School holiday fun on the Adelaide Riverbank

Stuck for ideas for the school holidays? Adelaide Riverbank hosts a range of activities to keep the kids entertained for hours!

Things to do with the kids these school holidays

Things to do with the kids these school holidays


Lot Fourteen

LAN at Lot Fourteen


There ain’t no party like a LAN party!!

Lot Fourteen is offering FREE play gaming these school holidays. From 10am–4pm Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 October, come along and join the LAN party with a variety of games on offer for all ages.

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Unplugged Coding, Plugged-in to Robotics


Join STEMplay SA for a hands-on workshop built for the tech-head in your life these school holidays!

During this three hour workshop, your child will be introduced to coding and programming, exploring unplugged coding tasks to solve simple problems. Then we’ll be learning how to program SA’s own Edison robots to find their way around a simple maze. Whether a beginner, an old hand, just wondering what it’s all about, or our future robot overlord, your STEM-curious student will find something here to challenge them.

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Pure Chocolate Making


These school holidays, join us for a fun (and slightly messy!) one hour workshop where you will learn how to make your own chocolates, decorate them and watch a demonstration on how to make pure chocolate from scratch!

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Macrame Workshop – Pot Hangers


Come and try macrame and make a colourful plant hanger to take home these school holidays.

Made from recycled cotton cord in a choice of colours, this fun and simple design is suitable for school aged children.

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Freaky Fliers, Paper Blast Off!


Join STEMplay SA for a hands-on workshop built for the young engineer in your life these school holidays!

During this three hour workshop, your child will be introduced to the principles of flight, lift and drag, and mimicking nature to build their own freaky flying machine for our vertical wind tunnels. Then they’ll be creating and launching their own air-powered paper rockets. This is a very hands-on craft and engineering workshop built for budding rocket scientists.

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Adelaide Riverbank

Start at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia has a collection of more than 38,000 engaging works of art to stimulate creative little ones; they also have a great range of activities for kids of all ages. START offers an exciting introduction to visual art for kids (ages 3-12 years) and families, including art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment. For teens Neo offers a program of activities and talks led by artists and art lovers. In addition, there is 3D Me, a school holiday program for 5-12 year olds.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Get their hands dirty with the School Holiday Program at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Learn fun and exciting ways to create healthy food straight from the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden, explore the relationship between birds and the habitats in which they dwell, listen to Aboriginal dreaming stories and much more. After the kids have finished their workshops why not visit the rest of the sensational gardens where there is plenty of room to run around or even play hide and seek.

Kids at the panda exhibit

Adelaide Zoo

Got an animal lover on your hands? Then the Adelaide Zoo is the perfect place to spend some time these school holidays. With Meet the Keeper, Walkabout Tours, Keeper Kids, Junior Keeper and many more animal experiences, as well as their exhibits the kids will never want to leave.

Adelaide Gaol cells

Adelaide Gaol

Visit the Adelaide Gaol for the darker side of our history. Kids can learn about the conditions, items and artefacts which were used during the Gaol’s working life or book a History or Twilight

Father and son inspecting museum exhibit

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum has a great school holiday program with workshops focused on photography this October. While you’re there explore the large variety of engaging and fun displays. The Discovery Centre on level 1 is jam packed with fun for inquisitive little minds. Take a look into a secret world with the microeye, watch bees busily making honey, or just enjoy the fun, hands-on experience. There’s something for all ages.

Migration Museum

Head to the Migration Museum to discover the story of South Australian migrants. Wander through the museum or book a spot in the great school holiday activities like an Art Class or The Game of Life.


Take the kids on a sky-high adventure. Get the kids out of the house and onto the roof with Adelaide Oval’s RoofClimb! Scale the curved roofline of the Western Stand of Adelaide Oval before navigating your way across a link bridge to the southern Riverbank Stand for stunning views across the Oval and the city.

The popeye on the River Torrens

Popeye and Paddle Boats

Popeye and paddle boats on the River Torrens. Relax, show the kids a unique view of the Adelaide Riverbank and bird life then hop on board. The Popeye is also a great way to get to the Adelaide Zoo.

Adelaide Free Bikes

Hop on an Adelaide Free Bike and enjoy the bike paths along Adelaide Riverbank. They have a selection of kids’ bikes available as well as a few adult bikes with baby seats and even a cargo bike if you book in early enough! Helmets are provided or you can bring your own and as the name suggests, hire is completely free.

Child on Adelaide Oval Tour

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval tours are perfect for budding sports stars. Go behind the scenes and discover hidden secrets. Access restricted areas and experience the roar of the crowd as you take to the ground through the interactive players’ race.

Children and father on Adelaide Oval Tour

The Bradman Collection

The Bradman Collection is a world class exhibition dedicated to an Australian legend and international hero who made Adelaide his home. Watch footage of Bradman in the theatrette, test your own skills with the interactive museum, and browse through personal items including cricket bats, balls, trophies, items of clothing and more.

Picnic on the Adelaide Riverbank

Picnic on the Riverbank

Pack a picnic and enjoy the views from the Adelaide Riverbank from one of the many grassy spots. Our picks are Elder Park, Pinky Flat and Botanic Park, or further down the river, Bonython Park. And it’s free, apart from the delicious picnic you pack of course.

Monster Truck Jam

Monster Truck Jam visits Adelaide Riverbank on Saturday 15 October. Witness a jaw-dropping display of punishing stunts and high flying non-stop action, sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

Bonython Park

Bonython Park has something for kids of all ages, boasting a fantastic playground – including a flying fox, Road Safety Centre – where kids can ride their bikes in a safe and fun environment (complete with real traffic lights, give way signs and even roundabouts), a kiosk to refuel (open every day during school holidays), boat pond – perfect for remote control boats, Bunyip Trail – with a series of activities relating to the book ‘The Bunyip od Berkley’s Creek’ at different points along the 200m trail, and plenty of room for the kids to run around and explore.

North Adelaide Golf Course

Junior golfers might enjoy a hit of golf at the North Adelaide Golf Course where you’ll find a par 3 course. They even have clubs for hire so you don’t have to bring a thing, but make sure you check the website for dress codes.

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