Adelaide Zoo Nature Playground - Adelaide - Review

Opened in late 2015, the Adelaide Zoo Playground is pretty impressive! Visitors of all ages can have fun while exploring nature.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

The playground includes play equipment built on nature play principles that stimulate all the senses through climbing structures, water play features, a natural creek bed and aerial walkways. Kids can a birds-eye-view of the Zoo, the CBD and the riverbank from atop the aerial walkway which is also accessible via a lift for wheelchair and pram users.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids can slide, climb, jump and wonder around the playground. There are lots of opportunities for them to climb through the structures or around the playground on trees and the like. They can build a fort with branches, sticks and leaves nearby too. They can jump on one of the three inbuilt trampolines. They can also splash and play through a series of water jets and discover tadpoles and frogs in the natural creek bed. Lots to do and the kids won't want to leave the playground after entering it, so best visit the Zoo first ha!

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

This playground is located inside the Adelaide Zoo which is on Frome Road in Adelaide city near the Botanic Park. Entry is included with Zoo entry.

Our packing list for this playground:

  • Drink bottles
  • Food for snacks, for lunch or for a picnic
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhats
  • Change of clothes in case kids go in the wet areas

This playground has:

  • Accessible and street parking on the street
  • Public and disabled toilets and parents room next to the playground
  • Seating, tables and benches
  • Slide, climbing structure
  • Undercover seating area for families

For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Adelaide, head to our blog or our Adelaide daily spots lists.