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The Adventure Playground at Belair National Park

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Published June 2nd 2013
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Climbing Trees in Belair National Park


Belair National Park is one of our city's favourite parks, and the adventure playground in the park is one of the main attractions for families with children.

The park is about 13km south of Adelaide, and has plenty of things to do for people of all ages - tennis courts, sports grounds, mountain bike and walking trails, free barbeques and picnic shelters. You can find out more about Belair National Park here.

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Huge Wooden Fort in the Adventure Playground


But the adventure playground is a fantastic magnet for kids. A huge wooden fort big enough for lots of children is one of the more unusual things - it is a something similar to what you can find at the St Kilda Adventure Playground.

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Logs Arranged as Stepping Stones


Nearby there are colourful swings, and a collection of logs arranged as stepping stones to help kids learn balance

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Play Equipment of All Kinds


A playground in the suburbs has play equipment which combines several things into one structure, but the multi-purpose play equipment at Belair is rather larger than in most playgrounds, with one climbing frame linking to another in a long chain.

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A Maze of Pipes Forming Tunnels


A maze of pipes forming tunnels is much bigger than the tunnels at Burnside Adventure Park, and I watched children popping in and out like rabbits.

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Hollowed Out Old Gum Tree


If the play equipment loses its appeal after a while, there are plenty of natural attractions to keep children active for hours. A huge tree with low hanging branches was full of children happily climbing its limbs as I walked by.

Other kids preferred to play hide and seek in a large hollowed out old gum tree.

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A Picnic Shelter Near the Adventure Playground


Belair National Park in Adelaide's foothills has plenty of amenities to make it worth spending the day there. Car parking is conveniently close to the adventure playground, while clean and modern shelters let you get out of the sun for a while to enjoy a meal.

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Barbeque Facilities are Free


Barbeque facilities are free, and there are plenty of them scattered around the park.

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A Food Truck in the Park


If you would rather not cook, on weekends a food truck sells hot and cold drinks, and food such as hot dogs, chips and donuts. Of course ice cream is available too for well behaved youngsters. Just remember that on weekdays you need to bring your own food, or you will have to leave the park to obtain some.

The toilets are also clean and modern, and suitable for disabled people. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must be kept on lead at all times.

Bringing a vehicle into Belair National Park will cost a few dollars, as will hiring facilities such as tennis courts or ovals. But the price is modest compared to the enjoyment it will bring for you and the children.

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Why? Kids love it
When: 8am to sunset all year round except Christmas Day
Phone: (08) 8278 5477
Where: Upper Sturt Rd, Glenalta
Cost: A small charge for vehicles, see website.
Your Comment
You're right Dave, this park is a winner. I've been going there since I was a kid!
by cannd (score: 1|32) 2177 days ago
When I last visited I never noticed the playground. Probably because I did not have kids then. Its definitely a neat spot for my two boys to burn their energy.
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2177 days ago
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