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Adelaide National Park City Month | June 2022

[ June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. ]
Adelaide National Park City Month
June will be a month-long celebration of Adelaide becoming a National Park City, with events being held across metropolitan South Australia.
The term ‘National Park City’ doesn’t mean a place that has a conservation framework like the usual national parks in Australia. Instead, National Park City is a global movement to create […]

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Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland Now Open

The Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) Wetland is now open for families to enjoy.
If you have been wondering what is looks like behind the fences around the southern end of Victoria Park, you can now explore the area after it was officially opened on Friday 6 May 2022. The path winds its way around the 3.2 […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide

Nature Play Playgrounds in Adelaide
There are some great imaginative and fun playgrounds in Adelaide that feature Nature Play elements.
Nature Play allows children to turn off their screens and go out and play in nature. Many of these playgrounds include natural elements that might feature logs, rocks and trees so kids can get (a little) dirty, […]

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Nature Play SA Forest Festival | Kuitpo Forest | 20-21 Apr 2022

[ April 20, 2022 to April 21, 2022. ]
Nature Play SA Forest Festival 2022
Grab your picnic blankets and beanies, Nature Play Forest Festival is returning to Kuitpo Forest in April 2022. 
The Nature Play Forest Festival is specially created for children aged 0 – 12 years and their families. Go along to celebrate the holidays with wild nature play adventures and make magical memories […]

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Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids
You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.
Wetlands can form naturally or be […]

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25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn | Nature Play Activities

25 Things to do in Adelaide during Autumn by Nature Play SA
March, April and May usually have warm days and cool nights, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the stunning colours nature provides us with, along with some glorious weather too.
The team at Nature Play SA have put together a list of […]

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Grab a Gala | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards

[ February 26, 2022; March 5, 2022 to March 6, 2022. March 12, 2022 to March 14, 2022. ]
Grab a Gala – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
The “New Season Gala” apples are ready to be picked at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood.
The orchard fresh Galas are incredibly crisp and crunchy and the ‘Grab a Gala’ event is your chance to enjoy fresh tasty apples straight from the trees. Be among the first to get […]

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Wellness Wander | Adelaide Hills | 1-3 Apr 2022

[ April 1, 2022 to April 3, 2022. ]
Wellness wander – Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills will celebrate all aspects of wellness over a three-day event in April called Wellness wander when locals will throw open their doors, farm gates, studios and shops to offer you an immersive exploration of wellness in the region.
More than 60 unique events and experiences have been scheduled across […]

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Pick Your Own Figs | Glen Ewin Estate | Feb – Apr 2022

Pick Your Own Figs 2022
2022 Season UPDATE: Glen Ewin are hopeful the orchard will be ready to open on Friday 18 February 2022 depending how figs ripen.
Forage through the Glen Ewin Estate 12,000 fig tree orchard for perfect figs to take home. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9am to 3pm during season […]

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New Wetland & Fitness Circuit | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along with the new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area, at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve.
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on […]

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New Nature Play Space & Kaurna Reflection Area | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022.  The impressive new play space with nature play features […]

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20 Ways for Families to Connect with Nature at Home | Nature Play SA

20 Ways for Families to Connect with Nature at Home
Nature Play SA and Green Adelaide have put together a wonderful list of ways families can connect with nature at home.
From collecting flowers and twigs in the backyard to bird watching and planting a garden, there are lots of ideas below to keep little ones in […]

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Sunflower Market Day | Shimmering Pines Farm | Tarlee | 28 Dec 2021

[ December 28, 2021; ]  
Sunflower Market Day at Shimmering Pines Farm
Go and take a walk through the stunning Sunflower Field at Shimmering Pines Farm in Tarlee, located at the gateway to the Clare Valley Tourism Region. Take a sunflower selfie, browse through the market stalls and enjoy the food and music.

There will be two sessions held on Tuesday 28 […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opened 11 Dec 2021 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in SA is Now Open for Recreational Fun
by Brooke Hendry
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your SA must visit list.
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD  in the Southern suburb of Happy […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries – Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Cherry Picking around Adelaide and Cherry Shed Door Sales
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
If you love eating cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking your […]

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Nature Play Festival | Nuriootpa | 9 Dec 2021

[ December 9, 2021; ]
Nature Play Festival
The festival boasts a free nature-activities-filled fun family day out in nature. 
Take the kids along and let them enjoy nature-based activities such as crafts, muddy puddles, bugs n slugs and more. There will be a morning and afternoon session, plus a coffee van for the parents. 

Be sure to dress your children sun smart and bring […]

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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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Spring Break – Labour Day Weekend Camping Party | Woodhouse | 2-4 Oct 2021

[ October 2, 2021 to October 4, 2021. ]
Spring Break – Labour Day Weekend Camping Party
Families are invited to experience the magic of Woodhouse Activity Centre during Spring with a Weekend Camping Party over the October Long Weekend.
Special activities will be running exclusively for guests staying onsite (on top of all the other awesome included activities) at no extra cost. 

Stay for one night, […]

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Salisbury Community Fun Day at St Kilda | 17 Oct 2021

[ October 17, 2021; ]
Salisbury Community Fun Day at St Kilda
In partnership with Nature Play SA, this exciting FREE event will be filled with a range of nature play activities for children and families of all ages, as well as adventure-based fun, including a scavenger hunt. 
Salisbury Community Fun Days are free, family-friendly events, showcasing the parks, reserves and spaces […]

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Free Family Nature Play Event | Seaford Community Centre | 30 Sep 2021

[ September 30, 2021; ]
Free Family Nature Play Event – Seaford Community Centre
FREE family nature play event in the school holidays to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Seaford Meadows Nature Play Group. 
Go along for a day filled with free nature play activities at the Seaford Meadows Scout Hall. Take along the whole family (no pets allowed) a […]

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Nature Festival | South Australia | 25 Sep – 4 Oct 2021

[ September 25, 2021 to October 4, 2021. ]  
Nature Festival Returns to South Australia in 2021
Nature Festival returns to South Australia in 2021 from 25 September to 4 October with a huge range of family friendly events featuring art and craft activities, treasure hunts, nature walks, guided night walks, bat tours, orienteering and more.
From our own back gardens to the majesty of the […]

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The Leckie Playground at Mount Torrens | Adelaide Hills | Review

Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
Suitable […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace

Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | Review

Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]

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Cubbies by the Creek! | Nature Play SA | Belair National Park | 14 & 15 Jul 2021

[ July 14, 2021 to July 15, 2021. ]
Cubbies by the Creek! – Nature Play SA 
Cubbies by the Creek is coming to Belair National Park during the July School Holidays.
Join Nature Play SA for wild adventures with family and friends as Cubbies by the Creek returns on 14 – 15 July 2021.

This event is recommended for children aged 5 – 12 years. While […]

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Fun with Kites and Nature at Warriparinga | 9 Jul 2021

[ July 9, 2021; ]
Fun with Kites and Nature amongst the Wetlands at Warriparinga
Enjoy kite decorating, treasure hunts and guided walks throughout the 3.5 hectares of reserve at Bedford Park. 
Make sure to take along everything you need for a picnic and enjoy a winter’s day out. Along with kite decorating there will be nature treasure hunts, plus guided environmental […]

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25 Things To Do In Winter | Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do In Winter for Adelaide Families
Looking for some fun winter inspiration to get out and about with the kids?
Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until spring!  The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and it’s wetter underfoot, but Nature Play SA’s list of 25 things to do in winter […]

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Cleland Blitz | Cleland Wildlife Park | Crafers | 29 May 2021

[ May 29, 2021; ]
Cleland Blitz 2021
Roll up your sleeves and put your green thumbs to good use at the Cleland Blitz at Cleland Wildlife Park.
Their scaly, furry and feathered friends love meeting new people but hate cleaning up after themselves – help them keep their park beautiful.

Spend the day at Cleland Wildlife Park and help them re-vamp their […]

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Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace

Nature Playspace | Wittunga Botanic Garden

[ April 13, 2021; ]
Wittunga Botanic Garden Nature Playspace – Review 
Wittunga Botanic Garden’s nature playspace is a fabulous space that provides a unique place to play in a glorious botanical setting.
It was opened in April 2021 and designed with the aim to be a fun way for children to learn about the environment and build strong connections with nature. […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here | Play, Discover, Learn & Connect

Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here 
Explore Here.
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden.  Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook […]

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Myponga Reservoir | Walking Trails, Bike Tracks, Fishing & Kayaking

[ March 28, 2021; ]
Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]

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Nature Adventure Day | Williamstown | 20 Mar 2021

[ March 20, 2021; ]
Southern Barossa Alliance Nature Adventure Day
The Southern Barossa Alliance, the Williamstown Action Group and the Barossa Local Drug Action Team are hosting a Barossa Nature Adventure Day to promote health and wellbeing, networking and resilience, as the community continues to transition from COVID19 crisis to COVID 19 normal living.
This Nature Adventure Day will be held […]

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The Sustainability Picnic | Uraidla | 14 Mar 2021

[ 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 […]

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Tipsy Hill Open Garden | Blewitt Springs | 20-21 Mar 2021

[ March 20, 2021 to March 21, 2021. ]
Tipsy Hill – Open Gardens SA 
Tipsy Hill, a one-of-a-kind property atop a hill in Blewitt Springs is opening its gardens this March, welcoming in members of the public to explore its extensive, captivating grounds and take in the breathtaking views.
It is home to wine royalty Bec Hardy, who has devoted herself to creating a charming […]

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Family Crabbing Day | Brighton | 13 Mar 2021

[ March 13, 2021; ]
Family Crabbing Day
Join Nature Play SA for a family Crabbing Day off Brighton Jetty
Join Nature Play SA as they teach your children aged 5 – 12 years the skills to crab so it is safe, sustainable and most of all, heaps of fun.

Spend some quality time outdoors as they (literally) teach you the crabbing ropes […]

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Burnside Adventure Park Playground | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Burnside Adventure Playground
The Burnside Adventure Playground is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
{This review has been updated February 2021}
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer.  From swinging and […]

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and bike track

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]

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Wittunga Botanic Garden New Nature Play Space | Mar 2021

Wittunga Botanic Garden – New Nature Play Space
Wittunga Botanic Garden is building a new nature play space set to open in March 2021. 
Children and their carers will soon have an exciting new reason to visit Wittunga Botanic Garden, with a unique play space starting construction in January 2021. The play space will be a fun way […]

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Hope Valley Reservoir – Opening to the Public from 13 Dec 2020

[ December 13, 2020; ]
Hope Valley Reservoir
Hope Valley Reservoir in Adelaide’s Northeastern suburbs will open to the public for the first time in its 150-year history in time for the summer school holidays.
From Sunday 13 December 2020 a range of land-based recreational activities such as walking, cycling and picnicking will be available at the Hope Valley Reservoir, with planning underway […]

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New Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail Official Opening | Steub Trail | 10 Oct 2020

[ October 10, 2020; ] [caption id="attachment_140042" align="alignnone" width="630"] Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)[/caption]
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park Officially Opened
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on […]

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