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New Skate Park for the City of Adelaide | Due for Completion in 2020

A new Skate Park is set to be built in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide is set to receive a new $3 million skate park to be delivered by the government and Adelaide City Council.  Due to be completed in the first half of 2020, it will be integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25).
The previous […]

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Road Trip | Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road: Warrnambool to Melbourne | Review

Road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road – part 2: Warrnambool to Melbourne
The trip from Adelaide to Melbourne takes around 8 hours if you go the inland route. Or you can take the scenic route via the Great Ocean Road – it’ll take you a lot longer and you’ll probably want to break the […]

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Give a Meaningful Gift This Christmas

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas and change someone’s life
Giving gifts this Christmas can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people who live locally or around the world and also bring joy. We’ve put together a list of reputable organisations that offer support to people in need in varied ways that […]

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Dear Santa | Edited by Samuel Johnson | Love Your Sister | Released 27 Nov 2018

Dear Santa, Edited by Samuel Johnson OAM
Dear Santa is a collection of 160 pages of surprising and often hilarious letters to Santa from some of Australia’s most notorious and best-loved grown-ups.
Edited by Samuel Johnson, featuring Grant Denyer, Myf Warhurst, Rove McManus, Helen Garner, Shaun Micallef, Molly Meldrum, Natasha Stott-Despoja, Brian Mannix, Missy Higgins, Deb Mailman […]

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Father’s Day Gifts Ideas & What To Do in Adelaide | Sunday 2 Sept 2018

[ September 2, 2018; ]
Father’s Day ideas to show Dad how much you care.
With Fathers Day just around the corner (Sunday 2 September – mark your diary!) you may be wondering what to do to make Father’s Day special for the special man or men in your life. The team at Play & Go have some great ideas for things to […]

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How to Check Your Child’s Instagram On Your Phone

How to check your child’s Instagram account easily
If you have a child with an Instagram account you will need to keep an eye on their activity. Yes you can follow their feed to see what they post and read the comments, but this doesn’t show you everything. The best way to see what’s going on […]

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Supporting our Farmers During the Drought | 2018

Supporting our Farmers During the Drought
By now, you will most likely have read, heard or seen stories describing the terrible drought affecting a significant portion of Australia.
You can see how devastating the extent of the drought is in the Bureau of Meterology’s recent map of Australia highlighting rainfall deficiencies across Australia from April 2018 to July […]

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Why Sometimes Love is the Best Parenting Solution | Madhavi Nawana Parker

Why Sometimes Love is the Best Parenting Solution | Madhavi Nawana Parker

❤️ Why Sometimes Love Is The Best Parenting Solution ❤️
When you’re having a tough day with your child, one thing that can reduce everyone’s stress and overwhelm is to focus your mind on love…
Before deciding that’s too simple, remember the research on feeling loved being at the foundation of self confidence, happiness and resilience.
Next time your children […]

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Cheesy Bread (Sizzler Cheese Bread) Recipe

Cheesy Bread or Cheesy Toast Recipe
One of our favourite things about going to Sizzler in the 90s was of course THAT cheesy bread. It’s so easy to make and is a favourite with my kids and perfect to go with soup, pasta, a casserole, as an after school snack, or breakfast!
We’ve seen the recipe online […]

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Julie Goodwin’s Fresh Ideas for Back to School Lunches | Recipes

Julie Goodwin’s fresh ideas for back to school lunches
If the thought of preparing back to school lunches for the coming term fills you with dread, then relax! One of Australia’s most celebrated and best-loved family cooks, Julie Goodwin, knows how you feel.
Weet-Bix™ and inaugural MasterChef winner, Julie Goodwin, have joined forces to create a fantastic […]

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New Family Friendly Caroma Concept Store in Adelaide | Review

A new family friendly Caroma Concept Store has just opened on The Parade in Norwood
Renowned for its sleek modern designs and unique water-saving features, Caroma is embarking on a new, exciting venture by opening its first flagship store back in the city where it all started in 1941 by Charles Rothauser.
The new Caroma Concept Store […]

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Feeding the Ducks – Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Feeding the Ducks – Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Here in South Australia our local councils are surrounded with beautiful parklands, wetlands, nature reserves and all the local wildlife that comes with them. Local councils, like the City of Tea Tree Gully, value and actively promote these spaces within our communities.
When Tea Tree Gully Council was […]

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To roll or not to roll – is this a sign of our times?

To slide or not to slide…..
Having just turned the big 4-0, I am shocked at how quickly time has passed, but like many from my generation I still remember riding my bike around the neighbourhood and playing street cricket with the neighbours. I also remember taking a home-made go-cart (no brakes, of course) down a […]

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We ask some Dads how they plan to spend Father’s Day this year

Each year on the first Sunday in September we celebrate Father’s Day.  We decided to ask a group of Dads to tell us how they would like to spend Father’s Day this year, or more to the point, how they WILL be spending the day!  Some are working, like Mark and John, some will relax […]

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Gather My Crew | Enabling Normal Life To Go On

Gather My Crew – a way to get the help you need when going through tough times.
Have you ever wondered how you could really help a friend or family member in need, but you’re just not sure if what you’re thinking of doing is really what they need?  More fresh flowers?  Another cooked meal?  Well, […]

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In a Heartbeat | Touching Animated Short Film

In a Heartbeat 
A heartfelt short film with an important message.
Produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, In a Heartbeat follows the story of a closeted boy who runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of […]

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Plastic Free July | Everyone can make a difference

Why Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it.
Did you know that, apart from the small amount of plastic which is incinerated, every piece of plastic which was ever made still exists on earth somewhere? And that more plastic […]

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Robert Kelly BBC interview interrupted by kids

The hilarious moment when a Professor doing a serious BBC interview gets upstaged by his children

Robert E Kelly is a Professor of Political Science and was doing a serious live interview with BBC News discussing the impeachment of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye. What happens next is something parents who work from home can totally relate to. First one child dances in, then the youngest one in a walker, followed […]

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Broken Things

Broken Things | What matters is how we choose to respond to the broken-ness | Guest Post by Kathleen Fleming of Majestic Unicorn

Broken Things
This was my hallway last Wednesday.
Broken.  Sharp.  Treacherous.
This was my hallway.
It was my son who did this.
Sometimes, often really, things break – irreparably.  And it takes your breath away … straight away.
It took my breath away when my son stormed into the bathroom, frustrated, angry, fed-up for his very own, very significant to him, reasons.  And when he chose […]

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The Santa with a real beard – found!

My inbox is totally out of control this time of year, but this email from a lovely Play & Go reader, Kerry, asking for help, stood out:
This is probably a stupid question but do you know where I can take my twins to a Santa with a real beard? They are 9 this year and […]

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The Question I Fear The Most | “How Many Kids Do You Have?”

The Question I Fear The Most: “How Many Kids Do You Have?”
Guest Post by Alecia Mader of The Unleashed Mum blog
This question is seemingly harmless and one that most people don’t think twice about answering. It’s like answering your name, it’s an automatic response and not one that you need to think about too much before answering…unless […]

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Some of the favourite posts on Facebook this week. What you liked the most.

While we’re searching for great events and ideas to share, we also come across many interesting stories, quotes and videos. Some make us laugh, and others make us cry. There are educational posts; great stories and just some fun as well. We thought from time to time we’d share the posts that our Facebook friends […]

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While we try to teach our children all about life

Why playing cricket in the dark taught me a little bit more about life.

When going on holidays we always make sure there is plenty for the kids to do. On our recent trip away, there was a pool, the beach, balls, board games, X-Box, cricket set, scooters, bikes and a bike track to ride on, grass to play on, and other kids to play with. Adults look forward […]

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Keeping it real: what you don’t see in the Facebook newsfeed. The case of two non-matching shoes, lost car keys, extra Mars Bar and Ants.

You know how it seems that everyone is having a wonderful life on Facebook; your newsfeed is full of friends enjoying exquisite restaurant meals; they’re all perfectly dressed; their houses look amazing; they’re at the latest theatre shows and concerts; the kids are all so talented, winning awards and just being gorgeous, in beautiful clean […]

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Want to work for Play & Go? | Advertising Manager | Position Available

Job Opportunity at Play & Go Adelaide
Are you a Play & Go parent who enjoys getting out with the kids and is regularly on our website looking for fun activities and events? Do you want a flexible part-time position working from home to fit in with your family life? You can read more about Play […]

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Positions Vacant

Want to work for Play & Go? | Positions Vacant – Account Manager & Content Editors

Job Opportunities at Play & Go Adelaide
Are you a Play & Go parent who enjoys getting out with the kids and is regularly on our website looking for fun activities and events? Do you want a flexible part-time position working from home to fit in with your family life? You can read more about Play […]

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See snow falling at your house | Fun Christmas Stuff

Want to know what it would look like if it were snowing at your house this Christmas?
Just go to the Pusher website here and enter your full address and you won’t believe your eyes!
This is a very cute little Christmas card idea which Pusher (a clever Digital agency) produced for Christmas 2011.
P.S. My street number […]

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