Are you planning a trip away with your nearest and dearest? Here are some great adventures to plan in the beautiful location of Adelaide that are sure to keep the young nippers entertained.

Bonython Park

If a family outing is on the cards, you can't beat this park. It features all the classics of a time-honoured playground, such as swings, slides and a sandpit.

See who is brave enough to go on the double flying fox or comfortable enough to lounge on the hammock or spinning chairs. There is also an oversized spiders web to play on, so mums and dads can sit back and relax for an hour or two and watch their kids have the time of their life.

This park also caters for toddlers and kids with special needs, so no matter what makes up your family, there is bound to be something here for everyone.

Adelaide Zoo

Wondering how to keep your kids happy? A visit to the zoo is an essential! Adelaide Zoo features over 1,800 animals and a further 300 species of exotic and native birds, reptiles , mammals and fish.

Some highlights include the African lion, dyeing poison arrow frog, American alligator and Aldabra tort​oise. The Giant Panda exhibition is perhaps one of the most important to visit, as it the only place these animals are on display in the southern hemisphere. 

The kids may also enjoy spending time at the children's zoo. Here, they can get up close and personal with around 120 animals including chickens, deer, goats, kangaroos, koalas, quokkas, wallabies and much more. 

To get there, simply jump in your Adelaide rental car and drive to Frome road. The Zoo is located near the River Torrens. Parking is limited on Plane Tree Drive so if you can, leave early! 

Haigh's chocolate factory tour

Seeing wildlife is all well and good, but sometimes it can be nice to get out and experience  food culture. So why not take a trip through a chocolate factory and channel Charlie Bucket?

Let your kids assemble gourmet chocolate frogs for themselves- treat them, you're on holiday! Make sure you pick something up for yourself, too.

Tours run from Monday to Saturday at 11am, 1pm and 2pm and bookings are essential.

Naracoorte caves

In this location you can get outside and explore underground fossils. With only 7 per cent of 15 – 17 year olds achieving the recommended 12,000 steps per day according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this could be a great way to get your teens out and about.

There are plenty of adventure tours to choose from and it is best to select the one that best suits your ability and skill level. Some of the caving options are longer and require a higher level of fitness, but there is bound to be one that suits your needs.

Alternatively, you could learn about fossil discovery as there are plenty of old treasures here. In fact, these caves have been around for over 200,000 years and palaeontologists have been studying these fossils for at least 30 years.

There is a space here where you can see fossil displays or a walk-through diorama. The life-size models of extinct animals in their ancient habitats are sure to wow your young ones.

Popeye Motor Launches

Take your kids on a cruise of Torrens Lake in the heart of Adelaide itself for a chance to capture a new and exciting view of all the city has to offer.

This is a 40 minute long cruise and features a commentary all the landmarks and points of interest. You can rest assured you won't miss out on any the best features!

Operating times do change with the seasons, so it is best to check with the operator to see what is available.