It does feel like forever since our last long weekend doesn’t it?! Well soak it up because as a friendly reminder its the last one until the silly season. Now the weather is a bit fancy since our last long weekend in soggy June – turn the screens off, ditch the ugg boots and get your spring fever shaking with these October long weekend ideas for the family.
Head to one of Adelaide’s best indoor play centres, AFL Max! Kids can make their way through the Zones, including the Skills Zone, Aerial Zone, Interactive Zone, Inflatable Zone & more!
No need to buy separate tickets for the different areas, one ticket gives you access to it all!
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!
- Cow milking show at 11am and 2:30
- Reptile show at 12:30
- Pony and tractor rides
- Animal feeding, bottle feeding and interactions all day
- Enjoy the giant sandpit and playground and make sure you check out the new diggers and ride on tractors!
Bounce Greenacres and Marleston open daily. 10am – 6pm.
BOUNCE is the perfect playground to develop your freestyle tricks these school holidays. It’s the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.
Save some $$ and take advantage of their 2 hour superpass or Awesome4some sessions
Gather your Tribe and unleash your free spirit!
Open every day of the long weekend 9:30am – 5pm
Grow your little one’s love for species on a wild safari this spring! Enjoy the hop on- hop off bus as you explore the Waterhole, viewing platforms and safari treks. Listen in to fascinating facts at animal feeds and keeper talks. Spot the lion cubs, baby giraffe and of course the mischevious chimps!
Come and celebrate spring at Woodhouse and revel in the seasonal highlights… warmer weather, the start of daylight savings, campfires, and bonus activities for overnight guests!
They’ll be open all long weekend for day adventures, but why not pitch a tent or pull up your caravan to make a weekend of it? There is NO MINIMUM BOOKING PERIOD for camping, so go just for one night or settle in for the entire weekend for maximum relaxation and fun!
Your camping adventure pass includes a great range of outdoor adventure activities and facilities (tube slides running Saturday, Sunday and Monday), as well as BONUS twilight fun!
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER: HOSTED COMMUNAL CAMPFIRE with marshmallow toasting and campfire games/songs from 6pm to 8pm (subject to weather, no additional charge)
SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER: TWILIGHT LASER SKIRMISH from 5:30-8:30pm (suitable for ages 8+, subject to weather, no additional charge).
More information and bookings: http://www.woodhouse.org.au/spring-fest
Saturday Market Day at the Adelaide Central Market
Enjoy family time and free family activities at the Adelaide Central Market on the Saturday of the long weekend!
TreeClimb is open all long weekend at both their Adelaide and Kuitpo Forest locations – get high amongst the trees, fly along the ziplines or just enjoy a coffee from their onsite cafe while you watch all the action above you!
Spring is the perfect time to pack your backpacks with snacks and water, slap on some suncream and go for a good ‘ol family bushwalk!
There are plenty of great bushwalks across Adelaide & SA, some not too far from the CBD. Enjoy the great outdoors!
Open every day of the long weekend 9:30am – 5pm
Bring your little ones to explore the wild on a sunny adventure around the zoo! Enjoy being outside and quality family time as you move around to catch daily animal feeds, listen in to keeper talks and discover new animals like the cheeky tiger cubs! Swoop in for a flying sensation at 11:30am daily on the Central Lawn to learn about the feathered Adelaide Zoo residents at Free Flight Bird Show.
Hit the Markets
From the Adelaide Hills to Bowden, Willunga to Port Adelaide and everywhere in between you’ll find a weekend market to load up on fresh fruit and veggies.
Open all long weekend. 9am until 7pm
SHANX @ Regency Park sits within the Regency Park Community Golf Course just 15 minutes north of the Adelaide CBD. You’ll come across bunkers, twists and turns as you make your way across the green, and each hole has two courses to choose from: the Regency Course for those just getting started, or the SHANX Course for those looking for a challenge. Everything is provided, including a club and ball per person as well as a scoring card for the group.
It’s never been more important to find fun and affordable outdoor activities that the whole family can take part in, and SHANX is that all over. A group of 4 is just $56 and children under 6 years are FREE!
Free entry the whole long weekend, 9 am – 4:30 pm daily
The October long weekend heralds the beginning of the 2023/24 season for SplashTown on the Moonta foreshore!
This waterpark is completely FREE and consists of waterslides, mushrooms and a tipping bucket. Take a day trip to Moonta or better still, camp somewhere on the Copper Coast this long weekend!
Open all long weekend 10am – 5:30pm (until 8pm on Fri+Sat)
Unlimited packages available 7 days a week during the October School Holidays and Long Weekend.
This package includes Unlimited Laser Skirmish, Arcades and Dodgem Cars over 2 session times:
Check out their unlimited packages and be sure to also add on a Karting session!
How long has it been since you stepped foot in a museum?
If you haven’t been to one since your primary school excursions, this long weekend is the time to make it happen! Museums in Adelaide are rocking these days, with so many to choose from, including heaps with free entry!
Willl you choose one focused on aviation, nature, space, or something else?