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Hey Caddy Mini Golf | West Lakes | Review

Hey Caddy’s new venue in West Lakes is a mini putt experience with elite holes that’ll keep everyone, at all levels, entertained.
Review by Carla Caruso
Mini golf has become a favourite family pastime of ours.
And, as we discovered, Hey Caddy’s new course in West Lakes is one of SA’s best.
We somehow timed our visit to the indoor […]

Pixar Putt | Family Friendly Pop-up Mini Golf Review

Australia’s much-loved mini-golf phenomenon is back at the Riverbank Promenade in Adelaide as the weather warms.
Review by Carla Caruso
This pop-up attraction is the perfect marriage: mini golf, plus Disney!
Pixar Putt Pop-up Mini Golf has returned to Adelaide for a second time, bringing its Pixar-themed pop-up mini golf course to the Riverbank Promenade. (Animation studio Pixar […]

Family-friendly holiday in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland

Family-friendly holiday in Queensland’s Port Douglas
This seaside village is a paradise between the reef and the rainforest – and it’s only a three-hour flight away.
by Carla Caruso
Far North Queensland is one of those places that you visit, where you think I could move here in a heartbeat. 
There’s a lot to love about the region: oodles of […]

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Review

Wilderness Escape day program Go Wild at Southern Adventure Hub
Kids can try out high ropes, zip-lines, rock climbing and more during this thrilling day program.
Review by Carla Caruso
The idea of doing an American summer camp always appealed to me as a youngster. Maybe it was all the teen novels I used to consume.
Well, Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures offers exactly […]

Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre | Review

Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre in Seaton
This new venue has something for everyone, from indoor sports and fitness to immersive virtual and augmented experiences.
Review by Carla Caruso
The “olé” song is a popular chant used at soccer matches around the globe. And it’s also what your kids will feel like singing when they discover this […]

The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park | Review

The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park
Revisit your youth and introduce your youngsters to some retro entertainment at Adelaide’s only ‘barcade’.
Review by Carla Caruso
What do you get when you cross TV shows Stranger Things and Cheers?
The Flipside Barcade!
That’s at least how it felt when we visited the family-friendly venue in Daw Park, which opened in November 2022.
The spot […]

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival Gala Night | Review

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival 2023 Gala Night Review
Book now to see live music, stand-up comedians, circus, burlesque, magic and family shows in a heated big-top tent, as well as ticketed workshops for adults and children. 
Review by Carla Caruso
If you’re already counting down the days until the next Adelaide Fringe, then you’re in luck.
A new event […]

Mary Poppins the Musical | Adelaide Review

Mary Poppins the Musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre – Review
It’s time to rediscover the undeniable magic of one of the world’s most-loved tales, and show new generations that anything can happen… if you let it!
Review by Carla Caruso
If you loved watching Mary Poppins on the telly as a kid, you can’t miss this magical stage […]

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Review 2023

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2023
Step through the gates of the historic Adelaide Zoo after-dark to experience a mesmerising, immersive tribute to the natural world.
Review by Carla Caruso
Fancy a night at the zoo? Light Creatures is back at the Adelaide Zoo as part of the Illuminate Adelaide festival program.
The experience has grown and evolved since the first […]

Adelaide Festival Centre’s 50th Anniversary Concert | Review

Adelaide Festival Centre Turns 50
The iconic Adelaide Festival Centre – Australia’s first major arts centre – has celebrated turning 50 in style.
Review by Carla Caruso
Entering your fifth decade has never looked more fabulous. Think Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie … and now the Adelaide Festival Centre!
On Friday, 2 June 2023, the centre celebrated the big […]

Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure | Review

Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure
View the CBD from the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri and paddle past riverbank icons along the way on this scenic, guided tour.
Review by Carla Caruso
The River Torrens is as quintessentially South Australian as the Mall’s Balls and FruChocs.
But how close have you ever really got to it?
Well, we […]

The Rocky Horror Show Musical | Adelaide Review

Review of Cult Musical The Rocky Horror Show in Adelaide in 2023
by Carla Caruso
Adelaide, it’s your turn to do the Time Warp. So, sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life.
If you’re in need of a date night or a mums’ evening out, then we’ve got just the idea for you.
A brand-new Australian […]

Come From Away – The Musical | Adelaide Review

Review of Hit Musical Come From Away in Adelaide in 2023 
by Carla Caruso
Come From Away has it all: charm, heart, and a brilliant score – all the more poignant if you remember where you were during the 9/11 attacks. 
This musical, which has won Tony and Olivier awards, has done the unimaginable. It’s turned a story surrounding the […]

’80s Ladies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

’80s Ladies: Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars for seeing your fave ’80s bangers, performed in specky, hair-raising style!
Review by Carla Caruso
Dust off your crimper, blue eye shadow, and scrunchies; it’s time to revel in your love of all things eighties.
’80s Ladies is on at the Fringe – at The Pyramid in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga – […]

Wonderfull! A Celebration of Stevie Wonder | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Wonderfull! A Celebration of Stevie Wonder: Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for an unforgettable night of music, colour and joy 
Review by Carla Caruso
I love a tribute show and this one celebrates a true, well, wonder.
A few fast facts about Stevie Wonder … The American singer-songwriter was born prematurely, and doctors believe he was blinded when he […]

SILENCE ! at Elder Park | Adelaide Fringe | Review

SILENCE ! Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for a heart-thumping, fiery spectacular
Review by Carla Caruso
The SILENCE ! Festival at Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama is anything but silent – in an entirely good way.
Think live music, percussion, fire, pyrotechnics, and fireworks. Plus, art installations, food trucks, pop-up bars, roving entertainment, and picnicking.
If you’re looking for a change of […]

Family-friendly Holiday in Middleton, South Australia | Review

Just 81km from Adelaide, this thriving hamlet on the Fleurieu Peninsula is brill for beachcombing, surfing, whale-spotting and much more. 
by Carla Caruso
Ah, Middleton … If you’re looking for a sleepy seaside town, which comes alive during the holiday period, you can’t do much better.
Just one hour’s drive from the city, it’s the ‘middle town’ on the […]

The Mousetrap | Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide | Review

The Mousetrap at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide 
Review by Carla Caruso
This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder-mystery from the bestselling novelist of all time … case closed!
Imagine if you’d written a story and it was still being performed onstage 70 years later. And continued to have people on the edge of their seats, […]

The Railway Children Return | In Cinemas 15 Sep 2022

The Railway Children Return – Movie Review
If you’re looking for an Enid Blyton-type tale, with gorgeous country scenery and perfect period outfits, then you’ll love this film.
by Carla Caruso
The Railway Children Return – out in cinemas 15 September 2022 – is a sequel to the 1970 film, The Railway Children, itself based on the E. […]

Family-Friendly Holiday in Whyalla, South Australia | Review

Family-Friendly Holiday in Whyalla, South Australia – Review
Where the Outback meets the sea … From a glass-bottom boat tour to see giant cuttlefish to perusing a suburban Elvis Presley Museum, Whyalla sure doesn’t disappoint. 
by Carla Caruso
Whyalla wasn’t a place I’d thought about visiting for a short break before. But after venturing there for a snorkel […]

CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Review

CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Review
CuttleFest celebrates the annual winter congregation of thousands of giant cuttlefish for breeding near Whyalla. And you can get up-close to the unique, world-class phenomenon on a guided snorkelling tour.
by Carla Caruso
Swimming with cuttlefish had never been on my bucket list.
Not until I tried a guided snorkelling […]

Minions: The Rise of Gru – Review | In Cinemas 23 Jun 2022

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Minions: The Rise of Gru – In Cinemas 23 June 2022
This June, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru.
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and […]

SIX the Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide | Until 12 June 2022 | Review

SIX the Musical | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide – Review
For just three weeks, this sassy, pop-fuelled musical is taking over Her Majesty’s Theatre. The focus? The ill-fated, six wives of Henry VIII. 
by Carla Caruso
Could there be a more interesting concept?
The tragic tales of the six wives of Henry VIII – Britain’s Tudor King – are […]

Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park | North Adelaide | Review

Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park, North Adelaide – Review
Have you taken your kids on the interactive Bunyip Trail? If you’re looking to entertain them during the school holidays – or if you just love nature or books – it could be just the ticket.
by Carla Caruso

You probably know about the manicured parts of Bonython […]

‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club | Review

‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club – Review
Blitz Golf is a head-to-head mash-up of golfing greats and celebrity hotshots, ready to swing big. Plus, live entertainment, food trucks, a kids’ zone, free children’s show bags, and more. 
by Carla Caruso
Mini golf is something I love doing as a group activity with the fam.
So, […]

DIY Easter Crafts with Cricut Joy machine | Review

DIY Easter Crafts with Cricut Joy machine – Review
Step away from your inspiration boards and turn your best intentions into action with a little help from this “DIY best friend”.
by Carla Caruso
Coming up with unique Easter gifts – beyond the usual choccy eggs – can be a challenge.
Especially if you’re not particularly crafty! However, […]

The Velvet Queen | Alliance Française French Film Festival | Review

The Velvet Queen – Film Review
Screening as part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022
by Carla Caruso
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is on again in Adelaide. 
In its 33rd season, the festival offers the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary French cinema. It’s screening in SA from March 24 to April 24, 2022, at the Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect Cinemas, and Victa […]

WOMADelaide 2022 | Review

WOMADelaide Celebrates its 30th Year in 2022 – Review
by Sharon Harrington & Carla Caruso
For four days over the March long weekend, Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park comes alive for the iconic open-air festival, WOMADdelaide.
We loved attending this atmospheric outdoor event of eclectic live music, delicious international cuisine and fun activities for the kids.
It’s a great opportunity […]

MATADOR – sabor de amor | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

MATADOR – sabor de amor at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
★★★★★ 5 stars for a sassy, saucy showstopper (adults only)
An enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal that comes alive through passionate dance, hypnotic aerial acts and sultry burlesque
by Carla Caruso & Sharon Harrington
For those who’ve had itchy feet, care of recent travel restrictions, get […]

360 ALLSTARS | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

360 ALLSTARS at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a supercharged, skill-tastic show
We had high expectations for this show, judging by the line-up snaking past The Flamingo tent.
And we definitely weren’t disappointed once inside! The 360 ALLSTARS, who haven’t been here since 2019, offer one slick production.  
The show features everything […]

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