Summer School Holiday Guide | Active Recreation & Sport | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

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Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January 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. 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 Summer Holidays 2016 category.


Australian Sports Camps

Australian Sports Camps have run camps for over 33 years, providing the best 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 their love for their chosen sport.

Join Australian Sports Camps for an invaluable 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 camps during the school holidays in Basketball, Netball, Soccer and Cricket at Westminster School, Marion on Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January 2017. Book an awesome 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: playandgosum16 when booking online. Cost $236 for three days instead of $295.





Cirkidz are rockin’ a 3 day Christmas school holiday program on Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December 2016. So if you’ll still be working or you’ve got some last minute Christmas organising to do, drop the kids at Cirkidz! They also have regular holiday sessions for ages 6 – 12, PLUS for the first time ever, are running 2 specialty Parkour workshops. Cirkidz also have January programs running from Monday 9 January to Wednesday 25 January which includes their regular program, a 2 day film making workshop with Kids, Camera, Action and more parkour sessions!

Hit the circus, street style this December! Special guest Trainer Travis Ransom will teach you the basics of this edgy artform! Learn how to defy gravity in leaps and bounds as you learn new, creative and stylish ways to move your body from Point A to B! Recommended for ages 10 and up. To book please call, email or enrol through Cirkidz new app!




ICA Sportzworx Stepney

ICA Sportzworx Stepney run very popular school holiday clinics 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 available December and January 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, air conditioned indoor environment so they can have some active fun no matter what the weather is like. ICA 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

Latitude Adelaide will be keeping families active, entertained and cool all summer – a giant indoor playground for adrenaline junkies, where you can bounce, climb and fly all under one roof! And this summer, Latitude are launching their brand new double sided, perspex walls in Adelaide. Not one, but two new climbing walls! Climbers will battle off against their mates, literally face to face, body to body as they race to the top. There is also a dedicated Kids Zone for the little ones aged 18 months to five years. The venue is fully air conditioned, has a fab café for a healthy bite and has more activities on the floor than you can possibly tackle in one visit.

Special Offer – To help you get the most out of your summer, Latitude are launching the SUMMER PASS. Get daily access to Latitude in Jan and Feb with a SUMMER PASS for only $65 per person. That’s more fun than you can handle this summer! On sale from 9 Dec.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS or call 1300 123 528



Lighthouse Youth Projects | BMX Skills


CURB DOGS Beginner level skills | Learn how to ride your bike correctly and have a blast doing it | Pedalling | Stopping | Cornering | Balance – the Box turn will help your balance, bike positioning and brake control.

GROMMETS Intermediate level skills.*MUST BE CONFIDENT WITH ALL CURB DOGS SKILLS* Take your skills to the next level and learn the FUNdamental skills of pumping and jumping |Pumping – learn how to pump through rollers and go faster without pedalling | Manuals – learn how to wheelie on the back wheel without pedalling | Jumping – learn how to get airborne safely and jump tabletops.

SHREDDERSAdvanced level skills. *MUST HAVE COMPLETED GROMMETS SKILLS* Tailored skills sessions to help progress at dirt jumping! Get advice on how to jump new sets and dial in new tricks. City Dirt jumps (weather permitting)

GIRLS SHRED – 2 Girls only sessions. All skills level welcome. Encouraging girls to give BMX a go, make some new friends and have fun!

SPANNER SPINNERSBMX Mechanics sessions. You will learn the basic skills to keep your bike rolling and dialled in! | Flat Tyre repair | Chain setup | Headset setup | BB setup

SESSIONS | Tuesday 10 January | Wednesday 11 January | Wednesday 18 January 2017


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Netball SA – ANZ NetSetGo & Netball Skills Clinic

Looking for something for the kids to do in the school holidays? Why not send them along to one of Netball SA’s School Holiday Clinics? Their 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! There’s something for everyone, from beginners being introduced to basic skills, to experienced players who can fine tune their netball techniques. Register at the link below.

SESSIONS: Suncorp NetSetGO Come N Try – 5-7 Years | Tuesday 17 January 2016 | 9.30am – 11.30am | Cost: $45.00
Suncorp NetSetGO Skills Clinic – 8-10 Years | Tuesday 17 January 2016 | 1pm – 4pm | Cost: $55.00 | Netball SKILLS Clinic – 11 – 16 Years | Wednesday 18 January 2016 | 9am – 3pm | Cost $80.00. Catered lunch provided


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Ready Steady Go Kids

Following the success of their first School Holiday Program in October, Ready Steady Go Kids will be running 2 sports sessions in the January school holidays. Sessions will be held at the Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre on Friday 13 January and Monday 16 January 2017 from 9.45am to 11.45am. There will be 3 sports on offer for each session with a focus on fun, teamwork and plenty of exercise!

Friday 13 January session: Basketball, Tennis and Athletics

Monday 16 January session: Cricket, AFL and Athletics

Sessions are suitable for ages 3-6 years old. $25 per session or $40 for both sessions* *Price if paid before Thursday 12 January, 5pm. Payment after this date is $30 per session.

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKINGS or for further info, contact



Surf Babies and Little Lifesavers

Surf Babies and Little Lifesavers is a water confidence and aquatic safety program specifically designed for young beach lovers and their families. Adults will gain confidence taking young children to the beach by learning how to identify hazards, how to respond to a beach-based emergency and how to supervise children appropriately in the open water.

The 4 keys areas of learning are: Education: Sun safety and water education | Water: Fundamental water skills | Beach: Coordination and movement skills | First Aid: CPR and basic first aid knowledge

Starting in January 2017 – 6 week program running at Semaphore, Henley Beach, Seacliff and Christies Beach | Consecutive 5 day program running parallel with Vacswim at Port Noarlunga Beach | Age: 1 – 5 year olds




Wild Imagination | outdoor nature play vacation care and family events | 2 – 12 year olds

Step away from the screen and get back to nature! Give your kids the opportunity to explore, build, play and create in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Kids spend all day outside doing activities like nature craft, mud play, loose parts play, mud sports, bush cubby building and much more!

The event runs for 3 weeks and two types of sessions are available:

KIDS ONLY DAYS – All day care for kids aged 5-12 at the KIDS ONLY days. A great alternative to OSHC because they go from 8:30am – 5pm | $79 per child.

FAMILY SESSIONS for kids aged 2-12 to come with a caregiver. These go for 3 hours each and are a great way to explore nature together! $29 per child | 9 – 28 January 2017




  • Adelaide Sailing Club | Tackers Learn to Sail Courses | Details
  • Big Wedgie, Inflatable Waterslides | 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
  • Road & Cycle Safety Centre | Road Safety Education Lessons | Ridgehaven | Details
  • Todd Perry Tennis Academy | Christmas Holiday Tennis Clinic | 19 to 22 December | Rostrevor | Details
  • VacSwim Program 3 to 11 January – enrolments close 19 December | Details
  • Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Programs | Details
  • YMCA | Summer School Holiday Camps | Details
  • 25 Things to do in Summer | Nature Play SA | Details


CLICK HERE for our complete Summer School Holiday Guide

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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