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Unley Museum | Unley | Review

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 […]

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Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek | Hawthorn | Review

 
Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek in Hawthorn
If you thought libraries were just for bookworms or cranky types who like to ‘shh’ your kids, think again. Libraries aren’t what they used to be – particularly Hawthorn’s Mitcham Memorial Library.
by Carla Caruso
Following a $6.5 million rebuild, the new-look Mitcham Library flung open its doors in January […]

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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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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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Down the Rabbit hole wines, Mclaren Vale

Down The Rabbit Hole Cellar Door – A Family Friendly Winery in McLaren Vale | Review

Are you looking for a cellar door in McLaren Vale with a difference?
by Brooke Hendry
Wanting to visit a cellar door that is actually family friendly? Well then, don’t be late and hop right in to Down the Rabbit Hole Wines – McLaren Vale’s newest winery that is simply picture perfect. This sure is a cellar […]

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Lobethal Bakery | Home of the Giant Donut in the Adelaide Hills | Review

The Adelaide Hills has long been known for its beautiful landscapes, cellar doors and family fun, but did you know it’s also home to the giant donut?
by Katrina Gogel
The Lobethal Bakery has become famous in Adelaide for this gigantic treat. They’ve been producing giant chocolate sprinkle donuts for nearly twelve months now, and due to its […]

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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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Folklore cafe review by Susannah Marks

Folklore Cafe Port Adelaide | Coffee by the Water | Review

Folklore cafe Port Adelaide – Coffee by the Water
Review by Susannah Marks
I was on a mission to find the best coffee in Port Adelaide and had been recommended Folklore. You probably won’t spot Folklore as you’re driving through Port Adelaide – it’s tucked away next to the Hart’s Mill right next to the Port River.
A […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town & Foreshore Playground | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Copper Coast Splash Town and foreshore playground – hours of fun guaranteed for everyone!
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the Copper Coast’s picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore is this wonderful family play space. Comprising a great little playground and free to use community water park, it will be sure to keep the young (and young at heart!) entertained […]

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Once Upon a Fairy Tale High Tea | Glanville Hall | Review

Once Upon a Fairy Tale High Tea at Glanville Hall – Review July 2019
by Ashleigh Grant
The afternoon started off with a collection of excited children dressed in everything from Disney princesses to witches, pirates and even some wizards. As they eagerly waited on the red carpet for the doors of the enchanted castle to open, […]

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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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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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Chong Lim and Charmaine Jones, The Gospo Collective

Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ | Review

Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ – Celebrating 50 years of The Carpenters  |  Review
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing an Adelaide harmonious community choir at its finest.
Musical dynamos Charmaine Jones and the famously talented Chong Lim, on the grand piano (best known for his work as Musical Director and Producer for John Farnham, […]

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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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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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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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Cunning Little Vixen | State Opera South Australia | Review May 2019

Cunning Little Vixen | Review
Fun opera caper in forest.
Cunning Little Vixen is opera like you’ve never seen it before, with magical forest creatures, child performers, bright colours, and comedy – in a non-traditional setting.
As a parent, you hope to raise well-rounded children. And one way to help do that is to immerse them in […]

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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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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review April 2019

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]

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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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Dora and The Lost City Of Gold | Review | In Cinemas 19 Sep 2019

[ September 19, 2019; ]
Dora and The Lost City Of Gold – in Cinemas 19 September 2019
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever — High School.
Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), […]

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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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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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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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