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Teddy Bear Picnic | Prospect | 17 Oct 2020

[ October 17, 2020; ]
Teddy Bear Picnic in Prospect
Saturday 17 October 2020 is the day set for the Teddy Bears to have their Picnic in the jungle.
Go along and discover a new Teddy Bear’s Picnic at St Helen’s Park in Prospect. There will be food, drinks and entertainment for families with children aged up to 10 years. Take the […]

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Free Fun – Home Delivered | Free Family Activities by Scouts SA

FREE FUN – Home Delivered by Scouts SA
FREE FUN – Home Delivered is an action-packed program of free, activities available online and delivered via email to families at home. The program is an initiative of Scouts SA and is being offered as a Community Service for South Australians.
Aimed at kids aged 4-11 and their families, […]

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Sunday Trading Returns at the Adelaide Central Market | From 11 Oct 2020

[ October 11, 2020; ]
Voluntary Sunday Trading Returns at the Adelaide Central Market plus Free Family Entertainment in October
South Australians will once again have more time to shop on weekends when voluntary Sunday trading returns to the Adelaide Central Market on Sunday 11 October 2020
A program of free entertainment for families to enjoy will also be on offer from 9:00am […]

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Glenelg Beach Clean | Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign | 26 Sep 2020

[ September 26, 2020; ]
Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign at Glenelg Beach
It’s been around 6 months since Sea Shepherd’s Marine Debris Campaign team held a full-scale public beach clean but they’re back and everyone’s invited to share a little ocean love.
The event will be part of SA’s inaugural Festival of Nature and will also feature a story to be […]

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Free October School Holiday Activities at Churchill Centre | Sep-Oct 2020

[ September 30, 2020 to October 4, 2020. October 7, 2020 to October 11, 2020. ]
Free October School Holiday Activities at Churchill Centre 
Spring has Sprung at Churchill Centre these school holidays with FREE activities. Kids can decorate a bug catcher during the first week of school holidays and decorate a flower pot during the second week.
Week 1: Decorate a Bug Catcher

Wednesday 30 September – Saturday 3 October 2020 | […]

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Learn2Swim Week | Free Lesson | 25 Sep – 4 Oct 2020

[ September 25, 2020 to October 4, 2020. ]
Learn2Swim Week – Free Lesson for Children Under Five
Learn2Swim Week 2020 will be held during the Spring school holidays from 25 September – 4 October 2020.
An initiative of Poolwerx, Learn2Swim Week is a national awareness campaign aimed at educating parents on the importance of teaching kids under five to swim. It provides the opportunity to […]

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Free Fun by Scouts SA | Show Time | Sep 2020

[ September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. ]
Free Fun
Roll up to all the fun of the show but at home. The Show isn’t happening this year but there’s no reason not to make your own show fun at home thanks to Free Fun – Home Delivered. Free Fun is a monthly (free of course) subscription offering with a host of fun activities […]

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Repair Cafe | Tea Tree Gully Library | 12 Sep, 10 Oct & 14 Nov 2020

[ September 12, 2020; October 10, 2020; November 14, 2020; ]
Repair Cafe at the Tea Tree Gully Library
This is a FREE community event aiming to divert household items away from landfill. 
Broken? Don’t throw it out. Let the volunteers at Tea Tree Gully Library try and fix it first. Take along your electronics, shoes, clothing, furniture, jewellery, mechanical and general repairs.

This is a free community event aimed […]

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Free Self-guided City Trails | City of Adelaide

Embark on an adventure along Adelaide’s awesome trails.
Go at your own pace and follow a trail through the city to discover hidden street art, the city’s most underrated food, secret gardens and historic buildings.
Explore the city on foot or two-wheels with over 70 different trails focused on food, history, nature, art and culture. There is a trail for every […]

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Free Virtual African Safari through Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe | 8 Oct 2020

[ October 8, 2020; ]
Virtual African Safari through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Join an expert guide and photographer Munya on a virtual Safari. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe.
You will experience the Safari that he leads every day.
He will describe the pickup location, safety guidelines, the environment, and the animals you are likely to see. […]

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Raining Poetry in Adelaide | Pavement Poems | from 2 Sep 2020

Raining Poetry in Adelaide
A little bit of magic has been sprinkled onto our city streets, brightening up Adelaide’s rainy days.
As a part of Raining Poetry in Adelaide, a team of students have been busy stencilling our city paths with short poems, written by some very talented local poets.
Now in its fourth year and featuring 20 […]

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FREE School Holiday Sports Program | City of Charles Sturt | 25 Sep – 11 Oct 2020

[ September 25, 2020 to November 11, 2020. ]
FREE School Holiday Sports Program
Registrations are now open for the City of Charles Sturt’s FREE School Holiday Sports Program for children aged 3-17 years.
To be held from Friday 25 September 2020 to Sunday 11 October 2020, with 21 sports providers offering 68 activity sessions across the City, including cheerleading, karate, soccer, football and more.
Children will […]

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Clipper Ship Free Educational Event | Port Adelaide | 26 Sep 2020

[ September 26, 2020; ] ​
Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide’ Free Educational Event
Meet maritime writers, inventors and model makers including Rob Morrison (Curiosity Show), Russell Penney, Bob Sexton, Peter Christopher, Paul Simpson, Brian Gillan, Nigel Stone, Wendy Falland, Meredith Reardon and possibly Steve McNicol.
This event offers the opportunity to talk with the above people, interact with some of the items they […]

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SALA at City Library Workshop Series: I am AWE-tistic | Until 30 Sep 2020

James Coulter, Parmi Dog, Fish Finger Shark, acrylic on canvas
SALA at City Library Workshop Series: I am AWE-tistic
Join the curator and artists of ‘I am AWE-istic’ for a series of inclusive, welcoming and FREE artistic workshops.
Each week there will be a different theme to help participants get creative and explore themselves through art. Suitable for […]

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Port Adelaide Plaza Model Trains Display | South Australian N Gauge Society | 22-30 Aug 2020

[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August. 

See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]

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SALA at the Silos | Artists Light Up Karoonda Silos | Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]  
SALA at Karoonda Silos
The tiny Mallee town of Karoonda is participating in the SALA Festival for the first time ever – with its grain silos to become the virtual canvas for 13 South Australian artists.
Work from the artists will be digitally projected onto the silos every evening in August in a rolling showcase from sundown […]

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Our Stories | Something on Saturday | 4 Aug – 25 Sep 2020

[ August 4, 2020 to September 25, 2020. ]
Our Stories – Dreamtime Stories for Children
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday
Three storytellers from Aboriginal language groups across South Australia are sharing their cultural knowledge as part of a free online experience presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday program.
Available from 4 August 2020, Our Stories invites viewers to take a seat around […]

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Pom Pom Art Space | Carclew | Davoren Park | Reopening 1 Aug 2020

Carclew’s Pom Pom returns in Term 3!
Carclew are delighted to advise that our treasured Pom Pom studio will re-open for face-to-face delivery on Saturday 1 August 2020.
Pom Pom is a contemporary art space dedicated to engaging children (up to 12 years) and their families. Located in Davoren Park in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, Pom Pom offers hands-on creative workshops delivered by leading […]

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SALA Festival | August 2020

South Australian Living Artists Festival 2020
The 23rd South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival celebrates South Australia’s visual artists throughout August. The 2020 program is a dynamic mix of exhibitions with over 5500 artists participating in over 500 exhibitions across Adelaide, throughout regional SA and online.
Australia’s largest community based open access visual arts festival will run […]

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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How To Be Aware of Your Child’s Privacy Settings | Keeping Kids Safe Online

How To Be Aware of Your Child’s Privacy Settings
With so much time spent online in today’s world, it’s important to be aware of your child’s privacy settings and how they might be sharing information online to help with reducing inappropriate contact.
Think U Know Australia have developed a learning activity to help parents, carers and their […]

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Brown Falconer FREE Interactive Architecture for Kids Online Workshop | 7-16 Jul 2020

[ July 7, 2020; July 9, 2020; July 14, 2020; July 16, 2020; ]
Brown Falconer Interactive Architecture for Kids Online Workshop
Brown Falconer are passionate about getting architecture back into schools and talk about the value that good design brings to people, communities and our planet.
This passion helped drive the establishment of the Archi-Ed Programme which helps deliver fun and informative workshops into schools around South Australia.

Given that we […]

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Free Online Scientific Bubble Show | National Science Week | 1-9 Aug 2020

[ August 1, 2020 to August 9, 2020. ]
Free Online Scientific Bubble Show
Marty McBubble has won a National Science Week Grant to offer FREE Online Scientific Bubble Shows for families.
Enjoy Marty McBubble’s live Scientific Bubble Show from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Each session is limited to 15 families, so the shows are truly interactive. As Marty demonstrates his amazing […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Disc Golf Course | Free Family Outdoor Fun

Disc Golf Course in the Adelaide Park Lands 
The latest addition to the sport of Disc Golf is a new course in the Adelaide Park Lands, just across the road from Rymill Park.  Never played before?  Don’t worry, this course is perfect for new players.  Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however instead of a […]

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Big Feelings in Families | FREE Parent Webinar | 22 Jun 2020

[ June 22, 2020; ]
Big Feelings in Families Webinar
Madhavi Nawana Parker will be presenting a FREE Parent Webinar for Fullarton Park Community Centre
Please note that this is an ONLINE event. 

If you struggle to know how to respond when your child experiences difficult feelings like anger, frustration, jealousy and worry, you’re not alone. One of the hardest things in a […]

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Hindmarsh Square Fresh Blooms | Adelaide | Jun 2020

Rediscover and Reconnect in Adelaide – Hindmarsh Square Fresh Blooms
The City of Adelaide are inviting you to rediscover the city you love, and reconnect with locals you’ve missed.  From easy walking trails, to a self-guided audio heritage walk, you can pick an activity to do with the family and set off on your city adventure.
Blooms […]

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Free Esports Webinars | Commissioner for Children & Young People | 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jun 2020

[ June 16, 2020; June 23, 2020; June 30, 2020; ]
Free Esports Webinar 
Level up your play with 4x FREE Esports webinars.
Register your interest in a FREE Level Up Your Play Esports Webinars being presented by the Commissioner for Children and Young People in partnership with Australian Esports League, Tuesdays in June 2020. The webinars are for SA residents from 12 – 25 years. 

Sessions: 

Cosplay Craft […]

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Neo Shapeshifters | Online Teen Event | Art Gallery of SA | 6 Jun 2020

[ June 6, 2020; ]
Neo Shapeshifters | AGSA
AGSA delivers their second virtual teen-led event with Neo Shapeshifters.
Neo, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s dedicated program for teens, is launching its second free digital event, Neo Shapeshifters. While the Gallery is reopening its doors to the public on Friday 5 June following updated guidelines from the South Australian Government, AGSA […]

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Start at Home Activities | Art Gallery of SA

Start at Home Activities with the Art Gallery of SA
Extend your Start experience at home with online activities. 
Usually held on the first Sunday of every month, Start at the Gallery is an exciting introduction to art for children aged 3-12 and their families.  This free family-fun day includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment.
However, due […]

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Whispering Wall – Barossa Reservoir | Williamstown | Review

Whispering Wall at Williamstown | Review
Whispering Wall, otherwise known as the Barossa Reservoir, is approximately 1 hours drive from Adelaide in the Barossa Valley, near the township of Williamstown.
Many Adelaideans will remember visiting this iconic destination as children mostly for the novelty value. The wall is aptly named ‘Whispering Wall’ because of its parabola effect […]

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Angaston to Nuriootpa Track | Cycle the Barossa Valley

Angaston to Nuriootpa Track – Walk & Cycle through the Barossa
The Angaston to Nuriootpa Track is a high quality trail designed for both walking and cycling in the heart of the Barossa Valley.  With a smooth bitumen surface perfect for bike riding, the trail is wider than traditional paths so walkers and cyclists travelling in opposite […]

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Kurangga Park BMX Track – Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
Located at the corner of Unley Road & Greenhill Rd, Adelaide at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… […]

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Mickster the Trickster FREE Birthday Video Messages | May 2020

Mickster the Trickster FREE Birthday Video Messages
Mickster the Trickster is offering FREE personalised magic video birthday cards for children missing out on birthday celebrations because of social distancing. 
With the isolation restrictions in place, many children’s birthday parties have sadly been cancelled. Mickster the Trickster says he started realising these kids are having their parties taken […]

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The No Plan Quiz For Kidz | Quiz Meisters | 10 May – 28 Jun 2020

[ May 10, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 17, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 24, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 31, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 7, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 14, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 21, 2020 4:30 pm to June 28, 2020 4:30 pm. ]
The No Plan Quiz For Kidz
From the crew at Quiz Meisters, who normally provide weekly pub trivia to over 20 venues around Adelaide each and every week, comes a brand new live stream trivia show for primary school aged kids.
It’s the No Plan Quiz for Kidz. It’s a mix of Naplan style questions and just […]

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Bluey Colouring-in Activities | Free Downloads

Bluey Colouring-in Activities – Free Downloads
Penguin Books Australia have free Bluey colouring-in activities for the whole family.
Did you know that colouring-in improves motor skills, boosts creativity, contributes to better handwriting, improves focus and helps relieve stress? And what better way to do so than with the Heeler family.
Penguin have free downloads for the littlies, older […]

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SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2020 | Access Free Films

SCINEMA – Putting the Science in Cinema
SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.
Films cover a range of STEM topics, each with dedicated teacher resources packed full of lesson inspiration, classroom activities and thought-provoking questions all linked to the […]

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Art Gallery of South Australia Online Experiences, Artmaking & Events | May 2020

AGSA now offers extensive resources and online workshops for educators, activities for children of all ages, online events, curators’ tours and podcasts online.
The Art Gallery of South Australia is responding to its temporary closure with enhanced digital experiences for audiences to engage with its collection, exhibitions and their own artmaking online.
Each week, via its website […]

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Grug Colouring In Sheets, Games & Craft Ideas

Grug Colouring In, Games & Craft Ideas
Enjoy some adorable Grug games and craft ideas at home including a maze, colouring in sheets, word search and drawing guide. You can download and print them all via the link on the Grug Facebook page.
Grug (1962-1975) is a fictional character appearing in a series of Australian children’s books […]

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