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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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Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park | North Adelaide | Review

Bunyip Trail at John E. Brown Park, North Adelaide – Review
Have you taken your kids on the interactive Bunyip Trail? If you’re looking to entertain them during the school holidays – or if you just love nature or books – it could be just the ticket.
by Carla Caruso

You probably know about the manicured parts of Bonython […]

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‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club | Review

‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club – Review
Blitz Golf is a head-to-head mash-up of golfing greats and celebrity hotshots, ready to swing big. Plus, live entertainment, food trucks, a kids’ zone, free children’s show bags, and more. 
by Carla Caruso
Mini golf is something I love doing as a group activity with the fam.
So, […]

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DIY Easter Crafts with Cricut Joy machine | Review

DIY Easter Crafts with Cricut Joy machine – Review
Step away from your inspiration boards and turn your best intentions into action with a little help from this “DIY best friend”.
by Carla Caruso
Coming up with unique Easter gifts – beyond the usual choccy eggs – can be a challenge.
Especially if you’re not particularly crafty! However, […]

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The Velvet Queen | Alliance Française French Film Festival | Review

The Velvet Queen – Film Review
Screening as part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022
by Carla Caruso
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is on again in Adelaide. 
In its 33rd season, the festival offers the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary French cinema. It’s screening in SA from March 24 to April 24, 2022, at the Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect Cinemas, and Victa […]

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WOMADelaide 2022 | Botanic Park | Review

WOMADelaide Celebrates its 30th Year in 2022 – Review
by Sharon Harrington & Carla Caruso
For four days over the March long weekend, Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park comes alive for the iconic open-air festival, WOMADdelaide.
We loved attending this atmospheric outdoor event of eclectic live music, delicious international cuisine and fun activities for the kids.
It’s a great opportunity […]

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MATADOR – sabor de amor | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

MATADOR – sabor de amor at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
★★★★★ 5 stars for a sassy, saucy showstopper (adults only)
An enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal that comes alive through passionate dance, hypnotic aerial acts and sultry burlesque
by Carla Caruso & Sharon Harrington
For those who’ve had itchy feet, care of recent travel restrictions, get […]

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360 ALLSTARS | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

360 ALLSTARS at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a supercharged, skill-tastic show
We had high expectations for this show, judging by the line-up snaking past The Flamingo tent.
And we definitely weren’t disappointed once inside! The 360 ALLSTARS, who haven’t been here since 2019, offer one slick production.  
The show features everything […]

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I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! – Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a fun, educational caper with heart
Sometimes it can be hard to drag yourself away from the Garden or Gluttony during the Fringe.
But I’m so glad I did detour from the city for this kids’ theatre show. I’m A […]

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The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for magical fun
You don’t usually get a magic show with a side of Fat Pizza.
But that’s indeed what you’ll enjoy at The Greatest Magic Show, starring comic Tahir as ringmaster.
Tahir joins illusionists Sam Hume and Justin Williams for this family-friendly spectacular […]

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Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for unique family fun
Got a mermaid-obsessed kiddo in your life? They’ll love visiting this interactive installation at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.
Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park is a unique event being staged at outdoor venue hub Gluttony.
Performers are […]

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Nook & Nourish Cafe | Moonta, South Australia | Review

Nook & Nourish Cafe | Moonta, South Australia | Review
This cheery, Insta-worthy eatery will be your happy place while on the Yorke Peninsula. Think fresh healthy fare, multicoloured walls, and positive vibes. 
by Carla Caruso
If you haven’t been to Nook & Nourish in Moonta, no doubt you’ll feel like you have … it would’ve popped up […]

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EMS Guided Snorkelling Tour for Families | Hallett Cove | Review

EMS Community Snorkelling Tour for Families at Hallett Cove – Review
If taking up snorkelling is on your bucket list, then it’s time to dip your flipper in with a local guided tour. We did, and can’t wait to hit the beach again. 
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never properly snorkelled before, but now I’m a convert.
This week, I […]

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The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Revisit the magic of the first book in the kids’ series, with the wacky fun adapted for the theatre.
by Carla Caruso
Please note: This show’s season is now over, but other CDP Kids’ performances are still on at the Festival Centre, like Guess How […]

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Clifford the Big Red Dog | Movie Review

Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Review
Expect to fall in puppy love with this adventure comedy flick – dog lover or otherwise. 
by Carla Caruso
Clifford the Big Red Dog is one of those movies that the whole family can really enjoy (Rated PG).
There’s Jack Whitehall, who plays the slightly hapless uncle and has a Hugh Grant-like charm. […]

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Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition | Adelaide Review

Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition – Review
Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth come alive before your eyes at this interactive, walk-through event. There are also activities galore.
by Carla Caruso
Got a budding palaeontologist in your life? (Hello, Ross from Friends.) Or a kid who’s watched all seven Jurassic films?
Then there’s […]

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Historic Lounders Boatshed Café | Adelaide | Review

New All-Weather Shelter for Adelaide’s Historic Lounders Boatshed Café
A secret, little gem of a café is hidden below Adelaide’s King William Street bridge, right by the River Torrens. And a glassy gazebo now offers year-round comfort for visitors.
by Carla Caruso
The historic Lounders Boatshed Café in the city of Adelaide has had an all-weather shelter added […]

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Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on the City Fringe | Adelaide | Review

Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on Adelaide’s City Fringe | Review
This laidback, riverside spot is a hit for ice cream, coffee and light fare, including hot breakfasts and is open 7 days a week. 
by Carla Caruso
The kiosk at Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli in Adelaide reopened in April 2021 after seven years and sweet tooths are in […]

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The Winter Village in Adelaide – Ice-skating & Igloos | Review

The Winter Village: Ice-skating & Igloos in Adelaide – Review
An alpine-inspired wonderland has popped up in the heart of Adelaide in time for winter. Hit the rink, feast on delish food and drink, and meander through the twinkling igloo village, filled with catered private igloos.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never been a ski bunny, but the term, […]

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Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review

Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review
This sleepy fishing port on the Yorke Peninsula has it all: an extra-long historic jetty, an awesome bakery, and water fun.
by Carla Caruso
Port Broughton is a town I’d long heard of but never been to.
That was until I stayed at the eco-friendly Pink Lake Tiny House in […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review
For the first time, visitors can stay just across the road from SA’s most accessible and iconic pink lake, Lake Bumbunga – in an eco-friendly “tiny house”.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve seen two pink salt-lakes up-close in my life – one en-route to the Grampians in Victoria and […]

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A Trip to See the New Loch-Eel Monster in Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A Trip to See ‘Lochie’ the new Loch-Eel Monster at Lochiel | Review
The tiny town of Lochiel – 125km north of Adelaide – has a new Loch Ness monster, dubbed “Lochie”. And it lives on our state’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga. 
by Carla Caruso
Meet “Lochie” – the cousin of the old Loch-Eel loch ness […]

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Australian Premiere | The Wedding Singer Musical | Adelaide | Review

Enjoy all the fun of the film at the Australian premiere of The Wedding Singer musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, starring Adelaide’s own Nadia Komazec.
by Carla Caruso
Who can forget the ’80s-set movie, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? The neon-bright clothes, the teased hair, the comedy, the iconic lines!
Well, the story is […]

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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular | Adelaide | Review

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t […]

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Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor | Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]

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Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia

Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh. 
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]

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A Night in the Clare Valley – including Martindale Hall, Mintaro Maze & Bungaree Station

A Night in Family-Friendly Clare Valley – including visits to Martindale Hall and Mintaro Maze, and an overnight stay at Bungaree Station
A bamboozling maze, a famous haunted mansion, and a historic sheep station are just some of the things you’ll encounter in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
by Carla Caruso
When we had a few days up […]

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Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens | Review

Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Hidden lanes, parks and tennis courts make Colonel Light Gardens a quirky Adelaide suburb to visit. Such spaces have also inspired a podcast called Model Suburb.
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Adelaide’s answer to Pleasantville.
Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, […]

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Room on the Broom | Dunstan Playhouse | Review

Room on the Broom at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide city – Review
The bestselling picture book and TV short is now a magical theatre show, wowing Adelaide audiences.
by Carla Caruso
It’s great to see theatre venues opening up again after a difficult year. And kids’ show, Room on the Broom, is a fab way for theatre lovers to […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville until 28 Dec 2020 | Review

Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville, from 10 – 28 December 2020 – Review
Amusement rides, stage shows, an ice-skating rink, tobogganing slides, and an activity trail … even the ‘grinchiest’ grinch will feel like all their Christmases have come at once at this festive spectacular. 
by Carla Caruso
Maybe it’s because 2020 has been such a challenging year, but […]

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South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store | Westfield Marion | Review

South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store at Westfield Marion
Follow the yellow brick road (or at least, the colourful floor tiles) to an iconic new LEGO® store celebrating one of the globe’s most loved toy brands.
by Carla Caruso
Were your kids glued to the couch whenever LEGO Masters (and Hamish Blake) was on the telly? Then they’re […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool | Outdoor Water Park & Waterslides | South Australia | Review

 
New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play.
Review by Carla Caruso
The new-look Marion Outdoor Pool has flung open its doors for spring-summer – and, as we found, time there now feels like a ‘mini holiday’ in […]

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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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Weekend in Wallaroo – Including Stay at Tarnasey Farm | South Australia | Review

Weekend in Wallaroo, including stay at Tarnasey Farm – Review
From farm tours to historic mines and beach fun, you won’t be short of things to do in this Yorke Peninsula town.
by Carla Caruso
I’d only ever bypassed the holiday town of Wallaroo before, never stayed. So, when a mum friend invited us along on a farm […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn | Hahndorf, South Australia | Review

Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review 
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]

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City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Tour | Port Adelaide | Review

A self-guided tour of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship – Review
Do you have a Titanic fan among your crew? They’ll love experiencing being inside a genuine 1864 sailing ship, right here in Port Adelaide. 
by Carla Caruso
Port Adelaide is home to the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide. Yup, the world. And after […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network. 
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]

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Exploring the Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail | Review

Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail at Tennyson – Review
You’ll feel further away than the western suburbs when meandering through these ancient dunes … taking you direct to the beach!
by Carla Caruso
I’ve been wanting to check out Tennyson Beach for a while. So, when I was at a loose end one weekend, I found time to tick […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve | Review

Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
There’s a spooky scene in Stan’s Hobart-shot thriller, The Gloaming, at a colossal concrete dam.
Of the jaw-dropping scenery, co-director Greg McLean told […]

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Sprout at Home – Online Cooking Classes | Launched April 2020

Be a mini MasterChef with Sprout’s popular cooking classes at home
Run out of ‘isolation’ dinner ideas? SA cooking school Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio (run by MasterChef All-Star Callum Hann and mate Themis Chryssidis) has launched online cooking classes, Sprout at Home.
It’s like having the friendly Sprout demonstrators in your own kitchen, walking you […]

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