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Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Reveal

Dunstan Adventure Playground in St Peters has reopened after a major upgrade and still features a huge super-sized tunnel slide!
Review By Claire Davill
The upgraded Dunstan Adventure Playground is better than ever! A brand new, extra long slide, plenty of climbing ropes, water play area, large flying fox and big swings make this playground the perfect […]

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Movie Nights at the Pool | Norwood | 9 Dec 2023 & 13 Jan 2024

[ December 9, 2023; January 13, 2024; ]
Movie Nights at the Norwood Pool.
Norwood Swimming Centre is hosting two movies nights this Summer.
Take the family for a swim and enjoy snacks and a movie for only $5 entry.  Experience the magic as they transform their poolside into an open-air cinema, where you can float, relax, and indulge in the adventure of two movies […]

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Norwood Splash | Inflatable Fun at Norwood Swimming Centre

[ January 26, 2024; February 18, 2024; ]
Bounce into some water fun this summer at Norwood Splash.
Take the family along to the Norwood Swimming Centre for some extra fun in the sun this summer.  Catch up with friends, try out your skills on the inflatable obstacle course or have a go on the water slide.

Only $5 entry all day.

Please note this is […]

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Summer Festival 2024 | City of West Torrens

[ January 6, 2024; January 13, 2024; January 20, 2024; February 3, 2024; February 10, 2024; ]
Welcome to Summer Festival 2024!
The 2024 program will kick off on Saturday 6 January and will include 7 FREE family-friendly events.
Get ready to roll out your blanket, soak up the sun, and enjoy all that is Summer Festival. Whether you’re looking to relax with the smooth tunes of local musicians or run wild with the […]

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Awesome SA Charters | Summer School Holiday Fishing Experience

Awesome SA Charters – Boating & Fishing fun for the whole family.
Looking for something a little adventurous to do with the kids during the school holidays?
Awesome SA Charters offers a variety of open water fishing experiences off the South Australian coastline. Departing from North Haven for smaller species like King George Whiting, Mackerel, Salmon, Squid […]

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The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park | Adelaide | Opens 2 Dec 2023

The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park is returning to West Beach Parks in Adelaide  this summer with all your favourite inflatable water slides offering family fun for everyone!
Get ready Adelaide!  The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park will be back at West Beach Parks from 2 December 2023 until 1 April 2024* – all Summer school […]

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Waterworld’s Dive In Movie Night | 13 Jan 2024

[ January 13, 2024; ]
Waterworld’s next Dive In Movie Night will screen The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Watch a movie whilst you swim and relax at Waterworld. Located in Ridgehaven, dive in movies are one of Waterworld’s longest running and most successful events.

They have a large inflatable outdoor screen where families and children can go and swim, use the waterslides […]

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Family Movie Night | Marion Outdoor Pool | Summer Season

[ December 9, 2023; January 20, 2024; ]
The Marion Outdoor Pool will host two Family Movie Nights this Summer.
Mark your diaries for two movie nights this season at the Marion Outdoor Pool – Saturday 9 December 2023 and Saturday 20 January 2024.  The December movie is Elf and the January movie will be released closer to the date so keep an eye […]

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Come & Try Nippers | Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club | 21 Oct – 25 Nov 2023

Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club is inviting families to Come & Try Nippers!
For the upcoming 2023/24 season, Seacliff SLSC will be conducting it’s 75-minute Come & Try Nipper Program every Saturday afternoon from 21 October through to 25 November (inclusive) for keen juniors to get a taste of surf sports before committing to join.

Come & […]

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Free Waterslides on Sundays | Marion Outdoor Pool

Enjoy FREE waterslides on Sunday mornings at the Marion Outdoor Pool.
Start your Sunday at the Marion Outdoor Pool with free waterslides from 10am until 12pm, including the popular Twist Slide and Speed Slide.  
The green, white and blue Twist Slide starts off with a 15m enclosed tunnel with spectacular translucent colour bands. The tunnel rounds the […]

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Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area

Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area
Every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving the Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action for kids to enjoy.
Improvement works will take place from Monday 25 September until Friday 6 October 2023 so you will see some temporary fencing around the site and a […]

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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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Rymill Park Lake Upgrade | Closed until April 2024

Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) Lake Repairs and Upgrade
The Lake in Rymill Park is undergoing improvements and will be closed from late August 2023 until April 2024.
Rymill Park is one of our most loved and frequently used recreational spaces in Adelaide and features the Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground.   The lake is the […]

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CuttleFest 2023 | Snorkelling Tours | 24 June -16 Jul 2023

CuttleFest 2023 – Swim with Giant Cuttlefish
It’s a bucket list item, it’s been featured in global news stories including David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II and you can only do it in South Australia. 
Cuttlefest is an amazing opportunity to learn about and experience these fascinating animals in their own environment with all equipment and guides included […]

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The Beachouse | Daily School Holiday Fun | Glenelg

The Beachouse in Glenelg – Open Every Day During the School Holidays!
The Beachouse is the PERFECT destination for a fun family day out, with so many different attractions, they have something for everyone! 
And when they say fun for the whole family… they mean it!  Their attractions include:

3 fully enclosed, indoor HEATED waterslides (Two Body, One […]

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre | North Adelaide | July School Holidays 2023

Dive into the fun at Adelaide Aquatic Centre and enjoy a swim all year round!
The Centre is open 7 days a week, so you can splash around anytime you want. Make it a splashtastic day with the family and take advantage of their special family admission price of $24.30, which includes entry for 2 adults […]

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Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure | Review

Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure
View the CBD from the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri and paddle past riverbank icons along the way on this scenic, guided tour.
Review by Carla Caruso
The River Torrens is as quintessentially South Australian as the Mall’s Balls and FruChocs.
But how close have you ever really got to it?
Well, we […]

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Family-friendly Holiday in Middleton, South Australia | Review

Just 81km from Adelaide, this thriving hamlet on the Fleurieu Peninsula is brill for beachcombing, surfing, whale-spotting and much more. 
by Carla Caruso
Ah, Middleton … If you’re looking for a sleepy seaside town, which comes alive during the holiday period, you can’t do much better.
Just one hour’s drive from the city, it’s the ‘middle town’ on the […]

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Cowell Lions Park – Water Park & Playground | Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

[ March 11, 2023; ]
Cowell water park featuring free outdoor water slides and splash zone.
Situated within the redeveloped Cowell Foreshore precinct, Cowell Water Park is a free outdoor water play area featuring two water slides and a water splash zone with splash bucket.  The park also has an inflatable pillow, playground, skate park and a full sized basketball court.

Opened […]

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Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Snorkelling Tours | 2023

[ January 10, 2023 to January 12, 2023. January 14, 2023 to January 15, 2023. January 17, 2023 to January 19, 2023. February 11, 2023; ]
Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Snorkel Events
Summer’s here and South Australia’s premier guided snorkel tour organisation, the not for profit Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is set to show you a whole new world right on our doorstep.
Every year from early spring to mid-autumn, EMS host a series of snorkel events and tours around the state providing […]

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Magical Mangrove Snorkel Tour | Port Gawler | 19 Nov 2022

Magical Mangrove Snorkel Tour
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia are celebrating the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara which encompasses the mangroves of Port Gawler as their Park of the Month in November 2022.
Join snorkel leaders from Experiencing Marine Sanctuary (EMS), for a guided snorkel through the magical world of the […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Family Christmas Movie Night | 3 Dec 2022

[ December 3, 2022; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Movie Night
The Marion Outdoor Pool Movie Night is back for Summer. Enjoy some fun in the water before sitting back to watch an outdoor movie screening. 
The Marion Outdoor Pool Movie Night includes access to all pools, the waterslides and water park before the movie starts. The kiosk will also be open for […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Open Day | 20 Nov 2022

[ November 20, 2022; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Open Day
Marion Outdoor Pool will be hosting an open day filled with fun activities and food for the whole family on Sunday 20 November 2022.
Go along and join the fun and spend the day at Marion Outdoor Pool. Browse the market stalls organised by Meet the Makers, take a shot at the Dunk […]

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Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre | Upgrade Plans 2022

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre Upgrade
The much-loved Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre in Felixstow will be transformed into an exciting water park—delighting swimmers, families and the wider community.
As part of the Norwood, Payneham & St Peter’s Council Swimming Centres Strategy, which was endorsed in 2017, the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre will be completely redeveloped with two new pools, […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town | Moonta Bay

Free Community Water Park – Moonta Bay’s Splash Town 
Splash Town is a popular FREE community water park open to the public, situated just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay, right near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park.  Each season it generally opens on the October long weekend, just in time for the Spring school holidays. […]

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CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Review

CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Review
CuttleFest celebrates the annual winter congregation of thousands of giant cuttlefish for breeding near Whyalla. And you can get up-close to the unique, world-class phenomenon on a guided snorkelling tour.
by Carla Caruso
Swimming with cuttlefish had never been on my bucket list.
Not until I tried a guided snorkelling […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide

Playgrounds with Water Play in Adelaide.
Water Play is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses, get creative and keep cool at the same time. More and more playgrounds in recent years have been adding water play features like water pumps, fountains, sprinklers and buckets and playing with water is a great way for […]

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Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool
The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love this park. What a fabulous upgrade this is with some great new features which make it bigger and better as well as safer and more fun.

Located in the City of Burnside, Tusmore Park is a picturesque […]

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Play in the Plaza

Festival Plaza | Free Water Play | Adelaide Festival Centre

Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.
Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic open space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench seating, lawn areas, shade structures and a fabulous water play area.  
Enjoy the serenity as the ground comes to life […]

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