Fully Fenced Playgrounds in Adelaide

How good is a fully fenced playground! Luckily we have heaps of fully fenced playgrounds & playspaces all over Adelaide, so if your little one is a runner (we sympathise!)check out the options below where you can take your toddler for a play without worrying that they will escape or get too close to the road. Fully fenced playgrounds are also great for group catch ups with lots of kids, as it’s sooooo much easier to keep an eye on everyone in a contained area. So no matter where you or your friends live in Adelaide or across South Australia, get a group together & head to one of these ripper fully fenced playgrounds for your next day out!


Keith Stephenson Park – Mt Barker

Find it at: Adelaide Road, Mount Barker Keith Stephenson Park had been upgraded and re-opened in December 2023! Keith Stephenson Park is the premier district reserve for the Council area. It hosts major events such as carols by candlelight and is a meeting place for families across the district. It is located on the Laratinga Trail, a shared use path that is the spine of the open space network and links as far as Newnham Estate and the Summit...

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Marshmallow Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub

Marshmallow Park on Glen Osmond Road, in the Adelaide Parklands is a firm favourite with our families from the 2 year old to the 10 year old. With its huge new renovation, there is now heaps more to explore at this site – also known as Pelzer Park or Pityarilla activity hub! The renovation includes some brilliant new nature play features, alongside more traditional swings, slides and climbing frames. There is a great water feature...

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What the Croque! Café

Hello brand new Adelaide café that your kids are going to LOVE every bit as much as you will! With a delicious French inspired menu, think next level toasties like the OG Croque: Leg Ham, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese and Home Made Béchamel, toasted on sourdough. Plus some of the best coffee we have had in a while AND a beautiful adjoining fenced out door playground – we are SOLD. So, we’ve shamelessly stalked owners Amy and Eric...

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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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Semaphore South Foreshore

Find it at: Esplanade, Semaphore South (Opposite Arthur Street) Port Adelaide Enfield Council have opened a fabulous $400, 000 playground at Semaphore South on the foreshore. The beauty of this one is the consultation phase invited local kids to draw what they wanted to see in the new playground, with some of the entries below inspiring the boat themed elements! How great is that. With plenty of equipment to satisfy even the most avid climbers,...

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Da Costa Reserve, Glenelg East

Find it at: Whyatt Street, Glenelg East As I rocked up to this playground my first reaction was WOW. This recently upgraded playground is huge and would appeal to a variety of ages. This playground is fully fenced and has lots of different styles of climbing equipment for the kids. The play equipment has enough to keep the big kids and little ones entertained, with the flying fox a real hit here (at least the kids get a decent ride!) The tower...

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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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Stanley Street Reserve

Find it at: Stanley Street, Glengowie This one will have your little crew buzzing (little bee humour there…you will see why in the pics), with this bee hive themed playground opening in May 2021. This has jumped straight into some of our favourite playgrounds, with some very unique pieces of play equipment and a real commitment to the bee theme (even if the ride on bees do look sort of like they will appear in your nightmares at some...

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Meadows Playground

Find it at: Battunga Road, Meadows Not every playground needs to cost a million bucks and have every whizz bang feature to be a memorable day out does it. Sometimes it is all about the serenity and a relaxing moment in a busy day, where you can sit and the kids can play. Well the Meadows Playground, about 20 minutes south of Mt Barker, is one of those spots. Fully fenced, and with some absolutely beautiful natural shade (Trees. Lots of trees),...

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Kesmond Reserve

Find it at: Everard Avenue, Keswick *** April 2021 Update – Consultation closed on upgrade*** We stumbled across this fab little fully fenced playground and found out later that it is in the process of getting a major upgrade! Stay tuned to see how the plans unfold over the next few months. As it stands this place is a fantastic local facility, with a shaded modern playground full of unique climbing areas for the kids to explore. The...

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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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Bush Magic Playground

Find it at: Jeffcot Road, North Adelaide This beautiful spot might well be Adelaide’s best toddler playground. Let us know what you think! Set amongst the parklands adjacent the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, this fully fenced playground is shaded by the huge trees in the area and is just such a lovely serene place for a play. What I like about this playground Lots of parking available either on the street or in the Adelaide Aquatic Centre...

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Lightsview Toddler Playground

Find it at: Corner of East Parkway & North Parkway, Lightsview Any parent to a toddler knows that finding the right playground to safely entertain them is no small feat. Not only do playgrounds often cater to a mix of ages but they regularly feature slides and climbing equipment that can entice little humans to bite off a little more than they can chew. For this reason, the Lightsview Toddler Playground is a hidden gem. Situated in the...

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Brighton Oval Playground

Find it at: Brighton Road, Brighton (Highet Avenue is a side street nearby) Fully Fenced Playground! That is usually music to the the ears of a lot of people, because knowing your little tacker can run around and not actually escape is just bliss. Thankfully the newly developed Gladys Mathwin playground at the Brighton Oval sports complex is fully fenced and with a load of other must haves for parents (except toilets which weren’t readily...

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Quentin Kenihan/Rymill Park Accessible Playground

Find it at: Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) Disability advocate, writer and actor Quentin Kenihan has been memorialised with a new inclusive playground built in Rymill Park. The $1m playspace, promised by the Premier Steven Marshall to be “the very best inclusive playground in the country,” includes sensory elements, waterplay and features that encourage shared play and will be suitable for children and parents with...

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