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5 Free School Holiday Activities For Kids in Adelaide

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Published April 9th 2014
There is such a thing as a free holiday
Keeping kids busy and active during school holidays without breaking the budget is possible with these free simple programs and activities that kids will enjoy.

Harbour Town Adelaide

Harbour Town Adelaide Free School Holiday
Photo: Harbour Town

Harbour Town will be a hive of activity celebrating the release of the new Disney movie Muppets Most Wanted and offering free workshops and dance classes from Monday 14-25 April 2014.

What to do during the school holidays in Adelaide
Kids will love the free puppet making classes. Photo: Harbour Town

The Centre will be jam-packed with activities including kids puppet making classes, African drumming workshops and Goodlife SH'BAM kids dance classes. There's also a modern outdoor playground and interactive parenting rooms to ensure families enjoy a comfortable day out.

Free School Holiday Ideas
Instead of banging on pots and pans in the kitchen, kids can go their hardest at the African drumming workshops. Photo: Harbour Town

Kids can learn how to create the amazing sounds made from African drums, make their own puppet in an interactive craft making class and get active during a choreographed dance class. There's also a chance to win movie prize packs and tickets to Muppets Most Wanted, Goodlife gym memberships and much more. Hassle free parking is also a bonus.

Click here for session and booking information.

Cafe Brunelli West Lakes

Huge playground outside Brunelli Cafe

A junk free zone! Why not meet up with adults who have kids and enjoy a healthy lunch or coffee at Cafe Brunelli located at Westfield West Lakes. Kids can play for hours at the free playground located directly in front of the outdoor dining area, where you can easily supervise them. A great chance for kids to hang out together, while you catch up with family, friends, and even grand parents in an environment that all will enjoy.

Playgrounds West Lakes
Enjoy time out while the kids have fun at the playground

You may also catch a performance by The Buzzies who will perform for the kids. If you want to secure an outdoor table, I suggest you book on 08 8355 0445.

The Buzzies Children's Group
The Buzzies Betti The Butterfly and Buzzy The Bee

South Australian Museum

Photo: Naomi Jellicoe The Advertiser and SA Museum

School Holiday Program - Collections

What do kids like to collect? The Museum collects all sorts of things, from Australian Aboriginal hunting tools to butterflies and even whale skeletons! Discover why collections are important and how they can be the key to the future in this exciting, hands-on free school holiday program.

Kids can bring in a treasure from their own collection and talk with experts from Artlab Australia about how best to take care of the collection. Step into the Confessions of a Collector booth, were kids can record thoughts about collections and hang them anonymously for others to see. They can also learn how to curate their own collection and sequence, group and interpret the Museum collections.

There's so much on offer, check the website for details, bookings are essential.

Whale Workshops

Kids are fascinated by these creatures, and they can explore different whales in the Museum's world class cetacean collection including humpback whales, killer whales, blue whales and sperm whales. They can also turn a collection of recycled bottles into a pod of floating whales, and create funny, imaginative and empathetic stories about humans and whales, using a whale creation as inspiration.

Rundle Mall Adelaide

School holiday activities Adelaide free
The KIDS ZONE will offer so many free activities for kids. Photo: Rundle Mall

Kids will lose themselves in the KIDS ZONE outside Myer where they can get involved in the Easter craft workshops with play dough and low level activity area with unlimited craft activities, face painting, balloon animals and activity bag giveaways! 14-19 April 2014 11am to 2pm.

School holiday ideas. What to do during school holidays in Adelaide. Imagination Playground
Imagination Playground. Photo: Rundle Mall

Imagination Playground and Supervised Giant games

Imagination Playground is a fun, safe and interactive portable playground, and with just a little imagination a lot of creativity is possible. The innovative block-based system is made from 105 lightweight pieces of foam that can transform any space into a play space. It encourages learning, social development, movement, creativity and above all the kids will have so much fun!
Monday 21-24 April 2014 11am to 2pm.

School holiday ideas free Rundle Mall
Kids may even spot these roving Easter bunnies. Photo: Rundle Mall

Botanic Gardens

Aboriginal Plant Use

Kids can learn how Aboriginal people use the plants of the Australian bush to provide food, shelter and medicine. Best of all no booking is required. Meet on the Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Click here for more information and a list of other activities designed to promote fun, hands on learning about plants, people and the environment.

Happy holidays, have fun!
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Nothing beats a trip to the Museum in school holidays! Great article Betty :)
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3784) 3003 days ago
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