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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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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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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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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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Marshmallow Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub

Marshmallow Park on Glen Osmond Road, in the Adelaide Parklands is a firm favourite with our families from the 2 year old to the 10 year old. With its huge new renovation, there is now heaps more to explore at this site – also known as Pelzer Park or Pityarilla activity hub! The renovation includes some brilliant new nature play features, alongside more traditional swings, slides and climbing frames. There is a great water feature...

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SASMEE Park Train Rides

The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) is a miniature train experience your kids will LOVE you for. The objectives of the Society is to create and maintain interest in model making of all types. So there’s small machine tools, tool making and experimental engineering connected to models. This is very much a kids haven! Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal,...

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Glover North Helicopter Park North Adelaide

Find it at: Lefevre Street, North Adelaide Better known as Helicopter Park to many, Glover North Playground is located on Lefevre Terrace in North Adelaide. With a large helicopter as its centrepiece, smaller kids can slide out of the chopper’s belly as one of the many pint-sized highlights located at this much loved playground. There are also plenty of swings, see-saws, climbing frames and sand play equipment including the popular...

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Glover East Playground (Park 15) Adelaide

Find it at: 120 East Terrace, Adelaide Set among the existing trees, along with some new ones, the city council did an amazing job back in 2018 revamping the existing Ityamai Itpina East Terrace Glover Playground also known as Park 15. We love that this playground caters to a variety of ages and has something for everyone. The main stage of the play space are the wooden houses located in the middle of the playground. These are awesome cubby...

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Bonython Park Playground / Tulya Wardli

Find it at: Port Rd, Adelaide What a beautiful playground for kids of all ages! Renovated back in late 2012, the Bonython Park Playground has a some very cool features not found in the typical suburban park. Some of the best equipment includes two 25m flying fox lines fun for kids of all ages and an extensive water play area complete with pumps, gates and a watermill. Kids love playing and experimenting with water and this...

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Adelaide Playgrounds Near Coffee

Name a better combo than a ripping playground and a strong cup of coffee? There is none. Sitting back with a quality coffee while the kids play at a fabulous playground, allowing you a moment to close your eyes and just recharge, is one of parenting’s great pleasures (That and getting kicked in the ribs at 3am by a restless toddler….isn’t that just so fun!) With that in mind coffee lovers, we have scoured our epic playground...

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Glenside Playground

Find it at: Cedarwoods development at Glenside. Corner Fullarton/Greenhill Road The fantastic playground built within the Cedar Woods development at Glenside is now open! Built by Space Landscape Construction, this is a fantastic facility for the locals and is well worth stopping by if you spot it driving down Fullarton Road. With swings, a toddler playground, ninja-style course, basketball court, stepping logs and a ginormous climbing tower...

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Bush Magic Playground

Find it at: Jeffcot Road, North Adelaide This beautiful spot might well be Adelaide’s best toddler playground. Let us know what you think! Set amongst the parklands adjacent the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, this fully fenced playground is shaded by the huge trees in the area and is just such a lovely serene place for a play. What I like about this playground Lots of parking available either on the street or in the Adelaide Aquatic Centre...

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Adelaide City Skate Park

Find it at: West Terrace, Adelaide Fantastic news skater fans, FINALLY, after being left skatepark-less since 2013, construction is complete and the brand new $3.8 million dollar Adelaide City Skate Park is now open to the public! Located at Narnungga Gladys Elphick Park (Park 25) or the corner of Glover Avenue and West Terrace, it’s already an incredibly popular facility with Adelaide skaters and riders. This is South Australia’s...

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Quentin Kenihan/Rymill Park Accessible Playground

Find it at: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan has been memorialised with a new inclusive playground built in Rymill Park. The $1m playspace, promised by the Premier Steven Marshall to be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” includes sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with...

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Morrie Harrell Reserve Unley

Find it at: Ash Avenue, Unley What an absolute beauty this place is! Talk about a hidden gem that I am sure the locals would want to keep that way. A beautiful, fully fenced play space featuring a lovely playground, sandpits, swings and a heap of smaller play equipment scattered around the park. One thing I found amazing was all the toys left lying around, which are free for everyone to use and return once they are finished. How fantastic! Sand...

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McLeay Park Parkside

Find it at: George Street, Parkside A nice little set up, with a heap of Pros but a few Cons too. Parking was a nightmare, a little side street not far from Greenhill Road was a tough parking challenge, but once you stop it is quite nice what they have done with the space. Fully fenced which is fab! The area has been fenced off into a large playground space and an open grassed section for sports, dogs etc. The playground is also fully shaded...

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SA Police SAPOL Road safety centre

Find it at: Bonython Park, Port Road, Adelaide (Moving to Military Road West Beach in mid 2024) SA Police, SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton Police Barracks just near the Bonython Park kiosk and playground area is a fantastic spot for young riders to bring their own bike/scooter and helmet and practice their riding skills in a safe environment. The mock roadway helps children to become familiar with correct road signage, pedestrian safety...

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Alfred St Playground Walkerville

Find it at: Alfred Street, Walkerville Nestled in next to the Walkerville sports oval this is a lovely local playground that you would not even know existed. It does have a few downs but it would be a shame if we didn’t share it with you as we do think it is a good one for a short visit.  Suited mainly for toddlers and kindy aged kids with a few other pieces to keep the older ones happy. The first thing that draws you to this...

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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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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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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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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide Nature’s Playground is a fantastic play space for kids of all ages, although the climbing equipment best suits kids 4 years and up (smaller kids have things to do and play with too, but be prepared to spend some time lifting them on, off and over things!) Please note, you do have to have an entry ticket or Zoo membership to access this playground. Located just inside the Zoo entrance and...

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Princess Elizabeth Playground

Find it at: South Terrace, Adelaide The Princess Elizabeth Playground is fantastic for all ages, from toddlers up to adults.  Located on South Terrace opposite Willcox St in the city, it is definitely a big favourite with us (and most of Adelaide judging by numbers!). It is one of many well-equipped kids playgrounds in this area and reopened in late 2014 after a complete upgrade. There is so much to do, and the park is a huge hit with kids...

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