Winter School Holiday Guide | Animal Adventures | Jul 2017

winter july school holiday guide

Winter Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the July 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 Winter Holidays 2017 category.

Animal Adventures winter 2017 school holiday

Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Zoo

Keep little and big people alike busy these school holidays and visit the adorable baby giraffes at Monarto Zoo or join the fun of free arts and crafts during the week from 11am to 1pm at Adelaide Zoo! Learn from their keepers about their furry, feathered and scaly animals and immerse yourself in nature.

Did you know you can visit Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Zoo for half price?
Enjoy the best of both zoos these school holidays when you purchase a ‘Two Zoos Pass’ and get 50% off the price of your ticket to the second zoo!

Plus, make sure you book your little monkeys in now for their popular vacation care program! Your kids can spend a fun-filled day of nature-based learning with their qualified conservation educators and get to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home!  

Adelaide and Monarto Zoo are open every day from 9.30am – 5pm.

For extra fun, download the Adelaide Zoo app to your smartphone to discover more and to have a virtual keeper in the palm of your hand!


Share the wonder at Adelaide Zoo Winter School Holidays


Animal Farm Goolwa

At the Animal Farm Goolwa, from 10am to 4pm every day throughout the school holidays, you can feed the goats, lambs, chooks, emus and lots of other animals. Children can interact with small animals in the barn and meet the rescue joeys, look in on the pigs, have a chat with our cocky and galahs, feed the donkeys or sheep in their paddocks. Take a free trailer ride too! The ever popular pony rides will also be available every day, subject to the weather, (be sure to book on arrival).

Why not enjoy a coffee and snack in the café too at Animal Farm Goolwa.  Admission is just $8 per child and $10 per adult. Pony rides $5.
Located next to Goolwa Airport on Airport Road. See Google here for directions or Trip Advisor (Award Winner 2015 & 2016) for details.

It’s a wonderful day out for the whole family. Contact: 0451 502 858.




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. Play in their brand new playground and sand pit too.


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Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway

Gum Boots are a must! July School Holidays Paddock to Plate and Train Experience

Put on your boots, Throw on a coat, and let’s go ‘slosh in the mud’.

How do sheep keep warm and dry in winter? What does hay taste like? How do you know if your eggs are good or bad? Can you blow a cow horn or crack a whip?

All these questions and many more will be answered as the Farmer’s wife shows you around the farm.
Make butter, collect the eggs, grind wheat, and learn to crack a whip. Discover about the food chain and find out why poo is an important part of a healthy farm. Walk the paddocks and learn how Mother Nature prepares itself for winter. The children will be learning about farms and farm animals without even knowing it; they will think it is all fun.

Have a train ride, play on the hands-on railway displays and have a go at the outdoor old fashioned games. Then feed the friendly farm animals, blow cow horns, walk the open paddocks and then warm up in the undercover picnic area with yummy homemade pancakes. So bring your coat and wear your rubber boots. Bookings are essential.

Tuesday 11 July at 1pm |Thursday 13 July at 1pm | Saturday 15 July at 9.30am | Sunday 16 July at 9.30am | Wednesday 19 July at 1pm | Friday 21st July at 1pm
Cost: $10 child 2-5 years,$15 child over 5 years, $18 adult


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Want even more inspiration for the July 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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