Saturday 14 December, 2019 Monday 27 January, 2020

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.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

 

Engaging Circus Programs at Cirkidz!

School’s out and circus is in! Cirkidz have got five full on fun packed days to keep the kids active and busy before Christmas. Drop them off for a full or half day while you work or do any last minute holiday shopping. With over 35 years experience in delivering fun and engaging holiday programs, your kids will have a great experience with Cirkidz. Circus is great for the mind and the body, so let’s see what it can do for your family!

December Week 1: Monday Dec 16th – Friday Dec 20th
January Week 1: Wednesday Jan 8th – Friday Jan 10th
January Week 2: Monday Jan 13th – Friday Jan 17th
January Week 3: Monday Jan 20th – Friday Jan 24th
$55 half day, $100 full day.

SOAR: It’s all about aerial! trapeze, tissu (silks), cloud swing, hoop and more!
OFF THE WALL: Tumbling, acrobatics, bouncing, trampoline, foam pit (plus plenty of crash mats).
CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX: Pick your activities out of a hat!
READY, SET, CIRCUS!: circus games and challenges!
PARKOUR: 8 – 12 year olds: Learn cool (and safe) ways to roll, climb, swing and vault over obstacles.

NEW SESSION: POP! Circus! (one only!)
Jump and dance your way through the circus as you create awesome musical routines!
Participants will learn a variety of circus skills and movement techniques, then put it all together with musical favourites. Circus, choreography and craziness all in one afternoon!

Full program | www.cirkidz.org.au/holiday-programs

January School Holiday Program at Theatre Bugs

A fun and fabulous week filled with drama activities, rehearsing, and painting props which finishes with a production of CINDERELLA at 5pm on the last day. Students perform with a stage set and costumes. Every child has a special role to play and lines to learn.

Join Cindarella, the Wicked Sisters, her Fairy Godmother, and Prince Charming and a host of other magical characters as they bring this classic fairy tale and theatrical adventure to life.

Theatre Bugs has been teaching Adelaide’s children to act, sing, and dance for 21 years and during that time many 1000’s of children have enjoyed attending the school holiday programs. It is always a thrill to see the wonderful performances the students are able to create in just 5 days.

Week 1: Unley, (Norwood and Glenelg sold out)
Monday 6th – Friday 10th January
$235 for the 5 day program

Week 2: (Sold Out)
Monday 13th – Friday 17th January
$235 for the 5 day program

Week 3: Norwood and Unley (selling fast)
Monday 20th – Friday 24th January
$235 for the 5 day program

BOOK NOW BEFORE SOLD OUT!
www.theatrebugs.com.au
or call 83321228

YMCA Holiday Camp - The Beach is calling!

Summer is here and the beach is calling! Join us for a three day, two night coastal adventure at Goolwa jam packed with activities and fun! Make new friends and new memories as we head down the coast for some summertime fun. We’ll be setting up camp on the coast and going for a surf. It’s not to be missed!

Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th January | 8 – 12 years | REGISTER NOW
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th January | 13 – 16 years | REGISTER NOW Price: Starts from $330 per person. Additional charges involved for NDIS and DCP clients. Payment plans negotiable.
Register by: Friday 30th December

For more information, call 8200 2514 or email sayouth@ymca.org.au

YMCA Activity Days are back this December!
It’s time for some fun in the sun and meeting new friends this Summer. Two days and oodles of activities!
Thursday, 19th December | 10am – 4pm | SKATE & SNORKEL: Morning fun at Marion Skate Park followed by snorkelling at Port Noarlunga Beach
Friday 20th December | 10am – 4pm | SWIM & SLIDE: Morning games + Slides and Swimming at Marion Outdoor Pool
Ages: Open to 8 – 17 years old.
Price: $30 per person (lunch included)

Pick-up and drop-off from the Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre Corner Rosedale Ave & Oaklands Road, Morphettville.
For enquiries email sayouth@ymca.org.au

www.sa.ymca.org.au

Saints Gym Club

Saints Gym Club is opening its Holiday Gymnastics program to non members 5 years and above ($20 for a 2 hour session). No gymnastics experience necessary.

These sessions are based on our Gym for All program developing strength and flexibility in fun ways on traditional gymnastics apparatus.

Sessions are running 1:00-3:00pm Monday 13th, Wednesday 15th, Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd January 2020.

Book your sessions online at
www.trybooking.com/BHJRW

See terms and conditions on the booking pages.
For more information visit
www.saintsgymclub.org.au

ZOOcation at Adelaide Zoo

Did you know Adelaide Zoo offer a Vacation Care program in the school holidays?

 ZOOcation is run by an experienced team of Conservation Educators who will look after your little monkeys for the day.
 
Filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends it’s sure to be a great day at Adelaide Zoo.
 
There are 30 places available per day so book in now to get the dates you need.
 
December 16 to January 24, 2020
9am – 4pm
Cost: $65
5 to 12 year olds (5 year olds must have spent 2019 at school)
Book online at

Wilde & Darling Productions presents: Alice in Wonderland

A week-long holiday program that caters for kids 7-13 years old who love to sing, dance and perform. No experience required!

They will spend five days rehearsing a mini-musical version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that they’ll perform for family and friends on the final day. They’ll also play games, make props, and meet new friends. The show is a new adaptation written specifically for young people, and features modern and classic pop songs. Every child enrolled in the program will be given a role in the show, from Alice to the Mad Hatter to the wicked Queen of Hearts. Their days will be spent learning lines, songs and dance routines, as well as building their performance skills and having lots of fun!
The program is directed by Sarah Westgarth, a teacher with fifteen years of performing arts experience. It runs from Monday 6 January to Friday 10 January, at the John Bray Centre for the Performing Arts at St John’s Grammar School in Belair. The fees are $180 for the week.

For more information or to make a booking, visit
wildeanddarling.com.au

NumberWorks'nWords School Holiday Program

Once again, NumberWorks’nWords is running their very popular School Holiday Program in January 2019.

This is the perfect opportunity to kickstart that resting brain after the long break before school starts next year. It is so important to hit the ground running and our students who start the year well, keep the momentum all year. The first weeks of Term 1 are critical and when teachers are deciding how they will teach each student.

Each student’s program is individualised and tailored for students commencing years Prep to 11 in 2019. The focus is to consolidate work and get a head start on the new work.
Sessions will run on Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January 2020 only. Sessions are 2 hours. For best results, we recommend attending all days and to focus on one subject but you may choose selected days and to do both English and maths. Places are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Whether you want to focus on English, maths or a little of both….let them know. The choice is yours. All sessions are catered to the individual.

www.numberworks.com.au

SCHOOL HOLIDAY EVENTS

Lots more coming soon…

Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet returns to the Adelaide Festival Centre these summer school holidays with a festive, made-for-children production of The Nutcracker.

Join the narrator and a colourful cast of characters at a marvellous Christmas party that transforms into a spellbinding adventure. Children are fully immersed in the story and help make magic happen on stage.

Running for under an hour and packed with wonder and delight, Storytime Ballet is the perfect first ballet experience for little boys and girls.

Website | Book Tickets

Splash 2020 at Murray Bridge

The Murray Bridge SPLASH festival comes alive with a temporary beach, an even bigger slip n dip and free family activities to entertain the whole crew from New Years Eve to Australia Day!

Pack your bathers and come splash around, stay for the weekend – Free family friendly activities from 10am every Wednesday to Sunday and then later on the Sand Bar opens from 5 on Fridays and Saturdays, we have outdoor cinema so bring your giant inflatable and watch from the water.

There’s also laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf, live music, free BBQs, skateboarding, aerosol workshops, circus workshops, sand castle city, LEGO Build and Bash and a whole bunch more fun on offer especially with the Tour Down Under coming to town on the 24th!

www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/splash2020

Stable Stars Kids Club

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family these school holidays? Visit one of the upcoming Stable Stars Kids Club locations.

There are two bumper events coming up, Gawler and Barossa Christmas Cup on Saturday December 21 and Daish Fodder and Irrigation Fleurieu Family Day at Strathalbyn on Sunday January 5th.

In the ultimate kids zone at both locations you will find the Stable Stars Kids Club, where you can become a FREE member and receive a welcome pack which includes a FREE pony ride, a Stable Stars passport activity booklet with games and prizes to enjoy on the day.

In the Kid Zone find activities such as:

  • Bunji trampoline
  • Gaming consoles with Games 2 You
  • Face painting
  • Arts and Crafts activities
  • Sport activities with Kelly Sports
  • Specky events with their inflatable specky man
  • Pony rides (weather permitted)

There will even be a visit from the jolly man in red at the Gawler raceday, these are just a few of the activities you will find in the Kid’s Zone.

www.theracessa.com.au/stable-stars

Adelaide International Kids Day

Join us to celebrate your summer holidays at the action-packed Adelaide International from 12 – 18 January!

To celebrate, bring the kids down for some fun in the sun at our brand new Kids Day extravaganza!

With fun activities for all, put your serve to the test at the RADO® Speed-Serve, smash some forehands at the Tennis SA Hit the Target or test your skills with Channel 9’s Match Play. You can take a ride on our Safari Train, grab a friend and battle it out on the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots court, jump around on our Jurassic Adventure inflatable and meet some of the tournament’s biggest stars!
Plus, we have the Mix 102.3 street crew live on site, and giveaways galore!
To experience this fun day out, simply purchase an adult ticket for just $10 and kids will receive FREE ENTRY!

Get Your Ticket Today!
bit.ly/AI2020Tickets

MS Mighty Swim

The MS Mighty Swim challenges you and your team to swim for 24 hours while raising funds for the MS Society SA & NT to support people living with multiple sclerosis. Held annually, and in its 15th year, the Mighty Swim is a beloved community event for people of all ages and swimming abilities.

But the fun isn’t just restricted to the pool. There will be loads of entertainment and activities across the weekend including a live band, water slide, face painting and yoga plus opportunities to win great prizes.

Register now at msmightyswim.com.au

Wilbur's Wildlife Discovery Centre

Make your school holidays WILD with a visit to the Wilbur’s Wildlife discovery centre.

Conveniently located within Westfield West Lakes the centre allows you to meet a range of Australia’s native wildlife in air-conditioned comfort, perfect for those hot summer days.
 
At the centre you can view displays of a range of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, insects and hopping mice. There are also a range of activity stations for children to explore.
The best bit about the centre is that Wilbur’s Wildlife staff will be on hand presenting regular talks where you can pat or hold the animals. Be sure to see the hourly wildlife shows for the most hands on experience.
 
It also won’t break the bank with individual tickets priced at just $5 and individual and group passes available.

Adelaide Giants v Auckland – Dec 27-29

The Adelaide Giants Baseball Club are ready to excite these school holidays with the last home series of 2019!

From Friday December 27 to Sunday December 29 Adelaide the Auckland Tuatara across four games, with affordable prices [kids free entry and adults just $15 each], family friendly timeslots and our first ever movie screening at the ballpark!

On the 28th the Giants will be burning with love as world-renowned Elvis impersonator Dean Vegas lights up the stage and gets fans dancing. Then, following our Sunday afternoon game on the 29th we’ll screen Incredibles 2! We know little kids and big kids alike will love the chance to relax in our safe and welcoming outdoor cinema at West Beach

Head to www.adelaidegiants.com.au

Pop Up Science Extravaganza with Sci World

SciWorld Pop Up Science Extravaganza is for the whole family. Tickets are for children aged 4 – 15 years with accompanying adults and siblings free of charge. You can spend a few hours with us or the whole day! With three different science shows, six different workshops, more than 60 Questacon Exhibits and a Starlab which will run continuously, there’s something for everyone. There’ll be no time to be bored as you move from show to workshop or Starlab and back again. Learn! Experience! Enjoy! Because we all know that Science is Amazing!

www.eventbrite.com.au

Marina Markets at Marina Pier

Check out the next Marina Markets at Marina Pier, Glenelg, in the school holidays on Sunday 5th January!  10am to 2pm

  • FREE Messy Play
  • FREE Slime Workshops
  • Dolly the Dolphin will be paying a special visit
  • Old Fashioned ‘Punch and Judy’ Puppet Show
  • Face Painting
  • Slushy Station

Plus,  a vast array of market stalls which will be selling baby, child and family friendly items (including something for your fur-babies). So get ready for cuteness overload and lots of family fun down on Marina Pier!

www.facebook.com/events/2476840255889869

SCHOOL HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO/PLACES TO VISIT

Adelaide Planetarium

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

With special school holiday programs including arts and craft sessions and evening telescope sessions*, the Planetarium offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained over summer. Choose from a variety of movies to watch on our dome-shaped ceiling. There are movies for all ages!

Conveniently located at Mawson Lakes, the Planetarium will be running school holiday activities throughout January, plus our usual Saturday Sessions.

To make a booking or for more information, please visit our website.

www.unisa.edu.au/planetarium

*Weather permitting.

The Big Wedgie - TWO cool locations!

The Big Wedgie inflatable waterpark is back! – 4 awesome inflatable waterslides, so family fun for all ages!

Open every day of the school holidays, The Big Wedgie has something that’s perfect for all ages and thrill-levels. The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and we even have the world record to prove it!

Coming along for the ride includes our most extreme slide The Big Chucka, – we’re talking an 80-degree plunge, throwing you into the air, flying up to 9m then landing on an inflatable Hollywood stunt-man landing pad! We also have some slides suitable for the little ones too, including The Just Right Wedgie and The Little Wedgie!! You can catch a wedgie at our West Beach (Military Road, West Beach Parks) or Elizabeth (Ridley Reserve) site from the 14th of December!

thebigwedgie.com.au

Your summer of fun starts right here at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park!

As well as all their amazing animals, free-flight shows and keeper talks, Adelaide Zoo has dotted pop-up events throughout the holidays from free face painting and the Amazing Drumming Monkeys show to a shimmying silent disco!

And don’t forget to book a spot in our vacation care program ZOOcation and let our experienced Conservation Educators look after your little monkeys for the day. Filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends it’s sure to be a great day at Adelaide Zoo.

Journey to Africa at Monarto Safari Park and discover fascinating facts about their animals and the countries where they live in the wild. Don’t forget to stamp your passport as you travel between countries! Plus, keep an eye out for some incredible giveaways including your chance to win tickets to their brand new animal experience.
Head to adelaidezoo.com.au, monartosafari.com.au or their facebook pages for more info.

PS: If you are travelling interstate these school holidays, remember you get free entry to most major zoos around Australia with your Zoos SA membership! Not a member yet?

Sign up online at www.zoossa.com.au/zoo-memberships

Skating at St Clair Recreation Centre

Get your skates on and get down to St Clair Recreation Centre these school holidays!

With sessions running every Monday and Wednesday (except the weeks of Christmas and New Year), there are plenty of opportunities to give it a go!
As one of the few air-conditioned stadiums in Adelaide, and the only that offers public skating sessions, there’s no better place to skate.

Whether you’re an experienced skater, part-time or have never even tried on a pair, St Clair is the ideal venue to skate these holidays!

*Bookings essential to guarantee place.

www.stclair.ymca.org.au

Mega Zone

This school Holidays at Megazone Noarlunga we have our hugely popular 2 hour mega pass special!
This package is available all December and January and includes –

  • Unlimited Laser Tag
  • Unlimited Retro Arcades
  • Unlimited Shooting Gallery
  • Unlimited Arcades
  • 12 ticket arcades for prizes!

Book now at
megazoneau.pcsparty.com/bookings

Ingle Farm Recreation Centre

Ingle Farm Recreation Centre has a range of activities these Summer school holidays to choose from to keep the kids happy, active and entertained.

The options these school holidays include:

  • Public Roller Skating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (including 16th – 20th of December). Centre is closed from the 21st December until 6th of January.
  • Mega Kindigym 18 December (Christmas theme with a visit from Santa)*, 15th January (Kung Fu Panda theme with a visit from Po!)* &  22nd January (Lil Aussies theme)*
  • Learn to Skate 17th & 22nd January*
  • Squash Clinics*

*Bookings Required

Visit Facebook for more information

www.facebook.com/inglefarmrecreationcentre

Give your summer the adventure it deserves at Latitude!

With 100+ trampolines including performance tramps to master your flips, a dodgeball and
basketball court to challenge mates, climbing walls and wobbly pink poles, an 8m high obstacle
course, a ninja warrior course and a dedicated Kids Zone for under 5’s – expect a fun-filled, actionpacked, buzzing aerial adventure all under one roof!

Even better, they are offering 2 hours for only $25 daily for the rest of the school holidays from 3pm
– that’s 2 packed hours of action, adrenaline and fun for only $5 EXTRA!

Click here to book your tickets today!

Mega Courts

Mega Courts Indoor Sports is a open and inviting environment for kids of all ages to enjoy whether it be for our fun and exciting ever changing inflatable zone or whether it be to jump in on some court action playing one of our many sports available.

Or for the over 8s take a challenge in our new expanded laser tag area or for those over 12s or bigger kids at heart try your luck at our new Gel Ball.

Mega Courts Indoor Sports is a great and exciting place for kids to have birthday parties offering a range of new packages including Sports, Laser Tag and Gel Ball. Packages starting from $34pp and suitable for all ages.

megacourts.com.au

The Beachouse

Packed with Australian-first and world class attractions, The Beachouse is the perfect destination for a fun-filled day out!

You’ll find games and rides that will entertain the adults as well as the kids! With 3 fully enclosed heated waterslides, Soli Italian Formula 1 Dodgem Cars, awesome blaster boats, a historic 120 year old Carousel, a western themed 18 hole mini golf course, a dizzying 5 mini story play castle and an Italian built train for the little ones, you are sure to have a ball!

Plan your visit at
www.thebeachouse.com.au

AFL Max Summer of Fun!

What are you going to do with the kids these holidays? By now you probably feel like you’ve done it all, but it’s going to be hot, and the kids need to play, right? Well AFL Max has got you covered. Our brand new air-conditioned venue has everything you could need for you to relax while the kids run themselves out. Chill out at the café or the bar upstairs, grab a bite to eat and kick back with our big screen and grandstand seating overlooking the entire venue. Or better yet, grab yourself a pass and get amongst it with them.

Introducing the AFL Max Summer of Fun! With so much to do inside Adelaide’s newest and Australia’s first AFL themed play and development centre, your kids really will have the best Summer here with us. With different zones committed to all kinds of fun like indoor rock climbing, indoor trampolines, giant interactive gaming screens, inflatable games and obstacle courses, and let’s not forget all the AFL play you could dream of. AFL Max is the place to be! Jump online and book your session today, or if you’re serious about making your mark then step up for our Summer of Fun Pass – a 10 visit Multi Pass for $150!

www.rollerdigital.com/aflmax/products/summeroffun#/sessions

Woodhouse Activity Centre 'Drop & Go' Day Camps

{KIDS ONLY, 13 days to choose from}

You’ve asked for it and Woodhouse has delivered, having now extended their hugely popular ‘drop & go’ day camps to include THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS on top of the usual LAST 2 WEEKS OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! Wonder no more what you’re going to do with the kids while you’re finishing up work, present/food shopping, party planning or simply winding down after a gigantic year – Woodhouse has you covered.

DAY ACTIVITY PASS AND CAMPING – {FAMILY FUN, open every day}

Head in for the day, or pitch a tent and extend your stay! Just 10 minutes up the freeway, explore 54 hectares of gumtree-studded countryside with unlimited use of Woodhouse activities including:

30+ obstacles on CHALLENGE HILL
THE LABYRINTH – giant split level maze
2 fast and furious TUBE SLIDES (weekends only)
9 ‘hole’ DISC GOLF – like regular golf, but with a Frisbee!
7 ORIENTEERING courses

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

Hahndorf Farm Barn

Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained – it’s educational as well!

The Farm Barn prides themselves on providing the best school holiday activities in Adelaide! There are many activities for kids at the farm and you can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family.

  • Play in the playground and sand pit!
  • Milk a cow
  • Bottle feed baby lambs
  • Cuddle baby rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Hold baby chick

Open 10am-4pm daily with a reptile show at 12.30 Sat and Sun and Farm Shows daily at 11am and 2.30pm

www.farmbarn.com.au

Flip Out Munno Para

School Holiday boredom got you Flippin’ out?
Flip Out Munno Para have an arena full of boredom breakers and a cafe full of the best coffee and treats

GENERAL ARENA
1 hour = $16
2 hours = $26
2 hours booked online = $24
2 hour Sessions from 3pm daily = $20

Book online
www.rollerdigital.com/flipoutmunnopara

Cricket & Baseball Simulator @ Westfield Marion

Looking for somewhere to take the kids these holidays that’s NEW and UNIQUE to South Australia? Swing in to The Game Sports Simulators & Sports Bar at Westfield Marion and experience a unique Cricket & Baseball simulator where you are able to face varying balls in Speed, Length, Swing & Spin. Bring your friends in and see who can hit the highest score in an over!

Have a break from shopping with an over for just $7, or book an hour session of either Baseball or Cricket for a total of only $65 for up to 8 Kids

Our pop up bar @ Marion is open for a limited time only during school holidays, so book in quick!

www.thegamesports.com.au

It’s the biggest twist on the Adelaide Gaol’s Escape Trail!

A prisoner has escaped! Can you solve the clues to catch the crim before it’s too late?

Upon arrival, you’ll be inducted as official Adelaide Gaol guards with the task of solving an escape. To succeed, you’ll need to follow the trail of clues to identify the prisoner and discover the last known location, filling in your incident report as you go. Help us solve the mystery and we’ll bring the inmate to justice!

Join us these school holidays for one of Adelaide’s most exciting adventures. Since its opening in 1841, Adelaide Gaol has housed approximately 300,000 prisoners. There have been a number of famous escapes – including one ingenious (though unsuccessful) attempt in 1983, where a prisoner took his pyjama coat to an art class and painted it to resemble an officer’s uniform. To add to his ensemble, he even created an impressive officer cap out of a biscuit box!

From 1st – 27th January 2020

adelaidegaol.sa.gov.au

Gorge Wildlife Park

The Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park but a place where people and animals get together.

Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and only a 40-minute drive from Adelaide, the park offers an up-close and personal experience to an extensive range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles.

See all your favourite Australian animals such as koalas, wombats, dingoes and Tasmanian devils. Walk-through enclosures allow you to walk among and feed the friendly kangaroos and wallabies, who will eat straight from your hand with animal food that can be purchased at the entrance. There’s also a variety of exotic animals to be seen, including family favourites such as Meerkats, Otters, Alligators and a number of monkey species. A vast range of birds also call the park home – some in enclosures, but many free-flying such as the spectacular colony of Rainbow Lorikeets.There is plenty to discover in the unique reptile house, and kids will be thrilled by a whole range of reptiles plus fish, insects, frogs and marsupials.

If that’s not enough, have a cuddly encounter with one of the beautiful koalas. An experience you don’t want to miss, they come out for holding every day at 11.30am, 1.30 and 3.30pm (subject to conditions). At these times you can hold or pat the koala, take your own photographs or just learn more about these beautiful marsupials from one of the friendly keepers. On the weekends, Saturday and Sunday at 11am keepers present a variety of reptiles at a hands-on presentations, learn some interesting facts and get up close with some fascinating creatures!

Kiosk, souvenir shop, picnic areas in a beautiful scenic environment and free gas BBQs all available for your convenience.

www.gorgewildlifepark.com.au

Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel

The Mix 102.3 GIANT WHEEL has returned to The Bay for summer! Head to Glenelg this weekend – it’s open NOW.

SkyLine Attractions Observation Wheel is the tallest travelling, portable observation wheel in Australia, at 35 metres high, with 24 gondolas that seat up to 144 people at capacity.

This will again be located near Glenelg Jetty, and it will be running from 9.30am to 10pm daily from 23 November to February 22, 2020. (Excludes Christmas Day and weather permitting.)

Tickets are $10 each or $30 per gondola and can be purchased online or at the site.

Tag @kidsinadelaide in your social media pics for your chance to WIN more rides on us! Look for our sticker in your gondola!

Book on the link below for early bird 30% discounted tickets.
www.skylineattractions.com.au

Fairy Garden Hahndorf

The Fairy Garden is one of those little treasures you stumble across when walking through Hahndorf. At the top of the garden path you will find the 150 year old barn full of fairies, elves, pixies, unicorns, gnomes, dragons, fairy doors and houses of all shapes and sizes! If you are looking to start a fairy garden or add to an existing one, we have everything you need to make the magic happen! We have items to suit all budgets with prices starting at $2.50. If you are Christmas shopping with the kids we can have your purchases packaged while they take a pinch of fairy dust and make a wish in the well! We always aim to make secret purchases easy for you, we understand how difficult it can be to Christmas shop with kids around.

Open everyday except Wednesdays. Please check our Facebook page for opening/closing hours. Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December we will be open until 9pm for the Hahndorf Christmas Village

Anyone who mentions that they saw us on the Kids in Adelaide website will receive 10% discount on purchases over $50

the-fairy-garden-hahndorf.myshopify.com

Mega Adventure

Spending the holidays lounging around on the couch watching movies is easy entertainment, but not as good as getting outside for a climb!

Score some seriously cool parent brownie points and take the kids to Mega Adventure for the ultimate day of fun.
Choose between climbing, jumping or swinging, or make the most of your day and do all three! The Gold Package is for anyone over 120cm (supervised) or 140cm (unsupervised).
Don’t forget the little ones! Mega Adventure’s newest addition will see them harnessed up and taking part in the fun on the Kids Course.

Anyone 90cm and above can get involved, with an adult on the ground for moral support and cheering.
megaadventure.com.au

Kid's Cheese Flight at Kimbolton Wines

Kimbolton Wines’ Kids cordial & cheese flight is available during the school holidays so parents and children can interact in a setting that is usually dedicated to the grownups. In the grown-up edition of the Wine and Cheese flight we select 4 wines each season and pair these with local artisan cheeses.

We also do a Kids’ Thelma board all year around. The Thelma Board was inspired by my Nanna Thelma Case. Come rain hail or shine, if anyone visited, out would come the mettwurst, a chunk of cheese and pickled onions. For the kids we have swapped the onions for cornichons. We teamed up with Ben Pearce and Rachel Muckleston at Coorong Free Range Pork to produce a delicious, and unique mettwurst with our own Kimbolton Shiraz!

Kimbolton Wines also has lawn games including a giant Connect 4 which is proving very popular with kids of all ages.

www.kimboltonwines.com.au

Mega Fast Karts

Kids love their school holidays and what better place to go is there than Mega Fast Karts Richmond.

With their December – January school holiday promotion they have a package suited for any budget!

Package One: A 2 hour Morning Special. For $25 pp you will get Unlimited goes at Dodgem Cars, Laser Skirmish, Bouncy Castles and Arcade Lock In Centre with all games set to free play so you can play as much as you like. This will start from 10am and will finish at 12pm

Package Two: Is the Midday Special. For $35 pp you will get Unlimited goes at Dodgem Cars, Laser Skirmish, Bouncy Castles and Arcade Lock In Centre with all games set to free play so you can play as much as you like. This will start from 12pm and will finish at 4pm

*You need to be 120cm tall to go on Dodgem Cars and 80cm tall for Bouncy Castles.
Minimum of 6 people needed for this package.
Groups of 10 or more get a bonus free Zooper Dooper, but must book in advance.

January will also see a new coffee machine best served hot!

www.megafastkarts.com.au

Catch a movie this summer at Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema by Wallis!

Returning for a second year, Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema will deliver a stacked program that is out now. With a season running from Friday December 20th to Saturday February 15th there is sure to be something to please everyone. Round up your squad!

Bring a picnic rug, bean bag or deck chair and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of cinema on the lawns of Auchendarroch House at Mt Barker this summer!

Enjoy food such as pizzas and burgers + hot donuts and drinks on site or pack a picnic.

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The event is strictly no BYO

Parking is FREE and easy!

Grab more info, full line up and tickets here:

www.wallis.com.au/cinemas/mt-barker-outdoor-cinema

Kids Play Free at X-Golf Marion

KIDS PLAY FREE IS BACK!

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are just around the corner and to help you keep the kids entertained, we are letting them PLAY FREE!

That’s right, bring them down and they can play with you on the range or on one of our novelty or par 3 courses.

Promotion runs from 03/12/19-26/01/20

So what are you waiting spread the word and Book Now!
Book online https://bit.ly/2svV0Gp or call (08) 8377 0883

*T&C’s Apply- See instore for details
(Excludes Saturday’s, Must be accompanied with a playing adult, Max 4 kids per playing adult, 10am-4pm).

https://bit.ly/2svV0Gp

Adelaide Ocean Safari

Cruise the beautiful waters off Glenelg on a WILD DOLPHIN Safari, TWILIGHT Safari, CULTURAL Safari or indulgent SEAFOOD Safari. Hold your next function or event on the water with a Private Charter with on board catering. The 75 minute duration of the Wild Dolphin and Twilight Safaris is perfect for keeping the kids entertained and is a must do experience in South Australia!

Experience comfortable on board seating with protection from the weather, whilst enjoying a fantastic viewing area to witness the local dolphins, seals, sea birds and sunsets. Your guides have extensive local marine and cultural knowledge to share, as you sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Departing from Marina Pier at Holdfast Shores Glenelg, daily, our state of the art vessel can take you to visit Adelaide’s remarkable coastal and idyllic locations.

adelaideoceansafari.com.au

Catch a cheap movie at Capri

Capri are running their brilliant Scoopon deal again these school holidays.

Sit back and relax in Goodwood’s heritage-listed Capri Theatre as you watch a movie with the kids these school holidays. Today’s offer is a fantastic way to keep the little ones entertained with films like Frozen II, Spies in Disguise, Dolittle and more. Grab multiple vouchers and treat the family to a fun flick again and again!

Scoopon tickets are $7 child (ages 3 – 14) | $11 Adult | $35 for family of 4

Book tickets online at
https://bit.ly/2E2I8z1

Join the Chelsea Randall Academy at AFL MAX

With the AFLW Pre-season already upon us and the AFL teams starting to fire up for the year ahead, AFL Max is getting behind it with our first ever Chelsea Randall Academy.

After the roaring success of our very first Rory Sloane Academy, AFLW Crows star player Chelsea Randall has jumped onboard to inspire the little women of South Australia with everything she has to offer. Come along for a one-day-only event where you will explore with Chelsea what it’s like to be an AFLW athlete for a day. From AFL skills, mindfulness, health and fitness to how to handle yourself in a press conference and go toe-to-toe with the media, it really is the chance of a lifetime! Places are limited so get in quick!

bit.ly/ChelseaRandallAcademy

AFL MAX Academy

What? You want more!? Well how about a 5-day skills camp designed specifically to take you from rookie to pro whilst making a whole bunch of new friends?

A coaches are ready and raring to deliver the Max Skills Academy to really help boost your skills and take your game to the next level. Working on the fundamental skills and techniques every AFL players needs to play their best game, this program will transform you over the 5 fun filled days. Whether you’re new to the sport or super experienced, we are so excited to bring our very first Summer Skills Camp to you this January! Jump online to register before all the spaces fill up.

bit.ly/Max_Skills_Academy

Book a cheap and affordable family holiday at Leigh Creek!

Spend some time in Leigh Creek at the Olympic sized swimming pool, complete with a medium sized pool for the young kids and a toddler pool for the little ones, fully shaded!

There are a range of accommodation options at Leigh Creek Outback Resort; including family cabins with two kitchens and two bathrooms, to a hotel room for the small family of three. We are open all summer, for a range of family meals that cater for a range of appetites.

If you want more to explore, Aroona Dam is a fifteen minute drive away, where you can picnic and swim below or on top of the dam while enjoying the picturesque views, local wildlife and a cool off! Keep the kids happy and entertained while mums and dads can sit back and relax!

To read about our recent stay at Leigh Creek visit
>> www.kidsinadelaide.com.au/leigh-creek-outback-resort

Or to book online visit
>> www.leighcreekresort.com.au

Lizards and Dragons at Cleland

These school holidays get up close and personal with some of Cleland’s lively lizard friends.

Meet and pat a cunning skink, a sleepy bluetongue, or a bearded dragon with our reptile keeper, and then see what the lace monitor is having for lunch in his outdoor enclosure. Uncover some fascinating lizard features on our self-guided discovery trail, and use the clues to design your very own super-lizard!

Cool down and get crafty at the kids pop-up craft corner in the air-conditioned Ocean to Outback Interpretive Centre.

Activities include…
Meet a dragon! 10:30am & 1:30pm Monday – Friday
Lace Monitor Lunch 3pm Monday-Friday
Design a Super-Lizard Self-guided trail, everyday
Kids Craft Corner Every day

www.clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au/Home

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR FREE!

Hallett Cove Shopping Centre

Join Hallett Cove Shopping Centre during the last week of the holidays for fun, exciting and mess-free Back to School activities.

From Monday 20th January to Friday 24th January between 10am – 1pm.

Get the kids back to school ready with the following activities:

Monday | Personalised craft station (10am – 12noon)

Tuesday | DIY Backpack (10am – 1pm)

Wednesday | Decorate your own pencil case to take home (10am – 1pm)

Thursday | Water bottle crafts (10am – 1pm)

Friday | Personalised craft station (10am – 12noon)

Visit website for more information: https://www.hallettcoveshoppingcentre.com.au/events

Facebook page: @hallettcoveshoppingcentre

Gilles Plains Shopping Centre

Join Gilles Plains Shopping Centre during the last week of the holidays for fun, exciting and mess-free Back to School activities.

From Tuesday 21st January to Thursday 23rd January between 10am – 1pm.

Get the kids back to school ready with the following activities:

Tuesday | DIY Backpack (10am – 1pm)

Wednesday | Decorate your own pencil case to take home (10am – 1pm)

Thursday | Water bottle crafts (10am – 1pm)

Visit their website for more information: https://www.gillesplainsshoppingcentre.com.au/events/

Facebook page: @gillesplainsshoppingcentre

Newton Village

CALLING ALL MINI CHEFS!

Join Newton Village Shopping Centre on the 21st & 22nd and learn some delicious interactive Back to School recipes with The Greek Vegetarian (as seen on Masterchef). We also have personalised lunch box crafts on Monday 20th from 10am – 1pm. All activities are located near Woolworths.

Monday | Decorate your own lunch box (10am – 1pm)

Tuesday | Learn how to make the perfect lunch box snack (10am – 1pm)
Wednesday | Learn how to make an easy after school meal (10am – 1pm)

Visit website for more information: https://www.newtonvillage.com.au/events

Facebook page: @newtonvillageshoppingcentre

 

CHECK OUT THE MUSEUMS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School Holidays at the Maritime Museum

Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition

All your favourite Play School characters are sailing in to the Maritime Museum this December for an exhibition that brings all your childhood memories alive!

Happy Birthday Play School is a highly entertaining and engaging exhibition celebrating Australia’s longest-running children’s television program. Visitors will find all their favourites like Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and the Rocket Clock at the museum. New arrivals to the world of Play School will have a sense of wonderment as they look through the Round, Square and Arched windows.

WHEN: 13 December 2019 – 28 January 2020 (Christmas holiday break)
COST: $6 per child
INCLUDES: The Play School exhibition, a lighthouse climb and time to explore the Museum.

maritime.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holidays-happy-birthday-play-school-xhibition

School Holidays at the Migration Museum

Holiday Gifts

Make a holiday gift at the Migration Museum!
Lots of craft to choose from – make a night-light star jar, a snowglobe, a shrinkie keyring or use your imagination and make something completely different!
Everyone gets to make a badge and take an instaxphoto souvenir. Price includes one adult, children must be supervised.

WHEN: 16-20 December 2019 at 11am and 12 noon
Cost $10 per participant

migration.history.sa.gov.au/events/holiday-fun-holiday-gift-making-craft

School Holidays at the National Motor Museum

Animation Workshops

Head to the National Motor Museum during the summer holidays for some fabulous activities.

From 2-6 January GooRoo Animation will be calling the Museum their home.  Over these 5 days in January, GooRoo Animation will be running 5 different activities each day.  These workshops show kids how to create their own stop motion animation movies. They will then learn how to bring their own characters to life using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. The finished videos will be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel to be shared with friends and family.

Pick your favourites and join the museum any day. No prior knowledge is required, and all equipment and materials are supplied…
Jan 2:  Clay Animation
Jan 3: Model Car Animation
Jan 4: Lego Animation
Jan 5: Whiteboard Animation
Jan 6: Mixed Media Animation
From 11am-3pm, free with general admission.

There are loads of other activities to keep all ages entertained every day of the School Holidays.  Play some of the best racing video games ever on the award winning Game Engine and be sure to grab a free Wheelie Good Activity Book to keep big and small kids entertained.

The National Motor Museum is open every day of the school holidays from 10am-5pm, except Christmas Day (and Catastrophic fire days).

WHEN: 2-6 January 2020
COST: $7.50 per child
INCLUDES: Animation workshops and time to explore the Museum.

motor.history.sa.gov.au/events/school-holiday-fun-make-your-own-movies

National Rail Museum

Lots on offer at the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide and also on board the

Semaphore Steam Train during the December & January School Holidays!

The railway museum is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 4.30pm and all entries include unlimited train rides!

The Semaphore Steam Train will run every day from Thursday 26 December to Monday 27 January inclusive!

Trains leave from the Semaphore jetty hourly from 11am to 4pm each day, and take about 35 minutes for the

2km trip along the seaside to Fort Glanville and return.

nrm.org.au