february 2016 Articles

BOUNCE Kids Parties | Review

BOUNCE Kids Party | Review
If you’re looking for a party option that’s active fun for kids and super easy for parents, then a party at BOUNCE fits the bill.
Our party of 14 kids (from five to 11 years old) of girls and boys, enjoyed the one hour of activities and were well looked after by […]

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Bubble Show With Milkshake | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘Bubble Show with Milkshake’ is a high energy, engaging, bubble extravaganza appearing on the beautiful Jade Monkey stage during the Adelaide Fringe. Starring Australian-Romanian duo Iulia Benze and Kurt Murray as ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Dr Bubble’, the pair have produced a brilliant 50 minute show that has you smiling the whole time.
In a brilliant opening scene, the […]

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Ended: WIN an In-Season Movie Pass for Disney’s Zootopia | In Cinemas 17 Mar 2016

[ March 17, 2016 to March 20, 2016. ]
This March, Disney’s Animation Studios will bring Zootopia to cinema screens.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighbourhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant […]

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Let’s Get Tricky 2 | Adelaide Fringe | Feb & Mar 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 5, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 6, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 12, 2016; 4:00 pm; March 13, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
After sellout shows in 2015, local magician Mickster the Trickster (aka Michael Wilkop) returns to the Adelaide Fringe with a family friendly show. Michael is back trickier & cheekier than ever with his explosive show “Let’s Get Tricky 2” at the Peacock, Gluttony.
“People can expect an interactive show with high impact magic to music, doves […]

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Photoh Smartphone Photography Course | 27 Feb & 26 Mar 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; March 26, 2016; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; ]
Learn to use your smartphone camera and make every shot count.
Gone are the days of blurry, pixelated phone shots. Smartphones are giving conventional cameras a run for their money nowadays; and it’s all right there in your pocket.

This course teaches you how to get the most out of your smartphone camera and the numerous photography […]

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The Amazing Drumming Monkeys | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘This fun and heartwarming show combines puppetry, live music, dancing, comedy and an interactive drumming segment! Also this year – everyone who wants to can leave with a pet tree to plant!’
I might be the only person in Adelaide who has never seen the Amazing Drumming Monkeys before, but I had heard of them by […]

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Kondoli Exhibit | Victor Harbor | 2016

New exhibit celebrates Kondoli dreaming story.
South Australian Whale Centre have launched a new exhibit that celebrates the Ramindjeri dreaming story of Kondoli (the whale story).
The Kondoli exhibit has been four years in the making with representatives from local Indigenous groups – the Aboriginal Youth Action Committee, Ramindjeri Heritage Association and Miwi-Inyeri Pelepi-Ambi Aboriginal Corporation (MIPAAC) […]

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Sensory Screenings at Marion | Feb, Mar & Apr 2016

[ February 28, 2016; 11:00 am; March 6, 2016; 11:00 am; March 13, 2016; 11:00 am; March 20, 2016; 11:00 am; April 24, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Event Cinemas Marion Sensory Screenings are specially presented films, with adjusted theatre conditions that better accommodate families & children on the Autism Spectrum or special needs.
Altered conditions include decreased volume, dimmed lighting, no allocated seating and the freedom to move.

All tickets to these sessions are $8.00 each.

Film program:
February 28th – Aladdin
March 6th – The Lion […]

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Urban Latin Extravaganza | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Like Australia’s most popular skivvy wearing performers, this band’s name starts with a W, ends with S, and has 7 letters…. and they get kids instantly on their feet when they start to play! They’re The Wholias!
Based in Adelaide, the members of the seven piece band hail from 4 different Latin American countries – Peru, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela […]

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Undercover Adelaide – The Spy Experience | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

Why just watch a show at this year’s Fringe Festival when you can fully immerse yourself in the experience?!
With the new ‘Interactive’ category in this years program come several shows and experiences which give fringe-goers the chance to play along and be a participant rather than a mere observer. Undercover Adelaide is a brilliant, fun, […]

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The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo | Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

One man, a piano and an hour of laughs. ‘The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo’ is a funny and endearing show genuinely perfect for the whole family.
It’s always impressive when a solo artist can hold a captive audience for an entire performance. Without spoken word Thomas Monckton presents a show that has audiences […]

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Let’s Celebrate Summer | Outdoor Playgroup | Tusmore Park | 25 Feb 2016

[ February 25, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Celebrate Summer with Outdoor Playgroup Adelaide!
The Outdoor Playgroup Adelaide is all about getting kids 0-6 years outside and reconnecting with nature. Playgroups are held in various locations four times a year, during the seasons.

Events are held between 10am to 12 midday at different outdoor locations in Adelaide. The day of the week will change, allowing […]

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun | Back to the 80’s | Feb & Mar 2016

A show not to be missed in The Garden of Unearthly Delights at this year’s Adelaide Fringe – Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – back to the 80’s!
Looking for a show at this year’s Adelaide Fringe that’s been created specifically for kids AND parents to have fun at?
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – back to […]

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Elevate Festival | Gumeracha | 27 Feb 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Elevate and celebrate the heart of the Hills
The Elevate Festival is a fabulous, free, family-friendly celebration of community taking place on Saturday 27 February at Federation Park, Gumeracha from 4-8pm. Festival goers will enjoy live music, entertainment, food and a number of free community workshops throughout the evening.

The Elevate Festival’s focus is on sustaining our […]

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Adelaide Zoo | It’s a great time to visit | Autumn 2016

Adelaide Zoo has long been a Play and Go favourite and right now is a fantastic time to visit!
We might not be quite past the possibility of 40 degree days just yet, but the weather is definitely getting a little cooler and late Summer into Autumn is a wonderful time to spend a whole day […]

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Velvet | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review for Mums & Dads

If you choose just one show to see during the Fringe without the kids, then let it be Velvet!
“After dazzling audiences around the globe, VELVET returns to Adelaide and continues to defy expectations with an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon. A raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus. […]

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The Vaude-Villainous Mr Gørski | Adelaide Fringe Festival | 12 – 21 Feb 2016

[ February 12, 2016 6:00 pm to February 21, 2016 6:00 pm. ]
A Vaudevilicious 3D Experience!
Greeting the audience with a twinkle in his eye and a twist of his trademark mustache, the charismatic Mr Gørski presents his one-man variety show skills and seemingly impossible tricks with ease … without computers, special effects, smoke and mirrors, or technological skullduggery.

“The Vaude-Villainous Mr Gørski” marks its Adelaide Fringe Festival debut […]

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A Fork in the Park | 27 Feb 2016

[ February 27, 2016; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Fork on the Road is making it a double in February, with A Fork in the Park, celebrating the opening a new space in the Park Lands opposite the Bowden Redevelopment.
All your favourite Food Trucks will be there, along with an awesome selection of local beers, wine and cider and the unique Fork range of live […]

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Story City: Adelaide – Choose-your-own-adventures through the streets of Adelaide | 2016

The World Is Full Of Adventures – Choose Yours!
Story City is a FREE digital storytelling app that brings real-life choose-your-own-adventure style stories to the streets of Adelaide. Suitable for all ages, Story City, gives you the opportunity to become a Space Captain entangled in an outrageous game of Alien Hide-and-Seek, a time traveller being thrown through 40,000 years […]

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Red Umbrella Markets | Feb, May, Aug & Nov 2016

[ February 21, 2016; 10:00 am; May 29, 2016; 10:00 am; August 14, 2016; 10:00 am; November 20, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Red Umbrella Market : shop local, buy handmade
Red Umbrella Market gives local South Australian makers and creators the chance to showcase their handmade items to the community.
What’s at the Red Umbrella Market?

jewellery and accessories
fashion, giftware
kids’ goodies
yummy food and drinks.

Where are the Red Umbrella Markets held?
The markets are held at the […]

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Fringe Illuminations 2016 Bonython Hall

Fringe Illuminations | Lighting Up North Terrace in the Most Breathtaking Way | Review |12 to 28 Feb 2016

[ February 12, 2016 8:30 pm to February 28, 2016 8:30 pm. ]
See the iconic buildings of North Terrace transformed into living canvases of light.
One of our all-time favourite festival events is the Northern Lights Illumination as part of the Adelaide Festival in March 2010. The historic buildings along North Terrace looked absolutely glorious lit up in the evenings. See our pics here. We’ve been hoping this […]

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Cirkidz | Circus School | Circus Skills Classes 2016

Back to school and back to the circus!
School is back, which means Cirkidz weekly circus arts classes are back too! They run over 20 classes a week in their fully equipped circus centre, catering for ages 2.5 (Tiddlerz) all the way up to our Teenz (10-17’s) classes. They also run adults classes, because why should the kids have […]

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Pop the Bubbleman’s Fantabulous Bubble Show | Fringe 2016 Review

Pop the Bubbleman’s Fantabulous Bubble Show is billed as “Fun, Fast, Loud crazy bubble spectacular show that kids love. Come and enjoy the beautiful art of bubble making. Giant bubbles, smoke bubbles and even people inside bubbles.” – it didn’t disappoint!
The show is hosted by experienced Scottish bubbleman Tim Edie, who takes his show all over the […]

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Dinosaur Time Machine | Fringe 2016 Review

“Two time-travelling scientists find an egg. It starts to move… For what comes next, they’ll need your help! Buckle up and take a trip in a giant time machine to get up close and personal with a life sized T-Rex. Learn about the ancient world of dinosaurs in the most exciting way possible. Two adventurous […]

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The Road That Wasn’t There | Fringe 2016 Review

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…
In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. […]

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Waterworld Blue Light Disco | 26 Feb 2016

[ February 26, 2016; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Calling all 12-17 year olds! The Blue Light Disco is back and is heading to Waterworld for one night only!
Bring your friends and come to this event featuring a DJ, unlimited waterslides, games and prizes. Cafe facilities available.

This event is hosted in conjunction with South Australia Police.

To purchase tickets visit the Eventbrite website here. Tickets […]

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Purple Family Fun Day | 21 Feb 2016

[ February 21, 2016; 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The Jaymie-Lee Ross Foundation is launching so Jaymie’s legacy can live on & help provide much needed awareness to those suffering with Epilepsy and to prevent SUDEP (sudden, unexpected death of someone with epilepsy).
With help from Dr Daimen Clark from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital the funds raised will be going towards buying seizure monitors for […]

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Adelaide Track Classic | 20 Feb 2016

[ February 20, 2016; 4:30 pm to 11:00 pm. ]

The third leg of the Australian Athletics Tour on Saturday 20 February, the 2016 Adelaide Track Classic will feature a plethora of the country’s best athletes for a bumper night of athletics.

With likely appearances from IPC Athletics World Championships medallist Guy Henly (NSW), national 800m record holder Alexander Rowe (Vic), the Commonwealth pole vault champion […]

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Uraidla Sustainability Fair | 20 Feb 2016

[ February 20, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

Come along to a fantastic, relaxed, friendly day where the focus is on promoting sustainable technologies, products, foods, activities and lifestyles that reduce carbon use. There is lots to see, do, buy and eat as well as an incredibly talented range of speakers and exhibitors. There is plenty for kids to do as well with […]

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While we try to teach our children all about life

Why playing cricket in the dark taught me a little bit more about life.

When going on holidays we always make sure there is plenty for the kids to do. On our recent trip away, there was a pool, the beach, balls, board games, X-Box, cricket set, scooters, bikes and a bike track to ride on, grass to play on, and other kids to play with. Adults look forward […]

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