Thinking of where to take the family these summer holidays? Think of Kingston SE!
We have beaches, walks, fishing, boating, cafes and restaurants, art galleries and more.
As managers of the Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park, and locals to the area, we know the region well. We help our visitors with their holiday itineraries to make the most of their time here with memorable experiences.
We also have two young boys and we like to go on regular adventures that are kid-friendly. Below we’ve compiled the best activities for families to enjoy together this summer in Kingston, for young kids and your older relatives too.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Enjoy the beach across the road from the caravan park
Right across the road from the caravan park is Kingston Beach on Lacepede Bay, it’s safe for little kids and the beach is wide and long. People go kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, catching squid, snorkelling, surfing, beach fishing, windsurfing and sailing. A sunset stroll is also a must while you’re here.
You can drive your car straight onto the beach. The beach has a large grassed area for picnics and the Kingston Beach jetty is a short walk away so you can fish off the jetty.
More information: Kristy’s Tips on Family Friendly Things to Do in Kingston SE
Easy heritage and nature walks
There are a couple of walks we’d suggest, one is through town for a stroll through Kingston’s history and the other is a nature walk.
Butchers Gap is a conservation park with walking trails and is ideal for bird watching. There are swans, herons and uncommon species such as the Orange Bellied Parrot, Rufous Bristlebird, or the Shy Brown Quail. Allow one hour for the short loop and two hours for the longer walk. They are pram and scooter friendly so ideal for smaller children and elderly grandparents.
If you’d like the family to learn about the history of Kingston, you can take an easy self-guided heritage walk past 25 sign-posted buildings as part of the Kingston Heritage Trail. The tour is a collaborative project between the Kingston District Council and the Kingston Branch of the National Trust of South Australia and will take you about 90 minutes to complete.
Visit our 5 different nature parks
Take the family to one of our nature parks, each with its own distinct flora and fauna. Jip Jip Conservation Park is a 50 minute drive from the caravan park, and known for its impressive granite outcrops with balancing rocks which are part of Padthaway Rise. Take a picnic and enjoy the walks and the wildlife.
Mount Scott Conservation Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise and located 25 kms from the caravan park. You’ll find the rare Mallee Fowl, Galahs, New Holland Honeyeaters, and Eastern Rosellas. Native animals often seen in the park include the Red-Necked Wallaby, Wombats and the Western Grey Kangaroo. You can enjoy picnics and BBQ facilities with family and friends when you get there. Check with us about fire bans and anything else you may need to know before you set off.
Visit the Coorong National Park
One of our favourite things to do is to take our young sons to the Coorong National Park. This beautiful wilderness is a 140 km stretch of saltwater lagoons from the Murray Mouth (where the Southern Ocean meets the Murray River) to Kingston, and is protected from the ocean by sand dunes.
The Coorong is a wetland area and sometimes referred to as a lagoon, that sustains many diverse species of flora and fauna. People enjoy bushwalking, bird watching, fishing, camping, kayaking, boating and four-wheel driving.
More information: Chad and Kristy’s favourite things to do on the Coorong
The Limestone coast is home to the Blue Lake known for the intensity of its blue reflection, the Umpherston Sinkhole, a limestone sunken cave, and the world heritage listed Naracoorte Caves. These are all unforgettable experiences to enjoy with your growing family.
And when you’re back at the caravan park, here are some of our favourite recipes for summer camp food that are easy to create!
Book our 1,2, or 3 bedroom cabins this summer
Right on the esplanade across the road from the beach, enjoy this summer with the family on the Limestone Coast. There are festivals, beaches, wineries and more. Call us (08) 8767 2050 to enquire about camping sites and cabins or book online here.