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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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Glow in the Dark Ghost Mushrooms | Mount Gambier | May & June

[ May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. ]
Ghost Mushroom Lane in Mount Gambier
Ghost Mushroom Lane is a seasonal forest tourism experience proudly presented during May and June each year.
The Ghost Mushroom Lane visitor site is located within a known mushroom breeding ground, among commercial pine forest near Glencoe, just 16km from Mount Gambier in South Australia. It is open in May and June, […]

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Mother’s Day Classic | Adelaide | 8 May 2022

[ May 8, 2022; ]
Mother’s Day Classic 2022
Walk or run on Sunday 8th May at up to 70 locations across Australia.  Every step helps us get one step closer to a world without breast cancer.
The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Their aim is to deliver a […]

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Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park | North Adelaide | Review

Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park, North Adelaide – Review
Have you taken your kids on the interactive Bunyip Trail? If you’re looking to entertain them during the school holidays – or if you just love nature or books – it could be just the ticket.
by Carla Caruso

You probably know about the manicured parts of Bonython […]

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Base Camp Winter Village | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-31 Jul 2022

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Family Friendly Winter Village – Illuminate Adelaide’s Base Camp
Get your skates ready, your new winter adventure awaits at Base Camp – Illuminate Adelaide’s latest pop-up attraction right in the heart of the city!
Nestled at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Base Camp is your Illuminate Adelaide winter village with a twist – purpose-built to gather your crew, raise a […]

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Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 7-31 Jul 2022

[ July 7, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Back by popular demand, Light Cycles is returning to Adelaide Botanic Garden this July!
The Garden’s lush greenery will once again be transformed into an after-dark wonderland at this breath-taking Illuminate Adelaide event, where guests will be immersed in an experience that connects them to the natural world like never before.

After […]

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Kids Only Day Camps | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Apr 22

[ April 19, 2022 to April 22, 2022. April 26, 2022 to April 29, 2022. ]   
School Holidays Unplugged at Woodhouse.
After the joys of home learning and isolation for many this term, we know kids are itching for some OUTDOOR fun and adventure these school holidays.
Woodhouse ‘drop and go’ day camps offer thoughtfully programmed adventures specifically designed with age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep kids aged 5 to 12 SCREEN-FREE, ACTIVE […]

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Outdoor Movie Night - Paw Patrol The Movie

FREE Outdoor Movie Night – Paw Patrol The Movie | Tusmore | 8 Apr 2022

[ April 8, 2022; ]
FREE Outdoor Movie Night – Paw Patrol The Movie
Go along just before the cold weather sets in for a free screening of the popular family friendly film, Paw Patrol The Movie, on the big screen at Hanson Reserve, Tusmore Park. 
Hosted by Burnside Community Centres, this free movie event is BYO for picnic rugs, blankets and […]

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The Big Bounce – World’s Largest Inflatable Theme Park | Adelaide | 2-3 & 8-10 Apr 2022

[ April 2, 2022 to April 3, 2022. April 8, 2022; ]

The Big Bounce – World’s Largest Inflatable Theme Park Returning to Adelaide – Play & Go Discount Code
Big Bounce will be returning to Adelaide over two weekends in April 2022 with the World’s Biggest Jumping Castle, an incredible 300 metre long inflatable obstacle course plus a space-themed wonderland and a sports arena filled with goals, […]

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West Beach Adventure Aerial Adventure Park | Apr 2022

West Beach Adventure is Australia’s most iconic aerial adventure park.
There are aerial adventures, obstacles and fun for all ages, plus amazing views over the coastline. 
Mega Climb – Australia’s largest challenge course boasting over 80 aerial obstacles, ranging from heights of 5 to 25 meters. The MegaClimb is a truly stimulating experience giving guests of all abilities the opportunity to […]

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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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SHANX Mini Golf | Regency Park Community Golf Course | School Holiday Fun

SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park 
SHANX VERY MUCH – Australia’s best mini golf course is located right here in Adelaide!
You can forget about amusement based mini golf with windmills and clown heads at SHANX! Unlike anything in the Southern Hemisphere, SHANX Mini Golf looks exactly like a real golf course — only it’s been shrunk […]

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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | April School Holiday Programs | Apr 2022

[ April 19, 2022; April 21, 2022 to April 22, 2022. April 26, 2022 to April 29, 2022. ]
Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back these April holidays!
Give your child the gift of adventure with one of Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures amazing outdoor programs. Ranging from snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, raft building, Adventure Hub ziplines and mega swings, exploring nature and wildlife, and much much more, there is something for every age […]

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Adventure Kayaking SA | School Holidays | Apr 2022

Adventure Kayaking SA.
Explore the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard by kayak. Sheltered mangroves, marine life, a dolphin sanctuary, and hidden shipwrecks all make for an amazing kayaking adventure.
Best of all, you can explore through one of Adventure Kayaking SA’s amazing tours, or hire a kayak (or three) and go exploring on your own!

Not to mention […]

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Adventure Hubs | School Holidays | Apr 2022

Adventure Hubs is running some great family fun experiences these April school holidays!
The Mount Lofty Adventure Hubs day experience is the talk of South Australia. Climb to 15-metre artificial rock climbing wall (SA’s largest!), ride the 324m Forest Zipline (SA’s longest!) and then try the epic 3-person Mega Swing!

Loved the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub and […]

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Sophie’s Patch Open Garden | Mt Barker | Easter 2022

[ April 16, 2022 to April 18, 2022. ]
Sophie’s Patch Easter Open Garden
The tradition continues with Easter at Sophie’s Patch in Mt Barker Springs over three days from Saturday 16 to Monday 18 April 2022. 
Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy. Sophie has announced that 2022 will be particularly special […]

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Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | Open Daily

[ October 29, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to May 1, 2022. ]
Ride the Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg 
The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg will be operating daily until May, including Easter and the April school holidays.  Enjoy spectacular views over the SA coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Mix102.3, Lumo Energy SA and Skyline Attractions are bringing back the Mix102.3 Giant […]

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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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Pick Your Own Apples @Lenswood | Adelaide Hills

[ March 6, 2022; March 12, 2022 to March 14, 2022. ]
Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills during Autumn
The next apple season will start 6 March 2022 @Lenswood Pick Your Own including Sunset Apple Picking sessions on Saturdays during daylight saving.
The perfect family friendly activity, go and pick your own apples @Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills this Autumn.  The town of Lenswood is well […]

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Movies in the Park | Free Outdoor Movie | Campbelltown | 26 Feb 2022

[ February 26, 2022; ]
Campbelltown Youth presents Movies in the Park 2022 – Bee Movie
A family friendly night under the stars at Thorndon Park to watch the Bee Movie on Saturday 26 February 2022.
Pre-film entertainment activities will begin at 6pm followed by a free screening of the Bee Movie (G) at sundown (approx. 8pm, film running time is 1 […]

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Bloom Flower Crowns Workshop Parties

Bloom Flower Crowns Workshop Parties
Bloom Flower Crowns Workshop Parties come to you, supply fresh or artificial flowers, materials and your workshop host for up to 2 hours. After a demonstration, your workshop host will go around and help your guests create their very own beautiful flower crown to take home.

Once everyone has finished, Bloom Flower […]

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Wallis Mainline Drive In | Our Last Summer – Memories That Remain | Movie Schedule

Adelaide’s Last Drive-In to close in 2022 – Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Last Summer Program
Adelaide’s only remaining outdoor drive-in cinema – Mainline Drive-In at Gepps Cross – will close in February 2022.
The Wallis family, after 65 years of operating, has made the difficult decision to close the Gepps Cross Mainline Drive-In after the upcoming Summer season. Announcing the […]

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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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Adelaide Riverbank Torrens Lake Paddleboats

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

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

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]

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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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Civic Park Movies | Free Outdoor Cinema | Modbury | 22 Jan 2022 Event Cancelled

[ January 21, 2022; January 22, 2022; ]
Civic Park Movies 2022
Civic Park Movies is a free outdoor cinema experience at Civic Park, Modbury and a great way to spend a night with family and friends.
This season they are hosting a movies weekend in January, so you can enjoy a movie on the Friday and/or Saturday night. There will be delicious food vendors […]

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EMS Guided Snorkelling Tour for Families | Hallett Cove | Review

EMS Community Snorkelling Tour for Families at Hallett Cove – Review
If taking up snorkelling is on your bucket list, then it’s time to dip your flipper in with a local guided tour. We did, and can’t wait to hit the beach again. 
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never properly snorkelled before, but now I’m a convert.
This week, I […]

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New Year’s Eve at Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-In | 31 Dec 2021

[ December 31, 2021; ]
New Year’s Eve at Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-In
Be the first to see Ghostbusters Afterlife (PG) and the last to see in the New Year at Adelaide’s only remaining outdoor drive-in cinema.
The Wallis family, after 65 years of operating, has made the difficult decision to close the Gepps Cross Mainline Drive-In after the upcoming Summer season. […]

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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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Adelaide Coastrek | 2 Sep 2022

[ September 22, 2022; ]
Coastrek Adelaide 
This September join Australia’s premier hiking challenge for women and walk 60km or 30km along Adelaide’s stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. Experience beautiful beaches, secret trails through national parks and jaw-dropping views of rugged South Australia.
Join thousands of wild women (and a few awesome men!) in teams of four as we immerse ourselves in nature for […]

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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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Mount Bold Reservoir | New Recreational Activities

Mount Bold Reservoir
The new trails, lookout and viewing platform are now open to the public at Mount Bold Reservoir.
Mount Bold, the largest reservoir in South Australia, is about 45 minutes drive south of Adelaide. The reservoir is surrounded by more than 5,500 ha of land, including three Trees for Life sites, and much native vegetation […]

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Xanadu Drive-In | Christmas Drive-In Event | Torrens Parade Ground | 18 & 19 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Xanadu Drive-In at the Torrens Parade Ground
Adelaide’s nostalgic Christmas drive-in and cabaret experience, the Xanadu Drive-In is an Australian-first movie experience, set to be hosted at the Torrens Parade Ground on 18 and 19 December 2021.
A brand new COVID- safe, socially distanced performance experience that combines nostalgic film screenings with live cabaret and performance, created […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve Opening | 11 Dec 2021

[ December 11, 2021; ]
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve Opening
Soon, for the first time in 120 years, Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will be open to the public.
On 11 December 2021, there will be a celebration with an action-packed day of live entertainment, family activities and interactive nature play. Just 35 minutes from the city, Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will provide […]

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Tusmore Park Wading Pool – Refurbishment Plans

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Tusmore Park Wading Pool Upgrade
The Tusmore Park wading pool has been popular with families, particularly those with toddler-aged children, for many years. However, at more than 50 years old it reached the end of its useful life and has undergone a complete refurbishment.
In recent times, closures of the pool became more frequent […]

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Freedom Park Two Wells

New Freedom Park Sensory & Nature Playground at Two Wells | Nov 2021

Freedom Park at Two Wells 
South Australian families can now experience best practice in nature and sensory play at the state’s newest playground which has opened in the northern suburbs.
The new playground, Freedom Park, within Liberty at Two Wells is the latest milestone in a $1.2 billion residential precinct that is creating over 3,000 new homes […]

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Moonlight Cinema | Rymill Park Adelaide | 26 Nov 2021 – 16 Jan 2022

[ November 26, 2021 to January 16, 2022. ]
Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for the summer at a new location in Adelaide – Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka.  
Moonlight Cinema tickets are now on sale for their summer film line-up, starting with Cruella (PG) on Friday 26 November and The Greatest Showman (PG) on Saturday 27 November.  Promising their most epic season yet, […]

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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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SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park | Review

SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park – Review
If you haven’t checked out SHANX Mini Golf yet be sure to put it on your list of things to do in Adelaide!  
Situated along side the Regency Park Community Golf Course, just 10 minutes from the city, SHANX recently opened their gates and were inundated with groups […]

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