[ September 24, 2022; ]
Dune Detectives at Taperoo Dunes
Taperoo Dunes Forensic Field Officers Rae and Kym have put together some training hints to help you hone your sleuthing skills.
Take your family to seek out and learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes while you work through the Dune Detective activity sheets. This is a fun […]
[ September 24, 2022; ]
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground in Sheidow Park – Review
by Brooke Hendry
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve in Sheidow Park is a great area for families, featuring two playgrounds – one for juniors and another for the more adventurous, plus a cute Enchanted Forest, a sports area with mini soccer goals, 3 on 3 basketball court and […]
Seaside Park Playground Moana | Review
By Jo Parkinson
Ahoy, me hearties! Come aboard the pirate ship at Moana’s newest playground, Seaside Park. This treasure in the south is just waiting to be explored!
The playground is located on a large block in part of a new housing estate and is suitable for children of all ages. […]
Belair National Park Adventure Playground Review
Review by Claire Davill
The Adventure Playground in Belair National Park is an oldie but a goodie, with plenty of old-school play equipment and space to run, ride and explore. The equipment is showing its age but has obviously stood the test of time and still provides plenty of adventure for […]
[ June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. ]
Adelaide National Park City Month
June will be a month-long celebration of Adelaide becoming a National Park City, with events being held across metropolitan South Australia.
The term ‘National Park City’ doesn’t mean a place that has a conservation framework like the usual national parks in Australia. Instead, National Park City is a global movement to create […]
The Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland is ideal for families to explore.
If you have been wondering what is looks like behind the fences around the southern end of Victoria Park, you can now explore the area after it was officially opened on Friday 6 May 2022. The path winds its way around the 3.2 hectares […]
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 […]
Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide
There are some great imaginative and fun playgrounds in Adelaide that feature Nature Play elements.
Nature Play allows children to turn off their screens and go out and play in nature. Many of these playgrounds include natural elements that might feature logs, rocks and trees so kids can get (a little) dirty, […]
Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids
You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.
Wetlands can form naturally or be […]
25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn by Nature Play SA
March, April and May usually have warm days and cool nights, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the stunning colours nature provides us with, along with some glorious weather too.
The team at Nature Play SA have put together a list of […]
[ February 26, 2022; March 5, 2022 to March 6, 2022. March 12, 2022 to March 14, 2022. ]
Grab a Gala – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
The “New Season Gala” apples are ready to be picked at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood.
The orchard fresh Galas are incredibly crisp and crunchy and the ‘Grab a Gala’ event is your chance to enjoy fresh tasty apples straight from the trees. Be among the first to get […]
New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along with the new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area, at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve.
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on […]
Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022. The impressive new play space with nature play features […]
20 Ways for Families to Connect with Nature at Home
Nature Play SA and Green Adelaide have put together a wonderful list of ways families can connect with nature at home.
From collecting flowers and twigs in the backyard to bird watching and planting a garden, there are lots of ideas below to keep little ones in […]
[ December 28, 2021; ]
Sunflower Market Day at Shimmering Pines Farm
Go and take a walk through the stunning Sunflower Field at Shimmering Pines Farm in Tarlee, located at the gateway to the Clare Valley Tourism Region. Take a sunflower selfie, browse through the market stalls and enjoy the food and music.
There will be two sessions held on Tuesday 28 […]
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve offers lots of recreational family fun.
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your must visit list in SA.
Review by Brooke Hendry
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in the Southern suburb of Happy […]
[ October 2, 2021 to October 4, 2021. ]
Spring Break – Labour Day Weekend Camping Party
Families are invited to experience the magic of Woodhouse Activity Centre during Spring with a Weekend Camping Party over the October Long Weekend.
Special activities will be running exclusively for guests staying onsite (on top of all the other awesome included activities) at no extra cost.
Stay for one night, […]
[ September 30, 2021; ]
Free Family Nature Play Event – Seaford Community Centre
FREE family nature play event in the school holidays to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Seaford Meadows Nature Play Group.
Go along for a day filled with free nature play activities at the Seaford Meadows Scout Hall. Take along the whole family (no pets allowed) a […]
Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]
[ July 14, 2021 to July 15, 2021. ]
Cubbies by the Creek! – Nature Play SA
Cubbies by the Creek is coming to Belair National Park during the July School Holidays.
Join Nature Play SA for wild adventures with family and friends as Cubbies by the Creek returns on 14 – 15 July 2021.
This event is recommended for children aged 5 – 12 years. While […]
[ July 9, 2021; ]
Fun with Kites and Nature amongst the Wetlands at Warriparinga
Enjoy kite decorating, treasure hunts and guided walks throughout the 3.5 hectares of reserve at Bedford Park.
Make sure to take along everything you need for a picnic and enjoy a winter’s day out. Along with kite decorating there will be nature treasure hunts, plus guided environmental […]
25 Things To Do In Winter for Adelaide Families
Looking for some fun winter inspiration to get out and about with the kids?
Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until spring! The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and it’s wetter underfoot, but Nature Play SA’s list of 25 things to do in winter […]
[ May 29, 2021; ]
Cleland Blitz 2021
Roll up your sleeves and put your green thumbs to good use at the Cleland Blitz at Cleland Wildlife Park.
Their scaly, furry and feathered friends love meeting new people but hate cleaning up after themselves – help them keep their park beautiful.
Spend the day at Cleland Wildlife Park and help them re-vamp their […]
[ April 13, 2021; ]
Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace – Review
Wittunga Botanic Garden’s nature playspace is a fabulous space that provides a unique place to play in a glorious botanical setting.
It was opened in April 2021 and designed with the aim to be a fun way for children to learn about the environment and build strong connections with nature. […]
Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden. Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook […]
[ March 28, 2021; ]
Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]
[ March 20, 2021; ]
Southern Barossa Alliance Nature Adventure Day
The Southern Barossa Alliance, the Williamstown Action Group and the Barossa Local Drug Action Team are hosting a Barossa Nature Adventure Day to promote health and wellbeing, networking and resilience, as the community continues to transition from COVID19 crisis to COVID 19 normal living.
This Nature Adventure Day will be held […]
[ March 14, 2021; ]
The Sustainability Picnic
Enjoy discussion, information and activities with your neighbours and friends at the Uraidla Sustainability Picnic.
Be challenged by their speakers, who will inspire and challenge your thinking on sustainability and climate change and help you think about what and how we can make our community more sustainable.
Take Inspiration from their “Sustainable Conversations” program, talk […]
[ March 20, 2021 to March 21, 2021. ]
Tipsy Hill – Open Gardens SA
Tipsy Hill, a one-of-a-kind property atop a hill in Blewitt Springs is opening its gardens this March, welcoming in members of the public to explore its extensive, captivating grounds and take in the breathtaking views.
It is home to wine royalty Bec Hardy, who has devoted herself to creating a charming […]