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The Carnival of Fun #TDU Mint 2 Extravaganza | Glenelg | 17 Jan 2018

[ January 17, 2018; 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
The Carnival of FUN #TDU Mint 2 Extravaganza
Take your family and friends down to Mint 2 for an unforgettable evening on Wednesday 17 January 5pm- 11pm. The event will be on the grass next to the playground near the end of the Jetty and includes a whole range of fun activities for the whole family.
The […]

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Playford Alive FREE Outdoor Cinema | Screening E.T. | 16 Feb 2018

[ February 16, 2018; 8:00 pm; ]  
Playford Alive Outdoor Cinema
Screen on the Green returns to the Playford Alive Town Park with ET! There is something special about a laid-back summer evening, relaxing in the park watching a classic movie with the family… forget Gold Class, this is Green Class. You can relive your childhood memories and create some new ones with […]

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New Mountain Bike Trails | O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park | Opens Dec 2017

O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park’s New Mountain Bike Trails
The new mountain bike trails at O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park are now open, just in time for the Summer school holidays.
O’Halloran Hill boasts a new range of mountain bike trails suitable for all abilities.  The trails are graded as easy, intermediate and advanced.
You can cycle your way through […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia | Nov 2017 to Jan 2018

[ November 1, 2017 3:00 pm to January 31, 2018 3:00 pm. ]
Pick your own cherries
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near.
If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg, this […]

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New Outdoor Cafe – Kiosk on Sixteen | Victoria Park | Nov 2017

A new cafe has just opened in the north east corner of Victoria Park – Kiosk on Sixteen
After years of renovating the heritage listed building that sits along side the Britannia roundabout, Kiosk on Sixteen quietly opened their doors last weekend.  With fresh landscaping and plenty of shade, the small outdoor cafe can be found […]

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Make Giant Bubbles for Bubble Blowing Fun | Easy Instructions

Make giant bubbles for lots of outdoor bubble-blowing fun!
Most kids are fascinated by bubbles – they are colourful, beautiful and so much fun to create.  Blow them around, watch them float away and see them pop!
Here is an easy recipe to make giant bubbles.
Carefully and slowly mix 7 parts of water, 3 parts of detergent […]

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Easy Bushwalk for Kids – Eurilla Track Mt Lofty | Review

 An easy bushwalk for kids – Eurilla Track to Mt Lofty Summit
Has your family ever had those days when everyone is feeling a little frustrated at being cooped up, the telly has been on too long and you’re all a little fidgety? We find a bush walk makes everyone feel happier and calmer in our […]

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Glenelg Sunset Markets | Moseley Square | Dec 2017 – Mar 2018

[ December 10, 2017; 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. January 28, 2018; 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. February 25, 2018; 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. March 25, 2018; 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
The Glenelg Sunset Markets will deliver the ultimate outdoor market to the beach this summer!
The Glenelg Sunset Markets will kick off again in December with the ultimate outdoor beach market.  Summer vibes, delicious local eats, live music and local artisans pedaling their wares.

Located at the iconic Glenelg foreshore at Moseley Square, the Glenelg Sunset Markets […]

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North Terrace Tree Trail & Tree Mask Workshop | Nature Play Festival | 1-15 Oct 2017

[ October 1, 2017; ]  
North Terrace Tree Trail & Tree Mask Workshop
The City of Adelaide is proud to host two activities as part of the Nature Play Festival; the North Terrace Tree Trail and the Tree Mask Workshop…a great way to entertain the kids these October school holidays.

The Nature Play Festival is an annual event for children and their […]

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Garden Blitz at Mount Lofty | 14 Oct 2017

[ October 14, 2017; 8:15 am to 1:00 pm. ]  
Garden Blitz at Mount Lofty
The Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s annual Garden Blitz returns to Mount Lofty Botanic Garden on Saturday 14 October 2017, allowing the public to enjoy a fun morning of gardening and a free barbecue lunch.
Volunteers of all ages and gardening abilities will have the opportunity to contribute to the Garden’s fascinating cool-climate […]

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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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How to Make Soap Slime | Messy Play Recipe

Messy Play Ideas: How to make Soap Slime
Making soap slime is a lot of fun and a great sensory activity for kids. This soap slime is made with soap flakes, so at least it’s a clean messy play activity!
What you’ll need to make Soap Slime

A big container to mix it in
2 cups pure soap flakes (eg Lux […]

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Top Places to Walk & Play Around Adelaide in Spring 2017

Springtime in the Sunshine!
Have you been dreaming of Springtime…? Dream no longer – it is here! Spring is full of exciting things to see – from the tiniest bud on a tree, to beautiful blossoms, flowers and and birds. There is so much to appreciate outdoors at this time of year. So grab the kids […]

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SA League | Skate Park League | Blackwood Skate Park | 28 Oct 2017

[ October 28, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
SA League at Blackwood Skate Park
The Skate Park Leagues are community based grassed-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together. Go down to Blackwood Skate Park on Saturday the 28 October 2017 and compete in skate, scooter, or BMX. There are free giveaways and prizes to be won!
Registrations:
Registrations are now […]

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Puddle Jumpers Juvenile Arthritis Camp | 3 – 5 Nov 2017

Puddle Jumpers Juvenile Arthritis Camp 2017
An exciting first camp for youth 8 -18 years living with Juvenile Arthritis.
The Puddle Jumpers Juvenile Arthritis Camp will be held at Clayton Bay Campsite from Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November 2017, and will include a host of fun activities and lots of food and opportunities for amazing […]

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Wittunga Botanic Garden | Blackwood | Review

Plan a trip to beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood
Located in the pretty Adelaide foothills suburb of Blackwood, Wittunga Botanic Garden is an historic 13-hectare property featuring a vast array of plants and trees, wildlife, open play areas, a lake, seating options and walking trails.

As soon you enter Wittunga Botanic Garden, you’ll instantly hear the delightful […]

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Cosmic Array Installation | Splash Adelaide Winter Festival | Elder Park | 2 & 3 Sep 2017

[ September 2, 2017 to September 3, 2017. ]
Cosmic Array Installation
A day and evening experience featuring an array of 16 individual cosmic ray detectors on the Elder Park foreshore in Adelaide.
As a part of the Splash Adelaide 2017 Winter Festival and built in collaboration with artist-musicians Sacred Resonance and Robert Hart of Hardhack, the Cosmic Array Installation event will be a magical experience.

During this event, the […]

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SA ROCKS | Paint a Rock! Find a Rock! | Creative & Nature Play for Kids

SA ROCKS
SA ROCKS is a little bit of creativity and nature play for kids and parents that live in South Australia. Go hunting for painted rocks in your local park, or paint some and hide for others to find!
Inspiration for SA ROCKS came predominately from the first statewide group WA ROCKS. SA ROCKS then adapted […]

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Life Looks Brighter Outside Challenge | City of Holdfast Bay | 1 – 31 Jul 2017

[ July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017. ]
Life Looks Brighter Outside Challenge
Would you like to be a part of City of Holdfast Bay’s Life Looks Brighter Outside Challenge! Take the pledge to get outdoors over the month of July with some adventure activity ideas.
There are lots of things to keep the family busy indoors, but getting outdoors is where the real adventure […]

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Top Things to do in Winter around Adelaide | Jun-Aug 2017

Top things to do in winter around Adelaide
As we head into the winter months having to survive chilly nights and rainy days can be a challenge! However, just because the sun isn’t shining it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do around Adelaide.
Adelaide’s milder climate means that it is still possible to venture […]

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Twig & Stick Winter Frog Festival | 18 Jul 2017

[ July 18, 2017; 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. ]
This Winter, Twig & Stick will be celebrating the wondrous Mount Lofty Frogs by holding a little family friendly festival at ‘The Old school Community Garden’ in Stirling.
On the 18th of July from 10am to 1.30pm go and explore the garden, play in the mud pit, make magic potions, go on a scavenger hunt, weave baskets […]

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Mount Remarkable | Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Jun 2017

[ June 10, 2017 to June 12, 2017. ]
Mount Remarkable – Nature Play Park of the Month June 2017
Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Mt Remarkable National Park throughout the month of June. Whether you are camping or live locally, come […]

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Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground Review and Fix Specialty Coffee

Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground Review | May 2017

Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground and Fix Specialty Coffee Review
Kids will love the fire engine, motorbikes and half basketball court at Twelftree Reserve, and parents will be pleased to know that great coffee is not too far away.
It’s not often we stumble across a playground that will appeal to both toddlers and bigger kids. Twelftree Reserve […]

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International Mud Day | Glenelg | 29 Jun 2017

[ June 29, 2017; ]
International Mud Day Celebration with Nature Play SA
June 29 is ‘International Mud Day’ and for the third year running Nature Play SA will be joining communities around the world to get dirty, play outdoors, and have LOADS of fun!

In 2017 Nature Play SA will partner with the City of Holdfast Bay to bring Adelaide nature […]

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Circle by Jeannie Baker Launch & Exhibition | 4 Jun – 25 Aug 2017

[ June 4, 2017; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]  

A travelling exhibition from award-winning children’s author and artist Jeannie Baker, inspired by a fascinating globetrotting bird migration, is headed to Adelaide Botanic Garden from Sunday 4 June.
Jeannie will be at the free opening afternoon to launch the exhibition and sign books, while there’ll also be guided tours of the Garden’s First Creek Wetland, and kids […]

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