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Best family holiday parks in South Australia 

Looking for top-ranked, kid-friendly holiday parks in SA?

We’re featuring a trio of fun-filled BIG4 parks, voted by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, among the best of the best.

BIG4 Renmark is a star from all angles.

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park

Ranked: No.1

Long admired as a standout holiday park for families in SA, BIG4 Renmark oozes appeal. It begins with a glorious positioning along the Murray River and continues with a raft of exciting and ever-evolving facilities. It’s all accompanied by a wide assortment of first-rate accommodation, including glamping.

There is bucketloads of family fun at this riverside park.

In late 2018, BIG4 Renmark enhanced its already strong reputation when it became the first holiday park in Australia to install a sensory room

BIG4 Renmark's ground-breaking sensory room.

Park highlights

  • Water play park
  • Resort pool and spa
  • Pump track
  • Jumping cushion
  • Games/TV rooms
  • BIG screen movie room
  • Outdoor movie theatre (seasonal)
  • Indoor tiny tots playland
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis court
  • Sensory room
  • Gym and yoga studio

The pump track is one of myriad highlights.

In addition, the park has the following leisure equipment for hire:

  • Paddleboards
  • Pedal bikes
  • Water bees
  • Canoes
  • Tandem bikes
  • BMXs
  • Scooters

While in the area…head to Possum Parade. This riverside precinct is home to a passel of possums that reliably visit the area for a feed at dusk. It’s free family entertainment!

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There are ample activities to enjoy on and off water.

BIG4 West Beach Parks, Adelaide

Ranked: No.2

This is the place for family breaks in Adelaide. The holiday vibe engulfs visitors as soon as they reach the Norfolk Island pine-dotted entrance. This spacious park has a prime position along a glittering stretch of coastline that allows the simplest beach access, and the wider West Beach precinct screams holiday fun (more below). 

Location, location: BIG4 West Beach Parks.

BIG4 West Beach is loaded with modern, family-friendly facilities that suit all ages. However, if guests feel a need to venture further, the park is conveniently an easy drive to the likes of Glenelg Beach and the CBD as well as other leading attractions in Adelaide and surrounds. 

Instant relaxation. Or play.

Park highlights

  • Splash Zone water play area
  • Swimming pool
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Games room
  • Indoor toddlers’ play space
  • TV lounge
  • Playground
  • Fire pit
  • Gym
  • Café
  • Glamping tents
  • Sensory room

BIG4 West Beach is bursting with first-rate facilities. 

In addition, the wider West Beach Parks precinct has a feast of fun facilities that include:

  • Two 18-hole golf courses (par 72/par 50)
  • Mini-golf course
  • Boat haven
  • Skate/BMX park
  • Mega Adventure park

While in the area…The Beachouse at Glenelg is armed with amusements aplenty.

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Golf is among the various activities within chipping distance of the park's gates.

BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks Port Elliot

Ranked: No.5 (equal)

Occupying a glorious elevated beachfront setting overlooking iconic Horseshoe Bay, this Fleurieu Peninsula holiday park is a top choice for memorable family breaks.

BIG4 Port Elliot (top left) overlooks glorious Horseshoe Bay. Credit: Jesse Ehlers.

There’s plenty to keep kids entertained within the park’s boundaries, and the variable accommodation has widespread appeal. Direct beach access is a huge drawcard, and from here guests can also easily join the popular Encounter Bikeway that links the nearby towns of Goolwa and Victor Harbor. 

The Encounter Bikeway delivers wheely good views.

Park highlights

  • Jumping Pillow
  • Adventure playground
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball court
  • Lawned games area
  • Camp kitchen

While in the area…Jump on board the historical Cockle Train, which journeys between Goolwa and Victor Harbor and incorporates wonderful coastal views. Both towns have plenty to explore, which makes the train’s flexible departure times even more valuable.

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The trusty Jumping Pillow is among the park's ample entertainment.

Want more kid-friendly holiday parks? See loads of other award winners around Australia here.

Or uncover more SA holiday parks here.

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