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The Big Wedgie | Inflatable Waterslide Park | Adelaide Extended Season 2021

[ January 30, 2021 to January 31, 2021. February 6, 2021 to February 7, 2021. February 13, 2021 to February 14, 2021. February 20, 2021 to February 21, 2021. February 27, 2021 to February 28, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide – Summer Season Extended
The Big Wedgie has extended their summer season at West Beach for a little longer, so more family fun for all ages continues!
Originally set to close this Sunday, The Big Wedgie has decided to stay open for another month, so they will be here until Sunday 28 […]

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9am Rides Time Card at The Beachouse | School Holidays | Glenelg

[ January 1, 2021 to January 27, 2021. ]
Let the kids enjoy a 9am Rides Time Card at The Beachouse in Glenelg.
Available every day these School Holidays – no bookings required!
The 9am Rides Time Card includes 2 hours (9am-11am) use of unlimited: Waterslides, Dodgem Cars, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Carousel and Arcade Games! (*terms and conditions apply.)

Bookings are not necessary for the 9am […]

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Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide
As the mercury climbs in South Australia it’s great to know that there are some fabulous spots around Adelaide to go to escape the heat. So what are you waiting for – get that sunblock on, grab your hats and sunglasses and cool off those cranky kids!
Here at […]

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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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The Big Wedgie | Inflatable Waterslide Park | West Beach | Dec 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 19, 2020 to December 24, 2020. December 26, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to January 26, 2021. January 30, 2021 to January 31, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide during the Summer School Holidays
The Big Wedgie returns to West Beach Parks these School Holidays, with Nova 919 presenting  5 awesome inflatable waterslides, so family fun for all ages! 
The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and they even have the world record to prove it! Standing […]

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Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE | Water Safety Education Campaign

Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE Water Safety Education Campaign
The Don’t Duck Out. Make It SAFE campaign launched last summer is designed to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools. They’re encouraging consumers to use these products safely in their backyards.
This campaign is in response to statistics showing that on average […]

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Pool Play Dates | Marion Outdoor Pool | Term 4 2020

[ November 9, 2020 to November 13, 2020. November 16, 2020 to November 20, 2020. November 23, 2020 to November 27, 2020. November 30, 2020 to December 4, 2020. December 7, 2020 to December 11, 2020. ]
Pool Play Dates at Marion
Marion Outdoor Pool is hosting Pool Play Dates during school term. Entry includes access to the toddler pool with toys and splashpark with kids’ slides, water jets and tipping bucket.
Pool Play Dates at Marion Outdoor Pool are a great opportunity to catch up and play safely around the pool during the […]

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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 October through to March, with some opening a little earlier and closing a bit later.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming pools around Adelaide along with […]

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Online Enrolments Open VACSWIM SA | Dec 2020 – Jan 2021

VACSWIM SA online enrolments for 2020-21 have now opened. 
VACSWIM SA is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM SA provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence […]

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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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Waterworld Aquatic Centre Ridgehaven | Re-opening for New Season | From 12 Oct 2020

[ October 12, 2020 to October 31, 2020. ]
Waterworld 2020 Season
Waterworld is opening to the public under COVID-safe guidelines. Waterworld features heated pools, a curly slide, two racing slides, 50m lap pool and learners pool. Toddlers and preschoolers can also enjoy the crazy fun of the splash pad.

Waterworld is a premier outdoor swimming centre at the corner of Jack High Lane and Golden […]

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Playford Alive Town Park

Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature | Open from 4 Oct 2020 – 4 Apr 2021

Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature
Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving. From 10am until 7pm every day, right through the Daylight Saving period, the water play feature will be flowing. 
Even though there are mild days during Spring, make sure to be sun safe.

The Town […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade Complete | Now Open | Oct 2020

Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade Complete
City of Marion has released a video of the completed upgrade of the Marion Outdoor Pool.
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into an exciting and modern water park where families can swim and play.

More than $1.9 million of new attractions have been installed in time for this season, including:

9m-high tower […]

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Learn2Swim Week | Free Lesson | 25 Sep – 4 Oct 2020

[ September 25, 2020 to October 4, 2020. ]
Learn2Swim Week – Free Lesson for Children Under Five
Learn2Swim Week 2020 will be held during the Spring school holidays from 25 September – 4 October 2020.
An initiative of Poolwerx, Learn2Swim Week is a national awareness campaign aimed at educating parents on the importance of teaching kids under five to swim. It provides the opportunity to […]

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre Reopening for Recreational Swimming | 24 Aug 2020

[ August 24, 2020; ]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre Reopening for Recreational Swimming
Having already reopened for public lap swimming this month, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre has now announced that recreational swimming can resume from Monday 24 August 2020.
This means that the pools are reopening for everyone, including kids and families, to have fun. To best ensure COVID-19 regulations are met, please be aware […]

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Floating Boat Cinema is Coming to Adelaide | Nov 2020

[ November 4, 2020; ]
Floating Boat Cinema is Coming to Adelaide
A floating cinema featuring social distancing boats is coming to Adelaide in November 2020.
The Floating Cinema is back, but this time with a twist! This unique cinema is planning to set up in Adelaide on Wednesday 4 November 2020 for one week only.

The cinema will be made up of […]

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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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Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park

Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park
Marion Council has begun the transformation of its 44-year old pool into the biggest outdoor water park in Southern Adelaide.
More than $1.9 million of new attractions will be installed, including a 9m-high tower with four slides, topped with a giant tipping bucket.
The site will be […]

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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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Tusmore Park wading pool

Tusmore Park Wading Pool Due for Review | Give Community Feedback | Until 20 Mar 2020

[ February 19, 2020 to March 20, 2020. ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Due for Review
The Tusmore Park wading pool has been popular with families, particularly those with toddler-aged children, for many years. However, at more than 50 years old it has reached the end of its useful life and is due for review.
In recent times, closures of the pool have become more frequent due […]

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Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide | 22 Feb 2020

[ February 22, 2020; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide
The Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide is run by Gawler Blue Light, and will be supervised by police and police volunteers as well as aquatic centre life guards.  
There will be a DJ, games, prizes, inflatable waterslides and of course swimming.  Canteen facilities will also be available.  This is a lock in event, no […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Youth Event | 12 – 25 Years FREE Entry | 15 Feb 2020

[ February 15, 2020; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Youth Event
Gather some friends and get ready to experience Marion Outdoor Pool’s exclusive Youth Event.
Marion Outdoor Pool are excited to present an epic afternoon for 12-25 years olds –  a completely FREE event so bring along ID and show it to reception on the day.

Marion Outdoor Pool is located in Parkholme, on […]

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FREE Trial | Swim School for Kids | Adelaide Aquatic Centre

[ January 27, 2020 to April 5, 2020. ]      
Free Trial – Swim School for Kids at Adelaide Aquatic Centre
As South Australians, being by the water is a key part of our childhood. From pool parties to picnics on the beach or river holidays – kids are regularly around water. That’s why it’s important to learn to swim. 
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is offering […]

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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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Poolside on Australia Day | Payneham Pool | 26 Jan 2020

[ January 26, 2020; ]
Spend this Australia Day poolside at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre
Grab your family and friends and your bathers for a classic Australia Day pool party at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre.

Enjoy music, games and a sausage sizzle, and race the clock on the giant inflatable obstacle course at Poolside 2020.

Poolside opens from 11am – 4pm and entry […]

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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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Pokemon Detective Pikachu | Dive In Movie at Waterworld | 11 Jan 2020

[ January 11, 2020; ]
Waterworld – Dive In movie screening of Pokemon Detective Pikachu.
Waterworld in Ridgehaven will be hosting a screening of the movie Pokemon Detective Pikachu on Saturday 11 January. Entry is from 7pm with the movie starting at around 8.30pm on the big screen.
Hit the pools and slides and throw some sausages on the free BBQ’s or […]

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Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try. 
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]

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Pop-up Cinema and Sprinkler Sessions | Eighty Eight O’Connell | 11-23 Jan & 8 Feb 2020

[ January 11, 2020; January 14, 2020 to January 16, 2020. January 18, 2020; January 21, 2020 to January 23, 2020. February 8, 2020; ]
Pop-up Cinema and Sprinkler Sessions
Your little ones can soak up the summer fun with FREE epic sprinkler sessions and pop up movies at Eighty Eight O’Connell, kicking off with a free twilight screening of Wonder Park. 🍿
Sprinkler Sessions
There’s nothing like that feeling of running through the sprinkler in summer! There’ll be various sprinkler sessions, water tag […]

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Movie, Swim & Slide | Marion Outdoor Pool | 18 Jan 2020

[ January 18, 2020; ]
Movie, Swim & Slide – Disney Moana Screening at Marion Outdoor Pool
Go and have a fun evening with unlimited use of the waterslides, access to all the pools and enjoy an outdoor screening of Moana.
Slides are open from 6:30pm – 8pm with the movie starting at sunset (approx 8:20pm). 
Tickets:

Adult | $15
Child (Up to […]

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Tusmore Wading Pool | Temporary Closure in Hot Weather

[ December 17, 2019; December 20, 2019; ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Temporary Closure
The Tusmore Wading Pool infrastructure is ageing. With the current infrastructure it is difficult to manage the pool’s water quality during extreme heat conditions.
The high temperatures cause a dramatic increase in the bacteria levels of the water and, over a short period of time, creates a public health risk for all […]

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Summer Festival | City of West Torrens | Jan & Feb 2020

[ January 4, 2020; January 8, 2020; January 11, 2020; January 15, 2020; January 18, 2020; January 22, 2020; January 25, 2020; February 1, 2020; February 2, 2020; February 8, 2020; 2:00 am; ]
Summer Festival 2020 at the City of West Torrens
The weather is getting warmer and we’re thinking about picnics and sunsets shared with family and friends. Join the City of West Torrens for great free entertainment and movies under starry skies, fun at the beach, or maybe you’d prefer to make a splash in the park? […]

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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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Splash ‘N’ Bounce Inflatable Water Park | Gawler & Mt Gambier | 2-5 & 11-19 Jan 2020

[ January 2, 2020 to January 5, 2020. January 11, 2020 to January 19, 2020. ]
Splash ‘N’ Bounce Inflatable Water Park
Splash’N’Bounce is South Australia’s first fully-mobile inflatable waterpark. They have a huge array of waterslides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
All ages are welcome but it is best suited to ages 4-16 years. Adults are not permitted on children’s slides. Spectators are free so tickets only need to […]

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Blue Devil Snorkel | Second Valley Jetty | Dec 2019, Mar & Apr 2020

Blue Devil Snorkel, Second Valley Jetty
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
 
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the venue or organisers directly for clarification.
Professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists […]

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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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Port Noarlunga Snorkel Tour | Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | 7 Dec 2019

[ December 7, 2019; ]
Port Noarlunga Snorkel Tour
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Port Noarlunga reef. The reef has been an aquatic reserve since 1971 and is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
The event is suitable for children 5 years and above whom are good swimmers. At least […]

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Waterworld 50 Years Community Fun Day | Ridgehaven | 8 Dec 2019

[ December 8, 2019; ]
Waterworld 50 Years Community Fun Day
Waterworld Aquatic Centre has proudly provided fun and fitness to residents and visitors to the City of Tea Tree Gully for 50 years (1969 – 2019).
Join them for a community fun day on Sunday 8 December 2019 between 9am and 6pm to celebrate their 50 years. The action will commence […]

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The Big Wedgie | Inflatable Waterslide Park | West Beach & Elizabeth | 23 Nov 2019 – 9 Feb 2020

[ December 1, 2018 to December 24, 2019. November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019. December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019. December 14, 2019 to December 16, 2019. December 26, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide Open All Summer School Holidays
The Big Wedgie’s welcome return will include 4 inflatable, family-friendly waterslides at TWO locations this summer – West Beach Parks opens Saturday 23 November and Elizabeth opens 7 December 2019.  
Standing at a whopping 18.2 meters tall and 82 meters long with a thrilling 55-degree slope, […]

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The Big Wedgie | World’s Tallest Inflatable Waterslide | West Beach Parks | 23 Nov 2019 – 9 Feb 2020

[ November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019. December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019. December 14, 2019 to December 24, 2019. December 26, 2019 to February 9, 2020. ]
The Big Wedgie at West Beach Parks open all Summer School Holidays from Sunday 23 November 2019 and Elizabeth from 7 December 2019
The Big Wedgie’s welcome return will include 4 inflatable, family-friendly waterslides with something for all ages.  Locals will remember (and tourists will never forget) the star of the show: The Big Wedgie waterslide! […]

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