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Mt Compass Strawberry picking

Pick Your Own Strawberries | Harvest the Fleurieu | Mt Compass

[ October 17, 2020 to October 18, 2020. ]
2020 Season Now Open – Pick your own strawberries in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ patch between late October and late May each year (depending on the weather).  The 2020 season will open from Saturday 17 October 2020.
Harvest the Fleurieu have made […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool | Outdoor Water Park & Waterslides | South Australia | Review

New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play.
Review by Carla Caruso
The new-look Marion Outdoor Pool has flung open its doors for spring-summer – and, as we found, time there now feels like a ‘mini holiday’ in […]

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national patio day

Stratco National Patio Day | Raising Funds for Cancer Council | 5 Dec 2020

[ December 5, 2020; ]
Stratco National Patio Day
Following the successful launch of National Patio Day in 2019, Stratco is partnering with Cancer Council to help more Aussies safely enjoy the great outdoors again on Saturday 5 December 2020.
Cancer Council estimates that two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. Celebrate National […]

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Spring Open Garden at Sophie’s Patch | Mount Barker | 7-9 Nov 2020

[ November 7, 2020 to November 9, 2020. ]
Spring Open Garden at Sophie’s Patch in Mount Barker
Spring Open Garden at Sophie’s Patch will be from the 7 – 9 November 2020.
Subject to COVID 19 restrictions, the Sophie’s Patch team are planning to open their garden to visitors in Spring. While there will be some changes, the event has exciting things planned and will […]

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Glen Forest Tourist Park | Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula | Review

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 […]

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Nature Bingo Live | Nature Festival | 30 Sep 2020

[ September 30, 2020; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ]
Learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes.
The Port Environment Centre has created a nature bingo sheet to help you learn to identify local beach and dune species. The adventure trail sheet is also available for youngsters to get in touch with the different species they may encounter.
This event is part of the […]

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Glenelg Beach Clean | Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign | 26 Sep 2020

[ September 26, 2020; ]
Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign at Glenelg Beach
It’s been around 6 months since Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign team held a full-scale public beach clean but they’re back and everyone’s invited to share a little ocean love.
The event will be part of SA’s inaugural Festival of Nature and will also feature a story to be […]

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Sunday Sessions | Mount Barker Skate Park | 18 Oct, 15 Nov & 20 Dec 2020

[ October 18, 2020; November 15, 2020; December 20, 2020; ]
Sunday Sessions at the Mount Barker Skate Park
Want to learn how to skate or scooter?
Learn from accredited coach, Darryl Harvey, at the Sunday Sessions program at Mount Barker Skate Park. Programs are based around skill development, challenging yourself and skatepark etiquette.
Skateboard, scooter  and BMX sessions are held on the third Sunday of the month. Make […]

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things to do in Adelaide in Spring

25 Things To Do In Spring with Kids in Adelaide | Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do In Spring for Adelaide Families by Nature Play SA
Looking for some fun Spring inspiration to get out and about with the kids now the weather is warming up?
Once Spring is in the air the days get longer and warmer so it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and explore!  We are […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden Relights After-Dark Events | Botanica Lumina | 3, 9 & 10 Oct 2020

[ October 9, 2020 to October 10, 2020. ]
Adelaide Botanic Garden After-Dark Event Program
Following the success of the recent ‘Biennial After Dark’ event, and with the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia, the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium has announced two October events as its Botanica Lumina program is officially re-lit.

Launched earlier this year, Botanica Lumina is a program of curated […]

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Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike | Cleland Conservation Park Walking Trail

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike
Adelaide’s favourite hike through Cleland Conservation Park, from serene Waterfall Gully all the way up to the summit at Mount Lofty.  
It is a challenge to complete, but there are many reasons why the hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is so popular.  From families with babies […]

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Nature Play Space & Mega Playground | The Domain, Millicent

Explore the Nature Play Space in The Domain at Millicent
The new nature play space next to the mega playground in The Domain at Millicent was officially opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on 31 July 2020. 
This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both […]

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willunga almond blossom festival

Willunga Almond Blossoms | In Bloom Now | Aug 2020

Willunga Almond Blossoms 
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been postponed until October. However, visitors can still enjoy the blossom trees in and around Willunga which have already started blossoming.
There are a variety of almond blossom trees in and around Willunga. Some are blossoming now, some later this month. Follow the Historical Blossom tour map below […]

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Park of the Month – Encounter Marine Park & Granite Island Recreation Park | Aug 2020

National Parks & Wildlife Service South Australia Park of the Month for August 2020 – Encounter Marine Park and Granite Island Recreation Park
With each Park of the Month there will be a variety of events for everyone to enjoy, with many of them free to attend. You can learn more about a park direct from […]

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Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
Bushwalking and walking outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family, talking, relaxing, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. There are so many fantastic places to explore in Adelaide and around South Australia. 
Some walks are more suited to prams and toddlers as they […]

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Park Lands Treasure Trail | City of Adelaide | 20 Jul – 1 Sep 2020

Adelaide Park Lands Treasure Trail
Explore and uncover treasured tales of Adelaide
Explore the Adelaide Park Lands for a chance to win a share of $3,000 in prizes, including a lifetime Adelaide Zoo membership. 
This City of Adelaide competition is all about getting out and about – you will need to go on a short city adventure to […]

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SHANX Mini Golf to Open at Regency Park Community Golf Course

SHANX Mini Golf 
In partnership with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, SHANX Mini Golf is coming soon to Regency Park Community Golf Course.
SHANX Mini Golf will be a unique golfing experience like no other in Australia. Designed by an internationally renowned golf course architect, SHANX aims to provide an unrivalled golfing experience for all to enjoy, […]

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carrick hill

Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]

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Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park | Adelaide Hills

Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park
Mount George Conservation Park is nestled in between Bridgewater and Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills, only 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway. 
Mount George walking trails can be accessed from Mount George Picnic Grounds where there is plenty of car parking space and some picnic tables if you […]

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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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#ItsBetterOutside | Nature Play SA | Jul 2020

[ July 4, 2020 to July 31, 2020. ]
#ItsBetterOutside – Nature Play SA Campaign
Nature Play SA has launched its new #ItsBetterOutside campaign featuring resources to inspire South Australians to get outside with their families.
It is a frightening and real fact that children are less physically active than ever. It is a startling statistic that only one in four children meet Australia’s Physical Activity […]

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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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Carrick Hill Reopening | Springfield | 11 Jul 2020

[ July 11, 2020; ]
Carrick Hill is reopening the Gardens, Grounds and Cafe on Saturday 11th July at 10am.
After several months of closure due to COVID-19, Carrick Hill will be reopening to the public.
Carrick Hill is fortunate in being one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds […]

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One & All Pirate Open Day & Tallship Cruise | Port Adelaide | 4 & 8 Jul 2020

[ July 4, 2020; July 8, 2020; ]
The One & All Tall Ship Open Day and Ship Ahoy 2 hour Tallship Cruise
See South Australia’s greatest sailing asset – The One & All during the July school holidays.
Be the inner pirate and get on board to see South Australia’s greatest sailing asset. Walk the decks, be at the ship’s helm, venture into the […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Disc Golf Course | Free Family Outdoor Fun

Disc Golf Course in the Adelaide Park Lands 
The latest addition to the sport of Disc Golf is a new course in the Adelaide Park Lands, just across the road from Rymill Park.  Never played before?  Don’t worry, this course is perfect for new players.  Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however instead of a […]

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PARKS SA Park of the Month | Deep Creek Conservation Park | June 2020

Parks SA’s Park of the Month is Deep Creek Conservation Park
Located less than two hours drive from Adelaide, Deep Creek Conservation Park is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. It is popular with groups of families and friends who enjoy the park’s wildlife, walking and camping opportunities.
Deep Creek Conservation Park is […]

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winter activities for kids in adelaide

25 Things To Do In Winter | Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do In Winter for Adelaide Families by Nature Play SA
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 […]

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Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive In Reopens | Gepps Cross | 29 May 2020

Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive In will reopen on Friday 29 May 2020
Mainline Drive In, located in Gepps Cross, closed their gates during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with restrictions easing they are now able to reopen.
Social distancing won’t be a problem when you are confined to your car, but still out in open […]

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Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path

Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path | Gawler to Port Adelaide

Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path – Second Section Now Open
The second section of the Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path which runs alongside the Northern Connector motorway has now opened. This means people are now able to ride their bike, or walk, from Gawler to Port Adelaide (all off road).
The final section of the […]

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Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Re-opens 15 May 2020

[ May 15, 2020; ]
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden re-opens Friday 15 May 2020
With just over two weeks of May remaining we still have enough time to visit the stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Garden to take in the beautiful late autumn colours.  
After seven weeks of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are delighted to hear that Mount Lofty Botanic […]

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Whispering Wall – Barossa Reservoir | Williamstown | Review

Whispering Wall at Williamstown | Review
Whispering Wall, otherwise known as the Barossa Reservoir, is approximately 1 hours drive from Adelaide in the Barossa Valley, near the township of Williamstown.
Many Adelaideans will remember visiting this iconic destination as children mostly for the novelty value. The wall is aptly named ‘Whispering Wall’ because of its parabola effect […]

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South Australia’s National Parks Reopen for Camping | 11 May 2020

South Australia’s National Parks are reopening for camping on Monday 11 May 2020
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia are reopening National Parks for camping, plus parks accommodation and camping on Crown Lands will also reopen.
Park facilities now open include:

Campgrounds (from Monday 11 May 2020)
Group facilities such as barbecues, firepits, showers, indoor camp kitchens (from […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network. 
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]

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kurangga BMX bike track

Kurangga Park BMX Track – Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
Located at the corner of Unley Road & Greenhill Rd, Adelaide at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… […]

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Tips for Gardening with Kids at Home

   
Tips for gardening with kids at home
There’s nothing better than picking your own fruit and veg and watching your flowers and plants spring up and become a haven for bees, birds and other creatures.
Gardening is great fun and good exercise and it’s fantastic when kids get out into the garden and watch with excitement […]

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Exploring the Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail | Review

Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail at Tennyson – Review
You’ll feel further away than the western suburbs when meandering through these ancient dunes … taking you direct to the beach!
by Carla Caruso
I’ve been wanting to check out Tennyson Beach for a while. So, when I was at a loose end one weekend, I found time to tick […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve | Review

Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
Editor’s note: Thursday, 4 June 2020 – Mount Bold Reservoir has reopened following completion of SA Water’s dam safety upgrade.
There’s a spooky […]

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Fun & Easy Activity Ideas for Kids To Do at Home | Backyard Fun

Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration
Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!
As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events […]

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Fun & Easy Activity Ideas for Kids To Do at Home

Activities Kids Can Do at Home – Fun, Affordable Easy Ideas & Inspiration
Help the kids have fun at home with these easy indoor and outdoor activities using simple household items, pantry staples, recycled materials and a little bit of imagination!
As families stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, with the cancellation of countless upcoming events […]

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Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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