Winter School Holiday Guide | Educational & Creative Fun | Jul 2017

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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.


Educational & Creative Fun winter 2017 school holiday

Adelaide Planetarium

Calling all star-gazers and junior astronauts, go and take a tour of the solar system!
Venture to the Adelaide Planetarium, a theatre with a domed-shaped ceiling and a star projector to realistically show the position of constellations, stars and planets. You can almost feel the earth turn as the projector rotates to simulate the motion of the earth’s rotation during the course of the night. One of the Planetarium’s experienced educators will guide you through the solar system before you experience one of their full dome movies.
Monday 10 July – Thursday 20 July 2017 | all tickets $8 each | bookings essential | *ages 3+ will require a ticket |  See session dates & times here

SciFun Days: Have fun with balloons! Make hovercrafts and have a ride on one yourself! 
Monday 10 July & Tuesday 11 July 2017  | choose an AM or PM session 10am – 1pm or 1.30pm – 4.30pm | only $22 per child (recommended age 5-11 year olds) | adult ticket $8 each

SciWorld Spectacular Show – there’ll be fire, there’ll be big bangs and there’ll definitely be Oohs and Aahs!

Planetarium & Mars Rover Mission Robotics Workshop – work with the Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots and learn all the coding needed to send yourselves on a Mars Rover Mission.
Monday 17 July 2017 | 2pm – 4.30pm | Cost $15 per child (recommended age 9-15 years) | Adult ticket $8 each

Astronomy for Kids Course – an introductory course tailored to kids, which is fun and educational!
Thursday 13 July 2017 | 2pm – 4pm | Course cost $20 per child (recommended age 7-11 years)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or phone 8302 3138.

Planetarium school holiday



Carclew’s Explore Arts Winter School Holiday Workshops

Carclew’s school holiday workshop program offers full day and half-day creative activities for kids aged 5 – 17 years in their stunning North Adelaide venue. Their team of professional artists present a broad range of inspiring, hands-on experiences that will nurture your child’s inner-artist and allow them to try out new experiences and make new friends. Their winter program includes some new workshop topics and a few favourites. There is also an opportunity for a deep-dive into the art of painting with a 3-day intensive.

Other workshops include shoe-box photography with Heidi Kenyon, screen printing with Kerri Ann Wright, weaving with Brooke Goyne and illustration with Robin Tatlow-Lord. And that’s only scratching the surface!

Special offer: Bring a friend for 1/2 price

Everyone loves spending time with their BFF, especially during the school holidays. Simply book your child into any full priced workshop and book a second place for 1/2 price. This offer applies to friends who haven’t attended an Explore Arts workshop in the last 12 months.

10 – 21 July | All workshops located at Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St North Adelaide


Carclew Explore Arts Winter School Holidays in Adelaide


Little Picassos

Little Picassos: Winter School Holiday ART Workshops

Join Little Picassos this Winter break for a selection of wonderful holiday classes in a studio setting that provides an inspirational and motivational Art space for children.

Their Art programs have something for everyone, classes with accompanying adults from 2 years, Drop and Go sessions from 4.5 years for 1, 2 or 3 hours, half and full day experiences in a variety of mediums including: drawing painting, printmaking, sculpture, clay, textiles and construction. If you choose more than one session on the day your child is fully supervised over the breaks, so you can make a full day of it.

Also available this Winter break is Art Camp, Clay Camp and teen workshops. All sessions over two days for the full artistic experience.

Classes running Monday 10 to Friday 17 July & Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017 | Times vary each day, please check their programs for details.

Two studio locations: GLENELG: 686 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg | HYDE PARK: Rear of 330 Unley Road, Hyde Park | As well as classes at Blackwood and Cumberland Park.



Migration Museum

8 – 23 July Hopes and Dreams at the Migration Museum

Australia’s migrants come with hopes and dreams for the future – what are yours?

Drop into the Migration Museum and explore why people come to Australia. Some people come as refugees – they have no choice. Others come because they have hopes and dreams. What are your hopes and dreams? Bara, from the Syrian Youth Forum, wants to be the best soccer player in the world and his classmate Khaled wants to set up a prestigious car yard of quality collectable vehicles, Hanan wants to be a famous photographer and Dania a doctor.

Write a Letter of Welcome to our newest Syrian arrivals after viewing their Forum exhibition, dream, draw and create your aspirations and make a tree of hope to take home and plant. 

When: Saturday 8 July to Sunday 23 July 2017 | 10.00am-4.00pm weekdays | 1.00-4.00pm weekends    Cost: FREE

Location:  82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide



National Motor Museum

8 – 23 July School Holidays at the National Motor Museum

Visit the National Motor Museum during the school holidays to explore over 400 vehicles including the ‘Big Foot’ from the Mad Max films. All children will receive a free souvenir the Wheelie Good Activity Book which contains a range of entertaining and informative activities that young visitors can explore while at the Museum. Kids can also interact with the video gaming machines in the Retro Gaming Lounge (includes the bespoke Virtual Reality racing game based on the 1990s Adelaide Grand Prix).

The extensive grounds of the Museum have barbeque areas and are ideal for large or small families and groups to get together.

When: Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 July 2017 | 10.00am-5.00pm     Cost: $6.50-15.50 | Family$35.00 | children under 5 free

Location: Shannon Street, Birdwood



Sciworld School Holiday Activities 

Come and see Sciworld’s ‘Fire and Ice’ show, explore the solar system in a stardome, learn something new in one of their workshops – Palaeontology, Illusions or Rocket Science. Explore the hands on interactive exhibits. Three hours of fun for only $15 per child (ages 5 – 16) with accompanying parents absolutely free!

Pop Up Science Centre: Science shows, stardome sessions, science workshops and exhibits galore!

Elizabeth 12-13 July | Wayville 18 – 20 July | 2pm – 5pm

Tickets available at the door on the day. $15 per child 5 – 15 years. Parents free!


July School Holidays Adelaide SciWorld


South Australian Maritime Museum

10 – 21 July Treasure Island – the other side of the story at the South Australian Maritime Museum

Treasure Island: the other side of the story gives us a glimpse into some of the things that can go wrong while sailing in search of excitement.

What was it like having to deal with pirates? What was it like if the food or the wind ran out? How did you cope if your clothes were washed overboard, and all you had were your pyjamas?  Follow Captain Pedro Pyjama and his crew on their adventure to almost discover some of the world’s greatest treasures… as they never quite make it to where they are going, or if they do are always the last to arrive. Come dressed in your pyjamas and you might join Captain Pedro’s crew!!

When: Monday 10 to Friday 21 July 2017 | performances weekdays at 11am and 1pm.   Cost: $6 per child. Explore the Museum, climb the Lighthouse and see the performance.

Location: 126 Lipson Street Port Adelaide



Woodhouse Activity Centre


With children spending so much time on electronic devices, a day at Woodhouse Activity Centre, just 15 minutes up the freeway, provides a wonderful opportunity to step away from the screen and really burn up some energy.

Just 15 minutes up the freeway, Woodhouse is offering nature based, fully facilitated day camps for boys and girls aged 6-15 in the July School holidays.



Quote ‘PG01’ and pay only $54 per day ( regular price $60). Hurry – limited spaces remaining!


Phone 8339 3333 to secure your child’s place. Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

Woodhouse Activity Centre July School Holidays Adelaide


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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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