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Your ultimate guide to what’s on for the school holidays this winter

We’ve put together a handy guide to winter events and activities offered over this upcoming school holiday period so you can avoid those dreaded “I’m bored” complaints.

If you’re feeling uninspired with how to keep the kids entertained during the holidays, look no further.

We’ve put together a handy guide to winter events and activities offered over this upcoming school holiday period so you can avoid those dreaded “I’m bored” complaints, and keep the kids happy with some incredible unique events across Adelaide.

WOODSTOCK WINE ESTATE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY | 2 – 25 July

This July school holidays, Woodstock Wine are offering a daily Wildlife Sanctuary Feeding Session where animal lovers young and old can get up close and personal with our rescue animals, including Red & Grey Kangaroos, Maverick the Emu and Lenny the Lamb.

Running daily at 11.30am, entry is $5 per person, which includes access to the Woodstock Wildlife Sanctuary giving you the opportunity to hand-feed our, kangaroos, emu and sheep and check out which birds are currently living in our native nesting boxes! Families are invited to stay and explore Woodstock’s expansive native gardens and enjoy the onsite playground or grab a bite in our Coterie Restaurant. Bookings are essential.

Cost: $5 entry

Address: 215 Douglas Gully Rd, McLaren Flat SA 5171

Bookings are required, for more information and to book click here.

PAMPER & PARTIES OF ADELAIDE

Treat yourself, and your kids too! Pamper & Parties of Adelaide offer Mum or Dad and Me sessions for parents and their kids to enjoy a classic foot bubble bath, massage services and nail painting from their Hillbank salon. They also hold group kid session allow parents to drop and go!

Address: Shop 2, 4 Bogan Road, Hillbank, SA, 5112

For more information and to book, click here.

WOODHOUSE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Crawl, climb, swing, splash, weave and whizz around at the Woodhouse Activity Centre in their redesigning of “OSCH” School Holidays Unplugged program, allowing parents to drop their kids off any weekday in July.

Address: 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly 5151

For more family inclusive programs and to book click here.

PAW PATROL WORKSHOP | 18 – 22 July

Free school holiday fun at Harbour Town with Paw Patrol craft making activities that’ll have your kids distracted while you get your shopping done. The kiddos even get to take their finished masks with them to show off at home!

Cost: Free

Address: 727 Tapleys Hill Rd, Adelaide Airport SA 5950

For more information, click here.

MIGHTY ADVENTURE DAY AT THE PARKS

YMCA at the Parks Recreation and Sports Centre have composed a school holiday program that’ll have your kids busy combining fun and fitness with nerf wars, stationed sports, stadium games, skating and pool activities from 9am to 4pm. Early drop off and late pick up options are available.

Cost: 2-hour sessions $10 per person; full day experience $45 per person

Address: 46 Cowan St, Angle Park SA 5010

For more details click here.

WIZARD OF OZ SCAVENGER HUNT | June 30 – November 8

Searching for the Wizard of Oz is an interactive, scavenger hunt style tour based on the original L. Frank Baum story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, created by the award-winning experience design studio Sandpit.

The tour invites visitors to ‘follow the yellow brick road’ through multiple locations across the city, locate beautifully illustrated posters and scan them to unlock the next chapter of the story, tracking down the elusive Wizard. Local businesses will be taking part with the use of their shopfronts.

Cost: Free

Address: Adelaide CBD

For more information, click here.

MEGA FAST KARTS & LASER SKIRMISH RICHMOND

Mega Fast Karts & Laser Skirmish Richmond provide a one-of-a-kind experience that you cannot find anywhere else. Mega Fast Karts & Laser Skirmish Richmond has been the home of family fun entertainment for decades, promising an endless amount of memory making.

This entertainment centre is not just for those with a need for speed, there is also an arcade, an expansive laser skirmish field, as well as Battle Cars.

Cost: From $25

Address: 6-9 Deacon Ave, Richmond SA 5033

For more information, click here.

THE BEACHOUSE | 8 – 10 July

For three nights only this July school holidays, The Beachouse will transform into a magical world of witchcraft and wizardry with The House of Magic exclusive Lock-Ins.

With a stack of magical interactive displays and epic theming, you will be transported to a different realm. And do it all whilst having a blast on The Beachouse’s rides and games, it will definitely be a night to remember.

The House of Magic exclusive Lock-Ins are an opportunity to experience something unlike anything done before!

Cost: From $37

Address: 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg SA 5045

For more information, click here.

TREECLIMB

Since 2018, TreeClimb has been a bucket list item for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and curious adventurers. The inner-city aerial adventure park promises to keep on giving this winter, set to open throughout the July school holidays – rain, hail, or shine.

With 70 obstacles spanning across eight different routes, there is something that caters for all levels of confidence and skill.

TreeClimb boasts three children’s courses – perfect for the upcoming school holidays. The courses have 21 tree-top activities, allowing climbers to progressively complete the Yellow course, then Blue and challenge themselves on the Orange course.

Cost: From $29

Address: Cnr Greenhill Road &, Unley Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

For more information, click here.

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS AT BAROSSA VALLEY CHOCOLATE COMPANY | WED 13 & 20 JULY – SAT 1 & 23 JULY

Come take part in one of BVCC Chocolate Workshops these School Holidays! Hosted with their friends at Barossa Fun Factory, your child will create their own custom Giant Freckle with BVCC Belgian Chocolate and inclusions, as well as playing chocolate-themed games and activities!

Cost: $30

Address: 64 Burings Rd, Tanunda SA 5352

For more information, click here.

Any events that we missed? Feel free to email [email protected]

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