22 winter school holiday activities in Adelaide 2019

Get ready for the winter holidays with these these budget-friendly activities and experiences.

There is endless amounts of fun to be had in the South Australian capital with animal encounters, adrenaline rushes,interactive experiences and adventures.

Here are a few of the best options for the upcoming school holidays, as well as the deals that will leave you saving big.


Top school holiday activities for kids in Adelaide


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Adelaide Zoo entry ticket

Adelaide Zoo entry ticket from Adrenaline

Visit this iconic Adelaide attraction that houses over 1,800 animals and explore the 8 hectares of botanic surroundings.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Child price: $20 (4-14 years old)
  • Adult prrice: $37 (15 years old and above)

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Less than $50

Sandboard or toboggan hire

Sandboard or toboggan hire from Adrenaline

Surf down the dunes with a sandboard or toboggan for a day of school holiday fun. An experienced team will be able to give you tricks and tips to ensure you make the most of your journey down.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Kangaroo Island
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $37

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Seal Island tour

Seal Island tour from Adrenaline

Take a scenic cruise from Granite Island Causeway where you'll get the chance to see New Zealand Fur seals and Australian Sea Lions that are visible from the ocean.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Location: Victor Harbour
  • Child price: $25 (2-15 years old)
  • Adult price: $40

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Monarto Open Range Zoo Admission

Monarto Open Range Zoo Admission from RedBalloon

See an arc’s worth of animals close up at Monarto Open Range Zoo. It’s one of the largest open-range zoos in Australia and home to rhinos, lions, cheetah, chimps and more.

  • Duration: Flexible
  • Location: Monarto, South Australia
  • Ages: 4 years and above
  • Price: $20 (Child)
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Investigation – Adult

Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour and Investigation – Adult from RedBalloon

Test your mettle at the 147-year-old Adelaide Gaol. Take a tour of the building with its creaky doors and shadowy cells while hearing stories of the ghosts who are said to lurk there.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Adelaide Gaol
  • Ages: 17 years and above
  • Price: $39
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Paddle Boat on the Torrens

Paddle Boat on the Torrens from finder.com

Float along the Torrens River on a Crayola-coloured pedal-powered paddle boat and take in views of the local attractions along the way.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $20

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More than $50

White Shark experience

White Shark experience from Adrenaline

See Great White Sharks in their natural habitat and enjoy serene views from the boat along the way. You'll be submerged under water via a shark sub so you won't get wet and you'll have 360-degree views.

  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Location: Port Lincoln
  • Ages: All ages. Individuals aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian also participating in the experience.
  • Price: $300 (Child)

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Mega Adventure Obstacle Park Admission

Mega Adventure Obstacle Park Admission from RedBalloon

Tackle 65 aerial challenges at Mega Adventure Obstacle Park. Scramble up cargo nets, wobble your way across rope bridges and try a BMX ride 26 metres in the sky.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: West Beach, Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be at least 120cm tall
  • Price: $75
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Rock climbing and abseiling adventure

Rock climbing and abseiling adventure from RedBalloon

Go on a full-day adventure around Adelaide with a rock climbing and abseiling adventure.

  • Duration: Full-day
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: 12 years and older
  • Price: $149
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Adelaide Oval roof climb

Adelaide Oval roof climb from RedBalloon

Participate in a unique and thrilling experience by climbing the iconic Adelaide Oval stadium roof.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: 8 years and above
  • Child price: $75 (8-15 years old)
  • Adult price: $109 (15 years old and above
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Adelaide Zoo lemur feeding

Adelaide Zoo lemur feeding from Viator

Enjoy a trip to the zoo and experience feeding the lumers with their favorite treats.

  • Duration: All day
  • Location: Kangaroo Island from Adelaide
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $77

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Cleland Wildlife Park Experience

Cleland Wildlife Park Experience from finder.com.au

Get close to 130 species of Australia’s native wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park. This experience gives you the opportunity to feed kangaroos and shake paws with koalas.

  • Duration: Five hours (approx.)
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: 4 years and above
  • Price: $78 (Child)

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Torrens River BBQ Buoy

Torrens River BBQ Buoy from finder.com

BBQ as you bob along the River Torrens. These buoy-style boats are donut-shaped with a circular table and BBQ grill in-built so you'll get to sit around and chat while eating.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: Minimum age to hire and drive a BBQ Buoy is 21 years old. Children count as individual passengers.
  • Price: $249.80

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Kangaroo Island Full-Day Experience from Adelaide by Ferry

Kangaroo Island Full-Day Experience from Adelaide by Ferry from Get Your Guide

Experience Kangaroo Island with its 509 kilometres of coastline and population of sea lions, pelicans and koala bears.

  • Duration: 16 hours
  • Location: Kangaroo Island from Adelaide
  • Ages: Not specified
  • Price: $304

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Adelaide garden and park tour

Adelaide garden and park tour from finder.com.au

Bring the kids to The City of Adelaide Park Lands and green spaces for an exciting bamboo-bodied EcoCaddy tricycles ride and tour.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Ages: One EcoCaddies can fit one adult and two children under 8 years old
  • Price: $110 for two people

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7 Free activities for the upcoming school holidays in Adelaide

  • Glenelg Beach: So it's not sunbathing weather, but you can still go on a shell safari and build sandcastles at Glenelg.
  • The Jam Factory: Take the kids to see the artists at The Jam Factory and catch one of the glass-blowing artists in action.
  • Haigh's Chocolate tour: For a tour you can ensure won't bore your kids, head to Haigh's Chocolates for a guided tour to see how their favourite sweet treat is made.
  • Morialta Conservation Park: Just a short 10km from the CBD, take the day to witness crashing waterfalls, wander numerous walking trails and encounter native wildlife.
  • Adelaide Botanical Gardens: Free guided tours take place at Adelaide's three botanical gardens throughout the holidays, which are good options for older children and wannabe explorers.
  • Skating At Victoria Square: This family-friendly event is great for a day out with the family. The kids will be entertained with the ice rink and activities, while parents can sit back and relax with a hot beverage.
  • South Australian Museum: Programs and activities for little ones happen year-round at the South Australian Museum. Over the school holidays, kids can participate in events and workshops while you roam around the museum.

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