Category: Fleurieu for Kids

Kids in Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Discovery Parks – Goolwa

**SCORE 15% off + KIDS STAY FREE at Discovery Parks GOOLWA for sites and cabins. Use code KIDSINADL – (T&Cs apply). Please note – this excludes Easter weekend. Goolwa Park only. Valid for bookings now until 30/6/22** UPDATE MARCH 2022 – WATERPARK IS OPEN!Featuring multiple waterslides, tipping bucket, plenty of fountains and splash areas the brand new resort style waterpark is sure to be a big winner with the kids. Stop the...

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Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

You will find Harvest The Fleurieu just before you hit Mount Compass, just under an hour out of Adelaide. It’s really all in the name – at Harvest The Fleurieu you will find delicious fresh produce from all over the Fleurieu, as well as being able to pick your own delicious strawberries from around October to May AND pick your own Tayberries for a very limited 5 week season in late November. It makes the perfect pitstop if you are...

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Deep Creek Conservation Park

A bit about Deep Creek… This park is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park with four of them accessible by 2WD vehicles.  The other campground is ‘hike-in’ only and situated on the Heysen trail, making it an ideal environment for a family adventure. Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu...

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Harry’s Deli, Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale

If you haven’t visited Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra in the heart of McLaren Vale yet, or if it’s been a while since your last visit, you need to go. Now. I have been a huge fan of Wirra Wirra for years & been there many times with and without kids and honestly, their offerings keep getting better & better! I was lucky enough to enjoy a mid week lunch at Harry’s Deli with a friend & the kids in tow recently....

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Jungle in Willunga

This place is definitely one of the hidden gems of the South! A gardening store might seem like a weird place to take the kids, but this is no ordinary garden centre. For a gold coin donation, you can go on an animal hunt through the jungle – grab a clipboard by the shop entrance to tick off all of the life size animals as you find them hidden around this 30 year old garden “jungle” You’ll need to look up, down and all...

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Normanville Kiosk and Cafe

Normanville is one of THE best (if not just flat out Number 1) beachside regional town in SA. We are so spoilt for choice, but this little town about an hour south of the city on the Fleurieu Peninsula is right up there for its beautiful location, proximity to incredible scenery (second valley for the win) and fab spots for the family. We are Normy regulars and have loooong loved the Normanville Kiosk and Cafe, located in absolute prime beach...

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Morella Farm Stay – Cape Jervis

We recently had the opportunity to visit Morella Farmstay at Cape Jervis. The family-run business was such a wonderful place to visit with the fam. It’s around 100kms from Adelaide and took us about 1hr 15 minutes to get there, and the drive is easy- straight down Main South Road along the beautiful rolling hills of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula, stopping just before you get to Cape Jervis. Built over 60 years ago, Morella Farmstay is...

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Strawberry Picking in S.A

There are so many pick your own activities around Adelaide, however no one can deny once you’ve tried a delicious freshly picked strawberry nothing else will ever compare! Strawberry picking season usually happens between October and May (weather dependant) but best to check each individual patch as they all vary.

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SA Whale Centre

Discover a world of whales at South Australia’s largest marine focused interpretative centre. Visitors can experience the natural wonders of the deep, explore the world heritage listed railway building, and gain further knowledge about Victor Harbor and South Australia’s marine treasures. The centre provides whale sighting information, education and research support services through a range of mediums. The centre brings together a unique...

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Hindmarsh Falls, Hindmarsh Valley

We love finding little hidden adventures for you to explore with your families. Being the city folk that we are we had no idea that this beautiful spot could be found just down on the Fleurieu, around 15 mins drive from Victor or about an hour from Adelaide. You’ll find Hindmarsh Falls right smack bang in the middle of the Fleurieu Peninsula, around 15 mins from Victor or an hour(ish) from Adelaide. The Falls can be accessed at the end of...

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Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Nangawooka is a small 5 acre reserve on the main Victor Harbor road not far from McCracken Golf Club. (corner of Waterport Road and Adelaide-Victor Harbor Rd) It’s a beautiful place for a walk with many varieties of native plants, trees and flowers as well as over 60 species of birds including a large population of Blue Wrens. You might even spot a few lizards, insects and even an echidna or two! There are nesting boxes among the trees...

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Mt Compass Recreation Park

This epic new skate park has just opened to the public this week and if your kids love to ride, skate or scoot you HAVE to put this on your school holidays to do list. Image credit: LCS Landscapes The $1.15m recreation park includes a skate park, BMX track and nature play space with basket swing and slide. There’s also a creek that’s great for water play so bring your boots and maybe a change of clothes! Image credit: LCS Landscapes...

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Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

TALK ABOUT FAMILY FRIENDLY! If you’re looking for the kind of holiday where the kids will be outside and entertained ALL DAY LONG look no further than Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. Join in the fun or sit back and relax while the kids have a ball! **UPDATED NOVEMBER 2021** Splash Harbor featuring giant hurricane slide and double tipping bucket is NOW OPEN! Phase 2 of the water play area at the park is now open. It is believed the...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

*** AUGUST 2021 UPDATE*** Stage 2 of this fabulous development has been completed and it looks brilliant. The earlier redeveloped GT Fisher Playground in Victor Harbor opened in July 2019 and is located where the old train playground was, right near the horse trams, this nature playground will have the kids smiling all around. What an amazing interactive, quirky playspace the people of Victor Harbor have delivered. Based around the local...

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Whale Watching Victor Harbor

As the colder weather kicks in around Adelaide, the list of things most people want to do outside dwindles. But the exciting news is that Whale Watching season has begun! From late May right up until October Southern Right whales return to the shores around Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor area.Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the southern Fleurieu Peninsula is a whale watcher’s paradise so get some warm clothes, some binoculars and...

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A Yankalilla Weekend

Drive about an hour South from the Adelaide CBD and you’ll arrive in Yankalilla District which is the area that stretches north to Myponga down to Cape Jervois and covers some of our favourite little towns of Yankalilla, Carrickalinga, Normanville, Second Valley, Deep Creek and Rapid Bay.Close enough for a day trip, but also a great place to spend a few nights camping, airbnb-ing, or trying some of the family friendly accommodation...

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Steamranger Heritage Railway

SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor. Trains operate on up to 140 days a year and are manned by volunteers from the Australian Railway Historical Society,...

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Oceanic Victor Harbor

Swim with HUGE tuna at Oceanic Victor! What a thrill!We recently had the chance to visit this truly unique experience and it was such an exciting day.After a very short boat ride (5 mins max) from Granite Island you’re fitted out with a nice thick warm wetsuit, snorkel gear and gloves and straight into the water to swim with the “Ferraris of the ocean” the Southern Bluefin Tuna! The guides are marine biologists and I was...

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Victor Harbor Farmers Markets

The Victor Harbor Farmers Market showcases regional produce from across the Fleurieu Peninsula. The market operates every Saturday 8.00 am – 12.30 pm in the Grosvenor Gardens just opposite the traffic lights in Victor Harbor. Entry is free. There are over 32 vendor stalls with delicious local produce. Special markets will include Guest Chefs with tastings of fine cuisine using VH Farmers Market produce. Plus, an Activities Program...

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