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Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you may as well book in for lunch at Benni’s Cafe and try it all! It’s a fabulous alternative to a traditional cellar door with so many initiatives that can be used as bargaining power for the kids! A gelato bar greets...

Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale – you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in Adelaide, we are dedicated to showcasing family-friendly wineries that are small enough to give us...

The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Find it at: Mount Barker Road,  Hahndorf Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of the animals in complete safety and at your own comfort level. Find out how animals are born, grow and live on a farm. A visit to Adelaide’s Hahndorf Farm Barn is not just about family fun activities or keeping the kids entertained –...

Wilpena Pound Resort

This really is the jewel in the Flinders crown. An incredible resort nestled amongst the trees in the heart of Wilpena Pound. The resort will absolutely live up to its name with all the creature comforts of home, combined with incredible cultural experiences and breathtaking scenery. ** SPECIAL OFFER ** KIDS EAT FREE THIS SUMMER! As part of this great offer, any children up to 12 years can eat free in our restaurant or bistro, when dining with...

Blue Lake Holiday Park, Mt Gambier

Blue Lake Holiday Park is a beautiful and relaxing 27 acre park, welcoming holidaying visitors to Mount Gambier which is located 4.5 hours south east of Adelaide and is part of the Limestone Coast. The city is well known for its geography, particularly its volcanic and limestone features, most notably its Blue Lake, parks and gardens, caves and sinkholes which are great fun for the whole family to explore. There is a brand-new adventure...

Goolwa Barrage, Fleurieu Peninsula

If you are spending a day or a weekend with your family in Goolwa, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor or anywhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a visit to the Goolwa Barrage is a must! Not only does it play an important part in the water flow and management of the Coorong, Murray River and Lower Lakes there is also some stunning birdlife to see and the main attraction – seals playing in the water and lazing in the sun on the barrage structures....

O’Leary Walker

You will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more family friendly winery experience than O’Leary Walker, which overlooks vineyards and magnificent rolling hills of the Clare Valley. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter fit for a king, taste award winning wines or indulge in a guided flight. Our favourite thing? Watching the ear to ear smiles on the kids faces when their very own children’s tasting platter is placed in front of...

Southern Yorke Peninsula Water Tower Mural Trail

Did you know the Southern Yorke Peninsula has a Water Tower/Tank Mural Trail? Next time you are heading to Yorkes, make sure to schedule in a drive by. If you are not, well, maybe you should be, it is a comfortable two and a half hour drive from Adelaide. The talented art work is thanks to funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant, which aims to boost tourism within regions that were directly impacted by the 2019 bushfires....

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...

Animal Experiences on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is synonymous with Australian animals. I mean, it literally has KANGAROO in the name! But even if you’ve grown up in Australia & are used to seeing our animals, there is still something super exciting about spotting a kangaroo or koala or seeing some cool birds that you don’t get to see everyday. You can’t go to Kangaroo Island without having at least one or two animals encounters & we all know that...

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)...

Barton’s Forest Ruins

Find it at: Hay Flat Rd Torrens Vale. Attention adventurers! Rug up in your nature play onesie’s and take the family to explore some secret Adelaide awesomeness! Not far from the epic Ingalla Falls (these are amazing after a decent rain) is this magical place called Barton’s Forest Ruins on Hay Flat Road at Torrens Vale….which looks just like a magical slice of Narnia plucked from the books and dropped down the Fleurieu. There...

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Narnu Farm – Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, just across the bridge from Goolwa on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Narnu Farm has been a favourite destination for generations of South Australian families. Many South Aussies would have visited Narnu on school camp ‘back in the day’ or have taken their own kids for a farm stay family holiday. Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can...

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Whale Watching Victor Harbor

As the colder weather kicks in around Adelaide, the list of things most people want to do outside dwindles. But the exciting news is that Whale Watching season has begun! From late May right up until October Southern Right whales return to the shores around Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor area.Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the southern Fleurieu Peninsula is a whale watcher’s paradise so get some warm clothes, some binoculars and head down...

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What’s on in Adelaide for the EASTER Long Weekend

Easter in Adelaide is a time for different things for different people. So whether it’s chocolate, church, a family holiday, parties or all of the aforementioned, we hope you have the chance to enjoy every second of the long weekend across South Australia in all the ways that make you happy. It’s also the most delicious time of the year – you can pretty much guarantee that no matter where you go over Easter in Adelaide, there...

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Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you may as well book in for lunch at Benni’s Cafe and try it all! It’s a fabulous alternative to a traditional cellar door with so many initiatives that can be used as bargaining power for the kids! A gelato bar greets...

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Melba’s Chocolate Factory

You can now experience Melba’s Chocolate Factory in two fantastic, picturesque locations – their original factory in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, and now in Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley! Melbas Chocolates in Woodside, Adelaide Hills Melba’s Chocolate Factory is located just past the main shopping area of Woodside, about 40mins east of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills. It is a great place to take the family on a...

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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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Go Camping at Woodhouse Adventure Park

Only a short trip up the freeway, Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre) provides a safe and convenient space for the experienced camper, or those just starting out. There are numerous unpowered camping areas, complete with shared campfire circles (seasonal use) and adjacent Basecamps which have been fitted with deluxe creature comforts including toilets, hot showers, hand dryers, vanity mirrors and power points for your...

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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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Shellwater BnB – Sellicks Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula

We have found the most fantastic family friendly B&B – it’s Shellwater @ Sellicks Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula! This holiday house will easily sleep two families and is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It’s only a short walk to Sellicks Beach, with beach access and has a playground at the end of the street! Perfect for a couple of families or groups of friends looking for a Fleurieu...

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Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative, come take a look at our recent visit. Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you...

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An Innes Itinerary

Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park is our favourite places to visit in South Australia so we’ve come up with a few Innes Itinerary ideas in case you’re planning a school holiday visit So, where is Innes you ask? Innes National Park is located on the Yorke Peninsula, around 3.5 hours from Adelaide. You’ll more than likely head North out of Adelaide to Port Wakefield, turn left and drive past Ardrossan, Minlaton,...

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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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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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Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale – you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in Adelaide, we are dedicated to showcasing family-friendly wineries that are small enough to give us...

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The BIG Rocking Horse and Toy Factory Gumeracha

Head up to Gumeracha to see the Big Rocking Horse – the World’s Biggest! – where you can even climb up and receive a certificate of achievement upon completion! The Big Rocking Horse makes a great visit in the Adelaide Hills area – climb to the top of the Rocking Horse, check out the awesome toy factory, grab a bite to eat and see all the animals. There is an onsite 7 acre wildlife park, with heaps of native animals from red...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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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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Splash Town, Moonta

Did you know that Splash Town at Moonta Bay Foreshore on the Yorke Peninsula is an entirely FREE waterpark for kids and families? Think waterslides, tipping bucket and a whole heap of waterplay fun. It’s a fantastic community facility, open for every one to use. South Australia has some really great little water parks and water slides, however a lot of them are hidden in various tourist parks and only available for use of their customers,...

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Farm Shed Heritage Museum, Kadina

A hidden gem and definite highlight at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Heritage Museum. The name is deceiving – I was expecting a single shed with a few tractors and boy, was I wrong! It comprises of a seemingly unending number of displays, large sheds and warehouses housing a range of historical and current day farming machines and tools. Every kid loves a tractor and they won’t be disappointed here. Take...

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Copper Coast Railway, Kadina

Trains! Kids LOVE trains and they will love being able to ride on the miniature railway while you’re visiting Kadina. The miniature railway is scheduled to run twice a month, on their handmade track, on the grounds around the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre at 50 Mines Rd Kadina. The trains generally operate from 10am to 3pm (with last trains leaving from 2.30pm) on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month apart from twilight Saturday...

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