[ October 16, 2021 to October 30, 2021. ]
Spot the International Space Station in Adelaide (ISS)
Several times a week, Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, determines sighting opportunities for over 6,700 locations worldwide. October 2021 has some great viewing opportunities for Adelaide!
The ISS is Earth’s only microgravity laboratory. This football field-sized platform hosts a plethora of science and technology […]
[ October 16, 2021 to October 30, 2021. ]
SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]
VACSWIM SA Online Enrolments Open
VACSWIM is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM is South Australia’s most renowned summer holiday program giving kids confidence in and around the water. Enrolments are are now available for children 3 to 12 years and taking […]
[ September 25, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
Kids Holiday Programs & Workshops in Adelaide – Sep/Oct School Holidays 2021
Your ultimate guide to the top holiday programs & workshops for kids in Adelaide during the Spring School Holidays.
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 […]
Birds in the City
Discover the importance of birds in the City of Adelaide with fun, free bird-themed activities and learning tools for kids these school holidays.
In partnership with the Nature Festival, discover the amazing birds that live in the Park Lands, step into another world through an augmented reality experience, meet the artist behind the […]
Loreto College: the start to the journey your daughter deserves
Now finalising enrolments for Reception, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 for 2022 and 2023.
It’s said that every journey starts with a single step. At Loreto College, that step leads to the development of strong, passionate and confident girls and young women.
Loreto is an all-girls’ […]
Young Explorers at the SA Museum
What do you see? Explore the Museum with Emma, Stephen and friends.
Young Explorers is the SA Museum’s fun program for early years learners. They host in-person programs throughout the year, and you’ll find online resources below so that you can continue the fun at home.
LibrariesSA has kindly put together a […]
[ August 22, 2021; ]
Oliphant Science Awards Open Day
Go along to the 2021 Oliphant Science Awards Open Day to experience the fun and magic of science in action. This year is a celebration of 40 years of the Oliphant Science Awards.
There will be several engaging Science Shows including presentations by Professor Flint, Bright Sparks Entertainment, Nature Education Centre and […]
[ August 29, 2021; ]
Professor Flint’s Dinner with the Dinosaurs at Adelaide Botanic Garden
Enjoy a picnic and a delightful adventure into the past, on an afternoon of dino-tunes, fossils, giant dinosaurs, native Australian animals, & more with Professor Flint at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
EDIT: This event is SOLD OUT
On 29 August, as a grand finale to National Science Week, Professor […]
[ August 14, 2021 to August 22, 2021. ]
National Science Week 2021
There will be in-person and online events, virtual tours, DIY science and more, all across Australia, from 14 – 22 August 2021 for National Science Week.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered […]
Content for Connection – South Australian Museum
Content for Connection is a portal to the South Australian Museum’s stories, exhibitions, programs, research, and more, where you can explore the wonders of life on Earth from the safety of your home. There are activity packs for kids and plenty of online content for kids and adults.
[ June 27, 2021; ]
Victor Harbor Science Fair
The Victor Harbor Science Fair is designed especially for families with primary school-aged children. It is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun.
Hold native animals, get up close and personal with invertebrates, try out some VR, take part in a workshop, or be entertained by one of the fabulous science shows. And yes, […]
[ May 23, 2021; ]
Learn about Navigation at Dock 2 in Port Adelaide
Presented by Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide’ as part of the SA History Festival, children will learn how to make a compass from the kit supplied, then use that compass to navigate around Dock 2.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Enjoy displays in Shed 13 tracing […]
[ May 26, 2021; May 28, 2021; June 23, 2021; June 25, 2021; ]
Little Tikes on Bikes
Go along with your little ones for this fun-filled program.
Make sure to take your child’s bike and helmet. They’ll be able to navigate the mini-road network – with workable traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, a train crossing and roundabout.
Minimal safety information will be delivered as this session is more about children gaining confidence […]
[ May 15, 2021; ]
From Cold War to International Cooperation: 60 Years of Human Spaceflight – Free Family Friendly Event
As part of South Australia’s History Festival, the Australian Space Discovery Centre is exploring 60 years of human spaceflight in their first ever event on Saturday 15 May 2021.
Having only just opened up their doors to the public, the […]
[ May 16, 2021; ]
The Park Lands Project – Free One-Day Festival
The Park Lands Project is a free one day art, music and citizen science meets nature festival as part of the 2021 SA History Festival.
The Park Lands Project will feature family friendly site-informed art installations, citizen science workshops plus nature walks and talks. They invite the public on […]
[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre has been launched at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and will be opening to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the […]
[ May 8, 2021; ]
World Migratory Bird Day at St Kilda
Head to St Kilda this Saturday to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.
Participants on the day will get to paint their own brightly coloured cut-out to join the Flock Oz – a community-driven project raising awareness about sharing our beaches.
While you’re there, learn about amazing shorebirds, view them through telescopes […]
[ May 19, 2021; ]
National Simultaneous Storytime 2021
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Every year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
Now in its 21st successful year, […]
[ May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. ]
Poetry Takeover Challenge
Throughout May 2021, the History Trust of South Australia is inviting budding poets in years 4 to 9 to participate in the History Trust’s Poetry Takeover Challenge.
Focusing on the theme of transformation, the challenge encourages young people to visit a museum or gallery anywhere in SA during the month of May, choose an […]
Starting School This July?
Give your child a great start with free Term 3 & 4 tuition for Mid-Year Reception starters.
Catholic schools across South Australia are offering free mid-year Reception enrolment intake for students who turn five on or before October 31 to reduce the financial burden on families.
When can my child start school?
Most Catholic schools […]
[ May 2, 2021; ]
There’s something to keep the whole family entertained this History Day at Adelaide Gaol.
Operating until 1988 when the last prisoner was transferred out, its empty shell holds the secrets of its past, ready for you to uncover.
Get to know the stories of this iconic site and the prisoners that were kept there. Including what landed […]
[ April 24, 2021; July 2, 2021; ] \
Autism-friendly sessions: Wonders from the South Australian Museum
An autism-friendly morning for all ages.
Visit the Museum before they open to the public. Anyone with autism or other sensory needs and their families can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum, as well as participating in science and craft activities. This is a chance to […]
Fairy Ballet Classes at Theatre Bugs
Review by Sharon Harrington
With a Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, Theatre Bugs classes are a preschooler’s delight!
From the opening dance sequence and sing along of “Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, a Fairy Kiss and a Fairy Giggle”, my daughter was enchanted with her Theatre Bugs’ Fairy Ballet class.
[ April 12, 2021; April 19, 2021 to April 23, 2021. ]
Bring in your Wonders!
Have you been outside exploring? Have you found a rock or mineral? Are you wondering what it is and would like it identified?
Book a time to take your object and work with the South Australian Museum sleuths in their Discovery Centre to identify what it is. Learn more about your findings and take […]
[ May 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021. ]
South Australia’s History Festival 2021
South Australia’s History Festival is one of the largest open-access community events in SA with hundreds of fascinating places to explore, and exciting events and activities designed just for kids as well as events for the whole family from talks to tours, walks to workshops and exhibitions to special events.
Events happen anywhere: […]
[ April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
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 […]
[ March 18, 2021; ]
Peppa Pig’s New Single – Recycling
Peppa Pig is releasing a brand new single, Recycling, to coincide with World Recycling Day. The song will aim to educate little ones about the importance of recycling.
Dropping on Thursday 18 March to coincide with World Recycling Day, the educational song aims to teach little ones how to recycle and […]
[ March 14, 2021; ]
The Sustainability Picnic
Enjoy discussion, information and activities with your neighbours and friends at the Uraidla Sustainability Picnic.
Be challenged by their speakers, who will inspire and challenge your thinking on sustainability and climate change and help you think about what and how we can make our community more sustainable.
Take Inspiration from their “Sustainable Conversations” program, talk […]
Mercedes College Adelaide – Nurturing Young Learners
Reception students enrolled at Mercedes College are set-up for lifelong learning through the College’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme.
The co-educational Catholic school incorporates the globally renowned programme with the Australian curriculum to provide students with a world-class education and subjects most relevant to young people today. The Primary Years […]
REM+ Tuition Pre-School Reading Programme – Terms 3 & 4
Starting School in 2022? REM+ Tuition’s Pre-School Phonics Reading Programme, written by Jenny Allen, is specifically for pre-readers and beginning readers from 4½ years of age. The aim of this programme is to prepare young children for reading and for school in such a way that […]
Why is STEM integral to your child’s education?
STEM has gained importance in the education sector over the past few years. Educators understand the value of STEM and its positive impact on learning. However, as parents it can be hard to find a clear understanding of what STEM is, how it works in the classroom and […]
30-Day Free Trial of ABC Reading Eggs
Don’t miss your chance to claim this special back-to-school offer from ABC Reading Eggs. Give your child all the skills they need for reading success and sign up for 30 days’ FREE access to Australia’s leading online reading program for kids aged 2–13!
Based on solid scientific research, ABC Reading Eggs is the perfect way to build […]
[ February 18, 2021 to April 15, 2021. ]
FREE Sesame Street Books for Kids
BIG W is set to give away more than 2.6 million Sesame Street books entirely free as part of its Free Books For Kids program, with another 40,000 books to be given to children in need.
Returning for its fifth instalment, the initiative seeks to support literacy by making books for […]
[ February 28, 2021; ]
Adelaide Festival’s Middle Grade & YA Day
Tweens and Teens can enjoy a day at Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, featuring a stellar lineup of contemporary authors.
The day will include Davina Bell (The End of the World is Bigger Than Love), James Bradley (Ghost Species), Ursula Dubosarsky (The Word Spy and Pierre’s Not There), Will Kostakis (The Monuments series), Jess Scully (Glimpses of Utopia), R.A. Spratt (The […]
[ July 4, 2021; August 1, 2021; September 5, 2021; October 3, 2021; November 7, 2021; December 5, 2021; ]
START at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery – an exciting introduction to art for children and their families.
START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery of South Australia […]
[ February 27, 2021; ]
Adelaide Writers’ Week – Kids’ Day
Writers’ Week Opening Weekend has a jam-packed program designed for the youngest of book readers.
Kids’ Day on Saturday, 27 February 2021 features an all-Australian line-up of some of the brightest names in children’s literature including current Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky (The Terrible Plop and Brindabella), Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys […]
[ February 13, 2021; ]
Confucius Institute Cultural Workshops
Celebrating the 2021 Lunar New Year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide will be presenting 3 workshops for you to immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture and art.
Experience the beauty of the brush stroke as their artists compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy with your Chinese name, take the opportunity […]
[ January 4, 2021 to January 8, 2021. January 11, 2021 to January 15, 2021. January 18, 2021 to January 22, 2021. ]
Waterhouse School Holiday Program
These school holidays there’s plenty to see and do at the Museum.
Be inspired by this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition and go along for a self-guided trail through the Museum or take part in four exciting makers workshops.
Draw! Recycle! Explore! | 4 – 8 January 2021, 11am – 12pm or […]
[ January 19, 2021; ]
FREE STEM School Holiday Activity at St Raphael’s School
This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian. Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19 January 2021 and will be led by St Raphael’s Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader.
Children and […]