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Glenelg Foreshore Playground

Find it at: Mosley Square Glenelg The Glenelg Foreshore Playground is SO good and we have absolutely loved visiting (along with most of Adelaide!) over the past few years since it opened. With the recent seasonal addition of the Giant Wheel, from about October to April, it makes for a brilliant day out! It’s a great mixture of beach surrounds, fun for young and old kids, and the move towards ‘nature play’ areas. Highlights...

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Semaphore Foreshore

Find it at: The Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore Foreshore is set for an incredible redevelopment, which will include a brand new playground (which will replace the existing playground below). The revised Master Plan is open for community consultation until 19 May 2024, but check out some of the concept images below. We are loving the proposed new activity hub (new playground to be built next to this), and water play! To read the Master Plan and...

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Semaphore Playground

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore Semaphore playground is located along one of South Australia’s most magnificent beaches; Semaphore Foreshore. The playground is fenced, has toilets, sun shade, BBQ area and ample car parking. The equipment is suitable for toddlers and there’s also a wheelchair swing and ramp available. There are cafes nearby in Semaphore or you can head 5 minutes drive down the road to Largs Bay for more options. The...

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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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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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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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Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg

Find it at: Wigley Reserve, Genelg The incredible upgrade at Wigley Reserve at Glenelg is an outstanding attraction for an already pretty awesome area. Sometimes fantastic photos do a far better job at telling a story and this is absolutely one of those occasions. Check out how good it looks! The old playground is long gone and has been replaced with this impressive looking structure that really does catch the eye as you approach Wigley...

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West Beach Adventure (formerly MegaAdventure)

Find it at: Military Rd, West Beach Since opening in November 2015 West Beach Adventure has grown to become one KiA’s favourite family days out in Adelaide. Kids from pre school age right up to teens, and us adults are catered for with something for every one. West Beach Adventure doesn’t have age restrictions, but height limits. For MegaClimb those above 1.2m are welcome with an adult, and those over 1.4m (and over 14yrs) can go it...

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Little Eatery, Glenelg

Playground and coffee dates have never (ever ever) looked better. Like a good cup of Joe with a side serve of fresh air, exercise and epic playground all in one stop? The kids are going to lose their minds over the good quality simple milkshakes and treats at this place. You are going to love the ample parking, the entertainment factor (um hello exceptionally good playground adjacent at Wigley Reserve), the room to run around, toilets on...

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Adelaide Playgrounds Near Coffee

Name a better combo than a ripping playground and a strong cup of coffee? There is none. Sitting back with a quality coffee while the kids play at a fabulous playground, allowing you a moment to close your eyes and just recharge, is one of parenting’s great pleasures (That and getting kicked in the ribs at 3am by a restless toddler….isn’t that just so fun!) With that in mind coffee lovers, we have scoured our epic playground...

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Heron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove

Find it at: Heron Way, Hallett Cove This is a great new playground with amazing views over the ocean. The reserve includes a new 5-way swing, tunnel slide, water and sand play, nature play, fitness equipment, shade sales, toilet, seating, shelter and BBQ facilities. The playground is unfenced, and there is a drop down to the rocky beach that parents with fast moving smaller children will need to be mindful of. There is parking close to the...

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Susan Wilson Memorial Playground Beachport

Find it at: Railway Terrace, Beachport The fantastic playground upgrade at Beachport is complete and it is fantastic! The playground is headlined by easily one of the best playground pirate ships in the state, with plenty of sand play, climbing rope equipment, flying fox, slides and swings. There really is so much to do for all ages and how about the view! Just a stunning attraction for families in the region and all those from the city who...

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Silver Sands Playground

Find it at: Norman Road, Aldinga Beach Ah Silver Sands. God’s country this is. One of the best spots along our coast for beautiful beaches, incredible views and serenity. Also not far from the Victory Hotel which is a fab spot for lunch. But did you know apart from all the natural wonder there is also a great little kids playground, located right on the beach front opposite the Aldinga Bay SLSC. With a nautical theme (naturally), this one...

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Jubilee Wooden Adventure Playground Port Noarlunga

Find it at: Saltflee Street, Port Noarlunga South Jubilee Playground is one of the biggest and best playgrounds in the Adelaide area. It’s an oldie but a goodie and most of the awesome play equipment that forms a castle is made out of wood which makes it even cooler! Jubilee Playground has HEAPS of things to keep kids from toddler to high school amused and has different sections for different abilities – from slides, swings, poles,...

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Graham Rabbett Reserve Moana

Where: Regent Street, Moana Moana is one of our best beaches and this playground is pretty much on the Esplanade, so the location is pretty sweet. There are toilets (across the road….so careful there), undercover tables, a BBQ, a half court basketball court and a large grassed area. Very limited shade (there was none) and when we went it was a little over grown which isn’t ideal as we head into the warmer months. Keep that in mind...

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Take the Kids Fishing in South Australia

Here are five great places to fish with young kids around Adelaide (with out a boat). 1. Westlakes Outlet Westlakes outlet is a great spot to fish with kids. There is close car parking, easy to access areas to fish and plenty of fish to catch for the kids. Expect to catch mullet, salmon trout and bream, but in this water body you will always get surprises with multiple species living in the area. You can fish this area year round and the best...

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Apex Park, West Beach

Find it at: Burbridge Road, Westbeach Complementing the playground, Stage 1 of the upgraded area at Apex Park caters for a wide variety of ages and is great for catch ups, parties, a general play or hit of tennis. The fully fenced playground features lots of equipment over a quite large area. It is a bark chip surface, so with considering if unsteady on your feet, and there is unfortunately no accessible play here. If that doesn’t rule...

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Commodore Reserve, Pt Elliot

Find it at: Basham Parade, Port Elliot What is lacks in equipment it more than makes up for with oceanside scenery! Commodore Reserve is located at one end of Horseshoe Bay. It’s a long grassy spot that’s perfect for a picnic, ball games and it’s long narrow shape is IDEAL for a game of beach cricket. Image Credit: alexandrina.sa.gov.au Image Credit: alexandrina.sa.gov.au There’s also a giant nest swing that kids will...

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Bindarra Reserve, Brighton

Find it at: Esplanade, Brighton The Holdfast Bay Council has really spoilt the Adelaide community with some great upgrades to the local parks and here is another one we just love. Bindarra Reserve was already a great playground and is always busy and with a fabulous new upgrade will now be even busier.  With a lovely seaside theme this new play space has come at a perfect time with summer school holidays as it directly opposite Brighton...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

Find it at: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor Stage 2 of this fabulous development has been completed and it looks brilliant. The earlier redeveloped GT Fisher Playground in Victor Harbor opened in July 2019 and is located where the old train playground was, right near the horse trams, this nature playground will have the kids smiling all around. What an amazing interactive, quirky playspace the people of Victor Harbor have delivered. Based around...

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Baddams Green Playground Glenelg

Find it at: Baker St Glenelg Situated behind the Broadway hotel in Baker St Glenelg South we love this as a local community playground. Surrounded by some lovely old gum trees, Baddams Green playground has a lovely feel. Each time we rock up to this playground the community have left new toys for the kids to share and play with. Whilst it doesn’t offer a huge amount of play equipment it is enough to keep the kids entertained for awhile....

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track

Find it at: The Esplanade, Point Turton The playground section of the park includes nature themed play equipment including: Hill slide Toddler slides Timber frame swings Nest swing Lots of wooden climbing and balancing logs and structures Wooden play “kitchen” Water pump Sand play Another great feature of this park is the bike track built into the hill above the park. Kids will love cutting laps around this track, and you can then...

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Angus Neill Reserve Seacliff

Find it at: Esplanade, Seacliff Although the playground is scheduled for an “official” opening on September 9th, the fences came down today for all the little ones to enjoy the newly completed playground in Seacliff. Shadesails and more plants will be added in September. The playground is in the same location as previously, although it includes part of the hillside now, spreading further than before.   Yippee Angus Neil Reserve is...

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Sandison Reserve Glenelg East

I must admit rocking up to this playground I was a tad excited and silently wished I was a kid again. Catering for a broad range of ages this playground located in Glenelg East is a fabulous First thing you see is the tall crow’s nest with spider web climbing ropes leading up to the top followed by a long tubular green slippery dip. A big kids dream. You have to work hard to get to the top but the cool slippery dip is surely worth it. A variety...

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Graymore Park, Glenelg North

Find it at: Derrick Ave Glenelg North Lovely little playground nestled in the side streets of Glenelg North. This local playground is a little hidden gem and has a variety of play equipment suitable for a few ages. This playground has 3 slippery dips, a nest swing , 2 swings including a baby swing , monkey bars , balancing bar , noughts and crosses game , climbing equipment and a few other individual pieces for the kids to play on. Easy parking...

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Patawilya Reserve, Glenelg North

Find it at: Corner of Adelphi Terrace and Mac Farlane St Glenelg North This park sits directly opposite the Patawalonga and has a small playground along with lots of grassed area. It is a great playground/park to utilise if you want to head down for a walk or bike round around the Patawalonga or if heading to Glenelg North Beach. The playground has a slippery dip, swing set including baby swing, a few toddler bouncy animals along with a couple...

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Wattle Street Reserve, Hove

Find it at: Wattle Street, Hove Beach Another little playground with a fabulous back drop – Hove Beach This playground is situated right on the Esplanade at Hove so great if you want a day at the beach you can also use the park facilities. This playground is situated amongst a large reserve area so you can have the best of both worlds – utilise the grassed area for playing sport, running around or even a having a picnic whilst also having...

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John Miller Reserve Somerton Park

This seaside playground/reserve is a great little haven to have the best of both worlds. A day at beautiful Somerton Beach playing in the sand and sea followed by a walk across the road to the park and playground. The playground is fully fenced off with a variety of play equipment for a few ages. It has 2 slippery dips (one for the toddlers and one for the bigger kids) a swing set with a baby swing, a climbing ropes area and a few other pieces...

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Point Malcolm Reserve Playground – Semaphore Park

The awesome Point Malcolm Reserve playground is on Military Road, Semaphore.This one million dollar project was funded by State Government and City of Charles Sturt Council (who are continuing to impress with their amazing open space developments). It’s located in one of the most popular destinations of Adelaide – Sensational Semaphore! Perfect for summer, with the beach a stones throw away, it’s a double date of fun for the...

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