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Lameroo Silo Art Project | Eastern Silo Reveal

The incredible Lameroo Silo Art Project was officially completed in April 2024 on the Eastern Viterra Silo, in Lameroo, South Australia.
The mural was completed in just 3 weeks, by the extraordinarily talented Sam ‘SMUG’ Bates, at the heels of art curators Juddy Roller.  This artwork beautifully reflects Lameroo’s rich farming routes, paying tribute to the […]

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Reconciliation at Warriparinga | 1 Jun 2024

[ June 1, 2024; ]
Southern Cultural Immersion, in collaboration with Green Adelaide and City of Marion, is hosting a free community event to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2024 – Reconciliation at Warriparinga.
FREE to attend for all, discover a range of cultural experiences, performances, workshops, demonstrations, market stalls, and more. There will also be roaming native wildlife, food and drink stalls and […]

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The Salvation Army City Kids Day | Let the Games Begin | 10 Jun 2024

[ June 10, 2024; ]
Join the Adelaide City Salvation Army City Kids Day on the Monday of the June long weekend for a fun packed, olympic themed day out (contains Christian content). 
To attend this free event simply register a ticket via the link below. 

City Kids is the Children’s Ministry of the church. On Sundays City Kids has an interactive […]

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Environment & Sustainability EXPO | 15 Jun 2024

[ June 15, 2024; ]
Visit the City of Burnside’s Environment and Sustainability EXPO and discover how easy it is to live sustainably, one small change at a time. 
Hosted by Channel 9 presenter Jessica Braithwaite, there will be a jam packed program including a sustainable fashion market in the Ballroom, a talk and Q&A by Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson […]

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Mini Float Competition | National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant | Enter by 30 Jun 2024

Design a Mini Float for the 2024 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.
Primary school children have the chance to win an exclusive experience at this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant by getting creative and designing a mini float.  Submit a minimum of one full-colour, hand-drawn or digital drawing of the mini float design, or create a model […]

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Start Art Book Club for Kids | AGSA & State Library

[ June 2, 2024; August 4, 2024; October 6, 2024; December 1, 2024; ]
Start Art Book Club – An Art And Literature Adventure for Kids
Engage, explore and experience art and writing with storyteller extraordinaire, Helen Lawry at the Start Art Book Club.
Presented by the State Library of South Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). The recommended age for those taking part is 8 to 13 […]

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Family Fun at the State Library | Adelaide

Free Family Fun at the State Library on North Terrace, Adelaide.
If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, why not visit the State Library for some creative activities inspired by their collections that the whole family can enjoy.
The State Library has numerous events and exhibitions throughout the year, from […]

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Kids Go FREE to Monarto Safari Park this May!

[ May 3, 2024 to May 31, 2024. ]
Get your little explorers ready to roar with excitement because this May, Monarto Safari Park opens the gates to kids for free!
Make May your Monarto month and experience the largest safari park outside of Africa.  
Home to more than 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles, you can fit every major zoo […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

The Whale Watching Season around Victor Harbor, South Australia is typically from May to October, but sightings can begin as early as April.
Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience […]

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Helicopter Park | Glover North Playground | North Adelaide | Review

The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite, and it’s recently (early 2024) had a spruce-up!
Updated review by Claire Davill
The playground refresh includes new soft fall, new swings, and a fresh coat of paint/repairs to many pieces of equipment. The old tree stump, with its animal carvings, […]

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The Art Gallery of South Australia | Adelaide | Review

Explore The Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide.
There’s plenty for kids to see and do at the Art Gallery and there’s so much more than just looking at paintings on the wall!
Review by Claire Davill
Don’t shy away from taking kids into The Art Gallery of South Australia as there’s plenty of kid-friendly […]

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Flowbars – Interactive Outdoor Art | Festival Plaza Adelaide | Apr 2024

[ April 6, 2024 to April 29, 2024. ]
Adelaide’s Festival Plaza has a new outdoor artwork installation that kids can climb on! Get in quick to check out the Flowbars sculptures while they’re here for the April 2024 school holidays.
Flowbars Sculpture 4.0 and Flow Bar Minis is Festival Plaza’s second outdoor art commission.  In collaboration with Seb Humphreys, aka @Order55, the sculptures resemble […]

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

Wombat Waterhole Playground in Hazelwood Park is a varied play space set amongst towering gum trees and includes fun features for all ages and abilities.
Review by Claire Davill
This long-time favourite playground has just had a refresh as of early 2024, with new soft fall and repaired/replaced circular play platforms. The refresh has helped maintain the […]

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 FREE Come ‘N’ Try Day | Woodville Lacrosse Club | 18 Apr 2024

[ April 18, 2024; ]
FREE Come ‘N’ Try Day for Kids at Woodville Lacrosse Club
All young athletes are invited to dive into lacrosse excitement at the Woodville Lacrosse Club’s FREE Come ‘N’ Try event during the April school holidays.

Lacrosse is a fast and fun team sport played with a netted stick and ball. It combines the best elements of […]

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Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet | Port Adelaide Plaza | 18 & 19 Apr 2024

[ April 18, 2024 to April 19, 2024. ]
Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet – Port Adelaide Plaza.
Unleash your inner warrior at Port Adelaide Plaza’s Kung Fu Panda Meet & Greet this April school holidays! Meet the legendary Kung Fu Panda and enjoy panda crafts, activities & FREE fairy floss.
Dates:

Thursday 18 April 2024 | 11am-2pm
Friday 19 April 2024 | 11am-2pm

Location:  Near TerryWhite […]

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Woodfield Reserve Nature Adventure | Salisbury Downs | 19 Apr 2024

[ April 19, 2024; ]
During the April school holidays go and explore Woodfield Reserve in Salisbury.
Our Big Backyard Woodfield Reserve Nature Adventure is on Friday 19 April 2024.  Stir your curiosity on a nature scavenger hunt, discover Murlapaka (shields), enjoy a picnic with your family (BYO) or build a Wardli (shelter) using sticks or fallen branches on the ground.

Natural […]

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Bowden Free Cinema in the Park: Wonka | 5 Apr 2024

[ April 5, 2024; ]
FREE community screening of ‘Wonka’ in Bowden Town Park.
Settle in for an the evening with an outdoor screening of ‘Wonka’ at Bowden Town Park. Arrive at 7pm to set up your spot on the lawn, visit the new Discovery Centre , grab some pre-movie nibbles and drinks at Plant 4 or pack a hamper, with […]

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Superhero School | Myer Centre Adelaide | 15-21 Apr 2024

[ April 15, 2024 9:00 pm to April 21, 2024 9:00 pm. ]
April School Holidays Superhero School at the Myer Centre.
Hey all you amazing superheroes! Guess what? This school holidays, the Myer Centre is transforming into a bustling superhero school on level 2, jam-packed with exciting activities and workshops that will unleash your inner hero!
Go along for an unforgettable experience at the Myer Centre’s Superhero School this […]

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Thalassa Park’s Storybook Walk | Family Fun Day | 6 Apr 2024

[ April 6, 2024; ]
Storybook Walk in Thalassa Park is getting a new resident.
This much-loved walk aims to celebrate and raise the profile of Australian writers and poets and their works, by bringing characters from some of the best-loved children’s books to life.
Every two years, three books are selected, and the community is asked to vote for their favourite, […]

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 14 Apr 2024

[ April 14, 2024; ]
Pack your picnic and favourite teddy bear and go along for a good old-fashioned Teddy Bears’ Picnic at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
The much-loved band of the South Australian Police will be back in the Garden to entertain the crowd, this time with their full concert band. They’ll be playing a selection of well-known hits and […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz Building Workshops | Churchill Centre | April School Holidays 2024

[ April 17, 2024 to April 19, 2024. April 22, 2024 to April 24, 2024. ]
Go build at Churchill Centre these school holidays with Bricks 4 Kidz Building Workshops! 
Kids aged 5 – 12 will be able to build and drive trains, a bustling city and a giant amusement park with a mega roller coaster. 
Week 1: TRAIN CITY
Build and drive multiple trains on a giant train track, build famous buildings to […]

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Touch a Truck | Modbury | 22 Apr 2024

[ April 22, 2024; ]
Touch a Truck is a FREE school holiday event where kids can get up close and personal with their favourite trucks, heavy machinery and all things motor to see how they work.
The event will be held at Civic Park, Modbury and feature City of Tea Tree Gully vehicles, garbage trucks, emergency vehicles, historic cars and […]

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Littlehampton Tunnels | Short Walk with Three Tunnels to Explore!

Explore the Littlehampton Tunnels in the Adelaide Hills.
A short drive up the freeway to Littlehampton, just outside of Mount Barker, brings you to a fantastic group of tunnels that you can walk as a family. There’s plenty to explore here and lots of photo opportunities.
Review by Claire Davill
To reach the tunnels we recommend parking at […]

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Macca’s Footy Festival | Elder Park Adelaide | 4-7 April 2024

[ April 4, 2024 to April 7, 2024. ]
Located at Elder Park, the 2024 Macca’s Footy Festival will feature the popular 150m long zipline over The River Torrens as part of the AFL’s Gather Round festivities.
The four-day festival will be full of free activities and entertainment for all ages, including some of South Australia’s best local vendors, food trucks and licensed bars, while […]

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Chihuly | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Opens 27 Sep 2024

Chihuly’s Garden Cycle Exhibition to open at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Two of South Australia’s iconic cultural and arts institutions are joining forces in the lead-up to the Australian premiere of the exclusive international glass-art event, Chihuly’s Garden Cycle, opening at Adelaide Botanic Garden in September 2024.
Adelaide’s world class Garden and craft and design icon, JamFactory, […]

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LEGO® Trail | Migration Museum | April School Holidays 2024

[ April 13, 2024 to April 28, 2024. ]
Follow the LEGO® Trail at the Migration Museum.
Join in the fun at Migration Museum for another fabulous LEGO Trail. Find all the LEGO figures hidden inside the Museum, unscramble the matching letters and spell out the winning word. Enter the competition to win one of two fantastic prizes. Kids can also help make Earth Day […]

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McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Family Day | 14 Apr 2024

[ April 14, 2024; ]
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic signature street parade returns in 2024 — this year bringing a new touch of luxury with the addition of a fleet of Rolls Royce’s for the first time.
More than 15 of the elegant and […]

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Park Choir at Henley Square | 7 Apr 2024

[ April 7, 2024; ]
Park Choir is a free, all-ages community event bringing together voices from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the joy of music.
Based on the widely popular concept “Pub Choir”, Park Choir presents a dynamic one-hour interactive experience bringing together people from all walks of life. Participants come together to master a classic song in three-part harmony, culminating […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre | April School Holiday Program

[ April 13, 2024 to April 28, 2024. ]
Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide.
Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this April! As well as free entry from 11am to 5pm every day from 13 April to 28 April 2024, they have daily activities to inspire budding space explorers and […]

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Free Pump Track | #rideburnside | City of Burnside

Free Pump Track for Kids in the City of Burnside
The City of Burnside has an ‘all wheels – all ages’ pump track which is available to use for free at various locations throughout the council area.
The pump track is a FREE recreational facility for all wheeled sports including bikes of all types, scooters, skateboards, roller […]

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