Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Active Sport & Recreation | Apr 2019

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Adelaide School Holidays – April 2019

Find all the best activities & ideas for the Adelaide Autumn School Holidays.

To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays, the Play & Go team have put together our Holiday Guide featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on offer. There are venues all over Adelaide that offer vacation care programs, workshops, clinics, classes and activities for the kids, plus there are plenty of fun things to do together as a family.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Autumn Holidays 2019.

Active Recreation Sport autumn school holiday

Australian Sports Camps

Australian Sports Camps have run camps for over 36 years and provide the best sports coaching for boys and girls of all standards.

ASC programs are skills-based, interactive and fun, to ensure that participants improve their game and their love for their chosen sport. ASC 3-day camps will feature elite players and guest coaches.

Join ASC for an invaluable sports camp experience and improve your playing ability with their structured and progressive programs including specialist coaching sessions. The programs cater for 6-16-year olds of all playing abilities and each program runs from 9am-3pm daily. ASC are offering camps during the school holidays in AFL Football, Basketball, Netball and Soccer at Westminster School, Marion on 15, 16 and 17 April 2019. ASC have also partnered with Community Sports Camps and the amazing Megan Jones Riding School to offer other camps in AFL Football, Soccer, Basketball, Netball and Horse Riding.

Visit the website to book an exciting ASC camp or partner program, now. Have fun, whilst getting fit and active these Autumn school holidays!

Special offer for Play and Go readers: save 20% on ASC 3-day camps – use this coupon code: playandgoaut19 when booking online. Cost $236 for three days instead of $295. Offer not available for partner programs including horse riding, please visit the website for more information.




Inspired by the festival season? Now it’s your turn to give it a go!

Includes the following options:
SOAR: It’s all about aerial! trapeze, tissu (silks), cloud swing, hoop and more!
OFF THE WALL:  Tumbling, acrobatics, bouncing, trampoline, foam pit (plus plenty of crash mats).
CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX: Pick your activities out of a hat!

NEW SESSION – READY, SET, CIRCUS!:  It’s time to gather your wits and be ready for anything in this session featuring circus games and challenges! Bounce, climb, roll, chase, throw and sneak your way through the circus alongside your teammates and learn some new skills as you play. In the circus it’s not about whether you win or lose – it’s about how much fun you have on the way!

PARKOUR: 8 – 12 year olds: Cirkidz Holiday Workshops: $55 half day. Learn cool (and safe) ways to roll, climb, swing and vault over obstacles. Move your body in creative ways and develop strength as you learn this exciting art form. Plenty of crash mats, sprung flooring and professional trainers. Beginners and those with experience all welcome. Click HERE to see what Parkour is all about.

5 -12 year olds | Cirkidz April Holiday Program | Cost: $55 half day, $100 full day. 

  • Week 1: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April 2019 (4 days) | Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Monday 15 & Wednesday 17 April, 8:30am – 4:00pm.
  • Week 2: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 April 2019 | Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Wednesday 24 & Friday 26 April, 8:30am – 4:00pm.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE or call Kylie and Hannah on 8346 5735!


City of Charles Sturt

FREE School Holiday Sports Program

The City of Charles Sturt is inviting all children aged 2 – 17 years to try a new sport and get involved in their FREE School Holiday Sports Program.

The program will be held during the April school holidays from 13 to 28 April 2019. The program is open to all children  – you don’t have to live in the council. 

Choose from over 20 different sports including AFL football, Cheerleading, Fencing, Karate, Cricket, Hip-Hop, Dance, Roller Skating and much more. Be sure to book in early as there are limited numbers for each activity.

The City of Charles Sturt Program aims to provide an avenue for young people to:

  • Try new or different sport and recreation activities FREE of charge
  • Increase their level of physical activity
  • Learn about creating a healthy lifestyle through sport and recreation
  • Boost their self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Make new friends



Erin Bell Netball Clinics

Erin Bell will be coaching at all the upcoming Specialist Clinics in April.

As both a goaler & mid-courter throughout my career, I can’t wait to teach you all the tricks of the trade!

These April School Holidays, Erin is offering full day and half day skills clinics, and 2 hr intensive specialist position sessions.

Erin will be coaching at the specialist clinics, plus Khao Watts, former Adelaide Thunderbird, Melbourne Vixen and West Coast Fever Mid Courter has been confirmed as Specialist Coach for the Mid Court session at Glenelg (9-11yr olds).

  • Unley | Thursday 18 April 2019
  • Glenelg | Wednesday 17 April 2019
  • Victor Harbor | Monday 15 April 2019
  • Golden Grove | Tuesday 16 April 2019

To be a good netballer you don’t need much: Drive; Dedication & of course Determination.  If you have these things & believe in yourself then anything is possible! Help Erin help you achieve your goals!

Limited places are available and registrations end very soon.



Head for the Hills

School Holiday Mountain Biking Adventure

The program begins with a basic skills coaching session to teach participants the fundamental skills of mountain biking including body position and moving on the bike, braking technique, gear selection as well as other handy tips to help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Once everybody is comfortable and settled on the bikes, the adventure begins. A series of geocaches containing cleverly constructed cryptic clues are hidden all over the Craigburn Farm trail network. Participants work as a team using good old maps (not google-maps!) to find and decipher each clue, which hints to the next geocache’s secret location and the best trail to get there. Participants will cover over 12 kilometres of trail and climb around 300 vertical meters during their adventure. After all the geocaches have been found (approximately 4 hours in the park), riders will travel to the Blackwood Community Centre for some well-deserved rest as well as a bike maintenance workshop and more mountain biking activities.

Fun activities include:
• Skills Coaching with Tyson Schmidt (2017 & 2018 Australian Downhill World Championships Team Manager)
• Introductory trail ride
• Geocache Hunt by Bike
• Bike Maintenance Course
• Bike & Helmet Included

Tuesday 16 & Thursday 18 April 2019 (more dates may be added) | 9am-5pm | Drop-off at 9am on Craigburn Rd, Blackwood (map) | Pickup at 5pm at Blackwood Community Centre , 4 Young St Blackwood (map) | Ages 11 – 14 years



Ingle Farm Recreation Centre

Ingle Farm Recreation Centre has a range of activities these Autumn school holidays to choose from to keep the kids happy, active and entertained.

The options these school holidays include:

  • Public Roller Skating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Excluding Public Holidays)
  • Mega Kindigym Wednesday 17 April 2019 (Easter themed)
  • Learn to Skate Monday 15 April and Friday 26 April 2019*
  • Squash Clinics*

*Bookings Required



Mega Courts Indoor Sports 

MEGA COURTS INDOOR SPORTS now have SPECIAL OPZ Next Generation Laser Tag.

Special Opz indoor and outdoor Laser Tag utilises next-generation modern laser guns. Enjoy a real-life Fortnite adventure with the latest technology including real-time mobile updates and statistics, upgrades, level ups, and customisable rewards. World leading laser guns – straight out of the USA!


MEGA COURTS Indoor Sports Centre is located in Windsor Gardens (only a 5-minute drive from the CBD) and has over 5000m2 of Courts and facilities. Their premier centre proudly boasts 4 Mega Sized Courts, 2 x Standard Indoor Courts, a Gym & Fitness Centre, Inflatable Fun Zone plus a Cafe’ – perfect for all indoor sports, recreational activities and MEGAFUN!

Their MEGA INFLATABLE FUN ZONE is open all School Holidays and includes a Commando Course. Test your skills with your friends! Jumping castles, mazes, basketball and soccer skill shots, all under the one roof.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK           or PHONE 8336 2240            FACEBOOK


Ride-a-Bike Right

School Holiday Programs 1st and 2nd weeks of April School Holidays

Ride-a-Bike Right has mastered the art of teaching anyone to ride a bike. Operating since 2011 they have taught thousands of kids 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.

Ride-a-Bike Right offers group ‘learn to ride’ classes for children in Reception and up, as well as private lessons, held at times to suit your family. Bikes are provided for all lessons.

Group lessons consist of 3 x 1 hour lessons over 3 days, (one hour each day). See the website link below to view timetable.

April Holidays Group lessons will be held on 15-17 April and 23, 24 & 26 April 2019, with private lessons also available in the holidays.



Woodhouse Activity Centre

School Holidays UNPLUGGED – Drop & Go Day Camps

Once again, the team at Woodhouse are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to wear out the children of Adelaide, getting them ‘unplugged’ from electronic devices and reconnecting them with nature.

Designed for boys and girls aged 5-13, the ‘drop and go’ day camps are fully facilitated, fully catered and offer a different theme each day, so you can book for 1 day, or all 7!

Included in your ‘School Holidays UNPLUGGED’ booking:

  • Qualified instruction, care and entertainment for your cherub from 9am-5pm (generally a 1:9 staff to child ratio)
  • Delicious and nutritious, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (dietary needs catered to. Woodhouse Activity Centre is nut free)
  • All equipment, materials and supplies
  • One very good night’s sleep from a very exhausted (and happy!) child
  • A lifetime of memories

Just 20 minutes up the freeway, Woodhouse Activity Centre is located at 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly | Ph 8339 3333 | Email



  • Gillespie Sports Vacation Coaching Clinics | Details
  • High Intensity Team Training | Details
  • INEA YMCA @ Walkerville | School Holiday Program | Details
  • School Holiday Junior Golf Program | Glenelg Golf Club | Details
  • Free School Holiday Sports Program | City of Charles Sturt | Details
  • Road & Cycle Safety Centre | Road Safety Education Lessons | Ridgehaven | Details
  • Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Programs | Details
  • Tiger Tennis | School Holiday Clinics | Details
  • Martin’s Soccer Masterclass | Details


Want even more inspiration for the Autumn School Holidays?

Click here to take a look at our list of ideas for every school holidays.

Why not check out some of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions or head to one of our favourite Parks & Playgrounds.

Remember, you can always check in with your Local Library (find yours here) or your Local Council (see our list) as most run special activities for children every school holidays – and many are inexpensive, or completely free!


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