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 […]
Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground Review
Soldiers Memorial Reserve is a beautifully kept park with everything you could need for a fun family outing. Located by the seaside along The Esplanade at Victor Harbor, it’s a great spot for picnics or gatherings as there’s plenty of space and good facilities.
Review by Susannah Marks
Soldiers Memorial Reserve […]
GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park
You can’t miss this brightly coloured playground as you drive along the foreshore at Victor Harbor. You’ll find it between the Soldiers Memorial Garden and the Causeway Plaza, just next to one of the safe swimming beaches in Victor Harbor.
Victor Harbor Train Park playground review by Susannah Marks
[ February 10, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Felixstow Reserve Official Opening
Be amongst the first to experience the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peter’s newest park. Gather your family and friends, and join the fun at Felixstow Reserve for the Official Opening.
From 10am until 2pm they will have a free BBQ, kids entertainment, live music, and more. The new park has been redeveloped […]
Swing into action with Mega Adventure’s thrilling new addition!
Mega Adventure at West Beach has launched a brand new attraction this month – a Giant Swing. Combining the thrill of swinging fast and high through the air with gorgeous ocean views, this activity is sure to get the adrenaline racing.
Wearing the same harness required to participate […]
[ December 22, 2018; ]
Official Opening of Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Help celebrate the opening of Waikerie’s new Water & Nature Play Park.
On Saturday 22 December 2018 the park will be officially opened. There will be a free sausage sizzle and visitors will be the first to try out the park. Bring the family and explore the new surroundings […]
[ December 20, 2018; ]
New playground launch event at West Torrens Memorial Gardens
The new West Torrens Memorial Gardens playground will be officially opened on Thursday 20 December 2018, 11am – 1pm.
Be one of the first to experience this new play space. Climb, swing, balance, explore and create with water and sand.
Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities.
For more […]
New Playground at Mitcham Reserve Opening Soon
Have you been watching the progress of the new nature playground at Mitcham Reserve? It is nearly finished!
City of Mitcham Council consulted the community when choosing a design, and the results overwhelmingly favoured this design which included more nature play and less conventional play.
The playground will feature a mixture […]
Heron Way Reserve Playground – Hallett Cove
The major upgrade of Heron Way Reserve has taken place and is now open for play as of November 2018. It features a new playground, commemorative space, fitness equipment and picnic facilities. It is adjacent to Grand Central Avenue Reserve.
Most of the playground is under large shade sails, making […]
[ November 10, 2018 to November 12, 2018. ]
Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden
Once again there will be a fabulous program of speakers, nurseries, refreshments and surprises providing entertainment and inspiration for the thousands of visitors from across Australia who visit this dry lands garden.
Click here to read the program of talks
As always, local nurseries will be sharing their knowledge and selling plants.
Angus Neill Reserve Playground Review
The new playground at Angus Neill Reserve, on The Esplanade in Seacliff was officially opened in September 2018, and our playground reviewers reckon this beautiful seaside park is well worth a visit.
Review by Susannah Marks
You’ll find Angus Neill Reserve just over the road from beautiful Seacliff Beach. It’s a gorgeous spot […]
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 […]
[ October 27, 2018; 8:30 am; ]
The Cleland Blitz is fast approaching and Clealand Wildlife Park are looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to help out for the morning giving their much loved park a tidy up and general make-over.
Tasks include weeding, mulching and general gardening duties. This giant working bee is a great opportunity for people of […]
St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review
Torrens Road, near the corner of Cheltenham Road, St Clair
The St Clair Playspace was built as part of the huge residential development on the former Cheltenham Racecourse site, and opened in August 2016.
It’s a fabulous playground catering to kids of different ages, and sits beside beautiful wetlands. However, there […]
The City’s Best Playspaces
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playspaces where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a list to make it quick and easy to pick a city playground that will please kids of all ages and abilities.
The Bonython Activity Hub is larger […]
[ September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018. ]
Onkaparinga River National Park & Onkaparinga River Recreation Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month for September 2018
All are invited to celebrate Onkaparinga River National Park and Onkaparinga River Recreation Park as Park of the Month this September.
These parks offer a diverse range of hiking trails that take you from the rugged Onkaparinga […]
[ September 16, 2018; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
A new nature play space at Weigall Oval will be opened on Sunday 16 September 2018 with a Family Fun Day.
The opening of a new nature play space in the City of West Torrens will recognise the Weigall Oval Trainers Association’s long-standing affiliation with Weigall Oval.
Hon. John Trainer OAM, Mayor, City of West Torrens will unveil commemorative […]
Blackwood Park Treetop Park is now open – August 2018
The new Treetop Park at Blackwood Park is now officially open. This new playground looks like a lovely spot for a play with fun for adventurous kids who love climbing and being up high. Plus there’s great equipment and sand pit area for younger ones too. […]
Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide)
Military Road & Wandana Terrace, Taperoo (car park and entrance on Military Road)
Review by Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide and Play & Go Adelaide
The Roy Marten Reserve, near Port Adelaide, has just had a $3.7M redevelopment and the new play space has officially opened in August 2018. The […]
City of Marion’s newest playspace – Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground – is officially open
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind […]
August Park of the Month – Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
South Australia’s Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. A beautiful place to explore, the park is a popular destination for mountain bike riding and hiking with an amazing network of new shared-use trails. This month you can […]
[ September 9, 2018; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]
Angus Neill Reserve Playspace Official Opening
You are invited to the Official Opening of the new nature playspace at Angus Neill Reserve, Seacliff. The event will include an official ribbon cutting as well as kid’s craft activities, live music, face painters, a coffee van, a delicious BBQ by the Rotary Club of Somerton Park and of […]
East Terrace Glover Playground Review – July 2018
East Terrace & Wakefield Road, Adelaide | Ityamai-itpina Park 15
Our little playground testers were delighted to have a chance to try out the cool new playground equipment at Park 15 Glover Playground East Terrace. It’s officially open to the public now.
We think the City of Adelaide has done […]
Wilfred Taylor Nature Playground | December 2019
Plans are in place to upgrade and develop a nature playground at Wilfred Taylor Reserve by the City of Onkaparinga, proposed to be completed by December 2019.
The design approach for the nature play space is to move away from the traditional standalone playground and aims to incorporate the wider […]
National Parks South Australia Park of the Month for July 2018
You’re invited by National Parks South Australia to celebrate Kangaroo Island’s national parks and reserves for Park of the Month this July.
Winter on Kangaroo Island is a great time to take up one of the spectacular walking trails on the Island. From Cape Willoughby in […]
Livvi’s Place Marion | Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Play Space
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre). […]
Fraser Reserve, Myrtle Bank
A splash of green in the quiet suburban streets of Myrtle Bank, Fraser Reserve is a pleasant place to relax with your small people. It’s right in between Portrush Road and Cross Road, and unless you’re a local, or you were driving through Myrtle Bank you’d never know it was there. […]
Glover Playground East Ityamai-itpina Park 15 | Progress Pics
East Terrace & Wakefield Road, Adelaide
Check out what’s happening at the Glover East new playspace in Adelaide.
The Glover Playground East has been closed for a couple of years so it’s great to see the new playspace progressing along now. As well as nature play elements, the concept […]
Dora Gild Playground upgrade
Playground review by Susannah Marks, May 2018
Dora Gild Playground is tucked away on a quiet street in Clarence Park. With plenty of street parking, and a range of play equipment for kids of all ages it’s a hidden treasure that is well loved by locals.
Since our last review of Dora Gild Playground there have […]
[ May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. ]
National Parks SA Park of the Month for May 2018 is Para Wirra Conservation Park
To celebrate Para Wirra Conservation Park as May 2018 Park of the Month, National Parks SA are offering free vehicle entry all month. Go along and check out the park’s new nature play forest and new walking trails, just 15 minutes from Gawler.
Para Wirra Conservation […]
Breakout Creek Reserve in Glengowrie
Breakout Creek Reserve in Glengowrie, a local playground in the City of Marion, was recently upgraded in 2018. The family friendly reserve features a mini bike circuit, nature play elements, a basket swing and a multi-station with a climbing wall, climbing net and slide.
The reserve also features established tress providing a shady […]
Marshmallow Park Playspace Upgrade | Review
Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
by Susannah Marks
Marshmallow Park has recently undergone a major facelift and the new playground has plenty of great new features to offer. It officially re-opened on 29 April 2018.
Alongside the more traditional play elements like the swings and slide there are also some interactive nature play elements […]
25 Family Friendly Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn
Adelaide may have had a hotter than usual start to Autumn this year, but as the nights get cooler and the days become mild yet sunny, it’s time to take advantage of the glorious weather!
Nature Play SA have a fabulous list of 25 Things to do […]
[ April 29, 2018; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
The new Pelzer Park/Pityarilla Activity Hub, including the Marshmallow Playspace, is opening on Sunday 29 April 2018
SEE OUR REVIEW OF THE NEW MARSHMALLOW PLAYGROUND HERE
The City of Adelaide are inviting the public to celebrate the opening of the new Pelzer Park / Pityarilla Activity Hub. Explore the space while enjoying live music, face painting and food […]
The Joe Wells Reserve project in Netley is now complete and ready for play!
Located on Comet Avenue in Netley, the new look play space is the result of a collaboration between Climbing Tree, Dirtwork Landscapes, Netley Kindergarten and the City of West Torrens. A little gem in the hidden back streets, the reserve features a collection […]
Payneham Oval Playground
Another addition to the Adelaide playgrounds we love
This is one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide and if you haven’t discovered it, we think it’s well worth a trip. Kids of all ages will love Payneham Oval Playground – there’s heaps to keep them busy and the play equipment is designed to be […]
Livvi’s Place Marion | Hendrie Street Reserve | Touched by Olivia Foundation | Building Inclusion Through Play
Livvi’s Place Marion, Hendrie Street Reserve, Park Holme
The Touched by Olivia Foundation together with the City of Marion, the South Australian Government and with the support of Channel Nine are building the State’s first inclusive playspace, Livvi’s Place Marion.
Livvi’s Place will be located at Hendrie Street Reserve, Park Holme, in the City of Marion, South […]
Loxton Pioneer Playground – Riverland, South Australia
If you are in the Riverland, it’s worth making a stop at one of the best playgrounds in South Australia. In the little town of Loxton on the Murray River, you’ll find this gem – the Loxton Pioneer Playground, which was opened in February 2015. It’s full of […]
O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park’s New Mountain Bike Trails
The new mountain bike trails at O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park are now open, just in time for the Summer school holidays.
O’Halloran Hill boasts a new range of mountain bike trails suitable for all abilities. The trails are graded as easy, intermediate and advanced.
You can cycle your way through […]
SA Councils for the Swings, Rides & Slides | Find out what services your local council provides to your community
Got plans for the weekend? What about taking the kids (or grand-kids) to the playground?
Kicking a ball around at the park and throwing a few snags on the public BBQ? Or grabbing your bathers for a dip in the local pool?
South Australian councils maintain thousands of parks and playgrounds across the State for the enjoyment of […]