Kid Friendly Activities in Adelaide

This is Guest Post written by Mae Demdam, a freelance blogger.  Today she is sharing her favourite kid friendly activities in Adelaide.

Mae is a writer, blogger, and world traveller with a love for the ocean, animals, good wine and great food. I recently moved to Australia and have been exploring different parts, hoping to expand to see everything it has to offer.  

Read more of Mae’s blog at The Nomadic Addict or follow her on Twitter.

Spring has sprung!  The weather is warming up and school holidays are just around the corner.  Enjoy a change of scenery by visiting Adelaide and enjoying what this delightful South Australia city has to offer.  Most people don’t think of Adelaide as very kid friendly this should prove otherwise.


Activities in Adelaide

OzAsia Festival and Moon Lantern Festival

Dedicated to Asia, this international arts festival is held along Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct.  The area is turned into an Asian hawker-style market complete with food stalls, lanterns and nightly entertainment.  Moon Lantern Festival, designed by Simone Romaniuk, is held on opening weekend and promises to be spectacular.  Other features include:

  • Never-before-seen Lanterns
  • Largest Lantern Parade Celebration
  • Featuring Hong Kong Dragon
  • Mooncakes
  • Dragon and Lion Dancers

Location: Riverbank Precinct, 4:00pm – 8:30pm beginning 27 Sept. 2015

Activities in Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo

Children everywhere love visiting zoos.  Adelaide’s Zoo is amazing with its world-class interactive/education centre, Westpac Envirodome.  There are daily animal feeds and keeper talks for kids and in certain areas, guests are welcome to help hold and feed the animals.  The zoo is home to many more creatures than can be named but a few include:

  • Siamangs
  • Gibbons
  • Orangutans
  • Tigers
  • All manner of bugs, insects and scaly creatures
  • and of course, Kangaroos

Location: Botanic Park, open 9:30am to 5:00pm daily
Adelaide with Kids

Steam Train Rides at the National Railway Museum

What kid, or adult for that matter, doesn’t want to ride a historic steam train?  Departing daily from Callington Station at the north end of the museum, the train ride makes visiting the museum an experience many youngsters want to repeat.  Plus, it’s complimentary to museum visitors.

Location: 76 Lipson St, 10am – 4:30pm

Adelaide with kids

Beerenbery Strawberry Farm

Besides being fun to say, Beerenbery Strawberry Farm is a lovely family owned and operated farm where you can come and pick your own strawberries.  Everything grown is carefully selected and nurtured to ensure the best taste quality, flavour and colour.  Hand crafted products are cooked in open steam kettles to bring the generous, uncompromising flavour to the peak of perfection.  Kids aren’t the only ones that love to come out and pick strawberries.

Location: Hahndorf Farm, November through May annually

Adelaide with kids

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is five floors of amazing interactive displays for kids of all ages to explore.  Placing high value on all children from the moment of birth, the museum strives to create a welcoming environment that encourages and engages the natural curiosity for science and the world at large.  Admit it Mums and Dads, isn’t it nice to be able to go someplace where all your kids can have fun and not just the older one or two?  Nobody frowns on infants being brought to this museum.  Be sure to see the Opals Exhibition coming later this month.

Location: North Terrace SA 5000, open 10am – 5pm daily except on Good Friday and Christmas Day

Adelaide with Kids

Accommodations in Adelaide

If you need a place to stay while in Adelaide, try InterContinental Adelaide.  You can enjoy a luxurious stay, a full buffet breakfast and a complimentary children’s movie nightly, including popcorn.  Throughout your stay, children under 12 dine free in the Riverside Restaurant.  Check out the Spring Family Offer starting at $199 per night.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide is also a great place for kids because they host a Children’s High Tea which is quite popular among guests.  With the best price guarantee, Crowne Plaza Adelaide is perfect if you want to be in the heart of the city.

So enjoy the warmer weather of spring and reconnect with your family on holiday or a weekend getaway in Adelaide.  Partake in all the kid-friendly activities that the otherwise bold city of Adelaide offers.

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About Mae Demdam

Mae is a writer, blogger, and world traveller with a love for the ocean, animals, good wine and great food. I recently moved to Australia and have been exploring different parts, hoping to expand to see everything it has to offer.

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