Things to do with Teenagers in Adelaide that Aren’t Lame!

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Whether you live or holiday in Adelaide, it seems parents are always looking for things to do with teenagers. Well don’t worry, we have found all the best activities for teens (including school holiday activities for teens) and you now have this list at your fingertips!

Adelaide is a cultural city that offers the best of the beach and country life. There are so many activities for teenagers that they will never really have an excuse to tell you they are bored. No matter what your teen is into, we have found a heap of fun activities for teens that aren’t lame

So here is your list of the best teens activities and fun things for teens to do so that you can get back to the million other things we know you have to do as a parent. We think you will find it filled with things to do when bored for teens. Use it to make your life easier and make your South Australian teens so much happier.

Fun activities for teenagers

In this article we have divided up this list of things to do with teenagers into sections to help you find the most suitable teens activities:

10 Outdoor activities for teens in Adelaide

If you are want your teen to spend more time outdoors, then look no further than the list of outdoor activities for teens we have compiled. Adelaide is literally a playground of fun activities for teens. From activities to wear them out to relaxing days out, we have something that is sure to make your fussy kid happy, including free teen activities!

Playford Town skate park

If your kids prefer to have fun on wheels, then head to Playford Town and check out the skate park. There is plenty of room to skate (half pipe anyone?) or bike around and show off their skills. Located in the same area is an adventure playground and waterplay area for any smaller family members who want to come along. This is one of the great free activities for teenagers on offer in Adelaide.

Find out more here.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide-Zoo is a great day out in Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo and has more than 1800 animals. For those teens that love animals, there is a keeper for a day program, as well as daily shows and events throughout the year. A must see are the giant pandas, Australia’s only breeding pandas! You can also see lions, tigers, orangutans and much much more.

Click here to find out more about Adelaide Zoo.

Skip the queue and grab your tickets here.

West Beach Adventure


West Beach Adventure is one for thrill seeking teens. Home to Mega Climb, the largest ariel course in Australia with a 20m leap of faith vertical drop. Climb, swing or skywalk your way through this adventure playground. Climb the mega structure and navigate the obstacles or swing through the air 18m above the ground. West Beach Adventure is definitely a cool thing for teens to do.

Take a look at West Beach Adventure online.

Grab your tickets here.

Monarto Safari Park

Located just outside of Adelaide, the Monarto Safari Park has a huge range of exotic animals located in an open plan environment. Set off on an African safari and see incredible creatures from the comfort and safety of a safari vehicle. This is a great day trip and fun thing to do with your teenage daughter or son.

Read more about this park here.  

Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval is home to cricket, music and AFL and is must see for sporting fans. Teens will gaze in wonder looking at where their heroes have walked and can imagine running onto the ground at full capacity. Go behind the scenes to see where their favourite sporting stars get ready This is a fun things to do with teenage girls and boys.

If you fancy something more daring, you can do the roof tour!

Tree Climb Adelaide

Get outside and go climbing at this aerial adventure park. Conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD, Tree Climb has over 70 obstacles and 8 routes, meaning you can find something for all abilities. Can they conquer the Grand Course, featuring zip lines and a Tarzan swing? Tree Climb is open rain, hail or shine, so there really is no excuse! A fun group activity for teenagers.

Check out the website here.

Waterworld Aquatic Centre

waterworld-adelaide is perfect for school holiday fun

This fun filled waterpark is a great place for teens to cool off and have fun. Let them race down the 77m (yes you read that correctly!) SupaJet or watch them on the racing slides. A fun summer activity for teenagers. If you are bringing along smaller family members, there is also a splash pool that they will love.

Find all you need to know here.

Woodhouse Activity Centre

Check out the range of activities happening at Woodhouse Activity Centre all year round, including their school holiday programs. Specialising in ‘adventure therapy’ kids can challenge themselves on the obstacle course, find their way out of a maze, go orienteering and much much more. Full of fun teen activities, Woodhouse should be added to your list of things to do in Adelaide.

Click here to find out about what’s happening.

Paintball Park 

If the thought of shooting paint at each other makes you excited, then head down to Paintball Park. A fun group activity for teenagers, paintball is more than just shooting each other, it requires skill and tactics. Does you kid have what it takes to win? This is a fun thing to do with friends for teens, so grab a group and head to Paintball Park.

Find out more online.

Surf lessons

Surfing is a sure fire way to elevate your teen’s level of coolness and is a fun things to do in the summer for teens. Plus, it is great way to improve their fitness, strength and confidence. Soft surfboards, body boards and wetsuits are also available to hire. Located just 40 minutes from Adelaide, Moana is a great place to learn to surf and enjoy a day in the sun.

You can book surf lesson at Middleton Beach here or Moana Beach here (they are the same price, so just choose your closest beach!)

10 Indoor activities for teens in Adelaide

Although there are lots of fun things to do with teenagers indoors, we know the ones they WON’T think are lame. Take a look at the indoor activities for teens in Adelaide we have for you. Our list of fun things to do with teenagers ranges from axe throwing to go karts and also includes a heaps of fun things to do for teenagers at night.


Try something completely different with your teen and have a go at axe throwing! Challenge yourselves and release your inner warrior at this unique activity. If you have never done it before, don’t worry, the axe-perts will show you how it’s done and they make sure you have an amazing axe-perience!

Take a look at Maniax online.


Do you teens want to run away to the circus? Now you can let them! Join a Cirkidz program these and they can learn how to flip, fly, balance plates or tumble. This energetic activity helps develop confidence co-ordination and strength and they might even learn some cool tricks to come home and show off. Plus, they have some great school holiday programs on offer.

Read about Cirkidz here.


Teenagers at Bounce
My teenagers at Bounce

Imagine 50 trampolines all interconnected and you have Bounce. Have fun bouncing around in the free jump area, jump off a balcony onto a giant air bag or do a massive slam dunk from your trampoline! It’s also home to the Bounce X-Park obstacle course. There really is something for all teens at Bounce.

Check out the website here.


Are the teenagers bored of everything? Then let them bounce, climb, skate or play the day away at Latitude. This action packed activity centre has something all abilities. Dodgeball, rock climbing, trampolining and basketball are just some of the options available. A great way to burn off any additional energy. Grab a group of friends and have a blast at this giant aerial playground.

You will find two location for Bounce in Adelaide:

Mega Fast Karts

Feel the need for speed? Grab your friends and head to Mega Fast Karts to get racing. Race each other on the main track or try your hand at the dodgem track. For those that don’t fancy the karts, laser skirmish and an arcade centre are also located at the facility. Trust us, you won’t have a bored teen at this venue!

Take a look at their website.

Mega Courts Indoor Sports

If you are looking for things to do with teenage kids, Mega Courts Indoor Sports is arguably one of Adelaide’s most versatile indoor sports centre.  Teens can enjoy indoor sports, state of the art laser tag and gel ball facilities, inflatable jungle gym and loads more. Mega Courts are passionate about active participation and community involvement and is a great place for teens to spend time.

Get bouncing over here!

X Golf

If you are looking for different activities to do with your teenager, then try X Golf. X Golf is more than just a golf simulator. It is a golfing experience suitable for golf lovers and teens who are new to the game. Located just 10 minutes from the Adelaide CBD teens can experience the fun of golf without having to complain about walking an 18 hole golf course! Plus, it is a great way to learn a fun new skill.

Find out more about X Golf.

Escape Hunt Adelaide

Can you escape? Teens can take on any of the four challenges on offer and see if they are smart enough to escape in 60 minutes. Escape Hunt is conveniently located in the heart of Adelaide and is accessible via public transport. This is a great thing to do with teenage friends and is a wonderful team building activity for teens.

Check out Escape Hunt online.


If art, ideas and events sound like the perfect thing for your teen, then pay a visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia. This is an art gallery that teens will love, trust us! Neo is full of things for teens to do. Free and held up to 6 times pe year, Neo is a space where young people can kick back and hang out with friends, jump into creative labs, tune into live music and take part in performances and more.

Read about Neo and see what on.


More than just a footy centre, AFL Max lets teens choose to bounce, climb or tackle their way through their visit. Max Interactive is a zone where technology meets exercise, Max Climb offers 14 climbing walls to choose from and Max Ariel allows teens to bounce and play games – and that’s just a few of the areas! AFL Max is a massive 5500m² family entertainment and training facility where anyone and everyone is welcome.

Check it out online.

There are SO many activities on offer that we couldn’t fit them all in! But you can check them out online (and get your tickets at the same time) here.

School holiday programs for teens in Adelaide

School holiday activities for teenagers can be hit and miss, that’s why we have done the hard work for you and found the best of the best. From arts and crafts for teens, winter activities for teenagers and things to do for teens at night we have a heap of activities that will make sure they are happy.

We know that juggling time is hard during the holidays, that’s why we have included half day, full day and multiple day holiday programs. Some are even good team building activities for teenagers (but don’t worry, they won’t even know it!). You can find a huge range of holiday activities for teenagers in Adelaide here

10 Fun things to do at home for teens

When your kids can’t get out and about, finding activities for teens at home can become a full time job. Because we know everyone is different, we have compiled a heap of entertaining and interesting activities, including art ideas for teens. This list of stuff to do for teens to do at home is about to elevate your level of parental coolness!

How to draw cool things drawing guide

Looking for art activities for teens? Learn to draw cool stuff with this awesome book ‘How to draw cool things’. It contains step-by-step instructions that will suit even a very beginner. Optical illusions, 3D letters, cartoons are just some of the things they can learn to draw.

Get your drawing guide here.

Be a rubber band engineer

Got teens that love to tinker? This book will teach them (step-by-step) to create their very own rubber band launchers and gadgets. You will never believe what they can make with just a rubber band and the ideas between the pages. Plus, it will keep them out of your hair!

Find out how here.

Get procrastibaking

Things to do at home with teenagers

Tired of looking for outside activities for teenagers? Then send them into the kitchen to have some fun. Not only will they love these recipes, but they will (hopefully!) end up with something delicious to show for it. Filled with 100 non-boring recipes, there is sure to be something they want to make.

Buy the book and get started.

Non boring board games

Put away the boring board games for teenagers and take a look at these. Challenging, creative, hilarious or even straight up ridiculous, these games will have them putting down their devices and actually enjoying themselves. It even includes some team building games for teens.

Get playing with these board games.

Learn how to ride a hoverboard

If they want to impress, encourage your kids to learn how to ride a hoverboard. Imagine showing up to school or sport on one of these. It even has built in speakers, so they don’t even have to turn off their music to ride. Ride into the future on one of these hoverboards.

Purchase a hoverboard here.

An escape room in a book

Get involved in a mystery without even leaving the comfort of home with this unique book. With just 60 minutes to escape from a labyrinth, you must take on the challenges, solve mysteries and clues to finish the book. Perfect to entertain teens that love to read or those that love a good mystery.

Find out if you can escape.

Put your time to good use

With a lot of time to kill during school holidays, reading any of these books is a great way for teens to learn how to put their time to good use. This selection includes books on becoming more efficient, techniques to increase their level of happiness and even confidence building books like ‘What’s my super power’. Perfect for those that are looking to learn more about themselves or just read a good book on a rainy day.

Check out this selection of books on highly effective teens.

Master a remote controlled car

Take a look at this selection of the latest, greatest and quirkiest of remote control cars and vehicles. Racing cars, 4WD’s, mini coopers and heavy machinery vehicles are just some of the vehicles you can control. You can even build your own from Lego! Some can even be used on grass so your teen can take them (and themselves!) outside for a bit.

Choose your vehicle here.

Fun things to do when stuck at home

Finding fun things for teens to do at home doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, this book makes it easy and interesting in a quirky way. This book is full of things for teens to do when bored.

Read up on things for teens to do here.

Fly a drone

What could be cooler than spending a day flying a drone! Teens will love getting off the couch to spend time in the backyard when they have a drone to play with. From a basic model to something much more sophisticated (some with handheld screens), teens will be sure to find a drone that is cool enough for them.

Purchase a drone here.

Fun activities for teens in Adelaide at night

We have a whole article dedicated to things to do in Adelaide at night have have listed 10 of our favourite things, so do check that out too!

Fun activities for teens in Adelaide

While it can be almost impossible to find things to do for teens that they will 100% love, we think our activities for teenagers to do is pretty impressive, and not at all lame! Try it out with your teenager and let us know what they think. We are quietly confident!

You can find fun things to do in the school holidays for teens in Port Augusta here.

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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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