Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Adelaide’s only tube slides opened on 2 February 2019 at Woodhouse Activity Centre
What exactly is a tube slide you may be wondering? Well, think of a waterslide, but without the water. It’s set up on a hill slope in the beautiful 54 hectare grounds of the Woodhouse Activity Centre, home of […]
Tube Sliding Fun for Families
The best spots to see trains in Adelaide – miniature trains, train rides and parks
We are lucky in Adelaide that there are plenty of spots for a fun day out for train enthusiasts, big and small. If you’re looking for train rides or somewhere to go to see model trains then we hope this list […]
The National Motor Museum has taken on-loan one of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars; a 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is an extraordinary feat of automotive engineering complete with seven gears and special run-flat tyres that cost up to $20,000 each specifically designed to handle top speeds. The Veyron can […]
Slime makers of Australia rejoice! Finally Elmers glue is back!
It is being stocked at a number of shops. We have seen it at Coles, Woolworths and Spotlight stores BUT you need to be quick as they literally run out the door in no time, every time they re-stock. If you’ve seen YouTube videos and recipes […]
Slime Making Tips | What do all the ingredients do?
Borax Solution: to make this, mix 1 teaspoon of Borax with 1 cup of hot water and stir to combine. We put this liquid solution in a sauce bottle for easy dispensing and storing. Borax can be found in the laundry section of supermarkets. We like […]
How to make Glitter Slime – Easy Recipes for Glitter Slime
Glitter slime is one of our favourite types of slime. It’s so sparkly, stretchy and fun to play with, and so cool to look at. It’s also super easy to make, especially as Elmers glue is now finally available again in Australian shops. We found […]
Haigh’s Chocolates Factory Tours – a perfect outing for the family or kids this July School Holidays.
Haigh’s Chocolates Visitors Centre (located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, SA) offers daily chocolate tours from Monday – Friday 10am until 4pm and Saturday between 10am until 1:30pm (not available on Sunday or public holidays).
This is the perfect way […]
Westfield West Lakes free kids activities
‘Little Dreamers’ Kids Craft Zone
Let your child’s imagination grow & their wild side shine at this free kids craft immersive zone!
Every Tuesday from 10am – 12pm, outside of the General Trader take your children to this educational craft activation. Inspired by the Montessori educational ideas, children are given an idea, the […]
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ArtVenture Kids Art Classes Online
Simply set them up and watch them create artworks all by themselves
Artventure – Kids Art Classes Online. 33% off!
As a parent, you want to encourage your kids to develop their skills, but you don’t always have the time to help!
Artventure has you covered when it comes to teaching them to draw […]
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 […]
Messy Play ideas: How to make Gloop
Isn’t gloop a great word! Gloop is basically cornflour slime and it’s easy to make and fun to experiment with. It has a unique texture and is a good way of learning about solids and liquids through sensory play.
Making gloop is a messy activity so you’ll want to be prepared. You may […]
How to make Salt Dough
Looking for some rainy day fun? Salt dough is easy to make. It’s also great for making Christmas ornaments. You could paint your salt dough decorations with white acrylic paint and decorate with red or green ribbons and some glitter. This salt dough recipe is super easy and with only three ingredients […]
Scroll ice cream is a unique ice cream experience with amazing flavours that pop in your mouth.
Inspired by Thai street vendors, Scroll use a cold plate technique – a unique method which is something we haven’t experienced before. They pride themselves in using local ingredients and the result is flavour that you can really taste.
Messy Play ideas: How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Looking for an indoor activity that is super easy? Why not make some Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta? It’s inexpensive and good sensory fun.
What you’ll need to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
a snap lock bag or a container to mix it in
cooking oil (optional)
How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Cook a packet (or […]
How to Make Playdough – Uncooked Playdough Recipe
This is an uncooked playdough recipe which is super easy to make. My playdough recipe testers really enjoyed kneading the warm playdough mixture and said it was good playdough because it was soft and smooth and squishy. They also loved seeing the drops of food colouring gradually mix into […]
30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old
We see a lot of lists of things for kids to do. Usually they are compiled by adults, thinking of ideas they consider to be fun for children, based on their own experience growing up, and of what they think their kids enjoy […]
Latitude Adelaide Opening in Greenacres | Bounce, Climb, Fly, Play in this New Indoor Centre | 16 Jan 2016
After the success of their Melbourne venue, Latitude is opening their second site in Greenacres, in Adelaide’s north east, on Saturday 16 January 2016.
What is it exactly? Well, it’s an integrated trampolining and climbing indoor recreation centre and play centre rolled into one – apparently the first of it’s kind in Australia. And there will […]
It’s a long weekend or the school holidays and you haven’t organised anything and everyone you know is going away and doing something exciting? That’s how we often find ourselves. Well, what we do when all our friends have deserted us and we’re staying home, is go on a ‘Holiday at Home’. That’s right we […]
Editor’s Note (17 April 2016): Sadly we have had reports that the fairy garden has been vandalised and much of it has been destroyed.
Have you headed up to Bridgewater lately? In a little corner of the Adelaide Hills you’ll find a sprinkle of fairy magic. For the past few months a fairy garden has been growing […]
Port River Dolphin Cruise
If you are looking for an affordable, value for money activity to enjoy with the whole family you can’t go past a cruise along the Port River.
At less than $30 for a family of 4 you can relax for an hour and a half while taking in the sites along the Port […]
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds. From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]
The Cirkidz Circus School is where all the personal gains, including improved confidence, creativity and cognitive development, begin for our kidz.
The School runs weekly Circus Arts Classes for children and young people aged from two and a half right up to 18. Our fully equipped Bowden training centre is fitted out to teach circus arts […]
Victoria Park Loop
We are so fortunate in Adelaide to have acres and acres of safe, open space on the edge of the city free for us to use each and every day. The Park Lands Trail is an Adelaide City Council project that so far features 27km of pathways designed for use by walkers, runners […]
Did you know Adelaide Metro offers free travel options within Adelaide City and North Adelaide?
It’s a fabulous way to explore the city – for free! The City Connector buses travel in both directions around the city and you can hop on and off as you please at various stops along the way. Young children especially […]
Today Nature Play SA officially launched their new list – 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5 – along with their Junior Passport to Outdoor Adventures at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Hosted by mother of 4 Amanda Blair, Nature Play SA ambassador Sophie Thompson and new CEO Sarah Sutter were both on hand to launch Nature […]
The Adelaide City Council have produced a fabulous FREE e-book for families to take advantage of the wonderful play spaces within the city of Adelaide. 20 ways with Nature Play features 20 great locations and nature play activities the kids will love.
Remember spending time outdoors as a child? Riding your bike, making mud pies and […]
If your kids are getting a little too old for bumper cars, love playing online racing games and have a need for speed, then Mega Fast Karts in Richmond is the place to go! Open 7 days a week and every school holidays, the kids can join in the action on the track all on […]
Getting started with geocaching in Adelaide
Geocaching is an activity that combines today’s navigation technology with the excitement of an outdoor adventure. It’s basically an outdoor treasure hunt, starting off at level of 1 and increasing in difficulty up to level 5. The basic idea is to use a GPS or a smartphone to locate a […]
On a grey winter’s day we decided to stop and take a look around to explore the changes that have taken place in the centre of the city. Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga has been going through a major redevelopment and the results to date have been a huge improvement. Stage 1 at the northern end looks […]
River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride
If you are looking for somewhere safe to go bike riding as a family, or just want somewhere quiet and relaxing to push the pram away from the traffic, then make your way to a section of the Linear Park Trail and hit the pavement.
From north-east of the city in […]
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland. Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]
Nature Play SA was launched today with special guest speaker Richard Louv, the author of ‘The Nature Principle’ and ‘Last Child in the Woods’. Nature Play SA is a government initiative established to increase the time South Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured […]
We visited the SA Aquatic Centre at Marion to try out their AquaSplash program. Big inflatables for climbing, swinging and jumping off, is what it’s all about. And these obstacle courses did not disappoint.
The AquaSplash program is a 3 hour unlimited rides deal. You need to be 10 years or older, at least 120cm and […]
The Bay Discovery Centre is the City of Holdfast Bay’s Social History Museum. It’s located on the edge of Mosley Square and is well worth a visit if you’re in Glenelg. Over 40,000 people visit the centre each year. Children can learn about the early days of Foundation and what life was like by the sea. Multimedia displays […]
Melrose is the oldest town in the Southern Flinders Ranges, approximately 270km or just over 3 hours drive north of Adelaide, at the foot of Mt Remarkable.
Our inaugural camping trip to this beautiful SA destination, was to be honest, fraught with a little anxiety. Actually, make that quite a bit of anxiety.
We had never done […]
SAPOL Road Safety Centre
The new SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton officially opened on Monday, 25 February 2013. Children can bring along their own bikes to try out the mock roadway, which duplicates road conditions children are likely to encounter when riding their bicycle on the street.
Located on Port Road along side the brilliant new Bonython Park play […]
City to Glenelg by Tram – a day in Glenelg
Travelling on public transport with young children is a bit of an adventure, especially when the destination is somewhere they don’t go every day. One of our favourite holiday activities is to catch the tram from the city to Glenelg and explore the many sights this seaside suburb has […]
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must visit destination for families with children of all ages. Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located along side the beautiful Botanic Park and gardens.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement when looking at and […]
Ever wanted to know how chocolate is made, or where it comes from? Looking for somewhere to take the family, friends or visitors to learn a little about our state’s famous chocolate brand? Well those with a sweet tooth will be in chocolatey heaven with a behind the scenes sneak peak at the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre […]
Normanville Beach – a little bit of SA paradise
It’s not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our most favourite places to be.
Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours at Normanville with family and friends, building many sandcastles, playing, swimming, cartwheeling, walking and making many lovely summer holiday memories.
Getting to Normanville
Normanville is only around 75 km […]