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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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Morialta Mukanthi Conservation Park Playground

Find it at: Morialta Conservation Park, Woodforde The eagle has landed at Morialta Playground… in a 7 metre tall nest – and your kids can climb it! Yep, the Morialta Conservation Park playground is AWESOME! Best suited to kids aged 5-15years, it is great to see a play area perfect for older families. With over 100 car parks and walking trails to guide you, it makes a visit to the park even easier to navigate for families. The...

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Glenthorne National Park Adventure Playground

Glenthorne Nature Play Space Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill The multi-million dollar nature play space, forming part of SA’s newest national park, Glenthorne, is here and it is spectacular!Glenthorne National Park opened in May 2019 and the nature playground has it all, in fact it has so much we are sure to forget some of the wonderful playground features including; Multiple slides (including a HUGE tube slide tower Swings...

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Deep Creek Conservation Park

A bit about Deep Creek… This park is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park with four of them accessible by 2WD vehicles.  The other campground is ‘hike-in’ only and situated on the Heysen trail, making it an ideal environment for a family adventure. Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu...

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Family Bushwalking Adventures in Adelaide

Hiking with kids can be a bit hit & miss, can’t it? Will you take a wrong turn & end up miles away from where the car is parked? Will your toddler find a stick that they INSIST on carrying the whole way? Will that “short stroll” turn into a 9 hour epic adventure? Will your teenager complain the entire time that their legs are hurting? (Yes.) We’ve done the kms for you & walked ahead to find the best family...

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Hope Valley Reservoir

Find it at: Hope Valley, SA Fantastic news with the announcement that from December 13 2020, we will be able to walk, cycle and explore Hope Valley Reservoir for the first time in 150 years (give or take a year or two). Construction is about to commence, with first cab off the rank being a network of walking and cycling trails which will take you from the reservoir and link with existing paths alongside the O-Bahn busway. The fabulous new...

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Mount Lofty Family Friendly Hike

Lets just be straight up here. Climbing Mt Lofty isn’t fun. It may have been sort of fun when you were 20, but now that you are old enough to injure yourself if you sneeze too hard, we need family orientated fitness that isn’t going to end up with some sort of surgery. Thankfully Mt Lofty-Lite is here, so you can get the fancy insta photo at the top with only half the exercise! Brilliant! Steub Trail (named after the Cleland...

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Mt Bold Reservoir

Find it at: Mt Bold Reservoir Exciting news with Mt Bold opened for land-based recreational activities. The opening sees a 12km+ trail network established for hiking, running and walking, a new lookout and viewing platform with views across the dam wall and Mount Lofty Ranges, and a new car park, toilets and facilities for picnicking.Unlocking access to the southern section of the reserve enables the new trails to connect with the Kidman and...

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O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park

Find it at: Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill A great spot for a family walk, bike ride, picnic or even better just a good old fashioned ADVENTURE. While there are no formal walking tracks, it’s very easy to follow the numerous fire access tracks located in the park. Please be aware that these tracks are shared with bikes, horses, dogs (on leash) and walkers so make sure your kids know to stay aware and look up! There’s lots of...

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Flinders Chase National Park

The Remarkable Rocks certainly live up to their name! Flinders Chase National Park is located 110km west of Kingscote, on Kangaroo Island. Follow the Playford and West End Highways or the South Coast Road. You will find an array of experiences to enjoy with the family, including lookouts, bushwalks, camping, wildlife spotting and whale watching. Five amazing experiences at this park: 1. On a clear night find somewhere around your campsite to...

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Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Find it at: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Get back to nature with one of South Australia’s key nature spots.. Ikara-Flinders Ranges. *Cover image by Department of Environment & Water So tell me more…. This park is home to the iconic Wilpena Pound, rugged mountain landscapes and peaceful tree lined gorges. The park is rich with wildlife and is a photographers dream with breathtaking views around every corner. There is so...

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Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and International Bird Sanctuary National Park

Find it at: Garden Island, SA Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various National Parks around South Australia. Each month will feature a new park to discover, and the Park of the Month for November is Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and International Bird Sanctuary National Park. So tell me more…. The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is one of the delights you would...

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Myponga Reservoir Reserve

Find it at: South Road, Myponga Attention Nature Lovers! The Myponga Reservoir is open to the general public for all sorts of land based and on water outdoor, recreational and nature based activities! Around an hours drive from Adelaide CBD you can walk, run or cycle around bushland tracks with water views, enjoy picnics, take in the stunning scenery and animal watching at lookouts and viewing platforms and so much more. KayakingOn-water access...

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Coorong National Park

Where is Coorong National Park? Located about a 2 hour drive south-east of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects a wetland of international importance. It is where Australia’s largest river system, the Murray-Darling flows out to the Southern Ocean and is home to over 200 species of birds as well as many migratory birds that arrive each summer. When is the best time to visit? The weather is mostly warm and dry during summer and autumn – it’s...

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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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