For the Love of Pets
For the Love of Pets is an eight-part docuseries following the heart-warming stories of the staff, volunteers and animals at The Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc. (AWL).
A not-for-profit organisation built on the philosophies of providing love, care and compassion to every animal that comes through its doors, AWL is […]
For the Love of Pets
[ October 18, 2021 to October 24, 2021. ]
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The 2021 Aussie Bird Count will run from October 18‒24 during National Bird Week.
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is one of Australia’s biggest citizen science events. This year is the eighth count, and the organisers are hoping it will be the biggest yet. Join thousands of people around the country in exploring your […]
[ September 25, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
First Nations Cultural Experiences at Cleland Wildlife Park these School Holidays
In the October school holidays, two First Nations cultural experiences will be offered at Cleland Wildlife Park.
Cultural Guided Tour: Walk on country with First Nations people as they share their culture, providing insight into the traditional life and Song-Lines of the First Nations people, and […]
Birds in the City
Discover the importance of birds in the City of Adelaide with fun, free bird-themed activities and learning tools for kids these school holidays.
In partnership with the Nature Festival, discover the amazing birds that live in the Park Lands, step into another world through an augmented reality experience, meet the artist behind the […]
[ September 12, 2021; ]
Bounce into the Zoo for National Bilby Day
Hop in to help celebrate the Adelaide Zoo’s gorgeous Australian native bilbies and receive a free Melba’s Chocolate Bilby on arrival. They are still operating under capacity restrictions so remember to book in advance.
There will be a Bilby keeper talk in the Variety Children’s Zoo amphitheatre at 1pm. Get up […]
[ October 22, 2021; ]
Playgroup at the Zoo
Playgroup SA’s annual membership event returns to Adelaide Zoo in 2021.
It’s almost that time of year again…
Get out your calendars and save the date for the annual Playgroup at the Zoo event. Join the fun at Adelaide Zoo for a range of fun activities and entertainment.
Each year there are an abundance of […]
[ August 29, 2021; ]
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Take the kids and their favourite teddy along for a bear-y exciting birthday bash with Adelaide Zoo’s black-and-white duo.
Grab a picnic rug and hamper and set up at one of the many grassy spots around the zoo’s gardens like Central Lawns, Jewels of Asia and Seal Bay. Little ones will love Mr Oopy’s […]
[ August 15, 2021 6:00 pm to November 30, 2021 6:00 pm. ]
Have you registered your cat?
Did you know that all South Australian councils, the RSPCA and Animal Welfare League use Dogs and Cats Online to identify lost pets and return them to their owners?
If your cat happens to wander too far from home and goes missing, it can be returned to you quickly and easily if […]
[ April 9, 2022 to April 10, 2022. ]
The Animal Expo is a Great Day out for the whole Family.
The annual Animal Expo is returning to Adelaide Showground with plenty of animals to see touch and cuddle, a kids activity zone and a large walk through animal nursery.
There will be hundreds of animals for kids to see including Rabbits, Dogs, Cats, Poultry, Birds, […]
[ August 16, 2021; ]
RSPCA Cupcake Day
Grab your apron and preheat those ovens – Cupcake Day is returning on Monday 16 August 2021.
Each year, more than 124,000 animals turn to the RSPCA looking for help. This year, you and your utensils have the power to serve up love, care and forever homes to each and every one.
Whether you’re whipping […]
[ May 8, 2021; ]
World Migratory Bird Day at St Kilda
Head to St Kilda this Saturday to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.
Participants on the day will get to paint their own brightly coloured cut-out to join the Flock Oz – a community-driven project raising awareness about sharing our beaches.
While you’re there, learn about amazing shorebirds, view them through telescopes […]
Whale Watching Season in Victor Harbor, South Australia is from May to October
Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about only metres […]
Royal Adelaide Show 2021 – CANCELLED
Update on Thursday 12 August 2021 from the organisers of the Royal Adelaide Show:
As a result of advice received from SA Health late Wednesday afternoon, the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc. regrets to advise that the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show is cancelled.
=SA Health advised that a daily […]
[ 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.
Get up close with Koalas in the wild at Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Mikkira Station is a privately owned property located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. It is home to a large colony of wild koalas that live in the Manna Gum trees throughout the station.
Families will love […]
[ July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. July 29, 2021 to August 8, 2021. ]
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo
Step into a dazzling and curious night-time world of Light Creatures and experience the wonderful natural world in a whole new light.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – SEASON EXTENDED TO 8 AUGUST 2021
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide, brought to you with SA Power Networks, is where enormous […]
[ April 15, 2021 to April 18, 2021. ]
Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm will be at Gawler Green Shopping Centre during the April School Holidays and kids can visit for FREE.
Kids will be able to hand feed, brush, pat and cuddle the animals at Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm from Thursday 15 until Sunday 18 April, 11am – 2pm.
No bookings are required. Limited number […]
Dog Scentsory Garden
This newest dog space is a little different – it’s one of the first purpose-built places for SCENTsational sniffers. The small, fully-enclosed off lead area is ideal for dogs that like to go on sniffari.
This space is not designed for play or socialisation, but rather to encourage one or two dogs at a […]
[ July 3, 2021 to July 4, 2021. July 10, 2021 to July 11, 2021. ]
CuttleFest – Swim with GIANT Cuttlefish
Be guided by nationally accredited snorkel guides and National Parks and Wildlife Service staff for a snorkel with the amazing Giant Australian cuttlefish at Stony Point in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park.
Learn about their blue blood and see first hand their colourful mating rituals in a safe group environment. […]
See Stingrays at Point Turton in South Australia
During their stay at Point Turton Caravan Park, @_katventures visited these curious, giant creatures nightly.
Yorke Peninsula is such an amazing place to see creatures on land and in the sea. You can spot these majestic creatures at the Point Turton Jetty.
But make sure not to panic if you see […]
Cleland Wildlife Park – Summer School Holidays
Sick of hearing “I’m bored” these school holidays? Rediscover Cleland Wildlife Park this summer, with everything from vacation care to up close encounters with their resident butterflies. There’s even a mystery poo mission!
Activity 1: Wildification
Cleland’s popular summer vacation care program Wildification is back for the summer school holidays!
This summer […]
[ December 26, 2020; December 29, 2020 to December 30, 2020. December 30, 2020; January 8, 2021; January 15, 2021; January 22, 2021; ]
Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo
Experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of some of your favourite animals.
Join a hilarious colony of Little Penguins for dinner, watch as the Zoo’s animals enjoy some special enrichment, witness training up close at the Animal Wildshows and discover more about the amazing birds living at Adelaide Zoo during the […]
[ October 26, 2020 to October 30, 2020. ]
Halloween at the Zoo 2020
Go along to the Adelaide Zoo if you dare for a week of fangtastic family fun from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year at Adelaide Zoo over five days with their hauntingly good Halloween Trail, ghoulish giveaways and of course, amazing animals.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail […]
Nature Crafts at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park
Get outdoors and get crafty these school holidays at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park!
Your little ones will have a wild time exploring the animals on their Nature Crafts adventure trail, collecting items as they go to build their own Wild Animals. You can even submit a […]
Farm Life Fun at Glen Forest Tourist Park in Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Set in picturesque surroundings and only fifteen minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln, the fabulous Glen Forest Tourist Park is a must-see attraction when visiting the Eyre Peninsula. With its animals, mini golf, huge maze, Segway hire and picnic facilities, it’s the perfect place […]
[ October 19, 2020 to October 25, 2020. ]
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is an activity for all-ages that […]
[ October 8, 2020; ]
Virtual African Safari through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Join an expert guide and photographer Munya on a virtual Safari. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe.
You will experience the Safari that he leads every day.
He will describe the pickup location, safety guidelines, the environment, and the animals you are likely to see. […]
30% off Family Memberships at Cleland Wildlife Park for a limited time
Cleland Wildlife Park is offering 30% off the current price of family memberships. By purchasing an annual membership, you are helping to conserve some of South Australia’s most iconic animals.
By becoming a member of Cleland Wildlife Park you can have 12 months of unlimited […]
[ October 23, 2020; ]
Playgroup SA – “A Day at the Zoo”
This year’s Playgroup at the Zoo has changed format and will instead be ” A Day at the Zoo!”. Families enrolled with Playgroup SA will be offered special admission prices.
To avoid large crowds gathering, extra activities and performances will not be available this year. Make your way around […]
[ August 4, 2020; August 7, 2020; August 11, 2020; August 14, 2020; August 18, 2020; August 21, 2020; August 25, 2020; August 28, 2020; September 1, 2020; September 4, 2020; September 8, 2020; September 11, 2020; September 15, 2020; September 18, 2020; September 22, 2020; September 25, 2020; ]
Bush Buddies Pre-school Education Program at Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park is hosting Bush Buddies, a brand new pre-school education program aimed at 2-4 year olds.
Each week children will explore a different Australian animal through storytelling, music, interactive and sensory learning experiences while exploring the park.
You will also learn which animals to look for on […]
[ October 11, 2020; ]
Kids Festival with the Amazing Drumming Monkeys at Four Oaks Farm
Hosted by Four Oaks Farm in Little Hampton, the Kids Festival is a new, fun and thought-provoking festival packed with fun activities just for kids in Adelaide.
Lots of things are included in the Kids Golden Ticket for $36 per child, including live performances from the […]
Weekend in Wallaroo, including stay at Tarnasey Farm – Review
From farm tours to historic mines and beach fun, you won’t be short of things to do in this Yorke Peninsula town.
by Carla Caruso
I’d only ever bypassed the holiday town of Wallaroo before, never stayed. So, when a mum friend invited us along on a farm […]
Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]
Southern White Rhino calf born at Monarto Safari Park
It’s a girl! Monarto Safari Park is celebrating the safe arrival of an incredibly cute newborn rhino calf.
Mum Umqali gave birth to the youngster on Wednesday at 7.10pm, captured on CCTV cameras. The young calf spent the night with mum before keepers got to see her at first […]
Monarto Safari Park Announce the Names of their Lion Cubs
Monarto Safari Park’s four gorgeous lion cubs now have names after a competition to name them received more than 1,000 votes and nominations.
The public were asked to vote for their favourite name for the three females from a list of six names. The winning names were:
[ July 8, 2020 to July 10, 2020. July 15, 2020 to July 17, 2020. ]
Free School Holiday Fun – Animal Encounters
Head to Port Adelaide Plaza these July School Holidays for free holiday fun – Animal Encounters!
Get up close and personal with a python, crocodile and lizard!
Plus colour-in and take home your own insect pencil case.
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Check out our Winter School Holiday Guide here:
For more information and […]
[ June 23, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]
Welcome Back To Kangaroo Island
Now is the perfect time to make your way to Kangaroo Island with SeaLink. Whether it be a weekend getaway or even a week-long break, you’ll find so much to do for the whole family on KI.
You won’t find big crowds, but you will find wonderful wide open spaces, wildlife at […]
WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo to use during the School Holidays.
The Adelaide Zoo reopens on Monday 22 June 2020 following the latest lifting of restrictions. The perfect place to visit over the school holidays, kids will love returning to the Variety Children’s Zoo and saying hello to our incredible Giant Pandas, Wang Wang […]
[ June 22, 2020; June 29, 2020; ]
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park Reopening
With COVID-19 restrictions slowly easing, the Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park are thrilled to announce they will reopen in time for the July School Holidays.
It has been nearly 90 days since Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park had to close their gates. On Monday, 22 June 2020 the […]
[ June 5, 2020 to June 14, 2020. ]
Help Name the Monarto Safari Park Lion Cubs Competition
Monarto Safari Park’s four gorgeous lion cubs (three female and one male) born to Husani, all need names.
Husani’s four lion cubs and their sixteen little paws will soon embark on a lifetime of adventure. The cubs have just taken their first bold steps from their den into […]