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 […]
Adelaide School Holidays – April 2019
Port Adelaide Plaza
Newly renamed “Port Adelaide Plaza”, is the result of the rebuilding and extension of the existing Port Canal shopping centre.
Port Adelaide Plaza is the newest shopping centre in the heart of one of Adelaide’s oldest historical ports – Port Adelaide, 11km northwest of the Adelaide CBD located with easy access from Commercial Road […]
[ April 13, 2019 to April 14, 2019. ]
Adelaide Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo
The Adelaide Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo allows parents to chat face-to-face with a wide range of exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs.
Receive expert tips and advice […]
[ February 2, 2019; ]
Celebrating 150 Years of the Adelaide Central Market
Help the Adelaide Central Market celebrate 150 years of stories, people and recipes at their birthday party on Saturday 2 February 2019.
On Saturday 23 January 1869 at 3.15am a group of Market gardeners, unhappy with trading conditions at the East End, paraded through city streets to the site […]
[ February 9, 2019; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Eyes & Vision Kids Free Fun Day
Eyes and Vision will transform their Optometry Practice into a fun filled experience for children on Saturday 9 February 2019.
A day of face painting, balloons, dress ups, games and more importantly a thorough eye examination. The optometrists will be doing free comprehensive eye testing for children of all ages, subject […]
[ December 15, 2018 to December 23, 2018. ]
Melba’s Twilight Trading is back this Christmas.
From Saturday 15 to 23 December 2018 Melba’s doors will be open from 9am to 10pm. Melba’s Chocolates has long been an iconic destination all year round, but their Twilight Trading promises to be lots of fun with visits from Father Christmas and FREE face painting.
Father Christmas visiting times:
[ December 6, 2018; 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]
Burnside Village Christmas Shopping Day
Don’t miss Burnside Village’s Christmas Shopping Day including over 60 exclusive specials across the centre and a chance to see PJ Masks on Thursday 6 December 2018 from 9am – 9pm.
With only a few sleeps til Christmas, it’s time to get shopping. Enjoy centre wide offers at Burnside Village from over […]
[ December 1, 2018; December 2, 2018; December 8, 2018; December 13, 2018; December 15, 2018 to December 24, 2018. ]
Make it Snow at Westfield
Bringing the winter wonderland magic to their centres, Westfield Marion and West Lakes will make it snow to celebrate the magic of the North Pole.
Kids and adults alike are welcome to join in and enjoy the snow fall and even snap a few photos at the first ever snowfall in Adelaide.
[ November 17, 2018; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Toyworld Gepps Cross Grand Opening
Go along for a day of family fun, free activities, toy testing, and surprise appearances.
On Saturday 17 November 2018, Toyworld at Gepps Cross is having a party to celebrate their grand opening. There will be family fun, free activities, toy testing, and surprise appearances by some familiar friends. They will also […]
Woolworths is adding a little bit of magic, imagination and festive workshopping for families this Christmas with the launch of the ‘Woolworths Christmas Pop-Outs’.
‘Woolworths Christmas Pop-Outs’, will be available from Wednesday 14 November, and will feature 12 Christmas-themed buildable cardboard characters, to be offered to customers as a festive gift, with every $30 they spend […]
[ October 24, 2018; October 31, 2018; November 4, 2018; November 7, 2018; November 14, 2018; November 21, 2018; December 1, 2018; December 8, 2018; December 12, 2018 to December 13, 2018. December 19, 2018; ]
Nature Play SA Christmas Pop-Up Shop
Nature Play SA is hosting a pop-up shop for some pre-Christmas shopping at the beautiful Wittunga House in Wittunga Botanic Garden.
The pop-up shop is open every Wednesday until the 12th of December from 10am-3pm with some additional days and longer hours as Christmas gets closer. They also have a beautiful Spring […]
[ December 1, 2018; ]
Adventures By The Sea with Nature Play SA
Nature Play SA is partnering with the City of Holdfast Bay to bring you Adventures By The Sea. There will be a range of activities on the day for kids 4 years and up including cricket, totem tennis, water sports, sand mandalas, kite flying, marine walks, beachcombing bingo […]
[ November 17, 2018; 11:00 am; ]
Armada Arndale’s Enchanted Christmas Family Fun Day
You’re all invited to Armada Arndale’s Enchanted Christmas Family Fun Day on 17 November from 11am til 2pm!
Visit the magical Enchanted Forest near Harris Scarfe for the best Santa experience in town! See Santa arrive in style at the parade with Mrs Claus & his little helpers at 11:30am.
They’ll have […]
[ October 25, 2018 to October 28, 2018. ]
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza New Precinct Opening
Westfield TTP are celebrating the new dining and entertainment precinct over 4 days activities with entertainment and offers.
Celebrations kick off on Thursday 25 October 2018 from 11am near the Food Court entrance with our ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by live music, sweet treats and giveaways, entertainment, character meet and […]
[ October 10, 2018; 10:30 am; October 11, 2018; 10:30 am; ]
FREE Live PJ Masks Interactive Performance at Myer Centre Adelaide
Entertaining and feeding the kids during the school holidays rarely comes cheap and never comes free! These school holidays Myer Centre Adelaide is pleased to bring you a FREE Live PJ Masks interactive performance featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gekko.
A meet and greet plus photo opportunities will […]
Drop and Shop – Free Nanny Service at Harbour Town Adelaide
Ever had that feeling where you can’t get any shopping done with the kids? Imagine how much you would enjoy being able to shop, child-free, to find a special outfit, accessories to complete an outfit for a special occasion, enjoy a coffee or lunch with a […]
[ August 24, 2018; ]
FruChoc Appreciation Day 2018
Calling all FruChocaholics and sweet tooths alike! Celebrate FruChocs Appreciation Day on Friday August 24 in Rundle Mall with a whole day choc-a-block full of prizes and giveaways galore.
Head to Gawler Place in Rundle Mall from 10:30am for what promises to be a fun-filled day with free activities including balloon artists, face […]
[ July 29, 2018; 2:00 pm; ]
Katy Perry at Westfield Marion
Katy Perry will be appearing at Westfield Marion thanks to Myer!
Enjoy pre-arrival entertainment by dancers and DJs spinning your favourite Katy Perry tunes from 2pm, then join Scott Tweedie, Australian radio host and presenter of the hit music program The Loop as he gets up close and personal for a Q&A […]
[ July 26, 2018 to July 29, 2018. ]
Discover. Explore. Experience.
There is no better family fun, than spending your holidays on a camping trip on the Yorke Peninsula, or maybe it’s heading up north to the Devils Marbles on a road trip towing your caravan or camper trailer. Whatever your caravan and camping plans, this will add to the experience.
The Let’s Go Caravan […]
Buy locally grown Apples and Pears as part of the Hailstorm Heroes campaign.
We are so lucky to live in South Australia with our exceptional locally grown produce. You can help support our local growers this year by buying locally grown Apples and Pears as part of the Hailstorm Heroes campaign.
In October 2017, a severe hailstorm hit […]
The Jungle Collective is coming to Adelaide for a huge indoor plant warehouse sale.
First born in their Bohemian warehouse in Abbotsford, Melbourne and recently launched in Sydney, The Jungle Collective have decided to hire a mega truck and bring all their Jungle plants to Adelaide for a once-off mega sale.
Due to popular demand this event […]
[ March 31, 2018; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Look out for the Easter Bunny at Churchill Centre!
Easter Bunny will be hoping around the Centre 11am – 2pm, Saturday 31 March. Plus, collect your FREE Easter activity sticker sheet from your favorite retailer or Centre Management (whilst stocks last) and guess how many chocolate eggs are in the jar to win (ts&cs apply, please […]
[ April 7, 2018 to April 8, 2018. ]
Adelaide Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo
At the Adelaide Pregnancy Babies and Children’s Expo you can chat face-to-face with a wide range of exhibitors to gain up-to-date, expert advice on the early years of parenting. You can also see, touch, try and buy the products and services that best suit your needs. Discover all you need to know for […]
[ March 31, 2018 to April 2, 2018. ]
Are you the ultimate chocolate lover?
This Easter, Rundle Mall is giving you the chance to win the ultimate Haigh’s chocolates Easter selection (valued at $300) and there are also four runners up prizes to give away too!
If you’re not a chocolate lover, the Mall is also full of lots of other Easter finds, eateries, experiences […]
[ November 17, 2017 to December 24, 2017. ]
Rundle Mall Christmas Decorations
Rundle Mall, as they do each year, will be displaying a range of Christmas decorations including Forest of Trees, the Christmas Letters and Giant Presents. These decorations make for great photos with the whole family and add a bit of Christmas spirit to Rundle Mall while you’re Christmas shopping!
Forest of Trees
Be visually […]
[ November 28, 2017; 10:30 am to 11:30 am. ]
Shopping for people with autism – Coles introduces “Quiet Hour” shopping
In an effort to make shopping for people living with autism easier, Coles has just introduced a “Quiet Hour” across many of its stores nationwide. What this will mean for people with autism, or parents of kids with autism, is that during this hour long […]
[ November 22, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. December 2, 2017; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Nature Play SA Pop-up Shop in the Gardens
Nature Play SA Pop-up Shop in the Gardens is back by popular demand. The Nature Play SA pop-up shop will open on the balcony of the beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden headquarters for some peaceful pre-Christmas shopping on Wednesday 22 November (11am–4pm) and Saturday 2 December (1pm–4pm).
Enjoy the garden surrounds and […]
[ November 18, 2017 to December 24, 2017. ]
Visit Santaland at Myer in Rundle Mall, Adelaide
There are big changes to Myer’s Santaland for 2017. Myer have refurbished their festive area on level two of the Adelaide Myer Centre this year to create a magical winter wonderland for Christmas. The main attraction is the ‘Santaland Express’ – a life size train offering a virtual […]
[ November 19, 2017; November 21, 2017; November 26, 2017; 12:00 am; November 28, 2017 to November 29, 2017. December 1, 2017; December 4, 2017 to December 6, 2017. December 6, 2017; December 10, 2017; December 12, 2017 to December 13, 2017. December 17, 2017; ]
Visit Sensitive, Sensory-Friendly, Quiet Santa at various locations around Adelaide
Sensitive, sensory-friendly Santa is a great way for children with special needs to meet Santa in a private, comfortable, sensory-friendly environment. Sessions are pre-booked eliminating queues and are held outside of standard shopping hours to help provide a calm environment.
Locations and Times
Sensitive, Sensory-Friendly Santa at Tea […]
[ December 2, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Christmas on King William Road on Saturday, December 2.
The whole family can get ready for Christmas on King William Road with FREE Santa visits, face painting for children, great food and shopping at the numerous boutiques throughout King William Road for unique gifts. And with a mini Christmas market in Opey, it’s Christmas made easy […]
Turning Mecard Mechanimals
Cars that transform into robots with no batteries required.
Every now and then a toy comes along which Mr 9 gets really excited about. The Turning Mecard range is one of these, and I have to say that as an adult, I think they are pretty impressive too. I can totally see why the […]
[ October 2, 2017 10:00 am to October 6, 2017 10:00 am. October 9, 2017 10:00 am to October 13, 2017 10:00 am. ]
Free hands-on Science fun at Harbour Town during October school holidays
Explore weird science concepts and ‘wow’ your senses during the October school holidays at Harbour Town Adelaide. Discover how to make elephant toothpaste, tea bag rockets, multi-coloured slime and lava lamps and create a variety of optical, sensory and auditory illusions including examining moving […]
[ June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017. ]
Swedish Midsummer Weekend at IKEA
Swedish Midsummer is a time like no other in Sweden – a time when families and friends gather to celebrate life, love and happiness. Join IKEA Adelaide in-store on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017 and celebrate the occasion, including a Swedish Maypole in the IKEA Restaurant.
Swedish Midsummer Weekend Activities:
Haigh’s Chocolates Factory Tours – a perfect outing for the family or kids this July School Holidays.
Haigh’s Chocolates Visitors Centre (located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, SA) offers daily chocolate tours from Monday – Friday 10am until 4pm and Saturday between 10am until 1:30pm (not available on Sunday or public holidays).
This is the perfect way […]
[ May 12, 2017; ]
Kangaroo Island Mother’s Day Pop Up Event at the Adelaide Central Market
Fresh from Tasting Australia and just in time for Mothers’ Day, the Adelaide Central Market’s Kangaroo Island stall will host a special pop-up event on Friday 12 May 2017.
Visitors to the Kangaroo Island stall will be treated to free tastings between 11am & 2pm […]
[ May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017. ]
From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May you can experience treats galore including coffee, tea, chocolates and wine with the Tasting Australia Grazing Trail, a FREE self-guided foodie tour through Rundle Mall.
Spend an afternoon exploring Rundle Mall and the surrounding laneways and arcades to discover hidden gems, collect take-home samples and enjoy tastings at every […]
Aussie Hoops Lightning Speed Sessions – basketball training at Colonnades Shopping Centre | 24-28 Apr 2017
[ April 24, 2017; 11:00 am; April 26, 2017 11:00 am to April 28, 2017 11:00 am. ]
Aussie Hoops Lightning Speed Sessions – basketball training at Colonnades Shopping Centre
Lights, drills, action! The future of basketball training has arrived at Colonnades and it’s equipped with motion sensor lights.
These school holidays, put your skills to the test with their interactive basketball drills experience. Flex your reflexes and test your ability to move at the speed […]
[ April 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]
Mother’s Day Gift Market | Plant 4 Bowden
Plant 4 Bowden is super excited to introduce their ‘Mother’s Day Gift Market’ which will be held on Sunday 30 April 2017 from 10am-6pm (2 weeks before Mother’s Day).
At this exciting event you will be able to wander through their market space searching for that uniquely perfect, hand-made […]
[ May 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017. ]
5 of the best stallholders for kids at Bowerbird this May
The ever-popular Bowerbird Design Market, arguably Australia’s premier biannual art and design event is back for its eighth year and kicks off again for three days from Friday 5 May 2017 at the Adelaide Showground.
The Bowerbird markets are an opportunity to browse through over 160 […]
[ April 16, 2017; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Easter at the Farmers’ Market
Fun-Filled Easter Sunday Farmers’ Market
Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market will be holding a special family fun day on Easter Sunday this year to cater for the growing number of children and families attending the regular weekly market!
The farmers’ market will open on Easter Sunday this year for the first time since 2010 […]