6. You Don't Need to Leave (Unless You Want To!)

With so much to do and self-contained cooking facilities, the great thing about a holiday park is once you arrive you don’t need to leave! For us, the beauty of this getaway was arriving, unpacking and…relaxing! We truly settled in, appreciated the simplicity of not having to run around and allowed ourselves to unwind.


The other upside to being able to stay in one spot is if you’re a family who enjoys an early evening beer or wine (and hey, who doesn’t!?) it’s the ideal opportunity to kick back safely.  We let the kids play on the lawns and ride their scooters as we admired the gorgeous sunset with a drink (or two!) in hand. That’s parenting goals being ticked right there!


7. Bring Your Friends

A holiday park is the perfect chance to gather your peeps and escape together. The cabin format allows you enough of your own space to have privacy but the shared facilities and ample activities are ideal. The kids can run wild while the parents relax together. A holiday park is truly a destination where bringing the squad only makes for a better experience!

Got to love the cheap fun bubbles bring to kids young and old (until they drop them!)

We invited another family to join us for the weekend and we had a cabin each so had our own space, especially with the kids (much needed at that age!)

The kids had a ball playing around on all the old mining equipment in Moonta Bay (and so did we!)

That said, we still did most things together – we went out exploring together, ate together (and drank together!) Our tribe of kids had a ball, we had grown-up company and best of all, it didn’t cost a fortune. The memories, of course… priceless!

The historic Moonta Mining Steam train rides were such educational value combined with a really fun few hours out with the boys. They were in heaven (dabs and all!)

8. You'll Connect & Create Wonderful Memories

The most important thing for us in trying the Moonta Bay Caravan Park was to share quality time as a family. Like most, our life is busy and we regularly feel the stretch of the work-family-juggle. Being able to escape together and switch off is key. A little investment in quality time sees everyone reconnect as a family. I can’t recommend enough the importance of making memories together, especially while the kids are young because ‘someday‘ is often all too far away.


It got us out of our everyday and exploring our own backyard, and we had some really incredible experiences, plenty of laughter and a whole lot of time away from screens!! 😉

Very conveniently, Splash Town is a free waterpark on the beachfront (in front of the caravan park) so the kids cooled off (for free!) and wore them out before returning home for dinner. Such precious memories – check it out!


9. Get Back to Nature

With prime locations like the Yorke Peninsula come the oh-so-hard-to-take-benefits of having to simply relax and enjoy! From pristine beaches to fishing, bush or forest corridors to ample cycling tracks – there’s so much to do and experience. A holiday park is the ideal location to take your city kids and remind them there’s a vast life outside the suburban jungle and their want for endless screen-time. It’s a joyous thing to watch your little people re-connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors.


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*Mum Central stayed at Moonta Bay Caravan Park as guests of Top Parks. All opinions are our own. You should try it too!

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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