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Mike Turtur Bikeway | Family Bike Ride from Adelaide to Glenelg | Review

The Mike Turtur Bikeway is one of Adelaide’s most popular off-road bike routes and it’s right in the city, following the Glenelg tramline from South Terrace.
Review by Carla Caruso
You’ve probably heard of cycling paths in the country that follow old railway lines, like Clare’s Riesling Trail and McLaren Vale’s Shiraz Trail.
(While we’re at it, there’s […]

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Elvis: A Musical Revolution | Adelaide Review

With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love with Elvis: A Musical Revolution.
Review by Carla Caruso
Elvis mania seems to have reached fever pitch again. Or maybe it never really goes away.
On the heels of the Elvis and Priscilla movies comes the theatre show, Elvis: A […]

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The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars for the performer’s keen wit and intelligent wordplay.
Review by Carla Caruso
British comedian and freestyle rapper Chris Turner might be a new name to me, but he’s definitely not a performer I’ll forget.
The 34-year-old has notched up 435,000 subscribers on YouTube thanks to his jaw-dropping, improvisational rap skills.
Now based […]

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Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   4.5 stars for this parents-only comedy show (with a dusting of star power)  
Review by Carla Caruso
Comedian Josh Thomas is a well-known face on the small screen, having appeared on shows like Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
He’s also the creator and star of TV series such […]

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Circus Spectacular | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Circus Spectacular: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   4.5 stars for action-packed family fun
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about the experience of going to the circus — from the big top to the razzle-dazzle and the death-defying acts!
Circus Spectacular is the latest such outfit to roll into town, as part of the Adelaide Fringe, at Ellis […]

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P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia | Review

Family-friendly P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about life on the water that continues to fascinate – as seen by the popularity of shows like The Love Boat and Below Deck!
To celebrate my dad’s 70th recently, I jumped aboard the P&O Pacific Explorer for a four-night […]

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The Inflatable Church | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

The Inflatable Church: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  stars for a one-of-a-kind, interactive, loved-up experience 
Review by Carla Caruso
It’s hard to even know how to begin describing this Fringe experience, it’s so out there. Maybe you’ve heard about it on the radio!
Adelaide has an inflatable church in Light Square / Wauwi during the festival – and you can […]

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Husik – Pop-up Korean Dessert House in Goodwood | Review

Get in quick to nab one of the Husik pop-up’s Instagrammable ‘jiggly’ bunny desserts before they sell out.
Are you ready to “jiggle jiggle”?
New pop-up dessert house Husik has brought a Korean sweets trend to Adelaide: a bunny-shaped milk pudding that jiggles.
Review by Carla Caruso
Instagrammers have been loving filming the novelty dessert at the Goodwood nightspot. […]

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Family-friendly Holiday in Mildura, Victoria | Adelaide to Mildura Road Trip

Family-friendly holiday in Mildura, Victoria – what to do and where to go with kids.
Mildura is known as the centre of Victoria’s food bowl and is a major producer of citrus fruit and wine. It’s also an idyllic holiday destination.
Review by Carla Caruso
Pre-Christmas, we had the idea of doing a quick family getaway to the […]

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Hey Caddy Mini Golf | West Lakes | Review

Hey Caddy’s new venue in West Lakes is a mini putt experience with elite holes that’ll keep everyone, at all levels, entertained.
Review by Carla Caruso
Mini golf has become a favourite family pastime of ours.
And, as we discovered, Hey Caddy’s new course in West Lakes is one of SA’s best.
We somehow timed our visit to the indoor […]

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Pixar Putt | Family Friendly Pop-up Mini Golf Review

Australia’s much-loved mini-golf phenomenon is back at the Riverbank Promenade in Adelaide as the weather warms.
Review by Carla Caruso
This pop-up attraction is the perfect marriage: mini golf, plus Disney!
Pixar Putt Pop-up Mini Golf has returned to Adelaide for a second time, bringing its Pixar-themed pop-up mini golf course to the Riverbank Promenade. (Animation studio Pixar […]

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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Review

Wilderness Escape day program Go Wild at Southern Adventure Hub
Kids can try out high ropes, zip-lines, rock climbing and more during this thrilling day program.
Review by Carla Caruso
The idea of doing an American summer camp always appealed to me as a youngster. Maybe it was all the teen novels I used to consume.
Well, Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures offers exactly […]

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Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre | Review

Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre in Seaton
This new venue has something for everyone, from indoor sports and fitness to immersive virtual and augmented experiences.
Review by Carla Caruso
The “olé” song is a popular chant used at soccer matches around the globe. And it’s also what your kids will feel like singing when they discover this […]

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The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park | Review

The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park
Revisit your youth and introduce your youngsters to some retro entertainment at Adelaide’s only ‘barcade’.
Review by Carla Caruso
What do you get when you cross TV shows Stranger Things and Cheers?
The Flipside Barcade!
That’s at least how it felt when we visited the family-friendly venue in Daw Park, which opened in November 2022.
The spot […]

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Glenelg Winter Arts Festival Gala Night | Review

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival 2023 Gala Night Review
Book now to see live music, stand-up comedians, circus, burlesque, magic and family shows in a heated big-top tent, as well as ticketed workshops for adults and children. 
Review by Carla Caruso
If you’re already counting down the days until the next Adelaide Fringe, then you’re in luck.
A new event […]

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Mary Poppins the Musical | Adelaide Review

Mary Poppins the Musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre – Review
It’s time to rediscover the undeniable magic of one of the world’s most-loved tales, and show new generations that anything can happen… if you let it!
Review by Carla Caruso
If you loved watching Mary Poppins on the telly as a kid, you can’t miss this magical stage […]

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Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Review 2023

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2023
Step through the gates of the historic Adelaide Zoo after-dark to experience a mesmerising, immersive tribute to the natural world.
Review by Carla Caruso
Fancy a night at the zoo? Light Creatures is back at the Adelaide Zoo as part of the Illuminate Adelaide festival program.
The experience has grown and evolved since the first […]

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Adelaide Festival Centre’s 50th Anniversary Concert | Review

Adelaide Festival Centre Turns 50
The iconic Adelaide Festival Centre – Australia’s first major arts centre – has celebrated turning 50 in style.
Review by Carla Caruso
Entering your fifth decade has never looked more fabulous. Think Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kylie … and now the Adelaide Festival Centre!
On Friday, 2 June 2023, the centre celebrated the big […]

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Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure | Review

Adelaide City Kayak Tour with Earth Adventure
View the CBD from the River Torrens / Karrawirra Parri and paddle past riverbank icons along the way on this scenic, guided tour.
Review by Carla Caruso
The River Torrens is as quintessentially South Australian as the Mall’s Balls and FruChocs.
But how close have you ever really got to it?
Well, we […]

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The Rocky Horror Show Musical | Adelaide Review

Review of Cult Musical The Rocky Horror Show in Adelaide in 2023
by Carla Caruso
Adelaide, it’s your turn to do the Time Warp. So, sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life.
If you’re in need of a date night or a mums’ evening out, then we’ve got just the idea for you.
A brand-new Australian […]

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Come From Away – The Musical | Adelaide Review

Review of Hit Musical Come From Away in Adelaide in 2023 
by Carla Caruso
Come From Away has it all: charm, heart, and a brilliant score – all the more poignant if you remember where you were during the 9/11 attacks. 
This musical, which has won Tony and Olivier awards, has done the unimaginable. It’s turned a story surrounding the […]

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’80s Ladies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

’80s Ladies: Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  4 stars for seeing your fave ’80s bangers, performed in specky, hair-raising style!
Review by Carla Caruso
Dust off your crimper, blue eye shadow, and scrunchies; it’s time to revel in your love of all things eighties.
’80s Ladies is on at the Fringe – at The Pyramid in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga – […]

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Wonderfull! A Celebration of Stevie Wonder | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Wonderfull! A Celebration of Stevie Wonder: Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for an unforgettable night of music, colour and joy 
Review by Carla Caruso
I love a tribute show and this one celebrates a true, well, wonder.
A few fast facts about Stevie Wonder … The American singer-songwriter was born prematurely, and doctors believe he was blinded when he […]

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SILENCE ! at Elder Park | Adelaide Fringe | Review

SILENCE ! Adelaide Fringe 2023 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for a heart-thumping, fiery spectacular
Review by Carla Caruso
The SILENCE ! Festival at Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama is anything but silent – in an entirely good way.
Think live music, percussion, fire, pyrotechnics, and fireworks. Plus, art installations, food trucks, pop-up bars, roving entertainment, and picnicking.
If you’re looking for a change of […]

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Family-friendly Holiday in Middleton, South Australia | Review

Just 81km from Adelaide, this thriving hamlet on the Fleurieu Peninsula is brill for beachcombing, surfing, whale-spotting and much more. 
by Carla Caruso
Ah, Middleton … If you’re looking for a sleepy seaside town, which comes alive during the holiday period, you can’t do much better.
Just one hour’s drive from the city, it’s the ‘middle town’ on the […]

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The Mousetrap | Her Majesty’s Theatre | Adelaide | Review

The Mousetrap at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide 
Review by Carla Caruso
This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder-mystery from the bestselling novelist of all time … case closed!
Imagine if you’d written a story and it was still being performed onstage 70 years later. And continued to have people on the edge of their seats, […]

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The Railway Children Return | In Cinemas 15 Sep 2022

The Railway Children Return – Movie Review
If you’re looking for an Enid Blyton-type tale, with gorgeous country scenery and perfect period outfits, then you’ll love this film.
by Carla Caruso
The Railway Children Return – out in cinemas 15 September 2022 – is a sequel to the 1970 film, The Railway Children, itself based on the E. […]

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Family-Friendly Holiday in Whyalla, South Australia | Review

Family-Friendly Holiday in Whyalla, South Australia – Review
Where the Outback meets the sea … From a glass-bottom boat tour to see giant cuttlefish to perusing a suburban Elvis Presley Museum, Whyalla sure doesn’t disappoint. 
by Carla Caruso
Whyalla wasn’t a place I’d thought about visiting for a short break before. But after venturing there for a snorkel […]

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CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Review

CuttleFest Snorkel Tour by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Review
CuttleFest celebrates the annual winter congregation of thousands of giant cuttlefish for breeding near Whyalla. And you can get up-close to the unique, world-class phenomenon on a guided snorkelling tour.
by Carla Caruso
Swimming with cuttlefish had never been on my bucket list.
Not until I tried a guided snorkelling […]

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SIX the Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide | Until 12 June 2022 | Review

 
SIX the Musical | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide – Review
For just three weeks, this sassy, pop-fuelled musical is taking over Her Majesty’s Theatre. The focus? The ill-fated, six wives of Henry VIII. 
by Carla Caruso
Could there be a more interesting concept?
The tragic tales of the six wives of Henry VIII – Britain’s Tudor King – are […]

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