Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Animal Adventures | Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

Adelaide School Holidays Events Activities

Adelaide School Holidays – December & January 2018

Find all the best activities & ideas for the Adelaide Summer 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.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Summer Holidays 2018-19 category.

Adelaide Zoo – The Colossal Creatures are coming!

These school holidays at Adelaide Zoo, come face to face with spiders as long as horses, wasps the size of tigers and dinosaurs bigger than a building.

Step into a prehistoric world and get up close to gigantic animatronic insects and dinosaurs displayed throughout the zoo.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s largest creatures and learn all about what life was like millions of years in the past.

This enormous experience starts Boxing Day and will run until 28 January 2019. READ OUR REVIEW HERE

And, if you’re planning a trip to Monarto Zoo these holidays, be sure to check out their events and activities HERE.

Adelaide Zoo | Frome Road, Adelaide | phone 8267 3255


Cleland Wildlife Park School Holiday Activities


  • Mighty Minibeasts – Welcome to the wonderful world of minibeasts. To celebrate the opening of the Cleland Butterfly Aviary, kids can explore and discover some of the spectacular small creatures of Cleland.
  • Mighty minibeasts -self-guided trail – Join the self-guided trail to explore and discover some of the mini creatures in the park and the important roles they play in the environment. | Saturday 22 December 2018 – Monday 28 January 2019 |  Daily 9.30am – 5.00pm | Free with park entry
  • Mighty minibeasts- guided activities – Join Cleland staff to observe minibeasts up close! Have fun participating in a variety of activities including a craft activity to take home. | Monday 7 January- Friday 18 January 2019 | Daily- 12noon – 2pm | Drop in station – Oceans to Outback Centre | Free with Park entry

Professor Flint’s Excellent Aussie Adventure

Well known for his singing adventures about Australia’s wonderful prehistoric animals. Join Professor Flint on a journey to better understand the animals that are alive today, in order to ensure they don’t go the same way as the animals of yesterday. Along the way, as well as meeting some of Cleland’s most iconic animals, and singing some awesome songs about them, find out what you and your family can do, to make a real difference.

Wednesday 2, Thursday 3,  Saturday 12 & Sundays 13 & 20 January 2019 | 11am- 12:15pm | $10 child & $10 adult (plus booking fee) | Session does not include entry to Cleland | CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Kids Yoga in the Park

Take a walk through nature and have some fun with this kids yoga program. Join Ashleigh in a guided yoga routine with emphasis on animal and nature poses, games music and mindfulness set in the beautiful Cleland Wildlife Park.

Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019 | 9.30am- 4 – 7-year-olds (Session runs for 45 mins) & 10.30am- 8 – 12 year olds | $10 each child per session (plus booking fee) | Session does not include entry to Cleland | CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS 


Hahndorf Farm Barn

Looking for some fun activities to enjoy with the kids in the beautiful Adelaide Hills these school holidays?

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of their animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. They pride themselves on providing the best school holiday activities in Adelaide!

There are many activities for kids at the farm – try your hand at milking a cow, take a pony ride, bottle feed baby lambs and hand feed the camels and donkeys to name a few.

You can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family and friends. Enjoy playing in their new playground and sand pit too.

Hahndorf Farm Barn | 2282 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf | Phone 8388 7289


  • Four Oaks Farm Visits | School Holiday 2 hour sessions | Details
  • Raptor Domain | Kangaroo Island Birds of Prey | Details
  • The Big Duck Boat Tours | Wildlife Watching | Details
  • Urimbirra Open Range Wildlife Park | Details


Want even more inspiration for the Summer 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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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. Holiday Activities in Adelaide…What do to with the kids during the holidays…School Holiday Ideas…South Australian school holiday guide…Great school holiday ideas….What’s on for kids in Adelaide 


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