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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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Bay Discovery Centre | Social History Museum | Glenelg

The Bay Discovery Centre is the City of Holdfast Bay’s Social History Museum.  It’s located on the edge of Mosley Square and is well worth a visit if you’re in Glenelg.   Over 40,000 people visit  the centre each year.  Children can learn about the early days of Foundation and what life was like by the sea.  Multimedia displays […]

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Melrose | Thinking of camping but not too sure?

Melrose is the oldest town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 270km or just over 3 hours drive north of Adelaide, at the foot of Mt Remarkable. 
 
Our inaugural camping trip to this beautiful SA destination, was to be honest, fraught with a little anxiety. Actually, make that quite a bit of anxiety.
We had never done […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Centre | Bonython Park

SAPOL Road Safety Centre
The new SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton officially opened on Monday, 25 February 2013.  Children can bring along their own bikes to try out the mock roadway, which duplicates road conditions children are likely to encounter when riding their bicycle on the street.
Located on Port Road along side the brilliant new Bonython Park play […]

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City to the Bay by Tram | A Day in Glenelg

City to Glenelg by Tram – a day in Glenelg
Travelling on public transport with young children is a bit of an adventure, especially when the destination is somewhere they don’t go every day.  One of our favourite holiday activities is to catch the tram from the city to Glenelg and explore the many sights this seaside suburb has […]

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Adelaide Zoo | Saving Animals from Extinction | Review

Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must visit destination for families with children of all ages.  Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located along side the beautiful Botanic Park and gardens.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement when looking at and […]

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Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre & Factory Tour

Ever wanted to know how chocolate is made, or where it comes from?  Looking for somewhere to take the family, friends or visitors to learn a little about our state’s famous chocolate brand?  Well those with a sweet tooth will be in chocolatey heaven with a behind the scenes sneak peak at the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre […]

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Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach – a little bit of SA paradise
It’s not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our most favourite places to be.
Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours at Normanville with family and friends, building many sandcastles, playing, swimming, cartwheeling, walking and making many lovely summer holiday memories.

Getting to Normanville
Normanville is only around 75 km […]

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Museum Guide | A List of South Australian Exhibition Houses

Adelaide Gaol  |  18 Gaol Road, Thebarton  |  website
Australian Army Museum of South Australia  |  Keswick Barracks, 2 Anzac Highway, Keswick  |  website
Bay Discovery Centre and Holdfast Bay History Centre |  Jetty Road, Glenelg  |  website  |  Play & Go Review
Carrick Hill  | 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield  |  website  |  Play & Go […]

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe

Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe
It can sometimes be the simplicity of getting back to nature to help you slow down and put life back into perspective, such is the feeling of standing on top of a cliff and gazing out to sea.  Our state’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular and south of the […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | A Native Animal Experience and Education | Review

Cleland Wildlife Park would have to be one of our favourite places to spend the day, as not only is it conveniently close to the city of Adelaide, it is one of the most tranquil places to get a taste of the Australian bush and all it has to offer.
A major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967, the wildlife park […]

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Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant

Editor’s Note {8 October 2016}: Due to the recent severe weather events, access to the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty walking trail is limited due to repairs and is closed from the Waterfall Gully car park up to the Harford Gully and Mount Lofty Summit Trail intersection. See the National Parks SA website here for […]

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The Studio at the Art Gallery | New Learning Activity Space for Kids

Art Gallery nurtures next generation of artists and art lovers with new dedicated activity space.
Following the huge success of The Lab, The Hive, The Eko Chamber and The Drawing Room, the Art Gallery of South Australia have unveiled a new dedicated learning activity space for children, families and art lovers of all ages thanks to […]

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Chewy Chocolate Cookies | Easy Recipe for Kids

I’ve had this recipe for Chewy Chocolate Cookies for years – I think I cut it out from a box of cocoa originally. My kids love these cookies and are always asking to make them. They are great as a treat for afternoon tea; to take to a friend’s or packaged up to give as […]

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Plaster Fun House | Creative Party & Holiday Craft

Plaster Fun House is a great place for kids of all ages (and Adults) to get creative. They have a large range of pre-cast figurines and plaques to choose from, ranging in price from $4.00 for small pieces to $6-8 for medium sizes. After purchasing one of these, children can then paint their own masterpiece […]

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Ten Pin Bowling | Kingpin Bowling Style | Review 2013

Kingpin Bowling – Ten Pin Bowling in Norwood
Kingpin Bowling is the newly opened ten pin bowling alley at Norwood. But this is not just any old bowling alley – this is an entertainment complex which is modern and sleek.
Kingpin is a new concept in bowling, offering 16 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with a fully licensed bar; […]

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A Visit to the Menz FruChocs Shop | Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a family favourite destination any time of year and just recently we discovered yet another reason to visit – the new Menz FruChocs Shop!  There are already plenty of sweet treats to discover along the main road through this wonderful tourist town, so South Australia’s own fruity apricot chocolate balls are right at home here.  […]

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Scaling Walls | Indoor Rock Climbing | Climbing Wall

Indoor Rock Climbing at Vertical Reality Climbing Wall
It’s a cool, rainy summer day during school holidays. What to do? Well, my kids who are little monkeys and will climb anything, have been keen to try out Indoor Rock Climbing, so that’s where we headed.
Vertical Reality Climbing (VRC) have facilities that are suitable for novices and experienced […]

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Summer and Gelato | A little afternoon treat at Cafe Bravo

When it’s a hot day and you’ve been hanging out at home all day, sometimes things get a bit stir crazy by the afternoon. Especially if you have kids like mine who like to be out and about or just outside. Sometimes this calls for a little ice cream outing.

You could go to an […]

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Adelaide’s Own Popeye | Boat Ride Along the Torrens

Adelaide’s Own Popeye Boat Ride Along the Torrens
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons.  Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing and the boats have also […]

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Bonython Park | Nature Activity Hub | Brilliant Play Space! | Playground Review

Bonython Park Playground Review
Bonython Park has had an ‘extreme makeover’ with a fantastic new all accessible playground, new SAPOL Road Safety School ‘Learn to Ride’ cycling track, rejuvenated pond and establishment of the Park Lands Trail.
Bonython Park was officially opened on 16 December 2012 and is a hugely popular destination for families.

Highlights of Bonython Park
Here are […]

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Gorge Wildlife Park | Cudlee Creek

Gorge Wildlife Park Cudlee Creek
Gorge Wildlife Park is unique in that it allows visitors to get up close and personal with an array of different wildlife species.
It’s a family friendly place to learn about, enjoy and experience a variety of animals housed on 14 acres of land.  On entering the park there are paths that meander off in […]

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Victoria Park Racecourse | Learn to Ride a Bike

Victoria Park, (Bakkabakkandi) located in the South Eastern Parklands is bordered by Fullarton Road, Greenhill Road, East Terrace and Wakefield Road. It hosts a variety of major events throughout the year such as the Clipsal 500, Adelaide International Horse Trials and the Pedal Prix.
The park’s most prominent feature is the Victoria Park Racecourse, formerly the […]

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Richards Park | Behind the Wrought Iron Gates | Norwood

Richard Park
Richards Park in Norwood is nestled near the intersection of Magill Road and Osmond Terrace with entry points on Magill Road, Osmond Terrace and Vernon Street.  To enter from Osmond Terrace look for the old black wrought iron gates hinged to the middle of a long red brick wall.  The Magill Road entrance consists […]

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