december 2019 Articles

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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Marion Holiday Park | A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide

 
Marion Holiday Park – A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide
by Carla Caruso
Escape the city at at this family-friendly resort, featuring pools, waterslides, palm trees and entertainment galore. 
One of the less fun things about holidays can be the ‘getting there’ bit … from airport queues to the “Are we there yet?” cries from the back […]

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Shamrock Road Reserve – New Playground Now Open | Hallett Cove | Dec 2019

Shamrock Road Reserve Playground in Hallett Cove
The new playground at Shamrock Road Reserve, Hallett Cove officially opened in December 2019.
The Shamrock Road Reserve upgrade was constructed as a ‘neighbourhood playground’ with new features including water play, nature play, a basket swing, a tunnel slide and talking tubes – allowing kids to share secrets across the […]

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Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try. 
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]

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St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace Now Open | Woodville | Dec 2019

St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace
St Clair Recreation Precinct Playspace in Woodville opened in December 2019 and it looks fantastic. 
Located next to the St Clair Recreation Centre (where there’s coffee), you’ll find a fantastic all-inclusive playground with equipment for all ages and abilities. The kids will love splashing about in the nature play areas, climbing the […]

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Support our Bushfire-Affected Wineries around Adelaide | December 2019

How to Support our Bushfire-Affected Wineries around Adelaide
In the wake the devastating Cudlee Creek bushfire on Friday 20 December 2019, South Australians have opened their hearts and their wallets to help the Adelaide Hills communities affected by the devastating blaze.  The State Emergency Relief Fund has collected $1.28 million in donations in the first week, […]

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Help Raise Money for our CFS Volunteers on 30 Dec 2019

[ December 30, 2019; ]
Help Raise Money for our CFS Volunteers on Monday 30 December 2019
On Monday 30 December 2019 a group of hotels will be donating $10 from every schnitzel sold to the CFS to thank them for their tireless efforts during the recent Adelaide bushfires (read more here).

Take your family and friends along to one of the […]

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Strikers ‘Adventure Hill’ Kids Activity | Adelaide Oval | Dec 2019 & Jan 2020

Adelaide Strikers ‘Adventure Hill’ Kids Activity
The Adelaide Strikers are thrilled to break new ground with the kids activity ‘Adventure Hill,’ to function at every game at Adelaide Oval in KFC BBL|09.
Located on the north-western side of the iconic hill at Adelaide Oval, children will be able to play on the two-storey adventure set during each […]

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SA Local Councils – Smiles, Beats & Treats | Find out what is happening in your local community

Smiles, Beats & Treats – Find out what is happening in your local community 
Have you ever considered how everyday life is improved by the many services councils provide? From the roads you drive on, to the parks your children play in, South Australian councils are part of your everyday.
You can also find out what […]

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52 Week Money Saving Challenges

How to save money over a year with a saving challenge
Doing a saving challenge is a great way to encourage putting aside some money, a little bit at a time, over the year.
The 52 week money saving challenge is a great way to save over the year. The concept is pretty simple – you start […]

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Cudlee Creek Bushfire – How You Can Help | Dec 2019

Cudlee Creek Bushfire – How You Can Help
On Friday 20 December 2019 a fast moving, ferocious and highly destructive bushfire moved through the Adelaide Hills, taking a life, destroying homes, livestock, animals, vineyards, buildings, crops and grazing land.
It has been heartbreaking to watch, to hear and to read the stories of destruction as a result […]

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Cats Movie Review | In Cinemas 26 Dec 2019

via Universal Pictures
CATS – Movie Review | In Cinemas Boxing Day
The film adaptation of the epic musical CATS features an all-star cast including James Corden, Dame Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and introducing Francesca Hayward.
Cats is a unique cinema experience with the ever popular Broadway musical […]

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Summer Cockle Trains | Goolwa to Victor Harbor | Dec & Jan

[ December 27, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Middleton – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor.
The Steam locomotives Rx207 […]

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Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide
As the mercury climbs in South Australia it’s great to know that there are some fabulous spots around Adelaide to go to escape the heat. So what are you waiting for – get that sunblock on, grab your hats and sunglasses and cool off those cranky kids!
Here at […]

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Bushfire Preparation, Safety & Bushfire Updates | South Australia

Bushfire Preparation, Safety & Bushfire Updates
Bushfire is an unfortunate reality for many South Australians and it is vital that individuals be prepared in the event of a bushfire. This involves prior preparation well in advance of high fire days and being alert to weather forecasts, fire forecasts and knowing where to look online for updates […]

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Adelaide Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt | 2019 & 2020

[ December 1, 2018 to January 20, 2020. ]

Adelaide Scavenger Hunt
Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace.

Tourist, local, or new to Adelaide, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company Christmas Cave | 19-24 Dec 2019

[ December 19, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company Christmas Cave
Ahead of Christmas, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company have launched South Australia’s largest range of hand-made, artisan chocolate Christmas products, and it is magical.
There are over 80 chocolatey Christmas themed chocolates including Father Christmas, Christmas trees, reindeer, teddy bears, angels and stars all meticulously hand-finished by the chocolatiers in their state-of-the-art […]

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Tusmore Wading Pool | Temporary Closure in Hot Weather

[ December 17, 2019; December 20, 2019; ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Temporary Closure
The Tusmore Wading Pool infrastructure is ageing. With the current infrastructure it is difficult to manage the pool’s water quality during extreme heat conditions.
The high temperatures cause a dramatic increase in the bacteria levels of the water and, over a short period of time, creates a public health risk for all […]

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville.  As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]

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Shamrock Road Reserve Playground Upgrade Official Opening | Hallett Cove | 16 Dec 2019

[ December 16, 2019; ]
Shamrock Road Reserve Playground Upgrade Official Opening
Everyone is invited to celebrate the official opening of the upgraded Shamrock Road Playground, Hallett Cove at 11am on Monday 16 December.
Take along the kids and test out the new playground and facilities. This community event will also include a free BBQ, nature play activities and come-and-try activities.

New features […]

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UniSA Peanut Allergy Vaccine Development | Dec 2019

Peanut Allergy Vaccine Research
Peanut allergies could become a thing of the past as breakthrough research from the University of South Australia develops a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure the potentially life threatening condition.
The vaccine uniquely uses a virus-based platform to rewrite the body’s natural response to peanut allergens, causing it to elicit a […]

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Summer School Holidays at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park | 14 Dec 2019 – 27 Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to January 27, 2020. ]
Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Safari Park
Go wild at Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park these school holidays!
At Adelaide Zoo it’s all about fun and entertainment with the new Variety Children’s Zoo!  It’s just a hop, skip and jump from their Nature’s Playground and Wisteria Café so the kids can explore while you relax with a coffee.

Plus, […]

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Blue Devil Snorkel | Second Valley Jetty | Dec 2019, Mar & Apr 2020

Blue Devil Snorkel, Second Valley Jetty
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
 
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, some events may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the venue or organisers directly for clarification.
Professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Family Fun & Entertainment | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Shop & Play | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ January 1, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Educational & Creative Fun | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Animal Adventures | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Activities

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Active, Recreation & Sport | Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

[ December 14, 2019; ]

Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended break and […]

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New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Where to See Fireworks & Family Friendly Guide

[ December 31, 2019; ]
New Year’s Eve in Adelaide – Your Guide to Family Friendly New Year Celebrations
New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31 December 2019
There are plenty of free celebrations planned all over South Australia, many with spectacular fireworks. Check out the options below.
Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy New Year in 2020, full of good […]

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New Year’s Eve at the Bay | Glenelg & Brighton | 31 Dec 2019

[ December 31, 2019; ]
New Years’ Eve at the Bay
The night’s free entertainment starts at 6pm with the first of the fireworks displays at 9.30pm at both Glenelg and Brighton beaches. At midnight, the night sky will be lit up again with a second fireworks display off Glenelg beach. The celebrations continue into the New Year with Regurgitator to […]

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Stable Stars Kids Club | Family Race Days | Oct 2019 – Apr 2020

[ October 12, 2019; December 1, 2019; December 21, 2019; January 5, 2020; ]
Stable Stars Kids Club Summer Series
Celebrate the New Year trackside at the Fleurieu Family Day races hosted by the Strathalbyn Racing Club on Sunday 5 January 2020.
A relaxed, affordable family-friendly racing event, entry is FREE for kids under 16. There will be food vans, market stalls and cheese platters on offer.  At the racecourse in […]

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Wallaroo New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Carnival Fun Day | 31 Dec 2019 & 1 Jan 2020

[ December 31, 2019; January 1, 2020; ]
Wallaroo New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Carnival Fun Day
Bring in the New Year for 2020 at The Drakes Supermarkets Copper Coast New Year’s Celebrations at Wallaroo, followed by a family friendly Carnival Fun Day.
This annual family-friendly alcohol-free event is held on the corner of Jetty Road and Chatfield Terrace from 6.30pm and features […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2019

[ December 31, 2019; ]
Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations 
Join in the free fun family entertainment on Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor and enjoy the kid’s early fireworks at 9:45pm, followed by a midnight fireworks spectacular!
Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations attract more than 10,000 spectators enjoying the festivities around Warland Reserve, and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors […]

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Semaphore Summer Carnival | New Years Eve & Australia Day Fireworks

[ December 14, 2019 to December 24, 2019. December 26, 2019 to December 31, 2019. January 1, 2020 to January 27, 2020. ]
Semaphore Summer Carnival
Semaphore Summer Carnival is returning for a new season of beachside fun on the foreshore.  Open daily from 11am Saturday 14 December 2019 until Monday 27 January 2020.
Held each year during the summer school holidays, the Semaphore Summer Carnival is a fun-filled outing for the whole family. Enjoy some beachside fun on the […]

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Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets | December & January

[ December 13, 2019; December 20, 2019; January 3, 2020; January 10, 2020; January 24, 2020; ]
Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets
***Editors Note: Markets on Friday 20 December have been cancelled due to extreme weather forecast.
The Semaphore Mainstreet Association hold the Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets along the Semaphore foreshore on Friday nights during the summer school holidays.
The Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets are held on select Friday nights at the Semaphore Foreshore Reserve from […]

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Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market | Dec 2019

[ December 22, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market
The Adelaide Central Market is gearing up for another bumper Christmas trade, with more than 500,000 people anticipated to walk through the Market’s doors in the last two weeks of the season, 115,000 of those are expected to visit in the final three days.
Christmas is one of the most exciting […]

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The Nutcracker | Royal Opera House Performance Screening | Event Cinemas | 23 & 24 Dec 2019

[ December 23, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
The Nutcracker Royal Opera House Performance Screening
The Royal Opera House 2019/20 Live Cinema Season presents the perfect family treat this festive season with the beloved Christmas classic The Nutcracker (23 and 24 December 2019), screening at Event Cinemas.
Audiences in Australia are never far from the action at the Royal Opera House, with select filmed live […]

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Geminids Meteor Shower | 14 – 15 Dec 2019

[ December 14, 2019 to December 15, 2019. ] [caption id="attachment_125257" align="alignnone" width="630"] Image credit: Genevieve de Messieres/Shutterstock[/caption]
Geminids Meteor Shower 2019
On Saturday 14– Sunday 15 December 2019, the Geminids meteor shower will grace our skies with one of the most spectacular displays to be viewed from Earth this year.
The meteor shower will begin on Saturday, with the best viewing anytime after midnight and peak […]

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Cirkidz | School Holiday Circus Sessions | Dec 2019 & Jan 2020

[ December 16, 2019 to December 20, 2019. January 8, 2020 to January 10, 2020. January 13, 2020 to January 17, 2020. January 20, 2020 to January 24, 2020. ]  
Cirkidz
Spring off the couch and into the circus! Balance, coordination, strength, creativity and teamwork – put them all to the test during the Cirkidz School Holiday Program.

Go and try their popular sessions SOAR (trapeze, hoop, silks) and Off the Wall (tumbling, tramp and acro) or experience a variety of circus skills and challenges in one of their […]

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Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2019 | Elder Park | 31 Dec 2019

[ December 31, 2019; ]       
Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2019
Celebrate the year that was at the city’s premier Riverbank event, Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve. With a jam-packed program of family-friendly live music, entertainment and TWO spectacular HomeStart Finance Fireworks displays, it’s guaranteed to be the biggest party in town!
Kids Zone
Keep the little ones entertained in the dedicated Kids […]

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