There are plenty of reasons why we adore Adelaide, and our chilly winters are one of them. You don’t have to stay locked up inside there’s plenty of activities and things to do and see to keep the kids active and warm.

Patch Kitchen and Garden


  • Coffee tastes even better in the winter and Adelaide knows how to do coffee right. Head to Patch Kitchen and Garden in Stirling for a nice warm coffee while the kids play with all the toys and animals. Patch has a  fantastic children’s menu and plenty to help entertain your kids. There is an indoor dining room that has toys, books, games and black boards for drawing. The shared dining and play area in the back garden is fully fenced with a cubby, sandpit, chicken coop and veggie gardens. They have heated, pagoda style marquees out the back with clear walls so you keep warm while the kids play and have great birthday party options. A fantastic venue, with or without kids, we love it all. Patch has awesome coffee, is licenced and serve fantastic food with breakfast and lunch daily 8am-4pm (closed Tues), plus dinner Fridays from 5:30pm.  143 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling.
  • Even though there is rain during the winter, it seldom lasts long which means kids can throw on a jacket and some boots and go and jump in the newly created puddles.bounce adelaide freejump
  • Turn off the TV and get the kids active with a trip to BOUNCE Adelaide. This massive indoor trampoline park is about jumping high and landing soft and safe. No matter the weather outside, BOUNCE offers heaps of fun things for kids and parents alike. BOUNCE. PURE JOY. MAKE IT A HABIT.  164-168 Richmond Road, Marleston.
  • You can cover the snot marks on your shoulder from your lovely children with a nice warm scarf draped strategically.


  • Check out a movie at the awesome local cinema – The Capri – an independent not-for-profit cinema run by a network of generous volunteers. Built in 1941, it is heritage listed and houses the Theatre Organ Society’s unique world class theatre pipe organ. The profit from every ticket you buy goes back in to the restoration of this iconic South Australian building and the WurliTzer organ. Why not come along for a bit of old world atmosphere and see the organ rise out of the stage and play in the evening session on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 15 minutes before the scheduled screening time. With cult classics like Gremlins 1 & 2 showing this winter (Sun 3rd July) be sure to check them out. 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.
  • There are lots of indoor heated swimming pools that the whole family will love.

inflatable zone ohalloran hill

  • At INFLATABLE ZONE you can make use of the cold weather by being indoors but still tiring out the kids – it’s the healthiest way to have fun!  BOOK NOW for 1.5 hours of great fun at Inflatable Zone. $12 for kids 3-5 and $16 for all ages over 6. Grip socks are needed if you don’t have any and are just $2. Online Bookings recommended. Open Saturdays & Sundays 10.30am – 3pm. O’Halloran Hill Recreation Centre, Candy Road.
  • Beanies are great for those mornings when your child has weetbix in their hair but you’ve only just discovered it and you’re already running late.

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  • The award winning NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM is a self-funded volunteer operated museum, located in the heritage rich Port Adelaide. It is the largest under-cover railway museum of its type in Australia. The museum collection includes almost 100 locomotives, railcars and carriages. There are various display galleries, a model railway and theatrette. A train ride (no charge) takes visitors around the large 3ha site. The museum is arranged to attract and provide enjoyment for young families.
  • The beaches are just as good in the winter as they are in the summer. There’s so much to explore and discover along the coastline, and the cool winter air does wonders for the spirit. Plus, you don’t have to put sunscreen on a squirmy toddler.
  • Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Adelaide Hills. There are often less people in the playgrounds and cafes, plus there are so many great walks and trails you can explore. Make sure you rug up though as it’s often 5 degrees cooler in the hills!

Something on Saturday

  • Something on Saturday‘ runs throughout winter and is a FANTASTIC opportunity for the kids to experience a range of theatre performances. Check out our event calendar for all the details.

bike riding

  • There are lots of great bike paths for kids to explore too. For children who are more confident riders, or for kids who enjoy more off-road tracks, then check out our list of bike trails HERE.