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Dillons Norwood Bookshop | Adelaide’s Biggest Book Store for Children

Dillons Norwood Bookshop
Dillons Bookshop in Norwood is South Australia’s largest independent family owned bookshop.  They recently completed a renovation to double the size of their children’s section and it is well worth a visit.
South Australia’s largest independent family owned book shop for more than 20 years, Dillons is well known for its massive range of […]

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AFL Max | AFL Family Entertainment Centre | Opening Jul 2019

AFL Max – Australia’s first dedicated AFL family entertainment centre!
AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. Backed by the biggest names in the sport, their state-of-the-art facility brings together the latest technology and traditional skills development for players and fans of all ages.
Merging state of the art technology and traditional […]

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tube slides adelaide

Adelaide’s Only Giant Tube Slides | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review

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 […]

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The best spots to see trains in Adelaide -

The Best Spots to See Trains in Adelaide – Miniature Trains, Train Rides and Parks

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 […]

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Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 | On Display at the National Motor Museum | Feb 2018 – Dec 2020

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 […]

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how to make fluffy slime

How to Make Fluffy Slime | The Best Fluffy Slime Recipe | Australia

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 […]

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Elmers glitter glue green slime

Slime Making Tips | How to Fix Slime

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 […]

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how to make glitter slime

Easy Glitter Slime Recipes | Two Easy Ways to Make Glitter Slime

 
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 […]

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Haigh’s Chocolates Factory Tours | 2017

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 […]

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Free kids activities at Westfield West Lakes

Westfield West Lakes free kids activities that are always on

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

ArtVenture | Kids Art Classes Online

[ April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. April 14, 2017 to April 30, 2017. ]
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 […]

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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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Gloop recipe

How to make Gloop | Messy Play Recipe

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 […]

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Messy Play Salt Dough Recipe

How to make Salt Dough | Salt Dough Recipe

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 […]

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Best Ice Cream Places in Adelaide: Scroll ice cream flavours

Scroll Ice Cream Adelaide | A Flavour Sensation | Review

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.
Scroll […]

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Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta | Messy Play Recipe

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

dry spaghetti
a snap lock bag or a container to mix it in
food colouring
cooking oil (optional)

How to make Rainbow Spaghetti Pasta
Cook a packet (or […]

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playdough recipe

How to Make Playdough | Uncooked Playdough Recipe | Messy Play

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 […]

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30 things to do before you're 10

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old

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 […]

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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 […]

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Want a little holiday, but don’t want to go away? Why not ‘holiday at home’?

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 […]

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Bridgewater Fairy Garden | Deanery Reserve | Review

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 […]

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Port River Dolphin Cruise | Great Value Family Fun | Review 2015

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 […]

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Bushwalking & Koala Spotting | Morialta Conservation Park | Review

 
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 […]

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Cirkidz | Circus School | Learn the secrets of the Circus!

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 […]

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Room to Roam Free | Victoria Park Loop | Review

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 […]

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Free City Connector Bus | Explore the City | Review

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 […]

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Nature Play SA | 49 Things To Do Before You’re 5

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 […]

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Nature Play at the Park Lands | FREE E-book for Families

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 […]

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Kids Rookie Kart Racing | Mega Fast Karts Richmond | Review 2014

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 […]

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Geocaching | What it is and How to do it!

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 […]

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Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga | Play Space in the Heart of the City | Review 2014

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 […]

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River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride | A Leisurely Trail

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 […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island
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 […]

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Nature Play SA Launch | 51 Things To Do Before You’re 12

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 […]

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Splash on Big Inflatables | SA Aquatic Centre Marion | Aqua Splash Review

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 […]

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Bay Discovery Centre | Social History Museum | Glenelg

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 […]

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Melrose | Thinking of camping but not too sure?

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 […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Centre | Bonython Park

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 […]

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City to the Bay by Tram | A Day in Glenelg

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 […]

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Adelaide Zoo | Saving Animals from Extinction | Review

Adelaide Zoo
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 […]

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