Kids’ friendly malls in Adelaide


2015 08 24 - WESA Travel - Kids' friendly malls in Adelaide

Shopping was on top of my list but playgrounds were on top of theirs. So we compromised and agreed to visit only malls with playground in them.

Three kids’ friendly malls in Adelaide with playgrounds are (1) Westfield West Lake, (2) Westfield Marion, and (3) Harbour Town. And all three of them have playground in them, so everyone is happy! I sure am.

WESTFIELD WEST LAKE

My favourite mall was the Westfield West Lake mall. Why? Because they sold heaps of baking stuff and had a nice and big playground just outside the mall. Both Sonia and Arnold had a whale of a time!

It was considered a big playground. The kids spent at least an hour out in the open playing while the folks enjoyed their high tea indoor 🙂

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Sonia impressed me with her courage to walk across thin ropes. It wasn’t easy for a three-year-old, but she did it! Well, hubby was from the Adventure Learning Club and he had always wanted our kids to do rock climbing and all, hence was more willing to spent more time and effort cajoling her to walk across the ropes.

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She went from one station to another, conquering one obstacle after the other.

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Hubby doing a good job encouraging her to walk across the ‘moving bridge’.

Yeah! She nailed it!

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Now I wished we have a playground like this at home.

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Sonia really enjoyed herself so much! Better than going to a theme park!

Luckily the grandparents bought the Kathmandu jackets for the kids, otherwise they might catch a cold. It was a little windy that day, and almost everyday.

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This station was all about balancing. Not too difficult for Sonia but definitely a tough one for my clumsy Arnold.

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Arnold wanted to give it a go too!

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She almost fall but she never gives up! I like that attitude! Thumbs up, girl!

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And as usual, the kids made friends along the way. They wore matching ‘star’ pants and black boots!

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While the kids had fun outdoor, we took turns to grab a bite at a cafe just beside the playground. Very yummy! Even more so after working out with the kids.

WESTFIELD MARION

Here’s my second favourite mall. My shopping adventure aside, the kids got to play at an indoor playground at level 2.

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This playground wasn’t as big as the previous one, but they still enjoyed themselves the same.

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Since this playground was well child-proofed, we let Arnold run loose.

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This boy had so much fun, he didn’t want to leave the playground.

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I couldn’t understand why he had to hold one of his shoes everywhere he goes. If he feared his shoes went missing, he should have held onto both shoes, no?

HARBOUR TOWN

This is a long open air shopping mall with lots of good stuff and great bargains. Before shopping, we first bought a luggage to store our loots! Our best buy were the kids’ shoes. We got them Adidas shoes for less than 50 bucks! What a steal? We bought quite a bit of stuff for the kids but they were not the least interested. All they wanted to do was to go to the playground. K.I.D.S…….

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This is a decent playground. Probably more suitable for Sonia than Arnold. She enjoyed running through the ‘obstacles’ (of course with hubby’s help).

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Among all, her favourite was to sit and swing herself on this, hmm, what do you call this?

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We were at the playground for more than an hour, until it rained. Everyone left.

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If you are traveling with kids, go to malls with playgrounds and keep them entertained! You want them to enjoy the trip too, right! Kids will always be kids. Have fun!

winniediorachew
About me

Hello! I’m Winnie! First, a wife to my hub, Edmund. Then a mum to my gems, Sonia and Arnold. Together we form WESA. Everything written in this blog space is about us – it’s a family affair! Here I share snippets of our everyday kind of life and adventures. I love motherhood, family, children, playdates, travel, parties and simple joy.

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