Things we LOVE to do in Adelaide

I love to share all of the fun things we love to do in our beautiful city of Adelaide - so I thought it was time to combine them all into one post to share with you all. Maybe somewhere you've never been? Or somewhere you've forgotten about :)

Princess Elizabeth Playground, South Terrace, Adelaide

Because trampolines in the ground are the actual best. This playground has a sand pit area too and plenty of play equipment for all ages. 

Marshmallow Park, Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide

We've only recently discovered this one. The double swing was a winner!

Carrisbrooke Park - Main North Road, Salisbury Park

So much green grass to run around of and plenty of swings so your little one doesn't have to wait for ages for a turn. There's a nice creek nearby too.

Unity Park, South Terrace, Pooraka

A great one if you have a dog - there's a dog park right near by. BBQ, sheltered picnic tables and feed the ducks at the lake.

Tea Tree Gully Library, Toy Library, Bake & Brew Cafe, Montague Road, Modbury

So much to do in the one place (although the Toy Library is closed over the school holidays) but there are still things to do at the Library, and the Bake & Brew cafe in the foyer has a little kids play corner.

Wacky Warehouse Play Cafe, Gorge Road, Athlestone

Lots of fun to be had at Wacky Warehouse! Ball pit, giant slides and toddler area.

Lollipops Playland, Port Road Croydon, Golden Grove & Happy Valley

Lollipops is a winner with its special baby play space right next to the toddler section. Big kids will have a ball in the main play area. Golden Grove and Happy Valley are also now open for families to enjoy.

Little Rockets Play Cafe, Unity Way, Munno Para

SA's newest and biggest play cafe is Little Rockets. We were so impressed with it! Again, suitable for all ages, Miss M loved the train ride.

Crocs Play Centre, Churchill Road, Kilburn

My favourite thing about crocs is the Muffin Break Muffins - yummo! Miss M's favourite things are the bouncy castle, super slide and bike rides!

Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide

Such a special place to visit and so much to see. The Studio area often has activities for kids, and I was impressed with the colouring in paper on the tables in the cafe. 

South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide

Who doesn't love free entry? That's what you'll find at the museum with four levels of things to look at and learn. Right in the heart of the city.

Beachouse, Colley Terrace, Glenelg

The weather's starting to warm up and that's when the Beachouse is the most fun! Something for all ages. We like to make a day of it when we drive all the way to Glenelg.

Henley Square, Seaview Road, Henley Beach

The newly re-developed Henley Square will be a popular place for kids in play in the water on warm days. Fantastic cafes and a beautiful beach - LOVE!

Semaphore Foreshore, Corner Esplanade & Semaphore Road

Our local beach! We love it at Semaphore and there's heaps for families to do; 2 playgrounds, carousel, waterslide complex and train rides. 

Morialta Falls, Morialta Falls Road, Woodforde

Spring is the BEST time of year to visit Morialta falls - after all the rain we've had in SA, it will be gushing.

The Big Rocking Horse, Torrens Valley Road, Gumeracha 

The Big Rocking Horse is an SA icon. We haven't been since Miss M was a toddler and we really should go again. Aside from the main attraction, there is a toy factory/shop, petting zoo and cafe.

Botanic Gardens, North Terrace, Adelaide

I adore the Botanic Gardens. It's a really magical place with so many secret paths for little ones to explore and discover. The Bicentennial Conservatory is worth a visit too.


Speaking of Adelady - you can find my latest guest post over there with 10 of my activities (you may or may not have seen before) to keep the kids busy these holidays when you're hanging out at home.

What are you planning these holidays? Staying local? Going away? Do tell! Or are you in one of those states that's already gone back? I can't keep up!

Lauren xx


  1. Ooh lots of great options, will be good to hit up some more playgrounds now that the weather is nicer. When we drove past Civic Park yesterday, Miss L piped up with "That's where we saw Lauren". I thought she was thinking of a party we went to for another Lauren at Carisbrooke and I'm all "No, that's a different park, bubby" but when she said it again, I was like "Oh no, you're right! Yes, we did see Lauren there!" Hahaha.

    1. That's so sweet she remembered! Will have to bring Miss M next time 😀

  2. Beautiful article and beautiful photos of a great city. I believe that you all have a great time.
    I would love to visit some day!


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