Caravan Parks sure have come a long way from when I was a kid.
Jumping pillows, pools, playgrounds right up to massive waterparks, putt putt and pump tracks. Some of these parks go over and above when it comes to family friendly making them a fantastic family holiday option all within a drive from home.
We’re lucky to have stayed at some of S.A’s best caravan parks and here’s our top 10.
Just over and hours drive from Adelaide and right in the heart of Victor Harbor this park has so many family friendly facilities you’ll have no problems keeping the kids busy while you’re here. Jumping pillow, pool, playground, mini golf, pump track (BYO bikes and scooter) and an epic dual tower waterslide! They also run a free school holiday program of activities, regular outdoor movies, bikes and gokarts for hire and they even have their own onsite takeaway shop!
There’s cabin and site accommodation to suit all family sizes and budgets including 3 bedroom cabins that sleep up to 8 to an unpowered camping site for less than 30 bucks a night.
To book visit www.victorharborholiday.com.au
Located right on the beach at the beautiful Port Broughton, we absolutely loved our stay at the tourist park.
Their brand new 9 hole mini golf course has already been a huge hit and also NOW OPEN (as of September 2020) their EPIC waterslide/splash park!! With 2 waterslides, tipping buckets, ground sprays and interactive pieces. Add to that a swimming pool, pump track (BYO bikes and scooters), ninja playground, pedal kart hire and free school holiday activities this really is one of the best family holiday spots in S.A
With a range of updated and modern cabins including brand new 3 bedroom cabins, plenty of large, grassy camping and powered and ensuite caravan sites there are options for all family sizes and budgets.
To book visit www.portbroughtontouristpark.com.au
Talk about absolute beachfront! Set right on the beach down at Kingston Park, if you can take your eyes off the view for a moment you will discover a fantastic family focussed holiday park.
With gokart hire, bike hire, a fab fenced playground, an arcade computer games room, miles of walking trails (Esplanade…hello!!!) and holiday programs for kids, you and your fam won’t want to leave.
There are a range of cabins to suit even the biggest families, or pick your spot with a campsite. Whatever your choice, this is a great spot to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the shopping and eateries at the nearby Jetty Road at Brighton.
To book visit www.brightonholidaypark.com.au
If water sports are your thing, it is hard to go past what Lake Bonney has to offer. Located in Barmera, around 3 hours drive from Adelaide, the park has total waterfront frontage and access to the freshwater lake. So what will it be? Swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, jet skiing, boating and fishing are all on offer a mere few steps from your cabin door!
Besides the lake activities, the kids will love the playground, pump track, jumping pillow and the splash water park! Accommodation is well and truly sorted here too with a range of cabins and camp sites, plenty with cracking views of the lake to boot.
If you’ve never thought of a holiday park in terms of beautiful accommodation, then think again! The quality offered can be compared with an exclusive resort overseas and the value you get you would be paying big bucks for overseas at a fraction of the cost in your backyard.
Facilities include 45m Lagoon Pool, Waterpark, Indoor Heated Pool, Large Jumping Pillow, Adventure Playground, Games Room, Indoor Tennis Court and Beer Garden & Outdoor Cinema and they’re only 12 kms from Adelaide City making it a great city break!
Talk about a great base for you to explore the delights of the McLaren Vale food and wine region. With a huge property set amongst quiet bushland, plus a seasonal lake to top off the ‘serentiy factor’, you really couldn’t find a better spot for the family to launch into a tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Don’t forget to pack the bikes too, with the scenic ‘Shiraz Trail’ backing onto the property, which is the perfect way to soak in the amazing countryside.
With all the accomodation types you come to expect from a top notch family park are here as well, so whether it be a tent or cabin that takes your fancy, they have you covered.
To book visit www.mclarenvalelakesidecaravanpark.com.au
Attention sporting lovers, or just people who love beating their family at all the sports, we have found your park. Located in the middle of the West Beach entertainment area, think Mini-Golf, driving range, skate park, The Pat golf course and Mega Adventure climbing adventure park, you can do all this within a 5 minute walk of your cabin or campsite!
Don’t forget over 1km of beautiful SA coastline that the park fronts, as well as plenty of in-park activities for the kids, it is not hard to see why this is such an SA family favourite.
With plenty of accomodation options to suit your budget and preference, there will surely be something here that takes your fancy.
Talk about a park with it all! The kids won’t know where to start at this park located on the mighty Murray River, about 3 hours from the city. Make sure you allow time to try everything they offer, with fun little water boats for the river, a huge splash water park, swimming pools, games rooms, go kart hire and much, much more!
The parents can relax with a spot of fishing on the river, while the kids go nuts. The accomodation is just what the Doctor ordered, with a range of large modern cabins, most with raised decking areas to sit and watch the world go by on your trip away.
Oh and thats just within the park! You also have the world of the Riverland right outside your cabin to explore.
Exciting news coming out of the deep south down at Normanville, with the opening of their fantastic water splash park! Located about 90 minutes south of the city, smack bang in the heart of the Fleurieu, Normanville is perfectly placed to launch you into an adventure along some of our most beautiful coastline.
Hit the links at Ladybay, saddle up for a beach horse ride along the never-ending sands of Normy and Carrickalinga, or stay and explore the park with games rooms, playgrounds and a world of room to ride the bikes and scooters.
Your accomodation is well looked after as you would expect, with cabins to suit all families and campsites too. Feel free to use the excellent BBQ facilities and fish cleaning areas too, because what would a trip to Normy be without a visit to the beautiful jetty for a spot of fishing.
To book visit www.beachside.com.au
Only about an hour north of the city and you hit the beautiful town of Tanunda, and home to Discovery Barossa! You know the Barossa, only one of the world’s finest wine and food regions, right on our doorstep. Discovery Barossa is ideally located to allow families the opportunity to explore the region, whilst having all the family friendly activities to sort out those energetic smaller family members (and dogs too…pets are allowed!)
Choose from campsites, to cabins to safari tents (!!) for your accomodation, then unleash the kids onto the fabulous water splash park, swimming pool, playground, bouncing pillow and activity room.