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Inclusive Play

Looking for listings of playgrounds and venues that are wheelchair accessible, have inclusive play spaces, or a liberty swing?  Here’s the Adelaide places we’ve visited with accessible locations for the needs of those with disabilities and their families. Inclusive play spaces ensure all kids can engage in play regardless of their abilities.


Barossa Adventure Station

Find it at: Washington Street, Angaston This family friendly and highly accessible facility (toilets YES!) features a 1km mountain bike trail, zip-line, in-groundtrampolines, multi-level adventure play space including a mega tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles, outdoor fitness equipment, play deck and plenty of picnic spots. default It is the perfect place to spend an hour, or the...

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South Terrace Glover Playground

Find it at: South Terrace Adelaide Another fully fenced park in the city, this South Terrace playground is located near the Unley/Pulteney Road intersection of the Parklands. Well equipped and better suited for slightly older kids than the one a few blocks West, this playground includes a good sized, seated flying fox, numerous toddler and regular swings, slides for all ages and spring rockers. It also has a sizable climbing net for older kids,...

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Bristow Smith Reserve | Goolwa Nature Play Space

Find it at: Barrage Road, Goolwa Another one to add to the Nature Playground list! This $600,000 project was opened in late 2015 and is located in a beautiful big waterside park, right near the yacht club in Goolwa. On the weekend or in the school holidays you can often see people taking their boats out or having races on the water nearby. It’s location is the first point I’d make. It’s a gorgeous spot but it is right near the...

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Burnside

Find it at: Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park Hazelwood Park Playground is a beauty for families of all ages and abilities. Upgraded in 2010 (and given a bit more TLC in early 2024), this shady park with plenty to do was one of the first (and still one of our fave) parks with a nature play feel. Set in the corner of the huge reserve there is plenty of space, plenty of shade and plenty of play equipment. In the summer the Burnside Outdoor Pool is...

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Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Find it at: Adelaide Road, Mount Barker Keith Stephenson Park had been upgraded and re-opened in December 2023! Keith Stephenson Park is the premier district reserve for the Council area. It hosts major events such as carols by candlelight and is a meeting place for families across the district. It is located on the Laratinga Trail, a shared use path that is the spine of the open space network and links as far as Newnham Estate and the Summit...

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Maldon Ave Reserve Playground Mitchell Park

Find it at: Maldon Avenue, Mitchell Park The Maldon Ave Reserve Playground is a hidden gem! Upgraded in late 2023, we discovered this little beauty when riding along the Sturt River Linear bike path. Located between Marion and Sturt roads (or find it in a car as the Maldon Ave Reserve). It’s a relatively well shaded area with play space for a good range of ages, including a slide, swings (incl birds nest swing), a few climbing options,...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

Find it at: St Kilda Rd, St Kilda For those who grew up in Adelaide, you’d probably have been out St Kilda Adventure Playground when you were a kid, but have you been back since 2015? It’s got all the awesome stuff that I remember from my childhood, and more… and green grass, less dust, water, shade and well, it’s just BIGGER AND BETTER than I remember too! St Kilda’s huge makeover was completed in 2015 with a...

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Lotus Kids

Saturdays and School Holidays group program for kids aged 4-15. Lotus Kids focuses on functional, play based learning in a safe and supported environment. The programs promote development, movement, community inclusion and fun! WHAT TO EXPECT: At Lotus kids, each session includes a range of different activities focusing on our key development themes which are; Sensory Experiences Daily Living Skills Social Interaction Fine and gross motor play...

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TA DA – It’s Lolly Jar!

Lolly Jar Circus is South Australia’s only inclusive circus school.  It runs all the activities you would expect at a circus school – tumbling, aerial, stilt-walking, hula hoop, juggling and plate-spinning – but it is inclusive of children and young people with disabilities or at social risk.  It is welcoming of people from all cultures.  The “lollies” in the jar are the young people in all their amazing diversity and the lid is...

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Bonython Park Playground / Tulya Wardli

Find it at: Port Rd, Adelaide What a beautiful playground for kids of all ages! Renovated back in late 2012, the Bonython Park Playground has a some very cool features not found in the typical suburban park. Some of the best equipment includes two 25m flying fox lines fun for kids of all ages and an extensive water play area complete with pumps, gates and a watermill. Kids love playing and experimenting with water and this...

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace

Find it at: Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale The amazing $2.2 million nature playspace, located on the corner of Wheatsheaf and States Roads at Morphett Vale, has been designed for people of all ages to get outdoors and engage with nature.  Nature themes are featured as a tribute to the site’s importance for Kaurna people, and the site’s history as a working farm from the 1840s to 1960s. Stunning public art by local Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and...

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Looking for the perfect year-round destination for family fun? Look no further than the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Heated to a balmy 27°C, the Leisure Pool has been designed for families with little ones to enjoy with play spaces, fountains, and shallow water. Waterslides also operate at specific times throughout the day. Little kids will have no problems in this pool, which has a maximum depth of 0.9m. The pool also has accessible lifts to...

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Bush Magic Playground

Find it at: Jeffcot Road, North Adelaide This beautiful spot might well be Adelaide’s best toddler playground. Let us know what you think! Set amongst the parklands adjacent the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, this fully fenced playground is shaded by the huge trees in the area and is just such a lovely serene place for a play. What I like about this playground Lots of parking available either on the street or in the Adelaide Aquatic Centre...

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Quentin Kenihan/Rymill Park Accessible Playground

Find it at: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan has been memorialised with a new inclusive playground built in Rymill Park. The $1m playspace, promised by the Premier Steven Marshall to be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” includes sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with...

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Jubilee Wooden Adventure Playground Port Noarlunga

Find it at: Saltflee Street, Port Noarlunga South Jubilee Playground is one of the biggest and best playgrounds in the Adelaide area. It’s an oldie but a goodie and most of the awesome play equipment that forms a castle is made out of wood which makes it even cooler! Jubilee Playground has HEAPS of things to keep kids from toddler to high school amused and has different sections for different abilities – from slides, swings, poles,...

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Blakes Crossing Adventure Playground

Find it at: Main Terrace, Blakeview Located at Main Terrace at Blakeview, this is a really popular playground and oval with the locals (it is actually a shared facility with the Blake’s Crossing Christian College using it during school hours). The playground spans 2 areas on different sides of the road with equipment for kids of all ages to enjoy. The new adventure playground and oval spans over 1.4 hectares and features a variety of play...

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AA Bailey Reserve

Find it at: Neville Avenue, Clarence Gardens The upgraded AA Bailey Reserve playground at Clarence Gardens is finished and it. Is. Fabulous! Where do we start with this must visit spot.  Firstly, it is basically 2 playgrounds in 1. Everyone loves a double playground right! Playground 1 is a fully fenced area, designed more for the little kids, with sand play, swings, a pirate ship and more. A fantastic little set up on its own, but then with...

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Drage Reserve, Felixtow

Find it at: Riverside Drive, Felixtow Tucked away in the backstreets of Felixstow, away from the busy main roads, this fantastic playground with modern and updated equipment is not only great for those in the area but just about worth a drive to visit. This playground is massive. With huge shade sails covering the majority of the fenced (yep entirely fenced!) new play equipment with a mix of rubber and bark flooring, not only will you and your...

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Monash adventure playground

Find it at: Madison Road, Monash Most of us oldies will remember Monash Playground from when we were kids. Back in the 80s and 90s it looked a bit like this.. It was EPIC! (and also terrifying) It doesn’t look like that anymore but it’s still one of S.A’s most loved playgrounds and definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in the Riverland or passing through. It’s about 3 hours drive from Adelaide between Barmera...

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John Mathwin Park Seacliff

Find it at: Lipson Avenue, Seacliff Located behind the Kauri Community Sports Centre this NEW playground is a great addition to this community space. With a pirate ship theme and its bright colours it is very hard to miss. Featuring a little something for everyone. I would say that this playground is for ages 3 and up with a few little pieces for the younger toddlers. The bright blue smiley face tubular slide is probably the hot attraction...

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Jenny Mathews Playground Robe

Find it at: Robe Street, Robe Besides the fact that this playground has lots to do for the kids, the a BIGGEST BONUS of this Robe playground is that it’s situated right behind Mahalia coffee factory coffee shop. Come for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and you can sit outside on the deck whilst the kids sneak through the gate and enjoy this play space. Whilst not the most attractive play space we have seen the playground caters for all...

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Accessible beaches in South Australia

The Accessible Beaches campaign was founded in 2016 with a vision of making most patrolled beaches in Australia wheelchair accessible by 2020. I absolutely love their mission statement as follows: “ Our mission is simple. We want to improve the quality of life for more than four million Australians living with a disability by getting them back onto the beach” It is so simple of a lot of us to venture to the beach with no hesitation...

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playspace, Park Holme

Find it at: 120B Hendrie St, Park Holme Livvi’s Place has been specially designed in close consultation with the community to ensure no-one is left out, including those with disabilities, and is located at Hendrie Street Reserve, behind the Marion Outdoor Pool. Built on a beautiful tree-lined reserve, the playground features a wheelchair accessible carousel, swings, slides, a nature play creek, play tables, an accessible cubby house and water...

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Payneham Oval Playground

This park was renovated in 2015 and it still looks great. It’s in a really nice big open space next to Payneham Oval and surrounded by trees and covered in nice green grass. The playground has shade sails over the main play areas but definitely make sure you bring your hat and sunscreen because there are lots of open areas to play. The playground is not fully fenced BUT it’s easy to watch your kids from all angles and the streets on...

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Where:  21 Lewanick St, Allenby Gardens SA 5009 I nearly bought a house opposite this reserve three years ago – I wish I did because this new playground is AWESOME with a capital A. It oozes imagination, creativity and huge spaces for sports play. I think it will be one of my new favourites in the west! Firstly, lets highlight that this playground is an inclusive play space – HUGE kudos so that all abilities can enjoy with...

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Modbury Civic Park Playground | Tea Tree Gully Council

Find it at: 995 North East Road, Modbury We went along to test out the awesome new Modbury Civic Park playground and the kids had a blast! With something for kids of all ages we think you’re going to love it too. There is a lot of equipment in a medium sized space so you can keep kids of various ages happy without running all over the town! To get to the point quickly, what we loved about Mondbury Civic Park playground : The all access...

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Ashley Street Playground Torrensville

Find it at: Ashley Street Torrensville Ashley Street Playground is a medium sized playground more suited to locals to the area. I probably wouldn’t drive too far to specifically go to this park, but if you live in the Western suburbs it’s a nice option for a playdate for something different. The playground area is fully fenced which is great, and there are also enough bench seats to go around. It’s really annoying when a...

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Jervois Street Reserve Playground South Plympton

Find it at: 43 Jervois Street, South Plympton Jervois Street Playground in South Plympton is up there with Morialta and Glenunga as one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide. Some of the Jervois Street Reserve highlights are: Fully fenced junior playground with lots to keep the little ones happy including double slides, a ‘bird’s nest’ swing, regular and baby swing, sandpit and a water play feature with pump action water...

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