It’s school holiday time again and it can be expensive to keep the kids entertained.


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Here are 5 FREE things to do with the kids in Adelaide these school holidays:

  1. South Australian Museum. The museum is FREE everyday for general exhibitions and they also run many FREE school holiday activities. For more details check out their website HERE.
  2. Migration Museum. Take the kids on a journey of different cultures here. The Museum also runs weekend and school holidays events. For more information look on their website HERE.
  3. Mayfair Ride Safe Park. Kids can ride their bikes and scooters safely and learn about the road rules and signs. Check out their website HERE.
  4. St Kilda Adventure Playground. Once your kids go here they may never want to leave. This adventure playground is just amazing. There’s a HUGE slide, flying foxes, a maze, a pirate ship, a castle and more! A great place for a picnic. For more information, check out their website HERE.
  5. Treasure hunting! Adelaide Council has designed treasure maps, which you can download and the kids can go treasure hunting in Adelaide. What a brilliant idea! Check out their website for all the details HERE.

Adelaide also has many beautiful parks and beaches you can visit for a day trip with the kids.

Do you have recommendations of FREE things to do with the kids in Adelaide? Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • There is a new free adventure playground at Glenelg opened only a few months ago. The tram and buses to to Glenelg. If you are hiring a car there is various places in the Adelaide Hills – there maybe some public transport. Gumeracha has the giant rocking horse which you can climb up to the top and see spectacular scenery of the surrounding area. As far as I know that is free. I haven’t been up there for a few years. There was a small animal sanctuary next to it. There wasn’t anybody at the gate so I think that is free too. If you hire a car, on the outskirts of Williamstown in the Barossa Valley is the Whispering Wall Reservoir. There is only one other – in Europe. People can next to wall on one side of the reservoir and others walk across to the other side – it is completely fenced and stand next to the wall the other side and talk. You can hold a conversation. I don’t know if the gates are open every day I don’t think it would be open on high fire danger days. There is a cafe on the right hand side of the road part way to the actual reservoir.


  • We are going a few days to Adelaide this Christmas and it has been over 20 years since we last been over there. I hope there are a few free things there when we go but I seriously doubt it being the holiday seasons as I find businesses will do anything to make as much money as possible as soon as there is a “holiday ” coming especially when you have no choice but to book accommodation and airfare to get over there. Hopefully there will be some freebies anyway .


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  • I just went to Adelaide once and yes, the Migration Museum was indeed very interesting. And the Botanical Gardens! I loved the Adelaide Gaol too.
    I think our favourite was the Ayers Historic House! We really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the history of Adelaide. I would really recommend it.


  • Adelaide museums are great. I also love the treasure map initiative. Well fine Adelaide!


  • Thanks for the list – love the treasure hunting!


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