Autumn School Holiday Guide | Active Recreation & Sport | April 2017

Autumn April School Holiday Adelaide

Autumn Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the April School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older but there are some specifically for younger kids. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as classes fill quickly.

We also have an extensive list of individual posts listing special events, entertainment, shows and much more in our Autumn Holidays 2017 category.


Active Recreation Sport autumn school holiday

Australian Sports Camps

Australian Sports Camps have run camps for over 33 years and provide excellent 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 enjoyment of their sport.

Join Australian Sports Camps for a great three-day sports camp and improve your playing ability with their structured and progressive programs including specialist coaching sessions. The programs cater for 6-16-year old’s of all abilities and each program runs from 9am-3pm daily. ASC are offering four sports camps during the school holidays in Basketball, Netball, Soccer and AFL Football at Westminster School, Marion on 26, 27 and 28 April. Book a terrific ASC program now and join the experienced panel of coaches and guest stars!

Special offer for Play and Go readers: save 20% on ASC camps – use this coupon code: playandgoaut17 when booking online. Cost $236 for three days instead of $295.




Roll up, roll up, it’s time to put the books down and spend the holidays with Cirkidz. They’ve got 2 great programs to choose from! Go hang out and learn some great take home skills!

Program 1: CIRKIDZ Holiday Program | Suggested ages 5 – 12
This April, Cirkidz are packing the program with heaps of OFF THE WALL, SOAR, AMAZING ACROBATICS and CIRCUS SPECTACULAR sessions. Go for a taste of everything or pick specialised days. Choose from a half day, full day or a full week before school starts!
Week 1: Tuesday April 18 – Friday April 21 | Week 2: Wednesday April 26 – Friday April 28
Mornings 8.30am – 12noon | Afternoons 12.30pm – 4.00pm | Drop off available for morning sessions from 8.00am and pickup available for afternoon sessions until 5.00pm.

Program 2: ParkAwesome School Holiday Workshops | Ages 9 – 15
Due to popular demand, parkour is back these April holidays! Cirkidz trainers are pumped to help you perfect your street style and introduce some new ways to move around the space. Experienced participants and beginners are all welcome so you can go and learn the basics if you are new to the practice, but also have the opportunity to advance your training if you’ve already got some mad skills! A specialty workshop for ages 9 – 15. 2 sessions to choose from each day: Thursday April 20 and 2 sessions to choose from on Thursday April 27 | Mornings 8.30am – 12noon | Afternoons 12.30pm – 4.00pm | Drop off available for morning sessions from 8.00am and pickup available for afternoon sessions until 5.00pm.



The City of Charles Sturt – FREE School Holiday Sports Program

The City of Charles Sturt is inviting all children aged 3 – 17 years to try a new sport and get involved in their FREE School Holiday Sports Program. The program will be held from Tuesday 18 to Friday 28 of April 2017. Registrations close Monday 16th of April 2017 so be sure to book in early as there are limited numbers for each activity. Choose from over 20 different sports including football, athletics, bicycle racing, croquet, dancing and much more.

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


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Hockey SA

Hockey SA is pleased to offer School Holiday Clinics for boys and girls aged 6-18 these School Holidays on April 26-27. Beginners through to experienced players are welcome with children grouped by age/skill level and each field player session tailored to be a fun and interactive participation clinic for all involved.

Come and experience an Olympic sport and have a fun-filled day outdoors with coaching from current SA Hotshots & SA Suns state players, state coaches and SASI athletes & coaches.

Dates: Wednesday 26 April & Thursday 27 April | 9am-3pm
Price: $59 one day or $99 for two days

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO or contact Jose Rabet –



ICA Sportzworx Stepney

ICA Sportzworx Stepney’s school holiday clinics are available for all junior and primary school children. School Holiday clinics are held from 9.30am to 3.30pm every holidays. Kids also have the option to attend a half day session from 9.30am to 12.30pm or 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Please check the website for dates.

ICA Stepney provide coaching and fun games for the kids to take part in, focusing on sports such as cricket, soccer, netball, dodgeball, t-ball and other fun games. The kids are fully supervised at all times and are within a safe, indoor environment so they can have some active fun no matter what the weather is like. ICA’s Junior Sport Coaches cater for kids of any skill level. Lunch is provided for all kids too, making it even easier for parents (except afternoon half days).

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS or call 8362 8808.

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Latitude Adelaide

Race down to Latitude these school holidays for heaps of high flying fun. Boasting an acre of indoor aerial entertainment, there is something for the whole family.

Harness in and race your mates up the climbing walls or tackle Sky Walk, the sky-high obstacle course. If your courage is really peaking try the 10 metre Down Rush – it’s all fun and games until you stand on the ledge! High performance tramps, giant airbag and a huge free jump zone are always jam packed with freestylers. And the little tackers have a dedicated Kids Zone, designed specifically for kids from 18 months to five years. Complete with mini trampolines, a huge foam pit and their very own jungle gym.

Latitude are open 7 days a week. In fact, they’ve got so much going on that they’re opening at the earlier time of 9am weekdays during the school holidays.

Bookings essential! So, book your session today and take your school holiday fun to new heights!



MEGA COURTS Indoor Sports

MEGA COURTS MEGA INFLATABLE FUN ZONE is open all April school holidays! It’s MEGA FUN – BIG TIME!

How fast can you complete the Commando Course? Test your skills with your friends! Jumping castles, mazes, basketball & soccer skill shots and lots more to explore. TWO HOUR SESSIONS | $12p.p or $10p.p groups of 8+ . Groups of 8+ can also take advantage of playing any one of the sports – netball, soccer, cricket and dodgeball at NO EXTRA COST! Relax in their large seated café area with great coffee and snacks, ample on-site parking and clean, modern facilities. *Sessions and court bookings all subject to availability. Book in early to secure your preferred time slot! Bookings essential.

SPECIAL THURSDAY NIGHT OFFER | $20p.p | 6PM TO 9PM | AGES 9+ | AVAILABLE April 20 & 27 2017
– three hours of all available inflatable activities & court time (soccer, netball or dodgeball)
– pizza and drink for each child
– drop off & pick up optional (sign in / sign out)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO or phone 8366 2240 to book.


Netball SA – Suncorp NetSetGo & Netball Skills Clinic

Netball SA will once again be hosting clinics for boys and girls in the April school holiday break. The School Holiday Netball Clinics provide all players aged 5-16 years with the chance to be coached by accredited Netball SA Community Netball Coaches. Clinics focus on technique, ball control, footwork, goal shooting, defence, passing and small sided games and most importantly they are FUN!

Suncorp NetSetGO Come N Try – 5-7 Years | Wednesday 26 April 2017 | 9.30am – 11.30am | Cost: $45.00
Suncorp NetSetGO Skills Clinic – 8-10 Years | Wednesday 26 April 2017 | 1pm – 4pm | Cost $55.00
Netball SKILLS Clinic – 11-16 Years | Thursday 27 April 2017 | 9am – 3pm | Cost $80.00 – Catered lunch provided | Priceline Stadium | 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South

The Future Stars camp will feature specialist sessions delivered by Thunderbirds players Emily Burgess, Fiona Themann and Karyn Bailey, as well as an expert injury prevention session with Adelaide Thunderbirds High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach Todd Andrews. The Future Stars camp will focus on building player’s skills, teaching new techniques and working on various in game tactics, game sense scenarios and match practice. The Future Stars Camp provides a perfect opportunity for up and coming netballers to take their game to the next level and learn from the very best South Australia has to offer!

Future Stars Camp – 11-16 Years | Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 April 2017 | 9:00am-3:15pm daily | Priceline Stadium | Cost: $250 per participant




School holidays just got a whole lot more interesting with Adelaide’s newest indoor activity park – Pumpt at 221 Marion Road, Richmond.

Pumpt’s Indoor BMX, MTB, Skate & Scooter Park will keep the kids entertained, challenged and totally exhausted with an hour workout on the Pumpt tracks, tabletop and skate ramps. Bring your little tikes too and let them loose in the balance bike area. Get kitted out in cool street and apparel wear from The Store, then refuel at Boneshaker, Pumpt’s licensed in-house cafe serving up delicious, freshly prepared food and good coffee.

Bikes and scooters are included in the entry fee, just bring your helmet and your energy. Go for a ride, have a party, shop at The Store and eat at Boneshaker.



Ready Steady Go Kids | 3 to 6 year olds

Season 3 of the increasingly popular Holiday Program is set for April, 2017. These Holiday Programs are open to ALL children aged 3-6yo and cover aspects of THREE different sports in a fun, energetic, 2-hour session. This season, its the hitting and kicking sports with AFL and Cricket in Session 1, Rugby and TBall in Session 2. Athletics games will be included in both Sessions.

FRIDAY APRIL 21 and MONDAY APRIL 24, 2017 | 9.45-11.45am

Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre (Cnr Rosedale Ave and Oaklands Rd, Morphettville)

Cost: $25 per session or $40 for both sessions* (*Price if paid before Thurs Apr 20, 5pm. Payment after this date is $30 per session)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or for further info, please contact



Wild Imagination

Outdoor nature play vacation care and family events

Give screen time the flick and get back to nature! Wild Imagination provides a fun, safe and engaging way for children (and sometimes parents) to get outside and connect with the natural world. Join Wild Imagination this school holidays at their fully fenced area of the Park Lands (near Victoria Park) and show your children a taste of the childhood you remember… getting muddy, having fun, inventing games and making memories. There is a huge area with tonnes of activities to choose from. And the best part is, the kids get to choose what to do! Here’s a taste of the activities to expect:

  • Nature crafts like making dream catchers, clay mandalas, magic wands and stick people
  • Using real tools to do wood whittling, nature printing and weaving
  • Water play including potion making with flowers and herbs
  • Building in our ‘Inventors Playground’ using loose parts like wood, tarps, boxes, ropes, pipes and tonnes more!
  • Plus lots more exciting activities changing daily

Choose from 2 great options….KIDS ONLY days are open to primary school aged kids (5-12 years) and are a great alternative to Vacation Care. Open 8:30am-5pm, kids get to play all day and choose their own adventure. Wild Imagination FAMILY FUN sessions are great for kids of all ages (1-101 years) and run from 9am-12pm.

Play & Go readers can receive 10% off the Kids Only and Family Sessions during Autumn. The code is: PLAYANDGO



  • Adelaide Sailing Club | Tackers Learn to Sail Courses | Details
  • Gillespie Sports Vacation Coaching Clinics | Details
  • INEA YMCA @ Walkerville | School Holiday Program | Details
  • Inflatable Zone | Indoor inflatable playground at O’Halloran Hill & Marden | Details
  • Nature Play Forest Festival | Details
  • Road & Cycle Safety Centre | Road Safety Education Lessons | Ridgehaven | Details
  • Todd Perry Tennis Academy | Christmas Holiday Tennis Clinic | 19 to 22 December | Rostrevor | Details
  • Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Programs | Details
  • YMCA | Summer School Holiday Camps | 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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