Things to do in Kingston with the kids in the September school holidays

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Kingston and the Limestone Coast offer plenty of things to do for families, for all ages and interests. If you’re planning to bring the kids to Kingston SE these September school holidays, here are some of our favourite not-to-be-missed activities to get started with.


The Kingston SE show – October 2nd

Every year the Kingston SE show comes to town and has attractions for all ages. There will be livestock demonstrations and competitions, exhibitions, music, arts and crafts, as well as motorbike shows, horse events and show jumping. Please see their Facebook page here for updates.

Date: October 2

Time: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Gall Park, East Terrace, Kingston SE, South Australia.

Visit a national park

For nature lovers and if you don’t mind a bit of bird watching either, a visit to our nature parks is a great day out for the family. Most are within a half hour drive of the caravan park. You’ll find short and long walks, 4WD tracks and picnic areas to enjoy lunch together among local birds and trees.

Read more about the 5 national parks near Kingston. 5 National Parks around Kingston SE to visit

Take a stroll through 25 history highlights – Kingston’s self-guided Heritage Walk

Kingston has a very interesting maritime history. It was founded in 1851 and by 1865, was declared as a safe harbour for wheat, wool and ships. The town began to grow and by the early 1870’s, it was a bustling seaport and thriving with hotels, banks, churches and shops.

You can take a self-guided heritage walk through Kingston’s oldest buildings. Each site has a plaque with information and photographs of its history. There are 25 buildings and locations to see, and the tour will take you about 90 minutes in total at a moderate pace.


Find out more: Kingston’s self-guided Heritage Walk


Visit the Coorong


There are some secrets that only the locals can tell you. Chad and Kristy run the caravan park and are adventurers at heart, making the most of the rich and diverse landscape of Kingston with their young boys. If you’re after a little more adventure for the family, then read about camping on the Coorong, eating Coorong mullet, and visiting the historic Chinaman’s Well, plus more.


Find out more about Chad and Kristy’s favourite things to do on the Coorong


Hop on a bike and circle Kingston’s coastal trail

There is a bike trail that goes along the coast of Kingston Beach. You can choose a 2km or 5km loop that goes along the esplanade, around to Maria Creek and back to the caravan park. The bike track is scooter and pram friendly so it’s a nice easy stroll with young and older family members.


Read more on Kristy’s Tips on Family Friendly Things to Do


Around the Limestone Coast


The Blue Lake in Mt Gambier, the Umpherston Sinkhole, Naracoorte Caves and Piccaninne Ponds are some of the spectacular places to visit that we have in our region. Each one of these is a day trip in itself so you’ll need a little more time if you want to include these in your travel itinerary.

Read more below.


5 Family Friendly Things To Do On The Limestone Coast


And here’s a few other activities all within the vicinity of the caravan park:


  • Visit Larry the Big Lobster – a 5 minute drive from the caravan park
  • Kev’s Kollection is a collection of old tractors and stationary engines
  • The Sundial of Human Involvement at Maria Creek next to the Apex Park
  • Visit Cape Jaffa Lighthouse and climb to the top for a 360 degree view
  • Visit the Kingston National Trust Museum for old wares and antiques


Book now for spring and summer school holidays

We book out our cabins and onsite facilities well in advance so make sure you book well ahead of time. You can find out more about our accommodation here, or give us a call on 08 8767 2050 if you’d like to discuss your trip in more detail.