A Fun Day Out at the Adelaide Oval

Adelaide City is home to one of the cricket worlds best-loved stadiums. The Adelaide Oval is a picturesque place to catch a game, with a unique selection of modern facilities that provide a fun day out for the entire family.

Located among pretty gardens with the jutting spire of St Peter’s Cathedral as a stunning backdrop, the Oval feels like it has stepped right out of quintessential England.

The History of the Adelaide Oval

Opened back in 1873 in the middle of a number of heated disputes, it didn’t stage its first Test match until a decade later in 1884. Since then, it has been a prime spot for cricket aficionados and has held numerous Test matches over the years.

The ground isn’t just a cricket hotspot though – it has hosted a number of other sporting events including the 1965 SANFL and a handful of concerts.

What to See and Do at the Adelaide Oval

The Bradman Collection

Cricket lovers will want to check out the Bradman Collection which is devoted to cricket’s best-loved batsman, Sir Donald Bradman. Within this display, you can browse a selection of minutiae of the legend himself and marvel over the bronze statue of “The Don”.

Enjoy a Day Out With Friends and Family

The Adelaide Oval offers the perfect setting for a family day out. There are plenty of food and drink outlets to refuel at and there are numerous family rooms throughout the stadium.

The Unique Grounds

Set amongst picturesque grounds, the uniqueness of the Adelaide Oval is a marvel in itself. Admire the Bay Fig trees that dot the stadium, and enjoy the BBQ decks and outdoor hospitality facilities that can be found on the Village Green. You can also soak up the spectacular views over St. Peter’s Cathedral from the dining rooms.

Try Great Food

It is not just cricket that the Adelaide Oval brings to its visitors; it also brings a hearty selection of seasonal food. In the Café, which is set on the Telstra Plaza overlooking the cascading River Torrens, you can tuck into smoothies and healthy snacks like gourmet pizzas, wraps, salads, and quiches. There is a great selection of pastries and coffees to try, too.

For a high-end experience, grab a table at The Hill of Grace Restaurant, which offers fine dining for guests in the only restaurant of its kind in a stadium. Dishes are made using fresh, seasonal produce, while the wine collection is the world’s only complete set of Hill of Grace Wines that range from 1958 stock right up to the present day.