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New Vision for Cleland Wildlife Park – Cable Cars, Tree Top Walk, Hotel, Restaurant & More

A new vision for Cleland Wildlife Park was launched today, with exciting ideas to make this much loved South Australian park an “an international, world-class visitor destination”.
The focus would be on conservation, education and entertainment, with a bit of adventure thrown in too.

While continuing its focus as a wildlife park, new features such as a […]

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Thalassa Park Playground Opening | City of Onkaparinga | Nov 2017

A $320,000 playground is set to be opened in Thalassa Park in Aberfoyle Park this month, ready for the summer school holidays.
The new playground will be nature play orientated with a tunnel slide, climbing logs, boardwalk and a significant bespoke item from Germany, all designed to keep the kids interested and engaged.
Thalassa Park and Gardens […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace | Review

 
Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city.  The Garden represents an important example of contemporary Japanese garden design and is meticulously maintained and beautifully presented.
Established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide’s sister city partnership with the ancient city of Himeji in […]

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Outdoor Cafe – Kiosk on 16 | Victoria Park | Opened Nov 2017

A new cafe has just opened in the north east corner of Victoria Park – Kiosk on 16
After years of renovating the heritage listed building that sits along side the Britannia roundabout, Kiosk on 16 quietly opened their doors last weekend.  With fresh landscaping and plenty of shade, the small outdoor cafe can be found […]

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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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Ridge Park | Open Space, Playgrounds and Outdoor Recreation | Myrtle Bank | Review

Ridge Park Myrtle Bank
The City of Unley’s Ridge Park has everything you need for a fun family day outdoors. From fabulous play equipment and BBQ facilities to sport courts and wide open play spaces, this area is suitable for all ages.

At over five hectares, Ridge Park is home to a large oval, tennis and basketball/netball […]

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New Playground in Semaphore Park | Point Malcolm Reserve | Open Day 21 Oct 2017

Another New Playground for Adelaide Families – Semaphore Park’s Newest Playground Opens
The upgrade to Point Malcolm Reserve playground on Military Road has been completed and it looks fantastic. There are play spaces designed for kids of all ages.
There are these climbing frames with a double lookout below joined by a net crossing and big slide. […]

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Keith Playground | Family Road Trip Stop When Driving Between Adelaide and Melbourne | Review

Keith Playground
The Adelaide to Melbourne drive is a long one with around eight hours of driving. However if you break it up with a few fun stops it’s actually a pretty good road trip for families.
One of the favourite stops along the way is the Keith Playground. The reason why? It’s because of this classic […]

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National Parks SA Park of the Month | Morialta Conservation Park | Sept 2017

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA Park of the Month for September 2017 – Morialta Conservation Park
For September 2017 Nature Play SA and National Parks SA Park have joined together to provide a range of fun and FREE events to be held at various locations within the iconic Morialta Conservation Park.
With the opening of […]

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New Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground Open for Play

The new Morialta Conservation Park Playground is ready for play, and it’s pretty amazing.
Morialta Playground “Muka Muka Rrinthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (map)
We’ve been very excited since we saw the concept plans months ago for a stunning new playground in Morialta Conservation Park. It promised to delight children with a […]

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Unley Oval Hilltop Playground - review by Susannah Marks

Unley Oval Hilltop Playground | New Playground Open | Aug 2017

Unley Oval Hilltop Playground
The City of Unley has opened their new Hilltop Playground at Unley Oval.
The new playground replaces the old pirate ship and is found at the corner of Frederick Street and Trimmer Terrace at the top of Unley Oval.  The new play space is jungle themed and includes a 5-metre tower with great […]

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Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground

Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground | Review

 
Allenby Gardens Reserve Accessible Playground
This is a fabulous inclusive playspace set in a family-friendly reserve and a great spot for a day out.
Review by Susannah Marks
The City of Charles Sturt and WillPlay have come together to create this inclusive play space at Allenby Gardens Reserve. With custom-designed equipment by Willplay SA, this is their first wheelchair accessible play […]

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Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Playground Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground | Stepney | Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground
Looking for some green space and a safe, fenced playground for your little ones? Dunstone Grove (also known as Linde Reserve) is a fabulous destination.
Review by Susannah Marks
Just over the road from the Avenues Shopping Centre in Stepney, Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve has something to interest kids of all ages from toddlers […]

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Onkaparinga River National Park | National Parks SA Park of the Month | August 2017

Park of the month for August 2017 is Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park
Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun and free events to be held at various locations within the magnificent Onkaparinga River National Park and Recreation Park throughout the month of August 2017.
Whether […]

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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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Guided Bus Tour of Belair National Park | 16 Jul 2017

[ July 16, 2017; ]  

Guided Bus Tour of Belair National Park
Discover Belair National Park from the comfort of a mini bus by registering for a FREE guided bus tour on Sunday 16 July.

Access areas of the park that are only accessible to rangers and take in the spectacular city views from Queens Jubilee Drive and sights that you cannot see […]

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Avenue Road Reserve Playground Review by Susannah Marks

Avenue Road Reserve Cumberland Park | NEW Playground Upgrade | Review

Avenue Road Reserve Cumberland Park – New Playground Upgrade June 2017
The City of Mitcham’s fun new playground upgrade means there’s something to interest all ages
Tucked away on a suburban street in Cumberland Park, this is a great place to go to let the kids run off steam. It’s a fabulous open space the whole family can enjoy and […]

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40 Things to do in Mount Remarkable National Park | Nature Play SA

Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month for June 2017 is Mount Remarkable National Park.
Mount Remarkable National Park is defined by rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges, steep vegetated valleys, and exposed red quartzite cliffs with parts of the landscape dating back to 800 millions years ago. The climate is unique – it is a cross-over […]

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Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review

Enchanted Garden Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground | Review

“Enchanted Garden” Prospect Memorial Gardens Playground Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Shortlisted for the first ever “Australia’s Best Playground” competition this is a beautiful playground with an Enchanted Garden theme and plenty of nature play opportunities. Our playground testers give it the big thumbs-up so if you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s fun for kids of all ages, […]

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The Gums Review

The Gums Reserve – Tranmere | Top Adelaide Playground | Review

The Gums Reserve Tranmere Review
What a great park for a BBQ or a picnic with friends. The many Gum trees providing shade over this expansive reserve make it an ideal spot for a hot summer’s day. With plenty of room for everyone The Gums Reserve is a good place to come and let off some steam.
Our kids […]

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Barrans Reserve Mitcham nature play and adventure play area

Barrans Reserve – Mitcham | Toddler Nature Play & Adventure Play | Review

Barrans Reserve toddler nature play and adventure play area – NEW as at June 2017
Mitcham has a fabulous new toddler playground! Review by Susannah Marks
We went to check out the new nature play and adventure play area that has just been completed at Barrans Reserve in Mitcham. Designed to complement the existing play equipment for bigger kids, […]

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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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Train Park Croydon | Playground Review 2017

Train Park Croydon Playground Review
This train-themed, fenced playground in Croydon is perfect for kids who love trains
Review by Susannah Marks
If your kids are train enthusiasts then put this fun, train-themed playground on your list of playgrounds in Adelaide to visit. It’s one of our favourite playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide. Although it’s actually called Croydon Playground Reserve my […]

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Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve | Blackwood | Jun 2017

     
The recently completed Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve in Blackwood has opened to the public.
This nature play reserve has some challenging equipment for all ages including a water play area and sandpit, slide and swings, carved lazy kangaroo, and giant gumnuts. It is set in the beautiful natural setting of Ossie Goldsworthy Reserve.
Note: There is a picnic […]

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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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Mildura Water Play Park | Playground Review 2017

Mildura Water Play Park Review
Hugh King Drive | Mildura Victoria
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have written this review of Mildura Water Play Park – thanks for sharing with us.
We wish that this Water Play Park was in Adelaide!
A little while ago these beautiful Adelaide Triplets reviewed Mildura Water Park […]

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Sitters Memorial Drive Playground – Burnside | Fun for kids who love to climb | Review

Sitters Memorial Drive Playground Review
For kids who love to climb this playground is worth a visit.
We found ourselves in Burnside one afternoon with plenty of energy to burn, and we put this playground to the test, having heard it was a lot of fun for keen climbers.
The kids leapt out of the car and raced over […]

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Katherine Street Reserve Playground Review

Katherine Street Reserve Playground Review | Fullarton

Review of Katherine Street Reserve Playground, Fullarton
Katherine Street Reserve in Fullarton opened last year – to the delight of the local community.
Review by Susannah Marks
A newly constructed playground, Katherine Street Reserve has been designed to combine nature play elements with the more ‘expected’ playground structures, and to create a space for the whole community. There […]

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Get to know Cobbler Creek Recreation Park | 4 Jun 2017

[ June 4, 2017; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Join the Friends of Cobbler Creek RP (FOCC) for a family friendly event at the new Kites and Kestrels play space.
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is located at Salisbury East, with the main entrance at the corner of Smith and Bridge Roads. The Park has recently had an upgrade with new picnic, playground and bike riding […]

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Leicester Street Playground Review

Leicester Street Playground Review | one of our top picks for playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide

Leicester Street Playground
Review by Susannah Marks
If you’re looking for a fenced playground that’s perfect for toddlers or smaller kids, then check out Leicester Street Playground in Parkside. It’s one of our top picks for playgrounds for toddlers in Adelaide and we hope you’ll love it too.
Tucked away on a quiet suburban street in Parkside this […]

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James Coke Park Review

James Coke Park Norwood | Top playground for toddlers | Review

James Coke Park, Norwood | Review
James Coke Park behind Norwood Mall is one of our top picks for playgrounds in Adelaide for toddlers and little kids.
The biggest drawcard for us is that it’s fully fenced. It’s also nice and close to important amenities – like supermarkets for last-minute snacks or impromptu lunches, and cafes for […]

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Shepherds Hill Recreation Park | Nature Play SA Park of the Month | May 2017

Nature Play SA Park of the Month – May 2017
Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the […]

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Ramage Street Park (aka Morrie Harrell Playground) Review by Susannah Marks

Ramage Street Park | Morrie Harrell Playground, Unley | Playground Review

Review of Ramage Street Park aka Morrie Harrell Playground
Review by Susannah Marks
Ramage Street Park (aka Morrie Harrell Playground) in Unley is a bit of a find – especially for those who love ride-on toys!
Tucked away on a quiet suburban street you’d have no idea this little gem of a playground was so close to Unley’s […]

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Grey Box Day | Belair National Park | 7 May 2017

[ May 7, 2017; ]
Put a piece of natural heritage in your backyard today, go along to the 9th Annual Grey Box Day native plant sale Sunday 7 May 2017!
Choose your own twenty native plants for $30 and join in the fun!

Bring the family for food, music, environmental activities, face painting and more! State Flora Nurseries located within Belair National […]

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Garden Open Day | Launch of Free Little Garden Library | 7 May 2017

[ May 7, 2017; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Garden Open Day – Launch of Free Little Garden Library
There is lots to do for all ages, with plants for sale, succulents galore, sausage sizzle, kids activities, garden talks, plus various workshops to join.

There will also be the launch of a brand new and free Little Library for adults and kids.

The event is free to […]

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Lowie’s Loop Nature Play Trail | Paralowie

Lowie’s Loop is a 1km children’s exploratory nature play trail that encourages children to get out and explore the natural environment.
Lowie’s Loop in the City of Salisbury was officially opened on October 9th 2016.  Children can follow Lowie’s Trail Markers and footprints that are stamped into parts of the subdivision’s concrete footpaths and also enjoy […]

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Woorabinda Reserve | Stirling | Review

Woorabinda Lake and Reserve | Review
If you’re heading to the hills and looking for somewhere to take the kids that’s close to Stirling, try a leisurely visit to Woorabinda Lake. It is tucked into the side streets of Stirling, next to the Railway line. You can walk down Ethel Street to access the Lake and […]

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Bridgestone Reserve

Bridgestone Reserve | new reserve opened in Salisbury South | Mar 2017

  
Bridgestone Reserve, new reserve open in Salisbury South
Bridgestone Reserve in Salisbury South officially opened on 31 March 2017. Located on Frost Road, this is a significant new parkland, recreation and fitness playspace for everyone to enjoy.
The 6.8-hectare site located on Frost Road in Salisbury South was donated to the Salisbury community by Bridgestone following the cessation […]

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Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Play Space | Park Holme | Help Every Kid in SA Play

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Play Space- make your contribution to make this a reality
Because every child needs to play
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playspace at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. Consideration has […]

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Play in the Park | Gawler Youth | 26 Mar 2017

[ March 26, 2017; 9:00 am; ]
Do you live local to Humphrey George Reserve, Evanston Park? Join in on Sunday 26 March 2017, 9am – 12pm for ‘Play in the Park’.
Play in the Park is a series of small events which aims to activate local places and spaces and encourage diverse community activity. Council has partnered with Active Education to deliver a free kite […]

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