When you're preparing to holiday in a new destination itís a great idea to research some of the activities available to you and when you have family to entertain you want to find experiences that everyone will enjoy. The challenge is that itís usually difficult to find activities that will appeal to the whole family.
If youíre heading to Adelaide with your family then be sure to check out the activities listed below. You might want to hire a cheap car rental in Adelaide
to get around some of these fantastic locations. Here are some of the top choices for family oriented activities in Adelaide.
1. Cleland Wildlife Park
This is not like any other wildlife park you have ever been too. You can experience some of Australiaís true natural beauty and see some of Australiaís famed wildlife. You can cuddle a Koala and enjoy a memorable photo op. You can pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the fresh Adelaide air while youíre immersed in the beautiful natural surrounds. You can feed kangaroos, wallabies, and emus and if that is not enough to get everyone excited you can watch the savage Tasmanian Devil being feed too.
2. National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
A visit to the National Railway Museum is another entertaining activity for the whole family. There is an extensive collection of vintage carriages, old fashioned locomotives, and all kinds of train memorabilia. You can travel on an actual railcar throughout the exhibit. There is food available and everything is very reasonably priced. The kids will love the trains themselves and there is plenty of interesting history and exhibits for the older family members.
3. Henley Square
A great place to experience the sea and the beach is at Henley Square. Spend the day lazing around on a blanket, soaking up the sun, and even have a picnic. You can swim in the temperate ocean during the warmer months and the weather is usually a very pleasant temperature for the most part of the day. There are activities almost every weekend hosted by the beach during the summer, all free of cost and depending on when you arrive you could be enjoying a concert, yoga lessons, even a family movie or two. There are shops along the sand that have all kinds of unique trinkets and great souvenirs too.
4. Adelaide Oval
This is the place to go for sport in Adelaide. Whether youíre into Cricket, Soccer or Australian Rules Football. The Oval is an amazing place to enjoy watching some live action. Recently renovated and modernised the Oval is now even better in every way. No matter what sport you are watching the Adelaide Oval is a great venue to experience with the whole family.
5. Glenelg Tram
The tramís main purpose is as a means of transportation but itís also a great experience for the whole family. The tram has a great schedule and is rarely late and the tram is always clean. The staff are also very pleasant. The environment is a nice mixture of locals and tourists and this brings a great atmosphere to the tram. The tram can be used to get to many points throughout town and there is something special about travelling on a rail track through the city. Be sure to have coins ready since the tram does not accept notes. The Glenelg Tram is also a very inexpensive way to get around all the sights of Adelaide.
6. Botanic Park
This is a place of true serenity and if youíre after a family photo to frame then this would be a great location to do it. The kids can enjoy running around the wide open space as they do whilst you can take in the stunning native and exotic plants. You can enjoy a peaceful walk together in the fresh air. There are signs to direct you throughout the park and the easy grid structure makes it even easier to navigate through. This is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in Adelaide.
is a travel writer for Rent a Cheapy. He has spent a lot of time travelling around Australia searching for the best activities that the Land Down Under has to offer.