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Barton’s Forest Ruins

Find it at: Hay Flat Rd Torrens Vale. Attention adventurers! Rug up in your nature play onesie’s and take the family to explore some secret Adelaide awesomeness! Not far from the epic Ingalla Falls (these are amazing after a decent rain) is this magical place called Barton’s Forest Ruins on Hay Flat Road at Torrens Vale….which looks just like a magical slice of Narnia plucked from the books and dropped down the Fleurieu. There...

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Glenelg Foreshore Playground

Find it at: Mosley Square Glenelg The Glenelg Foreshore Playground is SO good and we have absolutely loved visiting (along with most of Adelaide!) over the past few years since it opened. With the recent seasonal addition of the Giant Wheel, from about October to April, it makes for a brilliant day out! It’s a great mixture of beach surrounds, fun for young and old kids, and the move towards ‘nature play’ areas. Highlights...

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Where To Play Mini Golf in Adelaide

Ahhh mini golf, miniature golf, putt-putt, mini putt, ‘the place where dad gets angry and over-competitive’. Known by many names and enjoyed by all (except parents of 6 year olds who think they are playing hockey and belts balls at a million miles an hour all over the place), this shrunken down version of golf is renowned the world over as the ideal place for families to set aside their differences and to come together in joyful and...

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Top Family Activities in the Adelaide City this Winter

Exploring Adelaide with kids is a great way to spend an afternoon, a full day, or even a weekend. When’s the last time you caught a train, tram, or bus in the CBD? It’s even easy to drive in and park the car. Visiting the city screams adventure, the kids love it, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve compiled some of the best things to see and do and places to eat and stay in the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide with your family this...

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Woodswallow Reserve Happy Valley

Find it at: Woodswallow Drive, Happy Valley Upgraded in 2024, this picturesque backstreet playground in the heart of Happy Valley is a ripper for the locals. With a huge flying fox, tube slide and tower plus some gorgeous nature play equipment which fits in nicely with the nature backdrop. No toilets here but shaded seating and half court basketball is on offer, as well as some grassed area.

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South Terrace Glover Playground

Find it at: South Terrace Adelaide Another fully fenced park in the city, this South Terrace playground is located near the Unley/Pulteney Road intersection of the Parklands. Well equipped and better suited for slightly older kids than the one a few blocks West, this playground includes a good sized, seated flying fox, numerous toddler and regular swings, slides for all ages and spring rockers. It also has a sizable climbing net for older kids,...

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Adelaide City’s Best Playspaces

The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playspaces where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a list to make it quick and easy to pick a city playground that will please kids of all ages and abilities.

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Bristow Smith Reserve | Goolwa Nature Play Space

Find it at: Barrage Road, Goolwa Another one to add to the Nature Playground list! This $600,000 project was opened in late 2015 and is located in a beautiful big waterside park, right near the yacht club in Goolwa. On the weekend or in the school holidays you can often see people taking their boats out or having races on the water nearby. It’s location is the first point I’d make. It’s a gorgeous spot but it is right near the...

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Semaphore Foreshore

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore Foreshore is set for an incredible redevelopment, which will include a brand new playground (which will replace the existing playground below). The revised Master Plan is open for community consultation until 19 May 2024, but check out some of the concept images below. We are loving the proposed new activity hub (new playground to be built next to this), and water play! To read the Master Plan and...

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Semaphore Playground

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore playground is located along one of South Australia’s most magnificent beaches; Semaphore Foreshore. The playground is fenced, has toilets, sun shade, BBQ area and ample car parking. The equipment is suitable for toddlers and there’s also a wheelchair swing and ramp available. There are cafes nearby in Semaphore or you can head 5 minutes drive down the road to Largs Bay for more options. The...

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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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AFL MAX

AFL Max is Australia’s first indoor football skills, entertainment and education centre. The 5,500m2 indoor venue is all about getting kids active and having fun – with activities to keep both the footy-mad and not-so-mad entertained for hours!  The venue is filled with trampolines, rock climbing walls, interactive screen games, inflatables, skill tests and challenges that keep the fun going until the final siren! The...

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Spad Street Reserve

Find it at: Spad Street, Albert Park Work is well underway to develop the land at 15-25 Spad Street, Albert Park, as a new playground and reserve for the community. Check out the final design here This design includes: A new playground with inclusive equipment (variety of ages & abilities) Seating and shaded rest areas Tree and vegetation planting Open lawn space Lighting Drinking fountain and dog bowl and top Fencing and entry gate Paths,...

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Lameroo Town Centre Playground

If you are on a road trip through the Mallee region, a stop to stretch the legs and have a play at the Lameroo Town Centre Playground (and Dog Park if you have a pooch with you!) is a must. Our eight and five year old LOVED this playground and definitely wanted to stay longer! You’ll find some fantastic playground equipment, shade sails, a pump track next door plus the dog park behind. This playground isn’t quite fully fenced, BUT...

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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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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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TreeClimb, Harry Bowey Reserve, Salisbury Park

The team at TreeClimb are set to open a brand new Course in Salisbury! Northern residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy the high ropes challenges, ziplines and adventure courses in Harry Bowley Park, Salisbury Park. With an expected opening date of December 2024, this new TreeClimb location will be a fantastic addition to the TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest and TreeClimb Adelaide City courses. You’ll be able to expect the same...

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Mile End Common

Find it at: Ballara St, Mile End Mile End Common is just off Victoria Ave and Bagshaw Way, Mile End. Tucked away just off Sir Donald Bradman Drive, it’s a lovely green space with great play equipment for youngsters. With equipment aimed mainly at the over 5s, you will find a large climbing tower with tube side, swings, climbing rope pyramid and in-ground trampolines. There are also plenty of trees and open space to play around on in the...

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Whale Watching Victor Harbor

As the colder weather kicks in around Adelaide, the list of things most people want to do outside dwindles. But the exciting news is that Whale Watching season has begun! From late May right up until October Southern Right whales return to the shores around Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor area.Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the southern Fleurieu Peninsula is a whale watcher’s paradise so get some warm clothes, some binoculars and head down...

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Great Spots for Family Photographs in Adelaide

As parents, we cherish every moment with our children, and what better way to preserve these precious memories than with family photos? Adelaide and South Australia offer a plethora of stunning locations that provide the perfect backdrop for capturing these cherished moments. From sandy beaches to lush forests, let’s explore some of the most picturesque spots for family portrait photography sessions. Port Willunga Beach Nestled along the...

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The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Find it at: Mount Barker Road,  Hahndorf Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained –...

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Glenelg Oval Playground

Find it at: Margaret Messenger Reserve, Williams Avenue Glenelg. The 2024 improvements at Glenelg Oval not only include a playground, but also with new soccer goals, a basketball court and exercise equipment. The playground forms part of a larger development to the area which includes enhanced spectator viewing to the main oval and new public toilets. A great spot to watch the footy and allow the younger kids to have a play? How good is that!...

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Autumn Craft

There is inspiration all around us at the moment, to get us thinking and talking about art! I bet all your little ones are already talking about the riot of colours festooned on our deciduous trees in our streets. Take a moment to go outside in the beautiful autumn light and collect a handful of different sized and shaped leaves to use in our resist print, ‘Autumn Inspired Artwork.’ You will need the following: A canvas or A3 (or larger)...

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Best “Themed” Playgrounds in Adelaide

Adelaide is home to some amazing playgrounds, but sometimes, your kids may have a really intense love for a very specific theme. Most kids do at some point, whether it be dinosaurs, pirates, trains or just wanting to run around and get so damn dirty that you think you may get arrested for stealing sand. Whatever your kid is into, we have scoured the archives and compiled a list of some of Adelaide’s Best Themed Playgrounds for you to...

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Burnside

Find it at: Greenhill Road, Hazelwood Park Hazelwood Park Playground is a beauty for families of all ages and abilities. Upgraded in 2010 (and given a bit more TLC in early 2024), this shady park with plenty to do was one of the first (and still one of our fave) parks with a nature play feel. Set in the corner of the huge reserve there is plenty of space, plenty of shade and plenty of play equipment. In the summer the Burnside Outdoor Pool is...

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Escape Hunt, Adelaide

Calling all family super sleuths! If you love doing challenging things as a family, solving mysteries and consider yourself a ‘super sleuth’, then Escape Hunt Adelaide in the heart of Rundle Mall is just the experience you’re after! Step into a new world and play one of Escape Hunt Adelaide’s four brilliantly-themed indoor escape games. Once the door slams shut, work together (2-6 people) to solve a series of fiendishly...

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Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Find it at: Adelaide Road, Mount Barker Keith Stephenson Park had been upgraded and re-opened in December 2023! Keith Stephenson Park is the premier district reserve for the Council area. It hosts major events such as carols by candlelight and is a meeting place for families across the district. It is located on the Laratinga Trail, a shared use path that is the spine of the open space network and links as far as Newnham Estate and the Summit...

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Say Hello to your local Library

When did libraries get so cool?Libraries across South Australia have seriously stepped up their game at the hub of all things community and have moved way beyond just books and encyclopedias!Libraries aren’t just bricks and books anymore. They are community hubs, they are a place to escape, a place for fun, a place to learn, a place to sit quietly and a place to sit not so quietly. There’s libraries with virtual reality, libraries with baby...

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Largs Bay Foreshore

Find it at: Esplanade Largs Bay The Largs Bay foreshore playspace is a very popular site with local and visiting families but with the existing play equipment reaching the end of it’s useful asset life, an exciting new playspace will be ice cream themed….yes you read that right! The uniquely designed space will hopefully be finished by June 2024 and we love when councils and designers think outside the box to create imaginative play...

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Easter Craft Ideas

Easter is upon us and if you’re anything like my family we are looking for any excuse to get into the spirit of things and make it fun for the kids! This year we have decided to decorate our home ‘Easter’ style with a few fun art activities Bunny Ears… You will need: Cardboard Glitter/textas/sparkly things! Scissors Craft Glue Paintbrush Hot glue gun Wool/string Method: Cut out two bunny ear shapes and one long thin rectangle Let your...

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Catholic Ed

Catholic Ed

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ugly swan

ugly swan

Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas

booktopia

Gobaplay

cotton on

Cotton On (AU)

earths water

earths water

lego

Novelty Jan 23

All Smalls

All Smalls

modibodi

sunnylife

SUNNYLiFE AU

shelley

shelley

vinomofo

mocka

hamper emporium

lime tree

tentworld

Adairs AU

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