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Blue Devil Snorkel Second Valley | 5 May 2019

[ May 5, 2019; ]
Blue Devil Snorkel Second Valley
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel within Encounter Marine Park at Second Valley reef. The reef and jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life.
EMS snorkel events are proudly supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and DEWNR […]

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Adventures by the Sea | Nature Play SA & City of Holdfast Bay | 16 Feb 2019

[ February 16, 2019; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Adventures By The Sea
Nature Play SA is partnering with the City of Holdfast Bay to bring you Adventures by the Sea. There will be a range of activities for children aged 4 yrs and upwards, including: sand mandalas; cricket; totem tennis; water sports; learning about the Kaurna Culture; Nipper boards with Seacliff Surf Life Saving; […]

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New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks | Normanville | 31 Dec 2018

[ December 31, 2018; ]
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Normanville
New Year’s Eve 2018 will see the 21st annual Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant. The pageant consists of a parade of approximately 40 colourful floats leaving Katherine Drive at 7.30pm sharp, winding its way through the streets of Normanville ending at the beautiful Normanville foreshore at approximately 8pm.
Locals and tourists […]

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Angus Neill Reserve Playground | Seacliff | Review

Angus Neill Reserve Playground Review
The new playground at Angus Neill Reserve, on The Esplanade in Seacliff was officially opened in September 2018, and our playground reviewers reckon this beautiful seaside park is well worth a visit.
Review by Susannah Marks
You’ll find Angus Neill Reserve just over the road from beautiful Seacliff Beach. It’s a gorgeous spot […]

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Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival | November 2018

[ November 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018. ]
Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival 2018
You’re invited to celebrate the Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival as Park of the Month this November. The Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival will be featuring numerous events held at various locations along the coast.
The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is one of the gems of metropolitan Adelaide. Located only 20 minutes […]

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Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic | Stansbury & Port Vincent | 20-22 Apr 2018

[ April 20, 2018 to April 22, 2018. ] [caption id="attachment_81117" align="alignnone" width="630"] CopyRight to John Carter at Carters Captures Photography[/caption]
Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic
All aboard for a classic weekend on the peninsula!
Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic is a community-based event designed to tap into growing a national and international appreciation and enjoyment of wooden and classic boats. These vessels have been faithfully restored by their owners […]

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Great Goolwa Cockle Challenge | 6 January 2018

[ January 6, 2018; 8:00 am; ]
The Great Goolwa Cockle Challenge is coming to Goolwa Beach this summer.
You will have a chance to capture tagged pipis along the beach and win prizes, including fishing gear from South Coast Marine, a subscription to Fishing SA Magazine, drink vouchers and more, if you catch a tagged pipi on Saturday 6 January 2018.

The event, funded […]

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Tennyson Dunes Open Day | 24 Sep 2017

[ September 24, 2017; ]
Tennyson Dunes Open Day
Explore Adelaide’s best example of pre-European coastal dunes with wildlife experts as they guide you through this natural wonder.
The lineup of special guests includes Neville Bonney, Dr Murray Townsend, Tim Milne, Peter Matejcic and Assoc Prof Victor Gostin. There will also be children’s activities, talks by dune volunteers, dune gift sales, local […]

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Walk D-Feet MND BIG Breakfast | Adelaide Sailing Club | 7 May 2017

[ May 7, 2017; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Walk-D Feet MND
$19 Big Breakfast in the Bistro
In support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA), come and enjoy a big breakfast, before Walk to D-Feet MND. Adelaide Sailing Club are proud to provide a breakfast special for Walk to D-Feet participants.

$19 for a choice of:

Full English Breakfast (Fried eggs, bacon, […]

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Brighton Kiwanis Teddy Bears Picnic | 9 Apr 2017

[ April 9, 2017; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Brighton Kiwanis Teddy Bears Picnic

Get your teddies ready! There is going to be lots of fun activities on offer at the Brighton Kiwanis Teddy Bears Picnic.

Attractions include: novelty games (egg and spoon race, three legged race and more), face painting, bouncing castle and teddy bear judging.

Judging categories:

most loved teddy
most senior teddy
best dressed […]

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SA Road Runners Club Beach Bash | Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty | 10 Mar 2017

[ March 10, 2017; 6:30 pm; ]
Beach Bash Run
Sandy! This fun run presented by the South Australian Road Runners Club (SARRC) is on the beach from Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty and back.
The emphasis is on fun at this annual fixture. The 4km dash along the shoreline to Grange Jetty and back is one for all the family. Don’t forget to […]

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Sand Sculptures in Adelaide | Alice in Wonderland by Sand Sculpting Australia | 14 – 30 Apr 2017

[ April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. ]
Sand Sculptures in Adelaide: Alice in Wonderland
Sand Sculpting Australia is back again in Adelaide this April, and this time they present ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – a life sized sand tribute to Lewis Carroll’s enduring children’s classic – celebrating 150 years of magical entertainment.
See 350 tonnes of sand at Port Noarlunga transformed into popular scenes from […]

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Snorkel Hallett Cove Reef | 18 Feb 2017

[ February 18, 2017; ]
Snorkel Hallett Cove Reef
Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel at Hallett Cove Beach reef to celebrate Hallett Cove CP being Park of the Month.
The reef is home to an amazing variety of colourful fish and plant life. Snorkel tours are taken at (or close to) low tide when there is little […]

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The Adelaide International Kite Festival | Semaphore | 15 – 17 Apr 2017

[ April 15, 2017 to April 17, 2017. ]
The Adelaide International Kite Festival
Head to Semaphore beach over the Easter long weekend in 2017 and watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and size – when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns!
The 2017 Adelaide International Kite Festival will feature international guest kite flyers from New Zealand and Malaysia! […]

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30 Minute Art Classes for Outdoorsy Kids | The Beach Studio | 28 Jan 2017

[ January 28, 2017; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. ]
30 Minute Art Classes for Outdoorsy Kids
The Beach Studio is a fun pop-up outdoor art class developed specifically for creative outdoorsy kids. The 30-minute sessions adopt a step-by-step style approach to painting an original artist inspired masterpiece.
Whilst parents enjoy watching from the sidelines, each child learns the steps to creating a copy of a famous […]

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Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park This Summer | Jan & Feb 2017

‘Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park’ this summer!
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has put together over 40 family-friendly water-based activities along the coast this summer. The program is to encourage more South Australians having fun and learning about our marine parks.
There is a series of ‘come and try snorkelling’ family tours being […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Mario Vittone Guest Post

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning | Guest Post by Mario Vittone

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband […]

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Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures | 25 Jan – 5 Feb 2017

[ January 25, 2017 to February 5, 2017. ]
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures
2017 Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition
The Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition is an annual event with sculptures exhibited both indoors and outdoors including a ‘sculpture walk’ along the Esplanade at Brighton, South Australia. The Exhibition concludes on Sunday 5 February, the day of the Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic Swimming Event and […]

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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 […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2016

[ December 31, 2016 7:30 pm to January 1, 2017 12:00 am. December 31, 2016 7:30 pm to January 1, 2017 12:00 am. ]

Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Go to Victor Harbor for the biggest night of the year, with plenty of family-friendly entertainment
Each year the Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve celebrations attract more than 10,000 spectators enjoying the festivities around Warland Reserve, and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors relaxing along the Victor Harbor foreshore to watch […]

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Family Christmas Carols | Victor Harbor | 18 Dec 2016

[ December 18, 2016; 5:00 pm; ]
Family Christmas Carols at Victor Harbor
Come and enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly evening singing your favourite carols and reflecting on the story of Christmas.

The Carols will be held indoors at the Investigator College Performing Arts and Sports Centre and will be followed by a free sausage sizzle and games for the kids.

Christmas Pageant Guide – your guide to South […]

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Why we love living in South Australia

Top 5 Reasons Why South Australia is Great for Families | Why we love living in Adelaide

Top five reasons why South Australia is great for families and why we love living in Adelaide
The Lonely Planet has just named South Australia the 5th best region in the world to visit in their 2017 Best in Travel top 10 list.
Here at Play & Go we’re not surprised – we may be biased but we think Adelaide […]

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Aldinga Bay Community Christmas Carols | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
Aldinga Bay Community Carols
The 12th Aldinga Bay Community Carols is planned for Sunday 11 December 2016.
The Aldinga Bay Baptist Church can’t wait to see attendance at the carols grow again this year. Thanks to the community, The Aldinga Bay Community Carols is a free event and a continued success! The event will once again be held at Symonds Reserve […]

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Trailblazer by the Sea | 30 Oct 2016

[ October 30, 2016; 7:00 am; ]
Trailblazer by the Sea
Much more than just a run! Trailblazer By The Sea is South Australia’s freshest Individual, Team or Family challenge to raise much needed money for good work in the community.
It’s a time to be inspired! It’s a rewarding event that will change lives, maybe even yours!

Trailblazer by the Sea has been created […]

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Street Goes Pink and Blue For a Week | Christies Beach | 8 – 16 oct 2016

[ October 8, 2016 to October 16, 2016. ]
Street Goes Pink And Blue For A Week – Saturday 8 October to Sunday 16 October
The Street goes Pink and Blue is an annual free event that is held every October for the community to raise money for cancer. This year Street Goes Pink and Blue For A Week are supporting The John Logan Foundation, Breast […]

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Tennyson Dunes Open Day | 11 Sep 2016

[ September 11, 2016; 12:00 am; ]
September is Biodiversity Month and this year, Tennyson Dunes Group are planning a huge event in the Dunes.
The Tennyson Dunes Group hope you can join in to help celebrate their 21st birthday with an Open Day on Sunday 11th September 2016. They will launch their new book, “Plants of the Tennyson Dunes”, so be sure to come along and meet the […]

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Art on Main | Henley Beach | 24 Sep 2016

[ September 24, 2016; ]

It’s a painting party!
Local artist Meredith Russell will be painting a rangoli on the traffic island adjacent to The Coffee Club Henley Beach, opposite Ramsgate Hotel. To celebrate, there’ll be lots of other fun activities while Meredith paints, including kid’s art and a bouncy castle.
Come and see art in action and join in the […]

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Active Community Cup | Oct & Nov 2016

[ October 12, 2016; October 19, 2016; October 26, 2016; November 2, 2016; November 9, 2016; November 16, 2016; November 23, 2016; November 30, 2016; ]
The Active Community Cup
The Active Community Cup is an annual walking and running event, managed by Life Be in it and supported by the City of Onkaparinga. People of all ages and abilities are invited to commit to being active every Wednesday from 12 October to 30 November, to improve their personal fitness and wellbeing.
Active Community […]

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Hands Across the Sand | Glenelg | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
It is time again to join hands at Glenelg Beach and say NO to risky deepsea drilling in our Great Australian Bight and YES to clean energy and a low carbon economy.
BP along with other mining giants are planning on drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight late 2016.

It is time we send a […]

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Whale Time Playtime Festival | Victor Harbor | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Celebrate the return of the whales at Victor Harbor!
Head to Victor Harbor to help celebrate the return of the whales at the Whale Time Playtime Festival on 29 May, 2016.

Entry is just $5 with loads of entertainment:

rides
rock climbing wall
play activities
face painting
craft sessions
music, stalls; and
more!

Live on the Play Time […]

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Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park | Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park this summer!
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has put together over 40 family-friendly water-based activities along the coast this summer. The program is to encourage more South Australians having fun and learning about our marine parks.
There is a series of ‘come and try snorkelling’ tours being run […]

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Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Dec 2015 & Jan 2016

[ December 23, 2015; December 29, 2015; January 3, 2016; January 10, 2016; January 23, 2016; January 31, 2016; ]
Safe and supervised ‘in water’ experiences of our unique marine life and habitats.
Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is an incorporated, not-for-profit community organisation. The program is based on the highly successful New Zealand program ‘Experiencing Marine Reserves’.  

EMS snorkel leaders are qualified snorkelling instructors and offer guidance, direction and coordination of our snorkel experiences.

EMS provides mask (goggles), […]

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The Big Duck Boat Tours | Victor Harbor | Review

The Big Duck Boat Tours Victor Harbor
As a family we have been down to Victor Harbor many times, sometimes just for a few hours, sometimes a whole day out and once or twice we have made a weekend of it staying in nearby Port Elliott and Goolwa. We kept seeing The Big Duck Boat Tour […]

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Sea Shepherd Beach Clean Up | Victor Harbor | 26 July 2015

[ July 26, 2015; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Sea Shepherd Adelaide Beach Clean Up | Clean the Beach – Protect the Whales
Sea Shepherd Adelaide invites families to come for a walk along the beach with them to help clean up the environment to protect local marine life and wildlife and to keep our beaches clean for everyone to enjoy. With whale migration season underway […]

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Glenelg Foreshore Playspace to be completed by December 2015 | City of Holdfast Bay

Work will begin on the planned Glenelg Foreshore Playspace with demolition beginning on Wednesday 10 June 2015.
The new $1.3 million Glenelg Foreshore Playspace (part-funded by a $500,000 Commonwealth Government grant):

has been designed by Wax Design in consultation with Council’s Community Development team, and responds directly to community consultation undertaken in March 2014
is fully accessible and […]

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Gulliver’s Adventures | 20 March – 12 April 2015

Gulliver’s Adventures
Gulliver, the world’s biggest model Guide Dog is heading to South Australia.
The 4.3 metre fibreglass dog will spend a month with Guide Dogs SA, travelling to eight regional towns and spending time in metropolitan Adelaide, finishing up at Guide Dogs SA’s newest family event, Pups in the Park.
Gulliver was built to emphasise the point […]

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Celebrate Parks Week 2015 | South Australia | 8-15 March 2015

[ March 8, 2015 to March 15, 2015. ]
Celebrate Parks Week 2015 with a range of free family activities across South Australia’s national parks and reserves.
From the coast to the desert, there are plenty of opportunities to visit parks, connect with nature and learn more about our unique landscapes, plants and animals.
Parks Week, from Sunday March 8 to Sunday March 15, will culminate […]

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Beachside Food & Wine Festival | Christies Beach & Port Noarlunga | 18 April 2015

[ April 18, 2015; ]
Beachside Food and Wine Festival now in 2 coastal townships on the same day!
In an exciting twist the Beachside Food and Wine festival this year will be held over two beautiful coastal locations, Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga, with transfer options running between the sites and from Noarlunga Centre.
Both sites will offer a range of […]

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Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Hallett Cove Conservation Park | March 2015

[ March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015. ]
Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and […]

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Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Granite Island Recreation Park | February 2015

Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and […]

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