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National Railway Museum | Family Friendly Events | Apr – Jul 2023

[ April 2, 2023; April 16, 2023; May 20, 2023 to May 21, 2023. July 20, 2023 to July 23, 2023. ]
The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide holds various family-friendly events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. 
The National Railway Museum is once again hosting a series of fun, family friendly events in 2023 including the Semaphore & Fort Glanville 30th Anniversary celebration, Bub’s Birthday Party, Behind Closed Doors and the annual Family Fun Fair.

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Copper Coast Railway | Miniature Train Rides | Kadina

Copper Coast Railway – Miniature Train Rides in Kadina
Take a 1km journey around the grounds of the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre and Farm Shed Museum behind one of their scale model trains. Operates on the 1st and 3rd weekend each month (subject to change – check their Facebook page here for confirmation)
Copper Coast Rail […]

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Monster Truck Mania Live | Adelaide Showground

Monster Truck Mania Live Tour
After wowing sell-out audiences Australia-wide, the army of mechanical high jumpers are bounding back to the Adelaide Showground.
Monster Truck Mania Live is an action-packed event surrounded by giant screens and blazing floodlights. Featuring Australia’s all-time favourite Monster Trucks, ‘Raptor’s Rampage,’ the always entertaining ‘Wicked,’ kids’ favourite ‘Buddy,’ and ‘Miss Mayhem’.
Originally scheduled […]

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Barossa Airshow | 16 Apr 2023

[ April 16, 2023; ]
2023 Barossa Airshow
A fun filled family day of non-stop action in the air, and on the ground, set in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
The Barossa Airshow is back in 2023 with a day packed with aerial action, entertainment and family fun. It first took to the skies in 1998 and has a well earned reputation as a relaxed […]

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Touch A Truck Day | The FARM Centre | 19 Mar 2023

[ March 19, 2023; ]
The FARM Centre has announced their first ever Touch A Truck day.
On Sunday 19 March 2023 The FARM Centre in Freeling will turn into a funhouse of machinery where kids can get up close and personal with their favourite trucks to see how they work.
They’ll have over 20 different trucks at the event including farm […]

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SASMEE Summer Twilight Run | Millswood | 18 Feb 2023

[ February 18, 2023; ]
SASMEE Summer Twilight Run
The inaugural SASMEE Park Summer Twilight run is on Saturday 18 February 2023.
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood will hold a special Summer Twilight run for the first time in 2023. Enjoy riding miniature steam trains during the evening with unlimited rides.   Hot chips, hot and cold drinks, ice-creams etc. […]

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Open Cockpits & Engine Run Family Fun Day | SA Aviation Museum | 26 Feb 2023

[ February 26, 2023; ]
Open Cockpits and Engine Run Family Fun Day at the South Australian Aviation Museum
Could you imagine yourself sitting in the cockpit of a C-47, about to fly allied POWs out of Changi at the end of WW2 like one of the SAAM members?
The general public will get the opportunity to get up close to numerous aircraft […]

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Ride the Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor

Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The Cockle Train is a favourite activity for many families visiting or living down south on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  The train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray […]

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Free Touch-a-Truck Event | Torrensville | 4 Feb 2023

[ February 4, 2023; ]
Free Touch-a-Truck Event 
Are your children fascinated by big vehicles? At Touch-a-Truck, kids of all ages can get up close to lots of different vehicles, meet the amazing people who drive them, and ask questions about how they work.

There will be vehicles from Solo, Metro Fire Services, South Australian Power Network, Downer State Emergency Services, SA Police, […]

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Bay to Birdwood Finish Festival | National Motor Museum | 16 Oct 2022

[ October 16, 2022; ]
Bay to Birdwood Finish Festival 2022.
Join the citizen-collectors participating in the Bay to Birdwood as all 1500 historic vehicles finish the run at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood. There’s plenty for the kids to see and do!
Be entertained by retro hits played on vinyl and admire hundreds of rarely seen historic vehicles. Enjoy quality […]

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Aldinga Biplanes Cafe l Aldinga Airfield l Review

Adelaide Biplanes Cafe at Aldinga Airfield, Review
By Jo Parkinson
Up, up and away! If you’re a fan of flight, food and fun, then you will love Adelaide Biplanes Cafe!
Located at Aldinga Airfield, this is not your usual dining experience. Sit back and relax, as you enjoy delicious food, picturesque scenery and watch light aircraft takeoff and […]

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Heritage Transport Expo | Port Adelaide | 8 & 9 Oct 2022

[ October 8, 2022 to October 9, 2022. ]
Heritage Transport Expo 2022
The annual Heritage Transport Expo is on again at the Port during the school holidays. 
Visit the National Railway Museum on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2022 for the Heritage Transport Expo between 10am and 4:30pm. All train (steam train BUB and diesel Redhen railcars) and Port bus trip rides are included […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]

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Name The National Large Air Tanker | Entries Close 11 Mar 2022

Name The National Large Air Tanker Competition
Australian years 5 through to year 8 students from schools in regional and rural areas have the opportunity to submit entries to name the National Large Air Tanker.
On 23 December, 2021, the Australian Government welcomed the first ever National Sovereign Large Air Tanker and Emergency Management Australia, together with […]

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Adelaide Auto Expo | Adelaide Showground | 12-13 Nov 2021

[ November 12, 2021 to November 13, 2021. ]
Adelaide Auto Expo at the Adelaide Showground
This year’s Adelaide Auto Expo will go from Friday night 12 November 2021 until Saturday 13 November 2021.
The expo features the coolest Hot Rods, Street Machines, Supercars, Race Cars and motorcycles. There will be plenty of traders offering show specials.

Plus there will be a bouncy castle and RC drift […]

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SteamRanger Ghost Train Movie Night Experience | 30 Oct 2021

[ October 30, 2021; ]
All Aboard SteamRanger’s Ghost Train Movie Night
Travel the rickety rails from Mt Barker Railway Station to Strathalbyn for a night of frights and entertainment. This family friendly movie night will be sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Departing 4:15pm Saturday 30 October, your journey will take you from Mt Barker to Strathalbyn and back. […]

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Cash Converters Supercars Eseries | Aug & Sep 2021

Cash Converters Supercars Eseries
The Eseries will take place on the iRacing platform, running over six weekly rounds, broadcast live every Wednesday from 25 August through to 29 September 2021.
The new-look Cash Converters Eseries will offer fans the perfect mix of Supercars main game drivers and elite sim racers.
The hybrid framework model will consist of two […]

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Annual Family Fun Fair | National Railway Museum | 15-18 Jul 2021

[ July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum’s Annual Family Fun Fair
This annual event will be be great family fun with all trains running all day, every day; full size black steam engine Peronne, those Adelaide great suburban Redhen railcars, and the very popular small steam engines blue Bub and green Bill! All train rides on the three trains are […]

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Drainpipe Dragsters | Dock 2 Port Adelaide | 22 Aug 2021

[ August 22, 2021; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
Make your own Drainpipe Dragsters at Dock 2, Port Adelaide
Construct your own small battery-or-solar powered car (kits supplied), and compete against others on the multi-lane drainpipe drag-strip at Shed 13.
Trim your car for optimum performance, aligning axles and lubricating wheel bearings. Initial heats will be held in the large Shed 13 using battery power, and […]

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National Railway Museum History Festival | Port Adelaide | 15 & 16 May 2021

[ May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum History Festival
Celebrate the annual SA History Festival – Behind Closed Doors. 
There will be drivers experiences on steam locomotive Peronne and Bluebird railcar Kestrel, various carriages (not usually open) ready for tours. Plus, the 1940s Cafe car will be open, as well as Dave’s catering van. 

Various carriages and areas, not usually accessible to […]

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Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum Open Days | 21 Mar & 18 Apr 2021

[ March 21, 2021; April 18, 2021; ]
Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum Open Days
The Tea Tree Gully Museum is holding open days in March and April with each day featuring a different theme. 
At each event you can explore four display pavilions – blacksmith, police cell, laundry and garden.  There will be a sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea will be available.   The […]

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Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 | National Motor Museum | Until Dec 2021

Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 Exhibition
The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof. 
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at […]

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MV Morphett Vale Rail

Morphett Vale Railway | Miniature Ride on Trains

Morphett Vale Railway Miniature Ride on Trains 
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 MV Rail club runs large scale locomotives including diesel and steam, pulling along open carriages with wooden seats to […]

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Monster Truck Rumble | Adelaide Showground | 12 & 13 Feb 2021

[ February 12, 2021 to February 13, 2021. ]
Monster Truck Rumble is returning to the Adelaide Showground in 2021
Monster Truck Rumble will be returning in 2021 over two nights – Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February to ensure that loyal fans do not miss out this summer.
The action-packed 2021 events will keep fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish, […]

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Semaphore Steam Train Rides | Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

Semaphore Steam Train – fun family train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages pulled along behind a steam engine.
Operated by the National Railway Museum, the 2km long 457 mm gauge […]

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Adelaide Auto Expo | Adelaide Showground | 20 & 21 Nov 2020

[ November 20, 2020 to November 21, 2020. ]
Adelaide Auto Expo
The 2020 Adelaide Auto Expo will be held at the Showground Event & Exhibition Centre in Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground.
The event will run from Friday 20 November 2020 from 5pm to 9pm and then Saturday 21 November 2020 from 10am to 8pm. Tickets are available at the gate with adults for […]

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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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Penfield Park Railway | Miniature Train Rides

Penfield Park Railway holds open days on the last Sunday of each month from January to November, opens on Wednesdays during school holidays and offers twilight rides every second Saturday from October to March.
The Penfield Model Engineers Society (P.M.E.S) was formed with the primary aim of promoting the art of model and experimental engineering.  The ride […]

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Bay to Birdwood | Celebrating 40 Years | 27 Sep 2020

[ September 27, 2020; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2020
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.  The 2020 Bay to Birdwood will take place as planned on Sunday 27 September 2020, however, this year, the event will be livestreamed.
 
THE PARADE OF HISTORIC MOTORING
The event will […]

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Port Adelaide Plaza Model Trains Display | South Australian N Gauge Society | 22-30 Aug 2020

[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August. 

See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]

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