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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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Sea & Vines Family Fun Day | 8 June 2015

[ June 8, 2015; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Sea & Vines Family Fun Day
As part of the McLaren Vale BankSA Sea and Vines Festival weekend, the Vale Market will be held in conjunction with Market to Market for a Family Fun Day on Monday, June 8th 2015.
Held at the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre, the market features locally made produce and […]

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McLaren Vale BankSA Sea & Vines Festival | 5-8 June 2015

[ June 5, 2015 to June 8, 2015. ]

McLaren Vale BankSA Sea & Vines Festival
Now in its 23rd year, the McLaren Vale BankSA Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the winemaking and culinary tradition of a world-class food and wine mecca with a beach lifestyle.
With a wide variety of events, from intimate degustation dinners with winemakers and chefs, to structured winery tours, to fun […]

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Celebrate Parks Week 2015 | South Australia | 8-15 March 2015

[ March 8, 2015 to March 15, 2015. ]
Celebrate Parks Week 2015 with a range of free family activities across South Australia’s national parks and reserves.
From the coast to the desert, there are plenty of opportunities to visit parks, connect with nature and learn more about our unique landscapes, plants and animals.
Parks Week, from Sunday March 8 to Sunday March 15, will culminate […]

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Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Granite Island Recreation Park | February 2015

Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and […]

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South Australian Wooden Boat Festival | Goolwa | 21 & 22 February 2015

[ February 21, 2015 to February 22, 2015. ]
There is plenty to see and do as well as entertainment for the whole family at the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Goolwa.
This festival in February is held within the Goolwa Wharf Precinct which will be set for a weekend filled with action both on and off the water.
There will be loads of entertainment […]

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Harvest Festival | McLaren Vale | 17 January 2015

[ January 17, 2015; ]

Relish in the diverse food, wine, music and arts from the Fleurieu region at the fourth annual McLaren Vale Harvest Festival on Saturday 17th January 2015 at the McLaren Vale Oval.
Enjoy highlights such as celebrity cooking demonstrations by Cheong Liew, master classes, food and wine stalls, live entertainment with Chris Finnen, and children’s activities.  Touted […]

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Summer School Holiday Activity Guide | Dec 2014 & Jan 2015

[ December 13, 2014 to January 26, 2015. ]

Summer Holidays in Adelaide!
To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays the Play & Go team have put together our Holiday Guide featuring some of the most popular and not-so-well-known activities on offer. There are venues all over Adelaide that offer vacation care programs, workshops, […]

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Gorgeous Festival | McLaren Vale | 28 & 29 November 2014

[ November 28, 2014 to November 29, 2014. ]
Gorgeous Festival is an annual boutique music, food and wine festival that commenced in McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2011. Like its name, Gorgeous Festival is exactly that for the audience member.
Not simply a music festival, but an experience of the abundance of this region. Gorgeous Music. Gorgeous Food. Gorgeous Wine. Gorgeous Art.

Clicquot […]

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SA Police Band Christmas Concerts | 29 November & 4 December 2014

[ November 29, 2014; 2:00 pm; December 4, 2014; 11:00 am; ]

Get into the Christmas spirit with Australia’s oldest police band when they perform at Centennial Hall in Goolwa and Hopgood Theatre in Adelaide.

Enjoy the SA Police Band’s extensive repertoire of classical carols and sing-a-longs for an afternoon of traditional cheer just in time for Santa.

The perfect way to kick off the festive season for the […]

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Willunga Annual Spring Fair | 6 September 2014

[ September 6, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Willunga Annual Spring Fair is held each year on the first Saturday of September to coincide with an art exhibition by local school children on environmental and community themes.  The theme for 2014 is “Gifts of the Seasons”, an exhibition of Willunga Waldorf School student artwork.  The fair will feature live music, a large […]

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Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke | 5 October 2014

[ October 5, 2014; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

If a day of sipping wine in the garden and relaxing to live music sounds sublime, make sure this is in your diary for the October long weekend!

A family friendly event, Afternoon Delights at Shottesbrooke offers food, wine, music and free kids activities to keep the little ones happy.

♥  LIVE MUSIC by local multi-award winning […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 26 & 27 July 2014

[ July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014. ]
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 2014 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 […]

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Goolwa Animal Farm | A Family Farm for Great Outdoor Play

Goolwa Animal Farm
Since the Goolwa Animal Farm opened recently in December 2013, we have had a few Play & Go readers contact us, sharing positive feedback and telling us we must visit them. We finally fit in a visit and our little Play & Go testers were not disappointed.
This place has a lovely, really homely […]

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

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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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about only metres from the shore each winter and kids of all ages will get a […]

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Aquafest 2014 | Goolwa | 12 & 13 April 2014

[ April 12, 2014 to April 13, 2014. ]
Aquafest at Goolwa is above all a fun day outdoors for the whole family. Passionate boaties from all over South Australia and across the border assemble at the lower lakes for fun times on and off the water. Everyone is able to enjoy what powerboat racing has to offer in a casual relaxed atmosphere without […]

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Shottesbrooke Vineyard Afternoon Delights | 20 April 2014

[ April 20, 2014; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Shottesbrooke Vineyard presents Afternoon Delights on Easter Sunday, April 20th 2014.  There will be live music by the extremely talented and delightfully captivating local-to-Adelaide five piece troupe Monsieur Swing, food by local and always delectable Currant Shed Restaurant, with lunch options specifically tailored towards a relax-eat-enjoy afternoon.  There are free kids activities planned including face […]

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