Your KIDDO Guide For Family-Friendly Activities In Adelaide This Halloween

By Alyssa Cairo

As each Halloween passes, more and more kiddies are joining the fold with either dressing-up as their
favourite ghosts, monsters or witches, watching scary movies, or trick-or-treating in their neighbourhoods.
With another Halloween approaching fast, we’ve come up with some spook-tacular activities for your
monsters (little or big!) to get involved in!

1. Boo at the Zoo

An invitation to all ghosts, monsters and witches for a night of frightful delight at the Zoo’s spooktacular
Halloween celebration. Boo at the Zoo will be a fun evening to experience the Zoo after hours and enjoy the
atmosphere of the family-friendly Halloween event.

Your little witches or wizards will love the trick-or-treat trail, Halloween-themed animal presentations,
spooky entertainment, ghost-ish giveaways and so much more.

So, be ready to dress to impress, or if you dare, scare!

Friday 25 October
4:00-8:00pm
Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Ticket costs vary.
adelaidezoo.com.au/event/boo-at-the-zoo/

 

2. Halloween on King William

Halloween is coming back to King William Road this year. Dress up your kids (and pets!) in their spookiest
(or cutest) outfit and take to King William Road to trick or treat among the districts shops, restaurants and
cafes.  Come and enjoy the free Halloween Street Party between fun filled with music and activities for the
whole family. There will be lots of Halloween fun including giant games, face painting and more.

Saturday 26 October
10:00am-2:00pm
King William Road and Street Party in Bloomsbury St
Facebook Event 

 

3. Halloween School Holiday Workshop with Scouts

If your kids love to keep entertained and active during the school holidays (which are just around the
corner!), this Halloween workshop lets the kids be immersed in all things Halloween for the day. Organised
by Scouts SA, the day will consist of spooky games, baking and crafts.

Wednesday 9 October
9:00 am – 5:00pm
Cumberland Park Community Centre- 388 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
$30.00 (lunch included)
Facebook Event 

 

4. Halloween Makeup

A hands-on, fun activity because, what kid doesn’t love face paint? In this totally hands-on class, budding
artists will be taught basic scar application that’ll help to take this year’s costume to the next level. All
materials will be provided, so you can simply drop the kids and dash-off, knowing they’re in for a skele-fun
time!

Friday 11 October
9.30 -11.30am
Cumberland Park Community Centre- 388 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
This is a FREE event!
*** Recommended for ages 10 and over.
Facebook Event 

 

5. Halloween Trick & Treat Trail

For a night of lots of fun and maybe a little bit of fright, the ghosts of Glandore are spooking their way back
into town this year with new Trick & Treat challenges for you to complete. With 8 stations to complete, try
your luck and test your skills as you follow the map to discover the next scare.

Thursday 31 October
5:30-7:00pm
Glandore Community Centre- 25 Naldera St, Glandore
$8.00
Suitable for 2-12 years
Eventbrite 

 

6. Kids Halloween Boat 2019

Join DJ Josh for a fun, Halloween-party-filled afternoon! Hosted on the Dolphin Explorer, the boat party has
something for all little monsters: music, treats and costume prizes for the best dressed.
There’s also a pre lunch party at the Light House Wharf Hotel from 11am-1pm with FREE FACE
PAINTING for kids who have purchased lunch at the hotel.

Saturday 2 November
1:30-4:00pm
1 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
Ticket costs vary.
Sticky Tickets 

 

7. The Spookhouse Halloween Lock-In

A sell-out last year, The Spookhouse Halloween Lock-in is a definite must-go-to this Halloween.
Hosted by The Beachouse in Glenelg, the night includes 2 hours of play (yes, that includes the slides!), loads
of activities for kids to enjoy and prizes for those whose dress ups send shivers down our spines.
As well as special guests and characters, there will be a haunted play castle and plenty of spooky trick-or-
treat fun!

Thursday 31 October
Saturday 2 November
5:30-8:30pm
4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg
$20.00 (+$1.00 booking fee)
The Beach House

 

8. Halloween Cupcake Class

This is one for our little bakers!
The trained teachers at Bake Boss will equip you and your kids with the skills that you need to create
spooky cupcakes for your all of your Halloween events.
The class is perfect for beginners and the bonus is you’ll be able to take home your treats to enjoy with your
family and friends.

Next available: Saturday 26 October
10:00am-1:00pm
Bake Boss Clarence Gardens- 897 South Road, Clarence Gardens
$69.00
*** Recommended for ages 8 and up.
weteachme.com/classes/1033067-halloween-cupcake-class-clarence-gardens-sa

 

9. Neo Deadly Halloween

This is one for our big monsters on the hunt for a ‘deadly’ night. Transform yourself this Neo and explore
Tarnanthi through the lens of Guest Curator Elizabeth Close.

Monsters are encouraged to get dressed-up in the spooky spirit of Halloween and can play-around with
special effects makeup and build monstrous recycled costumes. Teens will be able to learn the basics of
Kaurna, jump into a workshop with dance collective Of Desert and Sea, and tune into live music and
performances.

Saturday 26 October
6:00-8:30pm
Art Gallery of South Australia
This is a FREE event!
Suitable for 13-17 years
*** Student ID required
southaustralia.com/products/adelaide/event/neo-deadly-halloween

 

10. Halloween Theme Skate

This Halloween Theme Skate held at Gawler
Community Centre will have you in for an absolute treat. A community favourite, the night will include epic
prizes for the best dressed, whole family activities, a variety of music, disco lights and games!

Friday 1 November
7:00-9:30pm
43 High Street, Gawler East
*** Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian over the age of 16.
gawler.sa.gov.au/recreation/gawler-sport-community-centre/skating

 

11. Count Crocula’s Halloween Party

With event information to officially be released, here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll be in for at this Count
Crocula’s Halloween Party. Held on the spooky night of Halloween, kids are encouraged to come along with
their parents for a night filled with prizes, games, activities and a snappy meal, as well as a special
appearance from Mr Croc!

Thursday 31 October
4:00-7:00pm
Crocs Playcentre- Unit 4/252 Churchill Rd, Kilburn
$15.00 (includes entry and snappy meal)
crocsplaycentre.com.au/kilburn/

 

12. Halloween fun at the Library

This year’s Halloween fun at the Library gives the kiddies an opportunity to get dressed –up, listen to listen
to spooky stories and get crafty with a variety of activities to choose from!

Wednesday 30 October
4:00-6:00 pm
571 Montague Road, Modbury
This is a FREE event!
***Recommended for ages 4-12.
teatreegully.sa.gov.au

 

13. Halloween Poly Masks

This event organsied by the Campbelltown Library is a craft-filled afternoon to keep the teenagers of the
household entertained these school holidays. In the session, teens will learn how to make these poly masks
with the choice of a fox, bunny, mouse, wolf, cat or owl.

Friday 11 October
1:00-3:30pm
Campbelltown Library- 171 Montacute Road, Newton
This is a FREE event!
*** Ages 12-16 only.
Eventbrite 

 

14. Children’s Halloween Movie “Coco”

Coco, an animated spectacular for children and grownups alike will help you get into the spooky spirit this
Halloween. Inspired by Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead festivities, Coco follows the adventures of a
young aspiring musician Miguel who ventures to the land of the dead in search of his idol.

Thursday 31 October
5:30-7:30pm
Civic and Community Centre- 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton
$2.00
*** Recommended for ages 5 and up.
*** Children must be supervised by an adult at all times and adults are required to book a ticket.
Eventbrite 

 

 

15. Lollipops Halloween Disco

With prizes to be awarded for the spooky best-dressed and craziest dancers, your little monsters go lollipops
for this Halloween disco event. Held at Lollipops Playland, the kids will be in for a treat with prizes, fun
games and activities to get them into the Halloween spirit.

Saturday 26 October
5:30-7:30pm
Lollipops Playland and Café- 18/50 Kenihans Rd, Happy Valley
$12.00
*** Accompanying adults are free.
Facebook Event 


 

Excerpt from halloween-australia.com/trick-or-treat/

Allowing your kids to go and trick or treat with their friends is inherently risky. It means kids are out having fun with their friends, at dusk when visibility is poor, crossing roads, accepting food from strangers, with safety the furthest thing from their minds.

Tips for safe trick-or-treating:

– Have an adult with the group at all times
– Remind kids of their manners, to say thank you when given lollies
– Remind them to only talke a small serving, leaving some for others
– Only accept wrapped lollies
– Hold hands when you cross roads
– Stay in the group, and don’t rush ahead to the next house

Tips for trick-or-treat homes:

– Keep your porch light on and/or decorate your home/letterbox to let people know you’re participating
– Wrapped lollies are best for hygiene
– Take your decorations down when you’ve run out of lollies

For more information: halloween-australia.com/trick-or-treat/