Unley Museum’s New Touchscreen & Fun Exhibitions
Community museums are like ‘secret’ suburban gems. If you’ve got one nearby, it’s well worth dropping in … and it’s often FREE to do so, as with the Unley Museum.
by Carla Caruso
This treasure trove, run by the Unley Council, brings to life the area’s past and people via 12,000-plus […]
Unley Museum’s New Touchscreen & Fun Exhibitions
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ October 10, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Meet the Machines at Wigley Reserve during the October school holidays.
Meet the Machines is a FREE school holiday event for kids and big kids alike.
Go down to Wigley Reserve, Glenelg to get up close and personal with some big machines on Thursday 10 October. There’ll be diggers, fire trucks, ambulances and even a mini monster […]
[ October 9, 2019; ]
***Editors note: Booked out***
Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox at Bat Camp on Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 October.
Local bat experts will delight kids at Bat Camp! Kids will be able to visit the bats at their roost, participate in kite-making, drawing/painting and peering through microscopes in the […]
[ 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 […]
[ October 13, 2019; ]
Salisbury Plays at St Kilda
Salisbury Plays will arrive at St Kilda Adventure Playground for some games, sports, fun and food.
In partnership with Nature Play SA, this exciting event is filled with a range of nature play activities for children and families of all ages, from bush craft and kite making to walks exploring the biodiversity […]
[ October 11, 2019; ]
Festival of Now
A celebration of mental health & wellbeing in South Australia.
In its seventh year the Festival of Now brings the mental health community together to showcase creativity used in the healing journey and break down misconceptions of mental illness. Attractions at the festival include free food, live music and performance, interactive wellbeing activities, arts […]
[ October 8, 2019; ]
Lunch In the Square
To launch Mental Health Week, the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia will be hosting lunch in Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.
There will be activities, arts and crafts, games, music, Juan’s Paella and FREE Sunny’s Pizza. Everyone is invited to take a mental health break over lunch and celebrate the start of Mental Health Week. […]
[ October 9, 2019; ]
Carnival in the North
This carnival is about planting the seeds for good mental health.
Carnival in the North is an inclusive carnival for everyone, whether you want to find some positive ways to improve your mental health, or to learn how to maintain your wellbeing. There is something for everyone this Mental Health Week.
Explore the themes […]
Free Parenting Seminar – Positive Ways to Help Children Behave | Dr Justin Coulson | Adelaide | 6 Nov 2019
[ November 6, 2019; ]
Free Parenting Seminar on Positive Ways to Help Children Behave with Dr Justin Coulson
At this FREE parenting seminar, nationally recognised parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson will talk about guiding children’s behaviour with positive discipline strategies that lead to better behaviour, better relationships and happier families.
Are you the parent or carer of a 3-13 year old? […]
[ September 29, 2019; ]
Explore, Discover + Play – A Family Day Out at Felixstow Reserve
Join Nature Play SA and the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters as they host a FREE family day out at the award winning Felixstow Reserve.
The fun-filled day will have the whole family exploring wetlands teeming with life, discovering Kaurna culture and playing […]
[ October 21, 2019 to October 27, 2019. ]
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2019
Record the types of birds you see and how many there are in your backyard, local park, schoolyard or another favourite outdoor space and help create a snapshot of Australia’s birds.
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to […]
[ 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.
‘Bloom’ floral display from 26 August – 29 September 2019
‘Herbie’ the community herb truck
Open air yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Boccia in […]
[ 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 […]
[ September 7, 2019 to September 8, 2019. ]
Taste. Shop. Play. Weekend at Westfield Marion
Pop on your denim patch jackets and take a step back in time this Taste.Shop.Play Weekend at Westfield Marion.
Westfield Marion will play host to ‘The Diner’, an 80s inspired revived Diner activation, with a range of family fun activities including hair crimping, glamour beauty bars, kids hip hop classes […]
[ October 11, 2019; ]
Touch a Truck
Touch a Truck is FREE school holiday fun where kids can get up close and personal with their favourite trucks to see how they work.
The event will be in Civic Park, Modbury and will feature rubbish trucks, water trucks, a fire truck, street sweepers, monster trucks and lots more for the kids to […]
[ October 19, 2019; ]
Flinders University SpringFest
Explore, play and discover Flinders.
Flinders University is calling all explorers to experience their spring garden of fun, education and entertainment. Held during the October school holidays, they’ve partnered with Nature Play SA to cultivate a packed program of free activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy.
Be amazed by the weird, wacky […]
[ October 13, 2019; ]
Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
An Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand the history of the Adelaide Town Hall, and an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes peek at areas generally off limits to outside eyes.
Centrally located on King William Street in the city, the day will be as much for young, inquisitive minds as […]
[ October 12, 2019; ]
Adelaide Zombie Walk
The Adelaide Zombie Walk is a free annual community event through which funds are raised for their chosen charity partner, Foodbank SA.
The event is a FREE family friendly event but they ask participants/spectators to donate towards Foodbank SA. Donate just $5 (the cost of a drink) to assist those in the community doing […]
[ October 19, 2019; ]
Moon Lantern Parade | OzAsia Festival
Moon Lantern Parade is back in 2019 and will showcase hundreds of hand-held lamps and over 50 giant lanterns including the stunning 40 metre Hong Kong Dragon, all set to a live music performance by Australian-Chinese music collective Emissary of Tang.
Make sure to take a picnic rug and arrive early […]
[ August 25, 2019; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
SALA Sunday on Goody
This is a free family event to celebrate SALA in the Heart of Goodwood.
Goodwood Road is hosting a FREE family event on Gilbert Street to celebrate the South Australian Living Arts Festival (SALA). There will be art displayed, along with plenty of food and wine, kids workshops, facepainting and goody bags.
Food and […]
[ 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 […]
[ October 26, 2019; 6:00 pm; ]
Neo Deadly Halloween for Teens
Neo is a free event for teens ages 13-17.
Transform yourself this Neo and explore Tarnanthi through the lens of Guest Curator Elizabeth Close. Go dressed up in the spooky spirit of Halloween, be altered by special effects makeup and build a monstrous recycled costume.
Go big in a collaborative mural, learn the […]
[ August 17, 2019; 9:00 am; ]
FREE Hot Chocolate Day at Steven ter Horst Chocolatier Hyde Park
Steven ter Horst Chocolatier will be hosting a special free hot chocolate day to celebrate the opening of his newest store at Hyde Park.
Enjoy a delicious complimentary hot chocolate of any flavour (1 hot chocolate per customer).
Aztec Chilli – blend of Chilli and […]
[ September 1, 2019; 10:00 am; ]
Father’s Day at Enfield Memorial Park
Everything to love about Dad will be celebrated at a special Father’s Day event at Enfield Memorial Park on Sunday 1 September 2019 from 10am until 12 noon.
South Australian families are invited to attend the free event to honour fathers past and present. Complimentary refreshments will be served including children’s […]
[ August 24, 2019; ]
SCINEMA @ The Science Exchange
If you love film and are interested in science go along to the SCINEMA @ The Science Exchange event.
On Saturday 24 August, six films will be screened at The Science Exchange across four sessions straight from this year’s SCINEMA International Science Film Festival in support of National Science Week. A dedicated […]
[ August 4, 2019; September 1, 2019; October 6, 2019; November 3, 2019; December 1, 2019; ]
Sunday Fun for Dads & Kids in Seaton
From 10am to 12noon on the first Sunday of each month there will be FREE fun and adventure in an environment suited to men and their children.
A range of indoor and outdoor activities are provided. This event is suitable for children aged 0 – 12 and their Dad, […]
[ August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. ]
Kids Ride FREE on the Victor Harbor Horse Tram in August
1 August is when all horses in the southern hemisphere celebrate their birthdays so to celebrate, the Victor Harbor Horse Tram will be FREE for kids for the month of August.
The Victor Harbor Horse Tram’s Clydesdale team can’t wait to celebrate for the whole month […]
What boys need to hear: How the ways we talk to – and don’t talk to – boys affects them | Free Presentation | 6 Aug 2019
[ August 6, 2019; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
What Boys Need to Hear – Encouraging Emotional Honesty in our Sons
Giving boys “permission” to express their feelings can help to prevent depression, aggression and addiction as they grow into men, according to a leading visiting educator.
World-respected authority on masculinity, Professor Andrew Reiner, will visit Prince Alfred College next week where he will present a […]
[ August 4, 2019; ]
Start at the Gallery – Celebrating 10 Years
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s FREE family fun day, Start, celebrates 10 years this Sunday 4 August 2019.
Over the past decade, more than 86,500 visitors have enjoyed art-led experiences at 120 monthly events, encountered more than 100 exhibitions and displays, and explored culture and art through art-inspired […]
[ August 17, 2019 to August 25, 2019. ]
Book Week Celebrations at the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Libraries
Exciting things are happening for Book Week 2019 at the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Library Service! The theme for Children’s Book Week 2019 is ‘Reading is my Secret Power’, and there are a range of super fun activities on to celebrate.
Payneham Library | Sunday […]
[ 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 […]
[ July 24, 2019; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
Breast Cancer Trials Presents: Directions in Breast Cancer Research – Ask the Experts
To explore current and future directions in breast cancer research and clinical trials, Breast Cancer Trials will be hosting a Q&A event at Elder Hall in North Terrace, Adelaide.
Called ‘Directions in Breast Cancer Research: Ask the Experts’, the event will be moderated by Mia Freedman […]
[ July 26, 2019; July 28, 2019; ]
National Tree Day 2019
National Tree Day started has grown into Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to the community.
Proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, Tree Day is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and […]
[ July 28, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
National Tree Day at Holdfast Bay
A free family-friendly event to celebrate National Tree Day will be held in North Brighton on Sunday 28 July 2019.
Connect with nature and help to create a new native butterfly garden.
Plant some butterfly-friendly plants, enjoy some nature play and a BBQ, and take home a free native plant.
Sponsored by […]
[ July 20, 2019; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
AGSA encourages teen spirit with free event- Neo: Just Move It!
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s dedicated teen program returns this Winter for Neo: Just Move It! On the night of Saturday 20 July, teenagers will have exclusive VIP access to the Gallery, including the major exhibition William Kentridge: That which we do not remember.
The Alphabet of Awesome Science: Water! | FREE Theatre Show | National Science Week | 10 & 11 Aug 2019
[ August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019. ]
The Alphabet of Awesome Science: Water!
Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where BIG words inspire BIG science.
This alphabetical, scientifical duo are thrilled to be teaming up with SA Water for a sleek and slippery water-infused iteration of their award-winning, critically acclaimed cracker of a show. It’s […]
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 […]
[ July 8, 2019 to July 13, 2019. ]
Pop-up Adventure Playspace at Eighty Eight O’Connell during the July School Holidays
The Pop-up Adventure Playspace at Eighty Eight O’Connell will be filled with an epic variety of FREE activities for children of all ages.
This event will take place during the first week of SA school holidays. Please check the details below for dates and […]