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10 July School Holiday Activities for Kids in Adelaide

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published June 18th 2012
Sure the July School Holidays may not stretch on for as long as the Summer Holidays, but you've still got two weeks to try and entertain your whole brood. Don't fret, because we've picked out 10 great school holiday activities that are sure to entertain anyone from toddlers to teenagers.



There's something to suit everyone whether they're a budding chef, and animal lover, a film critic, or a sports fanatic. So take a look and pick your favourites from the list

1. Zooventures and Zufari
4 - 13 July

Give your kids a taste of life at the zoo with either the Zooventures program at the Adelaide Zoo or the Zufari program at Monarto Zoo. Zooventures is for children 6-12 and Zufari is for children 8-13.

Kids will get to help out around the zoo by cleaning out enclosures, feeding animals, and taking on other tasks. Check out the full program online.

2. Adelaide United School Holiday Clinic
12 July



This is for the sports fans, especially any Adelaide United Supporters. The club is holding another School Holiday Clinic, where your kids will get a chance to improve their soccer skills with Adelaide United players.

It's for boys and girls aged 5-15. Kids of any skill level can sign up, they'll be placed with kids of similar ages and skills, so no one will get left behind. The clinic is just $40, and kids will also get a chance to get signatures at the end of the day. Register online.

3. NIDA Short Courses
2 - 8 July

Australia's premier acting school , NIDA, has a range of classes aimed at kids 8 and up. This is a good option if you're looking for something for teenagers to do.

Classes include Drama School, Screen Acting Boot Camp, TV Presenting Essentials, and more. Prices range from $260-$555. Check out the full program online, and sign up before spaces fill up.

4. Little Big Shots Film Festival
12 - 14 July

The Little Big Shots Film Festival is full of fun films for kids from all over the world. There are 10 different sessions, and each one is aimed at a particular age groups.

There is even a session showcasing some of the best films for kids made by kids. Children under the age of 12 must always be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 for each session.

5. Sprout Market Cooking Classes
3, 5, 10, & 12 July

Sprout Cooking Classes have proved incredibly popular over past school holidays, and they're back with the Little Market Chefs Cooking Classes. There are two different classes available.

Kids 5-8 can learn how to make Pork San Choy Bow, and kids 9-13 will make fish tacos. As well as the interactive cooking class kids will get a market chef hat, a mini market tour, and tastings. Book online, classes are $15 per child.

6. Sticky Rice Kids Master Classes
9 July

Sprout aren't the only cooking class for kids these school holidays, Sticky Rice are also offering a Kids Dinner Master Class.

The class is designed for children 10 and up. They'll learn a range of techniques as they cook a full meal, that they'll enjoy at the end of the night. Classes are $55 per child, and you can book online.

7. Something on Saturday
7, 21, & 28 July

something on saturday craft
Craft in the Foundation Kids Corner


Something on Saturdays runs from April till September, and during the July school holidays there are three fun shows. As well as catching a show for only $13 kids can enjoy craft activities in the Foundation Kids Corner before the curtain rises.

The July program includes circus show Train of Thoughts, scientific comedy Sounds Like Science, and dance theatre Skip. You can buy tickets online or at Bass. Shows are suitable for kids 4-5 and up.

8. Day Out With Thomas
7 - 15 July

It wouldn't be the July school holidays with out the Thomas and Friends event at the National Railway Museum. All your favourite trains will be there, as well as other entertainment, including the Amazing Drumming Monkeys.

The National Railway Museum is open from 10am-5pm and entry is $19 for Adults, $12 Concession, $6 Child, Family $39. Train rides on Thomas are an extra $3.

9. Kids Get Creative
3, 4, & 11 July

If your kids like getting a bit creative, then take a look at one of the arts and craft workshops at GalleryOne in Mitcham.

There are three different classes: Abstract Art, Kids Polymer Clay, and Kids Mosaics. Classes are $30-$35 and this includes all materials. To book into a class call 8272 4504. Classes are for 5-12 year olds.

10. ElectraNet Toe Tapping Toddlers
6 July

This one is for the littlies in your life, kids 0-5 can enjoy a day of music with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Kids can jump, dance, sing, and march along with the orchestra ensemble. Book by calling 8233 6253.
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Why? Keep the kids entertained during the school holidays
When: July 1-16
Where: All over Adelaide
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What about coming to the Adelaide Planetarium. We have two new movies this school holidays! Tycho to the Moon, suitable for the little ones and the Wildest Weather in the Solar System for the bigger kids. Check out the session times onlinewww.unisa.edu.au/Planetarium/
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