Holidays with Kids – Five Fun Options Close to Adelaide CBD

If bush camping ain’t your idea of fun, or you want a holiday with all the trimmings but don’t want to travel too far the answer might be just around the corner.

You don’t need to travel to the Gold Coast for a water park and you don’t need to travel interstate to have that hotel/holiday experience. Check out some of the park facilities available at the parks listed below and imagine how much fun your kids will have spending a few nights here these school holidays!

And one of the best parts is they are all still close to the Adelaide CBD so you’re not too far from home if you forget something or if one parent needs to go to work, or if Grandma and Grandpa want to come and visit for the day.


Discovery Holiday Parks

There’s nothing quite like getting back to nature: — cooking outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and sleeping under a blanket of free stars. Next school holidays, why not add a camping, caravan or cabin adventure at a Discovery Holiday Park to your list.

With eight fantastic locations across South Australia in iconic coastal, wine, outback and River land there is bound to be a holiday destination to suit your family. The Park Managers are locals so can give you the inside tips on the best things to see and do, places to eat and not-to-be-missed experiences so you’ll go home with unforgettable memories and stories to tell.

Each property is unique, but some of the fun features and facilities you can expect to find across the South Australian parks include: bouncing pillows, swimming pools, playgrounds, camp kitchens, games rooms, and even a gigantic water park at the Barossa Valley. Over the school holidays the parks host a range of activities to engage both the young and the young at heart creating new communities and friendships.

Take your next getaway at a Discovery Holiday Park in a fun filled safe environment for the whole family.  Holidays with kids made for fun!

Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront 349 Military Rd, Semaphore Park  P 1800 810 140
Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda P 1800 991 590
Discovery Parks – Clare Lot 136 Main North Road  5453 P 1800 422 724
Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney Lakeside Avenue  5345 P 1800 034 828
Discovery Parks – Port Augusta Cnr Hwy 1 & Stokes Tce, Pt Augusta  P 1800 833 444
Discovery Parks – Robe 70 – 80 Esplanade  5276 P 1800 106 106
Discovery Parks – Roxby Downs Burgoyne St, Roxby Downs  P 1800 356 103
Discovery Parks – Whyalla Foreshore Broadbent Terrace, Whyalla P 1800 352 966

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BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park

Set on 1.2kms of stunning coastline at West Beach, BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park is a much-loved holiday destination. With a choice of sites in addition to spacious self-catering cabins, there is an option for everyone.

Teamed with a large range of facilities including: Lagoon style pool, SplashZone, direct beach access, games room, jumping pillows, playgrounds and much more, it is the perfect family holiday destination.
Add some extra fun to your holiday by visiting West Beach Mini Golf, MegaAdventure Australia or Adelaide Golf Park, which are all a short stroll from the Caravan Park.

Why do people love BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park? The large and safe environment which allows children to play, explore and make friends, while the parents can relax and spend quality time with their family.

Enjoy all that BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park has to offer these April school holidays with sites starting from $45 p/n and cabins starting from $119 p/n.

For more information, or to make a booking

Visit or give the friendly reservations team a call on 1800 444 567

Marion Holiday Park

A little slice of paradise located only 12km south of Adelaide’s CBD. Marion Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone, from camping and caravanning sites to beautifully appointed Poolside apartments, Creekside villas, Bungalows and Retreats. There’s something to suit everyone.

Keeping the kids busy while you sit back and relax is easy. Facilities are exclusive to guests and include the stunning 45metre lagoon pool, waterpark indoor heated pool, huge NEW Adventure playground, undercover jumping pillow, Adelaide’s only indoor tennis court and more!

We guarantee a relaxed family holiday here where kids are safe to explore and ride around. Come and check it out these school holidays and make lasting memories with your family and friends.

To find out more visit or call our friendly staff on 8276 6695.


This is the perfect place for a quick getaway these school holidays and kids get to stay for FREE! So if your wondering how to keep them happy and busy book your stay now.
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Brighton Caravan Park

Set right on the beach in Kingston Park overlooking the crystal waters of Gulf St Vincent (only 17 kms from the Adelaide CBD and 10 minutes walk from the train station) makes Brighton Caravan Park the ideal location to sit back, relax and simply soak up the memorable beachfront location

There is a range of accommodation options, from 2 bedroom Villas, all with direct ocean views, to open plan cabins. There is also a myriad of caravan and camping sites to suit all types of travellers. With a fully equipped camp kitchen, modern BBQ areas, clean amenity blocks and special access bathroom, we’re the perfect spot for the School Holidays. You can also feel the ocean breeze from any one of our cabins or sites!

The beach to the north is sandy and provides hours of fun, while the beach to the south is rocky and ideal for fishing and snorkelling. Children spend hours playing amongst the many rock pools finding a range of crustaceans and small fish.

During the school holidays check out the Kidz Korner Activities Program – the kids will be happily entertained & have loads of fun while mum/dad relax at the same time! Other new & exciting facilities available are; go karts, kayaks, SUP (Stand up Paddle Boarding), tennis (have a game of tennis on the courts in the adjacent reserve) or simply make new friends around the BBQ.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide

We’re over peak Mad March, but Easter is just around the corner. Make your own Easter stories in the heart of Adelaide’s East End with Crowne Plaza Adelaide.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide is located in Hindmarsh Square. Offering 308 accommodation rooms and suites, extensive leisure facilities, contemporary dining at Redsalt Restaurant and Bar.

The hotel is well-situated to a wide-array of shopping options throughout Rundle Mall, niche-eateries down Rundle Street and off of its lanes, and walking distance of family-fun activities such as Adelaide Zoo and Escape Hunt