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Places to Go and Things to Do in Adelaide & South Australia
Family friendly fun adventures… Attractions for the whole family
Finding family friendly fun in Adelaide & South Australia is first and foremost at Kids Galaxy. Whether it’s a weekend adventure, a pupil free day or family time in the school holidays, plan your next day trip out and about with ease with our selection of unique and proudly South Aussie attractions. We suggest discover for yourself what SA really has to offer. And you could very well be saying ‘why didn’t we do this before?’ and ‘we must do this again!’ Enjoying an activity or excursion together creates a great opportunity to reconnect as a family in today’s busy world.
Here’s our top picks:
For action packed excitement, Greenhills Adventure Park offers over 20 attractions from mini-golf, flying foxes, go-karting, canoeing, paddleboats and amazing water slides. Stay all day – Greenhills offers excellent value and options for the whole family to enjoy together. There’s something for every age. BBQs are dotted around the landscaped grounds, so it’s also an ideal venue for large family gatherings or join with other families and make a day of it. Boredom is not an option at Greenhills.
With 5,000 feet of indoor fun, Hobby Habit offers a café, kids’ play area and extensive racing circuit and you can also try Scalextric slot car racing. It’s the kind of place where you walk in and say ‘wow’, then keep going through the sections and discover even more ‘wow’ spaces. Highly recommended for dads and granddads who are big kids at heart! Suitable for tots to teens.
SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre features state-of-the-art facilities including the unique Splash Park interactive playground specifically for children as well as two giant waterslides. With plenty of options for all ages and all year round fun, this centre must be on your must do list. Look out for the red bucket!!!
Take the kids on the big boat and see who will spot the first dolphin from aboard Port River cruise specialist, Dolphin Explorer. With freshly prepared lunch options onboard, it makes for a great value trip. With lots of space and a lift, it’s the ideal trip for all ages including babies and tots still in prams. Great for mums’ groups and playgroups too!
Displaying full scale, original trains providing unique experiences for visitors, the National Railway Museum also offers train rides available around their extensive grounds. Kids will enjoy exploring the displays. There are also plenty of carriages to climb aboard with exhibits to uncover. Great for young and old train fanatics! Located at Port Adelaide, why not combine a visit to the National Railway Museum before or after a Dolphin Explorer cruise for a big day out. A very grandparent friendly combination! Continuing the train theme, the Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa is surely a part of every South Aussie kid’s childhood. Another child friendly and family budget friendly option is The Bugle Ranger, a 45 minute return journey departing from Mt Barker Station. Travelling on old trains is truly an experience to remember. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride and the changing scenery. Team with a picnic before or after for a complete day out. Volunteer staff who clearly love what they do, make the experience special too.
The Adelaide Planetarium at Mawson Lakes is also a must do. This activity is absorbing, relaxing and fun for all ages. Simply sit back on the layback chairs, make yourself comfortable and watch the space related film on the domed ceiling in a seemingly 3D experience. Learn about the night sky and how to spot the constellations as well. Before the show starts make sure your kids try out the unique circular room acoustics!!
If you don’t have a whole day, and are seeking something delicious and informative, we highly recommend the Haigh’s Chocolates factory tour located at their Visitor Centre. Bookings are essential for this interesting behind the scenes tour with plenty of tastings. Kids of all ages will be fascinated watching their favourite chocolates being handmade and learn more about their favourite treat. And best of all its FREE! Surely a chocolate factory tour is on the bucket list of every child aged up to 100 years!