december 2023 Articles
Nature Photographer of the Year 2024

Entries Open for Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2024 | SA Museum

Calling All Junior Photographers!
Does your child have a passion for photography? Maybe they’d like to enter their pics in the 2024 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition.
Owned and produced by the South Australian Museum, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age so it’s a great opportunity for […]

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Mum, How did you do it? When the Christmas Magic is Passed On

While there’s a lot of love involved, it undoubtedly takes a lot of hard work to create Christmas magic. This is what you signed up for when being a parent. Often the majority of this responsibility lands on Mums’ shoulders. I’m not saying that Dads don’t do any of the Christmas work, but with many […]

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Adelaide Beaches with Vehicle Access | Drive-on Beaches

Adelaide Beaches with Vehicle Access
Beach loving families will know the struggle of having to drag everything you need for an outing at the beach from the carpark all the way down to the sand – especially on a hot day!  So it’s always a bonus when you can drive onto the beach and set up […]

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Christmas at the Adelaide Central Market | Festive Trading Hours

For the freshest produce this festive season you can’t go past the Adelaide Central Market.  
From seafood and poultry to fresh fruit and bakery goods, the Market has everything you need for your Christmas table.  Be sure to check with individual stall holders for cut off dates if you’re planning on ordering special items such […]

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Family-friendly Holiday in Mildura, Victoria | Adelaide to Mildura Road Trip

Family-friendly holiday in Mildura, Victoria – what to do and where to go with kids.
Mildura is known as the centre of Victoria’s food bowl and is a major producer of citrus fruit and wine. It’s also an idyllic holiday destination.
Review by Carla Caruso
Pre-Christmas, we had the idea of doing a quick family getaway to the […]

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New Year’s Eve Beach Dance Party | Port Willunga | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Beach Dance Party on New Year’s Eve at Port Willunga.
Get ready to groove into 2024 on the Fleurieu at the New Year’s Eve Beach Dance Party at Port Willunga Beach.

Join Port Willunga locals and holiday visitors for a night of fun under the stars with a family-friendly atmosphere where all ages are welcome.  Bid farewell […]

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The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park | West Beach Parks Adelaide

The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park is at West Beach Parks in Adelaide this summer with all your favourite inflatable water slides offering family fun for everyone!
Get ready Adelaide!  The Big Wedgie Inflatable Water Park is back at West Beach Parks from 2 December 2023 until 1 April 2024* – open all school holidays plus […]

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SteamRanger New Year’s Eve Express | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
All aboard as SteamRanger presents South Australia’s first ever illuminated train journey on New Year’s Eve.
Experience the 1950’s Redhen Railcar fleet like never before as they are adorned inside and out with Christmas lights and decorations.

The ‘New Year’s Eve Train’ will depart Strathalbyn at 7pm, and will travel to Victor Harbor, allowing passengers a breathtaking […]

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

Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Summer Cockle Train season will start from 27 December 2023 with 6 trains running daily until 3 January 2024, plus 26 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between […]

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The Gruffalo | Dunstan Playhouse | Review

The Gruffalo at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide – Review
The award winning picture book, The Gruffalo, is now a fun filled live theatre show, bringing magic and giggles to Adelaide audiences.
Review by Sharon Harrington
Based on the UK author Julia Donaldson’s bestselling children’s book, The Gruffalo tells the tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through a […]

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New Paradise Recreation Plaza Now Open | Official Opening 28 Jan 2024

[ January 28, 2024; ]
The Campbelltown City Council is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated opening of the new state-of-the-art Paradise Recreation Plaza on Wednesday 20 December, providing an exciting and dynamic space for people of all ages, abilities and skill levels to enjoy.
This stand-out $3.9 million facility has been jointly funded by Campbelltown City Council and the Government of […]

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Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Year’s Eve in 2023 will see the return of the popular Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant.
Get set for a night of family magic at the Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant on Sunday 31 December 2023, complete with a spectacular fireworks display.

The pageant consists of a local community parade of colourful floats leaving Katherine Drive […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to MIGRATION Movie | In Cinemas 26 Dec 2023

From Illumination Studios who brought you MINIONS and MARIO comes a wonderful comedy adventure with heart. Escape this summer with the magical family film MIGRATION.
The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to […]

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Goolwa Bridge New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Year’s Eve fireworks to light up the skies over Goolwa.
Join family and friends in Goolwa for a vibrant and festive New Year’s Eve fireworks display that celebrates the town and local community. Take along deck chairs or a picnic rug and settle in on the banks of the river to watch fireworks off the […]

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Explore the Christmas Story | Adelaide City Salvos | 18-21 Dec 2023

[ December 18, 2023 to December 21, 2023. ]
Explore the Christmas Story with the Adelaide City Salvos.
A free event for ages 5-11 years, this is a one hour session for young families involving an interactive telling of the Christmas Story and craft activities. Event-goers can explore a story of joy in a fun and interactive way. 

Note that the story contains a Christian message […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
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!
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 of […]

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

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Year’s Eve Events in Adelaide & Where to Watch Fireworks in South Australia
New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December 2023
Ring in the new year with a bang at one of the many family friendly celebrations with fireworks happening around SA!  New Year’s Eve at Elder Park is back and there are plenty of coastal […]

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Adelaide Gaol | Summer School Holidays 2023/2024

The 12 Days of Holidays & Escape Cells!
Visit Adelaide Gaol these summer school holidays and discover how prisoners celebrated different holidays throughout the year. Kids can also step into the shoes of prisoners from the past and see if they have what it takes to crack the codes and make their escape from The Escape […]

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Robe New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Robe New Years Eve Fireworks to celebrate the end of 2023.
The fireworks display in Robe will be launched from the Breakwater at approximately 9.30pm (depending on darkness) and be viewable from the Robe Foreshore and around Guichen Bay.

Robe is a coastal town 3.5 hours drive south of Adelaide and a popular holiday destination over the […]

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Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too.  We love it so much we thought we’d […]

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Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Celebrations on the Wallaroo Foreshore.
Bring in the New Year in Wallaroo watching the Copper Coast New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.  Wallaroo will be holding two spectacular fireworks displays – the first at 9.30pm and then again at midnight on the corner of Chatfield Terrace and Jetty Road.

Entry to this family […]

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New Year’s Eve at the Bay | Glenelg & Brighton | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Years’ Eve at the Bay.
New Year’s Eve celebrations are back at the Bay to bring in 2024 with a family-friendly night of entertainment and fireworks.
There will be fireworks at the family friendly time of 9.30pm at Glenelg and Brighton on Sunday 31 December, followed by another round of fireworks at midnight at Glenelg only. […]

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Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation | Hindmarsh Island

Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation
Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience for the whole family set in a spacious, picturesque rural setting with rolling green paddocks and towering pine trees.
Located on Hindmarsh Island only one hour from Adelaide, Narnu Farm offers twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can get up close and personal […]

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New Year’s Eve at Elder Park | Adelaide | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Adelaide’s NYE 2023 – The city’s premier Riverbank event
Get ready to welcome the New Year in style at Adelaide’s NYE 2023 celebration thanks to the City of Adelaide!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the city’s premier Riverbank event at Elder Park, where the night comes alive with dazzling fireworks, live performances, and family-friendly festivities.

Spectacular Fireworks
Brace yourself […]

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Top Tips for Visiting Santa’s Wonderland at Adelaide Showground | Review 2023

[ December 1, 2023 to December 24, 2023. ]
Top Tips for Visiting Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville 2023
Santa’s Wonderland is a magical Christmas wonderland filled with colour and Christmas cheer and it’ so much fun for kids with amusement rides, entertainment, bouncy castles, tobogganing, ice skating, carnival games, showbags, selfie stations, and even SNOW! And, of course, the chance for a chat with Santa […]

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Beach Access Matting at Muwerang/Kent Reserve | Victor Harbor

Beach access matting has been installed adjacent Muwerang/Kent Reserve in Victor Harbor.
The matting is placed on top of soft sand to provide a stable and slip-resistant path for users of wheelchairs, other mobility aids and prams. It can be used by anyone who has difficulty walking to the water’s edge.
Due to increased storm action during […]

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Tram 361 Model | Glenelg Bay Discovery Centre

A teenage LEGO enthusiast has brought Tram 361 back to Glenelg, in model form. His creation now has a permanent home at Glenelg’s Bay Discovery Centre.
Jackson Hefford, a passionate teen about trams and everything transport since he was three years old, was able to bring his vision to life using a Holdfast Bay Community Grant. […]

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Glenelg Accessible Beach Days | Dec 2023 – Mar 2024

[ December 16, 2023; January 7, 2024; January 20, 2024; February 3, 2024; February 18, 2024; March 10, 2024; ]
The Accessible Beach Day events in Glenelg are designed to give people with disabilities and others with mobility difficulties the opportunity to access the beach and go into the ocean in a safe manner.
Glenelg Beach will host six accessible beach days this summer, starting this December and running into March next year. The City of […]

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Play at the Bay Summer Edition! | City of Holdfast Bay | Summer School Holidays

Play at the Bay – Summer Edition!
City of Holdfast Bay’s Play at the Bay program is now live and full of great activities and events – from creating your own Christmas wrapping, chalk art, table tennis, frisbee, basketball and more!
A whole heap of fun to keep you busy this Summer!
SEE THE FULL PROGRAM HERE 

Days at […]

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Shimmering Pines Farm Sunflower Festival | Dec 2023

Pick Your Own Mini Sunflowers – Shimmering Pines Farm Sunflower Festival Update 2023
Up until recently it has been a very dry season this year and due to the lack of rain the sunflowers at Shimmering Pines Farm have not grown very tall. In fact they would call them Mini Sunflowers!
Unfortunately due to the lack rain […]

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