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Spring into October school holidays

Spring into October school holidays
Published 21 September 2023
Spring school holidays are just around the corner and Playford is the ultimate destination for fun.

Spring school holidays are just around the corner and Playford is the ultimate destination for fun. We have a wide range of exciting activities planned across Council's sites to keep the boredom at bay.

Mayor Glenn Docherty believes in making Playford the go-to place for school holiday fun.

"Spring school holidays in Playford is where boredom takes a backseat to fun and adventure,” Mayor Docherty said. "From sparking imagination to crafting and learning something new, our activities have it all covered."

"For family fun, don't forget to check out your local library or other Council locations to discover the activities that will light up your kid’s day!"

See where you can learn, explore and create with Playford’s school holidays program this spring.


Elizabeth Library is hosting Dinosaurs Down Under with Professor Flint on Tuesday 10 October at 10:30 am. Additionally, there's a fun Pet Rock Adoption Day on Monday 9 October. To add a touch of spookiness, join us for Spooky Painting at the Stretton Centre Library on Friday 13 October at 10:30am.

Book school holidays activities happening at our libraries.


Playford’s Wellbeing Hub, encompassing both the John McVeity Centre and The Precinct, is bustling with activities. Don't miss the popular Pit Stop Bike Maintenance on Wednesday 4 October at 10:00 am, or the field trip to Para Wirra Conservation Park for a nature walk on Tuesday 3 October at 9:00 am.

Book Playford Wellbeing Hub’s school holiday program


For the creative teens, the Northern Sound System in Elizabeth is offering an exciting podcasting course over four days – and it's FREE! Discover your inner storyteller, master the art of captivating interviews and share your voice with the world.

The course runs from 9 October to 12 October and is recommended for young people aged 12 to 16 years. Hurry, as spots are limited! Register your interest at or call 8255 5560.

At Elizabeth Rise, there’s crafternoons for kids aged 3-5 and for those 14 and over, they can get crafty by learning how to sew their own scrunchies or get lost in the pages with silhouette magazine art.

Book Elizabeth Rise’s school holiday program

Council locations

Community centres:

  • Elizabeth Rise Community Centre - Shop 7/26 Hamblynn Rd, Elizabeth Downs.
  • John McVeity Centre - 182 Peachey Rd, Smithfield Plains.
  • The Precinct – 112 Coventry Rd, Smithfield Plains.
  • Northern Sound System - 73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth.


  • Elizabeth Library - 10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth.
  • Stretton Centre Library - 307 Peachey Rd, Munno Para.