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LEGO® Trail & GooRoo Animation Workshops | National Motor Museum | July School Holidays 2022

[ July 9, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
National Motor Museum – Follow the Brick Road: Around the World LEGO® Trail.
Head up to the National Motor Museum these school holidays for some LEGO® building fun!
Pack your bags and book your tickets! These school holidays the National Motor Museum is taking you ‘Around the World’ as they explore the countries that have influenced vehicle […]

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Kids Only Day Camps ‘Unplugged’ | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Jul 2022

[ July 11, 2022 to July 15, 2022. July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022. ]  
UNPLUGGED ‘Drop & Go’ Day Camps at Woodhouse Activity Centre.
Woodhouse Activity Centre’s UNPLUGGED ‘kids only’ day camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep kids aged 5 to 12 screen-free, active and entertained for the whole day.
Plus it’s delivered by some of the most dedicated, fun-loving, caring and creative people […]

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French Family Day | Fete de bienvenue | Mount Barker | 14 May 2022

[ May 14, 2022; ]
French Family Day – Fete de bienvenue 
Enjoy a French inspired family afternoon with Alliance Francaise Adelaide.
There will be French themed activities by Alliance Francais, delicious crepes from Sweet by Caroline and a movie screening of a French family movie plus Bocce and Quoits on the lawn. Children receive a crepe as a part of their […]

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Mount Barker Science Fair | Cornerstone College | 15 May 2022

[ May 15, 2022; ]
Mount Barker Science Fair
The Mount Barker Science Fair is designed especially for families with primary school aged children. It is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun.
The second annual Mount Barker Science Fair at Cornerstone College aims to delight and engage with all ages. Watch the amazing Phantastic Physics Show by Nitro Nat, marvel at Warrawong […]

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Pick Your Own Apples | Mahnew Orchard | 7 May 2022

[ May 7, 2022; ]
Pick Your Own Apples at Mahnew Orchard
Grab the kids and head to Lenswood to pick fresh Pink Lady apples straight from the trees at Mahnew Orchard.
Mahnew Orchard are opening for one final day this year so families can pick their own Pink Lady Apples on Saturday 7 May 2022.

Entry includes one of their picking bags and of […]

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Harvest Mylor Café | Review

Harvest Mylor Café
This charming Adelaide Hills café is very popular with locals who visit for the relaxed hills atmosphere, fantastic coffee and amazing food. It’s the perfect spot to sit outside under the dappled shade and enjoy good quality locally sourced, fresh food.
Mylor is a charming little town in the Adelaide Hills, located only 10 […]

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Birdwood Farm Day | National Motor Museum | 22 May 2022

[ May 22, 2022; ]
Birdwood Farm Day 2022
New venue – same great day!  While you would normally be finding them in the forest, this year, Farm Day is being brought to Birdwood.
Birdwood Farm Day presents the usual great line-up of family entertainment, array of exhibits and stalls, furry friends and laid back country hospitality on the beautiful lawns of […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn – Family Fun in the Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Farm Barn – Adelaide Hills
By Jo Parkinson

Escape to the country at Hahndorf Farm Barn! With plenty of animals, fresh air, and fun to be had, pack yourselves a picnic and spend a day on the farm. If that’s not enticing enough, there are two brand new attractions to check out: mini ride-on hydraulic powered […]

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Sidewood Restaurant | Kids Nature Play Area | Adelaide Hills | Review

Sidewood Restaurant – Family Friendly Dining in the Adelaide Hills
Set amongst towering gums in the most picturesque hills setting, Sidewood Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all year round.  The largest certified sustainable winery in the Adelaide Hills and located just off the freeway in Hahndorf less than 30 minutes from Adelaide, Sidewood is […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn | April School Holidays 2022

Hahndorf Farm Barn – Brand New Kid-Sized Diggers and Tractor Rides!
Looking for some fun activities to enjoy with the kids in the beautiful Adelaide Hills these school holidays? 
The Hahndorf Farm Barn is a unique blend of a children’s farmyard and wildlife park. You can hold, touch and feed most of their animals in complete safety […]

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Lobethal Bushland Park Playground

Lobethal Bushland Park Playground | Adelaide Hills | Review

Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground – New Play Space Review
by Katrina Gogel
The new play space at Lobethal Bushland Park has been completed and is open to the public as of February 2022.
The upgrade introduced gentle equipment and sensory play for smaller children of all abilities, a new family BBQ area (with a gorgeous view), and […]

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary | School Holiday Program | 16 Apr – 1 May 2022

[ April 16, 2022 to May 1, 2022. ]
Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary School Holiday Program.
Located in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is a 28 acre oasis of Australian animals and plants and a bucket list destination for all nature lovers. The Sanctuary is open all school holidays and is only a thirty minute drive from the city.

The Sanctuary offers the tranquillity of a […]

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Beerenberg Farm Café & Pick your own Strawberries | Hahndorf | Apr 2022

Now with their new Beerenberg Farm Café open, the holidays have never tasted so good.
Beerenberg’s menu of family favourites is crafted by their Head Chef David, using fresh, seasonal, and locally-sourced produce. You’ll find everything from freshly-made sandwiches, salads and homemade pies, to delectable cakes, waffles, and pastries, served – of course – with Beerenberg’s […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | Crafers | April School Holidays 2022

[ April 11, 2022 to May 1, 2022. ]  
Family School Holiday Fun at Cleland Wildlife Park.
Still wondering about the best way to give your kids a nature experience these school holidays without having to drive for hours? From full day activities and self-guided trails to storytime on the lawn, look no further than Cleland to swap screen time for green time.
WHAT’S ON?
Wildification
Step […]

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Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | 16 & 18 Apr 2022

[ April 16, 2022; April 18, 2022; ]
Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2022
The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival has been a family favourite for generations. Bring your own food and drinks onto the course, enjoy a picnic by your car and celebrate the Easter long weekend with family and friends.
The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]

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POP Market | Hahndorf Memorial Institute | 2022

[ March 20, 2022; April 16, 2022 to April 17, 2022. May 15, 2022; June 19, 2022; July 17, 2022; August 21, 2022; September 18, 2022; October 16, 2022; November 20, 2022; December 10, 2022 to December 11, 2022. ]
POP Market
POP Market aims to bring you the best of South Australian small businesses and their beautiful handmade products. You can expect to find homewares, gifts, home produce, jewellery and more. 
POP Market runs Sunday’s from 11am- 4pm in the Hahndorf Memorial Institute. It is filled with small businesses and people with hobbies who create their […]

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Sophie’s Patch Open Garden | Mt Barker | Easter 2022

[ April 16, 2022 to April 18, 2022. ]
Sophie’s Patch Easter Open Garden
The tradition continues with Easter at Sophie’s Patch in Mt Barker Springs over three days from Saturday 16 to Monday 18 April 2022. 
Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy. Sophie has announced that 2022 will be particularly special […]

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uraidla sustainability fair

Uraidla Sustainability Fair | 20 Mar 2022

[ March 20, 2022; ]
Uraidla Sustainability Fair
Featuring a range of stalls from local artisan producers, wineries, food trucks, demonstrations, displays, live music, livestock, kids activities and more. 
“Think global, act local” – find solutions to your sustainability issues and concerns at the Uraidla Sustainability Fair with expert presenters and exhibitors offering a range of inspiring and practical advice. 

 
Activities:

Listen to […]

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Grab a Gala | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards

[ February 26, 2022; March 5, 2022 to March 6, 2022. March 12, 2022 to March 14, 2022. ]
Grab a Gala – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
The “New Season Gala” apples are ready to be picked at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood.
The orchard fresh Galas are incredibly crisp and crunchy and the ‘Grab a Gala’ event is your chance to enjoy fresh tasty apples straight from the trees. Be among the first to get […]

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Pick Your Own Pears | Paracombe Premium Perry | Adelaide Hills | 1 & 3 Apr 2022

[ April 1, 2022; April 3, 2022; ]
Pick Your Own Pears
Take a walk at your leisure through Paracombe Premium Perry commercial pear orchard and pick some pears to take home and enjoy.
Go on a fruitful treasure hunt where you will find many different varieties of pears ready for the picking, and see first-hand how fruit is grown locally. As your stroll increases […]

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Wellness Wander | Adelaide Hills | 1-3 Apr 2022

[ April 1, 2022 to April 3, 2022. ]
Wellness wander – Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills will celebrate all aspects of wellness over a three-day event in April called Wellness wander when locals will throw open their doors, farm gates, studios and shops to offer you an immersive exploration of wellness in the region.
More than 60 unique events and experiences have been scheduled across […]

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Pick Your Own Figs | Glen Ewin Estate | Feb – Apr 2022

Pick Your Own Figs 2022
2022 Season UPDATE: Glen Ewin are hopeful the orchard will be ready to open on Friday 18 February 2022 depending how figs ripen.
Forage through the Glen Ewin Estate 12,000 fig tree orchard for perfect figs to take home. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9am to 3pm during season […]

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Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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The Bridgewater Inn

The Bridgewater Inn | Family Friendly | Outdoor Dining | Adelaide Hills | Review

Beautiful, spacious outdoor dining in the Adelaide Hills 
The Bridgewater Inn has a large two level outdoor eating area that is just gorgeous! It is family friendly and set creek-side, so the kids can amble amongst the rocks while you wait for lunch.
by Sharon Harrington
We love to make a day of it when visiting the Adelaide Hills with […]

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Cupid’s Koi Garden | Adelaide Festival | Mount Barker | 9-14 Mar 2022

[ March 9, 2022 to March 14, 2022. ]
Cupid’s Koi Garden
The world’s first inflatable fountain is brought to you by ENESS, the creators of Airship Orchestra, a hit of Illuminate Adelaide.
You’re cruising past familiar hardware shops and fast-food outlets when suddenly, wha…? A gigantic cupid surrounded by 10 oversized goldfish in mock terrazzo ponds? Have the good burghers of Mount Barker District Council […]

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Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

Your Guide to Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia
We may be biased, but we think South Australia produces some of the best wine in the world and our wineries provide the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food, great platters and wine. More and more wineries are also catering for families with […]

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Nickelodeon 1K Foam Fest | Adelaide | 21 Jan 2023

[ January 21, 2023; ]
Nickelodeon 1K Foam Fest 2023
Get ready to take on 10 all new Nickelodeon themed obstacles over an action packed 1km course filled with foam. The Adelaide event has been postponed to January 2023.
The Nickelodeon 1K Foam Fest is an epic family experience where the kids rule the course.  Get bouncy on SpongeBob SquarePants’ BouncyBottom, conquer […]

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Christmas Tree Farm | Chandlers Hill | South Australia

[ November 24, 2021 to December 23, 2021. ]
The Christmas Tree Farm at Chandlers Hill
The Christmas Tree Farm at Chandlers Hill is the oldest farm in South Australia, providing Christmas trees since 1955.
There is plenty to see and do for the whole family at Christmas Tree Farm in Chandlers Hill.  You can explore their acres of farmland, take photos with their reindeer mascot, […]

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Santarilla Trail | Find Santa in the Adelaide Hills

Santarilla Trail 2021
Follow the Santarilla Trail through the southern Adelaide Hills by using the map for your Santa spotting adventure.
Families can take a drive through the Adelaide Hills and look for ‘Santa’ along the roadside properties.  Residents of Kangarilla and surrounding areas are spreading Christmas joy with their quirky creations, with areas such Meadows and […]

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Marble Hill Spring Open Days | 19-22 Nov 2021

[ November 19, 2021 to November 22, 2021. ]
Marble Hill Spring Open Days
Marble Hill hosts seven official Open Days per year to highlight the history and heritage of the former Vice-Regal property. 
Marble Hill was the summer residence of the governors of South Australia until it burnt down in the Black Sunday bushfire of 1955. Now it is privately owned.

Although Marble Hill is a […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries – Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Cherry Picking around Adelaide and Cherry Shed Door Sales
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
If you love eating cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking your […]

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Lobethal Christmas Pageant | Adelaide Hills | Cancelled | 23 Dec 2021

[ December 23, 2021; ]
Lobethal Christmas Pageant – Cancelled in 2021
Editors update Thursday 23 December 2021: Statement from the organisers of the Lights of Lobethal: 
It is with a heavy heart that the Lights of Lobethal have announced they are cancelling the local Lobethal Christmas Pageant on Thursday 23rd December 2021 due to high levels of uncertainty and concern in […]

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Lobethal Twilight Christmas Markets | 18 & 19 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Lobethal Twilight Christmas Markets
This brand new event is perfectly timed for you to finish your Christmas shopping and fill up your festive table with handmade and locally produced treasures as well as return to explore the first Lights of Lobethal in two years.
The Twilight Christmas Market stallholders are amazing artists and designer-makers joined by passionate […]

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The Lights of Lobethal Christmas Festival | 12-23 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021 to December 23, 2021. ]
The Lights of Lobethal Festival is back in 2021
The Lights officially switch on Sunday 12 December 2021
Created by the community of Lobethal this much loved Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley in the Adelaide Hills for over sixty years.  In the true spirit of Christmas, it has now evolved into the largest […]

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Gumeracha Fifth Sunday Market

Gumeracha Fifth Sunday Market | 31 Oct 2021

[ October 31, 2021; ]
Gumeracha Fifth Sunday Market
The Gumeracha Fifth Sunday Market will be held under the gums in Federation Park showcasing a large number of artisan, craft, handmade and plant stalls.
The next market will be on Halloween so you can expect some spooky fun in the park, with a special treat for children who dress up. There will […]

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Bluestone Family Basketball Day | Mt Barker | 23 Oct 2021

[ October 23, 2021; ]
Bluestone Family Basketball Day
Go along for a fun open day for the whole community – hosted in partnership with the Eastern Mavericks basketball club.
Bring a picnic blanket to enjoy the park and the vibe. There’s plenty of activities for kids and adults of all ages as well as food, music and fun for the whole […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Adelaide Hills | Beerenberg, Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
Strawberry season runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through […]

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Uraidla & Summertown Country Show | 7 Nov 2021

[ November 7, 2021; ]
Uraidla and Summertown Country Show
The Uraidla and Summertown Country Show is an event for the local and surrounding communities.
This year, the Uraidla show has been working with SA Health in planning a COVID Safe Show. For well over a century the annual Uraidla & Summertown Show has been the highlight of the local calendar, and […]

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Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden | Mt Barker | 6-8 Nov 2021

[ November 6, 2021 to November 8, 2021. ]
Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden
Spring offers the perfect opportunity to visit Sophie Thomson’s iconic drylands garden which provides inspiration, delight and learning opportunities for gardeners and want to be gardeners at every turn.
The open garden will run as always over three days. The societies will be there (Beekeepers’ Society of SA, Birds SA and Butterfly […]

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