Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 28 January, 2024

Check back regularly as we add more and more ideas for keeping the kids busy this summer. NEW IDEAS ADDED DAILY!

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.

School Holiday Programs & Classes in Adelaide

Code Camp Coding & Creative Holiday Camps

Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends. With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available, there really is something for everyone. Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, robotics, stop-motion animation, DJing, video production and so much more!

What’s New? Code Camp is launching brand new camps this summer!

Kids can learn to code with DreamWorks Trolls! At Little Coders: Trolls Edition, 5-7 year olds will take their first steps on their coding journey banding together with their favourite characters. At Spark and Ignite, kids 7-12 years can code and create an adventure game with Poppy, Viva, and Branch.

Plus, AI Camp where kids embark on an exciting journey into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most important technology of a generation. Young minds discover the wonders of AI and its fun and practical applications in our everyday lives and create their own comic book using AI!

Your favourites are also back this season including Minecraft Engineers (for kids 7-12), Minecraft Minis (for kids 5-7), and Roblox Legends (for kids 7-10). Robotics Camp and Drone Camp are also running this summer, offering the coolest few days of STEM learning and fun.

For more information and bookings head to the Code Camp website:

Big Brains Tiny Hands™ Kids & Teens Holiday Classes 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 instead, it is about inventing, experimenting, making mistakes, and most importantly having fun. We will work on the pottery wheel, hand building, slab rolling, and more.
2 and a half hours session. All material included.

Working on 2 techniques the pottery wheel and sculpting. Each session we make a different project. Buy 4 sessions and email the studio to get a $30 voucher.
Price: $65pp
Dates: 22 Dec, 3,4,5 Jan, 10:30 AM to 1:00PM at both locations- Burnside and Goodwood.

Book online at

Gear up for an epic holiday bash with Cirkidz!

Their 2023/2024 Summer School Holiday Program is all about getting active, unleashing the good times, mixing up some awesome circus skills, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

With no two sessions completely alike, there’s no boredom allowed! You can choose to climb the aerial silks, hang from the trapeze, master the art of hula-hooping, become a Parkour master, or try a bit of everything… Cirkidz trainers will be there every step of the way to turn your kid into a circus pro. Whether your kids are dreaming of a career in the big-top or just looking to spice up their holidays, Cirkidz’ fully-equipped (and air-conditioned!) circus centre in Bowden Cirkidz is the place to be this summer.

Half day sessions $55, Full day sessions $100 Most programs are suitable for ages 5 to 12 (with the exception of Parkour, which is strictly for ages 8 to 12).

For all dates and times, check out the full timetable and instant online bookings on the Cirkidz website. Don’t snooze –  get in before they book out!

School Holidays UNPLUGGED @ Woodhouse Adventure Park

Woodhouse Adventure Park’s UNPLUGGED ‘kids only’ Drop & Go Day Camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged 5 to 12 scree-free, active and entertained for the whole day… just 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway on a magnificent 54-hectare natural wonderland in Piccadilly!

As always, this season of UNPLUGGED (running for one week before Christmas and then two weeks in January) features creative themes and loads of fun outdoor adventures. Day campers will be enjoying outdoor laser skirmish and ‘wheelies’ (think mountain scooters, mountain boards and billy carts!). There’s plenty of festive fun and craft in the lead-up to Christmas, and heaps of water-based action throughout the program… from creek crossing challenges and water obstacle courses, to the Woodhouse Slip and Slide!

There really is something for every kind of kid … from nature lovers and arty types through to adrenaline seekers! Plus every day includes time on Challenge Hill obstacle course and a private Tube Slide session (weather permitting).

Just $75 per day (Scout Members save 20%!), from 9am (drop-off from 8:30am) until 5pm.

City of Burnside

Embark on a summer filled with a range of activities from Burnside Youth.

Make your own Christmas Pressed Flower Lantern

Tuesday 19 December 1-2.30pm Make your own Christmas Pressed Flower Lantern (CD) at Glenunga Hub Come and create a stunning pressed flower lantern and card to make as a special Christmas gift for a loved one. You will also learn this simple yet beautiful form of nature-based craft including the tips & tricks to flower pressing and best ways to get the best results. click here to book online

Wonka Special Screening

Wednesday 10 January All Day Wonka Special Screening at the Regal Theatre. Bring your friends to our special Youth screening of Wonka, staring Timothee Chalamet and an all-star cast. Tickets will be $10 for youth aged 10-18 years of age and will include your choice of soft drink & popcorn. Please present your student i.d card to receive this one day only special price.
Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. click here to book online

Youth Drop-in Session

Friday 12 January 11am-2pm Youth Drop-in session City of Burnside Youth Space. Burnside Youth offers a Youth Drop-In session for all aged 10 – 18 years.
Our Youth Drop-In Session gives young people a safe space to hang out with their peers who can stay for half an hour or the whole 2 hours – it’s totally up to them!
Free Pizza, soft drink and board games. click here for more info


Tuesday 16 January 10-11.30am Geocaching with Active Ed at Tusmore Park. Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt game. Containers called geocaches are hidden all over the activity area. Using a hand-held GPS device, you will locate each geocache and hole punch into a sheet provided to them at the start of the activity. Recommended for children aged 10 years and older. click here to book online

Urban Movement – Intro to being a DJ

Wednesday 17 January 12-3pm Urban Movement – Intro to being a DJ at Burnside Community Centre. Come along to this Burnside Youth School Holiday Program where you can embark on a rhythmic journey with our DJ session run by Urban Movements! Designed for young music enthusiast, this program offers an exciting blend of learning and creativity. You will dive into the art of DJing, exploring beatmatching, mixing, and crafting your own unique sounds. Join us for a dynamic experience where beats meet innovation. click here to book online

Cooking up Culture with Chef Kate

Monday, 22nd January 2024 11.30-2.30pm Cooking up Culture with Chef Kate at Burnside Community Centre. Come along to this Burnside Youth School Holiday Program where you can elevate your lunchbox game with our dynamic cooking class for young food enthusiasts! Learn creative recipes, timesaving tips, and nutritious twists. Unleash your inner chef and make lunchtime a flavourful adventure. Grab your apron – lets transform your lunchbox! click here to book online

Youth Free Bike Health Check

Tuesday 23 January 3-6pm Youth Free Bike Health Check at the City of Burnside Civic Centre Courtyard. Come along to this free bike health check to ensure you bike is road worthy before heading back to school. Like any mode of transport your bike needs to be looked after and regularly checked for wear and tear. The workshop is for your daily rides and not restoration projects. If the technician spots an issue on the day, then there will be a stall available on site to purchase equipment. click here for bookings

For more information head over to our Burnside Youth page

Train Like a Crow

Our holiday programs are designed to keep kids of all ages active, happy and engaged during their holiday break. Our experienced program facilitators, AFL coaches and players provide a unique opportunity for your child to learn football skills while making new friends and staying fit

Why Choose Crows Holiday Programs?

Programs cater to different age groups, ensuring that every child receives tailored coaching and challenges suited to their skill level.
Expert AFL Talent: Your child will have the chance to learn from the best in the industry! Participants will receive tips and guidance from our experienced AFL coaches and AFL and AFLW players.
Active and Healthy Fun: In an age where screen time dominates, we’re dedicated to keeping your child active and healthy, instilling a love for sports and physical activity.
Friendship Building: Our programs create a positive, inclusive environment where kids can bond with peers who share a passion for football.
Life Skills: Beyond football skills, our programs help children develop valuable life skills like teamwork, communication, and resilience.

Age Groups: Option 1: 5YO-8YO / Option 2: 9YO-12YO
Dates: Tuesday 16/01/2024
Option 1: 9:00am-12:00pm / Option 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm

All sessions go for 3 hours and are capped at 50 children.
Option 1: $80 per child, with a 10% sibling discount
Option 2: $90 per child, with a 10% sibling discount

Train like a pro at Adelaide Football Club, 105 West Lakes Blvd

Book online at

Adelaide Uni School Holiday Sports Program


The Adelaide University Sport and Fitness School Holiday Program returns these holidays, filled with action packed days to keep your children active over the break. Experienced coaches will assist in developing new sporting skills, whilst building social skill and physical literacy.

Your children can train like a pro, while taking on unique sports they may have never tried before! They will stay active and fit over the break, while also developing relationships with others.

Your child can take on some of the best elite sports at Adelaide University Sport and Fitness’ School Holiday Program. Coached by some of the university’s elite athletes, they will learn the fundamentals of sports such as AFL, Soccer, Cricket, Gymnastics and more.

Our School Holiday Program will help develop attitudes and feelings towards interactions with others, while building motivation to stay fit and healthy over the holiday break.

Get excited and register today!

Thursday 14 Dec 2023 until Thursday 25 Jan 2024
Book here:

Tennis Masters Summer Holiday Clinic

Tennis Masters Summer Holiday Clinic is just around the corner, filled with fun games, point plays, loud music and special gifts!
This is perfect for 3-14 year olds. It will allow your child to exercise, gain social interaction and continue to build their tennis skills or even play for the first time.


What we teach in a whole school term is covered in these 4 days!
• 🥇Day 1: Forehand & backhand ground-strokes
• 🥇Day 2: Forehand & backhand volleys
• 🥇Day 3: Serve & Smash
• 🏆Day 4: Consolidation of all strokes, point play, games and presentation

Zooper Doopers + Music Blasting every day

🎾Adelaide Holiday Clinic Info – December 2023
Days & Dates: 18th to 21st December (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: 31 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081


Register now at:



With the weather predicted to rise this summer we know that water activities will be at the forefront of your mind. Why not make sure you and your family do it safely?

VACSWIM is the leading water safety program running over 5 consecutive days at your location of choice! The team at VACSWIM have over 100 locations to choose from – there’s bound to be a water safety program near you this summer

With programs for participants ranging from 3 to 15 years old – the whole family can get involved! It’s not just about cooling off in the summer heat, but also learning important water safety skills together.

To learn more about the longest running summer holiday swimming initiative in SA – head to the VACSWIM website

Personal Best 4 Day School Holiday Course

Designed to foster self-confidence and refine presentation skills with an engaging blend of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and expert-led sessions. Your teen will embark on a fun and transformative journey that encompasses posture, self-esteem, skincare, etiquette, performing arts, online safety, fashion, and much more.

Throughout this feel-good week, participants will immerse themselves in personal growth activities with a focus on health, sustainable choices, and caring for our planet. By the end they will have made new friends, be radiating with confidence and possess a well-rounded set of skills to excel in many aspects of their lives.

Choose the dates that suit you best! $420 p/person for 4 days from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Bring a friend and both save $50.

Conveniently located in North Adelaide, it’s an accessible and engaging opportunity not to be missed.

Get ready to witness your teenager stepping into the new year with confidence, armed with skills that will pave the way for their success!

10-13 year olds, 8 – 11 January, 9:30am – 4:30pm
13-17 year olds, 9 – 12 January, 9:30am – 4:30pm
10-17 year olds, 15 – 18 January, 9:30am – 4:30pm

book online at

Nazareth x Duck & Turtle Holiday Fitness Clinic

Looking for a fun and exciting way to keep your child occupied and active during the school holidays?
Nazareth has partnered with Duck & Turtle Fitness to provide an affordable, fun and engaging program for children of all ages.

The perfect solution for working parents, this clinic is facilitated by experienced educators who provide an inclusive and encouraging environment for your child to enjoy fitness, sports and games, catering to all abilities and interests. Developing your child’s social skills and confidence, this is a great opportunity for them to make new friends and engage with children from different schools.

Sessions running on Monday 18 December, Wednesday 20 December, and Tuesday 16 January, from 8:30am – 4:00pm at Nazareth Kidman Park Campus.

Discounts apply for multiple bookings.

Places are limited, book your sport today:

Budding actors, singers and dancers get ready for On Stage’s explosively fun Summer School Performing Arts Holiday programs.

The On Stage programs include PLAY designed for 8 to 12 year olds and Musical Moments ideal for 10 to 17 year olds, 10 to 12 year olds can join both. Participants will engage in an immersive learning platform and be encouraged to explore all performing arts genres from voice, acting, musical theatre and dance in a fun, safe, and supportive environment led by industry professionals.

On Stage – Musical Moments
When Monday 8 to Friday 12 January 2024
Times 8.45pm and 4pm
Ages 10 to 17 years
Duration Five days
Location Dunstan Playhouse
Book here for Musical Moments 

On Stage – PLAY
When Monday 15 to Friday 19 January 2024
Times 8.45pm and 4pm
Ages 8 to 12 years
Duration Five days
Location Space Theatre
Book here for PLAY

On Stage – Musical Moments and PLAY
When Monday 8 to Friday 19 January 2024 (weekdays only)
Times 8.45pm and 4pm
Ages 10 to 12 years
Duration Ten days
Location Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre
Book here for Musical Moments and PLAY 

The Wiggles World of Dance holiday programs

In a twirl of excitement, Theatre Bugs is proudly launching The Wiggles World of Dance holiday programs for 3 – 7 year-olds.

Created by The Wiggles and Wanoli Entertainment, these programs are a leap above the rest, and the buzz is real – spots will fly faster than fairy bread at a birthday bash!

The 3-hour long programs include 3 key activities:
The Wiggles Creation Station – Children create their very own Wiggles inspired headband or hat which will be used as part of the costume for the performance at the end of the session.
The Wiggles Play Zone – Children will have the opportunity to experience percussion instruments, physical fitness challenges (balance beams, hop scotch etc).
The Wiggles World of Dance Party– Singing and dancing in a bright little performance at the end of the session for parents and family.

Thursday January 11th and 18th only.
Morning Sessions: 8.45 – 11.45AM
Afternoon Sessions: 1.00 – 4.00PM
Price: $65 per child per session
Maximum of 16 children per session – so book early!

You can book in via the Theatre Bugs webpage at or phoning the Theatre Bugs office 0n (08) 8332 1228.

While you’re visiting the website or speaking with the Admin Team, ask/look for information about The Wiggles World of Dance hip hop and ballet classes for preschool students which begin in Term 1, 2024.

Onkaparinga Youth – Love The Journey Podcasting

Are you passionate about podcasts or serious about storytelling? Ever wonder what happens on the other side of the mic?

This two day masterclass led by Jake Holmes is all about capturing the stories of young people and what they love about their local community. Learn the art of storytelling, interviewing tips and tricks and podcasting hacks – you will even help us create our own intro/outro tagline in the recording studio at Base 10.

Love the Journey is part of a series of workshops where we celebrate the great things young people in our community are doing and why it’s important you find out what your local council can offer you!

Book in now, this free program is open for young people (age 14-25) from all over South Australia, not just Onkaparinga! Limited spots available.

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January
10am to 2pm
Base 10 Youth Centre Reynella

Book online here

School Holiday Events in Adelaide

Bounce After Dark

Bring in the school holidays with the final After Dark event for the year, at BOUNCE!
With a live DJ playing nonstop awesome tunes, fun games with Hosts, and prizes to be won, After Dark is the ultimate end of term party.
Available at BOUNCE Greenacres and Marleston on December 1st 7-10pm

book online here to secure your place

Adelaide International 2024 is back again in 2024!

South Australia is all set to host the Adelaide International, a combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 tournament taking place from January 8 to 13, 2024. The event promises world-class tennis action at The Drive, featuring over 170 top tennis players vying for a total prize pool of $2.5 million and valuable world ranking points.

The women’s tournament will showcase 30 singles players and 16 doubles pairs, while the men’s tournament will have 28 singles players and 24 doubles pairs competing. But the Adelaide International is more than just tennis; it’s a lively experience with live music, entertainment, bars, food trucks, and premium offerings at The Drive’s new facilities.

This event provides an exciting way to kick off 2024 in the scenic riverbank precinct.

more info here

Unley Gala on King William Road

Saturday January 20 | 5pm – 10:30pm

It’s back! SA’s best-loved summer street party returns for the Santos Tour Down Under.
The Unley Gala comes to King William Road in 2024 in a celebration of all things food, fashion, entertainment and cycling, on the evening of Saturday 20 January.
Brought to you by the City of Unley as part of the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under’s Festival of Cycling, the Unley Gala will bring an alfresco summer party atmosphere to Adelaide’s premier main street.
With entertainment for all ages, from live music performances and DJs to fashion parades, roving performers and children’s entertainment – this is a great family friendly event not to be missed!

more info here

Adelaide 36ers

The Adelaide 36ers are gearing up for an exciting lineup of games in December and January, promising fans a thrilling basketball experience. Kicking off the festivities is Superhero Round on December 9th, where spectators can expect a fun evening of Superhero themed activities. The Christmas Eve game on December 24th adds a festive touch to the season, offering fans a unique way to celebrate the holidays with basketball action.

As the year comes to a close, the 36ers present Throwback Thursday round on December 28th. The team continues to make waves into the new year, marking January 6th as Anniversary Round, commemorating a legacy of basketball excellence. Thursday Night Kicks Round on January 11th promises an entertaining mid-week basketball match where fans will sport their best kicks. Pride Round on January 27th adds a meaningful touch to the schedule, promoting inclusivity and diversity within sport.

In addition to the exciting game schedule, the Adelaide 36ers are reaching out to the community with school holiday clinics in December and January. These clinics, hosted at St Clair and The Lights Community Centre, provide aspiring young athletes with the opportunity to refine their skills and learn from the best in the game. It’s a chance for basketball enthusiasts to not only enjoy the thrilling matches but also actively participate and enhance their love for the sport.

Score a $50 Family pass ($20 Adult $10 Junior) use the code: kidsinadelaide

Book tickets online at

Nitro Nat’s Phantastic Physics Show

Thursday 18 January, 11am 

The Phantastic Physics Show is a journey of discovering what makes things move, with Nitro Nat!
We explore energy and forces with Phantastic science demonstrations that you don’t get to see every day!
High powered lazers, cannons that suck in the air around us and we finish with a BANG!
We tackle forces and energy throughout the show.
This is a show for any age, small kids to big kids.

Institute Hall, First Floor – Gawler Civic Centre (89-91 Murray Street, Gawler)
$10 Adults & Children (under 12 months FREE)
$35 Family (any 4 tickets)

Book online (fees apply)
Book In Person: Gawler Visitor Information Centre (Lyndoch Road) or Civic Centre Library (Murray Street)

Alice in Wonderland

12 & 13 January 2024

Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND at Her Majesty’s Theatre

This glorious production features breathtaking costuming and puppetry, using ingenious stagecraft and limitless imagination, and will thrill children and adults alike. This is your chance to tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice on her captivating and magical adventures with the White Rabbit, the eccentric Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the boisterous Queen of Hearts and a cast of brilliant actors bringing over 20 curious characters to life.

more info here

Storytime Ballet: Cinderella

4 – 7 January | Adelaide Festival Centre

Fall under the spell of Cinderella, an interactive Storytime Ballet experience for children aged three years and older.

Cinderella tells the story of a beautiful and kind young girl who is forced to wait on her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. When her stepmother and stepsisters are invited to a ball at the palace, they cruelly don’t let Cinderella join them. In tears, Cinderella is visited by her fairy godmother who magically transforms her into a princess, complete with glittering ball gown and glass slippers!

Running for under an hour, this narrated version of Cinderella will have children dancing in their seats and all the way home. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite ballet-inspired outfit!

more info here

Christmas at Melba’s Chocolates

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Melba’s Chocolates at their Woodside Factory in the Adelaide Hills! Make plans to visit them between now and Christmas and step into a Christmas Wonderland. 

Explore their deliciously great range of Christmas Treats, watch them in action making all your favourites and indulge in one of their many Hot Chocolates available, including their Christmas favourite, Gingerbread Hot Chocolate. You can even help decorate their 15-foot Christmas Tree, by simply donating just $2, you’ll receive a Christmas bauble to personalise, place it in their letterbox and they’ll hang it on their tree! All money raised goes to Variety SA, which help South Australian kids that are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs!

PLUS if you visit them from the 15th of December to the 23rd of December, they’ll be open from 9am to 10pm daily where you can join in their family fun festivities, including FREE Family Fun Entertainment, Food Trucks, and of course, you can visit Santa and have a photo with him for FREE!

For all the details you need to know when planning your visit, head to:
or visit their Facebook Event Page

Family Fun Week at Smiling Samoyed

One of our favourite family friendly breweries is having a Family Fun Week! Join the fun at Smiling Samoyed in Myponga from January 22-26 for heaps of kids activities!

Monday and Tuesday 22- 23 January
Samoyed cookie painting and colouring in competition, plus venue treasure hunt for kids.
Activities for kids include samoyed cookies for painting (includes food dye), colouring in competition, treasure hunt, and of course the kid’s playground.
Casual lunch – order on the day.
Bookings recommended via Smiling Samoyed direct:

Wednesday 24 January
Acrylic paint pouring for kids aged 8-16yrs
Book via :
An additional special pre order/pay lunch consisting of fries, ham and cheese or Hawaiian pizza and an ice-cream can be purchased for $20
Lunch bookings to be made separately via Smiling Samoyed direct:

Thursday 25 January
9-year-old Lennox from Lex Creations will be running two beginners slime workshops. During the workshop, participants will make their own kinetic sand slime to take home. They will also receive instructions on how to care for their slime and activator to keep it the perfect consistency.
Time: 11am-12 noon and 1pm-2pm | Age: 6-12yrs | Number of participants: maximum 8 per session.
$15 per child to be paid upon booking: 
***Please note, this is not a drop and go session. An adult will be required to stay with their child to supervise.
An additional special pre order/pay lunch consisting of fries, ham and cheese or Hawaiian pizza and an ice-cream can be purchased for $20
Bookings for lunch to be made separately via Smiling Samoyed direct:

Friday 26 January
Australia Day public holiday – regular trading day 12-4pm (15% surcharge.)

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

Escape Hunt

When you’re searching for ways to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, Escape Hunt is an activity that the kids are guaranteed to still be buzzing about when the new term starts. The added bonus? It’s super fun for the adults as well! With exciting themes like the Alice in Wonderland-inspired, Down the Rabbit Hole, or their brand new outdoor adventure Time Cops, there is something for all families to enjoy.
Book in an escape for a truly brain-bending family outing.

Be sure to include some Escape Hunt fun in your school holiday schedule!

If you’re staying at home, or heading on a road-trip – Escape Hunt still has you covered with holiday fun. There is a suite of over 9 print and play, Play at Home games that you can purchase and download for just $29. Adult participation will be needed, but it’s a great way to spend an hour or two as a family, for just $29.

Buy Play at Home games here>

Treeclimb Adelaide and Kuitpo Forest

Give the kids something to brag about these holidays!


For climbers 135cm or taller the Grand Course is for you!
Over 100 challenges split across both parks, including a Zip-Loop at either location.
For the littlies under 135cm and over 100cm, you’ll be booking them on the Kids Course.
Compiled of 5 Courses across two locations, with over 45 obstacles including zip-lines!
Remember, adults are unable to climb the Kids Course, you’ll be supporting your brave little climbers from the ground.

For the experienced Kids Course climbers, not quite tall enough for the Grand Course but ready to give it a go, try out our highly requested Family Experience.
Specifically designed for adventurous littlies. Children must be at least 125cm and must be climbing with an adult at least 18 years or older.

And of course, South Australia’s FIRST Nets Adventure! Exclusive to TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest, this course is perfect for our littlest climbers who aren’t quite tall enough for our Kids Course OR for those who want to add a little more to their TreeClimb experience! Recommended but not restricted to ages 2 – 10 years old.

Put the screens away, pack a picnic and take full advantage of the sun this Summer!
Bookings are available for BOTH VENUES and we HIGHLY recommend pre-booking as sessions do sell out!

Beerenberg Farm

The perfect activity for kids of all ages! There’s nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked strawberries and Beerenberg have got the best strawberries on earth. Juicy, ripe, and packed with sweetness and flavour, these strawberries are nothing like any you’ve tasted before.

Beerenberg’s Strawberry Patch is open almost every day from November to April each year, but sometimes they have to close the strawberry patch for a few days. Always check whether our patch is open by visiting our website the same day before visiting.

After you’ve picked your strawberries, why not visit the Beerenberg Farm Café where you enjoy a selection of family favourites featuring fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce.

When you’re done with lunch indulge yourself at their delightful ice creamery, The Dairy for the perfect summer treat. They have a number of delightful flavours to choose from, and their ice cream and gelati is made with freshly churned local milk and the highest quality fruit, chocolate, and other delicious ingredients. Choose their Strawberry which is packed with their very own juicy strawberries. Or go wild and delve into their yummy Belgian chocolate flavour. Whatever flavour you choose, one thing is for sure. It’s so good you’ll want a second helping. Or three!

Before you leave, make sure you visit their Farm Shop – the perfect place to stock up on your favourite Beerenberg products. In fact, there are over 100 jams, chutneys, sauces, dressings and more to choose from. If you’re lucky, they may even be serving samples of their delicious, NEW, 30-minute meal bases!

It’s truly the perfect day out for family and friends to enjoy; breathing in the fresh air of the patch and hunting for that perfect strawberry.

Beat the heat this summer at AFL Max

Packed with all the fun, they keep it cool while you play it up!
Check our their Summer Deals over on their website, giving you more for less:

Plan your summer activities
Mini Max Olympics, Christmas addition
21 December 9:00am-10:00am:

Pre-season Face Footys Academy
18 January 3:00pm-5:30pm:

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
Giant sandpit and playground.
And make sure you check out the new diggers and ride on tractors!

Get ready for the upcoming School Holidays with Mega Fast Karts Richmond.

 🎉 An incredible Unlimited “Weekend” deal awaits, available EVERY DAY during School Holidays from December 16.
✅️ For just $35 per person, you can enjoy a day of non-stop fun:
🎮 2 hours of Unlimited access to:
– Laser Skirmish
– Arcade Games
– Dodgem Cars (120cm height requirement)

🕒 Choose a session:
– Morning: 10 am – 12 pm
– Afternoon: 1 pm – 3 pm
– Late Afternoon: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

🌟 An Exciting Evening Session (Friday & Saturday) – 6 pm – 8 pm

🔸️ **Optional Add-On**: Add more excitement with Karts at additional costs (subject to availability and age/height requirements).

*Terms & Conditions apply.*

🔸️ Bookings are ESSENTIAL and require a minimum of 4 people
🔸️ Book by calling 08 8443 9755 or visiting the store with an advance deposit.

Booking now ensures creating lasting memories for everyone!

Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park

Check out the cool bubble tents at the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park, as well as everything else this fantastic holiday park has to offer! If you are still looking for somewhere to go on a family holiday this summer, you’re in luck, they still have some availability!

Family activities include: archery, bush walking, e-bikes, yabby fishing, plus wine tours for the adults 😉 Nearby attractions: Naracoorte Caves, Mount Gambier Blue Lake, Robe, Beachport plus everything else the Limestone Coast has to offer.

It is the perfect family get-away for a single family or larger groups in cabins, glamping tents, bubble tents or caravans. Kids under 5 stay free!

Usually the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park is fully booked by now, however there is still availability on the following dates:

➡16th Dec to 22nd December 2023
➡3rd of January to 28th January 2024.

Contact Qin to book directly on 0455 146 647
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Journey through space at the Adelaide Planetarium these school holidays!

Book into the Adelaide Planetarium and venture into outer space these January school holidays for an awe-inspiring experience!

Embark on a captivating journey and experience the wonders of our universe up close. Guided by their astronomers, travel through space to learn about the Solar System, constellations, and mysteries of the cosmos. Marvel at projections of the Sun, Moon, planets and over 5,000 stars from the comfort of your seat.

With school holiday programs, the Planetarium offers a variety of sessions to keep the whole family entertained including fulldome movies such as Black Holes-Journey to the Unknown and Tycho Goes to Mars. You could choose to attend an Advanced Planetarium Experience which includes a fulldome movie and telescope viewing, or extend your knowledge in a Journey through the Solar System session.

Space School has been relaunched and is back again for the January School Holidays. Space School is a 4-hour fun-filled space session including a Virtual Reality experience that will take kids out of this world!

Conveniently located at Mawson Lakes, building P, Level 2.

To make a booking for the school holidays program or for more information, visit:

Helen’s Mini Worlds

Make your own terrarium at Helen’s Mini Worlds! Our Build-Your-Own terrarium station is a haven of creativity that’s open whenever our doors are!

Think of it as a DIY terrarium kit, but with a twist—you get to curate your green masterpiece right here in-store. We have everything you need, from plants to figurines. Our beginner-friendly instructions make the process a breeze, and we are there to assist if you ever need a hand. Prices span from just $25 to $150 and it is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Our Drop-In Terrarium Creation Station welcomes you and the whole family to dive into the mindful world of imaginative terrarium crafting. Perfect for creating one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts!

For more info and to reserve your seat(s), please head to

Archie Badenoch Port River Tours

Take a cruise along the Port River on the SA Maritime Museum historic vessel Archie Badenoch.

Built during WWII by General Motor Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named ‘Archie Badenoch’ in honour of Constable Archibald Badenoch, the first SA Police Officer killed in action during World War II. Archie was operated by the South Australian Police as the number 1 Water Police Launch until 1978. The vessel is now owned and operated by the South Australian Maritime Museum.

The Port River Cruise will take approximately 1 hour with stops along the way at many of the historical areas and points of interest along the Port River.

Included in your Port River Cruise ticket is admission to the South Australian Maritime Museum including their exhibitions relating to life in Port Adelaide.

Meet at the Queens Wharf (near the Lighthouse)
Every second Sunday
Adult: $31.50, Concession: $26.50, Child: $18.50, Family: $83.50, Family Concession: $61.50

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$7 Kids Movie Tickets at Capri Theatre

Kids can see TROLLS BAND TOGETHER, WONKA, WISH and MIGRATION at the Capri over the School Holidays for only $7 a ticket!

Adults are $11 and a family of 4 is $35! You also get $1 off popcorn!!
Go on a Wednesday or Thursday in January and catch the mighty WurliTzer theatre organ play before the movie for a bit of added spectacle.

Don’t forget, they also have Haigh’s Chocolates available in the Candy Bar.

click here to book your tickets online

DoughBalls the Pizza Place

DoughBalls the Pizza Place are offering their famous $12.90 three course kid’s meals all day, every day at both restaurants these summer holidays. Treat the kids with a starter, main, dessert AND a pop top – what a deal!

The Mawson Lakes restaurant has an exciting Christmas Eve Family Fun Day event planned, where from 12-3 on the 24th of December, Kids Eat Free and can decorate their own Christmas decorations! No better way to prepare for Santa’s visit.

As for Glenelg, they have the best seat in Glenelg to watch the New Year’s Eve family fireworks and are open all day from 11am until late Book now and get a table to watch the 9:30pm fireworks with the kids (don’t forget about the midnight fireworks too!).

The pop-up at Paxton Wines in McLaren Vale will also be cooking up a storm in their wood-fired oven, open Saturdays, and Sundays over summer, with some extra days in the Christmas week: Wednesday  27 11-7, Thursday 28 11-4, Friday the 29 11-4 and Saturday the 30 10-4. The perfect spot to spend a summer’s afternoon!

Struggling for gifts this festive season? They also have gift cards as the perfect present for your DoughBalls loving friends and family. Keep an eye on their socials for special offers on Gift Cards for those last-minute gifts!

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Mix102.3 Giant Wheel

The Mix102.3 Giant Wheel powered by Lumo Energy is BACK down at Glenelg for another summer and we couldn’t be more excited!
Head down there for a spin, enjoy the views of the coastline and back up Jetty Road, then hang around for a play at the Glenelg Foreshore Playground.
Open daily from 10am – 9:30pm.

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Get ready Adelaide for some serious summer fun with SHANX

Their FREE activities calendar is out now for all SHANX ticket holders!
Bookings are recommended during the holidays to avoid wait times.
PLUS don’t miss their 4th annual BLITZ Golf tournament where amateurs can play the course for a chance to win a Party valued at $1,000 with the PRO event shooting out for $5,000!

Registrations opening mid-December via our socials

Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this summer!

As well as free entry from 11 AM to 5 PM every day from January 2nd to 28th, they have daily activities to inspire budding space explorers and innovators of all ages.

Find your place in space these school holidays with:

The Student Cadet Rocket Adventure Program (SCRAP) Challenge (ages 7-14) challenges aspiring rocket scientists to create an air-puff-powered paper rocket that flies as high and accurately as possible.
Operation: Plants in Space (ages 7-14) asks budding botanists to consider how we can grow plants for food and comfort as we explore beyond our planet, and challenges them to design a space habitat for plants.
Operation: Storytime (ages 3-8), invites little astronauts to join us for a space story book reading, followed by the opportunity to explore the Space Gallery.
So Many Satellites! (ages 5-12) explores the many types of machines orbiting our planet, and investigates the different jobs they can do.
Solar System Explorers (ages 5-12) asks what it takes to survive away from the Earth, and challenges young space engineers to invent a way to explore another planet.
What Is… (ages 12+) invites future space innovators to meet some of our friends across the Australian space sector, and learn what their everyday space jobs involve.
Robogals Presents… (ages 8-15) challenges young space engineers to work in small teams to program a robot, with the support of the Robogals Adelaide education team.

Tickets are required for special activities. For more information about special activities and to book your tickets, please visit
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Bazinga Cards, Collectibles & Arcade

We love Bazinga Cards, Collectibles & Arcade and the School Holidays are the perfect time for lots of arcade fun at their Munno Para store!

Visit before Christmas and you could score big with their GOLDEN TICKET GIVEAWAY!

There are 50 Golden Tickets popping up in their arcade – find one and you could win their Christmas Bonanza Giveaway!
Prizes include: A 3ft Pokemon statue, choice of a Pokemon Booster Box, Funko Pop Bundle, Pokemon Bundle, NBA Bundle, NFL Bundle, AFL Bundle and heaps more.
You can also visit them at Port Adelaide Plaza, Barossa or Ingle Farm Shopping Centre.

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Gorge Wildlife Park

Visit Gorge Wildlife Park these school holidays and meet their adorable baby Spider Monkey or if you are a Capybara fan be sure to say hi to baby ‘Barry’.

Don’t forget to mention ‘Kids in Adelaide’ and claim your FREE bag of animal food.

Hangout and feed the kangaroos and wallabies, see the dingoes, wombats and all your other Aussie friends. Have a laugh with the cheeky camels, monkeys, meerkats and otters. Chatter with the beautiful birds and if you’re feeling brave, venture through the reptile exhibits, where you’ll find all sorts of scaly friends.

Daily keeper presentations throughout the school holidays and koala sessions at 11:30am and 2:30pm, where you can meet one of their cuddly koalas, have a pat and get a photo (*subject to weather conditions).

Close up animal encounters now available! If you like to ‘move it, move it’ just like King Julian you can hang out with the Ring-tailed Lemurs, maybe you would like to hand feed the curious Meerkats some bug treats or if you love Quokkas get up close with the happiest animal on the planet!  Visit their website to book your private encounter now.

Kiosk, souvenir shop, picnic areas and free gas BBQ’s all available for your convenience.

30 Redden Drive, Cudlee Creek SA 5232
Phone: 08 8389 2206

Adelaide Oval Kids Adventure

Get the whole family together for the ultimate fun-filled Adelaide Oval kids adventure. See the iconic stadium in a whole new way on this action-packed tour with the expert Adelaide Oval Ambassadors. Follow the trail with interactive activities along the way, which will have the kids thinking and walking in the footsteps of famous sporting heroes.

Experience all things cricket and football behind the scenes where you’ll get the chance to be the coach, part of the media, a commentator and even a scoreboard operator! Every child will receive an Adelaide Oval souvenir and activity booklet at the end of the tour.

An experience for the whole family, this will have both kids and parents learning and laughing all the way round the iconic Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide Oval’s public Stadium Tours cost $17 for children, $28 for adults or $70 for families. They run twice a day at 11am and 2pm (excluding game days). Limited spots available, please check their website for tour times. The tours last approximately 90 minutes at a steady walking pace and may include the use of steps, stairs, ramps, escalators, and lifts. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes are strongly recommended.

Book online at
Please note: Prices valid until 31st March 2025.

Summer school holidays at Adelaide Zoo

Join Adelaide Zoo on a Voyage and see a stunning digital installation bringing to life a selection of botanical and zoological watercolours from the National Museum of Singapore’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

Then practice your drawing skills and learn all about the different plant species of Adelaide Zoo as you spot the new Cotton-top Tamarin babies hitching a ride or the pouncing Sumatran Tiger cubs.

Throw a picnic down and watch species like the Barking Owl and Blue and Gold Macaw soar over your head at the Free Flight Bird Show. Or see some of the zoo’s smaller species like Squirrel Gliders up close at the daily Wildshow.

Open 9.30am – 5pm every day of the school holidays!

Summer school holidays at Monarto Safari Park

Home to over 60 species of animals from all over African and Australia, Monarto Safari Park’s climate replicates the homes of many species and each habitat is designed with plants and enrichment for animals to display their natural behaviours.

Hop on the bus or get out onto the walking tracks and practice your drawing skills as you discover a range of plants and animals. Spot the Cheetah cubs and the newest not-so-tiny giraffe calf at the Waterhole.

Open 9.30am – 5pm every day of the school holidays!


BOUNCE is the perfect place for freestyle fun these school holidays!

Get ready to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.
Jump for 1 hour, or stay for longer with a 2 Hour Superpass! It’s the best way to enjoy twice the time and have twice the fun.
Whether you’re trying to master your first backflip into the Big Bag or learning how to run The Wall, a 2 Hour Superpass is the perfect ticket option to master your moves and unleash your freestyle!

Book online at for your tickets!

Odeon Star Cinema Semaphore

Step into history at the Odeon Star Cinema in Semaphore! Since 1920, this beloved family-owned spot has been delighting Adelaide with affordable entertainment for everyone. Enjoy a movie for just $10 per ticket, every single day.

Unlike other cinemas, it’s great to have an affordable spot where the family can enjoy the latest movies without breaking the bank. Their candy bar also offers reasonably priced treats, like their in-house made Choc-Tops boasting various flavours—a local crowd favourite, so don’t miss out!

Located amidst Semaphore’s bustling scene, this cinema adds a touch of entertainment to your day trip. After the movie, explore the area’s diverse cafes and eateries, making your visit a complete delight for the whole family. Come, be a part of their cinematic world and create unforgettable memories in Semaphore.

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Narnu Farm

Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can get up close and personal with adorable and friendly farm animals. Enjoy bottle feeding calves, lambs, and kids, collecting eggs, meeting Michael and Angelo the pigs and holding chicks and guinea pigs. Guests can also have some good old fashion fun with farmer games including sack race, gumboot toss, egg and spoon race and more.

Cottages are well spaced, all equipped their own outdoor areas to enjoy and room to move and play. The farm has numerous playgrounds, swings, forts as well as a huge nature play space where kids can build and play in their own cubby houses. A recent addition includes an all-weather sports arena and games room equipped with basketball, soccer, table tennis, foosball and air hockey.

Narnu Farm provides the ideal base to explore the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula with the family, only minutes away from the River Murray, Coorong, Victor Harbour, local beaches and  attractions such as the Cockle train and bikes trails.

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School Holiday Adventures in Adelaide

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours

Have fun and experience the wonder of nature together as a family these school holidays.

Join this family friendly kayak where you have the opportunity to view resident dolphins and 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 along the way. All this and only 30 minutes from Adelaide CBD.
Our knowledgeable guides ensure a safe and informative tour, sharing insights about the dolphins and other marine life that frequent the area as well as 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 9 years and older to participate and will need to be in a double kayak with an adult. Gift vouchers are available.
Facebook:  @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours
Instagram: @dolphinsanctuarykayaktours

Adventure Hubs SA

Nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, you’ll find the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub, delivering an array of exciting family experiences for the upcoming December and January school holidays. Challenge yourself on South Australia’s most extensive artificial rock-climbing wall, towering at 15 meters. Soar through the treetops on the state’s longest Zipline, a staggering 324 meters of adrenaline-pumping excitement. Cap off your day with a unique adventure on our three-person Mega Swing.

If you’re spending a day in the splendid McLaren Vale region, don’t miss the opportunity to book an adventure like no other at our Southern Adventure Hub. This remarkable destination boasts a double-sided artificial rock wall, South Australia’s first-ever High Ropes Course, and the exhilarating Leap of Faith Trapeze. It’s an action-packed and fun event suitable for the whole family.
Phone: 08 8472 0933

Earth Adventure Fun Family Tours

Looking to spend some quality time together as a family this school holidays? Earth Adventure offers fun outdoor experiences for all ages.

Take the family for an eco-friendly paddle along the serene River Torrens, where breathtaking city views await. Or for those who crave a touch of adventure, our seasoned instructors are at your service to provide an exhilarating rock climbing and abseiling experience at either the Morialta Conservation Park or the Onkaparinga River National Park. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Earth Adventure has the perfect set up to cater to your needs.
Facebook @earthadventure
Ph: 08 8165 2024

School Holidays @ Woodhouse Adventure Park

Get ready for school holiday adventures at Woodhouse this summer! Whether you’re visiting for the day or settling in for an overnight stay, you can expect memorable screen-free fun for the whole family… just 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway on a 54-hectare nature wonderland in Piccadilly. Woodhouse is open every day, even Christmas Day!

Take the day pass option for unlimited access to the site from 9am to 5pm where you will climb, crawl, swing and splash your way through more than 30 obstacles on Challenge Hill, tackle a giant split-level maze, slide down two epic Tube Slides (running weekends and public holidays except Christmas Day 25 December), conquer the ultimate multi-dimensional outdoor bouldering challenge, negotiate an orienteering or photo hunt course, or have a round of disc golf (think golf with a frisbee).

For even more fun, pitch your tent (or pull up your van) at one of the unpowered sites or stay in one of the glamping bell tents or family chalets with all day activities included from 9am on your day of arrival to 5pm on your day of departure. They even have a family camping party planned for New Year’s Eve (‘Twenty Tenty Three’ – and there’s no minimum night booking so head up for a day or a week.

Woodhouse also has fully-facilitated ‘Drop and Go’ day camps in the school holidays from 9am (drop-off from 8:30am) to 5pm with thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged 5 to 12 screen-free, active and entertained for the whole day. The UNPLUGGED program runs every school holidays with each day including time on Challenge Hill obstacle course and a private Tube Slide session (weather permitting) – plus different special themed activities daily.

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Get ready for a splash-tastic adventure this school holidays with a fantastic line-up of activities like kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, and more. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to unforgettable adventures.

Make extraordinary memories and discover hidden talents during Wilderness Escape’s fully supervised school holiday programs. It’s time to step outside and have a blast.
Their knowledgeable outdoor educators and inclusive transport will take you on an epic journey of discovery and non-stop fun.
Curious about all the exhilarating activities Wilderness Escape has in store?

Hop over to their website to find out more
Ph: 08 8165 2011

Wirraway Homestead

The ultimate outdoor adventure awaits at Baptist Care SA’s Wirraway Homestead, nestled in the beautiful Strathalbyn, Adelaide Hills.

We’re famous for our School Holiday Musters – outdoor camping adventures where kids to challenge themselves, build lifelong friendships, and develop positive communication skills. From mustering sheep, conquering the escape room and shelter building, your child won’t want to leave.

It wouldn’t be an adventure at Wirraway Homestead without getting to ride our horses. We have a fantastic horse-riding arena on-site, or trail rides on offer.

At Wirraway Homestead, you’ll have an amazing time while making unforgettable memories. Join our summer school holiday programs today.

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Adventure Kayaking SA

Looking for an enjoyable family activity that will captivate everyone’s interest?

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you kayak through the fascinating Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard. Discover the hidden wonders of the mangrove lined creeks, where marine life, stunning birds, and the friendly Port River Dolphins come together in a spectacular show. Discover the depths of history and explore the Ship’s Graveyard, where abandoned relics tell tales of the past.
The best part is, you have the flexibility to explore this sanctuary in two ways: join one of Adventure Kayaking SA’s exceptional guided tours for an expert-led adventure, or opt to rent a kayak for a self-guided exploration of this captivating destination.

Adelaide Kayaking SA tours have been voted one of the TOP FOUR MUST DO activities in Adelaide.
08 8472 0922

Summer School Holidays for Free

It’s showtime at Port Adelaide Plaza these school holidays!

Enjoy FREE showbags*, rides, fairy floss, a craft workshop and $2 sideshows on Thur 11 – Fri 12 and Thur 18 – Fri 19 of January between 11am and 2pm.

The events will be located near Kmart and outside of FUNK Coffee+Food.

*150 showbags available each day. While stocks last.

Onkaparinga Youth – Love The Journey Podcasting

Are you passionate about podcasts or serious about storytelling? Ever wonder what happens on the other side of the mic?

This two day masterclass led by Jake Holmes is all about capturing the stories of young people and what they love about their local community. Learn the art of storytelling, interviewing tips and tricks and podcasting hacks – you will even help us create our own intro/outro tagline in the recording studio at Base 10.

Love the Journey is part of a series of workshops where we celebrate the great things young people in our community are doing and why it’s important you find out what your local council can offer you!

Book in now, this free program is open for young people (age 14-25) from all over South Australia, not just Onkaparinga! Limited spots available.

Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January
10am to 2pm
Base 10 Youth Centre Reynella

Book online here

Find your new favourite playground

Did you know our website has over 400 playground listings? Our comprehensive listings of Adelaide’s playgrounds include features like location, photos, descriptions, facilities, are there toilets? age suitability and is there shade? which will help you find the best parks to suit your family. So pack a picnic and find a few new playgrounds these school holidays

Click here for our huge playground map

Go for a Family Bike Ride

Kids seem to be able to spend ALL DAY on their bikes, don’t they? Don’t they get glute burn like us adults? If you’re family is up for a new biking adventure, scroll below for all the bike friendly paths, trails & tracks across Adelaide & regional South Australia. Many of them are also pram friendly so you can take the whole family for a walk or pedal. Don’t forget the helmets!

click here to plan a ride

Splash Town Moonta

Speaking of free places for a swim did you know Splash Town in Moonta (Yorke Peninsula) is totally FREE! It features racer slides, kids slide, large tipping bucket, water mushrooms and more, with most under shades.
Summer School holiday times aree 10am to 6pm daily, including Christmas Day and other public holidays

click here to find out more

START at the Art

Start at the Gallery is FREE family fun day which includes an exciting introduction to art activities, tours, live  performances and entertainment.
Held on the first Sunday of every month at 11 am – 3 pm for children aged 3-12 and their families.
Each monthly event is themed around current exhibitions or the general collection.
Events are free and no bookings are necessary.

click here to find out what’s on

Go Rock Hunting

SA Rocks is a nature play based free activity that anyone can join in with. A giant game of hide and seek, for kids and adults alike! We love it because it’s free to play, great for all ages and IDEAL for the school holidays!

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FREE water play

When it’s hot in Adelaide, it’s really bloody hot. So here are some great parks where you can find FREE shade, water, and some playground fun to keep the kids happy and the electricity bill down. As always PLEASE be very careful with your kids around water. We love kids exploring, having fun in nature and having a splash but you need to watch them at all times! And don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap!

Click here for a free place to splash!

Summer School Holidays at the Museums

Lego Trail at the Maritime Museum

Lego Trail: Follow the stars

Find the TV and film stars hiding throughout the SA Maritime Museum and collect their letters! From Mickey Mouse to Moana, can you find all the characters and reveal the hidden word? Those who complete hidden word have a chance to win one of our fantastic LEGO® prizes!

Date: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 28 January 2024 (Closed Christmas Day)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Free with Museum entry

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The Big Book of Pirates at the Maritime Museum

Come along on an adventure with a kooky crew of wannabe pirates as they bumble their way across the seven seas with The Big Book of Pirates as their guide.
Do they have what it takes to join the ranks of celebrated swashbucklers like Bluebeard or Long John Silver? Or will it all end in disaster and mayhem?
This live musical performance by Heaps Good Productions will delight the young and young-at-heart, and reveal why being a pirate is most likely a very daft career choice!
Come dressed in your best pirate gear to show these blundering buccaneers how it’s done – and go in the draw to win a prize!

Date: Saturday 6 January, Sunday 7 January, Monday 8 January, Tuesday 9 January
Time: 11am & 1pm (duration: 30 minutes)
Cost: Included in paid Museum admission

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Lego Trail at the Migration Museum

Lego Trail

Join in the fun at Migration Museum these school holidays for another exciting LEGO® Trail. Find all the hidden LEGO® figures and letters hidden inside the Museum, spell out the secret word, and enter the competition to win one of two fantastic prizes.

Two prizes are up for grabs in this LEGO® Trail. On your entry form you can select which prize you would like to receive if you are selected as a LEGO® Trail winner.
Prize 1: LEGO® City Farmers Market Van, valued at $49.99 (ages 5+)
Prize 2: LEGO® City Lunar Roving Vehicle, valued at $49.99 (ages 6+)

Date: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 28 January 2024 (Closed Christmas Day)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Free entry to Migration Museum and LEGO® Trail

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Wearable Art Workshop at the Migration Museum

Calling all creative kids – transform your art into amazing wearable creations!
In this workshop, children will use their artistic talents to turn everyday materials into funky, fashionable jewelry. Participants will use fabric, cardboard, beads and yarn to make colourful bracelets, brooches, and necklaces.

Ages: for children aged 5 and over
Cost: $10 per child
Dates: Two session will be run in January 2024
Friday 12 January and Thursday 18 January
Time: 11am – 12pm

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LEGO® Trail at the Motor Museum

Find the TV and film stars hiding throughout the Motor Museum and collect their letters! From Han Solo and Chewie to Tow-Mater, can you find all 11 stars and reveal the secret word? Those who complete hidden word have a chance to win one of our fantastic LEGO® prizes!

#1: LEGO® DREAMZzz™ Mr Oz’s Spacebus, 71460, RRP $159.99 (9+)
#2: LEGO® DREAMZzz™ Crocodile Car 71458, RRP $104.99 (8+)
#3: LEGO® Indiana Jones™ Fighter Plane Chase 77012, RRP $49.99 (8+)

Date: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 28 January 2024 (Closed Christmas Day)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Free with Museum entry

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Tom Kruse Storybook Trail at the Motor Museum

Tom Kruse the Outback Mailman and his truck ‘The Badger’ features in a unique storybook trail designed for children, families, and carers. With a path to discover, participants will enjoy exploring the Museum grounds to locate pages of the illustrated children’s storybook ‘Tom the Outback Mailman’. Children will receive a storybook trail activity sheet and a free Tom Kruse bookmark. You’ll also get a 10% discount on all Tom Kruse merchandise.

Date: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 28 January 2024 (Closed Christmas Day)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Free with Museum entry
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Animation Workshops at the Motor Museum

GooRoo Animation Workshop

Once again, the team from GooRoo Animation will be offering the experience of some movie making fun at the Museums these holidays! Come visit us at the National Motor Museum to create your very own movies and find out! You’ll learn all about what goes into making animation, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie at a professional level.

Be inspired by the objects on display and create your own film. Movies will be filmed and put together using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. They will then be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel so you can share them with all your friends and family.

Whiteboard Animation
Dates: 5 – 8 January 2024
Sessions: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
Shannon Street, Birdwood, SA 5234
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GooRoo Stop-Motion Animation Workshops at the South Australian Museum

18 and 19 January 2024
Sessions at 11.00am and 1.30pm

Fresh from Sundance and SXSW film festivals, GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition has brought a touch of movie magic to the South Australian Museum.

To celebrate, we’ve invited the gang from GooRoo Animation to help younger visitors aged 7-13 make their own eye-popping animated film. After sold-out sessions in July 2023, you’ll design and sculpt your own plasticine characters and creatures, then bring them to life using the Stop Motion Studio app.

We’ll screen everyone’s finished videos at the end of the workshop, before they’re uploaded to the GooRoo YouTube channel for you to share with your friends and family. 

All equipment is provided, so book now and let the fun begin!

Click here to find out more and book online

Relaxed, sensory friendly morning at the South Australian Museum

13 January 2023
8.00 am – 10.00 am

A sensory-friendly evening for visitors of all ages, their families, friends, and support workers.

Visitors with sensory or accessibility needs such as autism can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum out of hours. This is a chance to see all the permanent galleries, and maybe discover something you’ve never noticed before.

While everyone is always welcome at the Museum, sometimes the crowds and noise make visits harder for neurodivergent visitors and those living with a disability. Some of the screens, lights and sounds around the Museum will be altered for the evening to make it a more sensory friendly experience. Sensory backpacks will also be available to borrow free of charge.

This is a ticketed event for people with sensory needs and their accompanying family, friends or support workers. Please purchase a ticket for all attendees when you book, as numbers are limited to ensure a quiet environment.

This is a pay-what-you-can event:
Please contribute what you can afford to give for each ticket and enjoy this event. Our access programming is funded solely through donations and we’re grateful for every contribution no matter how big or small. Your contribution will help us to continue to present these programs into the future.

Book your tickets online

GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition

Open daily 10am-5pm from 9 December 2023 – 17 March 2024
Tickets: Free – $15

“A jaw-dropping feat” – The Guardian

“A love letter to the Daintree, but also a warning about its fragility.” – The Australian

A world-first multi-sensory installation distilling 100 years of climate data into a single day, this unique meditation on one of Australia’s richest ecosystems invites visitors to become lost in an evocative tribute to its lush foliage, light-streaked canopies, and forest floor teeming with life.

Fresh from screenings at SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, co-creators Ben Joseph Andrews and Emma Roberts have developed a unique open-play environment inspired by five months of research spent off-grid and on the ground in the World Heritage-listed Daintree and surrounding Wet Tropics.

Visitors can the physical exhibition space – a tranquil experiment in multi-sensory place-making that expands the VR experience out of the headset with projection, lighting, and cinematic sound.

More information and tickets are available on the South Australian Museum website

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