Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission
Top things to do in Adelaide with kids
Make new family memories in the Festival City.
By Leah Dobihal
Accessible and exciting, Adelaide is ideal for families. Whether your kids like to laze on the beach or climb to new heights, you’ll find family fun for everyone in South Australia’s beautiful capital.
Here’s how to keep the kids entertained in Adelaide.
Find sky-high fun at Bounce
Where: 13-15 Fosters Road, Greenacres
Home to trampolines, rock climbing and obstacle courses, Bounce has levelled up your ordinary play centre. Kids can hop between interconnected trampolines, take on Ninja Warrior-style challenges and scale rope walls. Don’t worry, there’s something for young ones, too, with a Kids Zone offering a little slice of the action.
Spark the wonder of wildlife
Where: Adelaide and Cleland Conservation Park
If you have an animal lover on your hands, then you can’t miss Adelaide Zoo. In addition to the 2,500 resident animals, there are several wildlife encounters on offer. Why not hand-feed a tree kangaroo or get up close to mischievous meerkats? For an open-range experience, head to Cleland Wildlife Park. Most of the animals here live openly within the habitat, so you can pat and feed them.
Gather sweet strawberries at Beerenberg
Where: Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
Nothing is sweeter than a family day at the farm. Head out into the sunny strawberry patch at Beerenberg Farm and collect ripe fruit to take home with you (picking season runs from November to April). After you’re done picking, be sure to visit the farm shop; Beerenberg sells some of the country’s best jams, sauces and pickles.
See into the future at MOD. Museum
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide
MOD. isn’t a museum of looking; it’s a museum of learning, playing and interacting. Here, you’ll find exhibitions all about futuristic science and technology, inspiring kids and adults alike to think bigger. While exhibitions are aimed at teens and young adults, even younger kids will enjoy exploring with a bit of guidance. Best of all, it’s free!
Tackle treetop obstacles
Where: Corner Greenhill Road and Unley Road, Adelaide
Situated right in Adelaide’s city centre, TreeClimb is both convenient and a ton of fun. More than 70 obstacles – ranging from suspended ladders to ziplines – are spread across increasingly challenging courses. Older kids can take on the Grand Course, while younger children over 100 centimetres (3 feet and 3 inches) will love the Kids Course.
Enjoy the sunshine at Glenelg
Where: Glenelg, Adelaide
The beach suburb of Glenelg is the perfect family outing. You can take a stroll along the pier before enjoying a swim in the low waves. To take your Glenelg adventure up a notch, book a dolphin cruise with Temptation Sailing. You can choose to watch from the catamaran or hop in the water for an up-close encounter with the wild dolphins.