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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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Gloop recipe

How to make Gloop | Messy Play Recipe

Messy Play ideas: How to make Gloop
Isn’t gloop a great word! Gloop is basically cornflour slime and it’s easy to make and fun to experiment with. It has a unique texture and is a good way of learning about solids and liquids through sensory play.
Making gloop is a messy activity so you’ll want to be prepared. You may […]

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Messy Play Salt Dough Recipe

How to make Salt Dough | Salt Dough Recipe

How to make Salt Dough
Looking for some rainy day fun? Salt dough is easy to make. It’s also great for making Christmas ornaments. You could paint your salt dough decorations with white acrylic paint and decorate with red or green ribbons and some glitter. This salt dough recipe is super easy and with only three ingredients […]

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Scroll ice cream flavours

Scroll Ice Cream Adelaide | A Flavour Sensation | Review

Scroll ice cream is a unique ice cream experience with amazing flavours that pop in your mouth.
Inspired by Thai street vendors, Scroll use a cold plate technique – a unique method which is something we haven’t experienced before. They pride themselves in using local ingredients and the result is flavour that you can really taste.
Scroll […]

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Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta | Messy Play Recipe

Messy Play ideas: How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Looking for an indoor activity that is super easy? Why not make some Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta? It’s inexpensive and good sensory fun.
What you’ll need to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

dry spaghetti
a snap lock bag or a container to mix it in
food colouring
cooking oil (optional)

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Cook a packet (or […]

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playdough recipe

How to Make Playdough | Uncooked Playdough Recipe | Messy Play

How to Make Playdough – Uncooked Playdough Recipe
This is an uncooked playdough recipe which is super easy to make.  My playdough recipe testers really enjoyed kneading the warm playdough mixture and said it was good playdough because it was soft and smooth and squishy. They also loved seeing the drops of food colouring gradually mix into […]

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30 things to do before you're 10

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10  |  by a 10 year old
We see a lot of lists of things for kids to do. Usually they are compiled by adults, thinking of ideas they consider to be fun for children, based on their own experience growing up, and of what they think their kids enjoy […]

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Latitude Adelaide Opening in Greenacres | Bounce, Climb, Fly, Play in this New Indoor Centre | 16 Jan 2016

After the success of their Melbourne venue, Latitude is opening their second site in Greenacres, in Adelaide’s north east, on Saturday 16 January 2016.
What is it exactly? Well, it’s an integrated trampolining and climbing indoor recreation centre and play centre rolled into one – apparently the first of it’s kind in Australia. And there will […]

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Want a little holiday, but don’t want to go away? Why not ‘holiday at home’?

It’s a long weekend or the school holidays and you haven’t organised anything and everyone you know is going away and doing something exciting? That’s how we often find ourselves. Well, what we do when all our friends have deserted us and we’re staying home, is go on a ‘Holiday at Home’. That’s right we […]

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Bridgewater Fairy Garden | Deanery Reserve | Review

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 […]

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Port River Dolphin Cruise | Great Value Family Fun

Port River Dolphin Cruise
If you are looking for an affordable, value for money activity to enjoy with the whole family you can’t go past a cruise along the Port River.
At less than $30 for a family of 4 you can relax for an hour and a half while taking in the sites along the Port […]

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Bushwalking & Koala Spotting | Morialta Conservation Park | Review

 
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds.  From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]

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Cirkidz | Circus School | Learn the secrets of the Circus!

The Cirkidz Circus School is where all the personal gains, including improved confidence, creativity and cognitive development, begin for our kidz.
The School runs weekly Circus Arts Classes for children and young people aged from two and a half right up to 18. Our fully equipped Bowden training centre is fitted out to teach circus arts […]

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Kids Day Out | City of Adelaide | 6 FREE Itineraries

The City of Adelaide have prepared 6 fun-packed ‘Kids Day Out‘ itineraries to help families get out and explore the parklands over spring and summer.  Each activity has a theme, a starting location and an age guide.  Simply download the free itineraries along with the map and away you go.
These itineraries can be enjoyed by […]

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Room to Roam Free | Victoria Park Loop

Victoria Park Loop
We are so fortunate in Adelaide to have acres and acres of safe, open space on the edge of the city free for us to use each and every day.  The Park Lands Trail is an Adelaide City Council project that so far features 27km of pathways designed for use by walkers, runners […]

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Free City Connector Bus | Explore the City

Did you know Adelaide Metro offers free travel options within Adelaide City and North Adelaide?  It’s a fabulous way to explore the city – for free!  The City Connector buses travel in both directions around the city and you can hop on and off as you please at various stops along the way.  Young children […]

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Nature Play SA | 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5

Today Nature Play SA officially launched their new list – 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5 – along with their Junior Passport to Outdoor Adventures at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Hosted by mother of 4 Amanda Blair, Nature Play SA ambassador Sophie Thompson and new CEO Sarah Sutter were both on hand to launch Nature […]

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Nature Play at the Park Lands | FREE E-book for Families

The Adelaide City Council have produced a fabulous FREE e-book for families to take advantage of the wonderful play spaces within the city of Adelaide.  20 ways with Nature Play features 20 great locations and nature play activities the kids will love.
Remember spending time outdoors as a child? Riding your bike, making mud pies and […]

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Kids Rookie Kart Racing | Richmond

If your kids are getting a little too old for bumper cars, love playing online racing games and have a need for speed, then Ultra Fast Karts in Richmond is the place to go!  Open 7 days a week and every school holidays, the kids can join in the action on the track all on […]

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Geocaching | What it is and How to do it!

Getting started with geocaching in Adelaide
Geocaching is an activity that combines today’s navigation technology with the excitement of an outdoor adventure.  It’s basically an outdoor treasure hunt, starting off at level of 1 and increasing in difficulty up to level 5.  The basic idea is to use a GPS or a smartphone to locate a […]

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Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga | Play Space in the Heart of the City

On a grey winter’s day we decided to stop and take a look around to explore the changes that have taken place in the centre of the city.  Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga has been going through a major redevelopment and the results to date have been a huge improvement.  Stage 1 at the northern end looks […]

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River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride | A Leisurely Trail

River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride
If you are looking for somewhere safe to go bike riding as a family, or just want somewhere quiet and relaxing to push the pram away from the traffic, then make your way to a section of the Linear Park Trail and hit the pavement.
From north-east of the city in […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]

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Nature Play SA Launch | 51 Things To Do Before You’re 12

Nature Play SA was launched today with special guest speaker Richard Louv, the author of ‘The Nature Principle’ and ‘Last Child in the Woods’. Nature Play SA is a government initiative established to increase the time South Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured […]

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Splash on Big Inflatables | SA Aquatic Centre Marion | Aqua Splash Review

We visited the SA Aquatic Centre at Marion to try out their AquaSplash program. Big inflatables for climbing, swinging and jumping off, is what it’s all about. And these obstacle courses did not disappoint.
The AquaSplash program is a 3 hour unlimited rides deal. You need to be 10 years or older, at least 120cm and […]

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