Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where kids will be able to play for hours.

Princess Elizabeth Playground | Mirnu Wirra (Park 21)

There is a fantastic giant spider web, large tower slide and swinging basket here plus plenty of play equipment for all ages.

Marshmallow Playspace and Oxbow Playspace | Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19)

Updated only last year, the Pityarilla Activity Hub has a renewed creek bed, water play area and a slide which is great news for adventurous kids. The area is fully fenced with shelter and picnic tables, access to BBQs and toilets plus a half basketball court and tennis court. There are swings, slides and a sandpit plus large wooden climbing frames, boulder island and stepping stones.

Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19) |  Off northern end of Glen Osmond Road

TreeClimb Adelaide

Adelaide’s first nature-based aerial adventure park offers six elevated tree walk courses, including a range of suspension lines, bridges, flying foxes and climbing obstacles set amongst the beautiful trees of the Adelaide Park Lands.

Kurangga (Park 20) | Corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads

The Shadow Initiation – SA Museum

Covering the majority of the Museum’s permanent displays, The Shadow Initiation is a digital adventure game that will encourage you to see your favourite Museum galleries and objects in a new light. The aim of the game is to work with family and friends to accrue as many points as possible by completing challenges and discovering hidden objects from the Museum’s archives and collections.

Taking place on a tablet, up to four people can play at one time. With over 40 challenges to choose from and one hour on the clock, players work their way through the Museum, strategically selecting which challenges to accept and trying to complete as many as possible within the allocated time.

North Terrace, Adelaide | located between the State Library and Art Gallery

Adelaide Zoo

The Adelaide Zoo features a Children’s Zoo, an amazing nature playground and a huge range of beloved zoo animals including birds, tigers, lions, frogs, snakes, meerkats and more. Plus it’s the only zoo in Australia where you can see Giant Pandas – Wang Wang & Fu Ni.

Frome Road, Adelaide

Nature's Playground Adelaide Zoo slide

Kurangga BMX Tracks | Kurangga (Park 20)

If your kids love bike riding, they will love the newly updated BMX park. There are now 4 tracks which cater for all skill levels.

Kurangga (Park 20) | Corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads

Popeye & Paddle Boats on the River Torrens

Take a leisurely cruise along the River Torrens on the iconic Popeye boat. You can catch Popeye from the landing at Elder Park or from the Adelaide Zoo landing, located down the stairs, below the Frome Road pedestrian crossing closest to the Zoo entrance.

If you would prefer to paddle your way down the river, small paddle boats are also available for hire.

Go on a Bike Ride or Scoot Along the River Torrens Linear Park Trail

The Linear Park pathway allows bikes, scooters, prams and those on foot to enjoy the beautiful views along the River Torrens. There are plenty of spots you can stop at to enjoy a picnic, get a coffee, snack or lunch; or head for a play at the Bonython Park playground which is along this path.

river torrens adelaide scoot ride

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At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Play & Go; SA Museum website; supplied


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