Have you got an upcoming family trip to Adelaide? If so, great choice! Adelaide has all kinds of attractions for families and individuals alike. In fact, Adelaide is often touted as one of Australia’s most diverse cities. The City of Churches, as it is known, is both a cultural goldmine and a family playground. But what are the things to do in Adelaide with kids? Well, that depends – what are you and your kids into? If you’re looking for a quieter day of urban exploration, then Adelaide won’t disappoint! There are hundreds of parks, historical sites, and shopping opportunities all over the city.
But what about something more adventurous? Well once again, you’ve come to the right city! Adelaide’s collection of quiet attractions is matched only by its abundance or more active opportunities. The fact is, there are simply too many attractions in Adelaide to name. The only way to properly scratch the surface is to dive in and see for yourself. Nevertheless, we have listed a few of the more prominent things to do in Adelaide with kids. So have a read and work out where you want to end up on your Adelaide adventure!
Zoos: everyone loves them! What better way to spend the day with your kids, than visiting one of Australia’s most extensive collections of exotic animals? Adelaide Zoo is actually Australia’s oldest. It should come as no surprise, then, that it is home to one of the country’s largest collections of stunning exotic animals and wildlife. 2500 animals, to be exact! The zoo proudly hosts a range of exciting activities and events that are just perfect for your kids! The best part: you will have a blast as well. Just like many of the other famous zoos in Australia – Melbourne Zoo and Taronga Zoo are two examples – Adelaide Zoo operates on a, not for profit basis. This means that they also host a lot of fundraising events and engage with conservation efforts for endangered species. What could be better than family fun for a good cause?
Are you and the family looking a day of relaxed fun? Do you prefer wandering through a new city and getting a feel for its atmosphere through the shops and cafes? If that sounds like you, Rundle Mall is well worth a look. Rundle Mall is Australia’s oldest pedestrian mall. It was closed to traffic in the 1970s and has become the retail and cultural hub of Adelaide ever since! In fact, it is of such renown that you may remember having seen it on the Australian monopoly board! That might be a point of interest for the kids too.
Often, a simple walk through the city is the best way to truly experience a new place. And when it comes to experiences, Rundle Mall will not disappoint. So take a break from the family fun and treat yourself! With an abundance of shops, cafes and restaurants in the area, the kids will never be far from happiness either!
Almost everyone has at least one or two fond memories of exploring the museum as a kid. And when it comes to museums, Adelaide is truly second to none. The South Australia Maritime Museum is just one of the many museums available throughout Adelaide. South Australia has a rich maritime history, woven with stories of grand adventures across the Southern Ocean. In fact, you can probably get a handle on everything from Australia’s immigrant history, to the great steamships of centuries gone! The state government runs the Maritime Museum and it features a whole host of interactive exhibits, from nautical exhibitions, to a shipwreck collection! There is enough there to keep the whole family interested. And you are sure to come away with some interesting and, most of all, exciting new knowledge about our southern maritime roots!
Halloween is coming up and if you’re spending it in Adelaide, there is nowhere spookier than the old Adelaide Gaol! This is another of Adelaide famous historical exhibitions and it features a look into Australia’s intriguing colonial and penal past. The best part about the Adelaide Gaol is its diversity. If you and your family are looking for a historical experience, then why not line up a historical guided tour? If you are looking for something a little spookier, then you could consider a ghost tour, twilight tour or even a paranormal workshop! Of course, it’s best to check with the historical society that runs them to ensure that they are not too scary for younger children. But in any event, the Adelaide Gaol does have something for everyone and it is well worth checking out!
So we have covered some of Adelaide’s more laid back and relaxing attractions. By now, you have the beginnings of a few delightfully relaxing family days in one of Australia’s historical capitals! But what about something with a little more action? If you and your kids are looking for an action-filled day of excitement, then once again Adelaide will deliver! The Mega Adventure Park is exactly as exciting as it seems. So what is it?
Mega Adventure Australia is an aerial adventure playground, with a towering obstacle course. On the obstacles course, there are over 70 different crossings, each of which offers different challenges to the last. And, to make things truly adrenaline-pumping, the obstacle course sits atop a tower that is 26 metres in height! Mega Adventure is very much a choose your own adventure opportunity. So check with the service provider to work out if it’s suitable for you. And most importantly, have fun!
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