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Top Things to do with Toddlers in Adelaide

Places To Go & Things To Do with Toddlers in Adelaide
Toddlers are curious and active and always exploring their surroundings so why not take them on adventures that will have them laughing with delight! From indoor play centres, playgrounds and wildlife parks to story time at the library, spending time with your toddler is a […]

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South Australian Country Shows | Dates & Locations

South Australian Country Shows
There are over 45 country shows held each year in South Australia. Fabulous family fun for everyone, country shows not only focus on traditional show activities for agriculture and horticulture, they also feature other activities such as rides, sideshows, showbags, fireworks and plenty of free entertainment. 
Country shows are wonderful community events and […]

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Heywood Park Adelaide Ninja Playground

Adelaide Playgrounds with Ninja Obstacles

Adelaide Playgrounds featuring Ninja Obstacles
With the popularity of ninja courses increasing there are more and more playgrounds including ninja features in their designs.  Great for older children who require more challenging play equipment, ninja courses allow kids to test their balance, coordination, speed and strength, plus they’re so much fun!
The playgrounds in this list feature at least […]

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Outdoor Play Spaces with Basketball Hoops

Outdoor Play Spaces with Basketball Hoops around Adelaide
Find a local basketball hoop for free outdoor play
Anyone can play basketball and there are outdoor courts and hoops in every council area around Adelaide.  Completely free to access, just take along your basketball and the kids can practice their handles and free throws!  You’ll usually find the […]

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Bike Paths, Pump Tracks & Trails to Explore with Kids around Adelaide

Bike riding is a great way to spend time together as a family exploring South Australia’s scenic bike trails. There are also plenty of paths and pump tracks around Adelaide that are perfect for younger kids.
Enjoy the freedom of a day adventure exploring the beautiful countryside along the famous Amy Gillett bikeway, or test out […]

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Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review

Fully Fenced Playgrounds in Adelaide

Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground
Fully Fenced Playgrounds in Adelaide
For peace of mind, fully fenced playgrounds are great so you can be sure the little ones won’t wander off too far. 
There are a range of fully fenced playgrounds and play spaces in South Australia in many different areas to ensure your toddler or young one’s […]

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Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs
Some of these are not far from the city, while others are much further North. Some of Adelaide’s most popular playgrounds reside up North. Our favourites include Cobbler Creek Playground in Salisbury East and Fremont Park at Elizabeth. We can’t forget the famous St Kilda Adventure Playground, about a 30-minute drive […]

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Best Activities & Things to Do for Teenagers in Adelaide

The BEST activities and places to visit with teens & tweens in Adelaide
When the school holidays roll around or there’s a free weekend ahead and you need to get the older kids out of the house (and off their screens!), we have the best boredom busters to help!  
Take a look at our list below […]

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Exploring North Terrace in Adelaide

Exploring North Terrace, Adelaide
If you’re visiting Adelaide for the first time or you’re planning on spending the day in the city with your family, you must explore Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace. There is always something new to discover.
Arguably the most picturesque street in the City of Adelaide, take a walk through this historical area […]

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Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres & Cafes

Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres and Cafes
Find an Indoor Play Cafe in Adelaide
Rainy days. Scorching hot days. There are times when it’s just not practical to play outside, but kids need somewhere to burn off energy without running around the living room!
Play centres, play cafes and indoor activity centres are perfect for keeping kids entertained. Most […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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Family Friendly Guide to the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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Farmers Markets | Adelaide Fresh Food Market Guide

Adelaide Farmers’ Market Guide
Farm Fresh Food Markets!   What’s not to love about fresh produce, interesting people and supporting your local community?
South Australia has SO many good markets it’s almost impossible to know them all.  There may be one located nearby or you may enjoy an early morning outing to explore one out of town. 
From the city’s Adelaide […]

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Top Regional Playgrounds in South Australia

Monash Adventure Park
Top Regional Playgrounds in South Australia
Regional South Australia has some amazing playgrounds to discover while you’re on holiday. 
In recent years, many regional SA playgrounds have received makeovers and upgrades, making them some of our favourites to visit. Some of them are unique and have equipment you just won’t find in the city centre. […]

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Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve

Playgrounds with a Flying Fox in Adelaide

Aldinga Emerald Boulevard Reserve
Playgrounds with a Flying Fox in Adelaide
Popular with the kids, flying foxes are always a hit.
Zipping around on a flying fox is many kids’ favourite thing to do at the playground. And the best part is running back to do it all again! St Kilda Adventure Playground has a couple of flying foxes that […]

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Playgrounds with the Biggest Slides in Adelaide

Roy Marten Playground in Taperoo
Playgrounds with the Biggest Slides in Adelaide
Slides are always one of the most popular pieces of equipment you’ll find at a playground. And for the adventurous, the bigger the slide the better!
There’s something super exciting about going down a new slide for the first time, especially if it’s a big one. […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Beachside Playgrounds in Adelaide

Glenelg Foreshore Playground
Beachside Playgrounds in Adelaide
There’s nothing better than spending time at the beach and having a playground nearby to enjoy. 
Sometimes you want the best of both worlds with a day at the beach but also some time at the playground. The convenience of having them right next to each other is perfect for outings […]

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Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide

Crescent Reserve Playground, Edwardstown
Playgrounds with Picnic Areas in Adelaide
It’s always nice to have an area dedicated to resting and having something to eat or drink in the shade (especially for the adults).
Sometimes the kids want to play at the playground for hours on end and all that playing can make the little ones hungry! These […]

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Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide

Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide.
Water Play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses, get creative and keep cool at the same time. More and more playgrounds in recent years have been adding water play features like water pumps, fountains, sprinklers and buckets and playing with water is a great way for […]

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Playgrounds with Shade in Adelaide

Adelaide Playgrounds with Shade
For long days playing out in the sunshine, shade is important to keep everyone safe and healthy. 
Sometimes the trip to the playground can be a long one and in the scorching Adelaide sun, that can be a problem. Nobody wants to have to play on boiling hot play equipment (especially those slides […]

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Inclusive Playgrounds in Adelaide | All-Abilities Equipment

The Fremont Park All Abilities Play-space
Inclusive Playgrounds in Adelaide
South Australia’s councils and community organisations are creating more inclusive playgrounds so that children of all abilities can experience the joy of outdoor play.
Equipment that caters for a range of disabilities and disorders may include flying fox harnesses, wheelchair-accessible ramps and merry-go-rounds, in-ground wheelchair-friendly trampolines, sensory equipment […]

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Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide

Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide
There are some great imaginative and fun playgrounds in Adelaide that feature Nature Play elements.
Nature Play allows children to turn off their screens and go out and play in nature. Many of these playgrounds include natural elements that might feature logs, rocks and trees so kids can get (a little) dirty, […]

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City of Adelaide’s Best Playgrounds for Kids

The City’s Best Playgrounds and Playspaces in Adelaide
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playgrounds where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite places to make it quick and easy to pick a central playground when staying in or visiting the City […]

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Adelaide’s Top 15 Tourist Attractions for Families

Discover the City of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions for Families
Visiting Adelaide with kids or looking to have a staycation in the Festival City? Family or friends visiting SA with children from interstate or overseas?  Adelaide has SO much on offer all year round and there are lots of fantastic places to visit that will entertain […]

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Fleurieu Peninsula | Family Friendly Things to See & Do | South Australia

Visiting the Family-friendly Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula has so much to offer including beautiful beaches, scenic drives, farmers markets, playgrounds, historic townships and of course the wine region of McLaren Vale.
Just 40 minutes south of the city, the Fleurieu is perfect for a day-trip or why not stay longer and book a weekend away. A […]

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Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids
You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.
Wetlands can form naturally or be […]

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Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Western Suburbs

Adelaide Inner West & Western Suburbs Playgrounds
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the Western suburbs of Adelaide below. There are some fantastic playgrounds in Adelaide’s West with climbing towers and massive slides and plenty of space for kids to roam on bikes. There are also some great parks for toddlers with unique features […]

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs

Adelaide Inner South & Adelaide South Playgrounds
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide below. Some are not far from the city, while others are further South. There are some fantastic playgrounds in Adelaide’s South including nature play, ones along the beautiful beaches, and some old favourites. Our reviews include information about […]

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Playgrounds in Adelaide’s North Eastern Suburbs

Playgrounds in Adelaide’s North Eastern Suburbs
Find reviews and helpful information about playgrounds in the North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide below. This includes information about playground equipment and features, fencing, toilets and more.
 

Drage Reserve Riverview Playground | Felixstow | Review
Drage Reserve Riverview Playground – Review Drage Reserve Playground, located in the inner north-eastern suburbs along the […]

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Yorke Peninsula | Family Friendly Things to Do and See | South Australia

Family Holidays on the Yorke Peninsula
Yorke Peninsula has all you need for a fantastic family holiday with the kids including stunning beaches, playgrounds, a water park, spectacular walking trails and cute eateries. It is also home to Flaherty’s Beach which was ranked number 4 on the list of Australia’s Best Beaches for 2022. 
Just over an […]

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