Searching for fun things to do in Adelaide with kids these school holidays? The holidays can be stressful at the best of times but we’ve got you covered with a few out of the box ideas to keep the kids entertained and they are also affordable.
If you have kids that can’t sit still long enough to watch a movie or the thought of another bowling alley visit doesn’t fill you with excitement then we have a few suggestions to get the whole family out of the house on extraordinary adventures.
Adelaide Oval Day Roof Climb
This outdoor activity is ideal for sports fan of all ages. Under the leadership of experienced Roof Climb Leaders, you can come along for a unique behind the scenes tour of the Adelaide Oval. The hallowed sporting grounds have seen many historic events take place over the years and a guided roof climb will see you peer over the top of the sporting fields to admire one of Australia’s most popular sporting stadiums from a unique perspective.
Upon completion of your Adelaide Oval Roof Climb, you’ll receive a certificate, complimentary group photo and a souvenir hat to remember the experience. The two-hour climb is available at selected times during the day and is open to all participants aged 8 years and over with a minimum height requirement of 120cm.
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Mount Lofty Adventure Hub
Hidden in amongst the tranquil forest of the Adelaide Hills sits the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub. The venue is among one of the most beautiful adventure parks in Australia and will be a hit with your kids.
Active children can try their hand at the 15 metre Adventure Tower with both rock climbing and abseiling challenges on offer. Then there is the 324 forest zipline, a high ropes challenge course with 15 aerial course, a Mega Swing that can be shared with friends or solo plus natural rock climbing experiences at the nearby Morialta Gorge.
Bundle the experiences together in a pass and you’ve got yourself a great value day out for the family these school holidays.
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Adelaide Kayaking Tour
Unique wildlife encounters like no other can be found around every corner in Adelaide. These school holidays why not try something different and join local guides for a gentle three-hour kayaking tour through a Dolphin Sanctuary. Beginners are welcome on these tours that will take the family on an easy paddle through calm waterways to spot local pods of dolphins. You’ll even get to see a historic shipwreck up close as you travel through the local Port River.
The guided kayaking tour takes off from Garden Island through the Port River and local mangroves. Participants will visit shipwrecks, tranquil creeks and see playful dolphins darting in and out of the waters throughout the 3 hour kayak tour. Adelaide Dolphin Kayaking Tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 9am or 1pm.
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Zoos & Wildlife Parks
We couldn’t overlook the many varied zoos and safari parks across Adelaide including Monarto Safari Park, Cleland Wildlife Park and of course, Adelaide Zoo.
Adelaide Zoo is the only place in Australia where you can see giant pandas while Monarto Safari Park offers a taste of Africa without the need for a passport. If you have small children then Cleland Wildlife Park in the Mount Lofty Ranges is our pick of the bunch with most of the animals free to roam allowing for a more hands-on experience.
For more out of the box activities to keep the kids busy, head to our school holidays page to view a range of family-friendly activities to suit all ages.