Top Family Fun Things to do in Adelaide this Summer

Your Family Friendly Guide to Summer in Adelaide

South Australia’s long, hot Summer days and relaxed vibes offer the perfect opportunity to get out as a family and explore our beautiful beaches, catch up with friends at a park or playground and indulge in delicious ice cream.

Our guide to Summer in Adelaide with kids includes some of our favourite places to visit in South Australia, from fun filled water parks and shady botanic gardens to indoor play centres to escape the heat.   We have plenty of ideas to keep you and the kids entertained over the warmer months, so get the most out of our sunny days and balmy evenings and make some new Summer memories.

 

Flaherty Beach Yorke Peninsula

South Australian Beaches | Best Beaches around Adelaide

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The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park | West Beach Parks Adelaide

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Summer Cockle Trains | Goolwa to Victor Harbor | Dec & Jan

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The Coffee Barn & Gelataria - Moonta

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Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

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Summer Festival 2024 | City of West Torrens

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Encore Summer Series | McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast

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GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition | SA Museum | 9 Dec 2023 – 17 Mar 2024

Be transported to the 180-million-year-old Daintree rainforest – a wild and ancient place on the cusp of extraordinary change - ...

Adelaide Strikers BBL13 | Adelaide Oval Home Games | Dec 2023 & Jan 2024

Get ready for non stop action this Summer at Adelaide Oval with the Adelaide Strikers! The Strikers have locked in ...

Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Season | Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia. There's nothing that says Summer more ...

Brighton Jetty Sculptures | Brighton Beach | 17-28 Jan 2024

Brighton Jetty Sculptures is one of South Australia's largest annual art events and biggest sculpture exhibition. Each year's event features ...

Semaphore Summer Carnival | 16 Dec 2023 – 28 Jan 2024

Semaphore Summer Carnival is returning for another season of beachside fun on the foreshore during the Summer holidays. Held each ...

Moonlight Cinema | Adelaide | 30 Nov 2023 – 25 Mar 2024

Moonlight Cinema, Australia's favourite outdoor cinema, is back for a summer season at Adelaide's Botanic Park. Promising another epic season ...
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Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | Open Daily

Ride the Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg. The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg opens daily, providing spectacular views ...

Beerenberg Farm | Pick Your Own Strawberries | Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm - Pick Your Own Strawberries The 2023 strawberry season has kicked off early to celebrate the beautiful ...

Glenelg Sunset Markets | Beachside Adelaide Markets

Glenelg Sunset Markets - November 2023 - March 2024 The Glenelg Sunset Markets aim to deliver the ultimate outdoor market ...

Ebenezer Night Markets | Adelaide East End

Adelaide's Ebenezer Night Markets: December 2023 - March 2024. The Ebenezer Night Markets are held over 10 nights during the ...

Summer Sessions at the Adelaide Botanic Garden | Oct – Feb

Summer Sessions at The Gardens Cafe The Gardens Cafe at Adelaide Botanic Garden will be hosting a garden party each ...

Adelaide International | Tennis in Adelaide | 8-13 Jan 2024

2024 Adelaide International at Memorial Drive. South Australia will host the Adelaide International, a combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 ...

Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area

Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area Every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving the Playford Alive Town Park ...

Miss Saigon | Adelaide Festival Centre | 2-28 Jan 2024

Cameron Mackintosh’s musical blockbuster Miss Saigon is coming to Adelaide in January 2024. This visually stunning production has opened in ...

Wonka | In Cinemas 14 Dec 2023

Discover how Willy became Wonka! Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald ...

Santos Tour Down Under | Family Friendly Highlights | 12-21 Jan 2024

Santos Tour Down Under 2024 The world’s most elite cyclists will return to South Australia from 12-21 January 2024 to ...

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 ...

Cowell Lions Park – Water Park & Playground | Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Cowell water park featuring free outdoor water slides and splash zone. Situated within the redeveloped Cowell Foreshore precinct, Cowell Water ...

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu l Review

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu in Mt Compass. Review by Jo Parkinson There’s nothing quite like the ...

Copper Coast Splash Town | Moonta Bay

Free Community Water Park - Moonta Bay's Splash Town Splash Town is a popular FREE community water park open to ...

Best Activities & Things to Do for Teenagers in Adelaide

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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 ...

Family Friendly Guide to the Adelaide Hills

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SA Museum

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love ...
Play in the Plaza

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 ...

Summer Recipes | Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market Summer Recipes The Adelaide Central Market has released some Summer entertaining recipes for sharing during the Summer ...

Adelaide’s Swimming Centres & Water Parks

Adelaide Public Swimming Pools & Water Parks Find your nearest swimming centre around Adelaide and South Australia for recreational swimming ...

Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

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Glenelg foreshore playground

Glenelg Foreshore Playspace | Glenelg | Review

Glenelg Foreshore Playground Review The foreshore of Glenelg has long been a place for visitors and locals alike to visit ...
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Explore the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only ...

Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide

Australian Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) located in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen is ...
Burnside Adventure Park

Adelaide’s Top Parks and Favourite Play Spaces

Adelaide's Top Parks, Play Spaces, Playgrounds & Reserves There are so many fabulous parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for ...
Flaherty Beach Yorke Peninsula

Amazing Flaherty’s Beach – A Family Friendly Yorke Peninsula Beach

Flaherty's Beach on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula Flaherty's Beach is an absolutely stunning beach to visit on the Yorke Peninsula ...

Marion Outdoor Pool | Outdoor Water Park & Waterslides | Review

Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water ...
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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

Carrick Hill Story Book Trail Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling ...

Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves open for public access in South Australia for a fun family day out. Some of South Australia's reservoirs ...
Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks ...
Play in the Plaza

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 ...

Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach - a little bit of SA paradise It's not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of ...

Fish & Chips, Sand and Fun at Henley Beach | Review

Henley Beach Henley Beach is one of our favourite places to visit, especially during summer. On a hot day we ...

Waterworld Aquatic Centre | Ridgehaven | Review

Waterworld Aquatic Centre - Review Waterworld Aquatic Centre in Ridgehaven has something to suit everyone as far as water fun ...
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Sellicks Beach | Beautiful Silver Sands | Review

Sellicks Silver Sands Beach - a South Australian treasure! The view on the drive down Sellicks Beach Road is breathtaking ...

 

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