Top 10 Things To Do With Kids Near Adelaide

18 March, 2015

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Top 10 Things to do with kids near Adelaide

Adelaide is a family-friendly city, with lots of playground options, parklands and attractions to keep little minds busy and your wallet happy. Aside from the city's picturesque views, there are also a list of adventurous things to do with kids Adelaide that will make your stay more fun.

Exploring Adelaide together with your kids can be both educational and fun. Staying at Adelaide during the holidays is not as uneventful as you might think. There are a lot of places to visit, places where you can allow your kids to wander around and learn at the same time. You and your family will surely love this places no matter what interests you. Adventure and great activities awaits the kids once you cross off different locations indicated in this list one at a time.
Spend time with your kids and organize a day of great learning experience and fun activities.

We have compiled a list of ‘Top 10 things to do with kids near Adelaide’ which includes some old favourites and a few lesser-known gems so you and your family can explore this great city.

1. Kangaroo Island

A great adventure that starts with a ferry trip, Kangaroo Island is a must-see with stunning beaches, natural landscapes and no shortage of animals to see such as koalas, penguins, kangaroos, sea lions and bird life.

This trip is a highly recommended family destination, head over to Adventures Beyond's website to see their value packages.


2. Surf Groms

What is it? Surf Groms is a National Development Program started by Surfing Australia aimed at kids 5-12 years of age. 

Your kids can join the fun with Surf & Sun who have been operating at Middleton for more than 12 years. They are also teaching surfing lessons and tips to those people who wants to learn how to surf.


3. South Australian Museum

The Museum’s permanent galleries will fuel discovery and learning.

From Ancient Egypt, to minerals and meteorites, to world mammals there’s plenty for kids to see.

The Museum is wheelchair and baby-stroller accessible, has a parents room, cafeteria, toilets and shop.


4. Feeding ducks

What child doesn’t love to feed ducks, swans and other bird life?

Adelaide is home to many great parks and wetlands that are popular for picnics, and family outings.

Some suggestions of Adelaide spots suitable for feeding ducks are Apex Park Wetlands, Wittunga Botanic Gardens, Woorabinda Lake Reserve and the St Peters billabong at the LG Perriam Memorial Oval.


5. Cycling

Adelaide is a cyclist’s haven with well-marked cycle pathways, and a sprinkling of routes off-the-beaten track.

Fleurieu Adventures is a local South Australian company where you can hire bikes and pedal your way around the sights.


6. Fort Glanville

Just 16 kilometres from Adelaide city, Fort Glanville is one of the best preserved colonial forts in Australia.

They stage monthly re-enactments of military activities such as cannon firing.  A visitor centre has displays and historical artefacts related to colonial defence.

The fort is accessible to all visitors and has onsite car parking, toilets and barbeque picnic areas.


7. Cleland Wildlife Park

Who wants to cuddle a koala?

This South Australian tourist attraction gives you the chance to feed kangaroos, wallabies, and emus in a natural setting.

They also offer night walks so visitors can learn about the nocturnal animals – you may even see a Tasmanian Devil get fed!


8. Aviation Museum

Located at Port Adelaide, this is a fun place for families with good facilities including baby change rooms, gift shop and toilets.

There are lots of planes on display, with many open for cockpit access so your kids can pretend to be pilots.


9. Whale watching

It wouldn’t be a ‘Top 10’ list without mentioning whale watching.  From June to September, the waters near Victor Harbour are inhabited by Southern Right whales that come here to mate and give birth. Victor Harbour has been the best place to watch whales while surfing.

Join a whale watching tour for a once in a lifetime experience watching whales basking in the warm waters. 


10.  Naracoorte Caves

As South Australian’s only UNESCO-listed World Heritage site, the parks caves have preserved fossils for the past 500,000 years.

There are walking tours of various caves including a ‘Bat Cave’, or you can try your nerve at adventure caving, crawling and walking through vaulted chambers and rock passages.

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