Your guide to all the top school holiday programs and workshops for kids in Adelaide during the April School Holidays.
South Australian Autumn School Holiday Dates: Saturday 10 April – Monday 26 April 2021
Autumn is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with warm days and cool nights. To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do, see our Guide below, featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on offer.
Check out our list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older but there are some specifically for younger kids. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as there will be number restrictions and classes fill quickly.
When making a booking be sure to tell them you heard about them through Play & Go!
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers at Adelaide Botanic Garden!
Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of the Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy. While every nook and cranny of the garden is filled with wilderness wonders, there are some locations where active young explorers especially thrive:
- Learn Here. Stimulate your senses in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden.
- Escape Here. Let your imagination run wild in the Aussie Forest.
- Explore Here. Discover a collection of curiosities in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.
- Play Here. Be the captain of your own race boat at the Mediterranean Garden.
- Connect Here. Get the wiggles out on rainy days in the Conservatory
And don’t miss the Adelaide Botanic Garden School Holiday Program – a range of events running exclusively during holidays to inspire and entertain. Book your spot now – click here for a full program of events.
Adelaide Central Market
Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at the Adelaide Central Market these school holidays!
Try the Market Trail, where each little foodie will receive a market bag and map to guide them to each of the ten pit-stops to receive a sample item at each stop. The sample items range from cheese, yoghurt, a piece of seasonal fruit and sweet treat. You can’t beat the Market Trail for value and fun these school holidays and it is recommended that you book your place in advance as tickets are limited, however (when available) bookings will be accepted on the day.
If you have a little chef in the house you may wish to try Little Market Chefs, cooking classes by Sprout for kids aged between 6 and 12 years. All of the produce will be fresh from Market stalls and the classes will be fun, interactive and each class will include a small take away meal of the dish they prepare. Bookings essential.
Adelaide University Sport
Adelaide University Sport School Holiday Program
Believe it or not, school holidays are right around the corner again. This means finding fun, engaging, and active things for the kids to do. Fortunately, the Adelaide University Sport School Holiday Program is back with a wide range of sporting activities to keep your children occupied.
The AU Sport School Holiday Program focuses on building your child’s self-esteem, social skills and physical movement through fun and inclusive activities. Activities range from a modified approach for younger children to introduce them to different sports and a more structured approach for older children. Each day of the Easter program features 1-2 main sports along with other games and activities as well as team building exercises.
Play to the Max these School Holidays!
With 2 hours of play from just $22.50 – kids can explore the trampolines, rock climbing, inflatables, interactive screens, field games, skill challenges and more!
Looking for holiday workshops? They’ve got something for everyone!
· Footy fans, sign up for their Max Active Holiday Camp
· Aspiring young leaders, join the Girl Power to the Max Workshop
· Little ones, join the Mini Max School Holiday Sessions (3-4yr olds)
Parents, relax in the café with barista made coffee, lunch specials, WIFI and great views of the kids below.
AFL Max is open every day of the School Holidays, Friday 9 April – Monday 26 April | Online bookings essential.
Learn Aerial arts, Parkour, Acrobatics & more at Cirkidz Circus School these holidays
Did you catch a circus show during festival season? Treat the kids to a circus experience where THEY get to be the stars! Cirkidz Circus School are holding their popular half-day and full-day circus workshops in Bowden these April School Holidays. Choose from a specialty workshop in Aerial, Parkour, or Trampoline & Acrobatics, or try a session that juggles a bit of everything. All sessions are suitable for ages 5 – 12 (except for Parkour, which is strictly for ages 8 – 12).
The SA Circus Centre, Home of Cirkidz is located in Bowden and is fully-equipped with everything from trapeze to tight-wire to trampoline; it’s impossible to run out of ways to keep active bodies busy and creative.
Their fun and friendly trainers have years of experience sharing their passion for circus with the kids of Adelaide — in fact, this not-for-profit organisation has been running for over 35 years. And it’s not only circus skills that they teach; Cirkidz classes have been proven to help improve kids’ confidence, resilience, health and wellbeing.
Join the Cirkidz community and see why thousands of Adelaide kids choose to run away and join the circus!
City of Charles Sturt – Free School Holiday Sports Program
Registrations are now open for the City of Charles Sturt’s FREE School Holiday Sports Program for children aged 3-17 years of all abilities.
To be held from Friday 9 April to Sunday 25 April 2021, with 20 sports providers offering 70 activity sessions across the City, including karate, dragon boating, tennis and more.
Be sure to book in early as there are limited numbers for each activity.
Cleland Wildlife Park – Wildification
Go wild these school holidays at Cleland. Drop your kids off for a full day of games, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, educational experiences and nature-based activities.
Every school holidays Cleland has a new theme to ensure your children are motivated to engage, learn and conserve. They get a chance to get active, be hands-on and try new things – without a screen in sight!
These school holidays will be all about animals and nature detectives. Who has a spoon-shaped bill? Follow the clues to reveal some cool and interesting facts about the unusual animals at Cleland Wildlife Park. Play ‘Camouflage!’ – will you be caught? Animals are masters of camouflaging – Get creative and design an animal ‘hide-n-seek’ masterpiece. Kids can even bring their binoculars – you never know what they might see!
There are only 15 spots per day, so book now to avoid missing out.
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays during April School Holidays 2021 | 9:30am – 3:30pm
Little Picassos: Autumn Holiday ART Classes and Program
Join Little Picassos this Autumn for a selection of wonderful holiday classes in a studio setting that provides an inspirational and motivational Art space for children.
Three studio locations, Glenelg, Magill and Hyde Park.
Their Art programs have something for everyone, classes with accompanying adults from 2 years, drop and go sessions from 5 years for 1, 2 or 3 hours in various mediums, including drawing painting, printmaking, sculpture, clay, textiles and construction. Choose more than one session on the day and your child will be fully supervised over the breaks.
Classes will be running from 12 – 24 April and there will be something different every day. Times vary each day – check their programs for details. Keep an eye on their socials for pop up free events as well.
GLENELG – 686 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg | HYDE Park: Rear of 330 Unley Road, Hyde Park | MAGILL: 485 The Parade, Magill
National Motor Museum
Visit the National Motor Museum in Birdwood this school holidays for a day of motoring fun.
During the first week of the holidays the Museum will be running free (with museum admission) 20 minute Scalextrics racing sessions on a purpose-built track from 11am – 1pm each weekday.
Over the final weekend of the holidays, they will be running animation workshops teaching participants about what goes into making a film providing a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie. Drawing inspiration from the vehicles on display at the museum, kids can create their own car chase, or assemble their own unique vehicle.
- Scalextrics Racing Sessions – Monday 12 – Friday 16 April | 11am – 1pm | Free with Museum admission (bookings preferred)
- GooRoo Animation Workshops – Saturday 24 – Monday 26 April | Free with Museum admission (bookings preferred)
Shannon Street, Birdwood | Open 10am – 5pm daily | Ph: 8568 4000 | E. email@example.com
Learn to ride a bike the RIGHT way with Ride-a-Bike Right
Ride-a-Bike Right has mastered the art of teaching anyone to ride a bike. Operating since 2011 they have taught thousands of kids (and adults) the joys of bike riding. Your child can learn the skills too in a supportive environment that teaches children to ride a bike the right way.
- Learn to Ride – 3 morning group sessions; learn to ride in 3 skills based lessons
- Private classes available throughout the holidays and school year
For more information or to book your child in for lessons click the link below. Covid-Safe practices will be engaged in every lesson/client to respect the health of all.
Scoffed Cooking School
Learn new cooking skills and have a heap of fun!
These holidays Scoffed cooking school has even more classes for all abilities, starting from age 5+. Whether you have a master chef wannabe in your house or your little one simply loves baking, take them to a Scoffed kid’s cooking class for something different to do.
Food Chief Entree classes (age 5+) allow the kids to create simple savoury or sweet dishes from different countries.
Food Chief Master classes (age 8+ or 12+) challenge the kids a little bit more to create dishes that are a bit more complex.
Food Saucerer classes (age 9+ or 12+) rock the kids to create aspirational Master Chef style dishes that you will want to recreate next time you’re looking to impress someone!
Classes run every day in the holidays and start from $36*.
To book your spot or find out more, check Scoffed out below.
Urth Clay Studio
School holiday pottery classes for kids.
Kids have wild imaginations. 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 won’t allow.
Urth Clay Studio’s goal is to build self-confidence, trigger curiosity, and allow the artistic flair to bloom from each child.
Term two and holiday sessions are available now.
Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures
Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back on this Autumn!
Give your child the gift of adventure with one of their amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from kayaking days, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature and wildlife both above AND below the sea, learning to surf and much much more, there is something for every age group to do and see. Plus, it’s fun and educational!
Wilderness Escape is one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia and has been running for well over twenty years. With fully qualified instructors, and a wealth of experience under their belts you can rest easy knowing that your child is having a fun day under their care.
Ph: 08 8165 2022 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodhouse Activity Centre
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS UNPLUGGED – ‘Kids Only’ Day Camps at Woodhouse
‘When I asked my daughter how her day was, her simple response was “Epic” “I loved it, I had so much fun”. Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.’ Emily Browne
It’s not OHSC. It’s a thoughtfully programmed adventure, specifically designed with age-appropriate activities, guaranteed to keep your 5-13-year-old screen-free, active and entertained for the whole day – and in bed on time that night.
Not to mention it’s delivered by some of the most dedicated, fun-loving, caring and creative people you’ll ever meet… on a magnificent 54 hectare natural wonderland!
And, with a different activity theme each day, you can book 1 day, 3 days or all 10 knowing that each day there will be a new adventure!
We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Autumn School Holidays 2021 Category.
Want even more inspiration for the Autumn School Holidays? Click here for more school holiday ideas.
Why not check out some of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions or head to one of our favourite Parks & Playgrounds.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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