august 2020 Articles

Free Fun – Home Delivered | Free Family Activities by Scouts SA

FREE FUN – Home Delivered by Scouts SA
FREE FUN – Home Delivered is an action-packed program of free, activities available online and delivered via email to families at home. The program is an initiative of Scouts SA and is being offered as a Community Service for South Australians.
Aimed at kids aged 4-11 and their families, […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade Complete | Now Open | Oct 2020

Marion Outdoor Pool Upgrade Complete
City of Marion has released a video of the completed upgrade of the Marion Outdoor Pool.
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into an exciting and modern water park where families can swim and play.

More than $1.9 million of new attractions have been installed in time for this season, including:

9m-high tower […]

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Samurai | Art Gallery of South Australia | From 24 Jul 2020

Samurai is the new exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
For Japan’s warriors, prowess on the battlefield was matched by an acute aesthetic sensibility. Samurai presents the art and ethos of this warrior culture.
From the austerity of lacquer and tea bowls to the opulence of golden screens and armour, this exhibition demonstrates how the ethos […]

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MJ McInerney Reserve Receives Best Playspace Award

MJ McInerney Reserve Receives Best Playspace Award
The City of Charles Sturt has announced that MJ McInerney Reserve received the award for the Best Playspace Over $500k at the 2020 Parks & Leisure Australia (SA/NT) Awards of Excellence.

The Kilkenny reserve was transformed in 2019/20 with new play equipment for a variety of ages (see our review […]

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Penfield Park Railway Miniature Train Rides – Open Days & Twilight Rides | 2020-21

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Penfield Park Railway Open Days & Twilight Rides
Penfield Park Railway holds open days on the last Sunday of each month, January to November. Also, on the second Saturday during October to March, they hold a twilight open day from 6pm until 9pm.
Open days at Penfield Park Railway have restarted from Sunday 30 August 2020.  SA Health […]

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Nature Photographer of the Year SA Museum

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition | South Australian Museum | 28 Aug – 15 Nov 2020

[ August 28, 2020 to November 15, 2020. ]
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Take your family on a journey through the natural world with awe-inspiring images by professional, emerging and junior photographers, who have shown impeccable patience, artistry and technique to capture incredible moments in time.
This exhibition is one for all the family, and allows us to explore the beauty and […]

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White Balloon Day Coastal | Fundraiser Run/Walk | Semaphore South | 4 Sep 2020

[ September 4, 2020; ]
White Balloon Day
Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s largest and longest running campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault.
Held annually during National Child Protection Week, on the first Friday of September, White Balloon Day unites communities to make a commitment to protecting kids. This will be the 5th running of the White Balloon Day Coastal […]

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Legacy Week | Buy a Badge and Support Families of Veterans | 29 Aug – 5 Sep 2020

[ August 29, 2020 to September 5, 2020. ]
Legacy Week 2020
For almost a century, Legacy has kept the promise to thousands of veterans’ families by providing financial and social support for those in their care during times of hardship and grief.
The community will have the opportunity to support the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill Club during Legacy Week, Saturday 29 […]

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Violet Crumble Krispy Kreme Doughnuts | Available from 26 Aug 2020

Violet Crumble Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Two of South Australia’s favourite sweet treats, Violet Crumble and Krispy Kreme, have joined forces to launch a new range of products to be sold through OTR stores across South Australia from 26 August 2020.
Developed over the past few months, Krispy Kreme will launch two new doughnuts – Violet Crumble Shatter […]

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COVID-19 Update | Easing of Restrictions from 28 Aug 2020

A number of restrictions in South Australia will ease from Friday 28 August 2020
Due to the improving situations across the border, there will be an easing on the restriction of people allowed at private gatherings, a 40km travel buffer for border communities and an easing of self-quarantining on some travellers.
In Summary:

Residential gatherings will be able […]

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UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard | Book Presale | 2020

[ August 23, 2020 to September 7, 2020. ]
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard is a new book all about the creative adventures you can have with cardboard boxes using what you have at home to create something new.
Kids will be inspired to use cardboard boxes to make cool creations. The book will be hardback, beautifully designed and printed on sustainably sourced […]

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Triple Zero Kids Challenge App | 2020

Triple Zero Kids Challenge App
Kids can learn about getting help in an emergency by playing games and solving mysteries on this helpful app. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero. Along the way they will meet the “Zeros” as they are guided step by step through the game.
This […]

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the isol diaries

The Isol Diaries | SpinFX AustrAliA Art Installation | Port Adelaide | Aug 2020

The Isol Diaries
Take a walk along Menpes Street, Port Adelaide and see SpinFX AustrAliA’s installation: The Isol Diaries.
The installation includes 10 artworks by Bob Daly and Kalyna Micenko about some of the things people have been doing during COVID-19 isolation. You can interact with the artwork and open the doors and guess the activities.
The project […]

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Adelaide Aquatic Centre Reopening for Recreational Swimming | 24 Aug 2020

[ August 24, 2020; ]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre Reopening for Recreational Swimming
Having already reopened for public lap swimming this month, the Adelaide Aquatic Centre has now announced that recreational swimming can resume from Monday 24 August 2020.
This means that the pools are reopening for everyone, including kids and families, to have fun. To best ensure COVID-19 regulations are met, please be aware […]

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FruChocs Beer & Custom Designed Gift Boxes | FruChocs Appreciation Day | From 21 Aug 2020

FruChocs Appreciation Day
Celebrating the ninth annual FruChocs Appreciation Day on Friday 21 August, confectioner Robern Menz has released some exciting products. 
BruChoc beer:
With an exciting focus on local collaborations to commemorate the special day this year, South Aussies will be treated to TWO limited edition FruChoc beer flavours by Adelaide’s Big Shed Brewing Concern.
Available from midday […]

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kangaroo island

Kids Go Free to Kangaroo Island | SeaLink

Kids Go Free to Kangaroo Island on the SeaLink Ferry
Kangaroo Island is the perfect spot for a family holiday. It’s the place to escape the daily grind and take the time to slow down and do something a little bit different.
Book now for Spring and take up to 3 kids (aged 3-14 years) to KI […]

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Winter Market at the Green | Norwood Green | 30 Aug 2020

[ August 30, 2020; ]
Winter Market at the Green
Following on from the success of Xmas at the Green in December last year, Norwood Green will be hosting a Winter Market at the Green this August.
Enjoy a relaxing day out with a selection of delicious food and wine and a winter shopping market from local traders, including a huge selection […]

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SALA at City Library Workshop Series: I am AWE-tistic | Until 30 Sep 2020

James Coulter, Parmi Dog, Fish Finger Shark, acrylic on canvas
SALA at City Library Workshop Series: I am AWE-tistic
Join the curator and artists of ‘I am AWE-istic’ for a series of inclusive, welcoming and FREE artistic workshops.
Each week there will be a different theme to help participants get creative and explore themselves through art. Suitable for […]

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The Adelaide100® New Walking Trail | 100km Walking Trail Loop around Adelaide

The Adelaide100® Walking Trail
A loop walking trail of over 100km that takes in the coast, waterways and Adelaide Hills, the Adelaide100® is a trail that is being built and marked. Linking up existing infrastructure and creating short distance links to create the 100km trail, it is anticipated being completed mid 2021.
The first post of the official Adelaide100® […]

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Port Adelaide Plaza Model Trains Display | South Australian N Gauge Society | 22-30 Aug 2020

[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August. 

See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]

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MOD. Museum | Adelaide | Reopening 18 Aug 2020

[ August 18, 2020; ]
MOD. Museum in Adelaide Reopening 18 August 2020
In response to the South Australian Government’s Roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions, MOD. is officially reopening on Tuesday 18 August.
To ensure everyone has a comfortable and safe visit, you will notice some changes at MOD. These include capacity limits throughout galleries, increased cleaning of touchscreens and interactives, and social […]

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Me & My Shadow | Patch Theatre | Review

Me & My Shadow by Patch Theatre – Review
by Carla Caruso
Been a while since you’ve gone to a theatre show, care of COVID-19? Well, now’s the time to revel again in that feeling of sitting among other art lovers in a darkened theatre as colour and action unfold onstage – with groups socially distanced, of course.
Adelaide […]

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The Cupcake Lady

The Cupcake Lady Pop-up at Adelaide Central Market | 18 Aug – 5 Sep 2020

[ August 18, 2020; ]
The Cupcake Lady Pop-up at Adelaide Central Market
South Australians can experience the delicious world of cupcakes when The Cupcake Lady opens a pop-up location at the Adelaide Central Market for three weeks across August and September.
The popular local cupcake specialist will be a Producer in Residence at the Market from Tuesday 18 August until Saturday […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey | Aug – Nov 2020

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SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]

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The Butterfly Effect | Self-esteem & Resilience Workshops for Girls

The Butterfly Effect – Workshops for Girls
Enlighten’s Butterfly Effect programs build a sense of belonging and connection, providing a range of beneficial tools and tricks to help girls navigate their journeys through school while building resilience and self-esteem.
The idea of “The Butterfly Effect” comes from the science of chaos theory. It suggests that everything is […]

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Hokey Pokey | Ice Cream & Lolly Shop | Stirling | Review

      
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream, Sweets and Chocolates in Stirling
We’ve been looking longingly at the beautiful looking Hokey Pokey store in Stirling for 2 years and finally decided to wander in and we’re so glad we did. Hokey Pokey (originally Oak Tree Truffles) has a range of beautiful house-made truffles, fudges, chocolates, a mind-boggling […]

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Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike | Cleland Conservation Park Walking Trail

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike
Adelaide’s favourite hike through Cleland Conservation Park, from serene Waterfall Gully all the way up to the summit at Mount Lofty.  
It is a challenge to complete, but there are many reasons why the hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is so popular.  From families with babies […]

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Mobile, Pop-up & Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Clinics | Adelaide

Mobile, Pop-up & Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Clinics can be accessed without a GP referral or booking.
With record numbers of COVID-19 tests being performed in South Australia, new coronavirus testing clinics have been made available around metropolitan Adelaide. The clinics are free, convenient and suitable for all ages. 
If attending a mobile, pop-up or drive-through testing clinic, […]

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Letter from a Fairytale Princess | Once Upon a Princess | Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]
Letter from a Fairytale Princess
Once Upon A Princess bring storybook characters to life, and during these challenging times they’re offering personalised letters from the Royal Palace.
Do you know a little Princess who would love to receive a personalised letter from her favourite fairytale princess? Each letter posted comes with the character’s name, signature and tied with a bow. 
Letters […]

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SA Health & COVID-19 | Where To Get Tested in Adelaide

COVID-19 Testing – how and where to get tested in South Australia
{Updated Friday 20 November 2020} There are 106 COVID-19 testing facilities in South Australia, so if you are displaying even mild symptoms of COVID-19, the advice is to be tested.
Symptoms may include:

fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
cough
sore throat
runny nose
shortness […]

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Inclusive Playground Coming to Adelaide’s Rymill Park – Inspired by Quentin Kenihan

Inclusive Playground to be built in Adelaide’s Rymill Park inspired by Quentin Kenihan

Quentin Kenihan was an advocate, actor and filmmaker who passed away in October 2018. Among his many visions, was one for an inclusive playground to be built in the City of Adelaide. The Marshall Liberal Government will honour his vision by providing $1 […]

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No Jab, No Play | Mandatory Vaccination for Kids | From 7 Aug 2020

No Jab, No Play
From Friday 7 August 2020, it will be mandatory for children attending an early childhood service to be up-to-date with vaccinations.
Early childhood services are also required to keep a copy of all approved immunisation records for the duration a child is enrolled in their service. Retaining immunisation records onsite will enable a […]

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SALA Karoonda

SALA at the Silos | Artists Light Up Karoonda Silos | Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]  
SALA at Karoonda Silos
The tiny Mallee town of Karoonda is participating in the SALA Festival for the first time ever – with its grain silos to become the virtual canvas for 13 South Australian artists.
Work from the artists will be digitally projected onto the silos every evening in August in a rolling showcase from sundown […]

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Nature Play Space & Mega Playground | The Domain, Millicent

Explore the Nature Play Space in The Domain at Millicent
The new nature play space next to the mega playground in The Domain at Millicent was officially opened by Tony Pasin MP and Mayor Des Noll on 31 July 2020. 
This State and Federal Government funded project has involved many hours of planning and work from both […]

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Apple Recipes for Kids | Apple Donuts

   
Apple Recipes for Kids: Apple Donuts
Finding healthy sweet snacks that don’t contain a tonne of sugar isn’t easy. This apple donut recipe is a fun and tasty snack alternative the kids will love.
Swapping out regular after-school snacks like 2-minute noodles or sugary cookies for something healthier doesn’t have to be difficult. Healthy alternatives […]

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Bush Buddies | Pre-school Education Program | Cleland Wildlife Park | 2020

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Bush Buddies Pre-school Education Program at Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park is hosting Bush Buddies, a brand new pre-school education program aimed at 2-4 year olds.
Each week children will explore a different Australian animal through storytelling, music, interactive and sensory learning experiences while exploring the park.

You will also learn which animals to look for on […]

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Call of the Blobfish | National Science Week | 8 – 14 Aug 2020

[ August 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020. ]
Call of the Blobfish
This year, for National Science Week, Kids Story Room presents a Pod Play in 5 episodes, Call of the Blobfish.
Deep down in the magical world beneath the waves, the wise and ancient Blobfish needs help. Blobfish engages a jumbly bunch of sea creatures who must overcome their fears and contribute in their […]

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vintage chef co Barossa play area cafe

Vintage Chef Co Family Friendly Cafe in Barossa Valley

A new cafe has opened at the beautiful Chateau Yaldara estate in the Barossa Valley, and it’s perfect for families.
The Vintage Chef Co has a fantastic play area where the kids have their own mini cafe. 
Vintage Chef Co is the creation of caterer and chef Teagan.  As a mum of three children she obviously knows […]

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Ended: Win Tickets to HOYTS Cinemas | Norwood, Tea Tree Plaza & Salisbury

Win Tickets to HOYTS Cinemas
HOYTS is excited to welcome you back to one of their three South Australian locations – Norwood, Tea Tree Plaza and Salisbury. Treat yourself to a snack, relax and unwind with powered recliner seats and lose yourself in the latest blockbusters with HOYTS Xtremescreen.
Prize Details
Win 4 General Admission Complimentary passes to […]

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South Australian Ninja Warriors take on Latitude Adelaide | 9 Aug 2020

[ August 9, 2020; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
South Australian Ninja Warriors take on Latitude Adelaide
You may have aced the pink poles, been victorious on the battle beam, or conquered their warped walls, but do you have what it takes to race real Ninjas at Latitude?

Come face to face with South Australia’s Ninja Warriors from Channel Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday 9 […]

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