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Elves Trail along Melbourne Street | North Adelaide | 28 Nov – 20 Dec 2020

[ November 28, 2020 to December 20, 2020. ]
Christmas Elves are hiding along Melbourne Street!
Take a walk along Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, starting at the Elf secret garden on the corner of Melbourne and Jerningham Street, to see how many you can find.
Melbourne Street has a great selection of cafes, restaurants and retail shops, and is only a short drive to the […]

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Glandore Carols | Virtual Event | 2 Dec 2020

[ December 2, 2020; ]
Glandore Carols Go Virtual in 2020
Embrace the Christmas spirit and join in as the Glandore Christmas Carols Go Virtual in 2020.
Join ‘South Aussie with Cosi’, Andrew Costello as he hosts the first ever Virtual Glandore Carols event.  Supported by some amazing live acts including Rachael Leahcar, Michael Griffiths and Jas French alongside the City of […]

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SAFM Christmas Carols | Tune In on 28 Nov 2020

[ November 28, 2020; ]
SAFM Christmas Carols
SAFM 107.1 will hold Adelaide’s biggest Christmas Carols event on Saturday 28 November 2020.  
Everyone in South Australia is invited to celebrate with Bec, Cosi and Lehmo who will be broadcasting live for this extra special Christmas event.

They’ll have loads of Christmas gifts to give away, heaps of guest appearances and maybe even a surprise visit […]

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Peter Combe Concert Live at Home | 20 Nov 2020

Peter Combe Live Lockdown Gig
Watch Peter Combe perform live on Friday 20 November from his home to yours. The concert will be free and a special gesture to South Australian families in lockdown. The concert will also be accessible for families interstate.
Peter Combe is a celebrated South Australian children’s entertainer who is well known for […]

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Fitness in the Parks | City of Burnside | Until 29 Nov 2020

[ November 17, 2020 to November 18, 2020. November 20, 2020 to November 22, 2020. November 24, 2020 to November 25, 2020. November 27, 2020; ]
Fitness in the Parks
A series of fitness sessions will be hosted in parks across the City of Burnside. Enjoy fitness with a range of programs including Stretch and Balance, Hip Hop Dance, Qi Gong, Hula Hooping and Zumba.
All sessions are FREE, with qualified instructors, suitable for all ages* and offered in Burnside parks.
Locations & Times:

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Free Ferris Wheel at the Port | 13-22 Nov 2020

[ November 13, 2020 to November 22, 2020. ]
Free Ferris Wheel in Port Adelaide
Editor’s Note: 17 November 2020 – Free Ferris Wheel Closed
From the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Facebook page – “The Premier, Steven Marshall, today announced the reintroduction of restrictions in response to the recent COVID-19 cluster outbreak.
A number of these restrictions will have an impact on some of the services and […]

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NAIDOC Week at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute | 9-14 Nov 2020

[ November 9, 2020 to November 14, 2020. ]
NAIDOC Week at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Australia’s only NATIONAL cultural institute for First Nations peoples, will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 in Adelaide with a week of FREE community events kicking off on Monday 9 November.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia each year to acknowledge the history, culture and […]

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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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Pageant at Home | National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant 2020

[ November 14, 2020; ]
Adelaide Christmas Pageant at Home in 2020 – Family Fun Ideas
National Pharmacies are hoping to keep the Pageant Day traditions alive this year by celebrating with #PageantAtHome activities all day long before watching the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant at home with your loved ones.
National Pharmacies are giving away FREE chalk, pencils and colouring in books […]

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Christmas Windows | Rundle Mall Adelaide

[ November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. ]
Magical Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall 2020
Rundle Mall is set to sparkle again this Christmas with the installation of their delightful window displays, bringing Christmas cheer to those shopping, socialising and sightseeing in the Mall until the New Year.
To mark the start of the festive season, the state’s premier retail and lifestyle destination has unveiled a magical […]

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On the Terrace | Chamber Music Adelaide | 15 Nov 2020

[ November 15, 2020; ]
On the Terrace
On The Terrace takes over the North Terrace cultural precinct for a full day of free performances by the best of South Australia’s chamber music talents, presented by Chamber Music Adelaide in collaboration with the Art Gallery of SA, South Australian Museum, State Library of SA and the Migration Museum.
Australian premieres will be […]

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The Christmas Garden | Gawler | 16-21 Dec 2020

[ December 16, 2020 to December 21, 2020. ]
The Christmas Garden
To be held in Gawler for the first time, The Christmas Garden is the biggest nativity in SA with 5 hand-made, life-sized scenes. 
Journey through 5 life-sized, hand made scenes from the Christmas Story. Along with this, there will be music, lights, free giveaways and more. The Christmas Garden is social distancing compliant, making […]

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Spring Open Garden Day Fundraiser | Highbury | 15 Nov 2020

[ November 15, 2020; ]
Spring Open Garden Day
Explore the Pioneer Court Community Garden located on Historic Drive, Highbury. 
There will be garden produce for sale, plants and seedlings, along with jams and preserves. There will also be a sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas, coffee, wine and soft drinks for purchase. A raffle will also be run with some great prizes. 

Take part […]

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NAIDOC in the Mall | Rundle Mall | 10 Nov 2020

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NAIDOC in the Mall
Celebrate NAIDOC week with the City of Adelaide in Rundle Mall.
Go along to the Gawler Place canopy from 10:30am for an official Kaurna Welcome to Country ceremony followed by the exciting artwork unveiling. Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy […]

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Korean Film Festival in Australia | Free Digital Showings | 29 Oct – 5 Nov 2020

[ October 29, 2020 to November 5, 2020. ]
Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA)
From 29 October – 5 November 2020 the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns for its 11th year down-under with a FREE digital program showcasing the very best in Korean cinema.
Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the 2020 Festival will screen 18 feature films to audiences across Australia. […]

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Get the LEGO® Life Magazine Home Delivered | Free Subscription

Get the FREE LEGO® Life Magazine
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 9 you can get them a FREE subscription to the LEGO® Life Magazine. The magazine is delivered directly to your home four times a year. Even shipping is free!
Parents can sign up for their child’s free subscription via the LEGO® […]

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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 October 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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