january 2016 Articles

Free Octonauts Live Show | Westfield West Lakes | 4 – 8 Jan 2016

[ January 4, 2016 to January 8, 2016. ]
Join Octonauts and Captain Barnacle for a FREE live show these School Holidays.
Held at Westfield Westlakes in the Target Mall, outside The General Trader.

From Monday 4th January – Friday 8th January there will be two daily shows at 11am and 1pm, plus a meet & greet at 12pm each day.

No bookings necessary, so get there early […]

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Scooter, BMX and Skateboard Workshops | 19-21 Jan 2016

[ January 19, 2016 10:00 am to January 21, 2016 2:00 pm. ]

Professional Da Klinic instructors will be providing FREE workshops for young people!

Scooter: Tuesday, 19 January 2016
BMX: Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Skate board: Thursday, 21 January 2016

Outline of the day:

Beginner: 10am – 11am
Intermediate: 11am – 12pm
Break and Demo: 12pm – 1pm
Advanced: 1pm – 2pm

Registrations & waiver must be signed to take part, if under 17 yo must […]

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The Santos Tour Down Under | 16 – 24 Jan 2016

[ January 16, 2016 to January 24, 2016. ]
The Santos Tour Down Under is Australia’s premier international cycling race. It will be staged in and around Adelaide this year during our summer holidays from 16 to 26 January 2016.
With an event calendar full of race stages plus plenty of concerts, street parties and family fun make sure you get along to support the cyclists […]

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Semaphore Greek Festival | 16 & 17 Jan 2016

[ January 16, 2016 to January 17, 2016. ]
The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival provides members of the community from all backgrounds with an opportunity to experience Greek culture, music, dancing and food in a family-friendly atmosphere.
The Delphi Bank Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival is held at the Semaphore foreshore every January over two days. It is situated adjacent to the Semaphore Jetty, […]

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START | Art Gallery of SA | 3 Jan 2016

[ January 3, 2016; 11:00 am; ]

START at the Gallery and START Art Club are presented free thanks to the Balnaves Foundation

START at the Gallery offers an exciting introduction to visual art for children and families. Held on the first Sunday of every month, START is free and includes art activities, tours, live performance and entertainment.

START is recommended for children aged 5–10 years […]

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25 Things to do in Summer | Nature Play SA | 2015/16

Looking for some inspiration for Summer fun?
The wonderful team at Nature Play SA have put together their creative list of outdoor activities for you to complete.
Download the list, place it on the fridge and see how many you and your friends can tick off this Summer.
25 Things To Do In Summer:
1. Explore a reef or rockpool […]

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Australia Day Celebrations | City of Playford | 26 Jan 2016

[ January 26, 2016; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Australia Day 2016 in your backyard.
Celebrate Australia Day with the City of Playford. With a free BBQ breakfast, face paining,  amusements, activities and more, the celebration is not to be missed.

This free event is being held in Fremont Park for the local community in the City of Playford.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the City […]

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The Compass Cup | 23 Jan 2016

[ January 23, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
The Compass Cup is one of those wacky Australian events that shows our warped sense of humour.
Back in 1973, the local Rural Youth were looking at ways of making money for the local community, and having fun at the same time. Someone came up with the idea that hopping aboard an untrained cow and riding […]

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Schützenfest | Rymill Park | 29 & 30 January 2016

[ January 29, 2016 to January 30, 2016. ]
The tradition continues! The largest folk and shooting festival in the Southern Hemisphere is back – Schützenfest!
Rymill Park is set to come alive again with the colour and excitement of Adelaide’s annual celebration of German food, drink and entertainment!

From 4.00pm Friday 29 January and 12 noon on Saturday 30 January 2016, there really is something […]

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Movie: Goosebumps | In Cinemas 14 Jan 2016

[ January 14, 2016; ]
The stories are alive.
Jack Black is author RL Stine, writer of the Goosebumps horror books for kids, in this spooky family adventure that celebrates the series. Stars Dylan Minnette (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) as the new kid next door who teams up with Stine’s niece after the writer’s imaginary beasts are let […]

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AusDay at Civic Park with Giant 100m Slip & Slide | Australia Day | 26 Jan 2016

[ January 26, 2016; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Celebrate Australia Day at Civic Park!

Bring the family for a picnic and let the kids run loose on the free jumping castles.

With a 100 metre slip & slide, food vans and live music it’s an event not to be missed.

This free event is being held by the City of Tea Tree Gully.

For more information and […]

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Harvest Festival McLaren Vale | 16 Jan 2016

[ January 16, 2016; ]
The Harvest Festival McLaren Vale is a celebration of the diversity of food, wine, music and the arts from the McLaren Vale region.
The festival offers a range of events and experiencs as well as tastes and sounds to enjoy your day.
2016 Festival Program
A gold coin donation per person is asked for upon arrival. Please remember all […]

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Imagination Playground Family Playspace | 11 Jan 2016

[ January 11, 2016; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. ]
Imagination Playground Family Playspace
Be prepared to get wet in this outdoor free play event.

Supported by OPAL. Be sun safe: no hat, no play. If extreme heat, playspace will be held indoors.

No bookings necessary.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Charles Sturt website.

What: Imagination Playground Family Playspace

When: Monday 11 January 2016 | 9.30 am […]

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Prospect vs Woodville Twenty/20 Cricket Match | 12 Jan 2016

[ January 12, 2016; 5:20 pm; 5:20 pm; ]
Prospect District Cricket Club (The Pirates) take on Woodville District Cricket Club (The Peckers) at Prospect Oval in a Twenty/20 match starting at 5.20pm.
Throughout the afternoon family friendly entertainment will be held around the ground, including children’s activities and competitions and fundraising activities.

All this for free but a gold coin donation is welcome to support […]

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Hotel Transylvania 2 | In Cinemas Dec 2015

The only thing scarier than being a monster is babysitting one.
The animated monster mash family comedy from Adam Sandler and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns, with Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher and Mel Brooks all providing their voices for the sequel.
Dracula is now the proud grandfather of daughter Mavis and Jonathan’s son Dennis, but while […]

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip | In Cinemas from 26 Dec 2015

[ December 26, 2015; ]
Hang on!! Alvin and the Chipmunks are back!
The director of Old Dogs and Wild Hogs helms this fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks film that sees Alvin, Simon and Theodore hitting the road to prevent Dave (Jason Lee) from proposing to his girlfriend. There will also be more Chipmunk-ed covers of popular songs and many delightful […]

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Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie | In Cinemas from 1 Jan 2016

[ January 1, 2016; ]
The characters of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic and influential comic strip (which ran from 1950 to 2000) – Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy et al – return to the big screen, animated by Blue Sky Studios. Co-written by Schulz’s son and grandson.
Nothing ever seems to go Charlie Brown’s way. Try as he might, he can’t […]

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Explore Arts Carclew’s School Holiday Workshops | 11 & 12 Jan 2016

[ January 11, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. January 12, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Carclew has Summer school holiday entertainment covered!
Book now for Carclew’s Explore Arts workshops for 5 – 17 year olds, running from 11-22 January 2016.
With a wide range of creative journeys to embark on, there is something for every aspiring artist at Carclew including beatboxing and break dancing, clowning and claymation, stencils and street art, collage […]

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Australian Company of Performing Arts | Holiday Program | Jan 2016

[ January 18, 2016; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. January 19, 2016 to January 23, 2016. ]
Wondering what to do with the kids these school holidays? Check out the Australian Company of Performing Arts Adelaide based program coming January 2016.
They have 3 very exciting holiday programs for January School Holidays. See the exciting program here:
Princess Workshop – 18 January 2016 (10am – 1pm) | 4 to 7 Years Old

This exciting 3 hour workshop will […]

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World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day | 10 Jan 2016

[ January 12, 2016; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ]
Got a future Serena or Roger in your house?
Kids Days are a huge part of all Australian Open Series events around the country (Brisbane International, Hopman Cup in Perth, APIA Sydney International, Australian Open) and Adelaide’s World Tennis Challenge is no exception.

The popular World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day is back in 2016, and this […]

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Tunarama Festival | 22 – 26 Jan 2016

[ January 22, 2016 to January 26, 2016. ]

The Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival is one of Australia’s largest and most popular free regional festivals held annually over the Australia Day long weekend. It is also home of the World Championship Tuna Toss!

This family friendly festival is held on the foreshore of Port Lincoln’s Boston Bay. The picturesque lawns stage a three day event […]

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Eco Beach & Aquatic Adventure | 31 Jan 2016

[ January 31, 2016; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]

Grab your rashie, hat and sunblock and join the City of Onkaparinga for a FREE fun filled nature play day at the beach!

They’ll inspire you with some fantastic ideas on how to spend more family time playing outdoors, enjoying and caring for the local marine life.

– Reef snorkel tours to discover marine life
– Learn how to fish
– […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Review

Nature’s Playground Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is one of our favourite Play and Go places to visit, so we were really excited to try out the brand new Nature’s Playground that opened last week, just in time for the summer school holidays!
As you enter the Zoo, the Nature’s Playground is only a short walk from the […]

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Tackers | Adelaide Sailing Club | Jan 2016

Adelaide Sailing Club at West Beach is the home of the Tackers Learn to Sail program in Adelaide.
Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 yrs, delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is […]

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Guide Dogs Discovery Centre Open Days | January 2016

[ January 12, 2016; January 15, 2016; January 19, 2016; January 22, 2016; ]
Check out the award winning Discovery Centre during the School Holidays.
The Guide Dogs Discovery Centre is usually only open for bookings by schools, corporate and community groups. They are now opening their doors to the general public so you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. An eye-opening experience learning what life is like for […]

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Gravity Dance Camp | 20 & 21 Jan 2016

[ January 20, 2016; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. January 21, 2016; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Open to all ages and all skill levels.

Jam packed two days of dance and performance fun. Classes and workshops in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Glee, Acro and so much more.

Come with some friends and enjoy an awesome, energetic holiday program.

Cost is $120 for two days. There are limited places, to book call 8352 2006.

For […]

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A Book within a Book workshops | State Library | 11 – 15 Jan 2016

[ January 11, 2016 to January 15, 2016. ]
Complementing the ‘A Theatre Inside the Book’ exhibition, renowned artists James Parker and John Whitney are conducting their ‘Book within a Book’ workshops during the school holidays.

Two daily sessions: 10:30am & 1:30pm

Aimed at children aged between 5-12 years old, using spaces, buildings and exhibitions as inspiration for their design.

Bring your budding young artists to the State […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Now Open!

Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo is now open (December 2015)
Begin your own outside adventure as a family this summer!
Take a walk on the wild side these school holidays and experience the new Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo. Have fun with nature inspired play equipment suitable for all abilities.
The new play space is a wonderful environment where visitors […]

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New Year’s Eve for Families in Adelaide | 31 Dec 2015

[ December 31, 2015; ]

For New Year’s Eve events suitable for families check out what’s in our calendar for 31 December 2015 here.
Get Your Glo on at the Bay!
What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with family and friends on the foreshore at Glenelg. This annual festivity has become one of the most popular family friendly outdoor […]

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Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park | Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park this summer!
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has put together over 40 family-friendly water-based activities along the coast this summer. The program is to encourage more South Australians having fun and learning about our marine parks.
There is a series of ‘come and try snorkelling’ tours being run […]

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Summer in Charles Sturt | Jan & Feb 2016

Looking for something new to do in 2016?
Why not try one of these great activities from the City of Charles Sturt!
A group for people with an interest in electronics and computing, who meet to share and work on our ideas. If you share this interest, you’re welcome to come along.
Saturdays, 1-5pm.
The Brocas, 111 Woodville Rd, […]

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Active Kids Holiday Care | SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre | Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Active Kids Holiday Care
Active Kids Holiday Care is a program aimed at 5-12 year olds which encourages children to be active and social during the school break.
The program gives children the opportunity to make new friends whilst participating in a number of activities including cooking classes, use of the giant aquatic inflatables, arts, crafts and […]

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Australia Day in the City | Parade, Concert, Fireworks | Elder Park | 26 Jan 2016

[ January 26, 2016; 6:00 pm; ]
Adelaide City Council proudly presents – Australia Day in the City!
Australia Day in the City is the major public event held to celebrate our national day here in South Australia!

Line King William Street from 6pm for the multicultural Australia Day Parade then head to Elder Park for the huge Australia Day Concert and the spectacular […]

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The Garden of Crafted Delights | The Migration Museum | Jan 2016

[ January 9, 2016; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. January 16, 2016; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. January 23, 2016; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. January 30, 2016; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]  

Delightful crafty fun for the whole family at the Migration Museum in January…
In January the Migration Museum will be a hub for families to get creative with garden craft! The Garden of Crafted Delights is a series of craft activities and workshops specifically designed for families to make, take and personalise their gardens at home.
The […]

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Harry Potter Movie Marathon | 18 & 19 Jan 2016

[ January 18, 2016 to January 19, 2016. ]
There may be no more books coming out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the world of Harry Potter!
The State Library have been told so many times that their Mortlock Chamber looks like a scene from Harry Potter and they agree. So they thought it was the ideal place to hold a Harry Potter marathon!

Join Harry, Ron & […]

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Me’n Me Mates Concert | 12 Jan 2016

[ January 12, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
SA based trio featuring guitar, banjo, harmonica, percussion perform songs, stories and bush ballads to celebrate Australia’s distinctive language and humour in the tradition of Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Slim Dusty.
‘Me ‘n Me Mates’ have performed at festivals and a variety of other venues across SA, Vic, NSW and NT. Along with well known traditional and […]

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Lightsview Summer Activities | Dec 2015 & Jan 2016

[ December 15, 2015; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. December 18, 2015; December 23, 2015; January 9, 2016; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Lightsview hosts numerous community events across the year that current, future and local residents are welcome to attend. Be they fun or informative, the events help foster interaction within the community and have been enjoyed by thousands over recent years.

The calendar currently includes events such as outdoor cinemas and festivals in the warmer months, organic produce […]

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Lightsview Outdoor Cinemas | Dec 2015 & Jan 2016

[ December 18, 2015; 7:00 pm; January 3, 2016; 7:00 pm; January 15, 2016; 7:00 pm; January 22, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]

Lightsview hosts numerous community events across the year that current, future and local residents are welcome to attend. Be they fun or informative, the events help foster interaction within the community and have been enjoyed by thousands over recent years.
Boxtrolls (PG) 18 Dec 2015 | 7 – 11 pm

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash […]

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Crush festival | Adelaide Hills | 22 – 24 Jan 2016

[ January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016. ]
Crush is so much more than just a wine and food festival.
Celebrate the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills. 43 events, 38 Wineries, 32 Venues including 2 Clusters.
With many wineries putting on family-friendly events, here are some of our top-picks for a fun, relaxed  day out at Crush Festival with the kids.


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Adelaide Strikers MILO T20 Blast Holiday Clinics | Jan 2016

Looking for something to do these holidays? Get along to an Adelaide Strikers MILO T20 Blast Holiday Clinic! You will meet players, practice your skills, and get some great Strikers giveaways.
Cricket clinics are for 6-11 year old girls and boys of all abilities. The emphasis is on fun and participation while increasing skill levels.

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