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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Free Adelaide Events & Adelaide School Holiday Activities.

This list will help you find Adelaide School Holiday Activities and family events in the SA region. If you are planning on visiting Adelaide you have plenty to choose from this school holidays. Free school holiday activities include your local playgrounds, hinterland bushwalks, outdoor cinemas and more.

Free Outdoor Cinemas

The Free Outdoor Cinema will be entertaining the kids 

Where: Several Locations

When: Held up until 

Time: From 8.30pm

Extra Details: Some events have extra entertainment such as Markets, Petting Zoo & Live Music.

Website: Weekend Notes Compilation 

Another outdoor movie experience is The Moonlight Cinema. This is currently running from 1 Dec to 19 Feb, this is a paid ticketed event. Website: Moonlight Cinemas

Christmas Lights

One of the best free events in any city during Christmas are the light displays. The best guide on the internet is from Play & Go who have tied together the best Christmas Light Displays in Adelaide with photos and details on their findings as a family. Website: Play & Go 

 Parks & Playgrounds

The Australian has a great guide for the Top 25 Playgrounds in Adelaide HERE as well as heaps of other Adelaide School Holiday Activities. If its raining and you need to get the kids out to play you can find several Indoor Playgrounds in Adelaide, Adelady has the TOP 5 reviewed HERE.

One of Adelaide more unique play areas is the Hindmarsh Square Playground which has sculpture installations that children under 12 can explore.

Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Semaphore Twilight Markets

The Twilight Markets are on the beautiful Semaphore foreshore Friday nights during December and January each year from 6-9pm.

Free craft workshops each week entertain the kids with Bugs’n’Slugs.

When: December 23rd

Time: 6 – 9pm

Website: Semaphore Markets & Facebook

The South Australian Whale Centre

The SA Whale Centre has different activities for kids during the holidays including Craft, Painting and oceanic themed projects. All of the events are listed on their facebook page HERE.

Where: 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Website: SA Whale Centre

Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Cool Off With A Swim

If you don’t want to hit the coast and prefer to cool off at the pool Adelaide has several pools and a large Aquatic Centre, Check out Play & Go’s round up of Adelaide pools HERE.

The Aquatic Centre has a 50 Lap Pool, leisure pool and dive pool. The centre has a cafe in the front foyer area. Family change rooms are available and disability access is available. Adult Entry is $8.20
and Children prices are $6.50.

Where: Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide

Website: Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide School Holiday Activities

 The Platform Light & Sounds Show

The Platform has train rides, railway displays, outdoor games and more.

From The Platform Website: “All aboard…” take the train ride through the historic farmyard and out into the open paddock of this Adelaide Hills property. Travel through farm buildings, past sheep and cattle and the old gum trees.

The Platform has a Light & Sounds Show running until March. The Platform 1 Light and Sound Show depicts early German settlement in the Adelaide Hills and describes how they forged their farming and family life in this new land. The show goes for approx 1 Hour.

Tickets are $20 for an adult and $15 for a child

Where: Junction Road, Littlehampton, South Australia

Website: Platform 1

Minecraft Camps

Minecraft day camps are fun, safe and educational holiday workshops for kids in Adelaide, South Australia. Brainstorm SA also holds game design workshops and other technology-based activities throughout the holidays.

Where: Locations advised on Booking

Website: Brainstorm SA

Details: Bookings Required

 Brickman Experience

Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience is the largest touring exhibition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere

Brickman Experience, an interactive exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks and the largest touring exhibition of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, is heading to Adelaide these summer school holidays.

Ticket Prices
Admit $29.00
Junior $19.00
Family $85.00

Ticket Bookings: Entertainment Centre

Suss Out The Event: facebook


Christmas Carousel, Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall has hosted a Christmas Carousel near the Gawler Place Canopy as well as other Christmas activities available.

When: Until Sunday 8 January

Website: Rundle Mall

SA Museum

The South Australia Museum currently has several children’s activities on including a holiday workshop.  For all details visit the website. The SA Museum Facebook page also has event times,  and pictures and how you can get free entry to certain activities.

Where: North Terrace, Adelaide

Website: SA Museum

New Years Eve By The Bay – Glenelg

The foreshore will come alive with free live entertainment, free children’s activities and fireworks.

Where: Jetty Road , Glenelg

 Time: 9.30pm & Midnight (Glenelg Only)

Website: Holdfast Bay SA

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