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Kids Only Day Camps ‘Unplugged’ | Woodhouse Adventure Park | Jul 2024

[ July 8, 2024 to July 12, 2024. July 15, 2024 to July 19, 2024. ]
Winter School Holidays UNPLUGGED @ Woodhouse Adventure Park 8-19 July 2024
Woodhouse Adventure Park’s School Holidays UNPLUGGED kids only ‘drop & go’ day camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep primary school kids aged 5 to 12 screen-free, active and entertained for the whole day… just 10 minutes up the […]

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Hills Winter Lantern Fest | Echunga | 15 Jun 2024

[ June 15, 2024; ]
The annual Hills Winter Lantern Festival takes place at a new location in 2024 – Echunga Community Park. 
The highlight of this free annual community winter event is the beautiful dusk lantern parade featuring artful lantern sculptures created by local community members and schools, followed by a beautiful firey finale. 

There will also be live music, food […]

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Protea Reserve Playground | Crafers | Review

Tucked away in the residential streets of Crafers is Protea Reserve Playground – a brand new, quiet, nature-themed playground with thoughtful accessibility features and lots to do.
Review by Claire Davill
Protea Reserve is full of natural shade and plenty of wildlife, and the new playground (opened on 2024) reflects that. The central piece of equipment contains […]

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Sherry Park Playground and BMX Track | Mylor | Review

Sherry Park playground in Mylor has undergone a fantastic upgrade and now boasts a ninja warrior course and toddler-friendly playground in addition to the existing BMX track, meaning there’s something for everyone – little kids and big kids.
Review by Claire Davill
Sherry Park sits adjacent to the Mylor oval and is situated right in the middle […]

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POP Market | Hahndorf Memorial Institute | 2024 Dates

POP Market in Hahndorf 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 Sundays and some Saturdays from 11am- 4pm in the Hahndorf Memorial Institute. It is filled with small businesses and people with […]

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Plummers Pick Your Own Apples | Adelaide Hills

[ April 13, 2024 to April 14, 2024. April 20, 2024 to April 21, 2024. April 25, 2024; April 27, 2024 to April 28, 2024. May 4, 2024 to May 5, 2024. ]
Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills at Plummers Pick Your Own. Experience the last weekend of the current apple picking season on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024.
Autumn is the perfect time to take a drive into the Adelaide Hills and pick some beautifully sweet, crisp and crunchy Pink Lady apples fresh […]

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Littlehampton Tunnels | Short Walk with Three Tunnels to Explore!

Explore the Littlehampton Tunnels in the Adelaide Hills.
A short drive up the freeway to Littlehampton, just outside of Mount Barker, brings you to a fantastic group of tunnels that you can walk as a family. There’s plenty to explore here and lots of photo opportunities.
Review by Claire Davill
To reach the tunnels we recommend parking at […]

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Keith Stephenson Park Playground | Mount Barker | Review

Exploring Keith Stephenson Park Playground in Mount Barker.
A newly updated playground offers it all – fully fenced, accessible equipment, lots of nature play, plenty of shade and toilets nearby.
Review by Claire Davill
The playground at Keith Stephenson Park sits in the large, lush green reserve along Western Flat Creek, close to the centre of Mount Barker. […]

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LEGO® Trail | National Motor Museum | April School Holidays 2024

[ April 13, 2024 to April 28, 2024. ]       
National Motor Museum
The Autumn School Holidays are just around the bend and it’s a great time to visit the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Get ready for a wheelie good time at the National Motor Museum. There’s a boot load of cool things happening these holidays so go along for the ride!
What’s on at the […]

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Lenswood apple picking

@Lenswood l Pick Your Own Apples Adelaide Hills | All You Need to Know

@Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples, Adelaide Hills, Review
**Editors update: 25 April 2024 – APPLE SEASON ENDED FOR 2024 
By Jo Parkinson & Claire Davill
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away… so now is the perfect time to go apple picking in the Adelaide Hills and experience a fun day out @Lenswood Pick Your […]

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Pick Your Own Apples @Lenswood | Adelaide Hills

[ March 2, 2024 to April 30, 2024. ]
Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills during Autumn
**Editors update: 25 April 2024 – APPLE SEASON ENDED FOR 2024 
The perfect family friendly activity, go and pick your own apples @Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills this Autumn.
Enjoy a beautiful day out with the kids and start a memorable family Autumn tradition. […]

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Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival | 30 Mar & 1 Apr 2024

[ March 30, 2024; April 1, 2024; ]
Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 2024 in the Adelaide Hills.
The Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival has been a family favourite for generations. Take 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 […]

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Pick Your Own Sunflowers | Atkins Farm | Meadows

Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Atkins Farm in the Adelaide Hills
For a limited time the general public can pick their own sunflowers at beautiful Atkins Farm in Meadows.
Atkins Farm is a working farm and in summer they open their gates to allow visitors to pick their own sunflowers.  The 2024 season is due to open in […]

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Christmas at Melba’s Chocolates | Family Fun Festivities | 15 – 23 Dec 2023

[ December 15, 2023 to December 23, 2023. ]
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Melba’s Chocolates at their Woodside Factory in the Adelaide Hills!

Make plans to visit them between now and Christmas and step into a Christmas Wonderland.
Explore their deliciously great range of Christmas Treats, watch them in action making all your favourites and indulge in one of their many Hot Chocolates available, […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Season | Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, sweet, juicy local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
SA Cherries are off to an early start in 2023 with a promising outlook for Christmas […]

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Stirling Community Christmas Pageant, Market & Fair | 3 Dec 2023

[ December 3, 2023; ]
The Stirling Community Christmas Pageant, Fair and Market will bring delight to all of the Hills Community.
The Stirling Community Christmas Pageant, Fair and Market will be held on Sunday 3 December 2023 from 11am.  This year is the pageants 30th birthday and community organisations, schools, pre-schools and businesses are invited to take part in the […]

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Lights of Lobethal Christmas Festival | 9-23 Dec 2023

[ December 9, 2023 to December 23, 2023. ]
The Lights of Lobethal Festival presented by the RAA.
Created by the community of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, this much loved Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley for over sixty years.  

Please keep an eye on the Lights of Lobethal Facebook page for regular updates in regards to any weather related event […]

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Junior Keeper Experience l Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary l Review

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Experience
Does your child love animals and being outdoors? Maybe they want to be a zookeeper, vet, or wildlife warrior when they grow up? Well, we have found the perfect activity for you in the Adelaide Hills.
Review by Jo Parkinson

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Program is a 4-hour, fun filled and […]

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Beerenberg Farm | Pick Your Own Strawberries | Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Pick Your Own Strawberries
The 2023 strawberry season has kicked off early to celebrate the beautiful Spring sunshine here in Adelaide and just in time for the second week of the South Australian school holidays.
Strawberry season generally runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am […]

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Charleston Farm | Pick Your Own Flowers | Adelaide Hills

Pick Your Own Flowers in the Adelaide Hills.
A morning spent at Charleston Farm recently was such a beautiful way to start the day! It’s a really lovely experience if you love flowers, and especially if you’re like me and can’t keep anything alive in the garden.
Take the family and wander the flower patch, breathe in […]

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Christmas Tree Farm | Chandlers Hill | South Australia

[ November 24, 2023 to December 23, 2023. ]
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.
Christmas tree deliveries are now available to book online for 2023.  Tree sizes range from 5ft to 12ft and over, with prices starting at $150, including delivery.   They also sell Christmas […]

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Melba's Chocolate Factory

School Holiday Fun at Melba’s Chocolates | 7 & 8 Oct 2023

[ October 9, 2022; October 7, 2023 to October 8, 2023. ]
Are you looking for something deliciously fun to do these School Holidays?! …
Look no further than a visit to Melba’s Chocolates at their Woodside Factory! They’re open daily from 9am to 4:30pm.
Watch them in action making all their yummy treats, indulge in one of their deliciously creamy Hot Chocolates, and pick up all your favourite […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | October School Holidays 2023

  
Unlock an unforgettable Australian wildlife experience right on Adelaide’s doorstep at Cleland Wildlife Park these holidays.
Choose from a range of interactive programs that let you get up close and personal with iconic native animals, learn about their fascinating habitats, and even meet some adorable baby creatures—all within a 25-minute drive from the city centre. 

Kids’ Only […]

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Stirling Laneways | Adelaide Hills Market | Sep 2023 – Apr 2024

[ September 24, 2023; October 22, 2023; November 26, 2023; December 17, 2023; January 28, 2024; February 25, 2024; March 24, 2024; April 28, 2024; ]
Stirling Laneways is more than a market. It is a celebration of local village life and the spectacular seasons in the Adelaide Hills.  It brings something colourful, cozy and a little bit crazy to market Sundays in Stirling from September to April each year.
Each market event celebrates life with a different fun theme that creates an […]

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Meadows Country Fair | 15 Oct 2023

[ October 15, 2023; ]
The Meadows Country Fair is regarded as one of the best events of its kind in the Adelaide Hills and this year’s fair aims to be bigger and better than ever.
The Meadows Country Fair will include amusement rides, children’s races, quality market stalls, Farmers Alley, live entertainment, field day, animal expo, special guest speakers, demonstrations, […]

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Battunga Park and Playground | Meadows | Adelaide Hills

Battunga Park at Meadows in the Adelaide Hills has two great playgrounds to keep kids of all ages busy, plus expansive grassy areas for kids to run around on. 
Review by Jo Parkinson
The beautiful trees in the park provide plenty of lovely cool shade during the warmer months and spectacular autumn colours once the weather starts […]

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Giant Swing, Climbing Adventure Tower & SA’s Longest Zipline | Mount Lofty Adventure Hub | Review

Giant Swing, Climbing Adventure Tower & SA’s Longest Zipline
This trio of aerial adventures is perfect for thrill seekers including kids above 120cm and weighing more than 25kg. Expect 90 minutes of jaw-dropping action starting with a rock wall climb to the top of a 15m adventure tower (the highest artificial climbing wall in South Australia), […]

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Mahnew Orchard apple picking

Pick Your Own Apples | Mahnew Orchard | 6 & 7 May 2023

[ May 6, 2023 to May 7, 2023. ]
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 in the Adelaide Hills will open to the public for two days in May so families can pick their own Pink Lady Apples. Entry includes one of their picking bags and […]

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Sophie’s Patch Easter Open Garden | Mt Barker | 8-10 Apr 2023

[ April 8, 2023 to April 10, 2023. ]
Sophie’s Patch Easter Open Garden 2023.
The tradition continues with Easter at Sophie’s Patch in Mt Barker Springs over three days from Saturday 8 to Monday 10 April 2023. 
Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy. 2023 will be no different and offers the […]

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fig picking

Pick Your Own Figs | Glen Ewin Estate | Houghton

Pick Your Own Figs in the Adelaide Hills.
Glen Ewin Estate will be opening the gates for ‘pick your own figs’ from Thursday 9 March 2023.
Forage through the Glen Ewin Estate 12,000 fig tree orchard for perfect figs to take home and enjoy. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9am during the season (subject to […]

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