How We Picked
1. The Beachhouse
Services: Dodgem cars, mini golf, arcade games, raft water slide, speed water slide, and more
Address: 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA 5045
Contact Details: (08) 8295 1511, [email protected]
Operating Hours: Monday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday – Thursday: Closed (Available for group booking)
Friday: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
|Google Reviews score||4/5|
With The Beachhouse’s extensive range of rides and attractions, you will not run out of things to do and you’re guaranteed a fun-filled day.
The amusement park has bumper cars, a mini golf course, arcade games, waterslides, an indoor playground, a carousel, and a train that circles around the mini golf course, mine shafts, and waterfalls.
However, some arcade games are outdated and may not work since they’ve been around for years.
What we love about this amusement park, aside from its activities, is its no entry fee policy. You can enter the place and just look around if you want.
This policy also allows them to be more flexible regarding their packages. Unlike other amusement parks, you can come over and just use some of their attractions instead of paying for everything.
The amusement park, though, is quite expensive, especially if you want to experience everything they have. The bumper cars and boats cost 8 credits per person or $8.5 per person, the mini golf is $12, and the other rides are anywhere between $1 and $10.
While these prices may not seem much, they can cost you a lot when purchased together. A 2-hour stay is $39, which is quite a lot considering the ticket games, train, and indoor playground are not included.
On the bright side, since you will be paying by ride, you can limit the attractions you’ll pay for to meet your budget.
Another thing we love about this amusement park is its friendly staff. The staff at every ride and attraction seems to be good at handling kids, making interacting with them seem effortless.
2. TreeClimb Adelaide
Services: Grand course, kids course, zip-loop course, nets adventure, and more
Address: Cnr Greenhill Road &, Unley Rd, Adelaide, SA 5000
Contact Details: (08) 7089 4490
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
|Google Reviews score||4.8/5|
|FB Reviews score||5/5|
If you want to indulge in nature while enjoying fun activities, then TreeClimb is the place to be.
What stood out to us about this amusement park is its number of challenges. The Grand Course has five obstacle courses with 52 challenges, while there are three obstacle courses with 21 challenges in the Kids’ Course.
We also love that the Kids’ Course is hard enough to challenge the kids but not too hard that they won’t have fun and not finish it.
The only drawback would be not having enough time to finish all of the courses because of time constraints. If you only have 30 minutes or less in your time, you might not be able to try a much more challenging course.
Another edge they have over other amusement parks is they are open seven days a week, so visitors can visit anytime convenient.
It’s also very accessible whether you’re driving or riding public transport. There’s a bus stop about a two to five minutes walk away from TreeClimb, and there are parking spaces around it too.
Just note that the amusement park’s operating hours are highly affected by the weather, as it’s outdoor and can be dangerous when the weather is terrible.
If the park is closed on your booked date and you want to cancel the booking, refunds will also take some time before they’re processed.
3. Waterworld Aquatic Centre
Services: 50m long pool, 20m long pool, toddler pool, Aquarun, and more
Address: Golden Grove Rd, Ridgehaven, SA 509
Contact Details: 8397 7439, [email protected]
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Google Reviews score||4.4/5|
|FB Reviews score||4.5/5|
For an escape from the heat, look no further than Waterworld Aquatic Centre.
This amusement park has a 50m long pool, a 20m long pool, and a toddler pool, so everyone in your family can come over and enjoy.
The toddler pool also has an interactive splash pad to make your kid’s time even more enjoyable.
They also have three long slides that visitors can enjoy. If your child is over five years old and at least 1m tall, they can enjoy these slides.
What separates Waterworld from other water amusement parks is their pools are heated to about 27–28 degrees Celsius, so visitors don’t have to worry about chilly water when visiting.
We also love that they have a lot of shaded places where visitors can rest after minutes of playing in the pool.
There are also several free barbecue facilities that guests can use if they want to have a barbecue with their family and friends.
You may, however, find the shower rooms and toilets quite disappointing. They don’t have the cleanest shower rooms and toilets, but they’re not filthy, so you can still use them.
In addition, expect the place to be quite crowded, especially when one of the pools is rented for private parties.
4. West Beach Adventure
Services: Kids course, giant swing, skywalk, BMX bike, and more
Address: 4 Hamra Ave, West Beach, SA 5024, Australia
Contact Details: 0883551480, [email protected]
Operating Hours: Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Google Reviews score||4.6/5|
|FB Reviews score||4.8/5|
West Beach Adventure is the perfect amusement park for those seeking an adrenaline boost.
Just 15 minutes away from CBD, you can enjoy a fun-filled adventure day with your friends and families.
The amusement park has 70 aerial obstacles in its MegaClimb package. You can enjoy rowing a boat mid-air, playing tennis in the sky, or having a picnic at their sky-high table.
But what really stood out to us about their MegaClimb challenge is the MegaJump which allows you to experience a simulated free fall from 18m above ground. This might just be the most adrenaline-pumping activity in the package.
We also love the park’s Giant Swing attraction. The attraction offers a thrilling experience with its maximum height of 20m and speed that goes up to 70km per hour.
The Kids’ Course is also an excellent addition, as the MegaClimb can be too intimidating for kids. The course has 10 challenges and a mini zip line, so the kids can still have their fair share of adrenaline boost.
A cafe is also located next to the course, so you can watch over them as you enjoy a meal for yourself.
Just note that only kids above 90cm can tackle the Kids’ Course, so toddlers will most likely not be able to do anything except eat some nice food at the cafe.
The place can also be quite expensive. The MegaClimb costs $55 per person, while the MegClimb + Giant Swing package is $70.
5. The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park
Services: Big Wedgie, Big Chucka, Just Right Wedgie, and Little Wedgie
Address: Military Road via West Beach Parks Resort, West Beach, SA 5024
Contact Details: 0883505050, [email protected]
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: Closed (Group appointments only)
Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
|Google Reviews score||4.4/5|
Another amusement park that deserves a place on this list is The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park.
The park has four inflatable water slides of varying sizes to accommodate all types of visitors, from kids to adults.
Among their slides, The Big Wedgie is a crowd favourite. It’s the tallest freestanding inflatable slide in the world, so it’s understandable why many people enjoy the thrill it gives.
Aside from its world record-holder slide, this amusement park’s excellent customer service impressed us the most.
The staff were accommodating and friendly with the guests. They also do a great job of encouraging kids who are intimidated by the slides.
They also handle teenagers and their antics well, so everyone gets to enjoy their time at the park.
We also love that they offer a variety of food in the park, as it can be exhausting going around the slides. They also allow guests to bring their own food if they want to.
The only drawbacks would be the price and the long lines for each slide.
A 1-hour ticket for the Big Wedgie costs $38, a 5x slide at the Big Chucka costs $24, a 1-hour ticket for the Just Right Wedgie is $32, while a one-hour access for the Little Wedgie is $20.
There are also long lines for the slides, especially the Big Wedgie, so one hour might not be enough.