Need stuff to do these school holidays? We’ve got you covered.
A great place to start looking for school holiday programs, groups, events and activities is your local council’s website.
We’ve popped some council websites here:
- Adelaide City
- Charles Sturt
- Port Adelaide and Enfield
- Mount Barker
- Berri Barmera
Can’t find anything from your local council? You could try the list of school holiday activities Kids in Adelaide’s have put together!
Art Galley of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the Botanic Gardens are great places to visit over the holidays.
Or what about a BBQ in the Adelaide Parklands? There’s 49 free barbecues dotted all throughout the park lands, all on this map.
If you love nature, there are a number of beautiful parks close to Adelaide. Here’s a list of some within an hour’s drive of the CBD:
- Shepards Hill Recreation Park is great for a walk or a bike ride. It’s 25 minutes (drive) south of Adelaide CBD.
- Hallet Cove Conservation Park has nice boardwalks, rocky cliffs and views of the waves. It’s 35 minutes (drive) south of Adelaide CBD.
- Belair National Park has great bike tracks and beautiful bushwalking trails. It’s 20 minutes (drive) south from Adelaide CBD, or you can catch the train to Belair Railway Station. Note: there is a parking fee ($12.00 full price, $9.50 concession) to drive into the national park, however, there is the option to park before the gates and walk-in.
- Morialta Conservation Park has beautiful waterfalls, giant rocky cliffs and a range of walks and hikes to do. It’s 25 minutes (drive) east of Adelaide CBD.
- Onkaparinga River National Park has a gorge with plenty of swimming holes for the brave, and walking for the fit. It’s 45 minutes (drive) south of Adelaide CBD.
And don’t forget, there are some great playgrounds around, like the Dunstan Adventure Playground and the St. Kilda Adventure Playground.