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Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australians love visiting the State’s regions to relax and unwind in the great outdoors. In the summertime, families flock to beautiful coastal and riverside areas to enjoy the many activities these hotspots have to offer.
Kids get to swim and play on pristine sandy beaches or […]

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SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge | 31 Dec 2021 – 23 Jan 2022

[ December 31, 2021; ]
Murray Bridge NYE 2021 & Murray River Splash Festival 2022
Plans are underway once again for a family friendly New Year’s Eve event to kick start Jump into January festivities at Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge. 
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
The Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve event caters for a family audience to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. […]

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Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2021

[ December 31, 2021; ]
Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Bring in the New Year watching the Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks.
Wallaroo will be holding spectacular fireworks displays at 9.30pm and midnight this year, however the associated sideshows and stalls will again be missing due to restrictions and lack of volunteers.

To keep COVID safe spectators are encouraged […]

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Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland | SA Regional Tour | 11 Dec 2021 – 8 Oct 2023

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland Touring Regional South Australia
Inspired by her direct environment and ongoing connection to country, Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland, first displayed as part of Tarnanthi’s Open Hands exhibition, is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia.
The title of this series was inspired by the […]

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Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

Your Guide to Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia
We may be biased, but we think South Australia produces some of the best wine in the world and our wineries provide the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food, great platters and wine. More and more wineries are also catering for families with […]

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Loxton Lights Festival | Christmas in Loxton | 27 Nov – 31 Dec 2021

[ November 27, 2021 to December 31, 2021. ]
Loxton Lights Festival 2021
Loxton is the home of Christmas in the Riverland.  Every year the Loxton Lights Festival gets bigger and better than the last and in 2021 they’re back once again.
Christmas is a magical time, full of enchantment, celebration and family. Now in its 30th year, the Loxton Lights Festival will once again showcase […]

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Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival | 19 & 20 Nov 2021

[ November 19, 2021 to November 20, 2021. ]
Kookaburra Homes Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival 2021
The Kookaburra Homes Festival will kick off on Friday 19 November from 5pm until 9pm and continue Saturday 20 November from 11am until 9pm.  There will be food trucks, market stalls, amusement rides, entertainment, bands and fun for the whole family.
The Bridgeport Hotel Christmas Parade will commence on […]

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Clare Bike Park Upgrade Plans | Nov 2021

Clare Bike Park Upgrade
The Trail Collective in collaboration with the Clare & Gilbert Valley Council have revealed their plans for a bike park in Clare.
The Trail Collective creates global scale dirt trails, BMX play spaces, bike parks and pump tracks tailored for a variety of bike disciplines.  Based in Adelaide with over a combined experience […]

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Get Stoked! Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc

Get Stoked! Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc | Edithburgh | 6 Nov 2021

[ November 6, 2021; ]
Get Stoked! Edithburgh
Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc are heading to Edithburgh. Go along for a day of BMX tricks, tips and fun for all ages.
This November, Lighthouse Youth Projects will be bringing their GET STOKED! community ride day to Edithburgh. There will be BMX demos, bike to ride and tunes. Learn some new skills and even make […]

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BrickGambier | LEGO® Fan Event | 3 & 4 Oct 2021

[ October 3, 2021 to October 4, 2021. ]
BrickGambier 2021
EMPAK HOMES BrickGambier is a family friendly LEGO® fan event where exhibitors share their passion for LEGO® with the young and young at heart.
The event includes LEGO® models and displays from local and interstate builders, children’s building competition, LEGO® for sale, a photobooth and a coffee van. 

This year will look a little bit different, […]

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Adelaide’s Outdoor Swimming Pools – Season Opening Dates

Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool
As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April.  Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming […]

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South Australian Country Shows

South Australian Country Shows
There are over 45 country shows held each year in South Australia. Fabulous family fun for everyone, country shows not only focus on traditional show activities for agriculture and horticulture, they also feature other activities such as rides, sideshows, showbags, fireworks and plenty of free entertainment. 
Country shows are wonderful community events and […]

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BLOOM 2021 | Springtime Events in Adelaide | Sept – Nov 2021

BLOOM 2021
Bloom 2021 is an inaugural celebration of South Australia’s springtime events and festivals.
Coloured by music, sport, arts, culture, food and wine, our wonderful state is in full bloom from September to November. Welcome the spring sunshine at numerous events throughout South Australia, including the new Barossa Contemporary: Festival for the Curious, IMMERSE and The […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace

Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | Review

Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]

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Stone Hut Bakery | Mid North | Child-Friendly Café | Review

Stone Hut Bakery – a child-friendly café and rest stop in South Australia’s Mid North.
Amazing pies and a great little rest stop en route to the Flinders Ranges. While you are there, take the kids for a stroll around the walk-in aviary and petting zoo. 
by Sharon Harrington
Take a break from driving
When planning a road trip, I […]

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Skywhales: Every Heart Sings Family Flight | Bordertown | 2 Oct 2021

Skywhales: Every Heart Sings Family Flight
Following three flight events in Canberra, the sculptures are embarking on a tour that will see them float across the skies of Australia as a National Gallery Touring Event throughout 2021 and 2022.
Editor’s Note: EVENT POSTPONED: Sadly due to COVID border restrictions the Skywhales are being postponed to mid-February 2022. Please […]

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SALA 2021

SALA Festival | 1-31 Aug 2021

[ August 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. ]
SALA Festival 2021
SALA will run from August 1-31 and is the largest community-based open-access visual arts festival in Australia.
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival 2021 Program is out now. For the first time, you can pick up a copy through Foodland supermarkets. It will also be available online and through other various outlets. This […]

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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival | 12 & 13 Jun 2021

[ June 12, 2021 to June 13, 2021. ]
Melrose Fat Tyre Festival
Bike Melrose invites you to Melrose for two days of mountain biking, food, music and family-friendly fun.
By supporting this iconic South Australian cycling event, the Fat Tyre Festival is able to exist. The Melrose trail network is built and maintained by passionate people, largely by hand. Registration fees go to help Bike […]

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Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review

Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review
This sleepy fishing port on the Yorke Peninsula has it all: an extra-long historic jetty, an awesome bakery, and water fun.
by Carla Caruso
Port Broughton is a town I’d long heard of but never been to.
That was until I stayed at the eco-friendly Pink Lake Tiny House in […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review
For the first time, visitors can stay just across the road from SA’s most accessible and iconic pink lake, Lake Bumbunga – in an eco-friendly “tiny house”.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve seen two pink salt-lakes up-close in my life – one en-route to the Grampians in Victoria and […]

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A Trip to See the New Loch-Eel Monster in Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A Trip to See ‘Lochie’ the new Loch-Eel Monster at Lochiel | Review
The tiny town of Lochiel – 125km north of Adelaide – has a new Loch Ness monster, dubbed “Lochie”. And it lives on our state’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga. 
by Carla Caruso
Meet “Lochie” – the cousin of the old Loch-Eel loch ness […]

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Glow in the Dark Ghost Mushrooms | Mount Gambier | May & Jun 2021

[ May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. ]
Ghost Mushroom Lane in Mount Gambier
Ghost Mushroom Lane is a seasonal forest tourism experience proudly presented during May and June annually.
The Ghost Mushroom Lane visitor site is located within a known mushroom breeding ground, among commercial pine forest near Glencoe, just 16km from Mount Gambier. It is open in May and June, during the annual Ghost […]

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New Playground | Beachport | South Australia | Apr 2021

  
New Regional Playground at Beachport in South Australia
A new playground has recently opened at the coastal town of Beachport in South Australia’s South East. The new playground has a ship-based theme and includes new play equipment and landscaping.
The  Wattle Range Council is planning an official opening of the playground, however, visitors are already able […]

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Murraylands Cycle Speedway Come & Try Free Race Day | 11 Apr 2021

[ April 11, 2021; ]
Murraylands Cycle Speedway Come & Try Free Race Day
Cycle Speedway also known as ‘Skid Kids’ involves racing around a Dolomite track for 2-4 laps against 3-6 other riders.
Murraylands Cycle Speedway is a not for profit community sporting club. Cycle Speedway is an inclusive international sport – suitable for boys and girls, men and women.

This will […]

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Kangaroo Island Western River Cove

Take an Overseas Road Trip to Kangaroo Island | SeaLink Special Offers

 
Take an Overseas Road Trip to Kangaroo Island
Longing for an overseas holiday? Well why not… Hop on the SeaLink ferry and go overseas to Kangaroo Island. Once you arrive in Penneshaw, surrounded by the idyllic calm blue water, you’ll feel like you’re a world away.
Since you’re travelling overseas, you’ll receive your very own #PassportToKI with […]

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Lake Bumbunga Pink Lake South Australia

Loch-Eel Monster at Lake Bumbunga | Pink Lake at Lochiel | South Australia

South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel
South Australia’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga is well known on the drive through the little town of Lochiel, 125km from Adelaide. For over 30 years the creature known as the Lochiel Loch Ness Monster has lived in the lake and is always something to look out for if you’re […]

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Mallee Summer Sounds | Karoonda | 20 Mar 2021

[ March 20, 2021; ]
Mallee Summer Sounds 
‘Mallee Summer Sounds’ is a family friendly, all ages event for residents of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray. It will be held on Saturday 20 March 2021 from 10am until 4pm on Karoonda Football Oval.

This event is provided by the District Council of Karoonda East Murray with funding assistance from the […]

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OTR Supersprint | The Bend Motorsport Park | 7-9 May 2021

[ May 7, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
OTR Supersprint at The Bend Motorsport Park
In 2021 Supercars returns to South Australia’s The Bend for their 5th event, from 7-9 May for the Repco Supercars Championship Round 4.
The Repco Supercars Championship is the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of Australia’s biggest sports. Globally, it is recognised as the best touring car category in […]

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What’s on in March 2021 | Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood

Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood in March 2021
It’s festival time in South Australia – a great time to celebrate with family and friends and be entertained at the Adelaide Fringe, experience a cultural event, browse markets and enjoy family movie nights. There are events happening all around the state and your neighbourhood, all supported […]

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Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor | Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]

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Tom Curtain's In The West Tour

Tom Curtain’s In The West Tour | South Australia | 19 Feb – 13 Mar 2021

[ February 16, 2021; February 19, 2021; February 20, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 6, 2021; March 7, 2021; March 10, 2021; March 13, 2021; ]
Katherine Outback Experience – Tom Curtain’s In The West Tour
Multiple Golden Guitar winner, Tom Curtain, is touring South Australia with his national award winning Outback Horse and Dog Show and Live Music Event.
To celebrate the release of his fourth studio album, multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire Tom Curtain, will again be hitting the […]

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Fringe on Tour | Adelaide Fringe | 19 Feb – 28 March 2021

[ February 19, 2021 to March 28, 2021. ]
Fringe on Tour 2021 – Adelaide Fringe
Each year, Adelaide Fringe hits the road to bring a taste of Fringe to different corners of South Australia.
Looking for free family friendly fun this Fringe? The Adelaide Fringe is going on tour across South Australia and they’re rolling into a neighbourhood near you. Their Fringe on Tour caravan […]

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Flaherty Beach Yorke Peninsula

Amazing Flaherty’s Beach – A Family Friendly Yorke Peninsula Beach

Flaherty’s Beach on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula
Flaherty’s Beach is an absolutely stunning beach to visit on the Yorke Peninsula. With perfectly clear shallow water for miles, it’s perfect for families, especially if you have little ones.
You’ll find Flaherty’s Beach on the western side, at the top of the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula, about 232km from […]

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Moonta Splash Town Water Park | Yorke Peninsula | Review

    
Moonta Splash Town Water Park & Foreshore Playground Review
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the Copper Coast’s picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore is this wonderful family play space with hours of fun guaranteed for everyone! Comprising a great little playground and free to use community water park, it will be sure to keep the young (and young at heart!) […]

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SPLASH Family Festival | Murray Bridge | NYE 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 31, 2020; January 1, 2021 to January 26, 2021. ]
SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge 
The SPLASH Family Festival returns to Sturt Reserve for its third year with a jam-packed program of activities by day and by night in Murray Bridge.
A family friendly New Year’s Eve event will kick start the festivities on the Sturt Reserve foreshore on Thursday 31 December 2020.  Fun activities will […]

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Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia

Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia
South Australia’s regional towns have some fabulous council playgrounds for kids to explore. Many have been transformed in recent years and have some very special features that you won’t find anywhere else in S.A. Karoonda playground is the latest to have been updated and features a 3 storey tower, […]

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Karoonda Playground | New Playground Opening 24 Dec 2020

[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground Opening 24 December 2020
A new playground at Karoonda in South Australia will be officially opened at 9.30am on Christmas Eve.
The community is invited to celebrate with some free popcorn and ice blocks and be the first to enjoy the new space-themed playground which features a 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower […]

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TERMINUS | Murray Bridge Regional Gallery | 5 Dec 2020 – 17 Jan 2021

Image: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward ‘Terminus’ 2017-18 (still), virtual reality experience in five parts: colour, sound. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2017. Purchased 2018.
TERMINUS
Inspired by Sci-Fi, comics and fantasy movies, Terminus is a virtual reality (VR) installation that transports the viewer into an imaginary landscape 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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New Jetty at Whyalla | South Australia

New Jetty at Whyalla
The new jetty at Whyalla is now open. The council undertook extensive consultation with five jetty design options considered and this uniquely shaped jetty was overwhelmingly popular so was chosen by the community as the preferred option.
The circle was popular because it was a real point of difference.
The new jetty is 165m long, […]

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