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Nature Play Festival 2019

September 28 @ 8:00 AM - October 20 @ 5:00 PM

The Nature Play Festival is an annual Festival for children and their families which celebrates and encourages play outdoors in nature!

 

The Festival is coordinated by Nature Play SA in collaboration with more than 30 wonderful event host organisations including local and state government, not-for-profits, playgroups, education sites, nature clubs, Friends Groups, libraries and more!

 

Through the Festival, Nature Play SA aims to highlight the importance of nature play for today’s generation of children and to provide opportunities for families to access nature play events and activities across SA.

 

So sit back and enjoy planning your spring school holiday adventures with our online Festival guide – simply select your region, take a look at what’s on offer, and make sure you book tickets or register where required. We’ll keep this page updated and you can also contact host organisations with specific queries via the event information provided.

 

Thanks again to all the organisations involved in making the 2019 Nature Play Festival a reality.

 

Happy nature playing everyone!

Details

Start:
September 28 @ 8:00 AM
End:
October 20 @ 5:00 PM
Event Category:
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  • Metro and Greater Adelaide

  • Fleurieu Peninsula

  • Northern and Yorke Peninsula

  • South East

  • Arid Lands

  • Kangaroo Island

  • Eyre Peninsula

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

Bug Bog

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Roll your sleeves up and get grubby digging for your very own take-home invertebrate toy “specimen” in our special bug bog. Each “specimen” comes with a cool fact sheet.

Cost: $5.00

Target Audience: 1 year +

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Gift Shop

When: All school holidays

Registration Required:

Book in at the Cleland Wildlife Park Gift Shop

For further information:

Phone:08 8130 9016

World of Invertebrates

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Explore the world of invertebrates through this fascinating display in the Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre. There’s something new to learn for the whole family!

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: All school holidays

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Bat Trail

Hosted By: City of Adelaide

The City of Adelaide has installed a series of educational flying fox-shaped tree tags along the River Torrens, adjacent Botanic Park. Each tag has a unique fact that highlights the incredible story of these amazing creatures that only arrived in Adelaide in 2010. The tags will be can be visited at any time of the day while they are installed.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: The bat trail tags can be found between the University Footbridge and Frome Rd Bridge, on either side of the River Torrens.

When: Mid September through to mid December

Registration Required:

No Boookings Required

For further information:

Name: Bec Taylor

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8203 7913

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

Underwater Aliens

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Learn about an animal so unusual they often get called an alien! Get to know how freaky a cephalopod is, inside and out.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Sunday 29 September

Fun With Fangs

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Meet Professors Chris Daniels and Steve Donnellan for a fun and factual talk about our native arachnids, and get face-to-face with these hairy eight legged creatures!

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: 8 years +

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 8130 9016

Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze or Silver Award Practice or Qualifying Journey package.

Cost: $365 per child

Target Audience: 14 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-dukeofed

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Explore, Discover and Play. A family day out at Felixstow Reserve

Hosted By: City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters

Come and join Nature Play SA and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters as we host a FREE family day out at the award winning Felixstow Reserve. The fun-filled day will have the whole family exploring wetlands teeming with life, discovering Kaurna culture and playing amongst the beautiful natural surrounds. Activities on offer include: cultural walks; kite flying; spring nature masks; orienteering; cubby building; potion making; and more!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 6 - 16 years and young families

Where: Felixstow Reserve, Langman Grove, Felixstow

When: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Registration Required:

https://natureplaysa.org.au/event/explore-discover-and-play-a-family-day-out-at-felixstow-reserve/

For further information:

Name: Claire Pemble

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0434 073 506

Monday 30 September

Kids Only Day Camp: Adventure Time
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

This day is tailor made for kids with energy to burn and is jam-packed full of action, exploration and non-stop adventure as they work their way from one side of the property… and back again.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

· Challenge Hill
· Round robin style games and activities
· Tube Slide
· Ice blocking

Cost: $65.00

Target Audience: 5-13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30-5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Terrarium Workshop

Hosted By: City of Charles Sturt

Terrarium Workshop - these School Holidays
Create your own miniature magical garden to have inside.

Cost $10
Ages 10-20 years.
Bookings essential and places are limited.

Cost: $10.00

Target Audience: 10-20 years

Where: The Brocas Youth Centre, 111 Woodville Road, St Clair

When: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Registration Required:

www.trybooking.com/eventlist/ccscommunitycentres

For further information:

Phone: 84081315

Email: [email protected]

Wildlife walk

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Bring your children for an engaging walk through Adelaide Botanic Garden to learn which animals call this beautiful place home and spot some for yourself!

Find out how these creatures live and what threats they face in the wild. Look out for cockatoos and parrots, flying foxes, freshwater turtles and frogs and more.
Tickets are only required for children - parent/caregiver attends FREE. Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $12.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-12 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wildlife-walk-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71467516265

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Spring Blooms Mobile Photography

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Capture Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Garden’s stunning spring displays on your own mobile device!

Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to take photos in the garden, including macro photography techniques using a 30x lens attachment (provided). Also learn to edit your photos using mobile apps.

Cost: $20.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 9-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

When: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spring-blooms-mobile-photography-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71463861333

 

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Tuesday 1 October

Wildification Cleland Wildlife Park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80 per child, plus park entry or membership

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am-3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are strictly limited, and filling fast!

Call 8130 9016 to book

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 11:00am

Registration Required:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

For further information:

Phone: 8130 9016

Aboriginal plant use

Hosted By: Wittunga Botanic Garden

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent, on an hour walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings.

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $8.50 + booking fee

Target Audience: all ages

Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-plant-use-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71465644667

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Required:

Registration not required

For further information:

Phone: 8130 9016

Native Plants - from Garden to Plate @ Cultural Centre Library
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Marion Libraries

With the increasing popularity of growing native plants, we have Karen from Australian Native Foods, to inspire children have a better awareness of native plants in their environment. Kids will learn about growing, propagating, identifying, and looking after plants. The session includes hands-on planting, so be ready to get your hands dirty!
Suits ages 6+ Adult supervision needed.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Ages 6+

Where: Cultural Centre Library 287 Diagonal Road Oaklands Park

When: 10:00am-11:00am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/native-plants-from-garden-to-plate-cultural-centre-library-tickets-62964795398

For further information:

Phone: 8375 6855

 

 

Botanical Treasure Hunt
Booked Out

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Embark on a treasure hunt to learn about strange fruits produced by different trees. Children and parents can work together to follow a map around our gardens and unravel clues to solve the Plant Hunter’s riddle. Meet inside the Friends' Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $15 + booking fee

Target Audience: 8-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am - 11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/botanicals-treasure-hunt-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71466286587

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Aboriginal Plant Use
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wittunga Botanic Garden

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent, on an hour walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings.

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $8.50 + booking fee

Target Audience: all ages

Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-plant-use-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71465644667

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Learn to Mountain Bike Ride
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Get some fresh air and escape the city life, while learning mountain bike riding on some of the best tracks!
Upon arriving at one of our beautiful South Australian forests, our qualified and experienced instructors go through the basics of mountain bike riding and safety.
Participants will be geared up in with helmets, gloves and high-vis vests then be eased into the trails gently on beginner tracks. By the end of the session participants could be carving up the trails like a pro!

Cost: $98.00 per child

Target Audience: 12- 15 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-learntomtb

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Kids Only Day Camp: Weird Science
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

This day is full of exciting smells, sights and sounds with plenty of hands on activities to learn about the world around us.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

· Making slime (that Mum or Dad doesn’t have to clean up!)
· Volcanology and Archaeology
· Rocketry
· Choose Challenge Hill or Tube slide

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Wednesday 2 October

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 81309016

Wildification Cleland Wildlife Park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80.00 per child, plus park entry or membership

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am-3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are strictly limited, and filling fast!

Call 8130 9016 to book now

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Bird Feeder Craft

Hosted By: City of Burnside

Join Active Ed in making and decorating your very own bird feeder.

Please note:

Age requirements apply, ages 8+ years.

Bookings are essential - and if a session is full we may not be able fit extras in on the day.

Parents/caregivers must remain in the Library building for duration of the session.

Staff may take photographs at the event for promotional purposes. Please let staff know if you or your child do not wish to be photographed.

Cost: $10.00

Target Audience: 8+ years

Where: Burnside Library 401 Greenhill Road Tusmore, SA 5065

When: 10:00am-11:00am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-program-bird-feeder-8yrs-tickets-69830856973

For further information:

Phone: 8366 4280

Email: [email protected]

Pot Painting and Seedling Planting

Hosted By: City of Burnside

Join Active Ed to decorate your own pot and plant your own seeds to take home and grow.

Please note:

Age requirements apply, ages 5+ years.

Bookings are essential - and if a session is full we may not be able fit extras in on the day.

Parents/caregivers must remain in the Library building for duration of the session.

Staff may take photographs at the event for promotional purposes. Please let staff know if you or your child do not wish to be photographed.

Cost: $10.00

Target Audience: 5+ years

Where: Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

When: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-program-pot-painting-and-seedling-planting-5-yrs-tickets-69832048537

For further information:

Phone: 8366 4280

Email: [email protected]

Fairy and Goblin Gardens
Booked Out

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Create your own fairy or goblin garden to take home. Make a unique miniature garden with living plants, houses, paths and magical ornaments.
Tickets are only required for children - parent/caregiver attends FREE. Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $30.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-12:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fairy-and-goblin-gardens-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71468324683

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Wilber's Wildlife

Hosted By: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Meet a range of wildlife, including snakes, lizards, insects, frogs and sugar gliders. Learn about the biology and habitat of some of native animals, how to hold and care for them, and what you can do to help make sure their environment is safe from harm.
Meet at the Christ Steele Scott Pavilion from the Lowe car park off Lampert Road.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $15 + booking fee

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wilburs-wildlife-show-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71466962609

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Aboriginal Plant Use

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent, on an hour walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings. Meet inside the Friends' Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $8.50 + booking fee

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-plant-use-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71465644667

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Junior Ranger Day

Hosted By: National Parks SA, Nature Play SA and NRM Education

Come and join in the fun and take part in the Junior Ranger Challenge at Belair National Park. The rangers will send you off on your park challenge, Nature Play will get you exploring with geocaching and discover what’s in the lake with the NRM education team.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Families

Where: Playford Lake, Belair National Park

When: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Name: Brent Lores
Phone: 0438 249 452
Email: [email protected]

Learn to Rock Climb #1

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day on the rock is a day well spent!
The day will begin with some fun activities to get to know all participants before moving on to an introductory session to learn all about rock climbing.
Participants will operate in a small group of 3-4, taking in turns to encourage and help each other to reach the top.
Participants will be eased into the day with some lower grade climbing, then will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by having a go at more difficult climbs.
After facing the heights of rock climbing, we will venture into the beautiful Morialta conservation park and explore the Morialta falls

Cost: $98.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-ltrc1

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Adventure Maze and Nature Craft

Hosted By: Mid Murray Council

Ignite your family’s creativity and love of nature through a fun morning of nature play, adventure maze and art / craft. Spend some time wandering the olive grove maze collecting your supplies and let nature inspire your imagination to create an artistic masterpiece. Bring a picnic and a rug and spend the day with other families in the fresh air and sunshine, at the newly created Palmer nature playground.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Palmer Collier Park - Randell Road, Palmer

When: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Name: Natalie Davis

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0438 324 460

Kids Only Camp: In-Tents
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

On this day, let's go camping! Nothing beats the smell of a crackling fire, sitting around telling stories and singing silly songs. Discover the art of camping as you learn where and how to set up your tent, how to build a safe campfire and enjoy some ooey, gooey toasted marshmallows!

Program highlights (but not limited to)

· Collecting firewood and building a fire
· Campfire songs/activities/games
· Selecting a campsite and pitching a tent
· Orienteering
· Option of Challenge Hill or Tube Slide

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Bushgardens Nature Play Festival

Hosted By: Barossa Bushgardens and The Barossa Library

The Bushgardens is a wonderful outdoor recreational native garden on 7 ha. Every year we provide a range of activities based on the natural environment such as making cubbies with fallen sticks and logs; an adventure bush trail through a native forest; mud play; nature totem sticks; making bee hotels and other crafts such as dream catchers; and a quiet reading area where staff from the library read nature books on the rugs under the mallee trees.

Cost: Free or gold coin donation

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: 653 Research Rd Nuriootpa , Plenty of parking is available

When: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

No

For further information:

Name: Julie Bailey

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8563 8444

Thursday 3 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Wildification Cleland Wildlife Park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80.00 per child, plus park entry or membership

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am-3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are strictly limited, and filling fast

Call 08 8130 9016 to book now

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Required:

Registrations not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Native Plants - from Garden to Plate @ Park Holme Library

Hosted By: City of Marion Libraries

With the increasing popularity of growing native plants, we have Karen from Australian Native Foods, to inspire children have a better awareness of native plants in their environment. Kids will learn about growing, propagating, identifying, and looking after plants. The session includes hands-on planting, so be ready to get your hands dirty!
Suits ages 6+ Adult supervision needed.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 6+ years

Where: Park Holme Library Duncan Avenue Park Holme

When: 10:00am-11:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/native-plants-from-garden-to-plate-park-holme-library-tickets-62964912749

For further information:

Phone: 8375 6745

KESAB Compost / Worm Farming
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Burnside & KESAB

Creat your own compost/ worm farm to take home and help your family become more sustainable. Presented by KESAB.

Please note:.

Bookings are essential - and if a session is full we may not be able fit extras in on the day.

Parents/caregivers must remain in the Library building for duration of the session.

Staff may take photographs at the event for promotional purposes. Please let staff know if you or your child do not wish to be photographed.

Cost: $10.00

Target Audience: 3-16 years

Where: Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-program-kesab-compostworm-farm-making-3-16-yrs-tickets-69832443719

For further information:

Phone: 8366 4280

Email: [email protected]

Bushland Babies

Hosted By: Adelaide botanic Garden

Create bushland babies and cute critters to take home using curious botanical bits. Children and caregivers work together to combine seed pods, leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring imagined creatures to life!
Not suitable for children under 6 years.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Meet in the Little Sprouts Kitchen behind the Goodman Building.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $12.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-12 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bushland-babies-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71469271515

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Healthy Gardeners in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Let your children get their hands dirty in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden.

Kids will have the opportunity to plant and harvest vegetables and hold wriggly worms from our worm farm.

It's the perfect way to learn how growing your own food at home is fun and good for your health

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.

Cost: $15.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 8-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/healthy-gardeners-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71464788105

 

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Sustainable Spring: Discover Nature by Night
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Onkaparinga

Grab your torch and join us for a fun, guided night walk to discover the bats, frogs and other awesome creatures that come out after dark.
Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed as they scare the critters.
Don't forget to bring a torch. We'll meet in the Willunga Golf Course car park.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Where: Willunga Golf Course (parking and meeting point)

When: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainable-spring-discover-nature-by-night-at-wirra-creek-tickets-68881988883

For further information:

Contact: Sustainable Onkaparinga

Phone: 08 8384 066

"Go Wild" Adventure Day - SAH

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day outdoors is a day well spent.
This day is designed to provide encouragement whilst completing challenging activities, making new friends and make long lasting memories
Activities may include a morning of:
• Adelaide's first Continuous High Ropes
• Leap of Faith
• Billy Carts

Cost: $97.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-gowildsouth

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Kids Only Day Camp: Woodhouse School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

On this day, you’ll head to the finest magical institution in the Wizardry World.

Program highlights (but not limited to)

· Sorting into 'Houses': Chamber's, Stephens, Hansons, Gilwell
· Quidditch match and other games
· Potion mixing
· Wand making
· Option of Tube Slide or Challenge Hill

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Friday 4 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required.

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 9:30am-1:00pm

Registration Required:

Registration not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Rock Climb the Onk
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day on the rock is a day well spent!
This day is designed for participants who have had experience on outdoor natural surface rock climbing.
The day will begin with some fun activities and a warm up walk, getting to know the other participants before moving on to an introductory session to learn all about rock climbing. Participants will operate in a small group of 3-4, taking in turns to encourage and help each other to reach the top.
Participants will be eased into the day with some lower grade climbing, then will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by having a go at some harder graded climbs. Please read finer details for further information.

Cost: $98.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-rctheonk

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Kids Only Day Camp: Adrenaline Rush
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

This day is a heart pumping, adrenaline surging good time, designed to burn maximum energy while completing our most adventurous activities.

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

· Laser Skirmish
· Challenge Hill obstacle course
· Whizz down SA’s only Tube Slides
· Labyrinth
· Ice blocking

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

 

 

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Saturday 5 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Wings and Stings

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Special guests from the Butterfly Conservation Society SA and Adelaide University native bee specialists are here to show you how to attract native beauties to your own garden.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Wings and Stings

When: 11:00am

Registration Required:

bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Underwater Aliens

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Learn about an animal so unusual they often get called an alien! Get to know how freaky a cephalopod is, inside and out.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Mungo Magpie

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Join Mungo Magpie from Heaps Good Productions for some fun and songs about the fabulous native magpie, and his delicious buggy friends!

Cost: Free with park entry fee

Target Audience: 1-10 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Central Picnic Lawn

When: 10:30am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Sunday 6 October

Family Fun - Mt Lofty

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Get yourself and your child outdoors these school holidays whilst participating on our Mt Lofty Adventure Hub!
Provide encouragement whilst completing challenging activities and make long lasting memories with the people you love!
Activities may include:
• Belay School
• Various Belayed High Ropes
• Leap of Faith
Nothing can beat the bond between parent and child

Cost: $61.00 per child $72.00 per adult

Target Audience: 7 - 15 Years and adults

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-familyfunmlah

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Monday 7 October

Spider Orchids & more!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Join orchid expert Michael Clark from Native Orchid Society SA on a tour to discover the native orchids just outside Cleland’s front door!

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: 10-Adult

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park ticket desk

When: 11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

phone: 08 8130 9016

Mungo Magpie

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Join Mungo Magpie from Heaps Good Productions for some fun and songs about the fabulous native magpie, and his delicious buggy friends!

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: 1-10 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Central Picnic Lawn

When: 10:30am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Your Wild Imagination: nature play book launch

Hosted By: Wild Imagination

Join us for a fun packed nature party to celebrate the launch of our nature play activity book - Your Wild Imagination! Families will enjoy lots of FREE activities including nature craft, loose parts play, potion making, water play and lots more in the beautiful surrounds of the olive trees. Book launch specials and giveaways on the day.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 0-12 years

Where: The olive grove near Victoria Park. Enter from corner of East Terrace and Halifax Street

When: 11:00am-2:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings Required

www.wildimagination.com.au/family

 

For further information:

Name: Brooke Davis

Phone: 0404 233 731

Email: [email protected]

Tuesday 8 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Wildification Cleland Wildlife Park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80 per child, plus park entry or membership

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are strictly limited, and filling fast!

Call 8130 9016 to book now

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Spiders Orchids & more!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlide Park

Join orchid expert Michael Clark from Native Orchid Society SA on a tour to discover the native orchids just outside Cleland’s front door!

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: 10 - Adult

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park ticket desk

When: 11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08: 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with Park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Seed bombs!
Booked Out

Hosted By: Campbelltown Public Library

Learn about Seed Bombs and a bit about Bees too!
Join Sandy Ullrich from the Adelaide Bee Santuary to learn about creating seed bombs - to bomb your garden with native flowers! The perfect Spring activity for kids.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 6-9 years

Where: Campbelltown Library 171 Montacute Road Newton

When: 2:00pm-2:45pm

Registration Required:

Bookings essential

Bookings open 24/09/2019

 

For further information:

Phone: 83669299

 

Learn to Rock Climb #2

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day on the rock is a day well spent!
The day will begin with some fun activities to get to know all participants before moving on to an introductory session to learn all about rock climbing.
Participants will operate in a small group of 3-4, taking in turns to encourage and help each other to reach the top.
Participants will be eased into the day with some lower grade climbing, then will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by having a go at more difficult climbs.
After facing the heights of rock climbing, we will venture into the beautiful Morialta conservation park and explore the Morialta falls

Cost: $97.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-ltrc2

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia

When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Kids Only Day Camp: Survivor
Booked Out

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

On this day, discover a fun and challenging simulation of how to survive in the wild - think network television style challenges, with heaps more messy fun.

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

· Physical team work and communication challenges
· Puzzles
· Physical endurance challenges
· Campfire
· Challenge Hill

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Wednesday 9 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Wildification Cleland Wildlife park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80.00

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am-3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are strictly limited, and filling fast!

Call 8130 9016 to book now

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 9:30am - 11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Bees Wax Wraps

Hosted By: City of Burnside

Kids will make and take home their own beeautiful bees wax wrap to keep food fresher for longer and learn how to start a KidPreneur business from other kids doing it. Wraps come in fun, colourful designs.

PARENTS MUST BE AT THE EVENT.

Please note:

Age requirements apply, ages 10 - 13 years.

Bookings are essential - and if a session is full we may not be able fit extras in on the day.

Parents/caregivers must remain in the Library building for duration of the session.

Staff may take photographs at the event for promotional purposes. Please let staff know if you or your child do not wish to be photographed.

Cost: $10.00

Target Audience: 10-13 years

Where: Burnside Library 401 Greenhill Road Tusmore, SA 5065

When: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/school-holiday-program-beeswax-wraps-10-13-yrs-tickets-69953620161

For further information:

Phone: 8366 4280

Email: [email protected]

Fairy and Goblin Gardens
Booked Out

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Create your own fairy or goblin garden to take home. Make a unique miniature garden with living plants, houses, paths and magical ornaments.
Tickets are only required for children - parent/caregiver attends FREE. Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $30.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fairy-and-goblin-gardens-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71468324683

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Aboriginal Plant Use

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent, on an hour walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings. Meet inside the Friends' Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $8.50 + booking fee

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-plant-use-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71465644667

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Healthy Gardeners in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Let your children get their hands dirty in the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden.

Kids will have the opportunity to plant and harvest vegetables and hold wriggly worms from our worm farm.

It's the perfect way to learn how growing your own food at home is fun and good for your health

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.

Cost: $15.00

Target Audience: 8-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/healthy-gardeners-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71464788105

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Spring Blooms Mobile Photography

Hosted By: Wittunga Botanic Garden

Capture Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Garden’s stunning spring displays on your own mobile device!

Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to take photos in the garden, including macro photography techniques using a 30x lens attachment (provided). Also learn to edit your photos using mobile apps.

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $20.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 9-13 years

Where: Wittunga Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-12:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spring-blooms-mobile-photography-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71463861333

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Cubby Making at Partridge House Gardens
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Holdfast Bay

Come down to Partridge House Gardens to get your cubby on! We will have lots of fun materials to help you make your cubby masterpieces including; tree branches, sheets and tarps, cardboard boxes and more. Come down anytime between 10am to 12noon.

Cost: $2 per child

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Partridge House Gardens, access from 38 Partridge street or Penzance street, Glenelg

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.trybooking.com/BEWDN

For further information:

Name: Melissa Priest
Phone: 8229 9999
Email: [email protected]

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo
Booked Out

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Bat Camp!
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Adelaide

Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most conspicuous animals, the Grey-headed Flying Fox. Local bat experts will delight your children with hands-on creative activities that will highlight the miraculous story of this marvellous mammal.
Join us for either a morning or afternoon session. Please stay with your child(ren) for the duration of the event, which will run for approximately 2.5 hours.
Organised in partnership with the South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Zoo, Department for Environment & Water and SA Fauna Rescue.

Organised in partnership with the South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Zoo, Department for Environment & Water and SA Fauna Rescue.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Bat Camp! will be held in Botanic Park. Meet us near the entrance to the Zoo; just look for our white geodesic dome, otherwise known as the Bat Cave! Please consider your options for catching public transport. The area is easily accessed on foot or by bicycle. Parking may be available on War Memorial Drive, along Frome Rd near the Zoo or on Victoria Drive.

When: 9:30am OR 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Registrations here: https://batcamp.eventbrite.com.au

If you register and can no longer attend, please let us know to allow other children to fill your place. Capped at 50 children

For further information:

Name: Tristan O’Brien

t.o’[email protected]

Number: 08 8203 7281

Kids only Day Camp: The Amazing Race

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

On this day, you will need to be cunning and use all of your investigative skills to navigate your way around the property picking up clues along the way.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

· Amazing Race for older group/ Treasure Hunt style for younger group
· Labyrinth and Challenge Hill with additional challenges

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Thursday 10 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Wildification Cleland Wildlife Park

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Drop the kids off at Cleland and sit back and relax while they adventure around the park. Kids in Wildification get a guided tour around the park, plus animal experience, exclusive animal feeding, games, craft, keeper presentations, and lunch and recess too!

Cost: $80 per child, plus park entry or membership

Target Audience: 5-12 years

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 9:30am-3:30pm

Registration Required:

Places are limited, and filling fast!

Call 8130 9016 to book now

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Bushland Babies

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Create bushland babies and cute critters to take home using curious botanical bits. Children and caregivers work together to combine seed pods, leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring imagined creatures to life!
Not suitable for children under 6 years.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Meet in the Little Sprouts Kitchen behind the Goodman Building.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $12.00 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-12 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bushland-babies-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71469271515

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Wildlife walk

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Bring your children for an engaging walk through Adelaide Botanic Garden to learn which animals call this beautiful place home and spot some for yourself!

Find out how these creatures live and what threats they face in the wild. Look out for cockatoos and parrots, flying foxes, freshwater turtles and frogs and more.
Tickets are only required for children - parent/caregiver attends FREE. Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!

All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $12 + booking fee

Target Audience: 6-12 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wildlife-walk-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71467516265

For further information:

Phone: 82229311

Botanical Treasure Hunt

Hosted By: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Embark on a treasure hunt to learn about strange fruits produced by different trees. Children and parents can work together to follow a map around our gardens and unravel clues to solve the Plant Hunter’s riddle. Meet inside the Friends' Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden.
All Children must be accompanied by a Parent/Caregiver at all times.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.

Cost: $15 + booking fee

Target Audience: 8-13 years

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

When: 10:30am-11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/botanicals-treasure-hunt-school-holiday-program-septoct-2019-tickets-71466286587

For further information:

Phone: 8222931

Mud Play Day!

Hosted By: Norwood Payneham St Peters Library

Join us for a muddy morning of marvellous messy mud play! Wear your old clothes and prepare to get grubby.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Linde Reserve, Stepney

When: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Name: Simone Wise
Phone: 8336 0339

Email: [email protected]  

Nature_Play_at_Infuse

Hosted By: Infuse

We are an outdoor playgroup that encourages exploration, imagination and messy play!

Cost: $2.00 per family

Target Audience: 0 - 7 years

Where: Infuse Community Garden, Infuse church -147 Hurling Drv, Mount Barker

When: 9:30am - 11:30am

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-play-at-infuse-nature-play-sa-festival-tickets-71143950471

For further information:

Name: Beck Coonan

Facebook: https://facebook.com/infusenatureplaygroup/

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo
Booked Out

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am-4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258 Email: [email protected]

"Go Wild" Adventure Day - MLAH
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day outdoors is a day well spent.
This day is designed to provide encouragement whilst completing challenging activities, making new friends and make long lasting memories
The day will start with some exciting engaging introductory activities before stepping up to face our more difficult and higher activities.
Activities may include:
• Orienteering
• Team based High Ropes
• Challenge Hill obstacle course
After lunch we head down to Adelaide's iconic
Cleland Wildlife Park

Cost: $97.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 17 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-gowildmlah

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature! (Gumeracha)

Hosted By: Adelaide Hills Council

Join us for a morning of fun with Mobile Junk and Nature Playground and Bugs and Slugs.
There will be lots of mud, cubby building with junk and sticks, junk instruments, rock crushing and carving and spring crown making.
Bring a picnic or enjoy homemade morning tea and refreshments provided by local community group the Gumeracha Main Street Project. Cash sales only.
Grandparents are most welcome to join in the fun and pass on their skills and memories of the 100's of ways to play outside.
Due to the nature of this event, a change of clothes and towel are recommended. There will be some basic wash stations on site.
This is a Hills Connected Communities activity, which is funded by the Department for Human Services.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 12 years and under

Where: Federation Park, 39 Albert Street, Gumeracha

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

adelaidehillscouncil.eventbrite.com 

For further information:

Name: Torrens Valley Community Centre

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8389 1711

Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature!
Booked Out

Hosted By: The Hut Community Centre

Get your hands into some clay and create an eggcellent echidna - one of Australia's unique monotremes. Enjoy cooking up a storm in our nature kitchen or creating a tunnel network in the sandpit. Bring a picnic or enjoy coffee and snacks from Uraidla's very own Owl and Elephant pop up cafe. This event is part of the Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature! Including four free nature play events; Weaving and Whittling, ReVamp Outdoor Area, Mount Barker Community Centre,. Entry is free but bookings are required—details listed for each location. This Hills Connected Communities program is funded by the Department of Human Services.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 8 years and under

Where: The Old School Community Garden, Stirling;

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

thehut.eventbrite.com 

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reading

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 4400

Bat Camp!
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Adelaide

Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most conspicuous animals, the Grey-headed Flying Fox. Local bat experts will delight your children with hands-on creative activities that will highlight the miraculous story of this marvellous mammal.
Join us for either a morning or afternoon session. Please stay with your child(ren) for the duration of the event, which will run for approximately 2.5 hours.
Organised in partnership with the South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Zoo, Department for Environment & Water and SA Fauna Rescue.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Bat Camp! will be held in Botanic Park. Meet us near the entrance to the Zoo; just look for our white geodesic dome, otherwise known as the Bat Cave! Please consider your options for catching public transport. The area is easily accessed on foot or by bicycle. Parking may be available on War Memorial Drive, along Frome Rd near the Zoo or on Victoria Drive.

When: 9:30am OR 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Registrations here: https://batcamp.eventbrite.com.au

If you register and can no longer attend, please let us know to allow other children to fill your place. Capped at 50 children

For further information:

Name: Tristan O’Brien

Email: t.o’[email protected]

Number: 08 8203 7281

Nature Play in the Adelaide Hills – Connect in Nature - Weaving and Whittling
Booked Out

Hosted By: Mount Barker Community Centre

Get your hands into some clay and create an eggcellent echidna - one of Australia's unique monotremes. Enjoy cooking up a storm in our nature kitchen or creating a tunnel network in the sandpit. Bring a picnic or enjoy coffee and snacks from Uraidla's very own Owl and Elephant pop up cafe. This event is part of the Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature! Including four free nature play events; Weaving and Whittling, ReVamp Outdoor Area, Mount Barker Community Centre,. Entry is free but bookings are required—details listed for each location. This Hills Connected Communities program is funded by the Department of Human Services.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 8 - 12 years

Where: ReVamp Outdoor Area, Mount Barker Community Centre, 3 Dumas Street, Mount Barker

When: 10:00am - 11.30am

Registration Required:

mtbcc.eventbrite.com 

For further information:

Name: Nicki van Hooff

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0422 539 687

Kids Day Camp: Build-Me-Up

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

This is a hands on day all centred around construction (and deconstruction!!). Build something epic using pioneer poles, ropes, sticks and anything else you can find… the only limit to what we can create is your imagination.

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

· Bridge building - design and construct
· Miniature shelter craft construction
· Option of Tube Slide or Challenge Hill

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30 - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature! (Uraidla)
Booked Out

Hosted By: The Summit Community Centre - Adelaide Hills Council

Get your hands into some clay and create an eggcellent echidna - one of Australia's unique monotremes. Enjoy cooking up a storm in our nature kitchen or creating a tunnel network in the sandpit. Bring a picnic or enjoy coffee and snacks from Uraidla's very own Owl and Elephant pop up cafe. This event is part of the Adelaide Hills Nature Play Day - Connect in Nature! Including four free nature play events; Weaving and Whittling, ReVamp Outdoor Area, Mount Barker Community Centre,. Entry is free but bookings are required—details listed for each location. This Hills Connected Communities program is funded by the Department of Human Services.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Under 10

Where: Uraidla Showgrounds Nature Play Corner, Swamp Rd Uraidla

When: 10:00am - 12:00 pm

Registration Required:

adelaidehillscouncil.eventbrite.com 

For further information:

Name: Miranda Hampton

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0437 123 904

Nature play @ Bentley

Hosted By: City of Tea Tree Gully

Mud pits, loose parts play, nature weaving, clay station, nature crafts and carpentry for little hands (make a camera) supported by the Tea Tree Gully Community Men's shed

Cost: $5.00 per person

Target Audience: 1 - 8 years

Where: Bentley Reserve Holden Hill

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

 http://teatreegully.sa.gov.au

For further information:

Name: Jackie Hallam

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0414 301 285

Friday 11 October

Meet Bug Man!

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlide Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans and Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

BYOB (bring your own bug)

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Have you found a creepy crawly and are dying to know what it is? Bring it in and our bug expert will identify it for you! See our website for tips on how to transport your bug safely.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 9:30am-11:00am

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Pottering Around at Bower Cottages

Hosted By: City of Charles Sturt

Come and hear the story of the Snail who longs to see the world, and his adventure on the tail of a whale, past icebergs, volcanoes, sharks and penguins. Paint your own adventurous snail or his friend the whale. Your painted creations will be glazed following the workshop and can be collected from new local business Pottering Around the week following the activity.

Cost: $6.00

Target Audience: 4-8 years

Where: Bower Cottages Community Centre 200 Bower Road, Semaphore Park

When: 10:00am-11:00am

Registration Required:

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=544481

For further information:

Name: Bec Lyons

Phone: 08 8408 1394

Mountain Bike Adventure

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Get some fresh air and escape the city life, while mountain bike riding on some of the best tracks around SA!
Upon arriving at one of our South Australian MTB parks, our qualified and experienced instructors go through a refresher of mountain bike riding and safety.
Participants will be geared up in with helmets, gloves and high-vis vests and will begin on easier trails developing skills to be able to ride safely on more difficult tracks. By the end of the session participants could be carving up the trails like a pro!

Cost: $98.00 per child

Target Audience: 12 - 15 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-mtba

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Zoocation Care at Adelaide Zoo

Hosted By: Adelaide Zoo

A special school holiday program just for 5 – 12 year olds! Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience.
Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with our experienced Conservation Educators exploring the Adelaide Zoo. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. The day is filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.This is a popular program so book early to secure your place.

Cost: $65.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Adelaide Zoo Frome Road Adelaide

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration Required:

http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoocation-care-school-holiday-program

For further information:

Phone: 8230 1258

Email: [email protected]

Kids Only Day Camp: Adventurers Trail

Hosted By: Woodhouse Activity Centre

Woodhouse ‘kids only’ day camps run weekdays of the school holidays and offer a different theme each day so you can book in for 1 day, 3 days or all 9, knowing that each day there will be something new for your 5-13 year old to discover all while exploring the 54 hectare natural wonderland!

A hands on activity will have you preparing your fuel for the day before heading off on the Woodhouse Adventurers Trail around the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Program highlights (but not limited to!)

· Make some scroggin
· Hike up to Mount Lofty (older group), or over to Bridgwater (younger group)
· A little lightweight cooking
· Option of Tube Slide or Challenge Hill

Cost: $65

Target Audience: 5 - 13 years

Where: Woodhouse Activity Centre 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly

When: 8:30 - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

www.woodhouse.org.au/schoolholidays

 

For further information:

Name: Emily Cordell

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8339 3333

Saturday 12 October

Meet Bug Man

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

What does Bug Man have to show from Cleland’s invertebrate collection today? Prepare to be amazed by our native creepy crawlies.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretative Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Magical Micro World

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlide Park

The SEM (scanning electron microscope) has come to visit these holidays to introduce us to a new tiny world right before your eyes! Meet some tiny creatures up close and personal, and see them bigger than ever before.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 088130 9016

Flinders Palaeontology

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Make your own take-home fossil! Meet one of the amazing palaeontologists from Flinders University, and learn about the ancient invertebrates that crawled the earth millions of years ago.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: 5 years +

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Central Courtyard

When: 12:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Underwater Aliens

Hosted By: Cleland Wildlife Park

Learn about an animal so unusual they often get called an alien! Get to know how freaky a cephalopod is, inside and out.

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Cleland Wildlife Park, Oceans to Outback Interpretive Centre

When: 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8130 9016

Sunday 13 October

Discovering Birds of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park - Winaityinaityi Pangkara

Hosted By: Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS)

Joining with Salisbury Nature Plays and BirdLife Australia, Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) will run activities to involve children in learning about our migratory and resident shorebirds. Using scopes, binoculars and birding resources, the children will be guided into bird identification as they watch the birds feeding in the waters off St Kilda. Guides will encourage an understanding and appreciation of the wonders of nature found in this special area and build awareness of ways we can support the habitat of these birds.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Meet on the foreshore in front of the St Kilda Adventure Playground

When: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Name: Anna Woods

Email: [email protected] Number: 0413 633 756

Salisbury Plays @ St Kilda

Hosted By: City of Salisbury

The Salisbury Plays events are all about celebrating new and existing spaces to play! Salisbury Plays promotes play spaces through community participation and environmental engagement. The event enables us to showcase and offer a range of free activities for families to come and enjoy. From sport and recreational activities, nature play, competitions and information stalls to local food produce and entertainers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get the community together. The events attract between 2500-3000 local residents from the community for some Games, Sports, Fun & Food!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Families, City of Salisbury Residents

Where: St Kilda Playground

When: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Registration Required:

https://natureplaysa.org.au/event/salisbury-plays-at-st-kilda-2/

For further information:

Name: Gemma Murray

Email:[email protected]

Number:08 8406 8593

Family Fun - South
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Get yourself and your young person outdoors these school holidays whilst participating on our Southern Adventure Hub!
Provide encouragement whilst completing challenging activities and make long lasting memories with the people you love!
Activities may include:
• Belayed High Ropes
• Rock Climbing
• Leap of Faith
Nothing can beat a bond between parent and child.
Please read finer details for further information

Cost: $61.00 per child $72.00 per adult

Target Audience: 7 - 15 years and adults

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-familyfunsouth

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Monday 14 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 15 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 16 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 17 October

No activities listed.

Friday 18 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 19 October

City of Burnside Community Day-Reduce, Reuse, Resell

Hosted By: City of Burnside Council

Garage Sale Trail is Australia's biggest weekend of garage sales.

Council is hosting a free event for those wishing to come along and shop, shop, shop!

Join us on the day and enjoy.

It will also be a great event for the children to enjoy the free activities on offer. The kiosk will be open with hot coffee and treats for sale too!

Face painter 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
East Waste truck for children to sit in
Roving costume characters
'Let's Be Sustainable' interactive music concert
Nature craft
Sustainable community information sessions

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Families

Where: Glenunga Hub, Conyngham Street, Glenunga

When: 9:00am-1:00pm

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Contact: Megan

Phone: 8366 4200

Email: [email protected]

SpringFest

Hosted By: Flinders University

Flinders University is calling all explorers to experience our spring garden of fun, education and entertainment! Held during the October school holidays, we’ve partnered with Nature Play SA to cultivate a packed program of free activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Come and be amazed by the weird, wacky and exciting wonders of science live on stage, construct your own cubby house overlooking our picturesque lake, kick back and listen to some wonderful musicians and artists on one of our stages, or spend some time meeting and learning about Australian wildlife! SpringFest is a great day out for all kids big and small!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Flinders University Bedford Park

When: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flinders-university-springfest-2019-featuring-nature-play-sa-tickets-69970189721

For further information:

Name: Mindi Edwards

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8201 3415

Sunday 20 October

No activities listed.

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

Granite Island Recreational Park - Self Guided

Hosted By: Parks SA

Home to the magical little penguins and the majestic southern right whale, this island is characterised by huge granite boulders tinged with orange lichen. Take a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that connects the mainland at Victor Harbor to Granite Island Recreation Park. The island is characterised by huge granite boulders tinged with orange lichen, with the sound of waves crashing against rocky shores a stirring soundtrack to your visit. Enjoy the coastal scenery and discover the island's interesting history along the Kaiki Walk or go fishing from the jetty, or causeway (no fishing from breakwater)

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Granite Island Road, Victor Harbor

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8552 0300

Tourist Drive Route 50 - Self Guided

Hosted By: Visit Alexandrina

Tourist Drive Route 50 is 73 kilometres of breath taking coastal and rural scenery. On your journey you will see some of the most picturesque and historic locations the Fleurieu has to offer, including popular surfing beaches where Southern Right Whales can be spotted June to October, lookouts and viewing platforms that offer magnificent river and coastal views, significant buildings, bushland and tree studded farmland, the entrance point into the Coorong National Park and finishing off your adventure at the mouth of the River Murray - where the river meets the sea.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Visit Alexandria Council Information Centres for a map

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Email: [email protected] Number: 1300 466 592

Myponga Reservoir - Self Guided

Hosted By: Reservoirs SA

Nestled near the township of Myponga on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, just 60 kilometres – or about an hour’s drive – south of Adelaide, is the Myponga Reservoir Reserve. The trail here is ideal for walking and running with room for families to enjoy a picnic. You can also head to the lookout to take in the scenic surrounds.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Hansen Street, Myponga

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Email: [email protected]

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

No activities listed.

Sunday 29 September

No activities listed.

Monday 30 September

No activities listed.

Tuesday 1 October

Adventures in Nature
Booked Out

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

A day outdoors is a day well spent.
This day is designed to provide encouragement whilst completing challenging activities, making new friends and makING long lasting memories.
Activities may include and exciting mix of:
• Shelter building
• Camouflage Games
• Nature Treasure Hunt
• Bush Craft

Cost: $94.00 per child

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Address given upon registration.

When: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

https://wildernessescape.configio.com/go/weoaoct-ainsouth

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Wednesday 2 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 3 October

No activities listed.

Friday 4 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 5 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 6 October

No activities listed.

Monday 7 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 8 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 9 October

Critters Inspired by Nature: Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie - Gum Nut Babies
Booked Out

Hosted By: City of Victor Harbor

To celebrate spring and Nature Play SA’s 2019 Nature Play Festival, the Victor Harbor Public Library will be hosting a ‘Critters Inspired by Nature’ craft session.
Collect ‘loose’ items from nature in your local area and bring them into the library to create a nature inspired critter, like that of the Gumnut Babies featured in the iconic May Gibbs stories of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.
*Please remember when collecting your items to do so responsibly in order to reduce environmental impact and habitat disruption.

Cost: Free event but registration is essential via Eventbrite - Booking link to come

Target Audience: 3 years and older

Where: Victor Harbor Public Library

When: 10.30am – 11.30am

Registration Required:

Registration is essential and open via Eventbrite on the 16th September at 8.30am. https://vhlibrary.eventbrite.com.au

For further information:

Name: Gabbie Nottle

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8551 0730

Thursday 10 October

No activities listed.

Friday 11 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 12 October

Forest Adventure Day

Hosted By: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Come and join Wilderness Escape for a fun and adventurous family experience exploring the magical forest at our private campsite on Hindmarsh Island. Participate in cubby building, mud kitchens, obstacle courses, low ropes adventures, nature exploring and more. Use the map to try and find all the magical forest gnomes hidden around the property. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket and make a day of it. We can't wait to see you there.

Cost: $5.00 per person.

Target Audience: 5 - 12 years

Where: Address given upon registration. Plenty of parking

When: Anytime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Registration Required:

http://www.wildernessescape.configio.com/go/forest-adventure-day

For further information:

Name: Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8165 2022

Sunday 13 October

No activities listed.

Monday 14 October

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Tuesday 15 October

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Wednesday 16 October

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Thursday 17 October

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Friday 18 October

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Saturday 19 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 20 October

No activities listed.

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

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Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

No activities listed.

Sunday 29 September

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Monday 30 September

No activities listed.

Tuesday 1 October

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Wednesday 2 October

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Thursday 3 October

The Great Gum Flat Adventure

Hosted By: Yorke Peninsula Council

Come and join the Great Gum Flat Adventure!! Loads of free nature play on offer, including cubby-building, trail walking, nature art and craft, Narungga (Nharangga) connections, scavenger hunts, birds and water bugs, and lots more!

Feel free to engage in unstructured nature play or join in with scheduled nature play sessions for a variety of age groups and interests. Pack a picnic basket and rug and enjoy morning tea in the sunshine.

Explore Gum Flat and enjoy the great outdoors during the Spring holidays!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 0 - 14 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: Gum Flat reserve and walking trail, corner of Gum Flat Road and Old Port Vincent Road

When: 10:00am and 1:00pm. Specific session times will be advertised locally.

Registration Required:

Yes – via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-great-gum-flat-adventure-tickets-49162287726

For further information:

Name: Letitia Dahl-helm Email: [email protected] Number: 08 8832 0000

Friday 4 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 5 October

Redwing Farm Open Day

Hosted By: Redwing Farm

Join us for our annual Open Day & Markets! Where you can feed & pat the animals, check out a tractor, play the outdoor games, enjoy a picnic on the lawns, stroll the market stalls, check out the accommodation and even see one of the BIGGEST cows in Australia!! While our event is free, we are raising money for the Maitland/Arthurton Womens & Childrens Hospital Auxiliary, so a gold coin donation would be much appreciated!

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Families

Where: Redwing Farm 226 Pipeline Road, Moonta

When: 9:30am-1:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.facebook.com/events/317600022229917/

For further information:

Name: Nicola

Phone: 0408 252 128
Email: [email protected]

Sunday 6 October

No activities listed.

Monday 7 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 8 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 9 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 10 October

No activities listed.

Friday 11 October

Groovy Grassheads

Hosted By: Light Regional Council

Spring into the School Holidays - decorate your own 'grass head' and watch it grow!

One hour session - suitable for children aged 5 - 9 years.

For more information see Light Regional Council's Library Services website.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 5 - 9 years

Where: Freeling Library (Cnr Hanson and Clarke Streets Freeling) and Kapunda Library (Cnr Main and Hill Streets Kapunda)

When: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Required:

School Holiday Programs

 

For further information:

Name: Dylan Swann

Email:[email protected]

Number: 08 8525 3290

Saturday 12 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 13 October

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Monday 14 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 15 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 16 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 17 October

No activities listed.

Friday 18 October

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Saturday 19 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 20 October

No activities listed.

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

Southern Ocean Shipwreck Trail - Self Guided

Hosted By: Department of Water and Environment

Drive the lovely southern coast from the Victorian border to the mouth of the River Murray. See shipwreck sites including the Admella, the state's worst sea tragedy. 101 vessels have been wrecked and 218 lives lost in this area. The Admella and its 89 passengers and crew sank near Cape Northumberland in 1859. A guide booklet is available for the trail and there are 10 land-based interpretive signs.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Murray Mouth to Port MacDonnell, Port Macdonnell, Limestone Coast, South Australia,

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Penola Cycling Trails - Guided Tours

Hosted By: Wattle Range Council

A number of cycling trails are available for you to enjoy showcasing the history, heritage, food and wine, and nature of the Penola and Coonawarra region. Rides range from historical rides, town rides, conservation rides, redgum and winery rides, a Yallum Park Victorian homestead ride along with surrounding area rides. Pick up a brochure from the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre.

Cost: GROUPS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and cost $10pp

Target Audience: All Ages

Where: Pick up a brochure from the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre.

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8737 2855

Email: [email protected]

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

No activities listed.

Sunday 29 September

No activities listed.

Monday 30 September

No activities listed.

Tuesday 1 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 2 October

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Thursday 3 October

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Friday 4 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 5 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 6 October

No activities listed.

Monday 7 October

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Tuesday 8 October

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Wednesday 9 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 10 October

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Friday 11 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 12 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 13 October

No activities listed.

Monday 14 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 15 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 16 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 17 October

No activities listed.

Friday 18 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 19 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 20 October

No activities listed.

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

No activities listed.

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

No activities listed.

Sunday 29 September

No activities listed.

Monday 30 September

No activities listed.

Tuesday 1 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 2 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 3 October

Peterborough Nature Play

Hosted By: Uniting Country Peterborough

A range of nature play stations to explore. FREE sausage sizzle & fruit.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 0-12 years

Where: Victoria Park Peterborough

When: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Name: Samara or Tania

Phone: 08 8651 2666

Friday 4 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 5 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 6 October

No activities listed.

Monday 7 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Tuesday 8 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Wednesday 9 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Thursday 10 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Friday 11 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Nature Play Roxby Downs

Hosted By: Strengthening our Families

A morning of outdoor activities in the Lion's Park for families and children of all ages - including mud play, scavenger hunts, and bug catching.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 0 - 12 years

Where: Lion's Park

When: 10.00am-12.00pm

Registration Required:

No bookings required

For further information:

Name: Sarah Curtis

Email: [email protected]

Number: 0422 000 210

Saturday 12 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Sunday 13 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Monday 14 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Tuesday 15 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Wednesday 16 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Thursday 17 October

No activities listed.

Friday 18 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Saturday 19 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Sunday 20 October

Arid Explorers

Hosted By: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden has created an “Arid Explorers Children’s Garden”, a free nature play garden which provides a fun and educational play space for children to spend time outdoors learning about the flora, fauna and environments found in Australia’s Arid Lands regions. This is an enclosed garden with lots of fun opportunities for climbing, building, balancing, playing in the “big red” sand pit, exploring and being creative. We also have the Children’s Discovery Walk where you can explore the eremophila garden and discover the hidden rusty animals hiding among the bushes. Start at the Visitor Centre and collect an animal discovery brochure from the gift shop so children can mark off the animals as they find them. Ideal for children aged 2-12 and a wonderful way for families to explore the garden.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: 2 - 12 years

Where: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta. (Head to the Visitor Centre).

When: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Registration Required:

N/A

For further information:

Name: Bernadette Reichstein

Email: [email protected]

Number: 08 8641 9116

Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

Island Beehive - Guided Tours

Hosted By: Island Beehive

Visit Island Beehive to learn about Ligurian Bees. Kangaroo Island was declared a sanctuary for this docile bee in 1885 in order to protect the bee's purity.
Guided tours operate every 30 minutes.
Coach, group and after hours tours are available on request.

Cost: Contact Island Beehive for current prices

Target Audience: All ages

Where: 59 Playford Highway , Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia,

When: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Phone: (08) 8553 0080 Email: [email protected]

Kangaroo Island Sculptures Trail - Self Guided

Hosted By: Kangaroo Island Sculptures Trail

Come and wander through the stunning trail built in a remarkable natural environment, located in the heart of the coastal village of Penneshaw. Explore the many surprises, scenic lookouts, ancient vegetation and the stunning ravine walls. Look for the ancient ghost tree, the resident kangaroos and wallabies, or just pause and reflect on one of the beautiful seats crafted from reclaimed timber from the Penneshaw jetty. The trail is 1.5 kms in length and is an easy walk with some steps and stairs, therefore, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Cost: The trail is FREE

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Frenchmans Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island,

When: Daylight hours

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Phone: 0427 530 080 or 0405 771 700

Email: [email protected]

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

No activities listed.

Sunday 29 September

No activities listed.

Monday 30 September

No activities listed.

Tuesday 1 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 2 October

No activities listed.

Thursday 3 October

No activities listed.

Friday 4 October

No activities listed.

Saturday 5 October

No activities listed.

Sunday 6 October

No activities listed.

Monday 7 October

No activities listed.

Tuesday 8 October

No activities listed.

Wednesday 9 October

Ranger guided kids' activities - Play with clay!

Hosted By: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Join National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers for a fun-filled morning of adventure! Rangers will guide children through making their own Australian animals from clay and help decorate them using gum nuts, sticks and leaves…. so be ready to get creative!

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

This event is for children of all ages.

What to bring:

Old clothes
sun hat
sunscreen and insect repellent
minimum 1 litre of water

Cost: This event is FREE with Park entry passes. Bookings are essential.

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Flinders Chase Visitor Centre

When: 1:00am – 12:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ranger-guided-kids-activities-play-with-clay-tickets-73906693911

For further information:

Phone: 08 8553 4470

Thursday 10 October

Ranger-guided kids’ activities – On the paper trail…

Hosted By: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Join National Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers for a morning of creating your own ranger badge, nature journaling, tracing the Aussie bush, and imagining your own species of Australian animal.

Pease note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

This event is aimed at children of all ages.

What to bring:

old clothes
sun hat
sunscreen and insect repellent
minimum 1 litre of water

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Flinders Chase Visitor Centre

When: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ranger-guided-kids-activities-on-the-paper-trail-tickets-73908639731

For further information:

Phone: 08 8553 445

 

Friday 11 October

Junior Ranger Exploration with Parenting KI

Hosted By: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Join National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers and Parenting KI for a bush discovery morning! Children will learn to explore their surroundings and learn the basics of bush exploration. There will be a sausage sizzle provided, along with snacks and fruit.

Please note that the event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or if the day is declared a Total Fire Ban.

This event is for children of all ages.

What to bring:

old clothes
sun hat
sunscreen and insect repellent
minimum 1 litre of water

Cost: Free with park entry

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Flinders Chase Visitor Centre

When: 10:00am-1:00pm

Registration Required:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/junior-ranger-exploration-with-parenting-ki-tickets-73908814253

For further information:

Phone: 08 8553 4450

 

Saturday 12 October

Flinders Chase Community Open Day

Hosted By: National Parks and Wildlife Service

Flinders Chase National Park welcomes the Kangaroo Island Community to help celebrate its 100th year anniversary.

Free day entry into the park from sunrise to sunset.
Guided heritage tours running hourly from the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre from 10am-2pm
Rocky River precinct heritage accommodation walk throughs from 10am - 3pm
Platypus Waterholes tour 10:30am
Remarkable Rocks Ranger-guided tour 1:00pm
Kids activities.
50% discount on camping rates

Cost: Free day entry into the park from sunrise to sunset

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Flinders Chase Visitor Centre

When: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Registration Required:

Bookings not required

For further information:

Phone: 08 8553 4450

 

Sunday 13 October

No activities listed.

Monday 14 October

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Tuesday 15 October

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Sunday 20 October

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Daily Activities On Offer Throughout The Festival Period

The Darke Peak scenic drive - Self Guided

Hosted By: The District Council of Cleve

The Darke Peak scenic drive is a leisurely drive suitable for most vehicle types, driving around the Darke Peak Ranges, taking in the beautiful scenery. On this tourist drive there are multiple points of interest to stop at along the way including Federation Hill and Lookout and Darkes Grave. With opportunities for scenic photography, wildlife viewing and stopping in to the famous Darke Peak Hotel for lunch or dinner, it is a great morning or afternoon activity.

Cost: Free

Target Audience: All ages

Where: Darke Peak, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

When: Anytime

Registration Required:

Not required

For further information:

Phone: (08) 8628 2004

Email:[email protected]

Activities On Offer By Date

Saturday 28 September

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Sunday 29 September

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Monday 30 September

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