Where to take the kids to celebrate Halloween in Adelaide

EVENT: Adelaide Gaol is the perfect place for Halloween. Bring along your little goblins to this spooky event.

Adelaide Gaol is said to be one of the state’s most haunted buildings. It has housed some of South Australia’s most dangerous criminals, with more than 300,000 prisoners passing through its doors. 

The gaol was operational from 1841 until 1988 and its walls have many eerie stories to tell. 

With such a history, it’s no surprise past residents are said to regularly wander the cell blocks, spooking passersby after hours. 

You and your little ones can enjoy the haunted building all Halloween weekend – Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November.  

Halloween Selfie Trail

This year’s Halloween Selfie Trail will be photographic fun for the entire family.

Children will be able to explore the 180-year-old site and discover 7 Halloween-themed stations among the historical Adelaide Gaol grounds.

Here your family can pose for the perfect Halloween selfie or portrait. Remember to dress up in your spooky best (mum and dad too!) – the gaol will be decked out with Halloween-themed decorations so you’ll fit right in.

Each selfie station is a touch-free display and is in line with social distancing guidelines, with hand sanitizer available as per the gaol’s Covid-19 Safe Plan.

Book before October 29 to guarantee your kids a free trick-or-treat goody bag upon entry.

You can also pay your entry fee upon, however a trick-or-treat goody bag cannot be guaranteed unless you book in advance.

Event details:

When: Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Where: Adelaide Gaol, 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton.

Cost: Child: $9.00, Adult: $15.00, Family: $37.00. Buy your tickets online.  

Extra details: Check the website to find out more.

Love learning about South Australia’s historic buidlings? You might like to read our story: 5 historic buildings you’ll see on Adelaide’s Edmund Wright Trail.

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