Winter School Holiday Guide | Family Fun & Entertainment | 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.

Family Fun & Entertainment winter school holiday

Adelaide Oval 

Take the kids on an unforgettable journey behind the scenes on an Adelaide Oval Tour. Together you’ll visit areas that are usually inaccessible and learn about the heritage of Adelaide Oval while being entertained with stories of legends and characters who have contributed to the Oval’s rich history.

The kids will love following in the footsteps of their sporting heroes as they run onto the ground to the roar of a 50,000-strong crowd through the interactive player’s race. You’ll also get to climb the stairs to the 100-year-old heritage-listed scoreboard and gain an insight into match-day preparations inside the players’ change-rooms.

Adelaide Oval Tours are led by expert volunteer guides who share captivating tales of the venue, the sporting greats who have competed here and the Oval’s iconic status in SA.

Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Please visit their website for departure times or call their team on 08 8205 4700.

Prices: Adults $24 | Concession $19 | Child (5-15years) $14


Adelaide Oval Winter School Holidays Adelaide


Free Bubble Soccer

FREE Bubble Soccer is back for the July school holidays! Round up your kids and head along to Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga (Southern end) for a game of free bubble soccer. Kids will be able to don an inflatable bubble suit that allows them to run, bounce, roll and spin, all while playing a game of soccer…and bumping into other bubbles. Adults welcome to join in too!

No soccer skills or bookings are required, just a willingness to have fun! Games last for a maximum of 10 minutes, leaving plenty of time for a food truck lunch.

Dates & Times: Thursday 13 July 2017 | Friday 14 July 2017 | Thursday 20 July 2017 | Friday 21 July 2017 | 11am – 2pm


Bubble soccer in Victoria Square


Event Cinemas

Escape the winter chills while entertaining the kids these school holidays by catching one of these family titles on the BIG SCREEN!

DESPICABLE ME 3:  another fun-filled romp with Super-Villain turned Crime-fighter GRU.

CARS 3: for those with a need for speed, CARS 3 has Lightning McQueen setting out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: Finishing up the holiday line-up is DIARY OF A WIMPY KID – The Long Haul. What could be more fun than a Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party? Things go hilariously off-course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Why not catch all of these great movies at Event Cinemas Marion or GU Film House Glenelg! Not a CineBuzz member? Why not check out Event Cinema’s free Movie Club membership, for special advanced screenings and discounted offers.




Hop over to Kangaroo Island these school holidays with kids travelling FREE on SeaLink ferries! While children under 3 always travel free, when booking one or two paying adults and a vehicle, up to two kids (aged 3 to 14 years) travel free to Kangaroo Island, saving families up to $100!

It’s a magical time of year to visit Kangaroo Island with the wildlife coming out in the cooler months. See echidnas roaming, watch as joeys peek out of their Mother’s pouches and admire the pods of dolphins by the coast, or the Southern Ocean Whales as they migrate past the island. Offer valid for travel until 31 August 2017.



Stamford Plaza & Stamford Grand School Holiday Special

In a unique opportunity for families Stamford Hotels and Resorts have put together a program that gives parents and carers a break whilst the kids get to enjoy a sensational range of fun activities – as well as having time to spend together as a family. 

Staying at Stamford Plaza in the city, or Stamford Grand in Glenelg, is Child’s Play these school holidays. Plan a family getaway and enjoy this great offer which includes: 
♥ FREE Kid’s Activity Sessions
♥ FREE Wi-Fi
♥ FREE Self Parking

While the kids play, you can relax and enjoy a meal in one of their great restaurants! Find out more about the deal here.


Stamford Plaza Stamford Grand Adelaide school holiday special


Winter Wonderland Glenelg

Winter Wonderland is back at Glenelg this July! You can strap on your skates and glide under SA’s first clear domed marquee on Moseley Square. This year there’s also a 25 metre long genuine ice slide for Tobogganing. Whether it’s rain, hail or shine; morning, noon or night, take the family to skate by Adelaide’s favourite beach.

1 hour skating sessions available at 10am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm, 5.30pm and 7.00pm.
An additional 8.30pm skate session is available Friday and Saturday nights only.

Sunday to Thursday | 10.00am to 8.00pm | Friday and Saturday | 10.00am to 9.30pm.


      • Morphett Vale Miniature Train Rides | Details
      • National Railway Museum Fun Fair | 20 to 23 Jul 2017 | Details
      • Sensory Screenings | Event Cinemas Marion | Details
      • Sasmee Park Train Rides | Details
      • Winter Wonderland Ice Skating at Glenelg | 1 to 23 Jul 2017 | Details
      • Winterfest Ice Skating at Port Adelaide | 14 to 23 Jul 2017 | Details



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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