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  •   Adelaide - For Kids


•   Investigator Science and Technology Centre
The Centre at Regency Park TAFE is a hands-on, innovative science centre featuring interactive displays for all ages that combine education with fun. There are also school holiday activities and special sleepovers.

•   South Australian Maritime Museum
In the heart of Port Adelaide`s heritage area lies this excellent museum which provides an insight into the maritime past of the state. The kids will enjoy climbing the lighthouse and boarding the floating collection.

•   Glenelg by Tram
Take a trip to Glenelg on the coast by historic tram, which stops right beside the beach. Have an ice cream by the beach and see the Old Gum Tree where the colony of South Australia was proclaimed in 1836.

•   Rodney Fox Shark Experience
In Glenelg, spend some time at this fascinating museum. Since his attack in 1963, Rodney Fox has dedicated most of his life to the research, observation and preservation of the Great White Shark. The museum houses collectables, art and curios, pictures, clothing and fossil and modern shark teeth and jaws. Guaranteed to thrill!

•   Australian Museum of Childhood
In Port Adelaide, young and old alike will enjoy the Australian Museum of Childhood. Discover trends and fads in toys over the last century with displays and hands on activities.

•   Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway follows a scenic coastal route from Semaphore Jetty to the oldest fort in South Australia. If your children are interested in railways, check out the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide, with its huge collection of historic rolling stock.

•   St Kilda Adventure Playground
Families should not miss the St Kilda Adventure Playground. This children`s activity area has numerous swings, slides and flying foxes which will keep children amused for hours.

•   SteamRanger Tourist Railway
SteamRanger is a tourist railway service, operated by the SA division of the Australian Railway Historical Society. It conducts both short and long journeys using either a steam or diesel locomotive. Based in historic Mt Barker, tours go south, as far as Victor Harbor. A lovely way to sit back and enjoy the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

•   Adelaide Gaol Historical Site
Older children will be intrigued by this historic site, open Sunday to Friday, where you can visit cell blocks, exercise yards, prison facilities, hanging tower and graves. Regular guided tours are available on Sundays and BBQ and refreshment facilities are available. If you`re feeling brave, take a night tour or even a ghost tour!

•   Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo has an extensive collection of Australian birds and a walk-through aviary, as well as animals from all over the world, including endangered species. Immersion is an exciting Asian rainforest habitat. A great way to reach the zoo is to take a Popeye motor launch along the scenic Torrens River.



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