december 2021 Articles

Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | Open Daily

[ October 29, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to May 1, 2022. ]
Ride the Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg 
The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg will be operating daily until May, including Easter and the April school holidays.  Enjoy spectacular views over the SA coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Mix102.3, Lumo Energy SA and Skyline Attractions are bringing back the Mix102.3 Giant […]

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Wallis Mainline Drive In | Our Last Summer – Memories That Remain | Movie Schedule

Adelaide’s Last Drive-In to close in 2022 – Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Last Summer Program
Adelaide’s only remaining outdoor drive-in cinema – Mainline Drive-In at Gepps Cross – will close in February 2022.
The Wallis family, after 65 years of operating, has made the difficult decision to close the Gepps Cross Mainline Drive-In after the upcoming Summer season. Announcing the […]

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Friday Night Movies | Free Outdoor Cinema | Prospect | 21 Jan 2022

[ January 14, 2022; January 21, 2022; ]
Free Outdoor Cinema in Prospect
This summer, the BIG screen is back in Prospect with FREE Friday night movies.
The free outdoor cinema you know and love is back for 2021/22, with a new location and new movies. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated – just a free movie screening on a summer’s Friday night for the whole family.

Find […]

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Hamilton Reserve - Vale Park

Hamilton Reserve Hidden Code Playground | Vale Park | Review

Hamilton Reserve, Vale Park – Playground with a Secret Message
The upgrade of Hamilton Reserve in Vale Park is now open with a fabulous family friendly playspace. Where there used to just be a (dead) grassy area with big trees right next to the Linear Park Trail, there is now grass you can actually play on […]

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Adelaide Strikers BBL|11 | Adelaide Oval Home Games | Dec 2021 & Jan 2022

[ December 9, 2021; December 23, 2021; December 31, 2021; January 5, 2022; January 14, 2022; January 15, 2022; January 17, 2022; ]
Adelaide Strikers Big Bash Home Games at Adelaide Oval
The Adelaide Strikers to play at least seven BBL|11 cricket games at Adelaide Oval.
The KFC Big Bash League kicks off in December and Adelaide Oval will host at least seven games including the hugely popular New Year’s Eve match on December 31st against Sydney Thunder. 

The Strikers’ first game […]

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20 Ways for Families to Connect with Nature at Home | Nature Play SA

20 Ways for Families to Connect with Nature at Home
Nature Play SA and Green Adelaide have put together a wonderful list of ways families can connect with nature at home.
From collecting flowers and twigs in the backyard to bird watching and planting a garden, there are lots of ideas below to keep little ones in […]

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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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New Menz FruChocs Shop | Tanunda | Opened Dec 2021

New Menz FruChocs Shop in Tanunda
Menz Confectionary has unveiled its new FruChocs Shop full of delicious chocolates, located at 59 Murray Street in Tanunda. This is great news for locals and travellers to the iconic Barossa wine region. 

The new store boasts a Great Wall of FruChocs, chocolate dripping walls, on-site handmade chocolate production, neon rainbows, […]

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Par 3 Golf | North Adelaide Golf Course Review

Par 3 Golf in North Adelaide
Located on the banks of the River Torrens, Par 3 is the perfect course for a quick, easy game of golf and a fun outdoor family activity – no experience required!
You’ll find North Adelaide’s 18-hole Par 3 Golf Course alongside the Torrens Weir just off War Memorial Drive.  The entrance […]

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Bluestone Mount Barker New Pathway | Dec 2021

New Pathway – Bluestone Mount Barker
A beautiful part of Mount Barker received a new shared path in December 2021 thanks to Mount Barker District Council and Bluestone Mt Barker.
As part of a 6km network through Bluestone, a new 1.5km section of trail is now open, connecting to a 3km trail that goes directly to the town […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Trail | Walk or Ride around the City with Kids

Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.  
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]

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Friday Nights at the Pool | Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre

[ December 10, 2021; January 14, 2022; February 11, 2022; ]
Friday Nights at the Pool
Join the fun this summer at the Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre on the second Friday of December, January and February.
The ‘Friday Night at the Pool’ event is designed for young people to enjoy food, fun, entertainment and of course, swimming.  The Swimming Centre will be alive with entertainment including music, games […]

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South Australian Beaches | Best Beaches Around Adelaide

South Australian Beaches
Adelaide has an envious selection of city beaches stretching from North Haven all the way down to Sellicks Beach and beyond in the south.
Most of Adelaide’s central beaches are less than 30 minutes drive from the city, with the spectacular southern beaches about an hour away. Planning a day on the sand is […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Dates | School Terms in South Australia

School Holiday Dates in South Australia
Dates for Adelaide School Holidays and 2022 School Term dates for South Australia
To help you plan ahead when making travel plans and booking accomodation for your next family trip, here’s where you’ll find the current year’s school term dates, school holiday dates and our SA’s public holidays.  
SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2021/2022
Saturday […]

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

[ December 27, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The summer Cockle Train season will start from Monday 27 December with 6 trains running daily until 2 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between Goolwa and Victor Harbor along the […]

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Semaphore Summer Carnival | 11 Dec 2021 – 30 Jan 2022

[ December 11, 2021 to December 24, 2021. December 26, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 30, 2022. ]
Semaphore Summer Carnival
Semaphore Summer Carnival is returning for another season of beachside fun on the foreshore.  
Held each year during the summer school holidays, the Semaphore Summer Carnival is an outdoor, open air, fun-filled outing for the whole family. Enjoy some beachside fun on the foreshore with some favourite thrill rides and attractions, plus there […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to Clifford the Big Red Dog | In Cinemas 30 Dec 2021

Clifford the Big Red Dog | Exclusive to Cinemas from 30 December 2021
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment.
While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) […]

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Christmas Recipes | Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market Christmas Recipes 
The Adelaide Central Market has released another collection of recipes just in time for Christmas. 
The three recipes include Christmas spiced granola, Roasted sweet potato and cauliflower salad and Thai style barbecued salmon. These recipes offer some great healthy options compared to traditional Christmas cooking, particularly if you’re looking for something new […]

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Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Venture through the seasons with Little Nutbrown Hare
by Sharon Harrington 
Lovers of the classic children’s tale, Guess How Much I Love You, will be delighted to discover it has been transformed into a new theatre production complete with loveable life sized […]

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New Year’s Eve at Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-In | 31 Dec 2021

[ December 31, 2021; ]
New Year’s Eve at Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-In
Be the first to see Ghostbusters Afterlife (PG) and the last to see in the New Year at Adelaide’s only remaining outdoor drive-in cinema.
The Wallis family, after 65 years of operating, has made the difficult decision to close the Gepps Cross Mainline Drive-In after the upcoming Summer season. […]

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Sunflower Market Day | Shimmering Pines Farm | Tarlee | 28 Dec 2021

[ December 28, 2021; ]  
Sunflower Market Day at Shimmering Pines Farm
Go and take a walk through the stunning Sunflower Field at Shimmering Pines Farm in Tarlee, located at the gateway to the Clare Valley Tourism Region. Take a sunflower selfie, browse through the market stalls and enjoy the food and music.

There will be two sessions held on Tuesday 28 […]

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Christmas Shopping at the Adelaide Central Market | Dec 2021

[ December 20, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market
From Adelaide Hills cherries, Riverland stone fruit and handmade fruit mince tarts, chocolates, and puddings, to fresh local Rock Lobster and house smoked hams – Christmas has arrived at the Adelaide Central Market. 
Christmas at the Market is always a celebrated occasion for customers, with an abundance of the best local […]

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Help Needed – Salvation Army Christmas Appeal | Dec 2021

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
The Salvos gift appeal is Australia’s biggest with around 40,000 gifts required in SA alone each year.  But, whether it’s covid, online shopping or that people are doing their Xmas shopping later, the gifts received to date are well down year on year – even compared to last year in the thick […]

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SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge | 31 Dec 2021 – 23 Jan 2022

[ December 31, 2021; ]
Murray Bridge NYE 2021 & Murray River Splash Festival 2022
Plans are underway once again for a family friendly New Year’s Eve event to kick start Jump into January festivities at Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge. 
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
The Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve event caters for a family audience to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. […]

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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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Santas Wonderland Wayville

Ended: WIN Tickets to Santa’s Wonderland

Santa’s Wonderland – Adelaide Showground in 2021.
Santa’s Wonderland is a magical Christmas wonderland with rides, spectacular Christmas stage shows, a magnificent ice skating rink, tobogganing slides and a Christmas activity trail.
This is one of our favourite events of the year as there’s so much for kids to see and do and it’s the perfect family […]

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STEMmania @ Mt Barker | Cornerstone College | 16 Dec 2021

STEMmania @ Mt Barker – Science & Technology Fun for Kids
STEMmania @ Mt Barker is designed especially for families with primary school aged children. It is hands-on, interactive and loads of fun and is great for kids who love all things science and technology.
What’s On:

Hold native animals, get up close and personal with invertebrates and […]

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Ended: WIN Movie Tickets to Sing 2 | In Cinemas 26 Dec 2021

Sing 2
This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world.
There’s just one hitch: They first […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opened 11 Dec 2021 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in SA is Now Open for Recreational Fun
by Brooke Hendry
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your SA must visit list.
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD  in the Southern suburb of Happy […]

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Ended: WIN a SHANX Mini Golf Family Pass

WIN a SHANX Mini Golf Family Pass
The SHANX concept is unique to Australia and is simply a miniature version of a golf course, perfect for the whole family to play!
Situated along side the Regency Park Community Golf Course, just 10 minutes from the city, SHANX is a family friendly golfing experience designed by an internationally renowned golf […]

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exploring marine sanctuaries

Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries | Snorkelling Tours | Dec 2021 & Jan 2022

[ December 12, 2021; December 18, 2021; January 6, 2022 to January 7, 2022. January 8, 2022; January 11, 2022 to January 12, 2022. January 14, 2022 to January 15, 2022. January 16, 2022; January 18, 2022; ]
Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries – Snorkel Events
Summer’s here and South Australia’s premier guided snorkel tour organisation, the not for profit Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is set to show you a whole new world right on our doorstep.
Every year from early spring to mid-autumn, EMS host a series of snorkel events and tours around the state providing […]

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Adelaide International | Tennis in Adelaide | 2-15 Jan 2022

[ January 2, 2022 to January 15, 2022. ]
Adelaide International at Memorial Drive 2022
Adelaide is set to play a key role ahead of the 2022 Australian Open next January, with Ash Barty headlining some of the world’s best players expected to compete in what is set to be Adelaide’s biggest summer of tennis.
A jam-packed calendar will see professional tennis return to Memorial Drive […]

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Top Family Fun Things to do in Adelaide this Summer

 
Top Family Fun Things to do in Adelaide this Summer
Summer’s long hot days and relaxed vibes offer the perfect opportunity to get out as a family and explore our beaches, catch up with friends at a park or playground and indulge in ice cream. We’ve included some of our favourite places to visit around Adelaide […]

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Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo | Dec 2021 & Jan 2022

[ December 26, 2021; December 29, 2021; January 7, 2022; January 14, 2022; January 21, 2022; ]
Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo 
Adelaide Zoo are hosting some summer sundown sessions where you can swing by after work or drop in for date night for an evening of wild fun.
Make the most of balmy evenings as Adelaide Zoo opens their gates after hours for you to explore the jungle-like gardens by twilight. Zoo Nights […]

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Call Santa FREE from Telstra Payphones | Until 24 Dec 2021

[ December 8, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Call Santa FREE from Telstra Payphones
You’ll be able to reach Santa from any Telstra payphone by simply dialling #HO HO HO (#46 46 46) right up until he starts packing the sleigh on Christmas Eve.
Connecting with each other at Christmas is always important, especially after a year where many have spent time isolated from friends […]

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The Queens Xmas Festival | Adelaide | 17-19 Dec 2021

[ December 17, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
The Queens Xmas Festival
The inaugural Queens Xmas Festival will transform The Queens Theatre into a vibrant Christmas street party with 3 days of live music, artist markets, food trucks, ceramic workshops, live art, and boutique bars.
From Friday 17 December to Sunday 19 December 2021, experience live performances from artists including Alana Jagt, Kelly Menhennett, Dojo […]

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Christmas at Twilight | Victoria Square | 17 & 18 Dec 2021

[ December 17, 2021 to December 18, 2021. ]
Christmas at Twilight – Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Adelaide
Have fun by the fountain with Bamboozled Productions and enjoy comedy, circus, music and food.
There’ll be plenty of fun for the kids, yummy food and drinks over the weekend of 17 and 18 December at this free festival.  From 6pm until 10pm Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be lit up with […]

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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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wildlife numbers

South Australia Wildlife Contacts | SKER 2021 Update

2021 South Australian Wildlife Contacts
With summer fast approaching, the Southern Koala and Echidna Rescue (SKER) thought it was time to update their handy list of wildlife contacts. 
In an emergency, calling the closest rescuer can mean a matter of life or death. Make sure to save this list on your phone and share with your friends […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2021

Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2021
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!
Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, will host their biggest night of the year on New Year’s Eve.  Starting from 7:30pm, there will be plenty […]

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