Discover

Discover Adelaide for kids! We have everything you need to know about what to discover in Adelaide: discover the best Adelaide playgrounds, the best child friendly café/restaurants and all the fun things to do with kids.


The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Find it at: Mount Barker Road,  Hahndorf Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained –...

Read More

Farm Café and Dairy, Beerenberg

In the warmer months, strawberry picking at Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hill’s (Hahndorf to be exact) is a bit of a South Australian right of passage. We take our interstate and overseas visitors, we take our kids, and my god is it good! However, we feel a bit cheated. We had no idea until very recently that the ‘Farm Café’ and inhouse ice creamery ‘The Dairy’ was so divine, or such an epic option for eating out...

Read More

The Backyard Universe – Southern Fleurieu Twilight Experience

See the Fleurieu Peninsula like you’ve never seen it before! This family friendly tour departs from both the Victor Harbor Visitor Centre and Normanville and will take you and your family on an evening adventure like none other with The Backyard Universe tour team. Embark on a chauffeured journey into the serene embrace of a moonlit Conservation Park, where the natural world transforms under the cloak of night. As the sun dips below the...

Read More

Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you may as well book in for lunch at Benni’s Cafe and try it all! It’s a fabulous alternative to a traditional cellar door with so many initiatives that can be used as bargaining power for the kids! A gelato bar greets...

Read More

(Not So) Secret Swimming Spots in S.A

Ahhh summer in South Australia. The perfect time to pack up the car & head to one of our many beautiful beaches, lakes or springs for a swim. We have dived in (see what I did there?) to find the best spots to cool off. No matter the age or swimming level of your kids there is sure to be somewhere in the list below that is perfect for your family. There are beaches that are perfect for boogie boards, rockpools to discover our marine life,...

Read More

Melba’s Chocolate Factory

You can now experience Melba’s Chocolate Factory in two fantastic, picturesque locations – their original factory in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, and now in Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley! Melbas Chocolates in Woodside, Adelaide Hills Melba’s Chocolate Factory is located just past the main shopping area of Woodside, about 40mins east of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills. It is a great place to take the family on a...

Read More

Narnu Farm – Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, just across the bridge from Goolwa on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Narnu Farm has been a favourite destination for generations of South Australian families. Many South Aussies would have visited Narnu on school camp ‘back in the day’ or have taken their own kids for a farm stay family holiday. Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can...

Read More

Adelaide Autumn Top Spots

Autumn is pretty much the perfect season. It’s still warm enough to be out & about & sometimes still warm enough to visit all of the pools & water play spots we talked about in our Summer In Adelaide post! But as the leaves change colour, it does start to cool down which makes it the perfect time for some family adventures! Have a look at the list below & start planning your Autumn in Adelaide days out! Visit Mt Lofty...

Read More

@Lenswood Pick Your Own Orchard

Pick Your Own Apples at @Lenswood isn’t just pick and run type of thing – it really is a fun full day out you can have with the whole family in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Their 2024 Season is now open and will run through until the end of May – read on to see why you need to take the family there this Autumn! It is so much more than just apple picking – yes that is definitely the highlight, but they also have so much...

Read More

Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park

Find it at: Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie Opened in December 2018 the Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park was the idea of local couple Clive and Donna Mathews who received a $150,000 Fund My Neighbourhood grant from the SA Government and also raised a further $100,000+ from the local Rotary Club, Council and Go Fund me campaign. (how good is that!). The playground also now includes an accessible roundabout for wheelchairs and an accessible...

Read More

Roonka River Adventure Park

While Roonka River Adventure Park has been creating memorable river adventures for more than 50 years, it’s one of the hidden family-friendly gems of the Riverland! Owned and operated by Scouts SA, it’s already well known and loved by those in the Scouting community (and savvy school camp organisers). Now families and groups of friends are discovering Roonka’s experience-based camping and group accommodation nestled on a lush, tranquil...

Read More

Moonta Garden & Landscape Supplies + Chloe’s Cafe

Heading to the Copper Coast and fancy a budget friendly cafe-style meal in a beautiful setting? Who loves pondering a garden shop, perusing the aisles of adorable pots and plants, and enjoys a cup of amazing coffee too? We do! Moonta Garden and Landscape Supplies has everything a parent of 3 kids could want! We wandered the aisles looking at all of the beautiful garden merchandise and then sat down for a cup of hot java, the best cheese...

Read More

Classic Carriage Drives

Step back in time on a trip down memory lane with this relaxed, unique family experience. After a leisurely drive to Montacute in the Adelaide Hills, our carriage awaited us by a charming old stone building on Institute Road, creating a picturesque scene that set the tone for the entire journey. We were warmly greeted by the owner, Libby, her canine sidekick, Eddie, and the most beautifully natured horse, Stella – a delightful trio...

Read More

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...

Read More

Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

If you or your kids love cricket, footy or just a bit of an adrenaline rush, you NEED to do RoofClimb at Adelaide! It’s also great for conquering fears, some family bonding or as an activity to do with interstate or overseas visitors.  Got a birthday coming up this year for a tricky to buy for kid?…this is it! (Note: children 8-15 need an adult to climb with, but that’s all the more fun for you!) We gave RoofClimb a go...

Read More

Cowell Water Park

Find it at: Cowell Foreshore Precinct, Thompson Drive, Cowell Cowell Foreshore Precinct underwent a $9 million upgrade in 2023 with the addition of an aquatic playground featuring a Splash Park and Water Slides, a Basketball Court, a Jumping Pillow and increased car parking (including long parks) for all those caravanning families! Cowell is a beautiful coastal town situated on the Franklin Harbour, approximately 490kms (around 5 hours drive)...

Read More

Shadow Initiation at the South Australian Museum

Escape rooms are a great family activity. Solving puzzles, discovering clues, working together whilst locked in a little room. It’s guaranteed fun. But, what if you weren’t locked in a little room? What if your escape room was the entire South Australian Museum? Instead of frantically searching an enclosed space for keys and clues and hidden objects – you and your family could be racing through the Museum, searching for the...

Read More

Go Camping at Woodhouse Adventure Park

Only a short trip up the freeway, Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre) provides a safe and convenient space for the experienced camper, or those just starting out. There are numerous unpowered camping areas, complete with shared campfire circles (seasonal use) and adjacent Basecamps which have been fitted with deluxe creature comforts including toilets, hot showers, hand dryers, vanity mirrors and power points for your...

Read More

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...

Read More

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....

Read More

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...

Read More

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Find it at: Flagstaff Hill, South Australia Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. The park is also home to a rock formation, known as sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial material dropped from ice floating in the ocean that covered South Australia 800 million years ago! WOW! Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located 13km south of Adelaide. Entry...

Read More

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...

Read More

Shellwater BnB – Sellicks Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula

We have found the most fantastic family friendly B&B – it’s Shellwater @ Sellicks Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula! This holiday house will easily sleep two families and is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It’s only a short walk to Sellicks Beach, with beach access and has a playground at the end of the street! Perfect for a couple of families or groups of friends looking for a Fleurieu...

Read More

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...

Read More

SASMEE Park Train Rides

The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) is a miniature train experience your kids will LOVE you for. The objectives of the Society is to create and maintain interest in model making of all types. So there’s small machine tools, tool making and experimental engineering connected to models. This is very much a kids haven! Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal,...

Read More

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...

Read More

Beerenberg Pick your Own Strawberries

Strawberry Picking Beerenberg Farm (late October to April) A red ripe freshly picked strawberry has got to be one of the tastiest things in the whole world doesn’t it? If you haven’t taken the kids fruit picking yet definitely put it on the list these school holidays, and there’s no better spot than Pick your Own Strawberries at Beerenberg Farm in Hahndorf.  It’s the perfect activity with your kids that...

Read More

Port Broughton Foreshore Playground, Yorke Peninsula

Find it at: West Tce, Port Broughton We love a regional playground! The playground on the foreshore at Port Broughton is EXCELLENT – you could spend a good few hours here. You’ll find it at the end of the Port Broughton Jetty, with a bakery (with decent coffee!) across the road. Winner! This playground is actually split into two fully fenced sections with about 100 metres between each. Don’t ask us why, we’re sure there...

Read More

Awesome SA Charters, Adelaide Fishing Charters

Awesome SA Charters, proudly owned and operated and is one of the biggest charter company in South Australia serving tourist and local fishoes along with teaching first timers how to enjoy a day on the water for, fishing and water sports. They are also about to launch a huge party boat to cater for larger group bookings for parties and events to cruise along the Port River and coast of South Australia.  Their boats are equipped with up to...

Read More

Hey Caddy

Hey Caddy

lenwood apples

lenwood apples

springfree

ugly swan

ugly swan

Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas

booktopia

Gobaplay

cotton on

Cotton On (AU)

earths water

earths water

lego

Novelty Jan 23

All Smalls

All Smalls

modibodi

sunnylife

SUNNYLiFE AU

shelley

shelley

hotels combined

HotelsCombined

vinomofo

mocka

hamper emporium

lime tree

tentworld

Adairs AU

love to dream