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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.


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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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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Smiling Samoyed Brewery, Myponga

Do you like beer?Do you like pizza?Do you like dogs?Do you like great views?Do you like amazing service? If you answered YES to any of the above, then it is time to take a drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Smiling Samoyed Brewery at Myponga. It is situated right on the Myponga Reservoir and it is one of our favourite spots to hang out with the family while enjoying a great meal. Smiling Samoyed Brewery is open 7 days a week and have their...

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Angaston Vineyard Motel, Barossa Valley

If you are planning a Barossa trip with kids, we have found the perfect place for you to stay – Angaston Vineyard Motel. There is no need to fork out on a pricey B&B, Angaston Vineyard Motel has a range of rooms available to suit your group size and budget, plus it has a playground to keep the kids happy AND a pool for the warmer months. WE ARE THERE! Vineyards Motel is perfectly situated across from the Farmers Market (every Saturday...

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Disney Magic at Sea Cruise Line in Australia!

Disney Magic at Sea is coming to Australia and New Zealand from October 2024 to February 2025 for a special new season. Booking opens for all Guests from approximately 10pm AEST Monday 26 June 2023. If you want to know first hand what it’s like aboard stay tuned in December where one of the KiA Nanna’s takes one very lucky KiA Kid ONBOARD! We can’t wait to tell you more later in the year. But for now, here’s what we...

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Roof Top Solar Beehive Tour

Did you know that during Royal Adelaide Show time, and other select events at Adelaide Showground, you can take a roof top solar beehive tour FREE?! We sent Julie and her family along to check it out and by all reports it’s a super cool experience! Where to Meet: Atrium West Show Kiosk (K7) Tours run daily during the Royal Adelaide Show: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (weather permitting). Duration 40 minutes. Tour cost: $0 *Check with other...

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Grünthal Brew

If you are missing the sight of the yellow cow that used to greet you at Udder Delights in Hahndorf, don’t despair! The cow and the amazing cheeses are now just down the road at Grünthal Brew, along with great food, craft beer, wine, gin that can all be enjoyed in this family-friendly venue. We visited on a wet day and were delighted to find a fireplace doing a great job of keeping the space warm and cosy, surrounded by couches. The main dining...

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Boats and Bedzzz Villa & Houseboat Accommodation, Murray River

We recently visited South Australia’s Riverland for an extra-long weekend. Having visited the area before we chose Renmark again for its beautiful riverside location and holiday village feel. We decided to leave the caravan home this time and splash out for just a smidge more convenience and stay at the luxurious Renmark River Villas, hosted by Boats and Bedzzz. The accommodation options are great! Boats and Bedzzz host two modern 3-bedroom...

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Renmark Club

The Renmark Club is a brilliant spot to relax with a glass of wine and a meal. Its town centre and riverfront location is the ideal place to meet with family and friends and enjoy all the perks life out here affords. This extensive community club is attractive day and night and easily caters for the significant weekend crowd whilst simultaneously hosting a Wedding in the Function Centre adjacent. There are several sections to choose from for...

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Flip Out South Australia

Families! Here is some great indoor play news that has become ‘Facebook Official’ – the rise (again) of Flip Out in South Australia, and nope, not just one venue. Here’s what we know…. Flip Out Munno Para closed doors in mid 2022 and we strongly felt it wouldn’t be the last we would see of them here. Flipping good news folks, it looks like we will see multiple venues open across SA THIS YEAR, and if things go...

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The River Block

If you are looking for a home away from home during your South Aussie Riverland stay, then you need to check out The River Block! This riverfront accommodation in Berri has three bedrooms, a dishwasher, hardwood floors (no worrying about the kids ruining the carpet!) and lots of luxurious touches to make your trip both relaxing and comfortable. The River Block is perched atop the riverbank of a private lagoon with so much fun to be had! Go...

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River Jack’s Cafe, Berri

River Jacks Café holds pride of place on the riverbank, beside the beautiful lawns, right at the start of Berri’s main street. If you are new to town, find the Information Centre & you’ll find River Jacks Cafe right next door – perfect for filling your bellies before you decide where you will adventure next! We took up position outside on the authentically rustic, spacious patio and set about basking in the glorious morning...

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Woolshed Brewery, Murtho

Are you even on holiday if you aren’t actively seeking out a local brewery and making any excuse to just pop in? Woolshed Brewery has become a bit of a Riverland icon and it’s easy to see why. The 100-year old shearing shed with its grated timber flooring is the heart of the brewery and is a great option for kicking back on a wet or cold day. However sit outside if you can – perched on top of a high riverbank, it has a great deck...

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Riverland for Kids: Our Must See and Dos

Everytime we head out to the Riverland we find something new to see and do with kids in this region. There really is something for everyone. We really recommend that you leave time to explore more than just one town as they all offer something different and exciting for families. It really is a place that’s got it all. It’s a wine region, has beautiful scenery, great accommodation options & plenty of Riverland fun fun for the whole...

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River Shack Rentals

Find a Murray River Holiday Home for your next getaway! River Shack Rentals accommodation offers the experiences of the old style river shacks you may have visited as a kid, up to modern luxury homes sleeping up to 22 – perfect places to meet family and friends with something to suit everyone. With most properties being under 2 hours – and yet a whole world away from Adelaide, more time can be spent on the river than the road. From breaking...

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Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate

Eleni’s Greek at Mallee Estate is a winery and restaurant experience all rolled into one, with a whole lot of history and family love keeping this wonderful Riverland business alive in the heart of Renmark. It often takes a family to create a family friendly experience and this is absolutely the case at Mallee Estate. As soon as we arrived at Mallee Estate we instantly felt at home. The grounds are well manicured and the wooden garden...

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Berri Hotel

The Berri Hotel Bistro is another large attractive venue serving from a significant and contemporary menu. You can’t go too wrong with a pub meal when you’re on holidays and you’ll find plenty of pub favourites at the Berri Hotel, along with some new options. Located on Riverview Drive in the heart of Berri, you’ll never be too far from the Berri Hotel while exploring this popular Riverland destination. During our visit,...

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Cafe Capella’s Moonta

**UPDATE** Due to a fire in September 2022, Cafe Capella’s is currently only offering a temporary pop up location with pizza at the CopperClub In The Dunes venue in Port Hughes. We’ll keep you updated once we hear of a new permanent venue, but for now, be sure to support them via their pop up – follow them on Facebook for all of the info on opening times & menus....

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Norton Park Pump Track, Whyalla

Find it at: McRitchie Cres, Whyalla Stuart If this isn’t the most colourful skate park in South Australia, then we don’t know what is! Norton Park in Whyalla recently had a bit of an upgrade, including installation of this pump track – and even more recently it got this amazing new lick of paint as part of the UnEarth Festival. If you’re staying in Whyalla or just passing through, get the kids bikes, skateboards and...

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Stanley Bridge Tavern

If you love a family meal out and don’t mind a little journey to get to the *very best* places, get Stanley Bridge Tavern on your must visit list. Located in Verdun in the Adelaide Hills just a short hop, skip and jump off of the freeway before Hahndorf, and this is good news if your kids are like mine and don’t travel the windy hills roads well. Little energetic people will be fine here. Book to eat out in the sheltered large beer...

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Paradise Resort – Gold Coast

I feel like a family holiday should be mandatory… at least once a year. I know, I know, not everyone is in the position (financially or otherwise) to jet-set all over the country BUT if holidaying with little ones has taught me one thing, it’s that happiness is contagious. Booking travel is a sure way to give your family that little spark of excitement, especially after the couple of years we’ve had with COVID and what not....

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Adelaide’s Road Side Produce Stalls

Did you know that Adelaide, in particular the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic trail of road side produce stalls? Ever wondered how to find them? We are talking more than just a bucket of home grown lemons too! Yep, this is a great excuse to throw the kids in the car and take a nice little low cost adventure through the Adelaide Hills or at least out of your usual digs. Our beautiful climate is perfect for growing a host of produce, and you can...

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Where to Pick Your Own Fruit in Adelaide

Fruit just tastes better when you’ve picked it yourself, doesn’t it? Thankfully there are heaps of places across Adelaide where you can take the whole family and pick to your hearts content. Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, citrus, apples, figs, we have found the best spots to trick your kids into a bit of exercise, fresh air and healthy eating all rolled into a fun, family day out!

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Ember Pizza

Ember Pizza can be found in the impressive ‘Provenance’ precinct in the heart of Nuriootpa. A lovely old Penfolds building that presents as a hub of eclectic, genuine Barossa food, beverage and tourism experiences. A must do if you are travelling with others, as there is bound to be something here that is sure to please every one, including food and a decent lawn + indoor or outdoor dining, perfet with the kids! Arriving in the...

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Umpherston Sinkhole, Mt Gambier

Insty famous Umpherston Sinkhole is located in Mt Gambier around 5 hours drive from Adelaide on the Limestone Coast. Where: Jubilee Highway E, Mt Gambier Once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards creating the perfect environment for growing. Enter James Umpherston in 1886 who turned the space into the incredibly beautiful sunken garden that it is today. Full...

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The Project at Robe

Hitting the Limestone Coast with kids? Namely ROBE in the states South East? You will not find a better family meal, or a better pizza than The Project Robe. Let’s go one further, its a pretty hard place to beat, you probably won’t find a prettier seaside town to make holiday memories in with your kids than here. Robe has it all, great pizza included, but we have know about this place for a while now. The Project at Robe is hands...

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