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Illuminate Adelaide | New Annual Winter Light Event | Jun – Aug 2021

Illuminate Adelaide set to light up Winter in 2021 – Program Highlights
A new annual winter event will take 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 […]

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Van Gogh Alive Adelaide

Van Gogh Alive | Illuminate Adelaide | 24 Jun – 1 Aug 2021

[ June 24, 2021 to August 1, 2021. ]
Van Gogh Alive in Adelaide
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 have the unique […]

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Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 15 Jul – 1 Aug 2021

[ July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. July 20, 2021 to July 25, 2021. July 27, 2021 to August 1, 2021. ]
Australian Premiere – Light Cycles. Nature’s secret rhythms, illuminated.  An immersive experience created by Moment Factory as part of Illuminate Adelaide.
Montreal-based multimedia studio Moment Factory have crafted a world-leading reputation for blending light, technology and feeling to reinvent iconic locations and unshackle imaginations.

Their installations and experiences have enchanted audiences from New York to Tokyo, and […]

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Illuminate Adelaide

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Illuminate Adelaide | 8 Jul – 1 Aug 2021

[ July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. July 22, 2021 to July 25, 2021. July 29, 2021 to August 1, 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. 
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide, brought to you with SA Power Networks, is where enormous animatronic Giant Pandas roll playfully across the Central Lawns, where […]

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Adelaide April School Holiday Ideas Activities Events

April School Holidays Family Fun & Entertainment | Adelaide | Apr 2021

[ April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
Your guide to all the top activities & ideas for kids in Adelaide during the April School Holidays.
South Australian Autumn School Holiday Dates: Saturday 10 April – Monday 26 April 2021

Autumn is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with warm days and cool nights.  To make it […]

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Adelaide April School Holiday Ideas Activities Events

April School Holiday Programs & Workshops | Adelaide | Apr 2021

[ April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
Your guide to all the top school holiday programs and workshops for kids in Adelaide during the April School Holidays.
South Australian Autumn School Holiday Dates: Saturday 10 April – Monday 26 April 2021

Autumn is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with warm days and cool nights.  To […]

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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular | Adelaide | Review

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t […]

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What’s On in April 2021 for Families in Adelaide | South Australia

[ April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021. ]
Find Out What’s On around Adelaide during April 2021
There’s plenty of things to do with so many events, shows and activities on during April all over South Australia. The weather is getting cooler (except for the occasional Summer blast) so now might be the time to enjoy the outdoors before Winter hits! 
Easter and school holidays […]

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Kangaroo Island SeaLink

Take an Overseas Road Trip to Kangaroo Island | SeaLink Special Offers

 
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 […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre

Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide | Opening 5 May 2021

[ 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 […]

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Ended: WIN A Family Pass to Sesame Street Circus Spectacular 2021

WIN A Family Pass to Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus will present Sesame Street Circus Spectacular at Bonython Park in Adelaide from 1 April to 2 May 2021.
Featured in this 90-minute spectacular will be all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie and Super Grover.  The […]

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Rainbow layer Jelly Squares Pink

Rainbow Jelly Square Delights | Recipe

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 […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here | Play, Discover, Learn & Connect

Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here 
Explore Here.
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden.  Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook […]

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Lake Bumbunga Pink Lake Loch-eel Monster

Loch-Eel Monster at Lake Bumbunga | Pink Lake at Lochiel

South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel now has a new monster
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 […]

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Family Mountain Bike Park | Aston Hills | Mt Barker | Review

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 […]

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Uniting Communities Adelaide Lego Building

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 […]

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Adelaide April School Holiday Ideas Activities Events

Adelaide April School Holidays | Activities, Events & Ideas for Families

[ April 10, 2021 to April 26, 2021. ]
Your guide to all the best activities & ideas and school holiday programs for kids in Adelaide during the April School Holidays.
South Australian Autumn School Holiday Dates: Saturday 10 April – Monday 26 April 2021

Autumn is the perfect time to get the kids out and about during the school holidays with warm days and cool […]

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Borealis light show Adelaide Fringe

Borealis Light Show | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe Review

[ February 19, 2021 to March 21, 2021. March 24, 2021 to March 28, 2021. ]    
Borealis Light Show at Gluttony
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See Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka like you’ve never seen it before. Borealis is a captivating experience for all ages.
***Season extended due to popular demand. Adelaide Fringe and Gluttony as a hub will wrap up on Sunday 21 March, however, BOREALIS will continue for an extended season, 24-28 March. Sessions will start from […]

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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 […]

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Burnside Adventure Park | Play, Explore, Imagine & Create | Review

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 […]

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and bike track

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track | Yorke Peninsula | Review

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 […]

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Free Activities for Kids at Home Online | Scouts SA | Feb 2021

FREE FUN – Home Delivered by Scouts SA 
FREE FUN – Home Delivered is an action-packed program of free, activities available online and delivered via email to families at home. 
There are new activities every month and it’s easy and free to sign up.
The program is an initiative of Scouts SA and is being offered as a […]

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Libraries in South Australia | What’s on offer at your local council library

 
Libraries in South Australia – Find out what’s on offer at your local council library
Council libraries have always been a haven for book lovers seeking a quiet cosy corner to escape from the world. While they still have cosy corners, couches and an amazing collection of fabulous books for children and adults, they also […]

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Barossa Bowland

Barossa Bowland Dinosaur Fun Mini Golf and Bowling | Tanunda | Review

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 […]

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Bakery O’Connell Cronut Cones & Bakery Treats | North Adelaide

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 […]

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Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Inneston Lake – The Blue Lake of Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula | Review

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 […]

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Ended: WIN a Family Holiday for 2 Nights | Local Government Association

WIN a Family Holiday for 2 Nights at a South Australian Council Owned Caravan Park
South Australians are so fortunate to have beautiful sandy beaches, shady parks and reserves, fantastic walking trails and amazing regional destinations to explore on holidays.
Many of the places we visit and the amenities we use while we’re enjoying holidays have been […]

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Free Fun

FREE FUN – Home Delivered | SA Scouts | Jan 2021

FREE FUN – Home Delivered by Scouts SA 
FREE FUN – Home Delivered is an action-packed program of free, activities available online and delivered via email to families at home.
The program is an initiative of Scouts SA and is being offered as a Community Service for South Australians.
READ MORE HERE

JANUARY FREE FUN ACTIVITIES
There is so much […]

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Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating | Harbour Town Adelaide

Harbour Town Adelaide Ice Skating
Frozen Wonderland Ice Skating has opened at Adelaide’s Harbour Town.
Located in the northern undercover area, the ice rink is open 7 days a week. There are no bookings required, simply turn up to a dedicated session time. Each session goes for 1.5 hours.
The recommended age is 4 years and over – […]

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Blackeby’s Sweets – The Biggest and Best Lolly Shop in Adelaide | Review

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 […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville until 28 Dec 2020 | Review

Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville, from 10 – 28 December 2020 – Review
Amusement rides, stage shows, an ice-skating rink, tobogganing slides, and an activity trail … even the ‘grinchiest’ grinch will feel like all their Christmases have come at once at this festive spectacular. 
by Carla Caruso
Maybe it’s because 2020 has been such a challenging year, but […]

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Rymill Park Quentin Kenihan Inclusive Playground | Review

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 […]

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LGA Swings Slides Rides

Swings, Rides and Slides | Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia

Local Council Playgrounds & Parks in South Australia
South Australians are lucky to have a mild climate and lots of open space to enjoy local parks, playgrounds and walking trails.
South Australian councils maintain thousands of roads, footpaths, bike paths and cycling trails. They establish parks, gardens and playgrounds and provide other infrastructure to support their use […]

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Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review | City of Marion

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; […]

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Adelaide’s Christmas Festival | Adelaide & North Adelaide | 13 Nov – 25 Dec 2020

[ November 13, 2020 to December 25, 2020. ] [caption id="attachment_142185" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo credit: @clickfilmsadelaide[/caption]
 
Adelaide’s Christmas Festival 2020
The City of Adelaide is bringing the gift of joy and cheer this Christmas with the return of the Giant Christmas Tree in Victoria Square and life-size Lego sleigh at the Adelaide Central Market. Plus, you can discover a range of community events, maker markets, window […]

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Kadina Community Library | Copper Coast Council

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.
Copper […]

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magic cave Adelaide 2020

The Magic Cave Adelaide | David Jones Rundle Mall | From 12 Nov 2020

[ November 12, 2020 to December 24, 2020. ]
Father Christmas returns to the Magic Cave in 2020 – David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide
A visit to the Magic Cave is a family tradition for many South Australians each year.  Once you travel to the 2nd floor of the Rundle Mall David Jones store, children can follow the footsteps to the Magic Cave where Father […]

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myer santaland train Adelaide

Santaland Adelaide | Myer Rundle Mall | From 14 Nov 2020

[ November 14, 2020 to December 24, 2020. ]
Santaland Myer Christmas experience in 2020 – Rundle Mall, Adelaide
In the lead up to Christmas, the Santaland Express Train is at Myer for families to jump aboard and ride to visit Father Christmas.
Santaland is open from the Christmas Pageant day, Saturday 14 November 2020, right up until Christmas Eve.

Disney is bringing some extra fun to […]

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giant ferris wheel glenelg

Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | 6 Nov 2020 – 8 Mar 2021

[ November 6, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to March 8, 2021. ]
Giant Ferris Wheel Returns to Glenelg in 2020
The Giant Ferris Wheel is returning to Glenelg from November 2020 until March 2021 thanks to Mix102.3 and Lumo Energy SA. It provides spectacular views over the coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Standing 35 metres high, it’s the tallest portable wheel of its kind […]

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normanville beach jetty

South Australian Beaches | Best Beaches Around Adelaide

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 […]

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