WIN a Family Pass to Van Gogh Alive
One of the highlights of Illuminate Adelaide, Van Gogh Alive has transformed the former Le Cornu site on O’Connell St with a spectacular purpose-built digital gallery, The Grand Pavilion, (which took 6 weeks to construct).
The immersive experience features more than 3,000 images set to a classical score, giving visitors […]
WIN a Family Pass to Van Gogh Alive
[ July 16, 2021 to August 1, 2021. ]
City Lights – Free Family Friendly Event – Illuminate Adelaide
Embrace the cold and explore the city, but not as you know it. For 17 nights, Adelaide’s city streets will be transformed; laneways and open spaces will be turned into a nocturnal playground of projections, imagination and light.
This FREE night time light trail is part of […]
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo
Light Creatures is a spectacular display of giant illuminated lanterns and creatures including jellyfish, pandas, and giraffes at the Adelaide Zoo. It’s such a dazzling adventure to wander the Zoo at night to discover these magnificent creative works as part of Illuminate Adelaide.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – SEASON EXTENDED TO 8 […]
The Van Gogh Alive exhibition is a unique immersive experience featuring 3,000 of the famous post-impressionist’s work. It’s different to any other show you’ve seen.
It’s the experience that’s had 8 million visitors all around the world in over 70 countries and now it’s Adelaide’s turn!
Instead of a traditional art gallery where you walk around through […]
Shop & Play at Adelaide’s Shopping Centres – School Holidays July 2021
Your ultimate guide to the top fun activities for Kids in Adelaide’s shopping centres during the July School Holidays.
To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do, see our Guide below, featuring some of the most popular, and some […]
Want to WIN $100 and have your art featured in the 2022 Police Credit Union calendar?
Simply enter their Kids’ Art Competition by drawing a picture that best describes your favourite thing to do in South Australia or the Northern Territory.
Each artwork will be judged by the Police Credit Union Art Competition Panel. They are looking for […]
Kangaroo Island – A fantastic family holiday destination
Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for a family holiday. It’s a great place to relax and unwind on one of its stunning beaches or enjoy quality family time exploring the island’s scenic wonders. You can also get up close to native wildlife, experience a range of adventure […]
MOD Museum – It’s Complicated Exhibition, February – November 2021
MOD at the University of South Australia opened in 2018 and is located next to the Morphett Street Bridge on North Terrace in a spacious and modern building. It is described as a “futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired”. It has […]
New All-Weather Shelter for Adelaide’s Historic Lounders Boatshed Café
A secret, little gem of a café is hidden below Adelaide’s King William Street bridge, right by the River Torrens. And a glassy gazebo now offers year-round comfort for visitors.
by Carla Caruso
The historic Lounders Boatshed Café in the city of Adelaide has had an all-weather shelter added […]
Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on Adelaide’s City Fringe | Review
This laidback, riverside spot is a hit for ice cream, coffee and light fare, including hot breakfasts and is open 7 days a week.
by Carla Caruso
The kiosk at Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli in Adelaide reopened in April 2021 after seven years and sweet tooths are in […]
Turn up the heat on family fun this winter at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre
The weather outside might be cooling down, but it’s warming up at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. With pools heated to a balmy 27°C, the kids can make a splash in the Leisure Pool, slide into fun on the waterslides or take a […]
[ July 17, 2021; July 28, 2021 to August 1, 2021. August 3, 2021 to August 8, 2021. ]
Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden
Prepare to have your sense of wonder and fascination rekindled. Light Cycles is the perfect winter event for the whole family.
Moment Factory have crafted a world-leading reputation for blending light, technology and feeling to reinvent iconic locations and unshackle imaginations. Now in an Australian first, the Montreal-based studio will reimagine […]
[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre has been launched at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and will be opening to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the […]
Lightsview Adventure Playground
Location: South Parkway, Lightsview
The new Lightsview Adventure Playground, which officially opened on 24 April 2021, is spread over 1,000 sqm and is the final piece of the Lightsview wetland and park precinct. It’s an exciting new addition to the area for families with a great mix of nature play and modern aspects, and there’s […]
[ May 14, 2021 to September 5, 2021. ]
The Winter Village in Adelaide
Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Winter Village Adelaide is forced to close from Tuesday 20 July – Tuesday 27 July.
If you had a booking during this time, the organisers will be in contact with you to refund or reschedule your booking.
The Winter Village is coming to Adelaide and is promising […]
[ July 16, 2021 to August 8, 2021. ]
Illuminate Adelaide set to light up Winter in 2021 – Program Highlights
A new annual winter event takes over Adelaide’s city streets, laneways and buildings from June 2021 with light, art installations, immersive technology, music, performance, discussions and ideas.
Illuminate Adelaide has been launched as a world class event with a distinctively South Australian influence. This festival […]
[ July 1, 2021 to August 22, 2021. ]
Van Gogh Alive in Adelaide – Season Extended
As part of Illuminate Adelaide, a new annual winter event, Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family.
Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only, audiences will […]
[ July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. July 29, 2021 to August 8, 2021. ]
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo
Step into a dazzling and curious night-time world of Light Creatures and experience the wonderful natural world in a whole new light.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – SEASON EXTENDED TO 8 AUGUST 2021
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide, brought to you with SA Power Networks, is where enormous […]
Take an Overseas Road Trip to Kangaroo Island
Longing for an overseas holiday? Well why not… Hop on the SeaLink ferry and go overseas to Kangaroo Island. Once you arrive in Penneshaw, surrounded by the idyllic calm blue water, you’ll feel like you’re a world away.
Since you’re travelling overseas, you’ll receive your very own #PassportToKI with […]
How to make Rainbow Layered Jelly Squares
Rainbow Jelly Squares are little bundles of colour and joy (oh, and sugar)! So as you can imagine, they are always a hit at parties. You can pop them in your mouth or peel each layer at a time.
Yes, there are 11 layers (!!) but it’s not as hard […]
South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel
South Australia’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga is well known on the drive through the little town of Lochiel, 125km from Adelaide. For over 30 years the creature known as the Lochiel Loch Ness Monster has lived in the lake and is always something to look out for if you’re […]
Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]
In the heart of Adelaide you will find the amazing Lego replica of the United Communities Building
Situated in the U City building on Franklin Street is an amazing Lego replica of the same building created by local student Connor Brennan in 2019.
Connor was 16 at the time and constructed it over six months while juggling […]
Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia
Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh.
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]
Burnside Adventure Park
The Burnside Adventure Park is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
This review has been updated February 2021.
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer. From swinging and […]
Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]
Dinosaur Fun at Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf
Dinosaur fans! Did you know there are big roaring ones in Tanunda, Barossa Valley? The Barossa Bowland has dinosaurs lurking through the garden as you play the 18 hole mini golf course. It’s the only dinosaur themed mini golf course in South Australia and maybe one of the […]
Bakery O’Connell – where you can go any time day or night for a bite to eat or a pastry treat.
Bakery O’Connell is an Adelaide institution (established in 2003) which has been relied on for always being open. While it’s popular for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s also great for those times when you want to […]
Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda, South Australia
Innes National Park’s own little blue lake is a beautiful spot to visit.
There are a few lakes in the national park but this little salt lake is the only one that’s a stunning blue green colour. We initially didn’t know it was a salt lake, but a quick taste […]
Blackeby’s Sweet Shop – Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Blackeby’s Sweets was founded in 1906, and is Adelaide’s biggest confectionery retailer. They manufacture and sell the finest sweets from Australia and around the world with a charming old world lolly shop ambience. We love this about them. It brings back the nostalgia of buying a bag of mixed […]
Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground
The Rymill Park playspace has had a complete upgrade and aims to be a fun space for children of all abilities to enjoy together. It has officially been opened on 18 December 2020.
Quentin Kenihan was a South Australian disability advocate, actor and filmmaker who had a life-long battle with brittle […]
Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]
Kadina Community Library
Kadina Community Library is part of an educational precinct located along Doswell Terrace which consists of the community library, TAFE, a child care centre, pre-school centre, Kadina Memorial School (a super school of over 1000 students) and a sport and leisure centre. A Uni Hub will be operating onsite in 2021 as well.
South Australian Beaches
Adelaide has an envious selection of city beaches stretching from North Haven all the way down to Sellicks Beach and beyond in the south.
Most of Adelaide’s central beaches are less than 30 minutes drive from the city, with the spectacular southern beaches about an hour away. Planning a day on the sand is […]
Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]
City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
If you live in or near the City of Onkaparinga you can easily access any of the six council libraries at Aberfoyle Park (Hub), Aldinga, Noarlunga, Seaford, Willunga and Woodcroft. These council libraries have a great range of books, toys and games available and a great mix of clubs and programs […]
Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
Melville Grove Reserve has a little secret playground that is the cutest thing. It’s tucked away from view, secret squirrel style, down a small pedestrian lane. Just look out for this sign on Hectorville Road (just across the road from The Red Mill Bakehouse). There is also access […]
Victor Harbor Council Library – Review
The Victor Harbor Council Library is a wonderful resource for families, whether you live nearby or if you’re just visiting the Fleurieu. As well as books for all ages, you’ll find a huge array of DVDs, CDs and puzzles to entertain the whole family, amongst other facilities.
When stepping into the […]
The Parks Library
The Parks Library is a visually stunning library which also acts as a community hub for locals who are appreciative of its unique history. The library features a spacious, airy interior, beautiful courtyard area, children’s area, makerspace, media room and a changing places toilet and change table.
The library is considered a special place […]
Unley Civic Library, plus Unley Council Toy Library – Review
Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books, they’re community hubs – particularly this one at Unley!
by Carla Caruso
I have my mum to thank for turning me into a library addict. She’d regularly take us kids to our local one, and I’d be in my […]