Adelaide School Holidays | Top Things to do with Kids During the Holidays

Winter School Holiday Guide 2016

July School Holidays in Adelaide 

Find the best activities, events and experiences for kids and families during the school holidays in our Ultimate School Holiday Guide. Go on an exciting family adventure, get creative at a school holiday program or try a new sport.  This is your handy guide to fun family friendly events and activities, ideas, and school holiday programs in Adelaide during the school holidays.

South Australian July School Holidays: Saturday 9 July – Sunday 24 July 2022

To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do, see our School Holiday Guide below, featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on offer.

Most programs are open to school-age children 5 years and older but there are some specifically for younger kids too. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as sessions can fill quickly. 

When making a booking be sure to tell them you heard about them through Play & Go!

We’re continually adding new kids’ activities, programs and events to our guide, so keep checking back for more fun school holiday ideas!


There are some great programs and workshops around Adelaide for the kids. They can develop their skills or learn new things, and have fun at the same time. These are great for kids to do with friends, or go along and meet some new ones. 

The Hospital Research Foundation Adelaide Thunderbirds School Holiday Netball Clinics | Jul 2022

The Hospital Research Foundation Adelaide Thunderbird School Holidays Netball Clinics are back! The clinics provide budding netballers with an exciting chance to develop their netball skills and enjoy some school holiday fun! These interactive clinics vary depending on the age ...
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Little Picassos: Winter School Holiday Classes & Art Camps | Glenelg, Hyde Park, Magill | Jul 2022

Little Picassos: Winter School Holiday classes and Art Camps. Join Little Picassos this Winter for a selection of wonderful holiday classes and Art Camps in a studio setting that provides an inspirational and motivational Art space for children. Three studio ...
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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Programs | Jul 2022

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back these July holidays! Give your child the gift of adventure with one of their amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from rock climbing, mountain biking, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature ...
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Kids Holiday Pottery Sessions | Urth Clay Studio | July 2022

Kids School Holiday Pottery Sessions at Urth Clay Studio. Kids have wild imaginations and Urth Clay Studio is a place where children can explore their creativity. They can submerge their hands in the mud to reach places that regular conversations ...
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School Holiday Activities | Mercedes College Vacation Care

Mercedes College Winter Vacation Care Program - July 2022 Bookings are now open for Mercedes College Winter Vacation Care - a fun filled program for children 5-12 years of age. All primary school-aged children are welcome to attend, and students ...
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Cirkidz | School Holiday Programs | Jul 2022

Circus is the most fun you can have indoors these Winter holidays! Kids aged 5 to 12 are invited to run away to Cirkidz in Bowden this July and discover the circus superhero within. Ever tried stilt-walking before? How about ...
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Ride-A-Bike-Right | School Holiday Lessons

Learn to with RIDE-A-BIKE RIGHT! July School Holiday Group and Private Lessons available. 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 ...
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City of Salisbury School Holiday Program | Jul 2022

Winter School Holidays are almost upon us! Go along, take the kids, even the whole family, and join a fun and affordable program in the warmth of the City of Salisbury libraries, hubs and community centres. Activities include: Movies at ...
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ICA Sportzworx Stepney | School Holiday Indoor Sports | Jul 2022

ICA Sportzworx Stepney School Holiday Sports Clinics Drop the kids off at ICA Sportzworx this July school holidays for a day full of indoor sports and fun games. Their popular indoor sports clinics for junior and primary school children run ...
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Kids School Holiday Sports Programs | Adelaide University Sport | Jul 2022

Adelaide University Sport is gearing up for another great school holiday program this July. They're excited to announce their new Commonwealth Games Themed Mondays, which will celebrate the upcoming games and give the kids an opportunity to try their hand ...
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School Holiday Sessions | YMCA Inner North East Adelaide | Jul 2022

Get ready for some winter school holiday fun with Gymnastics, Dance and Parkour workshops at Windsor Gardens. Try an intro to gymnastics or their parkour academy, enhance your skills with a choice of Handstands and Cartwheels, Dance Acro, Rhythmic Gymnastics ...
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Kids Only Day Camps ‘Unplugged’ | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Jul 2022

UNPLUGGED ‘Drop & Go’ Day Camps at Woodhouse Activity Centre. Woodhouse Activity Centre’s UNPLUGGED ‘kids only’ day camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep kids aged 5 to 12 screen-free, active and entertained for ...
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Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies | Adelaide Central Market

Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at the Adelaide Central Market these school holidays! All school holiday activities are free or low cost and include the ever popular Market Trail, Little Market ...
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Theatre Bugs School Holiday Programs | July 2022

Theatre Bugs School Holiday Programs These wintery holidays, take the kids along to Theatre Bugs for some fun activities to keep their bodies and minds engaged! They offer 3 different programs, covering all age groups. They have the Mini Bugs ...
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Kids Kitchen School Holiday Cooking Classes | TAFE SA | 12-15 Jul 2022

Kids Kitchen Cooking Classes at TAFE SA. Children feel a great sense of pride when they prepare a dish for themselves or their family. TAFE SA’s Kids Kitchen program runs from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July this school holidays ...
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Australian Space Discovery Centre | School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program at the Australian Space Discovery Centre Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide. There are four different programs for kids during the July school holidays designed for ...
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For loads of ideas for family fun around Adelaide, check out all these options below. There’s something for everyone – active adventures; climbing fun; museums to explore; animals to see; yummy treats, and more!

SA Museum’s Block Party | Adelaide | 15 & 22 Jul 2022

Block Party at the SA Museum Everything is awesome at the SA Museum's Block Party! Go along for a chock-a-block evening of family-friendly brick-inspired fun as they celebrate the world's most loved toy at the SA Museum. Marvel at the ...
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Bazinga Cards, Collectibles & Arcade | Angaston & Munno Para

Welcome to Bazinga Cards, Collectibles & Arcade. Bazinga started as a hobby shop in Angaston, Barossa Valley- Bazinga Trading Cards & Collectibles servicing the Barossa Valley & surrounding areas & just over 1hr from the outskirts of Adelaide & they ...
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Around the World LEGO® Trail & GooRoo Animation Workshops | Migration Museum | July School Holidays 2022

Around the World LEGO® Trail and GooRoo Animation Workshops. Pack your bags and book your tickets! This July school holidays the Migration Museum is taking you ‘Around the World’ to explore the many countries that make up our community. Simply ...
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LEGO® Trail & GooRoo Animation Workshops | National Motor Museum | July School Holidays 2022

National Motor Museum – Follow the Brick Road: Around the World LEGO® Trail. Head up to the National Motor Museum these school holidays for some LEGO® building fun! Pack your bags and book your tickets! These school holidays the National ...
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LEGO® Scavenger Hunt, GooRoo Animation & Origami | SA Maritime Museum | July School Holidays 2022

This July school holidays at the South Australian Maritime Museum, kids can find the LEGO® characters in an all new Ship N Bricks: Seafarers Scavenger Hunt, join a GooRoo Animation Workshop and while you are there you can also join ...
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School Holidays at the Adelaide Zoo | July 2022

Enjoy a day out at Adelaide Zoo during the school holidays. Take your little adventurers to the jungle-like gardens of Adelaide Zoo to meet some amazing animal friends during the school holidays. Meet fuzzy new Capybara, Jimmy, and spot the ...
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School Holidays at Monarto Safari Park | July 2022

Enjoy a day out at Monarto Safari Park during the school holidays. Take your little explorers to discover the wild at the biggest safari park outside of Africa! With the Cheetah cubs now out exploring their main area, plus the ...
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BOUNCE | Marleston & Greenacres | July School Holidays

BOUNCE has a 2 Hour Superpass which is a value-packed ticket to enjoy twice the time and have twice the fun while progressing your skills. Or assemble your family or group of friends for a BOUNCE Awesome 4Some session! Whether ...
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Uniqorn Eats | Rainbows, Unicorns and Colourful Food |Adelaide

Uniqorn Eats is a fun-filled, over the top cafe on Grenfell Street. If you're looking for a food experience like nothing else you've ever seen before, you can't go past Uniqorn Eats, Australia's brightest, funnest and most colourful cafe! Inside ...
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Winter Wonderland Ice Skating | Glenelg | 1-25 Jul 2022

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Returns to Glenelg Brush off the winter blues, strap on your skates and enjoy beachside ice skating – and a special fireworks display - at Glenelg this July. A Winter Wonderland will be set up in ...
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TreeClimb | Aerial Adventures | School Holiday Fun | Jul 2022

School holiday fun at TreeClimb. We can’t be-leaf it’s the July holidays already! Don’t let the wind and rain keep you inside these holidays. Experience the trees in their beautiful wintery state at TreeClimb, there is something magic about The ...
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Earth Adventure | Winter School Holidays | July 2022

Earth Adventure is running some amazing family friendly tours during the July School Holidays. Enjoy scenic views of the cityscape on their Adelaide City Kayak Tour. Relax as their fully qualified instructor guides you on a kayak along the River ...
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Illuminate Adelaide | Winter Light Festival | 1-31 Jul 2022

Illuminate Adelaide Family Friendly Program Highlights This July, illuminate Adelaide returns to Adelaide’s city streets, laneways, and buildings with light, art installations, immersive technology, music, and performance. This is the perfect winter event for families with free and ticketed events ...
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SHANX Mini Golf | School Holiday Fun | Regency Park

SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park SHANX VERY MUCH - Australia’s best mini golf course is located right here in Adelaide! You can forget about amusement based mini golf with windmills and clown heads at SHANX! Unlike anything in the ...
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Adventure Hubs | School Holidays | Jul 2022

Adventure Hubs is running some great family fun experiences these July school holidays! The Mount Lofty Adventure Hubs day experience is the talk of South Australia. Climb the 15-metre artificial rock climbing wall (SA's largest!), ride the 324m Forest Zipline ...
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Adventure Kayaking SA | School Holidays | Jul 2022

Adventure Kayaking SA. Want a fun activity that the whole family will love? Explore the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard by kayak! Sheltered mangroves, marine life, a dolphin sanctuary and hidden shipwrecks all make for an amazing kayaking adventure. Best ...
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The Beachouse | The House of Magic & Mickster the Trickster | School Holiday Fun

The House of Magic Exclusive Lock In & Mickster the Trickster at The Beachouse in the July School Holidays. Mickster the Trickster will be at The Beachouse for two dates only: Tuesday 19 July and Thursday 21 July. Mickster the ...
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West Beach Adventure Aerial Adventure Park | July School Holidays 2022

West Beach Adventure is Australia’s most iconic aerial adventure park. There are aerial adventures, obstacles and fun for all ages, plus amazing views over the coastline. Mega Climb - Australia's largest challenge course boasting over 80 aerial obstacles, ranging from ...
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There are a number of family friendly shows perfect for the kids. It’s great to see so many theatre performances on the stage again. Book tickets now so you don’t miss out.


Free Live Shows with your Movie at the Capri Theatre | July School Holidays | 2022

Free Live Shows with your Movie at the Capri! Grab a ticket to see Minions: The Rise Of Gru or Lightyear during the School Holidays and depending on the day, you could see a live show for free! The Mighty ...
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The Listies ROFL | Adelaide Festival Centre | 19 & 20 Jul 2022

School holidays is about to get bonkers at Adelaide Festival Centre! Join Rich and Matt for a comedy extravaganza jam packed with magically stupid stuff. ROFL sees The Listies tackle the most terrifyingly tortuous family situation of all: BED TIME ...
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We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Winter 2022 School Holidays category.


Play at a Playground – See our list of Top Playgrounds Around Adelaide

Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills – check out our list of ideas

South Australian Beaches – Best Beaches Around Adelaide

Book a caravan or camping holiday – check out our South Australian list

Go for a family hike – See 50 Great Walks & Hikes for Families

Explore the Barossa Valley – see our list of family friendly places to visit

Indoor Play Centres – Indoor Play Centres & Cafes Around Adelaide


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