january 2017 Articles

Santos Tour Down Under | 14 – 22 Jan 2017

[ January 14, 2017 to January 22, 2017. ]
Santos Tour Down Under 2017
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 14 to 22 January 2017.
With an event calendar full of race stages plus plenty of concerts, street parties and family fun make sure you get along […]

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Gear Up @ Campbelltown | Tour Down Under | 20 Jan 2017

[ January 20, 2017; ]
Get the family together for Gear Up @ Campbelltown
The Campbelltown City Council is proud to be hosting the Bupa Stage 4 Finish of the Santos Tour Down Under on Foxfield Oval, Maryvale Road, Athelstone on Friday 20 January 2017.  Everyone is welcome at this free community event.
Gear Up @ Campbelltown is a day with free rides, […]

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Glenelg Tour Street Party | Tour Down Under | 18 Jan 2017

[ January 18, 2017; 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
The Glenelg Tour Street Party returns in 2017
The best place to be in summer is by the beach.
What better way to cool down after a day of racing than at the Glenelg Tour Street Party. Catch the tram to the bay with friends and family for an evening of beachside fun, food, fashion and live […]

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It’s not your usual Maccas | See What’s Special About McDonald’s Green Fields | Jan 2017

It’s not your usual Maccas
See what’s special about McDonald’s Green Fields in our review (Jan 2017)
The brand new McDonald’s Green Fields (opposite Mawson Lakes) has just opened in December 2016 and it’s not your usual Maccas. It’s all grown up, with a modern and fresh new look. A little bit upmarket Nordic and a little […]

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Innes National Park Reef Rambles | 12 & 13 Jan 2017

[ January 12, 2017; January 13, 2017; ]
Innes National Park Reef Rambles – Immerse yourself in Marine Parks
Are you heading to the Yorke Peninsula these school holidays?  Join a ranger on January 12 or 13 at the Innes National Park Reef Rambles. Innes Reef Rambles are an interpretative ramble on the reef at Innes National Park. You’ll learn about the critters along […]

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Morialta Conservation Park is Set for a Stunning New Nature Playground in 2017

Morialta Conservation Park will undergo an exciting upgrade to include a unique new nature playspace.
Editor’s Note 1 September 2017: It’s Now Open for Play. See our first pictures of the new playspace here.
Concept plans have been released by the State Environment Department for a stunning new playground in Morialta Conservation Park that is sure to […]

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Corpse Flower Blooms at Adelaide Botanic Garden | 3 & 4 January 2017

[ January 3, 2017 to January 4, 2017. ]
The rotting flesh-smelling Titan arum, Ganteng (Amorphophallus titanum), better known as the Corpse Flower – has begun flowering at Adelaide Botanic Garden’s Bicentennial Conservatory!
If you missed it when one bloomed at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden here’s your chance to see it in the city, but you only have around 48 hours to see it.

The Conservatory’s […]

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Forest to Vines | Barossa Valley | Tour Down Under | 17 Jan 2017

[ January 17, 2017; ]
Hostworks Stage 1 of the Santos Tour Down Under features three laps of the Southern Barossa, known as ‘the cool end of the Valley.’
Discover great spectator vantage points in the townships of Williamstown, Lyndoch, Sandy Creek and Cockatoo Valley with a race to the finish in Lyndoch.

Lyndoch will come alive with the Southern Barossa Gourmet […]

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Stirling Spin | Tour Down Under | 18 Jan 2017

[ January 18, 2017; ]
A day in the Adelaide Hills well worth the revolutions: The Tour Down Under Stirling Spin.
The Santos Tour Down Under returns to Stirling in 2017 with a grand, five lap stage finish, guaranteed to deliver the excitement, thrills and enthusiastic crowds that the Stirling finishes are renowned for. Bustling with live music, street performers, local […]

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Ended: Win A Family Pass to see Dinosaurs Alive! at Adelaide Zoo | Jan 2017 | Ended

Dinosaurs Alive! at Adelaide Zoo
Read our Play & Go Review of Dinosaurs Alive! here
Go and see them before they go extinct… again!
Back by popular demand, the dinosaurs are roaring into the zoo. Dinosaurs Alive will give budding paleontologists the opportunity to walk alongside seven life-size and life-like roaring, snarling and moving animatronic dinosaurs.

For more information on […]

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Family Day | Tour Down Under | 15 & 22 Jan 2017

[ January 15, 2017; January 22, 2017; 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Thanks to the huge success of the event in 2015 and 2016, Family Day will take place over two days in 2017!
Family Day will be on the first and final Sundays of the Santos Tour Down Under, during the People’s Choice Classic and Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6. This FREE event has previously hosted […]

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Dinosaurs Alive! at Adelaide Zoo | Review

[ December 26, 2016 to February 5, 2017. ]
Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand Dinosaurs Alive! was extended until 5 February 2017.
These summer holidays you can travel back in time to see dinosaurs roaming around Adelaide Zoo. If like us you saw the dinosaurs last time they visited three years ago, you might be interested in whether they are the same or not. While […]

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Minecraft Mod Mayhem Workshop | Brainstorm SA | Charles Campbell College | 16-18 Jan 2017

[ January 16, 2017 to January 18, 2017. ]
A little more advanced than Brainstorm SA’s normal Minecraft workshop, “Mod Mayhem” takes advantage of the vast array of weird and wonderful mods that Minecraft has to offer.
Students are able to use incredibly advanced tools and gadgets to design complicated machines and create intricate structures. Mods such as buildcraft, pixlemon and computercraft unlock a whole […]

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Make Your Own Mandala | Cathy Gray | The Glenunga Hub | 13, 19 & 23 Jan 2017

[ January 13, 2017; January 19, 2017; January 21, 2017; ]
For some school holiday fun, try Cathy Gray’s children’s art classes.
Cathy Gray is an Adelaide artist whose work is all hand drawn in archival ink. The delicacy is reminiscent of an embroiderer’s needlework and in particular, lace. Her intricate and finely detailed works demonstrate a radial balance, drawing our gaze from the centre point.

Cathy is offering some […]

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Ended: Win Tickets to a Wild Imagination nature play Event – Family Session | Jan 2017

Wild Imagination is a new alternative to vacation care. Get kids outside, and allow them to spend their school holidays in nature!
These school holiday events are based almost entirely outdoors. Kids will hang out in tents instead of classrooms, play with sticks and bugs instead of pens and paper, use nature in craft activities, build […]

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Tourrific Prospect Street Party | Tour Down Under | 17 Jan 2017

[ January 17, 2017; 6:00 pm; ]
Still the place to party! Tourrific Prospect 2017 is coming!
On Tuesday 17 January, Prospect Road is once again the place to be for live music and food lovers, artists, cultural celebrations and cycling enthusiasts, as the City of Prospect presents its sixth annual Tourrific Prospect street party from 6pm to 11pm.
One of Adelaide’s most enduring, […]

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Australia Day in the City | Parade, Concert & Fireworks | 26 Jan 2017

[ January 26, 2017; 6:00 pm; ]
Australia Day in the City – Parade, Concert & Fireworks is South Australia’s largest Australia Day celebration held in the heart of Adelaide at Elder Park.
Join more than 40,000 people celebrating Australia’s national day!

Australia Day in the City-Parade, Concert & Fireworks is an event where everyone can come together and celebrate what it means to […]

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Ended: Win Tickets to a KIDS ONLY Wild Imagination nature play Event | Jan 2017

Wild Imagination is a new alternative to vacation care. Get kids outside, and allow them to spend their school holidays in nature!
These school holiday events are based almost entirely outdoors. Kids will hang out in tents instead of classrooms, play with sticks and bugs instead of pens and paper, use nature in craft activities, build […]

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Disney’s Moana | Not your usual Disney Princess Movie | Play & Go Movie Review | In Cinemas 26 Dec 2016

Disney Moana  | Movie Review
A heartwarming movie, with great storytelling, a wonderful female hero and is not only a visually stunning experience, but a cultural one too.
Knowing it is from the creators of Zootopia and Frozen it was expected to be pretty good, but to be honest, the trailers for this movie did not inspire […]

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MONSTER TRUCKS | In Cinemas 12 Jan 2017

[ January 12, 2017; ]
MONSTER TRUCKS Movie | In Cinemas 12 January 2017
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean […]

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Ballerina | In Cinemas 12 Jan 2017

[ January 12, 2017; ]
Ballerina is a delightful movie for the whole family.
Felicie (voiced by Elle Fanning) is a young orphan with only one passion: dance.
With her best friend Victor (voiced by Dane DeHaan), who wants to become a great inventor, they devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel […]

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Bupa Mini Tour for Kids | Tour Down Under | 22 Jan 2017

[ January 22, 2017; ]
Bupa Mini Tour For Kids
During the Santos Tour Down Under, kids aged from six to 12 can ride on the UCI World Tour track, just like the world’s cycling superheroes.
Bupa mini tour for kids is your child’s opportunity to ride on the Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 circuit just hours before the pros.

Riders will […]

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Ended: WIN Movie Tickets to Ballerina | In Cinemas 12 Jan 2017

[ December 27, 2016 12:00 am to January 9, 2017 11:00 pm. ]
Win Tickets to Ballerina | In Cinemas 12 January 2017
Felicie (voiced by Elle Fanning) is a young orphan with only one passion: dance.
With her best friend Victor (voiced by Dane DeHaan), who wants to become a great inventor, they devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel […]

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Cars of Australia Show | Strathalbyn Oval Complex | 29 Jan 2017

[ January 29, 2017; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. ]
On Sunday 29 January 2017, Strathalbyn Auto Collectors Club Inc. are hosting the Cars of Australia Show at Strathalbyn Oval Complex.
The idea for a ‘Cars of Australia Show’ came from the then Club President Glyn Morris who thought this an ideal way to contribute to the town and community of Strathalbyn and also promote the […]

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Norwood on Tour Street Party | Tour Down Under | 19 Jan 2017

[ January 19, 2017; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
*The Norwood on Tour Street Party has been cancelled due to a forecast for bad weather*
Celebrate the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under on The Parade, Norwood.
The Norwood on Tour Street Party will feature live performances, face painting, circus shows and more!
Building on the excitement in the lead up to the Bupa Stage 4 start of the […]

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Team Presentation & Free Concert | Tour Down Under | 14 Jan 2017

[ January 14, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]  

The perfect start to your Santos Tour Down Under experience is in the heart of Adelaide for the Team Presentation and Free Concert, headlined in 2017 by ARIA Award winners Birds of Tokyo.
Adam Spark, band member of Birds of Tokyo, says the band is excited to play for the crowds at the Adelaide City Council […]

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Blue Light Splash Bash at Waterworld | 10 to 17 Yrs | 24 Feb 2017

[ February 24, 2017; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Calling all 10-17 year olds! The Blue Light Splash Bash is heading to Waterworld for one night only!
Bring your friends and come to this event featuring a DJ, unlimited waterslides, games and prizes. Cafe facilities available.

This event is hosted in conjunction with South Australia Police and is a lock in event.

Tickets: $8 (pre-sold) | $10 […]

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SING! | SIDS and Kids SA Family Movie Day | 22 Jan 2017

[ January 22, 2017; 2:00 pm; ]
Who will win the ultimate singing competition?  Join in to find out whether it will be the timid elephant, the punk rock porcupine or the harried mum of 25 piglets.
Read our Play & Go Review of the movie Sing here.
SIDS and Kids SA is holding a Family Movie Day to raise funds for its vital services.  […]

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Oliver! | Hills Youth Theatre | 10-15 Jan 2017

[ January 10, 2017 4:00 pm to January 15, 2017 4:00 pm. ]
The Hills Youth Theatre is thrilled to announce its January production, the Broadway hit musical, Oliver!
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, […]

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Chemistry in a Cup and iRobots | Science Club | 19 Jan 2017

[ January 19, 2017; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ]
Science Club – Chemistry in a Cup and iRobots
Pop, fizzle, learn and giggle with these fun and friendly Chemistry in a Cup experiments. Plus, explore the exciting world of robotics with Ollie, the trick robot!

Using the latest iPad apps, drive and race Ollie through a maze of your own creation, or perform a crazy trick […]

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Bupa Family Ride | Tour Down Under | 15 Jan 2017

[ January 15, 2017; 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]
After the success of the inaugural event in 2016, the Family Ride is back by popular demand!
On Sunday 15 January 2017, Family Ride participants will ride laps of the People’s Choice Classic circuit just a few hours before world’s elite cyclists hit the road. Families will be contacted with a specific time frame when they […]

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Orchestral Concerts | AYO National Music Camp | 14 Jan 2017

[ January 14, 2017; 4:00 pm; 7:30 pm; ]
Each year, Australia’s best young musicians travel from around the country to make incredible music at AYO National Music Camp.
This annual event transforms the lives of the young players, who bring exceptional energy, inspiration, and technical ability to their performances.

In 2017, the Bishop and Alexander Orchestras will be conducted by Elim Chan and Dietrich Paredes, […]

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Marion Cultural Centre Free Outdoor Movie | Up! | 6 Jan 2017

[ January 6, 2017; 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Go to the Marion Cultural Centre on Friday 6 January 2017 for a FREE viewing of popular movie, Up! starting at 8:30pm.
Up! is about retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his […]

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World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day | Memorial Drive | 8 Jan 2017

[ January 8, 2017; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ]
The popular World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day is back in 2017, and this year it will take place at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre and Telstra Plaza.
This is a FREE event that is open to 5-12 year olds. It will be on from 9am to 11am on Sunday the 8 January 2017. Food and drink […]

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Unley Gourmet Gala | 16 Jan 2017

[ January 16, 2017; 4:00 pm; ]
Unley Gourmet Gala
King William Road will be buzzing with activity for one of Adelaide’s most prestigious outdoor gourmet food and wine events on January 16.
The hugely popular and successful Unley Gourmet Gala will be even bigger in 2017 as cycling enthusiasts, families, foodies and fashionistas descend on King William Road for the annual Unley Gourmet Gala on Monday 16 January 2017. For the first […]

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Minecraft at the Museum | 9 – 13 Jan 2017

[ January 9, 2017; January 10, 2017; January 11, 2017; January 12, 2017; January 13, 2017; ]
The Minecraft workshops are back by popular demand!
Over the course of an action-packed day, explore the Curious Beasts exhibition and discover how you can create your own curious creatures in Minecraft. Experienced facilitators from Hackerspace Adelaide will guide participants through a variety of activities and introduce them to basic coding techniques.

Tickets: Museum Members $60 per child […]

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Civic Park Aus Day with Giant 100 Metre Slip-and-Slide | Modbury | 26 Jan 2017

[ January 26, 2017; ]
Celebrate Australia Day 2017 with friends and family in the beautiful surrounds of Civic Park!
This event features a 100m dual lane slip and slide, as well as a new 75m slide for the little kids, so you can glide down the hill of Civic Park.

For anyone under 1m tall there will be jumping castles, temporary […]

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Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival | 14 & 15 Jan 2017

[ January 14, 2017; January 15, 2017; ]
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 Semaphore Greek Cultural Festival is held at the Semaphore foreshore every January over two days – in 2017 it will be held on Saturday 14th […]

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Nature Play Summer Day | Goolwa South | 24 Jan 2017

[ January 24, 2017; 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]
Finish the school holidays on a high with the Nature Play Summer Day!
Thanks to the support of ASG, Nature Play SA in conjunction with OPAL and Alexandrina Council, have organized a fun-filled summer event for families on the Goolwa South Foreshore! Pack up the car and head south to Goolwa for an awesome day filled […]

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City of West Torrens Summer Festival & Little Day Out | Jan & Feb 2017

[ January 7, 2017; 5:00 pm; January 13, 2017; 10:00 am; January 14, 2017; 5:00 pm; January 16, 2017; 2:00 pm; January 19, 2017; 10:00 am; January 20, 2017; 5:00 pm; January 21, 2017; 5:00 pm; January 24, 2017; 10:00 am; January 28, 2017; 5:00 pm; February 4, 2017; 7:00 pm; February 11, 2017; 5:00 pm; ]
The City of West Torrens has held an annual series of free community events in the West Torrens Memorial Gardens since 2008. Originally called Music in the Park, the event is now known as the City’s Summer Festival.
Summer Festival’s program of live music and outdoor cinema caters to a variety of tastes. Bring your own […]

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