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Seven Fantastic School Holiday Activities - Autumn 2018

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Which school holiday activity will you choose?
School holidays can be just a little bit dreary when the weather is getting cooler and a little bit wetter, but there is no need to despair here are 7 fantabulous options for children of all ages throughout this autumn school holidays.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is always a good pick for a great day out for little animals lovers. This school holidays the Zoo is offering two activities for great animal fun.

ZOOcation Care is a great holiday program for 5 – 12 year olds which gets the a day with a Conservation Education. They will explore the zoo and get to know the animals, enjoy adverturous activities, play games, engage in animal presentations and meet new friends.

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Photo: Adelaide Zoo


A day at ZOOcation Care is $65 non-members and $55 Zoos SA members and runs on specific days during the school holidays. This is a popular option so head on to the website and book now.

Also offered by the Adelaide Zoo is Zoo Foods. Offered as part of your zoo entry fee, Zoo Foods will engage the help of little animal lovers to discover what animals eat, their special treats and wonderful eating habits. Children can go on a 'shopping spree' around the zoo for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes. Further details are at the website.

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens great school holiday program is back for the autumn school holidays with a number of interactive classes and hands on available.

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Photo: Botanic Gardens of South Australia


Children can participate in a range of activities including Autumn Colours Mobile Photography, Singing in the Rainforest, Garden Critters, Making Fire, Making Glue and Dreaming Story Telling.

While some activities are free to join in, others attract a small fee between $12 and $20. Bookings are required for some activities.

Shipwrecked ... again!

Shipwrecked ... again! is the delightful story of Captain Horatio Bumblefingers and his illustrious crew who will take children on a perilous adventure across the seas.

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Photo: South Australian Maritime Museum


Presented by Heapsgood Productions, this show is on at the South Australian Martime Museum between 11 am and 1 pm weekdays from Monday 16 to Friday 27 April 2018 (except Anzac Day).

Cost is $6 per child.

Dinosaur rEvolution

In its final weeks, if you have not been to Dinosaur rEvolution yet, school holidays is a great opportunity to visit. While the exhibition is on until 6 May 2018, the exhibition will remain open until 6 pm on Thursday 26 April 2018 for the special movie event, The Good Dinosaur.

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Photo: South Australian Museum


The Good Dinosaur

Bring the kids along to see The Good Dinosaur at 6 pm on Thursday 26 April 2018. The Good Dinosaur is a 3D computer-animated drama adventure film which tells the story of good dinosaur Arlo who meets a very special human friend. Arlo and friend will experience a series of adventures facing danger and daring.

This is a smoke and alcohol-free, free movie event and bookings are not required.



St Martin's Teddy Bears Picnic

Brings the kids and their teddy bears along to the St Martin's Anglican Church Teddy Bears Picnic on Friday 27 April 2018 at 10.30 am for a morning of fun-filled teddy bear activities.

There will be crafts, biscuit decorating, face painting, animal capers, lucky dips, sausage sizzle, lolly bags and bear blessings.

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Photo: St Martin's Anglican Church


Cost is $8 for children and adults which includes morning tea.

Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair

Bring the kids along to the Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair on Saturday 28 April 2018 from 9.30 am to 4 pm in search of rare and collectable pop culture and cosplay items, comics, toys, lego, video games and books.

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Photo: Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair


Fancy dress is encouraged. Cost to enter is $2.

A range of free and metered on-street parking is available at each location. Please see the individual article for each activity for further information.
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Why? Great school holiday fun.
When: Monday 16 to Sunday 28 April 2018
Where: Around Adelaide
Cost: Free to $65
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