Balhannah Playground is located on Onkaparinga Valley Road, just outside of the main town. Look left as you go past the shops and you can’t miss it. Situated perfectly between the Balhannah Oval, Tennis Courts and BMX track, it’s the kind of spot you can bring the whole family to no matter what the ages.

If you’re after a birthday party location a bit different to the standard spots in Adelaide, you can tell your friends it’s less than 30kms from Adelaide CBD, and an easy 30min drive straight up the freeway. It’s a really spacious fenced area, plenty of room to run around, and has been recently refreshed including new toilets and a new undercover BBQ area. Not a whole lot of shade at the moment, but they might be possibly adding this down the track?

The brand new play equipment is really cool, with the feature being a gigantic nest swing. There’s also swings for the little ones, slides, tunnels, climbing ropes, a sand pit, see saws and bouncers. I love the open plan of this park. There is a small creek area that sometimes has water in it just nearby, which is fenced when it’s close to the playground to keep the kids safe, but would keep some inquisitive youngsters entertained with good adult supervision as well.

Our favourite local is The Olive Branch Cafe, which you should definitely check out while you’re up there for a meal or snack, and also does a great takeaway coffee for the park.

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