Saturday 11 December 2021 – Sunday 30 January 2022

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.

Below you’ll find some of the best school holiday programs, activities, events, things to do and places to see in Adelaide. Will you sign the kids up for some full day outdoor adventures? Book them in for holiday learn to swim? Check out one of our fantastic museums? Or take advantage of the many FREE school holiday programs on offer around the place. 

Whatever your kids are into, there will be a school holiday activity or two (or three) to keep them busy and happy this December and January.

Summer School Holiday Programs in Adelaide

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

Horse Riding & Outdoor Adventures at Wirraway Homestead

Looking for some amazing adventures for your kids these Summer School Holidays? Set on 180 acres of beautiful countryside in the Adelaide Hills, Wirraway Homestead offer five weeks of ‘Australian settler’ style Horse Riding and Outdoor Experiences. 

This holiday program – their famous Muster – runs for five days and four nights and is designed for young people aged 10-17 years wanting to learn new skills, build new relationships and experience a different way of life.  

A general day includes activities like: 

  • Horse Riding
  • Sheep Mustering
  • Low Ropes
  • Archery
  • Amazing Race
  • Team Games
  • Shelter Building
  • Bush Walking
  • Evening Activities. 

Musters Two is a new addition to the normal Musters offering. Its daily program will have a special focus on Horse Riding and Horse Care.

Your kids will have an amazing time, make new friends, step out of their comfort zone, and do something out of the ordinary! 

Dates:
Musters One | 10-12 years | Mon 13 – Fri 17 Dec 2020 
NEW: Musters Two – Horse Camp | 12-17 years | Mon 20 – Wed 22 Dec 2020 
Musters Three | 14-17 years | Tue 4 – Fri 7 Jan 2022 
Musters Four | 10-12 years | Mon 10 – Fri 14 Jan 2022 
Musters Five | 13-15 years | Mon 17 – Fri 21 Jan 2022 

Wirraway Homestead – Strathalbyn  

For more details or to register:    
baptistcaresa.org.au/wirraway-homestead#musters-school-holiday-programs

Theatre Bugs School Holiday Program

Book your spot in the Theatre Bugs Junior School Holiday programs before they’re completely booked out!

**Signature Filmmaking Workshop for 8yrs +**
Write, act, direct, film and edit a short film over four days.
Where: Payneham Community Centre
When: WEEK 1: Tues 11 – Fri 14 Jan 2022
WEEK 2: Tues 18 – Fri 21 Jan 2022
9am – 3pm each day
Cost: $350 per child, per week

BOOK ONLINE: Signature Film Making Workshop – Theatre Bugs

**Junior Holiday Program “Alice in Wonderland”**
5-14 years. 4-5 days creating a musical theatre performance of Alice in Wonderland; acting, singing and dancing. The show will be performed to a live audience (COVID restrictions permitting)

WEEK 1: Mon 10 – Fri 14 January
Norwood, Unley and Glenelg
COST: $245 per child, per 5 day program

WEEK 2: Mon 17 Jan – Fri 21 Jan
Norwood (sold out) and Unley
COST: $245 per child, per 5 day program

WEEK 3: Mon 24 – Fri 28 January
Norwood only
COST: $215 per child, per 4 day program

BOOK ONLINE: Junior Holiday Programs – Theatre Bugs

**Mini Bugs Holiday Program**
3-7 years: Stories, craft, dance, drama and music
Run at Norwood Theatre Bugs

Morning Sessions 8:45am – 11:45am
Afternoon Sessions 1pm – 4pm

Thursday 15 Dec – Christmas Reindeer and Unicorns
Monday 10 Jan – Surfs Up
Monday 17 Jan – A Beach Party

BOOK ONLINE: Mini Bugs Holiday Program – Theatre Bugs

Enrol in a BOUNCE School Holiday Camp!

BOUNCE Holiday Camps are the perfect way to keep kids active, social and entertained during the school holidays, while learning some awesome new skills!
Participants who sign up to Holiday Camp receive a 2 hour session every day to develop their moves. Each session includes 1 hour of dedicated coaching time and 1 hour to practice their technique.

BOUNCE HOLIDAY CAMP DATES FOR ADELAIDE

Week 1: 13th December – 17th December
Week 2: 3rd January – 7th January
Week 3: 10th January – 14th January
Week 4: 17th January – 21st January

Enrolments for the school holidays are available now
www.bounceinc.com.au/holiday-camp

Kids Cooking Classes at Homefresh

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 our talented Homefresh chefs at Port Adelaide or Golden Grove.

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.

Bookings essential:  www.homefreshcooking.com.au/school-holiday-fun
Facebook: @homefreshexperience

🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨The most EPIC school holiday event in Adelaide is BACK!

Come and join I’m Possible Academy for our super-fun, high energy multi-sports events.

WE DON’T DO BORING and have designed an out-of-this-world experience for your children. So, leave the boring training drills and skills for the training paddock. This event is all about participation, excitement and playing our INNOVATIVE games that you will not play anywhere else.

WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE SAYING:

Hi Nate! Just wanted to let you know that my son had never wanted to play any kind of sport before the Sportsfest, but just made his Dad take him to Rebel to get a soccer ball and basketball. He’s been out in the backyard teaching himself ever since. You guys are sensational!!

This coming school holidays:

December 16th – 17th: Santa’s Wipeout Party
January 18th – 19th: Super Summer Sportsfest
Location: Brighton High
Ages: 5 – 13

No need to panic about school holidays and squeezing in christmas shopping with the kids, we have you covered.

BOOK NOW and check out our ridiculous value via our website: www.impossibleacademy.net/santaswipeout

Adventure Plus! Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp

Fly high with our Giant Swing, splash wild whilst canoeing, feel the rush with our Flying Fox… Our adventure outdoor holiday program is set for a whole lot of fun this summer.

From 13 –16 December each day offers a different program, tailor-made for children aged 7-15 years. Our full-day 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 amazing 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!

Mon 13 Dec – Thu 16 Dec | 8:30am- 5:30pm
Mylor Adventure Camp

For more details or to register:
https://baptistcaresa.org.au/mylor-adventure-camp#adventure-plus-holiday-program

The Adelaide University Sport School Holiday Program is back with even more fun sports and activities on offer!

The Adelaide University Sport 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.

The aim of our program is to introduce kids to a range of sports and activities, with a focus on mental and physical wellbeing rather than sporting performance. If you want to get your children off the couch and doing something that is good for their mind and their body, this is the perfect program for you!

Programs can be found at these links:
NORTH ADELAIDEwww.adelaideunisport.com.au/files/1191
WEST BEACHwww.adelaideunisport.com.au/files/1192)

Register online at adelaideunisport.com.au/Pages/265

Calling active and fun-loving kids! Spend your summer getting active and learning cool new skills at Cirkidz Bowden & Smithfield Plains.

Learning circus is not only a wildly fun way to burn energy, it also challenges your brain and is proven to build confidence, resilience and well-being. Why not treat the kids to half-day or full-day Cirkidz sessions this summer? They will learn real take-home skills in sessions chock-full of fun at the indoors  and fully-equipped SA Circus Centre in Bowden.

Different sessions focus on different circus areas; pick SOAR N’ MORE for everything Aerial (trapeze, lyra, tissu and more), OFF THE WALL to give bouncy kids their Trampoline fix, and CIRCUS SMORGASBORD for the kid who wants to try it all. No wonder Cirkidz holiday programs routinely book out! Check out the website below to find out more, and make an online booking today.

**COMING TO SMITHFIELD PLAINS IN 2022: Cirkidz are also holding School Holiday sessions at the John McVeity Centre in Smithfield Plains this January! They’re even offering pre-schooler sessions for ages 2.5 to 5 (and their big people), alongside Circus and Parkour sessions for ages 5-12. Check out more details via the link below.**

www.cirkidz.org.au/holiday-programs

Get Ready to Blast off at Beam Camp

Have you got a STEM superstar or a coding whiz looking to keep their brain busy and stretch their science skills in the school holidays? Look no further than Beam Camp, an innovative, out of this world school holiday camp run by the education team at Lumination!

Use the coupon code EARLYBIRD25 to receive $25 off your ticket price.

Suitable for kids aged 7-12, Beam Campers are introduced to a new world of imagination, innovation and creativity by expert leaders in the field. They’ll make new friends while building digital literacy, problem solving and design thinking—skills that will be vital for their future.

At Beam Camp, kids will soar past the boundaries of everyday life while exploring coding, game development, immersive virtual reality, robotics and drones.
Ready for Mission Launch?

Use the coupon code EARLYBIRD25 to receive $25 off your ticket price.

Book now for school holidays:
beamcamp.com.au

VACSWIM Summer School Holiday Program

VACSWIM is South Australia’s most renowned summer holiday program! It provides pre- and primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in relation to water safety. VACSWIM teaches confidence and competence in the water, personal survival, and basic aquatic emergency procedures.

Delivered as 5-day blocks, the lessons are conducted by qualified Instructors in controlled environments. Located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches, and lakes, children are encouraged to participate in as many blocks at as many different locations as they would like. Each level is structured to ensure a progression on swimming and water safety skills for a lifetime of safe participation in aquatic activities. The outcomes of these activities are underpinned by the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework [1], giving children confidence and around the water.

Enjoy, learn, and thrive with the iconic VACSWIM program by enrolling now at www.vacswimsa.com.au

www.vacswimsa.com.au

Reference [1] Royal Life Saving – Australia (2019), National Water Safety Framework, Australia, Sydney.

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- Adelaide’s Ultimate Fully Indoor Entertainment Centre.

Summer holidays are fast approaching & Mega Fast Karts is the one stop shop for indoor fun!

With recent upgrades to the Arcade, Party and Platform Viewing area, this is the perfect venue for an outing with the family.
Featuring: Go-karting, Laser Skirmish, Arcade and Battle Car Dodgems-  there’s something for most age ranges to enjoy!

Not sure which activity to choose?
We’ve made it easier with our Unlimited packages, available 7 days a week during the school break.

Includes Unlimited Laser Skirmish, Arcade and Battle Car Dodgems over 2 session times –

2 Hours: 10am-12pm for $25each or
4 Hours: 1pm-5pm for $35each

Karts can be added for additional cost, subject to availability. Dual karts are available for ages 5+, driven by an adult and Battle Car Dodgem’s 120cm minimum.Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 8443 9755. As always, T’s and C’s apply, speak to the team today.

www.megafastkarts.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 online at
www.bounceinc.com.au/venue-adelaide-sa

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

Visit Melbas for Christmas

Are you looking for something festively fun to do with the Kids in the lead up to Christmas? 

Make plans to visit Melba’s at their Factory from now until Christmas Eve and join in on the Christmas cheer! From festive decorations to their delicious range of Christmas gifts, there’s something for everyone!

AND from the 17th December – 23rd December they’ll kick off our late night trading! Open from 9 am – 10 pm daily so you’ll have plenty of time to get all your Christmas shopping done, and there will also be Garden Games set up on the front lawn PLUS FREE Facepainting, FREE Balloon Twisting, and FREE Santa Visits for the kids to keep them entertained!

Uz Gözleme and Wood Oven Express will also be set up at the front of the Factory for you to enjoy their yummy creations!

For all the details you need to know when planning your visit to us, check out the Melba’s websiteFacebook or Instagram for all the latest information.

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

The holiday season is coming, so now is the time to start planning some activities that the whole family can get excited about. Escape rooms are not only a blast for the kids, they’re a chance for the grown ups to indulge in a little play time too!

Escape Hunt is located in the heart of the CBD, and we have four different themes to choose from. Each room has a different, exciting theme with codes to crack and puzzles to solve. You’ll be racing against the clock, but our experienced team will be on hand to help you out with hints and guidance if you need it! We’ll also take a celebratory photo at the end of your experience.

Book your family adventure today at www.escapehunt.com/adelaide

Play it Cool these school holidays at AFL Max!

AFL Max is Australia’s first indoor football skills, entertainment and education centre. The state-of-the-art facility is all about getting kids active and having fun – with activities to keep both the footy-mad and not-so-mad entertained for hours!

Soar to new heights on the trampolines of the Aerial Zone, or bounce around on the inflatables in the Bump Zone. Test your climbing skills as you reach the top of the rock climbing walls in the Climb Zone and even sharpen up on your kicking, passing and tackling skills and the Test and Tackle Zone. If video games are more your thing then come and get your game on in the Interactive Zone! There is something for everyone at AFL Max!

Guaranteed fun for the whole family! What are you waiting for, book now!

aflmax.com.au

A FUNBELIEVABLE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Two things to tell you:

Funtopia have opened up a HEAP of birthday party times just for YOU, these school holidays!

BOOK NOW and make some FUNBELIEVABLE memories!
Monday through to Friday!
Times available: 10am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm

SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW: https://bit.ly/3cxTo89

Also, Check out the FUNTASTIC deals on regular visits locked and loaded for YOU these holidays!

Playground World

Double Pass (includes 2 people): $30
Triple Pass (includes 3 people): $45
Quad Pass (includes 4 people): $60 

Climbing World
Double Up Pass (includes 2 people): $30

BOOK YOUR SESSION NOW TO AVOID SAD FACES https://bit.ly/3cxTo89

Earth Adventure is running some amazing family friendly tours this Summer!

Enjoy scenic views of the cityscape on their Adelaide City Kayak Tour. Relax as their fully qualified instructor guides you and your family 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!

Looking for something a bit more thrilling? Go Rock Climbing and Abseiling with Earth Adventure’s qualified rock-climbing guides! At two great locations, Morialta Conservation Park and Onkaparinga River National Park, this is a fun day on the rocks for you and your family. From beginners to experienced climbers, Earth Adventure has the set up for you.

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

Larger than Life at Adelaide Zoo

Can you guess how fast sea lions can swim, or how many kilometres away you can hear a lion’s roar?

Discover amazing facts about the larger than life animals at Adelaide Zoo!
Draw, colour and get crafty this summer with special school holiday activities for the little ones.

Pre-book your ticket for a supersized adventure this summer!

Upgrade your visit with an Animal Experience
Take your school holiday adventure to the next level to meet some of your favourite animals up close, like a $15 giraffe feed! View all experiences here.

Website: www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/larger-than-life
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AdelaideZoo
Dates: Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022

Larger than Life at Monarto Safari Park

Can you run faster than a cheetah? Do you know how long a lion’s adult teeth are?

From gigantic giraffes to mighty big bison, discover wild facts about the larger than life animals at Monarto Safari Park!
Draw, colour and complete special school holiday activities including the chance to test how close your run speed comes to our cheetah.

Pre-book your ticket for a supersized safari this summer!

Upgrade your visit with an Animal Experience
Meet some of your favourite animals up close with a behind-the-scenes experience. Feed our leggy giraffe herd or experience our breathtaking 360-degree lion encounter. View all experiences here.

Website: www.monartosafari.com.au/event/larger-than-life
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MonartoSafari
Dates: Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022

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

Dolphin Kayak Tours

Summer is family holiday season so why not have fun and experience something new together.  Join this family friendly kayak where you can get up close and personal with resident dolphins, paddle your way through calm and peaceful creeks lined with mangroves that have been there for over 10,000 years.  There is also the opportunity to paddle past some spectacular shipwrecks, relics of a bygone era and see migratory sea birds.  All this and only 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.

The kayak tour is led by a marine biologist so you will learn about the environment, the dolphins that frequent it and the history of this unique and beautiful part of South Australia.  It is a family experience you will treasure forever.

Participants don’t need any prior kayaking experience and it is all done at a comfortable pace – children do need to be 7 years and older to participate and will be in a double kayak with an adult.  Gift vouchers are available.

dolphinsanctuarykayaktours.com.au
Facebook:  @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours
Instagram: @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours

Adventure Hubs SA

Adventure Hubs is running some great family fun experiences these Summer 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
www.facebook.com/mtloftyadventurehub
Phone: 08 8472 0933

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

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back these Summer holidays!

Give your child the gift of adventure with one of our amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, raft building, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature and wildlife, 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.

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

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

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

Join us at 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 actual astronomers, travel through space to learn about the solar system, constellations, and mysteries of the cosmos.

The Planetarium offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained in the January 2022 school holidays. Including a new 90min session ‘A Journey through the Solar System’ and telescope viewing after the evening sessions*.
There is something to suit all ages!

Conveniently located at Mawson Lakes, the Planetarium will be running school holiday activities from Monday 10 January until Saturday 22 January 2022, plus the usual Saturday Sessions.

To make a booking or for more information, please visit the website HERE

*Weather permitting

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

Summer School Holiday Adventures in Adelaide

Adventure Plus! Holiday Program at Mylor Adventure Camp

Fly high with our Giant Swing, splash wild whilst canoeing, feel the rush with our Flying Fox… Our adventure outdoor holiday program is set for a whole lot of fun this summer.

From 13 –16 December each day offers a different program, tailor-made for children aged 7-15 years. Our full-day 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 amazing 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!

Mon 13 Dec – Thu 16 Dec | 8:30am- 5:30pm
Mylor Adventure Camp

For more details or to register:
https://baptistcaresa.org.au/mylor-adventure-camp#adventure-plus-holiday-program

Dolphin Kayak Tours

Summer is family holiday season so why not have fun and experience something new together.  Join this family friendly kayak where you can get up close and personal with resident dolphins, paddle your way through calm and peaceful creeks lined with mangroves that have been there for over 10,000 years.  There is also the opportunity to paddle past some spectacular shipwrecks, relics of a bygone era and see migratory sea birds.  All this and only 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.

The kayak tour is led by a marine biologist so you will learn about the environment, the dolphins that frequent it and the history of this unique and beautiful part of South Australia.  It is a family experience you will treasure forever.

Participants don’t need any prior kayaking experience and it is all done at a comfortable pace – children do need to be 7 years and older to participate and will be in a double kayak with an adult.  Gift vouchers are available.

dolphinsanctuarykayaktours.com.au
Facebook:  @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours
Instagram: @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours

Earth Adventure is running some amazing family friendly tours this Summer!

Enjoy scenic views of the cityscape on their Adelaide City Kayak Tour. Relax as their fully qualified instructor guides you and your family 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!

Looking for something a bit more thrilling? Go Rock Climbing and Abseiling with Earth Adventure’s qualified rock-climbing guides! At two great locations, Morialta Conservation Park and Onkaparinga River National Park, this is a fun day on the rocks for you and your family. From beginners to experienced climbers, Earth Adventure has the set up for you.

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

Horse Riding & Outdoor Adventures at Wirraway Homestead

Looking for some amazing adventures for your kids these Summer School Holidays? Set on 180 acres of beautiful countryside in the Adelaide Hills, Wirraway Homestead offer five weeks of ‘Australian settler’ style Horse Riding and Outdoor Experiences. 

This holiday program – their famous Muster – runs for five days and four nights and is designed for young people aged 10-17 years wanting to learn new skills, build new relationships and experience a different way of life.  

A general day includes activities like: 

  • Horse Riding
  • Sheep Mustering
  • Low Ropes
  • Archery
  • Amazing Race
  • Team Games
  • Shelter Building
  • Bush Walking
  • Evening Activities. 

Musters Two is a new addition to the normal Musters offering. Its daily program will have a special focus on Horse Riding and Horse Care.

Your kids will have an amazing time, make new friends, step out of their comfort zone, and do something out of the ordinary! 

Dates:
Musters One | 10-12 years | Mon 13 – Fri 17 Dec 2020 
NEW: Musters Two – Horse Camp | 12-17 years | Mon 20 – Wed 22 Dec 2020 
Musters Three | 14-17 years | Tue 4 – Fri 7 Jan 2022 
Musters Four | 10-12 years | Mon 10 – Fri 14 Jan 2022 
Musters Five | 13-15 years | Mon 17 – Fri 21 Jan 2022 

Wirraway Homestead – Strathalbyn  

For more details or to register:    
baptistcaresa.org.au/wirraway-homestead#musters-school-holiday-programs

Adventure Hubs SA

Adventure Hubs is running some great family fun experiences these Summer 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
www.facebook.com/mtloftyadventurehub
Phone: 08 8472 0933

Summer School Holidays at the Museums

South Australian Maritime Museum – Ship N Bricks

What: Ship N Bricks & GooRoo Animation Workshops
When: 11 December – 27 January (workshops are 21 – 25 January)
Times: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

THEY’RE BACK – and ready to be tracked down!

The South Australian Maritime Museum displays have been taken over by all sorts of maritime characters – of the LEGO® kind. Start your day off with a trip to the museum for a new and improved scavenger hunt. Use your Ship N Bricks guide book to find all the LEGO® characters that are hiding in the 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® prize! There will also be Claymation GooRoo Animation workshops. Both activities are FREE with museum entry.

Website: maritime.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holidays-ship-n-bricks-3
Facebook: @SAMaritimeMuseum

National Motor Museum – Follow the Brick Road

What: Follow the Brick Road trail & GooRoo Animation Workshops
When: 11 December – 27 January (workshops are 5 – 9 January)
Cost: Free (with Museum admission)
Bookings: Preferred (via phone) – 08 8568 4000

Head up to the National Motor Museum this summer school holidays for some LEGO®  building fun! The brand new school holiday activity, ‘Follow the Brick Road’ will kick off from Saturday 11 December. LEGO® Minifigures will be popping up in and around the collection vehicles, ready to be found by our young visitors. The challenge is – can they find them all? If they do, they will have a chance to go into the draw to win an amazing LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini set valued at over $500 (details below).

GooRoo Animation will also be at the museum from 5 to 9 January running workshops – and you guessed it, they will be LEGO® themed! These sought after sessions are free with museum admission but reservations are preferred.

motor.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holidays-follow-the-brick-road
Facebook: @NatMotorMuseum

Migration Museum

Cost: FREE   

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

Our brand new exhibitions Animating Country and Instants and Places of the Italian Front are now open. Learn about Mparntwe (Alice Springs) culture through a series of short films where artists animate their paintings and sculptures to tell personal, historical and ancestral stories. Immerse yourself in a selection of photographs that take you back to the Italian Front during the First World War.

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 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

Once summer holidays roll around, us parents are faced with the challenge of keeping kids entertained for weeks! At the South Australian Museum there’s never a shortage of fun and activities for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages. The toughest part will be choosing where all the fun should begin! How about an escape room-style adventure where the entire South Australian Museum becomes your escape room! The Shadow Initiation is an Australian first. There are secret buttons, hidden doors, and plenty more that you can discover only by playing this interactive game.

Whether you choose to solve puzzles, decode clues, and uncover hidden treasures. This is a digital adventure game that guarantees a lifetime of memories and a holiday cheer with friends and families. Just make sure you have the camera handy because you won’t miss capturing your kids’ faces while they race against the clock and make this  activity part of their school holiday traditions. Best suited for older kids, it’s an exciting adventure that’s unlike any other experience in Adelaide. The Shadow Initiation can cater for small or large groups, and you can finish off your adventure with lunch at the Museum Café!

Bookings are made easy online at: www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/shadow-initiation
So, share with your family and friends. Gather around and put your game faces on! The Shadow Initiation will make you get ready and get set to go ho ho ho this Holiday Season!

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