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A Night in the Clare Valley – including Martindale Hall, Mintaro Maze & Bungaree Station

A Night in Family-Friendly Clare Valley – including visits to Martindale Hall and Mintaro Maze, and an overnight stay at Bungaree Station
A bamboozling maze, a famous haunted mansion, and a historic sheep station are just some of the things you’ll encounter in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
by Carla Caruso
When we had a few days up […]

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Lot 100 Adelaide Hills | Family Friendly Restaurant | Review

A visit to Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills
If you’re looking for a spot to stop for a fabulous meal in the Adelaide Hills where the kids can run around, then be sure to add Lot 100 to your list.
Lot 100 is a working craft brewery and small batch distillery, set on an 84 hectare […]

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Tavern on Turton - Point Turton

Tavern on Turton | Family Dining in Point Turton | South Australia | Review

Tavern on Turton – Family Dining in Point Turton
by Katrina Gogel
Tavern on Turton boasts relaxed family dining and sensational sea views in South Australia’s beautiful Point Turton. Located on the Southern Yorke Peninsula, it is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide.
The owners aim is to ‘bring back the feeling of unhurried dining and encourage people […]

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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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The Coffee Barn & Gelataria - Moonta

The Coffee Barn & Gelataria | Ice Cream in Moonta | Review

The Coffee Barn & Gelataria – Moonta
For ice cream and coffee in Moonta the cutest spot is the Coffee Barn & Gelataria. It’s a hidden gem just outside of the town, off the Spencer Highway. This unique and quirky eatery feels like you have been transported to a little desert oasis with a very vintage […]

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Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Inneston Lake – The Blue Lake of Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula | Review

Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda
Innes National Park’s own little blue lake is a beautiful spot to visit.
There are a few lakes in the national park but this little salt lake is the only one that’s a stunning blue green colour. We initially didn’t know it was a salt lake, but a quick taste confirmed it […]

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Stanley Bridge Tavern | Verdun | Review

Stanley Bridge Tavern Review
The Stanley Bridge Tavern in the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic outdoor dining space with plenty of space for the kids to roam, great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Stanely Bridge Tavern was established in 1853 and has been popular with the locals for many years. It is located in Verdun, 5 […]

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Rundle Mall Balls

Play & Go Christmas Trail in the City of Adelaide

Adelaide Christmas Trail in Rundle Mall 
There’s so much to see at Christmas time when you’re in the city. Here are 20 things to look out for when you’re visiting Rundle Mall. Some are a little hidden away so here’s a little Christmas Trail for you to follow when adventuring through. Make sure your camera or […]

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Blackeby’s Sweets – The Biggest and Best Lolly Shop in Adelaide | Review

Blackeby’s Sweet Shop – Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Blackeby’s Sweets was founded in 1906, and is Adelaide’s biggest confectionery retailer. They manufacture and sell the finest sweets from Australia and around the world with a charming old world lolly shop ambience. We love this about them. It brings back the nostalgia of buying a bag of mixed […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville until 28 Dec 2020 | Review

Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville, from 10 – 28 December 2020 – Review
Amusement rides, stage shows, an ice-skating rink, tobogganing slides, and an activity trail … even the ‘grinchiest’ grinch will feel like all their Christmases have come at once at this festive spectacular. 
by Carla Caruso
Maybe it’s because 2020 has been such a challenging year, but […]

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MV Morphett Vale Rail

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

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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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Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground | Review

Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground
The Rymill Park playspace has had a complete upgrade and aims to be a fun space for children of all abilities to enjoy together. It has officially been opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had a life-long battle with brittle […]

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South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store | Westfield Marion | Review

South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store at Westfield Marion
Follow the yellow brick road (or at least, the colourful floor tiles) to an iconic new LEGO® store celebrating one of the globe’s most loved toy brands.
by Carla Caruso
Were your kids glued to the couch whenever LEGO Masters (and Hamish Blake) was on the telly? Then they’re […]

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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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Burnside toy library

Burnside Council Library Toy Library & Family Friendly Cafe | Review

Burnside Council Library Toy Library & Family Friendly Cafe
Toy libraries are a fabulous economic way to have a constant supply of different toys at home. Do you find that your kids often only play with a toy for a week or two (or even just ten minutes)? Rather than buy a houseful of different toys […]

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Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg | Review

Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]

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CarnEvil Nights at Adelaide Showground | Wayville – Review

CarnEvil Nights at Adelaide Showground
This festival of horror has family-friendly sunset sessions, and after-dark sessions for the big kids. Think show rides and spook-tacular fun galore. 
by Carla Caruso
Halloween just seems to get bigger and bigger in Adelaide – and so do the events.
If you and your kids love a fright, check out what’s been dubbed […]

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Melville Grove Reserve Secret Playground – Hectorville | Review

Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
Melville Grove Reserve has a little secret playground that is the cutest thing. It’s tucked away from view, secret squirrel style, down a small pedestrian lane. Just look out for this sign on Hectorville Road (just across the road from The Red Mill Bakehouse). There is also access […]

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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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Victor Harbor Library

Victor Harbor Council Library | Review

Victor Harbor Council Library – Review
The Victor Harbor Council Library is a wonderful resource for families, whether you live nearby or if you’re just visiting the Fleurieu. As well as books for all ages, you’ll find a huge array of DVDs, CDs and puzzles to entertain the whole family, amongst other facilities.
When stepping into the […]

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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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Love, Stephy Dessert Café | Hindley Street | Adelaide

Love, Stephy Dessert Café – a gem in the heart of Adelaide’s Hindley Street
For those of us that grew up in Adelaide, Hindley Street is probably low on your list of places that you would think of to indulge in an extravagant high tea, arrange to meet your friends for coffee and cake, or take […]

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Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too.  We love it so much we thought we’d […]

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Unley Civic Library & Unley Council Toy Library | Review

Unley Civic Library, plus Unley Council Toy Library – Review
Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books, they’re community hubs – particularly this one at Unley!
by Carla Caruso
I have my mum to thank for turning me into a library addict. She’d regularly take us kids to our local one, and I’d be in my […]

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91-Storey Treehouse Live On Stage

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Theatre

91-Storey Treehouse | Review
by Brooke Hendry
Children have been captivated by Andy and Terry and their fantastical, wild, wacky and ever-expanding Treehouse since the first book, The 13-Storey Treehouse, hit the shelves in 2011.
Over the years, their continued Treehouse stories have kept young imaginations immersed in Andy and Terry’s crazy world. Following their adventures full of […]

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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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Pichi Richi Railway | Southern Flinders Ranges | Review

The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]

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Exploring Eyre Peninsula’s Ancient Rocks | Pildappa Rock, Carappee Hill & More

South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is well known for its beautiful coastlines, wide open spaces and fresh seafood, but many don’t realise that it’s also home to some incredible ancient rock formations.
by Katrina Gogel
During a recent family holiday around the Eyre Peninsula we hiked, slept-by and wandered around some of the amazing granite rock formations that […]

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Kimba playground

Kimba Playground | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia | Review

Kimba playground – is this the best playground on the Eyre Peninsula? We think so!
by Katrina Gogel
After hearing great things about the newly upgraded, all-abilities playground in Kimba, we made sure to put it on our ‘must-see’ list when travelling the Eyre Peninsula recently.
And it did not disappoint!
The scale of this rural playground is impressive […]

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The Grove Shopping Centre Playground Review | Golden Grove

The Grove Shopping Centre Playground – The Golden Way, Golden Grove
The Grove Shopping Centre has a great playspace which is a little different to what you would usually find at a shopping centre.
This was a great surprise to find this play equipment here. We happened to discover it while doing a quick shop for snacks […]

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Kensington Park Oval Playground Review | City of Burnside

Kensington Park Oval Playground 
The Parade, Kensington Park
The Kensington Park Oval Playground has had a revamp and re-opened at the end of August 2020. It’s a nature play inspired space with a combination of soft fall surface and bark chips. New play equipment has been installed and new fencing around the road side. Please note that […]

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Mega Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | Review

Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]

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Fremont Park Playspace Review | Elizabeth Park

Fremont Park Playground Review
Corner of Main North Road & Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
The new $2m Fremont Park Playspace is now open as of 21 August 2020. The playspace completes Stage 2 of the Fremont Park redevelopment by the City of Playford and is a welcome addition to this great community space.
Families can now enjoy the […]

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Hokey Pokey | Ice Cream & Lolly Shop | Stirling | Review

      
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream, Sweets and Chocolates in Stirling
We’ve been looking longingly at the beautiful looking Hokey Pokey store in Stirling for 2 years and finally decided to wander in and we’re so glad we did. Hokey Pokey (originally Oak Tree Truffles) has a range of beautiful house-made truffles, fudges, chocolates, a mind-boggling […]

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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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Barossa Valley | Family Friendly Places to Visit | South Australia

Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]

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Weekend in Wallaroo – Including Stay at Tarnasey Farm | South Australia | Review

Weekend in Wallaroo, including stay at Tarnasey Farm – Review
From farm tours to historic mines and beach fun, you won’t be short of things to do in this Yorke Peninsula town.
by Carla Caruso
I’d only ever bypassed the holiday town of Wallaroo before, never stayed. So, when a mum friend invited us along on a farm […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn | Hahndorf, South Australia | Review

Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review 
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]

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A weekend in Steamtown | Peterborough, SA | Review

A weekend in Steamtown – Peterborough
Located in the beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide, is the historic railway town of Peterborough.
by Katrina Gogel
Train buffs big and small will particularly enjoy visiting here. Peterborough (formerly known as Petersburg) is a country town full of beautiful old buildings and is well-known for its […]

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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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