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Regional Playgrounds

Going on holiday with your family doesn’t just mean sightseeing & fighting over who gets the top bunk in the cabin. It also means discovering some awesome regional playgrounds!

And when we say awesome, we mean it! So many regional towns have gone above & beyond to create amazing playspaces in their towns. Often with the help of Lions Clubs or Rotary groups funding, there has usually been some serious thought put into the type of equipment, plus toilets, shade, bbqs & other little extras.

Often in regional South Australia these great playgrounds are accompanied by something like a pump track, skate park, or oval. So it’s easy to spend a good few hours wearing the kids out! And let’s not forget how good country bakeries are…there is usually one close by!

So before you head off on your next family holiday, have a look at our round up of regional playgrounds below. Don’t forget to rest every two hours when you’re driving – playgrounds are the best way for everyone to stretch their legs mid trip!

Enjoy & don’t forget to tag Kids In Adelaide in your photos!


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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Cleve Playground

Find it at: Arno Bay Road, Cleve This landmark playground on the Eyre Peninsula opened in 20222 and is now famous in the region. An Iguana Creative Build. With a kate park and pump track, plus of course the incredible tower to climb and conquer, on your next road trip this is a must. The playground includes; BBQ facilities Toilets Play equipment Picnic area Shelter All image credit to Iguana...

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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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Bristow Smith Reserve | Goolwa Nature Play Space

Find it at: Barrage Road, Goolwa Another one to add to the Nature Playground list! This $600,000 project was opened in late 2015 and is located in a beautiful big waterside park, right near the yacht club in Goolwa. On the weekend or in the school holidays you can often see people taking their boats out or having races on the water nearby. It’s location is the first point I’d make. It’s a gorgeous spot but it is right near the...

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Lameroo Town Centre Playground

If you are on a road trip through the Mallee region, a stop to stretch the legs and have a play at the Lameroo Town Centre Playground (and Dog Park if you have a pooch with you!) is a must. Our eight and five year old LOVED this playground and definitely wanted to stay longer! You’ll find some fantastic playground equipment, shade sails, a pump track next door plus the dog park behind. This playground isn’t quite fully fenced, BUT...

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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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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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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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Port Broughton Foreshore Playground, Yorke Peninsula

Find it at: West Tce, Port Broughton We love a regional playground! The playground on the foreshore at Port Broughton is EXCELLENT – you could spend a good few hours here. You’ll find it at the end of the Port Broughton Jetty, with a bakery (with decent coffee!) across the road. Winner! This playground is actually split into two fully fenced sections with about 100 metres between each. Don’t ask us why, we’re sure there...

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Price Community Playground | Yorke Peninsula

Find it at: Fowler Terrace, Price We have found the perfect stop for the kids to stretch their legs, get some fresh air and have a snack while you are road tripping on the Yorke Peninsula. Price is on the eastern side of the leg (back of the thigh, if you will!), about half an hour before Ardrossan. It’s not a huge town, it’s known mainly for its salt processing plant but the playground sits on the edge of the town adjacent the salt flats and...

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Port Vincent Public Playground

Find it at: Marine Parade, Port Vincent Firstly….check out the view! Located right next on the beach front on Marine Parade, the location is sensational. It was a fun playground with many play options to keep the kids busy after a big day exploring Yorkes. It has pebble flooring, 2 public bbq’s, plenty of seating and an incredible beach view. Oh the view! The park boasts fencing on 3 sides and an easy to supervise access point of...

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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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Warooka Oval Playground

Find it at: Main St, Warooka Warooka oval playground received a neat little upgrade in 2022 thanks to the Yorke Peninsula council, and makes for a perfect pitstop at the bottom of Yorkes. Lets rattle off the features; Gazebo with 2 x BBQs and seating. Flying fox Seesaw Climbing spider web Monkey bars Slides Twisty dizzying pole thing Sea themed baby rockers A bucket of sand toys Cubby house Feng Shui garden Footy oval Basketball and netball...

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Polgreen Park Playground, Moonta

Find it at: Bay Rd, Moonta Regional towns often have great playgrounds and the playspace in Moonta is no exception. This playground is looking its age, but it still does the job! There’s something for all ages here – little kids will love the sandpit and some of the toddler play equipment, kids tall enough will love the monkey bars and flying fox and older kids will enjoy the basketball half court – just remember to take a...

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Tanunda Recreation Park

Find it at: Bilyara Rd, Tanunda Huge news out of Tanunda with the opening of their fabulous new inclusive playground in December 2022. The new Playground has been made possible by State Government grant funding of $330,221 and a Council contribution of $782,800, making it a total budget of $1,113,000 Features of the Inclusive Playground include a flying fox, trampolines, climbing/elevated play, slides, swings, sand and water play, barbecue...

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Norton Park Pump Track, Whyalla

Find it at: McRitchie Cres, Whyalla Stuart If this isn’t the most colourful skate park in South Australia, then we don’t know what is! Norton Park in Whyalla recently had a bit of an upgrade, including installation of this pump track – and even more recently it got this amazing new lick of paint as part of the UnEarth Festival. If you’re staying in Whyalla or just passing through, get the kids bikes, skateboards and...

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Clare Bike Park

Find it at: Melrose Park, Clare This is going to be epic! The fabulously talented crew at The Trail Collective (check them out on Facebook here to find out more of their great work) have finished building the jumps and work will now commence on the pump track and return rollers. No word yet on a completion date but remember this is a construction zone, so be mindful to steer clear until it is finished. Construction is commenced in November 2021...

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Yorketown Playground

Find it at: Stansbury Rd, Yorketown Yorketown Playground is absolutely massive and there is something for everyone. When you arrive you’ll notice there’s plenty of parking, there’s an information booth for the area and some unique art around the place. Once you’ve parked you’ll see a large playground area, a toilet block, a bbq with a shaded seating area and a short walk away, a big lake. We decided to check out...

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Minlaton Playground

Find it at: Maitland Road, Minlaton Ah Yorke Peninsula! One of our favourite places in the state, if not the country. Full of so many wonderful experiences for your family adventures, including some pretty sweet playgrounds to check out as you hit the small towns. This little beauty is at Minlaton, which was the ideal stop for us while staying across the road at the Minlaton Caravan Park. Before we get to the playground, first you need to have...

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Burra Skate Park

Find it at: Barrier Hwy, Burra The Burra Skate Park has recently been upgraded, and now includes an extension to the original skate ramp which was designed and created by skate park specialists Grind Projects, as well as a youth nature play space developed by nature play designers Climbing Tree and a pump track. Viewing areas, seats and landscaping as well as new picnic areas and barbecues have also been installed. To create a family friendly...

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Kersbrook Playground

Find it at: Glover St, Kersbrook Located behind the football oval, this fantastic facility opened in April 2021 and is yet another beautiful playground that has opened in the Adelaide Hills in 2021 (we really are building a great Hills Playground trail!). There are no toilets here that we could see, unless they were hidden behind the club rooms. The spacious playspace includes a huge flying fox, a cool sand play area, lots of nature play...

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Charleston Playground

Find it at: Newman Road, Charleston Adelaide Hills Council have put the finishing touches on this fabulous new playspace at gorgeous Charleston. Coming in at about $180 grand, this has plenty to offer all of your kids as they stop off to stretch the legs during your Sunday road trip. We love the 3 on 3 basketball court (plus adjacent tennis courts if that takes your fancy) as well as the little scooter track that travels around the playground....

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Karoonda Playground

Find it at: Railway Terrace, Karoonda Part of the Mallee Playground Trail (A ripping local initiative linking 3 playgrounds at Karoonda, Wynarka and Wanbi), the space themed Karoonda Playground is an absolutely awesome attraction for the region, making it a must stop for Adelaide families out on a road trip. The star attraction is of course the 3-storey high tower, complete with double tube slide and observation deck area. The playground is...

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Tailem Bend Playground

Find it at: Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend Train fans this one is for you! That might even equally apply to the train enthusiast parents as well, because this one is a beauty! A fully fenced, humungous playspace in the heart of Tailem Bend, this one not only caters to train fans but includes a great range of play equipment for all ages. When we popped in for a visit, there were lots of local families enjoying what is obviously THE place to be for...

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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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Wirrabara Playground

Find it at: Wongabirrie Park – Wirrabara in the mid North Located on the banks of the Rocky River (which is great for exploring or yabbying when wet) is Wongabarrie Park up at Wirrabara. Where is that? Head to Pt Pirie and sort of turn right and you are about on the mark. The playground is a fantastic facility for the locals and travellers alike, with toilets a large rotunda (great for parties) and BBQ areas aplenty. Right next to the...

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Mary Ann Reserve Mannum

Find it at: River Lane, Mannum Mannum is one of SA’s most beautiful towns, located on the River Murray about an hour or so from the city (Great footy team too…Go the mighty Roos!) and home to most of the gorgeous houseboats you see floating along the Murray. Such a magnificent spot for a day trip or a base for a family holiday on the Murray. Recently, they have upgraded a fabulous little playground (fully fenced too I might add)...

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Renmark Playground

Find it at: Eighteenth Street, Renmark We love a cracking regional playground and this one is a beauty. Located on the corner of Eighteenth Street and Renmark Ave, this multi-purpose play space has plenty of parking, is close to large undercover BBQ facilities which overlooks the playground, (and is also undercover) which is suitable for toddlers to teens! The playground has swings, slides, lot of climbing equipment for the avid ninjas in your...

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Port Victoria Playground

Find it at: Victoria Terrace, Port Victoria A stunning beachside playground with lots to choose from. A challenging experience for little ones with rock climbing walls, balancing paths and lots of climbing. There is seating nearby and toilets are a short walk away (near the jetty). The BBQ costs a couple of dollars so if you want to cook bring some gold coins. After your play I’d recommend taking the stairs down to the beach and either...

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Maitland Playground

Find it at: Rodgers Terrace, Maitland On the corner of Rogers Terrace and Robert St in Maitland there is a great combination playground. It boasts both the typical metal/plastic style playground with a large wooden climbing section. There is a spinning ride (although beware after rain as it fills with water), swings, a big slide, a digger and climbing equipment. It is surrounded by fence for most of the playground with just a small gap for...

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