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Matthew Street Reserve Fairy Houses

Matthew Street Reserve Fairy Houses | O’Halloran Hill | Apr 2019

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 […]

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Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook Playground Review by Susannah Marks

Knightsbridge Reserve Leabrook Playground Review Mar 2019

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 […]

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Point Turton Playspace

Upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace | Yorke Peninsula | Mar 2019

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 […]

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Jubilee Way Reserve

Jubilee Way Reserve Upgrade Complete | Wynn Vale | Mar 2019

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 […]

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Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground | Leabrook | Review

Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground Leabrook
Review by Susannah Marks 20 March 2019
We are excited that this brand new playground at Constable Hyde Memorial Garden is now finished and ready to be enjoyed.
Constable Hyde Memorial Garden Playground is just over the road from Woolworths Marryatville Kensington Road and is located right in the middle of Leabrook, Heathpool, Kensington Park […]

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George T Fisher Playground Redevelopment | Victor Harbor | Mar – Jun 2019

George T Fisher Playground Redevelopment
The City of Victor Harbor is upgrading George T Fisher Playground, located on the Foreshore adjacent Flinders Parade.
The redevelopment follows extensive community consultation and will ensure the playground remains one of the most popular family destinations in the region.
The design of the new nature playground is sure to be a hit […]

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Inclusive Playground Coming to Rymill Park – Inspired by Quentin Kenihan

Quentin Inspires Inclusive Playground in Adelaide

Quentin Kenihan was an advocate, actor and filmmaker who passed away in October 2018. Among his many visions, was one for an inclusive playground to be built in the City of Adelaide. The Marshall Liberal Government will honour his vision by providing $1 million to the City of Adelaide to […]

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Best Ideas for Free Family Fun in the City of Adelaide

Best ideas for a day of free family fun in the city.
If you are headed to the City of Adelaide for the day and you are looking some free family adventures, there are plenty of places to visit from nature playspaces, parks and gardens to bike tracks and museums.
Marshmallow Playspace and Oxbow Playspace 
Updated only last […]

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Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

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 […]

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Morialta Nature Cafe Review Review by Susannah Marks

Morialta Nature Cafe | Review 2019

Morialta Nature Cafe Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Here’s even more reason to visit Morialta Conservation Park – the Morialta Nature Playground now has its own cafe.
We love getting out and about and exploring the trails at Morialta Conservation Park and spotting koalas and (depending on the weather and how well-rested they are) my kids usually do […]

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Glenthorne National Park Open Days | Ranger Guided Walks | 5 & 7 Apr 2019

[ 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 […]

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Play Deck Women's & Children's Hospital playground review by Susannah Marks

The Play Deck Playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital | Review

The Play Deck Playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital | Review
The playground at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide is a wonderful facility for patients, and for hospital visitors. Fully enclosed and with enticing, colourful play equipment it’s designed especially with younger children in mind.
There are plenty of interactive features and safe […]

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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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Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground review by Susannah Marks

Soldiers Memorial Reserve | Victor Harbor Playground Review

Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground Review
Soldiers Memorial Reserve is a beautifully kept park with everything you could need for a fun family outing. Located by the seaside along The Esplanade at Victor Harbor, it’s a great spot for picnics or gatherings as there’s plenty of space and good facilities.
Review by Susannah Marks
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GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park Review by Susannah Marks

GT Fisher Playground (Victor Harbor Train Park) | Playground Review

GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park

*** EDITOR’S NOTE: PLAYGROUND CURRENTY CLOSED March – June 2019
Construction of the new nature playground at George T Fisher Reserve is underway – a new nature playground with all ability and inclusive play opportunities, and quirky play areas including an island with bridge access, fisherman’s shack and railway inspired […]

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Felixstow Reserve Official Opening | 10 Feb 2019

[ February 10, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Felixstow Reserve Official Opening
Be amongst the first to experience the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peter’s newest park.  Gather your family and friends, and join the fun at Felixstow Reserve for the Official Opening.
From 10am until 2pm they will have a free BBQ, kids entertainment, live music, and more.  The new park has been redeveloped […]

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Giant Swing at Mega Adventure | West Beach | Open Dec 2018

Swing into action with Mega Adventure’s thrilling new addition!
Mega Adventure at West Beach has launched a brand new attraction this month – a Giant Swing.  Combining the thrill of swinging fast and high through the air with gorgeous ocean views, this activity is sure to get the adrenaline racing.

Wearing the same harness required to participate […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Official Opening | 22 Dec 2018

[ December 22, 2018; ]
Official Opening of Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Help celebrate the opening of Waikerie’s new Water & Nature Play Park.
On Saturday 22 December 2018 the park will be officially opened.  There will be a free sausage sizzle and visitors will be the first to try out the park.  Bring the family and explore the new surroundings […]

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New Playground Launch | West Torrens Memorial Gardens | 20 Dec 2018

[ December 20, 2018; ]
New playground launch event at West Torrens Memorial Gardens
The new West Torrens Memorial Gardens playground will be officially opened on Thursday 20 December 2018, 11am – 1pm.
Be one of the first to experience this new play space. Climb, swing, balance, explore and create with water and sand.

Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities.

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New Playground at Mitcham Reserve | Sneak Peek Nov 2018

New Playground at Mitcham Reserve Opening Soon
Have you been watching the progress of the new nature playground at Mitcham Reserve? It is nearly finished!
City of Mitcham Council consulted the community when choosing a design, and the results overwhelmingly favoured this design which included more nature play and less conventional play.
 The playground will feature a mixture […]

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Heron Way Reserve Playground Hallett Cove

Heron Way Reserve Playground | Hallett Cove

Heron Way Reserve Playground – Hallett Cove
The major upgrade of Heron Way Reserve has taken place and is now open for play as of November 2018. It features a new playground, commemorative space, fitness equipment and picnic facilities. It is adjacent to Grand Central Avenue Reserve.
Most of the playground is under large shade sails, making […]

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Sophie’s Patch | Spring Open Garden | 10-12 Nov 2018

[ November 10, 2018 to November 12, 2018. ]
Sophie’s Patch Spring Open Garden
Once again there will be a fabulous program of speakers, nurseries, refreshments and surprises providing entertainment and inspiration for the thousands of visitors from across Australia who visit this dry lands garden.
Click here to read the program of talks
Nurseries
As always, local nurseries will be sharing their knowledge and selling plants.

Bickleigh […]

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Angus Neill Reserve Playground | Seacliff | Review

Angus Neill Reserve Playground Review
The new playground at Angus Neill Reserve, on The Esplanade in Seacliff was officially opened in September 2018, and our playground reviewers reckon this beautiful seaside park is well worth a visit.
Review by Susannah Marks
You’ll find Angus Neill Reserve just over the road from beautiful Seacliff Beach. It’s a gorgeous spot […]

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TreeClimb Adelaide Aerial Adventure Park in the City | What You Need to Know

TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park, and it’s right in the Adelaide city park lands.
Here’s what you need to know about TreeClimb
TreeClimb offers adventure seekers 7 elevated tree walk courses, plus zip lines, within the 16,000 sqm zone setting of Kurrangga Park. It’s suitable for ages 3 years and over, above 100cm […]

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The Cleland Blitz | Crafers | 27 Oct 2018

[ October 27, 2018; 8:30 am; ]
The Cleland Blitz is fast approaching and Clealand Wildlife Park are looking for volunteers of all ages who would like to help out for the morning giving their much loved park a tidy up and general make-over.
Tasks include weeding, mulching and general gardening duties. This giant working bee is a great opportunity for people of […]

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St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review

St Clair Cheltenham Reserve Playground | Review
Torrens Road, near the corner of Cheltenham Road, St Clair
The St Clair Playspace was built as part of the huge residential development on the former Cheltenham Racecourse site, and opened in August 2016.
It’s a fabulous playground catering to kids of different ages, and sits beside beautiful wetlands. However, there […]

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City of Adelaide’s Best Playspaces

The City’s Best Playspaces
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playspaces where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a list to make it quick and easy to pick a city playground that will please kids of all ages and abilities.

Bonython Playspace
The Bonython Activity Hub is larger […]

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Park of the Month | Onkaparinga River National Park & Onkaparinga River Recreation Park | Sep 2018

[ September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018. ]
Onkaparinga River National Park & Onkaparinga River Recreation Park – National Parks SA Park of the Month for September 2018
All are invited to celebrate Onkaparinga River National Park and Onkaparinga River Recreation Park as Park of the Month this September.
These parks offer a diverse range of hiking trails that take you from the rugged Onkaparinga […]

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Weigall Oval Play Space Launch | Plympton | 16 Sep 2018

[ September 16, 2018; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
A new nature play space at Weigall Oval will be opened on Sunday 16 September 2018 with a Family Fun Day.
The opening of a new nature play space in the City of West Torrens will recognise the Weigall Oval Trainers Association’s long-standing affiliation with Weigall Oval.
Hon. John Trainer OAM, Mayor, City of West Torrens will unveil commemorative […]

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Blackwood Park Treetop Park

Blackwood Park Treetop Park | Open August 2018

Blackwood Park Treetop Park is now open – August 2018
The new Treetop Park at Blackwood Park is now officially open. This new playground looks like a lovely spot for a play with fun for adventurous kids who love climbing and being up high. Plus there’s great equipment and sand pit area for younger ones too. […]

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Roy Marten Reserve Playground | Taperoo | City of Port Adelaide Enfield | Review

Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide)
Military Road & Wandana Terrace, Taperoo (car park and entrance on Military Road)
Review by Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide and Play & Go Adelaide
The Roy Marten Reserve, near Port Adelaide, has just had a $3.7M redevelopment and the new play space has officially opened in August 2018. The […]

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground Now Open | Aug 2018

City of Marion’s newest playspace – Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground – is officially open
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind […]

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Park of the Month – Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Aug 2018

August Park of the Month – Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
South Australia’s Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is internationally recognised as an area of conservation and geological significance. A beautiful place to explore, the park is a popular destination for mountain bike riding and hiking with an amazing network of new shared-use trails.  This month you can […]

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Angus Neill Reserve Playspace Official Opening | 9 Sep 2018

[ September 9, 2018; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]
Angus Neill Reserve Playspace Official Opening
You are invited to the Official Opening of the new nature playspace at Angus Neill Reserve, Seacliff. The event will include an official ribbon cutting as well as kid’s craft activities, live music, face painters, a coffee van, a delicious BBQ by the Rotary Club of Somerton Park and of […]

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East Terrace Glover Playground Review by Susannah Marks

East Terrace Glover Playground in Adelaide | Review 2018

East Terrace Glover Playground Review – July 2018
East Terrace & Wakefield Road, Adelaide | Ityamai-itpina Park 15
Our little playground testers were delighted to have a chance to try out the cool new playground equipment at Park 15 Glover Playground East Terrace. It’s officially open to the public now.
We think the City of Adelaide has done […]

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Wilfred Taylor Nature Playground Development | Morphett Vale | December 2019

Wilfred Taylor Nature Playground | December 2019
Plans are in place to upgrade and develop a nature playground at Wilfred Taylor Reserve by the City of Onkaparinga, proposed to be completed by December 2019.
The design approach for the nature play space is to move away from the traditional standalone playground and aims to incorporate the wider […]

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Kangaroo Island Parks | Park of the Month July 2018

National Parks South Australia Park of the Month for July 2018
You’re invited by National Parks South Australia to celebrate Kangaroo Island’s national parks and reserves for Park of the Month this July.
Winter on Kangaroo Island is a great time to take up one of the spectacular walking trails on the Island. From Cape Willoughby in […]

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Hendrie St Reserve Marion Inclusive Playground

Livvi’s Place Marion Inclusive Playground | Hendrie Street Reserve | Progress Pics

Livvi’s Place Marion | Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Play Space
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind the Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre). […]

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Fraser Reserve Myrtle Bank Playground Review by Susannah Marks

Fraser Reserve, Myrtle Bank | Playground Review

Fraser Reserve, Myrtle Bank
Playground Review
A splash of green in the quiet suburban streets of Myrtle Bank, Fraser Reserve is a pleasant place to relax with your small people.  It’s right in between Portrush Road and Cross Road, and unless you’re a local, or you were driving through Myrtle Bank you’d never know it was there. […]

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Adelaide Glover Playground East Re-development | See how it’s progressing

Glover Playground East Ityamai-itpina Park 15  |  Progress Pics
East Terrace & Wakefield Road, Adelaide
Check out what’s happening at the Glover East new playspace in Adelaide.
The Glover Playground East has been closed for a couple of years so it’s great to see the new playspace progressing along now.   As well as nature play elements, the concept […]

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