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Adelaide Older Kids Playgrounds

Discover the best playgrounds in Adelaide for older kids! These thrilling playgrounds are designed to cater to the adventurous spirits of older children. Experience the exhilaration of big slides, conquer climbing walls, challenge yourself with ninja equipment, and soar through the air on flying foxes. Adelaide’s playgrounds for older kids offer a perfect combination of excitement, creativity, and physical activity. Let your kids unleash their energy and have a blast in these action-packed outdoor spaces. Find the ultimate playgrounds for older kids in Adelaide and make unforgettable memories of fun and adventure.


Old Gum Tree Reserve & Playground, Glenelg

Find it at: McFarlane Street, Glenelg North (just off Tapley’s Hill Road) Combine a fantastic playground with all the facilities you will need, with a bit of local history, and you have the Old Gum Tree historic site and playground at Glenelg.  With 3 seperate undercover areas to cater for multiple groups at one time, scattered around a spacious area shaded by huge (probably gum) trees, this is the perfect spot for your family gathering...

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Kentish Green, Para Vista

Find it at: Barina Ave, Para Vista This playground was updated in 2015 and it a really cool little hidden playground gem we were told about by one of our Facebook friends. (Thanks Chris!) This is a nice big open space with room to run around, walking paths, shaded and fully fenced playground, tables and bench seats and even a dirt BMX track.Playground equipment includes toddler and nest swings but most of the equipment is better suited to...

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Monash adventure playground

Find it at: Madison Road, Monash Most of us oldies will remember Monash Playground from when we were kids. Back in the 80s and 90s it looked a bit like this.. It was EPIC! (and also terrifying) It doesn’t look like that anymore but it’s still one of S.A’s most loved playgrounds and definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in the Riverland or passing through. It’s about 3 hours drive from Adelaide between Barmera...

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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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Minda Farm Reserve, Craigburn Farm

Find it at: Between Symon Crescent and Gartrell Boulevard, Craigburn farm Nestled amongst the bushland at Craigburn Farm, this brand new adventure nature playground is a real winner and worth the drive. Essentially being a bit of a ninja/climbing course over rocks, poles and other naturey type objects, it is great for kids and parents to test out those hamstrings and the sore lower back. It is a bit lacking in extra facilities like toilets,...

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St Clair Recreation Precinct

Find it at: St Clair Recreation Center With an additional $26.5m funding for the upgrade this amazing recreation and play space provides awesome experiences for locals and visitors. The revitalised precinct is a huge win for families and we are pleased to let you know after many visits to road test, it is one of our favourite playgrounds1 Stage One features a fabulous brand new 6 court basketball stadium, a dedicated indoor roller skate area (...

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Mitchell Park Oval Playground

Find it at: Bradley Grove, Mitchel Park Using the existing trees for shade and consisting of a lovely combination of play equipment and nature play this play concept is an awesome addition and enhancement to the Mitchell Park Oval and Sports facilities. The Marion council contributed $235 000 to this upgrade for the community, a major enhancement to the existing facilities the oval currently offers. The playground features an embankment slide...

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Victor Harbor Regional Youth Park and Teenranger

Find it on: The foreshore at Flinders Parade, Victor Harbour If your kids are a bit old for the new GT Fisher Playground at Victor, or you need a spot where kids can play on equipment and also have a skate and shoot some hoops this is a great spot right on the foreshore. This area is suited more to older kids. The playground equipment (called the Teenranger) includes two circular climbing frames, flying fox and lots of things to balance on and...

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Heywood Park – NEW Mini Ninja Course OPEN

MINI NINJA OBSTACLE COURSE IS OPEN! Find it at: Addiscombe Pl, Unley Park Calling all Mini Ninjas. Heywood Park in Unley is the place to be. In addition to the 2 separate play areas this play space has the Unley Council have now added an awesome Mini Ninja course designed for ages 10 – 14. In addition, the area provides a new fitness based activity hub for all to utilise. We love how the council have created this space with a natural...

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Mt Compass Recreation Park

Find it at: Haywood Ct, Mt Compas This epic new skate park has just opened to the public this week and if your kids love to ride, skate or scoot you HAVE to put this on your school holidays to do list. Image credit: LCS Landscapes The $1.15m recreation park includes a skate park, BMX track and nature play space with basket swing and slide. There’s also a creek that’s great for water play so bring your boots and maybe a change of...

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George Whittle Reserve Prospect

Find it at: Churchill Road, Prospect Opened in late August, 2019, George Whittle Reserve is an amazing new space for families in Adelaide’s inner North. With a great new skate park facility, fenced mixed use courts, playground, nature inspired climbing area, BBQs and shelter this is sure to be a winner! There is also some fitness equipment, green space and plenty of nearby shade for the summer. Check out the new George Whittle Reserve in...

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MJ McInerney Reserve, West Croydon

Find it at: Sackville St, West Croydon. If your kids love slides, skate parks or shooting hoops……this is going to be their new favourite playground. We’re talking big slides, small slides, straight slides and one great big epic curly slide that is going to be VERY busy this weekend! We’re calling it the best new party park in the North West, and it may just make the new TOP 10 in Adelaide, because it’s got LOTS of...

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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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Oaklands Estate Wetland, Reserve & Recreation Plaza

Find it at: Oaklands Road, Oaklands Park A lovely balance between new equipment and nature play this upgraded play area is magic. The City of Marion spent $825,000 on this upgrade in 2019 completing the 12-hectare Oaklands Recreation Precinct which contains a wetland, skate park, education centre and rotunda as well as two kms of paths and this great new nature play area. A large climbing rope frame is the hero of the playground and is awesome...

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Fab Flying Foxes in Adelaide

Everyone loves the thrill of a flying fox! There’s nothing better than flying through the air faster than the wind then running back to do it all over and over again! When the slides turn into hot plates in summer the foxes can never let a thrill seeker down. Here’s a list of our favourite flying foxes in Adelaide and for more information about the playgrounds they’re in scroll down. Old Gumtree Playground,...

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Blackwood Park Treetops Playground

Find it at: Cnr of Blackwood Park Blvd and Champion Way, Craigburn Farm Welcome to Adelaide’s newest playground literally living up to its name Tree Tops. Based around the existing trees in the new Blackwood Park Estate this play space is an adventure haven. As soon as you arrive you see this amazing tall red climbing structure nestled among the trees. As we got closer I was nervous for the kids already up the top but they we just LOVING...

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Payneham Oval Playground

This park was renovated in 2015 and it still looks great. It’s in a really nice big open space next to Payneham Oval and surrounded by trees and covered in nice green grass. The playground has shade sails over the main play areas but definitely make sure you bring your hat and sunscreen because there are lots of open areas to play. The playground is not fully fenced BUT it’s easy to watch your kids from all angles and the streets on...

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Cobbler Creek Recreation Park and playground, Salisbury

Find it at: Corner of Bridge and Smith Roads, Salisbury East. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is a great, updated recreation park with a large new playground and over 17km of fantastic mountain/BMX paths for riders of all abilities. We took the youngsters there recently and they had a ball on the playground as well as riding the junior tracks, with the 4 year old even having a great time on the intermediate track. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park...

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Kings Reserve Playground and Skate Park Torrensville

Find it at: Ashley Street, Torrensville A master plan has been developed and approved by West Torrens Council for Kings Reserve in order to provide a long-term overarching vision for the Kings Reserve precinct. The plan recognises the existing qualities of the entire site, but also seeks to consolidate existing facilities and upgrade or provide new appropriate facilities based on existing and future use.The master plan includes a new...

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Bridge Terrace Playground

Find it at: Bridge Terrace The Bridge Terrace Playground in Victor Harbor is close to the beach and skate park, along the foreshore to the left of the main jetty. It’s more of an adventure-style playground with equipment ideal for kids who love climbing so if you take younger children who are fearless then be prepared to climb up and get them down as some parts of the equipment are quite high! Some of the features include: climbing and...

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo

Find it at: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide Nature’s Playground is a fantastic play space for kids of all ages, although the climbing equipment best suits kids 4 years and up (smaller kids have things to do and play with too, but be prepared to spend some time lifting them on, off and over things!) Please note, you do have to have an entry ticket or Zoo membership to access this playground. Located just inside the Zoo entrance and...

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