Gather the family and prepare for adventure! Pack your compass, pull on your thinking caps and put away the screens because the city’s playspaces are calling you to explore.

The Adelaide Park Lands are home to many unique playspaces where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities to have fun and be challenged. Take a look at what makes each playspace unique and you’ll never again be stuck for ways to entertain the kids on the weekend!

Bonython playspace

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27), off Port road near Adelaide Gaol

The playspace within the Bonython Activity Hub is larger than life and as popular with parents as it is with kids! The playspace has been specially designed to be accessible to children with hearing, vision and mobility impairments. The nearby Road Safety Centre is a fun opportunity for young cyclists to learn road and traffic safety.

Play experiences: Twin 25m flying fox, water play equipment, huge mouse wheel, accessible merry-go-round, domed climbing frame, big swing, slide, hammock

Facilities: Not fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ and toilets

Marshmallow playspace and Oxbow playspace

Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19), off northern end of Glen Osmond Road

When it comes to play experiences, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Pityarilla Activity Hub. Adventurous kids can roam wild in the nature play of the Oxbow Playspace, hop cross the rocks of the renewed creek bed, and then skip into Marshmallow Playspace for water play and a slide.

Play experiences:
Marshmallow – water play, wooden climbing frame, long and small swings, big slide, sandpit
Oxbow – Large wooden climbing frame, boulder island and stepping stones

Facilities: Marshmallow only fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. Accessible BBQs and toilets. Half basketball court and tennis court

Glover (East) playspace

King Rodney Park / Ityamai-itpina (Park 15), corner of East Terrace and Wakefield Street

The kooky angles and curves of this playspace may make you feel like you’re in a Seuss book. There are plenty of structures and spaces that give little ones an opportunity to use their big imagination.

Play experiences: In-ground trampolines, wooden play structure, small and big swings, slide, climbing nets, curved monkey bars

Facilities: Fully fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ facilities. Half basketball court

Bundey’s Paddock playspace

Bundey’s Paddock / Tidlangga (Park 9) – Off MacKinnon Parade

Nature reigns supreme in this pocket of North Adelaide. The equipment has been constructed almost entirely of wood - encouraging nature play by kids and perhaps evoking nostalgia in parents.

Play experiences: Wooden play structures and equipment, climbing rocks, pocket orchard, slides, big swing, sandpit

Facilities: Not fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. BBQ facilities

Glover (North) playspace

Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) - Intersection of Tynte Street and LeFevre Terrace

When travelling through North Adelaide it’s almost impossible to resist a visit to this playspace’s colourful helicopter and enormous tree carved with Australian animals.

Play experiences: Play helicopter, play car, sandpit with interactive equipment, slides, swings, see-saw, climbing nets + more

Facilities: Fully Fenced. Picnic benches. BBQ facilities

Bush Magic playspace

Denise Norton Park / Pardipardinyilla (Park 2) - Corner of Jeffcott Rd and Fitzroy Tce (outside the Adelaide Aquatic Centre)

This classic playspace has plenty to keep everyone entertained and amazed. Kids can put their problem-solving skills to the test by navigating their way through the colourful mini maze with interactive elements.

Play experiences: Maze, accessible swing, and sandpit with interactive equipment, slides, swings, see-saw, monkeybars

Facilities: Fully Fenced. Shelter and picnic tables. BBQ facilities close by (outside the playspace)

Princess Elizabeth playspace

Veale Park / Walyu Yarta (Park 21), off South terrace near West terrace

Whether you want to be a knight, a princess, a bird or all three at once, this playspace sets the scene perfectly with a castle structure and equipment to get you airborne.

Play experiences: Dual climbing towers, castle structure with loop slide, in-ground trampolines, small and big swings, spring see-saw, arched monkey bars

Facilities: Only partially fenced. Picnic tables. BBQ and toilets

Glover (South) playspace

Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20), off South terrace near Pultney street.

Aside from its distinctive caterpillar tunnels, this playspace is best known for speed! In amongst the traditional equipment, kids and parents can be found whizzing around on spinning swings and seated flying foxes.

Play experiences: Large peaked climbing net, accessible swing, long seated flying fox, spinning swing, tunnels, see-saw, sandpit, swings

Facilities: Fully fenced. Picnic tables

Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playspace

Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) – Off Rundle Road on the Eastern side of the lake

With leafy surrounds and a nearby lake, you'd be hard pressed to find a more a more picturesque setting for a playspace. This playspace honours Quentin Kenihan's vision for a place that all children can play together side-by-side regardless of their abilities, with something for everyone to play in the heart of Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka.

Play experiences: Trampolines (including a wheelchair accessible trampoline), sound and sensory garden, water play, wheelchair accessible carousel, swings, wheelchair accessible sway fun, rope climbing, bitumen "race" track

Facilities: Fully fenced (non-lockable gates). Benches. Picnic tables. BBQs. Drink fountain and taps. Power points. Grass areas. Ambulant and accessible toilets. Baby change table. Accredited Changing Places facility (requires MLAK key for access)

Getting there: Accessible car parks are located in the Rymill Park car park (adjacent the Adelaide Bowling Club), enter off Dequetteville Terrace. Car parking is also available on Rundle Road and Bartels Road. If walking or cycling, the playspace is on the Park Lands trail. Adelaide Metro bus stops are on Dequetteville Terrace and Bartels Road.

West Terrace playspace

G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23), off West terrace near Wright street

Psst… When you’re all tuckered out from adventuring in this playspace, there’s a beautiful creek and pond hidden just a short walk away! If you’re keen to learn a little about the art and ecosystems of the area, kids can follow the Wirrarninthi Education Trail.

Play experiences: Large peaked climbing net with slide, small and big swings, slide, play structure

Facilities: Fully fenced. Benches