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Winter Reds Weekend | Adelaide Hills | 28-30 Jul 2017

[ July 28, 2017 to July 30, 2017. ]
WINTER REDS weekend in the Adelaide Hills!
Be tempted by more than 30 wineries offering sumptuous events day and night this July.
Shrug off your jacket. Shake your scarf free. Close the door against the icy wind. There’s a log fire crackling and your face starts glowing. You pour a warming glass of red and take in […]

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SteamRanger | Railway Journeys | May-Nov 2017

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SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist […]

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SteamRanger Family Open Day | Mount Barker Railway Station | 28 May 2017

[ May 28, 2017; ]
SteamRanger Family Open Day
SteamRanger’s Family Open Day will be held on Sunday the 28 of May as part of South Australia’s History Festival. As usual there will be ‘Bugle Ranger’ and section car rides as well as some fantastic free kids’ activities taking place at the Mount Barker Railway Station.

This family-friendly event will feature:

$10 heritage railcar […]

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Laratinga Wetlands Bike Ride | Keith Stephenson Playground Mt Barker | Review | Apr 2017

Laratinga Wetlands Bike Ride and Keith Stephenson Playground, Mount Barker | Review
There’s no doubt Mt Barker is booming, however a visit to the Laratinga Wetlands and a ride along the bike paths winding through Mt Barker reveal this town still has a quiet side.
Heading down the South-Eastern Freeway, we took the new Bald Hills exit […]

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Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk | 7 May 2017

[ May 7, 2017; ]
The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk is a great community event enjoyed each year by all who participate.
The Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk honours the early European settlers from Hahndorf who supplied Adelaide with fresh produce at a time when most foodstuffs had to be imported into South Australia.

The trail has been developed between Verdun and […]

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Woorabinda Reserve | Stirling | Review

Woorabinda Lake and Reserve | Review
If you’re heading to the hills and looking for somewhere to take the kids that’s close to Stirling, try a leisurely visit to Woorabinda Lake. It is tucked into the side streets of Stirling, next to the Railway line. You can walk down Ethel Street to access the Lake and […]

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Pick a Pink Lady Apple Picking

Pick a Pink Lady Weekend | Lenswood | 6 & 7 May 2017

[ May 6, 2017 to May 7, 2017. ]
Pick a Pink Lady Weekend
Don’t miss your chance to pick your own apples in the Adelaide Hills this year!
For one weekend only, go along to the premium apple growing district of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills and you can pick your own apples on Saturday 6 May & Sunday 7 May 2017. Three premium apple orchards in Lenswood, Adelaide […]

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Pony in the VInes Tomich Winery

Pony in the Vines | Tomich Winery | 28 & 29 Jan 2017

[ January 28, 2017; January 29, 2017; ]
Pony In The Vines
Come celebrate Adelaide Hills Wine Region’s CRUSH 2017 in style at Tomich Wines!
Set on the picturesque Tomich Vineyard lawns by the river’s edge, under the shade of tents and umbrellas, the Pony in the Vines event will have something on offer to please everyone in the family!

This year they’ve partnered with Locavore […]

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Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema | Dec 2016 – Mar 2017

Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema – fresher than ever!
Bring a picnic rug, beanbag or a deck chair and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of cinema on the lawns of Auchendarroch House at Mt Barker this summer.
When you think of the Adelaide Hills you think of everything fresh: fresh coffee, fresh produce, fresh green grass, fresh […]

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Stirling Spin | Tour Down Under | 18 Jan 2017

[ January 18, 2017; ]
A day in the Adelaide Hills well worth the revolutions: The Tour Down Under Stirling Spin.
The Santos Tour Down Under returns to Stirling in 2017 with a grand, five lap stage finish, guaranteed to deliver the excitement, thrills and enthusiastic crowds that the Stirling finishes are renowned for. Bustling with live music, street performers, local […]

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Oklahoma at Four Oaks Farm | 6 – 8 Jan 2017

[ January 6, 2017; 9:30 am; 6:00 pm; January 7, 2017; 5:00 pm; January 8, 2017; 10:00 am; 5:00 pm; ]
Oklahoma at Four Oaks Farm
Oklahoma as you have never seen it before!
Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Four Oaks Farm, Emma Knights Productions are bringing this beloved classic to life with a real windmill, a real surrey, live horses and a country fair to boot! Come along and totally immerse yourselves in this unique family friendly experience.

Tickets […]

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Hahndorf Mini Golf

Hahndorf Mini Golf
Hahndorf Mini Golf had their grand opening in June 2016 and are now open seven days a week.
With no minimum or maximum age it’s a fun day out for all the family.

It costs $6 for a game of mini golf (as at November 2016), and it’s a great place to come and put […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia | Dec 2016 to Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017. ]
Pick your own cherries
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near.
If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg, this […]

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Hahndorf Christmas Village | 16 – 18 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016 5:00 pm to December 18, 2016 5:00 pm. ]
Hahndorf Christmas Village
Hahndorf will transform into a Christmas wonderland for the inaugural Hahndorf Christmas Village Festivities this December.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hahndorf as traders untangle the tinsel and dust off the decorations in preparation for a magical, European-style Christmas village celebration. The little German village, located 20 minutes from Adelaide, will […]

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Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt | 16-18 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016 5:00 pm to December 18, 2016 5:00 pm. ]
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is a European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf, organised and run by C3 Church Adelaide Hills.
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt captures the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter & family enjoying time together, such as is found in many cities in Europe over the Christmas period, but in a warm Aussie setting.
With […]

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Strawberry Fair

Adelaide Hills Strawberry Fair | 5 Nov 2016

[ November 5, 2016; 9:00 am; ]
Adelaide Hills Strawberry Fair
Join the annual Strawberry Fair in Upper Sturt and enjoy locally produced strawberries, either by the punnet, or with cream and ice cream, all day.

While you sup on your strawberries, take in a wide variety of books from Wakefield Press, locally grown produce and plants, homemade jams and much more.

 

For more information […]

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Uraidla Cherries & Berries Picnic | 27 Nov 2016

[ November 27, 2016; ]
Summer is on its way, and so is cherry and berry season in the Adelaide Hills!
To celebrate this fantastic time of year, the Uraidla & Summertown Show and Imagine Uraidla are hosting the Uraidla Cherries & Berries Picnic; a day of food and music at the beautiful Uraidla Showgrounds. Entry is free!

The picnic will feature […]

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Why we love living in South Australia

Top 5 Reasons Why South Australia is Great for Families | Why we love living in Adelaide

Top five reasons why South Australia is great for families and why we love living in Adelaide
The Lonely Planet has just named South Australia the 5th best region in the world to visit in their 2017 Best in Travel top 10 list.
Here at Play & Go we’re not surprised – we may be biased but we think Adelaide […]

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Day on the Dene | Hawthorndene Primary School | 13 Nov 2016

[ November 13, 2016; ]  

Day on the Dene – Hawthorndene Primary School
Day on the Dene (DOTD) is the inaugural music festival set to be held by Hawthorndene Primary School on the school oval on Sunday 13 November 2016. For a gold coin donation, come and relax, dance and play to the sounds of local musicians.
The headlining musical acts include […]

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Penny Lane Market | 12 Nov 2016

[ November 12, 2016; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Penny Lane Market
Launched in 2012, Penny Lane Market is more than a traditional craft market.
Located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, the boutique style indoor and outdoor market showcases quality handmade goods alongside unique hard-to-find products and services. Together with delicious food and entertainment the market offers an atmosphere that makes a fun day out for the whole […]

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Family Open Garden – ‘Glenalta’ | Stirling | 23 Oct 2016

[ October 23, 2016; 11:00 am; ] |
Glenalta Open Garden.
Experience a lovely afternoon filled with activities for the whole family at ‘Glenalta’. This beautiful garden features a lake,  beautiful, towering trees and secret gardens. Afternoon activities include: ♥ Raffles ♥ Sausage sizzle ♥ Cakes and beverages ♥ Family Photos ♥ Face painting ♥ Wine tasting and sales.

All proceeds will support the Gymnastics GymJets […]

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Trails Less Travelled | Mount Lofty | 16 Oct 2016

[ October 16, 2016; ]
Trails Less Travelled – hike Mt Lofty from a different direction Sunday 16 October 2016 8am-1pm
Most Adelaidians are familiar with the Waterfall Gully track to Mt Lofty Summit but did you know there are at least 9 other routes that can get you to the top? Come and join one of these hosted walks and […]

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Stirling Laneways

Stirling Laneways | Adelaide Hills Market | 2016/2017

[ October 23, 2016; November 27, 2016; December 18, 2016; January 22, 2017; February 26, 2017; March 26, 2017; April 23, 2017; ]
Stirling Laneways Market is back!
Stirling Laneways is ‘more than a market’ – it’s a celebration of life and brings a fresh burst of colour to the picturesque streetscape of the Adelaide Hills village. Follow your feet through the lanes and side-streets of Stirling to discover a vibrant convergence of artists and entertainers, pop-up stalls and local […]

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Vivaldi Four Seasons in Hahndorf | Hills Community Strings Orchestra | 28 Aug 2016

[ August 28, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
Vivaldi Four Seasons in Hahndorf
Hills Community String Orchestra are proud to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons!
Normally this work has one soloist, but the orchestra is very excited to be supported by four outstanding violinists. Four girls all under the age of 18!

The musicians have been battling storms, power outages, dodgy rehearsal markings, sliced fingers and two M.I.A […]

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Bridgewater Reserve Playground & Heysen Trail | Review | Jan 2017

An afternoon at the Bridgewater Reserve Playground and an adventure along the Heysen Trail
If you are looking for a free, enjoyable activity which gets the kids outdoors exploring for a couple of hours in the Adelaide Hills, then stop at the Bridgewater Mill.
The Bridgwater Playground
The playground has just undergone a transformation which was completed in […]

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