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 […]
Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
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 […]
[ October 30, 2020 to November 15, 2020. ]
Lucky Dumpling Market in Adelaide’s Elder Park
Popping up in Adelaide’s Elder Park from Friday 30 October until Sunday 15 November, Lucky Dumpling Market is returning this Spring.
Dumplings, noodles, bao, salads and curry – taste the flavours of Asia at Lucky Dumpling Market, Adelaide’s springtime food and entertainment hub.
Discover a feast for your senses […]
[ October 29, 2020 10:00 am to October 30, 2020 10:00 pm. ]
How to get tickets for the 2020 National Pharmacies Adelaide Christmas Pageant
Ticketing and ballot process details have been released for the 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant offering South Australians the chance to secure seats via ballot. Twenty thousand tickets will be available.
The Pageant will be held as a twilight parade at the Adelaide Oval on […]
New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play.
Review by Carla Caruso
The new-look Marion Outdoor Pool has flung open its doors for spring-summer – and, as we found, time there now feels like a ‘mini holiday’ in […]
[ October 31, 2020 to November 1, 2020. ]
Halloween Selfie Trail at the Adelaide Gaol
This Halloween weekend the Adelaide Gaol is as spooky as ever. With seven themed stations among the historical Adelaide Gaol grounds, you and your kids can pose for the perfect Halloween selfie or portrait. Make the most of your selfie and dress up for the occasion.
Book before October 29 […]
Win a Family VIP Pass to Santa’s Wonderland 2020
Santa’s Wonderland is back for its fifth magical year with stage shows, a 450 sqm ice skating rink, a 30-metre-long toboggan slide, and fun family rides, including dodgem cars. There will also be Christmas elves, Fairies, Snow Queens, princesses, penguins and snowmen bringing a sense of wonder […]
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 […]
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 […]
Council Toy Libraries in South Australia
Council Toy Libraries are a fabulous resource for families in South Australia. They offer access to a great range of toys including developmental toys, puzzles, board games, sporting equipment, costumes and more. Children are adept at learning through play, so visiting your local council toy library is a great way […]
Farm Life Fun at Glen Forest Tourist Park in Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Set in picturesque surroundings and only fifteen minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln, the fabulous Glen Forest Tourist Park is a must-see attraction when visiting the Eyre Peninsula. With its animals, mini golf, huge maze, Segway hire and picnic facilities, it’s the perfect place […]
Kimba playground – is this the best playground on the Eyre Peninsula? We think so!
by Katrina Gogel
After hearing great things about the newly upgraded, all-abilities playground in Kimba, we made sure to put it on our ‘must-see’ list when travelling the Eyre Peninsula recently.
And it did not disappoint!
The scale of this rural playground is impressive […]
The Grove Shopping Centre Playground – The Golden Way, Golden Grove
The Grove Shopping Centre has a great playspace which is a little different to what you would usually find at a shopping centre.
This was a great surprise to find this play equipment here. We happened to discover it while doing a quick shop for snacks […]
Kensington Park Oval Playground
The Parade, Kensington Park
The Kensington Park Oval Playground has had a revamp and re-opened at the end of August 2020. It’s a nature play inspired space with a combination of soft fall surface and bark chips. New play equipment has been installed and new fencing around the road side. Please note that […]
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 […]
Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition | South Australian Museum | 28 Aug – 15 Nov 2020
[ August 28, 2020 to November 15, 2020. ]
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Take your family on a journey through the natural world with awe-inspiring images by professional, emerging and junior photographers, who have shown impeccable patience, artistry and technique to capture incredible moments in time.
This exhibition is one for all the family, and allows us to explore the beauty and […]
Fremont Park Playground Review
Corner of Main North Road & Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Park
The new $2m Fremont Park Playspace is now open as of 21 August 2020. The playspace completes Stage 2 of the Fremont Park redevelopment by the City of Playford and is a welcome addition to this great community space.
Families can now enjoy the […]
Mars Bar Slice Easy Recipe
Mars Bar Slice is an old favourite which is always a winner at parties or anytime you need a sweet treat. Often one of the first things that go on the sweets table at parties. For us, it’s the most requested treat for birthdays or any get together with friends. It’s […]
Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres and cafes
Indoor Play Cafes in Adelaide
Rainy days. Scorching hot days. There are times when it’s just not practical to play outside, but kids need somewhere to burn off energy without running around the living room!
Play centres, play cafes and indoor activity centres are perfect for keeping kids entertained. Most also have […]
Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike
Adelaide’s favourite hike through Cleland Conservation Park, from serene Waterfall Gully all the way up to the summit at Mount Lofty.
It is a challenge to complete, but there are many reasons why the hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is so popular. From families with babies […]
St Peters Bakehouse
St Peters Bakehouse is an institution in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs. You don’t have to look very hard to see how well loved it is – there’s constantly a flow of people and usually a line up. As a regular visitor here for as long as I can remember, it’s easy to understand why […]
A new cafe has opened at the beautiful Chateau Yaldara estate in the Barossa Valley, and it’s perfect for families.
The Vintage Chef Co has a fantastic play area where the kids have their own mini cafe.
Vintage Chef Co is the creation of caterer and chef Teagan. As a mum of three children she obviously knows […]
Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]
Weekend in Wallaroo, including stay at Tarnasey Farm – Review
From farm tours to historic mines and beach fun, you won’t be short of things to do in this Yorke Peninsula town.
by Carla Caruso
I’d only ever bypassed the holiday town of Wallaroo before, never stayed. So, when a mum friend invited us along on a farm […]
Phases of the Moon Astronomy Craft
Kids are often fascinated by all things related to outer space and astronomy. Help teach your kids about the Moon with this cool Moon phase activity, complete with a Moon phase worksheet!
This activity involves creating a ‘moon phase slider’. You’ll be able to move the slider to expose different […]
Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]
Maltesers Birthday Cake – Quick & Simple Instructions
You won’t find a recipe idea easier to assemble yet with the wow factor this Maltesers cake brings to the table.
Using just three ingredients, our clever Play & Go friend Heidi shared her simple birthday cake idea with us.
Using a store bought mud cake (from Coles), Kit Kats […]
[ July 18, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 2, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 15, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood.
The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train rides in Adelaide at Millswood twice a month throughout the year.
Editor’s Note: 10 July 2020 – PLEASE READ
SASMEE Park is re-opening Saturday 18 July 2020
Buy tickets to SASMEE Park online!
Only pre-booked online tickets are available while […]
Birthday Party Ideas for Adelaide Kids
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 plan your child’s birthday party we’ve put together some of the best party venues and party suppliers in Adelaide. We […]
Your Guide to Adelaide’s Best Hot Chocolates
There’s nothing like a rich, smooth, chocolatey hot chocolate, particularly in the middle of Winter. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places where you can go and enjoy a nice hot chocolate and maybe indulge in a little treat on the side.
Where to go for […]
[ 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]