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The Big Wedgie | Inflatable Waterslide Park | Adelaide Extended Season 2021

[ January 30, 2021 to January 31, 2021. February 6, 2021 to February 7, 2021. February 13, 2021 to February 14, 2021. February 20, 2021 to February 21, 2021. February 27, 2021 to February 28, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide – Summer Season Extended
The Big Wedgie has extended their summer season at West Beach for a little longer, so more family fun for all ages continues!
Originally set to close this Sunday, The Big Wedgie has decided to stay open for another month, so they will be here until Sunday 28 […]

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Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens | Review

Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Hidden lanes, parks and tennis courts make Colonel Light Gardens a quirky Adelaide suburb to visit. Such spaces have also inspired a podcast called Model Suburb.
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Adelaide’s answer to Pleasantville.
Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, […]

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Campbelltown YAC Movies in the Park | Thorndon Park | 20 Feb 2021

[ February 20, 2021; ]

Campbelltown YAC Movies in the Park – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Brought to you by the Campbelltown Youth Advisory Committee, you are invited to join them for a night of food, fun and film. This is a free event.
Sit back and watch the 1971 film adaption of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate […]

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Poolside on Australia Day | Payneham Pool | 26 Jan 2021

[ January 26, 2021; ]
Poolside 2021
Spend this Australia Day poolside at the Payneham Swimming Pool. 
Grab your family and friends and your bathers for a classic Australia Day pool party at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Pool. Suitable for all ages, it’s a fun day out for the whole family.

Enjoy music, games and a sausage sizzle, and race the clock on […]

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Moonlight Cinema Botanic Park Adelaide

Ended: WIN a Family Pass to the Adelaide Moonlight Cinema | Botanic Park | Feb 2021

WIN a Family Pass to Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema
Enjoy a film under the stars at Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema in Botanic Park
Moonlight Cinema is back in Adelaide for the ultimate summer experience under the stars and they are celebrating 25 years of Moonlight with retro classics and a program full of iconic films. There are plenty of […]

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The Parking Lot Social | Adelaide | 23-25 Apr 2021

[ April 23, 2021 to April 25, 2021. ]
The Parking Lot Social Adelaide 
The Parking Lot Social is a new touring experience which packs a bunch of exciting entertainment into one incredible night out.
The Parking Lot Social has created a spectacular event space and overloaded it with a program of immersive and interactive entertainment. Broadcast from their stage straight to your car, it allows […]

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Food Truck Carnivale & Colour Carnivale | Morphettville | 19-21 Feb 2021

[ February 19, 2021 to February 21, 2021. ]
Food Truck Carnivale & Colour Carnivale
The Food Truck Carnivale is on the move again and heading to Morphetville Racecourse for 3 days in February 2021.
The Carnivale event will feature some of South Australia’s most popular food trucks along with plenty of family entertainment, with the third day also featuring the Colour Carnivale, with the highlight being […]

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Civic Park Movies | Modbury | Jan & Feb 2021

[ December 11, 2020; January 15, 2021; February 5, 2021; February 26, 2021; ]
Free Outdoor Cinema Experience at Civic Park
Civic Park Movies is a free outdoor cinema experience at Civic Park, Modbury. With 4 movies in the season, this is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Food vendors will be on-site to cater to all of your dinner and movie snack needs.
The movie […]

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Summer Nights Outdoor Community Cinema | Glenelg | 7 Jan 2021

[ January 7, 2021; ]
Summer Nights Outdoor Community Cinema
Enjoy a free movie, live music and food trucks at the City of Holdfast Bay’s Summer Nights Outdoor Community Cinema during the January school holidays.
Head down to Sandison Reserve, Glenelg East with your family at 7.30pm with your low deck chairs, cushions and picnic blankets for an evening under the stars. Grab […]

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MV Morphett Vale Rail

Morphett Vale Railway | Miniature Ride on Trains | Run Days & Review

[ January 24, 2021; February 14, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 14, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 11, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 9, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 13, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]

Morphett Vale Railway Miniature Ride on Trains Review
Set amongst the leafy natural bush landscape in Morphett Vale, south of Adelaide, is the MV Rail organisation who run train rides for countless families on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
The Morphett Vale Railway will reopen to the public for trains rides from 10 January 2021 
They have needed […]

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WOMADelaide 2021 | Adelaide, South Australia | 5-8 Mar 2021

[ March 5, 2021 to March 8, 2021. ]
WOMADelaide 2021 – Sunset Concert Series
The 2021 edition of the much-loved WOMADelaide festival will go ahead in a ‘re-imagined’ format in a new Adelaide CBD Park Lands venue.
Four nights, one stage, no clashes! WOMADelaide’s ‘re-imagined’ 2021 edition will feature a remarkable selection of Australian headline artists, presented across four sunset concert evenings in a picturesque new venue, […]

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woodhouse activity

Ended: WIN a Family Camping & Activity Pass for Woodhouse | Dec 2020

WIN a Family Camping & Activity Pass for Woodhouse Activity Centre
It’s cooler at Woodhouse in every sense of the word.
Aside from the fact that it’s generally 4 degrees cooler at Woodhouse than it is in the city, what’s cooler than being on a 54 hectare natural wonderland where you can climb, crawl, swing and splash […]

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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 strawberries […]

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Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema | Botanic Park | 11 Dec 2020 – 14 Feb 2021

Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema
Enjoy a film under the stars at Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema in Botanic Park
Moonlight Cinema is back in Adelaide for the ultimate summer experience under the stars and they are celebrating 25 years of Moonlight with retro classics and a program full of iconic films.
The December/January program is jam-packed once again with acclaimed summer […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Adelaide Hills | Beerenberg, Hahndorf | October to April

Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through the strawberry patch amongst rows of juicy berries to pick and take home.
Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1839 […]

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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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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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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 Blossoms | In Bloom Now | Aug 2020

Willunga Almond Blossoms 
The 2020 Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been postponed until November. However, visitors can still enjoy the blossom trees in and around Willunga which have already started blossoming.
2020 Willunga Almond Blossom Festival 20-22 November – READ MORE HERE
There are a variety of almond blossom trees in and around Willunga. Some are blossoming now, some […]

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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 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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