things to do in Adelaide

Things to do in Adelaide for families

The school holidays are fast approaching. Your kids will be out of school with more free time than they know what to do with. So, consider visiting a town with plenty of things to do for everyone in the family. 

Adelaide is a great place to visit with your family. Your children may not be old enough to enjoy wine at their leisure, but they can certainly appreciate the other things you can do while you’re in Adelaide.

Things to do in Adelaide

More often than not, families travel on a strict budget. This is especially true for those who don’t have a lot in their savings but still wishes to do something nice with their kids. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities you and your kids can take part in. Here are a few:

Adelaide Zoo

There’s nothing quite like a day at the zoo. Adelaide Zoo is located just outside Adelaide CBD and is home to a variety of wildlife including a Sumatran Tiger, Hippopotamus, as well as local Australian wildlife like the wombat and many more.

Once you’re done checking out the thousands of animals on site, you can choose to have lunch at the zoo’s cafe and have your kids spend time at the playground. To save you time, you can book tickets to the zoo in advance, and make it a pleasant surprise for your kids.

Glenelg

There’s no limit to what you can do at Glenelg. It’s a short drive from the city, and it’s near the beach if you want to walk along the shoreline or the boardwalk. Visit Mosley Square and Jetty Road and enjoy a great shopping experience.

There are also a variety of cafes and other establishments in the area that you and your kids will surely enjoy.

A cruise on River Torrens

A different way to see Adelaide is from the River Torrens. There are river cruises available starting near the CBD. Depending on how you want it, there are choices for families, including a round trip, a one way trip from Elder Park to the Zoo, and a family pass round trip. For those who just want to enjoy it at their own leisure, you can hire a simple paddle boat.

Adelaide Gaol

Ever wanted to visit an old prison? Another one of the fun things to do in the city is taking your kids to the Adelaide Gaol. The prison was in operation from 1841 to 1988 and once had 300,000 prisoners within its walls.

Today, it is a tourist attraction, where visitors can visit cell blocks, hanging tower, yards, as well as prisoner graves. You can also learn a bit more about the history and some of the more famous prisoners who were housed in the prison.

And if you’re feeling bold, you can book a ghost tour and try to find wandering spirits with the group. Please note that this tour is more suitable for children older than 12 years old, so plan accordingly.

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is rich with exhibits you and your kids will surely love. There’s one about Ancient Egypt, fossils, mammals, and even Aboriginal and Pacific Cultures. There’s no shortage of what you can find at the museum, and your kids will have so much fun learning about the different sciences and more.

You don’t need to have a lot of money to enjoy your time in Adelaide. Cherish the moments you have with your loved ones and make memories as you go.

Adelaide is a big city, and walking around from one place to another is not an option. Hire a car when you arrive in Adelaide. Driving to each destination to try the different things to do in the area. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, GPS is available for rent, as well as car seats for your kids.

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