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St Kilda Adventure Playground

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published September 1st 2014
Full of fun things to do
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Giant Slide at St Kilda Playground


The St Kilda Adventure Playground in Adelaide's north is one of the most popular kids' attractions in Adelaide - it's full of fun things to do and it's free!

This enormous adventure playground covering 4 hectares has too many rides and activities to count, and is located about 30 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD. Think giant slides, a massive maze, a life sized pirate ship that you can board, and a castle for starters. It's a playground that children go wild over - packed with activities for kids and play equipment from swings to basketball hoops for family entertainment.

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Board the Pirate Ship at St Kilda


Adults are catered for with barbeques and picnic facilities, a shop and toilets, a marina, fishing and even crabbing on the beach if you're keen. The shop has fairly limited food choices, but there is also the St Kilda Beach Hotel not far away, or you could pack a picnic lunch.

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Try Fishing or Crabbing at St Kilda Beach


The St Kilda playground was built in 1982 by the community minded Lions Club of Salisbury with some government assistance, and while some of the wilder rides have since been removed there is still plenty to get even bored teenagers grinning as they arrive.

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Get Lost in the Maze


The only playground in Adelaide that comes near to St Kilda for extreme fun is the Dunstan Adventure Park in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. Definitely worth a look if you haven't been!

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Free Barbecues and Family Entertainment


Be sure to bring lots of water, sun screen, and hats in warmer weather. My tip would be to bring an old blanket or similar too, so that your child can sit on it when using the giant slides and avoid burning their bum.

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Track Maintenence for the St Kilda Tram Museum


There is plenty of family entertainment to keep you amused here all day, but if you're looking for a change why not check out the fantastic Tram Museum just down the road - trams actually run between the Tram Museum and the playground too.

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Walk the St Kilda Mangrove Trail


There is also the free St Kilda Mangrove Trail and interpretive centre a short distance away, if you would like an educational nature walk. It's about 500 metres long through the mangrove forest and ends in a lookout over the Barker Inlet.

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Ride the Flying Fox from the Castle


Whether you're looking for school holidays activities or some family entertainment on the weekend, St Kilda has plenty of fun things to do. With the biggest playground in Adelaide, the Tram Museum and the St Kilda Mangrove Trail, you can't go far wrong!

To see the St Kilda Adventure Playground in action, check out this fun video from Youtube:

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Why? St Kilda is the best adventure playground in Adelaide
When: Anytime
Where: Cockle St, St Kilda SA 5110
Cost: Free
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What a fantastic playground,and a great article as always :)
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1584) 1840 days ago
Salisbury Council are planning to give the playground a makeover. Please take some time to give your opinions about it hereL https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NDXWL5P
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|10827) 1780 days ago
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