Author: Jacki

Bloom Cafe

Want an exceptional quality, cute as, *hidden* café on the city fringe, with a secluded river path to explore? Think large alfresco pavilion, shady garden with games strewn, and and irresistible brand new kids menu. Where well behaved dogs are welcome and there are zero cars whizzing past? Throw in coffee so good you will have at least two, and a setting so pretty you know there is a snap going direct to the gram? Bloom Café at 38 Winwood...

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Kytons Bakery Fundraising

So many of us South Australian parents grew up enjoying Kytons Bakery hot cross buns, family pies and pasty slices, lamingtons and other delicious treats. We also all remember the excitement when our netball club, school, gymnastics club or local community group would run a Kytons Bakery fundraiser – well, guess what? Kytons are still supporting local clubs, charities and community groups through their fundraising drives and they have...

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Tips For A Family Friendly Adelaide Fringe

Kids are unpredictable – like many of the Fringe shows we’ve seen really. As much as I have fought it, I am ready to admit that I am at a stage in my life, with kids, where PLANNING is king. Attending events is no exception, so here is my guide to surviving a day at Adelaide Fringe with kids. Sort your transport or parking in advance. Weekends get particularly busy and opening night will also see some road closures around...

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Doughballs The Pizza Place

When you need a lunch or dinner spot in Glenelg or out north at Mawson Lakes, Doughballs is hands down , our Kids In Adelaide FAVOURITE spot for a family meal. Plus, you can also now find Doughballs popping up in McLaren Vale and sometimes in the Clare Valley – read on to find out where & when! I honestly can’t remember a time when I have been more impressed with a kids menu. Passionate about pizza, fresh SA produce and...

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Acai Affair

Here’s a fun and guilt free spot to take the family! Acai Affair on King William Road is a brand new premium self serve Acai and Frozen Yoghurt Bar! The kids are going to love creating their own bowl and best of all you can indulge completely guilt free here! It’s a perfect substitute for Ice Cream and definitely a lot more fun – just wait until you see the self serve toppings buffet – it will have your eyes popping out...

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Inchargebox Review

Honestly, what family doesn’t need help with their digital wellbeing? Enter Inchargebox! We have had our eyes on this product for a while and in the lead up to the summer holidays, we jumped at the opportunity to give a couple of different sized Inchargebox’s a go. What is it exactly? Well it’s a great quality, powered coated, lockable, steel tech storage box. It’s stylish and it obviously has has capability to charge up...

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Adelaide’s Best Cookies and Biscuits

This one is for the cookie and biscuit lovers! Brace your taste buds for a rollercoaster of flavour because the Kids in Adelaide team have done the hard yards just in time for World Cookie Day, December 4th, thanks for asking, to uncover Adelaide’s best sugar wizards. You know, the ones turning dough into pure magic. We have been on a mission to prove that Adelaide isn’t just famous for its festivals, hills and wine; we’ve got...

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Dunstan Adventure Playground, St Peters

Find it at: Winchester Street, St Peters This wonderful playground upgrade, completed in 2023, includes new adventure-themed play equipment, toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities and park furniture. The Dunstan Adventure Playground is full of excellent equipment for adventurous kids. A lot of the equipment is aimed at older children though, so your kids will need to feel pretty confident, the slide is beyond huge and kids will need their balance...

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West Beach Eatery

At a quick glance, you might think that West Beach Patisserie & Eatery is only for guests staying at the Big4 in West Beach Parks, but we are here to tell you that it is OPEN to the public, 7 days a week and your family are going to love some of the best coffee, food and hospitality going around! Legitimately, every thing this talented family touch in the hospitality space, turns to gold. Trust us, we have been following these legends...

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What the Croque! Café

Hello brand new Adelaide café that your kids are going to LOVE every bit as much as you will! With a delicious French inspired menu, think next level toasties like the OG Croque: Leg Ham, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese and Home Made Béchamel, toasted on sourdough. Plus some of the best coffee we have had in a while AND a beautiful adjoining fenced out door playground – we are SOLD. So, we’ve shamelessly stalked owners Amy and Eric...

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Skyline Giant Ferris Wheel at Glenelg

The Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel powered by Lumo Energy is BACK at Glenelg and sporting some seriously cool stickers on the seats! (Spoiler alert: They are OURS!) How awesome is it to see the MIX 102.3 GIANT WHEEL powered by LUMO ENERGY return to Glenelg for the summer? Skyline Attractions is thrilled to be coming back to Glenelg for the fifth year running. From Friday 27th October 2023 to the 12th May 2024  you can take a ride 35 metres in the...

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Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative, come take a look at our recent visit. Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you...

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Glenthorne National Park Adventure Playground — Ityamaiitpinna Yarta

Glenthorne Nature Play Space Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill The multi-million dollar nature play space, forming part of SA’s newest national park, Glenthorne, is here and it is spectacular!Glenthorne National Park opened in May 2019 and the nature playground has it all, in fact it has so much we are sure to forget some of the wonderful playground features including; Multiple slides (including a HUGE tube slide tower Swings...

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Grazing Yorkes

We recently did a huge 11 night trip to the Yorke Peninsula with the kids in tow – fantastic trip, but by the time we got to our second to last stop, we were running a bit low on the food we had packed when we left home and who has time for supermarket shopping on holiday? Enter, Grazing Yorkes! We got in touch with Emily and ordered a cheese platter box and a breakfast box and she delivered them direct to our accommodation so once we...

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Tick these South Australian landmarks off your family bucket list

Righto Adelaide families, fuel up the car and pack all of the snacks because some days simply call for a little South Australian road trip into our regions to see some BIG THINGS with the kids! From Hay bales to suspension bridges, silo art to jaw dropping look outs, here’s a fun list to tick off with the kids of some of the best landmarks you can visit around our great city and state. Use our handy interactive playground map along the way and...

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Adelaide’s Best Milkshakes & Crazy Shakes

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard……..ok, no it doesn’t, but some of these beauties might! The Kids in Adelaide team are partial to a milkshake and we have dropped a list of our favourite Adelaide (and beyond) rich, frothy, cold, flavoured dairy milk delights. From the humble traditional milkshake at Cheffy Chelbys in the south, to the best of the Barossa. We found thickshake heaven in the south and fancy schmanc-ey milkshakes in the...

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Cheffy Chelbys – Morphett Vale & Christies Beach

Breakky rolls, brunch and burgers – food for the soul we reckon! Find Cheffy Chelby’s in not one but TWO great locations down south. (Soon to be three, with Hallett Cove opening soon!) Ok, this is good vibes, kick arse, clean, but tasty AF, food. Especially the burgers. These dripping fresh explosions of flavour are so good that you’ll also find them in our guide to Adelaide’s Best Burgers. Double whammy. We PRIDE our...

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O’Leary Walker

You will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more family friendly winery experience than O’Leary Walker, which overlooks vineyards and magnificent rolling hills of the Clare Valley. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter fit for a king, taste award winning wines or indulge in a guided flight. Our favourite thing? Watching the ear to ear smiles on the kids faces when their very own children’s tasting platter is placed in front of...

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Adelaide’s Best Donut

Our team at Kids in Adelaide are passionate about World Donut Day. Nobody hates a donut (especially not kids, or Tim). Possibly the most important food in our South Australian economy, demonstrated regularly when referencing any country town by the quality of the bakery before anything else. Also every bakery lives or dies by its donuts. Case closed. Donuts are King. SO, the first Friday in June is International Donut Day (or doughnut for the...

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Shapeshifter Brewing Co.

We love a family friendly craft brewery and Shapeshifter Brewing Co in Adelaide’s west, just off of Grange Road, is an absolute gem. Offering up to twelve (rotating) tasty brews on tap in a funky, partially industrial, modern, arty taproom, they’ve honestly got every one in the family covered from the kids to the dog. Shapeshifter Brewing have only been in the Findon digs for a little under two years, however it’s possible you...

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