Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Animal Adventures | 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 Animal Adventures.


Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park

Go wild at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park these school holidays!

At Monarto Safari Park your little ones will get to go on a journey to Africa.  Kids will get their own little passport and be able to collect stamps at all the wildlife viewing platforms.  Plus don’t forget, their Lions 360 and Giraffe Safari experiences are available every day and guaranteed to leave you in awe. Make sure to book in advance as spots are filling fast.

At Adelaide Zoo it’s all about fun and entertainment with the new Variety Children’s Zoo!  It’s just a hop, skip and jump from their Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can explore while you relax with a coffee.

Plus, with pop up activities across the holidays such as face painting & art and craft, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys (14 Jan) and a Silent Disco (22 Jan), your little ones are sure to have a pawtastic time at Adelaide Zoo!

And don’t forget bookings to their school holiday program ZOOcation Care are open now. Find out more here.

So bring your little animals to meet theirs these school holidays.  Follow their Facebook pages for all the updates.



School Holidays at Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland Wildlife Park Pre-Christmas Wildification makes that to-do list possible

Don’t be that parent who spends Christmas Eve building the kids’ trampoline in the dark. Instead, why not take advantage of Cleland’s pre-Christmas full-day Wildification program and get that trampoline built early! Children aged 5-12 years will undertake a range of Christmas themed activities including feeding animals, games, crafts, keeper presentations and a special animal experience. Bookings essential.  Call 8130 9016 Monday to Friday to secure your spot. Places are limited.

Monday 16 – Friday 20 December 2019 | 9.30am – 3.30pm | Cost: $80.00 per child per day (plus park entry or proof of Cleland membership)

Lizards and Dragons!

These school holidays get up close and personal with some of Cleland’s “devils” “dragons” and other lovely lizard friends. Meet a spiny devil, or a bearded dragon, and see what the lace monitor is having for lunch! Take yourself on your own adventure with the Reptile Riddles self-guided trail around the park, and then get crafty at the kids craft corner in the Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre.

Saturday 14 December 2019 – Thursday 16 January 2020 | Cleland Wildlife Park | Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers



Hahndorf Farm Barn

Looking for some fun activities to enjoy with the kids in the beautiful Adelaide Hills these school holidays?

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of their animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. They pride themselves on providing the best school holiday activities in Adelaide!

There are many activities for kids at the farm – try your hand at milking a cow, take a pony ride, bottle feed baby lambs and hand feed the camels and donkeys to name a few.

You can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family and friends. Enjoy playing in their new playground and sand pit too.

Hahndorf Farm Barn | 2282 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf | Phone 8388 7289



things to do in Adelaide for families

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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