How to spend a weekend in Adelaide with the kids

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/06/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

The school holidays are quickly trickling away, and the kids are restless for some last-minute fun before heading back school. But after weeks of Disney movies, endless playground adventures, and child orientated events, we are sure you are ready for an activity you both will enjoy.

  • Join the Haigh’s Chocolate Tour

    Get the kids buzzing with sweets at Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre. Promising every kind of chocolate Haigh’s has ever made! The company creates innovative sweets with unique tastes while remaining to use their famous traditional recipe. Joining the chocolate tour lets you learn about the chocolate making process while you indulge your sweet tooth along the way.

  • Picnic at Adelaide’s Botanical Garden

    Have a day relaxing in the soft grass as you let the kids loose at Adelaide’s Botanical gardens. Pack a picnic or buy some takeaway so you can spend a full day amidst the lush greenery. Kick the ball around or bike through the weaving paths to tire them out even more.

  • Catch a game at Adelaide Oval

    Join the screaming crowds to see the local sport. Depending on when you are visiting, you can see the Australian Footy League or a summer Cricket game. Either sit up front and centre or relax in the dining option for a quieter experience.

  • See the locals at Cleland Wildlife Park

    Meet the local wildlife as you come face to face with Australia’s most beloved natives. The park is a large range of bushland located in the Adelaide Hills, letting you see these exceptional animals in their natural habitat. For some extra fun, book experience for a close encounter with a koala, kangaroo, or snake.

  • Art Gallery of South Australia

    Let your kids experience some culture at the local art gallery. South Australia’s art gallery is home to a range of different artworks, with international and local, and paintings to sculpture, you are sure to feast your eyes on some beauties. There is an ever-changing calendar of new exhibitions and events, so check the calendar for some kid-friendly activities.

  • Hit the Beach at Port Willunga Beach

    Slap on some sunscreen and enjoy a beach day at Port Willunga beach. Jam packed with great shops nearby, either grab some fish and chips to have on the sand or go a bit fancier on the cliff top restaurant. sublime restaurant sitting on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.