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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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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

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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Giraffe Safari Animal Experience | Monarto Safari Park | Review

The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]

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South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition Review

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition
Review by Susannah Marks
Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend
The latest exhibition at the SA Museum – Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend runs until 26 April 2020 – and if you’re a dog lover or have kids who love dogs then make sure you go and see it before […]

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Onward Movie Review | In Cinemas 2 Apr 2020

Onward movie review | in cinemas 2 April 2020
Primary schoolkids – and beyond – will love Pixar’s latest original feature, starring two teen elves and celebs like Chris Pratt, Tom Holland and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
by Carla Caruso
Onward is the latest offering from Disney and Pixar (think Toy Story, Cars, Finding Dory), so you know you’re in […]

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Uraidla Pub

Uraidla Hotel | Family Friendly Dining | Adelaide Hills | Review

The Uraidla Hotel – Family Friendly Pub in the Adelaide Hills
The Uraidla Hotel is a beautiful pub in the Adelaide Hills where you will always receive a warm welcome, fresh food and there’s space for the kids to play.
The Uraidla Hotel has undergone a massive transformation in the last few years and it is a […]

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National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | Review

Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]

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Patch Theatre | The Lighthouse | Adelaide Festival | Review

 
Patch Theatre The Lighthouse | Review
Patch Theatre Director, Geoff Cobham and his team have created The Lighthouse, a unique series of light installations which are beautiful and mesmerising. 
The historic Queens Theatre has been divided into a series of rooms, each housing a different light installation. There is a sense of anticipation and intrigue as […]

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Funtopia Prospect – Adelaide’s Largest Indoor Adventure Playground | Review

Funtopia Prospect in Sefton Park | Adelaide Indoor Playground Review
From a rock-climbing arena to an action-packed playground, Adelaide’s newest indoor adventure park and cafe has it all.
by Carla Caruso
Funtopia definitely is a utopia of fun, with a capital F.
The indoor adventure park – SA’s largest! – officially opened its doors in February 2020 and has […]

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Adelaide Zoo A to Zoo session review by Susannah Marks

A to Zoo Program at the Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo Program – Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo program is designed for children aged 2 -4 years and their parents/caregivers. It aims to deliver a high quality preschool programme which fosters a love of learning and an appreciation for the natural world. Each week children learn about a different […]

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The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond | Adelaide Fringe | Review

The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for immersive illusion
My kids are fans of Netflix’s Magic for Humans, so I thought seeing a magic show during the Fringe would be just the ticket.
And The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond offers added perks – the chance to […]

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Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster | Adelaide Fringe Review

 
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – Adelaide Fringe Review 2020
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for beatboxing brilliance
Hailing from Battersea in South-West London, the BAC Academy brings a high intensity, flawless beatbox show to the RCC at Adelaide Uni.
The Academy has been going for 10 years and as our host and academy director Conrad Murray […]

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Don’t Mess With The Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Don’t Mess with the Dummies at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for ‘cool bananas’ circus comedy
When you walk into a theatre and find rolled-up socks and undies on the seats, you know you’re in for a different sort of show. (These, as we soon found out, were for throwing into the […]

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Amity Dry: Highway Superstar | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Amity Dry’s Highway Superstar show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 Stars for feel-good fun
Amity Dry gave a shoutout to all the “suburban mums” at her Adelaide Fringe show’s opening night (after revealing she drives a “daggy RAV4”).
And Highway Superstar feels designed exactly with suburban mums of my era in mind. (For the […]

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Oscars Fan? Enjoy an ‘Old Hollywood’ Vibe at one of Adelaide’s Historic Cinemas | Review

Step back in time at some of Adelaide’s historic cinemas, from The Capri to the Mainline Drive-in
by Carla Caruso
Keen to check out all the latest Oscar-winning films? For an extra-glam outing, do it in style at one of Adelaide’s retro movie theatres.
Who doesn’t love a glitzy Hollywood awards night, from the SAGs to the Oscars […]

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Onkaparinga Valley Road Playgrounds | Adelaide Hills | Review

Four great playgrounds to visit along Onkaparinga Valley Road in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
Onkaparinga Valley Road is the main thoroughfare through the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Commencing at Verdun this busy road is the gateway to some of the best wineries and attractions in the Hills, but did you know it’s also home to four […]

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Luminarium: Daedalum Inflatable Walk-in Sculpture | RCC | Adelaide Fringe | 14 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Luminarium: Daedalum
Transport yourself into a world of radiant colour, labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes.
Experience the surprising luminosity, calming hues and unexpected beauty likened to travelling through a stained glass window, a futuristic space station, or a living breathing sculpture of air and light.

For all ages, no two visits are alike as the Luminarium’s atmosphere changes […]

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Port Elliot Bakery Review | Fleurieu Peninsula

Port Elliot Bakery – the iconic bakery destination that’s a South Australian favourite in the Fleurieu Peninsula
Port Elliot Bakery is an iconic destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australians know that a trip to Port Elliot or anywhere in the area is not complete without a stop there. You can’t really miss it […]

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Play School Exhibition | Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide | Review

Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition at the SA Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide – Review
by Carla Caruso
Do names like Jemima, Big Ted and Bananas in Pyjamas take you back in time? Then you won’t want to miss this birthday exhibition while it’s in town.
I’ll be honest, when I first read about the Play School Exhibition at the […]

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Exploring Glenelg, including the Beachouse & Giant Ferris Wheel | Review

A day out in Glenelg, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
There’s no need to travel interstate for amusement fun – this bayside suburb has it in spades.
South Australia’s favourite palindrome is definitely G-L-E-N-E-L-G.
While I spent a lot of weekends there as a youngster, since having kids, it’s sometimes fallen off my radar … But not this summer!
With […]

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Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne Family Holiday Review | Victoria

 
Summer holiday escape to the Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne in Victoria 
Australia’s answer to The O.C. (or The Hamptons) is just across the border – and you can combine it with a trip to Melbourne’s CBD.
by Carla Caruso
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has been whispering to me for some time.
TV shows like Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and The Cry […]

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Kangaroo Island for Families | Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, […]

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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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Port Augusta & Flinders Ranges Family Holiday Review | South Australia

Road trip to Port Augusta, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
Port Augusta proves a surprise winner for a quick getaway – and the towns along the way only add to the adventure.
I’ve always thought of Port Augusta as more of a gateway to the Outback and less of a travel destination. That was until I tagged along […]

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Apex Park Burbridge Rd

Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach
The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.
The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, something fun for different ages and has toilets. Apex Park which the playground is situated in has […]

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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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The Olive Branch, Balhannah | Kid-Friendly Cafe | Review

The Olive Branch Café in Balhannah. Child-friendly dining in the Adelaide Hills!
by Katrina Gogel
The Olive Branch Café is a family owned business located in the small township of Balhannah, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. With a focus on local produce, community, and relaxed family-friendly dining, this is a wonderful place to pop in for a […]

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Monash Playground

Monash Adventure Park | Riverland, SA | Playground Review

Monash Adventure Park – one of South Australia’s favourite family playgrounds.
by Katrina Gogel
A family day out in the Riverland must include a trip to Monash Adventure Park!
Developed by local Monash identity Grant Telfer in the 1960’s, the original adventure-style play equipment was a sight and an experience to behold. For some of the truly amazing […]

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Marion Holiday Park | A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide

 
Marion Holiday Park – A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide
by Carla Caruso
Escape the city at at this family-friendly resort, featuring pools, waterslides, palm trees and entertainment galore. 
One of the less fun things about holidays can be the ‘getting there’ bit … from airport queues to the “Are we there yet?” cries from the back […]

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville.  As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]

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Whistler Wines, Barossa Family friendly winery Review by Susannah Marks

Whistler Wines | Family Friendly Barossa Winery | Review

Whistler Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Family Friendly Winery Review
Review by Susannah Marks
On a recent trip to the Barossa we stopped in at Whistler Wines. If you love the Barossa and exploring different vineyards with your children in tow then we think Whistler Wines is worth a look. There is so much here that is geared […]

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Disney Frozen 2 | Movie Review for Families | In Cinemas 28 Nov 2019

Disney Frozen 2 | Movie Review for Families
Frozen 2 is in cinemas Thursday 28 November 2019. 
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS*
The first Frozen film was a phenomenal hit – the highest grossing animation in fact, so the question is, can the sequel live up to this? Well it’s taken 6 years to create it […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Riverland SA | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Review by Katrina Gogel
Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park has been designed to blend into its natural setting. There’s no colourful plastic equipment here – just beautiful wooden structures, steel water play stations and natural surfaces.
Situated in the riverfront reserve makes it easy to find, parking is aplenty and there’s […]

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Kids’ Market | Clarence Park Community Centre | Review

Kids’ Market at Clarence Park – Review, October 2019
by Carla Caruso
Got old toys to move on, or have a budding young entrepreneur at home with a business idea? We know just the place for them…
I’m all in favour of doing a ‘Marie Kondo’ and feeling the magic of tidying up. Decluttering!
My mum always made my […]

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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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Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Adelaide Hills Family Friendly Cafe

Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Nairne, Adelaide Hills
Green Valley Strawberries is a family-owned strawberry farm in the Adelaide Hills. The owners, Jim and Lynda and daughters Danielle, Christie and Stephanie Rozaklis, have been growing, picking, packing and marketing fresh, farm grown strawberries since 1985.
You can buy freshly picked and packed strawberries at a great […]

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Disney Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | Movie Review | In Australian Cinemas 17 Oct 2019

Disney Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | Rated PG | Movie Review
In Cinemas 17 October 2019
While you may have thought that the 2014 Maleficent movie had everyone living happily ever after, we get to see what happens five years later in this sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Angelina Jolie is striking once again with piercing green […]

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Once upon a princess Adelaide high tea

A Magical Time at Tea with a Princess | Once Upon a Princess Adelaide | Review

Such a magical afternoon at ‘Tea with a Princess’ with Once Upon a Princess

Full of rainbow cupcakes, sandwiches, treats, pink lemonade and adorable pony unicorns. 🦄
We also got to chat, dance and sing with Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and all the lovely Princesses. 💖 Oh, and a fun game of Duck Duck Goose with Alice […]

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Family Fun on a Boat with BBQ Buoys | Adelaide | Review

Family Fun on a Boat with the BBQ Buoys in Adelaide
Discover Adelaide’s Riverbank on a self-drive cruise along the River Torrens in a donut-shaped boat, a BBQ sizzling away and endless birdlife to observe.
Floating along the River Torrens in a BBQ Buoy is such a unique experience and a wonderful way to see the city […]

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Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade Review by Susannah Marks

Fergusson Square | Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade

Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade
Review by Susannah Marks
Fergusson Square in Toorak Gardens is a popular meeting point for local kids; tucked away in the beautiful tree-lined streets of Toorak Gardens. Its recent playground upgrade provides even more reasons to visit.
Unless you were driving through the heart of Toorak Gardens it’s unlikely you’d come across […]

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