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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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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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Easter Racing Carnival | Oakbank | 30 March & 1 April 2013

[ March 30, 2013; April 1, 2013; ]
Oakbank is a carnival like no other in the world and is held annually over the Easter long weekend.  It rivals the Melbourne Cup in size and colour and its 70,000 strong crowd each Easter Monday makes it the biggest Picnic Race Meeting on Earth.  Easter Saturday attracts a crowd of approximately 45,000 and sets […]

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Thorndon Park Reserve | Open Space & Shade

Thorndon Park Reserve in Paradise is a huge park with much to offer. Set around the old reservoir you will find picturesque walking trails through the natural wetlands and you could take along bikes and scooters to roam around on too. There are plenty of ducks and other wildlife to spot.

The playground offers play equipment […]

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Semaphore Foreshore | the Beach, Jetty and Carousel

Semaphore Foreshore, the Beach, Jetty and Carousel
The Semaphore Foreshore is a hive of activity in summer with a host of traditional family attractions.
Located on the corner of the Esplanade and Semaphore Road, the foreshore is watched over by the ‘Semaphore Angel’ positioned on top of the War Memorial Clock which was built in 1925 after the First […]

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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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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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Hazelwood Park | Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…

Hazelwood Park: Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…
Hazelwood Park Playground, set amongst towering Gum trees has been a popular play space for children of all ages since it was completed in September 2010.
My kids refer to this beloved place as the ‘Flying Fox’ park so no prizes for guessing what is one of […]

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Marshmallow Park Recreation Hub | Colourful Play

Marshmallow Park has been one of our favourite playgrounds for almost 10 years now.  Originally constructed back in the 1960’s, it was remodeled in the 1990’s and re-named ‘Marshmallow Park’ possibly because of the ‘marshmallow’ grasses that historically grew in the South Parklands.
Situated on Glen Osmond Road on the city’s fringe, the playground is surrounded by beautiful parklands, […]

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SASMEE Park Train Rides | Great Value Family Fun | Review

[ May 21, 2016; 2:00 pm; June 5, 2016; 2:00 pm; June 18, 2016; 2:00 pm; July 3, 2016; 2:00 pm; July 16, 2016; 2:00 pm; August 7, 2016; 2:00 pm; August 20, 2016; 2:00 pm; September 4, 2016; 2:00 pm; September 17, 2016; 2:00 pm; October 2, 2016; 2:00 pm; October 15, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. November 6, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. November 19, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. December 4, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. April 15, 2017; 2:00 pm; ]

Looking for a great family outing that is great value and fun for the whole family? This certainly fits the bill!

SASMEE (South Australian Society of Model and Experimental Engineers) Park runs a variety of ride-on model steam trains. It is located at Millswood and is open to the public on the first Sunday and third […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden | A Magical Wonderland

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills (less than half an hour drive from the city)…..

Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready to explore this amazing wonderland.

You can take a leisurely stroll or go on a […]

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The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park

Situated in the pretty town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and only 40 minutes from Adelaide you will find Australia’s number one ‘Big Aussie Icon’ The Big Rocking Horse, as judged by wotif.com.au.  Standing out for all to see in red and white, this is the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse! And yes, you can climb this Australian icon […]

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St Kilda Adventure Playground | Castle, Slides, Flying Fox, Pirate Ship & More! | Review

In a word – Impressive. The award-winning adventure playground located at St Kilda definitely lives up to its reputation as a must-visit playground in South Australia.
PLEASE NOTE: Scroll down for information about the closure of the Volcano slides.
It’s recent $3.55M upgrade in 2015 has been given the thumbs up by many families since it re-opened […]

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity

Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
The Children’s Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
You can pick up the Carrick Hill Story Book Trail guide from the front desk of the house or download it […]

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Monarto Zoo Adventure | Open Range Animal Sanctuary | Review

Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo is a 1,500 hectare open range sanctuary (one of the largest open range zoos in the world) with internationally renowned breeding programs for rare and endangered species.
Explore Monarto Zoo on the Zu-loop shuttle bus
At the zoo, you can travel on the Zu-loop shuttle bus service or via the walking tracks, to experience […]

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The Dunstan Adventure Playground

There’s usually a major drawcard at a playground kids keep asking to return to, and at this one it’s pretty obvious….
The first thing you notice at the Dunstan Adventure Playground is the super-sized slide.  Better suited to older children this downhill racing strip is not for the faint hearted.  Be warned too that on a […]

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Botanic Park | Play & Picnic in the City

If you’re looking for a glorious spot to throw down a blanket and simply watch the kids run around, kick a ball and climb trees, this is the perfect spot.  With 34 hectares to stretch out on and only a short walk from the Adelaide CBD, Botanic Park can be a relaxing spot to daydream […]

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Morialta First Falls

Morialta Conservation Park – First Falls

 
If you are after an easy, family friendly hike, the walk to the First Falls in the Morialta Conservation Park is perfect. Morialta is about 10km drive North East of the city and this trail is 1.6km and about 45 minutes return. Although with young kids who like to climb on rocks and explore creeks, […]

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