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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 are […]

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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

[ April 22, 2020; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
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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Ended: WIN a Family Pass to the Adelaide Moonlight Cinema | Botanic Park | Feb 2020

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 set to continue its summer of starlit cinema with tickets on sale today for a jam-packed February of blockbuster entertainment.
Audiences can look forward to must see films of the summer: Little Women, 1917, […]

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Adelaide Hills & Kangaroo Island Recovery Campaign | #BookThemOut

The South Australian Tourism Commission has launched a recovery campaign for the regions devastated by the recent bushfires in South Australia.
The campaign, “Help them out, #BookThemOut”, will focus on encouraging people to visit the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island to boost bookings and help reinvigorate the local economies.  
Now more than ever, our beautiful Adelaide […]

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Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary Bushfire Fundraiser | Mt Barker Outdoor Cinema | 18 Jan 2020

[ January 18, 2020; ]
Warrawong Sanctuary Bushfire Fundraiser at Wallis Outdoor Cinema
This event offers something special to do with your dog and support a good cause with a special outdoor cinema screening of ‘Dolittle’. 
Gates open at 7:30pm with the movie starting at 8:30pm. Five dollars from every ticket purchased will be donated to Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary to help build a […]

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Free Outdoor Cinema – The Lion King | Klemzig Reserve | 21 Feb 2020

[ February 21, 2020; ]
Free Outdoor Cinema at Klemzig Reserve – The Lion King
A free outdoor movie screening against the scenic backdrop of Klemzig Reserve.
Friday 21 February will feature the Lion King – Disney classic remake. Simba, the young lion prince flees his kingdom after the murder of his father, King Mufasa, only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and […]

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Moonlight Cinema Adelaide | Botanic Park | Review

Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema – Review
Watch a movie under the stars this summer with your family, friends, partner, or dog!
by Brooke Hendry
Have you been wanting to do something a bit different with the kids during the Adelaide school holidays?
How about watching a movie under the stars?
We’ve recently been to check out the Moonlight Cinema, in the […]

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Exploring Marino | Marino Conservation Park & Bandon Terrace Reserve | Review

Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve 
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]

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Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try. 
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]

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Blue Devil Snorkel | Second Valley Jetty | Dec 2019, Mar & Apr 2020

[ December 21, 2019; March 7, 2020; March 21, 2020; April 18, 2020; ]
Blue Devil Snorkel, Second Valley Jetty
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 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, some events may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the venue or organisers directly for clarification.
Professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists […]

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Semaphore Summer Carnival | New Years Eve & Australia Day Fireworks

[ December 14, 2019 to December 24, 2019. December 26, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to January 27, 2020. ]
Semaphore Summer Carnival
Semaphore Summer Carnival is returning for a new season of beachside fun on the foreshore.  Open daily from 11am Saturday 14 December 2019 until Monday 27 January 2020.
Held each year during the summer school holidays, the Semaphore Summer Carnival is a fun-filled outing for the whole family. Enjoy some beachside fun on the […]

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Port Noarlunga Snorkel Tour | Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | 7 Dec 2019

[ December 7, 2019; ]
Port Noarlunga Snorkel Tour
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Port Noarlunga reef. The reef has been an aquatic reserve since 1971 and is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
The event is suitable for children 5 years and above whom are good swimmers. At least […]

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South Para Reservoir Reserve Open Day | Reservoirs SA | 7 Dec 2019

[ December 7, 2019; ]
South Para Reservoir Reserve Open Day
Enjoy a FREE fun-filled morning at the South Para Reservoir Reserve Grand Opening!  SA Reservoirs is teaming up with Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures, Nature Play SA and Trail Running SA to offer a range of FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Following the official opening at 9am, a range […]

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Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia

Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia
Strawberry season is here and there are some lovely places to visit not far from Adelaide where you can go and pick fresh strawberries with family and friends or buy them straight from the farm door.
EDITOR’S NOTE:
PLEASE NOTE PICK YOUR OWN PATCHES HAVE NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 […]

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Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign | Clean Up Events around Adelaide | 17, 22 & 23 Nov 2019

[ November 17, 2019; November 22, 2019; November 23, 2019; ]
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign
Join Sea Shepherd Australia’s Marine Debris Campaign this November and help out at three opportunities to clean our beaches and waterways before summer. 
Sea Shepherd has three Marine Debris Campaign clean up events over the coming fortnight and the public are encouraged to head down and participate to help keep our beaches, […]

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Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema | Botanic Park | 13 Dec 2019 – 16 Feb 2020

Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema
Enjoy a film under the stars at Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema in Botanic Park
Summer is around the corner and Moonlight Cinema is back for the ultimate summer experience under the stars.
The December/January program is jam-packed with acclaimed summer blockbusters, cosy Christmas flicks, fan favourites, fierce female leads and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly […]

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Flinders University’s ‘SpringFest’ – and Walking Trails! | Review

Flinders Uni’s ‘SpringFest’, plus walking trails – Review, October 2019
The southern suburbs uni recently opened its doors for a family-friendly event. But, as we discovered, the campus has even more to offer, including scenic walking trails.
by Carla Caruso
It’s been a while since I’ve been a uni student (scarily, almost two decades), so I haven’t had […]

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Spring Open Garden | Sophie’s Patch | 9–11 Nov 2019

[ November 9, 2019 to November 11, 2019. ]
Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden
There will be a fabulous program of speakers, nurseries, refreshments and surprises providing entertainment and inspiration for the thousands of visitors from across Australia who visit this dry lands garden.
Kids Activities
On Saturday Kate Hubmayer will be running nature craft with kids making nature crowns.
Kristen Messenger from Bugs ‘n’ Slugs will also be there […]

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National Patio Day | Supporting Australians Impacted by Cancer | 7 Dec 2019

[ December 7, 2019; ]
National Patio Day
Proudly supported by Stratco, National Patio Day is a chance to kick-start summer in style by hosting an event with your family and friends under your favourite patio while raising vital funds to support those affected by cancer.
In 2019, the National Patio Day event will be held on the first Saturday of summer […]

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Minda Coast Park Now Open | North Brighton | Oct 2019

Minda Coast Park Opens to the Public
The new coastal pedestrian and cycling pathway in North Brighton, Minda Coast Park, links the esplanade pathways from Glenelg to Brighton.
The $5.3million project includes a 500-metre long pathway through the Minda Dunes, a multi-use public plaza at Somerton Surf Life Saving Club, along with a large elevated deck and public seating […]

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Kat’s Tales in the Park | Free Storytelling Event | Unley | 24 Nov 2019

[ November 24, 2019; 11:00 am; ]
Kat’s Tales in the Park
Kat’s Tales Storytelling brings her zest and warmth to Morrie Harrell Playground with an original, interactive story to charm kids and families. Go along and help bring the pet shop alive. Make silly noises, dance and sing old favourites to tenor ukulele accompaniment. Take home a free craft.
This is free family […]

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Civic Park Movies | Modbury | Jan & Mar 2020

[ January 10, 2020; January 17, 2020; March 6, 2020; March 13, 2020; ]
Civic Park Movies is a free outdoor cinema experience at Civic Park, Modbury.
With 5 movies in the season, this is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Each night features free entertainment from 6.30pm and delicious food vendors will be on site to cater to all of your dinner and movie […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one. 
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]

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Triathlon SA | West Lakes Kids Series | Oct 2019 – Mar 2020

[ October 20, 2019; November 17, 2019; January 27, 2020; March 29, 2020; ]
West Lakes Kids Series Triathlons
Triathlon South Australia is proud to bring to you a new kids race series embedded in their Westfield West Lakes Triathlon Series Events.
*CANCELLED* – Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been cancelled.
Triathlon Australia has decided to withdraw all sanctioning from events and races on […]

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50 Great Walks & Hikes for Kids & Families | Walking SA | South Australia

50 Great Walks and Hikes for Kids & Families in South Australia
Walking and hiking with kids is a great way for families to spend quality time together outdoors. There are some really easy, short walks in South Australia which are great for little legs, while older kids will enjoy the challenge of more adventurous hikes.
Walking […]

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Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves National Park | Review

Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park
A nature based playground and South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site, get together for a great day of fun and digging into the treasures of our past.
by Natalie Thoo
As you walk up to the Naracoorte Caves Visitor Centre you can’t miss a newly curated playground just off […]

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Playgroup on the Green | Civic Park | 11 Nov 2019

[ November 11, 2019; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Playgroup on the Green at Civic Park
Playgroup on the Green at Civic Park in Modbury is a huge outdoor event with fun for everyone.
Featuring all your Playgroup favourites including face painting, messy play, crafts, sensory play, baby-zone and physical play.
There will be something for all ages, including a coffee van for the adults. Hosted by […]

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