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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.


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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Best Waterfalls To Visit With Kids

Sure, TLC said “Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls”… but we doubt they ever saw any of the waterfalls we have here in Adelaide – some only a short drive from the city and a bunch that are perfect for visiting with kids. If you are looking for a free family outing in Winter or Spring, why not take a drive and go exploring our beautiful waterfalls? Kids are mad for them (there is something a bit magical about them!),...

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Wicked Winter with Kids in Adelaide

Brrrrr… baby it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t HEAPS of different ways you can have fun with your kids in Adelaide. There’s roughly 13 weeks of Winter for us to enjoy and below are plenty of indoor play ideas, winter events and warm spots to hide from the weather. Head to a museum such as MOD., find out what is happening during the Illuminate Adelaide event this year, or visit one of our favourite...

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Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale – you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in Adelaide, we are dedicated to showcasing family-friendly wineries that are small enough to give us...

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The BIG Rocking Horse and Toy Factory Gumeracha

Head up to Gumeracha to see the Big Rocking Horse – the World’s Biggest! – where you can even climb up and receive a certificate of achievement upon completion! The Big Rocking Horse makes a great visit in the Adelaide Hills area – climb to the top of the Rocking Horse, check out the awesome toy factory, grab a bite to eat and see all the animals. There is an onsite 7 acre wildlife park, with heaps of native animals from red...

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Ghost Mushroom Lane | Mount Gambier SA

Ever heard of ‘Glow Trees’? Ghost Mushroom Lane is a is a REAL place! The Ghost Mushroom is native to Australia and it glows green in the night…..If you’re heading down around our states south east / Mount Gambier between May and the end of June, an evening visit here is worth braving the cold and dark. Rug up, grab a torch and step out into the night to see these luminous green glowing fungi. Some can grow as large as a...

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Warooka Oval Playground

Find it at: Main St, Warooka Warooka oval playground received a neat little upgrade in 2022 thanks to the Yorke Peninsula council, and makes for a perfect pitstop at the bottom of Yorkes. Lets rattle off the features; Gazebo with 2 x BBQs and seating. Flying fox Seesaw Climbing spider web Monkey bars Slides Twisty dizzying pole thing Sea themed baby rockers A bucket of sand toys Cubby house Feng Shui garden Footy oval Basketball and netball...

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10 reasons you need to get yourself to Marion Holiday Park.

Marion Holiday Park really is a kids paradise and to think its tucked away so close to the CBD is mind blowing! Featuring a waterpark, 45m lagoon pool, indoor heated pool, adventure playground and indoor tennis court and games room, it really does have it all! But parents haven’t been forgotten about, they have delicious coffee, breakfast and lunch items served from 8am to 4pm and dinner is served nightly in our outdoor bar, cinema and kitchen...

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Cruising with Kids – Tips, Tricks and What to Pack

We have just returned from our first ever family cruise holiday. 10 days aboard Royal Caribbeans’ Ovation of the Seas from Sydney to New Zealand. There are lots of online review and guides about crusing with kids, so instead of rehashing the basic info I thought I’d share with you a few tips and tricks from our trip. What to pack, what not to pack, what to expect, what the food is like and most importantly…..did the kids love...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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Wallaroo Silo Light Show

Every night once the sun goes down, the silos at Wallaroo come alive with a light show for the whole family! So grab the kids, jump in the car and park down by the Jetty to enjoy the show. The show starts at different times throughout the year, depending on daylight saving. You can check out the start times and info via the Copper Coast Visitor Information website. There is also different themes for the light show throughout the year, so even...

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Polgreen Park Playground, Moonta

Find it at: Bay Rd, Moonta Regional towns often have great playgrounds and the playspace in Moonta is no exception. This playground is looking its age, but it still does the job! There’s something for all ages here – little kids will love the sandpit and some of the toddler play equipment, kids tall enough will love the monkey bars and flying fox and older kids will enjoy the basketball half court – just remember to take a...

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Copper Coast Putt Putt

The Copper Coast Tourism Centre at Kadina offers a really impressive putt putt course which will get those family competitive juices flowing. As someone who takes putt putt quite seriously, I was very impressed with the quality of the course and the variety of challenging holes. This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday! Sometimes putt putt can be a little on the lower end on the fun scale if the place isn’t up to scratch, but...

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Splash Town, Moonta

Did you know that Splash Town at Moonta Bay Foreshore on the Yorke Peninsula is an entirely FREE waterpark for kids and families? Think waterslides, tipping bucket and a whole heap of waterplay fun. It’s a fantastic community facility, open for every one to use. South Australia has some really great little water parks and water slides, however a lot of them are hidden in various tourist parks and only available for use of their customers,...

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Farm Shed Heritage Museum, Kadina

A hidden gem and definite highlight at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Heritage Museum. The name is deceiving – I was expecting a single shed with a few tractors and boy, was I wrong! It comprises of a seemingly unending number of displays, large sheds and warehouses housing a range of historical and current day farming machines and tools. Every kid loves a tractor and they won’t be disappointed here. Take...

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SHANX Mini Golf, Regency Park

Located in Regency Park, you can forget about novelty clown heads and spinning windmills here. Unlike anything in the Southern Hemisphere, SHANX Mini Golf looks exactly like a standard golf course — only it’s been shrunk down to miniature size. It was created as a way of making golf accessible to anyone and everyone, no matter your age, gender or skill level. SHANX sits on the edge of the Regency Park Golf Course, so you can watch the pros go...

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TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest

Looking for an outdoor adventure in the countryside? Look no further than TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest! Just like the Adelaide TreeClimb It offers heaps of treetop fun, with ropes challenges, a zipline over the Heysen Trail and options for the whole family including the Kids Course, Grand Course, Family Experience and soon to open Nets Experience. The Kuitpo Forest location is on Brookman Road just down from the Chookarloo Campground –...

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Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is always a hive of activity and are a great place to explore piles of scrumptious fresh food from a variety of cultures. There’s loads for kids to learn, mountains of foods to choose from and plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the activities include face painting, cooking demonstrations, small goods appreciation classes, live entertainment and more! Opening hours: Tuesday7.00am – 5.30pmWednesday*9.00am –...

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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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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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Kies Family Wines

We have been in love with Kies Family Wines up in the Barossa Valley for as long as we can remember. It was always such a beautiful stop off on a Barossa wine tour or day trip, that we could not wait to take the kids up to soak in the serenity and tuck into a fabulous meal. Located out at Lyndoch, under an hour from the CBD, this stunning estate offers a family friendly vibe that we find really hard to come across in what are usually adult...

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Ovation Of The Seas. Sailing with Royal Caribbean International

Cruising is back, baby and we are HERE. FOR. IT! We recently got back from 10 days aboard Ovation of the Seas around New Zealand and after being initially hesitant about cruising with kids, I’m here to tell you, it’s definitely worth a look at for your next family holiday. My 4 and 10 year old absolutely LOVED every second of it. Check out our FB and IG posts to see the proof! Ovation of the Seas docked at Picton, New Zealand...

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Family Weekend in Adelaide City

How expensive are flights at the moment?! It’s into the thousands to fly almost anywhere with the whole family right now, especially during school holidays. So if you’ve got the travel blues, and need a few days away with the kids, here’s an idea…..why not have a staycation right here, at home, in the fabulous CITY OF ADELAIDE! Within the four terraces of Adelaide City there is literally DAYS worth of family fun to be...

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Port Clinton Fairy Houses

At the top of the Yorke Peninsula, on Coastal Way, 15 mins after Port Wakefield you’ll find the Port Clinton Fairy Houses.There are over 30 little fairy houses in this tiny seaside town. Makes a good toilet stop to/from Yorke Peninsula, especially with a dog as it’s less busy than Pt Wakefield. Find it at 24-36 Duryea street , Port Clinton

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Copper Coast Railway, Kadina

Trains! Kids LOVE trains and they will love being able to ride on the miniature railway while you’re visiting Kadina. The miniature railway is scheduled to run twice a month, on their handmade track, on the grounds around the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre at 50 Mines Rd Kadina. The trains generally operate from 10am to 3pm (with last trains leaving from 2.30pm) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month apart from twilight Saturday...

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Copper Coast Indoor Play Centre, Kadina

So you are at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre, you have done the other activities and are tired, just wanting to sit down. But your kids, running on some sort of mega energy, just want to keep going. The Copper Coast Information Centre have got you covered again. Next to the gift shop you will stumble into a huge indoor play cafe, catering for all ages with an area for the toddlers and a larger playground for the big kids. With slides,...

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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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West Beach Adventure (formerly MegaAdventure)

Find it at: Military Rd, West Beach 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...

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Lazy Ballerina, McLaren Vale

Pizza? Check! Wine? Check! Space for the kids to run and play? Check! Stunning gardens straight out of a fairytale? Check! Mums and Dads, Lazy Ballerina is your ultimate lunch spot nestled between the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills. As soon as you walk up the path to enter Lazy Ballerina, you will know you have found somewhere special. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and it is well worth visiting a few times a year to see how...

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shelley

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