School holidays are awesome! Provided you have plenty to keep the kids occupied with. It’s a great time to get them out and about, building friendships, away from the screen and perhaps even trying something new. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the coolest activities for kid that are happening over the school holidays so you don’t have to scramble for ideas. This guide will have something for all ages and all budgets.
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Friday, April 13 – Nitro Circus Live. The world’s greatest action sports show is back in Australia. Thirty of the world’s best extreme athletes will be freestyling on BMX, Skate and Motocross. Not to mention you’ll see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts take place right before your eyes.
Friday, April 14 – Saturday April 30 – Festival of Mud. We’re always talking about how kids should be kids again and get away from the screens once in a while. Well, this is the answer to our prayers. There’s a stack of muddy and non-muddy activities that your tiny humans will love like, The Scientific Bubble Show; Museum Bingo; Creating a Veggie Garden; the Festival of Mud; Muddy Storytime and Make a Terrarium Workshop. Bookings are essential.
Friday, April 14 – Saturday April 30 – Mega Inflatable Fun Zone. How fast can you complete the inflatable Commando Course? There are jumping castles, mazes, basketball & soccer skill shots and lots more to explore.\
Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 15 – Brick-A-Laide. Yo’ block heads! What are you waiting for?! Brick-a-laide is coming this Easter Long Weekend with an unbeatable line-up of brick creations showcased by local and interstate modellers and builders. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this two-day event. LEGO is fun for all ages. There will be amazing displays, retailers, interactive activities for the kids, competitions, life-size cosplay characters and the delicious Brick Café. Get your tickets now
Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 30 – Sand Sculpting Australia Presents ‘Alice In Wonderland’. Sand sculpting like you’ve never seen it before. Held down at the Port Noarlunga Esplanade between, you can walk amongst the scenes from the magical tale of Alice In Wonderland – for example, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, The Queen Of Hearts procession, and spot the cheeky Cheshire Cat. There’s also a range of activities for kids including sand sculpting workshops and face painting. Plus, just for visiting over the Easter long weekend, entry includes a #sandsational Easter Egg Hunt, where all children receive a bag of eggs!
Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday at Glen Ewin Estate. Celebrate Easter at Glen Ewin Estate with a day of family fun. There are loads of activities for the kids, market stall food, an Easter egg hunt and special adult cocktails for the parents. Plus, entry is free.
Tuesday, April 18 – Art In The Park (FREE). A school holiday event for children and families. Drop in for a short while or stay for the morning and get creative at the park with painting and craft activities available. In the case of wet weather the event will take place inside the youth centre on site.
Tuesday, April 18 – Friday, April 28 – Cirkidz Holiday Programs. Roll up, roll up, it’s time to put the books down and spend the holidays with Cirkidz. They’ve got 2 great programs to choose from! Go hang out (or upside down!) and learn some great take home skills you can practice all year round. Kids form 5-15 years can have a go at a huge range of fun aerial activities, acrobats, circus tricks and more!
Wednesday, April 19 – Comic Book Creations (FREE). Head into the Findon Library and turn old graphic novels, comics and other recycled materials into fashion accessories. No bookings are necessary.
Thursday, April 20 – Sunday April 23 – Peppa Pig Playdate. Peppa Pig is coming to Australia in a brand new super-sized interactive experience called Peppa Pig Playdate. Families are invited to journey into the world of Peppa Pig and her friends when they visit Peppa Pig Playdate for a fun and unique interactive play experience.
Thursday, April 20 – Art with Recycled Plastics Workshop (FREE). Work with visual artist and community arts worker Annabelle Collect to transform recycled plastics into art. Participants will get crafty with plastic lids, old children’s toys, broken jewellery pieces, containers and more. Bring along your recycled collection of clean, bright plastic bits to use. Further materials, equipment and tools provided. Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential. Recommended for ages 6-16 years (parents encouraged to join).
Thursday, April 20 – Craft Party With Jenny (FREE). If you’re in Port Lincoln or nearby during the school holidays, this could be a great option for a quick respite. After all, you’re on holidays too! The Port Lincoln Hotel are offering local and travelling children activities these school holidays to help beat the boredom. They’re throwing a Craft Party complete with face painting leaving plenty of free time for the parents to have a coffee (or two). This event is free however there are limited spaces so bookings are essential.
Sunday, April 23 – The Magical Children’s Tea Party. Bring the kids to the Crystal Room at the Stamford Plaze Hotel or a special Magical Children’s Tea Party featuring a special menu for the kids, a magician and face painter to make it a truly magical occasion. Recommended for under 14 years
Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28 – Come n’ Try Sessions. South Australian sporting bodies, clubs and organisations have joined forces to coordinate an entire week of Come ’n Try sessions for 5-16 year olds. Kids can try sports like, Wing Chun Kung Fu; Lawn Bowls; Cheerleading; Netball; Water Polo; Diving; Cricket; Beach Volleyball; Korfball; Rugby; Lacrosse and Life Games.The best part is that these all take place in the CBD and surrounding parklands.
Wednesday, April 26 – Hack-a-Toy & Robots (FREE). Invent your own toy using other toy parts then use Edison Robots to make them wrestle robot style. Recommended for ages 8-13 years.
Thursday, April 27 – Tie-Dying Craft. Get groovy and have fun tie-dying at the Payneham library! Bring along your own white cotton item to tie dye such as a t-shirt, pillowcase or tea towel and watch the magic happen. Recommended for ages 6-14 years.