august 2015 Articles

The Sound of Music the Musical | 9 – 21 Aug 2016

[ August 9, 2016 to August 21, 2016. ]

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music the Musical is coming to Adelaide!
This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic, for young and old alike.
Returning to the stage in the role of Captain von Trapp is the multi-talented […]

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2016 IKEA Catalogue Launch | 28 – 30 Aug 2015

[ August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015. ]

Food brings people together, and with the new IKEA Catalogue for 2016, it’s never been a better time to cook, create and share with family and friends. IKEA Adelaide is launching the catalogue in store from 28-30 August 2015, with activities to involve the whole family and experiencing new IKEA products and Swedish Food Market […]

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Deviation Road Winery | DR Sundays – Like a Version with Belle | Review | 30 Aug 15

[ August 30, 2015; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
If you haven’t been up to Deviation Road Winery for one of their DR Sunday sessions you are missing out on a beautiful Adelaide Hills afternoon. Deviation Road enjoys a stunning setting with views over the vineyard, gorgeous gardens and is only five minutes from Stirling.
Every few weeks on a Sunday afternoon, the cellar doors […]

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Bridgewater Fairy Garden | Deanery Reserve | Review

Bridgewater Fairy Garden, Deanery Reserve
Have you headed up to Bridgewater lately? In a little corner of the Adelaide Hills you’ll find a sprinkle of fairy magic. For the past few months a fairy garden has been growing both in size and popularity with more and more fairies moving in all the time. We had seen a few […]

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Laygo Birthday Party | Review | August 2015

At the weekend my son was lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s birthday party at Laygo on South Road, St Marys. Neither of us had been there before, but we had heard good things about the parties there and my son is a massive fan of LEGO, so by Sunday morning we were pretty excited!
The […]

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Quick LEGO stops in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall | Review | August 2015

Quick LEGO stops in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall
by Ben Teoh
Taking a family day out to the city? You can turn it into a small LEGO-spotting adventure.
Here are three stores where you can find LEGO works of different sizes that are worth having a look at. Not only do the stores have LEGO on display, but each […]

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Scotch College Pop Up Bazaar | 21 Aug 2015

[ August 21, 2015; 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

Scotch College are holding their inaugural Pop-up Bazaar hosted by the Parents and Friends Association as a fundraiser and fun community event.

There will be over 50 private stalls showcasing their products, plus school community groups providing squid and chips, wine, soft drinks, cakes, coffee, olive oil, body scrubs, secondhand books and toys.

Entry is $10. Tickets are […]

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Payneham Oval Playground | Opening Event | 23 Aug 2015

[ August 23, 2015; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Payneham Oval Playground Opening Event  23 Aug 2015
Editor’s note: the new playspace at Payneham Oval Playground is now open – read our review here
This weekend sees the Grand Opening of the newly developed Playground at Payneham Oval. On Sunday 23 August 2015 there will be a free community event to launch this great new facility. […]

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Play School Live Concert | Once Upon a Time 2015 | Review

Play School Concert 2015 | Review
by Catherine Leo
The ever popular Play School Concert has been back in Adelaide during August 2015 with a new show called ‘Once Upon A Time’, starring regulars from the TV show, Teo Gebert and Rachael Coopes, and pianist Bill.
It was my first ever visit to a Play School concert and […]

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SALA on The Broadway | 22 Aug 2015

[ August 22, 2015; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Come and enjoy the workshops, live musical performances, storytelling and hands on activities. A fun family event linking arts with literature for young people.

Workshops and Story time sessions
– Colour clay modelling workshop 11.00am – 12.30pm
– Story telling 12.30pm – 1.30pm
– Light up Origami workshop 1.30pm – 2.30pm

All day activities
– PLANT A WORD and then GROW […]

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CultureSpace | Migration Museum | 29 Aug 2015

[ August 29, 2015; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]

Drop in and explore the exciting culture of the people who call South Australia home. Have fun taking part in various FREE hands-on cultural activities; each month will celebrate the vibrant culture of a different community group.

August 2015 will focus on the Palestinian Community.

Join in on the last SATURDAY in August for a celebration and sharing […]

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The Gawler Show | 28 – 30 Aug 2015

[ August 28, 2015; 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. August 29, 2015; 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. August 30, 2015; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

The Gawler Show is the largest country Show in SA, attracting approx 30,000 people. It is a great family outing with many free displays, exhibitions and entertainment. The Gawler Show encompasses everything that is Gawler and its surrounding areas. Great entertainment, fun filled rides, plenty of tasty food and drink, competition on all levels, and […]

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Free Movie: Cinderella | Tea Tree Gully Library | 26 Aug 2015

[ August 26, 2015; 6:30 pm to 8:10 pm. ]

When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic.

Watch the latest version of this children’s fantasy romance film for free! It’s a movie night at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library.

Starring Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother! Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Read our Review of Cinderella here.

For more information and […]

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Blackwood Tennis Club’s Open Day | 30 Aug 2015

[ August 30, 2015 12:00 pm to August 31, 2015 3:00 pm. ]

Enjoy a free fun-filled day out at Blackwood Tennis Club. Free Bouncy Castle, “Come & Try” tennis, BBQ & Drinks $1, ANZ Hotshots.
Head along and experience what this family friendly tennis club has to offer including competitive tennis (Junior & Senior), social tennis, coaching, ANZ Hotshots.
Tennis is fun for all ages from 6 upwards!  “C’mon!” and have a go!

For […]

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Science Club | 18 & 25 Aug 2015

[ August 18, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. August 25, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Free Science Club Sessions at the City Library in Rundle Mall.
Come and explore the exciting new world of robotics.

Bring robots to life with lights and sound. Control their movements through the latest apps or create your own code at these FREE Science Club sessions.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide City Council website.

What: […]

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National Science Week – Young Coders | 21 Aug 2015

[ August 21, 2015; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]
National Science Week activity at the City Library in Rundle Mall.
Young children will work with their family member and learn to code using child-friendly colourful drag and drop blocks on an app.

This is a FREE session for parents, caregivers and young children.

Suitable for ages 4 to 7. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a […]

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SALA GALA in the Garden | 16 Aug 2015

[ August 16, 2015; 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. ]

SALA Festival 2015.

A stunning sample of SALA in one jam-packed day showcasing South Australian art in an Unley garden. Official SALA Festival wine partner Vale Cru will showcase their collective of small production McLaren Vale winemakers. Plus tailored grooves by special guest DJ, ceramic designer Gus Clutterbuck.

– Art activities for the whole family.
– Artists in […]

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Code Creators: Inventing with Makey Makey | City Library | 17 & 19 Aug 2015

[ August 17, 2015; 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. August 19, 2015; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

This session is based on the popular international ‘Hour of Code’ event.

In this 2 part session families work together and learn code using child friendly online visual programming software. In the 2nd half of the session the visual programming is combined with Makey Makey in a fun, hands on activity.

Suitable for ages 7 to 16. […]

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SALA event | Bring the Baby Art Tour with Sera Waters | 21 Aug 2015

[ August 21, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ]

If you are wanting to enjoy some of the amazing exhibitions that SALA has to offer this month, but are worried about taking your baby to an art gallery this is for you!

Yes! Babies are welcome at this special tour to baby-friendly galleries and venues around the city.

The ‘bring the baby art tour’ is free […]

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Book Week Event: Dan McGuiness at Playford Library | 27 Aug 2015

[ August 27, 2015; 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ]

Dan is the South Australian author and illustrator of the popular Pilot and Huxley series. Head along to the new Playford Library Service for this after school session with Dan to learn how he creates his amazing illustrations!
To have a look at Dan’s books and artwork, visit his website here.
This is a free event and is recommended for families and […]

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Kids’ Computer Club | City of Campbelltown | Aug 2015

Start Creating your own computer programs
Learn how to create games, animations and interactive stories. Program robots cars and sensor devices.
This program uses a variety of tools that make it easy for kids to make their own computer programs and create smart gadgets:
Program 3-D computer games for the X-Box; a simple to use but powerful tool for creating any program you […]

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Burnside Kids Club Launch Party | 25 Aug 2015

[ August 25, 2015; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

Launch Party and Science Show Spectacular. Celebrate Book Week and Science Week with a BANG!

In addition, you can help name Burnside Library’s new Kids’ Club. Email your ideas to with “Attention Caroline: Kids’ Club name” as the subject and come along to the launch party to see what the Kids’ Club will be named.

Bookings for this FREE event are essential and can […]

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Italian Night: Mount Pleasant Community Dinner | 30 Aug 2015

[ August 30, 2015; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Italian Night

Join the local Mount Pleasant community for an Italian feast to help raise money for town projects. Entry includes pasta dishes, salads, crusty bread and delicious desserts.

The Mt Pleasant CWA will be providing delicious food for the evening and the Torrens Valley Football Club will be serving drinks.

Cost: $15/head | Under 12yo’s $10/head.

For more information and all enquiries […]

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Westpac Teddy Bears Picnic | Adelaide Zoo | 30 Aug 2015

[ August 30, 2015; ]
We know teddy bears are a big part of the family so bring your furry friends along to meet the zoo’s bears!
Grab your favourite teddy bear and your picnic blanket and come enjoy a fun family day filled with free activities including a bear quest trail, teddy bear health checks, entertainment and bear-themed craft activities.

Wang Wang and Funi will also […]

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Want to work for Play & Go? | Advertising Manager | Position Available

Job Opportunity at Play & Go Adelaide
Are you a Play & Go parent who enjoys getting out with the kids and is regularly on our website looking for fun activities and events? Do you want a flexible part-time position working from home to fit in with your family life? You can read more about Play […]

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Star Wars Parade | Westfield Marion | 8 Aug 2015

[ August 8, 2015; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Calling all Star Wars Fans!
Come and join the Parade to see Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters at the Westfield Marion Shopping Centre this Saturday.

The Parade starts at 11am at the bottom of the cinema escalators, in front of the Coffee Club on Level 2.

At the end of the Parade (and at several spots […]

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National Bookshop Day | 8 Aug 2015

[ August 8, 2015; ]

Australia’s only celebration of bookshops takes place on Saturday the 8th of August with bookshops around the country hosting events, book readings and a wide range of other fun activities.

Supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, bookshops will be reinforcing their message that local bookshops are an integral part of the Australian way of life. They […]

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Snow Play for Toddlers at Winter Wonderland | Aug 2015

[ August 11, 2015 9:00 am to August 13, 2015 9:00 am. ]
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, children 5 and under can play on the ice with no skates and have fun with parents or carers. Build a mini snowman, throw snowballs and glide across the ice with a Penguin skate aid! Bring your bucket and spade to play with on the ice too!
Flat closed toe shoes must […]

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Exploring South Australia with Kids – The Flinders Ranges | Review

If you want to get a taste of the Outback right here in South Australia, there is no better place to head than the Flinders Ranges. Travelling around 400km north of Adelaide gets you into the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park where you will enjoy breathtaking scenery around every turn.
The journey up to […]

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La De Da Market | 21 Aug 2015

[ August 21, 2015; 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Explore over 60 stalls of hand crafted gifts, specialty foods, children’s clothing, beauty products and much more. Cash only purchases. A gold coin donation entry. Free car parking as well as a petting zoo and face painting for children.

The La De Da Market is held in the Hewitson Theatre at Starplex, Evanston Park, which is all […]

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Reclink Community Cup | 16 Aug 2015

[ August 16, 2015; ]

The Reclink Community Cup, ‘The Cup’, is turning 21 years old this year.

An iconic event in Melbourne and Sydney, The Cup is now making its home in Adelaide and Perth.

On the field, The Cup is played with passion and intensity that befits a take-no-prisoners battle between bitter rivals.  Off the field, The Cup is an all inclusive, family friendly day […]

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St Kilda Playground New Castle | October 2015

The St Kilda playground has been going through a huge redevelopment over the past year. Here is an update from the City of Salisbury’s Facebook Page on 1 August 2015:
A new kingdom is being established at St Kilda!
Preliminary works are now underway to build a 14-metre tall Castle at the St Kilda Playground – which is […]

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Winterlicious Ice Skating at Elder Park | Review 2015

We spent a lovely morning at Winterlicious at the Riverbank in Elder Park. We attended the 10am Sunday ice skating session and were lucky to be treated to some sunny weather. The ice skating rink looks to be the one used last year at Winter Wonderland in Glenelg. The winter village would look very different […]

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Finding Nemo: The Immersion Version | National Science Week | 15 Aug 2015

[ August 15, 2015; 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. ]

In a joint collaboration between education academics and marine biologists at Flinders, they will be offering their very own “immersion version” screening of Finding Nemo for primary school age children and their families during National Science Week. Children are invited to come on an adventure under the sea by attending the special interactive screening of the film where they will learn about the real ‘Nemo’ (clownfish) and […]

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Kids Navigate Neuroscience | National Science Week | 15 Aug 2015

Why does food not taste good when we have a cold? What that dress black/blue or white/gold? How do neurones communicate? What does the brain look like up close?
In this fun and interactive children’s event, generously sponsored by a National Science Week grant and held in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, […]

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Free School Holiday Sports Program | City of Charles Sturt| 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2015

[ September 28, 2015 to October 2, 2015. ]
FREE School Holiday Sports
Hosted by the City of Charles Sturt
The City of Charles Sturt are inviting all children aged 3 – 17 years to try a new sport and get involved in their FREE School Holiday Sports Program.

The program will be held during the Spring school holidays from 28 September to 2 October 2015. […]

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Penny’s Hill Thomas Goss Day | 9 Aug 2015

[ August 9, 2015; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]

Head to Penny’s Hill in McLaren Vale on Sunday 9 August to celebrate 161 years since Thomas Goss purchased the Penny Hill property.

This annual family friendly event celebrates the rich history of McLaren Vale with wine, food and fun.

Enjoy live music, open fire casserole lunches, wine deals, games and gold digging for minors. Entry to this […]

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Adelaide Zoo Monarto Zoo

Share the Wonder at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo

Share the wonder at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo
Generations of South Australians have experienced the wonder of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo and their amazing wildlife.
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals including the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere.  Located just outside the CBD, it’s a lovely oasis in the city.
New Nature Playground
Adelaide […]

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The Book of Loco | 14 – 22 Aug 2015

[ August 14, 2015 1:00 am to August 22, 2015 1:00 am. ]

Master storyteller Alirio Zavarce plays Loco, his own out-of-control alter ego, and in side-splitting, heartbreaking detail, chronicles his real life descent into genuine madness. From his troubled migrant past, to the breakdown of a relationship, to the agonising death of a parent, this is deeply immersive theatre at its beautiful, funny and unsettling best – […]

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Back to the Future at Cinemallunga | 15 Aug 2015

Cinemallunga proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg’s time warping classic.
Return with Marty McFly as he tinkers with the very fabric of time and space.
The Diner will be serving burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream treats from 6.30 onwards. All food and raffle proceeds go to Motivation Australia for the good […]

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