What a fabulous discovery on the southern side of the city, down by the Onkaparinga River in Port Noarlunga - Jubilee Park. A maze of wonderful wooden constructions consisting of multiple ...
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[ April 12, 2014 to April 27, 2014. ]
The Autumn holidays are almost here and as the end of term 1 draws near both parents and children look forward to a much needed break over Easter. To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays the Play & Go team have put together a [...]
National Families Week is Australia’s annual celebration of families. Each year, tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organisations celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The theme for National Families Week 2014 is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’. This year’s theme highlights the important role families play as the central building [...]
[ May 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Birdwood Primary School has become famous for its Annual Farm Day with 2014 marking their 40th anniversary. Set in the beautiful Mount Crawford Forest just 10 km from Birdwood, the idealic setting makes it perfect to bring the whole family and enjoy a fabulous day out.
Crisp autumn air, the smell of woodsmoke from campfires, freshly [...]
We visited the Adelaide Botanic Garden, on a warm sunny Autumn day, and were reminded just what a beautiful spot this is – where you can play, explore or just relax.
The older kids were kept busy kicking their soccer and footballs, while the younger ones took to foraging and building a ‘shelter’.
There were birds to [...]
Apex Park Playground | Watahuna Drive, Hawthorndene
by Catherine Leo
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Mitcham Hills parent who hasn’t spent hundreds of hours hanging around this leafy playground in Hawthorndene. Like me, you might have experienced going into a meditative state after the fifteenth minute of swinging your child as they happily overlook the area [...]
[ April 14, 2014 to April 30, 2014. ]
Adelaide Arcade is partnering with State Opera SA to bring you a unique operatic experience.
Drop by Adelaide Arcade, in Rundle Mall, during April 2014, take the step into the State Opera SA logo, and be instantly transported from the city hustle and bustle and into your own, exclusive operatic journey.
As you take the step, you [...]
[ May 4, 2014; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
JAFA’s Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival is the biggest Japan festival in Adelaide with a history going back 19 years. The day is filled with Japan-related performances, exhibitions, stalls and plenty of Japanese food. There will be Martial Arts demonstrations and musical acts along with activities and displays including:
Origami & Calligraphy
Giant Karuta – Japanese Card [...]
Actor and singer Jay Laga’aia returns to present a vibrant show, including the much loved Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Students will discover the unique musical signatures that represent each character in the story. Children can participate through song and movement as they are introduced to the instruments and [...]
[ May 4, 2014; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Tasting Australia @ The Bay – Artisans Unearthed
Immerse yourself in Artisans Unearthed – the latest boutique food and wine event at Glenelg. It’s free entry from 11am ‘til 5pm on Sunday 4 May on the grounds of stunning Partridge House, Glenelg.
Artisans Unearthed will dish up an array of sumptuous delights designed to help you ‘eat, [...]
[ April 26, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. April 27, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Laygo are setting up cool LEGO displays making the most of their huge rooms. You are invited to go along see the sort of thing their staff like to build when they’re not hosting birthday parties..
It will be great family fun all day with tables set up for lots of LEGO building for free!
The Laygo [...]
[ June 1, 2014; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; ]
The 2014 Whaletime Playtime Festival will be continuing it’s new format after a wonderfully successful event in 2013. The festival site will be focused around the SA Whale Centre with a great range of kids activities all day. An entry fee of $5 will include all the activities and entertainment. Plus free face painting, free [...]
From Disney comes “Maleficent”-the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, [...]
[ April 17, 2014; 10:00 am; ]
The Bonython Park Kiosk and Free as a Bird Kites are proud to bring you a family fun day of kite flying at the fabulous Bonython Park.
At this free community event, Free as a Bird Kites will be on hand for you to purchase a kite or feel free to bring your own. This is [...]
[ April 12, 2014 to April 13, 2014. April 16, 2014 to April 19, 2014. ]
Take a trip to the Batcave this weekend
by Ben Teoh
If you didn’t get enough comic action last weekend at Comicon or want to get some new interior decorating ideas for the spare bedroom, now’s a good time to head into the Adelaide CBD – because there’s a Batcave.
Yes, a Batcave. Take the kids and check [...]
When looking for an Easter Treat that isn’t chocolate, we turned to biscuits. And when making treats for a whole class at school, it’s got to be quick and easy.
These Easter Egg Biscuits are simply Arnotts Arrowroot biscuits with white icing on top and decorated with glitter icing pens.
Tip with the icing – just use [...]
[ April 13, 2014; 2:30 pm; ]
The Norwood Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Australasian premiere of ‘The Trumpet of the Swan’ by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman. a fantastic family friendly concert that will appeal to ages from 5 to 95.
E. B. White’s timeless children’s novel The Trumpet of the Swan is now a classic new work for [...]
[ May 4, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]
The Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland host 2 open days each year open to the general public. Visitors can take this opportunity to join The Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland to see what the Urrbrae Wetland is all about and discover how the Adelaide Plains looked before European settlement. Open Days are normally held in May [...]
[ May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
Open House Adelaide is your chance to go behind the scenes and explore some of Adelaide’s buildings, for free, during the first weekend in May. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get out and about and discover parts of the city with your family you may not have experienced before.
Open House Adelaide’s kids’ activity [...]
[ May 3, 2014 to May 4, 2014. ]
To celebrate the global Star Wars fan holiday, May the 4th, selected cinemas are bringing the originals back to the BIG screen! Star Wars fans brace yourselves for a weekend filled with Clones, Jedis and Storm Trooper action!
Event Cinemas Marion are inviting movie goers to get your best Star Wars costume out of the closet, [...]
[ April 11, 2014; 4:00 pm; ]
There will be a celebration to officially open the Gibson Street Reserve upgrade on Friday 11 April 2014. Thanks to the City of Charles Sturt and Renewal SA, the reserve has had a makeover.
So go along, bring the kids and enjoy all the tasty food and live entertainment on offer. There will be entertainment provided [...]
Wallis Mainline Drive-In are once again holding special Saturday movie nights dedicated for families. They open an hour before the movie starts so you can get there early and enjoy a relaxed dinner before sitting back to watch the large outdoor screen. Pack the car with pillows and blankets along with foldable chairs and even [...]