Saturday 14 December, 2019 Monday 27 January, 2020

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.



Engaging Circus Programs at Cirkidz!

School’s out and circus is in! Cirkidz have got five full on fun packed days to keep the kids active and busy before Christmas. Drop them off for a full or half day while you work or do any last minute holiday shopping. With over 35 years experience in delivering fun and engaging holiday programs, your kids will have a great experience with Cirkidz. Circus is great for the mind and the body, so let’s see what it can do for your family!

December Week 1: Monday Dec 16th – Friday Dec 20th
January Week 1: Wednesday Jan 8th – Friday Jan 10th
January Week 2: Monday Jan 13th – Friday Jan 17th
January Week 3: Monday Jan 20th – Friday Jan 24th
$55 half day, $100 full day.

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).
CIRCUS PICK’N’MIX: Pick your activities out of a hat!
READY, SET, CIRCUS!: circus games and challenges!
PARKOUR: 8 – 12 year olds: Learn cool (and safe) ways to roll, climb, swing and vault over obstacles.

NEW SESSION: POP! Circus! (one only!)
Jump and dance your way through the circus as you create awesome musical routines!
Participants will learn a variety of circus skills and movement techniques, then put it all together with musical favourites. Circus, choreography and craziness all in one afternoon!

Full program |

January School Holiday Program at Theatre Bugs

A fun and fabulous week filled with drama activities, rehearsing, and painting props which finishes with a production of CINDERELLA 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 Cindarella, the Wicked Sisters, her Fairy Godmother, and Prince Charming 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 21 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: Unley, (Norwood and Glenelg sold out)
Monday 6th – Friday 10th January
$235 for the 5 day program

Week 2: (Sold Out)
Monday 13th – Friday 17th January
$235 for the 5 day program

Week 3: Norwood and Unley (selling fast)
Monday 20th – Friday 24th January
$235 for the 5 day program

or call 83321228


Lots more coming soon…

Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker

Experience the world’s most beloved ballet live on stage when The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker at the Adelaide Festival Centre these school holidays.

Join the narrator and a festive cast of characters at a marvellous Christmas party that transforms into a spellbinding adventure. Children are fully immersed in the story and help make magic happen on stage.

Storytime Ballet is an interactive and educational ballet experience that encourages kids to learn and explore their love of dance! Packed with wonder and delight, it is the perfect first ballet experience for little boys and girls.

The perfect Christmas gift tiny dancers won’t forget!

Website | Book Tickets


Adelaide Planetarium

Join the Adelaide Planetarium these school holidays for fun-filled family activities!

At the Adelaide Planetarium, you can experience the wonders of our universe up close. Guided by our astronomers, travel through space to learn about the solar system, constellations, and mysteries of the cosmos.

With special school holiday programs including arts and craft sessions and evening telescope sessions*, the Planetarium offers plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained over summer. Choose from a variety of movies to watch on our dome-shaped ceiling. There are movies for all ages!

Conveniently located at Mawson Lakes, the Planetarium will be running school holiday activities throughout January, plus our usual Saturday Sessions.

To make a booking or for more information, please visit our website.

*Weather permitting.

Skating at St Clair Recreation Centre

Get your skates on and get down to St Clair Recreation Centre these school holidays!

With sessions running every Monday and Wednesday (except the weeks of Christmas and New Year), there are plenty of opportunities to give it a go!
As one of the few air-conditioned stadiums in Adelaide, and the only that offers public skating sessions, there’s no better place to skate.

Whether you’re an experienced skater, part-time or have never even tried on a pair, St Clair is the ideal venue to skate these holidays!

*Bookings essential to guarantee place.

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 (including 16th – 20th of December). Centre is closed from the 21st December until 6th of January.
  • Mega Kindigym 18 December (Christmas theme with a visit from Santa)*, 15th January (Kung Fu Panda theme with a visit from Po!)* &  22nd January (Lil Aussies theme)*
  • Learn to Skate 17th & 22nd January*
  • Squash Clinics*

*Bookings Required

Visit Facebook for more information

Latitude Summer Sessions

We’ve found the ultimate summer experience for all thrill seekers!

Latitudes presents all NEW Summer Sessions that feature 15 action-packed hours of activity floor fun to smash The Grid, perfect your flips, learn new tricks and scale new heights!

The ultimate Summer Sessions Pack features 15 general sessions for each Summer VIP to use when and how they like, plus 3 FREE Frozen Cokes, 10% off any item at Basecamp Café, and a Summer essentials pack full of goodies, and it’s only $99. Grab yours now and make it an epic January at Latitude!

Mega Courts

Mega Courts Indoor Sports is a open and inviting environment for kids of all ages to enjoy whether it be for our fun and exciting ever changing inflatable zone or whether it be to jump in on some court action playing one of our many sports available.

Or for the over 8s take a challenge in our new expanded laser tag area or for those over 12s or bigger kids at heart try your luck at our new Gel Ball.

Mega Courts Indoor Sports is a great and exciting place for kids to have birthday parties offering a range of new packages including Sports, Laser Tag and Gel Ball. Packages starting from $34pp and suitable for all ages.

AFL Max Summer of Fun!

What are you going to do with the kids these holidays? By now you probably feel like you’ve done it all, but it’s going to be hot, and the kids need to play, right? Well AFL Max has got you covered. Our brand new air-conditioned venue has everything you could need for you to relax while the kids run themselves out. Chill out at the café or the bar upstairs, grab a bite to eat and kick back with our big screen and grandstand seating overlooking the entire venue. Or better yet, grab yourself a pass and get amongst it with them.

Introducing the AFL Max Summer of Fun! With so much to do inside Adelaide’s newest and Australia’s first AFL themed play and development centre, your kids really will have the best Summer here with us. With different zones committed to all kinds of fun like indoor rock climbing, indoor trampolines, giant interactive gaming screens, inflatable games and obstacle courses, and let’s not forget all the AFL play you could dream of. AFL Max is the place to be! Jump online and book your session today, or if you’re serious about making your mark then step up for our Summer of Fun Pass – a 10 visit Multi Pass for $150!

Woodhouse Activity Centre 'Drop & Go' Day Camps

{KIDS ONLY, 13 days to choose from}

You’ve asked for it and Woodhouse has delivered, having now extended their hugely popular ‘drop & go’ day camps to include THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS on top of the usual LAST 2 WEEKS OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! Wonder no more what you’re going to do with the kids while you’re finishing up work, present/food shopping, party planning or simply winding down after a gigantic year – Woodhouse has you covered.


Head in for the day, or pitch a tent and extend your stay! Just 10 minutes up the freeway, explore 54 hectares of gumtree-studded countryside with unlimited use of Woodhouse activities including:

30+ obstacles on CHALLENGE HILL
THE LABYRINTH – giant split level maze
2 fast and furious TUBE SLIDES (weekends only)
9 ‘hole’ DISC GOLF – like regular golf, but with a Frisbee!

Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel

The Mix 102.3 GIANT WHEEL has returned to The Bay for summer! Head to Glenelg this weekend – it’s open NOW.

SkyLine Attractions Observation Wheel is the tallest travelling, portable observation wheel in Australia, at 35 metres high, with 24 gondolas that seat up to 144 people at capacity.

This will again be located near Glenelg Jetty, and it will be running from 9.30am to 10pm daily from 23 November to February 22, 2020. (Excludes Christmas Day and weather permitting.)

Tickets are $10 each or $30 per gondola and can be purchased online or at the site.

Tag @kidsinadelaide in your social media pics for your chance to WIN more rides on us! Look for our sticker in your gondola!

Book on the link below for early bird 30% discounted tickets.

Fairy Garden Hahndorf

The Fairy Garden is one of those little treasures you stumble across when walking through Hahndorf. At the top of the garden path you will find the 150 year old barn full of fairies, elves, pixies, unicorns, gnomes, dragons, fairy doors and houses of all shapes and sizes! If you are looking to start a fairy garden or add to an existing one, we have everything you need to make the magic happen! We have items to suit all budgets with prices starting at $2.50. If you are Christmas shopping with the kids we can have your purchases packaged while they take a pinch of fairy dust and make a wish in the well! We always aim to make secret purchases easy for you, we understand how difficult it can be to Christmas shop with kids around.

Open everyday except Wednesdays. Please check our Facebook page for opening/closing hours. Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December we will be open until 9pm for the Hahndorf Christmas Village

Anyone who mentions that they saw us on the Kids in Adelaide website will receive 10% discount on purchases over $50


Spending the holidays lounging around on the couch watching movies is easy entertainment, but not as good as getting outside for a climb!

Score some seriously cool parent brownie points and take the kids to Mega Adventure for the ultimate day of fun.
Choose between climbing, jumping or swinging, or make the most of your day and do all three! The Gold Package is for anyone over 120cm (supervised) or 140cm (unsupervised).
Don’t forget the little ones! Mega Adventure’s newest addition will see them harnessed up and taking part in the fun on the Kids Course.

Anyone 90cm and above can get involved, with an adult on the ground for moral support and cheering.

Kid's Cheese Flight at Kimbolton Wines

Kimbolton Wines’ Kids cordial & cheese flight is available during the school holidays so parents and children can interact in a setting that is usually dedicated to the grownups. In the grown-up edition of the Wine and Cheese flight we select 4 wines each season and pair these with local artisan cheeses.

We also do a Kids’ Thelma board all year around. The Thelma Board was inspired by my Nanna Thelma Case. Come rain hail or shine, if anyone visited, out would come the mettwurst, a chunk of cheese and pickled onions. For the kids we have swapped the onions for cornichons. We teamed up with Ben Pearce and Rachel Muckleston at Coorong Free Range Pork to produce a delicious, and unique mettwurst with our own Kimbolton Shiraz!

Kimbolton Wines also has lawn games including a giant Connect 4 which is proving very popular with kids of all ages.

Catch a movie this summer at Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema by Wallis!

Returning for a second year, Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema will deliver a stacked program that is out now. With a season running from Friday December 20th to Saturday February 15th there is sure to be something to please everyone. Round up your squad!

Bring a picnic rug, bean bag or deck chair and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of cinema on the lawns of Auchendarroch House at Mt Barker this summer!

Enjoy food such as pizzas and burgers + hot donuts and drinks on site or pack a picnic.

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The event is strictly no BYO

Parking is FREE and easy!

Grab more info, full line up and tickets here:

Kids Play Free at X-Golf Marion


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are just around the corner and to help you keep the kids entertained, we are letting them PLAY FREE!

That’s right, bring them down and they can play with you on the range or on one of our novelty or par 3 courses.

Promotion runs from 03/12/19-26/01/20

So what are you waiting spread the word and Book Now!
Book online or call (08) 8377 0883

*T&C’s Apply- See instore for details
(Excludes Saturday’s, Must be accompanied with a playing adult, Max 4 kids per playing adult, 10am-4pm).

Adelaide Ocean Safari

Cruise the beautiful waters off Glenelg on a WILD DOLPHIN Safari, TWILIGHT Safari, CULTURAL Safari or indulgent SEAFOOD Safari. Hold your next function or event on the water with a Private Charter with on board catering. The 75 minute duration of the Wild Dolphin and Twilight Safaris is perfect for keeping the kids entertained and is a must do experience in South Australia!

Experience comfortable on board seating with protection from the weather, whilst enjoying a fantastic viewing area to witness the local dolphins, seals, sea birds and sunsets. Your guides have extensive local marine and cultural knowledge to share, as you sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Departing from Marina Pier at Holdfast Shores Glenelg, daily, our state of the art vessel can take you to visit Adelaide’s remarkable coastal and idyllic locations.



School Holidays at the Maritime Museum

Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition

All your favourite Play School characters are sailing in to the Maritime Museum this December for an exhibition that brings all your childhood memories alive!

Happy Birthday Play School is a highly entertaining and engaging exhibition celebrating Australia’s longest-running children’s television program. Visitors will find all their favourites like Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and the Rocket Clock at the museum. New arrivals to the world of Play School will have a sense of wonderment as they look through the Round, Square and Arched windows.

WHEN: 13 December 2019 – 28 January 2020 (Christmas holiday break)
COST: $6 per child
INCLUDES: The Play School exhibition, a lighthouse climb and time to explore the Museum.

School Holidays at the Migration Museum

Holiday Gifts

Make a holiday gift at the Migration Museum!
Lots of craft to choose from – make a night-light star jar, a snowglobe, a shrinkie keyring or use your imagination and make something completely different!
Everyone gets to make a badge and take an instaxphoto souvenir. Price includes one adult, children must be supervised.

WHEN: 16-20 December 2019 at 11am and 12 noon
Cost $10 per participant

School Holidays at the National Motor Museum

Animation Workshops

Head to the National Motor Museum during the summer holidays for some fabulous activities.

From 2-6 January GooRoo Animation will be calling the Museum their home.  Over these 5 days in January, GooRoo Animation will be running 5 different activities each day.  These workshops show kids how to create their own stop motion animation movies. They will then learn how to bring their own characters to life using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices. The finished videos will be uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel to be shared with friends and family.

Pick your favourites and join the museum any day. No prior knowledge is required, and all equipment and materials are supplied…
Jan 2:  Clay Animation
Jan 3: Model Car Animation
Jan 4: Lego Animation
Jan 5: Whiteboard Animation
Jan 6: Mixed Media Animation
From 11am-3pm, free with general admission.

There are loads of other activities to keep all ages entertained every day of the School Holidays.  Play some of the best racing video games ever on the award winning Game Engine and be sure to grab a free Wheelie Good Activity Book to keep big and small kids entertained.

The National Motor Museum is open every day of the school holidays from 10am-5pm, except Christmas Day (and Catastrophic fire days).

WHEN: 2-6 January 2020
COST: $7.50 per child
INCLUDES: Animation workshops and time to explore the Museum.

National Rail Museum

Lots on offer at the National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide and also on board the

Semaphore Steam Train during the December & January School Holidays!

The railway museum is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 4.30pm and all entries include unlimited train rides!

The Semaphore Steam Train will run every day from Thursday 26 December to Monday 27 January inclusive!

Trains leave from the Semaphore jetty hourly from 11am to 4pm each day, and take about 35 minutes for the

2km trip along the seaside to Fort Glanville and return.