The Best of Adelaide for Kids

Discover the ultimate guide to family-friendly activities in Adelaide! Whether you’re seeking exciting adventures or memorable experiences for kids, we’ve got you covered. Explore our curated list of the top attractions, events, and places to visit that guarantee a fantastic time for the whole family. Uncover the finest burger joints, delightful ice cream parlors, and an exclusive selection of activities tailored specifically for teenagers. Get inspired and find a plethora of ideas for unforgettable moments in Adelaide with your little ones!


Wicked Winter with Kids in Adelaide

Brrrrr… baby it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t HEAPS of different ways you can have fun with your kids in Adelaide. There’s roughly 13 weeks of Winter for us to enjoy and below are plenty of indoor play ideas, winter events and warm spots to hide from the weather. Head to a museum such as MOD., find out what is happening during the Illuminate Adelaide event this year, or visit one of our favourite...

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Adelaide Autumn Top Spots

Autumn is pretty much the perfect season. It’s still warm enough to be out & about & sometimes still warm enough to visit all of the pools & water play spots we talked about in our Summer In Adelaide post! But as the leaves change colour, it does start to cool down which makes it the perfect time for some family adventures! Have a look at the list below & start planning your Autumn in Adelaide days out! Visit Mt Lofty...

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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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(Not So) Secret Swimming Spots in S.A

Ahhh summer in South Australia. The perfect time to pack up the car & head to one of our many beautiful beaches, lakes or springs for a swim. We have dived in (see what I did there?) to find the best spots to cool off. No matter the age or swimming level of your kids there is sure to be somewhere in the list below that is perfect for your family. There are beaches that are perfect for boogie boards, rockpools to discover our marine life,...

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Adelaide’s Best Cookies and Biscuits

This one is for the cookie and biscuit lovers! Brace your taste buds for a rollercoaster of flavour because the Kids in Adelaide team have done the hard yards just in time for World Cookie Day, December 4th, thanks for asking, to uncover Adelaide’s best sugar wizards. You know, the ones turning dough into pure magic. We have been on a mission to prove that Adelaide isn’t just famous for its festivals, hills and wine; we’ve got...

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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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Adelaide’s Best Burgers

Who doesn’t love a burger? The KiA team have slipped on their stretchy pants (ok that was just Tim) and taken to the streets to find the best family burgers. Fair to say our gastro mission uncovered some serious burger gold. Some we always knew were good, some we had to search bloody hard for and some, well we can’t actually tell you about, because burger disappointment is a real thing. We want fresh buns, tasty flame grilled meats, fancy...

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Toot Toot! All Aboard for an Adelaide Train Adventure!

Kids. Love. Trains…….especially ours. So if you have a little train enthusiast in your family we’ve made it easy for you to fill up your weekends with Adelaide’s best train experiences. There’s of course train rides, but don’t forget the museums, train themed playgrounds and mini railways you can check out for your little ones. If we’ve missed any we’d love you to tell us about it in the comments below. National Railway Museum The National...

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FREE things to do In Adelaide With Kids

What’s more appealing than keeping the kids busy, happy and active these holidays!?  When it’s all FREE!! If you’re like most parents in Adelaide, you will get half way through these school holidays and be struggling to work out how to keep the little minions occupied until they go back to school. If you’re like me, you want to do it without spending a fortune. I love hanging out with my kids, don’t get me...

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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 Fish & Chips in Adelaide

FISH AND CHIPS. Who doesn’t love it? Whether it’s fish & chips at the beach on a hot night, or something to warm you up in winter, you really can’t go past the local fish & chip shop. Battered, crumbed, grilled or deep fried, there is just something about unwrapping the paper to reveal a delicious piece of fresh fish, being gently hugged by crispy hot chips. But fish & chip shops are so much more that just fish...

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Adelaide’s Best Milkshakes & Crazy Shakes

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard……..ok, no it doesn’t, but some of these beauties might! The Kids in Adelaide team are partial to a milkshake and we have dropped a list of our favourite Adelaide (and beyond) rich, frothy, cold, flavoured dairy milk delights. From the humble traditional milkshake at Cheffy Chelbys in the south, to the best of the Barossa. We found thickshake heaven in the south and fancy schmanc-ey milkshakes in the...

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Adelaide in Spring – Put these on your to do list

Pull the shorts out of the cupboard, stock up on suncream & put the umbrellas away – SPRING IS HERE!! (Ok, maybe don’t put the umbrellas away just yet, cause you know, Adelaide. ) But the days are definitely getting longer & warmer so it’s time to come out of hibernation. If your kids have spent the winter months watching waaaaaay too much YouTube, I have some great spots for you to visit in Spring. Not just anywhere,...

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Camping spots within 2 hours drive from Adelaide

Camping near Adelaide: top spots for a holiday Camping is such a great family experience. You don’t have to be a Leyland Brother loaded up with expensive equipment to do it either. You don’t need a 4WD, you don’t need a lot of money, you don’t need a lot of time you just need to make the decision to do it!Next step is to make sure you’ve got your camping “essentials”. I wrote a post last year about...

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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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Best Family Friendly Caravan Parks in South Australia

Caravan Parks sure have come a long way from when I was a kid. Jumping pillows, pools, playgrounds right up to massive waterparks, putt putt and pump tracks. Some of these parks go over and above when it comes to family friendly making them a fantastic family holiday option all within a drive from home. We’re lucky to have stayed at some of S.A’s best caravan parks and here’s our top 10. Victor Harbor Holiday Park Just over...

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South Australia’s Best Babyccino – 2024 Nominations Now Open!

Just for a bit of fun, every year here at Kids in Adelaide, we engage the help of our huge local audience to hunt down the best babyccinos in South Australia. We then give you guys the only list you’ll need for the winter….. the top ten BEST Babyccinos in SA! Perfect for grandparent outings with our little people, play dates, catch ups and an excuse to get out of the house on a weekend. Right now until midnight on Saturday May 26th...

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Adelaide’s Best Donut

Our team at Kids in Adelaide are passionate about World Donut Day. Nobody hates a donut (especially not kids, or Tim). Possibly the most important food in our South Australian economy, demonstrated regularly when referencing any country town by the quality of the bakery before anything else. Also every bakery lives or dies by its donuts. Case closed. Donuts are King. SO, the first Friday in June is International Donut Day (or doughnut for the...

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24 Family Bucket List Ideas for 2024

Here’s 24 family bucket list ideas for 2024. You’ll create so many family memories while doing these & get to visit places across Adelaide & South Australia that you have probably never been to! And nope, not all of them cost the earth….in fact a bunch of them are FREE. See how many of these you can tick off over the next 12 months and don’t forget to tag us in your photos while you’re doing them! Take the kids...

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The Best Icecream in Adelaide

Is there anything better than an ice cream on a hot Adelaide day? (Or any day really?!) We have collated the best spots in Adelaide & beyond to enjoy a delicious ice cream, gelati, gelato, frozen yoghurt or even acai treat with the kids! Whether you’re into classic scoops and flavours like vanilla, chocolate or mint chocolate chip, or like something a bit fancy like peach and white chocolate (yes we recently found that) we’ve...

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Best Sushi in Adelaide (for kids)

Welcome to the ultimate sushi adventure in Adelaide, where even the pickiest little eaters will become sushi enthusiasts! Either that or they will continue to ask for sushi with no seaweed like my kids. Rice, my kids say they eat sushi but basically they just eat rice. However at Kids in Adelaide, we’ve embarked on a mission to uncover the city’s best sushi spots that cater specifically to kids (and their discerning taste buds). Prepare for a...

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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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Best Waterfalls To Visit With Kids

Sure, TLC said “Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls”… but we doubt they ever saw any of the waterfalls we have here in Adelaide – some only a short drive from the city and a bunch that are perfect for visiting with kids. If you are looking for a free family outing in Winter or Spring, why not take a drive and go exploring our beautiful waterfalls? Kids are mad for them (there is something a bit magical about them!),...

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Top things to do with tweens and teens in Adelaide

When you’re looking for activities to do with your tweens and teens, you probably want to make sure they tick three key boxes: They aren’t too expensive (so they can bring a friend perhaps) Keep them mentally or physically active (so you can avoid the dreaded, “I’m bored. This sucks.” Something that is supervised, but where you could still allow them their “independence” while keeping an eye on them! So...

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Top 10 Things to do with Toddlers in Adelaide

Toddlers are busy, toddlers are fun, when they throw a tantrum you’ll just want to run! Toddlers can be hard work, but can also be SO MUCH fun. Give them the right space and it’s so entertaining (and also very important) to just let them free and watch them learn, experience, climb, run, fall, work out and try again. Finding that safe space can be tricky though and a fully fenced playground, shallow spot for a splash on a hot day, a cafe with a...

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