Winter School Holiday Activities

There is a wide range of activities in Adelaide for the children these July school holidays all a short walk from the hotel.

Start the day by climbing aboard Popeye for a scenic boat trip to Adelaide Zoo where you can experience the Children’s Zoo, or for some fun for all the family hire a paddle boat.  If you are feeling creative the Art Gallery of South Australia has a range of family-friendly activities, including The Painting Experience workshop, where young artists can experience an artist’s endeavour to capture the essence of life in the still life painting workshop. Art facilitators will introduce them to painting techniques to enable them to produce a still life canvas for their collection.

The ALPINE WINTER VILLAGE takes place at the Torrens Parade Ground this Winter. It will be transformed into a magical alpine village. Complete with ice skating, Christmas markets, live entertainment and warming winter food and beverages. Take the family during the day, with free entry, European inspired Christmas markets, hot chocolate and an outdoor ice skating rink it promises to be fun for the whole family.

Winter Wonderland also returns to Glenelg’s Moseley Square this July, where you can strap on your skates and glide on the ice inside a windowed marquee with views of the beach. It’s a great affordable family experience for all ages with lots of activities. You are able to easily reach Glenelg via the tram directly out the front of the hotel.

Each year, half a million children stay with their parents at a participating InterContinental® hotel or resort.  In recognition of this InterContinental Adelaide along with other InterContinental properties have implemented a Planet Trekkers Children’s Menu. Developed by award-winning celebrity chef Theo Randall and leading children’s food expert and best-selling international author, Annabel Karmel MBE, the menu was designed specifically for the young InterContinental guest and will feature delicious dishes which embrace flavours, textures, smells and tastes that will take children on an educational voyage around the world, while ensuring an enjoyable and nutritionally balanced meal. Enjoy our locally inspired Children’s menu in Riverside Restaurant!

Something on Saturday’s returns to the Adelaide Festival Centre, and is awesome winter fun for 2 – 10 year olds, from 23 April – 27 August.  This Saturday program has been giving kids amazing performances and cool craft workshops every Saturday afternoon for almost 40 years (that’s nearly since T-Rex times!)

START at the Gallery provides an introduction to visual art for children and families. Held on the first Sunday of every month at the Art Gallery of South Australia, START is free and includes art activities, tours, live performance and entertainment. START is recommended for children aged 3-12 years and parent / carer supervision is required. No bookings are necessary.

There is a range of different accommodation options, to suit your families needs. Contact our reservations team today to discover what is the best room configuration for you.