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Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australians love visiting the State’s regions to relax and unwind in the great outdoors. In the summertime, families flock to beautiful coastal and riverside areas to enjoy the many activities these hotspots have to offer.
Kids get to swim and play on pristine sandy beaches or […]

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Par 3 Golf | North Adelaide Golf Course Review

Par 3 Golf in North Adelaide
Located on the banks of the River Torrens, Par 3 is the perfect course for a quick, easy game of golf and a fun outdoor family activity – no experience required!
You’ll find North Adelaide’s 18-hole Par 3 Golf Course alongside the Torrens Weir just off War Memorial Drive.  The entrance […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Trail | Walk or Ride around the City with Kids

Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.  
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Dates | School Terms in South Australia

School Holiday Dates in South Australia
Dates for Adelaide School Holidays and 2022 School Term dates for South Australia
To help you plan ahead when making travel plans and booking accomodation for your next family trip, here’s where you’ll find the current year’s school term dates, school holiday dates and our SA’s public holidays.  
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2021/2022
Saturday […]

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Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

Your Guide to Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia
We may be biased, but we think South Australia produces some of the best wine in the world and our wineries provide the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food, great platters and wine. More and more wineries are also catering for families with […]

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SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park | Review

SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park – Review
If you haven’t checked out SHANX Mini Golf yet be sure to put it on your list of things to do in Adelaide!  
Situated along side the Regency Park Community Golf Course, just 10 minutes from the city, SHANX recently opened their gates and were inundated with groups […]

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TreeClimb Adelaide | Aerial Adventure Park | Adelaide

TreeClimb Adelaide – Aerial Adventure Park
TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands. TreeClimb offers 8 elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurrangga Park (Blue Gum park).
Grand Course
The Grand Course consists of over 50 obstacles, designed for thrill seekers and […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Bike Centre Adelaide | Bonython Park | Review

SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]

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Top Things to do in South Australia for Families

Top Things to do in South Australia for Families
If you’re visiting Adelaide and are keen to explore beyond the city and venture a little further out, you will find fabulous cafes, good coffee almost everywhere, lovely parks and gardens and wildlife parks.
Plus there are great bushwalks and bike rides to do and if you’re looking […]

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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 offer […]

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Kangaroo Island | Best Family Friendly Places to Eat and Drink

Where to Eat & Drink on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island has some amazing family-friendly cafes and restaurants dotted around the island. The island is known for its Ligurian Honey but it is also full of suprises including the best fish and chips possibly anywhere in SA, located in one of the most remote parts of the […]

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Kangaroo Island | Top Places to Visit

Kangaroo Island – A fantastic family holiday destination
Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for a family holiday. It’s a great place to relax and unwind on one of its stunning beaches or enjoy quality family time exploring the island’s scenic wonders. You can also get up close to native wildlife, experience a range of adventure […]

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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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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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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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West Beach Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | Review

West Beach Adventure Aerial Playground
West Beach Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure  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 West Beach Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles to be tackled […]

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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.

You can pick […]

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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 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 ball and […]

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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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Adelaide Zoo | Visiting the Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must-visit destination for families with children of all ages.  Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement […]

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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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