School holidays are in full swing and as the weather starts to warm up again let’s make the most of getting the kids out and about and what better way to do it is with FREE or cheap school holiday activities.
Here’s a list of a few things we have come up with that might interest your kids from the latest movies, favourite playgrounds, Westfield activities, sand sculpture exhibition and lots more.
Pumpt – from $12
A relatively new one on the scene, Pumpt is an indoor ride park located right around the corner from Bounce in Marleston, and it’s one for all the bike riders, skaters and scooter kids out there. You can ride their undulating pump tracks, challenge your best speed time, try a scooter, skate the half pipe, and eat and drink at the Boneshaker Cafe all year round. As a parent, the quality of the cafe is always important – so this is a good one. No luke warm fries here. There’s Little Tikes sessions for kids under 6, and prices start at $12pp.
Play At the Bay – FREE and activities starting from $5.
Play at the Bay is an interactive kids program run between 16 – 27th April and encourages kids to play, experience and explore through a range of workshops catering for a variety of ages. A mixture of FREE and paid activities starting form as low as $5 there is something for everyone. There is a huge range of categories for the kids to choose from to ensure there is something for everyone.
• Be Active
• Arts and Craft
• Fun with Food
• Outdoor and Environment
• Just Fun
• Music and Dance
Some activities do require a 24hour pre-registration so don’t forget to visit the website for all information.
Does your little one have a green thumb? Let them get their boots dirty as we show them how to have fun in the garden. Book now www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/playatthebay🌻🐝
Westfield Shopping Centres – FREE
Let’s face it shopping centre and kids in the one sentence isn’t always our favourite thing to do. WE all know shopping centres are hectic over school holidays, but they do have some great FREE activities a show for the kids so worth the visit I think. Below I have highlighted a few favourites but make sure you check individual Westfield Events for further updates on times and locations of the activities.
- PETER RABBIT STAGE SHOW
Join the cast for a FIRST ever Peter Rabbit and friends stage show. Plus have the chance to meet Peter.
16 – 20th April Tea Tree Plaza Westfield.
- LEGO FRIENDS PLAY ZONE
Let your imagination run free with Lego from the 23rd – 27th April at Marion Westfield
- PLANT YOUR OWN VEGGIES
- Kids can decorate a pot and plant their own veggies to grow at home.
16 – 20th April at West Lakes Westfield
Soccer Joey’s Clinic – FREE
Calling all Soccer Fans. Soccer Joey’s is offering a FREE clinic ideal for boys and girls from 2 – 6 years of age. An interactive fun session where the kids learn the basics of dribbling, ball mastery and kicking goals.
TTP Westfield 23 – 27th April. Registration is a MUST.
Botanical Gardens School Program – FREE and Paid activities from $12
If your kids like getting out in the nature or enjoy exploring the garden, then the Botanical Gardens School Program is for you. The program is for 5 to 13-year-old and starts 16th April with NEW activities at Adelaide and Mt Lofty. The activities have been designed to have fun and promote hands on learning about plants, people and the environment.
Children can choose from:
• Making Fire Making Glue – FREE
• Singing in the Rain Forrest – $20
• Garden Critters – $12
• Autumn Colours Mobile Photography $15
All events MUST be booked prior here.
Sand Sculpting “Wonderful Wizard of OZ” – $6+BF – $28+BF
If your kids love sand and the Wizard of Oz, then this is the place to be. The incredible sand sculpture exhibition running from 14 to 29th April on Port Noarlunga Beach brings the Wizard of Oz to life using 300 tonnes of sand along with some amazing talent.
Playgrounds – FREE
Playgrounds are the best FREE activity you can get and allows kids to enjoy the fresh air, run off some energy and enjoy imaginative play. We are so lucky to have some awesome playgrounds in SA including Nature Play. See below for a few of our favs:
• Glenelg Foreshore – West inc Nature Play
• Bonython Park – City
• Jubilee Park – South
• St Kilda – North
• Marshmallow Park – East
• Hazelwood Playground – East
• Princess Elizabeth Playground – City
• Morialta Conservation Park – North – inc Nature Play
• Memorial Gardens Playground Prospect – North
• Thalassa Playground – South
Movies for Kids
Who doesn’t like a good kids movie? Keep the entire family entertained these holidays with the latest kid’s movies. We have listed below the movies NOW showing across Adelaide these school holiday:
• Peter Rabbit
• Sherlock Gnomes
• Early Man
• Wrinkle in Time
Dinosaur rEVOLUTION – $5 – $35
The dinosaurs have arrived at the museum. Dinosaur rEVOLUTION is a new touring exhibition that explores the world of dinosaurs and their descendants. Kids can touch skeletons and bones and found out more about these creatures and how they evolved into birds. Showing until the 6th May with lots of extra activities over the school holidays. For more info head here.
Carclew Exploring Arts Workshops – $55 – $85
Calling all budding artists. Carclew’s Explore Arts school holiday program have full-day and half-day creative activities at the stunning Carclew Castle. Their team of professional artists presents a broad range of inspiring, hands-on experiences that will nurture your child’s inner-artist and allow them to try out new experiences and make new friends. Carclew has a jam-packed program with some of Adelaide’s finest (and fun-est) artists. Workshops are for kids from 5 -17 year olds and run from 16th – 27th April.