Stirling Steamroller Playground - Adelaide - Review

Originally ordered by the Mt Barker Council, the Steamroller now featured in the Stirling Steamroller playground was being driven from Adelaide to Mt Barker when the driver stopped at the Eagle on the Hill for refreshment and the engine seized. 

Mt Barker Council subsequently offered the steamroller to Stirling Council for a discount, and the offer was accepted.  The steamroller came into service in 1927 and since its retirement it has continued to serve the community as play equipment in the park.  Kids are particularly fond of climbing up on the steamroller and playing driver. My kids love it every time we visit the Adelaide Hills!

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

This fully fenced playground is perfect for families to pop in the centre of Stirling for a coffee, a shop, a wonder and a play. It features two structured areas, one for little kids under 5 years and one for kids 5+ years. Each area features a climbing structure with a slide as well as age appropriate swings, bouncing cars, seesaws and lots of seating and eating spots.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

A fully fenced playground separated in two parts, great for kids of all ages. They will love driving the old steam roller! This playground is located at 2 Mt Barker Rd, right next to the first roundabout in Stirling. 

Our packing list for this playground:

  • Drink bottles
  • Food for snacks, for lunch or for a picnic
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhats

This playground has:

  • Public toilets in a brick building next to the playground
  • Accessible and street parking on the street along the playground
  • Picnic and party areas
  • BBQ 
  • Water fountain
  • Seating, tables and benches
  • Slide and climbing structure

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