School Holiday Activities

It's our biggest twist on the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail!

A prisoner has escaped! Can you solve the clues to catch the crim before it’s too late? 

Upon arrival, you’ll be inducted as official Adelaide Gaol guards with the task of solving an escape. To succeed, you’ll need to follow the trail of clues to identify the prisoner and discover the last known location, filling in your incident report as you go. Help us solve the mystery and we’ll bring the inmate to justice!

Perfect for summer, Adelaide Gaol has plenty of open spaces to explore and guarantees an adventurous and engaging experience.  

So get your thinking caps on, and join us from the 1st-27th January.

Since its opening in 1841, Adelaide Gaol has housed approximately 300,000 prisoners. With many ingenious (though predominantly unsuccessful) escape attempts. Visit today to learn the stories of previous prisoners and learn about the state’s unique history. 


How do I book the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail?

Bookings are not required. We are open every day between 10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm). 

What does the Escape Trail cost?

The activity is free with entry. View entry fees here.

What session times are available?  

The activity is self-guided, allowing children to participate at any time between 10am – 4pm. 

How long does the activity take?

We recommend allowing approximately 1 hour for the activity, however there is so much to see at Adelaide Gaol you could easily spend an additional 1 – 2 hours exploring afterwards.   

What age is the activity recommended for?

The activity is suitable for all ages, with a modified activity available for younger children.  

Is the activity indoors?

The activity trail will take you through both indoor and outdoors areas. We recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen on warmer days. 

Are food and drinks available: 

A range of snack and drink options are available, including toasted sandwiches and freshly made coffee. Outdoor seating is also available and you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy.