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June Long Weekend | What’s On for Families & Kids in Adelaide

[ June 8, 2024 to June 10, 2024. ]
What To Do & Where To Go in Adelaide over the June Long Weekend
The King’s Birthday public holiday on the second Monday in June gives families a much needed mid-year long weekend.  As always there is plenty to do around Adelaide with events, activities and lots of places open for visitors all over South Australia. […]

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What’s On This Month in Adelaide for Families | May 2024

Find out what’s on this month for families & kids in Adelaide – May Edition.
From food festivals and sporting events to whale watching and history lessons, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this May in Adelaide.  The Autumn weather is perfect for getting outside and making the most of cooler days.  Head out and explore […]

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Mother's Day Adelaide ideas

Mother’s Day in Adelaide | Events, Gift Ideas & Fun Family Activities | 12 May 2024

[ May 12, 2024; ]
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Adelaide on Sunday 12 May 2024
Mother’s Day gift ideas and family-friendly activities to show Mum how much you care.
We think Mums everywhere deserve some extra love and attention on Mother’s Day to show how much they are loved and appreciated. Take the time to find out what that special Mum or […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Guide | Top Things to do with Kids During the Holidays

[ July 6, 2024 to July 21, 2024. ]
July School Holiday Guide South Australia 
Find the best activities, events and experiences for kids and families during the Autumn school holidays in our Adelaide School Holiday Guide. Go on an exciting family adventure, get creative at a school holiday program or try a new sport.  This is your handy guide to keeping the kids busy […]

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March Long Weekend | What’s On for Families in Adelaide

[ March 9, 2024 to March 11, 2024. ]
Discover What’s On for Families & Kids in Adelaide over the March Long Weekend!
The Adelaide Cup long weekend, Saturday 9 – Monday 11 March 2024, is jam packed with ‘Mad March’ events and activities happening all over South Australia.  We are spoilt for choice with so much happening in Adelaide, including WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival […]

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Autumn in Adelaide | Family Friendly Events & Activities

Family Friendly things to do this Autumn around Adelaide
Autumn is the ideal time to get outdoors as a family and enjoy everything Adelaide has to offer during this beautiful time of year.  The sunny yet cooler days are perfect for visiting a wildlife park or reservoir, explore a new adventure park or nature playground, travel to […]

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Easter events for families Adelaide

EASTER in Adelaide | Family Friendly Events

[ March 29, 2024 to April 1, 2024. ]
What’s On over the Easter Long Weekend in Adelaide
If you’re staying in Adelaide over the Easter long weekend or planning to visit one of our beautiful regional areas, you will be spoilt for choice with a fabulous selection of family friendly events and activities on offer.
Easter falls on the last weekend of March this year, […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Dates | School Terms in South Australia

School Holiday Dates for South Australia
Adelaide School Holiday Dates for 2024 & 2025, School Term Dates and Public Holidays in South Australia.
To help you plan ahead when making travel plans and booking accommodation for your next family trip, here’s where you’ll find the current year’s school term dates, school holiday dates and South Australia’s public […]

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New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Family Friendly Event Guide & Where to See Fireworks

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Year’s Eve Events in Adelaide & Where to Watch Fireworks in South Australia
New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December 2023
Ring in the new year with a bang at one of the many family friendly celebrations with fireworks happening around SA!  New Year’s Eve at Elder Park is back and there are plenty of coastal […]

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Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too.  We love it so much we thought we’d […]

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Adelaide Fringe | Family Friendly Shows | 16 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

[ February 16, 2024 to March 17, 2024. ]
2024 Adelaide Fringe Guide for Families & Kids – find the best family friendly shows to see at the Fringe!
Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s biggest arts festival with an exciting program of family friendly shows and interactive experiences plus comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, visual art, music, and more. Find everything you need to know about this […]

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Top Places for Water Fun this Summer in Adelaide

As the mercury climbs in South Australia it’s great to know that there are some fabulous spots around Adelaide to go to escape the heat. So what are you waiting for – get that sunblock on, grab your hats and sunglasses and cool off those cranky kids!
Here at Play & Go we have some great ideas […]

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Top Family Fun Things to do in Adelaide this Summer

Your Family Friendly Guide to Summer in Adelaide
South Australia’s long, hot Summer days and relaxed vibes offer the perfect opportunity to get out as a family and explore our beautiful beaches, catch up with friends at a park or playground and indulge in delicious ice cream.
Our guide to Summer in Adelaide with kids includes some […]

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FREE Things to do this Christmas in Adelaide

Find free activities, events and places to visit this Christmas in Adelaide.
Christmas is such a special time for families, but it can also be an expensive time too.  We are fortunate in Adelaide to have many free, local community events at this special time of year hosted by local councils, community groups and churches.  
Listed below […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Season | Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, sweet, juicy local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
SA Cherries are off to an early start in 2023 with a promising outlook for Christmas […]

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Christmas Lights Guide 2023 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights around Adelaide

Where to see the best Christmas lights in Adelaide.
Every Christmas, Adelaide’s streets start to sparkle with beautiful Christmas lights adorning houses and gardens, lovingly put together by generous homeowners looking to spread a little Christmas cheer!
We love heading out on a balmy evening with the kids in their PJ’s to explore Adelaide’s streets and suburbs […]

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Christmas in Adelaide Ultimate Guide

Christmas in Adelaide | Your Ultimate Guide to What’s On this Christmas

Your Ultimate Family Friendly Guide to Christmas in Adelaide
With so much happening in Adelaide this festive Christmas season, our Christmas Guides will help you find out what’s on and where to go – from Christmas Pageants and Christmas Carols to our favourite streets with Christmas Lights.  There are plenty of FREE Christmas events too and […]

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Top Things to do at Christmas Adelaide

Top Things to See and Do Around Adelaide this Christmas

The Best Family Friendly Activities this Christmas in Adelaide.
Christmas time brings a sense of wonder and excitement to little people as the big day draws near. For this magical time of year, we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas things to see and do, and places to go around Adelaide that are not […]

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Adelaide Christmas Markets Guide 2023

Family Friendly Christmas Markets in South Australia
Christmas Markets in Adelaide, South Australia – shop local this Christmas!
Finding that special gift is made easy when you browse the stalls at your local Christmas market.  Many regular markets hold special festive markets that include activities and entertainment as well.   There’s always plenty of variety and something […]

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adelaide christmas carols guide

Adelaide Christmas Carols Guide | South Australia

Your 2023 Guide to Local Community Christmas Carols in South Australia
Find your local family friendly Christmas Carols event in Adelaide.
Attending a Christmas Carols event within your local community is a popular annual tradition for many families. There’s something special about sharing a picnic together, meeting up with family and friends and sitting back to listen […]

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Where to Buy a Real Christmas Tree in Adelaide

Find out where to buy a real Christmas Tree this year in Adelaide.
There’s something about the fresh smell of pine and the novelty of having a real tree in your home at Christmas time.  Most places around SA open in November for ordering trees and there are also local pop-up tree sales in December. If […]

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Adelaide Christmas Pageant Guide | South Australian Pageants

Your Guide to Christmas Pageants around Adelaide
Most councils host a fabulous, family friendly pageant in their main street for local residents to enjoy, heralding the start of the festive season. Community Christmas pageants are a great way to support local businesses, organisations, schools and clubs as they entertain the crowds with floats, street walkers, animals […]

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Halloween events for families in Adelaide

Halloween in Adelaide | Family Friendly Events

Family Friendly Halloween Events in Adelaide
There are lots of fun, family friendly Halloween events happening all around Adelaide on the last weekend in October.
Find things to do with the kids for Halloween in Adelaide – from organised events to walking around the local neighbourhood with family and friends.  Plan your costumes ready to take to […]

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October Long Weekend | What’s On for Families & Kids in Adelaide

[ September 30, 2023 to October 2, 2023. ]
What’s On for Families & Kids in Adelaide over the October Long Weekend
The October long weekend coincides with the start of the school holidays so there’s plenty on offer for families to enjoy, and you can make the most of the longer days too with the start of daylight savings on Sunday 1 October. 

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Adelaide’s Outdoor Swimming Pools – Season Opening Dates

Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool
As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April.  Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming […]

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Top Things to do in Adelaide for Families this Spring

Family Friendly things to do around Adelaide this Spring
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors as a family and explore everything Adelaide has to offer as we start to enjoy warmer weather and longer days. There’s no better time to get outside and make the most of Adelaide’s walking trails, parks, gardens and playgrounds.
Spring […]

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Where to Play Mini Golf in Adelaide

Where to Play Mini Golf in Adelaide
There is plenty of choice in SA when it comes to finding a mini golf course to challenge your family and friends.
Mini golf is such a fun family activity to play, is suitable for anyone old enough to hold a putter and comes down to luck more than golf […]

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Best Birthday Party Guide for Kids in Adelaide

Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in Adelaide
Everything you need to find inspiration, cakes, party food and venues to organise the best birthday party for your child!
At Play & Go we love birthday parties, but we know how much work it can be for busy parents to research and organise a great party. To help you […]

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Top Things to do with Toddlers in Adelaide

Places To Go & Things To Do with Toddlers in Adelaide
Toddlers are curious and active and always exploring their surroundings so why not take them on adventures that will have them laughing with delight! From indoor play centres, playgrounds and wildlife parks to story time at the library, spending time with your toddler is a […]

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Top Things To Do in Adelaide for Families This Winter

Top Family Friendly things to do this Winter with Kids in Adelaide
As we head into the cold winter months, having to survive chilly nights and rainy days with little ones can be a challenge! However, just because the sun isn’t shining it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do around Adelaide.
Adelaide’s milder climate […]

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