Adelaide Hills

5 fun, spring activities for kids in the school holidays

With spring in full bloom and the school holidays coming up, there’s no better time to be outside. As you shake off the winter chills and defrost from those long months inside, start thinking about some outdoor activities to do as a family. 

While life has fortunately gone back to some kind of normalcy in Adelaide, it’s natural to feel some hesitation around socialising too much, too soon. Luckily, it’s one of the best seasons to be in nature. There’s nothing quite like the restorative powers of Mother Nature. It’s one of the perks of having an Adelaide Hills property.

Things to do during school holidays for families in the Adelaide Hills

1. Visit the Hahndorf Farm Barn

If you’ve got youngsters, go on a little day trip to Hahndorf for a day on the farm. Hahndorf Farm Barn is a fun, educational thrill with reptile shows, cow milking, pony and tractor rides, and intimate experiences with baby animals. ‘The Barn’ has won numerous awards, including Top 100 Bucket List Experience in South Australia – and it’s right in the backyard of your Adelaide Hills property.

2. The Kids’ Food Trail

With food the centre of this experience, you can’t go wrong. Introduce the little ones to the amazing and diverse food we have in our region, while teaching the philosophy of appreciating the land. From picking fruit to trying honey, visiting Melba’s Chocolate Factory and the tempting treats on Hahndorf’s main street, the Kids’ Food Trail has plenty to offer developing tastebuds.

3. Asian cooking classes

For the teenagers of the house, a favourite spring holiday activity is Thai and Vietnamese cooking classes. These sessions are usually in a group format, so encourage your teen to invite three friends. This experience is social, educational, and introduces kids to new cultures. 

4. Gorge Wildlife Park

It doesn’t matter how old your kids are – who doesn’t want to hug a koala? Take a drive to Cudlee Creek’s Gorge Wildlife Park this school holidays and join any events for kids. Stop by the Cudlee Creek Café and support a local gem situated in an area that was affected by last summer’s bushfires.

5. See the spring blooms

No springtime activity would be complete without a Sunday drive to explore the blooms. Coppins Bush in Littlehampton and Heathfield Stone Reserve are places you can witness nature’s spring spectacle.

Looking for more school holiday activities this spring? Not only have our real estate agents and property managers been in Mount Barker for over 20 years, our entire team is peppered throughout the Hills. We know all about the Adelaide Hills real estate, lifestyle, and foodie spots in each town.