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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 Australian’s 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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Views,Trips & Dips | Parks, Beaches, Caravan Parks & Tourism | Local Government of SA

Family Holidays in South Australia Supported by our Local Councils
South Australian’s 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 provided by and are maintained […]

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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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Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia

Best Regional Council Playgrounds in South Australia
South Australia’s regional towns have some fabulous council playgrounds for kids to explore. Many have been transformed in recent years and have some very special features that you won’t find anywhere else in S.A. Karoonda playground is the latest to have been updated and features a 3 storey tower, […]

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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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FREE STEM School Holiday Activity | St Raphael’s School | Parkside | 19 Jan 2021

[ January 19, 2021; ]
FREE STEM School Holiday Activity at St Raphael’s School
This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian. Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19 January 2021 and will be led by St Raphael’s Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader.
Children and […]

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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

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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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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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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 | 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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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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Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg | Review

Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]

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City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries

City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
If you live in or near the City of Onkaparinga you can easily access any of the six council libraries at Aberfoyle Park (Hub), Aldinga, Noarlunga, Seaford, Willunga and Woodcroft. These council libraries have a great range of books, toys and games available and a great mix of clubs and programs […]

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Melville Grove Reserve Secret Playground – Hectorville | Review

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 […]

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Victor Harbor Council Library | Review

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 […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool | Outdoor Water Park & Waterslides | South Australia | Review

 
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 […]

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Parks Council Library | Angle Park | South Australia

The Parks Library
The Parks Library is a visually stunning library which also acts as a community hub for locals who are appreciative of its unique history. The library features a spacious, airy interior, beautiful courtyard area, children’s area, makerspace, media room and a changing places toilet and change table.
The library is considered a special place […]

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Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

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 […]

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Unley Civic Library & Unley Council Toy Library | Review

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 […]

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Toy Libraries in South Australia

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 […]

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Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | 10-28 Dec 2020

[ December 10, 2020 to December 28, 2020. ]   
Santa’s Wonderland – Adelaide Showground December 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 to […]

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Glen Forest Tourist Park | Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula | Review

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 […]

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Kimba Playground | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia | Review

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 […]

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The Grove Shopping Centre Playground Review | Golden Grove

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 […]

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Kensington Park Oval Playground Review | City of Burnside

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 […]

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Free Self-guided City Trails | City of Adelaide

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 […]

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Mega Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | Review

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 […]

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Fremont Park Playspace Review | Elizabeth Park

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 […]

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Mars Bar Slice Recipe

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 […]

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Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres & Cafes

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 […]

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Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike | Cleland Conservation Park Walking Trail

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 […]

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St Peters Bakehouse – One of Adelaide’s Favourite Bakeries

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 […]

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Vintage Chef Co Family Friendly Cafe in Barossa Valley

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 […]

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Barossa Valley | Family Friendly Places to Visit | South Australia

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 […]

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