Winter School Holiday Guide | Active Recreation & Sport | 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.


Active Recreation Sport winter school holiday

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Help fast track your child’s skills with the Intensive Learn to Swim program at Adelaide Aquatic Centre this July.

The intensive nature of the lessons provides students with the opportunity to receive focused tuition on their skill development in swimming and water safety whilst building on their confidence and endurance by swimming every day.

If you are one of those families with busy schedules who cannot make term time swimming lessons, this is a great alternative for your child to learn to swim.

It also gives them something productive to do during the school holidays. Book now for their school holiday program running Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017.



Australian Sports Camps

Join Australian Sports Camps for an invaluable three-day sports camp and improve your playing skills with their structured and progressive programs including specialist coaching sessions and guest sports stars! Guest stars Karyn Bailey, Maddy Proud and Tom Fields are already confirmed for the Winter Camps! Visit the ASC website for more information.

ASC’s 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 Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 July. 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: playandgowin17 when booking online. Cost $236 for three days instead of $295.




The SA Circus Centre has a huge program that includes circus, parkour and iPad movie making! The sessions all take place under the roof of their fully equipped centre so the winter chills and weather won’t be bothering anyone come rain, hail or shine! Choose from a half day, full day or a full week | 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 1: CIRKIDZ Holiday Program: Suggested ages 5 – 12 | Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July 2017
SOAR | It’s all about aerial trapeze, tissu silks, cloud swing, hoop and more!
OFF THE WALL | Tumbling, acrobatics, bouncing, trampoline, foam pit (plus plenty of crash mats).
NEW SESSION: 15 TRICKS IN THE MORNING/AFTERNOON | Try 15 different tricks in each session.
NEW SESSION: CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX | Pick your activities out of a hat!

Learn cool (and safe) ways to front sault, roll, climb, swing and vault over obstacles.

PROGRAM 3: LIGHTS, ACTION, CIRCUS with Kids, Camera, Action! Ages 9 – 12 | Thursday 20 and Friday 21 July. Two days of fun, movement & iPad movie making! Learn circus skills and then create your own short film and perform your own stunts!



Hockey SA

Hockey SA is pleased to offer School Holiday Clinics for boys and girls aged 6-17 these school holidays on July 18-20. 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.

Go 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: Tuesday 18 July, Wednesday 19 July and Thursday 20 July | 9.00am-3.00pm

Price: $59 one day, $99 for two days or $149 for three days. (Book before June 30 for Early Bird discount prices)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO or email Jose Rabet:



Latitude Adelaide

Get your adrenaline pumping these school holidays at Latitude.

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 is 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. Remember to bring your closed toe shoes for all the climbing activities. You won’t be able to climb without them.

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

CLICK HERE TO BOOK or call 1300 123 528


Mega Adventure

At Mega Adventure, the aerial SkyMate structure takes adventure to a whole new level of fun. Can you imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air or manoeuvring between obstacles like the floating esky, BMX bike and sky-high picnic table? And, for those who are up for the ultimate challenge, you can take a leap of faith from the ParaJump – all in the safety of Mega Adventure’s world-class equipment.

The SkyMate structure stands 26 metres tall and boasts over 50 different crossings. Obstacles vary in difficulty so guests can choose their own adventure. For those feeling less adventurous – you can enjoy uninterrupted and breathtaking views across Adelaide and West Beach from the SkyWalk. For the smaller ones, the MegaBounce bungee trampolines won’t disappoint.

The Mega Adventure experience is a universal one. As well as thrill-seekers, the park is the perfect location for corporate groups, families, bucks and hens groups, schools and parties.



Mega Courts Indoor Sports

MEGA COURTS INDOOR SPORTS is a new Indoor Sports Centre located in Windsor Gardens (only a 5-minute drive from the CBD). With over 5000m2 of Courts and facilities, their premier centre proudly boasts 4 x Mega Sized Courts (34m x 18m), 2 x Standard Indoor Courts, a Gym & Fitness Centre, Inflatable Fun Zone plus a Cafe’ – perfect for all indoor sports, recreational activities and MEGAFUN!

The Mega Courts centre currently runs sport leagues across Cricket, Netball and Soccer, Academy Programs, Club Training, Casual Court Hire, Birthday Parties and Corporate/Fundraising events.

Their MEGA INFLATABLE FUN ZONE is open all 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 and soccer skill shots, and lots more to explore.

2 hour come and play sessions from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm right through school holidays.

Cost: $12 per person |$10 per person (Groups of 8+) Bookings essential.



Netball SA

Future Stars Camp
Are you a budding netballer looking to learn new skills and take your game to the next level? Netball SA have the perfect program for you – the 2017 July Future Stars Camp. The respected two-day program gives players aged between 11 and 16 years the chance to develop their netball skills and work alongside some of South Australia’s most respected netballers and coaches.

Dates: Tuesday 18 July & Wednesday 19 July 2017


School Holiday Clinic
Mums, dads and carers – are you 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? The 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! 

Dates: Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July 2017


Ready Steady Go Kids

With the Winter weather about to set in, Ready Steady Go Kids will give your child the chance to use up plenty of energy while still remaining indoors!

These Holiday Programs are open to ALL children aged 3-6 years of age and cover aspects of THREE different sports in a fun, energetic, 2-hour session.
These holidays, Ready Steady Go Kids will be covering Soccer and Tennis in Session 1 and Hockey and Basketball in Session 2. Athletics games will be included in both Sessions.

Dates: Monday 17 & Wednesday 19 July 2017 | 9.45 – 11.45am
Location: 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 Fri July 14, 5pm. Payment after this date is $30 per session)


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 Bonython Park, right next to the Kiosk 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:

  • Fire – including toasting marshmallows, making damper and story time around the fire pit. (Fire safety is taught to all participants and the fire will be managed by a staff member at all times.)
  • Mud play – including mud kitchens and a mud obstacle course.
  • Nature crafts – including clay play, paint and paint brush making, stick craft, dream catchers and so much more!
  • Loose parts play – in the expanded ‘Inventors Playground’!
  • Bush cubby building – including knot tying and construction techniques.

Choose from 3 great options….KIDS ONLY days are open to primary school aged kids (5-12 years) and are a great alternative to Vacation Care. Open 8:15am-5.15pm, 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 10am-1pm. The area will be fully fenced to provide a safe and secure environment for guests. Tickets are essential.

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



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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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