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26 Easter school holiday activities in Adelaide 2019

Ink a full schedule of fun to their calendar this Easter with these budget-friendly activities.

Animal encounters, adrenaline rushes, quirky dining experiences and adventures into the wild are all options for broods in the South Australian capital.

Here are a few of the best options for the upcoming break as well as the deals to save big.



Adelaide Zoo entry ticket

Adelaide Zoo entry ticket from Adrenaline

Visit more than 1,800 animals at Adelaide Zoo and see the beautiful surroundings.

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

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Seal Island tour

Seal Island tour from Adrenaline

Go on a cruise from Granite Island Causeway and take the chance to see New Zealand Fur seals and Australian Sea Lions that swim around the open ocean.

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

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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. Take in sights like the Adelaide Oval as you bob along.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Price: $20

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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: All day 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location: Monarto, South Australia
  • Ages: Minimum of 4 years old
  • Child price: $19.80 (4-14 years old)
  • Adult price: $36
  • 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 and learn stories of the ghosts who are said to haunt there.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Adelaide Gaol
  • Ages: Participants must be aged 17+ years
  • Price: $39
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Guided Coorong kayaking tour

Guided Coorong kayaking tour from Adrenaline

Experience kayaking around Coorong National Park with lunch and an afternoon tea.

  • Duration: Full day
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be 5 years old and above
  • Child price: $85 (5-14 years old)
  • Adult price: $135 (15 years old and above)

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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. Handfeed kangaroos and shake paws with a koala.

  • Duration: Five hours (approx.)
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Price: $89

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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.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Ages: Minimum age to hire and drive a BBQ Buoy is 21 years old, maximum 5 passengers per BBQ Buoy (kids regardless their age count as individual passengers)
  • Price: $199.80

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Half-day kayaking tour in Coorong National Park

Half-day kayaking tour in Coorong National Park from Viator

Explore the lagoons and dunes that make up Coorong National Park by kayak. Get that off-the-grid feeling as you paddle through the wetlands.

  • Duration: Six hours
  • Location: Coorong National Park, Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be 5 years old and above
  • Price: $135

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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
  • Price: $296

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Dolphin Sanctuary & Shipwreck Kayak – Adelaide

Dolphin Sanctuary & Shipwreck Kayak – Adelaide from RedBalloon

Kayak around the boat graveyard that is Adelaide’s shipwreck heritage trail. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you glide through the water.

  • Duration: Half day
  • Location: Garden Island, Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be 12 years old and above
  • Price: $69
  • Accepts Afterpay

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Adelaide Zoo lemur feeding

Adelaide Zoo lemur feeding from Viator

Go on a trip in the zoo and experience feeding the lumers with their favorite treats.

  • Duration: All day
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Price: $76

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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 both rock climbing and abseiling.

  • Duration: Full-day
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be 12 years old
  • Price: $149
  • Accepts Afterpay

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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 even try a BMX ride 26 metres in the sky.

  • Duration: Two hours
  • Location: West Beach, Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be at least 120cm tall
  • Child price: $55 (120-140cm tall)
  • Adult price: $65
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Adelaide Oval roof climb

Adelaide Oval roof climb from RedBalloon

Go on a unique and thrilling experience by climbing the iconic Adelaide Oval stadium roof.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Ages: Participants must be at a minimum of 8 years of age
  • Child price: $70 (8-15 years old)
  • Adult price: $104 (15 years old and above
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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 parklands 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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Free activities and special events

5 Easter school holiday events

  1. Aladdin The Musical. The age-old tale of Aladdin comes to life on the big stage. It's a big night out for the kids and one they can dress up for. It also makes for a great day out with the grandparents ro aunts if they're up for babysitting. Adelaide Festival Centre. 6 April - 12 May 2019.
  2. Adelaide Central Market: 150 Years of People and Produce. Give 'em a bit of history lesson as the learn about one of the most iconic sites in the CBD: the Adelaide Central Market. Afterwards you can take a stroll through the city to the market itself to tuck into some of its fresh produce. State Library of South Australia. Until 28 April 2019.
  3. Anzac Day celebrations. This year the Easter school holidays includes Anzac Day. Head North Terrace at 9.30am to catch the march to the Cross of Sacrifice in Pennington Gardens. Then hang around the Torrens Parade Ground for a feast, pipe band entertainment and games of Two Up. 25 April 2019.
  1. Kidz Gigantic Day Out (pictured). Tired them out over the Easter Long Weekend at Adelaide Convention Centre. This giant day out features live shows by PJ Masks, Brick-a-laide LEGO station, science corners and more. 19-20 April.
  2. Adelaide International Kite Festival (feature image). Do as Mary Poppins and go fly a kite at the annual kite flying fest. It's on all Easter long weekend. 20-22 April, Semaphore Beach.

5 free things to do in Adelaide over the holidays

  1. South Australian Museum: Programs and activities for little ones happen year-round at the South Australian Museum and over the school holidays there tends to be heaps of hands-on workshops. While they're at play you can roam the museum.
  2. Adelaide Botanical Gardens: Free guided tours take place at Adelaide's three botanical gardens throughout the break, which are good options for older children and wannabe explorers.
  3. The Jam Factory: Take the kids to see the artists at The Jam Factory and catch one of the glass-blowing artists in action.
  4. Glenelg Beach: So it's not sunbathing weather, but you can still go on a shell safari and build sandcastles at Glenelg.
  5. 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.

Top deals on Adelaide activities

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