What’s on in Adelaide these October school holidays

By Em Worthington

School holidaaaaaaays… my heart starts beating with a mixture of excitement to spend extra time with my little chooks and MASSIVE anxiety about to how.to.keep.them.entertained for two weeks!!

Good news is, there’s options a-plenty. For the outdoorsy kids, the sciencey kids, those who love getting grubby and the ones with a creative spark! This list is by no means exhaustive, but a bunch of things that looked like a blast. And if the kids are lucky, I might even take them along.

So if you’re after an idea or two about what’s on offer around Adelaide, take a squiz at some of these. Remember to check their websites for full details.

Em xx

1. Latitude school holiday offer

WHEN :: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October (from 3pm)

WHERE :: 13–15 Fosters Rd, Greenacres

COST :: $25 for 2 hours

WEBSITE :: https://www.latitudeair.com

2. Slime Time Walkerville

WHEN ::  Tuesday 2 October (9.30-10.30am)

WHERE :: 66 Walkerville Tce, Walkerville

COST :: $2 per child (suitable for ages 5–12 but must be accompanied by an adult)

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

3. Pumpt – indoor skate park  

WHEN :: open all school holidays – see website for details

WHERE :: 221 Marion Rd, Richmond

COST :: see website for details

WEBSITE :: https://pumpt.com.au/

4. ZOOcation Care school holidays program

WHEN :: Tuesday 2 October – Friday 12 October

WHERE :: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Rd, Adelaide 

COST :: $55 (members) $65 (non-members) for ages 5–12

WEBSITE :: https://www.adelaidezoo.com.au

5. Carclew spring holiday workshops and excursions  

WHEN :: Tuesday 2  – Thursday 11 October

WHERE :: various – see program

COST :: from $55 (half day workshop)

WEBSITE :: http://carclew.com.au

6. Patch Theatre’s Cranky Bear 

WHEN :: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 17 October

WHERE :: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Drive, Adelaide

COST :: $25 (ages 3–8)

WEBSITE :: https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

7. Big Market Adventures For Little Foodies 

WHEN :: programs vary – see website for detail

WHERE :: Adelaide Central Market

COST :: prices vary – see website for detail

WEBSITE :: https://adelaidecentralmarket.com.au

8. Cirkidz school holiday program 

WHEN :: Week 1 (Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 October) Week 2 (Monday 8 – Friday 12 October)

WHERE :: 27 Fifth St, Bowden

COST :: from $55 (half day)

WEBSITE :: http://www.cirkidz.org.au

9. Pop Up Science Centre: World Of Change 

WHEN :: Tuesday 9 October – Thursday 11 October

WHERE :: Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville 

COST :: $15 online, $20 at the door (bookings recommended)

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

10. Mega Adventure 

WHEN :: 10am – 6pm daily (last booking 4pm–6pm)

WHERE :: Adelaide Shores, 4 Hamra Ave, West Beach 

COST :: from $55

WEBSITE :: https://megaadventure.com.au/

11. Theatrebugs school holiday program 

WHEN :: varies per program – see website for details

WHERE :: Norwood, Unley, Glenelg, Golden Grove – see website for details

COST :: varies per program – see website for details

WEBSITE :: https://www.theatrebugs.com.au

12. Film Making Daycation Care at Burnside Library 

WHEN :: Thursday 11 October (10am–4pm)

WHERE :: Burnside Library – 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore

COST :: $70

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

13. School Holidays at the Botanic Gardens 

WHEN ::  Tuesday 2 – Thursday 11 October 

WHERE :: Botanic Gardens (Adelaide) or Wittunga Botanic Gardens (Blackwood)

COST :: From free to $25

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

Image credit :: @waynepearsonsnaps

14. Yoga For Families

WHEN :: Friday 12 October  (10am –12pm)

WHERE :: Campbelltown – 171 Montacute Rd, Newton

COST :: Free (ages 5–9 and parents) 

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

15. Family Fun Nature Play in the Parklands 

WHEN :: Weekends and public holidays (9am–12pm)

WHERE :: East Terrace, Corner of Halifax Street, Adelaide

COST :: $25 kids / $5 adults

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

16. Palaentology Rocks! 

WHEN :: Wednesday 10 October (10am–11am)

WHERE :: The Mawson Centre, 2–8 Main St, Mawson Lakes

COST :: $5

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

17. The Scientific Bubble Show 

WHEN :: Saturday 13 October (11am)

WHERE :: Prospect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect

COST :: $10

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

18. Burnside Youth Cooking For The Homeless 

WHEN :: Tuesday 9 October (9.30am–1.30pm)

WHERE :: Burnside Library – 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore

COST :: $15 (13–18 year olds)

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

19. Active Kids at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

WHEN :: Tuesday 2 –Thursday 11 October (9am–12pm)

WHERE :: SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre 443 Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park

COST :: $10 (members) $20 (casual)

WEBSITE :: http://www.saaquatic.ymca.org.au

20. Drop and Go Day Camps at Woodside Activity Centre

WHEN :: Tuesday 2 Friday – 12 October

WHERE :: Woodhouse Activity Centre, 37 Spring Gully Rd, Piccadilly

COST :: $50 (members) $65 (non-members)

WEBSITE :: http://woodhouse.org.au

21. Nature Play in the Adelaide Hills 

WHEN :: Monday 8 October (10am–12pm)

WHERE :: The Hut Community Centre, 100 Old Mt Barker Rd, Stirling

COST :: Free (but bookings required)

WEBSITE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

Image credit :: Jason Tyndall, Nature Play SA

22. Romeo’s Foodland Entree Children’s Cooking Classes 

WHEN :: throughout the school holidays

WHERE :: see website for locations

COST :: Free (bookings required)

WEBSITE :: https://scoffedcookingschool.com.au

 

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