Author: Julie

Gorge Wildlife Park, Cudlee Creek

The Gorge Wildlife Park is not your average wildlife park but a place where people and animals get together. Situated in the picturesque Adelaide Hills and only a 40-minute drive from Adelaide, the park offers an up-close and personal experience to an extensive range of Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles. We have visited many times now with kids of all ages. recently visited with the kids aged 8 and 4 and the whole family loved...

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Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre)

A 54-hectare property located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills suburb of Piccadilly (around 20 mins from the CBD). Get ready for an awesome adventure-packed day out. One that will guarantee to wear the kids out and, if you’re anything like me, give those calves a decent workout. Be sure to wear your sneakers! There’s so much to do here, you can easily spend a whole day OR better yet, make a weekend of it, and camp here! Activities...

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Glover North Helicopter Park North Adelaide

Find it at: Lefevre Street, North Adelaide Better known as Helicopter Park to many, Glover North Playground is located on Lefevre Terrace in North Adelaide. With a large helicopter as its centrepiece, smaller kids can slide out of the chopper’s belly as one of the many pint-sized highlights located at this much loved playground. There are also plenty of swings, see-saws, climbing frames and sand play equipment including the popular...

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Lions 360 at Monarto Safari Park

Take a walk of the brave! Monarto Safari Park’s 360-degree lion experience is all about getting YOU up close with the amazing African Lion. This jaw-dropping encounter gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awesome predators. If you’ve been to Monarto Safari Park (and if you haven’t THIS is your reason to go), you’ll know the bus ride out to the 10-hectare home of the lions is all part of the adventure. Drive past the giraffes and...

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Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Adelaide Zoo (Frome Rd, Adelaide) If you haven’t been to Adelaide Zoo in a while, you might be surprised by how much has changed. From the new Penguin Bay to the Red Panda Runway and Tamarins on the Run tunnels, the primate boardwalk where you can sit for hours watching the siamang and gibbons swing and play above your head to the cheeky meerkats and of course our two famous Pandas – you won’t know where tolook first!...

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The BIG Rocking Horse and Toy Factory Gumeracha

Head up to Gumeracha to see the Big Rocking Horse – the World’s Biggest! – where you can even climb up and receive a certificate of achievement upon completion! The Big Rocking Horse makes a great visit in the Adelaide Hills area – climb to the top of the Rocking Horse, check out the awesome toy factory, grab a bite to eat and see all the animals. There is an onsite 7 acre wildlife park, with heaps of native animals from red...

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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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BBQ Buoys on the River Torrens

BBQ Buoys is the super fun, floating, family-friendly experience you get when a BBQ, boat and party meet on the Torrens! Located right in the heart of Adelaide, on Pinky Flat across from the Festival Centre, you can hire one of these safe, round, shaded boats and enjoy a couple of hours seeing Adelaide in a whole new way! We recently jumped onboard to see what all the excitement is about and the 5 kids and 4 adults all LOVED it! You can BBQ...

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ANZAC Day for Adelaide families at the Light Horse Memorial

One of our favourite options on ANZAC day for Adelaide families is the service at the Light Horse Memorial in the east parklands. This one is particularly great for families with young kids, those who just cannot make the 6am dawn service time or anyone else keen to get the family to a service with a little less stress and a little more of interest for the kids. Reasons we love the ANZAC Day Light Horse Memorial service in Adelaide: They have...

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Glenunga Hub Playground

Find it at: L’Estrange Street, Glenunga Glenunga hub playground opened in 2017 and quickly became one of our favourites – if you visit this summer you’ll probably see us there! As you may have noticed, many of our recent favourite playgrounds include those with ‘active’ options for kids – water play, sand play, climbing, nature play etc, not just swings and slides. Glenunga hub playground is one of these...

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Willunga BMX and Skate Park

Find it at: 2 Railway Terrace, Willunga Willunga Skatepark. A small, quiet and shady park. Younger kids would be happy here. Great spot to improve basic skills. Beginner to intermediate level street style skate park. The park includes a half pipe, pyramids, ledges and hips. There’s also a dirt BMX track with jumps.

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Paradise Hotel

Here at Kids in Adelaide you know we LOVE a local place we can take the family for a meal that everyone will enjoy, and the Paradise Hotel is just that place – it even has an indoor cinema! In fact, the Paradise Hotel caters for families so well, they have TWO cinemas to make sure all the kids enjoy their visit as much as the adults do! The folks at Paradise Hotel have really thought of everything for families with children wanting to...

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Kids Pizza made easy recipe by Cook n Create

Kids in the kitchen? Some of us love it, some of not so much! But teaching kids to enjoy cooking and eating a range of delicious and healthy Meals is important and starting early helps. This super easy pizza recipe from the awesome Adelaide-based folks at Cook n Create will have you and the kids coming back for more. Toppings are completely up to you and your children so experiment a bit and have fun while at it (ps – Nutella and banana...

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Rocky Road Recipe by Cook n Create

Need a recipe your kiddos will LOVE making? One that they can get fully immersed in and creative with? The awesome Adelaide-based folks at Cook n Create have one of our favorites here for you! We road tested (see what we did there?) the recipe for you and can confirm it’s a great one and would make a fab Christmas gift for teachers and friends. What you will need (This is the full recipe but if you want to make less, you can simply half...

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Birthday Parties at TreeClimb Adelaide and Kuitpo Forest are Sky High Outdoor fun!

TreeClimb Adelaide and Kuitpo Forest offers a unique BYO party celebration in their outdoor aerial adventure playground. Bring a picnic and enjoy the parklands or forest while your party flies overhead on zip-lines! TreeClimb has its very own cafe serving various treats and drinks, however, TreeClimb as a venue has no food catering restrictions – meaning you can cater your own party and bring your own food with you! Suitable for groups as...

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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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Kuitpo Forest Mountain Bike Park – Prospect Hill

The Kuitpo Forest Mountain Bike Park, also known as Prospect Hill is a great place for mountain bike riders of all abilities. We have taken a number of primary school aged kids riding here, most of whom have never been single track riding before. They have enjoyed the challenge of learning to mountain bike, and intermediate riders are spoiled for choice in the great range of trails in the park. The trails aren’t signposted so keep a copy...

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SA Police SAPOL Road safety centre

Find it at: Bonython Park, Port Road, Adelaide (Moving to Military Road West Beach in mid 2024) SA Police, SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton Police Barracks just near the Bonython Park kiosk and playground area is a fantastic spot for young riders to bring their own bike/scooter and helmet and practice their riding skills in a safe environment. The mock roadway helps children to become familiar with correct road signage, pedestrian safety...

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Balham Ave Reserve, Kingswood

Find it at: Balham Ave, Kingswood If you like ducks then Balham Ave Reserve in Kingswood is the playground for you, sitting right next to the Urrbrae Wetland this is a small and fairly basic playground with a cool, apex rope/spider climbing frame and a dual swing set. The centre piece of Balham Ave Reserve is a pirate-themed multi-purpose unit including a rope climb, slide and monkey bars and several other pieces of equipment which I don’t know...

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Windsor/Pennington Reserve

Find it at: Windsor Ave, Pennington Windsor Reserve is a great little playground located in Pennington in Adelaide’s Western suburbs. Bring your bikes and scooters to this one because there’s a great little bike path at this park as well as play equipment, lots of open space, tennis/basketball courts and a flying fox! There are two playground areas to suit different ages. Toddler and smaller kids will love the slides and great set...

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