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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk with Kids | Review

Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk in the Adelaide Hills.  Follow the footsteps of South Australia’s early pioneer women as they carried their produce to market, marvelling at the views and the effort these women required to make a living many years ago!
Review by Claire Davill
Each May, the National Trust runs the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk – […]

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The Pet Show | Adelaide Review

A family-friendly day out for pet owners and animal lovers, The Pet Show has a lot to offer for young and old.
Review by Claire Davill
The Pet Show was new to Adelaide in 2024, and looks like it may become an annual event – we loved our day out and recommend it to all animal loving […]

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Helicopter Park | Glover North Playground | North Adelaide | Review

The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite, and it’s recently (early 2024) had a spruce-up!
Updated review by Claire Davill
The playground refresh includes new soft fall, new swings, and a fresh coat of paint/repairs to many pieces of equipment. The old tree stump, with its animal carvings, […]

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The Art Gallery of South Australia | Adelaide | Review

Explore The Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide.
There’s plenty for kids to see and do at the Art Gallery and there’s so much more than just looking at paintings on the wall!
Review by Claire Davill
Don’t shy away from taking kids into The Art Gallery of South Australia as there’s plenty of kid-friendly […]

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Flowbars – Interactive Outdoor Art | Festival Plaza Adelaide | Apr 2024

[ April 6, 2024 to April 29, 2024. ]
Adelaide’s Festival Plaza has a new outdoor artwork installation that kids can climb on! Get in quick to check out the Flowbars sculptures while they’re here for the April 2024 school holidays.
Flowbars Sculpture 4.0 and Flow Bar Minis is Festival Plaza’s second outdoor art commission.  In collaboration with Seb Humphreys, aka @Order55, the sculptures resemble […]

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

Wombat Waterhole Playground in Hazelwood Park is a varied play space set amongst towering gum trees and includes fun features for all ages and abilities.
Review by Claire Davill
This long-time favourite playground has just had a refresh as of early 2024, with new soft fall and repaired/replaced circular play platforms. The refresh has helped maintain the […]

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Littlehampton Tunnels | Short Walk with Three Tunnels to Explore!

Explore the Littlehampton Tunnels in the Adelaide Hills.
A short drive up the freeway to Littlehampton, just outside of Mount Barker, brings you to a fantastic group of tunnels that you can walk as a family. There’s plenty to explore here and lots of photo opportunities.
Review by Claire Davill
To reach the tunnels we recommend parking at […]

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Keith Stephenson Park Playground | Mount Barker | Review

Exploring Keith Stephenson Park Playground in Mount Barker.
A newly updated playground offers it all – fully fenced, accessible equipment, lots of nature play, plenty of shade and toilets nearby.
Review by Claire Davill
The playground at Keith Stephenson Park sits in the large, lush green reserve along Western Flat Creek, close to the centre of Mount Barker. […]

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Gunbae Korean | Family Friendly Dining | Review

Family Friendly Dining at Gunbae Korean in Adelaide
Looking for a quick, tasty, and family-friendly meal in the city’s east end? Our favourite spot is Gunbae!
Review by Claire Davill
Gunbae is a casual Korean restaurant, located down Union Street, just off Rundle Street. It’s open for lunch and dinner, and it’s become our go-to for fast, tasty […]

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Adventures! | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Adventures!: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for interactive adventure role play in a kid-friendly format.
Review by Claire Davill
Adventures! isn’t like most other Fringe shows, and feels a lot like a fun, family games night. The venue, upstairs at the Lost Dice Cafe, feels like a lounge room – complete with comfy couches for the […]

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Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for accessible, entertaining science fun.
Review by Claire Davill
Donal Vaughan is back with a new science show for kids, and it’s as simple and entertaining as ever.
Much like last year’s Messy Mayhem show, the premise is simple – no flashy sets, just a man in a […]

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Trash Test Dummies Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Trash Test Dummies Circus: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for complete silliness that has kids cackling and squealing with delight.
Review by Claire Davill
The Dummies are a Fringe mainstay, and for good reason. They know what kids like, and lean into it – hard. What results is a show full of silliness, slapstick, acrobatics and […]

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Prehysterical Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Prehysterical Circus: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for silly slapstick and sensational acrobatics
Review by Claire Davill
Prehistoric cave persons Rock, Urg and Ow are bumbling, simple-minded folk, but when faced with a challenge, their acrobatic skills are second to none.
From the start of the show with the three wandering through the audience and eliciting giggles […]

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Mario the Maker Magician | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Mario the Maker Magician: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for fast-paced, energetic magic especially for kids!
Review by Claire Davill
From start to finish, Mario displays constant enthusiasm and has an amazing ability to hype up kids while still keeping them in their seats and completely engaged with his show.
With plenty of audience participation, kids are […]

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Future Cargo | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Future Cargo: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   4 Stars for an out of this world sensory experience.
Review by Claire Davill
The premise for Future Cargo is simple – a mystery shipment has arrived, a truck driver says “something’s not right…” and news reports of power surges and mysterious otherworldly beings crackle over the radio.

The execution of this premise […]

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VOLO: Dreams of Flight | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

VOLO: Dreams of Flight: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for exhilarating virtual flights where you control your speed by swinging to your heart’s content.
Review by Claire Davill
VOLO: Dreams of Flight is back for this years Fringe and it’s as enjoyable as ever. A combination of old-school swings and cutting-edge technology, you’ll enter a virtual […]

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Sleep’s Hill Tunnel | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Sleep’s Hill Tunnel: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for a self-paced, family-friendly series of incredible light installations and history in an abandoned railway tunnel.
Review by Claire Davill
Sleep’s Hill Tunnel has been converted into an incredible Fringe Venue for the 2024 season. This experience is like nothing else you’ll see at the Fringe this year, […]

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Justin’s BIG Balloon Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Justin’s BIG Balloon Show: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for amazing balloon creations, spectacular magic tricks and an upbeat vibe.
Review by Claire Davill
Justin won Australia’s balloon-themed reality TV show Blow Up, and it’s not hard to see why. His ability to turn balloons into amazing creatures, inventive props and even whimsical nuggets of life […]

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Circus of Facts | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Circus of Facts: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for old-school glitzy, glamorous circus feats that delight young and old.
Review by Claire Davill
Circus of Facts is not solely a kid’s show, but kids will love it. Adults will probably love it even more! You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked back in time 100 years, where […]

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Dr Hubble’s Brilliant Bubbles | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Dr Hubble’s Brilliant Bubbles: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for incredibubble spectacles, terribubble jokes and a sustainability message wrapped up in a show suitable for everyone.
Review by Claire Davill
Dr Hubble’s Brilliant Bubbles is a show that’s perfect to take your littlest kids to – but older kids and adults will have a ball as […]

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Old Tailem Town | Tailem Bend | Review

Hidden behind the front gates just out of Tailem Bend is a surprisingly large pioneer village – Old Tailem Town, full of interesting history and plenty of old buildings to explore. 
Review by Claire Davill
South Australia’s Old Tailem Town has been run as a pioneer village for nearly 40 years now – and it’s all thanks […]

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Bloom Cafe | Thebarton | Review

Bloom Cafe sits between quiet backstreets and the River Torrens in Thebarton. It has a quiet, open vibe, excellent food and coffee, and a great kids menu. 
Review by Claire Davill
The cafe is a great family friendly option for a lazy breakfast, brunch or lunch, and the new kids menu (with colouring-in page incorporated) will keep […]

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Mofflin Reserve Playground | Elizabeth Vale | Review

Mofflin Reserve Playground in Elizabeth Vale features a huge beehive-themed playground as the centrepiece of this extensive redevelopment.
Review by Claire Davill
Completed in January 2024, the transformation from paddock to large park has been incredible. There are facilities here to keep you occupied for the whole day, including a playground, nature play area, fitness zone, ball […]

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Pirate Life Brewing | Port Adelaide | Review

Pirate Life Brewery’s headquarters in Port Adelaide is a great family-friendly destination for lunch, dinner, or a snack. There’s ample space both inside and outside, a dedicated kid’s menu, and a play area to keep the kids occupied. The whole area is very welcoming – for adults, kids, and even dogs!
Review by Claire Davill
Pirate Life […]

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Gurners Reserve & Playground | Rostrevor | Review

Tucked away beside quiet residential streets is a surprisingly large reserve with a fully fenced, accessible playground, beautiful huge trees to climb and all the facilities you need.
Review by Claire Davill
Gurners Reserve in Rostrevor is definitely a hidden gem. It’s quiet, shaded, and has plenty to offer. Best of all, the playground is fully fenced […]

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Paradise Skate Park

Paradise Recreation Plaza | Skate Park & Playground | Review

Paradise Recreation Plaza 2023 Upgrade Review
The newly-upgraded skate park at Paradise now boasts a pump track, BMX track, parkour zone and lots of play equipment to keep kids busy and challenged in all sorts of ways.
Review by Claire Davill
The new play area sits between Darley Road (across from the Paradise Interchange) and the Torrens Linear […]

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Tanunda Recreation Park Inclusive Playground | Review

Inclusive Playground at Tanunda Recreation Park
Hidden down a side street in Tanunda is a large, inclusive playground with equipment for every ability level, and facilities for all-day play or a quick stop while you’re in the Barossa Valley.
Review by Claire Davill
This playground is full of thoughtful designs and equipment so everyone can play. There’s a […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground | St Peters | Upgrade Reveal

Dunstan Adventure Playground in St Peters has reopened after a major upgrade and still features a huge super-sized tunnel slide!
Review By Claire Davill
The upgraded Dunstan Adventure Playground is better than ever! A brand new, extra long slide, plenty of climbing ropes, water play area, large flying fox and big swings make this playground the perfect […]

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Peter Rabbit Cafe | Hindley Street Adelaide | Review

A lot has changed at this city oasis since our last review, but it’s still an amazing garden cafe with fresh, delicious food and drink options and a perfect escape for breakfast or brunch for kids and adults alike.
Review by Claire Davill
Located in the city’s west end, along the quiet, friendlier part of Hindley Street, […]

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Giant Christmas Tree at the Mortlock | State Library of South Australia

Visit the Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library on North Terrace, Adelaide.
Each year the magic of Christmas comes to South Australia’s Mortlock Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
There is something for everyone to see and discover at the State Library, from the largest indoor Christmas tree in Adelaide and storytelling […]

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