28 spring school holiday activities in Adelaide 2019

Get ready for the spring holidays with these these budget-friendly things to do in Adelaide.

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


Less than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo entry ticket

Adelaide Zoo entry ticket from Viator

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 price: $37 (15 above)

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Adelaide Oval stadium tour

Adelaide Oval stadium tour from Viator

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of an iconic Australian sporting ground with an informative guide who will share stories and take you around to key spots at the venue.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Child price: $15 (5-15 years)
  • Adult price: $25 (15 years and above)

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Monarto Open Range Zoo admission ticket

Monarto Open Range Zoo admission ticket from Viator

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
  • Child price: $20 (4-14)
  • Adult price: $37 (15 years and above)

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Self-guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty hike

Self-guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty hike from Viator

Get out and explore nature with a hike between Waterfall Gully and Mount Lofty. A self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to wander at your own pace and take in the serene views.

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Price: $39

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Adelaide Gaol ghost tour and investigation – adult

Adelaide Gaol ghost tour and investigation – adult from Viator

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
  • Price: $39

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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
  • 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 (15 years and above)

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Paddle Boat on the Torrens

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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
  • Price: $20

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More than $50 | Things to do during school holidays in Adelaide

Adelaide City food and street art walking tour

Adelaide City food and street art walking tour from Viator

Spot local art as you wander through the streets of Adelaide and visit local eateries to sample some of the best food Adelaide has to offer.

  • Duration: Four hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Price: $100

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Learn to surf

Learn to surf from Viator

Enjoy a 2-hour surf lesson with a qualified instructor at Middleton Beach.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Middleton Beach, South Australia
  • Price: $55

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Adelaide Riverbank segway tour

Adelaide Riverbank segway tour from Viator

Hear about Adelaide's history and see top attractions including Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Oval and the Riverbank Bridge with a guided segway tour.

  • Duration: One hour
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Price: $99

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City to sea bike tour

City to sea bike tour from Viator

Cycle along the Riverside Precinct at a relaxed pace and visit Henley Beach on a sunny spring day.

  • Duration: Four hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Price: $129

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Waitpinga Farm quad bike tour

Waitpinga Farm quad bike tour from Viator

Learn to ride a quad bike at Waitpinga Farm and follow your guide as you take a scenic or adventure ride around the property that is situated between popular fishing and surfing spots.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Waitpinga, South Australia
  • Child price: $95

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Cleland Wildlife Park tour

Cleland Wildlife Park tour from Viator

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
  • Child price: $78
  • Adult price: $98

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Adelaide Oval roof climb

Adelaide Oval roof climb from Viator

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

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

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Kangaroo Island full-day experience from Adelaide by ferry

Kangaroo Island full-day experience from Adelaide by ferry from Viator

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
  • Child price: $196 (3-14 years old)
  • Adult price: $304 (15 years and above)

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Torrens River BBQ

Torrens River BBQ from Viator

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
  • Price: $249.80

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Mega Adventure Obstacle Park admission

Mega Adventure Obstacle Park admission from Viator

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
  • Price: $75

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White Shark experience

White Shark experience from RedBalloon

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
  • Child price: $300
  • Adult price: $350

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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 experience.

  • Duration: Full-day
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Price: $149
  • Accepts Afterpay

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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
  • Price: $77

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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
  • Price: $110 for two people

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6 Free activities for the upcoming school holidays in Adelaide

  • Glenelg Beach: Weather permitting, head to the beach for a splash and embark on a shell safari at Glenelg Beach.
  • 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.
  • 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.

See our latest deals for school holiday activities in Adelaide

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Adelaide airport transfers from $15.96

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