Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood in March 2021
It’s festival time in South Australia – a great time to celebrate with family and friends and be entertained at the Adelaide Fringe, experience a cultural event, browse markets and enjoy family movie nights. There are events happening all around the state and your neighbourhood, all supported […]
Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood in March 2021
Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove
A new little community playground by City of Marion has opened February 2021.
The $111,750 upgrade features a giant wooden teepee climbing frame with net and slide, monkey bars, a cute play kitchen, two swings (including a baby swing) and balance logs.
There is a shaded picnic table plus a hand ball […]
Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves
There are some great parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the reserves and parks that we’ve included below have plenty of play options for kids, shady spots, plus areas to sit and enjoy a picnic and most importantly, […]
Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace
A great addition to the Brighton Oval precinct is a new playground, which opened to the public in December.
The Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace is located in the centre of the precinct so it’s easily accessible from the three new community buildings. It includes colourful play equipment with landscaping and shade sails over […]
Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia
South Australians are lucky to have a mild climate and lots of open space to enjoy local parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
South Australian councils maintain thousands of roads, footpaths, bike paths and cycling trails. They establish parks, gardens and playgrounds and provide other infrastructure to support their use […]
Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]
Christmas Lights in Adelaide 2020
WHERE ARE THE BEST STREETS TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND ADELAIDE?
We love going to see houses with beautiful Christmas light decorations. We’ve put together all the best streets in our guide below and you can find them in the Google Map below.
Every year the number of home owners who […]
Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]
Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]
Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]
Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]
Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The new playground at Shamrock Road Reserve, Hallett Cove officially opened in December 2019.
The Shamrock Road Reserve upgrade was constructed as a ‘neighbourhood playground’ with new features including water play, nature play, a basket swing, a tunnel slide and talking tubes – allowing kids to share secrets across the […]
[ October 3, 2019 to October 31, 2019. ]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Review
A unique playground designed for older kids which offers challenging fun.
Heywood Park’s new Ninja Playspace which opened on 26 September 2019 is an obstacle course specifically designed for older kids around 10 to 14 years of age. The idea for the Ninja obstacle course came from local resident Rebecca and her […]
City of Marion’s newest playspace – Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground – is officially open
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind […]
Fraser Reserve, Myrtle Bank
A splash of green in the quiet suburban streets of Myrtle Bank, Fraser Reserve is a pleasant place to relax with your small people. It’s right in between Portrush Road and Cross Road, and unless you’re a local, or you were driving through Myrtle Bank you’d never know it was there. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Leicester Street Playground
Review by Susannah Marks
If you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s perfect for toddlers or smaller kids, then check out Leicester Street Playground in Parkside. It’s one of our top picks for playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide and we hope you’ll love it too.
Tucked away on a quiet suburban street in Parkside this […]
Review of Ramage Street Park aka Morrie Harrell Playground
Review by Susannah Marks
Ramage Street Park (aka Morrie Harrell Playground) in Unley is a bit of a find – especially for those who love ride-on toys!
Tucked away on a quiet suburban street you’d have no idea this little gem of a playground was so close to Unley’s […]
Jubilee Park – Playground Beside the Wooden Fort Upgraded
Hello big giraffe! This splendid creature stands guard in front of the modern playground at Jubilee Park, Pt Noarlunga, and was introduced when the playground received an upgrade late 2016.
The new equipment that was installed is part of the modern playground area, just outside of the beloved […]
New Ramsay Place Nature Play Area, Noarlunga
Work is starting on a new ‘Great Garden’ nature play area at Ramsay Place in Noarlunga. The upgraded Ramsay Place Nature Play Area will include sculptural landscape features, stepping stones, a rain garden, two hill slides, and opportunities for water play.
Watch this space! The City of Onkaparinga Council expects the new […]
The Jervois Street Reserve in South Plympton is now open for play.
After two years of community consultation with local residents, schools and other community groups, the City of Marion are proud to showcase this new park and playground.
A quick look at what you’ll find here:
Toddler/Junior nature based playground (0-5 years): fully fenced, sand play, […]
Glenelg Foreshore Playspace | Glenelg | Review
The foreshore of Glenelg has long been a place for visitors and locals alike to visit with the historical jetty, eateries and attractions, but the new $1.3M Glenelg Foreshore Playspace has given this area a new purpose. It’s a great place for families to stop and enjoy the atmosphere, and to […]
Goolwa Nature Playground Review
Bristow Smith Reserve | Barrage Road, Goolwa South
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written another fantastic review – this time for the great new Nature Playground down at Goolwa. See what they have to say here…….
Great, just great!
We have been to around 600 destinations […]
Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove
The Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove has recently undergone an upgrade to create a wonderful, natural play space.
Located on Slade Crescent within Linear Park Reserve, this area is a wonderful spot to set off exploring amongst the trees and rocks.
Nature play elements
The new playground includes […]
Waite Arboretum, Urrbrae
Review by Catherine Leo
The Waite Arboretum is part of the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus in Urrbrae. It’s a wonderful spot to have a rambling walk with your youngsters of all ages and is open free to the public every day of the year except those of extreme fire danger.
Spread over 30 […]
Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Drive, Hawthorndene
by Catherine Leo
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mitcham Hills parent who hasn’t spent hundreds of hours hanging around this leafy playground in Hawthorndene. Like me, you might have experienced going into a meditative state after the fifteenth minute of swinging your child as they happily overlook the area […]
Jubilee Park, by the Onkaparinga River in Port Noarlunga, is without doubt, the best playground in the south of Adelaide.
A maze of wonderful wooden constructions consisting of multiple layers and levels for kids of all ages. There is no limit to the imagination with this playground – play, climb, explore, hide, slide, swing…the fun and games are endless.