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Festival Plaza | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.
In March 2022, the redesigned Adelaide Festival Plaza reopened with a weekend of concerts, markets, workshops, and roving performances.   Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic new space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench […]

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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 has officially been opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had a life-long battle with brittle […]

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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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Royal Adelaide Hospital | Playground & Amenities Review

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Playground & Amenities Review
Review by Susannah Marks
We visit the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and discover some child-friendly amenities.
A while back we had an appointment at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (or RAH as it’s often called) and when my childcare arrangements fell through at the last minute I was a bit […]

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Play Deck Women's & Children's Hospital playground review by Susannah Marks

The Play Deck Playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital | Review

The Play Deck Playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital | Review
The playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide is a wonderful facility for patients, and for hospital visitors. Fully enclosed and with enticing, colourful play equipment it’s designed especially with younger children in mind.
There are plenty of interactive features and safe […]

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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
Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
by Susannah Marks
Marshmallow Park 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 Park is fully […]

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North Adelaide Playground (Bundey’s Paddock) | Review

[ October 15, 2016; 10:30 am; ]
North Adelaide Playspace Review aka Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9) Playspace
by Susannah Marks
The North Adelaide Playspace is situated on the corner of Bundeys Road and MacKinnon Parade.  With a mixture of open space, landscaping, nature play elements, sensory play opportunities and some shady space to sit, it was a big hit with our children […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Review

Nature’s Playground at the Adelaide Zoo – Review
Adelaide Zoo is one of our favourite Play and Go places to visit, and for kids there’s also the fabulous Nature’s Playground to enjoy too.
As you enter the Zoo, the Nature’s Playground is only a short walk from the entrance – just head to the left towards the Reptile […]

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Interactive Playspace in Hindmarsh Square | Adelaide

Interactive Playspace in Hindmarsh Square
Tucked away in the North West corner of Hindmarsh Square is a unique interactive playspace featuring concrete and steel sculptures designed for exploring, climbing and encouraging imagination.
Children can make up games and stories, have little competitions, play chase or any number of games their creative minds come up with.

The giant sized […]

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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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Victoria Park Fitness Trails – Sweat Course | Adelaide Park Lands

Victoria Park Fitness Trails
Along the Park Lands Trail in the north west area of Victoria Park, a short stroll from Hutt Street, is a linear fitness trail numbered from 1 to 8 incorporating multiple exercise elements.  From sit ups to hurdles, the ‘Sweat Course’ has permanent outdoor fixtures suitable for a range of abilities and […]

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First Creek Wetland | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

First Creek Wetland
A wonderful new place to explore has opened at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.  First Creek Wetland was officially opened in November 2013 and is located in the south-east corner between the Bicentennial Conservatory and the National Wine Centre.
Well designed with fabulous structures and an easy to follow lay out, this area is fun yet educational […]

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Bush Magic Playground North Adelaide | An Oldie but a Goodie

Bush Magic Playground North Adelaide
The Bush Magic Playground in North Adelaide, just next to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, is a much loved playground.
Sure it’s not shiny and new, but it has great fun play equipment which is particularly suited to younger kids under five. We love it for this age group as it’s fully fenced.

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Adelaide Botanic Garden | Learn, Play & Explore | Review

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 […]

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Adventure on South Terrace | Glover Playground Review

South Terrace Glover Playground | Review 2013
The South Terrace Glover Playground in Adelaide has recently had an upgrade. It gets a tick for being fully fenced already but now with some new equipment added, which is especially interesting for kids aged from about 7 years upwards (or agile younger kids) it is a great play […]

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Helicopter Park Glover Playground North Adelaide

Helicopter Park | North Adelaide | Review

Helicopter Park aka Glover Playground – Review
The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite.
Of course you will find a helicopter in the middle, which is one of the popular spots for the little ones.

There’s this little climbing frame with a little slide just right for toddlers.

And right […]

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Bonython Park | Nature Activity Hub & Play Space | Playground Review

Bonython Playspace Playground Review
Bonython Park was officially opened on 16 December 2012 and is a hugely popular destination for families.  Conveniently located on the edge of the City, it also features a fabulous cafe and is surrounded by beautiful parklands.
Bonython Park is an all accessible playground situated along side the SAPOL Road Safety School ‘Learn to Ride’ […]

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Victoria Park Racecourse | Learn to Ride a Bike

Learn to Ride a Bike at Victoria Park Racecourse
Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Park 16) located in the South Eastern Parklands is bordered by Fullarton Road, Greenhill Road, East Terrace and Wakefield Road. It hosts a variety of major events throughout the year including cycling, car racing, the Adelaide International Horse Trials and Pedal Prix.
The park’s most […]

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Rymill Park Playground | Whizzing Fun

Rymill Park Playground
The popular playground in Rymill Park in Adelaide’s east parklands was revamped this year and is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been lately.
The range of new play equipment is suitable for children of all ages. There are things for the little ones to navigate as well as some interesting equipment to […]

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Marshmallow Park Recreation Hub | Colourful Play | Review 2012

Marshmallow Park has been one of our favourite playgrounds for almost 10 years now.  Originally constructed back in the 1960’s, it was remodeled in the 1990’s and re-named ‘Marshmallow Park’ possibly because of the ‘marshmallow’ grasses that historically grew in the South Parklands.
Situated on Glen Osmond Road on the city’s fringe, the playground is surrounded by beautiful parklands, […]

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Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla | Play & Picnic in the City | Review

Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla
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.  […]

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