january 2024 Articles

Salisbury Aquatic Centre | Opens 24 Jun 2024

[ June 24, 2024; ]
The Salisbury Recreation Precinct is due to reopen as the exciting new Salisbury Aquatic Centre on Monday 24 June 2024.
Redevelopment of the Salisbury Aquatic Centre, which is nestled within the picturesque natural setting of Happy Home Reserve,  is co-funded by the Government of South Australia.  The new and improved facility will provide a diverse range […]

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Medicare Urgent Care Clinics | South Australia

Where to go for urgent health appointments in South Australia.
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCC) give you more options to see a doctor or nurse when you need care for urgent, but not life-threatening health conditions, and cannot get an appointment at your usual GP.
You can walk into any Medicare Urgent Care Clinic for bulk […]

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SA Sports Voucher Program | 2 Vouchers per Child per year from 2025

The Sports Vouchers program provides an opportunity for school-aged children in South Australia from Reception to Year 9 to receive a discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees and learn to swim programs.  In 2025 it will also include music lessons.
Peter Malinauskas has announced the school sports vouchers program will DOUBLE to two $100 vouchers […]

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BROKEN Exhibition | MOD. Museum | Jan – Nov 2024

It can sometimes feel like the world is so BROKEN that nothing will ever change. Housing, education, universal services, politics, collaboration. The list goes on. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The world has changed before and it will change again.
MOD.’s new exhibition BROKEN is an exploration of how the world could be different […]

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Gelato Messina | Kent Town | Opens 29 Jan 2024

Gelato Messina opens in Kent Town Adelaide.
Gelato Messina has finally opened their first gelato store in their owners’ home town of Adelaide.
After moving from Adelaide to Sydney in 1999, Messina founder Nick Palumbo and his brother Danny have spent the best part of 20 years growing Gelato Messina from a single store in Sydney to […]

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Bloom Cafe | Thebarton | Review

Bloom Cafe sits between quiet backstreets and the River Torrens in Thebarton. It has a quiet, open vibe, excellent food and coffee, and a great kids menu. 
Review by Claire Davill
The cafe is a great family friendly option for a lazy breakfast, brunch or lunch, and the new kids menu (with colouring-in page incorporated) will keep […]

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Australia Day Pool Party | Marion Outdoor Pool | 26 Jan 2024

[ January 26, 2024; ]
The Marion Outdoor Pool will be open on the Australia Day public holiday, Friday 26 January 2024.
They will have a DJ spinning some Aussie tunes, snags on the BBQ cooked by the Lions Club of Hallett Cove & Districts Inc. (for the first 500 people) and more.

With three pools, a splash park and waterslides, there […]

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Flaherty Beach Yorke Peninsula

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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The Jungle Bunch World Tour | In Cinemas 19 Jan 2024

Who do you call to help when a mysterious supervillain covers the jungle with pink foam that explodes on contact with water? The Jungle Bunch!
The long-awaited sequel of everyone’s favourite jungle bunch sees a vicious beaver blanket the jungle with a dangerous pink substance that explodes when coming into contact with water. With the rainy […]

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Australia Day Breakfast | City of Salisbury | 26 Jan 2024

[ January 26, 2024; ]    
Dive into the ultimate 2024 Australia Day bash with the City of Salisbury at Carisbrooke Park on 26 January 2024.
From water slides to a Vegemite eating showdown, the City of Salisbury’s celebration is loaded with action.

Enjoy a FREE hot breakfast, including bacon and egg rolls or a healthier option of fresh fruit and yogurt, […]

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Paradise Recreation Plaza Opening Celebration | 28 Jan 2024

[ January 28, 2024; ]
Paradise Recreation Plaza is complete and you are invited to join the celebrations at a FREE event for the official opening.
The community can enjoy the new state-of-the-art Paradise Recreation Plaza at the official opening celebration on Sunday 28 January 2024.  This event is free to the public and everyone is invited to attend and experience […]

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78-Storey Treehouse Adelaide Festival Centre

The 78-Storey Treehouse l Adelaide Review | Jan 2024

The 78-Storey Treehouse l Adelaide Review
Whether you are familiar with the ‘Treehouse’ series of books or not, you are sure to enjoy seeing ‘The 78-Storey Treehouse’ come to life on stage at the Dunstan Playhouse.
Review by Jo Parkinson
CDP Kids presents this wild, outrageous and hilarious story in a jam-packed hour that keeps everyone entertained from […]

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SPLASH! Free Giant Water Inflatables | City of West Torrens Summer Festival | 27 Jan 2024

[ January 27, 2024; ]    
SPLASH! Free Giant Water Inflatables
Kids aged 0 to 17 and their families can enjoy free fun in the sun at the City of West Torrens fun water play event. Slip and slide on the giant water slides or embrace the mess with Climbing Tree’s mud activities. Be sure to wear your bathers, pack your towel and […]

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Family Fun Day for Xave | St Agnes | 20 Jan 2024

[ January 20, 2024; ]
Go along to the Family Fun Day for Xave to help raise funds for Xavier Pudovkin.
There will be a host of activities, stalls and characters to meet. Activities on offer at the event will include face painting, glitter tattoos, rides, stalls, food, pony rides, mechanical bull, cupcake stall, a host of characters to meet including […]

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland – Live on Stage | Adelaide Review

Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic is brought to life in this sumptuous production of Alice in Wonderland – Live on Stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide.
Review by Sharon Harrington
If you loved reading Alice in Wonderland or watching the Disney cartoon as a child, you’ll love Penny Farrow’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s iconic tale.
Most would know […]

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Aus Lights on the River | Free Family Friendly Events | 26 Jan 2024

[ January 26, 2024; ]
Aus Lights on the River 2024 at Elder Park/Tarntanya Wama, Adelaide
The 2024 Australia Day Program in Adelaide will be guided by two overarching themes, Belonging to Country and Connecting to Nature.
Aus Lights on the River is a two-day program on Thursday 25 January and Friday 26 January showcasing Our SA Story through immersive visually engaging […]

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Miss Saigon | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Miss Saigon at Adelaide Festival Centre – Review
Miss Saigon is an epic and tragic love story that is visually breathtaking with amazing performances by an incredible cast.
Produced by Cameron McIntosh, in association with GWB Entertainment, Boublil and Schönberg’s incredible musical envelops the stage, delivering a brilliant score, wonderful performances and raw emotion to capture the […]

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Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival | Adelaide | 16-21 Jan 2024

[ January 16, 2024 to January 21, 2024. ]
Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival 2024
The Inaugural Wild Earth Oceania Film Festival will be held in Adelaide from 16-21 January 2024 with a family-focused program.

Discover a realm of wild favourites, including the Australian Rock Wallaby, Vienna’s enchanting Beavers, and the beloved Platypus, plus there will be an incredible chance to meet real Australian wildlife at […]

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Dive In Movies at Waterworld Aquatic Centre | Ridgehaven | Jan – Mar 2024

[ January 13, 2024; February 17, 2024; ]
Watch a movie whilst you swim and relax at Waterworld Aquatic Centre.
Located in Ridgehaven, Dive In Movie nights are one of Waterworld’s longest running and most successful events.  They have a large inflatable outdoor screen set up on the lawn, so families and children can go along and have a swim, use the waterslides and […]

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GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition & Virtual Reality Experience | Review

GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition & Virtual Reality Experience
Take a journey into the heart of the ancient Daintree Rainforest, one of earth’s most fascinating, beautiful and vital ecosystems. GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition is on at the South Australian Museum until 17 March 2024. Watch the rainforest evolve on a big screen, see rainforest creatures on display […]

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Ended: WIN Adelaide International Kids’ Day Courtside Tickets

WIN Courtside Tickets to Kids’ Day at the 2024 Adelaide International!
Kid’s reign supreme on day one of the Adelaide International 2024 with the first day of the tournament being all about doing it for the kids. With an expanded event footprint taking over Pinky Flat, a day of family friendly fun is on offer on […]

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Pick Your Own Sunflowers | Atkins Farm | Meadows

Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Atkins Farm in the Adelaide Hills
For a limited time the general public can pick their own sunflowers at beautiful Atkins Farm in Meadows.
Atkins Farm is a working farm and in summer they open their gates to allow visitors to pick their own sunflowers.  The 2024 season is due to open in […]

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Australia Day Breakfast | Fremont Park | 26 Jan 2024

[ January 26, 2024; ]
City of Playford’s 2024 Australia Day Breakfast at Fremont Park.
Hosted by Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello from South Aussie with Cosi. go along for a FREE barbecue brekky while you join in the lively atmosphere in Playford’s favourite park.  There will be amusements for all ages and live entertainment all morning.

Breakfast options are bacon and eggy bread […]

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Open Air Cinema | City of West Torrens Summer Festival | **EVENT DETAILS CHANGED***6 Jan 2024

[ January 6, 2024; ]
Saturday 6 January – Open Air Cinema 
Due to the inclement weather conditions, the planned screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG) will no longer be outside, but never fear, the movie will be screened inside the West Torrens Auditorium from 7.30pm.

Other programmed free entertainment will continue inside the Hamra Centre Library, […]

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Open Air Cinema | City of West Torrens Summer Festival | 13 Jan 2024

[ January 13, 2024; ]
Open Air Cinema – City of West Torrens Summer Festival
Enjoy another night of great tunes and free children’s entertainment before family favourite movie, Paddington 2 (G) at 8.45pm. The open air cinema will be held on Saturday 13  January 2024 at West Torrens Memorial Gardens.
Grab a treat from the food trucks, savour something from the […]

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Adelaide School Holiday Dates | School Terms in South Australia

School Holiday Dates for South Australia
Adelaide School Holiday Dates for 2024 & 2025, School Term Dates and Public Holidays in South Australia.
To help you plan ahead when making travel plans and booking accommodation for your next family trip, here’s where you’ll find the current year’s school term dates, school holiday dates and South Australia’s public […]

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START at the Gallery | Art Gallery of SA | Dates for 2024

[ January 7, 2024; February 1, 2024; February 4, 2024; March 3, 2024; April 7, 2024; May 5, 2024; June 2, 2024; July 7, 2024; August 4, 2024; September 1, 2024; October 6, 2024; November 3, 2024; December 1, 2024; ]
Free START Program for Children at the Art Gallery of South Australia 
An exciting introduction to art for children and their families, enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery.
START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery […]

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Double Your Annual Leave & Maximise Your Holidays in 2024 | South Australia

How to Maximise your Holidays in 2024 in South Australia
By planning ahead you can maximise your time off work in 2024 and turn 23 days of annual leave into 48 days of holiday time here in South Australia.
It always pays to plan ahead when it comes to booking a family holiday for many reasons, such […]

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Nature Photographer of the Year 2024

Entries Open for Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2024 | SA Museum

Calling All Junior Photographers!
Does your child have a passion for photography? Maybe they’d like to enter their pics in the 2024 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition.
Owned and produced by the South Australian Museum, the competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers of any age so it’s a great opportunity for […]

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Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo | Jan 2024

[ January 5, 2024; January 12, 2024; January 19, 2024; ]
Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo this Summer for 3 nights only.
Experience sundown at the Zoo surrounded by the evening calls of the animals.
Soak up summer nights surrounded by the evening calls of the Siamangs or throaty huffs of the lions, right in the heart of the city.

Take a moment to unwind after work, drop in […]

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