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

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July School Holiday Guide South Australia 

Find the best activities, events and experiences for kids and families during the Autumn school holidays in our Adelaide 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 keeping the kids busy and having some family fun during the school holidays.

South Australian Autumn School Holidays: Saturday 6 – Sunday 21 July 2024

Check out our Ultimate Adelaide School Holiday Guide below, featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on offer. Find workshops, programs, fun things to do, shows to see, and places to visit around Adelaide.

Most programs are open to school-age children 5 years and older but there are some cater 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 constantly adding lots of kids’ activities, programs and events to our guide, so keep checking back for more fun school holiday ideas!

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ADELAIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

There are some fabulous school holiday programs and workshops on offer throughout July for kids in Adelaide. They can develop their skills or learn new things, and have fun at the same time. These are great for kids to do with family friends or friends from school, or go along and meet some new ones. 

Australian Space Discovery Centre | July School Holiday Program

Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide. Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this July! As well as free entry from 11am to 5pm every day ...

Australian Sports Clinics – Adelaide School Holidays | 16-18 Jul 2024

Australian Sports Clinics are back for the July School Holidays with a choice of sports for boys and girls in centrally located Kent Town. Primarily operating at Prince Alfred College during school holidays since 1995, Australian Sports Clinics are firm ...

Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies | School Holidays at the Adelaide Central Market

School Holiday INDOOR FUN with Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies. Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at the Adelaide Central Market during the July school holidays! All school holiday activities are free or low cost and include ...

Cirkidz School Holiday Programs | July 2024

Cirkidz Wicked Winter School Holiday Program! Get off the couch and run away to the Cirkidz in Bowden, where every kid gets to be a star! They can't wait to welcome you to their awesome half-day and full-day sessions of ...

FREE Sports Expo & STEM Activities | Port Adelaide Plaza | 9-21 Jul 2024

Get ready to burn some energy at the Port Adelaide Plaza School Holiday Sports Expo and engage with STEM activities with PAE Libraries. Find out more about these FREE activities below. SPORTS EXPO Take the kids down to try a ...

Homefresh School Holiday Fun Cooking Classes | July School Holidays 2024

Homefresh kids fun cooking classes will entertain (and feed) your children every school holidays giving you a well-earned break. For just $37 your child can enjoy one and a half hours of fun, learning to shop and cook with the ...

Kids Holiday Pottery Sessions | Urth Clay Studio | July School Holidays 2024

Kids & Teens Pottery Classes at Urth Clay Studio - Burnside & Goodwood Big Brain Tiny Hands is Urth Clay Studio's favourite kids holiday activity. Their one-off pottery classes prioritise experimentation and muddy fun over seeking perfection. Unlike traditional approaches, ...

Kids Only Day Camps ‘Unplugged’ | Woodhouse Adventure Park | Jul 2024

Winter School Holidays UNPLUGGED @ Woodhouse Adventure Park 8-19 July 2024 Woodhouse Adventure Park’s School Holidays UNPLUGGED kids only ‘drop & go’ day camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged ...

Kids School Holiday Sports Programs | Adelaide University Sport | Jul 2024

RUN, KICK, JUMP INTO WINTER! The Adelaide University Sport and Fitness School Holiday Program returns this winter, filled with action-packed days to keep your children active during the winter break. Their experienced coaches will help your kids develop new sporting ...

Little Picassos: Winter School Holiday Art Classes | Glenelg, Hyde Park, Magill

Little Picassos Winter Art School Holiday Fun Join Little Picassos during the July school holidays for a selection of fun and creative holiday classes in a studio setting that provides an inspirational and motivational Artspace for children. Air-conditioned/ heated and ...
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NumberWorks’nWords July Holiday Program & Essential Study Skills Program

NumberWorks'nWords July Holiday Program and Essential Study Skills Program NumberWorks'n Words Norwood and Unley are running their popular July Holiday Program! During the 3-day program students will have the opportunity to engage with fun maths and English learning through individualised ...

On Stage School Holiday Performing Arts Workshops | Adelaide Festival Centre | Jul 2024

The On Stage July Holiday program is back and providing two engaging programs run by industry professionals. Musical Theatre Intensive is designed to enhance participant’s triple threat skills over five-days. Introduction to Technical Theatre is a free one-day program design ...

Play at the Bay & Days at the Bay | City of Holdfast Bay | July School Holidays 2024

Play at the Bay & Days at the Bay - July School Holidays Play at the Bay and Days at the Bay return during the July holidays, jam-packed with free and low cost activities for kids of all ages, plus ...

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | July School Holiday Programs 2024

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures July School Holiday Programs Get ready for a fun winter adventures this school holidays with a fantastic line-up of activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, treasure hunts and more. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to ...

Wirraway Homestead Musters | July School Holidays 2024

Unforgettable Outdoor Adventures at Wirraway Homestead Discover the ultimate outdoor experience at Baptist Care SA’s Wirraway Homestead, spanning a huge 72 hectares in the heart of Strathalbyn, Adelaide Hills. They’re famous for their School Holiday Musters – outdoor camping adventures ...

 


ADELAIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAY – FAMILY FUN 

For loads of ideas for school holiday family fun around Adelaide, check out all these fabulous options below. There’s something for everyone – active adventures; climbing fun; museums to explore; animals to see; yummy treats, and more!

1947 Coffee Co. Cafe | Clearview | Review

1947 Coffee Co. Cafe | Clearview | Review 1947 Coffee Co. offers a bright, open eating space with delicious family-friendly foods and a bonus outdoor play area. Located in the brand new Evergreen Community Precinct that sits adjacent to Enfield Memorial Park, the cafe sits overlooking lawns and bushland sloping down to the western suburbs. The interior is open and ...

Adventure Hubs SA | Mount Lofty & McLaren Vale | July School Holidays 2024

Adventure Hubs SA Nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, you'll find the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub, delivering an array of exciting family experiences for the July school holidays. Mount Lofty Adventure Hub You will find the Mt Lofty Adventure Hub nestled in the Adelaide Hills just up the freeway at Piccadilly. Challenge yourself on South Australia's most extensive artificial rock-climbing ...

Awesome SA Charters | School Holiday Fishing Experience

Awesome SA Charters - Boating & Fishing fun for the whole family. Looking for something a little adventurous to do with the kids during the school holidays? Awesome SA Charters offers a variety of open water fishing experiences off the South Australian coastline. Departing from North Haven for smaller species like King George Whiting, Mackerel, Salmon, Squid and Blue Swimmer ...

BRIXPO | Event for LEGO® Fans | Adelaide | 6 & 7 Jul 2024

Discover a world where imagination comes to life at BRIXPO, South Australia's largest fan-built LEGO® exhibition! Step into a realm of creativity and wonder, where families can indulge in endless fun without breaking the bank with a family pass priced under $50. Once inside, there are no time limits – stay as long as you like, immersing yourself in the ...

Bubba-Licious | Glenelg Winter Arts Festival | 6 & 7 Jul 2024

Bubba-Licious Yes, it’s a show for babies! Mums and Dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the fringe, this show is for you! Inspired by being a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies & tireless toddlers! Performed by Luth Wolf from Big Tops for Tiny Tots, it is a sensory display ...

Circus the Show | Glenelg Winter Arts Festival | 6-21 Jul 2024

CIRCUS the Show at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival Roll up! Roll up! CIRCUS the Show is returning to The Bay this July to perform all season at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival. Prepare to enter a world of whimsy, wonder and amazement where your imagination will soar like never before, in this award-winning family circus spectacular that’s flipping back into town ...

City Lights | Free Light Trail | Illuminate Adelaide | 5-21 Jul 2024

City Lights - Illuminate Adelaide's FREE Family Friendly Event! Illuminate Adelaide’s biggest free program of art, light and technology returns with a whole-new free program of interactive surprises, thought-provoking installations, and breathtaking projections. Works by local and international artists from the world’s leading creative studios will be showcased at Adelaide’s iconic institutions and secret hideaways. Installations & Locations ChronoHarp by ...

Dino Madness | Unley Shopping Centre | 9-13 Jul 2024

Introducing Unley Shopping Centre's latest school holiday fun, Dino Madness! Embark on your palaeontology journey with excavating dino rocks and plaster fossils, you never know what you might find inside! Whatever you uncover you can take home. Dates & Times: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 July 2024 | 11am-2pm Located: Unley Shopping Centre, outside Woolworths Cost: FREE - no bookings ...

Dinosaur Time Machine | Glenelg Winter Arts Festival | 9-14 Jul 2024

Dinosaur Time Machine at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a T-Rex at Glenelg Winter Arts Festival this July! In live stage show Dinosaur Time Machine, you’ll learn about the ancient world of dinosaurs in the most exciting ways. Two adventurous performers use science, ...
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Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours | July School Holidays 2024

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours - School Holiday Family Adventures. What better way to explore the unique and special Garden Island and part of Adelaide’s Dolphin sanctuary and Ships graveyard than an eco-friendly kayaking experience. Join Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours on a guided kayak tour and paddle through peaceful mangrove lined creeks where only kayaks can go, these are part of ...

Emma Memma’s Boop & Twirl Tour | Adelaide | 18 & 19 Jul 2024

Beloved children's entertainer, Emma Memma, is bringing her Boop & Twirl Tour to Norwood and Evanston during the July school holidays! ARIA award-winning children’s musical spectacular, Emma Memma is heading back out on her big, bright, orange Butterfly Bus to tour around the country bringing the Boop and Twirl Tour to Aussie families far and wide. Children across Australia will ...

Encore Winter Activation Series | McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region | 1 Jun – 31 Aug 2024

Fire up with Encore’s program of great winter entertainment! No need for winter blues! Onkaparinga’s Encore program promises fabulous, fired-up entertainment this winter right across the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region. Warm up with fire pits, live music, art classes, epicurean adventures, fine wine, sustainable shopping, and – yes – Christmas in July. And keep an eye out for ...

Family Fun Fair | National Railway Museum | 20 & 21 Jul 2024

The National Railway Museum's annual Family Fun Fair is back during the July school holidays on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. Take a ride on a miniature train, explore the museum and enjoy free entertainment at the National Railway Museum's Annual Family Fun Fun Fair. Admission tickets include all entertainment and train rides. This year's free entertainment includes Cool ...

Family Fun on Hutt St | Adelaide

Family fun on Hutt Street Situated a short stroll from the South Park Lands, Hutt Street is the perfect starting point to fuel up before a day of family activities. Grab the gang and some takeaway treats from the Local IGA before heading to TreeClimb or a journey on two wheels and explore the Bike Art Trail or BMX City ...
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Fire Gardens | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 4-21 Jul 2024

Spectacular international hit Fire Gardens is coming to Adelaide Botanic Garden for Illuminate Adelaide 2024. From 4 – 21 July, gather around the firelight and journey through a wonderland of captivating flaming sculpture at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Heading to Australia exclusively for Illuminate Adelaide, French masters of flame Compagnie Carabosse invite you to experience an extraordinary winter experience that’s perfect ...

Five Things for Kids to Watch During School Holidays to Get Them Ready for Paris 2024

Five Things for Kids to Watch During School Holidays to Get Them Ready for Paris 2024 Stan has an inspirational selection of family friendly films to get kids ready for the upcoming Paris Olympics this month. School holidays are a time for relaxation and unwinding and watching movies online in the comfort of your own home can provide entertainment and ...
Northpark Plaster & Slime

FREE Plaster & Slime Fun | Northpark Shopping Centre | July School Holidays 2024

Get creative at Northpark Shopping Centre during the July school holidays. Let your childs creativity flow as they explore the fascinating world of slime, experimenting with different textures and colours. The Centre's plaster painting sessions will unleash their artistic talents, allowing plain plaster figures to be transformed into vibrant works of art. Dates & Times Monday 15 July 2024 |11am-2pm ...

FREE School Holiday Fun – LEGO® Play Zone | Harbour Town Adelaide | 15-19 Jul 2024

Visit Harbour Town Premium Outlets Adelaide these School Holidays for FREE Immersive LEGO® Play Zone activities. Kids are invited to unleash their imagination as they build, play, and explore the LEGO® play zone during the last week of the July school holidays. This FREE workshop is open Monday 15 to Friday 19 July from 10am til' 1pm daily! No bookings ...

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival | 5-21 Jul 2024

The Glenelg Winter Arts Festival returns to the Bay from 5 - 21 July 2024. This fun winter event is your chance to enjoy live arts and entertainment during the cooler weather in an iconic Adelaide coastal location. Over the two weeks of the July school holidays, 5-21 July, Glenelg’s Colley Reserve will be abuzz with shows in two heated ...

Hey Caddy Mini Golf & X-Golf School Holiday Fun | West Lakes & Marion

Tee it up these school holidays at X-Golf Marion and West Lakes! X-Golf Marion and West Lakes are your one-stop place for entertainment, golfing fun and delicious food, all under cover these July holidays. Conveniently located South or West of the city, with ample parking, and close to Westfield shopping centres, it’s easy to build a whole day out with ...

Illuminate Adelaide | Winter Light Festival | 4-21 Jul 2024

Illuminate Adelaide 2024. Illuminate Adelaide, Adelaide's exciting winter light festival, returns from 4 to 21 July 2024 with a spectacular program of immersive installations that will light up the city. Celebrating the intersection and innovation between art, light music and technology, the program features a dedicated program of major ticketed events, music performances and free installations. This is the perfect ...

OLON – Virtual Reality Entertainment & Indoor Sports Centre | Seaton | July School Holidays 2024

OLON - Virtual Reality Entertainment & Indoor Sports Centre. Experience a new level of excitement at OLON. Discover Adelaide’s state-of-the-art indoor sports and virtual reality entertainment centre for an unforgettable adventure. What’s on these school holidays: Fun, educational and immersive activities to engage and entertain with OLON's school holiday programs and VR experiences. July School holiday sessions Get ready to ...

Play at the Bay & Days at the Bay | City of Holdfast Bay | July School Holidays 2024

Play at the Bay & Days at the Bay - July School Holidays Play at the Bay and Days at the Bay return during the July holidays, jam-packed with free and low cost activities for kids of all ages, plus family fun events. Play at the Bay is perfect for primary school aged children and activities include chocolate making, board ...

Ratburger | Adelaide Festival Centre | 18-20 Jul 2024

From the creative mind of children’s author David Walliams (The World’s Worst Children, Gangsta Granny), Ratburger is coming to life in a hilarious new play. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trump makes her life a misery – mainly by ...

School Holiday Movie Deal – $7 Kids Tickets | Capri Theatre | 6-21 Jul 2024

$7 Movie Holiday Deal at the Capri! Kids can see DESPICABLE ME 4 and INSIDE OUT 2 at the Capri over the School Holidays for only $7 a ticket! Adults are $11 and a family of 4 is $35! You also get $1 off popcorn!! Go on a Wednesday or Thursday and catch the mighty WurliTzer theatre organ play before ...

School Holiday Workshop: Earrings Extravaganza | 19 Jul 2024

July School Holiday Guardian & Child/Teen Workshop: Earrings Extravaganza with Mintcloud Studio. Looking for a fun and unique way to spend quality time with your child these school holidays? Join Mintcloud Studio for their special Guardian & Child Workshop and craft your own dazzling earrings together! Perfect for beginners and budding jewellery makers alike, this workshop will have you and ...

School Holidays at Monarto Safari Park | 6-21 Jul 2024

Animal Ancestors at Monarto Safari Park - find the dinos around the park! These school holidays, go back to a land before time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Kids will love visiting Monarto Safari Park during the July school holidays. Unearth clues on your adventure to find the hidden prehistoric creatures including the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Find out fascinating ...

SHANX Mini Golf | School Holiday Family Fun | Regency Park

Winter School Holiday Fun @ SHANX Mini Golf with FREE bonus activities! SHANX VERY MUCH - Australia’s best mini golf course is located right here in Adelaide and it's the perfect school holiday activity for the whole family. You can forget about amusement based mini golf with windmills and clown heads at SHANX! Unlike anything in the Southern Hemisphere, SHANX ...
Superluminal Patch Theatre Illuminate Adelaide 2024

Superluminal | Patch Theatre | Illuminate Adelaide | Jul – Aug 2024

Superluminal by Patch Theatre - Illuminate Adelaide 2024 Art and science converge at the world premiere of Superluminal, a family-friendly interactive installation from award-winning Patch Theatre that will spark wonder in the inquiring minds of children aged 4 to 8 at the South Australian Museum. Guided by performers, children are invited into the action to explore light, time, and the ...

The Gruffalo’s Child – Live on Stage | Adelaide Festival Centre | 19-21 Jul 2024

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, The Gruffalo's Child, which returns following previous sell-out Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big ...

The Retreat at West Beach Parks | Winter Staycations 2024

Book your Winter Staycation at The Retreat West Beach Parks. The Retreat at West Beach Parks has self-contained shacks and plenty of family friendly amenities to keep kids entertained throughout your stay. Relax as a family and enjoy the gorgeous heated swimming pool with water slides and poolside cabanas. Kids can jump to their hearts content on the jumping pillow, ...

TreeClimb | Aerial Adventures | Adelaide & Kuitpo Forest | July School Holidays 2024

Enjoy school holiday fun at TreeClimb Adelaide & Kuitpo Forest! Pop on your sneakers and pack a picnic, it’s time for an outdoor adventure. TreeClimb now has TWO venues to choose from. Push boundaries and Climb your way through the rejuvenated Adelaide City Park Lands OR test your limits and swing your way through the enchanting Kuitpo Forest. Each venue ...

Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights | Dinosaurs at Adelaide Zoo | 4-21 Jul 2024

Adelaide Zoo and Illuminate Adelaide present Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights this July! Step back in time and into the Mesozoic Era to a land where puppets, lights and dinosaurs collide. In a brand-new experience and a night not seen for millions of years, prepare to be electrified by the first in a trilogy exploring the prehistoric era. Brought to you ...

Utopia’s Holiday High Tea | Waterfall Gully | 19 Jul 2024

These school holidays, Utopia are offering one special date where families can book in for an all-ages, family-friendly Holiday High Tea! On Friday 19 July, each guest will enjoy a family-friendly menu of savouries, sweets and scones, plus bottomless brewed tea and coffee – and hot chocolate for the kids. On the menu Savoury handmade sausage rolls mini shepherd’s pies ...

WIN $100 in the Police Credit Union Kids’ Art Competition | 1 Jul – 30 Aug 2024

POLICE CREDIT UNION KIDS’ ART COMPETITION 2024 Want to WIN $100 and be featured in the Police Credit Union 2025 calendar? There are 13 prizes to win valued at $100 plus a Police Credit Union Kids Fun Pack! How to WIN: Draw a picture that best describes your favourite thing to do in SA or NT. Each artwork will be ...

 


We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Winter 2024 School Holidays category.

MORE IDEAS FOR THINGS TO DO IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AROUND ADELAIDE

♥ 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

♥ Visit the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula region south of Adelaide

♥ 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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