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Variety State of Play 2021 | National Survey

Variety State of Play 2021
Variety, the Children’s Charity, has launched its National Play Survey to find out how Aussie kids and teens are playing and, more importantly, who is not playing and why.
How many times do you visit your local playground? Are there enough playspaces in your neighbourhood? Do you wish your kids had more […]

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Glenthorne National Park | New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development

Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta – New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development
A nature-focussed adventure playground will be developed as an iconic destination within the Glenthorne National Park thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and the City of Marion.  
The City of Marion has agreed to contribute $2 million towards a huge adventure […]

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Make FruChoc Appreciation Day a Public Holiday for all South Australians Petition

Make FruChoc Appreciation Day a Public Holiday for all South Australians Petition
Robern Menz and fruchoc lovers around South Australia and beyond are calling upon the SA Premier to make FruChoc Appreciation Day a public holiday in SA. 
With 60 million FruChocs made each year, their own mascot Mr FruChoc, officially an ‘Icon of South Australia’ and […]

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Tips for Keeping Electricity Costs Down | Energy Saving Checklist for Kids

Tips for Keeping Electricity Costs Down and Creating an Energy Saving Checklist for Kids
With so many of us now spending more time at home – working, studying and travelling less, many families are finding their household electricity costs have increased significantly.  
We need electricity to power our appliances, laptops, lights at night, heating in winter, cooling in […]

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KickStart For Kids | Clothing Donations Needed

Camp KickStart – Clothing Donations Needed
KickStart For Kids are calling for donations of clothing for their upcoming Camp KickStart September-October school holiday program.
Camp KickStart is a school holiday care program for vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged five to thirteen who don’t look forward to the holidays like their peers do as they are experiencing hardship.
Every […]

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WCH Child & Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service

Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service gives you access to timely medical care, potentially reducing the need to visit the Emergency Department.
A visit to the Emergency Department can be daunting for children and their parents.
The Child and Adolescent Virtual […]

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San Remo Join Forces with Taryn Brumfitt | Aug 2021

Taryn Brumfitt Announced as San Remo Brand Ambassador
San Remo have partnered with best selling author and director of the social-change documentary, Embrace, Taryn Brumfitt. 
Australia’s number one dry pasta brand, San Remo, have joined forces with world renowned body positivity advocate and film maker, Taryn Brumfitt as their most recent brand ambassador. Helping people all over […]

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Great State Vouchers | Two More Rounds | Sep 2021

[ September 13, 2021 to September 15, 2021. September 20, 2021 to September 22, 2021. ]
Great State Vouchers for South Australia – Rounds 5 and 6
The SA government has another 90,000 vouchers to give away for experiences and accommodation within South Australia.
Rounds 5 and 6 of the hugely popular Great State Voucher will be launched in September, worth up to $200 for tours and hosted experiences and up to $100 […]

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Father’s Day | Gift Ideas & What To Do in Adelaide | 5 Sep 2021

[ September 5, 2021; ]
Father’s Day Ideas to Show Dad How Much You Care
Father’s Day – Sunday 5 September 2021
The team at Play & Go have some great family friendly ideas for things to do and places to go in Adelaide this Father’s Day, along with some great gift ideas for Dads.  From breakfast in bed to lunch at […]

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Supporting Childrens Mental Health

Supporting Children’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

Supporting children’s mental health during a pandemic
Children are not immune to the effects of uncertainty, with research showing they can recognise and respond to it from as young as 20 months old.
Here are some tips from Emerging Minds on how parents can help support children during the pandemic:

Create time and space on a regular basis […]

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Fun Activities for kids plus useful covid info

Fun Activities for Kids + Useful Info | COVID-19 Lockdown South Australia

Fun Activities for Kids & Useful Information for Parents During COVID-19 Lockdown
Spending time at home can be fun but during a COVID-19 lockdown, it can also be a stressful time. We’ve included lots of fun activities below for kids to help keep them busy and entertained plus some useful information for parents about COVID-19 testing […]

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Top Things to do with Kids in Adelaide this Winter | City of Adelaide | 2021

Top Things to do with Kids in the City of Adelaide this Winter
‘Hit the Town’ for fun family activities this winter, with more than 50 events, activations, festivals and installations happening in the CBD and North Adelaide.
Explore the city’s laneways, parks and playgrounds, or take a scenic trip down the River Torrens and […]

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COVID Information | South Australia | 2021


To stop the spread of COVID-19 in South Australia, new restrictions will come into effect from 12.01am Wednesday 28 July 2021.

The following density requirements apply to the conduct of defined public activities:
▪ Indoor or Outdoor Place- 1 person per 4 square metres
▪ Indoor Fitness Facility- […]

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TreeClimb Coming to Kuitpo Forest in 2022

TreeClimb is coming to South Australia’s Kuitpo Forest in 2022
Since 2018, TreeClimb in the Adelaide Parklands has welcomed over 175,000 adventurers through the treetops. Now they have announced the tree climbing experience is planned for Kuitpo Forest – coming in 2022.
TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest will begin development approval following a successful application through the Nature-Based Tourism […]

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RSPCA South Australia – Warm Winter Blankets Needed

RSPCA – Warm Winter Blankets Needed for Animals in Care
The RSPCA is fast running out of blankets to help care for the animals in their shelters this winter.  With more chilly weather ahead they urgently need our help to keep their animals warm.
If you happen to have any soft and warm blankets lying around you […]

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Kickstart for Kids Against Period Poverty | 2021

KickStart For Kids Against Period Poverty
KickStart For Kids has launched a new program, KickStart For Kids Against Period Poverty. It aims to raise awareness, support, and funds for South Australian girls experiencing period poverty.
Taking on the fight against period poverty, KickStart For Kids will be dispensing free menstrual hygiene products to over 350 South Australian schools […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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Dental Checkups for Children | SA Dental

Dental Checkups for Children with SA Dental
Did you know that tooth decay is the nation’s most common health problem – five times more common than asthma?
Children with poor oral health are more likely to experience pain, miss days from school and perform poorly in the classroom. Untreated tooth decay can lead to problems with speaking, […]

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Supermoon and Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon in Australia | 26 May 2021

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Supermoon and Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon
On Wednesday 26 May 2021, Australia will get a big surprise with a super flower moon and total lunar eclipse blood moon visible from most of the country. 
If you missed the April pink super moon, don’t worry because this is set to […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Fun Family Activities | 9 May 2021

[ May 9, 2021; ]
Mother’s Day – Sunday 9 May 2021
Mother’s Day gift ideas and family-friendly activities to show Mum how much you care.
Mums work really hard, lose a lot of sleep and we think Mums everywhere are special and deserve some extra love and attention on Mother’s Day to show how much they are loved and appreciated.

If you […]

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More SA Great State Vouchers for Accommodation | May 2021

[ May 28, 2021 to June 1, 2021. ]
More Great State Vouchers for South Australia
Get ready for more Great State Vouchers coming our way in May.
There will be $50 and $100 accommodation vouchers up for grabs again in late May. It will work like previous rounds for accommodation, with $50 off participating accommodation providers in regional SA and suburban Adelaide, and $100 off […]

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A Trip to See the New Loch-Eel Monster in Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A Trip to See ‘Lochie’ the new Loch-Eel Monster at Lochiel | Review
The tiny town of Lochiel – 125km north of Adelaide – has a new Loch Ness monster, dubbed “Lochie”. And it lives on our state’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga. 
by Carla Caruso
Meet “Lochie” – the cousin of the old Loch-Eel loch ness […]

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Great State Vouchers up to $200 | Tours & Experiences in South Australia

Third round of Great State Vouchers set to be released in April 2021 for tours and experiences in South Australia 
The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is set to release a third round of Great State Vouchers to be used for tours and experiences around South Australia. The vouchers will vary from $50, $100 and $200 […]

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Half-price Flights for Interstate Travel in Australia | On sale from 1 Apr 2021

Half-price flights for interstate travel in Australia
As part of a $1.2 billion dollar tourism package, the Federal Government will make around 800,000 airline tickets available to Australians at half-price. The incentive is designed to encourage Australians to travel interstate for holidays.
Thirteen destinations around Australia have been included as part of the package, including Kangaroo Island, […]

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Your Guide to Buying a Car in Adelaide

Your Guide to Buying a Car in Adelaide
If “old reliable” is struggling to start, leaking oil, and making squeaks you aren’t comfortable with then perhaps you’re in the market for a new car. But where do you start? We’ve put together a guide with help from Managing Director of Adelaide’s Savvy, Bill Tsouvalas.
Should you buy […]

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Why is STEM integral to your child’s education?

Why is STEM integral to your child’s education?
STEM has gained importance in the education sector over the past few years. Educators understand the value of STEM and its positive impact on learning. However, as parents it can be hard to find a clear understanding of what STEM is, how it works in the classroom and […]

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Play it On | Donate Your Unwanted Sports Gear

Play It On – Supporting South Australian Families
Do you have unwanted sports gear lying around your house?  Rather than throw it away, you can donate it all to Play it On so they can provide funding to assist children from families that are financially challenged, to participate in their chosen sport.
Donate your slightly used and […]

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Free Sanitary Items In South Australian Schools

Free sanitary items to be made available in South Australian Schools
Sanitary products will be available for female students who need them in all South Australian public schools from 2021.
A grant will be provided to each public school based on the number of female enrolments in Year 5 and above, to ensure that access to sanitary […]

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Donate Footy & Soccer Boots | Treasure Boxes | Feb 2021

Where to Donate Your Child’s Old Footy & Soccer Boots in Adelaide
It’s the time of the year when footy and soccer season is starting, and maybe you have just realised your kids have grown out of last year’s boots. Before buying new boots, consider visiting Treasure Boxes first.
When poverty, homelessness and domestic violence create an […]

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New Mobi-Chair | Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club

New Mobi-Chair Available at Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
The Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is committed to making Semaphore beach accessible for everyone and now offers a mobi-chair for anyone requiring wheelchair access.
The mobi-chair is available during Patrol hours between 12 – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please call 0414 451 849 to arrange a booking and […]

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New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Family Friendly Guide

[ December 31, 2020; ]
New Year’s Eve in Adelaide – Your Guide to Family Friendly New Year Celebrations
New Year’s Eve – Thursday 31 December 2020
After a year like no other, we all deserve to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year with our friends and family, grateful for surviving the testing times we have all had to endure […]

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Miriam Hyde Circle | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra launches the Miriam Hyde Circle
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Kate Gould has announced the launch of The Miriam Hyde Circle, an exciting new ASO initiative, committed to greater representation of female composers – past, present and future – on the stage.
South Australian, Miriam Hyde AO OBE (1913-2005) was one of Australia’s foremost […]

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COVID-19 Update 8 Dec 2020 | SA Restrictions Easing from 14 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions to ease in South Australia from 14 December 2020
COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia are set to ease from Monday 14 December allowing play cafes to reopen and increased numbers of people at home gatherings, private gatherings, funerals and weddings. The use of QR codes will also be extended to retail.
In Summary:

Restrictions Easing from […]

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Fresh Christmas Trees | Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch | Pop-up Locations

[ December 12, 2020; December 13, 2020; December 19, 2020; December 20, 2020; ]
Where to buy fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide from Make-A-Wish Australia 
Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch are selling fresh, real Christmas trees during December in 2020.
There is something special about having a real Christmas tree in your living room. You can buy your tree this year at weekend pop-up locations in Norwood, Glenelg and Malvern.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing […]

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Play & Go Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar
Christmas is about joy and hope, so why not bring a little joy and hope to people in need every day until Christmas with our Reverse Advent Calendar. 
COVID-19 has created great need across our society, so if you can contribute, only even in a small way, your assistance will help support worthwhile charities […]

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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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COVID-19 Update 30 Nov 2020 | Changes to Restrictions in SA from 1 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Update 30 November 2020 – Changes to Restrictions in South Australia
As of 12.01am Tuesday 1 December 2020, there will be further changes to COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia. This includes changes to density requirements, gathering provisions, requirements for fixed seating venues, the COVID-Safe check-in and mask requirements for health services.


Density Requirements:

Indoor Place (other than […]

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Australia’s First 100% Recycled & Recyclable Cardboard Bread Tags | Tip Top

Australia’s First 100% Recycled and Recyclable Cardboard Bread Tags
Tip Top is the first in Australia to move to 100 per cent recyclable bread tags made from 100 per cent recycled cardboard. Launching in South Australia, the cardboard bread tags will be rolled out across Australia soon. 
The new bread tags will launch on South Australian shelves […]

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COVID-19 Update 27 Nov 2020 | Further Easing of Restrictions in SA from 1 Dec 2020

Further Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in South Australia from 1 December 2020
COVID-19 restrictions in South Australian will ease from Tuesday 1 December 2020. This includes a lifting of border restrictions with Victoria, gatherings of over 1000 people will require a COVID safe plan and masks will be required where social distancing cannot be maintained.

Border restrictions […]

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Gratitude Jar – Mindfulness Activity for Kids | Babysits

Gratitude Jar – Mindfulness Activity for Kids
This gratitude jar is a great mindfulness activity to get kids practising gratitude daily. It’s easy to get caught up in feeling like we’ve not got enough, instead of focusing on what we do have and what we’re thankful for. Take a look at these simple instructions and […]

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