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RAWRQ Kids Poetry Competition

Write “A Poem for Our Hills” Kids Poetry Competition

Write “A Poem for Our Hills” and WIN cash & prizes!
“A Poem for Our Hills” poetry competition sponsored by Residents Against White Rock Quarry enriches our connection with the beautiful Adelaide Hills by inviting children to use their words to express their love for the Adelaide Hills.
There are 6 Carbon Footprint board games to be […]

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Miss Sunshine Music Mornings

Miss Sunshine Music Mornings | The Hut Community Centre | Aldgate

Miss Sunshine Music Mornings
Little ones can go along to The Hut Nature Play and Sensory Garden in Aldgate on Tuesday mornings 10am – 12noon for some music and craft.
There will be coffee and sweet treats available for the adults from the Miss Sunshine Coffee Van and they can also help the little ones with some […]

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Lantern Workshops | Hahndorf Lantern Fest | Jul & Aug 2021

[ July 5, 2021; July 7, 2021; July 12, 2021; July 14, 2021; July 24, 2021; July 31, 2021; August 7, 2021; August 14, 2021; ]
Lantern Workshops – Hahndorf Lantern Festival
Learn how to make candle lit paper and cane lanterns for the upcoming Hahndorf Lantern Festival. 
Make pyramid, curved or original shaped lanterns on multiple dates in July and August. 
It will take 2-3 sessions to finish a lantern depending on complexity. The lanterns stay at the supper room till the festival, […]

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Gumeracha Winter Solstice Soup & Fire Night | 19 Jun 2021

[ June 19, 2021; ]
Gumeracha Winter Solstice Soup & Fire Night
Gather with the local community at this family-friendly event to welcome the Winter Solstice.
Event-goers can enjoy a range of soups (vegan and vegetarian available), keep warm by the fire, enjoy marshmallows, music, games and hot chocolate. The event will be held at Gumeracha’s Federation Park on Albert Street.  Find the location […]

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Winter Reds | Adelaide Hills | 23-25 Jul 2021

Winter Reds Wine Festival *CANCELLED*
Winter Reds in the Adelaide Hills was to take place from 23 – 25 July 2021. This annual celebration sees wineries open up their Cellar Doors, light the fire pit, crack open their wines and embrace the winter.
UPDATE FROM ADELAIDE HILLS WINE REGION 19 JULY 2021:
Given the restrictions announced this afternoon, unfortunately it […]

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Open Days at Stangate Garden | 23 May, 27 Jun, 22 Aug & 28 Nov 2021

[ May 23, 2021; June 27, 2021; August 22, 2021; November 28, 2021; ]
Open Days at Stangate Garden
Discover Stangate Garden, one of Adelaide Hill’s best kept secrets.
Bring along provisions for a picnic and spend the day enjoying the tranquil garden setting. The garden was designed by Elsie Cornish, a renowned garden designer who landscaped with a unique sense of colour and composition. Home to one of Australia’s largest […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the city. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic or walk at any time of year.
Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready […]

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Mahnew Orchard apple picking

Pick Your Own Apples | Mahnew Orchard | 8 & 9 May 2021

[ May 8, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
Pick Your Own Apples at Mahnew Orchard
If you missed out last weekend, this is your last chance to get fresh Pink Lady apples, straight from the tree at Mahnew Orchard.
Treat your Mum for Mother’s Day and bring her out to visit the Mahnew Orchard family-friendly orchard. They will have some lovely Mother’s Day gift bags for sale, […]

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Birdwood Farm Day | 16 May 2021

[ May 16, 2021; ]
Birdwood Farm 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 combined campuses of Birdwood Primary School and Birdwood High School.

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Chardonnay May | Adelaide Hills | 1-31 May 2021

[ May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. ]
Chardonnay May
A brand-new celebration of one of Australia’s most loved wine grapes, Chardonnay May is launching in the Adelaide Hills this Autumn.
Throughout the whole of May, wineries, restaurants and bottle shops will be honouring this vibrant and versatile grape variety with tastings, paired dinners, promotions and immersive experiences. 2021 will be the first ever ‘Chardonnay […]

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New Playground | Kersbrook | Adelaide Hills

 
New Playground Opening at Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills
A new playground is on the way for Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills. A first glimpse at the new playground shows several climbing structures, slides, nest swings and nature play elements.
More info to come.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Hills Council website […]

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Mahnew Orchard Pick Your Own Fuji Apples | Lenswood | 10 Apr 2021

[ April 10, 2021; ]
Pick Your Own Fuji Apples at Mahnew Orchard
Mahnew Orchard are opening their orchard for ‘Pick Your Own’ Fuji apples for one day only. 
On Saturday 10 April 2021 from 10am until 2pm, visitors will get the chance to pick their own Fuji apples at the orchard.

Please note that there is a very limited quantity of ripe fruit […]

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Four Oaks Farm SA Pizza Party | 16 May 2021

[ May 16, 2021; ]
Four Oaks Farm SA Pizza Party
**Editors note: this event has been cancelled**
Pizza lovers: experience the country way of life at this pizza party
The new wood fired pizza oven at Four Oaks Farm SA will be put into action where one can see food coming from paddock to plate in a new, exciting, first time experience. […]

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carrick hill school holidays

Carrick Hill Children’s School Holiday Program | Once Upon a Time… | 21 – 23 Apr 2021

[ April 21, 2021 to April 23, 2021. ]
Carrick Hill Children’s April School Holiday Program
Join acclaimed storyteller and performer, Michael Mills, as Mr Bill, the man who helped build Carrick Hill, on a storytelling adventure throughout the Storybook Trail, creating your own adventure along the way. 
Carrick Hill hosts a ticketed School Holiday Program during the April and September/October school holidays and a self-guided […]

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Acoustic Vibes Mount Barker | 17 Apr 2021

[ April 17, 2021; ]
Acoustic Vibes Mt Barker
Featuring Acoustic sets from Aussie music legend Diesel, Thirsty Merc , Reece Mastin & Taylor Sheridan. Children under 15 also get FREE entry. 
Acoustic Vibes Mount Barker is being held on Saturday 17 April at Keith Stephenson Park, Mount Barker. The gate opens at 1pm, wuth the tunes starting at 1:30pm and ending […]

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Pick Your Own Apples for Easter at Harrisville Orchards | Adelaide Hills | 3 & 5 Apr 2021

[ April 3, 2021; April 5, 2021; ]
Sweet n Sour – Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards 
If you’re wondering what to do this Easter, ‘Sweet n Sour’ is a great idea to get out and about and pick your own apples in the Adelaide Hills
Harrisville Orchards will be open on Easter Saturday and Monday for their ‘Pick Your Own’ event. Apples […]

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Pick a Pink Lady | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards | 1 & 2 May 2021

[ May 1, 2021; May 2, 2021; ]
Pick a Pink Lady – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
Harrisville Orchards will be opening for apple picking at their orchard in the Adelaide Hills. The Pick a Pink Lady apple event is a popular family friendly event for all ages. 
Harrisville Orchards are the only commercial grower in the Adelaide Hills to offer Pick your own […]

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Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch | Mt Barker | 3 – 5 Apr 2021

[ April 3, 2021 to April 5, 2021. ]
Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch
Explore the famous dryland garden, ‘Sophie’s Patch’, which is a productive garden, an ornamental delight, drylands garden, and biodiversity hotspot created by Sophie Thomson.
Open gardens at Sophie’s Patch are more than just demonstrating the sustainable gardening practices that Sophie is always preaching, they are more like a fair or community […]

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Black Cherry Dessert Bar | Hahndorf | Review

Black Cherry Dessert Bar at Hahndorf | Review
Tucked in right next door to the IGA at Hahndorf is the Black Cherry Dessert Bar, a little gem full of delicious handmade desserts made either in-house or sourced from locals. 

The dessert bar popped up in 2020 and is run by a lovely couple who made us feel […]

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Hills Onkabrix LEGO® Extravaganza | Oakbank | 27 & 28 Mar 2021

[ March 27, 2021 to March 28, 2021. ]
Onkabrix LEGO® Extravaganza
A great day out for LEGO® enthusiasts – young and old – at Oakbank Area School. 
The Hills Onkabrix event will feature some amazing LEGO® creations and models in 2021, submitted by members of Southern Bricks Lego Users Group. There will also be various previously unseen LEGO® creations to view.

In addition to the many […]

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The Sustainability Picnic | Uraidla | 14 Mar 2021

[ March 14, 2021; ]
The Sustainability Picnic
Enjoy discussion, information and activities with your neighbours and friends at the Uraidla Sustainability Picnic.
Be challenged by their speakers, who will inspire and challenge your thinking on sustainability and climate change and help you think about what and how we can make our community more sustainable.

Take Inspiration from their “Sustainable Conversations” program, talk […]

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Hills Bushfire Groups ‘Over Covid’ Rock n Roll Event | Lenswood | 14 Mar 2021

[ March 14, 2021; ]
Hills Bushfire Groups ‘Over Covid’ Rock n Roll Event
The Masters Apprentices headline this brilliant day of Rock n Roll in the hills with 5 bands, dancers, stalls and classic cars.
The Masters Apprentices, The Matt Hawkins 4, Workin’ Overtime, Crosstown Ramblers and the Runaway Boys will be playing onstage from 12pm until 9.30pm. There will be […]

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Hills Harmony Picnic | Gumeracha | 13 Mar 2021

[ March 13, 2021; ]
Hills Harmony Picnic 
Enjoy a picnic in Federation Park celebrating cultural diversity for Harmony Day. 
Harmony Day is a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Join the Adelaide Hills Council and local community groups in Federation Park on Saturday 13 March 2021 from 11am until 2pm […]

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Amy Gillett Bikeway | Bike Riding | Review

A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. 
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]

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Grab a Gala | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards

[ February 14, 2021; February 15, 2021; February 20, 2021; February 21, 2021; ]
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 last chance to enjoy fresh tasty apples straight from the trees.

Harrisville Orchards are the only commercial grower […]

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Meadows 4 Day Easter Fair | Adelaide Hills | 2-5 Apr 2021

[ April 2, 2021 to April 5, 2021. ]
Meadows 4 Day Easter Fair 
The Meadows 4 Day Easter Fair is a family-friendly annual event. It is a large treasure market with around 100 stalls selling a wide variety of products including locally made arts and crafts, plants, books, clothing, toys, bric-a-brac, treasures and collectables.
Planning is underway to add a number of new and fun […]

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Pick Your Own Figs | Glen Ewin Estate | 12 Feb – Apr 2021

[ February 12, 2021 to March 31, 2021. ]
Pick Your Own Figs at Glen Ewin Estate
Glen Ewin Estate’s Pick Your Own Fig season is starting from Friday 12 February 2021. 
Forage through Glen Ewin Estate’s terraced orchard for perfect fruit. Discover 5 varieties of figs whilst enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding hills. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9am to 3pm […]

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Lot 100 Adelaide Hills | Family Friendly Restaurant | Review

A visit to Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills
If you’re looking for a spot to stop for a fabulous meal in the Adelaide Hills where the kids can run around, then be sure to add Lot 100 to your list.
Lot 100 is a working craft brewery and small batch distillery, set on an 84 hectare […]

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Festival of the Hills | Adelaide Fringe | 19-21 Feb 2021

[ February 19, 2021 to February 21, 2021. ] [caption id="attachment_144614" align="alignnone" width="630"] Strong Lady performing at Stirling Fringe 2019 by Darren Clement photography[/caption]
Festival of the Hills
Whilst the Stirling Fringe couldn’t go ahead this this year, Bamboozled Productions and the Adelaide Hills Council presents the Festival of the Hills at different locations around the Adelaide Hills.
There will be an Opening Night Party on Friday […]

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Crush Festival 2021 | Adelaide Hills | 22 – 24 Jan 2021

[ January 22, 2021 to January 24, 2021. ]
Crush Festival 2021 – Adelaide Hills
Don’t miss a sensory summer weekend of stylish wines, regional produce, earthy music and art in the Adelaide Hills.
General entry to Crush is free. Purchase an official souvenir Riedel wine glass for $10 and enjoy free entry at all non-ticketed events.

To book ticketed events please head to individual winery event […]

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Stanley Bridge Tavern | Verdun | Review

Stanley Bridge Tavern Review
The Stanley Bridge Tavern in the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic outdoor dining space with plenty of space for the kids to roam, great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Stanely Bridge Tavern was established in 1853 and has been popular with the locals for many years. It is located in Verdun, 5 […]

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christmas at melbas

Christmas Time at Melba’s Chocolates | Woodside | 18-23 Dec 2020

[ December 18, 2020 to December 23, 2020. ]
Celebrate the Magic of Christmas this year at Melba’s Chocolates. 
This festive season, Melba’s will be opening late again with lots of fun festivities for the kids. From 18 – 23 December, 9am to 10pm, their Woodside factory will have a range of activities to entertain the kids while you shop. Santa is on his way, […]

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Gathered Christmas Design Market Hahndorf | 11-13 Dec 2020

[ December 11, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ]
Gathered Christmas Design Market
This December, Gathered Design Market heads up the Hill once again to the German Village of Hahndorf for a special Christmas Edition, as they gather together to shop and support local SA designers, artisans and small businesses.
Celebrate the excitement and spirit of Christmas and shop up a storm for yourself and your […]

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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 strawberries […]

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Christmas Tree Farm | Chandlers Hill | South Australia

[ November 24, 2020 to December 23, 2020. ]
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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Hahndorf Lantern Festival | 14 Nov 2020

[ November 14, 2020; ]
Hahndorf Lantern Festival
A Mini Lantern Festival (no parade) with hundreds of lanterns hung throughout Alec Johnson Park in Hahndorf.
Starting at 5pm they will have live bands, food and an amazing display of candle lit paper lanterns from little to very big.  They will launch their new Thongaphone Percussion Ensemble and you can have a go […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Adelaide Hills | Beerenberg, Hahndorf | October to April

Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
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 the strawberry patch amongst rows of juicy berries to pick and take home.
Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1839 […]

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Houghton Spring Fair and Produce Market | 25 Oct 2020

[ October 25, 2020; ]
Houghton Spring Fair and Produce Market
Take the family to Houghton Oval and enjoy a pleasant Spring morning in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
Sample some local produce, listen to local music and get to know local businesses in the Adelaide Hills at the Houghton Oval Spring Fair and Produce Market on Sunday 25 October 2020.  

Great fun […]

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Ended: Win a Deluxe 1.6kg Social Distancing Tube from Melba’s Chocolates

Win a Deluxe 1.6kg Social Distancing Tube from Melba’s Chocolates
No trip to the Adelaide Hills is complete without a visit to Melba’s Chocolates at Woodside. Melba’s has been making chocolate and confectionery since 1981 and is also a working chocolate factory, so you can also see the delicious goodies being made and packaged while you […]

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Lobethal Lights | Adelaide Hills | Christmas 2020

Lobethal Lights ARE NOT Cancelled!
It’s been reported that the Lobethal Lights are cancelled this year. Just to clarify – while the annual Festival events such as The Living Nativity, Pageant and the Market on Main Street will not go ahead this year, the community of Lobethal are still planning on putting up Christmas lights on […]

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