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 […]
Beautiful, spacious outdoor dining in the Adelaide Hills
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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, […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ November 21, 2021; December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Hahndorf POP Market
POP Market brings you a boutique shopping experience, filled with handmade goods, made here in SA by the seller. With a variety of stalls to shop from there’ll be something for everyone.
POP Market started in June 2015, inside the Hahndorf Memorial Institute, only intending to be run for 3 dates in 2015. This […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ September 26, 2021; October 24, 2021; November 28, 2021; December 19, 2021; February 27, 2022; March 27, 2022; April 24, 2022; May 22, 2022; ]
Stirling Laneways 2021/22
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 […]
[ October 24, 2021; ]
Kids Festival | Four Oaks Farm
The Four Oaks Farm ‘Kids Festival’ is a creative arts based festival full of fun activities on a farm under the clouds in the Adelaide Hills.
Enjoy lots of activities from seeing the Amazing Drumming Monkeys perform, taking part in kite making workshops, through to pony rides and feeding the farm […]
[ September 5, 2021; September 12, 2021; September 19, 2021; September 26, 2021; ]
Camellia Society Adelaide Hills Inc. – September Open Days
The Camellia Society Adelaide Hills Inc. invites the community to their September open days at Stangate House & Garden every Sunday.
The garden at Stangate is now open. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the rambling garden. Don’t forget to pop inside for a hot cup of tea. The […]
Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
[ August 15, 2021; August 29, 2021; September 5, 2021; September 19, 2021; October 3, 2021; October 17, 2021; November 7, 2021; November 21, 2021; ]
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 […]
New Playground at Harrogate Recreation Reserve in the Adelaide Hills
Harrogate Recreational Reserve now has a new playground, toilets and walking tracks thanks to a $140k investment from the local council. Harrogate is located in the Adelaide Hills, about 15 minutes drive East of woodside and is a stunning part of the hills to explore.
The area was […]
[ September 26, 2021; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2021
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.
Each year the Bay to Birdwood follows the traditional route via Greenhill Road from Anzac Highway, which provides smooth passage for vehicles as well as a scenic route through the […]
[ August 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021. ]
Winter Reds Wine Festival
This annual celebration sees wineries open up their cellar doors, light the fire pit, crack open their wines and embrace the last weekend of winter.
NEW DATE: Friday 27 – Sunday 29 August 2021
This year’s theme is ‘What’s Your Red?’ – with wineries creating their own special experiences that champion the best of their red […]
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 […]
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 […]
[ 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, […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ 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, […]
[ 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.
[ May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. ]
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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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. […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]