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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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Patch Theatre | The Lighthouse | Adelaide Festival | Review

 
Patch Theatre The Lighthouse | Review
Patch Theatre Director, Geoff Cobham and his team have created The Lighthouse, a unique series of light installations which are beautiful and mesmerising. 
The historic Queens Theatre has been divided into a series of rooms, each housing a different light installation. There is a sense of anticipation and intrigue as […]

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Funtopia Prospect – Adelaide’s Largest Indoor Adventure Playground | Review

Funtopia Prospect in Sefton Park | Adelaide Indoor Playground Review
From a rock-climbing arena to an action-packed playground, Adelaide’s newest indoor adventure park and cafe has it all.
by Carla Caruso
Funtopia definitely is a utopia of fun, with a capital F.
The indoor adventure park – SA’s largest! – officially opened its doors in February 2020 and has […]

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A Doll’s House | Adelaide Festival | Rundle Mall | 26 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 26, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Life-sized Doll’s House in Rundle Mall
To celebrate the Adelaide Festival’s 60th birthday, a life-sized doll’s house has been commissioned in the middle of the city. 
Visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, who has been transforming public spaces in jaw-dropping ways across the world since 2000, presents his life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House for your delight and discovery. It […]

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Adelaide Fringe | Free Family Event Highlights | 14 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 12, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Adelaide Fringe Festival FREE Family-Friendly Events
The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with so much entertainment on offer in and around the city and stretching out to regional areas of South Australia including many free events which are family friendly.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FRIDAY 13 MARCH 2020:
 
Following the Federal Government announcement this afternoon […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival | Family Friendly Shows | 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Family Friendly Shows at the Adelaide Fringe
The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with plenty of free family friendly entertainment and fantastic shows for kids.
The beauty of an open-access arts festival as unique as the Adelaide Fringe is that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able to register […]

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights | Adelaide Fringe | 13 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 13, 2020 to February 16, 2020. February 18, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
The Garden of Unearthly Delights
The Garden of Unearthly Delights began with just one Spiegeltent in 2000. Over the past nineteen years it has evolved into the greatest arts event in town and the heart of Adelaide’s summer arts festival season.
Each year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, a partnership between Strut and Fret Production House and […]

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Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe | 14 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Gluttony 2020
Gluttony pops up again from Friday 14 February for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. 
Gluttony are excited to be back this season with an eclectic array of 19 venues across their Rymill Park and Masonic Lodge sites, ranging from the large and lively to the intimate and atmospheric, and accommodating an outstanding entertainment program.

Gluttony’s got something […]

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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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Play School Exhibition | Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide | Review

Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition at the SA Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide – Review
by Carla Caruso
Do names like Jemima, Big Ted and Bananas in Pyjamas take you back in time? Then you won’t want to miss this birthday exhibition while it’s in town.
I’ll be honest, when I first read about the Play School Exhibition at the […]

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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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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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Adelaide School Holidays Guide | Best Ideas for Summer School Holidays | 2019/20

[ December 13, 2019 11:00 am to January 27, 2020 11:12 am. ]
Adelaide School Holiday Guide – Summer 2019/20
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas in Adelaide for the December & January School Holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays: Saturday 14 December 2019 – Monday 27 January 2020
Summer is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with an extended […]

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Adelaide Christmas Lights 2019 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide

[ December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. ]
Christmas Lights Adelaide
YOUR 2019 GUIDE TO THE BEST STREETS TO SEE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND ADELAIDE!
Every year the number of home owners who adorn their properties in sparkling lights seems to grow, making our suburban streets come to life after dusk.
It’s a fabulous FREE family activity to wander along and admire the huge effort some families […]

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WOMADelaide | Botanic Park | 6-9 Mar 2020

[ March 6, 2020 to March 9, 2020. ]
WOMADelaide 2020
Over the March long weekend in Adelaide, WOMADelaide returns again to the green oasis of Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park. WOMADelaide is one of Australia’s iconic festivals and is an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance.
WOMADelaide has released the final 50 artists to complete its 2020 artistic program, […]

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Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia

Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia
Strawberry season is here and there are some lovely places to visit not far from Adelaide where you can go and pick fresh strawberries with family and friends or buy them straight from the farm door.
EDITOR’S NOTE:
PLEASE NOTE PICK YOUR OWN PATCHES HAVE NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 […]

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The Big Bounce – World’s Largest Inflatable Theme Park | Adelaide | 15 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

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The Big Bounce – World’s Largest Inflatable Theme Park coming to Adelaide
Big Bounce have announced they’re bringing the World’s Biggest Bounce House (it’s Guinness World Record certified), an incredible 300 metre long inflatable obstacle course AND a three part space-themed wonderland to five Australian cities for […]

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Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Adelaide Hills Family Friendly Cafe

Green Valley Strawberries Cafe Review | Nairne, Adelaide Hills
Green Valley Strawberries is a family-owned strawberry farm in the Adelaide Hills. The owners, Jim and Lynda and daughters Danielle, Christie and Stephanie Rozaklis, have been growing, picking, packing and marketing fresh, farm grown strawberries since 1985.
You can buy freshly picked and packed strawberries at a great […]

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Family Fun on a Boat with BBQ Buoys | Adelaide | Review

Family Fun on a Boat with the BBQ Buoys in Adelaide
Discover Adelaide’s Riverbank on a self-drive cruise along the River Torrens in a donut-shaped boat, a BBQ sizzling away and endless birdlife to observe.
Floating along the River Torrens in a BBQ Buoy is such a unique experience and a wonderful way to see the city […]

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50 Great Walks & Hikes for Kids & Families | Walking SA | South Australia

50 Great Walks and Hikes for Kids & Families in South Australia
Walking and hiking with kids is a great way for families to spend quality time together outdoors. There are some really easy, short walks in South Australia which are great for little legs, while older kids will enjoy the challenge of more adventurous hikes.
Walking […]

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Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade Review by Susannah Marks

Fergusson Square | Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade

Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade
Review by Susannah Marks
Fergusson Square in Toorak Gardens is a popular meeting point for local kids; tucked away in the beautiful tree-lined streets of Toorak Gardens. Its recent playground upgrade provides even more reasons to visit.
Unless you were driving through the heart of Toorak Gardens it’s unlikely you’d come across […]

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Santa’s Wonderland Christmas Event | Adelaide Showground | 6-24 Dec 2019

[ December 6, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
Santa’s Wonderland is Returning to Adelaide in 2019!
Experience the magic of Christmas this December, at the Adelaide Showground. From from Friday 6 December to Tuesday 24 December 2019.
It really is the most magical Christmas event in Adelaide and has now become a tradition for families in the lead up to Christmas day. Santa’s Wonderland brings […]

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Heywood Park Adelaide Ninja Playground

Heywood Park Ninja Obstacle Course – A Playground for Older Kids | Review

[ October 3, 2019 to October 31, 2019. ]
Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Review
A unique playground designed for older kids which offers challenging fun.
Heywood Park’s new Ninja Playspace which opened on 26 September 2019 is an obstacle course specifically designed for older kids around 10 to 14 years of age. The idea for the Ninja obstacle course came from local resident Rebecca and her […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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Bubble Waffles in Adelaide | CocoCane at Adelaide Central Market

Where Can You Find Bubble Waffles in Adelaide?
Some people may know CocoCane at the Adelaide Central Market for their fruit juices and smoothies, including fresh sugar cane juice. We recently discovered that they also make these delicious Bubble Waffles. The traditional egg puffs waffle originated in Hong Kong as a popular dessert street snack from […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town | Moonta Bay | 2019-2020 Season

Copper Coast Splash Town Opening Hours
Open throughout spring, summer and autumn, Splash Town in Moonta Bay is situated just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay, right near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park. A FREE water park open to the public, the 2019-2020 season will open on the last weekend in September, just […]

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