Adelaide School Holidays – Animal Adventures | 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.

Animal Adventures autumn school holiday

Adelaide & Monarto Zoos

Dr Zoo at Adelaide and Monarto Zoos – Become a mini-vet these school holidays

Find out what the vets of Adelaide and Monarto Zoos do each day with their ‘Dr Zoo’ themed school holiday program. Whether it’s treating animals, diagnosing problems or caring for pregnant animals, there’s always something new going on at the vet department. There will be fun onsite activities and information for your little ones to absorb all throughout the April school holidays.

With all of this fun included in the price of a general admission ticket or membership, there’s no better time to visit Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo.

Plus join them for ZOOcation care, Adelaide Zoo’s vacation care program. ZOOcation care gives kids an opportunity to spend the day at the zoo visiting all their favourite animal friends under the care of a qualified conservation educator.



Cleland Wildlife Park

There’s so much to see and do these school holidays at Cleland!

From free tours with Cleland Director, Professor Chris Daniels to kids yoga, insect keeper talks, bug walks and self-guided trails, there’s something for every animal lover.

Cleland will also launch its first ever kids only school holiday program – Wildification. Let your kids go wild at Cleland. Drop off the kids and put your feet up these holidays, while they take a six-hour guided adventure around Cleland Wildlife Park. Wildification includes exclusive animal experience, games and art, recess and lunch, and a totally wild day!

Cost: $80, includes lunch and fruit, places strictly limited, bookings essential, call 8130 9016 to secure a place.

For primary school aged kids, aged 5-12 | Monday 15, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 April 2019,  Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 April 2019 | 9.30am to 3.30pm | Cleland Wildlife Park | Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers | Drop off and pick up at Ticket Desk



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


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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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