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New Playground – Barossa Adventure Station | Angaston | Opens 4 Jul 2020

[ July 4, 2020; 12:00 pm; ]  
New Family-Friendly Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston
The new Barossa Adventure Station in Angaston is to be opened on Saturday 4 July 2020. The family-friendly adventure facility features a one kilometre mountain bike trail, flying fox, accessible trampolines, bespoke tower and slide, skate ramps, bouldering wall, half-court basketball, sensory sound forest poles and serene picnic spaces.
The […]

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WIN $100 in the Police Credit Union Kids’ Art Competition | 1 Jul – 31 Aug 2020

Want to WIN $100 and have your art featured in the 2021 Police Credit Union calendar?
Simply enter their Kids’ Art Competition…
The theme of the calendar competition is: What is your favourite thing to do in South Australia or the Northern Territory?
Thirteen winners will be chosen based on their merit and creativity by the Police Credit Union […]

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Top Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park – Family Fun for Everyone | Review

Time for a holiday in South Australia? Top Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park is the place to be.  We discover everything you need to know about their new fully accessible Hindmarsh Cabin.
by Brooke Hendry
Have you been cooped up at home for too long?
Hanging out for a holiday?
Need to get the family out of the […]

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace is OPEN | Morphett Vale | Review

Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]

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RoofClimb | Adelaide Oval | Everything you need to know about doing a RoofClimb | Review

RoofClimb – Experience a birds eye 360° view over the beautiful city of Adelaide and beyond from the Adelaide Oval Rooftops 
The Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a unique experience both locals and visitors to Adelaide should all add to their bucket list.
If you’ve ever been to Adelaide Oval to watch an event you may have noticed groups […]

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WIN A Family Pass to Monarto Safari Park

WIN A Family Pass to Monarto Safari Park to use during the School Holidays.
Monarto Safari Park reopens on Monday 29 June 2020 following the latest lifting of restrictions.  It’s now the perfect time to visit, with Husani’s four little lion cubs taking their first bold steps recently from their den into their expansive, 11.5 hectare Monarto habitat.
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Bowman Park Playspace

New Bowman Park Nature Playspace Crystal Brook | Pt Pirie Council

Photo credit: Mikey Moore
Bowman Park Nature Playspace
This magic space is nestled on the edge of a creek dotted with ancient River Redgums and home to a number of different birds and other wildlife. 
The Nature Play Space constructed in Bowman Park, Crystal Brook is now open. This collaborative project between the Port Pirie Council and the […]

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BIG4 West Beach Parks | Review

 
BIG4 West Beach Parks
BIG4 West Beach Parks is set on 1.2km of coastline and offers fun activities onsite and a huge range of accommodation for all budgets plus direct access to the beach.
West Beach Parks is close to the city of Adelaide (20 mins drive) and is perfect for a quick weekend getaway or a […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Ideas July

Adelaide July School Holiday Ideas – Winter Guide

Adelaide July School Holiday Guide – Winter 2020
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas in Adelaide for the July School Holidays.
South Australian Winter School Holidays: Saturday 4 July – Sunday 19 July 2020
To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays, the Play & […]

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Rhicreative Baby Books, Greeting Cards & Gifts

Rhicreative Baby Books, Greeting Cards and Gifts
Rhicreative is an Adelaide based small business designing and producing a boutique range of greeting cards, gift tags, calendars, gift wrap, baby & kids stationery and art prints. All designed and made in Australia by Rhiannon Clohesy, the products are full of personality with pops of colour and beautifully […]

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WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo

WIN A Family Pass to the Adelaide Zoo to use during the School Holidays.
The Adelaide Zoo reopens on Monday 22 June 2020 following the latest lifting of restrictions.  The perfect place to visit over the school holidays, kids will love returning to the Variety Children’s Zoo and saying hello to our incredible Giant Pandas, Wang Wang […]

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Forktree Brewing – Family Friendly Dining at Carrickalinga – Review

Forktree Brewing – Carrickalinga 
935 Forktree Road, Carrickalinga
A real gem in the Fleurieu Peninsula, full of country hospitality, good food, family friendly vibes, and the most amazing views across the hills and sea. 
Forktree Brewing is a must visit for a meal if you are in or near Carrickalinga or Normanville. In fact, at just over an […]

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Ride the Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor | June & July 2020

Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
With the easing of Stage 2 restrictions, limited Cockle Train services recommenced on the June long weekend, and will again run on the last two Sundays in June, plus the first Sunday in July. Trains will have a maximum capacity of 140 passengers, and there are […]

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Bluey ‘The Beach’ Birthday Cake | Recipe & Instructions

How to Make Your Own Bluey ‘The Beach’ Birthday Cake
by Katrina Gogel
Like many young kids these days, our youngest is obsessed with the popular Aussie children’s TV show Bluey. For his recent fourth birthday he ummed and ahhhed between the Women’s Weekly train cake (he’s also obsessed with trains) or a Bluey themed birthday cake. […]

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GT Fisher Victor Harbor Foreshore Playground

GT Fisher Nature Playground Victor Harbor Foreshore – Train Park

George T Fisher Playground – Foreshore, Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor
The George T Fisher Nature Playground (also known as the GT Fisher Playground or the Train Park) has always been a popular one in Victor Harbor. After community consultation it was totally revamped into a nature playspace, which was completed in June 2019.
The playground is located […]

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Ghost Mushrooms in the Adelaide Hills | Mark Oliphant Conservation Park | May 2020

Photo credit: Michael Waterhouse Photography
Ghost Mushrooms in the Adelaide Hills
You don’t have to go all the way to Mount Gambier to see these amazing bioluminescent fungi. 
Head to the Mark Oliphant Conservation Park trails in Heathfield in the Adelaide Hills to view the incredible Omphalotus Nidiformis, also known as ‘Ghost Mushrooms’. Photographer Michael Waterhouse found these […]

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Parks & Playgrounds Re-opening in South Australia | 3 May 2020

Public parks and playgrounds to re-open in South Australia
SA Health have announced public outdoor parks and playgrounds can re-open now that we have low levels of cases and no current evidence of community transmission in South Australia.
With South Australia recording 10 straight days of no new COVID-19 cases, Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, has […]

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Hand Sanitiser & Moisturiser | Yard Skincare

Buy Hand Sanitiser & Moisturiser from Yard Skincare
Yard Skincare has been hand-making organic and vegan products for families since 2012 and is continuing to do so amid COVID-19. Yard Skincare also makes 70% alcohol-based hand sanitiser and moisturiser available for purchase online.
We chatted to owner, Courtney, about the rise of skin problems due to frequent […]

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Play & Stay at Home Ideas for the School Holidays & Beyond

[ April 16, 2020 to April 30, 2020. ]
Top ideas for staying and playing at home with the kids during the School Holidays & Beyond
Families are staying at home due to coronavirus, so we’ve put together a list of fun indoor and outdoor activities that you can do with the kids, or they can do on their own. This includes arts and crafts, […]

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Cardboard Box Mini Golf | Stay at Home Kids Craft Ideas

Do you have a cardboard box lying around and looking for something crafty to do with the kids? A simple and fun activity is at-home mini golf.
by Katrina Gogel
We stumbled across this great idea on Google last week after we had a delivery that left us with a big cardboard box. Since its creation it […]

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Hub – A New Online Space for Young South Australians | SA Commissioner for Children & Young People | Apr 2020

Commissioner launches ‘hub’ – a new online space for SA’s young people
South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, has launched hub – a new virtual space created especially for young people.
hub is a place for young South Australians to ‘visit, hang out, keep up to date, have a say, and connect’ with […]

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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Giraffe Safari Animal Experience | Monarto Safari Park | Review

The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]

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Port Elliot Bakery Review | Fleurieu Peninsula

Port Elliot Bakery – the iconic bakery destination that’s a South Australian favourite in the Fleurieu Peninsula
Port Elliot Bakery is an iconic destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australians know that a trip to Port Elliot or anywhere in the area is not complete without a stop there. You can’t really miss it […]

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Pelican Productions Music Theatre Camp – Found | Review

Found by Pelican Productions | Review
When you put 88 talented young people together on a stage they sure can create a whole lot of magic. Music Theatre Camp (MTC) by Pelican Productions, is an intensive school holiday program where performers aged between 8 to 19 years are trained in singing, dancing and acting. It’s quite […]

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Exploring Glenelg, including the Beachouse & Giant Ferris Wheel | Review

A day out in Glenelg, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
There’s no need to travel interstate for amusement fun – this bayside suburb has it in spades.
South Australia’s favourite palindrome is definitely G-L-E-N-E-L-G.
While I spent a lot of weekends there as a youngster, since having kids, it’s sometimes fallen off my radar … But not this summer!
With […]

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Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne Family Holiday Review | Victoria

 
Summer holiday escape to the Mornington Peninsula & Melbourne in Victoria 
Australia’s answer to The O.C. (or The Hamptons) is just across the border – and you can combine it with a trip to Melbourne’s CBD.
by Carla Caruso
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has been whispering to me for some time.
TV shows like Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and The Cry […]

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Kangaroo Island for Families | Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure

Exploring Family Friendly Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit – a world class bucket list destination.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, […]

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Moonlight Cinema Adelaide | Botanic Park | Review

Adelaide’s Moonlight Cinema – Review
Watch a movie under the stars this summer with your family, friends, partner, or dog!
by Brooke Hendry
Have you been wanting to do something a bit different with the kids during the Adelaide school holidays?
How about watching a movie under the stars?
We’ve recently been to check out the Moonlight Cinema, in the […]

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Port Augusta & Flinders Ranges Family Holiday Review | South Australia

Road trip to Port Augusta, South Australia
by Carla Caruso
Port Augusta proves a surprise winner for a quick getaway – and the towns along the way only add to the adventure.
I’ve always thought of Port Augusta as more of a gateway to the Outback and less of a travel destination. That was until I tagged along […]

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Apex Park Playground Burbridge Road | Review

Apex Park Playground, on Burbridge Road, West Beach
The Apex Park Playground has always been a popular one and is one of our Top Playgrounds around Adelaide.
The Apex playground ticks all the boxes with being fully enclosed, has shade, something fun for different ages and has toilets. Apex Park which the playground is situated in has […]

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Exploring Marino | Marino Conservation Park & Bandon Terrace Reserve | Review

Day-tripping in Marino, South Australia – including Marino Conservation Park and the new-look Bandon Terrace Reserve 
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Marino has it all for a day’s adventure, from a lighthouse hike to a rocky beach and a new seaside-themed playground.
For some reason, the suburb of Marino has always called to me like a sea […]

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Stirling Fringe | Adelaide Hills | 21 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

[ February 21, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ]  
Stirling Fringe 2020
The Stirling Fringe is a fabulous Adelaide Fringe venue in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Relax on the lawns under the trees while enjoying local food, wine, beer and ice-cream from food trucks while the kids play in the kids zone which has giant chess, connect 4, giant blocks and wooden climbing frames. There’s […]

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The Olive Branch, Balhannah | Kid-Friendly Cafe | Review

The Olive Branch Café in Balhannah. Child-friendly dining in the Adelaide Hills!
by Katrina Gogel
The Olive Branch Café is a family owned business located in the small township of Balhannah, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. With a focus on local produce, community, and relaxed family-friendly dining, this is a wonderful place to pop in for a […]

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Monash Adventure Park | Riverland, SA | Playground Review

Monash Adventure Park – one of South Australia’s favourite family playgrounds.
by Katrina Gogel
A family day out in the Riverland must include a trip to Monash Adventure Park!
Developed by local Monash identity Grant Telfer in the 1960’s, the original adventure-style play equipment was a sight and an experience to behold. For some of the truly amazing […]

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Put happy moments in a Happiness Memory Jar or make a Pick Me Up Jar

Put your happy memories on paper and in a jar
This is our Happiness Memory Jar. I write down funny things the kids say, or memorable things that happen, along with the date, and put it in the jar. We’ve had it for many years.
The kids walk past it many times every day but have never […]

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Marion Holiday Park | A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide

 
Marion Holiday Park – A Family Resort Holiday in Adelaide
by Carla Caruso
Escape the city at at this family-friendly resort, featuring pools, waterslides, palm trees and entertainment galore. 
One of the less fun things about holidays can be the ‘getting there’ bit … from airport queues to the “Are we there yet?” cries from the back […]

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SA Local Councils – Smiles, Beats & Treats | Find out what is happening in your local community

Smiles, Beats & Treats – Find out what is happening in your local community 
Have you ever considered how everyday life is improved by the many services councils provide? From the roads you drive on, to the parks your children play in, South Australian councils are part of your everyday.
You can also find out what […]

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville.  As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Adelaide Hills | South Australia | Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Pick Your Own Cherries
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg, this […]

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