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Begin your own outside adventure as a family this summer!

Take a walk on the wild side these school holidays and experience our new Nature’s Playground. Have fun with nature inspired play equipment suitable for all abilities.

The new play space is a wonderful environment where visitors of all ages can let their imaginations run wild, have fun, challenge themselves and explore the natural world.

The playground includes play equipment built on nature play principles that stimulate all the senses through climbing structures, water play features, a natural creek bed and aerial walkways. The precinct also has disability friendly toilets, a new parent’s room and an undercover function area suitable for birthday parties and other unique functions.

From atop the aerial walkway get a birds-eye-view of the Zoo, the CBD and the riverbank.

Slide, climb or traverse your way through this unique play space.

Build a fort with branches, sticks and leaves. And let your finished fort inspire some imaginary play.

Splash and play through a series of water jets and discover tadpoles and frogs in the natural creek bed.

Take a break undercover while enjoying a coffee or light meal.

There’s no better time to become a Zoos SA member. Zoo members receive unlimited entry to Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park and most major Australian zoos 365 days a year, plus much more!

Join the zoo family now!

Nature’s Playground is free to use when you purchase a ticket to Adelaide Zoo.

Plan your day from Nature’s Playground
Download the map showing two different loops of Adelaide Zoo starting and finishing at Nature’s Playground.

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Animals Play at the Zoo

School Holidays Fun!

Whether it’s climbing or crawling, splashing or swinging the animals at the zoo love to play too! These school holidays kids will discover more about what some of their favourite zoo animals get up in their playtime.

Don’t forget to follow the Meet the Keeper schedule to make the most of your visit.

You could win!

Head over to the Zoo Shop and enter our special school holidays competition for your chance win some wild prizes. You could get up close to our Giant Tortoise with a Westpac Brief Animal Encounter, win a Two Zoos Pass to explore both Adelaide or Monarto Safari Parks or entry to either zoo of your choice.

Get the best of both zoos

Save with a Two Zoos Pass

Can’t decide between Adelaide or Monarto Safari Parks?  You don’t have too!  Get entry into the second zoo for half price with a Two Zoos pass.  These passes are valid for three months giving you plenty of time to use it over the school holidays. Simply buy online or at the gate.

Buy Online


December 16, 2015
January 31, 2016


Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
+ 61 8 8267 3255

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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