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Bridgewater Mill Playground

Find it at: Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater This stunning playground is just about everything we love about a day out in our beautiful Adelaide Hills. Coffee, stunning scenery and a fab playground for all ages. Located just below the Bridgewater Mill, the playground is fenced along the road and edges but NOT on the creek bed, which in my opinion is great because it allows kids to take there shoes off and go for a good explore in the creek bed....

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Marshmallow Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub

Marshmallow Park on Glen Osmond Road, in the Adelaide Parklands is a firm favourite with our families from the 2 year old to the 10 year old. With its huge new renovation, there is now heaps more to explore at this site – also known as Pelzer Park or Pityarilla activity hub! The renovation includes some brilliant new nature play features, alongside more traditional swings, slides and climbing frames. There is a great water feature...

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Redwing Farm | Moonta | Yorke Peninsula

We have enjoyed a number of stays with the kids at Redwing Farm. Beautiful, family-focused and an easy 2 hour drive from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. It is officially a favourite place to spend a long weekend! Located just out of Moonta, this beautifully appointed farm accommodation is perfect for families, in a great location and certain to continue as a regular tradition for our family. There are three delightful...

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Mofflin Reserve Elizabeth Vale

Find it at: Trimmer Road, Elizabeth Vale With a $4.6 million upgrade complete in late 2023, this is a colossal play space primed for adventure. As is tradition, the Kids in Adelaide crew descended upon the scene with two spirited four-year-old girls leading the charge. Their gleeful visit confirmed what we suspected – this space is an absolute haven for families. Boasting an array of features to captivate every imagination, from two...

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Joan’s Pantry

Newly renovated, Joan’s Pantry is an icon for those who have grown up in the lower foothills around the Blackwood area, with the Hawthorndene cafe serving the community for what seems like forever. Reading through their history and they have indeed been here forever, since the 1920s to be exact! Located in the ideal spot for families, across the road from the Hawthorndene Oval and right next to Apex Park (Fully fenced slice of paradise right...

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Glandore Oval

Find it at: South Road, Glandore This may seem an odd spot for a playground, being right smack bang amongst the hustle and bustle of busy South Road, but if your kids love a mix of playgrounds, ball games and a spot to ride the bike or scooter, then this will suit you to a tee! You will find lots of shady trees, but no specific shade other than 1 table and chair set undercover near the BBQ area. There is a drink fountain and a dog bowl too. The...

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Crescent Reserve, Edwardstown

Find it at: The Crescent, Edwardstown Nestled in the heart of Edwardstown is a 2021 built play space that is a nice little stop off to break up a busy day. Plenty of equipment for the 4-12yo crowd and lots of shade from the nearby trees. No toilets at this one but you will find; Picnic set Bench seat Drinking fountain Swing Platform with slide Rope challenge Seesaw Mini soccer goals Plenty of grassed area as well, which is also shaded from the...

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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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Mini Max at AFL Max

If you have a 2 to 4 year old who loves footy, or just being active, then do we have something for you! AFL Max is a world class facility out at the airport, we all know that. But for a few terms this year we took along our active 2 year old to 45 minute sessions once a week, for structured fundamental movement skill sessions….Mini Max and Miniest Max! Yes footy played a key theme but it is just a small part in what will become a standard...

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Birthday Parties at Cleland Wildlife Park

Welcome to one of the most relaxing kids parties you will ever host, with all the serenity of the stunning Cleland Wildlife Park combined with the all-inclusive party offerings provided. Let’s check out what you get as part of the package here. Inclusions Entry to Cleland Wildlife Park for the day Reserved space in café or café lawn area Lunch for kids Bag of kangaroo food for each child to feed free-ranging animals Gift bag for each...

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Le Hunte Reserve, Wayville

Where: Le Hunte Street, Wayville Le Hunte Reserve is a great little park tucked off Goodwood Rd in Wayville, so while parking is easy and it’s lovely and quiet, it’s close to amenities and easily accessible by the tram if you want to make it a bit of an outing. This little reserve has multiple slides, a hanging seesaw, swings, multiple bridges and lots of climbing options to best suit ages 3-9 year olds. There is a little play area...

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Thomas Young Reserve

Find it at: Young Street, Reynella The Onkaparinga council have just completed an upgrade of the Thomas Young Reserve in Reynella. The newly developed playground has a flying fox, a Gumnut cubby house, climbing ropes, a small slide, a digger and sandpit, 2 swings, a round net swing and a new basketball half court plus plenty of space to kick a footy or soccer ball. Unfortunately there are no toilets facilities and only one gazebo without...

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Parkway Reserve Fulham Gardens

Find it at: The Parkway, Fulham Garden Located directly behind Target at Fulham Gardens this playground can’t be missed with its bright orange play equipment. With a little something for everyone, the favourite and most obvious piece of equipment is quite a steep tubular slide with the BIG smiley face at the end. Located either side of the tubular slide are 2 more slides with slightly gentler slopes, leaving the kids with a lot of sliding...

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Port Vincent Public Playground

Find it at: Marine Parade, Port Vincent Firstly….check out the view! Located right next on the beach front on Marine Parade, the location is sensational. It was a fun playground with many play options to keep the kids busy after a big day exploring Yorkes. It has pebble flooring, 2 public bbq’s, plenty of seating and an incredible beach view. Oh the view! The park boasts fencing on 3 sides and an easy to supervise access point of...

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Polonia Reserve

Find it at: Essex Crescent, Croydon Park Following its partial closure for the South Road upgrade, Polonia Reserve has re-opened into a magnificent new playground, which features one of the most eye-catching designs of any playground in the state. The Polonia Reserve upgrade includes an open kick about lawn, play space and storm water detention area. The huge 7-metre-tall, 12-metre-wide soccer ball playground sculpture, built by local business...

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McElligott’s Reserve Springfield

Find it at: Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham If you have a future ninja warrior in the house, check out the Ninja Course Playground at McElligott’s Reserve in Springfield.Mitcham Council have installed a boulder climb, rope net wall, commando bar climb and an electronic stopwatch wall to time yourself against the kids! This will no doubt coincide with an increase in soft tissue injuries presenting at the local physios, but thats what being a...

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Bean and Bikkie Co – Gingerbread Cafe

Everyone loves gingerbread. The smell is like a magnet for the food enthusiast, drawing you in off the street like a mermaid’s song. We have long been admirers of Bean and Bikkie Co and are sad to see they are no longer in Hahndorf, however we have popped past their Beulah Park location this week (top of The Parade) and it’s nothing short of brilliant. There is no better place for coffee and a gingerbread man (come on…just look at them),...

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Diamond Burger

Fans of a good burger rejoice, for the incredible hospo team behind C*R*E*A*M cafe down at Brighton (its the one that is ALWAYS packed) and Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza in the city, have entered the burger game…family friendly style! Located on Portrush Road, Glenunga, you are in for an absolute treat, with the U.S cafe style booth set up really bringing home the burger vibes (and helping us lock down our boisterous 2yo!). There are plenty of burger...

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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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Pine Reserve Aberfoyle Park

Find it at: Pine Reserve, Aberfoyle Park The picturesque spot down south has had an upgrade in 2023, and doesn’t it look sensational! There are no toilets sadly but plenty of shade, water fountains and park benches. There is play equipment for all ages including an array of ninja course style ropes and climbing equipment. Keeping with the pine theme, the equipment is primarily wood and rope based. I spent so much time here as a kid and...

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