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Forkmas | Victoria Square | 16 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016; 5:00 pm; ]
The Christmas Fork on the Road event, Forkmas, will be held this year on Friday 16 December 2016 between 5 and 9pm in Victoria Square!
There will be all your favourite food trucks, loads of craft beer, wine and cider, some awesome tunes, a range of activities for the kids and to fit with the fountain, a […]

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Road to Bethlehem | Morphett Vale | 13 – 15 Dec 2016

[ December 13, 2016; 7:00 pm; December 14, 2016; 7:00 pm; December 15, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
Take your family, friends and colleagues to experience an outdoor theatrical presentation that brings to life the Biblical story and original meaning of Christmas.
Step back in time and be immersed in the excitement and drama of the first Christmas. As your walking tour proceeds, you will encounter shepherds, wise men and Roman soldiers. However, your […]

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Adelaide New Year’s Eve | Elder Park | 31 Dec 2016

[ December 31, 2016 6:00 pm to January 1, 2017 1:00 am. ]
Adelaide City Council’s free New Year’s Eve event is going to be the biggest party in town! All your party needs are covered with live music, fabulous food, children’s entertainment and of course, spectacular fireworks.
The atmosphere at Elder Park will be electric, with entertainment to suit the young and young at heart. The historic Rotunda […]

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Splash ‘N’ Bounce Inflatable Waterpark in Adelaide | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 26, 2016 to January 25, 2017. ]
Splash’N’Bounce is South Australia’s first fully-mobile inflatable waterpark.
They have a huge array of waterslides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Splash ‘N’ Bounce plans to travel around South Australia during 2017, but this Summer they will be debuting in Adelaide at Ridley Reserve in Elizabeth. The fun will happen from 26 December 2016 to […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Adelaide Showground | Review

[ December 9, 2016 to December 18, 2016. ]
For months we’ve been told about all the amazing activities included at Santa’s Wonderland at the Adelaide Showground, so we’re thrilled that it’s finally here! So, what is it really like? Well, they promised to bring some Christmas magic to Adelaide… and we think they have truly delivered.

This is a magical wonderland for kids, and […]

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SING | Family Fun Day | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 9:30 am; ]
Join in on the fun at this Wallis family fun day on Sunday 11 December and see SING with the family!
At four Wallis cinemas around Adelaide there will be family activities from 9.30 am, including a disco, face painter and balloon artist. Then watch SING from 10.30 am. SING tells the story of a koala named […]

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The Boxing Day Cup | 26 Dec 2016

[ December 26, 2016; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
The Boxing Day Cup is no ordinary cricket match, it’s an annual tradition.
It’s the revered match-up between two of Adelaide’s most respected communities; Musicians and Hospitality workers. Both work ungodly hours for very little money, and they do it all for our entertainment. The Boxing Day Cup pits the two of them against each other […]

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Eddie the Eagle | Outdoor Cinema | 9 Dec 2016

[ December 9, 2016; 6:00 pm; ]
Come and enjoy Eddie the Eagle outdoors!
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played […]

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RAA Members Save on Family Fun! | Find out how you can save on family entertainment

[ January 13, 2017 7:00 pm to April 30, 2017 7:00 pm. ]
Did you know RAA members can save on fun family activities?
RAA has partnered with many local businesses to supply discounts to their members. Check out their entertainment category – it is jam packed full of fun family activities, like bowling, movies, concerts and more.

If you’re stuck for ideas this holiday season, RAA can help.
RAA members […]

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MRASA Toy Run | Victoria Park | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; ]
The MRASA is holding its 38th annual Toy Run on the 11 December 2016.
Departure is from the Clipsal Track at 11am and will go to Callington Oval via Hutt St, Glen Osmond Road and the South Eastern Freeway. The MRA Toy Run has been held for over 30 years, and occurs annually on the second Sunday in […]

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Brickman: Experience | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 17 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017

[ December 17, 2016 to January 10, 2017. ]
An interactive exhibition made entirely of Lego bricks!
Brickman Experience, an interactive exhibition made entirely from LEGO bricks and the largest touring exhibition of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family these school holidays.

Brickman Experience features a collection of individual works by Ryan McNaught – the only LEGO Certified […]

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BeachFront Twilight Markets Seacliff | Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

[ December 9, 2016; 5:30 pm; January 13, 2017; 5:30 pm; February 10, 2017; 5:30 pm; ]
The Beachfront Twilight Markets return to Angus Neill Reserve, Seacliff this summer.
Cool off by the foreshore and watch the sun setting over the ocean as you take in the great food, kids activities and live entertainment at these twilight markets. Featuring Lollipop market stalls showcasing unique, high quality boutique handmade products .Food trucks will also be on […]

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CSIRO is looking for children aged 7 to 9 years to participate in a milk study

CSIRO is looking for children aged 7 to 9 years to participate in a study investigating the effect of milk consumption on cognition. Participants must live in Adelaide as this study involves two visits to the research clinic.    
ABOUT THIS STUDY
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of three milk drinks on cognitive […]

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Tea Tree Gully’s New Civic Park Playground is Now Open | December 2016

Tea Tree Gully’s New Civic Park Playground is Now Open
Editors note: TTG council has listened to the feedback from families since the playground opened. You asked, they’re delivering. Additional funds have been allocated towards shade sails for the playground. The playground is currently closed for works and will reopen on Friday 19 May 2017.
The City of […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Educational & Creative Fun | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Fun & Entertainment | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Shop & Play | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Active Recreation & Sport | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Remember to book in early if your child is interested in participating as classes […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Theatre & Performing Arts | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Animal Adventures | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Cooking & Food | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

Below you will find a list of venues and links to their websites so you can simply click through to check out the activities on offer. Most programs are open to school age children 5 years and older. Remember to […]

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Zoos SA's Zooperstar: Become the face of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo

Become the face of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo | Zoos SA’s Zooperstar competition | 25 Nov – 25 Dec 2016

[ November 25, 2016 to December 25, 2016. ]
Zoos SA’s Zooperstar Competition: Become the face of Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo
Calling all little animal lovers!
Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo are on the prowl for the new face of Zoos SA. Visit Adelaide or Monarto Zoo and your little monkey could become their first Zooper-star!

The winner of the Zooperstar competition will become the face of Zoos SA and […]

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Karaoke for Kids | Burnside | Dec & Jan 2016

[ December 29, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. January 3, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. January 4, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. January 15, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. January 16, 2017; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Karaoke for Kids
Singing is awesome and everyone can do it
Join in for a two hour karaoke good time and sing from the big stage in the ballroom. Come to one or come to all. Bring your friends and perform a duet.

Oh, and you’ll get tips from a professional singer too!

Kids Karaoke is also available on Tuesday 3, […]

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Ended: Win Movie Tickets & Prize Pack to SING | In Cinemas 26 Dec 2016

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Illumination Presents SING | In Cinemas 26 December 2016
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.  Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents […]

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Summer School Holiday Guide | Best Activities & Events for Adelaide Kids & Families | Dec 16 – Jan 17

[ December 5, 2016 to January 29, 2017. ]  
Summer Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the December/January School Holidays.

To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays, the Play & Go team have put together our Holiday Guide featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on […]

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Christmas Steps | Free Family Fun | 17 Dec 2016

[ December 17, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
Go Star Trekking this Christmas with Christmas Story Tours & Free Family Fun at Christmas Steps in the heart of the city.
Step into Adelaide’s first church, Trinity City, Adelaide and into the heart of the Christmas story at Christmas Steps! Christmas tours will be held every 15 minutes and include FREE ice cream, jelly, popcorn, craft, cake […]

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Tour de Francis Fair du Tour | Tanunda | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
The Tour de Francis
The Tour De Francis is a charity cycling event raising funds for HeartKids, who do great work supporting the families of kids with heart conditions.
On the evening of Saturday 3 December 2016 they will be holding a major fundraising event, the Fair du Tour at Lindsay Wine Estate in Tanunda.

The Fair du Tour is […]

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Dusk Arts Market | Carclew | 6 Dec 2016

[ December 6, 2016; 5:30 pm; ]
2016 Dusk Arts Market at Carclew
On Tuesday 6 December, Carclew’s magnificent house and gardens will once again be transformed into a festive market bustling with art and design stalls, exhibitions, live music and entertainment, arts workshops for the kids, a great selection of food trucks and a licensed bar by Alpha Box and Dice.

Market stalls […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Capri Theatre | 4 Dec 2016

[ December 4, 2016; 6:30 pm; ]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Come and see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Capri Theatre and help raise money for children in need.
Toc H is holding a screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the Capri Theatre, to raise money for their camping program.

Facilitated entirely by volunteers, and funded […]

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Kids Christmas (Under 7’s) | Trinity Church | 24 Dec 2016

[ December 24, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
Kids’ Christmas at Trinity Church
Kids under 7 are invited to this fun Christmas Eve gathering!
This is an easy, no-stress Christmas event—specially designed for children under 7 years of age—that tells the Christmas story and has simple carols. Followed by a jumping castle and afternoon tea for the kids!

Free car parking is available in the church car […]

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Donate your unwanted bikes for a great cause | Breakfast Bellies Inc

Got a bike in good condition you don’t need anymore? Donate it for a great cause!
Your old bikes are wanted!! 400 bikes are required so that they can be shipped over and then trucked to Siem Reap. Don’t let your neighbour throw one out – tell your friends and family and donate them to the […]

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Join Elmo, Abby & Cookie Monster at Burnside Village | 1 Dec 2016

[ December 1, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Join Elmo, Abby and Cookie Monster in the Fashion Mall at Burnside Village on Thursday 1 December 2016 for the Sesame Street Stage Show!
Your favourite Sesame Street characters, Elmo, Abby and Cookie Monster will take everyone on a journey to discover what the letter ‘C’ stands for. Everyone will be up on their feet singing […]

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The Santa with a real beard – found!

My inbox is totally out of control this time of year, but this email from a lovely Play & Go reader, Kerry, asking for help, stood out:
This is probably a stupid question but do you know where I can take my twins to a Santa with a real beard? They are 9 this year and […]

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Curious Christmas at the South Australian Museum | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; ]
Curious Christmas at the South Australian Museum
Feeling Curious? Drop into the South Australian Museum to find out all about the Curious Beasts!
Want to step away from the bustle of Christmas preparations? Join in the fun at the South Australian Museum for free, drop-in craft activities in the Museum’s main foyer. Make a Christmas card using […]

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The Races SA Family Days | There’s nothing like a day at the races | Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

[ December 4, 2016; December 11, 2016; December 18, 2016; December 26, 2016; January 2, 2017; January 4, 2017; January 22, 2017; January 28, 2017; ]  
The Races SA Family Days 2016
There’s nothing like a day at the races
This summer enjoy some family-friendly races at locations around Adelaide and South Australia from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier, Morphettville to Murray Bridge.
Murray Bridge Christmas Cup | Sunday 4 December 2016

It’s one of the biggest Family Days in the state with kids’ rides, face […]

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Adelaide Strikers Big Bash League | Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

[ December 21, 2016; 7:10 pm; December 31, 2016; 6:40 pm; January 6, 2017; 6:40 pm; January 16, 2017; 7:00 pm; ]
Adelaide Strikers Big Bash League
After a blockbuster BBL|05 season, the fun and excitement of the KFC T20 Big Bash League returns on 21 December, 2016 with international stars playing alongside Australia’s best home grown T20 talent.
With the BBL going into its sixth season, the Strikers are hoping to get the whole of Adelaide behind them and […]

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A Peek Inside Santaland | Myer Adelaide, Rundle Mall | 2016

[ November 12, 2016 to December 24, 2016. ]
A Peek Inside Santaland at Myer Adelaide
A visit to Myer’s SantaLand is such a fun experience for little ones as each year they build a little village inside the store, which is always beautifully decorated for Christmas.
As well as visit Father Christmas, children can use the ‘Dear Santa’ stationery and writing desk to draw a […]

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Moana Raises the Sails to Help Support Children’s Hospitals | 4 Dec 2016

[ December 4, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Moana Raises the Sails to Help Support Children’s Hospitals
The new animated adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios’, Moana, will make its big-screen debut on Sunday 4 December 2016 at 55 selected Event, Greater Union, BCC and GU Film House Cinema locations nationwide in an exclusive advance screening to help raise money for children’s hospitals around […]

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Shop Barossa | A Taste of Christmas | 10 Dec 2016

[ December 10, 2016; ]
Over 30 Barossa retailers have teamed up to bring you a unique one-day Barossa shopping experience, just in time for Christmas. Shop Barossa – A Taste of Christmas is the perfect blend, celebrating food, beverages, picturesque landscapes, Barossa culture and retail therapy!
Follow the walking map and discover the beautiful retail stores, and their exclusive Christmas specials […]

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Win Tickets to Cleland Night Walk | Dec 2016 – April 2017

Cleland Night Walks
Night Walks are back at Cleland Wildlife Park this summer!  
See what wakes up when the sun goes down, and explore the world of Australia’s nocturnal animals. Join their experienced guides for a night time tour of Cleland. You’ll get up close to potoroos, bettongs and bandicoots as they forage for food. Hear the […]

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