After a complete rebuild, the Rezz Hotel has recently re-opened in September 2021. It’s a pub with a long history, first established in 1858, and this new re-incarnation makes it unrecognisable from its previous look. The modern decor with stylish architectural features is very cosmopolitan. We heard they had three children’s play areas, terraces […]
[ November 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021. November 10, 2021 to November 14, 2021. November 17, 2021 to November 21, 2021. November 24, 2021 to November 28, 2021. ]
An immersive experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Narrated by Erik Thomson, Immersion is a 360 degree animated experience that will take you on a vivid journey through time to discover how water has shaped our world. From 50 million years ago when the land was covered in dense, wet rainforests, to the celestial significance […]
[ October 15, 2021 to October 31, 2021. ]
Enjoy Free Family Activities at WellFest Adelaide
Families can enjoy free activities at WellFest Adelaide, a new festival that takes place between 15-31 October 2021. There’s fun for the whole family!
Take part in a silent disco, kids’ activities, yoga, meditation, cooking demonstrations and more across three weekends on Sunday 17, 24 and 31 at Wellness Squared.
SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]
How to Make a Kids Party Sweets Grazing Table
In between lockdowns and restrictions over the past year, we were lucky enough to host a couple of kids’ parties. One was in February 2020 just before restrictions began, and then earlier in 2021 when there was a period we could have a party at home. These […]
Café Fellini – North Adelaide
Cafe Fellini at O’Connell Street in North Adelaide has been around for years, but sometimes gets forgotten about. It’s one of those family Italian restaurants with a huge menu so there’s something to please everyone, including wood oven pizzas, pastas, mains, coffee and cake. It’s open all day so does breakfast, […]
Million-Life – Chinatown Adelaide
It’s a little taste of Japan with cute plush toys and collectibles at Million-Life stores new to Adelaide.
The Chinatown Million-Life opened earlier this year in July 2021. It’s hard to miss with its colourful neon pink lighting and chiming sound effects. Just walk down Moonta Street and it’s next to the entrance […]
Best Family Friendly Cafes and Restaurants Adelaide & South Australia
South Australia has some amazing restaurants and cafes which are very family friendly and offer great value for money as well as fantastic food. Some venues also have great indoor and outdoor areas for kids to play and run around, plus great kids’ meal deals. Here […]
Showbags Home Delivered
Kids disappointed there is no Royal Adelaide Show this year? Showbags.com.au are bringing a little bit of the magic of the show to your home, with bags delivered to your door!
by Sharon Harrington
We usually attend the Royal Adelaide Show each year, and were sad to miss out again this year. Fingers crossed it […]
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 offer […]
Family-friendly winery with wildlife sanctuary, playground & beautiful grounds to explore
by Sharon Harrington
Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale is a gorgeous spot for a long sunshiny lunch with the family. Daily kangaroo feeding, outdoor seating next to the playground, and big grassy lawns for a run around make this a wonderful place to visit with the […]
[ September 24, 2021 to October 10, 2021. October 14, 2021 to October 17, 2021. ]
Nova’s (Not) The Royal Show 2021
Rides, showbags, food trucks, Paw Patrol meet and greet plus nightly fireworks, the Show has been extended to Sunday 17 October 2021.
When this year’s Royal Adelaide Show was cancelled again, Nova’s Ben & Liam were just as disappointed as all of the kids and families around Adelaide. Another year of […]
[ October 2, 2021 to October 3, 2021. ]
SA Viking Festival 2021
This year the Viking Festival will be returning once again to Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor over the October long weekend.
The SA Viking Festival is an October long weekend family-friendly event located in Victor Harbor. Held over the Saturday and Sunday, it will offer a range of stallholders, skills, reenactment groups and combat for […]
[ September 24, 2021 to October 17, 2021. October 20, 2021 to October 24, 2021. ]
Pixar Putt Pop-Up Mini Golf in Adelaide – Season Extended until 24 October 2021
A new 18 hole mini-golf course is ready to take over the Torrens when it comes to Adelaide for the first time this September.
Just in time for the school holidays, mini-golf sensation Pixar Putt arrives in Adelaide for the first time this […]
Bushwalking with kids to Deep Creek Waterfall.
by Katrina Gogel
Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, is a fantastic place to spend a weekend exploring. One of the main attractions in the park is Deep Creek Waterfall, which can be reached by hiking a small section of the Heysen trail.
The hike is […]
[ September 25, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
School Holidays in Adelaide Sep/Oct 2021
Find out what’s on in Adelaide’s September/October School Holidays for kids in Adelaide. This is your handy guide to the top activities, ideas, events and school holiday programs happening around Adelaide in the school holidays.
Spring is the perfect time to get out and about as a family exploring South Australia’s […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 September 12, 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 […]
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 […]