South Australian Beaches
Adelaide has an envious selection of city beaches stretching from North Haven all the way down to Sellicks Beach and beyond in the south.
Most of Adelaide’s central beaches are less than 30 minutes drive from the city, with the spectacular southern beaches about an hour away. Planning a day on the sand is […]
South Australian Beaches
Where to hire a bike in Adelaide and SA’s best cycling trails.
Cycling is something the whole family can enjoy, from pre-schoolers still on training wheels to teenagers on mountain bikes. Kids can gain confidence away from traffic in areas such as the Victoria Park criterium track before venturing out at a leisurely pace on one […]
The Sports Vouchers program provides an opportunity for school-aged children in South Australia from Reception to Year 9 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees and learn to swim programs.
A record number of 88,749 Sports Vouchers were claimed in 2023, saving South Australian families nearly $9 million. In 2024, […]
FREE Dental Check-ups for Preschoolers at SA Dental
Did you know that preschoolers can receive a free dental check-up at any SA Dental clinic across the state!? This Dental Health Week with our friends at SA Dental, we are celebrating how our mouth and bodies are all connected and how a dental check-up can help improve […]
The central attraction in Mount Gambier is the unique Blue Lake, and it’s worth checking out if you are visiting Mount Gambier or the Limestone Coast. And yes, it really is blue!
The colour of the lake is something you really have to see with your own eyes. Photos just don’t do it justice! The best […]
Bike Paths, Pump Tracks & Trails to Explore with Kids
Bike riding is a great way to spend time together as a family exploring South Australia’s scenic bike trails. There are also plenty of paths and pump tracks around Adelaide that are perfect for younger kids.
Enjoy the freedom of a day adventure exploring the beautiful countryside […]
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 […]
South Australian Museum – Review
by Sharon Harrington
The South Australian Museum on North Terrace in the City is FREE to visit and filled with displays that will engage and enchant the little people in your life.
The fun starts as soon as you walk into the Museum. A dinosaur skeleton poised to attack is perched above the […]
The State Library of South Australia – Review of the Mortlock Wing in Adelaide
If you haven’t experienced the State Library of SA Mortlock Wing, then put it on your list for the next time you’re exploring the Adelaide CBD. It is definitely worth the visit.
by Brooke Hendry
The Mortlock Wing would have to be the most […]
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 […]
Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.
Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic open space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench seating, lawn areas, shade structures and a fabulous water play area.
Enjoy the serenity as the ground comes to life […]
Best ideas for a day of FREE family fun in the city.
If you are planning a day in the city of Adelaide with kids and are looking for some family adventures, there are plenty of things to do for free. From fabulous nature playspaces, beautiful parks and gardens to BMX bike tracks, galleries and museums, […]
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the city. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic or walk at any time of year.
Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready […]
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Australian Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) located in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen is home to the Australian Space Agency and opened to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre are able to explore the latest innovations in space technologies and learn about Australia’s role in expanding national […]
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 […]
Adelaide’s Top Parks, Play Spaces, Playgrounds & Reserves
There are so many fabulous parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the play spaces we have included below make our Play & Go list of TOP PARKS in South Australia.
Each park has plenty of play […]
Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? If yes, then this trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on its way to […]
Easy Outdoor Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
We are spoilt for choice in SA with lots of bushwalking options, scenic coastal trails, easy city pathways and more. Walking in general outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family. Not only is it a great way to reduce stress, little ones love […]
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 […]
Reservoir Reserves open for public access in South Australia for a fun family day out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas.
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]
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.
Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city. The Garden represents an important example of contemporary Japanese garden design and is meticulously maintained and beautifully presented.
Established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide’s sister city partnership with the ancient city of Himeji in […]
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds. From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]
River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride
If you are looking for somewhere safe to go bike riding as a family, or just want somewhere quiet and relaxing to push the pram away from the traffic, then make your way to a section of the Linear Park Trail and hit the pavement.
From north-east of the city in […]
Belair Adventure Playground | Belair National Park, Belair
by Catherine Leo
Surrounded by more than 800 hectares of bushland, the Belair National Park Adventure Playground is an active wonderland for kids of all ages.
The playground has an old-school feel, in a brilliant way. The colours blend in with the native vegetation surrounds and there’s some good old […]
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Nothing beats the simplicity of getting back to nature. Just on the fringe of the city you can discover a peaceful section of Adelaide hidden away from the busy streets.
Stunning feature gardens, manicured lawns and the oldest avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees in Australia are just some of the delights of the […]
Tucked away behind the State Library on North Terrace you’ll find the home of South Australia’s Migration Museum.
This history museum tells the stories of the people of our State, from the early settlers in the 19th century to the refugees and asylum seekers in recent years. There are permanent exhibitions along with changing galleries to explore, […]
Located between Adelaide Botanic Garden and the Adelaide Zoo is the beautiful Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla, a 34-hectare, green oasis just a short walk from the CBD.
If you’re looking for a glorious spot to throw down a blanket and simply watch the kids run around, kick a ball and climb trees, this is the perfect place. […]