The Best Activities For Kids In Adelaide

By Kezia  |  Posted: March 24, 2018

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    South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, is known to be the more laid back and charming cousin of its other neighbouring cities like Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne. To be upfront, Adelaide is known to have the best wine vineyards in all of Oz – ideal for the grape-loving adults out there. But a question parents might have is, are there plenty of kids activities in Adelaide to choose from? We think yes! 


    Kids Activities in Adelaide City

    The Inner part of Adelaide is surrounded by luscious gardens around a square grid of commercial shops and buildings. 

    Known for:

    Univerisity of Adelaide, North Terrace, King William Street, Rundle Mall, St Peters Cathedral

    Check Out:

    Escape Hunt Adelaide (The City)

    Escape Rooms, Indoor Gaming

    With 60 seconds on the timer, you need to get your thinking caps on to solve puzzles and escape the room. Remember, it’s all about teamwork! Are you and your family game to crack the mystery?

    Level 3, 133 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 500



    Kids Activities in Inner North Adelaide

    Kids Activities in Adelaide Inner North

    Wellington Square, North Adelaide

    Aside from the gardens in North Adelaide and Adelaide Zoo, the suburb of Inner North Adelaide is known to be an exclusive residential area and has a mix of stately mansions and humble workers’ cottages.  Take a walk around to see how quaint the 19th century buildings looked.

    Known for:

    Allenby Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, R.M. WIlliams Outbank Hertiage Museum, Melbourne Street, O’Connell Street, Palmer Place, Wellington Square


    Blair Athol, Enfield, Prospect, Regency Park, Walkerville, West Croydon 

    Check Out:

    1. Forte School of Music (Allenby Gardens)

    Music Classes

    Encourage your children to take up a musical instrument. Sign up for music lessons for kids, teens and even adults with the best teachers for you.

    119 Grange Rd Adelaide SA 5009

    2. Crocs Playcentre (Kilburn)

    Play centres

    Want a fun spacious venue to host your next birthday party? Croc’s Playcentre caters for exclusive private hires after hours any night of the week. They can cater to all your party needs. 

    252 Churchill Road Adelaide SA 5084

    3. Dragon Arena Martial Arts (Enfield)

    Martial Arts Classes

    Learn to defend with professional martial arts training for kids. Learn confidence and discipline to improve the quality of life for your child’s well-being. 

    11 Whittington St, Enfield Adelaide SA 5094



    Kids Activities in Inner South Adelaide

    Kids Activities in Adelaide Inner South

    Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville

    This inner-southern suburb of Adelaide is known for its fantastic neighbourhood, quality shopping culture, numerous parks and cafes. Its a convenient location that is still near the inner-city and the beach to the west. 

    Known for:

    Adelaide Showgrounds, Belair, National Park, Unley Museum, Soldiers Memorial Gardens,  Carrick Hill


    Wayville, Parkside, Malvern, Millswood, Black Forest, Unley Park, Highgate, Myrtle Bank, Fullarton, Frewville, Eastwood

    Check Out:

    Forte School of Music Black Forest (Black Forest)

    Music Classes

    Encourage your children to take up a musical instrument. Sign up for music lessons for kids, teens, and even adults with the best teachers for you.

    667 South Rd Adelaide  SA 5035



    Kids Activities in Inner East Adelaide

    Kids Activities in Adelaide Inner East

    Ferguson Square, Toorak Gardens

    Adjacent to Adelaide’s east parklands, this sought-after suburb was settled by Europeans in the 19th century. Rich in colonnial history, the grand old houses and street architecture of the place is an attraction for tourists.

    Known for:

    Ferguson Square, Kensington Park Oval


    Beulah Park, Burnside, Dulwich, Erindale, Glenside, Glynde,Hazelwood Park, Hectorville, Kensington, Kent Town, Leabrook, Maylands,Norwood, Rose Park, St Morris, Stepney, Stonyfell, Toorak Gardens, Tranmere, Tusmore, Wattle Park

    Check Out:

    Rhee Taekwon-do (Beulah Park)

    Martial Arts Classes

    The Family Martial Art that  encompasses fun, fitness, and self-defence. With Taekwon-do you will learn the basics of unarmed combat for self-defence purposes. 

    96 Beulah Road Adelaide SA 5067



    Kids Activities in Inner West Adelaide

    Kids Activities in Adelaide Inner West

    Henley Beach, Adelaide Inner West

    Kids love the beach. The Inner West is where all the families go for outdoor fun. Take a walk along Henley Beach, eat fish and chips and a cone of ice cream by the seaside, and make sandcastles along the stretch of fine sand.  

    Known for:

    Adelaide Airport, Henley Beach, Henly Beach Jetty, Adelaide Oval


    Bowden, Brompton, Brooklyn Park, Findon, Flinders Park, Fulham, Grange, Henley Beach, Hilton, Hindmarsh, Kidman Park, Lockleys, Marleston, Mile End, Richmond, Seaton, Thebarton, Torrensville, Welland, West Beach

    Check Out:

    1. Bounce Inc Adelaide (Marleston)

    Trampoline Parks

    BOUNCE is a world where the wall becomes the floor, a slam-dunk is within your grasp and the rules of gravity no longer apply. 

    164-168 Richmond Rd, Marleston Adelaide SA 5033

    2. Mega Adventure Park (Marleston)

    Theme Park and Amusements

    Come and explore Mega Adventure Aerial Park! Mega Adventure is an aerial obstacle course located in West Beach.

    4 Hamra Ave, West Beach Adelaide SA 5024

    3. West Beach Mini Golf (West Beach)

    Mini Golf

    Take your kids out for mini golf – it’s a perfect beach day activity for the ‘hole’ family. 

    Corner of Military Road and Hamra Avenue, West Beach, Charles Sturt Adelaide SA 5024

    4. Ice Arena (Thebarton)

    Ice Skating

    Take your first step on the ice by learning to ice skate. The Ice Arena’s Skate School runs various Aussie Skate programs designed for all ages.

    23 James Congdon Dr Adelaide SA 5031



    Kids Activities in Port Adelaide Area

    Kids Activities in Adeliade Port

    Semaphore Foreshore, Semaphore

    Further north on the coast, the Port Adelaide area is famous for its historic monuments and musuems. It’s a great place to take the kids out for a day of outdoor fun.

    Known for:

    Semaphore Beach, Semaphore Timeball, Glanville Hall, Fort Glanville


    Semaphore, Birkenhead, Largs North, Taperoo, North Haven, Torrens Island, West Lakes Shore, Delfin Island, Rosewater, Queenstown, Outer Harbor, Osborn

    Check Out:

    1. The Semaphore Waterslide Complex (Semaphore)

    Theme park

    Check out the fun attractions this park has to offer from bouncy castles, a ferris wheel, mini golf, and best of all the the titular waterslide that’s 13.3m high that drops to a massive splash down!

    Esplanade, Semaphore SA 5019

    2. South Australian Maritime Museum (Port Adelaide)


    Renowned for its innovative approach to maritime history and education, the Museum incorporates the historic Bond Store with three floors of exhibitions, the Port Adelaide Lighthouse from South Neptune Island, and the much-loved steam tug, Yelta.

    126 Lipson St Adelaide SA 5015

    3. South Australian Aviation Museum (Port Adelaide)


    Learn about the history of aviation in South Australia which features the museum’s first aircraft, the Avro Anson, as well as other aviation artefacts. 

    64 Lipson St, Adelaide, SA 5015

    4. The National Railway Museum (Port Adelaide)


    The National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia, is Australia’s largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits on display, primarily from the Commonwealth and South Australian Railways

    76 Lipson St, Port Adeaide, SA 5015

    5. Indoor Paintball Skirmish Sports (Port Adelaide)


    Indoor Paintball is the most exciting adrenaline pumping game you will ever experience. 

    7 Barlow St, Port Adeaide, SA 5015



    Kids Activities in Outer North East

    Kids Activities in Adelaide Outer North East

    Mawson Lakes Golf Club, Mawson Lakes

    The outskirts of north of Adelaide is home to a quieter suburb area away from most of the tourist locations found on the western and southern regions of Adelaide. However, there are still plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for the local families to enjoy, particularly indoor leisure centres and in shopping malls. 

    Known for:

    The Univerisity of South Australia, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, Stockdade Botanical Park, Adelaide Super Drome, Parafield Airport


    Bolivar, Brahma Lodge, Craigmore, Davoren Park, Elizabeth, Golden Grove, Highbury, Hope Valley, Ingle Farm, Mawson Lakes, Modbury, Para Hills, Para Vista, Parafield, Paralowie, Pooraka, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Salisbury, Smithfield, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Virginia

    Check Out:

    Wallis Cinema Mainline Drive-In

    Outdoor Cinema

    Catch the latest kid-frienldy movies in the comfort of your own vehicle. The Mainline Drive-In branch is unique as this is an outdoor cinema location. 

    588 Main N Rd, Gepps Cross Adelaide SA 5094



    Kids Activities in Adelaide Hills

    Kids Activities in Adeliade Hills

    Kids Playing in Adelaide Hills

    Adelaide is best known for the rolling hills surrounding the city centre. With its great outdoors, kids can roam free and the adults can enjoy al fresco dinners and Australian vineyards. 

    Known for:

    Mount Lofty, Cleland Conservation Park, Morialta Conservation Park, Mount Lofy Botanical Gardens


    Aldgate, Athelstone, Balhannah, Birdwood, Bridgewater, Crafers, Cudlee Creek, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Kanmantoo, Kersbrook, Little Hampton, Lobelthal, Macclesfield, Magill, Meadows, Mount Barker, Mount Lofty, Mount Torrens, Mylor, Naime, Norton Summit, Oakbank, Stirling, Uraidla, Verdun, Woodside

    Check Out:

    1. Hahndorf Farm Barn (Hanhndorf)


    A unique blend of children’s farmyard and wildlife park. Feel free to feed and pet the animals and enjoy lots of quality outdoor fun. 

    2282 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide, SA 5245

    2. Gorge Wildlife Park


    See all your favourite Australian critters from koalas, birds, reptiles and more.

    30 Redden Dr, Cuddlee Creek, Adelaide, SA 5232

    3. Superplay Cafe

    Play Centre

    A fun indoor wonderland to explore. Contact for kids’ parties and functions.

    49 Victoria Rd, Mount Barker, Adelaide, SA 5251



    Kids Activities in Glenelg and Brighton

    Kids Activities in Glenelg and Brighton

    Glenelg Town Hall, Glenelg

    Glenelg and Brighton are two beach-side suburbs situated south west of Adelaide’s Inner city. It has become a popular tourist destination because of its beaches and local attractions. 

    Known for:

    Glenelg Town Hall, The Beachhouse, Old Gum Tree, Brighton Jetty


    Brighton, Darlington, Glenelg, Glengowrie, Hallet Cove, Hove, Kingston Park, Marino, Novar Gardens, O’Halloran Hill, Seacliff, Sheidow Park, Somerton Park, South Brighton, Sturt

    Check Out:

    Wiggly Worms

    Play Centres

    Enjoy a friendly play cafe environment that everyone can relax in.

    595 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg North SA 5045



    Kids Activities in Outer South

    Kids Activities in Outer South Adelaide

    Onkaparinga River National Park,

    Travel south of the centre and the beaches of Glenelg then you will reach the outer towns like Morphett Vale, Hallet Cove, Christine Downs and Hackham West. The further down you go the more you will find more beaches, nature reserves and eventually you will reach Cape Jervis – take a ferry across to reach Kangaroo Island. 

    Known for:

    Happy Valley Reservoir, Jubilee Park, Onkaparinga River National Park, Toranga Creek, Christies Beach, Lonsdale Beach, Hallet Cove Beach


    Aberfoyle Park, Asbourne, Belair, Blackwood, Clarendon, Coromandel Valley, Hawthorndene, Morphett Vale, Noarlunga Centre, Old Reynella, Reynella, Woodcroft

    Check Out:

    1. Forte School of Music (Morphett Vale)

    Music Classes

    Encourage your children to take up a musical instrument. Sign up for music lessons for kids, teens and even adults with the best teachers for you.

    4/370 Main S Rd, Morphett Vale Adelaide SA 5162

    2. Megazone Lazer Tag (Noarlunga Centre)

    Laser Tag, Indoor Gaming

    Have lots of fun in this truly multi-attraction centre with laser tag, arcades, birthday venue and more.

    18 David Witton Dr Adelaide SA 5168




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