There’s roughly 13 weeks for every season so we’ve put together our Top 13 family friendly things to do with Kids in Adelaide during Summer. As you can imagine there’s lots of ways to cool down and beat the heat but there’s also a few other super fun ways to spend the summer months….don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap & also tag Kids In Adelaide in all your summer adventure photos!
I Scream for Ice Cream!
The ultimate summer treat! We are so lucky to have so many fabulous ice-cream & gelato shops in Adelaide, from beachside to city centre. Choose your favourite flavour or try something new. Ice cream is also the best bribe for kids to behave! We did the hard work & found the best spots for a scoop. Check them out!
FREE Water Play
Fun = free! Well it does in this case anyway, cause we have found a bunch of spots around Adelaide where the kids can splash, run through fountains & cool off for the exact price of $0. Bargain! Here they are….click here.
Visit the Local Pool
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, your local swimming centre is the place to be on a hot day! Over summer they will often offer special entry deals & activities. Plus many have cafes onsite so you can grab a coffee too! Here’s some of our faves.
Water Play At Home
Water always keeps kids happy, right? Here are a ton of Water Play At Home ideas that will keep your tribe cool AND entertained for hours on those hot Adelaide summer days!
Kayaking With Kids
Grab your kayak (or hire one) & check out one of these spots that are GREAT for kayaking with the kids in tow. We’re talking nice, calm water so they can stay super safe, plus isn’t it always cooler out on the water?
Whizz Down A Waterslide!
Yes, you too Mums & Dads – why should the kids have all the fun?! Adelaide has an incredible number of waterslides, from free waterparks like Splash Town at Moonta, through to The Beachouse at Glenelg & caravan parks such as Port Broughton Tourist Park & Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park. Why just swim, when you could slide?
Explore a Rockpool
South Australia is known for great beaches & many of them have some great rockpools for kids to explore. Find some marine life & cool off – it’s the ultimate nature play! Here are some rockpools that have the KiA tick of approval – click here.
Secret Swimming Spots
Yeah beaches are great, but SA also has a ton of lakes, natural springs, jetty enclosures, tidal pools & rockpools to swim in. Your kids will have the best adventure! Find out which we recommend, pack the car & get going!
Pick Your Own Fruit
There are heaps of great spots to pick your own fruit across South Australia but most of the best fruits are in season for summer! Roll some fresh air, exercise & healthy eating into a fun family day out. See our favourite fruit farms right here.
Summer = loooooong school holidays, so what better time to go on a family getaway? Heaps of coastal towns are also a LOT cooler than the heat of Adelaide on a scorching day so a regional trip is a great way to beat the heat. Check our our Regional Features for inspiration.
Discovery Parks SA
While we’re on the topic of going regional, have you been to any of the Discovery Parks in South Australia? Our kids LOVE them, they make the perfect family getaway & have heaps of great activities to keep you cool in summer such as waterparks, pools or in the case of the Discovery Park at Lake Bonney, the whole darn lake!
Visit an Outdoor Cinema
Summer = balmy nights & daylight savings, so all of the outdoor cinemas open up, woohoo! Screening the latest releases plus classics, you’ll find open air cinemas across Adelaide over summer. Check out the Moonlight Cinema schedule & book in!
Visit the IceArena
Olaf loves summer, so we figure it’s totally fine to include the IceArena in our list of places to visit in summer! After all, what better way is there to cool down than jumping on the ice? Check out all they offer, here.
feature image credit: Antoinette Tyson.