School Holiday Activities

Think you know the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail? Think again.

We’re upping the ante these school holidays with a challenging new twist to our popular Escape Trail.

And this time, we’ll be taking you to locations in the Gaol you may not have explored before!

So get your thinking caps on, and join us from the 6 - 21st of July for one of the most unique experiences these school holidays.

Since its opening in 1841, Adelaide Gaol has housed approximately 300,000 prisoners. There have been a number of famous escapes – including one ingenious (though unsuccessful) attempt in 1983, where a prisoner took his pyjama coat to an art class and painted it to resemble an officer’s uniform. To add to his ensemble, he even created an impressive officer cap out of a biscuit box!


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.