Saturday 12 December, 2020 Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Summer + Christmas + School Holidays – does it get any better than that! Slip, slop, slap and wrap and get out in the sunshine to enjoy the best of what Adelaide has to offer in summer. Days at the beach, at the playground or get festive and check out Adelaide’s best Christmas light displays.

Summer School Holiday Programs in Adelaide

Junior Engineers

Junior Engineers has got your kids’ summer holiday activities covered with epic, in-person and online coding & robotics programs!

Code ROBLOX, Hack Minecraft, develop games, build & code awesome robots and more!

Multiple programs held between 7-18 Dec 2020 & 11-22 Jan 2021.

Limited places, book now!
jnrengineers.com.au/school-holidays

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures School Holiday Programs

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back on this Summer!

Give your child the gift of adventure with one of their amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from kayaking days, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature and wildlife both above AND below the sea, learning to surf and much much more, there is something for every age group to do and see. Plus, it’s fun and educational!

Wilderness Escape in one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia and has been running for well over twenty years. With fully qualified instructors, and a wealth of experience under their belts you can rest easy knowing that your child is having a fun day under their care.

wildernessescape.com.au/school-holidays
Phone: 08 8165 2022
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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures Yorke Peninsula Adventure Camp

Hit the Copper Coast to experience the crystal-clear waters of Port Hughes and Moonta Bay. Snorkel, kayak, explore the white sand beaches and have a train ride on the historic Moonta Mines train. Three days of making memories in the sun.

Wilderness Escape in one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia and has been running camps 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.configio.com/pd/2294/
Phone: 08 8165 2022
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The Lights Community and Sports Centre

This Summer, The Lights Community and Sports Centre team is excited to offer their biggest School Holiday Program to date! 
Look forward to over 30 interactive activities set to inspire, engage and delight kids and teens! Choose from fun team sports, energetic dance classes, hands-on creative play, an interactive variety show and even a creative ‘drive-in’ experience!

Check out some of what’s on:

  • Minecraft Madness: Enter through the Nether Portal into Minecraft Madness. Minecraft games & craft.
  • Greenacres Tennis Club Come and Try: Ever wanted to be a tennis superstar? Now’s your chance to learn the basics and give tennis a shot!
  • QuickStix Lacrosse: Come and Try this unique and active sport that’s packed with energy and fun! PLUS 1-hour of free court time.
  • Grinch’s Christmas Crafts: Plenty of fun making all things Grinch to get into the spirit of Christmas – including making your own headband and other Grinch-y crafts.
  • Slime Time: Sensory play to the extreme! We have Giant Goop, Cloud Sand, Slime, Soap Flake Slime, Shaving cream art and Sensory Bottles to enjoy.
  • WheelieNet: Wheelchair Basketball Come and Learn. this is a great session that gives each participant education insight to wheelchair sports.
  • Circuit Breaker Obstacle Course: In this 2-hour experience kids will catch, throw, crawl, run and so much more through this one of a kind obstacle course. Participate in fun group activities, team building challenges and improve motor skills, balance and fitness.
  • Hip Hop Dancing: An awesome workshop to showcase the talents our kids already have when you put some beats on! Also the chance to learn some new moves for your future dance experience. 
  • Drive Inn Movie Time: The kids are loving this one! Every child makes their own boxcar then sits back, relaxes with friends and enjoys a drive-in experience. Popcorn is provided! 

Check out the full program and which sessions are suited to your child’s age here

And if the school holiday program wasn’t enticing enough, all sessions are now just $8! But you’ll have to book fast as places are strictly limited!

Secure your Child’s place today by jumping on the website below or calling them
on 8405 6670.

For all the latest on the school holiday program, please follow TheLightsCommunityandSportsCentre

thelights.com.au

Theatre Bugs

At Theatre Bugs, children feel the wonder of performing – the excitement of stepping onto the stage to sing, dance and act under lights.

Preschool classes are for ages 3-5 and they include Boppy Bugs, Fairy & Butterfly Ballet and Busy Bees. “Combo 1” is a delightful musical theatre program for 5-7 year-olds.

Register for your free trial at: www.theatrebugs.com.au/free-trial
email admin@theatrebugs.com.au or call 8332 1228

SA Circus Centre, Home of Cirkidz!

Spend your holidays flipping out at the SA Circus Centre, Home of Cirkidz!

Cirkidz School Holiday Program – Summer 2020 / 2021 for ages 5 – 12

Monday December 14th to Friday January 22nd
Morning session: 8:30am to 12pm
Afternoon session: 12:30pm to 4pm
(Half day and full day bookings available)

Calling all energetic and fun-loving kids! Cirkidz is OPEN these School Holidays, and YOU are invited. Are you ready for the kind of active fun you can only get at the circus? Our fun and friendly trainers are waiting to share their skills in the fully-equipped SA Circus Centre on the city fringe. Is your kid a bouncer? Choose ‘OFF THE WALL’ to up their trampoline game. Can’t keep them off the playground? Give ‘PARKOUR’ a try! Are they more of a climber? Book them into ‘SOAR & MORE’ so they can learn the fundamentals of Aerial Arts. Are they all of the above and more? ‘CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX’, ‘READY, SET, CIRCUS’ and ‘CIRCUS SMORGASBOARD’ will let curious kids try a bit of everything! All activities and facilities are Covid-safe.

If you need more convincing, here are a few more reasons why Cirkidz is the place to be;
• UNIQUE & FUN — Their fun and friendly team of trainers teach real circus skills you won’t be able to find all under one roof anywhere else in town. From Parkour and Tumbling to Trapeze and Tightwire… there’s nowhere quite like Cirkidz!
• GET YOUR DAY BACK — Dropping them off for half-day or full-day sessions means you get to work, rest, or do the Christmas shopping.
• IT’S A FUN TIME, NOT A LONG TIME — Not able to commit to weekly classes but still interested in what we do? The Cirkidz school holiday program is bite-sized circus fun!
• CENTRAL LOCATION — Cirkidz is conveniently located in Bowden, just outside the CBD of Adelaide.
• WE’RE SELL-OUTS — All our school holiday programs have fully booked out in 2020, which shows you just how popular these spots are! Don’t delay, have a look at the timetable and secure your spot today.

www.cirkidz.org.au/holiday-programs

Flex your Thinking

School holiday activity open to all children who want to be challenged.

This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian. Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19th January 2021 and will be led by our Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader. Children and their parents will be invited to ‘Flex their thinking’ as they solve problems and find solutions to STEM challenges using robotics, engineering and construction.

Ages 4-8 years old

Session 1
10am – 11:30am
19th January 2021
Ages 9-11 years old

Session 2
1pm – 2:30pm
19th January 2021

Registrations are essential as places are limited
www.raph.catholic.edu.au/stem

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures South Coast Adventure Camp

Get away for 2 nights for a fun-filled three days of aquatic adventures. Raft building, kayaking, fishing, surfing and all things aquatic. Make memories to last a lifetime with this all-inclusive summer camp adventure.

Wilderness Escape in one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia and has been running camps 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.configio.com/pd/2293/
Phone: 08 8165 2022
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ICA Sportzworx Stepney

Summer is here and it’s time for some holiday fun

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.
The day 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 of fun starting from 9.30am. Prices start from $30.
The indoor sports arena is fully airconditioned, so no need to worry about those hot summer days, but activities will be adjusted accordingly. There are 4 full sized courts a function room and a kiosk.
Bookings are essential and are super quick and easy to do online.
Visit ICA Stepney’s website for more details, pricing and how to book online.

www.icastepney.com.au/school-holiday-clinics
Bookings >> form.123formbuilder.com/4323172/school-holiday-clinics
FB @icasportzworxstepney
IG @ICASTEPNEY

The Football Star Academy Holiday Camp

The Football Star Academy holiday camp programs are the perfect way to keep your child active and playing football (soccer) during the holidays.

These fun holiday camps are designed for children looking for a dynamic approach to football. The camps are fun, action packed, full of games and player stations aimed to build confidence, improve motor skills and teamwork. Suitable for both boys and girls aged 5-14 years old at all skill levels from grassroots, no experienced to advanced players looking to further their development.

What you will learn

  • Fun focused skill development 
  • 1v1 development
  • Game play awareness
  • Competitive healthy group participation

What you will need to bring

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Appropriate sport attire
  • Lunch/snacks, water bottle
  • A hat if sunny
  • A fun, positive attitude

The Camp will be held over two days: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 from 09:00 am till 12:00 pm and Wednesday, 13 January 2021 from 09:00 am till 12:00 pm.

Bookings are essential. Click the link below and enter code: SA8HC to receive a 25% early bird discount.

sportstaracademy.com/football

Places to Visit/Things to Do in the Summer School Holidays

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!

treeclimb.com.au/book-now

Mega Fast Karts

Mega Fast Karts at Richmond are back these 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

Pottering Around

A perfect indoor activity for the school holidays!

Visit Pottering Around Ceramic Studio Café in Semaphore Park for some crafty fun! Great coffee, CAKE TAPAS and family friendly craft activities. What could be better??!!
Choose from the make your own ‘take home and bake’ range of fully glazed ceramics or for an extra special professional and lasting finish, decorate something from the range of ceramic bisque, leave it in store for glazing and firing and pop back later that week to collect!

School holiday program goes on sale 19th December – check in with their social media here to ensure you don’t miss out!
Finally, the studio will close for a small break between 24th December 2020 and 10th January 2021

Bookings reccomended, walk ins subject to capacity limits. Book via social media DM or 0421932223

www.potteringaround.com.au

Bounce Inc

BOUNCE DOUBLE DEAL
UNLEASH YOUR FREEZE STYLE
Enjoy double the fun this Summer with our Double Deal Freeze style!

The Double Deal includes:
2 People
2 Hours
2 Pairs of Socks
AND a giant slushy, in an awesome reusable BOUNCE bottle (while stocks last)

Just $60 when you buy online or $66 in-venue.

Double Deal Freeze style is available to book now for sessions from December 26 – January 31 2021.

Book here https://www.bounceinc.com.au/venue-adelaide-sa

 

DoughBalls The Pizza Place, Glenelg

Eating out with kids? You can’t go past DoughBalls The Pizza Place in Moseley Square Glenelg for a brilliant location, family friendly service and Adelaide’s most popular kids menu!

Currently offering the $9.90 THREE COURSE + DRINK + BABYCCINO meal deal for the kids every.single.day.and.night [and nope, it is not deep fried junk].

Passionate about pizza, fresh SA produce and delivering a quality value offering and experience to families, you will leave happy and full, ready for exploring every thing else on offer at Glenelg this summer.

Bookings are still available for Christmas dinner and there is even some availability currently for NYE!

You are going to love the extensive pizza and doughballs menu – it really is something that all South Australian families need to experience this summer!

Read all about them here:
https://kidsinadelaide.com.au/doughballs-the-pizza-place/

Make a booking here: https:/https://doughballspizza.com.au//doughballspizza.com.au/

Escape Hunt

After a year like this one, the thought of Christmas holidays stretching out before us is a little overwhelming. We’ve had a lot of time at home to fill with the kids this year, and now we have a whole chunk of it coming up. Creativity is going to be key when it comes to keeping the kids happy and the parents sane these holidays. At Escape Hunt, we get it! We have lots of different ways to keep both kids and parents happy, and we have options no matter what your budget may be.

Escape Hunt’s classic indoor escape rooms are always incredibly popular during the holidays. We’re pretty sure this is because it’s just as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids! You can view all the escape rooms available at: escapehunt.com/au/adelaide/games/?gc=escape-room

Not keen on being stuck inside? Escape Hunt now offers outdoor adventures that take you on an immersive journey, via augmented reality, into another world as you travel around Rundle Mall and surrounds. Choose from the tricky Operation Mindfall or the kid-friendly Magic Portal. Games start at just $56 for 1.5 hours of fun. escapehunt.com/au/adelaide/games/?gc=pm-game

And if leaving your house is not on the cards, Escape Hunt covers you there too. 2020 has seen a launch of a suite of super popular, Play-at-Home escape games. We’re talking one, if not two, solid hours of entertainment all in the comfort of your lounge room. Just $29 for an entire game, which can also be played with friends or family in other locations over Zoom.

View all the available Play at Home games here: escapehunt.com/au/adelaide/play-at-home-games

With Escape Hunt, you can keep the whole family entertained all holidays!

AFL Max

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

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

aflmax.com.au/school-holidays

The Fairy Garden

The Fairy Garden is bursting at the seams with fairies, fairy furniture, slides, seesaws and fairy houses of all shapes and sizes! If you look closely you will find elves, pixies, dragons and gnomes at work!

They have so many options for Christmas shopping and if you need to make a secret purchase we  can help with that too!

When you are about to leave you will be given a pinch of fairy dust or dragon dust if you prefer, to make a secret wish in the wishing well. Shh make sure only the fairies hear your wish…..

You will find us open Thursdays, Fridays  and Mondays 10:30am until 4pm and Weekends from 11:30am until 4:30pm

the-fairy-garden-hahndorf.myshopify.com

Funtopia Family Fun!

FUNTOPIA IS BACK IN ACTION these School Holidays with some Family prices you can’t resist!

Funtopia Prospect is Adelaide’s latest must-do attraction for the young and young at heart! Climb, jump and leap in our state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing arena or spend the day exploring our 5- story action-packed adventure playground. With activities for all ages, restaurant quality food and a fully-licensed bar all under one air conditioned roof, Funtopia Prospect has everything you need for a Funbelievable day out!

For some FUNTASTIC SAVINGS! Head to our website to secure your booking!

More info and book online at linktr.ee/funtopiaprospect

Adelaide City Kayak Tours with Earth Adventure

Experience Adelaide like never before with a Adelaide City Kayak Tour!

Enjoy scenic views of the cityscape as our fully qualified instructor guides you on a kayak along the River Torrens. As you enjoy your tour you can find out more about the history and significance of the river and surrounds, making it a fun and educational experience for all!

With a maximum of eight people per tour and qualified instructors, enjoy 90 minutes of pure delight as we guide you along the river. And for a limited time, introductory low prices of:
Children (under 18) $69.00, Adults only $79 and Families of Four for $269!

earthadventure.com.au/half-day-activities
Facebook@earthadventure | Phone: 08 8165 2024

Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park

These school holidays Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park invite you to explore animal secrets and surprises – from clever camouflage, dynamic displays and fabulous finery – nature has it all! Visit over December and January for a curiosity quest like no other and celebrate the wild wonders awaiting with Nature’s Blend or Bling.

Create a short story or poem featuring the Blend or Bling characteristics of any of the animals at Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park and stand a chance to win a special book pack and prize valued at over $200. You can write about Adelaide Zoo’s unique Rhinoceros Iguanas and their grey-brown skin colouring which helps them blend into the stone or the beautiful manes of Monarto Safari Park’s majestic Lions, shaggy and soft to intimidate enemies and impress their prospective mates.

Visit here for more school holiday event info at Adelaide Zoo or here for Monarto Safari Park.

Flip Out Munno Para

SCHOOL HOLIDAY BOREDOM GOT YOU FLIPPIN’ OUT?

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

GENERAL ARENA

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

Book online:
www.flipoutmunnopara/sessions/book-now

Frozen Wonderland - Ice Skating at Harbour Town

Located in the former Woolworths store at the northern end of Harbour Town, this is a semi permanent rink that we hope will stick around for longer than just the school holidays.

Session times last for 90mins, so you’re guaranteed to get plenty of ice time, and definitely get a feel for skating in that time. Helper seals are available for hire to help out those not so confident and allow you to push them or sit on them and be pushed around- depending on your ability.

Its a great sized rink, and allows for loads of space – not your usual small ones that pop up occasionally. Loads of skates, that are well maintained, and cleaned/sanitised after each use, there’s also space around the edge of the rink enabling those watching to get a great view, lights and music complete a the experience. Kids and big kids alike, will have a blast getting active here.

Bookings are NOT required – click here for more info, images, session times and prices

West Beach Mini Golf

** BOOKINGS NOT REQUIRED. WALK INS ACCEPTED**

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

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

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

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

Opening hours (DECEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) **Subject to weather** Please call 8353 0335 to avoid disappointment

Holiday Opening Times
Monday – 9.30am to 10pm
Tuesday – 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday – 9.30am to 10pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 6pm
Friday – 9.30am to 10pm
Saturday – 9.30am to 10pm
Sunday – 9.30am to 6pm

Child under 6 years of age – $7
Child 7-15 years of age – $11
Student – $11
Senior – $11
Adults – $12.50
Family Pass (2A & 2C) – $40

And for those keen mini golfers ONLY an extra $4 per person for a second game

Instagram: @westbeachminigolf
Facebook:
 facebook.com/WestBeachMiniGolf

Mt Lofty Adventure Hub

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

www.facebook.com/mtloftyadventurehub
Phone: 08 8165 2033

MegaAdventure Adelaide

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

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

megaadventure.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

Latitude Adelaide

Don’t let the holidays fly by without making some awesome memories. Latitude’s Summer Sessions are the multi-visit pass that guarantee you a summer packed with adventure, fun and excitement.

With your choice of two multi-pass tickets, spend the summer becoming a master of Latitude’s trampolines, climbing walls, obstacle and ninja courses for an experience like no other.

Available now for use anytime in January.

It’s your ticket to an epic summer adventure, but they won’t last long. Buy yours today!

https://bit.ly/3moB8Ap

Gorge Wildlife Park

Visit Gorge Wildlife Park these school holidays and get up close and personal with all your favourite animals, birds and reptiles who can’t wait to see you!

The gorgeous baby Black-handed Spider Monkey has so much character and she needs your help with a name. Visit before the end of December, enter our naming competition and you could win entry and a private animal encounter for 2 people!
So much to see and do, there will be daily keeper talks, 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
www.gorgewildlifepark.com.au

Cockle Train running daily

🚂 Here’s a fun idea for the SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.
Jump aboard the famous Cockle Train at Goolwa or Victor Harbor

Running daily from December 27th until the end of the school holidays – see the Steamranger website for timetable

The Cockle Train is truly a unique rail journey. Starting at the Riverside town of Goolwa, where the mighty Murray River meets the rails. This section of railway track from Goolwa to Port Elliot was the first iron railway in Australia and was opened in 1854, and you can travel on it! the next section of track from Port Elliot to Victor Harbour is full of stunning views. On one side are the hills overlooking the bay! The other side is the Southern Ocean with its lovely white beaches and playful surf awaiting you to take the plunge or even just a toe. At Victor Harbour one can wander through the streets or ride the horse drawn tram on the causeway to Granite Island. This journey can be taken from both directions.

No need to book! Tickets are available at the Goolwa, Port Elliot & Victor Harbour Railway Stations on day of travel.

www.steamranger.org.au

The Beachouse Glenelg

The Beachouse Glenelg are back in action 🎉

Starting this Monday, 14th December, all amusements will be open again! They’ll be open every day of the school holidays from 9am (Christmas Day TBC) – including Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day 🌟 And as always, there’s no need to book! Bring on summer ☀️

OPENING HOURS:
Friday 11th Dec: 12pm-8pm, Saturday 12th Dec: 10am-9pm, Sunday 13th Dec: 10am-5pm, Monday 14th Dec: 9am-5pm, Tuesday 15th Dec: 9am-5pm, Wednesday 16th Dec: 9am-5pm, Thursday 17th Dec: 9am-5pm, Friday 18th Dec: 9am-9pm*, Saturday 19th Dec: 9am-9pm* ,Sunday 20th Dec: 9am-9pm*

*Activities closing at 6pm: Waterslides, Bumper Boats, Playcastle and Train.

www.thebeachouse.com.au

Cleland Wildlife Park

Sick of hearing “I’m bored” these school holidays? Rediscover Cleland Wildlife Park this summer, with everything from vacation care to up close encounters with our resident butterflies. There’s even a mystery poo mission!

Activity 1: Wildification

Our popular summer vacation care program Wildification is back for the summer school holidays!

This summer your kids can learn about animal tracks, do scavenger hunts and crafts, participate in games and make lots of new friends. There will be exclusive keeper presentations too.

There are only 15 places per day, so book now.

You can book your child for more than one day, however, be aware that some of the experiences will be repeated, such as animal encounters and craft projects.

Age: 6-12 years
Cost: $70 (program fee) plus entry fee:

  • Non Members Park Entry fee – Child (4-15) $15
  • Membership fee – Child (4-15) $40.50 (unlimited entry)

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm (6 hours)

Click here to book

Activity 2: Self-guided adventure trail map (free with entry)

Going to Cleland? Pick up the trail map at the entry and go an adventure with your kids to discover animal tracks and the poo they leave behind.

See if you can solve the mystery poo mission and find out who belongs to the mystery track.

Pick up your trail map on your next visit to Cleland.

Cost: free with entry
When: Saturday 12 December 2020 – Wednesday 26 January 2021

Activity 3: Mini beasts of Cleland

Your kids will learn about the invertebrates at Cleland Wildlife Park and have close encounters with a variety of stick insects and butterflies

This activity includes the Invertebrate Keeper taking your kids on a tour, starting in the Oceans to Outback building and ending in the butterfly enclosure.

Cost: $20
Dates: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Tuesday  15 December 2020 – Friday 22 January 2021
Time:1.30pm – 2.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.00pm
Children one year and under are free.

Warrawong Sanctuary

Warrawong will be reopening on Saturday 12th December at 10am and have got a jam packet itinerary full of activities to get involved in.
All FREE with entry!

*Entry Fees
$15 – Adult $13 – Senior/Student/Govt. Concession $11 – Children 3-15 $45 – Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

*Weekend & School Holiday Itinerary
11:15am: Meet a Lizard/Dragon
11:30am: Koala Meet & Greet
12:30pm: Wildlife Show
2.30pm: Dingo Presentation
3:00pm: Koala Meet & Greet
3:30pm: Meet a Python
4:00pm Feed our Rescue Kangaroos on the Grasslands

www.warrawongws.com.au

Summer School Holiday Events in Adelaide

Santa's Wonderland

10 – 28 December

Adelaide’s exclusive once a year Christmas spectacular that brings the entire family together to celebrate all the magic of Christmas!
3 Hours of Unlimited Rides, Ice Skating, Tobogganing, 3 inflatables Jumping Castle zones, a Free Activity Trail Showbag & live Christmas Stage Shows!

click here to book tickets

The Mix 102.3 Ferris Wheel Has Returned

Skyline Attractions is thrilled to be back at Glenelg for the third summer running. Take a ride on the giant wheel and enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of Glenelg and surrounds.

Gift Vouchers and tickets are available via the website or at the ticket booth on-site.

Take the family for a ride and make some magical summer memories until 8th March 2021

Book online now and save 10%

www.skylineattractions.com.au

The Big Wedgie returns exclusively to West Beach Parks this summer!

Here is a great reason to get a wedgie….. The Big Wedgie! It’s the worlds tallest and most extreme standalone inflatable waterslide! It’s not dor the faint hearted, but there is also The Just Right Wedgie and The Little Wedgie too.

Get your wedgie on from Saturday 19th of December to Sunday 31st January 2021, with loads of ticket options starting at just $16!

Book online at thebigwedgie.com.au/adelaide

Discover Salisbury Challenge

1st December – 31st January

Challenge your family this school holidays to pop on some sunscreen and a hat and get outside to discover just what’s in our own backyard – you might even uncover something you’ve never noticed before!
We’ve set 10 challenges across the City of Salisbury that will test your knowledge on local features and encourage you to explore what’s out there.
Plus, if you need a greater incentive to get the kids away from their devices, submitting the correct answers for your chosen challenge will enter you in a draw to win a prize worth up to $100!
You can enter as many challenges as you’d like – take on all 10 challenges to be in with a chance of winning the MEGA challenge cash prize of $1000!

For more info visit
discoversalisbury.com.au/event/discover-salisbury-challenge

Summer School Holidays for Free!

FREE Build a Bear at Port Adelaide Plaza

Get Beary Excited!

GET A FREE BUILD-A-BEAR!

Starts Thu 14 January

Simply spend $60 at Coles, Kmart of ALDI or $15 at any speciality or food outlet and receive a FREE Build-A-Bear valued at $16.

To redeem, present your original dated receipt at our Build-A-Bear Workshop Station located near Coles on Thu 14, Fri 15, Thu 21 or Fri 22, between 11am-2pm

Hurry! Only 100 bears to give away each collection day. One bear per child, per receipt for the entire promotion.

Website link: portadelaideplaza.com.au/whats-on/free-build-a-bear-workshop

Flex your Thinking

School holiday activity open to all children who want to be challenged.

This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian. Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19th January 2021 and will be led by our Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader. Children and their parents will be invited to ‘Flex their thinking’ as they solve problems and find solutions to STEM challenges using robotics, engineering and construction.

Ages 4-8 years old

Session 1
10am – 11:30am
19th January 2021
Ages 9-11 years old

Session 2
1pm – 2:30pm
19th January 2021

Registrations are essential as places are limited
www.raph.catholic.edu.au/news-events/free-stem-experience

Augmented Reality on the Parade

Santa and his friends might be isolating at the North Pole this Christmas, but they’ve made a special visit to The Parade!

Download the free Arloopa App, visit one or all four of the locations, access the ‘Scanner’ feature in the app and hover your phone or tablet over the image and watch Santa and his friends come to life!

Then jump in with them to capture a photo and post it to your social media. Be sure to add the hashtag #christmasonparade so we can see your adventures!

The locations are listed on the website and can be identified on the street by a large decal.

Christmas at the Mortlock

Christmas at the Mortlock
This year the magic of Christmas comes to the Mortlock, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. There is something for everyone to see and discover, from the largest indoor Christmas tree in Adelaide, to fascinating and fun displays of all things Christmas from the Library’s collections.
In a year of change, challenges and champions, 2020 has been tough for all. Together with the support of SA Power Networks they are bringing a little Christmas cheer by lighting up the tree in the majestic Mortlock. Why not take a selfie in front of the tree and send it to loved ones who you may not be able to visit this Christmas.
The Christmas displays show how South Australians celebrated Christmas through the generations. See photographs from decades of our much-loved Christmas Pageant, cards, including one from Don Bradman, menus from Christmas dinners aboard ships, postcards sent home to family and friends by WWI soldiers, and more. Hear the sounds of Christmas music including songs by Patsy Biscoe. There are also beautiful books and toys from the Children’s Literature Research Collection on display.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm until 4 January, and free to all.

Rundle Mall's Magical Christmas Window Display

To mark the start of the festive season, the state’s premier retail and lifestyle destination has unveiled a magical display of 10 individually themed windows along the 520m length of Rundle Mall.

The displays bring to life the traditions of Christmas and reflect the gratitude of a community united by a common cause.

Each window includes collaborations with internationally acclaimed and homegrown couturier Paolo Sebastian, the Adelaide Festival Centre and local artists, toymakers and creatives.

And in a nod to the economic challenge created by COVID, much of the displays have been sourced from Rundle Mall traders, with several windows providing visitors with gift-giving, home styling and festive menu inspiration that can be ‘shopped’ in the Mall.

Highlights for children and their families include the ‘Twas a Starry Night’ window, depicting Santa and his reindeer setting off from the North Pole on Christmas Eve to makes wishes come true, and ‘Santa’s Workshop’, where Rundle Mall elves have gathered an array of toys from Rundle Mall traders and the Gumeracha Toy Factory to provide all the gift inspiration you will need.

The windows are free for all to see and enjoy on Rundle Mall every day.

Summer School Holidays at the Museums

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum, being Australia’s largest undercover and most enjoyable railway museum is pleased to announce it is open every-day through to the end of the January 2021 school holidays.

Hours are 10am til 4.30pm, and located at 76 Lipson Street in the heritage rich Port Adelaide.
Unlimited train rides at the railway museum are included in the entry…..fun for all the family.
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $36; Adult $15, Concession $9 and children (5-15yrs) $6.

The Semaphore Steam Train will be running every day from Saturday 26 December to the end of the January school holidays.  Steam trains leave from the Semaphore Jetty and make a wonderful run to Fort Glanville and return – a total journey of 4km and takes 30 minutes.  The train runs along the foreshore with great views of the sand dunes, sea and coastline.

Trains depart from 11am to 4pm every day (apart from a forecast of 36 degrees or higher that day).
Train ride fares are:  Family/Group package (up to 4 people, with at least one a child) $22, Adult $9, Child (3-15yrs) $5.

www.nrm.org.aufacebook @NRMPortAdelaide

Shadow Initiation

 

Unlock the secrets of the South Australian Museum

When wandering through the Museum have you noticed any hidden doors? Suspicious keypads? Mysterious buttons? Ever wondered what they are for? These are just some of the secrets you can uncover when playing the escape room-inspired adventure game, The Shadow Initiation.

With an hour on the clock, in teams of 4, you will race through the Museum, guided by a tablet. You’ll be solving puzzles, taking on challenges and discovering things you never even knew were there.

The Shadow Initiation adds a new layer of excitement to a visit to the South Australian Museum and is the perfect holiday activity. The puzzles range in difficulty meaning there is something for everyone in the family to get involved with. Recommended for older kids and adults, make some new memories as a family at the Museum together these holidays.

Book now at www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/shadow-initiation