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What’s on in March 2021 | Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood

Local Council Events in Your Neighbourhood in March 2021
It’s festival time in South Australia – a great time to celebrate with family and friends and be entertained at the Adelaide Fringe, experience a cultural event, browse markets and enjoy family movie nights. There are events happening all around the state and your neighbourhood, all supported […]

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Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves

Adelaide’s Top Parks and Reserves
There are some great parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the reserves and parks that we’ve included below have plenty of play options for kids, shady spots, plus areas to sit and enjoy a picnic and most importantly, […]

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Burnside Adventure Park | Play, Explore, Imagine & Create | Review

Burnside Adventure Park
The Burnside Adventure Park is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
This review has been updated February 2021.
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer.  From swinging and […]

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Swings, Rides and Slides | Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia

Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia
South Australians are lucky to have a mild climate and lots of open space to enjoy local parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
South Australian councils maintain thousands of roads, footpaths, bike paths and cycling trails. They establish parks, gardens and playgrounds and provide other infrastructure to support their use […]

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Top Christmas Light Displays in Adelaide | 5 Rosedale Ave Wattle Park

Top Christmas Light Displays – Rosedale Ave, Wattle Park
So many people have gone above and beyond to create magical Christmas light displays to share with passers by and this house at 5 Rosedale Avenue, Wattle Park is sure to delight children with so many Christmas figures to discover like Snowmen, Reindeer and animal lights throughout.
There […]

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Adelaide Christmas Lights 2020 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide

   
Christmas Lights in Adelaide 2020
WHERE ARE THE BEST STREETS TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND ADELAIDE?
We love going to see houses with beautiful Christmas light decorations. We’ve put together all the best streets in our guide below and you can find them in the Google Map below.
Every year the number of home owners who […]

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Ninth Avenue Christmas Lights Display | St Peters | 1 Dec 2020 – 1 Jan 2021

[ December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. ]
Ninth Avenue Christmas Lights Display
Residents of Ninth Avenue are set to bring joy to the local community this festive season with their annual Christmas lights display.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is delighted to announce that Ninth Avenue residents will once again adorn their homes with decorations and turn on the lights for […]

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Melville Grove Reserve Secret Playground – Hectorville | Review

Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
Melville Grove Reserve has a little secret playground that is the cutest thing. It’s tucked away from view, secret squirrel style, down a small pedestrian lane. Just look out for this sign on Hectorville Road (just across the road from The Red Mill Bakehouse). There is also access […]

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Kensington Park Oval Playground Review | City of Burnside

Kensington Park Oval Playground 
The Parade, Kensington Park
The Kensington Park Oval Playground has had a revamp and re-opened at the end of August 2020. It’s a nature play inspired space with a combination of soft fall surface and bark chips. New play equipment has been installed and new fencing around the road side. Please note that […]

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Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade Review by Susannah Marks

Fergusson Square | Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade

Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade
Review by Susannah Marks
Fergusson Square in Toorak Gardens is a popular meeting point for local kids; tucked away in the beautiful tree-lined streets of Toorak Gardens. Its recent playground upgrade provides even more reasons to visit.
Unless you were driving through the heart of Toorak Gardens it’s unlikely you’d come across […]

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Payneham Oval Playground Review

Payneham Oval Playground | Adelaide Playgrounds | Review

Payneham Oval Playground
Another addition to the Adelaide playgrounds we love
This is one of our favourite playgrounds in Adelaide and if you haven’t discovered it, we think it’s well worth a trip. Kids of all ages will love Payneham Oval Playground – there’s heaps to keep them busy and the play equipment is designed to be […]

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Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground Open for Play

The Morialta Conservation Park Playground is ready for play, and it’s pretty amazing.
Morialta Playground “Mukanthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (map)
The playground promises to delight children with a design incorporating physical challenges, Aboriginal culture and native plants and animals. This play space is sure to be a favourite and makes Morialta […]

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Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Playground Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground | Stepney | Review

Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve Matilda’s Playground
Looking for some green space and a safe, fenced playground for your little ones? Dunstone Grove (also known as Linde Reserve) is a fabulous destination.
Review by Susannah Marks
Just over the road from the Avenues Shopping Centre in Stepney, Dunstone Grove/Linde Reserve has something to interest kids of all ages from toddlers […]

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The Gums Reserve – Tranmere | Top Adelaide Playground | Review

The Gums Reserve Tranmere Review
What a great park for a BBQ or a picnic with friends. The many Gum trees providing shade over this expansive reserve make it an ideal spot for a hot summer’s day. With plenty of room for everyone The Gums Reserve is a good place to come and let off some steam.
Our kids […]

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Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground Review and Fix Specialty Coffee

Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground Review | May 2017

Twelftree Reserve College Park Playground and Fix Specialty Coffee Review
Kids will love the fire engine, motorbikes and half basketball court at Twelftree Reserve, and parents will be pleased to know that great coffee is not too far away.
It’s not often we stumble across a playground that will appeal to both toddlers and bigger kids. Twelftree Reserve […]

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Sitters Memorial Drive Playground – Burnside | Fun for kids who love to climb | Review

Sitters Memorial Drive Playground Review
For kids who love to climb this playground is worth a visit.
We found ourselves in Burnside one afternoon with plenty of energy to burn, and we put this playground to the test, having heard it was a lot of fun for keen climbers.
The kids leapt out of the car and raced over […]

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James Coke Park Review

James Coke Park Norwood | Top playground for toddlers | Review

James Coke Park, Norwood | Review
James Coke Park behind Norwood Mall is one of our top picks for playgrounds in Adelaide for toddlers and little kids.
The biggest drawcard for us is that it’s fully fenced. It’s also nice and close to important amenities – like supermarkets for last-minute snacks or impromptu lunches, and cafes for […]

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Cruickshank Reserve

Cruickshank Reserve, Maylands | Review

Cruickshank Reserve | Review
A lovely shady park with plenty to do for children of all ages
Nestled in a lovely leafy intersection in Maylands is Cruickshank Reserve. It’s on the corner of Clifton and Phillis St, just across from the Maylands Hotel. The Cruickshank Reserve playground has always been a favourite of ours due to the range […]

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Glenunga Hub | Water Play for Little Ones | Playground Review

Glenunga Hub Playground Review
by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
The lovely ladies of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide have given the newly refurbished play space at the Glenunga Hub, a thumbs up for little ones. They have recently reviewed this new playground and shared their thoughts below. Play & Go have also visited the play space […]

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Orphanage Park | Millswood | Review

Orphanage Park | Millswood
by Catherine Leo
This popular, leafy playground just behind Tabor College on Goodwood Road is one of those real winners for all ages. “Everyone can have fun” said my 10 year old as he explored all corners of it, with his 3 & 8 year old brothers.
Some of the standout features for me […]

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Campbelltown Library & Nature Play Area | Baby & Toddler Review

Campbelltown Library & Nature Play Area | 171 Montacute Rd, Newton
by Yasmin of Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide
A friend introduced me to Story Time at Campbelltown library today. On at 10am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (current as of June 2015).

For the littlies there is also Wriggle & Giggle Nursery Rhyme and Baby Games on […]

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Bushwalking & Koala Spotting | Morialta Conservation Park | Review

 
Morialta Conservation Park Review
Morialta Conservation Park provides a family friendly bushwalking experience just 20 minutes from Adelaide.
One of our family’s favourite natural attractions, Morialta is the perfect spot to set out with the kids to explore amongst the trees and creek beds.  From the Morialta Road entrance the walk is only about 800 metres to […]

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Denis Morrissey Park | Playground, Dog Park and a Creek to Explore

Denis Morrissey Park
Denis Morrissey Park has something for everyone – play equipment, walking trail, large open space, a creek to explore and a fabulous dog park for the family hound to have a play too.
Located in Hectorville, this area is part of the Torrens Catchment and Fourth Creek Trail. Clean and well maintained, there is […]

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Campbelltown Skate Park | Fun on wheels | Review

Campbelltown Skate Park
The Campbelltown Skate Park on Darley Road in Paradise is a popular spot for playing on wheels. After trying out a few skate parks my five year old declares this one his favourite at the moment.
The Campbelltown City Council website rates it for intermediate users. It’s popular for scooters, skateboards and bikes.

It’s a […]

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Tusmore Park | Wading Pool, Playground & Creek | Review

Tusmore Park features a Wading Pool, Playground, Creek and more.
Tusmore Park is a charming place to visit and is a firm favourite of ours.
EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THE WADING POOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – READ MORE HERE
Located in the City of Burnside, it is a picturesque spot with beautiful tall trees that offer shade; open […]

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Richards Park | Behind the Wrought Iron Gates | Norwood

Richard Park
Richards Park in Norwood is nestled near the intersection of Magill Road and Osmond Terrace with entry points on Magill Road, Osmond Terrace and Vernon Street.  To enter from Osmond Terrace look for the old black wrought iron gates hinged to the middle of a long red brick wall.  The Magill Road entrance consists […]

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Hazelwood Park | Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…

Hazelwood Park: Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…
Hazelwood Park Playground, set amongst towering Gum trees has been a popular play space for children of all ages since it was completed in September 2010.
My kids refer to this beloved place as the ‘Flying Fox’ park so no prizes for guessing what is one of […]

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Dunstan Adventure Playground

The Dunstan Adventure Playground, St Peters – The Big Slide Playground

Dunstan Adventure Playground
There’s usually a major drawcard at a playground kids keep asking to return to, and at this one it’s pretty obvious….
The Biggest Playground Slide
The first thing you notice at the Dunstan Adventure Playground is the super-sized slide.  Better suited to older children this downhill racing strip is not for the faint hearted.  It’s […]

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Morialta Conservation Park – First Falls

 
If you are after an easy, family friendly hike, the walk to the First Falls in the Morialta Conservation Park is perfect. Morialta is about 10km drive North East of the city and this trail is 1.6km and about 45 minutes return. Although with young kids who like to climb on rocks and explore creeks, […]

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