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The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond | Adelaide Fringe | Review

The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
For an “utterly bizarre hotel experience”, as described by illusionist Simon Coronel, you can’t go past this magic show.
by Carla Caruso
My kids are fans of Netflix’s Magic for Humans, so I thought seeing a magic show during the Fringe would be just the ticket.
And […]

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Don’t Mess With The Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Don’t Mess with the Dummies at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
Get ready to rumble! Go bananas for this all-female circus comedy show from Dummies Corp.
by Carla Caruso
When you walk into a theatre and find rolled-up socks and undies on the seats, you know you’re in for a different sort of show. (These, as we soon […]

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Amity Dry: Highway Superstar | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Amity Dry’s Highway Superstar show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
Love belting out cheesy classics in the car? Then buckle up; this Adelaide star’s show should be the ride of your life.
by Carla Caruso
Amity Dry gave a shoutout to all the “suburban mums” at her Adelaide Fringe show’s opening night (after revealing she drives a “daggy […]

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Play School Exhibition | Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide | Review

Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition at the SA Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide – Review
by Carla Caruso
Do names like Jemima, Big Ted and Bananas in Pyjamas take you back in time? Then you won’t want to miss this birthday exhibition while it’s in town.
I’ll be honest, when I first read about the Play School Exhibition at the […]

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Exploring Glenelg, including the Beachouse & Giant Ferris Wheel | Review

A day out in Glenelg, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
There’s no need to travel interstate for amusement fun – this bayside suburb has it in spades.
South Australia’s favourite palindrome is definitely G-L-E-N-E-L-G.
While I spent a lot of weekends there as a youngster, since having kids, it’s sometimes fallen off my radar … But not this summer!
With […]

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Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne Family Holiday Review | Victoria

 Summer holiday escape to the Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne in Victoria 
Australia’s answer to The O.C. (or The Hamptons) is just across the border – and you can combine it with a trip to Melbourne’s CBD.
by Carla Caruso
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has been whispering to me for some time.
TV shows like Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and The Cry […]

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Port Augusta & Flinders Ranges Family Holiday Review | South Australia

Road trip to Port Augusta, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
Port Augusta proves a surprise winner for a quick getaway – and the towns along the way only add to the adventure.
I’ve always thought of Port Augusta as more of a gateway to the Outback and less of a travel destination. That was until I tagged along […]

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Exploring Marino | Marino Conservation Park & Bandon Terrace Reserve | Review

Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve 
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to Matt Cosgrove’s Macca the Alpaca books, the South American animals are proving very ‘on trend’ right now …
by Carla Caruso
Adelaide even has its own Instagram-famous pet alpacas, from Alfie the Alpaca to Chewpacca.
And, as Play & Go discovered, another […]

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Unley Museum | 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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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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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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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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