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Free City Connector Bus | Explore the City | Review

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 […]

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Nature Play SA | 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5

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 […]

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Nature Play at the Park Lands | FREE E-book for Families

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 […]

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Kids Rookie Kart Racing | Mega Fast Karts Richmond | Review 2014

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 […]

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Geocaching | What it is and How to do it!

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 […]

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River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride | A Leisurely Trail

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 […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island
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 […]

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Nature Play SA Launch | 51 Things To Do Before You’re 12

Nature Play SA was launched today with special guest speaker Richard Louv, the author of ‘The Nature Principle’ and ‘Last Child in the Woods’. Nature Play SA is a government initiative established to increase the time South Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured […]

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Splash on Big Inflatables | SA Aquatic Centre Marion | Aqua Splash Review

We visited the SA Aquatic Centre at Marion to try out their AquaSplash program. Big inflatables for climbing, swinging and jumping off, is what it’s all about. And these obstacle courses did not disappoint.
The AquaSplash program is a 3 hour unlimited rides deal. You need to be 10 years or older, at least 120cm and […]

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Bay Discovery Centre | Social History Museum | Glenelg

The Bay Discovery Centre is the City of Holdfast Bay’s Social History Museum.  It’s located on the edge of Mosley Square and is well worth a visit if you’re in Glenelg.   Over 40,000 people visit  the centre each year.  Children can learn about the early days of Foundation and what life was like by the sea.  Multimedia displays […]

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Melrose | Thinking of camping but not too sure?

Melrose is the oldest town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 270km or just over 3 hours drive north of Adelaide, at the foot of Mt Remarkable. 
 
Our inaugural camping trip to this beautiful SA destination, was to be honest, fraught with a little anxiety. Actually, make that quite a bit of anxiety.
We had never done […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Centre | Bonython Park

SAPOL Road Safety Centre
The new SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton officially opened on Monday, 25 February 2013.  Children can bring along their own bikes to try out the mock roadway, which duplicates road conditions children are likely to encounter when riding their bicycle on the street.
Located on Port Road along side the brilliant new Bonython Park play […]

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City to the Bay by Tram | A Day in Glenelg

City to Glenelg by Tram – a day in Glenelg
Travelling on public transport with young children is a bit of an adventure, especially when the destination is somewhere they don’t go every day.  One of our favourite holiday activities is to catch the tram from the city to Glenelg and explore the many sights this seaside suburb has […]

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Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre & Factory Tour | Review

Haigh’s Chocolates – Visitor Centre & Factory Tour Adelaide
Ever wanted to know how chocolate is made, or where it comes from?  Looking for somewhere to take family, friends or visitors to learn a little more about our state’s famous chocolate brand?
Well, those with a sweet tooth will be in chocolatey heaven when you book in for a […]

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Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach – a little bit of SA paradise
It’s not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our most favourite places to be, and a great place for a family beach holiday in South Australia.
Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours at Normanville with family and friends, building many sandcastles, playing, swimming, cartwheeling, walking and making […]

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Museum Guide | A List of South Australian Exhibition Houses

Adelaide Gaol  |  18 Gaol Road, Thebarton  |  website
Australian Army Museum of South Australia  |  Keswick Barracks, 2 Anzac Highway, Keswick  |  website
Bay Discovery Centre and Holdfast Bay History Centre |  Jetty Road, Glenelg  |  website  |  Play & Go Review
Carrick Hill  | 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield  |  website  |  Play & Go […]

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe | Review

Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe
It can sometimes be the simplicity of getting back to nature to help you slow down and put life back into perspective, such is the feeling of standing on top of a cliff and gazing out to sea.  Our state’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular and south of the […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | A Native Animal Experience and Education | Review

Cleland Wildlife Park would have to be one of our favourite places to spend the day, as not only is it conveniently close to the city of Adelaide, it is one of the most tranquil places to get a taste of the Australian bush and all it has to offer.
A major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967, the wildlife park […]

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The Studio at the Art Gallery | New Learning Activity Space for Kids

Art Gallery nurtures next generation of artists and art lovers with new dedicated activity space.
Following the huge success of The Lab, The Hive, The Eko Chamber and The Drawing Room, the Art Gallery of South Australia have unveiled a new dedicated learning activity space for children, families and art lovers of all ages thanks to […]

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Plaster Fun House | Creative Party & Holiday Craft

Plaster Fun House is a great place for kids of all ages (and Adults) to get creative. They have a large range of pre-cast figurines and plaques to choose from, ranging in price from $4.00 for small pieces to $6-8 for medium sizes. After purchasing one of these, children can then paint their own masterpiece […]

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Ten Pin Bowling | Kingpin Bowling Style | Review 2013

Kingpin Bowling – Ten Pin Bowling in Norwood
Kingpin Bowling is the newly opened ten pin bowling alley at Norwood. But this is not just any old bowling alley – this is an entertainment complex which is modern and sleek.
Kingpin is a new concept in bowling, offering 16 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with a fully licensed bar; […]

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A Visit to the Menz FruChocs Shop | Hahndorf

Hahndorf is a family favourite destination any time of year and just recently we discovered yet another reason to visit – the new Menz FruChocs Shop!  There are already plenty of sweet treats to discover along the main road through this wonderful tourist town, so South Australia’s own fruity apricot chocolate balls are right at home here.  […]

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Scaling Walls | Indoor Rock Climbing | Climbing Wall

Indoor Rock Climbing at Vertical Reality Climbing Wall
It’s a cool, rainy summer day during school holidays. What to do? Well, my kids who are little monkeys and will climb anything, have been keen to try out Indoor Rock Climbing, so that’s where we headed.
Vertical Reality Climbing (VRC) have facilities that are suitable for novices and experienced […]

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Summer and Gelato | A little afternoon treat at Cafe Bravo

When it’s a hot day and you’ve been hanging out at home all day, sometimes things get a bit stir crazy by the afternoon. Especially if you have kids like mine who like to be out and about or just outside. Sometimes this calls for a little ice cream outing.

You could go to an […]

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Adelaide’s Own Popeye | Boat Ride Along the Torrens

Adelaide’s Own Popeye Boat Ride Along the Torrens
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons.  Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing and the boats have also […]

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Bonython Park | Nature Activity Hub | Brilliant Play Space! | Playground Review

Bonython Playspace Playground Review
Bonython Park has had an ‘extreme makeover’ with a fantastic new all accessible playground, new SAPOL Road Safety School ‘Learn to Ride’ cycling track, rejuvenated pond and establishment of the Park Lands Trail.
Bonython Park was officially opened on 16 December 2012 and is a hugely popular destination for families.

Highlights of Bonython Playspace
Here are some […]

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Gorge Wildlife Park | Cudlee Creek

Gorge Wildlife Park Cudlee Creek
Gorge Wildlife Park is unique in that it allows visitors to get up close and personal with an array of different wildlife species.
It’s a family friendly place to learn about, enjoy and experience a variety of animals housed on 14 acres of land.  On entering the park there are paths that meander off in […]

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Victoria Park Racecourse | Learn to Ride a Bike

Victoria Park, (Bakkabakkandi) located in the South Eastern Parklands is bordered by Fullarton Road, Greenhill Road, East Terrace and Wakefield Road. It hosts a variety of major events throughout the year such as the Clipsal 500, Adelaide International Horse Trials and the Pedal Prix.
The park’s most prominent feature is the Victoria Park Racecourse, formerly the […]

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Richards Park | Behind the Wrought Iron Gates | Norwood

Richard Park
Richards Park in Norwood is nestled near the intersection of Magill Road and Osmond Terrace with entry points on Magill Road, Osmond Terrace and Vernon Street.  To enter from Osmond Terrace look for the old black wrought iron gates hinged to the middle of a long red brick wall.  The Magill Road entrance consists […]

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Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens as a child.

It can be a fun little activity to do after seeing a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre; when you […]

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Rymill Park Playground | Whizzing Fun

Rymill Park Playground
The popular playground in Rymill Park in Adelaide’s east parklands was revamped this year and is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been lately.
The range of new play equipment is suitable for children of all ages. There are things for the little ones to navigate as well as some interesting equipment to […]

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Hazelwood Park | Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…

Hazelwood Park: Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…
Hazelwood Park Playground, set amongst towering Gum trees has been a popular play space for children of all ages since it was completed in September 2010.
My kids refer to this beloved place as the ‘Flying Fox’ park so no prizes for guessing what is one of […]

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Wacky Warehouse | A Maze of Fun

Wacky Warehouse Play Cafe review
There are times when it’s just too cold or too hot, rainy or too windy for an outdoor playground. So the next best thing for active kids?
A play cafe.
Actually, let me clarify that, my kids probably never think it’s too cold or too hot to play outdoors. It’s sometimes just the […]

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Adelaide Planetarium – Go visit the stars

 

2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Planetarium, so what better time to go and see the Southern Hemisphere night sky brilliantly recreated.
What is a planetarium?
A planetarium is a room with a dome-shaped ceiling and at the centre of the room is a star projector. The Adelaide Planetarium houses a Zeiss Jena ZPK1 star projector […]

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The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park | Gumeracha

The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park at Gumeracha
Situated in the pretty town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and only 40 minutes from Adelaide you will find Australia’s number one ‘Big Aussie Icon’ The Big Rocking Horse, as judged by wotif.com.au.  Standing out for all to see in red and white, this is the World’s Biggest […]

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Four Oaks Farm | Review

Four Oaks Farm Review
Four Oaks Farm is just out of Littlehampton in the Adelaide Hills, about 20 minutes drive from the start of the South Eastern Freeway. It incorporates 5 aspects of horse related activities, including Ponies Love Parties, a horse riding school, trail rides for those people with any level of riding skill, ‘Time […]

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Marion Bowland | 10 Pin Bowling | Review 2012

Marion Bowland is a 20 lane centre located in the Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.   Open all year round, 10 pin bowling is a great game the whole family can enjoy.  Take advantage of school holiday specials, book in for a game or two on the weekend or perhaps your child would love a bowling party for their next birthday.
Bowling […]

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Vacation Care @ Walkerville YMCA

The YMCA at Walkerville operates a Vacation Care program every day of the school holidays (except for public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Years Day).  It’s a fantastic program open to primary school aged children and is not only ideal for working parents as an alternative to their child’s regular school OSHC, it’s also a […]

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Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park | Victor Harbor | Review

Granite Island, Victor Harbor
The Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park can be seen from Victor Harbor and is best known for being home to the magical Little Penguins.
The island is a must visit destination if spending time at one of South Australia’s most popular coastal towns, Victor Harbor.  It’s an ideal spot for taking the kids out for […]

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Horse Drawn Tram at Victor Harbor | Step Back In Time | Review

Horse Drawn Tram at Victor Harbor – Step Back In Time
Victor Harbor’s Historic Horse Drawn Tram is a “South Australian icon and a living, breathing piece of industrial heritage!”
Located at Encounter Bay in the seaside town of Victor Harbor, this famous tram’s history dates back 150 years.  Over 150,000 passengers climb aboard and enjoy the authentic […]

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