South Australia Summer School School Holidays 2018/19
Saturday 15 December, 2018 Sunday 29 January, 2019
Summer + Christmas + School Holidays – does it get any better than that! Slip, slop, slap and wrap and get out in the sunshine to enjoy the best of what Adelaide has to offer in summer. Days at the beach, at the playground or get festive and check out Adelaide’s best Christmas light displays.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Code Like a Girl
Code Like a Girl is hosting Coding Camps and Coding Workshops for girls aged 8-11 and 12-15 in the school holidays January 2019. Girls will use coding to create digital art, learn how to build a website with HTML and CSS, and complete challenges to bring their creativity to life. Code Like a Girl’s coding camps and workshops compliments the SA curriculum. We put a great emphasis on providing girls with a nurturing environment to comfortably learn and explore different areas of coding at their own pace, based on their interests. Our coding camp is small in size at around 20 girls per cohort, and led by women who work in the tech and education industry. Our facilitators provide girls with inspirational female role models, not only addressing some of the barriers to women’s participation in STEM and entrepreneurship, but also encouraging more girls to realise their potential.
Code Camp: Creative Coding ages 8-11 – Jan 15-17 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Code Workshop: Creative Coding ages 12-15 – Jan 22 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Holdfast Bay Council
Summer Fun School Holiday Program
The Summer Fun School Holiday Program is being run from Monday 24 December 2018 to Saturday 26 January 2019. There are a range of different opportunities on offer for different ages and interests across the Holdfast Bay Council area including; water wars, sand mandalas and music workshops.
Bookings are essential and places are going fast so make sure to book on time to secure your spot. We hope you will enjoy the Summer Fun School Holiday Program.
For more information and registrations, visit
Theatre Bugs January School Holiday Programs
A fun and fabulous week filled with drama activities, rehearsing, and painting props which finishes with a production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST at 5pm on the last day. Students perform with a stage set and costumes. Every child has a special role to play and lines to learn.
Join Belle, The Beast, Gaston and a host of other magical characters as they bring this classic fairy tale and theatrical adventure to life.
Theatre Bugs has been teaching Adelaide’s children to act, sing, and dance for nearly 20 years and during that time many 1000’s of children have enjoyed attending the school holiday programs. It is always a thrill to see the wonderful performances the students are able to create in just 5 days.
Week 1: Norwood, Unley & Glenelg | Monday 7th – Friday 11th January
$230 for the 5 day program
Week 2: Norwood and Unley | Monday 14th – Friday 18th January
$230 for the 5 day program
Week 3: Norwood, Unley and Golden Grove | Monday 21st – Friday 25th January
$230 for the 5 day program
BOOK NOW BEFORE SOLD OUT!
Girl Power Workshops
GIRL POWER provide interactive well-being workshops for young girls aged 7-12 yrs. Their mission is to foster a positive mindset, inner confidence and resilience in girls at a young age, helping them embrace their own individuality and tackle challenges.
Workshops are based on positive psychology principles and delivered by way of fun, creative and engaging activities. Girls come away from the workshops knowing themselves better, understanding the power they have over their own lives and with increased social awareness.
Half-day and full-day In Dec and Jan at Glenunga and Golden Grove.
On 25th Jan GIRL POWER are also offering a workshop for teenage girls when we will covering healthy eating, body image, pilates, mindfulness, goal setting, stress management, goal setting and cyber safety
YMCA Summer Holiday Camp
Get ready because summer is indeed here and we are off to Goolwa! We will fill your day full of aquatic fun from swimming to kayaking, throw in some team challenges and a daytrip to Granite Island. Best of all, at the end of the day you’ll get to tent camp under the starry night sky!
Spend the happiest time of the year at Cirkidz!
Need to do some last minute shopping? Still at work? Cirkidz have got flexible half and full day holiday options for your family this December and January.
Cirkidz programs are built with a focus on mindfulness, safe risk taking, inclusion, social interaction and are reflective of the Future of Work requirements which predict the creative and strategic learning and thinking skills that students will need in the future.
Cirkidz also have the science to back us up! Recent UniSA research studies show an increase in student motivation and engagement as well as enhanced task management skills when participating in circus activities at school. So basically what we are saying is YES circus is really fun, but it’s also very beneficial for you!
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift?! How about giving the gift of circus? Cirkidz can custom make you a personalised voucher for any of our holiday programs or weekly classes, just ask!
5 – 12 year olds
Cirkidz December 2018/19 Holiday Program
$55 half day, $100 full day.
DECEMBER Week 1: Monday December 17th to Friday December 21st
Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Tuesday December 18th, 8:30am – 4:00pm.
JANUARY Week 1: Wednesday January 9th to Friday January 11th
Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Wednesday January 9th, 12:30pm – 4:00pm.
JANUARY Week 2: Monday January 14th to Friday January 18th
Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Monday January 14th 8:30am – 12pm, Wednesday January 16th 8:30am – 12pm and Friday January 18th 12:30pm – 4:00pm.
JANUARY Week 3: Monday January 21st to Friday January 25th
Parkour (8 – 12’s only): Tuesday January 22nd 8:30am – 4:00pm, Wednesday January 23rd 12:30pm – 4:00pm and Thursday January 24th 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Home Fresh Experience
Cheaper than a baby sitter!
$20 school holiday fun cooking classes
1.5 hours, shop, prep, cook and eat with the chef
Second special offer: Free Junior chef 2 hour lesson
Simply book and pay for 2 places in our 4 pm – 6 pm daily 2 hour lesson ($37 per child) and bring a 3 child/friend FREE www.homefreshcooking.com.au
Flash Mob Dance Spectacular: Workshops & Performance
This is your chance to be in a Flash Mob dance spectacular!
Come in a group, with your partner, with family members or solo. Join in the fun and celebrate your inner Bollywood dance style.
Workshops are run over 2 days with the final performance to be held on Saturday 23 February and a secret location.
Suitable for ages 12+
Registration required by Monday 4 February. Limited spaces available!
1st Dance workshop: Sunday 17 Feb 2019, 2pm–4pm
Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt
2nd Dance workshop: Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt
Flash mob performance: Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 6pm
Location to be revealed at rehearsal!
To register contact Elizabeth:
T 7420 6514 | [email protected]
National Institute of Dramatic Arts
Put your imagination into action this summer!
Help your kids put their imagination into action these school holidays with Australia’s leading centre for performing arts education and training! NIDA is bringing their most popular short courses to Adelaide this January for grades 4–12. Choose from NIDA Drama School, Auditions and Screen Tests, and NIDA Actors Project.
NIDA Open short courses are designed specifically for children and young people, and offer a fun and supportive learning environment that unlocks creative potential and builds confidence!
NIDA Open summer holiday program
7–13 January 2019
Once again NumberWorks’nWords are running their very popular School Holiday Program in January 2019. Kickstart your child’s resting brain after the long break and hit the ground running. Students who start the year well, keep the momentum all year.
Each student’s program is individualised and tailored for students commencing Reception through to Year 11 in 2019. The focus is to consolidate work and get a head start on the new work.
Sessions will run on Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 January 2019 only. Sessions are 2 hours. For best results, we recommend attending all days and to focus on one subject but you may choose selected days and to do both English and maths.
Places are limited so be sure to book as soon as possible!
When: Monday 21-Thursday 24 January 2019
Session 1 – 10am to 12:10pm
Session 2 – 1pm to 3:10pm
Where: NumberWorks’n’Words Norwood
53 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067 Australia
Cost: $112 per 2 hour session
Warrawong Kids Wild Life Club
It’s win/win! You can have a hassle-free day to yourself, to finish all your Christmas shopping, while your Warrawong Kid is having the time of their life.Introducing the all new “Warrawong Kids Wild Life Club”.
There are only 30 places available, so please book now.
Ever wondered how a peregrine falcon reaches speeds of 390 kph? Or why some birds are so vibrantly coloured? Ever wondered why parrots talk? Wonder no more. All the answers are revealed to Warrawong Kids in their Wild Life Club.
Warrawong Kids see up-close how the sleek feathers of a falcon differ from the stealth feathers of an owl and how the hooked beak of a peregrine
differs from the sabre-like beak of a kookaburra.
It’s hands-on, interactive, educational, and entertaining, Now tat’s edu-tainment!
It’s always a wild life at the Warrawong Kids Club.When: December 19 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Age: 8- 14 years
Limited to 30 spaces.
Included: Each Warrawong Kid receives an awesome green Kids Club hat, and we’ll even provide them with morning and afternoon tea.
BYO lunch and water bottle though.
Book Online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/W2U/WarrawongKidsWildLifeClub
If you have any questions, or require assistance with your booking, please call 8423 6030 or email [email protected]
SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY EVENTS
The Stinky Smelly Swamp
January 19 – 25 | Australian Company of Performing Arts, Thebarton
DON’T MISS OUT ON TAKING THE FAMILY TO SEE ‘THE STINKY SMELLY SWAMP’ presented by the Australian Company of Performing Arts.
Join the journey of a jolly green giant and his donkey, as they set out to rescue the princess and get back their stinky smelly swamp. But what happens when they stumble across the lord who is in search of the perfect marriage? Your favourite characters will have you in stitches of laughter throughout this incredibly comical show that includes interactive dancing and singing. Go and join them in the swamp!
Dates & Times
• Saturday 19 January 2019 | 10am & 12.30pm
• Monday 21 January 2019 | 10am (SOLD OUT) & 12:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
• Tuesday 22 January 2019 | 10am & 12.30pm
• Wednesday 23 January 2019 | 10am & 12.30pm
• Thursday 24 January 2019 | 10am (SOLD OUT) & 12.30pm
• Friday 25 January 2019 | 10am & 12.30pm (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: $15 p/p | Family Pass (4 people) $50.00
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/2317250831831342
Book tickets online at
Anne of Green Gables is coming to Collingrove Homestead!
A musical version of the classic tale of an orphan girl, Anne, who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Anne’s adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers, are both comical and heart-warming.
Emma Knights Productions has brought together a wonderful local cast featuring Issy Darwent as Anne and with food available to purchase from Saskia Beer we are delighted to be bringing the town of Avonlea to life in the beautiful Angaston region! Directed by Benjamin Maio Mackay with choreography by Vanessa Redmond and musical direction by Emma Knights, this musical is the longest running musical in the world. Only on from the 14th to 16th of December with tickets starting from $30!
Join Sarah & Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.
Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop
Sarah & Duck’s Petting Zoo
An afternoon of baby animal fun.
19 January 11am-2pm
Book online at
Deadly 60 Downunder
Get the kids off the couch and into the world of wildlife and adventure this school holidays!
Star of TV’s Deadly 60 Steve Backshall is returning to the Adelaide Festival Centre on January 27 with his new show Deadly 60 Down Under, featuring LIVE ANIMALS ON STAGE!
Join Steve as he shares some of the wildest Deadly footage of his times in Australia … being lowered from a helicopter to dangle into a crocodile’s nest, or hand catching the world’s most venomous octopus just off Sydney Harbour. Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun.
Don’t miss Steve Backshall and some of Australias deadliest wildlife IN ADELAIDE this school holidays.
Adelaide Festival Centre Festival Theatre – 27 January 11am and 2pm
Book online at
YMCA Mega Fun Day
Ever wanted to prove you’re not afraid of heights? Well now is the time! Tackle the dizzying high wires at Mega Adventure Park, enjoy a delicious lunch and then we’ll take on The Big Wedgie, the tallest inflatable waterslide in the world!
We have two activity days and have split the age groups, with our 8-12’s on the 18th December and our 13-16’s on the 19th.
Cost is $50per person which covers entry to bothvenues and your lunch. Transport available from YMCA centres at an extra cost
What are you waiting for, sign up now!
Santos Tour Down Under
Summer holidays are here which mean the Santos Tour Down Under is just around the corner
Looking for something different to do outdoors with the kids this summer? The Santos Tour Down Under, Australia’s Greatest Cycling Race, has a range of options to get you out and about. Win a Family Ride registration for two adults and two kids, or spots for two kids in the Mini Tour For Kids. <how to enter>
Family Ride Sunday 13 January
Ride with your family on the Down Under Classic route in Adelaide before the international cycling superstars. Ride as many laps as you can in an hour and feel like the latest UCI WorldTour team.
Mini Tour For Kids Sunday 13 January
Children aged 6-12 years can feel like a UCI WorldTour cyclist when they ride sections of track used at the Down Under Classic in Adelaide before the pros hit the same route.
Santos Tour Down Under | Australia’s Greatest Cycling Race
10-20 January 2019
The popular World Tennis Challenge Kids Day is back!
Monday 7 January, 2019.
10am-12pm at Pinky Flat, Adelaide Riverbank (Opposite Tennis SA)
Come and try fun tennis activities for FREE including ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, Speed Serve, Match Play and Hit The Target.
Plus enjoy face painting, jumping castle, balloon artist and
a water slide – so pack your bathers!
There will also be an opportunity to meet World Tennis Challenge Players!
Register at kidstennisday.worldtennischallenge.com/Welcome.aspx
The Twilight Markets are held on the beautiful Semaphore Foreshore Park on select Friday nights during December and January each year from 6-9pm.
Each market is different with the organisers handpicking unique and distinctive stall holders. There are ethically produced items, handmade arts and crafts of every kind, vintage fashion and great food vans.
The Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets is a family-orientated marketplace with plenty of stalls and a lovely relaxed ambiance. The perfect way to end the working week.
The Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets are on the following Friday nights
21 & 28 December 2018
4 & 18 January 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO/PLACES TO VISIT
The Big Wedgie
Check out The Big Wedgie event during the Summer School Holidays at West Beach Parks, Military Road, West Beach! Open every day – including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! (Excludes Christmas Day.)
The Big Wedgie is the world’s tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide! They even have the world record to prove it…At a whopping 18.2 meters tall and 82 meters long, The Big Wedgie is not for the faint-hearted and is definitely a thrill ride! With a massive 55 degree drop, you are sure to have a blast rocketing down the steep slope while being soaked in water!
Also coming along for the ride is brand new slide, The Big Chucka! Calling all thrill-seekers… The Big Chucka is an extreme vertical free fall with an exhilarating 80 degree plunge, catapulting riders up to 8 meters into the air onto an inflatable pillow!
Less extreme but perfect for kids, The Big Wedgie event also consists of 3 smaller slides: The Just Right Wedgie, The Little Wedgie and the brand new Little Skidda!
The Big Wedgie event is made up of 5 awesome slides that are perfect for all ages and thrill levels. Fun for the whole family!
Tickets are on-sale now at www.thebigwedgie.com.au
At Kids in Adelaide, we’re giving you 10% off online tickets for the Summer School Holidays! Use this code at the checkout: KIDSINADELAIDE
(Online tickets only. Excludes online specials. Not valid with any other offer.)
These school holidays at Adelaide Zoo, come face to face with spiders as long as horses, wasps the size of tigers and dinosaurs bigger than a building.
Step into a prehistoric world and get up close to gigantic animatronic insects and dinosaurs displayed throughout the zoo.
Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s largest creatures and learn all about what life was like millions of years in the past.
This enormous experience starts Boxing Day. Be there!
Adelaide Zoo. 26 December – 28 January
Ready to explore the universe these school holidays?
The Adelaide Planetarium provides the whole family with a budget-friendly, fun and informative learning experience.
Within the dome-shaped theatre, your family will be immersed in a realistic simulation which shows the position of constellations, stars and planets. After a trip through the solar system, sit back and experience one of our full dome movies, such as Tilt, Tycho to the Moon, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, Cosmic Collisions, or Journey to the centre of the Milky Way.
For more information, timetables, and to book visit:
Mega Fast Karts is Adelaide’s Ultimate Indoor Entertainment Centre
With Go Karts, Dodgem Cars, Bouncy Castles, Arcade Centre and Laser Skirmish all under the same roof.
Plenty of things to do for the whole family. With 3 types of Go Karts from Dual Seater for passengers as young as 5 year old driven by an adult, Junior Karts for kids 9 years old and 138cm tall and the Senior Kart from 14 year old and 148cm tall.
The building is fully indoors and fully air conditioned.
Plenty of package deals available, see website for details.
Call 08 8443 9755 for bookings and enquires
6/9 Deacon Ave, Richmond
Enjoy as a kid Lazin’ & Grazin’ with BBQ Buoys!
The summer holidays aren’t only for the kids, am I right?
Grab your girlfriends and chill out 2 hours floating on the Torrens enjoying some nice SA wine and beer. Childrens and grown ups of all ages can come and experience the city from a Buoy!
BBQ Buoys is a BBQ + boating + party + fun experience company. BBQ Buoys brings the best of our Aussie lifestyle. Rent a donut-shaped boat with a BBQ on board where you can grill your own lunch! You can select the table option if you prefer to have some nibbles or cold meat on board. There’s a giant sun umbrella on board too. Just add drinks and nibbles and up to 10 of your friends and it equates to everyone having a brilliant time on the most picturesque city river in the country
Save 15% at Escape Hunt Adelaide these school holidays!
Escape Hunt, located in Rundle Mall, is a thrilling, immersive experience. Enter one of three themed rooms, tasked with a mystery to solve. Choose from Great White Killer, The Deadly Discovery or The Collector’s Curse.
As the clock ticks down, you’ll need to hunt for clues, solve puzzles and unlock locks in order to crack the case and escape the room. It’s brain-bending, adrenaline-pumping fun for the whole family.
Kids must be 7 years or over and one player in each room must be 16 or over.
If you’re looking for the ultimate school holiday experience, that will have them buzzing until school goes back, then book an Escape Hunt today.
Escape Hunt is offering Kids in Adelaide readers 15% off standard games Mon-Fri from 17 December to 25 January.
Use the code KIA15 when booking online.
Adelaide Oval Stadium Tours
These Christmas holidays take the kids on an unforgettable journey behind the scenes on an Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour.
Together you’ll discover hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments in the history of this world-famous sporting arena. The kids will love following in the footsteps of their sporting heroes as they run onto to 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.
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 South Australia. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.
Fairy Garden Hahndorf
An easy drive from Adelaide The Fairy Garden Hahndorf is your one stop shop for all your Fairy needs. They can help you create your own fairy garden or simply add to your existing one. The Fairy Garden have many houses both solar and wooden, fairies galore, gnomes and elves to complete your collection.
Take a walk up the garden path, remember to ring the bell on the way up to let the fairies know you are coming and don’t forget to get some fairy dust to make a wish in the well. Everyone should find a way “to be off with the fairies”
Open everyday EXCEPT Wednesdays 10:30 until 4pm and 11:30 until 4:30pm on weekends.
School Holiday Fun Program at The Parks
Keep the kids active and entertained these holidays with our engaging School Holiday Fun sessions at The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre. The program includes a variety of exciting activities such as Pool Inflatable, Water Sports, Ninja Warrior Challenge, Learn to Skate, as well as theatre shows, arts & crafts and more!
Sessions run from 9am to 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the December and January school holidays for as little as $8.
Special offer for KIDS IN ADELAIDE readers: mention this add when booking one or more School Holiday Program sessions & receive a Free Family Pass to The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre!
Ingle Farm Recreation Centre
Ingle Farm Recreation Centre has a range of activities these Summer school holidays to choose from to keep the kids happy, active and entertained.
The options these school holidays include:
– Public Roller Skating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday**
– Mega Kindigym 19th of December (Christmas themed) & 16th of January (Kung Fu Panda Themed) -Suitable for ages between 1 and 5 years old*
– Learn to Skate 18th of January*
– Squash Clinics*
**The Centre will be closed from 22nd of December until the 6th of January 2019
Visit Facebook page and website for more information
Hahndorf Farm Barn
A unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. Hold, touch and feed most of our animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. The Farm Barn prides themselves on providing the best school holiday activities in Adelaide! There are many activities for kids at the farm and you can easily spend hours here enjoying quality time with your family.
- Play in our playground and sand pit!
- Milk a cow
- Bottle feed baby lambs
- Cuddle baby rabbits and guinea pigs
- Hold baby chicks
Open 10am-4pm daily with a reptile show at 12.30 Sat and Sun and Farm Shows daily at 11am and 2.30pm
Looking for adventure these school holidays? Get heart’s racing this summer on Adelaide’s leading climbing course at Mega Adventure with more than 80 aerial crossings a thrilling free-fall jump and our favourite, the Crows Nest – a 30-metre, near-vertical climb.
Climb to the peak of Australia’s premier aerial park and take in the unique year-round beautiful views of the ocean, city and Adelaide Hills with sunset climbs available. Kick-back with friends and family at the licensed onsite café and relax after the climb.
Mega Adventure is open daily from 10am to 6pm and is located within Adelaide Shores, on the corner of Military Road and Hamra Avenue, West Beach.
Mega Adventure Parks have operated internationally for almost a decade and invests heavily in safety, training and equipment to ensure adults and children are thoroughly taken care of.
Mega Courts Indoor Sports
LASER TAG – INDOOR & OUTDOOR SPECIAL OPZ!!
Laser Tag has come to Mega Courts Indoor Sports, with state of the art weapons, giving a realistic combat experience. These world leading laser guns have come straight out of the USA. Be one of the first in Adelaide to experience Mega Courts Laser Tag these school holidays or book it in for your next Birthday Party!
Outdoor Laser Tag 2,500 sqm Urban Battlefield
- Set in an 2500 Sqm Urban Battlefield with a wireless technology and LED providing a Day or Night experience.
- Parties, group bookings, open play sessions
- Groups of up to 40 players.
Indoor Laser Tag
- Saturday & Sunday open play sessions.
- Friday night parties, Daytime Saturday & Sunday parties available
St Clair Recreation Centre
Come and try roller-skating at the brand-new, redeveloped St Clair Recreation Centre!
With our fully enclosed, purpose built roller-skating rink, you’ll have a blast whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional.
Just mention this ad for $8 skating during our public skating sessions.
Public skate times:
Fridays 6pm to 9pm
Saturdays 12pm to 4pm
Sundays 12pm to 4pm
SA Whale Centre
Did you know the Leafy Sea Dragon is the marine emblem of South Australia? Learn all about these fascinating and unique reef animals while getting involved with games and craft activities that can include creating your very own camouflage oceanic habitat, moulding a 3D sea creature that glows in the dark and more!
Sessions run every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the school holidays from 2pm-3pm.
Bookings essential, call the SA Whale Centre on 8551 0750 or book on Eventbrite below
Gorge Wildlife Park
Get in touch with your favourite Aussie animals these school holidays!
Feed and hang out with kangaroos, pat or cuddle a koala and meet beautiful dingoes, wombats, Tasmanian devils and more.
There is also a variety of exotic animals to be seen including Meerkats, Otters, Alligators and a range of monkey species.
Koalas come out for pats and cuddles daily at 11.30am, 1.30 and 3.30pm
(*subject to weather conditions).
Visit on the last Sunday of the month between 12.30 – 3.00pm and keepers bring out a variety of reptiles, birds, mammals and dingoes to meet visitors!
The next UNLEASHED sessions will be held on the 30th December and 27th January (*subject to weather conditions).
Mention or present this ‘Kids in Adelaide’ offer to receive 20% discount on full priced Adult and Child entry for up to 4 people. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer and expires 31/1/19
Grinch Slime Workshop at Seaford Library
Learn how to make green slime at the Seaford Library’s ‘Grinch Slime Workshop’ on Friday 21 December 2018 (10.30-11.30am). This is a FREE activity for ages 5+ years. Parental supervision requiredBookings are essential (booking registration opens on 05 December 2018).
For further enquiries, please phone Seaford Library on 8384 0044.
* A Children’s University validated activity.
CHECK OUT THE MUSEUMS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
GooRoo Animation – Make Your Own Movies! at the Motor Museum
Are you the next Steven Spielberg? Visit the National Motor Museum this school holidays and find out!
GooRoo Animation Claymation workshops will teach you about what goes into making a film, giving you a behind the scenes glimpse into producing an animated movie at a professional level. Be inspired by the vehicles on display, and create your own plasticine car to be the star of the show!
Movies will be filmed and put together using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. They will then be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel so you can share them with all your friends and family.
02 – 06 January 2019 | 11am – 3pm, free with Museum admission (bookings preferred)
National Motor Museum: Shannon Street, Birdwood
Create a Souvenir at the Migration Museum
Do you like to collect souvenirs to remember the places you visit? Maybe badges, spoons, fridge magnets or snow domes?
These holidays visit the Migration Museum to see the latest exhibition Greetings From…the Power of Souvenirs. Discover the stories behind treasured keepsakes from around the world, be inspired by the weird and wonderful items on display, and craft your very own snow dome of memories.
Suitable for ages 5 to 12 years
Cost: $10 plus booking fee per child – the museum will supply all the materials you need
2 – 25 January 2019 | 11am and 2pm Monday – Friday, $10 ages 5 to 1
Someone or something has been lost in the halls of the Migration Museum! Join them during the holidays to help solve the puzzle of the lost museum items. Visit the front foyer for your trusty Detective Kit and then use your wits to solve the mystery. Young visitors will be rewarded with a healthy prize on completion of their detective work.
15 December – 25 January 2019 | 10am – 5pm weekdays, FREE ages 5 to 1
The Big Book of Pirates at the Maritime Museum
Join the South Australian Maritime Museum for the Big Book of Pirates, a guide for the brave, the not so brave, and the total scaredy-cats amongst you, into the world of pirates!
Watch the not quite ferocious Captain Salmon Beard, and his not very mean and only a little bit horrible crew, as they bumble their way across one or two of the seven seas, with The Big Book of Pirates as their guide!
Do they have what it takes to join the celebrated pantheon of such famous pirates as Bluebeard, Long John Silver, and the notorious pirate queen Teuta of Illyria? Or will it all end in disaster, mayhem, and an awkward retreat back home?
Come dressed in your pirate gear, follow the crew on their blundering misadventures, and maybe even show them a thing or two!
7 to 25 January 2019 | Weekdays performances at 11am and 1pm, $6 per child includes the lighthouse (bookings not required).
National Rail Museum
The Semaphore Steam Train season ‘goes up a gear’, when it starts running EVERY DAY from
Wednesday 26 December through to the end of the January School Holidays.
Trains will depart from the Semaphore Jetty station from 11am to 4pm…..approx every hour, depending on demand. Each trip takes about 35 minutes return to Fort Glanville.
The train is not permitted to run if the Adelaide forecast temperature is 35 degrees or higher. Adults – $8 | Child (3-15 yrs) – $6 | Family Pass (up to 4 – one must be a child): $20