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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 play space redevelopment is well underway and weather permitting should be complete by the end of June and definitely in time for the July school holidays! This one 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 play space that will be ‘ice cream themed’ is soon to be...

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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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Thorndon Park Reserve Playground, Paradise

Find it at: Hamilton Terrace, Paradise Thorndon Park playground has been voted Australia’s Best Playground (Winner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award for best play space 2023) The upgraded (in 2023) playground at Thorndon Park is amazing! A hen (water play sculpture), wren (climbing structure) and crane (swing) now call the park home and don’t forget the biggest bird, a heron (slide structure), which takes...

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Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park

Find it at: Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie Opened in December 2018 the Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park was the idea of local couple Clive and Donna Mathews who received a $150,000 Fund My Neighbourhood grant from the SA Government and also raised a further $100,000+ from the local Rotary Club, Council and Go Fund me campaign. (how good is that!). The playground also now includes an accessible roundabout for wheelchairs and an accessible...

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Roonka River Adventure Park

While Roonka River Adventure Park has been creating memorable river adventures for more than 50 years, it’s one of the hidden family-friendly gems of the Riverland! Owned and operated by Scouts SA, it’s already well known and loved by those in the Scouting community (and savvy school camp organisers). Now families and groups of friends are discovering Roonka’s experience-based camping and group accommodation nestled on a lush, tranquil...

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California Reserve Playground, Craigmore

Find it at: 46 California Avenue, Craigmore Fancy an open space that’s not too BUSY but still good enough to entertain any age kids? This might be one worth checking out! We ventured a little further North to visit California Reserve and we’re so glad we did! Upgraded in 2022, the space was relatively quiet, making a nice change to the busier playgrounds we normally frequent. The reserve showcases a variety of things to do for...

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Adelaide Oval RoofClimb

If you or your kids love cricket, footy or just a bit of an adrenaline rush, you NEED to do RoofClimb at Adelaide! It’s also great for conquering fears, some family bonding or as an activity to do with interstate or overseas visitors.  Got a birthday coming up this year for a tricky to buy for kid?…this is it! (Note: children 8-15 need an adult to climb with, but that’s all the more fun for you!) We gave RoofClimb a go...

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Cowell Water Park

Find it at: Cowell Foreshore Precinct, Thompson Drive, Cowell Cowell Foreshore Precinct underwent a $9 million upgrade in 2023 with the addition of an aquatic playground featuring a Splash Park and Water Slides, a Basketball Court, a Jumping Pillow and increased car parking (including long parks) for all those caravanning families! Cowell is a beautiful coastal town situated on the Franklin Harbour, approximately 490kms (around 5 hours drive)...

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Playgrounds with Inground Trampolines

No trampoline at home? No worries! Inground trampolines are popping up at playgrounds all over Adelaide and if you’re kids love a bounce these playgrounds will have your kids jumping for...

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Paradise Recreation Plaza

Find it at: Darley Rd, Paradise A $3.9m upgrade in 2023 transformed the Paradise Skate Park into an exciting and dynamic space for people of all ages, abilities and skill levels. With design from JPE Design Studio and construction led by LCS Landscapes and Convic we already know this place is going to be a winner. The new skate area caters for all ‘humans on wheels’ and those that like to be active. Key features of the park include a skate area...

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StoryTime App – make your child the star of their own story!

StoryTimeApp is changing the game in a world filled with screens and solo play, bringing back the joy of shared stories with a fresh, exciting twist. This app has won over families by turning screen time into a fun, interactive, and learning-filled experience. It’s not just another app; it’s a whole universe of over 6000 characters and stories that light up kids’ imaginations and get the whole family involved.  Use the...

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Dunstan Adventure Playground, St Peters

Find it at: Winchester Street, St Peters This wonderful playground upgrade, completed in 2023, includes new adventure-themed play equipment, toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities and park furniture. The Dunstan Adventure Playground is full of excellent equipment for adventurous kids. A lot of the equipment is aimed at older children though, so your kids will need to feel pretty confident, the slide is beyond huge and kids will need their balance...

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Shadow Initiation at the South Australian Museum

Escape rooms are a great family activity. Solving puzzles, discovering clues, working together whilst locked in a little room. It’s guaranteed fun. But, what if you weren’t locked in a little room? What if your escape room was the entire South Australian Museum? Instead of frantically searching an enclosed space for keys and clues and hidden objects – you and your family could be racing through the Museum, searching for the...

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Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre)

A 54-hectare property located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills suburb of Piccadilly (around 20 mins from the CBD). Get ready for an awesome adventure-packed day out. One that will guarantee to wear the kids out and, if you’re anything like me, give those calves a decent workout. Be sure to wear your sneakers! There’s so much to do here, you can easily spend a whole day OR better yet, make a weekend of it, and camp here! Activities...

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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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Elizabeth Ryan Reserve Playground – Plympton Park

Find it at: Peckham Road, Plympton Park If you live near or visit Plympton Park reserves and love a playground, then this is for you! Playground improvements are planned for Elizabeth Ryan Reserve playground in Plympton Park, including the addition of open space through the purchase of the block next door on Herbert Street! This land was purchased in partnership with the State Government. We think the kids are going to love this! A concept plan...

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Bridgewater Mill Playground

Find it at: Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater This stunning playground is just about everything we love about a day out in our beautiful Adelaide Hills. Coffee, stunning scenery and a fab playground for all ages. Located just below the Bridgewater Mill, the playground is fenced along the road and edges but NOT on the creek bed, which in my opinion is great because it allows kids to take there shoes off and go for a good explore in the creek bed....

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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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Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

Find it at: Flagstaff Hill, South Australia 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...

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Mofflin Reserve Elizabeth Vale

Find it at: Trimmer Road, Elizabeth Vale With a $4.6 million upgrade complete in late 2023, this is a colossal play space primed for adventure. As is tradition, the Kids in Adelaide crew descended upon the scene with two spirited four-year-old girls leading the charge. Their gleeful visit confirmed what we suspected – this space is an absolute haven for families. Boasting an array of features to captivate every imagination, from two...

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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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5 Easy Easter Craft Activities

In the lead up to Easter it’s pretty much a craft bonanza at our house. We have a few rules: It’s got to be kid-oriented and age appropriate (eg. no origami or glass blowing!) . This year my kids are 3 and 2 (and 10 weeks, but he doesn’t really count this year- sorry little man!). It should be an activity that the kids can do the majority of themselves so they can work on their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination....

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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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Golden Fields Adventure Playground, Golden Grove

Find it at: Asgard Drive, Golden Grove Golden Fields Reserve has had an incredible upgrade with the addition of an adventure playground, which joins the existing reserve playground in this 12 hectare reserve (the adventure playground is on the lower level)! This has got to be one of the biggest playground reserves in Adelaide with HEAPS of different play areas, including an accessible area and a brand new section with the coolest slide around!...

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Glandore Oval

Find it at: South Road, Glandore This may seem an odd spot for a playground, being right smack bang amongst the hustle and bustle of busy South Road, but if your kids love a mix of playgrounds, ball games and a spot to ride the bike or scooter, then this will suit you to a tee! You will find lots of shady trees, but no specific shade other than 1 table and chair set undercover near the BBQ area. There is a drink fountain and a dog bowl too. The...

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