Things to do in South Australia with kids
With beautiful long summers, and mild winters, South Australia is the ultimate year round family destination with a variety of fun and fascinating places to visit! (Just remember to slip, slop, slap and wrap!)
The state is teeming with wildlife attractions, such as the sweet Hahndorf Farm Barn with fun baby animals to play with, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park with its rare animals to learn about! We love that!
Kids being educated as they have a great time? Sounds perfect! Good thing South Australia has a ton of fascinating museums like the South Australian Maritime Museum, Choo Choo…The National Rail Museum and the cultural Art Gallery of South Australia.
Did you know Adelaide was voted Australia’s most liveable city? It must be doing something right! See for yourself with the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the action packed Laserzone Adelaide, or Flight Experience Adelaide where you can take to the skies in a super realistic simulator!
And with over 3,800km of incredible coastline for fishing, boating or white sandy beaches, you might have to consider extending your family day out for much longer!
Feel a snake, see the dingo's being walked, touch a bird and pat the koala! Impressive animal and bird collection with hands on opportunities.
Over 1,800 animals and 300 species to visit, including 120 creatures in the hands on Kids' Zoo. Plus a new world-class Education and Interactive Centre.
A unique blend of a conservation park, national park and zoological park, featuring special viewing platforms, keeper talks and award winning visitor centre.
Reptiles on display include salt and freshwater crocodiles as well as venomous snakes, pythons and lizards. Walkthrough aviaries provide close interaction with birdlife and you can hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies throughout the park.
Farm fun in the Adelaide Hills, with a kids farmyard and wildlife park! Interactive animal experiences available too!
Amazing and unique hands-on animal experiences, as well as education for the kids at this Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Wander at your leisure among kangaroos, wallabies, emus and waterfowl. Many of the animals in the park are free to roam the open spaces. The animals are accustomed to people, meaning you can pat and feed them.
Slide into summer on the world’s tallest and most extreme outside inflatable water slide with locations in Adelaide, Perth and The Gold Coast!
Three pools, waterslides and swim school are just some of the water fun kids can enjoy at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre!
Five floors of fascinating displays including a four storey giant squid in an elevator shaft.
One of Australia's greater art collections is waiting to inspire kids, with paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics and jewellery.
The oldest nautical collection in Australia offers hands-on, and interactive experiences great for children, as well as fun ancestor tracing!
Facilities with children in mind here include pull out drawers in exhibition galleries for that feeling of discovery; computer interactives to bring the stories to life and fascinating Detective Trails of discovery you can pursue through the exhibiti....
Excellent collection with features from fire engines and a road train to a toy car gallery, which also has a Kids' Space well stocked with toy and model cars for under 5s to play with.
Over 100 exhibits in this fascinating Rail Museum, with walk through carriages and free train rides too!
The oldest nautical collection in Southern Australia, with exhibits including shipwrecks, ship portraits, model ships, ship figureheads, lighthouse and steam boat collections.
Even parents can enjoy the fun at Superplay Cafe in Mount Barker, with soft play, flying fox, slides & more!
A fun indoor playland in Golden Grove for kids of all ages with toddler area, play frame & cafe for the parents!
Indoor playground with thrilling multi level mainframe for under 12s & dedicated area for under 4s, is all waiting at Pay N Fun!
Wiggly Worms is a fun multi level indoor adventure playground filled with fun activities for kids, plus a cafe!
A wacky warehouse of play fun with three colourful levels of exciting, interactive fun with soft play, play frames, a cafe & more in South Australia!
Vertical Reality Climbing offers indoor rock climbing tuition and experiences from age 4, with belaying and bouldering too! Great for active kids!
A super fun combat experience for kids over 6, where the whole family can join in! An action packed day out in Adelaide for those adrenaline loving families!
Explore Kangaroo Island in style with sanddune surfing, kayaking, quads & more! Even kids as young as 2 can enjoy something!
A free entry botanic garden in Wittunga with an extensive collection of plants from Australia & South Africa, plus learning for kids & a butterfly garden.
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is free entry with artistic sculptures hidden for kids to find, as well as spectacular panoramic views from the summit
Walking distance of the city centre, this historical garden features an exceptional Victorian gardenesque landscape and interesting garden collections. Great for kids to explore in Adelaide!
Explore the toy factory and see how traditional wooden ones are made, feed the tame and friendly animals and get a certificate for climbing the world's biggest rocking horse!
Learn how chocolate is made from their raw cocoa beans, carefully selected from plantations around the world. View their quality chocolates in the making and then of course enjoy a taste or two! Free tours.
Adelaide cruises offering dolphin cruises plus swimming too, as well as sunset cruises, and afternoon tea cruises!
Visitors are invited to wander and watch a traditional range of sweets and chocolates being made using heritage equipment.
Kids over 10 and their families can experience their first time on flight deck! Spend the day experiencing what it's like to soar over some incredible sights with Flight Experience!
A professionally trained guide exposes the secret lives of penguins for your family, who can also observe seasonal behaviours such as feeding chicks, nest building courting and mating.
Share a tranquil moment with the family gliding silently across placid waters; take in the sights, the birdlife and perhaps mum and dad can even indulge in one of Australia's finest sparkling wines along the way!
Scenic farm railway ride with interactive railway features around the property, plus the animals and some activities.
High standard of karting with membership prerequisites: not for the casual driver, rather for the kids who really want to improve and do some racing with tuition.
One of the most popular caves in the country - and one of the few wheelchair accessible too!
Visit the ONLY World Heritage Site in South Australia, and enjoy incredible underground adventures!
Public skating sessions for the family at the IceArenA, with Snow Play, birthday parties, Skate School and more!
Local history exhibition and multi media interpretive facility plus a mezzanine gallery which features a changing program of visual art exhibitions .
An unusual experience for modern kids, this drive in movie theatre offers your kids their own private space to fidget and whisper with impunity while watching modern programming on the big outdoor screen.
Family features include water slides, bmuper boats, arcade, ferris wheel, train, dodgems, mini golf and plenty more besides. Plus the indoor play zone is a dizzying five stories high, complete with giant sea animals suspended from the roof. Pay and P....
Casual driving for kids' kart sessions on an indoor and outdoor track, plus 2 storey laser tag game.
This campsite offers en suite and budget cabins, plus en suite powered sites. Facilities for families include a small outdoor swimming pool, a recreation and games room, and a small adventure playground.
This campsite offers a wide variety of cabins, plus powred and non powered sites and is suitable for camping. Facilities for families include go karts, giant jumping pillow, fishing facilities and supplies, WiFi internet and the sole digital TV sourc....
Facilities for families include a swimming pool, modern playground, fishing and yabby catching, table tennis and bocce in games room, plus local boat and canoe hire. There are good family level canoe routes starting at the Murray River at the base of....
Features include a seasonally varying range of indoor and outdoor gaming facilities, plus family dining.
This campsite offers delux and standard cabins, en suite powered sites and shared sites. Facilities for families include swimming pool, cycle and walking paths, adventure playground, tennis courts and they are pet friendly if staying in your own vehi....
This campsite offers en suite or budget cabins, plus powered and non powered sites. Facilities for families include canoeing, mini golf, kneeboarding, outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground.
This campsite offers en suite powered sites and a variety of cabins and delux cabins. Facilities for families include a heated outdoor swimming pool, games room with extensive family entertainment, plus tennis, basketball and netball facilities.
This campsite offers delux cabins and other options plus powered sites and is suitable for camping too. Facilities for families include an 18 hole mini golf course and extensive adventure playground.
This campsite offers cabins and 4 to 17 berths, plus en suite, powered and unpowered sites. Facilities for families include two separate adventure playgrounds, eight tennis courts, man made lake with natural bird and wildlife, a soccer and hockey pit....
This campsite offers Marina View Units, cabins and powered or non powered sites. Facilities for families include a large outdoor swimming pool and a mini golf course.
Facilities for families include outdoor heated swimming pool, jumping pillow, children's adventure playground, free wireless internet and a TV and games room.
Facilities for families include a heated outdoor swimming pool, and the park is extensive, encompassing several bush walk trails and bicycle trails.
On site facilities include large heated outdoor pool and toddler's wading pool; large undercover playground and seperate under 5s playground; pedal karts and bikes; giant jumping pillow; some sports facilities plus local walking and cycling trails.
Facilities for families include a games room, entertainment area, extensive adventure playground and internet access. Specifically heelchair accessible cabins available.
Facilities for families include outstanding walking and cycling paths along the Torrens River, tennis courts, a children's adventure playground, wireless internet use and they help arrange local day tours for you on request.
This campsite is suitable for powered RV and caravans, but they also offer villa spa and self contained cabins, plus pool.
This campsite is suitable for unpowered camping, powered caravan, and unique to this campsite, underground camping available in budget version or full camping caverns.