South Australia Summer School Holidays 2021/22

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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 Lessons at Wirraway

Are you still looking for some fun activities for your kids? How about horse riding lessons during the Summer School Holidays? 

Starting Monday 17 January 2022, Wirraway is offering Horse Riding Lessons for
children and young adults aged 10 to 17.

The sessions will include both mounted and unmounted work as well as exploring some beginner and intermediate riding skills with a maximum of 8 participants per group.

Timing
Morning Lessons: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Lessons: 13:30pm – 16:30pm

Location
Wirraway Homestead – Strathalbyn

Cost per child:
$55 per person

For more details or to register visit mylor.venue360.me

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

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

Science Days from The Science Collective

Calling all Science lovers and STEM kids. The Science Collective has some great science days coming up in January
Join member organizations of The Science Collective as they bring all kinds of fun to your school holidays. 

Prof Flint’s Dinosaur Show, Litmus Liam’s amazing chemistry workshop, paper rocket-making, robotics by Techspace Learning, a Wildlife Show by Animals Anonymous, science craft by Dig-a-Dino, a fabulous bugs n slugs display, marshmallow & spaghetti tower building, two types of slime-making, electric circuits and many other displays and activities will ensure that this school holiday activity will be the one that the kids will never want to leave.

Hands-on science @ The Hopgood  on 12 January click here to book
The Fulham Kids Science Days at the Fulham Community Centre
18 January click here to book
19 January click here to book

Tickets for these events are Family (2 + 2 or 1 + 3) $29; Adult 15+ $12, Child 3 – 14 $8, children under 3 are free.

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.

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

Adelaide Strikers Holiday Programs

Looking for a fun, active option for the kids these school holidays? Give cricket a go at the Adelaide Strikers Holiday Programs!

Every kid gets to bat, bowl and field in every session. Playing fun games that keep them active the whole time and ensure everyone gets a go.
No need to bring a bat or pads as all equipment your child needs is provided – they’ll also receive a participant pack when they attend.

The clinics focus on building motor skills through cricket and other games, also providing a focus on healthy eating while having fun with friends.
With over 20 locations across South Australia and new formats now available for children of all ages and abilities, there’s something for everyone! 

The cost is as little as $55, so don’t miss out on the opportunity for your child to grow their skills, learn about living a healthy lifestyle and having fun with their friends these holidays at Adelaide Strikers holiday programs.

To see all locations, dates and book in visit www.adelaidestrikers.com.au/holidayprograms

YMCA INEA Gymnastics, Dance and Parkour Workshops

Get ready for some summer fun with Gymnastics, Dance and Parkour workshops in the school holidays at YMCA INEA 10-18 Albert St, Windsor Gardens.

Try an intro to gymnastics or parkour academy, enhance your skills with a choice of Handstands and Cartwheels, Aerials, Handsprings, Dance Acro, Tumble Bees, Rhythmic Gymnastics or two-hour Aerials and Walkovers/Handsprings and Saults workshops.

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

Holiday Pottery Sessions for Kids at Urth Clay Studio

The human soul yearns for creativity. Some people like to follow a process where they plan first and implement second, others, however, want to jump straight into it and let their imagination fashion their work. Creativity isn’t driven by one way or the other but instead, it is about inventing, experimenting, making mistakes, and most importantly about having fun. We will work on pottery techniques like hand building, slab rolling, and more

Urth clay studio believes in the therapeutic effect of clay.  With great excitement, they started community-based Mindful pottery classes, to help create a happy place for kids and adults to join in, have a laugh, and de-stress.

Click here to book online

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 OR book a workshop via their website.

Re opening after the Christmas break on 8th January 2022, check in with their social media here to ensure you don’t miss out!

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, Mawson Lakes & now popping up at Paxton Wines!

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

Currently offering the $9.90 THREE COURSE + DRINK  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 these school holidays.

Bookings are essential (its easy via their website)!

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

Join the 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

Mix102.3 and Lumo Energy SA Giant Wheel at Glenelg

Mix102.3 and Lumo Energy SA have put the fun back into summer by bringing the Skyline Attractions Giant Wheel back to Moseley Square, Glenelg. You will be able to take in the best views of Glenelg Beach while enjoying the sea breeze.
Don’t miss your chance to ride the tallest travelling, portable observation wheel in Australia, at 35 metres high, with 24 gondolas that seat up to 144 people at capacity. Up to 6 people can fit in each gondola (although 4 really is more comfy) and it makes a super fun family outing, or summer school holiday activity with friends.
While the photos and whole experience is excellent during the day time, visit on dusk or at night and you’ll be treated to a gorgeous photo opportunity with the wheel housing more than 9,000 lights – hello Instagram?!

Buy tickets here, or grab them at the wheel:
www.eventbrite.com.au

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

West Beach Adventure

  • 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 your climb, jump from the top AND the 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 + take advantage of the onsite kiosk with coffee and ice creams!
It’s such a fun way to spend a few hours and there’s something for kids of all ages.

https://westbeachadventure.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

Latitude Adelaide offers the ultimate school holiday adventure this summer. Enjoy double hour afternoon promos, multi-visit summer passes, super offers for groups, play & eat combos and more when you visit Latitude these school holidays.  

With over 3,000sqm of indoor entertainment, play your way across their rock-climbing arena, ninja-warrior course, free jump trampoline area, dodgeball court, basketball lanes, Olympic-grade performance area, 8m high obstacle course, PLUS a dedicated under 5’s Kids Zone for the little ones.

It’s aerial fun you won’t find anywhere else. Book online to save money, time and avoid missing out as the school holidays are very popular.

Find out more at latitudeair.com/school-holidays

🚂 Take a trip back in time, with SteamRanger Heritage Railway!

Take a journey on one of Australia’s oldest public railways that boast spectacular costal views to be seen from a train window!
Take a one hour return trip from Goolwa to Victor Harbour going via Middleton and Port Elliot, behind one of their many heritage steam diesel or railcars.
Services will running Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday’s, then every day from the 26/12 to the end of January School holidays!

Check out their website for more information: www.steamrangerheritagerailway.org/our-trains/cockle-train

ALL ABOARD!!!

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!

Hangout with and feed the kangaroos and wallabies, see the dingoes, wombats and all your favourite Aussie friends!  Be amazed by our cheeky monkeys, meerkats and otters. Chatter with some of our feathered friends and our reptiles will be sure to get you excited!

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 SA 5232
Phone: 08 8389 2206

www.gorgewildlifepark.com.au

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

Kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the Summer holiday fun at ICA Sportzworx Stepney.

Our Sports Coaches cater to all age groups and skill levels, offering a wide variety of sports and games. The kids will play soccer, netball, cricket, dodgeball, oztag and other fun games.

Kids will have fun from 9.30am to 3.30pm plus lunch is included for all. There is also a morning session available for 3 hours starting from 9.30am. Prices start from $30.

Take advantage of discount offers on our social media and save.

There are four full-sized courts, a function room and a kiosk in our air-conditioned facility.

Bookings are essential, and they are quick and easy online.
www.icastepney.com.au/school-holiday-clinics

Treat the kids to pancakes!

The Original Pancake Kitchen has been a South Australian icon for more than 55 years! Expanding to all parts of Adelaide with 4 great stores in the City, Modbury, Port Adelaide and Reynella! Explore our menu inspired by American Style Diners with family recipes tracing back to the Deep South of the USA as well as your favourite Pancakes, Crepes, Burgers & Shakes. Mums & Dads don’t forget Kids Eat Free on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday between 3pm – 7pm!

T&Cs apply.

www.theoriginalpancakekitchen.com.au

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

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!

Summer School Holidays for Free!

STEMgineering Day at Salisbury Community Hub

Explore and discover all things STEM these school holidays. Embrace your inner scientist with some tabletop experiments, construct your best LEGO creations, build something amazing with different materials and resources or try your hand in some fun robotics activities.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are encouraged. Adults do not need to purchase tickets. Only one adult is to be present per family to ensure room capacities are not exceeded. Children are not to be left onsite without an adult

click here for more info

Bluey fun Day for ages 5-10 at Tea Tree Gully Library

Visit the City of Tea Tree Gully Library for an hour or fun activities to celebrate all things Bluey.
Being held in the Library, join our team for a game of keepy uppy, visit rug island and get crafty with some make and take craft activities.

Click here to register your interest

Scavenger Hunt – Where is Carmen Sandiego?

This fun scavenger hunt is on every day in the school holidays at one of the five libraries in the Charles Sturt council area. Grab an answer sheet, find the hidden pictures and go into the draw to WIN!

Click here to find out where

Basic Car Maintenance – Summer School Holiday Activity

This workshop is delivered by a mechanic from Peter Page Hyundai and will cover topics such as, how to change a tyre and what to expect during a car service. Held at the Twelve25 Youth Centre and designed for ages 16+. 

Click here to book

Circus Elements

Entertain the kids these school holidays by heading to the Coventry Library in Stirling. Enjoy a juggling performance, followed by learning some circus skills. Ages  5 – 12. Bookings essential. 

Click here to book

Outdoor Storytime

We all know kids love being outside so why not take storytime to the park and have the best of both worlds. Pack a picnic rug and plenty of snacks and join in a morning of fun at Dunstone Grove, Stepney. 

Click here to book

Book illustrating workshop with Mandy Foot

Best selling, children’s book Author and Illustrator, Mandy Foot will be at the Coventry Library to show you how to draw and create incredible book characters like hers. The workshop is held from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and is suitable for ages 7+.

Click here for more info

Summer Festival - Touch a Truck

The Cty of West Torrens is bringing their own spin to the popular Touch a Truck carnival, featuring Monster Patrol and Buster from Gilbert Racing!

Children of all ages will love being able to climb and touch a variety of vehicles. There’ll also be art, craft, games, and plenty of kids activities in this fun-filled evening out for the whole family. 

Click here for more info

Techno Craft at Noarlungla Library

Calling all budding engineers 8 years and up!

You can head to Noarlunga Library for some Techno Craft fun. You can choose between creating an electrical circuit for a light-up flower or use a battery powered tealight and make a light-up flower. 

Workshop duration: 1 hour. 

Register here to attend

 

Frosty Fun

Evanston Gardens Library will be hosting a pretty COOL science experiment using ice this school holidays. Try your hand at ice-fishing, create clouds in a jar or freeze icicles instantly. Bring a change of clothes in case you get wet. 

Adults do not need a ticket but please book for children who wish to participate. 

Click here for more info

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