School’s out for summer: Top 10 things to do these school holidays

Things to do in the summer school holidays: Wilderness Escape
School's out, and the sun is shining – it's that time of year again when kids are bursting with energy and we’re on the hunt for ways to keep them entertained.

We’ve got you covered with things to do in the summer school holidays, as it just so happens Adelaide has endless opportunities for fun!! Get ready for our ultimate guide through the coolest activities, the most exciting adventures, and the wildest experiences to make these school holidays unforgettable for you and your little ones.

Top 10 things to in the summer school holidays:

Hahndorf Farm Barn

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park, just a hop skip and a jump up the freeway in beautiful Hahndorf. Here, you get the chance to get up close and personal with friendly animals – you can pet, cuddle, and even feed them, all in a safe and relaxed environment.

With so many activities for kids at the farm, you can easily spend hours enjoying quality time with your family and it’s the perfect day out for the school holidays. And you might just learn a thing or two about what life would be like living on a farm while you’re there!

2282 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf


BOUNCE Marleston & Greenacres are the perfect playgrounds to develop your freestyle tricks during the school holidays. Both venues offer the ultimate indoor play area to develop and harness balance, coordination and agility through a unique blend of fun, freestyle, progression and development.

With holiday camps, superpasses, group packages and Friday night super sessions, there’s something for every kiddo at Bounce!

64-168 Richmond Road, Marleston | 13-15 Fosters Road, Greenacres


Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Make your school holidays sweeter with a chocolate making workshop at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. Each workshop boasts a unique theme, exploring various chocolate-making techniques that promise to spark creativity and imagination in your young ones. Kiddos will enjoy chocolate-themed games and exciting activities, and at the end of the fully hosted 60-minute chocolate-making workshop they will package their chocolate creations ready to take home and enjoy! YUMMO. 

Sessions are suitable for kids aged 5-13 years and younger children are welcome as long as they’re accompanied by a paying parent or guardian. 

64 Burings Rd, Tanunda

Woodhouse Adventure Park

Did somebody say screen-free adventure? Woodhouse Adventure Park is just a 10-minute drive up the South Eastern freeway, nestled in the scenic 54-hectare wonderland of Piccadilly, and will give your kids an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Kids aged 5 to 12 can join an unplugged ‘kids only’ day camp, where carefully curated activities promise a day filled with active, engaging fun. Or, if you’re eager to join the excitement, opt for the day pass instead, granting unlimited access to the park from 9am to 5pm. Explore Challenge Hill’s 30+ obstacles, a giant split-level maze, two exciting Tube Slides, and the ultimate bouldering challenge for endless adventure. Kids can also try their hand at orienteering or even enjoy a round of disc golf, offering a unique twist on the classic game of golf using a frisbee. 

For an extended adventure, consider staying overnight in one of the unpowered sites, glamping bell tents, or family chalets, all of which include activities from 9am on your arrival day to  pm on your departure day. Get ready for an unforgettable holiday filled with outdoor excitement!

37 Spring Gully Rd, Piccadilly

Little Picassos

Your kiddos can discover a world of creativity during the school holidays at Little Picassos. These school holiday art programs offer a diverse range of classes, catering to every child’s interests, with sessions across multiple locations including drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and ceramics, sculpture and canvas at the easel. From fine art skills to experimental sessions, these classes are suitable for children aged 2 to 16 with options for half-day and full-day rates. Little Piccaos also offers an art camp experience, which is a fantastic way to build up skills and knowledge over a full two or three day period. 

No need to worry about materials; Little Picassos will provide everything. Just dress comfortably and bring a smock if you have one. Just don’t miss out on this artistic adventure!

Glenelg | Magill | Hyde Park | Woodcroft

Wilderness Escape

For over 20 years, Wilderness Escape has been running fun, educational programs for kids aged 5 to 17 during the school holidays. As the largest outdoor education provider in SA, parents can rest easy knowing their child is having a great, fun-filled day supervised by a team of fully qualified and highly experienced staff. 

Whether it’s mountain biking, rock climbing, bush walking or exploring the forest, Wilderness Escape has a program to suit just about everyone and guess what? No experience is required and they provide all the equipment!

Various locations

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NumberWorks’nWords Tutoring

The learning never stops with NumberWorks’nWords! This  school holiday tutoring program is the perfect opportunity to stay on track with learning over the summer break. Each student’s learning program is individualised and tailored for students in Rec-Year 11. The holiday program combines fun with learning, in a supportive environment that builds confidence and delivers results.

The holiday program is for both Maths and English.

Various locations


For years now TreeClimb Adelaide has been the go-to for thrill seeking kids and families looking for adventure. No alternative has really compared to the TreeClimb concept, because what’s better for our kiddos than being high amid the canopy, climbing, scaling, balancing and then zip-lining their way back to solid ground before doing it all over again? Not much!

Enter TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest; the next level of outdoor enviro-tainment experience. Prepare to buckle up and give some (very) high fives as you take on TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest in a session of aerial adrenalin and treetop thrill seeking. The Grand Course offers over 59 obstacles set across 4 different levels, no less than 9 ziplines and even a tarzan swing for the adrenalin junkies among us. Better yet, if you have brave little adventurers who don’t quite meet the 135cm height requirement for climbing the Grand Course, by booking the Family Experience you can accompany them (as long as they exceed 125cm) and they can have the full TreeClimb Grand experience with you. Winning!

It’s a no brainer; both TreeClimb locations are a must-visit during the school hols! 

Cnr Greenhill Road and Unley Road, Adelaide | Kuitpo Forest


AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. Backed by the biggest names in the sport, the state-of-the-art facility brings together the latest technology and traditional skills development for players and fans of all ages.

Proudly situated in Adelaide’s west, kiddos will be able to sharpen up their kicking, passing and tackling skills, work up a sweat, experience the excitement of a live game in the virtual reality zone and more! All under one gigantic 5,500m2 roof.

32 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport

Shanx Mini Golf Adelaide

SHANX Mini Golf

Did you know Adelaide is home to Australia’s top miniature golf course? It’s the perfect family activity for the school holidays! At SHANX, you won’t find the typical amusement park-style miniature golf with gimmicky obstacles. Instead, you’ll find a course that resembles a real golf course, only scaled down to a miniature size. How cool is that? 

The course takes around 50 minutes to complete, or a little longer if you have young kiddos, and you don’t need to bring any equipment, SHANX will supply the whole kit and caboodle! 

216 Days Rd, Regency Park

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