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Go wild in your new Variety Children’s Zoo, these school holidays!

Smiles will widen and hearts will race when your little ones step foot in our wild new play space.

Everywhere you look something wild is happening: above you? Goats trot overhead. Under your feet? Keep an eye out for our gorgeous brood of friendly chickens and their musical instruments! In front of you? Information about how to care for your pets like never before.

The first stop on your Adelaide Zoo adventure and a must-visit these school holidays for a no-brainer, fun-filled family day out.

Plus it’s just a hop, skip and jump from our ever-popular Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can learn and explore while you relax with a coffee.

So bring your little animals to meet ours and rub shoulders with the who’s who of the Variety Children’s Zoo!

Find out more

Pop up activities throughout the school holidays:

Monday, 30 September 2019

  • 10am – 11.30am Wizard of Oz character visit

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

  • 10am Mr Oopy bubble show on the Central Lawns
  • 12pm Mr Oopy bubble show on the Central Lawns

Friday, 4 October 2019

  • 10:30am – 2:30pm Splodge Art & Craft activities at Nature’s Playground

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

  • 9:30am – 12:30pm Splash station – Collect your $2 reusable bottle from SA Water with all proceeds going towards enrichment for our goats at the Variety Children’s Zoo SA Water drink bottle refill
  • 10am – 1:30pm Cirkids visit & workshops (15min workshops) at Central Lawns

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

  • 10am – 3pm Face Painting at Nature’s Playground

Friday, 11 October 2019

  • 10:30am – 2.30pm Splodge Art & Craft activities at Nature’s Playground

WIN an Animal Experience

We’re so egg-cited about our new precinct, that we’re giving you the chance to WIN an Animal Experience*.

Simply purchase a One Day Pass or Two Zoos Pass online before Sunday, 13 October 2019 and you’ll automatically go into the draw to WIN!

A new winner will be drawn on each day of the spring school holidays, so buy early to increase your chances of winning!

Join our wild family

Join today and get unlimited visits to our amazing new play space. There’s never been a better time to become a Zoos SA member!

Join now

The Adelaide Zoo school holiday program is proudly supported by SA Water!

*Promoter is Zoos SA, Adelaide Zoo Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000. Promotional period 16/09/19 – 13/10/19. Prizes include brief animal encounter experiences at Adelaide Zoo Including: Inspect an Insect to the value of $30; Tree kangaroo Encounter to the value of $40. One experience prize drawn each day from 28/9- 13/10/19. To enter participants must have purchased a new general admission ticket or 2 Zoos Pass in the promotional period online at Zoossa.com.au or Adelaidezoo.com.au. Winners will be notified via message/call within 7 days of the draw. Prizes can only be redeemed outside of South Australian school holidays subject to availability. Visit Zoossa.com.au for full terms and conditions.


September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am
October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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+ 61 8 8267 3255

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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