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Playgroup on the Green | Civic Park | 11 Nov 2019

[ November 11, 2019; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Playgroup on the Green at Civic Park
Playgroup on the Green at Civic Park in Modbury is a huge outdoor event with fun for everyone.
Featuring all your Playgroup favourites including face painting, messy play, crafts, sensory play, baby-zone and physical play.
There will be something for all ages, including a coffee van for the adults. Hosted by […]

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Spring Guide to the City | Adelaide | Sep – Nov 2019

[ September 18, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Spring guide to the city of Adelaide
Let the city be your playground this spring! With our longer days and warmer nights, it’s the perfect time to seek out city-bound adventures. There’s so much to do and so many places for families to explore.
Pick one of eleven fabulous play spaces to explore.

 

Follow the various walking and […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Telowie Gorge Conservation Park | Review

Exploring Telowie Gorge – yet another hidden gem in the Southern Flinders Ranges!
by Katrina Gogel
After years of saying ‘we must call in there’ we finally took the turn off from the highway near Port Pirie and ventured into beautiful Telowie Gorge Conservation Park for a family bushwalk.
Telowie Gorge is home to dramatic scenery and a […]

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Civic Park Movies – Home Alone | Modbury | 8 Nov 2019

[ November 8, 2019; 6:30 pm; ]
Civic Park Movies – Home Alone
Join Civic Park Movies for their first FREE movie screening for the season – Home Alone.
Arrive early from 6:30pm, share dinner on the park, then sit back, relax and enjoy the movie in the natural surrounds of Civic Park. Enjoy the free family entertainment before the movie starts at 8:30pm […]

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Bat Trail | City of Adelaide | Oct – Dec 2019

[ October 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019. ]
Walk the Bat Trail in the City of Adelaide
Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all!
The trail is located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.
The Bat Trail will be […]

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Port Germein Jetty SA

Walk the Longest Jetty in South Australia | Port Germein | Review

Port Germein is a small seaside town that boasts a big attraction- the longest jetty in South Australia!
by Katrina Gogel
Located at the top of the Spencer Gulf with the Southern Flinders Ranges as its backdrop, the quiet coastal town of Port Germein is a popular holiday destination and stopover for tourists. In recent years on […]

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Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map | How to Find a Local Public Toilet

Australian Government Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map
As part of the National Continence Program, the Toilet Map provides information on over 19,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers and baby change.  This is great news for parents with little ones who prefer to visit places that […]

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Forest Adventure Day | Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | Goolwa | 12 Oct 2019

[ October 12, 2019; ]
Forest Adventure Day on Hindmarsh Island
Join Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures for a fun and adventurous family experience exploring the magical forest at their private campsite on Hindmarsh Island.
The Forest Adventure Day is part of the Nature Play SA Festival, an annual festival for children and their families which celebrates and encourages play outdoors in nature.

Gates […]

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Family Fun Days | Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | 6 & 13 Oct 2019

[ October 6, 2019; October 13, 2019; ]
Family Fun Days with Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures
Both parents/caregivers and their children can enjoy the outdoors during the October school holidays during the Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures Family Fun Days.
Get yourself and your child outdoors these school holidays whilst participating at the Mt Lofty Adventure Hub.  The Family Fun Day offers encouragement to kids aged […]

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SA Glenelg Beach Clean | 22 Sep 2019

[ September 22, 2019; ]
Glenelg Beach Clean
It’s been over a year since the last beach clean at Glenelg hosted by Our Coast Our Mission and they’re excited to be back for Spring.
This year, Our Coast Our Mission is joined by Adopt A Spot Scheme, AUSMAP, Trash Hero Adelaide and SA Water for this important event. Some exciting news is […]

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Spring Blooms at Eighty Eight O’Connell | North Adelaide | 2-29 Sep 2019

[ September 2, 2019; ]
Welcome Spring at Eighty Eight O’Connell in North Adelaide
Immerse yourself amongst the blooms and welcome spring with a range of free community activities at Eighty Eight O’Connell this September.
Activities include:

‘Bloom’ floral display from 26 August – 29 September 2019
‘Herbie’ the community herb truck
Open air yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Mini golf
Boccia in […]

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Tennyson Dunes Open Day | 22 Sep 2019

[ September 22, 2019; ]
Tennyson Dunes Open Day
Coastal beauty spot, Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve, will be a-buzz with activity at its popular annual Open Day.
This year, Tennyson Dunes have a huge new project that you can be directly involved in. Join Sophie Thomson, of Gardening Australia fame, and help them build their very own Native Bee Hotel and […]

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Bushcare’s Big Day Out | Morialta Conservation Park | 22 Sep 2019

[ September 22, 2019; ]
Bushcare’s Big Day Out 2019 – Morialta Conservation Park
Go along to Morialta’s Fourth Creek in the top of the park where the wild things thrive.
Many people love to visit Morialta for its lovely waterfalls, but did you know that in the top of the park is where many threatened species live? Did you also know […]

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SA Spring Garden Festival | Mt Pleasant | 21 Sep 2019

[ September 21, 2019; 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
SA Spring Garden Festival 2019
The very picturesque township of Mt Pleasant will be the backdrop to 4th annual SA Spring Garden Festival on Saturday 21st September, 2019.
Mt Pleasant will come alive for the day, with an exceptionally broad variety of plant and garden wares, informative guest speakers and the charming venue. Additionally there will be […]

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Adelaide Beach Clean: Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign | Port Noarlunga | 25 Aug 2019

[ August 25, 2019; 10:00 am; ]
Port Noarlunga Beach Clean | Sea Shepherd
Celebrate Marine Park of the Month by taking part in this FREE Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign event at Port Noarlunga.
This time there will be some amazing guests along with a first ever fun run. Learn more about what a Marine Park is, about plastic pollution and help the […]

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See the Ethel Shipwreck Fully Exposed | Innes National Park | Aug 2019

See South Australia’s Ethel Shipwreck Fully Exposed
Now is the time to visit Innes National Park to see the Ethel Shipwreck fully exposed.
Unlike other South Australian historic shipwrecks, the Ethel Shipwreck is unusual due to it being on land rather than under water. Recently, the Ethel has become fully exposed again and can be seen without […]

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Star Gazing at Mylor Oval | Adelaide Hills Science Hub | 31 Aug 2019

[ August 31, 2019; 5:00 pm; ]
Star Gazing at Mylor Oval  – **SOLD OUT**
After a sold out session in March, the Adelaide Hills Science Hub are once again travelling from the moon to the edge of the universe.

Rug up, take along a picnic rug, watch the sunset and view the night sky through powerful computerised telescopes.

Drinks, coffee and and gourmet BBQ […]

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Stella Creek Cherry Blossom Festival | Forest Range | Sep 2019

[ September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019. September 28, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ]
Stella Creek Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year for two weeks in Spring, the Stella Creek Orchards come alive with cherry blossom. To walk under the canopy of over 2 million white blossoms is a truly magical experience and one that they would like to share with everyone.

For the first time in September 2019, Stella Creek will […]

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Pine Reserve Playground, Aberfoyle Park, Things to do with kids in Adelaide

Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

We’ve recently stumbled across an old gem – Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park
by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?
This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground […]

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Father’s Day at Monarto Zoo | FREE Entry & BBQ Feast | 1 Sep 2019

[ September 1, 2019; ]
Father’s Day at Monarto Zoo
Make Dad feel like the King of the jungle this Father’s Day, with a FREE* visit to Monarto Zoo!
The ultimate destinations for a wild day out, Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo will help you spoil Dad with tons of fun-filled activities and their adorable animals.

Simply redeem with any full price ticket […]

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Festival of the Magpie | Cleland Wildlife Park | 17 & 18 Aug 2019

[ August 17, 2019 to August 18, 2019. ]
Festival of the Magpie at Cleland Wildlife Park
Known for their sweet song and sometimes vicious aerial assaults, the magpie is a highly intelligent bird, and one that is often misunderstood.
To help gain a better understanding of magpies and their habits, Cleland Wildlife Park is holding a two day ‘Festival of the Magpie’ event on the […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Lobethal Bushland Park | Review

Grab your kids, lace up your hiking boots and head for the Hills to explore the wooded wonderland that is Lobethal Bushland Park.
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the outskirts of Lobethal, Bushland Park is brimming with history and beauty. Before being acquired by the Adelaide Hills Council in 1986 the two reservoirs located here supplied the […]

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Annual Camellia Show | Carrick Hill | 10 & 11 Aug 2019

[ August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019. ]
Camellias South Australia Inc present the annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill
Camellias South Australia Inc will hold their annual Camellia Show at Carrick Hill in Springfield over the weekend of August 10 and 11.   Admission is free and there will be countless blooms on display and quality plants for sale.

Visitors on the day will […]

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National Tree Day | Landcare Community Tree Planting | City of West Torrens | 28 Jul 2019

[ July 28, 2019; 10:00 am; ]
National Tree Day | City of West Torrens
Landcare Australia are hosting a National Tree Day event at Deeds Rd, North Plympton, near Adelaide Airport, on 28 July 2019 at 10am to plant some local indigenous plants.
Landcare Australia is the leading not-for-profit organisation responsible for raising awareness and funding for the Landcare movement, who strive to […]

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Bushwalking with Kids at Alligator Gorge | Mount Remarkable National Park

Mount Remarkable National Park – take the kids hiking at Alligator Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges
by Katrina Gogel
Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park is one of South Australia’s most scenic hikes. With dramatic gorges, bright ochre walls and watercourses lined with river red gums, it truly is a remarkable place.
There are plenty of […]

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National Parks and Wildlife Service Celebration | Belair National Park | 27 Jul 2019

[ July 27, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
National Parks and Wildlife Service Celebration
Belair National Park’s Main Oval will be open on Saturday 27 July 2019 between 10am and 2pm to launch the renewed National Parks and Wildlife Service and celebrate World Ranger Day.
To mark the day, entry to Belair National Park will be FREE. Starting from 10am, enjoy free activities and refreshments […]

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kuitpo forest run

Kuitpo Forest Trail Running SA Series | 4 Aug 2019

[ August 4, 2019; ]
Kuitpo Forest Trail Running SA Series – Race 3
The Kuitpo Forest event is the third race in the 2019 TRSA Series. You don’t need to be a series competitor to enter – all are welcome.
With 3 courses in 2019, this event will take participants through an amazing mix of scenic pine plantations and native bush […]

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Yorketown Playground | Weaners Flat Reserve, Yorke Peninsula | Review

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!
Arriving […]

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Victoria Square, Kadina | Yorke Peninsula | Playground Review

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 […]

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Campfire Dessert Cones | Easy Dessert Recipe for Camping

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 […]

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Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace for Tweens | Under Construction | City of Unley | Reopening Sep 2019

Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Under Construction
Editor’s Note: the playspace was originally set to open on Saturday 21 September, but this has been postponed to late September. 
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 […]

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Nellie’s Garden | Mitcham Railway Station | Review

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 […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Mount Barker Summit Reserve | Review

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 […]

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Kites & Fun with Nature | The Wetlands at Warriparinga | 19 Jul 2019

[ 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 […]

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Cubby Town | Belair National Park | 17 Jul 2019

[ 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 […]

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Family Flix Drive In Movies | Mainline Drive-In | Jun – Oct 2019

[ 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 […]

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Magical Park

Magical Park | McLaren Vale | From 13 Apr 2019

[ April 13, 2019 to September 1, 2019. ]
Magical Park
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 […]

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Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk | Anstey Hill Recreation Park – Vista | Review

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 […]

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See Glow in the Dark Ghost Mushrooms | Mount Gambier | May & June 2019

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. […]

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Mahnew Orchard Apple Picking

Pick Your Own Apples in the Adelaide Hills | Mahnew Orchard, Lenswood | 18 May 2019

[ 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 […]

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