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Spring Guide to the City | Adelaide | Sep – Nov 2019

[ September 18, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Spring guide to the city of Adelaide
Let the city be your playground this spring! With our longer days and warmer nights, it’s the perfect time to seek out city-bound adventures. There’s so much to do and so many places for families to explore.
Pick one of eleven fabulous play spaces to explore.

 

Follow the various walking and […]

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Bat Camp! | Adelaide | 9 & 10 October 2019

[ October 9, 2019; ]
Bat Camp!
***Editors note: Booked out***
Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox at Bat Camp on Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 October.
Local bat experts will delight kids at Bat Camp! Kids will be able to visit the bats at their roost, participate in kite-making, drawing/painting and peering through microscopes in the […]

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Bat Trail | City of Adelaide | Oct – Dec 2019

[ October 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019. ]
Walk the Bat Trail in the City of Adelaide
Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all!
The trail is located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.
The Bat Trail will be […]

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Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map | How to Find a Local Public Toilet

Australian Government Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map
As part of the National Continence Program, the Toilet Map provides information on over 19,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers and baby change.  This is great news for parents with little ones who prefer to visit places that […]

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Stadium Super Trucks | Superloop Adelaide 500 | 20 – 23 Feb 2020

[ February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Stadium Super Trucks return to the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500.
In an exciting development for fans, the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will host the opening round of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST) series, following their highly-anticipated return to Australia.
The popular category was confirmed as the first support category to race at the iconic Victoria Parklands street […]

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Spring Blooms at Eighty Eight O’Connell | North Adelaide | 2-29 Sep 2019

[ September 2, 2019; ]
Welcome Spring at Eighty Eight O’Connell in North Adelaide
Immerse yourself amongst the blooms and welcome spring with a range of free community activities at Eighty Eight O’Connell this September.
Activities include:

‘Bloom’ floral display from 26 August – 29 September 2019
‘Herbie’ the community herb truck
Open air yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Mini golf
Boccia in […]

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Adelaide Town Hall Open Day | 13 Oct 2019

[ October 13, 2019; ]
Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
An Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand the history of the Adelaide Town Hall, and an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes peek at areas generally off limits to outside eyes.
Centrally located on King William Street in the city, the day will be as much for young, inquisitive minds as […]

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World Chocolate Day in Adelaide | Celebrations in Rundle Mall | 5-7 Jul 2019

[ July 5, 2019 to July 7, 2019. ]
Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Rundle Mall
Celebrate the most delicious day of the year in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall with celebrations kicking off from Friday 5 July 2019. There are prizes to win and free chocolate goodies being given away.
Charlesworth Nuts
City Cross X Charlesworth will be giving away 500 bags of Aprichocs from 11am on Friday […]

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Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail | Thebarton | 6-21 Jul 2019

[ July 6, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail
Think you know the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail? Think again.
The Adelaide Gaol is upping the ante these school holidays with a challenging new twist to the popular Escape Trail.

And this time, you will be taken to locations in the Gaol you may not have explored before!

So get your thinking caps on, and […]

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Romeo’s Foodland in Rundle Mall | Adelaide | Opens 29 May 2019

Romeo’s Foodland is now open in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall
Adelaide’s own iconic Rundle Mall is now home to Romeo’s Foodland which opened it’s doors for the first time today, 29 May 2019.
It’s great to see a local supermarket option in the Mall stocking a great range of South Australian brands and produce. City workers, shoppers and […]

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Children’s Zoo Founding Membership Offer | Adelaide Zoo | Ends 30 Jun 2019

Children’s Zoo Founding Membership at the Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is excited to be partnering with Variety SA to create a new precinct perfect for young ones at Adelaide Zoo.
The new Variety Children’s Zoo is set to be an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than […]

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SkatingAt Festival | Ice-Skating in Victoria Square | 28 Jun – 21 Jul 2019

[ June 28, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter.
The SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter and it promises to turn Victoria Square into a world of enchantment, magic and wonder with an open-air ice rink, rides, entertainment and food and drink.
READ OUR ICE SKATING TIPS – GUIDE FOR FAMILIES HERE
ACTIVITIES
Ice Skating Rink
At the heart of the […]

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Big Family Weekend | DreamBIG Festival | 25 & 26 May 2019

[ May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. ]
A free fun-filled weekend for the whole family
This FREE family event for children of all ages will take over the North Terrace Cultural Boulevard for two fun-filled days. Theatres, galleries, museums, universities, libraries, and gardens will be full to the brim with hundreds of children and families immersed in arts activities and dreaming BIG. Choose […]

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Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books | Exhibition at the State Library of SA | 18 Apr – 29 Sep 2019

[ April 18, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ]
Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books
This FREE interactive exhibition takes you into the creative mind of award-winning South Australian author Phil Cummings.
Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, the Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books exhibition has now been extended to Sunday 29 September 2019 (previously was running until 21 July 2019).
From his first book, Goodness […]

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Government House Open Day | Adelaide | 26 May 2019

[ May 26, 2019; ]
Explore the oldest Government House in Australia on Sunday 26 May 2019
His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le invite you to visit the oldest Government House in Australia. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the public rooms, current workings of the house and explore the gardens, either on a guided […]

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International Guide Dog Day Parade

International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade | Adelaide | 24 Apr 2019

[ April 24, 2019; 9:30 am; ]
International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade
Guide Dogs SA/NT clients and supporters will celebrate International Guide Dog Day with their annual ‘Paws Parade’ to honour the life-changing work of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs for people living with disability.
Led by the SA Police Band, the colourful parade of around 300 people and dogs […]

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Parkfest

Parkfest | Light Square | 17 Apr 2019

[ April 17, 2019; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Parkfest
Parkfest is a FREE festival for young people 12 – 25 years of age who study, work, play and/or live in the City of Adelaide to recognise how awesome all young people in the city are. Young people from all backgrounds are welcome.
Parkfest is presented by Youth Inc., Adelaide Westend, City of Adelaide, Commissioner for […]

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Pop Up Wild Goblin Garden | Eighty Eight O’Connell | 13-18 Apr 2019

[ April 3, 2019 to April 18, 2019. ]
Pop Up Wild Goblin Garden at Eighty Eight O’Connell 
Let your little one’s imagination and creativity run wild when North Adelaide’s Eighty Eight O’Connell Street site transforms into a gorgeous Goblin Garden.

Kids can tinker with natural materials and play inside the goblin homes in this pop up sustainable village, created using upcycled materials by Climbing Tree […]

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Neo Teen Takeover | Art Gallery of South Australia | 13 Apr 2019

[ April 13, 2019; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Neo Teen Takeover
The Art Gallery of SA will hand over the entire Gallery to an anticipated 500+ teens for the annual Neo Teen Takeover in celebration of SA Youth Week. NEO is a FREE event for teenagers aged 13-17.
Neo Teen Takeover returns for the ‘biggest arty party of the year’. In celebration of SA Youth […]

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Best Ideas for Free Family Fun in the City of Adelaide

Best ideas for a day of free family fun in the city.
If you are headed to the City of Adelaide for the day and you are looking some free family adventures, there are plenty of places to visit from nature playspaces, parks and gardens to bike tracks and museums.
Marshmallow Playspace and Oxbow Playspace 
Updated only last […]

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Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide
If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where […]

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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations | Adelaide Oval | 17 Mar 2019

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Adelaide Oval
Enjoy Irish festivities on the Telstra Plaza at Adelaide Oval on St Patrick’s Day. This free event is open to all ages.
Gather your family and friends for a big day of celebrations featuring Irish dancers, live music, traditional food, delicious drinks and much more. There will be plenty of […]

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Carmen in the Square | Victoria Square | 23 Mar 2019

[ March 23, 2019; 7:30 pm; ]
Carmen in the Square
The world’s most popular opera, Carmen, will take over Adelaide’s Victoria Square, with an unmissable production that will transform the centre of Adelaide into sultry Spain for one night only on Saturday 23 March 2019.
Carmen in the Square, takes opera out of the theatre and into the community as opera lovers and […]

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Francis Street Forest | Rundle Mall | 7-29 Mar 2019

[ March 7, 2019; March 20, 2019; March 27, 2019; March 29, 2019; ]
Francis Street Forest
Francis Street has been transformed into a place of discovery, “the Francis Street Forest”.
For the month of March, Francis Street off Rundle Mall will be adorned with plants, trees, lights and sounds for all to enjoy. There will be an array of free activities to enjoy. All events have been organised by the […]

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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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Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe | 15 Feb – 17 Mar 2019

[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Gluttony 2019
Gluttony is back this season with an eclectic array of 15 venues across two sites, ranging from the large and lively to the intimate and atmospheric, and accommodating their biggest entertainment program yet.
As they do every year, Gluttony offers something for all tastes, from weekend shows for the whole family to late night laughs.  […]

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Street Art Explosion | Adelaide Fringe | 15 Feb – 17 Mar 2019

[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Street Art Explosion
Blank walls will again burst into life for the 2019 ‘Street Art Explosion’.
Street Art Explosion features brand new works that erupt with colour and creativity in Adelaide’s CBD, alongside existing artworks throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Each year, the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia’s best emerging and established artists to create large-scale […]

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Fossil Fest | South Australian Museum | 13-15 Apr 2019

[ April 13, 2019 to April 15, 2019. ]
Fossil Fest at the South Australian Museum
Australia’s largest fossil event returns to Adelaide in 2019.
Head to the South Australian Museum and explore South Australia’s incredible prehistoric past, with a long weekend of FREE hands-on activities, talks, performances and trails for children and families. Discover how ancient fossils can shape our understanding of the world we […]

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The Shadow Initiation | SA Museum

The Shadow Initiation – South Australian Museum
One hour on the clock. Over 40 puzzles, challenges and tasks to attempt. Race against the clock on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. It’s part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You’ve never played a game like this one.
The aim of the game is […]

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Rundle Mall Lunar New Year Celebrations | Year of the Pig | 8 Feb 2019

[ February 8, 2019; ]
Rundle Mall Lunar New Year Celebrations
Immerse yourself in the beautiful theatrical dances, receive traditional envelopes with chocolate coins, write your wishes for the new year, plus enjoy roaming performers, relax under traditional ornamental lanterns and more.
Held near the iconic Rundle Mall Pigs, the FREE Lunar New Year celebrations at Rundle Mall will be filled with […]

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Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths | Kids’ Day | 2-7 March 2019

[ March 2, 2019 to March 7, 2019. ]
Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths
The centrepiece of the Adelaide Writers’ Week program is six days of free sessions in the idyllic outdoor setting of the Pioneer Women’s Gardens, including a weekend of younger readers and a new Twilight program.

In a world where events pass by at breakneck speed, Adelaide Writers’ Week seeks to create […]

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Chinese New Year Come and Try Workshops | Adelaide Festival Centre | 10 Feb 2019

[ February 10, 2019; 2:00 pm; ]
Chinese New Year Come and Try Workshops
Try free cultural workshops, including calligraphy writing, mask painting, music and stories, before celebrating the Year of the Pig with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide – Chinese Cultural Workshops
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Confucius Institute. Experience the beauty of the brush […]

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Old Treasury and Tunnels February Tours | 3, 10, 17 & 24 Feb 2019

[ February 3, 2019; February 10, 2019; February 17, 2019; February 24, 2019; ]
Old Treasury and Tunnels Tours
Journey through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings.
***Editors note: all sessions now SOLD OUT***

Explore the secrets and forgotten stories of the Old Adelaide Treasury building in a tour of one of Adelaide’ s oldest and most significant historical […]

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Something on Saturday 2019 | Adelaide Festival Centre | Jan – Nov 2019

[ February 10, 2019; March 14, 2019 to March 17, 2019. April 23, 2019 to April 28, 2019. May 4, 2019; May 11, 2019; May 22, 2019 to June 1, 2019. May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. June 1, 2019; June 29, 2019; ]
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday Fun for Families
For over 40 years, Something on Saturday has enchanted thousands of children with memorable live performances and craft workshops during the winter months.
In 2019, this family favourite will become an annual program of carefully curated events especially for young people. From performances to exhibitions and hands on […]

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Adelaide Central Market 150 Years of People & Produce Exhibition | State Library of SA | 25 Jan – 28 Apr 2019

[ January 25, 2019 to April 28, 2019. ]
150 Years of People and Produce Exhibition
The Adelaide Central Market is thrilled to be opening a free public exhibition celebrating its 150th birthday.
The iconic exhibition will open on Friday 25 January 2019, and be on display until Sunday 28 April 2019 at the Treasures Wall, State Library of South Australia. The free exhibition, in partnership […]

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School Holiday Dates

Adelaide School Holiday Dates 2019 | South Australia Term Dates 2019

Adelaide School Holidays 2019
School Holiday Dates & School Term Dates for South Australia
Your handy reference guide for South Australia school holiday dates and public holidays (and the other states as well).
Term 1: Tuesday 29 January 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019
AUTUMN – April School Holidays 2019: Saturday 13 April 2019 – Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2: […]

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The Art of Christmas | Creative Tree Trail | Lot Fourteen | Dec 2018 – Jan 2019

[ December 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019. ] Creative Tree Trail at Lot Fourteen
Discover The Art of Christmas at Lot Fourteen, North Terrace with a creative tree trail this festive season.
Eight fabulous South Australian artists are using their creative talents and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to bring trees to life at Lot Fourteen this Christmas.

Explore Lot Fourteen over the festive season and […]

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Colossal Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | 26 Dec 2018 – 28 Jan 2019

[ December 26, 2018 to January 28, 2019. ]
Colossal Creatures are back at Adelaide Zoo these school holidays!
Step into a prehistoric world where gigantic insects and dinosaurs shared the earth.
These school holidays at Adelaide Zoo, come face to face with spiders as long as horses, wasps the size of tigers and dinosaurs bigger than a building.

Step into a prehistoric world and get up […]

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Australia Day in the City | Parade, Concert & Fireworks | 26 Jan 2019

[ January 26, 2019; ]

Australia Day in the City presented by the City of Adelaide.

Australia Day in the City is a FREE major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia, to be held in Elder Park on Saturday 26 January 2019.  Since becoming a twilight event in 2010, the crowds have continued to grow with 40,000+ attendees enjoying […]

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Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2018 | Elder Park Adelaide Riverbank | 31 Dec 2018

[ December 31, 2018; ]
Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2018
It’s time to start planning for the biggest party in town! The City of Adelaide’s FREE New Year’s Eve Party in Elder Park and on the Riverbank will be the place to gather with family and friends!  This year brings another jam-packed program with live music, family entertainment and two spectacular […]

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