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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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Disney The Lion King Movie Review | In Cinemas 17 Jul 2019

Disney The Lion King 2019 | Movie Review
Within the first minute, there’s no denying this new Lion King remake is visually dazzling with its photorealistic CGI animals in a totally convincing African safari setting.
The new film by Director Jon Favreau (who also gave us the remake of “The Jungle Book’’) features an impressive cast. James […]

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MJ McInerney Reserve Playground | West Croydon | Review

MJ McInerney Reserve at West Croydon – Review, July 2019
by Carla Caruso
Just in time for the winter hols, the new play space at MJ McInerney Reserve in West Croydon has opened – and it’s a corker. Those out north-west, rejoice!
The revamped playground offers something for every age range, interest and season, and it’s all FREE […]

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The Grampians Family Holiday Review | Victoria

Winter holiday escape to the Grampians in Victoria
by Carla Caruso
For many, the winter holidays are a good excuse to jet off somewhere warmer like the Gold Coast or Bali. But for something a little different last-minute (and, okay, chillier), have you considered the Grampians, just across the border?
A mum friend suggested the Victorian region when […]

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AFL Max Adelaide | An AFL Experience Like No Other | Review

AFL Max – A unique Adelaide AFL experience like no other!
by Katrina Gogel
AFL Max opened its doors for the first time and my six-year-old Auskicker and I went along to experience the fun and excitement.
The brainchild of former Crows player James Podsiadly, AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. The […]

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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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One Tree Hill Hike & McElligott’s Quarry Reserve | Mitcham | Review

 “One Tree Hill” hike from McElligott’s Quarry Reserve, Mitcham – Review July 2019
by Carla Caruso
It’s hard to believe that this nature hike, offering jaw-dropping Insta-worthy views, is only minutes from the city of Adelaide.
I’m a keen jogger … well, I was keener before I had my twin boys. Now the juggle of child-minding and work […]

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Jurassic Creatures – Dinosaurs have arrived in Adelaide -Tips & Notes | Review | Jul 2019

[ June 28, 2019 to July 28, 2019. ]
Jurassic Creatures have taken over Bonython Park in Adelaide | 28 June to 28 July 2019
Read our tips and notes for all you need to know about the Jurassic Creatures experience.
Jurassic Creatures is an interactive experience where your ticket price includes seeing 30+ animatronic dinosaurs, a Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol live show, several huge bouncy castles, […]

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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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Ballet With A Princess Review | Once Upon a Princess | June 2019

Ballet With A Princess by Once Upon a Princess
Review by Susannah Marks
My budding ballerina and I were lucky enough to attend the sold out Ballet With A Princess event by Once Upon a Princess. After some time spent finding the appropriate ballerina/princess wardrobe at home, and deciding on a matching tutu and tiara, we hit […]

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Movie Review | In Cinemas 20 Jun 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2  |  Movie Review
How well do we really know our pets?
The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an adorable animation which is fast-paced, energetic, and provides several laughs throughout.
This sequel is not as dark as the first and is well suited to keeping the kids entertained and interested for the […]

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Disney Aladdin (2019) | Movie Review

Aladdin is a family friendly musical ride which Disney fans will enjoy.
This live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic, pretty much follows the original story with just a few modern changes. Aladdin (played by Mena Massoud) is easy to like as the charismatic orphan thief with the heart of gold. He only steals because he […]

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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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MeowMe Cat Café | Parkside | Review May 2019

MeowMe Cat Café in Parkside – Review
Purr-fect paradise for cat fans!
Visiting an animal café, where you can cuddle real-life pets in between having a cuppa, is something you’d ordinarily associate with a city like Tokyo.
Japan’s bustling capital has cafés devoted to everything from miniature pigs to hedgehogs, owls, and cats. And it’s the latter, where […]

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Touch-a-Truck | Marion | Review Apr 2019

[ April 19, 2019; 3:00 pm; ]
Touch-a-Truck Marion – Play & Go Review – April 2019
I never took much notice of the different modes of transport around me on the road … until I had twin boys!

My pair are five and I’m now like a bus tour guide en route, pointing out Mack trucks, rally cars and the like in the […]

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Sand Sculptures | Hart’s Mill | Port Adelaide | Review | 2019

Sand Sculptures – The Jungle Book at Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide
The Jungle Book themed Sand Sculptures are in a new location, undercover at the historic Hart’s Mill in Port Adelaide. This is great news for sand sculpture lovers as this means that the sculptures are not exposed to the elements as they have been in […]

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Circus Rio | Bonython Park | Review Apr 2019

Circus Rio Brings the Colour – Play & Go Review – April 2019
As a youngster I was an Enid Blyton fan and her circus books were some of my favourites, including Mr Galliano’s Circus.
So I love any excuse to indulge my inner child, get in the Big Top and experience the offerings of a travelling […]

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Wonder Park – Movie Review | In Cinemas 11 Apr 2019

Play & Go Movie Review (April 2019)
This colourful film brings us a story about the power of imagination and the love of family. You can expect plenty of action and witty jokes complimenting a visually engaging movie experience. Even our very own Fitzy and Wippa make an appearance, voicing a couple of the amusement park’s […]

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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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Royal Adelaide Hospital | Playground & Amenities Review

Royal Adelaide Hospital – Playground & Amenities Review
Review by Susannah Marks
We visit the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and discover some child-friendly amenities.
A while back we had an appointment at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (or RAH as it’s often called) and when my childcare arrangements fell through at the last minute I was a bit […]

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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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WOMADelaide 2019 – All the Highlights We Loved This Year

WOMAdelaide 2019 – All the highlights we loved this year and why it’s a world class festival.
As it does every year, the 2019 WOMADelaide event exceeded all expectations and entertained both young and old over the March long weekend. With perfect weather and set amongst the beautiful surroundings of Botanic Park, it was hard to […]

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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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Redskin Candy Soft Serve & Fairy Floss Dessert – A Must For Dessert Lovers at Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

Redskin Candy Soft Serve, Fairy Floss & Toasted Marshmallow – Dessert Heaven at Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe
If you love a sweet treat, then this will be right up your alley, especially if you’re a fan of soft serve ice cream. Shibui Dessert have a pop up stall at Gluttony this year with these yummy sweets.
The Redskin […]

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Rebel | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

If you’ve got time to squeeze in one more Fringe show this festival, make it ‘Rebel’
★★★★★ 5 Stars
“I want to tart rock up. I don’t want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage—I want to take them on stage with me.” 
Inspired by these words famously spoken by the  great […]

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Inside the Walls: A Giant Pop-Up Book Ghost Story | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

Inside the Walls: A Giant Pop-Up Book Ghost Story
Offering a change of pace and encouraging kids to use their imagination, Inside the Walls is a pop up story book brought to life with handmade puppets and creative story telling.
Staged in one of the smaller Gluttony venues, Ukiyo, this unique story book performance uses sound effects, […]

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Review of the Greenman Inn by Susannah Marks

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne | Review

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne
Review by Susannah Marks, 2 March 2019
Driving through Ashbourne on the way to the Fleurieu is a pleasant drive and it takes you through some pleasant countryside and small towns. Instead of taking the expressway down to Victor Harbor or Port Elliot, you can drive via the Adelaide Hills for a change of […]

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Back on Board! | adelaide fringe review 2019

Back on Board! Adelaide Fringe Review 2019
Cheesier than a platter of cubed-cheddar on jatz, ‘Back on Board’ is a night of fun, puns and smooth tunes as you cruise the high seas on this hilarious musical boat of love…
The costumed shipmates, including ‘Dick Bathers’ on keyboard and ‘Leonardo Defrapuccino’ on guitar, all come from a […]

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Orbital + Severed Heads + Guests | Adelaide Fringe Review 2019

For one night only we let a couple of Play & Go Dads out to play at The Adelaide Fringe as Orbital and Severed Heads took over the Royal Croquet Club on Sunday night. ★★★★★ 5 Stars
A thick crowd filled the Uni Maths Lawn at Royal Croquet Club for these two iconic electronic acts. A […]

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Baba Yaga | Windmill Theatre Co | Review 2019

Baba Yaga by Windmill Theatre Co | Review
Welcome to the apartment building complex where no noise is allowed, no pets are allowed, no laughing, no barbecues and nothing fun is allowed. This is where Baba Yaga resides and where we are first introduced to Vaselina, the young receptionist. Vaselina is a sweet character, too afraid to […]

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Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
★★★★★ 5 Stars

Circus Abyssinia will have you smiling from beginning to end with their thoroughly enjoyable, visually joyful and uplifting performance. This is definitely a show to put in your top five picks for 2019 if you’re not sure what to go and see yet.
This high energy, vibrant and colourful show will […]

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FINALE – Australian Premiere | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

FINALE – Australian Premiere
★★★★★ 5 Stars

Finale’s Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe features eight friends from Berlin who combine their various skills and talents to produce a fast paced, highly entertaining 60 minutes the whole family will enjoy.
The stage is set with a wall of cardboard boxes, mirror balls, a caberet corner and props such […]

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Card Ninja – Extreme Fun With Cards | Adelaide Fringe 2019 Review

Card Ninja – extreme fun for all
★★★★★ 5 Stars for unique family fun

New Zealander Javier Jarquin is the funniest and most charming ninja around. Armed with just playing cards he shows just how his extreme card manipulation abilities make him a deadly, but highly entertaining assassin on the stage.
He is not a magician as he […]

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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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Yabarra – Gathering of Light | The Most Stunning and Important Light & Sound Display You Need To See | Fringe 2019

Adelaide Fringe Yabarra – Gathering of Light is a spectacular light and sound immersive experience along the River Torrens. This light display is a must see this Fringe.

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Road Trip | Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road: Warrnambool to Melbourne | Review

Road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road – part 2: Warrnambool to Melbourne
The trip from Adelaide to Melbourne takes around 8 hours if you go the inland route. Or you can take the scenic route via the Great Ocean Road – it’ll take you a lot longer and you’ll probably want to break the […]

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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
Soldiers Memorial Reserve […]

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Brickman Awesome | Adelaide Convention Centre | Review | Jan 2019

Brickman Awesome | Review
Lego fanatics and lego lovers (because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love lego!) will be impressed by the amazing display of skill, workmanship and design in this exhibition of over 30 different constructions.
Each Lego creation has a brief accompanying explanation which tells who designed and made it, how many bricks were used and […]

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