Yorketown Playground. A riot of colour and fun!
by Katrina Gogel
Yorketown is one of Southern Yorke Peninsulas picturesque inland towns, and the hub of the SYP. If you’re travelling the region anytime soon be sure to call in and check out the towns fantastic local services and wonderful playground. Your kids will thank you for it!
Yorketown Playground. A riot of colour and fun!
Victoria Square, Kadina. Is this Yorke Peninsula’s best playground?
by Katrina Gogel
If you find yourself visiting the top of the Yorke Peninsula anytime soon be sure to make a pit stop at the Copper Coast town of Kadina, and visit the wonderful Victoria Square.
A green oasis in the heart of town, Victoria Square celebrates the history […]
Campfire Dessert Cones Recipe
by Katrina Gogel
Campfire season is well and truly upon us. Why not try making these delicious dessert cones over the fire on your next camping trip.
They’re easy to do. The kids will love making them. Only a few ingredients are needed, and you can use your favourite fillings.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 packet […]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace for Tweens | Under Construction | City of Unley | Reopening 21 Sep 2019
[ September 21, 2019; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Under Construction
Cutting-edge technology and a new playground will be installed at Heywood Park thanks to more than $400,000 of Federal and State Government funding.
The City of Unley was successful in receiving $150,000 from the State Government’s Fund My Neighbourhood initiative to upgrade the Heywood Park Playspace, based on the support […]
Nellie’s Garden, Mitcham Railway Station – Review July 2019
There’s nothing better than stumbling across hidden gems locally. And Nellie’s Garden, alongside the Mitcham Railway Station, is exactly one of those kinds of places…
Whether you’re in the area to catch a train or cycling with the kids to the nearby Barrens Reserve playground, it’s worth dropping […]
Bushwalking with Kids – Mount Barker Summit Reserve
by Katrina Gogel
Explore rocky outcrops, take in panoramic country views and find a cubby house (or two!) along one of the family friendly walking trails at the Mount Barker Summit Reserve.
The “Mount” has long been our family’s go-to place for a bushwalk in the Adelaide Hills. With two […]
[ July 19, 2019; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Kites & fun with Nature amongst the Wetlands at Warriparinga
Enjoy kite decorating, treasure hunts, nature play, guided walks throughout the 3.5 hectares of reserve on Friday 19 July 2019 from 11am to 1pm.
Bring a picnic to share with family and friends and enjoy a winters day of connecting with nature.
Car park available at the entrance […]
[ July 17, 2019; ]
Cubby Town 2019
Cubby Town is back for the 2019 winter school holidays!
Nature Play SA is excited to be teaming up with National Parks South Australia again for their 5th Cubby Town event for ONE DAY only on 17 July at Belair National Park.
Tickets are now on sale and numbers will be capped to ensure the enjoyment of […]
[ June 8, 2019; June 15, 2019; June 22, 2019; June 29, 2019; July 6, 2019; July 13, 2019; July 20, 2019; July 27, 2019; ]
Family Flix Movies at Mainline Drive-In Cinema
Wallis Mainline Drive-In are once again holding special Saturday night movies dedicated to families.
Mainline Drive-In Movies open an hour before the movie starts so you can get there early and enjoy a relaxed dinner before sitting back to watch the large outdoor screen. There will be free kids activities and […]
[ April 13, 2019 to September 1, 2019. ]
Magical Park is a sneaky way to get the children off the couch and be physically active in the outdoors.
Take the kids along to the park, download the FREE app, and watch their amazement and delight as the park turns into a digital fantasy land to explore.
Through the ‘magic’ of geospatial Augmented Reality, children […]
Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk
Some mums on Mother’s Day like pancakes in bed or the latest celebrity fragrance. I alternatively used the day as an excuse to drag my family of four on a hike. But as I knew would happen, they enjoyed the experience just as much as I did!
I stumbled across information about the […]
Photo credit:@andrew__burston (via IG)
Ghost Mushroom Lane | Now Open
The 2019 Ghost Mushroom season has started at Ghost Mushroom Lane in Glencoe.
ForestrySA is pleased to offer you the chance to experience the brilliant glow first hand – free of charge! The Ghost Mushroom (Omphalotus nidiformis) is a bioluminescent fungus that emits a soft green glow at night. […]
[ May 18, 2019; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples
Mahnew Orchard in the Adelaide Hills are opening up their orchard for the final time this season for visitors to pick their own Pink Lady Apples.
After the success of the recent Pink Lady Weekend, Mahnew Orchard are hosting another Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples event. This event will be […]
[ June 16, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Arbor Day – Community Planting Day along the River Torrens
You’re invited to bring your friends and family and get your hands dirty for Arbor Day. This free community planting event will be held along the River Torrens, at the end of Torrens Avenue in Lockleys.
The site is a long-term watercourse restoration project winding along the […]
[ May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019. ]
Para Wirra Conservation Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month – May 2019
Celebrate Para Wirra Conservation Park this May.
Located less than one hours’ drive from Adelaide, this park is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. It’s popular with groups of families and friends who enjoy the park’s wildlife, picnicking, […]
[ May 9, 2019 to May 16, 2019. May 22, 2019; ]
Sight the International Space Station Over Adelaide
Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from our very own Adelaide!
The space station is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and travelling […]
[ May 11, 2019; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples
Mahnew Orchard in the Adelaide Hills are opening up their orchard again for visitors to pick their own Pink Lady Apples.
After the recent Pink Lady Weekend, Mahnew Orchard are hosting another Pick Your Own Pink Lady Apples event. This event will be on Saturday 11 May 2019 only, from 9am-4pm. […]
[ May 8, 2019; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Playgroup on the Green at Barratt Reserve
Playgroup on the Green is a huge outdoor event with fun for everyone, featuring all your Playgroup favourites including messy play, crafts, sensory play, baby-zone and physical play.
There will be something for all ages, including a coffee van for the adults, inflatable soccer and a sausage sizzle.
One ticket required […]
[ May 4, 2019; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Family Bike Ride and Nature Play Afternoon
Enjoy the outdoors in autumn with an afternoon of nature play and a gentle family bike ride.
The Family Bike Ride includes a ride along the Sturt River Trail from Warriparringa Wetlands to Oaklands Wetland and back. It will kick off with a Kaurna Welcome to Country and cultural walk […]
[ April 27, 2019; April 28, 2019; ]
Dirty Weekend 2019
An epic adventure and fun along South Australia’s finest MTB trails.
Dirty Weekend is South Australia’s only 24-hour mountain bike challenge, held at the Cudlee Creek Forest. There are 6 hour, 12 hour and 24 hour options to suit everyone. There is a 12 hour and 6 hour Youth Team category for riders aged […]
[ May 4, 2019 5:00 pm to May 5, 2019 5:00 pm. ]
Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood is open for Apple Picking on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May 2019
Over the first weekend in May, Harrisville Orchards are holding a Pick a Pink Lady event and they invite families to go along and pick fresh apples straight from the trees.
Entry Fee – TBA (previous years $5 per […]
[ April 14, 2019; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Supported by Holdup for National Youth Week, enjoy a day at the Pump Track, Brighton.
Get down to Pump ‘n’ Jump. There will be a fun day of pumpin’, pump track demonstrations, food, music, arts and cultural activities at Pump Track at Brighton on Sunday 14 April 2019 from 11am – 3pm. Open to all ages.
[ May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019. ]
Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend 2019 | Adelaide Apple Picking
Four family-owned and run apple orchards located in the heart of one of Australia’s premium apple-growing regions in the Adelaide Hills are open for visiting, exploring and fruit picking.
For one weekend only Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend provides a unique opportunity to pick some Pink Lady® […]
[ April 14, 2019; ]
An Expo to Celebrate the Start of the South Australian Bushwalking Season.
With the arrival of cooler autumn weather, hiking is an ideal outdoor activity. South Australia’s bushwalking clubs and Walking SA are coming together to celebrate the occasion with a unique day in Belair National Park.
Expo of walking tours, walking destinations, outdoor retailers, walking […]
Matthew Street Reserve Fairy Houses
Matthew Street Reserve in O’Halloran Hill has some mysterious new residents.
Tiny fairy houses appeared earlier this year in February, thanks to the crafty members of the Trott Park Men’s Shed. Have a short adventure to find the fairy village and imagine what the magical fairies are up to.
Hint: the fairy village […]
Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
If you’re looking for a toddler-friendly playground in eastern Adelaide then add Knightsbridge Reserve to your list.
Set in the quiet residential streets of Leabrook, Knightsbridge Reserve is shady and tranquil and a charming, low-key destination for little people. While it’s not overly fancy or new, it has good […]
Point Turton Nature Playspace & Bike Track
After works throughout 2017 and 2018, the upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace is now open.
The Point Turton Progress Association Playground Committee approached the Yorke Peninsula Council in mid-2016 regarding an upgrade/redevelopment of the Point Turton Playground to incorporate natural playspaces and create a playground that is different to all […]
Jubilee Way Reserve Completed Upgrade
Exciting new equipment, plus a new toilet, shelter and barbecue have been installed at Wynn Vale Jubilee Way Reserve.
The upgrade is thanks to a $150,000 from the Government of South Australia. Jubilee Reserve is a popular, well-used community area adjacent to the Jubilee Community Centre. This beautiful green space aligned with trees leading […]
[ April 20, 2019 to April 22, 2019. ]
Easter 2019 Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch
The Easter tradition continues at Sophie’s Patch Open Garden.
Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy. 2019 will be no different and will have a few surprises. The initiative supports the Rotary Club of Mt Barker and […]
[ April 14, 2019; 9:00 am to 11:30 am. ]
Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Clean Up.
Sea Shepherd cleaned up this area and was devastated by the thousands of pieces of trash that were removed, so they knew they had to return soon.
You can join in with the next round to protect our birds and dolphins whilst enjoying the Marine Park.
Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign and the […]
[ May 12, 2019; ]
Mother’s Day Classic
Make Mother’s Day mean more and help the 50 women diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia. Donate, fundraise, walk or run in the 2019 Mother’s Day Classic.
The event this year includes the 4.5km run, 4.5km walk, 7.4km run and 7.4km walk. There will also be plenty of free activities and entertainment […]
[ April 6, 2019 to April 7, 2019. ]
Adelaide Heirloom Weekend – Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Adelaide Heirloom Weekend returns for its 4th year
Hosted by the Diggers Club and Friends of the Botanic Gardens on 6 and 7 April 2019, Heirloom Weekend is a celebration of heirloom vegetables and gardening.
Enjoy a huge range of free activities, including gardening and cooking workshops at The Diggers […]
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 […]
[ April 14, 2019; 2:00 pm; ]
Free Live Music at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Visitors to the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden can enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends and family listening to live music on Sunday 14 April.
Listen to the renowned SA Police Band’s ‘Big Band’ perform classics and hits that are perfect for a relaxing afternoon.
Make the most of your weekend […]
[ April 16, 2019 to April 17, 2019. ]
Nature Play SA Forest Festival 2019
Grab your picnic blankets and beanies, Nature Play SA are bringing you an unforgettable family festival in the majestic Kuitpo Forest.
Enjoy two days of nature play, celebrate the school holidays and set the scene for wild Autumn adventures and memory-making with family and friends.
Located in the grassy clearings and forest […]
[ May 15, 2019; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
World Orienteering Day Special Evening Event
A great introductory for families and friends looking to get more active with an element of fun.
Short courses that will have you exploring the beautiful surroundings of Belair National Park into the evening, go along and see what orienteering is all about in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
If you have […]
[ March 16, 2019; ]
Star Gazing at Mylor Oval – Adelaide Hills Science Hub
After a sold out session last October, the Adelaide Hills Science Hub are once again travelling from the moon to the edge of the universe.
Take along a picnic rug, watch the sunset and view the night sky through powerful computerised telescopes. There will be 2 sessions for […]
[ March 3, 2019; ]
Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday 3 March 2019
Change starts with you.
Australia has one of the best natural landscapes in the world.
From our pristine beaches, ancient forests and flourishing sealife, we have some of the most unique flora and fauna. But the rubbish we create through mass consumption is choking our streets, beaches, parks, bushland and […]
[ April 5, 2019; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. April 7, 2019; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]
Glenthorne National Park Open Days
A new national park is being created in Adelaide’s southern suburbs and you can help to shape its future.
The creation of Glenthorne National Park will see coordinated park planning and management across several important parcels of land. This will include Glenthorne Farm, O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Marino Conservation Park, Hallett Cove […]
[ March 9, 2019; 9:00 am; ]
Henley Beach Clean Up
Being part of a passionate team who wants to make a difference is a great way to help #StemtheTide of plastic pollution.
Right now cleaning the beaches is the only tool we have to keep marine life safe and us too. So join the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Teams to protect the oceans […]