Cleland Wildlife Park – Summer School Holidays
Sick of hearing “I’m bored” these school holidays? Rediscover Cleland Wildlife Park this summer, with everything from vacation care to up close encounters with their resident butterflies. There’s even a mystery poo mission!
Activity 1: Wildification
Cleland’s popular summer vacation care program Wildification is back for the summer school holidays!
This summer […]
[ December 26, 2020; December 29, 2020 to December 30, 2020. December 30, 2020; January 8, 2021; January 15, 2021; January 22, 2021; ]
Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo
Experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of some of your favourite animals.
Join a hilarious colony of Little Penguins for dinner, watch as the Zoo’s animals enjoy some special enrichment, witness training up close at the Animal Wildshows and discover more about the amazing birds living at Adelaide Zoo during the […]
[ October 26, 2020 to October 30, 2020. ]
Halloween at the Zoo 2020
Go along to the Adelaide Zoo if you dare for a week of fangtastic family fun from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year at Adelaide Zoo over five days with their hauntingly good Halloween Trail, ghoulish giveaways and of course, amazing animals.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail […]
Nature Crafts at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park
Get outdoors and get crafty these school holidays at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park!
Your little ones will have a wild time exploring the animals on their Nature Crafts adventure trail, collecting items as they go to build their own Wild Animals. You can even submit a […]
Farm Life Fun at Glen Forest Tourist Park in Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Set in picturesque surroundings and only fifteen minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln, the fabulous Glen Forest Tourist Park is a must-see attraction when visiting the Eyre Peninsula. With its animals, mini golf, huge maze, Segway hire and picnic facilities, it’s the perfect place […]
[ October 19, 2020 to October 25, 2020. ]
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an activity for all-ages that […]
[ October 8, 2020; ]
Virtual African Safari through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Join an expert guide and photographer Munya on a virtual Safari. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe.
You will experience the Safari that he leads every day.
He will describe the pickup location, safety guidelines, the environment, and the animals you are likely to see. […]
30% off Family Memberships at Cleland Wildlife Park for a limited time
Cleland Wildlife Park is offering 30% off the current price of family memberships. By purchasing an annual membership, you are helping to conserve some of South Australia’s most iconic animals.
By becoming a member of Cleland Wildlife Park you can have 12 months of unlimited […]
[ October 23, 2020; ]
Playgroup SA – “A Day at the Zoo”
This year’s Playgroup at the Zoo has changed format and will instead be ” A Day at the Zoo!”. Families enrolled with Playgroup SA will be offered special admission prices.
To avoid large crowds gathering, extra activities and performances will not be available this year. Make your way around […]
[ August 4, 2020; August 7, 2020; August 11, 2020; August 14, 2020; August 18, 2020; August 21, 2020; August 25, 2020; August 28, 2020; September 1, 2020; September 4, 2020; September 8, 2020; September 11, 2020; September 15, 2020; September 18, 2020; September 22, 2020; September 25, 2020; ]
Bush Buddies Pre-school Education Program at Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park is hosting Bush Buddies, a brand new pre-school education program aimed at 2-4 year olds.
Each week children will explore a different Australian animal through storytelling, music, interactive and sensory learning experiences while exploring the park.
You will also learn which animals to look for on […]
[ October 11, 2020; ]
Kids Festival with the Amazing Drumming Monkeys at Four Oaks Farm
Hosted by Four Oaks Farm in Little Hampton, the Kids Festival is a new, fun and thought-provoking festival packed with fun activities just for kids in Adelaide.
Lots of things are included in the Kids Golden Ticket for $36 per child, including live performances from the […]
Weekend in Wallaroo, including stay at Tarnasey Farm – Review
From farm tours to historic mines and beach fun, you won’t be short of things to do in this Yorke Peninsula town.
by Carla Caruso
I’d only ever bypassed the holiday town of Wallaroo before, never stayed. So, when a mum friend invited us along on a farm […]
Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]
Southern White Rhino calf born at Monarto Safari Park
It’s a girl! Monarto Safari Park is celebrating the safe arrival of an incredibly cute newborn rhino calf.
Mum Umqali gave birth to the youngster on Wednesday at 7.10pm, captured on CCTV cameras. The young calf spent the night with mum before keepers got to see her at first […]
Monarto Safari Park Announce the Names of their Lion Cubs
Monarto Safari Park’s four gorgeous lion cubs now have names after a competition to name them received more than 1,000 votes and nominations.
The public were asked to vote for their favourite name for the three females from a list of six names. The winning names were:
[ July 8, 2020 to July 10, 2020. July 15, 2020 to July 17, 2020. ]
Free School Holiday Fun – Animal Encounters
Head to Port Adelaide Plaza these July School Holidays for free holiday fun – Animal Encounters!
Get up close and personal with a python, crocodile and lizard!
Plus colour-in and take home your own insect pencil case.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Check out our Winter School Holiday Guide here:
For more information and […]
[ June 23, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]
Welcome Back To Kangaroo Island
Now is the perfect time to make your way to Kangaroo Island with SeaLink. Whether it be a weekend getaway or even a week-long break, you’ll find so much to do for the whole family on KI.
You won’t find big crowds, but you will find wonderful wide open spaces, wildlife at […]
WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo to use during the School Holidays.
The Adelaide Zoo reopens on Monday 22 June 2020 following the latest lifting of restrictions. The perfect place to visit over the school holidays, kids will love returning to the Variety Children’s Zoo and saying hello to our incredible Giant Pandas, Wang Wang […]
[ June 22, 2020; June 29, 2020; ]
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park Reopening
With COVID-19 restrictions slowly easing, the Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park are thrilled to announce they will reopen in time for the July School Holidays.
It has been nearly 90 days since Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park had to close their gates. On Monday, 22 June 2020 the […]
[ June 5, 2020 to June 14, 2020. ]
Help Name the Monarto Safari Park Lion Cubs Competition
Monarto Safari Park’s four gorgeous lion cubs (three female and one male) born to Husani, all need names.
Husani’s four lion cubs and their sixteen little paws will soon embark on a lifetime of adventure. The cubs have just taken their first bold steps from their den into […]
[ May 25, 2020 to July 3, 2020. ]
I Spy with My Cleland Eye
Explore Cleland Wildlife Park this winter with a fun new self-guided trail, free with entry.
Cleland Wildlife Park has now re-opened, and the animals are ready to see everyone. MORE INFO HERE.
‘I Spy with My Cleland Eye’ is designed for kids and adventurous adults. This self-guided trail takes you around the […]
Cleland Wildlife Park now open – 15 May 2020
Cleland Wildlife Park has been able to reopen with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
At this stage, the café will only be offering takeaway coffees and a limited menu and visitors are encouraged to pay by card where possible.
Cleland will look to reintroduce keeper talks, as […]
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must-visit destination for families with children of all ages. Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and gardens.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement when looking […]
Whale sightings in South Australia
The Whale Season starts in mid-May and continues until early October in South Australia. However, whales have already been sighted as early as 4 May 2020.
Two Humpbacks were spotted travelling west past West Island from Waitpinga Cliffs on Tuesday 5 May, while on Monday 4 May, a Humpback was spotted in […]
Zoos SA are bringing the Zoo to you – Live!
While Adelaide and Monarto Zoos might be temporarily closed, they’re still making sure everyone gets a healthy dose of animal magic.
Spending time surrounded by nature is a great way to beat the Coronavirus blues. Unfortunately, while the Zoos SA physical sites are now closed, there will […]
Google 3D Animals
Google augmented reality lets you meet life-sized animals up close. Google has also created Aussie animals which you can view in 3D.
If like our family you’ve been in lockdown and practising social distancing due to the situation with COVID-19 you might enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo thanks to Google 3D Animals.
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park to Close Until Further Notice
It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]
RSPCA South Australia’s Urgent Adoption Plea
Now, more than ever, animals in South Australia need your help. The RSPCA currently have hundreds of animals in their care and due to the current unsettling and turbulent times, volunteer support has fallen along with the donations they desperately rely on to care for animals.
Animal adoptions are slowing. They […]
The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]
Visitors will have the opportunity to see, touch and cuddle hundreds of animals during the Animal Expo at the Adelaide Showground.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 16 MARCH 2020:
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, this event has been postponed – please check […]
South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition
Review by Susannah Marks
Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend
The latest exhibition at the SA Museum – Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend has been extended until 2 August 2020 – and if you’re a dog lover or have kids who love dogs then make sure you go and see […]
Animal Experiences at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park
Editor’s Note: It has been announced that due to the escalating impact of COVID-19 it is necessary for Adelaide Zoo (and Monarto Safari Park) to temporarily close their doors from 5pm, 25 March 2020.
In response to the current situation:
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park will be closed […]
Monarto Safari Park welcomes a fab four of ROARSOME lion cubs
Monarto Safari Park have has finally welcomed four lion cubs to the pride!
The team excitedly watched the birth of two of the cubs via live stream on Sunday night, and awoke to two more cubs in the morning of Monday, 17 February 2020.
They are pleased […]
Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo Program – Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo program is designed for children aged 2 -4 years and their parents/caregivers. It aims to deliver a high quality preschool programme which fosters a love of learning and an appreciation for the natural world. Each week children learn about a different […]
[ May 17, 2020; ]
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2020
The RSPCA’s most anticipated event for animal lovers and their furry friends is back in 2020 on Sunday the 17th of May at Victoria Park.
Join thousands of people and their pooches as they walk together to show support for the animals of South Australia.
Million Paws Walk is the biggest day on […]
[ February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
RSPCA Clear the Shelters in South Australia
RSPCA South Australia desperately wants to find forever homes for every single one of their shelter animals. For this, they need your help!
Adopting a pet from RSPCA South Australia during their National Clear the Shelters costs just $29, whatever the animal’s age, size or species. There’s no better time […]
[ February 10, 2020 to February 14, 2020. February 17, 2020 to February 21, 2020. February 24, 2020 to February 28, 2020. ]
Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Safari Park – Half Price Offer
If you haven’t experienced Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter yet, now is your chance!
The incredibly ROARSOME Lions 360 experience is half price, but only for a limited time.
Between Monday 10th and Friday 28th February 2020 (weekdays only) you can get within a whisker to Monarto […]
Dogapalooza at the Adelaide Fringe
Dogapalooza is 100% vegan-friendly and all money raised goes to animal rescue and advocacy organisations. Paw-fect!
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
Following the Federal Government announcement this afternoon banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, this event has been postponed.
Australia’s original dog-friendly […]
Become a Junior Rescue Officer for the RSPCA in 2020
Young animal lovers now have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of animals in need by becoming an RSPCA South Australia Junior Rescue Officer.
The program aims to encourage and engage young children in animal welfare. Junior Rescue Officers will learn how best […]
[ January 27, 2020; ]
On Monday 27 January 2020, Cleland Wildlife Park staff will host a fundraising event with 100% of all money raised going directly to the South Australian Wildlife Recovery Fund.
A fun day of music, entertainment from Mungo the Magpie, kids yoga, yummy treats galore and much much more.
Kaurna representatives will join the event along with Professor […]