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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.


Price Community Playground | Yorke Peninsula

Find it at: Fowler Terrace, Price We have found the perfect stop for the kids to stretch their legs, get some fresh air and have a snack while you are road tripping on the Yorke Peninsula. Price is on the eastern side of the leg (back of the thigh, if you will!), about half an hour before Ardrossan. It’s not a huge town, it’s known mainly for its salt processing plant but the playground sits on the edge of the town adjacent the salt flats and...

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Port Vincent Public Playground

Find it at: Marine Parade, Port Vincent Firstly….check out the view! Located right next on the beach front on Marine Parade, the location is sensational. It was a fun playground with many play options to keep the kids busy after a big day exploring Yorkes. It has pebble flooring, 2 public bbq’s, plenty of seating and an incredible beach view. Oh the view! The park boasts fencing on 3 sides and an easy to supervise access point of...

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The Vine Shed, McLaren Vale

We love a family friendly winery and they don’t come much better than Vine Shed, in McLaren Vale on the wonderful Fleurieu Peninsula. If you haven’t been here yet, clear the diary and book in for lunch, wine tasting or some live music with the whole family at this stunner of a cellar door! The Vine Shed is so much more than a cellar door however – it is a full blown family friendly restaurant, wedding venue and live music...

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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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Adelaide’s Best Pram Walks

One of those things that you just do not understand until you’ve had kids is how excellent a well timed pram walk can be. There’s something about that perfect ratio of smooth with a few soothing bumps and long enough to last at least one sleep cycle that will have you driving back to the same place every time you’re desperate for a bit of exercise…..or desperate to get bubs to sleep. We’ve had A LOT of babies over the years here at KiA so we’ve...

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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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Tick these South Australian landmarks off your family bucket list

Righto Adelaide families, fuel up the car and pack all of the snacks because some days simply call for a little South Australian road trip into our regions to see some BIG THINGS with the kids! From Hay bales to suspension bridges, silo art to jaw dropping look outs, here’s a fun list to tick off with the kids of some of the best landmarks you can visit around our great city and state. Use our handy interactive playground map along the way and...

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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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Adelaide in Spring – Put these on your to do list

Pull the shorts out of the cupboard, stock up on suncream & put the umbrellas away – SPRING IS HERE!! (Ok, maybe don’t put the umbrellas away just yet, cause you know, Adelaide. ) But the days are definitely getting longer & warmer so it’s time to come out of hibernation. If your kids have spent the winter months watching waaaaaay too much YouTube, I have some great spots for you to visit in Spring. Not just anywhere,...

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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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The best climbing trees in Adelaide

When was the last time you said to your kids “go climb that tree?”or “get down from that tree!” Likely, it may have been a while. Tree climbing adventures have seemed to have disappeared off the after school hit list radar. Close your eyes … and remember back to your favourite tree to climb as a kid. Do your kids have one? When tree climbing, assess the risks like you do a playground and let them learn as we did...

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(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,...

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Best Family Friendly Caravan Parks in South Australia

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. Victor Harbor Holiday Park Just over...

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O’Leary Walker

You will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more family friendly winery experience than O’Leary Walker, which overlooks vineyards and magnificent rolling hills of the Clare Valley. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter fit for a king, taste award winning wines or indulge in a guided flight. Our favourite thing? Watching the ear to ear smiles on the kids faces when their very own children’s tasting platter is placed in front of...

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The Boatshed Wallaroo

Picture this. You head up to the Yorke Peninsula, landing in Wallaroo, ready for a blissful relaxing trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You have packed enough clothes for you and the kids to last 48 weekends and are all set, but you have no idea where to eat with the family. Well never fear, because The Boatshed has you covered! Obviously this place is packed during summer, with prime, absolute beachfront in front of the jetty...

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24 Family Bucket List Ideas for 2024

Here’s 24 family bucket list ideas for 2024. You’ll create so many family memories while doing these & get to visit places across Adelaide & South Australia that you have probably never been to! And nope, not all of them cost the earth….in fact a bunch of them are FREE. See how many of these you can tick off over the next 12 months and don’t forget to tag us in your photos while you’re doing them! Take the kids...

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Victoria Square/Kadina Playground

Find it at: Corner of Graves and Hay Street, Kadina Some people think this is the best playground on the Yorke Peninsula, and we’d have to agree it would certainly be up there!This play space is divided into two areas. The main kids playground area is located in one corner of the park The main playground is;- Totally shaded – Fully fenced – Close to onsite toilets – Has “access for all ramps” that are...

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Port Hughes General Store

If the last time you’ve seen a general store was in a movie, it’s definitely time to pack your bags for a road trip. Location – Port Hughes. First Stop – the General Store! Holidaying *anywhere* on Yorke Peninsula? You need to look this magical little place up and visit, it’s that good, worth the drive and you will undoubtedly make some family memories here. A general store has historically been the bread and...

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Marion Bay Caravan Park, Yorke Peninsula

Marion Bay Caravan Park is on the doorstep of the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park which boasts amazing beaches for walkers, swimmers, families, surfers and everyone in between. There are great photography opportunities for the young budding photographer with animals and landscapes a plenty. We recently stayed at Marion Bay Caravan Park and were so impressed by the friendly hosts, the stunning views and how kid friendly the Park is. We...

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Hedonbar Brewing Company, Kadina

Two of our favourite things…The stunning Yorke Peninsula and a craft brewery that welcome families. Enter one of the newest venues on the scene, Hedonbar Brewing Company! Now, we first noticed this talented husband and wife duo brewing up a little storm in 2022, popping up at local events across the Copper Coast. What you might not know is that they have very recently opened a huge new venue for their brewery / taproom and it is...

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The Lighthouse, Port Hughes Beachfront Accommodation

All I can say is, WOW! If you’re looking for a large, modern, family holiday house on Yorke Peninsula – have we got an absolute beachfront treat! Plus, right now until September 17th, 2023, you can PAY TWO NIGHTS and STAY THREE or PAY THREE NIGHTS and STAY FIVE! This offer is valid for new, direct bookings only, all days of the week and right across the July school holidays too. What a complete bargain, especially if you go halves...

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Rock Pools to Explore in South Australia

If your kids are anything like ours, one of their favourite things to do is slip, slop, slap and wrap and head down to the beach for the day. It’s even better when you find a beach that has some awesome rock pools to explore. The team at Kids in Adelaide have searched high and low (and under a few rocks) to find some of the best rock pools in South Austraila for you to explore this summer. Of course it goes without saying, always make sure your...

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Wallaroo Marina Apartments

Here’s an unbeatable regional SA school holiday adventure or weekend getaway for your family! At the top of Yorke Peninsula, just under two hours drive from Adelaide, this beautiful waterfront self contained accommodation is waiting for you to come and make some precious memories with your kids. I mean look, we won’t judge if it’s actually a getaway with out the kids that you are seeking either! #DateNight #MumsTimeOut...

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Best Beaches in Adelaide for Families

To the rest of Australia, beautiful beaches probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think about South Australia BUT we know something they don’t know. When it comes to blue water, white sand, rockpools, reefs and gentle waves – S.A’s got the goods. Not all beaches are the same when it comes to family friendly though. They’ve got to have gentle waves, no strong sweeps or currents, they have to...

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Family Friendly Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is an iconic seaside town less than an hour out of Adelaide. The weather is always a little cooler in Victor, which makes it the IDEAL place to visit with the kids during the searing heat of Adelaide summers. The beaches are great, with Middleton, Carrikalinga, Goolwa and Port Elliot a short drive away and great for body boarding, surfing and swimming. There’s delicious bakeries and family friendly cafes and restaurants to...

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Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Located about 10 minutes up the freeway, not far from the beautiful Mount Lofty house lie the stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Spread over 97 hectares containing accessible paths and trails for all ages and abilities these gardens are sure to be a hit with the whole family. One of our favourite trails is the lakeside trail, which is a 1 kilometre loop around the main lake that has 8 artworks each with a different theme, this one is perfect...

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Blue Lake Holiday Park, Mt Gambier

Blue Lake Holiday Park is a beautiful and relaxing 27 acre park, welcoming holidaying visitors to Mount Gambier which is located 4.5 hours south east of Adelaide and is part of the Limestone Coast. The city is well known for its geography, particularly its volcanic and limestone features, most notably its Blue Lake, parks and gardens, caves and sinkholes which are great fun for the whole family to explore. There is a brand-new adventure...

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Lions 360 at Monarto Safari Park

Take a walk of the brave! Monarto Safari Park’s 360-degree lion experience is all about getting YOU up close with the amazing African Lion. This jaw-dropping encounter gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awesome predators. If you’ve been to Monarto Safari Park (and if you haven’t THIS is your reason to go), you’ll know the bus ride out to the 10-hectare home of the lions is all part of the adventure. Drive past the giraffes and...

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Monarto Safari Park

Are you ready to explore the wild?Discover the largest safari experience outside of Africa. Spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native animals, you can fit every major Australian zoo within Monarto Safari Park and still have land left over!. Walk the wildBreathe in the fresh air, stretch your legs and explore the open plains of Monarto Safari Park. With 12kms of walking trails between the new Visitor...

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Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Adelaide Zoo (Frome Rd, Adelaide) If you haven’t been to Adelaide Zoo in a while, you might be surprised by how much has changed. From the new Penguin Bay to the Red Panda Runway and Tamarins on the Run tunnels, the primate boardwalk where you can sit for hours watching the siamang and gibbons swing and play above your head to the cheeky meerkats and of course our two famous Pandas – you won’t know where tolook first!...

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