[ August 14, 2021 to August 22, 2021. ]
National Science Week 2021
There will be in-person and online events, virtual tours, DIY science and more, all across Australia, from 14 – 22 August 2021 for National Science Week.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered […]
[ August 14, 2021 to August 22, 2021. ]
Content for Connection – South Australian Museum
Content for Connection is a portal to the South Australian Museum’s stories, exhibitions, programs, research, and more, where you can explore the wonders of life on Earth from the safety of your home. There are activity packs for kids and plenty of online content for kids and adults.
Loreto College: the start to the journey your daughter deserves
It’s said that every journey starts with a single step. At Loreto College, that step leads to the development of strong, passionate and confident girls and young women.
Loreto is an all-girls’ day and boarding school in Adelaide’s inner eastern suburbs and caters for students ranging in […]
[ June 27, 2021; ]
Victor Harbor Science Fair
The Victor Harbor Science Fair is designed especially for families with primary school-aged children. It is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun.
Hold native animals, get up close and personal with invertebrates, try out some VR, take part in a workshop, or be entertained by one of the fabulous science shows. And yes, […]
[ May 23, 2021; ]
Learn about Navigation at Dock 2 in Port Adelaide
Presented by Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide’ as part of the SA History Festival, children will learn how to make a compass from the kit supplied, then use that compass to navigate around Dock 2.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Enjoy displays in Shed 13 tracing […]
[ May 26, 2021; May 28, 2021; June 23, 2021; June 25, 2021; ]
Little Tikes on Bikes
Go along with your little ones for this fun-filled program.
Make sure to take your child’s bike and helmet. They’ll be able to navigate the mini-road network – with workable traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, a train crossing and roundabout.
Minimal safety information will be delivered as this session is more about children gaining confidence […]
[ May 15, 2021; ]
From Cold War to International Cooperation: 60 Years of Human Spaceflight – Free Family Friendly Event
As part of South Australia’s History Festival, the Australian Space Discovery Centre is exploring 60 years of human spaceflight in their first ever event on Saturday 15 May 2021.
Having only just opened up their doors to the public, the […]
[ May 16, 2021; ]
The Park Lands Project – Free One-Day Festival
The Park Lands Project is a free one day art, music and citizen science meets nature festival as part of the 2021 SA History Festival.
The Park Lands Project will feature family friendly site-informed art installations, citizen science workshops plus nature walks and talks. They invite the public on […]
[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre has been launched at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and will be opening to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the […]
[ 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 […]
[ May 19, 2021; ]
National Simultaneous Storytime 2021
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Every year, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
Now in its 21st successful year, […]
[ May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. ]
Poetry Takeover Challenge
Throughout May 2021, the History Trust of South Australia is inviting budding poets in years 4 to 9 to participate in the History Trust’s Poetry Takeover Challenge.
Focusing on the theme of transformation, the challenge encourages young people to visit a museum or gallery anywhere in SA during the month of May, choose an […]
Starting School This July?
Give your child a great start with free Term 3 & 4 tuition for Mid-Year Reception starters.
Catholic schools across South Australia are offering free mid-year Reception enrolment intake for students who turn five on or before October 31 to reduce the financial burden on families.
When can my child start school?
Most Catholic schools […]
[ May 2, 2021; ]
There’s something to keep the whole family entertained this History Day at Adelaide Gaol.
Operating until 1988 when the last prisoner was transferred out, its empty shell holds the secrets of its past, ready for you to uncover.
Get to know the stories of this iconic site and the prisoners that were kept there. Including what landed […]
[ April 24, 2021; July 2, 2021; ] \
Autism-friendly sessions: Wonders from the South Australian Museum
An autism-friendly morning for all ages.
Visit the Museum before they open to the public. Anyone with autism or other sensory needs and their families can enjoy a quieter, less crowded visit to the Museum, as well as participating in science and craft activities. This is a chance to […]
Fairy Ballet Classes at Theatre Bugs
Review by Sharon Harrington
With a Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, Theatre Bugs classes are a preschooler’s delight!
From the opening dance sequence and sing along of “Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, a Fairy Kiss and a Fairy Giggle”, my daughter was enchanted with her Theatre Bugs’ Fairy Ballet class.
[ April 12, 2021; April 19, 2021 to April 23, 2021. ]
Bring in your Wonders!
Have you been outside exploring? Have you found a rock or mineral? Are you wondering what it is and would like it identified?
Book a time to take your object and work with the South Australian Museum sleuths in their Discovery Centre to identify what it is. Learn more about your findings and take […]
[ May 1, 2021 to May 30, 2021. ]
South Australia’s History Festival 2021
South Australia’s History Festival is one of the largest open-access community events in SA with hundreds of fascinating places to explore, and exciting events and activities designed just for kids as well as events for the whole family from talks to tours, walks to workshops and exhibitions to special events.
Events happen anywhere: […]
[ April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
Your guide to all the top school holiday programs and workshops for kids in Adelaide during the April School Holidays.
South Australian Autumn School Holiday Dates: Saturday 10 April – Monday 26 April 2021
Autumn is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with warm days and cool nights. To […]
[ March 18, 2021; ]
Peppa Pig’s New Single – Recycling
Peppa Pig is releasing a brand new single, Recycling, to coincide with World Recycling Day. The song will aim to educate little ones about the importance of recycling.
Dropping on Thursday 18 March to coincide with World Recycling Day, the educational song aims to teach little ones how to recycle and […]
[ March 14, 2021; ]
The Sustainability Picnic
Enjoy discussion, information and activities with your neighbours and friends at the Uraidla Sustainability Picnic.
Be challenged by their speakers, who will inspire and challenge your thinking on sustainability and climate change and help you think about what and how we can make our community more sustainable.
Take Inspiration from their “Sustainable Conversations” program, talk […]
[ August 11, 2021; September 15, 2021; October 15, 2021; November 3, 2021; ]
Mercedes College Adelaide – Nurturing Young Learners
Reception students enrolled at Mercedes College are set-up for lifelong learning through the College’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme.
The co-educational Catholic school incorporates the globally renowned programme with the Australian curriculum to provide students with a world-class education and subjects most relevant to young people today. The Primary Years […]
REM+ Tuition Pre-School Reading Programme – Terms 3 & 4
Starting School in 2022? REM+ Tuition’s Pre-School Phonics Reading Programme, written by Jenny Allen, is specifically for pre-readers and beginning readers from 4½ years of age. The aim of this programme is to prepare young children for reading and for school in such a way that […]
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 […]
30-Day Free Trial of ABC Reading Eggs
Don’t miss your chance to claim this special back-to-school offer from ABC Reading Eggs. Give your child all the skills they need for reading success and sign up for 30 days’ FREE access to Australia’s leading online reading program for kids aged 2–13!
Based on solid scientific research, ABC Reading Eggs is the perfect way to build […]
[ February 18, 2021 to April 15, 2021. ]
FREE Sesame Street Books for Kids
BIG W is set to give away more than 2.6 million Sesame Street books entirely free as part of its Free Books For Kids program, with another 40,000 books to be given to children in need.
Returning for its fifth instalment, the initiative seeks to support literacy by making books for […]
[ February 28, 2021; ]
Adelaide Festival’s Middle Grade & YA Day
Tweens and Teens can enjoy a day at Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, featuring a stellar lineup of contemporary authors.
The day will include Davina Bell (The End of the World is Bigger Than Love), James Bradley (Ghost Species), Ursula Dubosarsky (The Word Spy and Pierre’s Not There), Will Kostakis (The Monuments series), Jess Scully (Glimpses of Utopia), R.A. Spratt (The […]
[ February 7, 2021; March 4, 2021; May 2, 2021; June 6, 2021; July 4, 2021; August 1, 2021; November 7, 2021; December 5, 2021; ]
START at the Gallery of South Australia
Enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery – an exciting introduction to art for children and their families.
START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery of South Australia on […]
[ February 27, 2021; ]
Adelaide Writers’ Week – Kids’ Day
Writers’ Week Opening Weekend has a jam-packed program designed for the youngest of book readers.
Kids’ Day on Saturday, 27 February 2021 features an all-Australian line-up of some of the brightest names in children’s literature including current Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky (The Terrible Plop and Brindabella), Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys […]
[ February 13, 2021; ]
Confucius Institute Cultural Workshops
Celebrating the 2021 Lunar New Year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide will be presenting 3 workshops for you to immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture and art.
Experience the beauty of the brush stroke as their artists compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy with your Chinese name, take the opportunity […]
[ January 4, 2021 to January 8, 2021. January 11, 2021 to January 15, 2021. January 18, 2021 to January 22, 2021. ]
Waterhouse School Holiday Program
These school holidays there’s plenty to see and do at the Museum.
Be inspired by this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition and go along for a self-guided trail through the Museum or take part in four exciting makers workshops.
Draw! Recycle! Explore! | 4 – 8 January 2021, 11am – 12pm or […]
[ January 19, 2021; ]
FREE STEM School Holiday Activity at St Raphael’s School
This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian. Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19 January 2021 and will be led by St Raphael’s Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader.
Children and […]
[ December 4, 2020 to December 21, 2020. ] [caption id="attachment_143024" align="alignnone" width="630"] Credit: NASA via 7news.com.au[/caption]
Saturn & Jupiter Conjunction
Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest they have been since 1623 this December.
Not seen in 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely that they will appear to collide when viewed from earth. This is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of […]
Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
The Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE campaign launched last summer is designed to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools. They’re encouraging consumers to use these products safely in their backyards.
This campaign is in response to statistics showing that on average […]
[ October 31, 2020 to November 29, 2020. ]
Port Walks – A Month of Walking Tours
Port Adelaide Guide is happy to present a festival of walking tours, Port Walks. They have a fantastic program of guided walks lined up highlighting Port Adelaide’s rich history, unique environment, diverse culture, and ongoing tradition of folklore and storytelling.
There are a variety of different tours to choose […]
Greatest Butcher on Your Block
The much loved Crap Housewife is once again working on her culinary skills with some of the country’s greatest butcher’s – which is all about celebrating the ancient craft of butchery and supporting Aussie butchers.
They are teaching some tips and tricks on how to prepare and cook very basic beef and […]
VACSWIM SA online enrolments for 2020-21 have now opened.
VACSWIM SA is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM SA provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence […]
Alexander the Great by Alexander Volkanovski
Australia’s UFC Featherweight World Champion, Alexander Volkanovski has recently released a children’s book “Alexander the Great” to inspire little ones with his story.
Aimed at kids aged 3 and up, the book tells the story of Alex’s rise through the ranks of the UFC with messages of positivity and resilience for […]
[ October 11, 2020 to October 20, 2020. ]
Write the World Speechwriting Competition
‘hub’ is a safe, online space for young South Australians to visit, hang out, keep up to date, have their say and connect. This October, hub is featuring a global speechwriting competition brought to you by Write the World.
“The eyes of all future generations are upon you,” Greta Thunburg told world […]
Australia’s Top 50 Kids Book 2020
Each year, Better Reading asks young Australian readers, their families, librarians and teachers to vote for their favourite book.
The 2020 list includes old favourites, newcomers, award winners and some anniversary titles that have stood the test of time. As Better Reading did last year, they have split the list into […]