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Discover Adelaide for kids! We have everything you need to know about what to discover in Adelaide: discover the best Adelaide playgrounds, the best child friendly café/restaurants and all the fun things to do with kids.


Adelaide Aquatic Centre

The Adelaide Aquatic Centre will be closed from 1 Aug 2024 to make way for a brand new Centre! Here’s what we know so far… The new Adelaide Aquatic Centre will include: 50m, 10-lane indoor pool for swimming carnivals, water sports and recreational use 25m, 8-lane outdoor pool Dedicated indoor warm water rehabilitation pool Dedicated indoor learn to swim pool Lagoon outdoor pool Entry level diving amenities which can also be used to...

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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...

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Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground

Find it at: Just off Wonambi Road What happens when 3 local Mums decide that it’s about time their kids had a brand new playground…? They just go and get one built (with some help)! Enter the Naracoorte Caves Fossil Hunters Nature Playground! With the help of the local community and backing of the local CWA Limestone Ladies group, 3 Naracoorte Mums raised enough votes to WIN a $150,000 State Government Fund My Neighbourhood Grant to...

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Umpherston Sinkhole, Mt Gambier

Insty famous Umpherston Sinkhole is located in Mt Gambier around 5 hours drive from Adelaide on the Limestone Coast. Where: Jubilee Highway E, Mt Gambier Once a cave formed through dissolution of the limestone. The sinkhole was created when the top of the chamber collapsed downwards creating the perfect environment for growing. Enter James Umpherston in 1886 who turned the space into the incredibly beautiful sunken garden that it is today. Full...

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Naracoorte Caves

Pop quiz. What is South Australia’s only World Heritage site? If you answered Magic Mountain you would not technically be right, but you should be. No, it’s the Naracoorte Caves of course. I would like to think that most South Australians have at least heard of the caves, or have already been. For me my last visit was 10 years ago but like a lot of places, it constantly changes and updates so for me it was like a whole new experience on this...

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Valley Lake Playground, Mount Gambier

We stumbled upon this playground purely by chance while taking a drive around the Mount Gambier Lakes Region and definitely had an OH MY GOD HOW DID WE NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS moment. It is a fantastic, fully fenced, HUGE playground with one of the most scenic outlooks in South Australia. Regional towns usually have excellent playground and the Limestone Coast have really outdone themselves with the Valley Lake Playground. As we mentioned, it is...

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Park Hotel, Mount Gambier

Cosy, with a huge menu and great service is the best way to describe the Park Hotel in Mount Gambier! We visited in winter and the fire was roaring to keep everyone warm while the staff bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. There are two main dining areas at the Park Hotel, both with plenty of room for large or smaller groups. The main dining area also has some comfy couches by the fire and a salad bar – we love a...

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ScRoll Queen, Mount Gambier

Ladies and gentlemen, it lives up to the hype! ScRoll Queen in Mount Gambier on the beautiful Limestone Coast has reached almost cult status and after our recent visit while we were in town, we can see why! So what do ScRoll Queen do anyway? A delicious range of savoury and sweet scrolls that are perfect for breakfast, lunch or a treat. They also do loaded scrolls which are essentially toasties with fillings such as bacon and eggs and the...

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South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier

Yee-haw! It’s time to round up the whole family for a meal at the South Eastern Hotel in Mount Gambier. This Limestone Coast town has no shortage of pubs to dine at, but this one surely has to be one of the most family friendly – there really is something for everyone! Older kids can kick back and watch the footy on one of the big screens, younger kids can enjoy the indoor playground and the Mums can enjoy a wine or two (maybe even a cocktail?)...

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Mount Gambier Hotel

A hotel in the middle of town possibly isn’t the first place you would think of for breakfast with kids, however we recently enjoyed breakfast at the Mount Gambier Hotel (or ‘The G’) while holidaying in this gorgeous Limestone Coast town and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The G is conveniently situated right in the centre of Mount Gambier and oozes old world charm. There are multiple dining areas, all with cosy fireplaces for winter. It...

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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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Woorabinda Bushland Reserve – Stirling

Find it at: Woorabinda Dr, Stirling Just a small distance from the centre of Stirling is Woorabinda Lake, part of Woorabinda Bushland Reserves – a 34 hectare park with approximately 4 km of walking trails. Loved and appreciated by locals and those in the know, Woorabinda is a magical place to visit. Updated in 2024 with fabulous new boardwalks on the western side of the lake, perfect for prams and accessibility devices (which include raised...

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Shell V-Power Motorsport Park at The Bend, Tailem Bend

Shell V-Power Motorsport Park at The Bend is an automotive-themed adventure park for families seeking an exciting day out or a memorable holiday spot. Parents and children will be delighted to discover this unique destination that offers far more than just motorsports. The Welcome Centre serves as the heart of The Bend, featuring an auto gallery that will captivate young minds with its collection of unique cars and motorbikes. Families can...

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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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Family Friendly Holiday Ideas in South Australia | Ultimate Guide

Planning a family getaway can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially when you’re spoilt for choice in South Australia’s diverse landscapes. Here at Kids in Adelaide, we’re dedicated to helping parents navigate through the myriad of options to find the perfect holiday destination that caters to every member of the family. From coastal getaways to outback adventures, South Australia offers an array of family-friendly...

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Agatha’s Food Store, Port Noarlunga

Agatha’s Food Store has been a part of the Port Noarlunga cafe community for as long as we can remember – we remember going there as kids and now we are taking our own kids there for their delicious, family friendly drinks and food menu! You’ll find Agatha’s on the corner in Port Noarlunga, opposite the pub – just a short walk to the Port Noarlunga Beach and Jetty and only a stone’s throw from the Jubilee...

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Sherry Park Reserve, Mylor

Find it at: 325 Strathalbyn Rd, Mylor Located near the Mylor Oval, Sherry Park boasts an exciting interactive playground with slides, climbing sections and swings, a ninja obstacle course, and a bike track! We particularly love the stopwatch ninja course with it’s very own slanted steps, rope climb and even a mini sized warped wall!There’s loads of energy to be burnt off here! It’s located right near Mylor Oval with plenty of...

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Barossa Adventure Station

Find it at: Washington Street, Angaston This family friendly and highly accessible facility (toilets YES!) features a 1km mountain bike trail, zip-line, in-groundtrampolines, multi-level adventure play space including a mega tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles, outdoor fitness equipment, play deck and plenty of picnic spots. default It is the perfect place to spend an hour, or the...

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Protea Reserve Playground, Crafers

Find it at: Protea Cres, Crafers One of our favourite little Adelaide Hills playgrounds has had an upgrade! The Protea Reserve Playground is hidden away at the end of Lesley Crescent in Crafers. It’s by no means the biggest park in Adelaide BUT it’s in such a gorgeous quiet location that it’s well worth a visit. ESPECIALLY in Autumn to see all the gorgeous trees in all their different colours. New equipment includes a new...

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Ghost Mushroom Lane | Mount Gambier SA

Ever heard of ‘Glow Trees’? Ghost Mushroom Lane is a is a REAL place! The Ghost Mushroom is native to Australia and it glows green in the night…..If you’re heading down around our states south east / Mount Gambier between May and the end of June, an evening visit here is worth braving the cold and dark. 2024 Ghost Mushroom Season Info According to Forestry SA, to see the Ghost Mushrooms this year, you need to book a...

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The A – Z of family friendly Adelaide

One of the many great things about Adelaide is its accessibility. One minute you’re in a bustling, exciting city, and then in 20 minutes time you can be relaxing in the sun on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches… we all have our favourite spots, suburbs and secrets but I bet you there is at least a few on our family friendly A to Z of Adelaide that you haven’t done yet! Start planning your next adventure...

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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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Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park

Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park (formerly Brighton Caravan Park) has one of the most spectacular beachfront locations of any park we’ve stayed at in S.A. Located just south of the Seacliff SLSC and literally steps to the beach it’s the ideal spot for a family holiday without having to travel too far from home. Swimming, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, diving, kayaking…… if you love the water, the ocean and...

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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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Top Family Activities in the Adelaide City this Winter

Exploring Adelaide with kids is a great way to spend an afternoon, a full day, or even a weekend. When’s the last time you caught a train, tram, or bus in the CBD? It’s even easy to drive in and park the car. Visiting the city screams adventure, the kids love it, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We’ve compiled some of the best things to see and do and places to eat and stay in the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide with your family this...

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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....

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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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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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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....

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The Silos of South Australia

How about a road trip with a twist? As the Silo art craze spreads across rural South Australia we say YES please to exploring new places in our backyard with colourful art that has popped up over the year on silos across SA.What I think is really awesome is these towns want YOU to visit them and that is why they have invested in such a great feature all for US to explore. Say hello to South Australia’s LARGEST outdoor Art Galleries…...

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SA Health

SA Health

Catholic Ed

Catholic Ed

springfree

ugly swan

ugly swan

Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas

Gobaplay

cotton on

Cotton On (AU)

earths water

earths water

lego

Novelty Jan 23

All Smalls

All Smalls

modibodi

sunnylife

SUNNYLiFE AU

shelley

shelley

vinomofo

mocka

hamper emporium

lime tree

Adairs AU

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