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Parkway Reserve Fulham Gardens

Find it at: The Parkway, Fulham Garden Located directly behind Target at Fulham Gardens this playground can’t be missed with its bright orange play equipment. With a little something for everyone, the favourite and most obvious piece of equipment is quite a steep tubular slide with the BIG smiley face at the end. Located either side of the tubular slide are 2 more slides with slightly gentler slopes, leaving the kids with a lot of sliding...

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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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Price Community Playground | Yorke Peninsula

Find it at: Fowler Terrace, Price We have found the perfect stop for the kids to stretch their legs, get some fresh air and have a snack while you are road tripping on the Yorke Peninsula. Price is on the eastern side of the leg (back of the thigh, if you will!), about half an hour before Ardrossan. It’s not a huge town, it’s known mainly for its salt processing plant but the playground sits on the edge of the town adjacent the salt flats and...

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Port Vincent Public Playground

Find it at: Marine Parade, Port Vincent Firstly….check out the view! Located right next on the beach front on Marine Parade, the location is sensational. It was a fun playground with many play options to keep the kids busy after a big day exploring Yorkes. It has pebble flooring, 2 public bbq’s, plenty of seating and an incredible beach view. Oh the view! The park boasts fencing on 3 sides and an easy to supervise access point of...

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Capri Theatre

The Capri is an independent not-for-profit cinema run by a network of generous volunteers. Built in 1941, it is heritage listed and houses the Theatre Organ Society’s unique world class theatre pipe organ. This is a real movie experience for those who love that old-school cinema experience, whilst still retaining those little luxuries we are now used too (the upstairs seats are new and SUPER comfy). The decor in the ground floor and mezanine...

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Polonia Reserve

Find it at: Essex Crescent, Croydon Park Following its partial closure for the South Road upgrade, Polonia Reserve has re-opened into a magnificent new playground, which features one of the most eye-catching designs of any playground in the state. The Polonia Reserve upgrade includes an open kick about lawn, play space and storm water detention area. The huge 7-metre-tall, 12-metre-wide soccer ball playground sculpture, built by local business...

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McElligott’s Reserve Springfield

Find it at: Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham If you have a future ninja warrior in the house, check out the Ninja Course Playground at McElligott’s Reserve in Springfield.Mitcham Council have installed a boulder climb, rope net wall, commando bar climb and an electronic stopwatch wall to time yourself against the kids! This will no doubt coincide with an increase in soft tissue injuries presenting at the local physios, but thats what being a...

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The Best Playground Slides in Adelaide

Everyone loves a slide, so we put together a bucket list of Adelaide’s best slides for you to tick off for the school holidays and beyond, and with all the amazing new playgrounds popping up all over the place at the moment you don’t have to drive too far out of the CBD to find one. Here’s the list of what we think are THE BEST slides you’ll find in Adelaide (in no particular order) To find out more about the playgrounds you’ll find them in...

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Top Picks for Summer In Adelaide

There’s roughly 13 weeks for every season so we’ve put together our Top 13 family friendly things to do with Kids in Adelaide during Summer. As you can imagine there’s lots of ways to cool down and beat the heat but there’s also a few other super fun ways to spend the summer months….don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap & also tag Kids In Adelaide in all your summer adventure photos! I Scream for Ice Cream!...

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FREE Water Play in Adelaide

When it’s hot in Adelaide, it’s really bloody hot. So here are some great parks where you can find FREE shade, water, and some playground fun to keep the kids happy and the electricity bill down. As always PLEASE be very careful with your kids around water. We love kids exploring, having fun in nature and having a splash but you need to watch them at all times! And don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap! All of the places...

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Adelaide’s Best Pram Walks

One of those things that you just do not understand until you’ve had kids is how excellent a well timed pram walk can be. There’s something about that perfect ratio of smooth with a few soothing bumps and long enough to last at least one sleep cycle that will have you driving back to the same place every time you’re desperate for a bit of exercise…..or desperate to get bubs to sleep. We’ve had A LOT of babies over the years here at KiA so we’ve...

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St Kilda Adventure Playground

Find it at: St Kilda Rd, St Kilda For those who grew up in Adelaide, you’d probably have been out St Kilda Adventure Playground when you were a kid, but have you been back since 2015? It’s got all the awesome stuff that I remember from my childhood, and more… and green grass, less dust, water, shade and well, it’s just BIGGER AND BETTER than I remember too! St Kilda’s huge makeover was completed in 2015 with a...

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Adelaide Best Playgrounds for Toddlers

When we think of the playgrounds for toddlers we think of one key thing FENCES. Anything else is pretty much a bonus! We also look for swings, toilets and, even better, a nice shaded space. These things are not always possible (why don’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 [catlist id=1175 thumbnail=yes]

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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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The best climbing trees in Adelaide

When was the last time you said to your kids “go climb that tree?”or “get down from that tree!” Likely, it may have been a while. Tree climbing adventures have seemed to have disappeared off the after school hit list radar. Close your eyes … and remember back to your favourite tree to climb as a kid. Do your kids have one? When tree climbing, assess the risks like you do a playground and let them learn as we did...

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Pine Reserve Aberfoyle Park

Find it at: Pine Reserve, Aberfoyle Park The picturesque spot down south has had an upgrade in 2023, and doesn’t it look sensational! There are no toilets sadly but plenty of shade, water fountains and park benches. There is play equipment for all ages including an array of ninja course style ropes and climbing equipment. Keeping with the pine theme, the equipment is primarily wood and rope based. I spent so much time here as a kid and...

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X Golf and Hey Caddy West Lakes

It is no secret we are huge fans of X Golf, have been for years. Adelaide’s premiere golf simulator venue was the perfect spot for a hit of indoor golf whilst enjoying a feed and your fave beverage (cough *pirate life* cough). With the partnership with Hey Caddy a few years back adding everyone’s favourite family activity, mini golf, X Golf has quickly turned into an all round awesome family venue! When we heard a massive new...

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Gemmel Tassie Reserve McLaren Vale

Find it at: West Park Way, McLaren Vale Located just off Main Road down at the stunning McLaren Vale, this stunning reserve is home to one of the most picturesque playgrounds down south, especially when the trees are in bloom. With a climbing sphere, swings, plenty of grass and did we mention the nearby tank (which is always a show stopper), this precinct makes for a great stop and leg stretch on your McLaren Vale day trip. The larger precinct...

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Cormorant Drive Reserve

Find it at: Cormorant Drive Hallett Cove A new playground and reserve has opened at Cormorant Drive down at Hallett Cove and it is very cool (especially for dino lovers) This reserve has an interesting history with a Diprotodon (Giant Wombat) fossil remains found here in 1992. This Australian megafauna was the world’s largest marsupial and lived between 15,000-10,000 years ago. A playground includes: Diprotodon sculpture climb Diprotodon...

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Victoria Square/Kadina Playground

Find it at: Corner of Graves and Hay Street, Kadina Some people think this is the best playground on the Yorke Peninsula, and we’d have to agree it would certainly be up there!This play space is divided into two areas. The main kids playground area is located in one corner of the park The main playground is;- Totally shaded – Fully fenced – Close to onsite toilets – Has “access for all ramps” that are...

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Semaphore South Foreshore

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore South (Opposite Arthur Street) Port Adelaide Enfield Council have opened a fabulous $400, 000 playground at Semaphore South on the foreshore. The beauty of this one is the consultation phase invited local kids to draw what they wanted to see in the new playground, with some of the entries below inspiring the boat themed elements! How great is that. With plenty of equipment to satisfy even the most avid climbers,...

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Rock Pools to Explore in South Australia

If your kids are anything like ours, one of their favourite things to do is slip, slop, slap and wrap and head down to the beach for the day. It’s even better when you find a beach that has some awesome rock pools to explore. The team at Kids in Adelaide have searched high and low (and under a few rocks) to find some of the best rock pools in South Austraila for you to explore this summer. Of course it goes without saying, always make sure your...

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Edinburgh Reserve

Find it at: 15-23 Edinburgh Road, Modbury The Edinburgh Reserve Inclusive Playground is open! The $1.5m inclusive playspace for all ages and abilities has finally come to life, with plenty to cater for all ages and abilities. The design builds on the existing natural features along the creek, including the existing wetlands, biodiversity areas and existing shade trees, to create different play experiences and zones along the length of the...

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Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Located about 10 minutes up the freeway, not far from the beautiful Mount Lofty house lie the stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Spread over 97 hectares containing accessible paths and trails for all ages and abilities these gardens are sure to be a hit with the whole family. One of our favourite trails is the lakeside trail, which is a 1 kilometre loop around the main lake that has 8 artworks each with a different theme, this one is perfect...

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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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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 escape games. Once the door slams shut, work together (2-6 people) to solve a series of fiendishly...

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Warooka Oval Playground

Find it at: Main St, Warooka Warooka oval playground received a neat little upgrade in 2022 thanks to the Yorke Peninsula council, and makes for a perfect pitstop at the bottom of Yorkes. Lets rattle off the features; Gazebo with 2 x BBQs and seating. Flying fox Seesaw Climbing spider web Monkey bars Slides Twisty dizzying pole thing Sea themed baby rockers A bucket of sand toys Cubby house Feng Shui garden Footy oval Basketball and netball...

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Australian Space Discovery Centre, Adelaide

5, 4, 3, 2 ,1…………..Hey Adelaide, are you ready to get excited about space?The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has landed at in the McEwin Building at Lot Fourteen (North Terrace, Adelaide) and is open to the public! (click here to book your visit now) The Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation of the space workforce with stories of innovation, curiosity and technology. It offers a place for the...

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Polgreen Park Playground, Moonta

Find it at: Bay Rd, Moonta Regional towns often have great playgrounds and the playspace in Moonta is no exception. This playground is looking its age, but it still does the job! There’s something for all ages here – little kids will love the sandpit and some of the toddler play equipment, kids tall enough will love the monkey bars and flying fox and older kids will enjoy the basketball half court – just remember to take a...

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Copper Coast Putt Putt

The Copper Coast Tourism Centre at Kadina offers a really impressive putt putt course which will get those family competitive juices flowing. As someone who takes putt putt quite seriously, I was very impressed with the quality of the course and the variety of challenging holes. This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday! Sometimes putt putt can be a little on the lower end on the fun scale if the place isn’t up to scratch, but...

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