Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Shop & Play | 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 Shop & Play fun.



Adelaide Central Market

Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at the Adelaide Central Market these school holidays!

The Market is a wonderful adventure for little ones, with all the sights, sounds and delicious smells to take in.  Go for breakfast or stop for lunch in between shopping for fresh, local produce.  From fruit and vegetables to an endless variety of cheeses, meats, seafood and bakery goods, there’s something for everyone.

♥  Free workshops in the Grote Street dining area:

  • Friday 10 January 2020 |   9:30am – 12pm – Market bag decorating
  • Friday 17 January 2020 |  9:30am – 12pm – Aboriginal Art workshop with artist Scott Rathman
  • Friday 24 January 2020 | 9:30am – 12pm – Eco crayon workshop

♥  Little Picassos Exhibition – brings together artworks by every student from Little Picassos Glenelg, Hyde Park, Magill and Woodcroft Studios.  The students worked around the theme of Christmas in Australia with over 450 children aged between 2 and 17 creating individual and group pieces, standing angels and ceramic gingerbread houses.  22 November 2019 – January 4 2020




Churchill Centre

Visit Churchill Centre this Christmas for all your holiday needs!

Plus…FREE Christmas Craft* 

Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 December 2019, 11am-2pm | Sunday 22 December 2019, 12pm-3pm.

*limited stock available per day.

And…Look out for Santa throughout the Centre or at the Little Chicago Express Santa Station!

Wednesday 18 December, 9:30am-11:30am | Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 December 2019, 11am-2pm | Sunday 22 December, 12pm-3pm 

PLUS, visit the GIANT Christmas tree! Adelaide’s largest, real, indoor tree!  And the Little Chicago Express, Adelaide’s largest and FREE indoor Shopping Centre playground! Located in the Food Court. Click here for playground opening hours.



  • The Glenelg Sunset Markets | Details
  • Make it Mine Markets | Henley Square Pavilion | Details
  • Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets | Details
  • Stirling Laneways | Adelaide Hills Market | Details


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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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