Adelaide Gaol | Summer School Holidays 2023/2024

The 12 Days of Holidays & Escape Cells!

Visit Adelaide Gaol these summer school holidays and discover how prisoners celebrated different holidays throughout the year. Kids can also step into the shoes of prisoners from the past and see if they have what it takes to crack the codes and make their escape from The Escape Cells – now for ages 8 and up!

Explore one of Adelaide’s most popular historic sites with a treasure hunt that combines learning with fun. Grab your map and search for clues throughout the gaol and reveal facts about how prisoners celebrated holidays.

The activity is an interactive way to learn about history, engage with the past and gain insights into different life experiences. Designed for younger kids, the program is enjoyable for all ages, providing a glimpse into the historical aspects of prison life.

Escape Cells 

Perfect for families, friends, and team-building events, the Escape Cells experience will transport you to another time and place and challenge you to work together to solve puzzles and clues.

Escape Cells for 8 years old and over

Aimed at younger audiences, this experience is great for a group of friends or family. For $30 per person you’ll also receive general entry to the Gaol before or after your Escape Cell experience.

Escape Cells for 12 years old and over

Book your spot now and get ready to escape the ordinary. For $40 per person you’ll also receive general entry to the Gaol before or after your Escape Cell experience.


About the Adelaide Gaol

Built in 1841, Adelaide Gaol is one of the state’s two oldest public buildings, a title it shares with Old Parliament House on North Terrace.

The gaol finally closed its doors in 1988 when the last inmates were transferred to other institutions.

It had operated for 147 years, hosting more than 300,000 prisoners – and executing 45 of them.

Now the gaol is one of Adelaide’s most popular heritage attractions, with self-guided tours available seven days a week, as well as guided historical tours for groups and schools, and ghost tours.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Gaol website

What:     Adelaide Gaol 

When:   Summer School Holidays | Open 10am – 4pm (7 days a week) Last entry for admission: 3pm | Closed Christmas Day

Where18 Gaol Road, Adelaide

Who:      Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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