There’s no doubt about it, Adelaide sure knows how to do a playground upgrade! Our friends at Kids in Adelaide are always first in the know when it comes to playgrounds and play spaces in South Australia so we’ve asked them to let us know their favourite 5.
Morialta Conservation Park Playground, Morialta
If your kids love slides, they’ll love the 7m “Eagles Nest” slide at Morialta. This nature play space was opened in 2017 and has fast become one of Adelaide’s favourite play spaces. Best suited to kids over 5 right up to teens this park features five themed play areas. Come ready to explore Frog Island, Eagle’s Perch, Great Snake, Bird Nests and climbing boulders, as well as paths, creeks, rock walls and climbing trees.
Morialta Playground is located 10 minutes from Adelaide CBD and has all the onsite facilities you’ll need to spend a whole day here. Toilets, BBQs, shady trees, space to run, picnic benches and more.
Marshmallow Park, Adelaide
Marshmallow Park Playspace is one of these superb playgrounds that offer younger children hours of entertainment whilst still having some equipment that will keep the older ones happy as well.
There’s lots of nature based equipment to climb, balance on and slide down. There’s bike paths, tennis court, basketball court and a lot of the new sections of the park were built with wheelchair access. Fun for all!
Bring a change of clothes when you visit this park, kids cannot resist the water features dotted around this area and on a hot day it’s a great spot for a cool down splash.
Marshmallow Park is right in the city of Adelaide and is a great place to visit no matter where you’re staying.
St Kilda Adventure Playground, St Kilda
This playground has been around for YEARS and has been a favourite of many kids growing up in Adelaide. It was well overdue for an upgrade and in 2015 it got just that!
This park is great for kids who like BIG, FAST slides! Bring your hessian sack if you like to go extra fast!
There’s also 2 big flying foxes, a huge metal castle to climb, a maze, a big wooden pirate ship, swings swings and more swings as well as LOTS of space to run around or picnic with a big group.
Little kids aren’t forgotten with a huge play area just for them. Multiple slides, climbing, ramps, sandpits with diggers and more! There’s also equipment accessible to people with wheelchairs or mobility restrictions.
Onsite toilets, kiosk, BBQ and picnic areas make it really easy to spend the good part of a whole day at this playgrounds.
St Kilda Adventure Playground is about 45 minutes North of Adelaide and makes a great pitstop if you’re on the way to/from Yorke Peninsula, Barossa Valley or the Far North.
GT Fisher Nature Playground, Victor Harbor
Probably our favourite playground on the Fleurieu Peninsula, GT Fisher is the latest playground to receive a Nature Play upgrade and we love it!
The park is located right on the beachfront in Victor Habor and we love how the play area caters for a variety of ages and certainly has something for everyone offering a range of adventures. For the older kids there are lots of climbing options, cubbies and tree houses and heaps of funky elements, sculptures and the like that inquisitive eyes will appreciate. For younger kids there’s lots of rocks and logs to balance on, ropes to climb, swings and slides for all sizes.
Victor Harbor is on the Fleurieu Peninsula around an hours drive from Adelaide. There’s lots to do in this area so although it’s definitely close enough for a day trip, you could also make a weekend of it.
Heywood Park Ninja Playground
Calling all Ninjas! Here’s a brand new playground just for YOU!
Follow a course of obstacles to run, jump, crawl or move any other way possible through the challenges to get to the finish line. It’s a great challenge and certainly something that will keep the older kids enjoying for quite a while.
There’s monkey bars, rope climbing nets, a wooden climbing wall and lots more. The mini Ninjas will love it (and so will many bigger ninjas!)
With a HUGE open, shady, grassed area, Heywood Park Playground has room for picnics and play. There’s also toilet facilities, a BBQ area and parking. It’s a lovely park in a beautiful quiet location not far from the Adelaide CBD.
The Kids in Adelaide website has over 200 playgrounds located all over South Australia. Be sure to bookmark this website if you’re travelling down South.