30 Best Things to do in Adelaide at Night with Kids

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Adelaide is a very pretty and diverse destination with plenty of things to see and do both during the day and at night.  The day time can be spent exploring many of the local parks, enjoying beautiful food, catching a sports event or theatre show. However what happens when the sun goes down – what can you do with the family?  What about if you are working through the school holidays and you still want to create memories with your kids?

We all have busy lives these days. Trying to balance work and lifestyle can be tricky.  Families are having to get smart about how and when to spend time together.  With businesses being available for more unusual and unsociable hours, families are often struggling to find a balance.

Some of the best things to do in Adelaide at night with kids during the school holidays are listed below – we know in some cases trying to find time with the family means thinking outside the box.  Why not try nocturnal activities? There is PLENTY of fun to be had later in the day. Why not find time with your kids to enjoy the activities that Adelaide can offer when the sun goes down.

If you find yourself in Adelaide visiting places, the public transport is a great way to get around the city and explore. A tram ride in itself is good fun, but there are also trains and buses that run around the area making life easier if you want to ditch that car!  As the online world becomes ever popular, families are having to become smarter about the time in which they spend together. 

Looking for things to do in Adelaide? Look no further – grab the family. Gear up for some fun in the dark. No matter the age and no matter the preferred activity – there is sure to be something on this list that will be worth a go!! Adelaide things to do at night.

We have broken our list into ages groups, but of course this is not a hard and fast rule. I know teens who would love to stuff their face with ice cream and toddlers who would be bang up for some of the ideas on the teens list…

10 Best things to do in Adelaide at night with toddlers

Fret none! Even if you have toddlers in tow, we still have a bunch of family friendly things to do in Adelaide at night that will keep them happy!

Latitude Air Indoor Trampoline Park


Top things to do at night in Adelaide with kids must include this location! With a soft kids zone for under 5s, rock climbing, dodgeball (for the older kids), trampolines and even a ninja-warrior course – this place has lots to choose from.  Open every day until 6 pm (Fridays 9pm)

Address: Greenacres Shopping Strip

Check out their website here

Toddler World at Funtopia Prospect

What can you do in Adelaide at night with toddlers? This is a playground for children of all ages with a dedicated toddler zone which includes building blocks, slides and play equipment, interactive games and obstacles. The separate Playground World will keep the older children engaged as well as climbing walls for the even older age group – everyone covered at this place and even a coffee while you watch!.  This place is open until 5pm so very much an early evening activity, though Sundays you can visit until 6pm.

Address: Tenancy 8, 259-269 Main North Road, Sefton Park

Check out the website for more information

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

With a Leisure Pool that has shallow waters to frolic in, waterslides and fountains, if you have a water baby, this is the place to visit.  Bigger kids can enjoy the 50 metre main pool and there is also a dive pool. The centre has a café onsite.  The centre is open daily until 9pm during the week and 6pm on weekends.

Address: Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide

For more information, please click here

Adelaide Twilight Ocean Safari

Some of the best views of Adelaide at night don’t come better than this! End the day with stunning views of the sun setting in this 2 hour ocean safari from Glenelg. You may even get to see a pod of dolphins swimming along beside you.  Children are welcome and baby seats are available.

Address: 1 Moseley Street, Glenelg

Check out their information here

Local taverns for dinner

Fun things to do in Adelaide at night can incorporate some much needed food! A visit to one of the many taverns.  A lot have little play areas designed for toddlers and older children so they can have fun and let off a little steam.  Menus will also cater to younger kids with their very own children’s options. Often there is a combination which includes drinks and dessert. 

Designated rooms or play areas are a great way to combine your family meal with a bit of fun and they are literally everywhere.  Look up your local tavern, wherever you may be, and see what fun activities are available for your youngsters!

Our friends at Get Out with Kids have a list of kid friendly restaurants in Adelaide here.

Ice cream

Family things to do in Adelaide at night can be exciting but make you very very hungry! While on your travels, why not stop into one of the many ice cream parlours/shops in Adelaide.  48 Flavours is hugely popular with many flavours to choose from and enjoy. Enjoy a sugary treat.  Your toddler will absolutely love trying out some of these. There are three locations to choose from all situated within the Adelaide CBD.

Check out locations and flavours here

Ride an Adelaide tram

Ride an Adelaide tram

Why not see Adelaide at night! Public transport in Adelaide is a great option for getting around, but why not take your toddler on a little journey of adventure and ride the tram around town!  You can even coincide this little adventure with one of the options here as a way to get to and fro, just to add to the excitement!

Tram information and timetable available here

Picnic in the park

A popular thing to do in Adelaide at night is a visit to one of the many many parks situated in and around Adelaide inner city and the suburbs – you are literally spoilt for choice! This is a wonderful idea and one of the many free things to do in Adelaide at night. The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are beautiful (open til 7pm), and some are open a lot later. 

Outdoor activities don’t come much better than a little park time. Why not grab the picnic basket or grab a few items on your way to the park and enjoy watching the sun go down, playing in the park, throwing a ball around – the options are endless. A great way to enjoy the evening in one of the best places to see the sunset in Adelaide.  

Bridgewater Fairy Garden visit

Who doesn’t believe that a visit to the fairies is a great move with your toddler.  Take a walk in one of the locations below and see if you can spot any little doorways or fairy villages on your walk.  This cute little idea can then be installed maybe in your own little fairy garden!!  A magical way to end your day!

Address: Old Mount Barker Road, Deanery Reserve, Bridgewater AND 55 Main Street, Hahndorf

Find out more about the Bridgewater fairy Gardens here

West Beach Mini Golf

A little bit of craziness?  This is a late night adventure for the weekend, but surely one not to be missed.  With craziness which includes sharks, crocodiles, pirates and many many more ‘friends’, this will definitely amuse your little folk and let off some steam!

Address: Corner of Military Road and Hamra Avenue, West Beach

Check out the website here

10 Best things to do in Adelaide at night with young kids 5-12

If you are looking for family activities in Adelaide at night with kids that are slightly older than toddlers, check out our list of great ideas for 5 – 12 year olds!

The Cirkidz Circus School

From acrobatics for toddlers and older children alike, with aerial stunts for the older children and a smaller gym version for the younger kids of the group together with juggling activities, this is a great way to spend a day/evening.  With many classes available including evening options, why not check out the website for more information!

Address: 27 Fifth Street, Bowden

Check out the classes available here



A great big warehouse style venue set up with trampolines, and obstacle Ninja-style courses, great if looking for indoor activities.  The gymnasts of the family will certainly enjoy this activity and there is a café onsite serving hot and cold food!  This place is open until 8pm Monday to Thursday with a 9pm finish Friday and Saturdays (earlier on a Sunday), so plenty of opportunity to bounce until late!

Address: 164-168 Richmond Road, Marleston

Check out the website for times and further info


Open until 8pm every night (7 days a week), this is sure to keep your kids happy after a hard day at school! To drive solo you have to be a little older, however dual karts are available and the passenger can be 5 years of age, so perfect to be your navigator while you get to drive them around.  Laser tag is also available at this venue over a two storey building – so when you’ve finished winning the races, the kids can run around tagging aplenty!!

Address: 1 Port Wakefield Road, Gepps Cross

Check out the website here

Cinema – various

There are any number of cinemas in and around the Adelaide and these are great, particularly in school holidays when there is always a number of film options for children.  Grab the popcorn and get the group together a movie extravaganza!

Address: Please check website for locations and events

For information on what is showing, please click here

Mega Fast Karts

Located at Richmond, this place has a number of areas to choose to tackle!  The main race kart, dodgem car race track, laser skirmish and arcade centre.  Various packages are available for purchase and can get the whole family involved.!

Address: 6 Deacon Avenue, Richmond

Get more info from their website

Zone Bowling Cross Road


Who doesn’t love a good bowling session and a fab activity! With laser tag as an additional activity along with food and drinks – this is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy (with a little gentle competition!). This is great any day of the week but particularly when looking for things to do in Adelaide on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening as it can go on later than planned!!

Address: Various locations throughout Adelaide – please check website for further details.

For more information check out their website

Little Rockets Play Café

There are three located around Adelaide, Munno Para, Murray Lands and Westfield West Lakes.  These playgrounds are HUGE!  Onsite café for when you are peckish! If your kids enjoy letting off steam with plenty of playground equipment to try in a great space, this is definitely one to try!. Note that while they are closed relatively early during the week, Friday is open a lot later in some locations – worth checking the website for more info!

Address: Three locations to try Munno Para, Murray Lands and Westfield West Lakes.  Please refer to website for further details.

More information can be found here 

Henley Square Water Play

One of the best things for visitors to do in Adelaide at night with kids can be found here! Located at Henley Beach, this recently refurbished development is great for all members of the family, but particularly toddlers and younger children.  This inground water feature provides great fun for children to play chase. 

Address: Henley Square, Henley Beach, Adelaide

Find out more here

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval Twilight Roof Climb

Arguably one of the most iconic sports stadiums in Australia, why not grab your group together and head for a climb up to the roof and watch the sunset! There is a purpose built path in place for you to clamber up and the view from the top is amazing! A wonderful way to end your day!

Address: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

For more information about this package, click here

Theatre Show

Looking for things to do in Adelaide this weekend? – If your kids enjoy watching a good show, then this is a great option to wind down your day.  There are plenty of shows around and well worth checking out some of the options in the Adelaide theatres.  There are a few great travelling shows around Australia at this time and is sure to be something the whole family can enjoy together. 

Why not check out such theatres as The Arts Theatre, Queens Theatre and Bakehouse Theatre, to name but a few, and see what’s on!

10 Best things to do in Adelaide at night with teenagers

Teenagers can be tricky. You never know what is going to float their boat and impress them. We have done our best with these ideas for things to do in Adelaide at night for teenagers. We think a few will definitely be winners! (We have a huge article dedicated to things to do in Adelaide with teenagers if these ideas don’t work!)

Adelaide Goal Ghost Tour

Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour

When looking for places to visit in Adelaide at night and if your teenager has a fascination of the ghostly kind, why not take them on a two hour guided tour of the supernatural.  Here you will uncover Adelaide’s darkest moments with stories of ghosts and visits to burial sites. Not for the faint-hearted!! Tours run on some Fridays and Saturdays so please check beforehand.  Prices start from $39.

Address: 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton

Grab your package tickets and info!

Adelaide City Kayak Tour

Adelaide City Kayak Tour

With spectacular evening sunset views of the pretty city of Adelaide, this will give you time to wind down after your day and let off a little steam.  This 90 minute trip will take you on the River Torrens and see all the pretty lights of the city come to life.  The instructors will assist you at every step of the way.

Address: Pirie Street, Adelaide

Grab tickets here


Yep ….. axe-throwing – a great day activity in Adelaide! But before you disregard this as dangerous for your teenager, please be assured that there are rigorous safety checks in place prior to being allowed to partake in this!.  You can even engage in a coaching and target practice session with a designated member of staff.   Great for small groups to indulge in and have some fun!. Various packages are available for purchase.

Address: 1 Light Terrace, Thebarton

Get your axe throwing info here

X-Golf, Marion

This state of the art indoor golf experience is good fun – housed in kiosks with the opportunity to buy food and drink or even golf lessons!!  It is a relaxing atmosphere here, with the opportunity to try something new or hone those golfing skills with the simulators available to use.

Address: X-Golf Marion, 838-842 Marion Road, Marion

Grab your golf clubs and head to here for more info

The Cirkidz Circus School

This has been mentioned earlier and I make no apology as this is evening activities for families sorted for all ages.  Reason being there are very different activities for younger children as opposed to the teenagers of the family.  Acrobatic challenges for teenagers include aerial hoops and ropes and can be challenging but definitely worth giving a go.  Other circus tricks can be learned and various workshops are available.

Address: 27 Fifth Street, Bowden

Details of classes can be found here

Neo, Art Gallery of South Australia

This is only held at certain times of the year but if you are in the area, this is definitely worth a go if it is on for your teenager.  This is ONLY for teenagers 13-17 years – no adults/parents are allowed.  It is a safe place within the Art Gallery where kids use the creative labs available or listen to live music and discover some of the exhibitions. This is only open until 5pm but included as many will be able to head here after school.  You can make your way from the office and catch up afterwards, discuss all that they have been involved in over dinner or a picnic!

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide

More information on how this works can be found here

Escape Hunt Adelaide

Escape rooms are very popular at the moment and this one is no different.  With three different escape rooms to try you can decode puzzles or hunt for various clues in a time frame before you are ‘locked in’. 

Address: 133 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Choose your escape wisely!!

Mega Courts, Adelaide Indoor Sports Centre

Laser tag and gel ball facilities are located at this indoor sports centre.  This is a new facility and includes the newest of sports – gel-ball.  With gel blasters and safety equipment available to use, this is a safe but fun battle arena!! 

Address: 10-18 Albert Street, Windsor Gardens

Check out the action here


Why not take a trip to Chinatown!  With its vibrant colours, beautiful food, fabulous smells of food and spices, varieties of places to visit for dinner, this is a particularly popular area.  A great choice for dinner dates with your teenagers!

Shopping Mall – late night shopping?!

There is always time for shopping right?  Shops also open later and later these days to try and accommodate for those people who work strange hours or business hours, so why not catch up on dinner and do a little late night shopping activity!

Find out more about Rundle Mall here

Best things to do in Adelaide at night with kids

We hope this helps with a few ideas as a good place to start your night time adventure with your family.  We have listed plenty of things to do at night in the city but we would love to hear from you as to how these worked out or any fabulous ideas to share with others trying out those after dark get-togethers… with the kids!!

More Adelaide kids holiday ideas

If you’re looking for more things to do in South Australia, click here.

You will find lots of Adelaide days out ideas here to keep you and the kids entertained for the whole school holidays. You can also find fun things to do in the school holidays for teens in Port Augusta here.

Let us know if we missed your favourite or if you would like us to add your venue or event!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of school teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, an expert Queensland publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children including things to do with them over the school holidays. Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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