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

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!



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. 

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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!

TreeClimb | Aerial Adventures | Adelaide & Kuitpo Forest | April 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 ...

The Golden North Laura Fair | 13 & 14 Apr 2024

The award-winning Golden North Laura Fair is back in 2024. This fun filled community event provides a wonderful country experience, with family friendly entertainment on offer over the whole weekend. With a fantastic lineup of entertainment and a wide array of vendors, the 2024 Laura Fair has something for everyone. Highlights include a themed street parade by the local school, ...

Superhero School | Myer Centre Adelaide | 15-21 Apr 2024

April School Holidays Superhero School at the Myer Centre. Hey all you amazing superheroes! Guess what? This school holidays, the Myer Centre is transforming into a bustling superhero school on level 2, jam-packed with exciting activities and workshops that will unleash your inner hero! Go along for an unforgettable experience at the Myer Centre's Superhero School this April! From thrilling ...

SHANX Mini Golf | April School Holiday Family Fun | Regency Park

Autumn 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 ...

School Holidays at the Adelaide Zoo | 13-28 Apr 2024

Wild Beginnings at the Adelaide Zoo this April. Did you know that giraffe calves can stand and walk within just a few hours of being born, or that Sumatran Tigers are born with a special covering over their eyes, kind of a like a blanket, to protect them? During the April school holidays, explore the wild world of baby animals ...

School Holidays at Monarto Safari Park | 13-28 Apr 2024

Wild beginnings at Monarto Safari Park this April. These school holidays, explore the wild world of baby animals! Did you know that baby hyenas communicate using special whooping calls that are unique to each cub, or that lion cubs are born with spots that help them hide in tall grass? Learn how different species at the park embark on their ...

School Holiday Movie Deal – $7 Kids Tickets | Capri Theatre | 13-28 Apr 2024

$7 Movie Holiday Deal at the Capri! Kids can see KUNG FU PANDA 4, THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE or RICHARD THE STORK AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GREAT JEWEL 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 ...

Port River Cruise on Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’ | Maritime Museum

Port River Cruises on the Historic Vessel 'Archie Badenoch'. Take a cruise along the Port River on the South Australian Maritime Museum’s historic vessel, the 'Archie Badenoch'! Built during WWII by General Motor Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named ‘Archie Badenoch’ in honour of Constable Archibald Badenoch, ...

Plummers Pick Your Own Apples | Adelaide Hills

Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills at Plummers Pick Your Own. Experience the last weekend of the current apple picking season on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024. Autumn is the perfect time to take a drive into the Adelaide Hills and pick some beautifully sweet, crisp and crunchy Pink Lady apples fresh from the trees. You ...
Pirate Life Brewing

Pirate Life Brewing $5 Kids Meal Deals | Port Adelaide | 15 – 26 Apr 2024

School Holiday $5 Kids Meal Deals at Pirate Life Brewing. Enjoy $5 kids meals between 15 and 26 April at Pirate Life Brewing! There’s 4 tasty options to choose from - chicken nuggets & chips, fish & chips, beef sliders & chips, and a grazing plate. They’ve also got face painting on 14, 21, and 28 April between 12pm and ...

Pick Your Own Apples @Lenswood | Adelaide Hills

Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills during Autumn **Editors update: 25 April 2024 - APPLE SEASON ENDED FOR 2024 The perfect family friendly activity, go and pick your own apples @Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills this Autumn. Enjoy a beautiful day out with the kids and start a memorable family Autumn tradition. Teach the ...

Olon – Virtual Reality Entertainment & Indoor Sports Centre | Seaton | April 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. ***SPECIAL OFFER*** Special offer for Play & Go readers – Book 2 or more guests and score a 10% discount with promo code PLAYGOAPR. Don’t miss out on the ...
Narnu Farm

Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation | Hindmarsh Island

Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience for the whole family set in a spacious, picturesque rural setting with rolling green paddocks and towering pine trees. Located on Hindmarsh Island only one hour from Adelaide, Narnu Farm offers twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can get up close and personal with adorable and ...

LEGO® Trail: Creature Quest | South Australian Maritime Museum | April School Holidays 2024

SA Maritime Museum Lego Trail: Creature Quest. Explore the South Australian Maritime Museum on the April school holiday Creature Quest LEGO® Trail! You’ll be amazed to learn how many different animals feature in their maritime exhibits. From a sheep to a shark and a cat to a kangaroo, can you find all the LEGO® minifigures hidden amongst the collection? They’re ...

LEGO® Trail | National Motor Museum | April School Holidays 2024

National Motor Museum The Autumn School Holidays are just around the bend and it’s a great time to visit the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Get ready for a wheelie good time at the National Motor Museum. There’s a boot load of cool things happening these holidays so go along for the ride! What's on at the National Motor Museum: Marvellous Motoring ...

LEGO® Trail | Migration Museum | April School Holidays 2024

Follow the LEGO® Trail at the Migration Museum. Join in the fun at Migration Museum for another fabulous LEGO Trail. Find all the LEGO figures hidden inside the Museum, unscramble the matching letters and spell out the winning word. Enter the competition to win one of two fantastic prizes. Kids can also help make Earth Day Mobile Sculptures. Prizes: 1st ...

Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet | Port Adelaide Plaza | 18 & 19 Apr 2024

Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet - Port Adelaide Plaza. Unleash your inner warrior at Port Adelaide Plaza's Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet this April school holidays! Meet the legendary Kung Fu Panda and enjoy panda crafts, activities & FREE fairy floss. Dates: Thursday 18 April 2024 | 11am-2pm Friday 19 April 2024 | 11am-2pm Location: Near TerryWhite Chemmart ...

Kaurna Cultural Activity Day | Adelaide | 28 Apr 2024

Kaurna Cultural Activity Day - Sunday 28 April 2024 In partnership with Green Adelaide and Kaurna Firesticks Team, the City of Adelaide invites you to go and learn from the Kaurna community about traditional land management techniques, Cultural Burning, Connections to Country and the continuing importance today of enabling Cultural practices in urban landscapes. Join them for: • An opportunity ...

Hey Caddy Mini Golf & X-Golf School Holiday Fun | West Lakes | April 2024

Putter Up! Hey Caddy West Lakes is the fun and active choice to fight boredom these school holidays! The 18 mini-golf holes celebrate famous landmarks, so you could even throw in a little geography lesson as you chase a hole in one! With holiday packages starting from just $35 for simulator hire and a round of mini-golf for up to ...
Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Giant Pool Inflatables Adelaide Aquatic Centre | North Adelaide | April School Holidays 2024

Make a splash these April school holidays at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre! Whatever the weather, the kids can enjoy a swim these school holidays thanks to the Centre’s balmy 29°C heated pools. Don’t miss the giant pool inflatables* set to be in the pools every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the school holidays. With climbing pipes, challenging obstacles and tricking ...
giant Ferris wheel Glenelg

Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | Open Daily

Ride the Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg. The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg opens daily, providing spectacular views over the SA coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills. Located on the Glenelg foreshore, Mix102.3, Lumo Energy SA and Skyline Attractions are once again bringing back the Mix102.3 Giant Wheel to South Australia for the sixth ...
Gilles Plains Shopping Centre Animal Farm

FREE Animal Farm | Gilles Plains Shopping Centre | 26 & 27 Apr 2024

FREE Animal Farm at Gilles Plains Shopping Centre. Head to Gilles Plains Shopping Centre for an unforgettable experience at the Gilles Plains Animal Farm, during their exciting FREE April School Holiday in-centre activation! Mark your calendars for the 26 and 27 April, when there will be FREE fun for everyone! Take the whole family to marvel at a delightful array ...

Fire & Spice Festival | Lockleys | 14 Apr 2024

Fire & Spice Festival is back and hotter than ever! Head down to Mellor Park on Sunday 14 April (10am - 4pm) to enjoy FREE family fun at this celebration of the chilli pepper. Let the kids fly like a bird at The Nylon Zoo’s inflatable story theatre, get their face painted or watch Mr Oopy's bubble show. There will ...

Family Rounds at Par 3 & School Holiday Golf Programs | North Adelaide Golf Course | April 2024

Family Rounds at Par 3 & School Holiday Golf Programs at North Adelaide Golf Course. Looking for something to do with the kids this school holidays? Why not head out to the North Adelaide Golf Course and enjoy the great outdoors! Nestled in the parklands, the North Adelaide Golf Course has something for the whole family to enjoy. Family Rounds ...
dolphin sanctuary kayak tours

Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours | April 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 ...

Bricks 4 Kidz Building Workshops | Churchill Centre | April School Holidays 2024

Go build at Churchill Centre these school holidays with Bricks 4 Kidz Building Workshops! Kids aged 5 - 12 will be able to build and drive trains, a bustling city and a giant amusement park with a mega roller coaster. Week 1: TRAIN CITY Build and drive multiple trains on a giant train track, build famous buildings to create a ...

Awesome SA Charters | April 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 ...

Adventure Hubs SA | Mount Lofty & McLaren Vale | April 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 April 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 ...

Actually Acting April School Holiday Youth Theatre Productions | 19 & 20 Apr 2024

Actually Acting Youth Theatre presents "The One Act Play Disaster" and "There Is No Play" double bill. Go and support young actors from across Adelaide as they perform these hilarious and challenging plays at Goodwood Theatre Studios on 19 & 20 April 2024. The junior cast will perform "The One-Act Play Disaster" followed by the seniors with "There Is No ...


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

♥ 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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