Where to see the best Christmas lights in Adelaide. Every Christmas, Adelaide’s streets start to sparkle with beautiful Christmas lights adorning houses and gardens, lovingly put together by generous ...
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Santa’s Wonderland Magical Christmas Wonderland
Santa’s Wonderland is a magical white Christmas wonderland with amusement rides, spectacular Christmas stage shows, a magnificent ice skating rink, tobogganing, dodgem cars, jumping castles and activity trail. You can also have your photo taken with Santa!
What’s New in 2023
This year there are all-new activities including Gingerbread Decorating (an additional $10pp) […]
Wonka is a pop culture phenomenon and vivid cinematic experience that welcomes all to a can’t-be-missed holiday moviegoing event.
Wonka is the flavory-savory magical adventure that reveals the unstoppable power of daring to dream in an irresistible holiday film event for all ages. Timothée Chalamet is Wonka in this magical movie of how the worlds greatest […]
Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel SEASON PASS Giveaway
The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg will be operating daily all Summer long, offering spectacular views over the SA coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
New for the 2023/24 season is the SEASON PASS – unlimited rides all season! A must visit beachside attraction, the Skyline […]
Inclusive Playground at Tanunda Recreation Park
Hidden down a side street in Tanunda is a large, inclusive playground with equipment for every ability level, and facilities for all-day play or a quick stop while you’re in the Barossa Valley.
Review by Claire Davill
This playground is full of thoughtful designs and equipment so everyone can play. There’s a […]
Find Christmas cheer and joy across the city of Adelaide with sparkling lights, colourful decorations and the arrival of favourite festive characters.
Each night as the sun goes down, the lights turn on in the city. Perhaps the most well-known of all the lights is the magical lighting display on the Giant Christmas Tree in Victoria […]
Circus Spectacular – Ashton Circus at the Adelaide Fringe.
This vibrant, cutting edge all-ages event is an exhilarating, action-packed 60 minute production. Audiences will be amazed as they witness the famous death-defying wheel of steel, world-class acrobatics and stunning aerial routines.
These thrilling acts have been choreographed with the accompaniment of dynamic dance routines and showcase incredible […]
[ December 6, 2023 to December 31, 2023. January 1, 2024 to February 7, 2024. ]
The Giant LEGO Sleigh at The Piccadilly
The life-sized LEGO Sleigh is back this year at The Piccadilly on O’Connell Street! From 10am to 10pm until Wednesday 7 February 2024* head to the recently renovated cinema to see the impressive sleigh, take Santa’s reigns and sit on the sleigh for a festive photo.
You can see the […]
Experience A Day In The Life Of The Heeler Family – For Real Life.
A one-of-a-kind Bluey immersive experience opening in Brisbane, Queensland from August 2024.
Embark on a special journey with Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli. Immerse yourself in a day in the life of the Heeler family through Bluey’s World – a life-sized immersive experience […]
[ December 8, 2023; ]
Get ready to roll into Christmas cheer at Noarlunga Recreation Centre
Join the fun and have a jolly good time at the Noarlunga Recreation Centre’s Christmas Skate Party on Friday 8 December 2023. It’s a great way to kick off the festive season with family and friends. Dress in your merriest Christmas attire, because there are […]
Mix102.3 has announced the winners of their much-anticipated annual Christmas Lights competition for 2023.
Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and there is nothing quite as magical as enjoying Christmas lights with your family and friends. Together with Fairmont Homes and Seven News Adelaide, the local radio station has brought the spirit of […]
[ January 20, 2024; January 27, 2024; ]
AFC Families Presents Sticker Making Workshops with Billie Justice Thomson.
Join legendary illustrator Billie Justice Thomson for a special workshop to learn how to make awesome stickers.
Create your own design or use one of Billie’s in a simple 3 step process that is super fun and great for all ages!
Bookings essential, children to be accompanied by […]
[ February 16, 2024 to March 17, 2024. ]
2024 Adelaide Fringe Guide for Families & Kids – find the best family friendly shows to see at the Fringe!
Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s biggest arts festival with an exciting program of family friendly shows and interactive experiences plus comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, visual art, music, and more. Find everything you need to know about this […]
Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours – School Holiday Family Adventures.
What better way to explore the unique and special Garden Island and part of Adelaide’s Dolphin sanctuary and Ships graveyard than an eco-friendly kayaking experience.
Join Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours on a guided kayak tour and paddle through peaceful mangrove lined creeks where only kayaks can go, these […]
Melbourne Street Gnome Trail – Free Christmas Activity
This Christmas some mischievous, bearded little creatures have taken over the windows of shops, cafes and businesses along Melbourne Street in North Adelaide.
Spend some time browsing and find them all for a chance to win your own gnome.
Gnomes will be hiding in the windows from 29 November 2023 […]
Love to act, dance, or sing? Get ready for On Stage’s explosively fun Summer School Performing Arts Holiday programs.
On Stage is led by industry professionals and nurtures a supported and safe environment so participants can profit from their time in the program, find new friends, and most of all have a great time!
These intensives are […]
[ December 18, 2023 to December 22, 2023. January 8, 2024 to January 25, 2024. ]
Olon – Virtual Reality Entertainment & Indoor Sports Centre.
Experience a new level of excitement at Olon. Discover Adelaide’s state-of-the-art indoor sports and virtual reality entertainment centre for an unforgettable adventure.
Special offer for Play & Go readers – Book 2 or more guests and score a 10% discount with promo code PLAYGODEC. Don’t miss out […]
Temptation Sailing invites you to swim alongside or watch wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Dolphins are one of the Earth’s most fascinating, curious and interactive species. The Advanced Eco Certified Wild Dolphin Tours are hosted by an amazing team of Marine Biologists who will educate and assist you throughout the tour. An incredible experience you […]
Funlab’s New Entertainment and Dining Precinct opens in Adelaide’s Rundle Place.
Funlab is a first-of-its-kind entertainment and dining precinct for all ages located on Level 1 in Rundle Place. Bringing three of its global brands to South Australia for the first time, Funlab has created a central ‘Entertainment Place’ with Strike Bowling, Hijinx Hotel and Archie […]
[ January 8, 2024; ]
The Adelaide International is back in 2024 and will be kicking off with a Family Fun Day.
Kids’ Day is back and BIGGER than ever at the Adelaide International 2024, so mark your calendars for Monday 8 January for a day packed with giant games, inflatables, Hot Shots tennis, giveaways and more.
[ December 10, 2023; ]
Christmas Holiday High Tea at Glanville Hall
Experience a family High Tea in a fairytale ‘Christmas castle’ for the perfect afternoon of delicious food and festive fun!
Take your seat in the beautifully decorated, century-old Glanville Hall to enjoy a family-friendly, Christmas-inspired high tea experience, featuring a holiday-themed menu bursting with handmade savoury and sweet treats.
[ December 1, 2023; ]
Glanville Hall Twilight Christmas Market.
Head to Glanville Hall at Semaphore South to relax and enjoy wood-fired pizzas, street foods, a full bar, live music and more than 20 incredible market stalls.
This family friendly evening under lights on the lawns will also have FREE face painting and roaming Christmas characters for the kids from 5pm until […]
[ December 9, 2023; January 13, 2024; ]
Movie Nights at the Norwood Pool.
Norwood Swimming Centre is hosting two movies nights this Summer.
Take the family for a swim and enjoy snacks and a movie for only $5 entry. Experience the magic as they transform their poolside into an open-air cinema, where you can float, relax, and indulge in the adventure of two movies […]
[ January 26, 2024; February 18, 2024; ]
Bounce into some water fun this summer at Norwood Splash.
Take the family along to the Norwood Swimming Centre for some extra fun in the sun this summer. Catch up with friends, try out your skills on the inflatable obstacle course or have a go on the water slide.
Let the kids get creative and apply to paint a Stobie pole in your neighbourhood.
Stobie pole art is becoming more popular in colouring our streetscapes, but to avoid it being removed and to ensure the Stobie pole is safe to paint, you will need permission from SA Power Networks before you pull out a paint […]
[ December 18, 2023 to December 22, 2023. ]
Keep the kids entertained these Summer School Holidays at Santa’s Beach Cap Bash.
Kids are invited to get creative and decorate their own red cap this Christmas, ready to enjoy their school holidays in the Summer sun! No bookings are required and this activity is FREE.
The kids Christmas workshop will run from 10am – 1pm daily […]
[ December 15, 2023 to December 22, 2023. ]
Little Picassos Summer School Holiday Program
Join Little Picassos during the summer school holidays for a selection of fun and creative holiday classes in a studio setting that provides an inspirational and motivational Artspace for children.
Air-conditioned and spacious, with a dynamic and inspirational program to suit every artist from 2.5 – 16 years of age.
[ January 6, 2024; January 13, 2024; January 20, 2024; February 3, 2024; February 10, 2024; ]
Welcome to Summer Festival 2024!
The 2024 program will kick off on Saturday 6 January and will include 7 FREE family-friendly events.
Get ready to roll out your blanket, soak up the sun, and enjoy all that is Summer Festival. Whether you’re looking to relax with the smooth tunes of local musicians or run wild with the […]
[ December 16, 2023 to January 28, 2024. ]
$7 Movie Deal at the Capri!
Kids can see MIGRATION, TROLLS BAND TOGETHER, WISH or WONKA: THE MIGHTY MOVIE at the Capri over the School Holidays for only $7 a ticket! Adults are $11 and a family of 4 is $35! You also get $1 off popcorn!!
Go on a Wednesday or Thursday in January and catch […]
[ December 31, 2023; ]
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party and fireworks in Semaphore.
Join the City of Port Adelaide Enfield for the ultimate party and spectacular fireworks display to end the year on Semaphore Foreshore. The festivities kick off at 6pm and continue until the stroke of midnight.
This free and family-friendly community event promises thrills for everyone with […]
[ July 5, 2024; ]
Harlem Globetrotters return to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for one night only.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters return to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre with their World Tour during the July school holidays in 2024.
A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment […]
Your Family Friendly Guide to Summer in Adelaide
South Australia’s long, hot Summer days and relaxed vibes offer the perfect opportunity to get out as a family and explore our beautiful beaches, catch up with friends at a park or playground and indulge in delicious ice cream.
Our guide to Summer in Adelaide with kids includes some […]
[ December 2, 2023; ]
Adelaide Strikers to play in the Weber WBBL|09 Final at Adelaide Oval
This season, there’s more to play for as the as the top teams of the season advance to the Weber WBBL|09 Finals.
Four teams will battle it out for glory, with only one club to be crowned champions. The finals series will see third on […]
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