Carrick Hill, South Australian Tourism Commission

Carrick Hill

This 1930s house was once the home of Edward and Ursula Hayward – Edward was the son of wealthy retailers, and Ursula was the daughter of wealthy pastoralists. On their year-long honeymoon they collected many of the fittings for their house, including 16th- to 18th-century windows, doors, staircases and panelling. When they returned, their house was built in the style of a 17th-century English manor. The gardens surrounding the house contain a citrus orchard, a pleached pear arbour and avenues of poplars. The house also has an impressive collection of art. The Children’s Literary Trail is an enchanting walk encompassing scenes from 10 popular children’s classics throughout the grounds. 46 Carrick Hill Dr, Springfield; open Wed–Sun and public holidays.

State Aquatic Centre

A new purpose built Olympic standard centre, with fun waterslides and activities, kids pools, swimming lanes and a diving pool. Mon-Fri 5am–10pm, Sat 5am–8pm, Sun 7am–8pm; (08) 8198 0198; Morphett Road, Marion.