Summer School Holiday Fun

Whether you’re a visitor holidaying in the Riverland or a local resident, we’re sure you can all agree, kid’s want to be entertained in the holidays!


There is a multitude of things to do for kids and families in the Riverland - from playgrounds to putt-putt, nature play, activities and movies. Check out some of the great stuff to keep them from saying “I’m Bored!”


An exciting new addition at the Berri Riverside Holiday Park is their amazing Mini Golf Course! Open to the public and also featuring a kiosk and coffee shop, it’s a great place to perfect your putting skills and spend a few fun-filled hours with the whole family!

If the kids still have energy to burn, there are some fantastic playgrounds spread across the whole region. The famous Monash Adventure Playground and its a-maze-ing maze, Barmera Playspace overlooking Lake Bonney, Morgan Rail to River Adventure Playground with the PS Morgan Paddle steamer replica and Loxton Pioneer Playground with a flying fox and PS Jolly Miller play structure just to name a few!

If you want to immerse the kids in nature and water play then the brand-new Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park on the Waikerie riverfront is a must visit! Kids can enjoy hours of fun on the different equipment including a flying fox, tepee, water play features, boat, climbing wall and sensory pieces. Pack a picnic and put on a hat for a great family day out.

A great way for kids to learn a new skill and have fun is to head down to Lake Bonney in Barmera and try out lessons in Kneeboarding, Water Skiing, Sailing and Windsurfing! Sessions are on Monday’s to Thursday’s and run until the 24th of January. For more information, contact Barmera Central on (08) 8588 2289.

The Riverland is also home to some great skate parks in Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton and Renmark so the kids can skate, scoot or ride! The Renmark Visitor Information Centre also have bike hire facilities for full or half-day hire, including bikes for the little ones!

The Chaffey Theatre in Renmark have some great family-friendly movies screening these school holidays, with multiple sessions running daily including Sensory and 3D screenings. Some of the movies include Ralph Breaks the Internet, Storm Boy, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Mary Poppins Returns and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Visit their website for session times.

We also have some fantastic libraries in the Riverland that run school holiday activities including crafts, reading, games, and mindfulness activities. Check them out on our Riverland Event Calendar or contact the Libraries for more information.

Barmera Library (08) 8588 2872

Berri Library (08) 8595 2666

Morgan Activity Centre (08) 8540 0060

Loxton Library (08) 8584 8051

Renmark Library (08) 8586 5544

Waikerie Library (08) 8541 0720

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