Adelaide City Family Holidays
Bring the family
We’ve stacked our festivals and major events with family friendly stuff and developed some unique attractions as well.
If you’re here for the Santos Tour Down Under in January, register the children in the Mini Tour. They’ll love riding their bike around Adelaide city, just like the professional cyclists.
Enjoy free craft workshops and shows at the brilliant WOMADelaide KidZone. Get ready for the vibrant parade, on every day of the festival.
Festivals are family friendly. The Clipsal 500 (V8 Supercars) has free attractions and a shaded family area. Come Out is Australia’s premier youth arts festival. At the massive Adelaide Fringe festival, the kids program just keeps growing.
Arts and crafts
Carclew Youth Arts Centre, the South Australian Museum and the canopy in Rundle Mall all have school holiday programs. The Adelaide Festival Centre runs the “Something on Saturday” program to entertain children.
For thrill seekers
South Australia’s thrill seekers love September because it’s Royal Adelaide Show time. The children will love the rides, sideshow games and show bags. They’re full of fun toys and exciting treats.
The Beach House at Glenelg has Australia’s oldest carousel, three heated water slides, games and dodgem cars.
Thousands watch the Credit Union Christmas Pageant each November, when dozens of spectacular floats and more than 900 performers glide through Adelaide.
Parks and playgrounds
Elder Park on the banks of the River Torrens is a great place to hang out. There’s plenty of grass to run around on. Take the kids on paddle boats and the Popeye river cruise boats if you want to get on the water.
Walk or cycle the Linear Park Trail to the zoo. If you’re feeling really fit, take the trail all the way to Henley Beach. The Adelaide parklands have dirt cycle tracks and a skate park, so “grind” your way around our City Sk8 Park. Floodlit for 24 hour fun, it’s one of Australia’s best.
At Semaphore Beach, the annual kite festival is an awesome sight. Enjoy the sideshows and heritage carousel then head to Port Adelaide. You’ll find museums that showcase our sea, air and railway history.
Visit the giant pandas
A visit to the Adelaide Zoo is a must. Adelaide Zoo is home to Wang Wang and Funi, the southern hemisphere’s only giant pandas. Adelaide Zoo is also home to thousands of other animals in a botanic garden setting.
Adelaide, it’s action-packed family fun!
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in Adelaide.
There are plenty of events on in Adelaide. Here are some ideas you might like.