Adelaide Toddler Playgrounds

When we think of the playgrounds for toddlers we think of fences, swings, toilets, lots of tiny equipment and, even better, a nice shaded space. These things are not always possible (why can’t ALL playgrounds have fences ALL the way around?!), but check out these playgrounds around Adelaide that we think your kids – and you – will love


Wattle Street Reserve, Hove

Find it at: Wattle Street, Hove Beach Another little playground with a fabulous back drop – Hove Beach This playground is situated right on the Esplanade at Hove so great if you want a day at the beach you can also use the park facilities. This playground is situated amongst a large reserve area so you can have the best of both worlds – utilise the grassed area for playing sport, running around or even a having a picnic whilst also having...

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John Miller Reserve Somerton Park

This seaside playground/reserve is a great little haven to have the best of both worlds. A day at beautiful Somerton Beach playing in the sand and sea followed by a walk across the road to the park and playground. The playground is fully fenced off with a variety of play equipment for a few ages. It has 2 slippery dips (one for the toddlers and one for the bigger kids) a swing set with a baby swing, a climbing ropes area and a few other pieces...

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Prospect Memorial Park

Gorgeous leafy playground located in Prospect suitable for all ages. This playground has a lovely vibe about it with some great play equipment in a “magical” garden theme. This playground allows the children to play on the equipment, explore the garden and nature areas, build sandcastles in the sandpit, splash in the small water play area, kick a ball on the lawn or just relax on a blanket. The playground is fully fenced but also offers lots of...

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Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve

This playground has been recently upgraded and includes some great new features! Flying fox (ideal for 3+, it has a bit of a jolt at the end, so make sure little hands can hold on)Baby and toddler swings, plus “big kids” swing and swinging basket2 playground structures, one aimed more at 1-3 year olds and one for 3+A ‘spinning wheel’ with 3 grip bars that the kids spent AGES on. A big hit! Key features we also liked...

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Payneham Oval Playground

This park was renovated in 2015 and it still looks great. It’s in a really nice big open space next to Payneham Oval and surrounded by trees and covered in nice green grass. The playground has shade sails over the main play areas but definitely make sure you bring your hat and sunscreen because there are lots of open areas to play. The playground is not fully fenced BUT it’s easy to watch your kids from all angles and the streets on...

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Barrans Reserve Mitcham

Find it at: Wattlebury Road and Wesley Street, Lower Mitcham Here’s a fully fenced playground in Mitcham that’s great for toddlers and pre schoolers…..BUT there are no toilets so just be aware of that.   A brand new toddler playground was added to Barrens Reserve in mid 2017 to sit alongside the existing older kids equipment and if you’re kids love climbing and some space for a run around it’s ideal. AND IT’S...

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Partridge House Playground and Gardens

This is one of my favourite parks. A beautiful park/playground perfect for the kids to have a play on the playground, enjoy a run on the grass or explore the beautiful manicured gardens. Partridge House is a beautiful old community home built in 1899 and is now used for private functions with the grounds open each day until 10pm to the public. The playground caters for a few ages and has a swing set including baby swing, 2 slippery dips,...

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Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook

This quaint little neighbourhood playground is nestled in the quiet suburb of Leabrook Fully fenced off park and whilst there is no shade provided the playground is situated under some beautiful big old gum trees that do provide some protection from the sun . There are also a few smaller trees around the edge off the grassed area that provide small amounts of shade for those wanting a small picnic space . This park is more suitable for toddlers...

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Point Malcolm Reserve Playground – Semaphore Park

Brand new in late 2017, the awesome Point Malcolm Reserve playground is on Military Road, Semaphore.This one million dollar project was funded by State Government and City of Charles Sturt Council (who are continuing to impress with their amazing open space developments). It’s located in one of the most popular destinations of Adelaide – Sensational Semaphore! Perfect for summer, with the beach a stones throw away, it’s a...

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Where:  21 Lewanick St, Allenby Gardens SA 5009 I nearly bought a house opposite this reserve three years ago – I wish I did because this new playground is AWESOME with a capital A. It oozes imagination, creativity and huge spaces for sports play. I think it will be one of my new favourites in the west! Firstly, lets highlight that this playground is an inclusive play space – HUGE kudos so that all abilities can enjoy with...

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Croydon Playground

Find it at: Corner or Elizabeth Street and Day Terrace, Croydon This playground is a little gem. It has a bbq area and grassed area for lounging around or a small picnic, there’s also some shelter and benches.There are shops and cafe’s nearby, but toilets are not within the playground. ** UPDATE ** This park now has toilet facilities! The kids will love this park as it’s right next to the Croydon Train Station and the kids can...

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Willoughby Ave Reserve – Glengowrie

Find it at: Willoughby Ave, Glengowrie This is a nice quiet park set back from main roads with the main feature being the magnificent big Fig Tree perfect for adventurous kids to climb and play.There are tables and seats available, BBQs and a large grassy area perfect for ball games and running around.The park is also dog friendly in designated areas.The playground is suitable for all ages and includes equipment such as climbing ropes, swings,...

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Clonlea Park – Gawler

There are many things we love about Clonlea Park on Murray Road in Gawler. Since its revamp in 2015 there is something for everyone. The new skate park is a major hit with a lot of kids both young and old. There is also a small playground near there to keep the little ones happy while the big ones skate. The main playground is so much fun, complete with rope climbing tower. Clonlea Park is full of different walking trails, perfect to get in...

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Forsyth Playground (Cottage Lane Park) – Hackham

Forsyth Playground, locally known as Cottage Lane park is one of our favourite playgrounds. It has something for all ages: from toddler slide, little rocker beetles and a boat, to climbing frames and walls, a bike track and even a skate ramp! There are toilets, 3 BBQ’s and several shade rotundas. The large areas of grass make having a picnic a breeze and space to play cricket, kick a ball and run around. There’s a carpark just off Gates Road,...

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The Gums Reserve Tranmere

Find it at: Shakespeare Ave, Tranmere After an arvo walk around Morialta Falls this afternoon we drove past The Gums Reserve and had to stop and check it out. It’s a huge big great grassy space surrounded by beautiful great big old gum trees and has Sunday picnic written all over it. The park features a fully fenced toddler playground with wheelchair access, a basketball court and some workout equipment, but kids will get the most fun...

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Playford Alive Town Park

Find it at: Peachey Rd, Munno Para This is s fantastic one stop shop for the family during the hot summer months. With something for every member of the family you can’t go wrong! Playford Town Park is a HUGE area opened in June 2015. Bring your bike, your scooter, your towel, your picnic blanket, footy, basketball and your BBQ gear and enjoy the whole day down here.The water play areas are the biggest draw card with 4 separate water play...

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Modbury Civic Park Playground | Tea Tree Gully Council

Find it at: 995 North East Road, Modbury We went along to test out the awesome new Modbury Civic Park playground and the kids had a blast! With something for kids of all ages we think you’re going to love it too. There is a lot of equipment in a medium sized space so you can keep kids of various ages happy without running all over the town! To get to the point quickly, what we loved about Mondbury Civic Park playground : The all access...

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Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga

Find it at: corner of Bundeys Road and MacKinnon Parade, North Adelaide The North Adelaide Playspace is on the corner of Bundeys Road and Mackinnon Parade, North Adelaide at Tidlangga Park 9. Also incorporating a pocket orchard in the making, we think this is a great inner city initiative. With a focus on natural elements, most of the play equipment is made of wood, ropes, real tree logs, large climbing rocks etc and landscaping incorporates...

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Bell Yett Reserve Wattle Park

Find it at: 9 Stonyfell Rd, Wattle Park Bell Yett Reserve in Wattle Park is a small playground but great space for imaginative play. My kids thrive on that sort of space! The very recently updated playground is a great little park located off Stonyfell Road. The playground equipment is small but well designed and includes slides, climbing nets and two wooden forts.  The most impressive part of this playground however is the way it is set...

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Semaphore Foreshore Playground

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore The Semaphore playground is right in the middle of the Semaphore Foreshore Reserve and bordered by The Fort Glanville Train Rides, The Semaphore Carousel, bustling Semaphore Road and of course the beach and jetty. Don’t forget the great kiosk which is always open right at the gate, plus the train rides depart all from the one central location. The playground is undercover and fully fenced with...

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James Coke Park Playground

Fin it at: Coke St, Norwood Looking for some green space and a playground in Norwood to take a break and entertain the little ones? James Coke Park is a great destination. Tucked behind Norwood Mall with easy parking, it’s safe, shady and fun for all. James Coke Park Playground is a simply gorgeous green space guaranteed to please the whole family. Redeveloped a couple of years ago, the park is a safe, fully fenced and shaded space tucked in...

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Jervois Street Reserve Playground South Plympton

Find it at: 43 Jervois Street, South Plympton Jervois Street Playground in South Plympton is up there with Morialta and Glenunga as one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide. Some of the Jervois Street Reserve highlights are: Fully fenced junior playground with lots to keep the little ones happy including double slides, a ‘bird’s nest’ swing, regular and baby swing, sandpit and a water play feature with pump action water...

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Lindfield Avenue Reserve – Novar Gardens

Find it at: Linfield Ave, Novar Gardens The playground at Lindfield Avenue Reserve is located in Novar Gardens, just North of Glenelg. It’s a huge park, with a wonderful playground for a range of ages and plenty of space for kicking balls, having a picnic or riding a bike. The play equipment is updated and has lots of challenging equipment for adventurous little kids, plus the standard swings and slippery dips for younger kids. Features:...

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Eastside Foreshore Playground, Port Augusta

Find it at: Young St, Port Augusta The Port Augusta Foreshore Playground is located on Young Street and is a great toddler playground. It overlooks the water, and there’s a great walking path going along the foreshore, which is perfect if you’ve got kids with bikes or scooters. You can skate or scooter right up to the great skate park better known as “The Wave” , opened in 2010. It has an open bowl, ramp and lots of...

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Glade Crescent Reserve Playground, Hallett Cove

Find it at: Glade Crescent, Hallett Cove This playspace is located just off Quailo Avenue at Glade Crescent Reserve, Hallett Cove is a wonderful space for varying ages. We visited on the weekend with our 2-year-old and she loved it! The park is divided into two sections, one for juniors and one for seniors so there’s something for all ages here. The junior side has 3 slides of different heights and widths. There’s a train to play in...

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Southbank Boulevard Reserve

Find it at: Southbank Blvd, Sheidow Park Southbank Boulevard Reserve, Sheidow Park is a wonderful park for kids parties and toddler fun. The surrounding streets are fairly quiet, and there is an amazing view from the playground over the ocean. Just beautiful! Features include: Seasaw, swing set, climbing equipment, multiple slides Fenced playground area (toddlers won’t be able to open the gates, but they are easily opened by older kids so...

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Susan Grace Benny Reserve

Find it at: Mott Terrace, Seacliff Park The Susan Grace Benny Reserve in Seacliff Park is a really nice little playground and it’s FULLY FENCED! Yay! The playground is on Mott Terrace in Seacliff Park and it’s worth checking out the great history of Susan Grace Benny as her story is really interesting (she married her cousin, had 5 children, worked in politics, argued for equality of divorce for women, fought for the allocation of...

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Edwardstown Oval soldiers memorial Playground

Find it at: Located on the corner of East Terrace and Wood Street, the Edwardstown Oval Playground is located in the South West corner of the oval complex. If your kids love nature play they’ll LOVE the Edwardstown Oval Soldiers Memorial Playground with something for kids of all ages! This wonderful, fully fenced new playground has a water play pump/feature, large sandpit with digger and swings including an enclosed baby swing & lie...

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Soldiers Memorial Playground

Find it at: Victor Harbor, right near the jetty on the Esplanade The Soldiers Memorial Playground at Victor Harbor is located just around to the right of the jetty. It’s a smaller playground but has lots of great equipment for the kids to play on, and it’s just been updated. This is an ideal playground for toddlers. Some of the features are: fenced along the side closest to the road close to toilet facilities close to the beach...

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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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