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#1 rekgreen

Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:22 PM

Hi I've recently moved from Queensland.  In the Queensland section there is a pinned thread for things to do in and around Brisbane for children.  I was wondering if we could set up something similar in this section?


#2 Tongue~In~Cheek

Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:15 PM

Playgrounds and Play Cafe's

Jubilee Park Adventure Playground - Port Noarlunga

More Playgrounds - Various

The Beach House - Glenelg

Play 'N' Fun - Christies Beach

Wacky Warehouse - Newton

Wiggly Worms - Glenelg North

Greenhills Adventure Park - Victor Harbor

Semaphore Waterslide Complex - Semaphore

Zoo's, Farms and Wildlife

Adelaide Zoo - Adelaide

Monarto Zoo - Monarto

Gorge Wildlife Park - Cudlee Creek

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary - Mylor (Via Stirling)

Urimbirra Open-range Wildlife Park - Near Victor Harbor

Hahndorf Farm Barn - Hahndorf

The Animal Barn - Onkaparinga Hills

Dundee's Wildlife Park - Murray Bridge

SA Whale Centre Victor Harbor

Seahorse Farm Port Adelaide

Parks and Gardens

Botanic Gardens - Adelaide

National Parks List - Various

Art, Books and Museum's

SA Museum - Adelaide

Adelaide Art Gallery - Adelaide

National Motor Museum - Birdwood

National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

Tandanya - Adelaide

The Adelaide Gaol Tour - Thebarton

Public Libraries - Various


Jetty Rd - Glenelg

Harbour Town - Adelaide Airport

IKEA - Adelaide Airport

Colonnades - Noarlunga Centre

Westfield - Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and Westlakes

Castle Plaza - Edwardstown

Burnside Village - Glenside

Mitcham Square

Elizabeth Shopping Centre

Indoor Entertainment

Ice Skating - Thebarton

Ten Pin Bowling - Various

Plaster Funhouse (also HERE)

Slotcar Racing - Salisbury South

Scalex World - Ridgehaven

Jewellery making - Paradise

The Fairies Shop - Evandale

Kartmania and Laser Skirmish - Gepps Cross and HERE - Richmond

Indoor Paintball Skirmish (older kids/ teens) - Port Adelaide

Intencity - Marion and Norwood

Outdoor Entertainment

Mallee Park - Quad Bikes - Murray Bridge

Morphett Vale Miniature Railway - Morphett Vale

West Beach Mini Golf -  West Beach

Fairyland Village - Lobethal

Skate Park - Adelaide

Swimming Centres

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Swimming Centres - Various

Markets, Fairs and Expo's

Adelaide Showgrounds - Goodwood

Rundle Street Market - Adelaide

Local Markets and Fairs Events List

Adelaide Hills Markets Events List - Various

Adelaide Central Market - Adelaide

The Brickworks Markets - Torrensville


Hoyts - Norwood, Salisbury and Tea Tree Plaza

Nova Cinema - Rundle Street Adelaide

Greater Union -  Adelaide, Arndale and Marion

Reading Cinemas - Elizabeth and West Lakes

Wallis Cinemas - Various

Capri Theatre - Goodwood


Medlow Confectionery Factory - McLaren Vale

Cottage Box Chocolate Factory - Murray Bridge

Melba's Chocolate Factory - Woodside

Cherry Picking - Forest Range (Seasonal)

The Cherry Map - Various (Adobe Pdf file)

Strawberry Picking - Mount Compass and HERE - Hahndorf (Seasonal)

Blueberry Picking - Mount Compass (Seasonal)

The Pancake Kitchen - Adelaide


Toy Libraries - Various

The Toy Factory - Gumeracha

Performing Sheep Dog Shows - Tanunda

The Lego Man - Angaston

Victor Harbor

The Whispering Wall - Williamstown

Steam Ranger

Christmas Time

Lights of Lobethal - Lobethal

Christmas Pageant - Adelaide

Anyone have any links PM them to me and I will edit the list to keep it all in the one post.

Edited by Tongue~In~Cheek, 29 December 2008 - 03:35 PM.

#3 Philly Âû

Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:33 PM

Wow great list Wendy! biggrin.gif

#4 rekgreen

Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:06 AM

great! thanks so much.  Can we pin this so others can add to it?

#5 madlachie

Posted 07 October 2008 - 09:06 PM

Thanks Wendy thats a fantastic list.  I wish I'd looked 10 days ago when we arrived in Adelaide.  We're moving here in early 2009, my husband has already started work, and I've bought the kids over from ACT for the hols and to have a look around.  While we've done a few of those things, I've been a bit stuck for things to do this last few days so will pick something off your great list - thanks.

#6 jade06

Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:33 AM

Such an awesome resource! Thanks for creating it ladies!

Here's a few other ideas that could be added to the list.

Old Tailem Town - Tailem Bend
Popeye Passenger Boat - River Torrens
Granite Island & The Horse Carriages - Victor Harbour

#7 2_little_boys

Posted 18 November 2008 - 10:59 AM

Seahorse farm

#8 mum-2kids

Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:53 PM







You are able to search in the north south east and west, even on Kangaroo Island.

Have a look it is gret.

#9 ~Olivia~

Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:37 PM

Puzzle Park closed down over 2 years ago.

#10 tidy*yesterday

Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:09 AM

The Big Rocking Horse - Gumeracha
Melbas chocolate Factory - Woodside
Hahndorf main street - shops/cafes
Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens
Mt Lofty lookout - cafe and great walks
Murray River Cruises
Port Adelaide Markets - weekends/Public Holidays
Strawberry picking in Hahndorf
Sky (lookout/resturant)
Echunga Gold Fields
I think there is somewhere in the hills that you can hire bikes and be toured around
Barossa Wine region
Beautiful beaches down south
Victor Harbour/Middleton/Pt Elliot etc fantastic day trips
Heysen trail
Morialta falls - beautiful in winter
Beach House at Glenelg

Sorry if some of these are mentioned above, I tried to just list what I hadnt seen above.

Edited by tidy*yesterday, 05 April 2009 - 10:10 AM.

#11 2_little_boys

Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:27 AM

Thomas and Friends is on again next week here

#12 Guest_bugbugbug_*

Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:34 AM

maritime museum in Port Adelaide

Migrant Museum in the city

the river mouth at Port Noarlunga is great  original.gif my DS loves seeing the star fish, sea horses and Jelly fish, etc.

in the city at the moment you can go and see a pageant float and dress up as a prince or princess and stuff like that

#13 MountainsKath

Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

St Kilda Adventure Playground. Bring hessian sacks for use on slides. Not so good on really hot days as the slids are metal. It has an amazing pirate ship, and a flying fox. Oh, and it's free!




#14 blendingfamilies

Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:13 AM

Love this. THANKS!!! biggrin.gif  cclap.gif

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