See South Australia’s Ethel Shipwreck Fully Exposed
Now is the time to visit Innes National Park to see the Ethel Shipwreck fully exposed.
Unlike other South Australian historic shipwrecks, the Ethel Shipwreck is unusual due to it being on land rather than under water. Recently, the Ethel has become fully exposed again and can be seen without […]
See South Australia’s Ethel Shipwreck Fully Exposed
[ August 31, 2019; 5:00 pm; ]
Star Gazing at Mylor Oval – **SOLD OUT**
After a sold out session in March, the Adelaide Hills Science Hub are once again travelling from the moon to the edge of the universe.
Rug up, take along a picnic rug, watch the sunset and view the night sky through powerful computerised telescopes.
Drinks, coffee and and gourmet BBQ […]
[ September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019. September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ]
Stella Creek Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year for two weeks in Spring, the Stella Creek Orchards come alive with cherry blossom. To walk under the canopy of over 2 million white blossoms is a truly magical experience and one that they would like to share with everyone.
For the first time in September 2019, Stella Creek will […]
We’ve recently stumbled across an old gem – Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park
by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?
This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground […]
[ September 1, 2019; ]
Father’s Day at Monarto Zoo
Make Dad feel like the King of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE* visit to Monarto Zoo!
The ultimate destinations for a wild day out, Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo will help you spoil Dad with tons of fun-filled activities and their adorable animals.
Simply redeem with any full price ticket […]
[ August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019. ]
Festival of the Magpie at Cleland Wildlife Park
Known for their sweet song and sometimes vicious aerial assaults, the magpie is a highly intelligent bird, and one that is often misunderstood.
To help gain a better understanding of magpies and their habits, Cleland Wildlife Park is holding a two day ‘Festival of the Magpie’ event on the […]
Grab your kids, lace up your hiking boots and head for the Hills to explore the wooded wonderland that is Lobethal Bushland Park.
**Editors Note 19 July 2020: Lobethal Bushland Park was closed to the public due to damage from the Cudlee Creek Fires in December 2019. Currently, there is a lot of beautiful regrowth and […]
[ August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019. ]
Camellias South Australia Inc present the annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill
Camellias South Australia Inc will hold their annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill in Springfield over the weekend of August 10 and 11. Admission is free and there will be countless blooms on display and quality plants for sale.
Visitors on the day will […]
[ July 28, 2019; 10:00 am; ]
National Tree Day | City of West Torrens
Landcare Australia are hosting a National Tree Day event at Deeds Rd, North Plympton, near Adelaide Airport, on 28 July 2019 at 10am to plant some local indigenous plants.
Landcare Australia is the leading not-for-profit organisation responsible for raising awareness and funding for the Landcare movement, who strive to […]
Mount Remarkable National Park – take the kids hiking at Alligator Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges
by Katrina Gogel
Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park is one of South Australia’s most scenic hikes. With dramatic gorges, bright ochre walls and watercourses lined with river red gums, it truly is a remarkable place.
There are plenty of […]
[ July 27, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
National Parks and Wildlife Service Celebration
Belair National Park’s Main Oval will be open on Saturday 27 July 2019 between 10am and 2pm to launch the renewed National Parks and Wildlife Service and celebrate World Ranger Day.
To mark the day, entry to Belair National Park will be FREE. Starting from 10am, enjoy free activities and refreshments […]
[ August 4, 2019; ]
Kuitpo Forest Trail Running SA Series – Race 3
The Kuitpo Forest event is the third race in the 2019 TRSA Series. You don’t need to be a series competitor to enter – all are welcome.
With 3 courses in 2019, this event will take participants through an amazing mix of scenic pine plantations and native bush […]
Yorketown Playground. A riot of colour and fun!
by Katrina Gogel
Yorketown is one of Southern Yorke Peninsulas picturesque inland towns, and the hub of the SYP. If you’re travelling the region anytime soon be sure to call in and check out the towns fantastic local services and wonderful playground. Your kids will thank you for it!
Victoria Square, Kadina. Is this Yorke Peninsula’s best playground?
by Katrina Gogel
If you find yourself visiting the top of the Yorke Peninsula anytime soon be sure to make a pit stop at the Copper Coast town of Kadina, and visit the wonderful Victoria Square.
A green oasis in the heart of town, Victoria Square celebrates the history […]
Campfire Dessert Cones Recipe
by Katrina Gogel
Campfire season is well and truly upon us. Why not try making these delicious dessert cones over the fire on your next camping trip.
They’re easy to do. The kids will love making them. Only a few ingredients are needed, and you can use your favourite fillings.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 packet […]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Under Construction
Editor’s Note: the playspace is now open from 26 September 2019
READ OUR REVIEW HERE
Cutting-edge technology and a new playground will be installed at Heywood Park thanks to more than $400,000 of Federal and State Government funding.
The City of Unley was successful in receiving $150,000 from the State Government’s Fund […]
Nellie’s Garden, Mitcham Railway Station – Review July 2019
There’s nothing better than stumbling across hidden gems locally. And Nellie’s Garden, alongside the Mitcham Railway Station, is exactly one of those kinds of places…
Whether you’re in the area to catch a train or cycling with the kids to the nearby Barrens Reserve playground, it’s worth dropping […]
Bushwalking with Kids – Mount Barker Summit Reserve
by Katrina Gogel
Explore rocky outcrops, take in panoramic country views and find a cubby house (or two!) along one of the family friendly walking trails at the Mount Barker Summit Reserve.
The “Mount” has long been our family’s go-to place for a bushwalk in the Adelaide Hills. With two […]
[ July 19, 2019; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Kites & fun with Nature amongst the Wetlands at Warriparinga
Enjoy kite decorating, treasure hunts, nature play, guided walks throughout the 3.5 hectares of reserve on Friday 19 July 2019 from 11am to 1pm.
Bring a picnic to share with family and friends and enjoy a winters day of connecting with nature.
Car park available at the entrance […]
[ July 17, 2019; ]
Cubby Town 2019
Cubby Town is back for the 2019 winter school holidays!
Nature Play SA is excited to be teaming up with National Parks South Australia again for their 5th Cubby Town event for ONE DAY only on 17 July at Belair National Park.
Tickets are now on sale and numbers will be capped to ensure the enjoyment of […]
[ June 8, 2019; June 15, 2019; June 22, 2019; June 29, 2019; July 6, 2019; July 13, 2019; July 20, 2019; July 27, 2019; ]
Family Flix Movies at Mainline Drive-In Cinema
Wallis Mainline Drive-In are once again holding special Saturday night movies dedicated to families.
Mainline Drive-In Movies open an hour before the movie starts so you can get there early and enjoy a relaxed dinner before sitting back to watch the large outdoor screen. There will be free kids activities and […]
[ April 13, 2019 to September 1, 2019. ]
Magical Park is a sneaky way to get the children off the couch and be physically active in the outdoors.
Take the kids along to the park, download the FREE app, and watch their amazement and delight as the park turns into a digital fantasy land to explore.
Through the ‘magic’ of geospatial Augmented Reality, children […]
Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk
Some mums on Mother’s Day like pancakes in bed or the latest celebrity fragrance. I alternatively used the day as an excuse to drag my family of four on a hike. But as I knew would happen, they enjoyed the experience just as much as I did!
I stumbled across information about the […]
Photo credit:@andrew__burston (via IG)
Ghost Mushroom Lane | Now Open
The 2019 Ghost Mushroom season has started at Ghost Mushroom Lane in Glencoe.
ForestrySA is pleased to offer you the chance to experience the brilliant glow first hand – free of charge! The Ghost Mushroom (Omphalotus nidiformis) is a bioluminescent fungus that emits a soft green glow at night. […]
[ May 18, 2019; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples
Mahnew Orchard in the Adelaide Hills are opening up their orchard for the final time this season for visitors to pick their own Pink Lady Apples.
After the success of the recent Pink Lady Weekend, Mahnew Orchard are hosting another Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples event. This event will be […]
[ June 16, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Arbor Day – Community Planting Day along the River Torrens
You’re invited to bring your friends and family and get your hands dirty for Arbor Day. This free community planting event will be held along the River Torrens, at the end of Torrens Avenue in Lockleys.
The site is a long-term watercourse restoration project winding along the […]
[ May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019. ]
Para Wirra Conservation Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month – May 2019
Celebrate Para Wirra Conservation Park this May.
Located less than one hours’ drive from Adelaide, this park is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. It’s popular with groups of families and friends who enjoy the park’s wildlife, picnicking, […]
[ May 9, 2019 to May 16, 2019. May 22, 2019; ]
Sight the International Space Station Over Adelaide
Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from our very own Adelaide!
The space station is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and travelling […]
[ May 11, 2019; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples
Mahnew Orchard in the Adelaide Hills are opening up their orchard again for visitors to pick their own Pink Lady Apples.
After the recent Pink Lady Weekend, Mahnew Orchard are hosting another Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples event. This event will be on Saturday 11 May 2019 only, from 9am-4pm. […]
[ May 8, 2019; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Playgroup on the Green at Barratt Reserve
Playgroup on the Green is a huge outdoor event with fun for everyone, featuring all your Playgroup favourites including messy play, crafts, sensory play, baby-zone and physical play.
There will be something for all ages, including a coffee van for the adults, inflatable soccer and a sausage sizzle.
One ticket required […]
[ May 4, 2019; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Family Bike Ride and Nature Play Afternoon
Enjoy the outdoors in autumn with an afternoon of nature play and a gentle family bike ride.
The Family Bike Ride includes a ride along the Sturt River Trail from Warriparringa Wetlands to Oaklands Wetland and back. It will kick off with a Kaurna Welcome to Country and cultural walk […]
[ April 27, 2019; April 28, 2019; ]
Dirty Weekend 2019
An epic adventure and fun along South Australia’s finest MTB trails.
Dirty Weekend is South Australia’s only 24-hour mountain bike challenge, held at the Cudlee Creek Forest. There are 6 hour, 12 hour and 24 hour options to suit everyone. There is a 12 hour and 6 hour Youth Team category for riders aged […]
[ May 4, 2019 5:00 pm to May 5, 2019 5:00 pm. ]
Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood is open for Apple Picking on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May 2019
Over the first weekend in May, Harrisville Orchards are holding a Pick a Pink Lady event and they invite families to go along and pick fresh apples straight from the trees.
Entry Fee – TBA (previous years $5 per […]
[ April 14, 2019; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Supported by Holdup for National Youth Week, enjoy a day at the Pump Track, Brighton.
Get down to Pump ‘n’ Jump. There will be a fun day of pumpin’, pump track demonstrations, food, music, arts and cultural activities at Pump Track at Brighton on Sunday 14 April 2019 from 11am – 3pm. Open to all ages.
[ May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019. ]
Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend 2019 | Adelaide Apple Picking
Four family-owned and run apple orchards located in the heart of one of Australia’s premium apple-growing regions in the Adelaide Hills are open for visiting, exploring and fruit picking.
For one weekend only Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend provides a unique opportunity to pick some Pink Lady® […]
[ April 14, 2019; ]
An Expo to Celebrate the Start of the South Australian Bushwalking Season.
With the arrival of cooler autumn weather, hiking is an ideal outdoor activity. South Australia’s bushwalking clubs and Walking SA are coming together to celebrate the occasion with a unique day in Belair National Park.
Expo of walking tours, walking destinations, outdoor retailers, walking […]
Matthew Street Reserve Fairy Houses
Matthew Street Reserve in O’Halloran Hill has some mysterious new residents.
Tiny fairy houses appeared earlier this year in February, thanks to the crafty members of the Trott Park Men’s Shed. Have a short adventure to find the fairy village and imagine what the magical fairies are up to.
Hint: the fairy village […]
Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
If you’re looking for a toddler-friendly playground in eastern Adelaide then add Knightsbridge Reserve to your list.
Set in the quiet residential streets of Leabrook, Knightsbridge Reserve is shady and tranquil and a charming, low-key destination for little people. While it’s not overly fancy or new, it has good […]
Point Turton Nature Playspace & Bike Track
After works throughout 2017 and 2018, the upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace is now open.
The Point Turton Progress Association Playground Committee approached the Yorke Peninsula Council in mid-2016 regarding an upgrade/redevelopment of the Point Turton Playground to incorporate natural playspaces and create a playground that is different to all […]
Jubilee Way Reserve Completed Upgrade
Exciting new equipment, plus a new toilet, shelter and barbecue have been installed at Wynn Vale Jubilee Way Reserve.
The upgrade is thanks to a $150,000 from the Government of South Australia. Jubilee Reserve is a popular, well-used community area adjacent to the Jubilee Community Centre. This beautiful green space aligned with trees leading […]