Top 5 SA Kid-Friendly Spring Activities
August 25 2015 | Matt
The best SA has to offer this Spring
Whether you’re going to be passing through Adelaide on a trip, or simply looking for some ideas to get out and start enjoying the warm weather, we’ve made a list of the top 5 Spring activities that will please both kids and adults.
For many, strawberry picking at Beerenberg Farm is a yearly tradition. If you’ve never been strawberry picking, let us tell you, a fresh strawberry from Beerenberg farm will change your life. Set in the historic German settlement town of Hahndorf, a trip to Beerenberg can easily be turned into a day trip sampling all the delights the charming town has to offer.
Upon arrival you’ll need to visit the store next to the car park to purchase your empty punnets for collecting strawberries. The store also has an assortment of Beerenberg small goods including jams, honey, sauces, and pre-picked strawberries. After purchasing a punnet you’ll be directed to which patch is open for picking, and then left to go fill your punnets.
There’s something very satisfying about walking down the rows, choosing the best fruit, and thinking about what you’re going to make later. The kids have a ball running around, pretending to be farmers.
Couple the day with a lunch trip to the German Arms and a walk along the main road and you should have some very happy campers. As the patch is only open between November – March, a trip is best planned for late spring.
For those visiting from interstate, the closest caravan park is The Hahndorf Resort Tourist Park.
Having been around for just under a year, Bounce Adelaide has drawn big crowds since its opening.
Bounce is an amazing experience for both kids and adults, apart from being a ridiculously fun time, it’s a fantastic way of getting in some exercise (even NASA says so!).
Bounce is located in a converted warehouse that now has over 50 interconnected trampolines, giant airbags, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk paths, and balancing beams. With staff members monitoring all the different areas, you can feel safe knowing supervision is a constant on all the trampoline areas.
When visiting Bounce you’ll notice there’s a wide range of ages running around, having a great time. There’s also a viewing deck, where you can watch the kids zoom around if you don’t feel like joining in. For the standard sessions children must be aged above 3 years of age, however there are special classes called junior jumpers for those who would like to give their tots some aerobic exercise.
For those visiting from interstate, the closest caravan park is the Adelaide Shores Caravan Park.
St Kilda Adventure Park
St Kilda Adventure Park is, for many, one of the best adventure parks available in South Australia. Over 8 hectares of fun, featuring a life sized pirate ship, enormous slides, and a huge fort for the kids to climb!
The park is also in the process of undergoing a 3.55 million revamp, which as of September is nearing completion. Some of the upgrades that have taken place include: new slides on the volcano, bridged walkways connecting the volcano to the rest of the park, new toilets, and additional shade.
Being right next to the beach, adults can spend time fishing or crabbing while the kids have a ball.
Open to the public and offering free entry, St Kilda Adventure Park is worth a visit.
For those visiting from interstate, the closest caravan park is the Highway Caravan and Tourist Park.
Monarto Zoological Park is a 1000 hectare open range zoo, making it Australia’s largest. Located 64 KM’s outside the CBD, it will take you just under an hour to get to. Monarto gives your family the opportunity view animals such as lion, zebras, giraffes, and Rhinos going about their daily lives.
Tours are conducted from within a shuttle bus, allowing you to get up fairly close and personal with these amazing animals. Free talks from zookeepers, an information packed visitor centre, and the ability to learn more about these unique and sometimes endangered animals makes for an educational as well as fun filled day trip.
Apart from the tours, there are a number of special animal experiences you can book. These include: Cheetah Interative, Giraffe Safari, keeper for a day, Lions at bedtime, and Meet the Chimps. If you’re visiting SA, this is one experience that both you and the kids won’t want to miss!
For those visiting from interstate, the closest caravan park is the Murray Bridge Tourist Park.
Waterfall Gully is a short distance from the the Adelaide CBD, and is both a short pleasant walk to the waterfall, or the beginning point of the more physically demanding Mt Lofty walk. Waterfull gully has a café that serves a variety of snacks and drinks, and makes for a nice reward for little ones after having done the gentle walk to the waterfall and back. Some free outdoor exercise in the beautiful surrounds of the Adelaide hills.
For those visiting from interstate, the closest caravan park is the Brownhill Creek Caravan Park.