The school holidays are here which means two weeks of kids and families looking for things to do over the holiday period. You will have no time to get bored with 50 of the best school holiday activities Adelaide below.

  1. The zoo keepers need the help of your little animal lovers these school holidays to research and prepare shopping lists for the animals of Adelaide and Monarto Zoo.
  2. Head to Adelaide Zoo for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience. ZOOcation Care is a school holiday program for 5 – 12 year olds. Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with a qualified Conservation Educator exploring the Adelaide Zoo.
  3. You’re invited to the Botanic Gardens of South Australia these school holidays  to get involved activities that are designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment.
  4. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime with the Adelaide Youth Theatre.
  5. Introduce the little ones to the wonderful world of GRUG these holidays.  Grug and the Rainbow features exquisite puppetry, plenty of surprises and more of the gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this show has been especially created for our littlest theatregoers (and Grug fans of all ages).
  6. It’s a palaeontology extravaganza at the South Australian Museum these school holidays! Check out the drop-in and booked activities, including a movie night, an opportunity to meet South Australian Museum palaeontologists, and some fun dinosaur craft.
  7. Presented by the crazy team at Heapsgood Productions, Shipwrecked! is an hilarious and life affirming adventure filled with song, dance and a surprise heroine from the ocean’s depths at the South Australian Maritime Museum.
  8. There’s so much happening at the Art Gallery of South Australia these holidays. Book into the Hybrid Creatures workshop where you will draw, cut and combine the best qualities and the characteristics of animals you admire to create a super-powered hybrid creature or in week 2 learn how to use photography to tell stories in this workshop with Nat Rogers, editorial and commercial photographer.
  9. Andy and Terry return to the stage with an additional 13 storeys added to their already mammoth treehouse in The 78-Storey Treehouse.
  10. Only two weeks to go to catch a performance of The Wizard of Oz at the Festival Theatre these school holidays before it moves to Melbourne.
  11. There’s so much happening at the Adelaide Central Market these holidays for kids including cooking classes, Market trail, Eco Crayon Workshop, Baby Animal Nursery and many more fun events the whole family with love.
  12. Venture to the Adelaide Planetarium, a theatre with a domed-shaped ceiling and a star projector to realistically show the position of constellations, stars and planets.
  13. Finish of the school holidays with magic and wizardry at a performance of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high-definition presented by the ASO.
  14. Drop by the Migration Museum and create your own Croatian tapestry. Thread a needle and learn how to cross stitch, long stitch and stitch to design, inspired by the exhibition Croatians in South Australia  since 1945: community and identity.
  15. Head to the National Motor Museum these school holidays and become a movie-making master. The Mixed Media Animation workshop with GooRoo Animation teaches kids of all ages how to create their own animated movies.
  16. Grab your picnic blankets and beanies, Nature Play Forest Festival is returning to Kuitpo Forest in Autumn 2018! Come join us as we celebrate the holidays with wild nature play adventures and make magical memories with family and friends.
  17. Come along to SciWorld for a full three hours from 2pm – 5pm and enjoy a world of science at our Pop Up Science Centre at the Adelaide Showground.
  18. Take the kids for Free Fun at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza with the Peter Rabbit stage show.
  19. Get crafty at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza this Autumn with a huge range of fun, Autumn themed activities to keep the little ones busy!
  20. Head to the Adelaide State Library for a special cast reading event from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz production that comes to Adelaide in April.
  21. Westfield West Lakes has kids covered these school holidays with a range of fun school holiday workshops from a mini foodie masterclass to plant your own veggies.
  22. At the Elizabeth City Centre, kids can design, decorate and create their very own Trolls scrapbook picture frame. When they complete their masterpiece, they will be able to take it home with a photo of Poppy inside!
  23. Enter through the Yellow Brick Road and see the Land of Oz come to life in sand – 9 Australian and international sculptors will intricately carve over 300 tonnes of sand into amazing sculptures bringing The Wizard of Oz come to life.
  24. Play at the Bay at Holdfast Bay is a program being run from 16 to 27 April 2018.  The concept encourages children to play, explore and experience by offering workshops for a wide range of ages.
  25. Carclew’s school holiday workshop program offers full day and half-day creative activities for kids aged 5 – 17 years in the stunning North Adelaide venue. From collage to self portraits, Carclew has something for everyone these school holidays.

Keep the kids entertained with our top school holiday activities Adelaide these autumn school holidays!