january 2014 Articles

Outdoor Summer Movie Nights | Gawler | Jan & Feb 2014

[ January 31, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 7, 2014; 6:00 pm; February 21, 2014; 6:00 pm; ]
The Gawler Council will be holding Outdoor Summer Movie Nights on Fridays from January 31st until the 21st of February 2014.  The movies will screen at sunset (after 8pm) and food, drinks, a jumping castle and face painting will be available from 6pm.
Get in early to grab a good spot, bring a picnic, chairs, rugs or bean bags to make yourself comfortable […]

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Books for Starting School

With my youngest starting school next week we have been reading some books about school. Here are a couple which are favourites of ours.
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (illustrated by Ruth E. Harper & Nancy M. Leak)
It’s not hard to see why this book is a New York Times #1 Bestseller. It’s beautifully written […]

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Australia Day Community Fundraiser BBQ | 26 January 2014

[ January 26, 2014; ]

Come and grab a snag this Australia Day to support your local community.  Every Bunnings Warehouse across Australia will be hosting a BBQ to help raise funds and to thank local fire services. Plus there’ll be family activities and fun games will run throughout the day.

Our local fire services do such a fantastic job risking their […]

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Ready Steady Go Kids | Multi-sport & Exercise Program for 2.5–6 year olds

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Ready Steady Go Kids
Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading preschool sport and exercise program. Operating since 2004, they currently run classes for toddlers and kids (aged 2.5 – 6 years) at more than 150 locations nationally. Their physio-designed multi-sport activities teach preschoolers the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develop and enhance gross and fine motor skills in a fun, […]

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ENDED: WIN a Family Pass to see The Best of Wobbles the Clown | Salisbury Secret Garden | The Fringe 2014

Salisbury Secret Garden has been revealed as the new Fringe Hub for the North of Adelaide with over 100 free and ticketed performances, across 10 venues and all within a very walkable 250m radius. From 21-28 February 2014, this is all part of the Adelaide Fringe 2014.
Here is just a sample […]

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Poolside 2014 – Pool Party | Payneham | 26 January 2014

[ January 26, 2014; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Poolside – Pool Party is a family friendly event, staged each year on Australia Day at the Payneham Swimming Centre. Entertainment includes local youth bands, DJ’s and free games.

The entertainment line-up includes:

Elsa Grace – solo acoustic
Emma Rowe – solo acoustic
Elizabeth Ng – solo acoustic
Jonathan Roesler – DJ
Cheetahs On Parade – […]

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Australia Day Festivities in Campbelltown | 24 January 2014

[ January 24, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

The Campbelltown City Council is hosting Australia Day celebrations at Thorndon Park – Pavilion, Hamilton Terrace, Paradise on Friday 24 January 2014 . Join them for a relaxing evening with free BBQ, live music and children’s activities. And of course there is the great playground and park at Thorndon Park to keep the kids busy. This […]

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Down Under Bike Race Market | Aldinga | 25 January 2014

[ January 25, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Down Under Bike Race Market will be held on Saturday, 25th January with lots to see and do for families heading or staying down South over the long weekend.  There will be market stalls, free kids activities, live music, local and regional food plus plenty of refreshments.
Marquees, tables and chairs will be set up so just bring […]

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Gelato Bello

Gelato Bello | Authentic Italian Ice Cream right here in Adelaide

Gelato Bello
Gelato Bello is an unassuming little ice cream shop in the Eastern Suburbs. They’ve been around since 1996 and the locals who know it, all love it.  
You only need to check out the constant stream of people visiting here, especially on Summer evenings, when you’ll often see a line-up out the door.
They make their […]

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Crush Festival | Adelaide Hills | 19 January 2014

[ January 19, 2014; ]
Wine.  Food.  Fashion.  Music.  Art.  This is the Wine Festival that’s not a Wine Festival – it’s so much more.  Join parties of every imaginable kind and celebrate all the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills.
Discover unique wines matched with fashion, music and art at over 30 Cellar Doors at the Adelaide Hills annual Wine and Food […]

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Top Ideas for Last 2 Weeks of School Holidays | Stay Cool | 13 to 27 January 2014

[ January 13, 2014 to January 27, 2014. ]
Staying Cool
•    Beach. Nothing like fish & chips for dinner at the beach and of course, ice-cream; Early rises could head to the beach at sunrise
•    Tusmore Park with the free paddling pool is very popular with families.
•    Waterworld at Ridgehaven with their waterslides and water park for toddlers
•    Many of the swimming centres have […]

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Ready Steady Go Kids | Pre-school Sport & Exercise Program

Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s leading preschool sport and exercise program. Operating since 2004, they currently run classes for toddlers and kids (aged 2.5 – 6 years) at more than 150 locations nationally. Their physio-designed multi-sport activities teach preschoolers the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develop and enhance gross and fine motor skills […]

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The Studio | Free Art Fun in a Beautiful Space | Art Gallery of SA

The Studio at the Art Gallery of SA
Many families are familiar with START at the Art Gallery which is a special event for families on the first Sunday of every month. However, you may not realise that The Studio space is open for visitors on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. In fact it’s actually lovely […]

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Klemzig Recreation Reserve Playground | Review

Klemzig Recreation Reserve Adventure Playground
Corner of O.G. Road & North East Road, Klemzig
The Klemzig Recreation Reserve had a major transformation in 2014 and there is now a fabulous new adventure playground suitable for children of different ages and abilities. This major upgrade created a great play space but the one thing that everyone thought would […]

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School Holiday Activities at Shopping Centres | January 2014

[ January 13, 2014 to January 24, 2014. ] If you want to break up the shopping a bit with some fun, here are some of the activities happening in shopping centres around Adelaide. They are also air-conditioned so a great way to escape the heat if you have no air-conditioning; if your air-con is struggling or you just need to get out of […]

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Tandanya School Holiday Workshops | January 2014

The Tandanya School Holiday Workshops will run during the last two weeks of January.  All workshops are free and take place at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in the city.
Bookings are essential and can made by contacting Narisha Cash by email at narishac@tandanya.com.au or phone 8224 3202.
Week 1 Program:

Week 2 Program:

What: Tandanya School Holiday Workshops
When:  13-16 and 20-23 January 2014 […]

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Learn to Roller Skate | Skatescool Classes All Around Adelaide

Why not learn to skate this year? It’s a fun, healthy and social activity that your children will be sure to love.
Skaters have a choice of inline skates or roller skates. Protective gear is also available for use as part of the skate hire. The class will teach Levels A, B C & 1 (beginners) […]

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic | Westfield | January 2014

[ January 13, 2014 11:00 am to January 19, 2014 11:00 am. January 20, 2014 11:00 am to January 24, 2014 11:00 am. ]
Theatre Bugs will be performing The Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Westfield West Lakes and Westfield Tea Tree Plaza during the January School Holidays.  Join Teddy Taylor on her exciting adventure into the Magic Forest where she meets the Flower Fairies and Toe-Tapping Teddies.  Youngsters will love this gorgeous interactive musical play.
So get along to Westfield at 11.00am […]

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Roller Disco for Can:Do for Kids | 11 January 2014

[ January 11, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
A Charity Roller Disco is on Saturday 11 January 2014 at the Saint Clair Recreation Centre.
All proceeds will be going to Can:Do4Kids which supports vision, hearing and sensory impaired children. The entry fee is $15 for adults, $10 for under 16’s, and $40 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). This includes skate […]

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Thomas and Friends: Thrills and Spills | Opens 9 January 2014

All aboard for Spills and Thrills with Thomas and his friends!
The Island of Sodor is always bustling with activity, yet when the engines try to be Really Useful they often find themselves in some messy muddles! James tries to prove he’s not afraid of the dark, or too vain to haul smelly fish, but when […]

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Care Bears: A Belly Badge For Wonderheart | from 9 January 2014

In the magical world of Care-a-Lot, Wonderheart wants to join the Cub Bouts, but it’s only for cubs with active Belly Badges. When she resorts to using the wishes from Care ‘n Share Charms to fake her powers, it leads to disastrous results. Her final wish accidentally lands her in the Moody Mountains in the […]

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Australia Day in the City | Parade, Concert & Fireworks | 26 Jan 2014

[ January 26, 2014; ]
Australia Day in the City is the major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia.  Since becoming a twilight event in 2010, the crowds have continued to grow with 30,000+ attendees enjoying the street parade, concert and fireworks each year! Headline acts in previous years have included Ricki-Lee, Stan Walker, Jessica Mauboy and […]

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2014 Australia Day Bush Fair | 26 January 2014

[ January 26, 2014; 5:30 pm; ]
Celebrate the bush to the beach at the City of Onkaparinga’s very popular Australia Day Bush Fair.  Families will love the Bush Fair with a gold coin entry for all free activities and entertainment.
Claim your spot on the oval, set up a picnic and be entertained with some fabulous bands and special guest MC Triple […]

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Wallis Auchendarroch House and Tavern | Family Fun Day | 26 Jan 2014

[ January 26, 2014; 10:00 am; ]
Wallis Auchendarroch House and Tavern will be holding their annual Australia Day Family Fun Day on Sunday, January 26.  A fantastic day of lunch and entertainment including a sausage sizzle, face painting, pony rides, mini golf, Old McDonald Travelling Farm, bouncy castle, play cafe and much more.
Citizenship Ceremony and Awards will be held from 10.00am […]

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Havaianas Thong Challenge | Glenelg | 26 January 2014

[ January 26, 2014; 8:00 am; ]
As well as a fun attempt to break a world record, the Havaianas Thong Challenge is a sensational and inexpensive Australia Day activity for the whole family!
So gather your family and friends and head down to the beach for some awesome beach activities, Havaianas giveaways, a beachside BBQ, live DJs playing some great Aussie tunes, […]

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Breakaway 2014 Pure Blonde Stage 5 | Tour Down Under | 25 Jan 2014

[ January 25, 2014; 11:00 pm; ]
The Santos Tour Down Under peloton and cycling fans will once again descend upon the City of Onkaparinga for Stage 5 of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under.  Record attendance numbers are again expected with thousands of people set to line the course to cheer on their cycling heroes and Stage 5 is more than […]

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It’s Back to The Parade | Tour Down Under Stage 3 | 23 January 2014

[ January 23, 2014; 8:00 am; ]
Kick start your Tour Down Under celebrations on The Parade, Norwood from 8.00am on Thursday 23 January 2014. Bring your friends, family and work colleagues and be part of the excitement!
Sit back and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast in one of the Parade’s alfresco dining areas, listen to live music, watch the roving entertainers or get […]

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SA Performing Arts | Summer Workshops | January 2014

SA Performing Arts are holding January Summer Workshops in Hewett (north of Gawler) for a range of ages from 3 to 17 years of age.  Activities include:
♥  Arco Skills | 3-17 years
♥  Around the World with Melody Bear | 3-6 years
♥  Pitch Perfect | 9-17 years
♥  Drama Soundscapes | 7-11 years
♥  Stage Combat | 9-17 years
♥  Under […]

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Schützenfest 2014 | German Festival | 10 & 11 January 2014

[ January 10, 2014 to January 11, 2014. ]
The Adelaide Schützenfest is one of South Australia’s most popular annual events and in 2014 will celebrate its 51st anniversary.  Adelaide Schützenfest is the largest ethnic festival in the Southern hemisphere and an opportunity to immerse yourself in German culture, with authentic German food from more than 40 stalls, slap dancing performances, cultural sites, souvenirs […]

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School Holidays Roller Skating at Marion | January 2014

[ January 13, 2014 2:00 pm to January 17, 2014 2:00 pm. January 20, 2014 2:00 pm to January 26, 2014 2:00 pm. ]

Skatescool will be running skating sessions during the January 2014 school holidays. See below session times. Entry is just $9, $1 skate hire, $1 protective gear hire.

There will be experienced staff on hand to help you. This session is suitable for children from the age of 5 years to adults.

Week 2

Monday 13th January, 2pm – […]

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Tourrific Prospect | Street Party & Tour Down Under | 21-22 Jan 2014

[ January 21, 2014; 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm. January 22, 2014; 8:30 am; ]
After successfully securing a stage of the Santos Tour Down Under for the third year running, City of Prospect is pleased to be hosting the Tourrific Prospect Street Party once again on Tuesday 21 January 2014, followed by the official start of Stage 2 of the race kicking off from Prospect Road the following morning.

“It’s brilliant that […]

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Unley Gourmet Gala & Tour Down Under | 23 January 2014

[ January 23, 2014; 4:00 pm; ]
The Unley Gourmet Gala returns on Thursday 23 January to Hyde Park’s King William Road.  One of Adelaide’s most prestigious events, the Unley Gourmet Gala is an exciting outdoor gourmet experience showcasing some of South Australia’s finest local food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment.

Be entertained by cooking demonstrations from Marion Grasby, explore food and wine stalls, indulge in […]

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Kindergym Unley School Holiday Program | 0 to 5 year olds | January 2014

[ January 7, 2014 9:30 am to January 9, 2014 9:30 am. January 14, 2014 9:30 am to January 16, 2014 9:30 am. ]

Time to stop hanging around at home and go to Kindergym. Many school holiday programs are only suitable for primary school aged kids, but this is one especially for families with little ones 5 or under.

The dates for January 2014 are Tuesday 7th and 14th, Wednesday 8th and 15th, Thursday 9th and 16th. Sessions will […]

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Lightsview Summer Twilight Cinema & Festival | January 2014

[ January 5, 2014; 7:00 pm; January 8, 2014; 7:00 pm; January 16, 2014; 7:00 pm; January 19, 2014; 6:00 pm; January 25, 2014; 7:00 pm; ]
Join the Lightsview community for their summer twilight cinema screenings during the January summer holidays.  These fantastic community events are all free, so bring along your family and friends!  Don’t forget your deck chair, blanket or beanbag and a picnic basket to make yourself comfortable for the open air cinemas (insect repellent too!).

OUTDOOR CINEMA – ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ (G)

Date – […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | Crafers

Cleland Wildlife Park | Crafers
Feed kangaroos as they laze, wander through wetlands, hold a koala and immerse yourself amongst the 130 species of Australian wildlife.

Come and meet kangaroos, emus and potoroos and other wildlife as they roam freely throughout this award-winning park. Home to some of South Australia’s most loved native animals and birds, this […]

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START at the Art Gallery | Program Summary

[ March 6, 2016; 11:00 am; April 3, 2016; 11:00 am; 11:00 am; May 1, 2016; 11:00 am; June 5, 2016; 11:00 am; July 3, 2016; 11:00 am; August 7, 2016; 11:00 am; September 4, 2016; 11:00 am; October 2, 2016; 11:00 am; November 6, 2016; 11:00 am; December 4, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
START at the Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of South Australia offers an exciting introduction to visual art for children and families through START at the Gallery.
Held on the first Sunday of every month, the free START program includes art activities, tours, trails, live music and entertainment.
Suitable for ages 5-10 years (with parent/carer supervision required).
Cost is […]

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Roller Disco Parties | Skatescool

ROLLER  DISCO  PARTIES  |  Hold a roller disco for your next birthday party
Looking for something different to do for your child’s next birthday party? Why not hold a Roller Disco. Roller discos are all the rage at the moment and are oodles of fun. Why not theme it and have everyone come in fancy dress? […]

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Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival | 18 & 19 January 2014

[ January 18, 2014; 11:00 am; January 19, 2014; 10:00 am; ]
Experience fantastic Greek culture with plenty of traditional food, music, sweets, drinks, dancing and rides for the kids at the Semaphore Greek Festival.  One of the premier Greek cultural festivals in Australia, this is also now one of the largest of its kind in Australia.
Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival provides members of the community from all backgrounds with […]

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Kooky Kidz Markets at Events @ Civic Park | 24 January 2014

[ January 24, 2014; 4:00 pm; ]

A mini KooKy Kidz Markets Adelaide is to be held in conjunction with the Tea Tree Gully Council’s Events @ the Park movie night!
The market and activities will start from 4pm. The outdoor cinema screening Monsters University will start at 8.30pm.

There will be 40+ Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Food & Drinks.

For other […]

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The Pirate Show | SA Maritime Museum | 6 to 24 January 2014

[ January 6, 2014 11:00 am to January 10, 2014 11:00 am. January 13, 2014 11:00 am to January 17, 2014 11:00 am. January 20, 2014 11:00 am to January 24, 2014 11:00 am. ]

The Pirate Show is a rollicking interactive adventure.  Be ready to set sail with the pirate captain, mad mate and a lovely lighthouse keeper as they scramble for treasure.  Join Captain Black Diamond and his First Mate on-board a life-size replica ship at the SA Maritime Museum.  They have run out of money and need […]

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