Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australian’s are so fortunate to have beautiful sandy beaches, shady parks and reserves, fantastic walking trails and amazing regional destinations to explore on holidays.
Many of the places we visit and the amenities we use while we’re enjoying holidays have been provided by and are maintained […]
Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
ADELAIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES & SCHOOL TERM CALENDAR
School Holidays & School Term Dates for South Australia in 2021
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2020/2021
Saturday 12 December 2020 – Tuesday 26 January 2021
School Term 1 | 27 January 2021 – 9 April 2021
Saturday 10 April 2021 – Monday 26 April 2021
School Term 2 | 27 April 2021 – 2 […]
Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]
Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]
Disc Golf Course in the Adelaide Park Lands
The latest addition to the sport of Disc Golf is a new course in the Adelaide Park Lands, just across the road from Rymill Park. Never played before? Don’t worry, this course is perfect for new players. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however instead of a […]
Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]
The South Australian Tourism Commission has launched a recovery campaign for the regions devastated by the recent bushfires in South Australia.
The campaign, “Help them out, #BookThemOut”, will focus on encouraging people to visit the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island to boost bookings and help reinvigorate the local economies.
Now more than ever, our beautiful Adelaide […]
Travelling to Kangaroo Island – How you can support the Tourism Industry as they Recover from the Devastating Bushfires
Kangaroo Island is a magical place close to the hearts of many South Australians and we are all completely heartbroken at the toll the recent bushfires have taken on the Island locals. Their businesses, homes and properties […]
Summer holiday escape to the Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne in Victoria
Australia’s answer to The O.C. (or The Hamptons) is just across the border – and you can combine it with a trip to Melbourne’s CBD.
by Carla Caruso
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has been whispering to me for some time.
TV shows like Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and The Cry […]
Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland. Think pristine beaches, […]
Marion Holiday Park – A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide
by Carla Caruso
Escape the city at at this family-friendly resort, featuring pools, waterslides, palm trees and entertainment galore.
One of the less fun things about holidays can be the ‘getting there’ bit … from airport queues to the “Are we there yet?” cries from the back […]
Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville. As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]
G’day Parks in South Australia
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next family getaway, G’day Parks has more than 40 locations in South Australia to choose from.
Australia’s largest holiday park network with 280+ locations across the country, G’day Parks offers plenty of choice when it comes to your authentic Aussie family holiday experience. Whether […]
Mega Adventure Park
Mega Adventure Park is Australia’s most iconic aerial adventure park, located at West Beach in Adelaide. There’s aerial adventures, obstacles and fun for all ages, plus amazing views over the coastline.
With over 70 obstacles available for you to tackle at your own level and speed, the MegaClimb is perfect for anyone wanting […]
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Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]
Dillons Norwood Bookshop
Dillons Bookshop in Norwood is South Australia’s largest independent family owned bookshop. They recently completed a renovation to double the size of their children’s section and it is well worth a visit.
South Australia’s largest independent family owned book shop for more than 20 years, Dillons is well known for its massive range of […]
AFL Max – Australia’s first dedicated AFL family entertainment centre!
AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. Backed by the biggest names in the sport, their state-of-the-art facility brings together the latest technology and traditional skills development for players and fans of all ages.
Merging state of the art technology and traditional […]
Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Adelaide’s only tube slides opened on 2 February 2019 at Woodhouse Activity Centre
What exactly is a tube slide you may be wondering? Well, think of a waterslide, but without the water. It’s set up on a hill slope in the beautiful 54 hectare grounds of the Woodhouse Activity Centre, home of […]
Adelaide School Holidays 2019
School Holiday Dates & School Term Dates for South Australia
Your handy reference guide for South Australia school holiday dates and public holidays (and the other states as well).
Term 1: Tuesday 29 January 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019
AUTUMN – April Adelaide School Holidays: Saturday 13 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2: […]
Slime makers of Australia rejoice! Finally Elmers glue is back!
It is being stocked at a number of shops. We have seen it at Coles, Woolworths and Spotlight stores BUT you need to be quick as they literally run out the door in no time, every time they re-stock. If you’ve seen YouTube videos and recipes […]
Slime Making Tips | What do all the ingredients do?
Borax Solution: to make this, mix 1 teaspoon of Borax with 1 cup of hot water and stir to combine. We put this liquid solution in a sauce bottle for easy dispensing and storing. Borax can be found in the laundry section of supermarkets. We like […]
How to make Glitter Slime – Easy Recipes for Glitter Slime
Glitter slime is one of our favourite types of slime. It’s so sparkly, stretchy and fun to play with, and so cool to look at. It’s also super easy to make, especially as Elmers glue is now finally available again in Australian shops. We found […]
Haigh’s Chocolates Factory Tours – a perfect outing for the family or kids this July School Holidays.
Haigh’s Chocolates Visitors Centre (located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, SA) offers daily chocolate tours from Monday – Friday 10am until 4pm and Saturday between 10am until 1:30pm (not available on Sunday or public holidays).
This is the perfect way […]
Messy Play ideas: How to make Gloop
Isn’t gloop a great word! Gloop is basically cornflour slime and it’s easy to make and fun to experiment with. It has a unique texture and is a good way of learning about solids and liquids through sensory play.
Making gloop is a messy activity so you’ll want to be prepared. You may […]
How to make Salt Dough
Looking for some rainy day fun? Salt dough is easy to make. It’s also great for making Christmas ornaments. You could paint your salt dough decorations with white acrylic paint and decorate with red or green ribbons and some glitter. This salt dough recipe is super easy and with only three ingredients […]
How to Make Playdough – Uncooked Playdough Recipe
This is an uncooked playdough recipe which is super easy to make. My playdough recipe testers really enjoyed kneading the warm playdough mixture and said it was good playdough because it was soft and smooth and squishy. They also loved seeing the drops of food colouring gradually mix into […]
30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old
We see a lot of lists of things for kids to do. Usually they are compiled by adults, thinking of ideas they consider to be fun for children, based on their own experience growing up, and of what they think their kids enjoy […]
Latitude Adelaide Opening in Greenacres | Bounce, Climb, Fly, Play in this New Indoor Centre | 16 Jan 2016
After the success of their Melbourne venue, Latitude is opening their second site in Greenacres, in Adelaide’s north east, on Saturday 16 January 2016.
What is it exactly? Well, it’s an integrated trampolining and climbing indoor recreation centre and play centre rolled into one – apparently the first of it’s kind in Australia. And there will […]
It’s a long weekend or the school holidays and you haven’t organised anything and everyone you know is going away and doing something exciting? That’s how we often find ourselves. Well, what we do when all our friends have deserted us and we’re staying home, is go on a ‘Holiday at Home’. That’s right we […]
Editor’s Note (2 October 2019): We previously reported, in 2016 that the fairy garden had been vandalised. However, the fairies have once again been busy and there are still cute fairy houses to see. Yay!
Have you headed up to Bridgewater lately? In a little corner of the Adelaide Hills you’ll find a sprinkle of fairy […]
Port River Dolphin Cruise
If you are looking for an affordable, value for money activity to enjoy with the whole family you can’t go past a cruise along the Port River.
At less than $30 for a family of 4 you can relax for an hour and a half while taking in the sites along the Port […]
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds. From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]
Did you know Adelaide Metro offers free travel options within Adelaide City and North Adelaide?
It’s a fabulous way to explore the city – for free! The City Connector buses travel in both directions around the city and you can hop on and off as you please at various stops along the way. Young children especially […]
Today Nature Play SA officially launched their new list – 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5 – along with their Junior Passport to Outdoor Adventures at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Hosted by mother of 4 Amanda Blair, Nature Play SA ambassador Sophie Thompson and new CEO Sarah Sutter were both on hand to launch Nature […]
The Adelaide City Council have produced a fabulous FREE e-book for families to take advantage of the wonderful play spaces within the city of Adelaide. 20 ways with Nature Play features 20 great locations and nature play activities the kids will love.
Remember spending time outdoors as a child? Riding your bike, making mud pies and […]
If your kids are getting a little too old for bumper cars, love playing online racing games and have a need for speed, then Mega Fast Karts in Richmond is the place to go! Open 7 days a week and every school holidays, the kids can join in the action on the track all on […]
Getting started with geocaching in Adelaide
Geocaching is an activity that combines today’s navigation technology with the excitement of an outdoor adventure. It’s basically an outdoor treasure hunt, starting off at level of 1 and increasing in difficulty up to level 5. The basic idea is to use a GPS or a smartphone to locate a […]
River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride
If you are looking for somewhere safe to go bike riding as a family, or just want somewhere quiet and relaxing to push the pram away from the traffic, then make your way to a section of the Linear Park Trail and hit the pavement.
From north-east of the city in […]
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland. Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]