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The Vale Market | 2017

[ March 13, 2017; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. April 17, 2017; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. June 12, 2017; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Vale Market
The Vale Market is family friendly, featuring live entertainment from buskers and local acts, plus a FREE BOUNCY CASTLE for the kids!
The Vale Market is open on the following dates and times:

Monday 13 March 2017 (10am-3pm)
Monday 17 April 2017 (10am-3pm)
Monday 12 June 2017 (10am-3pm)

There will be market stalls featuring locally […]

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wooden boat festival

South Australian Wooden Boat Festival | Goolwa | 22 & 23 Apr 2017

[ April 22, 2017; April 23, 2017; ]
South Australian Wooden Boat Festival
South Australia’s finest wooden boats will again gather at Goolwa on the River Murray over a weekend this coming April!
The Goolwa Wharf Precinct is set to shine in 2017 at this year’s South Australian Wooden Boat Festival! There will be plenty to see and do with an exciting mix of both […]

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middleton surf lessons

Middleton Surf Lessons for Families | South Coast Surf Academy | Review

If you’ve wanted to try surfing but not sure where to start, then having lessons is a great way to go.
The kids had lessons last year with Middleton surf school South Coast Surf Academy and loved it, so this year we went back to do it again, and this time the adults also joined in […]

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Fleurieu Fringe | Port Noarlunga | 17 Feb – 19 Mar 2017

[ February 17, 2017 to February 18, 2017. February 24, 2017 to February 25, 2017. March 3, 2017 to March 4, 2017. March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017. March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017. ]
Adelaide’s Southern Outdoor Fringe Hub
Featuring live entertainment, performing arts, children’s activities, art installations, workshops, food trucks, bars and artisan markets every Friday and Saturday during the Adelaide Fringe. Bring your family and friends for a magical evening ‘Down South’ by the river and the sea. There’s something for everyone!

Fleurieu Fringe premiered in 2016 and received […]

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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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Festival of Movement | Tour Down Under | Fleurieu Peninsula | 20 Jan 2017

Festival of Movement – Tour Down Under Fleurieu Peninsula
For the first time ever, in 2017 the Festival of Movement will be held to celebrate Bike Exchange Stage 5 of the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under.
The Festival is the Fleurieu’s way of welcoming the world’s best cyclists, who will battle it out in Bike Exchange Stage 5 […]

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Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide
As the mercury climbs in South Australia it’s great to know that there are some fabulous spots around Adelaide to go to escape the heat. So what are you waiting for – get that sunblock on, grab your hats and sunglasses and cool off those cranky kids! Here […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2016

[ December 31, 2016 7:30 pm to January 1, 2017 12:00 am. December 31, 2016 7:30 pm to January 1, 2017 12:00 am. ]

Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Go to Victor Harbor for the biggest night of the year, with plenty of family-friendly entertainment
Each year the Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve celebrations attract more than 10,000 spectators enjoying the festivities around Warland Reserve, and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors relaxing along the Victor Harbor foreshore to watch […]

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Lake Breeze Picnic

Lake Breeze Picnic | Langhorne Creek | 30 Oct 2016

[ October 30, 2016; 11:00 am; ]  

Lake Breeze Picnic
The Lake Breeze Picnic is a fun day of food and wine and is the perfect opportunity to relax with friends under the shady gums at Lake Breeze.
Lake Breeze welcomes Fleurieu Peninsula foodies, Mullygrub food truck and From Humble Grounds coffee, joining the picnic this year.  The Squirrel Grip guys will be dishing up some cool music […]

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Wakefield Grange Spring Farm Fair | 9 Oct 2016

[ October 9, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
This is the perfect time to head to a working farm, right in the middle of spring at Yankalilla on the glorious Fleurieu Coast, just an hour south of Adelaide.
The Wakefield family invites you to come to Wakefield Grange family farm from 10am until 5pm on Sunday, October, 9, 2016. There’ll be farm tours, food stalls, […]

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10 Family Friendly Places to Visit on a Day Trip to McLaren Vale | Winey Kids Review

 
Guest Post by Becky Hirst of Winey Kids & Mummy’s Wine Club
A family day trip to the McLaren Vale wine region
Visiting a wine region with your kids? Surely that’s no fun, right?
Wrong!
Visiting a wine region isn’t about consuming as much wine as you can. When you dig beneath the surface, visiting a wine region can be […]

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The Illusions of Magic

The Illusions of Magic | Victor Harbor | 20 Aug 2016

[ August 20, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
The Illusions of Magic, South Australia’s biggest magic show
South Australia’s biggest magic show is coming to Victor Harbor. An opportunity to witness an amazing show on the Big Stage featuring a mix of magic and grand illusion with lots of audience participation. This will be an amazing event for the entire family.

The Illusions of Magic includes:

[…]

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Clash of the Enchanted Island

Clash of the Enchanted Island | Victor Harbor Town Hall | 20 Jul 2016

[ July 20, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
Clash of the Enchanted Island
The Magical Match of the Fairies vs Pirates
Children’s interactive show with music, dancing, games and prizes.

Tickets are $12.00 per person or you can book their second School Holiday show “Mr Snot Bottom’s Stinky Silly Show” as well and pay $10.00 per show.
Book tickets to Clash of the Enchanted Island
To book now […]

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Sea and Vines Family Day

Sea and Vines Family Day | McLaren Vale | 13 Jun 2016

[ June 13, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Family Day at Sea and Vines Festival
The Monday of the June long weekend is traditionally a day to enjoy Sea & Vines with your whole family – and 2016 is no exception!

Many of the vineyards that are part of the Sea and Vines Festival have family-friendly activities on offer from face painting to bouncy castles; […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival

Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | Sat 30 Jul 2016 & Sun 31 Jul 2016

[ July 30, 2016; July 31, 2016; ]
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been held in the last week of July every year since 1969. Each year the Festival gets bigger and better and 2016 is set to do the same. There is family entertainment for all ages including show rides, delicious food stalls, market stalls, local artisans and much, […]

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Why we love living in Adelaide - the vineyards

Beach Road Wines McLaren Vale | Review

 
Beach Road Wines | McLaren Vale
Review by Susannah Marks
We stopped for lunch at Beach Road Wines on a recent trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula and were immediately impressed by the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting.
Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Beach Road Wines is family-owned and is one of those wineries that is truly […]

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Sea and Vines Family Day

Sea and Vines Festival | McLaren Vale | 10 – 13 Jun 2016

[ June 10, 2016 to June 13, 2016. ]
Head to McLaren Vale over the June long weekend for the annual Sea and Vines Festival
Hosting four days of indulgence, decadence and delight, the McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival caters for all ages and tastes with a wide variety of events. From intimate degustation dinners with celebrity chefs and winemakers, structured masterclasses, a Spanish […]

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Goolwa Nature Playground | Fun by the River | Playground Review

Goolwa Nature Playground Review
Bristow Smith Reserve | Barrage Road, Goolwa South
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written another fantastic review – this time for the great new Nature Playground down at Goolwa. See what they have to say here…….
Great, just great!
We have been to around 600 destinations […]

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Trippo – the World’s Largest Inflatable Slide | Victor Harbor | 19 Dec 15 to 31 Jan 2016

[ December 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016. ]
The Trippo – the world’s largest inflatable waterslide is heading to Victor Harbor for loads of fun and thrills for Summer 2015-2016.
It is 54 metres long and 20 metres wide and stands at over three stories high, giving theme park level entertainment. It includes three slide chute options to give an exhilarating experience for all […]

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Mt Compass Strawberry picking

Pick Your Own Strawberries | Harvest the Fleurieu | Mt Compass

Thanks to our lovely Play & Go friend Rachel & family for sharing these photos with us.

Pick your own strawberries at Mount Compass in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ between late September and late May (depending on the weather). The patch is open from 9am […]

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The Big Duck Boat Tours | Victor Harbor | Review

As a family we have been down to Victor Harbor many times, sometimes just for a few hours, sometimes a whole day out and once or twice we have made a weekend of it staying in nearby Port Elliott and Goolwa. We kept seeing The Big Duck Boat Tour at the causeway to Granite Island […]

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Back to the Future at Cinemallunga | 15 Aug 2015

Cinemallunga proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg’s time warping classic.
Return with Marty McFly as he tinkers with the very fabric of time and space.
The Diner will be serving burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream treats from 6.30 onwards. All food and raffle proceeds go to Motivation Australia for the good […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 25 & 26 July 2015

[ July 25, 2015 to July 26, 2015. ]
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been held in the last week of July every year since 1969. Each year the Festival gets bigger and better and 2015 is set to do the same.
There is family entertainment for all ages including show rides, delicious food stalls, market stalls and much, much more. The festival is […]

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Whale Time Playtime Festival | Victor Harbor | 31 May 2015

[ May 31, 2015; ]
2015 Whale Time Playtime Festival
The 2015 Whale Time Playtime Festival will bigger and better than any previously.
The festival site will be focussed around the SA Whale Centre with a great range of kids activities all day.  An entry fee of $5 will include all of the day’s activities and entertainment.
There will be free face painting, […]

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Strathalbyn Ballooning Night Glow | 6 June 2015

[ June 6, 2015; ]

Strathalbyn Ballooning Regatta 2015 & Balloon Night Glow – 6, 7 & 8 June 2015
The Strathalbyn Ballooning Regatta is back in 2015.  Over the June long weekend balloons will fly each morning at dawn (weather permitting) and on Saturday 6 June 2015, festivities will include a ‘Night Glow’ where the hot air balloons are lit […]

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