Red Cacao Chocolate Shop and Café Review
Within the quiet, leafy village of Stirling is a chocolate shop and café worthy of its status as one of the best in South Australia. It is tucked away just off the main street but has easy access to ample parking.
Marcus Booth-Remmers is the chocolatier and founder of “Red […]
Red Cacao Chocolate Shop and Café Review
[ December 3, 2016 to December 4, 2016. ]
ObstaSplash is Australia’s largest fully inflatable obstacle course!
What is ObstaSplash?
ObstaSplash is an all new Australian grown and operated 5km inflatable obstacle course suitable for all levels (ages 13 upwards). This is an untimed event with the emphasis on fun. The course is best completed with your mates for the ultimate laugh, and for extra giggles why […]
[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Elevate and celebrate the heart of the Hills
The Elevate Festival is a fabulous, free, family-friendly celebration of community taking place on Saturday 27 February at Federation Park, Gumeracha from 4-8pm. Festival goers will enjoy live music, entertainment, food and a number of free community workshops throughout the evening.
The Elevate Festival’s focus is on sustaining our […]
[ February 5, 2016; 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Come along for a beautiful summer evening at Wittunga Botanic Garden, soaking in live music, food and good times with family and friends!
Wittunga Under Stars is an annual event put on by the Blackwood Lions Club, allowing for a fun night out surrounded by uniquely Australian Hakeas and Banksias to diverse South African Ericas and stunning […]
[ April 1, 2016; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
A bush dance like no other… A Bridgewater bush bash!
It goes back a long way in the Hills you know. A place to kick up your heels. It started from when the Hills were wild and the legend of the Tiersmen was made. Runaway sailors, rustlers, convicts freed or fleeing, bullockies, even bushrangers – a […]
[ February 7, 2016; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Lobethal Sports Club will be hosting a Summer Sunday Session.
Put the date in your diary and don’t miss this fabulous event.
The Lobethal Oval will be the site of a relaxed and enjoyable winery-style atmosphere.
Wine will be sold exclusively by one of Adelaide Hill’s fabulous wineries. Full bar facilities. Amazing food available for purchase and cheese […]
[ December 29, 2015; 10:00 am; December 30, 2015; 2:00 am; ]
Rare Corpse Flower to bloom for first time in SA?
In a South Australian first, one of the world’s largest flowers – known for a stench likened to rotting flesh – looks likely to bloom at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the next fortnight.
The Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) – found in the rainforests of Sumatra – […]
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 or picking appples […]
There has never been a better time to visit Cleland Wildlife Park. With limited enclosures and the ability to get up close to some of South Australia’s most iconic animals, there are hours of fun for the whole family.
Cleland is a great place to bring a picnic or have a barbecue and spend the whole […]
[ December 13, 2015; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Golding Wines are squeezing one more Paella Day in before the end of the year because they have been so popular this year!
They will be firing up the wood-oven & big pans with La Dolce Vita to bring you delicious pizza & paella featuring beautiful fresh South Australian produce for a classic Golding Sunday Session. Live music […]
[ November 8, 2015; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Obstacool is an exciting initiative to keep kids healthy by doing what they love. Jumping, climbing, crawling through some awesome Obstacle Courses.
Obstacool is a kid’s obstacle course for boys and girls aged 5-12 and has fun elements such as climbing, crawling, jumping and bouncing along its course. Obstacles include walls, net crawls, balancing, and a run […]
Stirling Laneways brings a fresh burst of colour to monthly market Sundays.
Follow your feet through the lanes and side-streets to discover artists and entertainers mingled between our local traders and pop-up stalls.
Tin Lids Lane, is a small section of the market set aside just for kids who want to hold their own market stalls. Stalls […]
“Toddler space and big kids too”
a review by Catherine Leo
Steamroller Park is a very popular playground near the entrance to Stirling’s main street after you exit the freeway. The fully-fenced playground is part of a larger, leafy corner park with a rotunda, park benches and BBQs. There’s also plenty of shops and cafes to grab […]
[ October 24, 2015; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The Mount Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair is a major fundraising activity for Mount Barker Waldorf School each year.
A strong tradition at Mount Barker Waldorf School is that the Mount Barker Waldorf School Spring Fair is organised by the parents of the school as a way of giving something back to the community.
There is a […]
[ August 30, 2015; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
If you haven’t been up to Deviation Road Winery for one of their DR Sunday sessions you are missing out on a beautiful Adelaide Hills afternoon. Deviation Road enjoys a stunning setting with views over the vineyard, gorgeous gardens and is only five minutes from Stirling.
Every few weeks on a Sunday afternoon, the cellar doors […]
Editor’s Note (17 April 2016): Sadly we have had reports that the fairy garden has been vandalised and much of it has been destroyed.
Have you headed up to Bridgewater lately? In a little corner of the Adelaide Hills you’ll find a sprinkle of fairy magic. For the past few months a fairy garden has been growing […]
[ November 22, 2015; ]
The Picnic at Marble Hill is an annual wine and food event held on the grounds of Marble Hill, the historic Governors’ summer residence that was nearly razed to the ground in bushfires in 1955.
The Picnic began five years ago when a local winemaker saw an opportunity to highlight the renaissance of a unique region, […]
Hidden up in Lobethal this nostalgic find is worth heading to the hills for.
Walking through the doors is a step-back in time; the slot cars, arcade games, skill testers, friendly owners; and it seems that “kids these days” are just as into it as we used to be (or secretly still are!).
The prices are happily […]
[ July 24, 2015; July 25, 2015; July 26, 2015; ]
If you’re wanting to warm up and enjoy the Adelaide Hill Wine Region’s Winter Reds Weekend with the kids in tow make sure you head to a family-friendly winery to ensure your weekend is relaxing and fun for the whole family!
These wineries are our top-picks as family-friendly wineries and events:
Golding Wines – Smokin’ Hot Winter […]
[ July 26, 2015; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
Bark in the Park – Mt Barker new dog park. The official opening is on Sunday 26 July 2015. Take your four-legged best friend and head to the opening of the new Dog Park in Mount Barker. Competitions, Sausage Sizzle, drinks, freebies, free professional photos and more.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the […]
The Olive Branch cafe in Balhannah is a favourite amongst hills-folk and well worth the half an hour drive up the freeway for city-dwellers.
It is family-friendly without compromising on the ‘grown-up’ niceties that we all enjoyed of pre-kid coffee catchups. The cafe itself is open and light, with plenty of room to navigate prams, kids, […]
[ June 7, 2015; ]
The Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc. will be hosting their National Highland Cattle Show at the Mount Pleasant Showgrounds on the Sunday of the June long weekend.
Local and interstate breeders will have cattle on show to be judged by a visiting Highland Cattle judge from the UK.
There will also be:
Shetland Pony Showcase
Highland pipes and drums
[ May 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015. ]
Apple & Pear Growers Association of South Australia invite you to join them for Pick a Pink Lady Weekend in Lenswood on the first weekend in May 2015.
Visit premium apple orchards, meet the growers, discover how fruit is produced in the delightful Adelaide Hills, pick some Pink Lady apples right off the tree, learn about […]
[ May 2, 2015; ]
You are invited to come and volunteer for the next Cleland Blitz on Saturday 2nd of May.
The Cleland Blitz is fast approaching and they are looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to come along for the morning and help give Cleland’s much loved park a bit of a make-over.
Tasks include weeding, mulching […]
[ April 20, 2015 6:00 pm to April 25, 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Drive Down Memory Lane
Visit the National Motor Museum during the second week of the April school holidays and take a ‘Drive Down Memory Lane’.
The National Motor Museum have selected four cars from their collection to offer visitors a ride around the museum grounds.
Visitors can take a ride in a 1927 Model A Ford, a 1959 […]