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School Holidays UNPLUGGED

'DROP & GO' DAY CAMPS 

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 7!

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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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 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!)

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Come on an adventure around beautiful Woodhouse and the surrounding Adelaide Hills!

Program highlights (but not limited to)

  • Preparing your fuel for the day (making lunch and our famous scroggin mix!)
  • Learn about the essentials you'll need to take on a hiking expedition
  • Hiking up the hill with your tube, then whizzing back down Woodhouse's newest attraction, the Tube Slide
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Explore the beautiful Adelaide Hills on the Woodhouse Adventurers Trail (younger group will head to Bridgewater, older group to Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens)

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Grab your detective gear and go! Do you have what it takes to prove 'whodunnit'?

Program highlights (but not limited to)

  • Pass your final exam at Woodhouse Detective School
  • Prove your physical fitness and courage whizzing down SA's only Tube Slides
  • Learn to pick up finger prints
  • Analyse clues
  • Interview and eliminate suspects
  • ...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

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There are no facilitated Day Camp running at Woodhouse across the Easter Long Weekend, but Woodhouse is open every day! Head in for some family camping or a day visit where you'll:

  • Crawl, climb, swing and slide your way around 30+ obstacles on Challenge Hill
  • Try your hand on the 9 'hole' Disc Golf 
  • Weave your way through The Labyrinth - giant split level maze
  • Whizz down the Tube Slides (open from 10.30-2.30 Saturday, Sunday and Monday only)
  • 7 orienteering courses

 

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!):

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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

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There is no facilitated Day Camp running at Woodhouse on the public holiday, but the Tube Slides will be opened especially for some very special family time!

Access the 54 hectare property from 9am to 5pm, with free gas BBQs and unlimited use of our awesome activities and facilities. 

  • Crawl, climb, swing and slide your way around 30+ obstacles on Challenge Hill
  • Try your hand on the 9 'hole' Disc Golf 
  • Weave your way through The Labyrinth - giant split level maze
  • Whizz down the Tube Slides (open from 10.30-2.30)
  • 7 orienteering courses

All this for just $50 for a family of 4, additional adults $18 and children $12

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

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BUILD LASTING FRIENDSHIPS

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

 

RECONNECT WITH NATURE

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

 

DEVELOP LIFELONG SKILLS

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

 

GET ACTIVE

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.

'Our kids love attending Woodhouse Activity Centre which is a great place for social and life skills as well as being physically active. With one on the Autism Spectrum, and dietary requirements for both, they've experienced inclusion and acceptance, and have built some great Woodhouse Friendships.'

 

'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

 


FUN WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY

WOODHOUSE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC EVERY DAY - INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS!

Bring the family for a Day Activity Pass: 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, Tube Slides (open weekends, as usual, plus Easter Monday and Anzac Day!!) orienteering courses, and hiking 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 and undercover BBQ facilities.

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.

‘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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