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.

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. The park is also home to a rock formation, known as sturt tillite, that is believed to have been formed from glacial material dropped from ice floating in the ocean that covered South Australia 800 million years ago! WOW! Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located 13km south of Adelaide. Entry to the park is on foot, with with a number...

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Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Head south this Spring to the Onkaparinga River National Park. The parks are located 35km south of Adelaide. Access to the Recreation Park from River Road, Noarlunga Downs and from Commercial and Sauerbiers Roads, Seaford Meadows. A kaleidoscope of nature’s best with diverse hiking trails to the op of the cliff tops or down to permanent rock pools teeming with life. You’ll see rugged ridge tops and the narrow river valley of the...

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Lincoln National Park

LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK This park is not in the local Adelaide neighbourhood but if you’re nearby in the area it’s worth the trip, actually even if you’re not in the area and need a trip away then put Lincoln National Park on your bucket list ! Lincoln National Park is the place to be for the start of summer because this park is all things Summer! The weather is warm, and usually dry and therefore great for camping and ideal for...

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Discover Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is located on the stunning Eyre Penisula, about an 7 hour drive from Adelaide. It’s well known for it’s fishing, expansive beaches, sand dunes, shark diving and stunning coastline. We love visiting, and it’s an ideal location for families of all ages as there is lots of outdoor fun to be had. Getting There The drive from Adelaide takes around 7-8 hours. There is a car & passenger ferry service from Wallaroo to...

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

So, what lays behind the big red sign on Sturt Road that says Marion Holiday Park? Curious? Do yourself a favour next time you’re driving past in the area make sure its the time you actually check in to discover it for yourself. It’s more than just a standard holiday park, it’s a resort…. in Adelaide…. so no need for passports, a full tank of fuel or taking time off work to enjoy this well thought out place for...

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Fly LegsUp

On a recent trip to Europe with our three young children, I was dreading the flights. We had done a little bit of travel with the kids before, but with all three children our longest flight had been to Perth and the kids had not even looked like settling down to rest on that flight. So I was not looking forward to the 14 hour long haul flight to Europe AT ALL! Being concerned about the children sleeping or resting, I looked into a product that...

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Semaphore Steam Train

The Semaphore to Fort Glanville train departs from the foot of the jetty at the end of the popular Semaphore Road cafe strip, and parallels the Esplanade and the sand dunes of one of Adelaide’s most popular swimming beaches, before passing through the dunes near historic Fort Glanville at Point Malcolm The railway operates: Every Sunday & Public Holiday from October to April (inclusive)Daily during school holidays in September and...

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A Yankalilla Weekend

Drive about an hour South from the Adelaide CBD and you’ll arrive in Yankalilla District which is the area that stretches north to Myponga down to Cape Jervois and covers some of our favourite little towns of Yankalilla, Carrickalinga, Normanville, Second Valley, Deep Creek and Rapid Bay.Close enough for a day trip, but also a great place to spend a few nights camping, airbnb-ing, or trying some of the family friendly accommodation...

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Royal Adelaide Show Tips for Families

The Royal Adelaide Show is BACK from 3 – 11 September 2022. It’s one of our favourite Adelaide activities on the calendar each year. With heaps to see and do, from the adorable barnyard animals, agriculture shows and events, rides, plenty of attractions and of course the Showbags – there really is something to interest everyone! To help you and your family make the most of The Show, here are our tips for attending this year....

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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...

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Steamranger Heritage Railway

SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor. Trains operate on up to 140 days a year and are manned by volunteers from the Australian Railway Historical Society,...

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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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Mount Remarkable National Park

A bit about Mount Remarkable National Park A 4 hour drive from Adelaide, Mount Remarkable National Park is an ideal place to take the family.There’s lots of diverse wildlife and campgrounds with good facilities. The park is a popular destination for bush walking, with trails for all ages and abilities and camping too! The mild temperatures from April to October are the most comfortable for walking. It’s also the best time of year to see...

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Para Wirra Conservation Park

Para Wirra is the last of the Adelaide parks to have the upgrades completed; new camp ground, Gawler View picnic area and nature play forest. The park has free vehicle entry for all of May so it’s a great time for families to visit. There are over 100 species of birds living in the park, including the cheeky emus you’ll see patrolling the picnic grounds. You can see kangaroos grazing at dawn and dusk, and on a warm day bearded dragons and...

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Army Museum of South Australia

Keswick Barracks on Anzac Highway are home to the Royal South Australia Regiment, the 9th Brigade, Navy Headquarters SA, and the Australian Army Cadets. It is also where you will find the Army Museum of South Australia, accessible via Gate 4. It is the only military museum in SA and proudly showcases army equipment, realistic displays of historical campaigns, a large and valuable collection of military medals and special interest displays....

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Perth Holiday Destination

We recently visited Perth for a family holiday, and to catch up with old friends. While we were there, we managed to fit in a few great kid-friendly activities and I thought I’d share them with you! I’ve also listed some other great places/things to do that I know of from living in the WA capital some years ago. What’s so great about Perth? The weather! Summer goes FOREVER in Perth so the weather is usually pretty spectacular....

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Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway, Prospect

The Adelaide Miniature Steam Railway Club is located at Railway Park in Prospect. Take the family down to view and ride their range of super cool miniature trains! As one of numerous miniature railway parks in Adelaide we think this is another great spot to take kids aged 2-12 or train enthusiasts of any age! This volunteer run club opens it gates to the public every 4th Sunday of the month except December from 1-4pm. Adults and children alike...

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Family Friendly Camps on the Eyre Peninsula.

Roam Sweet Roam are a family traveling Australia with our 3 year old son Banjo, looking to expand our minds and explore our amazing country. After 3 magical months in South Australia, here are our top three tips and pics for family friendly camping on the Eyre Peninsula. #3 Lipson Cove Driving into Lipson Cove is a photographers dream, and for $10/ night, this is an eye popping camp site. Just 24km out of Tumby Bay, this gem of a beach has...

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The All Inclusive Bali Family Holiday – NOTHING like I thought it would be

An all-inclusive holiday is something I’ve never done before and I’ve gotta be honest, it’s not the type of holiday that’s ever been on my wishlist. I’ve always thought they sounded a bit restrictive and I’m not really the kind of person to spend an entire day inside a resort. We like to get out and explore and see what’s around. BUT I will give anything a try, and after looking at the websites for the...

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Schooling on the Road – How Four Hands in a Tin Can gets the kids educated.

Making the decision to Travel Australia, with two school aged children in tow, is not one that can be taken lightly, yet it is one that we are finding many families are doing. We left home, from the Hunter Valley in NSW on 27 January 2016. At the time of writing this article we have been on the road for 816 days.  We are either really crazy, or we really do like each other!  Even we are still trying to figure that out. We are a family of four –...

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Cleland Wildlife Park

Cleland Wildlife Park is home to some of Australia’s most iconic animals. You’ll find kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, wombats, dingoes, many species of birds and reptiles and more. There are very few animal enclosures at Cleland. Most animals live in natural habitat and you can get up close for great photos. The animals are fully adapted to the park setting and accustomed to people, meaning you can pat and feed them. It’s more...

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Protea Reserve Playground, Crafers

I might be in a bit of trouble with the locals for sharing this cute little playground up in the Adelaide Hills so you’ll need to promise not to all rush up there straight away!The Protea Reserve Playground is hidden away at the end of Lesley Crescent in Crafers. It’s by no means the biggest park in Adelaide BUT it’s in such a gorgeous quiet location that it’s well worth a visit. ESPECIALLY in Autumn to see all the...

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Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail

The Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail features 26 contemporary sculptures crafted by master sculptors from all corners of the world during the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposiums in 2012, 2014 and 2016 Most of the sculptures are dotted around the beautiful landscape of the Adelaide Hills, with some in the neighbouring region of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Image Credit: www.hillssculpturetrail.com.au Image Credit:...

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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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Classic Carriage Drives

If you’re looking for a relaxing, unique family experience then you must check out Classic Carriage Drives. When we arrived at the old stone hall in Montacute, we were greeted by the most beautiful horse, Indiana. Libby, the owner, was so friendly, and our kids were in awe of the huge, strong horse and the amazing carriage. As we loaded into the carriage, I was surprised at how comfortable it was (Libby assured me it was German made and...

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Laratinga Wetlands – Mt Barker

Laratinga Wetlands is located in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Mt Barker, just off Bald Hills Road. The wetland’s environmental and recreational qualities attract many visitors and has won several awards, including the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award. It’s a great place to spend a day walking the wheelchair accessible and pram friendly trails, riding bikes, having picnic, bird watching or just...

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Oceanic Victor Harbor

Swim with HUGE tuna at Oceanic Victor! What a thrill!We recently had the chance to visit this truly unique experience and it was such an exciting day.After a very short boat ride (5 mins max) from Granite Island you’re fitted out with a nice thick warm wetsuit, snorkel gear and gloves and straight into the water to swim with the “Ferraris of the ocean” the Southern Bluefin Tuna! The guides are marine biologists and I was...

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Lions 360 at Monarto Safari Park

Get up close and personal… a lion experience you’ll never forget! Enjoy a jaw-dropping encounter which gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awe-inspiring predators. Based on the Shark Cage experience, Monarto Safari Park’s 360-degree lion experience is all about getting YOU right up close and personal with the amazing African Lion. If you’ve been to Monarto Safari Park before (and if you haven’t THIS...

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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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Qahwa Coffee Roasters and Espresso Bar- Victor Harbor

Qahwa Coffee Roasters and Espresso Bar is a brilliant kid-friendly cafe in Victor Harbor. Located along the foreshore, nestled between the tennis club, beach volleyball courts and tennis courts, the cafe is right next to the foreshore bike/walking path and beach. From the far end of the volleyball courts, looking back towards the cafe Qahwa serves hot and cold drinks (coffee is obviously their specialty!), snacks, breakfast and lunch. But, most...

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