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Top Things to do in Adelaide in the School Holidays

Your Guide to the Top Things to do in Adelaide with Kids in the School Holidays
Find a great list of places to visit, things to do and see with kids in Adelaide during the school holidays. From bushwalking, playground visits and beaches to museums, indoor play centres and active adventures, there is no shortage of […]

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Family Mountain Bike Park | Aston Hills | Mt Barker | Review

Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]

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Amy Gillett Bikeway | Bike Riding | Review

A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. 
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]

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Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves

Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves
There are some great parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the reserves and parks that we’ve included below have plenty of play options for kids, shady spots, plus areas to sit and enjoy a picnic and most importantly, […]

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Flying Fox Harnesses | All Abilities Playgrounds in South Australia

Flying Fox Harnesses at All Abilities Playgrounds in South Australia

South Australia now has an ever-growing number of inclusive playgrounds or playgrounds with all abilities equipment. This includes equipment like the Flying Fox Harness which can now be found at numerous playgrounds. These harnesses are a wonderful addition, allowing children who need support to ride the […]

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Libraries in South Australia | What’s on offer at your local council library

 
Libraries in South Australia – Find out what’s on offer at your local council library
Council libraries have always been a haven for book lovers seeking a quiet cosy corner to escape from the world. While they still have cosy corners, couches and an amazing collection of fabulous books for children and adults, they also […]

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Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens | Review

Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Hidden lanes, parks and tennis courts make Colonel Light Gardens a quirky Adelaide suburb to visit. Such spaces have also inspired a podcast called Model Suburb.
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Adelaide’s answer to Pleasantville.
Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, […]

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Views,Trips & Dips | Parks, Beaches, Caravan Parks & Tourism | Local Government of SA

Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australian’s are so fortunate to have beautiful sandy beaches, shady parks and reserves, fantastic walking trails and amazing regional destinations to explore on holidays.
Many of the places we visit and the amenities we use while we’re enjoying holidays have been provided by and are maintained […]

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School Holiday Dates

Adelaide School Holiday Dates | School Terms in South Australia

See our Adelaide April School Holiday Guide for fun ideas
Find useful dates for Adelaide school holidays and school term dates for South Australia here:
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2020/2021: Saturday 12 December 2020 – Tuesday 26 January 2021
School Term 1  |  27 January 2021 – 9 April 2021 
AUTUMN HOLIDAYS: Saturday 10 April 2021 – Monday 26 April 2021 
School Term 2 […]

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Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia

Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia
South Australia’s regional towns have some fabulous council playgrounds for kids to explore. Many have been transformed in recent years and have some very special features that you won’t find anywhere else in S.A. Karoonda playground is the latest to have been updated and features a 3 storey tower, […]

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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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Mega Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | Review

Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]

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Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres & Cafes

Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres and cafes
Indoor Play Cafes in Adelaide
Rainy days. Scorching hot days. There are times when it’s just not practical to play outside, but kids need somewhere to burn off energy without running around the living room!
Play centres, play cafes and indoor activity centres are perfect for keeping kids entertained. Most also have […]

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Barossa Valley | Family Friendly Places to Visit | South Australia

Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]

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Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
Bushwalking and walking outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family, talking, relaxing, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. There are so many fantastic places to explore in Adelaide and around South Australia. 
Some walks are more suited to prams and toddlers as they […]

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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RoofClimb | Adelaide Oval | Everything you need to know about doing a RoofClimb | Review

RoofClimb – Experience a birds eye 360° view over the beautiful city of Adelaide and beyond from the Adelaide Oval Rooftops 
The Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a unique experience both locals and visitors to Adelaide should all add to their bucket list.
If you’ve ever been to Adelaide Oval to watch an event you may have noticed groups […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Disc Golf Course | Free Family Outdoor Fun

Disc Golf Course in the Adelaide Park Lands 
The latest addition to the sport of Disc Golf is a new course in the Adelaide Park Lands, just across the road from Rymill Park.  Never played before?  Don’t worry, this course is perfect for new players.  Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however instead of a […]

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Whispering Wall – Barossa Reservoir | Williamstown | Review

Whispering Wall at Williamstown | Review
Whispering Wall, otherwise known as the Barossa Reservoir, is approximately 1 hours drive from Adelaide in the Barossa Valley, near the township of Williamstown.
Many Adelaideans will remember visiting this iconic destination as children mostly for the novelty value. The wall is aptly named ‘Whispering Wall’ because of its parabola effect […]

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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds – Adelaide & Regional South Australia

Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]

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National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | Review

Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]

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Funtopia Prospect – Adelaide’s Largest Indoor Adventure Playground | Review

Funtopia Prospect in Sefton Park | Adelaide Indoor Playground Review
From a rock-climbing arena to an action-packed playground, Adelaide’s newest indoor adventure park and cafe has it all.
by Carla Caruso
Funtopia definitely is a utopia of fun, with a capital F.
The indoor adventure park – SA’s largest! – officially opened its doors in February 2020 and has […]

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Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills
If you like rolling hills, bushland, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip. It’s only a 20 minute drive from the City of Adelaide […]

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Exploring Glenelg, including the Beachouse & Giant Ferris Wheel | Review

A day out in Glenelg, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
There’s no need to travel interstate for amusement fun – this bayside suburb has it in spades.
South Australia’s favourite palindrome is definitely G-L-E-N-E-L-G.
While I spent a lot of weekends there as a youngster, since having kids, it’s sometimes fallen off my radar … But not this summer!
With […]

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Kangaroo Island for Families | Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island, South Australia
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think […]

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Monash Adventure Park | Riverland, SA | Playground Review

Monash Adventure Park – one of South Australia’s favourite family playgrounds.
by Katrina Gogel
A family day out in the Riverland must include a trip to Monash Adventure Park!
Developed by local Monash identity Grant Telfer in the 1960’s, the original adventure-style play equipment was a sight and an experience to behold. For some of the truly amazing […]

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Marion Holiday Park | A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide

 
Marion Holiday Park – A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide
by Carla Caruso
Escape the city at at this family-friendly resort, featuring pools, waterslides, palm trees and entertainment galore. 
One of the less fun things about holidays can be the ‘getting there’ bit … from airport queues to the “Are we there yet?” cries from the back […]

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville.  As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]

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G’day Parks | Holiday Parks | South Australia

G’day Parks in South Australia
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next family getaway, G’day Parks has more than 40 locations in South Australia to choose from.
Australia’s largest holiday park network with 280+ locations across the country, G’day Parks offers plenty of choice when it comes to your authentic Aussie family holiday experience. Whether […]

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Mega Adventure Adelaide – Aerial Park at West Beach

  
Mega Adventure Park

Mega Adventure Park is Australia’s most iconic aerial adventure park, located at West Beach in Adelaide. There’s aerial adventures, obstacles and fun for all ages, plus amazing views over the coastline. 

Mega Climb 
With over 70 obstacles available for you to tackle at your own level and speed, the MegaClimb is perfect for anyone wanting […]

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50 Great Walks & Hikes for Kids & Families | Walking SA | South Australia

50 Great Walks and Hikes for Kids & Families in South Australia
Walking and hiking with kids is a great way for families to spend quality time together outdoors. There are some really easy, short walks in South Australia which are great for little legs, while older kids will enjoy the challenge of more adventurous hikes.
Walking […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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AFL Max Adelaide | An AFL Experience Like No Other | Review

AFL Max – A unique Adelaide AFL experience like no other!
by Katrina Gogel
AFL Max opened its doors for the first time and my six-year-old Auskicker and I went along to experience the fun and excitement.
The brainchild of former Crows player James Podsiadly, AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. The […]

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Dillons Norwood Bookshop | Adelaide’s Biggest Book Store for Children

Dillons Norwood Bookshop
Dillons Bookshop in Norwood is South Australia’s largest independent family owned bookshop.  They recently completed a renovation to double the size of their children’s section and it is well worth a visit.
South Australia’s largest independent family owned book shop for more than 20 years, Dillons is well known for its massive range of […]

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AFL Max | AFL Family Entertainment Centre | Opening Jul 2019

AFL Max – Australia’s first dedicated AFL family entertainment centre!
AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. Backed by the biggest names in the sport, their state-of-the-art facility brings together the latest technology and traditional skills development for players and fans of all ages.
Merging state of the art technology and traditional […]

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Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide
If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where […]

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Adelaide’s Only Giant Tube Slides | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review

Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Adelaide’s only tube slides opened on 2 February 2019 at Woodhouse Activity Centre
What exactly is a tube slide you may be wondering? Well, think of a waterslide, but without the water. It’s set up on a hill slope in the beautiful 54 hectare grounds of the Woodhouse Activity Centre, home of […]

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School Holiday Dates

Adelaide School Holiday Dates 2019 | South Australia Term Dates 2019

Adelaide School Holidays 2019
School Holiday Dates & School Term Dates for South Australia
Your handy reference guide for South Australia school holiday dates and public holidays (and the other states as well).
Term 1: Tuesday 29 January 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019
AUTUMN – April Adelaide School Holidays: Saturday 13 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2: […]

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TreeClimb Adelaide Aerial Adventure Park in the City | What You Need to Know

TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park, and it’s right in the Adelaide city park lands.
Here’s what you need to know about TreeClimb
TreeClimb offers adventure seekers 7 elevated tree walk courses, plus zip lines, within the 16,000 sqm zone setting of Kurrangga Park. It’s suitable for ages 3 years and over, above 100cm […]

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