Adelaide School Holidays – Shop & Play | 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.

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Adelaide Central Market

Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies is back at the Adelaide Central Market these school holidays!

All activities are free or low cost and include the ever popular Market Trail at just $9, Little Market Chefs at just $18 and FREE Easter craft workshop, FREE EcoCrayon workshop and face painting. All of the produce for Little Market Chefs classes is fresh from the Market stalls and the team from Sprout will ensure the classes are not only fun and interactive, but have an educational focus too. Each class will include a small take away meal of the dish they prepare.

The Market Trail has been specially formulated for little foodies to learn more about the local and imported produce that the market has on offer. Each little foodie will receive a market bag and map and visit each of the ten pit-stops to receive a sample item at each stop. The sample items range from cheese, yoghurt, a piece of seasonal fruit and sweet treat. You can’t beat the Market trail for value and fun these school holidays!

♥  Little Market Chefs – $18 (5 – 12 years) | Tuesday 16 April, Thursday 18 April & Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 9:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pm

♥  Market Trail – $9 (4+ years)  | Tuesday 16 April, Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April & Friday 26 April 2019 from 9am – 1pm

♥  Free Easter Craft Workshop  |  Thursday 18 April 2019 – 9:30am – 12pm (bookings not required/Grote Street dining area)

♥  Free Face Painting  |  Saturday 20 April 2019 (Easter Saturday)  (bookings not required/Grote Street dining area)

♥  Free Eco Crayon Workshop  |  Friday 26 April 2019 – 9:30am – 12pm (bookings not required/Grote Street dining area)



Churchill Centre

FREE School Holiday fun! 

 Eat, Drink, Shop and Play at Churchill Centre.

  • Week 1: Saturday 13 to Thursday 18 April 2019 | Easter Craft
  • Week 2: Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April 2019 | Wilbur’s Wildlife

Plus look out for a very special visitor hopping around the Centre Easter Saturday! Visit the website for event times and interactive Bunnyville fun.

PLUS, don’t forget to visit Little Chicago Express, Adelaide’s largest and FREE indoor Shopping Centre playground! Located in the Food Court. Click here for playground opening hours.



Elizabeth City Centre

Head to Elizabeth City Centre these school holidays for Hoppin’ School Holiday Fun!

EPICentre with Northern Sound System will be there from Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April 2019 with EPIC free workshops for kids. Spin the decks, try out your vocals, test your gaming skills and fix up your scooter! Find EPICentre pop up by The Reject Shop from 10.30am – 4pm daily and have a rad school holidays!

Peter Rabbit will be hopping in to Elizabeth City Centre in the lead up to Easter at select times from Monday 15 April – Saturday 20 April 2019 (excludes Good Friday, 19 April). Find Peter Rabbit bouncing around the centre and you may even get a special treat!

Love Peppa Pig? As part of Peppa’s biggest celebration yet – when the muddiest ever festival comes to cinemas in May 2019, they’re giving you the chance to WIN a VIP Family pass to preview the new episodes before anyone else! Hurry, entries close Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 4.30pm. Enter via the link below.

Plus don’t forget your Easter shop! For event times and more information including the Hip Hip Holiday trading hours, visit their website link below.

ELizabeth City Centre | 50 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth



The Outlet Nanny at Harbour Town Adelaide

Your dreams have come true. Harbour Town offers a FREE Nanny Service so you can get all your Outlet Shopping done distraction free.

Customers will be able to access a FREE nanny service for a maximum of 2 hours, 4 hours per week, at Harbour Town Adelaide, so they can do just that and enjoy 2 hours to focus just on themselves.

Children up to 10 years of age will be accepted to the Outlet Nanny Service or up to 12 years old if booked in with a sibling under 10 years old.

The Outlet Nanny Service is outsourced to The Hessel Group, the experts in professional childminding.  The Outlet Nanny operates Monday to Sunday in School Holidays, Thursday to Sunday at all other times, as well as Public Holidays.

The Outlet Nanny is proudly supporting The Humour Foundation. Help them raise funds by donating when you use their Free Nanny Service.

School Holiday Hours  |  Monday – Saturday 10am to 2pm  |  Sundays 11am to 3pm


  • Kids Market | Clarence Park Community Centre | Details
  • Holiday Fun at Gilles Plains | Gilles Plains Shopping Centre  |  Details
  • School Holiday Fun | Hallett Cove Shopping Centre | 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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