Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Active, Recreation & Sport | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20

Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.

South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020

Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and beautiful, warm weather. Throughout Adelaide there are free events as well as workshops, vacation care programs, clinics, classes and activities for kids, plus there are plenty of fun things to do together as a family.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Summer School Holidays 2019/20 Category.

See our FULL October 2019/20 Summer School Holiday Guide HERE or scroll down for our list of Active, Recreation & Sport activities and workshops.



Experience AFL Max

AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive football skills facility, designed for today’s players, fans and families.

Get involved with the kids these school holidays, at AFL Max! Let them explore the Aerial Zone (trampolines), Climb Zone (rock climbing) and the Bump Zone (inflatable tackle course) designed by Rory Sloane. Then grab yourself a parent pass, where together, you can have a dob, work on your fundamental football skills and race each other using their draft testing equipment.

Purchase a 1hr or 2hr general admission ticket for your child and score a parent pass for half price – giving you access to the Skills, Interactive and Test & Tackle Zones, where you can hone your footy skills, together.

Or if you’re after a more relaxing experience while the kids play, head upstairs to the fully licensed café and enjoy a coffee, drink or meal, plus complimentary Wi-Fi, all whilst watching the kids in action.

AFL Max is open every day of the school holidays Monday – Sunday, 10am-6pm. Suitable for kids 5 years and up.



Australian Sports Camps

Australian Sports Camps will be running 3-day sports camps during the Summer school holidays.

Kids aged between 6 to 16 of all abilities will have fun, improve their game and their love for their chosen sport at these comprehensive programs. Kids can choose from Cricket, Soccer, Netball and Basketball and each program runs from 9am-3pm. There are also horse riding programs on offer.

**Special Offer – 25% Discount – Special offer for Play and Go readers: save 25% on ASC 3-day camps – use this coupon code: playandgosum20 when booking online.

Offer not available for partner programs including horse riding, please visit the website for more information.

Coaching Camps include:

  • Same coach for duration of the camp.
  • Structured and progressive programs.
  • Specialist coaches or guest sports stars including Jake Weatherald (Cricket Camp on 16,17,18 December 2019).
  • Written assessment report and certificate with photograph upon completion.

Westminster School, Marion – December 2019 | Seymour College, Glen Osmond – January 2020.

Visit the website to book an exciting ASC camp now, have fun and be fit, active and engaged these Summer holidays!



Bike About

Mountain Bike Shuttles

Join Bike About this school holidays for MTB Shuttle sessions. The sessions are 3 hrs of fun on your bike or if you don’t have one, Bike About can hire you one. This is mountain-biking at its best with an unlimited amount of runs and fun in 3 hrs on the trails. Suitable for ages 13 and up to explore the park trails.

  • Fox Creek Green Smoothie – Monday 16 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 | 9.30am to 12.30pm 
  • Cobblers Creek MTB Park  – Thursday 2 to Wednesday 8 January 2020 | 9.30am to 12.30pm 




Spring off the couch and into the circus!

Balance, coordination, strength, creativity and teamwork – put them all to the test during the Cirkidz School Holiday Program!

Come and try their popular sessions SOAR (trapeze, hoop, silks) and Off the Wall (tumbling, tramp and acro) or experience a variety of circus skills and challenges in one of their mixed bag sessions of Pick’n’Mix or Circus Smorgasbord. There is also  Parkour for kids aged 8-12.

Beginners welcome and no Cirkid is left behind. Cirkidz trainers and staff are all wonderful and your child will be supervised during all breaks and toilet trips. Bring a packed lunch if they are staying all day!

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!

Click here to see the full holiday program.

Cirkidz | 27 Fifth St, Bowden | December 2019 & January 2020



Head for the Hills

School Holiday Mountain Biking Adventure

The program begins with a basic skills coaching session to teach participants the fundamental skills of mountain biking including body position and moving on the bike, braking technique, gear selection as well as other handy tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Once everybody is comfortable and settled on the bikes, the adventure begins. A series of geocaches containing cleverly constructed cryptic clues are hidden all over the Craigburn Farm trail network. Participants work as a team using good old maps (not google-maps!) to find and decipher each clue, which hints to the next geocache’s secret location and the best trail to get there. Participants will cover over 12 kilometres of trail and climb around 300 vertical meters during their adventure. After all the geocaches have been found (approximately 4 hours in the park), riders will travel to the Blackwood Community Centre for some well-deserved rest as well as a bike maintenance workshop and more mountain biking activities.

Fun activities include:
• Skills Coaching with Tyson Schmidt (2017 & 2018 Australian Downhill World Championships Team Manager)
• Introductory trail ride
• Geocache Hunt by Bike
• Bike Maintenance Course
• Bike & Helmet Included

December 2019 & January 2020 | Drop-off at 9am on Craigburn Rd, Blackwood (map) | Pickup at 5pm at Blackwood Community Centre , 4 Young St Blackwood (map) | Ages 11 – 14 years



ICA Sportzworx Stepney

Join ICA Sportzworx Stepney for some school holiday fun. Come and play indoor sports at their popular school holiday clinics. Full day and morning sessions are available, both starting from 9.30am.

They provide a program full of fun indoor sports and games for the kids. This includes indoor cricket, soccer, netball and dodgeball plus much more. Kids are supervised at all times and they are within a safe indoor environment.  Their Junior Sport Coaches cater for kids of varying ages and skill level.

Group discounts are available to be shared amongst your family and friends. Plus, Lunch is provided for all kids.

Check out their website and booking form to view the available dates here.



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 Monday 16 – Friday 20 December 2019)
  • Mega Kindigym – Wednesday 18 December 2019 (Christmas theme with a visit from Santa)* & Wednesday 15 January 2020 (Kung Fu Panda theme with a visit from Po!)* &  Wednesday 22 January 2020 (Lil Aussies theme)*
  • Learn to Skate – Friday 17 &  Wednesday 22 January 2020*
  • Squash Clinics*

*Bookings Required




Summer fun sorted at Latitude!

You’ve got all January to smash out sessions on over 100+ trampolines including performance tramps, dodgeball and basketball courts, climbing walls and wobbly pink poles, an 8m high obstacle course, a ninja warrior course and a dedicated Kids Zone for under 5’s. That’s a whole lot of fun all under one roof!

Why not make it a double session?! Score 2 hours for only $25 for the rest of the school holidays, daily from 3pm to flip your way through all the fun!

It’s not school holidays without a session or ten at Latitude Adelaide – Book now!



Ride-a-Bike Right

School Holiday Programs in December & January School Holidays

Ride-a-Bike Right has mastered the art of teaching anyone to ride a bike. Operating since 2011 they have taught thousands of kids the joys of bike riding. Your child can learn the skills too in a supportive environment that teaches children to ride a bike the right way.

Ride-a-Bike Right offers group learn to ride classes for children in Reception and older, as well as private lessons at times to suit your family. Bikes are provided for all lessons.

Group lessons consist of 3 x 1hour lessons over 3 days, (one hour each day). See the website link below to view lessons timetable

December Holiday Group Lessons will be held on Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 December, with private lessons also available in the holidays. The perfect time to learn before Christmas!



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. Fair warning… these awesome days consistently book out – so don’t delay! Click here to view the program line-up.   

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


37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly | Ph 8339 3333 | Email


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Want even more inspiration for the Summer School Holidays?

Click Here to take a look at our list of ideas for EVERY school holidays.

Why not check out some of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions or head to one of our favourite Parks & Playgrounds.

Remember, you can always check in with your Local Library (find yours here) or your Local Council (see our list) as most run special activities for children every school holidays – and many are inexpensive, or completely free!

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