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School Holidays UNPLUGGED


Once again, the team at Woodhouse are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to wear out the children of Adelaide, getting them ‘unplugged’ from electronic devices and reconnecting them with nature.

Designed for boys and girls aged 5-13, the ‘drop and go’ day camps run from 9.00am-5.00pm (drop from 8.30am), are fully facilitated, fully catered and offer a different theme each day, so you can book for 1 day, or all 8!

All days have been programmed to include plenty of water play (not swimming) to keep the happy campers comfortable in the summer months.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions, check out the program lineup below and book now!


A wonderful day of water play at Woodhouse will keep you cool and wet while exploring the property.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

  • Getting wet on the Challenge Hill Rope Swing Crossing and Wade and Climb
  • Whizzing down the hill on a giant ice block
  • Water related relay games
  • Wacky water slides
  • Good old fashioned water fights
  • ...On a 54 hectare natural wonderland


The Cap’n has hidden his treasure somewhere at Woodhouse! He's left us some clues and riddles, so put on your pirate hat and bring your puzzle solving skills to find the treasure. X marks the spot!

The clues to lead you to the treasure chest (filled with treasure!!) will be found in various spots on the property and will make good use of Woodhouse activities including (but not limited to!)


As cyclists in the Tour Down Under will be climbing up Spring Gully Road and passing Woodhouse 7 times on this day, there is no facilitated program running. See below for details on our 'TDU Lock-in Party' and a great reason to head into Woodhouse with family and friends.


If you’ve got a kid with energy to burn, have we got a program for you. Jam-packed full of action and exploration, this will be a day of non-stop adventure as they work their way from one side of the property… and back again!

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

Woodhouse is a great day out with the family navigating your way around the awesome activities as a team, but there are some activities that a standard day entry doesn’t give you access to. Here’s a chance to take the Woodhouse experience to the next level, enjoying additional activities that can only be experienced when accompanied by a Woodhouse Activity Facilitator.

Program highlights (but DEFINITELY not limited to)

Get ready to build something epic using pioneer poles, ropes, sticks and anything else you can find! The only limit to what we can create is your imagination.

 Incorporating water themes activities, some of the cool stuff they’ll build (but not limited to!):

  • A slingshot attack
  • Bridge to get across Cox’s Creek
  • Mini construction tasks
  • Pioneering
  • ...On a 54 hectare natural wonderland

Do you have what it takes to compete in the Woodhouse Games? Bring  your sportsmanship, your competitiveness and your team spirit as you navigate your way around the property from one activity to the next.

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

  • Water based team games/relays
  • Giant Foosball
  • The ‘Labyrinth’ Scavenger Hunt
  • Messy/Slippy Twister
  • Activity based team rewards
  • …On a 54 hectare natural wonderland

Come one, come all, come up to the Woodhouse Carnival! Face painting, challenges, side shows and more!

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

  • Whizz down SA’s only Tube Slides
  • Jelly bath bingo
  • Bobbing for apples + worming
  • Human pyramid
  • Shooting gallery
  • Clown School
  • …On a 54 hectare natural wonderland

A day full of exciting smells, sights and sounds with plenty of hands on activities to learn about the world around us. Why do things float, pop or foam… and what colour slime is the best?

Program highlights (but not limited to!):

  • Making slime (that Mum or Dad doesn’t have to clean up!!) – a bit of chemistry
  • Construct a solar oven – a bit of physics
  • Make your own ice-cream – a bit more physics
  • Fossil hunting – a bit of geology
  • Making Bird Feeders – a bit of biology
  • The famous ‘Woody’s Challenge Hill’ obstacle course – a bit of fun!
  • …On a 54 hectare natural wonderland


Free from the usual social expectations, the School Holidays UNPLUGGED program encourages kids to relax and make friends easily.



Safe exploration of a 54-hectare natural wonderland offers an ideal cure for ‘nature deficit disorder’, enriching your child’s perception of the world and supporting healthy development



Trained Woodhouse Activity Facilitators provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for children to discover and hone their natural talents through a range of different nature-based activities



With children spending so much time on their electronic devices, a day at Woodhouse provides a wonderful opportunity to step away from the screen and really burn up some energy.

'The kids loved it so much and made friends from other schools. They've asked me to book them in for another day next week. Thank you so much to everyone at Woodhouse.'


‘When I asked my 6 year old (whom I was concerned that the activity yesterday may not be her thing) how her day was, her simple response was "Epic" "I loved it, I had so much fun". So, well done to all involved, Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.


‘He was upset this morning going off to OSHC rather than up to Woodhouse. He has been telling all his friends about it and how it is "the best time ever"’


‘It was great to have something that was completely outdoors for the kids to do. I also liked that it ran from 8.30 – 5pm too so that parents could still go to work without having to take time off. Sarina had a great time and can’t wait to go back again. She also slept like a log! I’ll be looking out for the email next school holidays.’


'Our girls had a wonderful day, they were so full of excitement when they got home. Filthy, starving and exhausted, but very happy. They are very much looking forward to coming back again on Monday!' 


'Thank you for running this program, I loved the chance for him to be outside in nature being physical and screen free all day. This is hard to achieve with many other all day school holiday programs.' 



Click here for a printable version of the Program Lineup


Please note:

  1. Woodhouse Activity Centre is closed if there is a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating.
  2. The facilitated day camp may also be cancelled if the temperature is forecasted above 35 degrees in Piccadilly, or if management declares the site/activities to be unsafe due to particular weather conditions.
  3. We will notify you two days prior if cancellation is to occur and a full refund will be issued. 



Bring the family for a Day Visit: test yourself on the famous Woody's Challenge Hill obstacle course, and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the majestic grounds, or enjoying one of the many other activities on offer, including Disc Golf, the Labyrinth, orienteering courses, and walking trails.

Stay for a night or two at the numerous outdoor unpowered camping areas, for the experienced camper, or those looking for an adventure. These camping areas include adjacent shower and toilet blocks, undercover BBQ facilities and campfire areas.

Whether you're wanting to enjoy a tranquil day of picnicking in the beautiful surrounds and discovering our wetlands trail or ramp it up with an Adrenalin rush Woodhouse has something for you these school holidays.

Please note that Woodhouse will be closed to the public from January 1st-13th so be sure to plan your visit around these dates!



Head in to Woodhouse between 9am and 12pm on Thursday 17th January 2019 for discounted Kids and Adults Day Entry of just $5 each, then wind down in the viewing area as cyclists climb up Spring Gully Road.

The Tour Down Under peloton will pass Woodhouse 7 times between 12.30 and 3pm - so what better place to have a T.D.U. Lock-In Party! We've got the best view in the Hills!

Our lovely neighbours will be selling their delectable wines by the glass, with cheese boxes also available for purchase as well as a sausage sizzle. $5 car parking. 

To give us an indication of numbers, flick us a quick email to let us know you're coming... and how many people you're bringing! info@woodhouse.org.au



‘When I asked my 6 year old (whom I was concerned that the facilitated school holiday activity may not be her thing) how her day was, her simple response was "Epic" "I loved it, I had so much fun". Woodhouse has been the highlight of the holidays for Lucy.’ Emily Browne


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