In Adelaide

There is SO much to do in our beautiful region and we’re here to help you find the best, most exciting options for your family. Whether you’re thinking of day-tripping to beautiful Barossa or Lake Bumbunga, getting amongst nature at Beerenberg strawberry picking farm or the international bird sanctuary, or barracking for the Crows, Port or Strikers, read on to find out more!


The A – Z of family friendly Adelaide

One of the many great things about Adelaide is its accessibility. One minute you’re in a bustling, exciting city, and then in 20 minutes time you can be relaxing in the sun on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches… we all have our favourite spots, suburbs and secrets but I bet you there is at least a few on our family friendly A to Z of Adelaide that you haven’t done yet! Start planning your next adventure...

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Top Family Activities in the Adelaide City this Winter

Exploring Adelaide with kids is a great way to spend an afternoon, a full day, or even a weekend. When’s the last time you caught a train, tram, or bus in the CBD? It’s even easy to drive in and park the car. Visiting the city screams adventure, the kids love it, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve compiled some of the best things to see and do and places to eat and stay in the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide with your family this...

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TreeClimb Adelaide

Move over Tarzan, TreeClimb Adelaide is calling all energetic, outdoors loving adventurers – young and old! Kids from 3 years old, adults, thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts and curious adventurers can walk, climb and swing your way around the elevated tree-walk courses, 70 obstacles and heaps of zip lines at both locations. You seriously need to check out TreeClimb – it is FUN, MASSIVE and IMPRESSIVE. A session at TreeClimb...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Top Picks for Summer In Adelaide

There’s roughly 13 weeks for every season so we’ve put together our Top 13 family friendly things to do with Kids in Adelaide during Summer. As you can imagine there’s lots of ways to cool down and beat the heat but there’s also a few other super fun ways to spend the summer months….don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap & also tag Kids In Adelaide in all your summer adventure photos! I Scream for Ice Cream!...

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Levi Adelaide Holiday Park

If you are looking for accommodation close to the city of Adelaide without worrying about parking or the general craziness of the city, then staying at Levi Adelaide Holiday Park is the answer! Located in Vale Park, it is on the banks of the River Torrens, only 4kms from the city – perfect for when you have an event on in town but don’t want to have to drive all the way home with tired kids in the car. Book a cabin or camping site...

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Toot Toot! All Aboard for an Adelaide Train Adventure!

Kids. Love. Trains…….especially ours. So if you have a little train enthusiast in your family we’ve made it easy for you to fill up your weekends with Adelaide’s best train experiences. There’s of course train rides, but don’t forget the museums, train themed playgrounds and mini railways you can check out for your little ones. If we’ve missed any we’d love you to tell us about it in the comments below. National Railway Museum The National...

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Light Creatures | Review

Light Creatures is back at the Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide once again. All your fave exhibits from last year are back, including Cahaya, the prowling tiger! It is a not to be missed event on the Illuminate calendar, but book quick as some sessions are already selling out! Keep reading for our review from Opening Night last year 2022. Dates: 29 June – 23 July 2023Thurs, Fri, Sat and SunEntry times: 6:30pm and 7:45pm After a sold...

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Top 10 Things to do with Toddlers in Adelaide

Toddlers are busy, toddlers are fun, when they throw a tantrum you’ll just want to run! Toddlers can be hard work, but can also be SO MUCH fun. Give them the right space and it’s so entertaining (and also very important) to just let them free and watch them learn, experience, climb, run, fall, work out and try again. Finding that safe space can be tricky though and a fully fenced playground, shallow spot for a splash on a hot day, a cafe with a...

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Kids Trail at Adelaide Oval

Get the whole family together for the ultimate fun-filled Adelaide Oval kids adventure. See the iconic stadium in a whole new way on this action-packed tour with the expert Adelaide Oval Ambassadors. Follow the trail with interactive activities along the way, which will have the kids thinking and walking in the footsteps of famous sporting heroes. Experience all things cricket and football behind the scenes where you’ll get the chance to be the...

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BBQ Buoys on the River Torrens

BBQ Buoys is the super fun, floating, family-friendly experience you get when a BBQ, boat and party meet on the Torrens! Located right in the heart of Adelaide, on Pinky Flat across from the Festival Centre, you can hire one of these safe, round, shaded boats and enjoy a couple of hours seeing Adelaide in a whole new way! We recently jumped onboard to see what all the excitement is about and the 5 kids and 4 adults all LOVED it! You can BBQ...

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Atura – Adelaide’s Airport Hotel

I have to admit…when I found out they were building an airport hotel in Adelaide I was a bit skeptical whether we really needed one? Being so close to the city, did people really need to stay AT the airport? Add 2 kids and an early flight departure time……..I’ve changed my mind! My 2 daughters and I recently spent the night at Atura before an early morning flight interstate and the minute we walked through the door I knew...

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Bunyip Children’s Trail, Bonython Park

Find it at: Livestong Pathway, Hindmarsh (along the River Torrens) We all already know that Bonython Park is AWESOME – between the playground & the newly re-opened Café Bonython, we honestly thought it couldn’t get any better. But lo & behold, it does get better! Introducing the Bunyip Trail! It’s a Children’s Trail that you can access by heading west along the river from the playground & follows the story of...

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Looking for the perfect year-round destination for family fun? Look no further than the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Heated to a balmy 27°C, the Leisure Pool has been designed for families with little ones to enjoy with play spaces, fountains, and shallow water. Waterslides also operate at specific times throughout the day. Little kids will have no problems in this pool, which has a maximum depth of 0.9m. The pool also has accessible lifts to...

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O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park

Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill A great spot for a family walk, bike ride, picnic or even better just a good old fashioned ADVENTURE. While there are no formal walking tracks, it’s very easy to follow the numerous fire access tracks located in the park. Please be aware that these tracks are shared with bikes, horses, dogs (on leash) and walkers so make sure your kids know to stay aware and look up! There’s lots of...

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Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

You may have lived down south your whole life and driven past this place a thousand times, without even realising it was a mere metres away on your daily commute! Located just to the west of the South Road mega freeway junction at Darlington and accessible from Sturt Road near the Police Station, this hidden gem is an absolute must. For the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains, this site is a traditional ceremonial meeting place still used...

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Take the Kids Fishing in South Australia

Here are five great places to fish with young kids around Adelaide (with out a boat). 1. Westlakes Outlet Westlakes outlet is a great spot to fish with kids. There is close car parking, easy to access areas to fish and plenty of fish to catch for the kids. Expect to catch mullet, salmon trout and bream, but in this water body you will always get surprises with multiple species living in the area. You can fish this area year round and the best...

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Find it at: Brownhill Creek Road, Brown HIll Creek Test out an afternoon with nature at Brownhill Creek. Enjoy a quiet adventure with the family here year round. In summer there’s usually just enough water to be fun for the littler kids without the faster flowing water you’ll find here in Autumn and winter. We have spent a number of wonderful afternoons down at Brownhill Creek armed with nothing more than some bathers, towel,...

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Bridgewater Fairy Garden

Find it at: Arbury Park Road, Bridgewater ** Update February 2020 ** Unfortunately since we first posted about the Bridgewater Fairy Garden there have been some nasty trolls on the lose who have been in and stolen, broken or vandalised some of the fairy houses BUT we found out that there’s still some left to see and it’s still a cute way to spend an hour or two exploring somewhere new. If your kids are keen on fairies, magic,...

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EcoCaddy Adelaide

EcoCaddy are a fleet of pedal-assisted electric trikes you’ve more than likely seen zipping around the streets and you might have even jumped on for a free ride through the city. But did you know they also run excellent 90 minute city tours and that from now until the end of Adelaide Fringe 2022 you can get 15% off when you use the code “kids15” We’ve been on a few tours now and they’re all brilliant! The 90 minute...

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Jam Factory Adelaide – Public Viewing Platform

How hot is this! Visit the Jam Factory viewing platform and you can watch daily glass blowing demonstrations from the glass studio. From the viewing platform (safely above the workshop floor) you can see the vats that house the molten glass, the furnaces the artists use to regularly bring the glass back up to temperature, the workspace where they mould and fashion their art and the kilns to fire them once finished. The skill and courage of the...

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Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre & Tours

Haigh’s Chocolates Visitors Centre (located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, SA) offers FREE daily chocolate tours between 9am and 2:30pm on Monday and Saturday and 9am to 4pm from Tuesday through Friday (not available on Sunday or public holidays). It’s the perfect way to get up close with South Australia’s iconic Haigh’s Chocolates, and a great place to take visitors! You’ll be guided through the history of Haigh’s Chocolates and get to see...

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Kurangga BMX Track Adelaide

The Kurrangga BMX bike track in the Adelaide Parklands on the corner of Greenhill Road and Unley Road has just had a major renovation and it’s even better than before! This lovely shady bike riding park now has 4 tracks! The beginners track is a lovely, wide, slow track for real littlies from balance bike to preschoolers or others on training wheels etc. This track is one of the longer beginners tracks we have seen which is great for...

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Japanese Himeji Gardens – South Terrace, Adelaide

The gorgeous Japanese Himeji Gardens are located on the Eastern side of Glen Osmond Road and South Terrace intersection. This little oasis in the Southern Parklands is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of ‘normal life’. Enter the gardens during daylight hours and you’ll instantly feel more peaceful and a short walk through this serene garden will help any stressed parent (or anyone else!).  With a...

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Lake Bumbunga – The Pink Lake

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands Lake Bumbunga is found Head about 2 hours north from Adelaide, around 25 minutes from Port Wakefield and you’ll find the striking pink of Lake Bumbunga cutting through the scenery. Lake Bumbunga is made up of three salt pans which have been harvested for over 30 years for use in swimming pools, water softener and of course fish and...

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Family Day Trips from Adelaide

I remember when I was a kid, we would pack up the car and drive into the Adelaide Hills with no destination in mind. Every time we got to an intersection we’d take turns in saying left, right or straight and we’d just see where we’d end up. I remember ending up at Lady Bay once and Strathalbyn another time – it was fun. If destination unknown isn’t your cup of tea, here are a few of our favourite day trips from...

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