something to wish upon. Come and learn about some southern constellations, listen to night sky dreaming stories, relax under a night sky projection, and make a constellation-in-a-jar and a star atlas to take home for your room.
Bookings > www.eventbrite.com.au
Strict age limit: 8 years plus. (No toddlers allowed due to small choking hazards) Sharp objects, glitter, glue in use.
Migration Museum Magical Misery Tour
Thursday 3 & 10 October 2019, 11 – 12pm ages 5-8
$10 per participant – (Limited to 15 participants only)
Mooch on down the Migration Museum these school holidays to be gruesomely guided through a South Australian history splattered with sewage, swill, swindling…and reckless radioactivity!
Bookings essential > www.eventbrite.com.au
School Holidays at the National Motor Museum – GooRoo Animation – Make Your Own Movies!
30 September, 1 and 2 October 11am – 3pm, free with Museum admission (bookings preferred)
Visit the National Motor Museum this school holidays and make your very own ‘Brick Film’. Drawing inspiration from the vehicles on display at the museum, kids can create their own Lego car chase, or assemble their own unique vehicle.
GooRoo Animation workshops will be held on the first weekend of the holidays where you can learn to create your very own movies. They will teach you about what goes into making a film, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie.
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.
See the South Australian Museum in a whole new way these school holidays!
The Shadow Initiation is a brand new digital adventure game, that takes you on a race against the clock around the Museum trying to earn enough points to gain entry to a top-secret society. There are puzzles to solve, challenges to undertake and tasks to complete. Unlock the secrets of the Museum and discover secrets only players of The Shadow Initiation can uncover. It’s exciting, challenging and unlike anything you have experienced at the Museum before.
The aim of the game is to work with family and friends to accrue as many points as you race through the Museum’s archives and collections. Taking place on a tablet, up to four people can play at one time. With over 40 challenges to choose from and one hour on the clock, players work their way through the Museum, strategically selecting which challenges to accept and trying to complete as many as possible within the allocated time. This experience is not recommended for children under 7 and requires a person 16 or over to leave ID with the Museum Shop for the duration of the tablet hire. This is the most fun you’ve EVER had at the Museum. Are you worthy? Only time will tell…
General Public – $49 per tablet (for up to 4 people)
Museum Member – $35 per tablet (for up to 4 people)
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