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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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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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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 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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Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions

Open Outdoor Spaces to Explore around Adelaide during COVID-19 Restrictions
We’ve always known we live in the lucky country here in Australia, but during times like the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all around the world, we should appreciate just how much open space we have to explore at a safe social distance from each other.
There have […]

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Mainline Drive In | Adelaide’s Only Drive In Cinema NOW CLOSED | Gepps Cross

*UPDATE: Tuesday 24 March 2020*
In response to the new government regulation that came into effect Monday 23 March, all entertainment venues such as cinemas and drive-ins are now closed. Read more HERE.
How to see a new release movie during coronavirus restrictions.
Mainline Drive In, located in Gepps Cross, is still open and operating during the COVID-19 […]

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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
The fabulous team at Nature Play SA have put together a list of 25 family friendly ideas and activities to do throughout Autumn.  March, April and May usually have warm days and cool nights, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the […]

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What’s In Your Backyard? | Junior Landcare Kids Competition | Closes 20 Apr 2020

What’s In Your Backyard?
Costa is asking kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard.
Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion has launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their […]

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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Just Jonnies Apple Picking | Harrisville Orchards | Mar 2020

Just Jonnies – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
Just Jonnies is a new apple picking event at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood. 
Their first apple picking event “Just Jonnies” will be on Saturday 14 March 12pm until 4pm and again on Sunday 15 March from 12pm until 4pm. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for future pick […]

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SA Water Smart Irrigation & Real-time Temperature Tracking | 2020

SA Water Cooling the Community
Families, fitness fanatics and outdoor lovers can now track down their coolest local park or playground using real-time temperature data, in SA Water’s new program increasing liveability in our urban environment.
SA Water have been working collaboratively with local councils to develop A “smart irrigation” package to provide up to date irrigation […]

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Nature Play SA Forest Festival | Kuitpo Forest | 22 Apr 2020

Nature Play SA Forest Festival 2020
Grab your picnic blankets and beanies, Nature Play SA are bringing you an unforgettable family festival in the majestic Kuitpo Forest.
IMPORTANT UPDATE Sunday 15 March 2020:
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, this event has […]

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Floatfest & Purnong Water Regatta | Caurnamont | 14-15 Mar 2020

[ March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Purnong Water Regatta & Floatfest
Join the attempt to get as many canoes and kayaks on the Murray River for the Purnong Water Regatta for their first event
A weekend full of fun water activities for the first Purnong Water Regatta as well as the usual Floatfest fun all in one great new location. 
Floatfest is an event […]

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Grab a Gala | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards | 29 Feb & 1 Mar 2020

[ February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ]
Grab a Gala – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
The “New Season Gala” apples are only days away from being picked at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood. 
Their first apple picking event “Grab a Gala ” will be on Saturday 29 February from 10am – 4pm and on Sunday 1 March from 10am – 4pm.

Harrisville Orchards are the […]

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Ignite Unley FREE Outdoor Cinema | The Greatest Showman | 14 Feb 2020

[ February 14, 2020; ]
Ignite Unley FREE Outdoor Cinema – Screening The Greatest Showman (PG)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Ignite Unley Free Outdoor Cinema.
Food, refreshments and entertainment will start from 6pm. The Greatest Showman (PG) screening will commence at sunset, which will be approximately 8:15pm.

Grab a bite to eat from a local trader on Fullarton Road and settle in […]

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New Skate and Spray Park | Apex Park Wudinna | Jan 2020

Photo: Gabrielle Waters
Skate and Spray Park – Apex Park, Wudinna
On Australia Day, the community celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Skate and Spray Park development at Apex Park in Wudinna including a splash pad and pump track. 
NOTE: The Skate and Spray Park is currently closed until further notice as the contractor completes final works […]

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Movies in the Park | Jumanji (1995) | Thorndon Park | 29 Feb 2020

[ February 29, 2020; ]
Movies in the Park – Jumanji (1995 version)
Go along for a night under the stars at Thorndon Park on Saturday 29 February 2020. There will be activities from 6pm, with the film screening at sundown (approx 8pm).

More details will be released closer to the night, so keep an eye on the Facebook event page for […]

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