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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...

Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale – you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in Adelaide, we are dedicated to showcasing family-friendly wineries that are small enough to give us...

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...

Wilpena Pound Resort

This really is the jewel in the Flinders crown. An incredible resort nestled amongst the trees in the heart of Wilpena Pound. The resort will absolutely live up to its name with all the creature comforts of home, combined with incredible cultural experiences and breathtaking scenery. ** SPECIAL OFFER ** KIDS EAT FREE THIS SUMMER! As part of this great offer, any children up to 12 years can eat free in our restaurant or bistro, when dining with...

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...

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...

O’Leary Walker

You will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more family friendly winery experience than O’Leary Walker, which overlooks vineyards and magnificent rolling hills of the Clare Valley. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter fit for a king, taste award winning wines or indulge in a guided flight. Our favourite thing? Watching the ear to ear smiles on the kids faces when their very own children’s tasting platter is placed in front of...

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....

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...

Animal Experiences on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is synonymous with Australian animals. I mean, it literally has KANGAROO in the name! But even if you’ve grown up in Australia & are used to seeing our animals, there is still something super exciting about spotting a kangaroo or koala or seeing some cool birds that you don’t get to see everyday. You can’t go to Kangaroo Island without having at least one or two animals encounters & we all know that...

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)...

The Dutch Pantry, Klemzig

Have you ever craved a taste of Holland but couldn’t quite make the trip to Amsterdam? Well, you’re in luck because The Dutch Pantry in Klemzig is here to satisfy all your Dutch food fantasies! With its eye-catching traditional Dutch-inspired signage, The Dutch Pantry proudly stands out, inviting you to explore its rich heritage and delicious offerings. Angela Leaney, raised in Australia by Dutch-speaking parents, has always...

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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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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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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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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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What’s on in Adelaide for the EASTER Long Weekend

Easter in Adelaide is a time for different things for different people. So whether it’s chocolate, church, a family holiday, parties or all of the aforementioned, we hope you have the chance to enjoy every second of the long weekend across South Australia in all the ways that make you happy. It’s also the most delicious time of the year – you can pretty much guarantee that no matter where you go over Easter in Adelaide, there...

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Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you may as well book in for lunch at Benni’s Cafe and try it all! It’s a fabulous alternative to a traditional cellar door with so many initiatives that can be used as bargaining power for the kids! A gelato bar greets...

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Melba’s Chocolate Factory

You can now experience Melba’s Chocolate Factory in two fantastic, picturesque locations – their original factory in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, and now in Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley! Melbas Chocolates in Woodside, Adelaide Hills Melba’s Chocolate Factory is located just past the main shopping area of Woodside, about 40mins east of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills. It is a great place to take the family on a...

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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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Go Camping at Woodhouse Adventure Park

Only a short trip up the freeway, Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre) provides a safe and convenient space for the experienced camper, or those just starting out. There are numerous unpowered camping areas, complete with shared campfire circles (seasonal use) and adjacent Basecamps which have been fitted with deluxe creature comforts including toilets, hot showers, hand dryers, vanity mirrors and power points for your...

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Woodhouse Adventure Park (formerly Woodhouse Activity Centre)

A 54-hectare property located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills suburb of Piccadilly (around 20 mins from the CBD). Get ready for an awesome adventure-packed day out. One that will guarantee to wear the kids out and, if you’re anything like me, give those calves a decent workout. Be sure to wear your sneakers! There’s so much to do here, you can easily spend a whole day OR better yet, make a weekend of it, and camp here! Activities...

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Shellwater BnB – Sellicks Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula

We have found the most fantastic family friendly B&B – it’s Shellwater @ Sellicks Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula! This holiday house will easily sleep two families and is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It’s only a short walk to Sellicks Beach, with beach access and has a playground at the end of the street! Perfect for a couple of families or groups of friends looking for a Fleurieu...

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Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative, come take a look at our recent visit. Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you...

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An Innes Itinerary

Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park is our favourite places to visit in South Australia so we’ve come up with a few Innes Itinerary ideas in case you’re planning a school holiday visit So, where is Innes you ask? Innes National Park is located on the Yorke Peninsula, around 3.5 hours from Adelaide. You’ll more than likely head North out of Adelaide to Port Wakefield, turn left and drive past Ardrossan, Minlaton,...

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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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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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Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale – you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in Adelaide, we are dedicated to showcasing family-friendly wineries that are small enough to give us...

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The BIG Rocking Horse and Toy Factory Gumeracha

Head up to Gumeracha to see the Big Rocking Horse – the World’s Biggest! – where you can even climb up and receive a certificate of achievement upon completion! The Big Rocking Horse makes a great visit in the Adelaide Hills area – climb to the top of the Rocking Horse, check out the awesome toy factory, grab a bite to eat and see all the animals. There is an onsite 7 acre wildlife park, with heaps of native animals from red...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula…while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes businesses in more ways than one. The café consists of mainly outdoor seating around an...

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Copper Coast Putt Putt

The Copper Coast Tourism Centre at Kadina offers a really impressive putt putt course which will get those family competitive juices flowing. As someone who takes putt putt quite seriously, I was very impressed with the quality of the course and the variety of challenging holes. This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday! Sometimes putt putt can be a little on the lower end on the fun scale if the place isn’t up to scratch, but...

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