20 indoor things to do in Adelaide with kids when it rains

We’ve pulled together a list of great, family-friendly, indoor things you can do in Adelaide with the kids when it rains.

Yep, winter is here, and so are the school holidays. So, what is there to do with the kids in Adelaide when it’s wet outside? While a winery visit with a cheese platter might sound ideal to us, the kids don’t quite share the same enthusiasm. So, we’ve pulled together a list of family-friendly activities that might be better received when it’s raining in South Australia.

Hijinx Hotel & Strike Bowling, Rundle Place, Adelaide CBD

A perfect mix of fun activities, including bowling and quirky escape rooms. It’s an excellent way to spend a rainy day indoors. It’s also smack bang in the middle of Rundle Mall, so you can easily tie it in with some shopping, lunch at the newly opened Doughballs next door, and then catch a movie at Palace Nova East End Cinemas. Learn more

Escape Rooms

Challenge your family’s problem-solving skills with themed escape rooms that promise excitement and adventure. Read our guide

Ice Skating

Glide across the ice at The IceArenA. A great way to stay active while staying dry. IceArenA Adelaide


Indoor trampolining at its best! Let the kids burn off some energy with wall-to-wall trampolines and adventure challenges. Bounce Adelaide

Taking the Family to the Movies

Enjoy the latest blockbusters with the whole family at various cinemas across Adelaide. Find a cinema near you

Westfield Shopping Centres

With plenty of indoor entertainment options, including arcades and play areas, Westfield is a great spot for a rainy day. Westfield Marion | Westfield Tea Tree Plaza

EDEN at Illuminate Adelaide

Experience the wonder of EDEN, an indoor light and sound installation perfect for all ages. Available Tuesday-Sunday with sessions during the day, and night, until 21st July. Illuminate Adelaide

South Australian Museum

Explore natural history and cultural exhibits at the South Australian Museum. It’s educational and fun for all ages. South Australian Museum

Dive into the world of art with interactive exhibits and workshops for kids. Art Gallery of South Australia

Holey Moley Mini Golf

This indoor mini golf course offers a quirky and fun experience for the whole family. Holey Moley

Australian Space Discovery Centre

Engage with the wonders of space through interactive exhibits and presentations. Australian Space Discovery Centre

Inflatable World Modbury

A paradise of inflatable fun where kids can jump, slide, and climb safely indoors. Inflatable World Modbury

Pottering Around

Get creative with pottery painting sessions designed for kids. Pottering Around

Plaster Fun House

A fantastic place for children to paint and decorate plaster figurines. Plaster Fun House

Family-Friendly Art Classes

Join a fun and engaging art class tailored for children and families. Paintelaide

Cooking Classes

Discover the joy of cooking together with family-friendly cooking classes. Search for cooking classes in Adelaide

Adelaide Planetarium

Explore the universe from the comfort of the Adelaide Planetarium with shows and activities for all ages. Adelaide Planetarium


An innovative museum with interactive exhibits that combine science, art, and technology. MOD.

Laser Tag

Engage in action-packed laser tag battles at various indoor arenas. Laser Tag Adelaide

City Library

Enjoy a cozy day of reading and activities at the City Library, perfect for escaping the rain. City Library

With so many fantastic indoor activities, rainy days in Adelaide can be just as exciting and fun-filled as sunny ones. Enjoy your winter holidays and make lasting memories with your family!

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