Category: 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.

Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront

This April I was lucky enough to spend a couple of nights on a “mini break” at Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront down at Semaphore. I have to admit, I had to rely on the trusty GPS to get me there. Semaphore is a place I haven’t been to in a LONG time. I was expecting it to take much longer to get there actually so I was surprised when only around 45 minutes after we left the Adelaide Hills, we pulled up to the...

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Camping spots within 2 hours drive from Adelaide

Camping near Adelaide: top spots for a holiday Camping is such a great family experience. You don’t have to be a Leyland Brother loaded up with expensive equipment to do it either. You don’t need a 4WD, you don’t need a lot of money, you don’t need a lot of time you just need to make the decision to do it!Next step is to make sure you’ve got your camping “essentials”. I wrote a post last year about...

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Kids in Adelaide Top 13 for Summer

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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Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

We were excited and nervous when we found out we were getting a crack at Adelaide Oval Roof climb last week. I bought my 14 year old nephew a voucher for Christmas which I now know is the ULTIMATE present for the kid who has everything! Got a birthday coming up this year for a tricky to buy for teen…….this is it! (note: children 8-15 need an adult to climb with, but that’s all the more fun for you!) There are a range of...

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The Fairy Garden Hahndorf

If you’ve got little fairy fans or elf enthusiasts at your place, a trip up to The Fairy Garden Hahndorf is a must. Located just off the main street of Hahndorf you can ring the bell on the way up the path to let the fairies know you’ve arrived, grab a pinch of fairy dust to make a wish in the wishing well and then wander around the garden to find all the fairy surprises there are to find. There’s a fantastic range of fairy...

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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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Bali Family Accommodation – 3 of the best are put to the test

Our experience at 3 of the best family resorts in Bali! We recently returned to our favourite family holiday destination, Bali, for 9 nights in November 2016. This was my 8th trip to Bali, and my 4 year old daughter’s 4th. I wanted to try some of the best-rated Bali family accommodation and every Google/Trip Advisor search I did, the same 3 hotels came up every time. So I wrote to them to see if we could stay during our holiday and put...

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Woorabinda Bushland Reserve – Stirling

“Woorabinda Lake is a magical place where biodiversity and poetry co-exist” Just a small distance from the centre of Stirling is Woorabinda Lake, part of Woorabinda Bushland Reserves – a 34 hectare park with approximately 4 km of walking trails. Loved and appreciated by locals and those in the know, Woorabinda is a magical place to visit. Woorabinda Lake is a bushland oasis that provides a habitat for birds, fish, reptiles, mammals...

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Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

If you love bird watching the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary presents an exciting opportunity to explore and appreciate birds in their natural habitat. According to the Parks SA website: “The Bird Sanctuary encompasses over 60km of coastline north of Adelaide, adjacent to Gulf St Vincent, Adelaide’s northern suburbs and spans across four local council areas. Within the bird sanctuary sits the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary...

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Camping with Kids – Our top tips for beginners

We have very recently starting camping and this weekend we tried out our very own, brand new first family tent! We are FAR from experts and every trip so far we’ve forgotten at least one thing, but we are getting better. I remember camping when I was a kid and it was always so exciting to play all day in a new place and then snuggle up in a sleeping bag and crash out in the tent. We go camping with our friends and it’s so great to...

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Semaphore Carousel

The Semaphore Carousel was built in 1928 and made Semaphore it’s home around 10 years later. The carousel is managed by the Rotary Club of Henley Beach to raise money for charity. Apparently the largest operating carousel in Australia with 40 beautiful handcrafted wooden horses. The Carousel is open every weekend, Public & School Holidays – 11am to 5pm (weather permitting). Summer school holidays open till 10pm Rides are $5...

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19 signs you’re the parent of young Kids in Adelaide

Being a parent in Adelaide has its perks. It doesn’t take long to drive anywhere, reducing the chance of your child falling asleep in the car and having to attempt the dreaded car to cot transition (worse odds than gambling in Vegas), and it’s pretty easy to make friends because you already know half the people in Adelaide already, and if you don’t, then you have at least one mutual friend on Facebook. There are also heaps of things to do with...

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Eastside Foreshore Playground, Port Augusta

The Port Augusta Foreshore Playground is located on Young Street and is a great toddler playground. It overlooks the water, and there’s a great walking path going along the foreshore, which is perfect if you’ve got kids with bikes or scooters. You can skate or scooter right up to the great skate park better known as “The Wave” , opened in 2010. It has an open bowl, ramp and lots of contrete blocks and ramps. Better for...

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Bali with Kids

Bali with Kids. My friends either love it, or hate it. My family, we love it! This is my seventh trip to Bali, the third with my daughter (3) and it definitely won’t be our last. There are lots of other websites with a lot of great information about traveling to Bali with kids, so instead of rehashing I’m going to give you my personal top tips, and put some links at the bottom of this post for where you can get more detailed...

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Discover Yorke Peninsula

The Yorke Peninsula is a STUNNING place to visit with the kids. If you haven’t been there yet, you just do not know what you’re missing. Family memories are made here. Only an hour and a half drive from Adelaide you’ll come across beautiful towns like Ardrossan with Pt Vincent and Edithburgh beyond that. Make your way to the end of the peninsula and you’ll be in the spectacular Innes National Park and Marion Bay, or cut...

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Adelaide Fringe at the Botanic Gardens

What? Adelaide Fringe at the Botanic Gardens What better way to enjoy the Adelaide Fringe than in the cool, shade of the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens? This is such a wonderful place to take children to view a show, with the zoo (and its new playground) just a stroll away for exploring afterwards. “…A world-class mind-blowing month across the city, featuring cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and...

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Adelaide Fringe with Grandkids

Being a mum to two little girls, it has been so lovely watching them form a close bond with their grandparents. It fills me with such warmth to see my parents and in-laws enjoying activities with the girls, and the kids excitement every time they see them (even if it’s 5 days in a row!). Most grandparents I know are absolutely incredible. They have masses of energy, endless cupboards of Yoyo biscuits, and brilliant story-telling voices to...

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Henley Square redevelopment

Henley Square redevelopment at Henley Beach has transformed a lovely, family-friendly square into a beautiful, open, calm, natural space for families to enjoy. The space is beautifully suited to it’s surroundings, with seating mimicking the soft rolling waves of Henley Beach. There’s water play galore and a huge open space for picnics, ball games and general lazing about. There’s seating and some shade, plus all the cafes and...

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Discover Stirling

Being ex-Heathfield High girls it’s no surprise we chose Stirling as the first destination of the Kids in Adelaide Discover Series. Stirling sits a speedy 7 minute drive from the city straight up the South Eastern freeway and has MUCH more to offer than just the most perfect roundabouts in Australia (their roundabout game is really up there, much to the disgust of my Crafers resident sister who thinks there is some serious roundabout...

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West Beach Adventure (formerly MegaAdventure)

Since opening in November 2015 West Beach Adventure has grown to become one KiA’s favourite family days out in Adelaide. Kids from pre school age right up to teens, and us adults are catered for with something for every one. West Beach Adventure doesn’t have age restrictions, but height limits. For MegaClimb those above 1.2m are welcome with an adult, and those over 1.4m (and over 14yrs) can go it alone, which suits most kids of...

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Pick your Own Cherries at Plummers

As if cherries at Christmas time weren’t delicious enough as it is, imagine being able to go cherry picking at beautiful Plummers Border Valley Orchards at Forest Range. Plummers have owned the land at Forest Range for 120 years and owners Ian Plummer and son Gavin are 4th descendant growers. The property is 200 acres of apples and 10 acres of delicious cherries. Plummers have 3 cherry orchards along Plummers Rd, named after their family....

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Eagle Mountain Bike Park Crafers

Put the Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do! If you’ve got BMX bandits, MAMILS, Lycra Lovers or just regular bike riding fans in your family, you really should put Eagle Mountain Bike Park on your list of things to do next school holidays. Eagle Mountain Bike Park has 22 kms of designated bike trails to suit every type of bike rider, from kids and beginners to experienced cross country and downhill riders. There’s...

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Adelaide Park Lands Treasure TRAIL

A’hoy mateys! It’s time to explore the Adelaide Park Lands, and be in the running to win prizes at the same time! Get the family together and get set for the adventure of a lifetime! The team at Adelaide City Council have created a range of discovery trails that are aimed at getting kids active and exploring families to uncover treasured tales of Adelaide. They currently have their Parklands Treasure Trail competition running until...

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Travel Tips for Hawaii with Kids

I recently got back from a 10 day holiday on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with my 3 year old daughter, my sister and her 13 year old son. We stayed at the Sheraton in Waikiki and hired a car so got to see quite a bit of the island. If you’re ok with driving on the other side of the road I’d definitely recommend a car so you can escape Waikiki for a few days and see the other beautiful spots Oahu has to offer. There are LOADS of...

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Going Gadget Free These Holidays

Adele and Wayne bought a caravan to foster their family’s quality time and see Australia. When they realised the children’s technology meant they weren’t even looking out the car windows it was time for a change. The gadget-free trip was born! Adele: We live in a world of amazing technology and I’m the first to admit I embrace it all. I love to be connected, to play games and to check-in on my business after hours. Our two children are the...

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The Warwick Hotel – Fiji

My lil family of 3 have just returned from a day 5 holiday dash to Fiji. I have been to Fiji before, but that was many moons ago, before kids, you know, when you just went on holidays and did WHATEVER you liked, WHENEVER you liked. No….can’t remember that far back? Me either. Anywho, this isn’t our first overseas trip with Winnie, so we felt like we knew what we needed from our accommodation and after a few nights of trawling...

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Matilda Bookshop in Stirling

Matilda’s kids nook Loving the kids area Some gorgeous children’s books As an avid reader myself as a kid, Matilda bookshop in Stirling is the kind of place I loved as a child and still love as an adult. It’s obvious from the moment you walk into Matilda’s, this is not your standard chain super store and you won’t leave feeling like you bought 3 books for $20 that you’ll probably never read. Nope, this is one...

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail

If you haven’t taken the kids for a wander around the stunning grounds of Carrick Hill DEFINITELY put it on your to do list! Located in Springfield, about a 10 minute drive from the city, Carrick Hill is Australia’s most intact twentieth-century heritage house museum and garden. It’s approximately 40 hectares of land which includes approximately 26 hectares of native bushland. It is gorgeous and you can literally spend a whole...

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Travel. With Baby.

The joys of overseas travel. Alone. With a baby. We made it! Four international flights, lots of cousin cuddles and several sleepless nights later, we are home! Elka travelled like a champion and the flights all went fairly smoothly. Phew! Here are a few things I learned on our trip away…. 1)   Having the bulkhead seat with a bassinet when travelling alone with an infant is a blessing. BUT if you have a rather large woman sitting next to you...

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