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 […]
Dora Gild Playground upgrade
[ 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 […]
A new vision for Cleland Wildlife Park was launched today, with exciting ideas to make this much loved South Australian park an “an international, world-class visitor destination”.
The focus would be on conservation, education and entertainment, with a bit of adventure thrown in too.
While continuing its focus as a wildlife park, new features such as a […]
A $320,000 playground is set to be opened in Thalassa Park in Aberfoyle Park this month, ready for the summer school holidays.
The new playground will be nature play orientated with a tunnel slide, climbing logs, boardwalk and a significant bespoke item from Germany, all designed to keep the kids interested and engaged.
Thalassa Park and Gardens […]
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 […]
A new cafe has just opened in the north east corner of Victoria Park – Kiosk on 16
After years of renovating the heritage listed building that sits along side the Britannia roundabout, Kiosk on 16 quietly opened their doors last weekend. With fresh landscaping and plenty of shade, the small outdoor cafe can be found […]
An easy bushwalk for kids – Eurilla Track to Mt Lofty Summit
Has your family ever had those days when everyone is feeling a little frustrated at being cooped up, the telly has been on too long and you’re all a little fidgety? We find a bush walk makes everyone feel happier and calmer in our […]
Ridge Park Myrtle Bank
The City of Unley’s Ridge Park has everything you need for a fun family day outdoors. From fabulous play equipment and BBQ facilities to sport courts and wide open play spaces, this area is suitable for all ages.
At over five hectares, Ridge Park is home to a large oval, tennis and basketball/netball […]
Another New Playground for Adelaide Families – Semaphore Park’s Newest Playground Opens
The upgrade to Point Malcolm Reserve playground on Military Road has been completed and it looks fantastic. There are play spaces designed for kids of all ages.
There are these climbing frames with a double lookout below joined by a net crossing and big slide. […]
The Adelaide to Melbourne drive is a long one with around eight hours of driving. However if you break it up with a few fun stops it’s actually a pretty good road trip for families.
One of the favourite stops along the way is the Keith Playground. The reason why? It’s because of this classic […]
Nature Play SA and National Parks SA Park of the Month for September 2017 – Morialta Conservation Park
For September 2017 Nature Play SA and National Parks SA Park have joined together to provide a range of fun and FREE events to be held at various locations within the iconic Morialta Conservation Park.
With the opening of […]
The new Morialta Conservation Park Playground is ready for play, and it’s pretty amazing.
Morialta Playground “Mukanthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (map)
We’ve been very excited since we saw the concept plans months ago for a stunning new playground in Morialta Conservation Park. It promised to delight children with a design incorporating […]
Unley Oval Hilltop Playground
The City of Unley has opened their new Hilltop Playground at Unley Oval.
The new playground replaces the old pirate ship and is found at the corner of Frederick Street and Trimmer Terrace at the top of Unley Oval. The new play space is jungle themed and includes a 5-metre tower with great […]
Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground
This is a fabulous inclusive playspace set in a family-friendly reserve and a great spot for a day out.
Review by Susannah Marks
The City of Charles Sturt and WillPlay have come together to create this inclusive play space at Allenby Gardens Reserve. With custom-designed equipment by Willplay SA, this is their first wheelchair accessible play […]
Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground
Looking for some green space and a safe, fenced playground for your little ones? Dunstone Grove (also known as Linde Reserve) is a fabulous destination.
Review by Susannah Marks
Just over the road from the Avenues Shopping Centre in Stepney, Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve has something to interest kids of all ages from toddlers […]
Park of the month for August 2017 is Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park
Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun and free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park throughout the month of August 2017.
Plan a trip to beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood
Located in the pretty Adelaide foothills suburb of Blackwood, Wittunga Botanic Garden is an historic 13-hectare property featuring a vast array of plants and trees, wildlife, open play areas, a lake, seating options and walking trails.
As soon you enter Wittunga Botanic Garden, you’ll instantly hear the delightful […]
[ July 16, 2017; ]
Guided Bus Tour of Belair National Park
Discover Belair National Park from the comfort of a mini bus by registering for a FREE guided bus tour on Sunday 16 July.
Access areas of the park that are only accessible to rangers and take in the spectacular city views from Queens Jubilee Drive and sights that you cannot see […]
Avenue Road Reserve Cumberland Park – New Playground Upgrade June 2017
The City of Mitcham’s fun new playground upgrade means there’s something to interest all ages
Tucked away on a suburban street in Cumberland Park, this is a great place to go to let the kids run off steam. It’s a fabulous open space the whole family can enjoy and […]
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month for June 2017 is Mount Remarkable National Park.
Mount Remarkable National Park is defined by rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges, steep vegetated valleys, and exposed red quartzite cliffs with parts of the landscape dating back to 800 millions years ago. The climate is unique – it is a cross-over […]
“Enchanted Garden” Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Shortlisted for the first ever “Australia’s Best Playground” competition this is a beautiful playground with an Enchanted Garden theme and plenty of nature play opportunities. Our playground testers give it the big thumbs-up so if you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s fun for kids of all ages, […]
The Gums Reserve Tranmere Review
What a great park for a BBQ or a picnic with friends. The many Gum trees providing shade over this expansive reserve make it an ideal spot for a hot summer’s day. With plenty of room for everyone The Gums Reserve is a good place to come and let off some steam.
Our kids […]
Barrans Reserve toddler nature play and adventure play area – NEW as at June 2017
Mitcham has a fabulous new toddler playground! Review by Susannah Marks
We went to check out the new nature play and adventure play area that has just been completed at Barrans Reserve in Mitcham. Designed to complement the existing play equipment for bigger kids, […]
[ June 10, 2017 to June 12, 2017. ]
Mount Remarkable – Nature Play Park of the Month June 2017
Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Mt Remarkable National Park throughout the month of June. Whether you are camping or live locally, come […]
Train Park Croydon Playground Review
This train-themed, fenced playground in Croydon is perfect for kids who love trains
Review by Susannah Marks
If your kids are train enthusiasts then put this fun, train-themed playground on your list of playgrounds in Adelaide to visit. It’s one of our favourite playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide. Although it’s actually called Croydon Playground Reserve my […]
The recently completed Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve in Blackwood has opened to the public.
This nature play reserve has some challenging equipment for all ages including a water play area and sandpit, slide and swings, carved lazy kangaroo, and giant gumnuts. It is set in the beautiful natural setting of Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve.
Note: There is a picnic […]
Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground and Fix Specialty Coffee Review
Kids will love the fire engine, motorbikes and half basketball court at Twelftree Reserve, and parents will be pleased to know that great coffee is not too far away.
It’s not often we stumble across a playground that will appeal to both toddlers and bigger kids. Twelftree Reserve […]
Mildura Water Play Park Review
Hugh King Drive | Mildura Victoria
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written this review of Mildura Water Play Park – thanks for sharing with us.
We wish that this Water Play Park was in Adelaide!
A little while ago these beautiful Adelaide Triplets reviewed Mildura Water Park […]
Sitters Memorial Drive Playground Review
For kids who love to climb this playground is worth a visit.
We found ourselves in Burnside one afternoon with plenty of energy to burn, and we put this playground to the test, having heard it was a lot of fun for keen climbers.
The kids leapt out of the car and raced over […]
Review of Katherine Street Reserve Playground, Fullarton
Katherine Street Reserve in Fullarton opened last year – to the delight of the local community.
Review by Susannah Marks
A newly constructed playground, Katherine Street Reserve has been designed to combine nature play elements with the more ‘expected’ playground structures, and to create a space for the whole community. There […]