Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, sweet, juicy local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near.
SA Cherries are off to an early start in 2023 with a promising outlook for Christmas […]
Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.
Pick Your Own Flowers in the Adelaide Hills.
A morning spent at Charleston Farm recently was such a beautiful way to start the day! It’s a really lovely experience if you love flowers, and especially if you’re like me and can’t keep anything alive in the garden.
Take the family and wander the flower patch, breathe in […]
Harvest the Fleurieu – Pick Your Own Season Open Early
Fun for the whole family, pick your own delicious strawberries in Mt Compass at Harvest the Fleurieu.
Harvest the Fleurieu is a South Australian family owned and operated strawberry farm with a market hall and cafe located in Mount Compass, less than an hour’s drive south of […]
[ October 15, 2023; ]
Wara Wayingga Tennyson Dunes Open Day 2023
Go along for walking tours, displays and events for children to learn more about the amazing natural ecology of this important coastal dune ecosystem. A group of people concerned for the future of the Tennyson Dunes formed the Tennyson Dunes Group in 1995 as a volunteer coastcare organisation. The […]
Scouts Ultimate Activity Guide is the ideal gift for kids this Christmas.
Featuring over 200 pages of activities, challenges, experiments, games and much more, three youth and parenting issues have collided to culminate in the creation of the ‘Scouts Ultimate Activity Guide’ – the perfect gift for every family.
Published by Australian Geographic in partnership with Scouts […]
[ October 8, 2023; ]
Celebrate Biodiversity at the Park Lands Biofair in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi
Attend the Park Lands Biofair in Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi (Park 16) on Sunday 8 October, from 10am to 3pm to discover the wonders of biodiversity in the City of Adelaide’s beautiful Park Lands.
Learn about waterbirds and their ecology, explore the Chequered Copper Butterfly’s original discovery spot, engage […]
[ October 8, 2023; ]
Connect, discover and engage with nature at Along the River, with Nature Play SA.
The event is set within Felixstow Reserve, surrounded by majestic river gums, native flora and abundant bird life, wetlands and walking tracks to explore. Activities are all free and include sunflower bee bombs, bee hotels and tours of the river.
Take a walk […]
[ October 5, 2023; ]
Explore the beautiful environment and connect with nature at the free Barossa Bushgardens Nature Play Festival, suitable for children 0 – 10 years.
Go for a scavenger hunt, explore the nature trail and different kinds of labyrinths or even create your own. Have a play in the newly expanded Nature Play Area or get dirty in […]
Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park has had an upgrade!
Review by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?
This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park? We’ve […]
[ October 6, 2023; ]
Muddy Hands Festival
Get ready for muddy fun on Friday 6 October 2023 at Muddy Hands Festival! Roll around in the mud, make potions and seed bombs, build a cubby, become a next generation pollinator and immerse yourself in everything the great outdoors has to offer.
Other children’s entertainment and educational stalls will be on site as […]
Discover the Ultimate Adventure at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta’s Amazing Nature Playground.
If you’re looking for a fun family day out then you’re going to love the new (and massive) adventure playground at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. It’s an absolute winner – for kids of all ages and abilities. There’s a lot […]
[ August 11, 2023; ]
Mud & Play with Playgroup SA
Rug up and get messy. Featuring mud pits, entertainment, nature creations, loose parts play, and playgroup activities.
Mud and Play is a special event with subsidised pricing for Playgroup SA-enrolled families. Go along to Cleland Wildlife Park for a range of fun nature-based activities and outdoor adventures. Don’t forget to explore […]
[ July 30, 2023; ]
Nature Play Adventure Playground Opens at Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta
Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is one of Adelaide’s newest national parks, and is located 16km south of Adelaide in the suburb of O’Halloran Hill.
Thanks to investment from the City of Marion, the nature play space at the park was expanded to feature extra additions including a flying […]
Wilderness Escape day program Go Wild at Southern Adventure Hub
Kids can try out high ropes, zip-lines, rock climbing and more during this thrilling day program.
Review by Carla Caruso
The idea of doing an American summer camp always appealed to me as a youngster. Maybe it was all the teen novels I used to consume.
Well, Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures offers exactly […]
[ June 17, 2023; ]
Winter in the Wirra “Let them play in the Mud”
Pack in the gumboots for this year’s winter in the wirra “let them play in the mud”, a free family community event on 17 June 2023.
Gumboots, layers of warm clothing and even a wet weather suit are recommended for this winter event. Hopefully the Parnati – […]
[ October 1, 2023 to October 15, 2023. ]
Nature Festival 2023
Nature Festival returns to South Australia in 2023 full of creative ways to connect with nature and each other.
Nature Festival will be running during the Spring school holidays from the 1-15 October with over 350 events, encounters, and experiences to celebrate our love of nature in South Australia.
Families can celebrate nature with over […]
[ June 29, 2023; ]
International Mud Day
International Mud Day is 29 June – It aims to connect children across the entire world through the earth, by playing in the mud.
It gives children and early childhood professionals all over the globe the opportunity to celebrate nature, outdoors and mess by getting really muddy – and kids love it!
Mud is also […]
[ May 20, 2023 to May 21, 2023. ]
Maker Space at Adelaide’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival
Let your imagination run wild. Join South Australia’s own nature play company Climbing Tree in the Massive Maker Space.
Get creative with its huge pile of junk loose parts, Massive Maker Space is a small world of possibilities where you can create something never seen before.
Open from 10am until 3pm […]
[ April 19, 2023 to April 20, 2023. ]
Nature Play SA Forest Festival 2023
Grab your picnic blankets and beanies, Nature Play Forest Festival is returning to Kuitpo Wirra Inparri in April 2023.
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 […]
Pick Your Own Figs in the Adelaide Hills.
Glen Ewin Estate will be opening the gates for ‘pick your own figs’ from Thursday 9 March 2023.
Forage through the Glen Ewin Estate 12,000 fig tree orchard for perfect figs to take home and enjoy. Pick Your Own is open daily from 9am during the season (subject to […]
[ March 31, 2023 to April 2, 2023. ]
Wellness wander – Adelaide Hills
Enjoy over 50 wellness experiences on offer in the Adelaide Hills over this three day wellness festival!
Spanning the entire region, the return of this year’s event will have you mindfully creating, meditating, pampering and moving your way to wellness.
Passionate operators have collaborated and are throwing open their doors, farm gates and […]
McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitors Centre, Cafe and Play Space.
Review By Jo Parkinson
Don’t be fooled by the name… McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre is so much more than a place for tourists. With its cute kitchen garden café, art gallery, awesome nature playground and yummy gin tasting, this is one spot that […]
Thorndon Park – Hamilton Terrace, Paradise (City of Campbelltown)
This is one of the best playgrounds in Adelaide! The bird-themed designed play space of Thorndon Park is huge, has something for everyone, and is surrounded by facilities.
Reviw by Claire Davill
This playground has it all – swings, flying fox, trampolines, climbing, cubby tower lookout, water play, sand […]
Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park Playground Review
By Claire Davill
Whether you’re making a short stop during a Riverland road trip, or staying at Waikerie for longer, the riverfront playground ticks all the boxes for play. From fully-fenced, fully-shaded equipment, to water play and nature play, plus ample picnic facilities and nearby toilets, there’s a lot on offer […]
56 Things To Do Outside Before You Turn 14.
Nature Play SA has put together a wonderful resource aimed at encouraging children to be more active with a list that includes different sports, and a huge variety of outdoor activities.
The collection of ideas was created by primary school students aged between 7 and 14 and further refined by coaches, […]
[ October 6, 2022; October 11, 2022; October 12, 2022; ]
Kites, Cubbies & Nature Hunts
Take a picnic, invite friends, go with a positive attitude and open yourself up for a dose of mindfulness amongst nature.
This event is suburban old fashioned fun that is a tech free zone and connection on a different level with some kite making. Enjoy the mindful activity of kite flying in […]
[ September 30, 2022 to October 3, 2022. ]
Spring-Fest Family Camping Party
Celebrate Spring at Woodhouse and revel in the seasonal highlights: warmer weather, the start of daylight savings, campfires, and bonus activities galore for campers.
Enjoy unlimited access to the 54-hectare nature wonderland from 9am Friday 30 September to 5pm Monday 3 October where you will climb, crawl, swing and slide your way through […]
[ September 24, 2022; ]
Dune Detectives at Taperoo Dunes
Taperoo Dunes Forensic Field Officers Rae and Kym have put together some training hints to help you hone your sleuthing skills.
Take your family to seek out and learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes while you work through the Dune Detective activity sheets. This is a fun […]
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve Playground in Sheidow Park – Review
by Brooke Hendry
Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve in Sheidow Park is a great area for families, featuring two playgrounds – one for juniors and another for the more adventurous, plus a cute Enchanted Forest, a sports area with mini soccer goals, 3 on 3 basketball court and […]
Seaside Park Playground Moana | Review
By Jo Parkinson
Ahoy, me hearties! Come aboard the pirate ship at Moana’s newest playground, Seaside Park. This treasure in the south is just waiting to be explored!
The playground is located on a large block in part of a new housing estate and is suitable for children of all ages. […]