Things to do with Kids in Adelaide: Adelaide the fifth-most populous city of Australia offers plenty of things to do with Kids. Here I am listing five exotic places that your kids will enjoy.
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary
Adelaide’s Warrawong Wildlife Park is a 25-minute drive from the city in the Adelaide Hills and it’s free between 9am and 4pm. The whole family will enjoy a day out in the natural bushland of this wildlife reserve. Prepare a picnic of fresh, organic produce and deli treats or plan to dine at the Bilby Cafe. Work up an appetite on a bushwalk amongst the native flora and fauna. You can purchase food for the kangaroos and opt for a Family Feed Walk or, for a nominal fee, book a guided tour.
Scott Creek Conservation Park
Located in the Mount Lofty Ranges region, just 30 kilometres south of Adelaide and 15 minutes from the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, the Scott Creek Conservation Park was once part of the Peramangk Aboriginal people’s travelling route. The area was mined for copper and silver in the 1850s and visitors can still see the ruins of the old silver mine, including the stone engine house, the stone chimney connecting to the ruins of the boilerhouse, the dairy and several mining shafts. Wear boots and walk with care into the shafts via the signed entries.
City Cycle with Kids in Adelaide
In Adelaide, you can hire a bike for free and explore the city at your leisure, as part of the South Australian government’s efforts to build a cleaner, greener city. Great for everyone’s health and a whole lot of fun, bicycles can be picked up from seven different points around the city. Your free hire deal includes a helmet and a lock upon the presentation of your identification. You can secure your bike while you shop or stop for a bite to eat.
Visiting South Australian Museum with Kids in Adelaide
Child friendly and free, the South Australian Museum features permanent and touring exhibitions that will intrigue, educate and entertain the whole family. Over five floors of exhibits display native Australian flora and fauna, dinosaurs, fossils, minerals and a giant squid. Visit the Australian Aboriginal Cultural Gallery, the World Mammals Gallery, the Pacific Cultures Gallery and the Ancient Egyptian Room. The kids will enjoy interactive exhibits and the amazing Discovery Centre, where everything can be touched and examined at close quarters.
Located in Holdfast Bay, just 25 minutes by tram from the CBD and 5 minutes from your flight into Adelaide Airport is the beautiful seaside suburb of Glenelg, the site of South Australia’s original settlement on the mainland. With its stunning white sandy beaches, grassy parks, and museums and galleries, Glenelg is the perfect family destination when looking for free things to do with kids. Visit the Glenelg Art Gallery in Moseley Square to see work by leading and emerging Australian artists and check out accessories such as opal watches, silk scarves and unique glass jewellery. Alternatively, follow The Federation Trail and see the sacred Tjilbruke Spring or enjoy Glenelg Beach and surrounding parklands from sunrise to sunset; a whole day of swimming, snorkelling and fishing.
Author: anthe Coward likes to provide useful information for those who love to travel.