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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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Festival Fleurieu | Fun on the Fleurieu Peninsula | 11-19 April 2015

[ April 11, 2015 to April 19, 2015. ]
The Festival Fleurieu is the Western Fleurieu’s biennial celebration of artists, the arts, heritage, landscape and community. From 11-19 April, at more than 50 venues, in every town, village and hamlet across the Western Fleurieu Peninsula, locals and visitors alike will be in festival mode. There’s over 90 events – most are free and a […]

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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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Australia’s Only Cow Race! | Compass Cup | 24 January 2015

[ January 24, 2015; ]

2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of Australia’s only cow race, the Compass Cup.
Held in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula, just 50km south of Adelaide, the Compass Cup is a community event and a fun, unique way to spend the day. It’s a great day of entertainment for the whole family with food stalls, sideshows […]

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Breakaway FREE Family Events | TDU Stage 5 Celebrations | 24 January 2015

[ January 24, 2015; ]

The Santos Tour Down Under BikeExchange Stage 5 celebrations on Saturday 24 January 2015 will be held at McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach and Willunga.

After Cadel’s devastating loss last year on the final climb up Willunga Hill, cycling fans are anticipating an epic battle for BikeExchange Stage 5 victory.

Record crowds are expected to cheer on the […]

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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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SA Whale Centre Celebrates 25 Years | 26 October 2014

[ October 26, 2014; 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. ]
SA Whale Centre Celebrates 25 Years!
It’s been 25 years since the SA Whale Centre opened in Victor Harbor and to mark the milestone you are invited to celebrate with them on Sunday, 26 October 2014.
The celebrations commence at 10.30am and include children’s activities, live music, face painting, tours of the new Sea Shepherd Ship exhibit […]

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Lake Breeze Wines Picnic | 26 October 2014

[ October 26, 2014; 11:00 am; ]
Lake Breeze Wines Picnic is celebrating 10 years on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Gather your family and friends for the 10th annual Picinic on the picturesque lawns at Lake Breeze.  Adelaide’s ‘Dino Jag’ will be back again, bringing their soulful sounds to create a relaxing mood for the day. Surrounded by the towering gums, with glass […]

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Deep Creek Family Fun Day | 21 September 2014

[ September 21, 2014; 11:00 am; ]
Deep Creek Conservation Park, one of South Australia’s most scenic bushland reserves, will be on show at a free Family Fun Day on Sunday 21 September.  A fun day out for all, with great walking trails and spectacular views, there will be exciting activities and stalls from 11.00am onwards including face painting, animals, park pass […]

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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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