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October school holidays are just around the corner, the sun is shining and we have some great ideas for entertaining and also educating the kids!

Here is just a taster of our comprehensive list that we update every school holidays! We are here to help!

For 50+ more ideas look no further than our KIDDO: Top Things To Do With The Kids These School Holidays Ultimate List

In the meantime, check out some of our favourite options below:

MEET THE MACHINES

A school holidays event for kids and big kids alike.

Get down to Wigley Reserve, Glenelg to get up close and personal with these big machines. We’ll have diggers, fire trucks, ambulances and even a mini monster truck.

Meet the Machines will also have face painting, bouncy castles, dig a dinosaur and more. Everything you need for a great day with the family.

City of Holdfast Bay will showcase the services we offer to the community, so feel free to chat with one of our friendly team.

Thu 10th Oct – 10am – 2pm

A free event by the City of Holdfast Bay.

 

NEW TANDEM TUBE SLIDES AT WOODHOUSE ADVENTURE CENTRE

What’s a tube slide? Think of it as a water-less water slide or a snow-free ski run where you slide down synthetic slopes in big rubber rings that turn, accelerate, go up in bends and stop on their own. The Tube Slides are now available as part of the standard day entry. Woodhouse also hosts birthday parties, for more party venue ideas check out our KIDDO Adelaide Party Venue guide!

37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly
Woodhouse Activity Centre 

Andy’s Amazing Adventures

ANDY’S AMAZING ADVENTURES

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM BAFTA-nominated presenter Andy Day is on his way down under. For the first time ever in Australia, the star of ABC KIDS and CBeebies Andy’s Wild Adventures, Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures will delight his Australian fans live on stage. Andy Day is fascinated by all creatures – big and small, existing or extinct. And now, visiting theatres across Australia during the September and October school holidays, he is on a mission to thrill and entertain in a brand-new live adventure. He’ll have some help too – from familiar faces, new friends and hopefully you!

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
livenation.com.au

ADELAIDE ZOO

These summer holidays sees the opening of the new Variety Children’s Zoo! There is also the incredible Natureʼs Playground – a play space designed to create unstructured play for children of all abilities and forms a unique area within the zoo where families can play and discover the gifts of nature. Also, check out Zoocation – the zooʼs holiday vacation care program.

Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
adelaidezoo.com.au

GET TO KNOW ADELAIDE’S BATS @BAT CAMP!

Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most conspicuous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox. Local bat experts will delight your kids (ages 5-12) with hands-on creative activities that will highlight the miraculous story of this marvellous mammal. Activities will include visiting the bats at their roost, kite-making, drawing / painting, peering through microscopes in the Bat Cave and even a demonstration with live animals by the Adelaide Zoo! Two sessions daily: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on 9 & 10. Book your place at eventbrite.com.au/e/bat-camp-tickets.

The Santos Conservation Centre
cityofadelaide.com.au

kids art and crafts, painting in hyde park,

LITTLE PICASSOS HOLIDAY PROGRAMS AND ART CAMP

Our favourites, Little Picassos are holding a number of holiday classes in their beautiful studios (Glenelg, Magill, Hyde Park & Woodcroft). They have holiday programmes as well as art class which are rich in variety and cater for different ages, skill levels and art curriculum allowing for a hands on, experimental and educational way to introduce your littlies to art, or fine tune their current skill level and techniques. Classes vary in times, materials, themes, art skills and techniques. Art sessions are for children aged 2 -16 years. Prices range from COST: $20– $55 per session. For more info head to their website and select the specific studio.

Glenelg, Magill, Hyde Park & Woodcroft
littlepicassos.com.au

 

JOIN SPROUT FOR COOKING FUN THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS @ BURNSIDE VILLAGE

Sprout Cooking School will be in the Fashion Mall on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th of October for school holiday cooking classes.

There will be 4 sessions each going for 45 minutes with classes taking place on:

Thursday 3 October – 10am
Thursday 3 October – 12pm

Friday 4 October – 10am
Friday 4 October – 12pm

Cost: $7 per child

Each child will make a small dish and learn valuable cooking tips for the kitchen.

Limited spaces BOOK HERE!

 

MINI MAD CRAFT SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Let your children get creative with some fun kids craft activities at KID & HUB and Patch Kitchen and Garden while you enjoy a coffee with friends! The concept behind MINI MAD CRAFT classes is that your little ones will make something that they can then take home to play with. In these school holiday craft workshops children will be making 2 large projects which might include a fancy dress costume, mask or an amazing imaginary machine! These workshops are fun, imaginative and encourage creative thinking.

Patch Kitchen, Sterling and Kid and Hib, Maylands
For further information on  classes visit minimadthings.com/collections/craft-activity-classes

BIG MARKET ADVENTURES FOR LITTLE FOODIES @ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

Adelaide Central Markets hosts their Big Market Adventures for Little Foodies every school holidays. Get the kids in the kitchen! Whether youʼve got a mini Jamie Oliver on your hands, or just as something fun to do with new skills to build on, cooking classes are so much fun!

4-60 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Adelaide Central Market

THE BIG WEDGIE AT WEST BEACH

The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide. With 4 awesome inflatable waterslides, The Big Wedgie has something for perfect for all ages and thrill-levels… The Big Wedgie also hosts birthday parties, for more party venue ideas check out our KIDDO Adelaide Party Venue guide! The Big Wedgie opens 28th September 2019 – 13th October. social followers 10% off online tickets! Please use online code: KIDDOMAG.

Military Road, West Beach (Next to Mega Adventure)
thebigwedgie.com.au

MONARTO ZOO

Monarto Zoo is a must! 1500 hectare open range zoo – the largest one in the world – and is home to over 500 animals including lions, giraffes, meerkat, chimpanzees and so much more! Itʼs a beautiful experience to see these animals roam around and you truly do feel like you have escaped reality and been transported to a safari, plus the zoo holds so many activities to check out including ‘meet the keeperʼ. Monarto Zoo is open from 9o30-5pm every day of the year (including Christmas Day and public holidays).

Old Princes Hwy, Monarto South SA 5254
monartozoo.com.au

CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK

Get up close and personal with roos, koalas, wallabies, betongs and Tasmanian devils – most of which are in their natural habitat – and itʼs just 20 minutes away from the city centre! Itʼs also a great place to have a picnic. For opening hours, information on planning your day, fees and to buy tickets, head straight to the website. Cleland also hosts birthday parties, for more party venue ideas check out our KIDDO Adelaide Party Venue guide!

365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Cleland, SA, 5152
clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au/Home

For 50+ more ideas head to KIDDO: Top Things To Do With The Kids These School Holidays Ultimate List