What to do in the last week of school holidays

School Holidays

The weather is shaping up to be absolutely perfect for the last week of school holidays so we’ve put together a few of our favourite ideas to fill up your week with fun, laughs and great school holiday memories.

Events Events Events!

If you need a quick guide of what’s on for this week we’ve put them all in one handy page.

Head off on a day trip

Pack the kids up for the day and go on a driving adventure! Make up your own route or check out some of our favourite day trips from Adelaide.

Visit a new playground

We’ve got over 60 playgrounds listed on our website from all corners of Adelaide and South Australia. Have you visited Jervois Street playground yet? Or had a swing on the flying fox at the new Bridgewater Playground? Or checked out the new Modbury Civic Park?

Beat the Heat

If the weather gets too hot there’s plenty of spots around Adelaide to escape and cool down. Here’s some of our favourite water play areas, swimming pools, places to splash, air conditioned play centres and other ways to get cool at home.

Chillin by the River

Happening next Sunday (Jan 29) at Pinky Flat. A family friendly SPLASH ADELAIDE event there’ll be live music, food truck, licensed bar, kids entertainment and of course some river chillin’ and grillin’. Imagine yourself with an ice cold drink in your hand listening to some relaxing beats. Chillin’ by the River brings this feeling to Adelaide

Twig and Stick Nature Club

Two days left (Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th Jan) for these summer school holiday workshops. Located in beautiful Stirling kids can play in the mud pit, sand pit and with our loose parts play collection or sit and relax and read under the old Ash tree.  Morning tea and afternoon tea provided Get 25% off using the code “Lastchance25” when you book online

Wild Imagination nature play events

Wild Imagination runs nature play events in Adelaide every school holidays for kids aged 0-12. In Summer 2017, we are located in a beautiful shady spot in the Adelaide Park Lands where kids can get outside, play in nature, use their imaginations and have good old-fashioned fun! Offering both KIDS ONLY days (where parents can drop and go!) plus FAMILY days where parents and caregivers will stay and play with their children. Get 20% off all tickets with the code “KIDSINADELAIDE” when you book online

Australia Day – Thursday Jan 26

Check out our event listings for all the best family friendly Australia Day events happening in Adelaide this year. There’s BBQ’s, fireworks, concerts, pool parties and more!

Inflatable Zone Marden or O’Halloran Hill

Open next week Monday to Wednesday with sessions starting 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm. The best 1.5 hours of exercise for ALL ages in Adelaide. inflatablezone.com.au to book or check availability and come down to play. Only 3 days to go this holidays so book NOW! Don’t forget your grip socks or buy them there for $2.

The Farm Barn

Head up to Hahndorf in the Adelaide hills and visit The Farm Barn. Kids can milk a cow, bottle feed baby lambs, cuddle baby rabbits and guinea pigs, hold baby chicks and lots more to see and do!

Hahndorf Fairy Garden

And while you’re up in Hahndorf, don’t forget to stop in at the gorgeous Hahndorf Fairy Garden. Ring the bell on the way up the garden path to let the Fairies know you are coming and take a pinch of Fairy dust to make a wish in the wishing well. An enchanting place to visit where dreams can come true.

Catch a ride on the Semaphore to Fort Glanville Steam Train

Running every day until the end of the School Holidays. The train leaves from the Semaphore Jetty from 11am til around 4pm, leaving about every hour. The journey takes 35 minutes are is great family value! www.nrm.org.au

National Motor Museum

Visit the National Motor Museum at Birdwood during the Summer school holidays to explore over 400 vehicles including the ‘Big Foot’ from the Mad Max films. All children will receive a free souvenir the Wheelie Good Activity Book which contains a range of entertaining and informative activities that young visitors can explore while at the Museum

Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures

A showcase of fantastic outdoor art for the family to enjoy. The pieces are displayed from the 25th of Jan-5th of Feb and are a great way to enjoy the summertime by strolling down Jetty Road, Brighton, for an icecream or dinner then checking out the sculptures as sun sets.

The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre

Week 4 School Holiday Program Times: Session 1: 9am-10.30am  |  Session 2: 10.30am-12pm
Mon 23 Jan – YMCA Olympics | Professor Flint Live
Wed 25 Jan – 36’ers Basketball Clinic | Pool/Inflatable
Fri 27 Jan – Roller Skating | Pool Inflatable

Campbelltown City Council School Holiday Program

Programs for tots, primary, youth and families. Activities include art, craft, sports, movies, and more! Places are limited and bookings are essential for most activities

Dinosaurs Alive! at Adelaide Zoo

Last chance to measure up to a T. Rex, come face-to-face with a Spinosauras or take a selfie with an Apatosaurus. Make sure you drop in and take a look before they become extinct….again! Also don’t forget about Nature’s Playground at the Zoo.

Gorge Wildlife Park

Get up close and personal experience with a range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. Have a FREE cuddle or pat with a koala who come out for holding daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

Roller skating Disco

Friday night roller skating disco at Ingle Farm Recreation Centre.

Splash and Bounce

Finishes up on Jan 25. Head out to Ridley Reserve Elizabeth for a fantastic day of sliding, splashing and getting soaked!

Water Wonderland

On at Bonython Park until Jan 28 it’s the world’s largest inflatable water theme park.

Bounce Inc. – Marleston

A massive, air-conditioned indoor trampoline park, all about jumping high and landing soft & safe. Mon – Thurs: 10am – 9pm, Fri: 10am – 10pm, Sat: 9am – 9pm, Sun: 10am – 6pm

Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

Finish the holidays on a high……literally! If your kids are over the age of 8 and you want to treat them to something truly special check out RoofClimb! We did, and we loved it!




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