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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace

Tranquility in the City – Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city, just near Hutt Street.  It is as peaceful as it is perfect.  Completely free to enter all year round, it’s a must visit experience for locals and visitors to […]

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START at the Gallery | Art Gallery of SA | Dates for 2024

[ January 7, 2024; February 1, 2024; February 4, 2024; March 3, 2024; April 7, 2024; May 5, 2024; June 2, 2024; July 7, 2024; August 4, 2024; September 1, 2024; October 6, 2024; November 3, 2024; December 1, 2024; ]
Free START Program for Children at the Art Gallery of South Australia 
An exciting introduction to art for children and their families, enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery.
START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery […]

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Funlab Entertainment & Dining Precinct | Rundle Place Adelaide

Funlab’s New Entertainment and Dining Precinct opens in Adelaide’s Rundle Place.
Funlab is a first-of-its-kind entertainment and dining precinct for all ages located on Level 1 in Rundle Place.  Bringing three of its global brands to South Australia for the first time, Funlab has created a central ‘Entertainment Place’ with Strike Bowling, Hijinx Hotel and Archie […]

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TreeClimb Aerial Adventure Park | Adelaide & Kuitpo Forest | What You Need to Know

TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park in the Adelaide city parklands and is also located at Kuitpo Forest.
Both TreeClimb at Kuitpo Forest and Adelaide offer an aerial adventure unlike any other in South Australia. Both feature amazing aerial obstacles and ziplines for all ages. TreeClimb at Kuitpo also has an aerial […]

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The Gardens Kiosk (Simpson Kiosk) | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Family friendly café set in the heart of the gorgeous Adelaide Botanic Garden
Review by Sharon Harrington
The Gardens Kiosk (Simpson Kiosk) is a favourite spot to take the kids for a light lunch, coffee and cake, or even a cheeky ice cream. The setting is beautiful, the coffee is good, the food is tasty and there […]

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Explore the South Australian Museum | Review

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 […]

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State Library of South Australia – Mortlock Wing | Review

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 […]

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Car Park Changes at the Adelaide Central Market | 3 Hours Free Parking

Parking options for the Adelaide Central Market
UPark Central Market is easily accessible from both Gouger and Grote Street and is open 24/7.   Located directly above the Market, parking fees apply and various rates are payable at different times. The first hour is free parking during Market trading hours using City of Adelaide’s UPark Plus technology (see […]

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Festival Plaza | Free Water Play | Adelaide Festival Centre

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 […]

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Adelaide’s Own Popeye | Boat Ride Along the River Torrens

Adelaide’s Boat Ride Along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri on Popeye
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons.  Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing for many.

Today the […]

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Adelaide Riverbank Torrens Lake Paddleboats

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri as a child.

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Trail | Walk or Ride around the City with Kids

Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.  
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]

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TreeClimb Adelaide | Aerial Adventure Park | Adelaide

TreeClimb Adelaide – Aerial Adventure Park
TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands. TreeClimb offers 8 elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurrangga Park (Blue Gum park).
Grand Course
The Grand Course consists of over 50 obstacles, designed for thrill seekers and […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Bike Centre Adelaide | Bonython Park

We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Bonython Park – it is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes safely and correctly.
Review by Sharon Harrington
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real traffic lights, […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide

[ May 5, 2021; ]
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 […]

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Government House Tours & Open Days | Adelaide

Government House Garden Tours & Open Days
Government House in Adelaide is the oldest Government House in Australia.
As Government House is the private residence of the Governor’s family, and the formal rooms are constantly used for official functions, it is not routinely open to the public.  The house and gardens are however occasionally opened to the […]

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Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground | Review

              
Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground
The Rymill Park playspace has had a complete upgrade and aims to be a fun space for children of all abilities to enjoy together. It was officially opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had […]

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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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RoofClimb | Adelaide Oval | Everything you need to know about doing a RoofClimb | Review

RoofClimb – Experience a birds eye 360° view over the beautiful city of Adelaide and beyond from the Adelaide Oval Rooftops 
The Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a unique experience both locals and visitors to Adelaide should all add to their bucket list.
If you’ve ever been to Adelaide Oval to watch an event you may have noticed groups […]

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Adelaide Zoo | Visiting the Zoo with Kids | Review

Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must-visit destination for families with children of all ages.  Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement […]

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Kurangga Park BMX Track | Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… days)!  If you have a child who loves to ride their bike and is quite a confident rider […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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MOD. Museum | University of South Australia | Review

MOD. at the University of South Australia – Free Futuristic Museum
MOD. at the University of South Australia is a museum located next to the Morphett Street Bridge on North Terrace in a spacious and modern building. It is described as a “futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired”.
MOD. has been created to […]

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East Terrace Glover Playground Review by Susannah Marks

East Terrace Glover Playground in Adelaide | Review

East Terrace Glover Playground Review
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 a great job […]

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Marshmallow Park Playspace Adelaide | Playground Review

Marshmallow Park Playspace | Review
by Susannah Marks
Adelaide’s Marshmallow Park, located on Glen Osmond Road, underwent a major facelift in 2018 and the playground has plenty of great features to offer. 
Alongside the more traditional play elements like the swings and slide there are also some interactive nature play elements which are fun for all ages. Marshmallow […]

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Adelaide Riverbank Precinct | Highlights for Families to Visit

Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza Creative Trail
The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct stretches from Gilberton through to Bonython Park and Bowden in the north west and is home to some of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings and recreational spaces. Adelaide is such a compact city, so you can easily wander the length of North Terrace and visit quite […]

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Princess Elizabeth Playground | South Terrace Adelaide | Review

Princess Elizabeth Playground
We have visited the upgraded Princess Elizabeth Playground a few times now, and we can easily say it deserves a place in our top parks and playgrounds list.
This is a modern playspace combining active, sensory and nature play opportunities. The Adelaide City Council hope the playground will become a place for children to […]

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Free City Connector Bus in Adelaide | Explore the City

Free City Bus in Adelaide
Did you know Adelaide Metro offers free travel options within Adelaide City and North Adelaide?
It’s a fabulous way to explore the city – for free!  The City Connector buses travel in both directions around the city and you can hop on and off as you please at various stops along the […]

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Adelaide Gaol | Step Back in Time

A Visit to Adelaide Gaol
The Adelaide Gaol is one of the oldest remaining colonial public buildings in Adelaide and is the site of some of the State’s more interesting past. Open for business from 1841 to 1988, the Gaol was one of Australia’s longest continuously operational prison facilities.
Over those gruelling 147 years, the Gaol housed […]

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Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Play Space in the Heart of the City

Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga – Play Space in the Heart of the City
On a grey winter’s day (2014) we decided to stop and take a look around to explore the changes that have taken place in the centre of the city.  Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga went through a major redevelopment and the results are impressive. 
Stage 1 at […]

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