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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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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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Views,Trips & Dips | Parks, Beaches, Caravan Parks & Tourism | Local Government of SA

Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australian’s are so fortunate to have beautiful sandy beaches, shady parks and reserves, fantastic walking trails and amazing regional destinations to explore on holidays.
Many of the places we visit and the amenities we use while we’re enjoying holidays have been provided by and are maintained […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town & Foreshore Playground | Yorke Peninsula | Review

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

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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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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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Murphy’s Haystacks | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia

Take a wander through the amazing rock formations known as Murphy’s Haystacks.
by Katrina Gogel
Murphy’s Haystacks are a privately owned tourist attraction located approximately 40 kilometres from the seaside town of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Calling in for a visit while on holiday recently, we were wowed by the large wind worn rock formations which […]

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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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SALA Karoonda

SALA at the Silos | Artists Light Up Karoonda Silos | Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]  
SALA at Karoonda Silos
The tiny Mallee town of Karoonda is participating in the SALA Festival for the first time ever – with its grain silos to become the virtual canvas for 13 South Australian artists.
Work from the artists will be digitally projected onto the silos every evening in August in a rolling showcase from sundown […]

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Nature Play Space & Mega Playground | The Domain, Millicent

Explore the Nature Play Space in The Domain at Millicent
The new nature play space next to the mega playground in The Domain at Millicent was officially opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on 31 July 2020. 
This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both […]

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Bluey’s Big Play – the Stage Show | South Australia Dates | 2020 & 2021

[ December 18, 2020 to December 19, 2020. January 13, 2021 1:00 pm to January 17, 2021 1:00 pm. ]
Bluey’s Big Play – the Stage Show live in Adelaide in 2021 plus preview shows in December 2020.
See Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli in the world premiere of their live stage show – Bluey’s Big Play Live On Stage.
Bluey’s Big Play will bring to life the charmingly everyday world of Australia’s favourite TV family. Playful, […]

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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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Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
Bushwalking and walking outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family, talking, relaxing, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. There are so many fantastic places to explore in Adelaide and around South Australia. 
Some walks are more suited to prams and toddlers as they […]

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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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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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Bowman Park Playspace

New Bowman Park Nature Playspace Crystal Brook | Pt Pirie Council

Photo credit: Mikey Moore
Bowman Park Nature Playspace
This magic space is nestled on the edge of a creek dotted with ancient River Redgums and home to a number of different birds and other wildlife. 
The Nature Play Space constructed in Bowman Park, Crystal Brook is now open. This collaborative project between the Port Pirie Council and the […]

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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds – Adelaide & Regional South Australia

Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]

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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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RSPCA Million Paws Walk | South Australia | 17 May 2020

[ May 17, 2020; ]
RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2020
The RSPCA’s most anticipated event for animal lovers and their furry friends is back in 2020 on Sunday the 17th of May at Victoria Park.
Join thousands of people and their pooches as they walk together to show support for the animals of South Australia.
Million Paws Walk is the biggest day on […]

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The Wiggles Fun and Games Tour! | Adelaide | 22-27 Apr

The Wiggles Fun and Games Tour! is coming to Adelaide
Adelaide, get ready! The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Fun and Games Tour in April 2020.
**Important Update: Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with national, state and local governments, The Wiggles Fun & Games Tour has been […]

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Half Price Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Safari Park | 10-28 Feb 2020

[ February 10, 2020 to February 14, 2020. February 17, 2020 to February 21, 2020. February 24, 2020 to February 28, 2020. ]
Lions 360 Experience at Monarto Safari Park – Half Price Offer 
If you haven’t experienced Australia’s only 360 degree lion encounter yet, now is your chance!
The incredibly ROARSOME Lions 360 experience is half price, but only for a limited time.
Between Monday 10th and Friday 28th February 2020 (weekdays only) you can get within a whisker to Monarto […]

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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. 
The $750,000 Apex Park project includes the development of an overall Apex Park masterplan, construction and installation of […]

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Fringe on Tour | Adelaide Fringe | 14 Feb – 29 Mar 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Fringe on Tour 2020
Each year, Adelaide Fringe hits the road to bring a taste of Fringe to every corner of South Australia.
And this year is no different as they hit the streets in 9 amazing locations. Starting in the Barossa and finishing in Mount Gambier, an assortment of entertainers will be performing, including live music, […]

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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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Travelling to Kangaroo Island after the Bushfires | Jan 2020

Travelling to Kangaroo Island – How you can support the Tourism Industry as they Recover from the Devastating Bushfires
Kangaroo Island is a magical place close to the hearts of many South Australians and we are all completely heartbroken at the toll the recent bushfires have taken on the Island locals. Their businesses, homes and properties […]

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Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery

Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
January 2020
It’s the bushfire crisis that has brought Australia to tears and left the rest of the world watching on in horror.  The devastation is beyond belief and it’s easy to feel helpless when the scale of the disaster is just so huge.
Below you […]

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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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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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Bushfire Preparation, Safety & Bushfire Updates | South Australia

Bushfire Preparation, Safety & Bushfire Updates
Bushfire is an unfortunate reality for many South Australians and it is vital that individuals be prepared in the event of a bushfire. This involves prior preparation well in advance of high fire days and being alert to weather forecasts, fire forecasts and knowing where to look online for updates […]

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Wallaroo New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Carnival Fun Day | 31 Dec 2019 & 1 Jan 2020

[ December 31, 2019; January 1, 2020; ]
Wallaroo New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Carnival Fun Day
Bring in the New Year for 2020 at The Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Year’s Celebrations at Wallaroo, followed by a family friendly Carnival Fun Day.
This annual family-friendly alcohol-free event is held on the corner of Jetty Road and Chatfield Terrace from 6.30pm and features […]

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SPLASH Family Festival | Murray Bridge | 31 Dec 2019 – 26 Jan 2020

[ December 31, 2019 to January 26, 2020. ]
SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge 
The SPLASH Family Festival returns to Sturt Reserve for its second year with a jam-packed program of activities by day and by night in Murray Bridge.
The Murray Bridge Council is running a river activation program from New Year’s Eve until Australia Day.  They will have a huge range of free […]

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