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School Holiday Activities Adelaide (April 2024): Programs, Events, Free

Author: Daria Osipova | Updated Apr 15, 2024

The SA school holidays 2024 are right around the corner, and you want to create a bucket list of fun things to do in Adelaide with kids & discover what's on for families in Adelaide. You've come to the right place!

You'll discover:

  • Fun school holiday activities in Adelaide in April 2024,

  • What's on in Adelaide for families and kids' events,

  • Free school holiday activities Adelaide 2024,

  • Indoor activities and outdoor attractions for kids, toddlers, preschoolers & teenagers, and

  • Free family activities in Adelaide.

Discover school holiday activities in Adelaide in 2024: Programs and Camps. Plus, what's on for families, free school holiday activities 2024 and what to do in Adelaide with kids.
Wondering what to do in Adelaide with kids? Discover school holiday activities in April 2024, what's on for families and free school holiday activities

Adelaide is well-known as one of the best wine regions in Australia and the world. However, Adelaide is also a great place for families, offering many fun things to do in Adelaide with kids!

Your kids can discover a new hobby at school holiday programs in Adelaide, visit exciting adventure parks, try some fun indoor activities as well as outdoor activities and enjoy free things to do in Adelaide.

Explore our top school holiday ideas for the best things to do in Adelaide with kids! Plan ahead for fun Adelaide indoor activities, thrilling outdoor activities and things to do for free in Adelaide school holidays.


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School holiday activities Adelaide 2024: Programs and Camps

Explore school holiday activities in Adelaide in April 2024, featuring school holiday programs and camps for kids of all ages below!


School holiday fun @ BOUNCE Adelaide

  • πŸ‘§ πŸ‘¦ School holiday activities for 8+ years old

πŸ€Έβ€β™€ πŸ€ΎπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ₯³ BOUNCE Holiday Camps are returning for the upcoming school holidays in Adelaide!

πŸ“… April school holiday camps 2024:

  • Mon 15 April - Fri 19 April 2024;
  • Mon 22 April - Fri 26 April 2024
School holiday activities during summer school holidays 2023 for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE.
School holiday activities in Adelaide for 8+ years old at Bounce Greenacres and Marleston

It's the perfect school holiday activity to learn new skills in a fun and social environment, featuring:

  • ⭐NEW⭐ 3-hour program

  • Five days a week.

The new flexible schedule means you can drop off your child for a morning of indoor adrenaline fun!Β 

School holiday activities for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE.
School holiday activities in Adelaide for 8+ year olds at BOUNCE

Each school holiday camp session includes:

  • 1.5 hours with a qualified coach and dedicated teaching timeΒ 

  • 30 minutes to refuel with a healthy snackΒ 

  • 1 hour of free time to practise skills, led by one of our awesome BOUNCE Hosts.

BOUNCE school holiday camp price:

  • $65 per day.Β 

BOUNCE Holiday Camps locations in Adelaide & South Australia:

For more information, visit the BOUNCE website.


School holiday activities in Adelaide @ Code Camp

  • πŸ‘§ πŸ‘¦ School holiday activities for 5-13 years old

πŸ€– The Code Camp team offers a great collection of school holiday activities in Adelaide and South Australia for kids 5 - 13 years old, where the kids can get creative with technology during the SA school holidays 2024.

School holiday activities Adelaide & SA @ Code Camp.
School holiday activities Adelaide & SA @ Code Camp

Their STEM school holiday programs include fun camps which are sure to inspire your child's creative and tech genius:

  • Trolls Little Coders Camp

  • AI Camp

  • Robotics Camp

  • Minecraft Minis

  • Minecraft Engineers

  • Design Camp

  • Roblox Legends

  • Curious Minds

  • Coding Camps (from beginner to advanced)

  • YouTube Creators

  • Animation Camp

  • DJ Camp.

Head to the Code Camp website for more details about their fun school holiday activities in Adelaide and South Australia.


Youth mentoring, well-being and mental health activities in Adelaide @ Deep Seas

  • πŸ‘§ πŸ‘¦ School holiday activities for 3+ years old

Put your well-being first with Deep Seas activities in Adelaide.

At Deep Seas, everyone deserves to be heard, able to communicate their feelings with others and themselves, and know how to do so in the best way possible.

Deep Seas is all about supporting kids, teens and young people with their mental health and well-being journey. Learning how to maintain your mental health and manage your emotions is essential to living the most enjoyable life.

Deep Seas: mentoring the youth, wellbeing and mental health activities in Adelaide.
Deep Seas: mentoring the youth, wellbeing and mental health activities in Adelaide

Put your mental health first these SA school holidays and sign up for mentoring, peer support, skills training, or even mental health-focused outdoor activities Adelaide has for kids of all ages:

  • What's The Buzz - skill Adelaide training classes for kids, teens & young people to help them improve their social and emotional skills to prepare them ready to take on the world.

  • Well-being art classes in Adelaide are suited for kids of all ages and can even make great art classes for adults.

Deep Seas: well-being art classes & social and emotional management for kids of all ages.
Deep Seas: well-being art classes & social and emotional management for kids of all ages

The locations include beautiful gardens and parks in Adelaide and surrounds, including:

Sign up for Deep Seas school holiday programs and kids' activities today.


What's on school holidays in Adelaide

When asking, "What's on school holidays in Adelaide?" you'll find many kids' shows, family events and live music concerts.

Below are our top picks for what's on in Adelaide for families in April 2024.


Elvis: A Musical Revolution - Adelaide

    Dates: Wednesday 03 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 2024

  • Address: Her Majesty's Theatre, 58 Grote St, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins, incl. a 20-min interval
  • Ages: 10+ year olds
What's on in Adelaide for families (April 2024): Elvis The Musical
What's on in Adelaide for families (April 2024): Elvis The Musical

Get ready to rock and roll with Elvis: A Musical Revolution in Adelaide!

This bio-musical takes you on a thrilling journey through the life and music of the legendary Elvis Presley, with an incredible Australian cast and dazzling choreography.

With over 40 of his greatest hits, this high-energy show brings Elvis's story to life like never before. Don't miss out!

Elvis: A Musical Revolution Tickets:

  • Tickets start from $79.

Room On The Broom Adelaide

    Dates: Wednesday 17 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 2024

  • Address: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Dr, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Ages: 3+ years old
What's on April school holidays Adelaide 2024: Room On The Broom show
What's on April school holidays Adelaide 2024: Room On The Broom show

Are you ready for a magical adventure with Room on the Broom Adelaide?

The friendly witch and her cat are flying on their broomstick, when a storm blows away her belongings! Luckily, they get help from a kind dog, bird, and frog. However, the broom suddenly breaks, and they are found by a hungry dragon! How will they escape? And will everyone find a place on the broom?

This delightful show, from the creators of beloved The Gruffalo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar shows, is packed with songs, laughs, and fun - don't miss out!

Room On The Broom Tickets:

  • Tickets start from $38

The Wiggles: Wiggle Groove Tour (Adelaide)

    Dates: Saturday 20 April 2024 - Sunday 21 April 2024

  • Address: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Ages: Toddlers & preschoolers
What's on in Adelaide for families: The Wiggles - Adelaide 2024
What's on in Adelaide for families: The Wiggles - Adelaide 2024

Get ready to wiggle and groove with The Wiggles on their exciting Wiggle Groove show in Adelaide!

Join the beloved Wiggles and all their wiggly friends, like Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword, for a musical adventure like no other.

With catchy tunes, dance-along fun, and all your favourite Wiggles songs, this fantastic kids' show promises to be a joyous extravaganza of music and laughter for the whole family.

The Wiggles Brisbane concert tickets:

  • Tickets start from $39.35
  • Babies (under 12 months): FREE on a knee of a paying adult

Dog Man The Musical Adelaide 2024

    Dates: Tuesday 23 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

  • Address: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Dr, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Ages: 6+ years old
What's on in Adelaide for families: Dog Man The Musical
What's on in Adelaide for families: Dog Man The Musical

Get ready for a hilarious and action-packed adventure with the Dog Man Musical in Adelaide!

Join this lovable character, with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, as he fights crime and faces off against villains like Flippy, the cyborg fish, and Petey, the world's most evil cat.

Can Dog Man tackle all these challenges to save his city? Don't miss this paw-some musical to find out - book tickets today!

Dog Man The Musical - Adelaide Tickets:

  • Tickets start from $38

Marvel Universe Live: Adelaide 2024

    Dates: Friday 26 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

  • Address: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes, incl. intermission
  • Ages: All ages
What's on school holidays in Adelaide (April 2024): Marvel Universe Live show
What's on school holidays in Adelaide (April 2024): Marvel Universe Live show

Get ready for an epic live showdown in Marvel Universe Live in Adelaide, featuring mind-blowing special effects, high-flying stunts, and stunning video projections!

This is the chance for Marvel fans of all ages to see their favourite superheroes like Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with Doctor Strange to stop the mischievous Loki.

They're on a mission to recover the powerful Wand of Watoomb before Loki can use it to rule Asgard and Earth.

Join Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, and Black Widow as they face off against some of the toughest villains!

Marvel Universe Live ticket cost:

  • Standard Tickets (2+ year olds): from $35.45
  • Children under 2 years of age: FREE on the lap

Disney On Ice: Adelaide 2024

    Dates: Friday 14 June 2024 - Sunday 16 June 2024

  • Address: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours, with a 20-min intermission
  • Ages: All ages
What's on Adelaide in June 2024: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures
What's on Adelaide in June 2024: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures

Get ready to experience the magical and unforgettable Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures!

Join your favourite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Moana, Motunui, Woody and many others as they bring their classic stories to life.

Enjoy professional figure skating, acrobatics, unexpected stunts, and your favourite Disney stories. With music, special effects and colourful costumes, this family show is perfect for kids of all ages.

Disney On Ice - Adelaide tickets:

PAW Patrol Live Australia 2024: Adelaide

    Dates: Saturday 24 August 2024

  • Address: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Duration: 80 minutess (incl. a 20-min interval)
  • Ages: 2-6 year olds
What's on in Adelaide for families (August 2024): PAW Patrol Live Show
What's on in Adelaide for families (August 2024): PAW Patrol Live Show

Get ready for a thrilling adventure with PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue in Adelaide!

Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, and Everest as they race to save the day in an action-packed, musical extravaganza based on the popular animated TV series.

PAW Patrol Live! is an experience the whole family will love - don't miss out to secure your tickets today!

PAW Patrol Live 2024 Adelaide Tickets:

  • Standard tickets start from $39.90
  • Children under 12 months: FREE (on the lap)

πŸŽ‰ Wait, there's more to explore! πŸŽ‰ Check out what's on in Adelaide this weekend for families on our dedicated page! Get ready for a weekend full of fun!


Free school holiday activities Adelaide 2024

Not all school holiday activities in Adelaide come at a cost. There are many free school holiday activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kids & teenagers to enjoy!

Below, you'll find free school holiday events, affordable activities and outdoor activities in Adelaide and its surrounds, including the best playgrounds in Adelaide, the most beautiful parks and free things to do in Adelaide school holidays.

🌟 Bookmark this article to stay tuned! We're regularly updating this space with fantastic free things to do in Adelaide with toddlers, kids & teenagers, just in time for the upcoming April school holidays 2024.

  • Fri 12 April - Mon 10 June 2024: Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition. πŸ§’ All ages. 🏷️ FREE for children under 12 years & Museum members. πŸ“ South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA 5000. View more details.

  • Mon 15 April / Thu 18 April / Mon 22 April 2024: FREE activity - Outdoor Storytime. πŸ§’ 2-5 year olds. πŸ“ Soliders Memorial Gardens, Hawthorn SA 5062. Learn more.

  • Mon 15 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Self-Portraits. πŸ§’ 5+ year olds. 🏷️ $2. πŸ“ Elizabeth SA 5112. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 15 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Canvas Painting. πŸ§’ 5-10 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Ingle Farm SA 5098. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 15 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - E-Textiles (electronics and textiles course). πŸ§’ 7+ year olds. πŸ“ Tiwu Kumangka Community Hall, Blackwood SA 5051. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 15 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Kids Reboot STEAM Club. πŸ§’ 7-12 year olds. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 16 April / Tue 23 April 2024: FREE activity - Outdoor Storytime. πŸ§’ 2-5 year olds. πŸ“ Tiwu Kumangka Community Centre, Belair SA 5061. Learn more.

  • Tue 16 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday event - Young Writers' Launch - Meet Author Andy Wortlock. πŸ§’ 4-10 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Tusmore SA 5065. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 16 April / Wed 17 April 2024: FREE school holiday program - SA Police Road Safety. πŸ§’ 5-8 year olds / 9-12 year olds. πŸ“ Millicent Road Safety Centre, Millicent SA 5280. Pick a date to secure a spot for your child.

  • Tue 16 April / Tue 23 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Nature craft weaving. πŸ§’ 5-12 year olds. πŸ“ Mitcham Memorial Library, Hawthorn SA 5062. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 16 April 2024: FREE school holiday workshop - Paracord Wristbands & Decoupage Bangles. πŸ§’ 8+ year olds. πŸ“ Gumeracha Library, Gumeracha SA 5233. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 16 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday event - Jaw Dropping Chemistry Workshop with Nitro Nat. πŸ§’ 8+ year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April / Wed 24 April 2024: FREE workshop - Crafternoon - Paper Bag Puppets. πŸ§’ 3+ year olds. πŸ“ Para Hills SA 5096. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April 2024: FREE school holiday workshop - Multi-coloured Animal Collage. πŸ§’ 5+ year olds. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Science Club. πŸ§’ 5-10 year olds. πŸ“ Modbury SA 5092. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Kids Disco. πŸ§’ 5-10 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Mawson Lakes SA 5095. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April / Wed 24 April 2024: FREE Nature Clay Workshop. πŸ§’ 5-12 year olds. πŸ“ Tiwu Kumangka Community Hall, Blackwood SA 5051. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Plant a Pot with Bunnings. πŸ§’ 6+ year olds. 🏷️ $2. πŸ“ Munno Para SA 5113. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 17 April 2024: FREE school holiday activities - Drama Games. πŸ§’ 7-9 year olds. πŸ“ Goodwood SA 5034. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April / Thu 25 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Little Crafters. πŸ§’ 2-5 year olds. πŸ“ Elizabeth Rise Community Centre, Elizabeth Downs SA 5113. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Marble Run Challenge. πŸ§’ 7+ year olds. πŸ“ Woodside Library, Woodside SA 5244. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Minecraft Madness. πŸ§’ 8-13 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Salisbury SA 5108. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity for tweens and teens - Creative Drawing Games with Dave Atze. πŸ§’ 10-16 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity for teenagers - Digital Drawing with Dave Atze. πŸ§’ 12-18 year olds. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April / Thu 18 July / Thu 19 December 2024: FREE school holiday activity for youth - Anime Club. πŸ§’ 16+ year olds. πŸ“ Enfield SA 5085. Secure your spot.

  • Thu 18 April 2024: AFFORDABLE family event - MAGIC MUSIC SHOW. 🏷️ FREE for kids under 2 (on lap). Adult ticket $12. Family ticket $40. πŸ§’ All ages. πŸ“ Shedley Theatre, Elizabeth SA 5112. Learn more.

  • Fri 19 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Build Your Own Terrarium. πŸ§’ 6+ year olds. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Fri 19 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - DIY Dreamcatchers. πŸ§’ 6+ year olds. 🏷️ $2. πŸ“ Munno Para SA 5113. Secure your spot.

  • Fri 19 April 2024: AFFORDABLE activity - Cooking with Karyn and Caitlin. πŸ§’ 9-14 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Sat 20 April 2024: FREE activity - Come and Try Chess. πŸ§’ 5+ year olds. πŸ“ Ingle Farm SA 5098. Secure your spot.

  • Sat 20 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Cubby Building with Nature Play SA. πŸ§’ 5-10 year olds. πŸ“ Waite Street Reserve, Blackwood SA 5051. Secure your spot.

  • Sat 20 April / Sat 27 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - LEGO Club. πŸ§’ School-aged children. πŸ“ Burton Community Hub, Burton SA 5110. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 22 April / Tue 23 April / Wed 24 April / Fri 26 April 2024: FREE school holiday program - SA Police Road Safety. πŸ§’ 5-8 year olds / 9-12 year olds. πŸ“ Road Safety Centre, Adelaide SA 5000. Pick a date to secure a spot for your child.

  • Mon 22 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Mario Kart Tournament. πŸ§’ 7+ year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Tusmore SA 5065. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 22 April 2024: FREE school holiday program - VR Arcade. πŸ§’ 10+ year olds. πŸ“ Salisbury SA 5108. Secure your spot.

  • Mon 22 April 2024: FREE event for kids - The Scientific Bubble Show with Marty McBubble. πŸ§’ All ages. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 23 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Silly Storytelling. πŸ§’ 4-8 year olds. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Sonic the Hedgehog Games. πŸ§’ 4-8 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Burton 5110. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 23 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Youth VR Experience: Marine Life of SA. πŸ§’ 6+ year olds. 🏷️ $10. πŸ“ Tusmore SA 5065. Secure your spot.

  • Tue 23 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Magic: The Gathering (the strategic card game). πŸ§’ 10+ year olds. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Wooly Sloth Art. πŸ§’ 5+ year olds. 🏷️ $2. πŸ“ Elizabeth SA 5112. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Young Writers - Meet the Author Tania Ingram. πŸ§’ Primary school children. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Tusmore SA 5065. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: AFFORDABLE school holiday activity - Stop Motion Magic. πŸ§’ 7-13 year olds. 🏷️ $5. πŸ“ Burton 5110. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Pokemon Trading Cards. πŸ§’ 8+ year olds. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: FREE school holiday activity - Self-Love Club - Crafternoon. πŸ§’ 10-18 year olds. πŸ“ Unley SA 5061. Secure your spot.

  • Wed 24 April 2024: AFFORDABLE activity for youth - Learner drivers permit - Pre-test workshop. 🏷️ $5. πŸ§’ 16+ year olds. πŸ“ Holden Hill Community Centre, Holden Hill SA 5088. Secure your spot.

  • Fri 26 April 2024: AFFORDABLE show for kids - Tricks with Wildhouse Circus! πŸ§’ 6+ year olds. 🏷️ $2. πŸ“ Munno Para SA 5113. Secure your spot.

  • Fri 26 April 2024: FREE event - School Holiday Movie (G-rated). πŸ§’ All ages. πŸ“ Coventry Library, Stirling SA 5152. Secure your spot.

  • Sat 27 April 2024: FREE event - Tricky Joe's Magical Mishaps. πŸ§’ 3-8 year olds. πŸ“ Tiwu Kumangka Community Hall, Blackwood SA 5051. Secure your spot.


Indoor activities in Adelaide for toddlers, kids & teenagers

Below, you'll find Adelaide's indoor activities, including indoor playgrounds, indoor rock climbing, things to do with toddlers, rainy day activities for preschoolers and even more fun things to do in Adelaide with kids and teenagers.


Indoor adventures in Adelaide @ Bounce

Are you ready for your next adventure to burn off energy and have awesome fun in Adelaide? Look no further than BOUNCE trampoline parks!

BOUNCE Adelaide indoor activities are so much fun for families with kids of all ages to let loose and have the best time:

  • BOUNCE Marleston is a fantastic indoor play centre for 2+ year-olds, kids of all ages, teens and adults;

  • BOUNCE Greenacres is an awesome indoor playground & trampoline park, perfect for toddlers, kids of all ages, teens and adults.

Indoor activities Adelaide @ BOUNCE Marleston, Adelaide indoor play centre for 2+ year-olds, kids, teens and adults.
Indoor activities Adelaide @ BOUNCE Marleston, Adelaide indoor play centre for 2+ year-olds, kids, teens and adults

With 50 interconnected trampolines, tumble tracks, banked walls, Big Bag, X-Park challenges and even more indoor activities, you are sure to get your heart pumping!

But that's not all - the Slam Dunk courts with full-height basketball rings will have you soaring to new heights.

Fun indoor activities Adelaide @ BOUNCE Greenacres, Adelaide indoor playground and trampolines for toddlers, teens and kids of all ages.
Fun indoor activities Adelaide @ BOUNCE Greenacres, Adelaide indoor playground and trampolines for toddlers, teens and kids of all ages

Plus, you can take a break, relax and recharge at their on-site Cafe.

BOUNCE Marleston & BOUNCE Greenacres are also fantastic Adelaide birthday party venues - fun and inclusive for kids of all ages.

Book your next adventure at BOUNCE Marleston and BOUNCE Greenacres today!


Challenge yourself at the best Adelaide escape room @ Rundle Mall

For a day of fun challenges for the whole family, check out this fantastic Adelaide escape room Rundle Mall offers in the Adelaide city centre. It’s suitable for kids aged 7+, making it one of Adelaide's best indoor activities during the SA school holidays.

Choose from three different themed Adelaide escape rooms with different puzzles and crimes for you to solve in a 1-hour experience for two players.

Fun indoor activities: escape room Adelaide City experience.
Fun indoor activities: escape room Adelaide City experience

You can even challenge your friends or family to see who can come out first from the same themed escape room! It is what makes this one of the most fun things to do in Adelaide for young adults.

So if you’re looking for indoor things to do in Adelaide for kids and teens, book the interactive escape room Adelaide City experience @ Rundle Mall today.

Family Fun at Escape Hunt, Adelaide escape room at Rundle Mall

Get spooked with Adelaide Old Gaol tours

Do you enjoy getting spooked by horror movies and supernatural tales? Then the Adelaide Old Gaol tours might be right up your (dark) alley!

Discover the creepy side of the old Adelaide Gaol history and meet some of its ghosts at this Adelaide prison tour for adults, teens and kids 12+ years old.

Adelaide attractions for families: Adelaide Old Gaol tours for adults, teens and 12+ years old kids.
Adelaide attractions for families: Adelaide Old Gaol tours for adults, teens and 12+ years old kids

This experience is definitely not for the faint-hearted! Be prepared to be shocked and terrified at the dark side of the Adelaide Gaol history.

The walking tour starts at 7.30 pm, which is outside of the regular Adelaide Gaol opening hours.

Book your Adelaide Old Gaol tour today!

Old Adelaide Gaol Tour

Fun Adelaide indoor activities for all ages @ Rundle Mall

Even if Adelaide escape rooms aren’t your cup of tea, Rundle Mall has many other fun family things to do in Adelaide & indoor activities for all ages!

Some of these can be free things to do in Adelaide or are relatively cheap options. You can stop for an ice cream cone or window shop through the many stores that line the streets.

Rundle Mall is a vibrant city centre with lots of shopping, boutiques, restaurants in Adelaide and more.

Adelaide indoor activities: Rundle Mall offers a great bustling atmosphere with street music, street art and statues for the kids to enjoy playing around.
Adelaide indoor activities: Rundle Mall offers a great bustling atmosphere with street music, street art and statues for the kids to enjoy playing around. Photo: Lachlan Hackett, Google Images

Rundle Mall has a great bustling atmosphere with buskers playing music, statues for the kids to enjoy playing around and even local Adelaide street art to discover.

So, if you’re stuck for things to do in Adelaide for kids of different ages, especially fun things to do in Adelaide for young adults, a day at Rundle Mall could be a great and affordable idea!


Outdoor activities for kids in Adelaide

Discover Adelaide's thrilling outdoor activities for teenagers and families - from outdoor rock climbing and tree climbing to spectacular city views and the most beautiful gardens in Adelaide.


Rock climbing, abseiling, zip-line and mega swing @ Mount Lofty Adventure Hub

  • πŸ‘§ πŸ‘¦ School holiday activities for teenagers (12+ years old)

Teenagers will be excited about the school holiday activities in Adelaide at Australia’s most giant aerial adventure in Mount Lofty, where they can try rock climbing, abseiling, zip-line and mega swing riding.

Teenage school holiday activities Adelaide @ Mount Lofty Adventure Hub: Rock climbing & outdoor activities in Adelaide.
Teenage school holiday activities Adelaide @ Mount Lofty Adventure Hub: Rock climbing & outdoor activities in Adelaide

Note that children (under 18 years) need to be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more details and book Mount Lofty outdoor adventure today!


Free family activities in Adelaide

Discover fun free things to do in Adelaide for families, including free attractions, the best playgrounds in Adelaide, free things to do in Adelaide with toddlers, free school holiday activities for kids and places to visit for free.


Take a step back in time at South Australian Museum in Adelaide

The South Australian Museum (also called Adelaide Museum) is an Adelaide must-see for history buffs or those looking for interesting things to do in Adelaide.

This free museum has three floors filled with Adelaide museum activities and exhibits about fascinating history topics, including Australian Aboriginal culture, South Australia’s colonial history and more!

Cheap things to do in Adelaide: school holidays activities & workshops @ South Australian Museum.
Cheap things to do in Adelaide: school holidays activities & workshops @ South Australian Museum. Photo: South Australian Museum, Facebook

There are often exhibitions, affordable workshops and school holidays activities Adelaide offers for kids of various ages that you can check out too.

Check out their website for the latest Adelaide Museum holiday activities kids will enjoy.

South Australian Museum in Adelaide

Discover books and history at the State Library of South Australia

What better way to spend your morning than at the State Library of South Australia? There are so many interesting things to do in Adelaide here.

With over 2 million books, it’s definitely an Adelaide public library you won’t want to miss. You can learn about Adelaide's history and see the best rare or historical paper collections.

If you don’t have time for a full tour, head down to the lower level and find yourself some cool old newspapers from as far back as 1837.

Kids will enjoy multiple story boards & fun indoor activities @ the State Library, South Australia.
Kids will enjoy multiple story boards & fun indoor activities @ the State Library, South Australia. Photo: State Library of South Australia, Facebook

They also run many events for all ages, including free events, tours, exhibitions, book clubs, storytelling sessions and more. Kids will enjoy fun activities and storyboards around the State Library in Adelaide City!

If you’ve got history buffs or avid readers in the family, the State Library is one of the best Adelaide attractions for families!


Explore interesting art at the Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia is the largest art gallery in Australia and the third-largest one in the Southern Hemisphere. It's also a beautiful heritage building in Adelaide.

This beautiful gallery showcases all types of artwork, from ancient to contemporary pieces, including an impressive collection of Aboriginal art. They often hold art exhibitions too.

Fun things to do in Adelaide with kids: kids activities & family programs @ The Gallery of South Australia.
Fun things to do in Adelaide with kids: kids activities & family programs @ The Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Bernadette Klavins, Art Gallery of South Australia, Facebook

The Gallery of South Australia runs engaging kids and families programs and activity sessions throughout the year and is an Adelaide must-see for families with kids.

It's always a great idea to bring the kids to the art galleries, especially during South Australian school holidays, so they can learn about art, culture and history from an early age.

Art Gallery of South Australia Start Program for kids

Adelaide Botanic Garden: one of the best Adelaide attractions for families

Start your day off with a tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, one of the best Adelaide family attractions to visit these coming school holidays for a day trip.

The best Adelaide attractions for families: beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden.
The best Adelaide attractions for families: beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden

The gardens are known for their expansive greenery, gorgeous flowers and beautiful views. They also have a wide range of things to see and outdoor activities for all ages and interests:

  • walking trails

  • flower gardens

  • interactive displays

  • native plant collections

  • and more adventure things to do in Adelaide with family.

Adelaide attractions for families: Gorgeous Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Adelaide attractions for families: Gorgeous Adelaide Botanic Garden. Photo: Nam Tonthat, Google Images

After exploring this beautiful Adelaide garden, take a break and visit one of the many fantastic Adelaide cafes nearby that offer delicious coffee and food.

International Rose Garden, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Waite Arboretum: the most unique outdoor adventure Adelaide has

Waite Arboretum is a hidden gem to see in Adelaide and a perfect place for interesting things to do in Adelaide to avoid crowds and relax in nature.

Enjoy short trips from Adelaide City to see a stone labyrinth, rose garden and even some sculptures. Waite Arboretum is perfect for a family day out in Adelaide. And best of all, it's free!

What to do in Adelaide with kids: Waite Arboretum, a hidden gem & one of the best picnic spots in Adelaide.
What to do in Adelaide with kids: Waite Arboretum, a hidden gem & one of the best picnic spots in Adelaide. Photo: Chris Robson, Google Maps

It’s also one of the best picnic spots in Adelaide for lunch or afternoon tea.

Keep in mind that, unfortunately, toilets are closed. Dogs are not allowed at Waite Arboretum.


Waite Conservation Reserve: Adelaide must-see panoramic view

After you visit Waite Arboretum, consider going to the Waite Conservation Reserve for a great hike, lots of wildlife and a beautiful view of the city.

Adelaide must-see: one of the best panoramic views of Adelaide @ Waite Conservation Reserve, swing.
Adelaide must-see: one of the best panoramic views of Adelaide @ Waite Conservation Reserve, swing. Photo: Josh L’efevre, Google Images

Once you get to the top of the hill, you can relax on some benches or a swing while taking in the wonderful panoramic view of the city.

This is also the perfect free wildlife park in Adelaide - you can come up close to koalas and kangaroos at no cost!


We hope this list of fun things to do in Adelaide with kids and what's on for families will help you organise your kids school holiday activities.

Whether you're looking for school holiday fun Adelaide offers, school holiday programs and holiday camps, exciting Adelaide attractions for families and free things to do in Adelaide, you'll surely find heaps of exciting family activities in Adelaide school holidays.

So check out this list of fantastic things to do in Adelaide with kids and start planning fun Adelaide activities for your family today!

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