Carrick Hill operates as a house museum, venue for art exhibitions and related activities, botanic garden, outdoor site for recreation and general enjoyment, cafe and function venue and site for festivals and community events.   Carrick Hill has an active public program implementing its Family Friendly policy for audience development.

Events calendar

Carrick Hill has an active public program of events during the year



The Carrick Hill presents a public program linked to exhibitions that focussed on artists that are represented in the Hayward Bequest Collection or subjects that have direct association with the Hayward’s interests and social history.


Children's school holiday program

Carrick Hill hosts a ticketed School Holiday Program during the April and October school holidays and a self-guided quiz for the Story Book Trail during the July and December/January School holidays.



Celebrate your special day surrounded by the grandeur and elegance of Carrick Hill House and its picturesque, tranquil gardens and grounds. Situated just 15 minutes from the CBD we can host your wedding day for between 20 and 200 people.


Functions and Catering

Together with great food, excellent service and spectacular views of the city and sea Carrick Hill is one of Adelaide's most prestigious historic locations. Carrick Hill combines the modernity of today with it's long history of frivolity and hospitality


Croquet - How to Play

Join Barry Hayden (state croquet coach) to learn and play golf croquet. Lawn sports are fun and in the dramatic hillside setting with panoramic views to the gulf and city you will experience the fun of this easily learned game.