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Whale Time Playtime Festival | 28 May 2017

[ May 28, 2017; ]
Celebrate the start of the whale season! 
Head along to Whale Time Playtime for exciting activities and entertainment in the heart of seaside Victor Harbor, on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.
Each year, Southern Right Whales, and the occasional passing Humpback Whale travel from the cold waters of Antarctica to the protected coastal waters of the Encounter […]

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Free Youth Swim & Slide | Park Holme | 1 Apr 2017

[ April 1, 2017; 10:00 am; ]
An awesome FREE day to celebrate National Youth Week.
Head to Marion Outdoor Centre on Saturday 1 April for a FREE swim and slide. Bring your mates and have a crack at the slide, have a game of soccer, volleyball or tackle the inflatable obstacle course. Free fun for all young people aged up to 25 years.

This […]

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Beachside Food & Wine Festival | Christies Beach | 25 Mar 2017

[ March 25, 2017; 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The 2017 Beachside Food and Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 12noon – 9pm in conjunction with the Christies Beach Business and Tourism Association.
Get along to the Beachside Food and Wine Festival and experience the City of Onkaparinga’s world class food, wine and beer while enjoying panoramic sea views. The […]

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Melanoma March Adelaide | Henley Beach | 26 Mar 2017

[ March 26, 2017; 8:00 am; ]
Melanoma March
Melanoma March is your chance to help end melanoma. As Melanoma Institute Australia’s annual awareness and fundraising initiative, Melanoma March supports life-changing melanoma research.
Melanoma March is a family and community event where participants march along a short course to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.

Melanoma March Adelaide will commence from the beachside of […]

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SA Road Runners Club Beach Bash | Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty | 10 Mar 2017

[ March 10, 2017; 6:30 pm; ]
Beach Bash Run
Sandy! This fun run presented by the South Australian Road Runners Club (SARRC) is on the beach from Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty and back.
The emphasis is on fun at this annual fixture. The 4km dash along the shoreline to Grange Jetty and back is one for all the family. Don’t forget to […]

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Sand Sculptures in Adelaide | Alice in Wonderland by Sand Sculpting Australia | 14 – 30 Apr 2017

[ April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. ]
Sand Sculptures in Adelaide: Alice in Wonderland
Sand Sculpting Australia is back again in Adelaide this April, and this time they present ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – a life sized sand tribute to Lewis Carroll’s enduring children’s classic – celebrating 150 years of magical entertainment.
See 350 tonnes of sand at Port Noarlunga transformed into popular scenes from […]

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Snorkel Hallett Cove Reef | 18 Feb 2017

[ February 18, 2017; ]
Snorkel Hallett Cove Reef
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Hallett Cove Beach reef to celebrate Hallett Cove CP being Park of the Month.
The reef is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life. Snorkel tours are taken at (or close to) low tide when there is little […]

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The Adelaide International Kite Festival | Semaphore | 15 – 17 Apr 2017

[ April 15, 2017 to April 17, 2017. ]
The Adelaide International Kite Festival
Head to Semaphore beach over the Easter long weekend in 2017 and watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and size – when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns!
The 2017 Adelaide International Kite Festival will feature international guest kite flyers from New Zealand and Malaysia! […]

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Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre Open Day | 12 Feb 2017

[ February 12, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre Open Day
Come along to the second Open Day of the season at Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre on Sunday 12 February 2017.
The Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre is a premier open air swimming facility. It is set in grassed and shady grounds and located in the heart of Marion, offering summertime fun and […]

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Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic | 5 Feb 2017

[ February 5, 2017; ]
Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic
The 12th annual Brighton Jetty Classic, presented by Channel Seven Adelaide is on Sunday 5 February 2017!
The Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic is an open water swim with distances of 1500m, 400m and 100m. Along with the swim, there will be a full day of street and water activities to participate […]

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Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park This Summer | Jan & Feb 2017

‘Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park’ this summer!
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has put together over 40 family-friendly water-based activities along the coast this summer. The program is to encourage more South Australians having fun and learning about our marine parks.
There is a series of ‘come and try snorkelling’ family tours being […]

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Accessible Beach Day | Henley Beach | 4 Feb 2017

[ February 4, 2017; ]
Accessible Beach Day
Accessible Beaches Australia and partner Push Mobility are pleased to announce the first accessible beach event in South Australia!
Accessible Beaches Australia will be rolling out the Mobi-Mat, the Lasher Sport BT Beach Wheelchair (self-propelled) and the Mobi-Chair Floating Wheelchair for everyone to come and try!

No booking required to use the matting – but do book your […]

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Snorkel Second Valley | Community Guided Snorkel Day | 1 Apr 2017

[ April 1, 2017; 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. ]
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Second Valley reef. The reef and jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
EMS snorkel events are supported by Natural Resources, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Suitable for children 5 […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Mario Vittone Guest Post

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Guest Post by Mario Vittone

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband […]

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Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures | 25 Jan – 5 Feb 2017

[ January 25, 2017 to February 5, 2017. ]
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures
2017 Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition
The Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition is an annual event with sculptures exhibited both indoors and outdoors including a ‘sculpture walk’ along the Esplanade at Brighton, South Australia. The Exhibition concludes on Sunday 5 February, the day of the Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic Swimming Event and […]

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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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South Australian Beaches

Adelaide has an envious selection of city beaches stretching from North Haven all the way down to Sellicks Beach in the south. Most of the central beaches are less than 30 minutes drive from the city, with the spectacular southern beaches about an hour away. Planning a day on the sand is always worth the […]

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Adelaide’s Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools | Adelaide’s Swimming Pools

Adelaide’s Swimming Pools
Swimming Pools (Indoor)
Adelaide Aquatic Centre | Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide | website | See our Play & Go Review here
The ARC Campbelltown  | 531 Lower North East Road, Campbelltown | website
Noarlunga Leisure Centre Aquatic Centre | David Witton Drive, Noarlunga Centre | website
Norwood Swim School | 273 The Parade, Beulah Park […]

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