instagram Articles

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 […]

Continue Reading
Apex Park Burbridge Rd

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
Monash Playground

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 […]

Continue Reading
memory happiness glass jar

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

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 […]

Continue Reading
strawberry farm adelaide hills

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 […]

Continue Reading
strawberry farm adelaide hills

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
Adelaide Zoo Childrens Zoo (19)

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, […]

Continue Reading
bubble waffle adelaide

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 […]

Continue Reading

Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek | Hawthorn | Review

 
Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek in Hawthorn
If you thought libraries were just for bookworms or cranky types who like to ‘shh’ your kids, think again. Libraries aren’t what they used to be – particularly Hawthorn’s Mitcham Memorial Library.
by Carla Caruso
Following a $6.5 million rebuild, the new-look Mitcham Library flung open its doors in January […]

Continue Reading

Bushwalking with Kids | Telowie Gorge Conservation Park | Review

Exploring Telowie Gorge – yet another hidden gem in the Southern Flinders Ranges!
by Katrina Gogel
After years of saying ‘we must call in there’ we finally took the turn off from the highway near Port Pirie and ventured into beautiful Telowie Gorge Conservation Park for a family bushwalk.
Telowie Gorge is home to dramatic scenery and a […]

Continue Reading
Port Germein Jetty SA

Walk the Longest Jetty in South Australia | Port Germein | Review

Port Germein is a small seaside town that boasts a big attraction- the longest jetty in South Australia!
by Katrina Gogel
Located at the top of the Spencer Gulf with the Southern Flinders Ranges as its backdrop, the quiet coastal town of Port Germein is a popular holiday destination and stopover for tourists. In recent years on […]

Continue Reading
Down the Rabbit hole wines, Mclaren Vale

Down The Rabbit Hole Cellar Door – A Family Friendly Winery in McLaren Vale | Review

Are you looking for a cellar door in McLaren Vale with a difference?
by Brooke Hendry
Wanting to visit a cellar door that is actually family friendly? Well then, don’t be late and hop right in to Down the Rabbit Hole Wines – McLaren Vale’s newest winery that is simply picture perfect. This sure is a cellar […]

Continue Reading

Lobethal Bakery | Home of the Giant Donut in the Adelaide Hills | Review

The Adelaide Hills has long been known for its beautiful landscapes, cellar doors and family fun, but did you know it’s also home to the giant donut?
by Katrina Gogel
The Lobethal Bakery has become famous in Adelaide for this gigantic treat. They’ve been producing giant chocolate sprinkle donuts for nearly twelve months now, and due to its […]

Continue Reading
Pine Reserve Playground, Aberfoyle Park, Things to do with kids in Adelaide

Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

We’ve recently stumbled across an old gem – Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park
by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?
This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground […]

Continue Reading
lobethal bushland walk

Bushwalking with Kids | Lobethal Bushland Park | Review

Grab your kids, lace up your hiking boots and head for the Hills to explore the wooded wonderland that is Lobethal Bushland Park.
**Editors Note 19 July 2020: Lobethal Bushland Park was closed to the public due to damage from the Cudlee Creek Fires in December 2019. Currently, there is a lot of beautiful regrowth and […]

Continue Reading
Folklore cafe review by Susannah Marks

Folklore Cafe Port Adelaide | Coffee by the Water | Review

Folklore cafe Port Adelaide – Coffee by the Water
Review by Susannah Marks
I was on a mission to find the best coffee in Port Adelaide and had been recommended Folklore. You probably won’t spot Folklore as you’re driving through Port Adelaide – it’s tucked away next to the Hart’s Mill right next to the Port River.
A […]

Continue Reading

Bushwalking with Kids at Alligator Gorge | Mount Remarkable National Park

Mount Remarkable National Park – take the kids hiking at Alligator Gorge in the Southern Flinders Ranges
by Katrina Gogel
Alligator Gorge in Mount Remarkable National Park is one of South Australia’s most scenic hikes. With dramatic gorges, bright ochre walls and watercourses lined with river red gums, it truly is a remarkable place.
There are plenty of […]

Continue Reading

Yorketown Playground | Weaners Flat Reserve, Yorke Peninsula | Review

Yorketown Playground. A riot of colour and fun!
by Katrina Gogel
Yorketown is one of Southern Yorke Peninsulas picturesque inland towns, and the hub of the SYP. If you’re travelling the region anytime soon be sure to call in and check out the towns fantastic local services and wonderful playground. Your kids will thank you for it!
Arriving […]

Continue Reading

Victoria Square, Kadina | Yorke Peninsula | Playground Review

Victoria Square, Kadina. Is this Yorke Peninsula’s best playground?
by Katrina Gogel
If you find yourself visiting the top of the Yorke Peninsula anytime soon be sure to make a pit stop at the Copper Coast town of Kadina, and visit the wonderful Victoria Square.
A green oasis in the heart of town, Victoria Square celebrates the history […]

Continue Reading

Campfire Dessert Cones | Easy Dessert Recipe for Camping

Campfire Dessert Cones Recipe
by Katrina Gogel
Campfire season is well and truly upon us. Why not try making these delicious dessert cones over the fire on your next camping trip.
They’re easy to do. The kids will love making them. Only a few ingredients are needed, and you can use your favourite fillings.
Here’s what you’ll need:

1 packet […]

Continue Reading

MJ McInerney Reserve Playground | West Croydon | Review

MJ McInerney Reserve at West Croydon – Review, July 2019
by Carla Caruso
Just in time for the winter hols, the new play space at MJ McInerney Reserve in West Croydon has opened – and it’s a corker. Those out north-west, rejoice!
The revamped playground offers something for every age range, interest and season, and it’s all FREE […]

Continue Reading
Heywood Park ninja playground

Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace for Tweens | City of Unley

Heywood Park Mini Ninja Playspace Under Construction
Editor’s Note: the playspace is now open from 26 September 2019 
READ OUR REVIEW HERE
Cutting-edge technology and a new playground will be installed at Heywood Park thanks to more than $400,000 of Federal and State Government funding.
The City of Unley was successful in receiving $150,000 from the State Government’s Fund […]

Continue Reading

AFL Max Adelaide | An AFL Experience Like No Other | Review

AFL Max – A unique Adelaide AFL experience like no other!
by Katrina Gogel
AFL Max opened its doors for the first time and my six-year-old Auskicker and I went along to experience the fun and excitement.
The brainchild of former Crows player James Podsiadly, AFL Max is the nation’s first immersive footy skills and entertainment centre. The […]

Continue Reading

One Tree Hill Hike & McElligott’s Quarry Reserve | Mitcham | Review

 “One Tree Hill” hike from McElligott’s Quarry Reserve, Mitcham – Review July 2019
by Carla Caruso
It’s hard to believe that this nature hike, offering jaw-dropping Insta-worthy views, is only minutes from the city of Adelaide.
I’m a keen jogger … well, I was keener before I had my twin boys. Now the juggle of child-minding and work […]

Continue Reading

Bushwalking with Kids | Mount Barker Summit Reserve | Review

Bushwalking with Kids – Mount Barker Summit Reserve
by Katrina Gogel
Explore rocky outcrops, take in panoramic country views and find a cubby house (or two!) along one of the family friendly walking trails at the Mount Barker Summit Reserve.
The “Mount” has long been our family’s go-to place for a bushwalk in the Adelaide Hills. With two […]

Continue Reading

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]

Continue Reading
Point Turton Playspace

Upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace | Yorke Peninsula | Mar 2019

Point Turton Nature Playspace & Bike Track
After works throughout 2017 and 2018, the upgraded Point Turton Nature Playspace is now open.
The Point Turton Progress Association Playground Committee approached the Yorke Peninsula Council in mid-2016 regarding an upgrade/redevelopment of the Point Turton Playground to incorporate natural playspaces and create a playground that is different to all […]

Continue Reading

Silo Art Trail South Australia

Photo credit: Annette Green for Australian Silo Art Trail.
Follow the Silo Art Trail in South Australia
If you happen to be taking a country drive around South Australia, make sure you keep your eyes open for some of the incredible artwork gracing our rural silos.
These amazing artworks have been created by a variety of talented artists […]

Continue Reading

Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide

Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide
If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where […]

Continue Reading
tube slides adelaide

Adelaide’s Only Giant Tube Slides | Woodhouse Activity Centre | Review

Tube Sliding Fun for Families
Adelaide’s only tube slides opened on 2 February 2019 at Woodhouse Activity Centre
What exactly is a tube slide you may be wondering? Well, think of a waterslide, but without the water. It’s set up on a hill slope in the beautiful 54 hectare grounds of the Woodhouse Activity Centre, home of […]

Continue Reading

TreeClimb Adelaide Aerial Adventure Park in the City | What You Need to Know

TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park, and it’s right in the Adelaide city park lands.
Here’s what you need to know about TreeClimb
TreeClimb offers adventure seekers 7 elevated tree walk courses, plus zip lines, within the 16,000 sqm zone setting of Kurrangga Park. It’s suitable for ages 3 years and over, above 100cm […]

Continue Reading
roy marten playground taperoo

Roy Marten Reserve Playground | Taperoo | City of Port Adelaide Enfield | Review

Roy Marten Reserve Playground at Taperoo (near Port Adelaide)
Military Road & Wandana Terrace, Taperoo (car park and entrance on Military Road)
Review by Baby and Toddler Destinations Adelaide and Play & Go Adelaide
The Roy Marten Reserve, near Port Adelaide, has just had a $3.7M redevelopment and the new play space has officially opened in August 2018. The […]

Continue Reading

Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground Now Open | Aug 2018

City of Marion’s newest playspace – Hendrie Street Reserve Inclusive Playground – is officially open
In a South Australian first, a new inclusive playground has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and includes elements for a broad range of disabilities. The playground is situated at Hendrie Street Reserve in Park Holme (just behind […]

Continue Reading
Back to Top
Top