Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park
Marion Council has begun the transformation of its 44-year old pool into the biggest outdoor water park in Southern Adelaide.
More than $1.9 million of new attractions will be installed, including a 9m-high tower with four slides, topped with a giant tipping bucket.
The site will be […]
Marion Outdoor Pool to Become Southern Adelaide’s Biggest Outdoor Water Park
WIN Tickets to the MegaClimb at Mega Adventure
With over 70 obstacles available for you to tackle at your own level and speed, the MegaClimb is perfect for anyone wanting a stimulating experience.
Imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air, or manoeuvring between obstacles like the floating esky, BMX bike, and sky-high picnic table.
[ May 7, 2020 to June 8, 2020. ]
Junior Rangers – Autumn Diaries
South Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service has a new Junior Ranger nature journaling activity that will get kids excited about spending time in nature this autumn. There is also a great competition too.
Designed to spark curious minds, ‘Autumn Diaries’ is a great way to take the classroom outside and get […]
[ May 28, 2020 to June 10, 2020. ]
Educational Activities by Patch
Here are some of Patch Theatre’s favourite fun (and educational) activities to try at home or school.
Enjoy storytime, create shadow puppets, make a rainbow light, build a paper city, colour in ZOOM alien characters, make a bird fly around the room or create your own mini galaxy in a jar.
See all the […]
[ May 30, 2020; June 6, 2020; June 13, 2020; June 20, 2020; ]
Something on Saturday at Home
Free craft activities for kids from the Adelaide Festival Centre.
The Adelaide Festival Centre misses hearing the laughter and the smiles of families in their theatres and creating fun, lasting memories when you visit.
They have created a range of free educational and hands-on activities to keep your little and big ones entertained […]
[ May 31, 2020; ]
Watch history unfold on Sunday 31 May 2020 (Adelaide time), as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.
This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from U.S. soil. The first launch […]
[ May 29, 2020; ]
Mega Adventure West Beach reopening on Friday 29 May 2020.
After an eight week hiatus due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Mega Adventure at West Beach has been granted permission to reopen from Friday 29 May.
The team has been busy in recent weeks cleaning and upgrading the premises to ensure their guest experience remains world-class.
Mega has […]
The Witton Bluff Base Trail to be built between Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach
The long-awaited, shared-use path linking the foreshores of Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach will go ahead after the state government agreed to match City of Onkaparinga funding.
The stimulus package will create jobs in the south and finally connect the coastal hotspots via […]
Listen to Celebrities read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Taika Waititi reads James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, in full across 10 episodes, to raise money for @Partners In Health.
Over the series, Taika will be joined by Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Cullum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roman Griffin […]
Shibui Dessert Bar Open – May 2020
Shibui Dessert Bar, located in Grote Street, Adelaide, has reopened following a temporary closure due to coronavirus. Shibui has also released a new Ice Cream Sandwich Range which is available for takeaway.
The new Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich range comes in a range of flavours: Nutella, Peanut butter & jelly, […]
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.
These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— […]
Crayola Crayons – New Skin Colour Tones Range
Crayola’s new skin colour toned crayons are designed to represent over 40 global skin tones across the world which will allow children to “accurately colour themselves into the world.”
The packs include descriptive colour names such as “light almond,” “deep rose” and “medium golden.” Each crayon label also lists […]
REM+ Tuition: Unlock Potential. Get Results.
At REM+ Tuition the mission is to create positive futures through supporting and motivating students, and developing their confidence in ways that schools can’t.
REM+ Tuition offers Adelaide students of all ages face-to-face tuition in small groups. Classes are organised by year group and subject, and are available for pre-school children, […]
[ May 25, 2020 to July 3, 2020. ]
I Spy with My Cleland Eye
Explore Cleland Wildlife Park this winter with a fun new self-guided trail, free with entry.
Cleland Wildlife Park has now re-opened, and the animals are ready to see everyone. MORE INFO HERE.
‘I Spy with My Cleland Eye’ is designed for kids and adventurous adults. This self-guided trail takes you around the […]
Seasonal Jobs SA
If you need a job, Seasonal Jobs SA needs you. Around 24,000 workers are needed to fill agricultural jobs like fruit picking, pruning, grape harvesting and tree planting.
South Australia’s agriculture industry needs more workers. From pickers to packers, processors and planters, there are a variety of agricultural seasonal jobs on offer in South Australia’s […]
Phil Cummings live interactive free online event
Hear renowned, local children’s author Phil Cummings talk about how he creates his books at this live interactive online event.
Phil will be sharing how he creates a book, how he works with the illustrators and editors to bring his wonderful visions to life. He will also talk about the […]
Updated Guidelines for Licensed Venues – Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs & Wineries to Reopen for Indoor & Outdoor Dining
The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall today announced an amendment to the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia. As of Friday 22 May 2020, all licensed venues with seated dining will be allowed to accommodate […]
Development of Morton Road Sports and Community Hub in Christie Downs
The Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation (RRSF) and the City of Onkaparinga have teamed up with the state government and the local community to deliver a multi-million dollar sports and recreation hub in Adelaide’s south.
The $3.1 million Morton Road Sports and Community Hub in Christie Downs […]
Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive In will reopen on Friday 29 May 2020
Mainline Drive In, located in Gepps Cross, closed their gates during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with restrictions easing they are now able to reopen.
Social distancing won’t be a problem when you are confined to your car, but still out in open […]
Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path – Second Section Now Open
The second section of the Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path which runs alongside the Northern Connector motorway has now opened. This means people are now able to ride their bike, or walk, from Gawler to Port Adelaide (all off road).
The final section of the […]
DIY Cardboard Animal Craft
We’ve partnered with Babysits (Australia’s babysitting community) to bring you this fun and creative recycled cardboard animals craft that will be sure to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.
There’s no need to pop to the shops for any extras; everything you’ll need for this craft you can find at home.
Guns N’ Roses Picture Book – ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’
Guns N’ Roses are set to release a children’s picture book based on their much-loved anthem Sweet Child O’Mine.
This is the first and only picture-book interpretation of Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’Mine lyrics, inspired by the adventures of Maya and Natalia Rose, two young girls who have […]
West Beach Parks home of West Beach Parks Resort and BIG4 West Beach Parks
West Beach Parks is a world-class holiday destination and home to South Australia’s favourite Holiday Park and Resort.
West Beach Parks boasts facilities and activities for all, including outstanding sports fields, first-class public golf courses, a marina and some of SA’s best adventure […]
Coronavirus Restrictions Easing | Restaurants & Cafes to Reopen for Indoor Dining | Update 20 May 2020
Restaurants and Cafes to Reopen for Indoor Dining
The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall today announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia. As of Friday 22 May 2020, restaurants and cafes will be allowed to accommodate 10 indoor diners for a meal and alcohol. The second stage easing of coronavirus restrictions is […]
[ May 21, 2020; ]
The Cibo Espresso FruChoc Hot Chocolate Returns
With winter around the corner, two state icons, CIBO Espresso and Menz FruChocs have teamed up once again to reintroduce the CIBO Espresso – FruChoc Hot Chocolate.
Following its limited run in Winter 2018, the two local companies felt South Aussies deserved a chance to enjoy this treat again. The CIBO […]
Take a Virtual Tour of Stardust Castle
If you’ve ever wondered about the ‘behind the scenes’ of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, you can take a virtual tour with a new video led by Brian Gilbertson, event manager and director of the pageant.
Ever wondered how the Pageant floats are built? Or where all the fun costumes […]
Photo credit: Michael Waterhouse Photography
Ghost Mushrooms in the Adelaide Hills
You don’t have to go all the way to Mount Gambier to see these amazing bioluminescent fungi.
Head to the Mark Oliphant Conservation Park trails in Heathfield in the Adelaide Hills to view the incredible Omphalotus Nidiformis, also known as ‘Ghost Mushrooms’. Photographer Michael Waterhouse found these […]
[ May 23, 2020 to May 24, 2020. ]
Red Shield Appeal 2020
Volunteers won’t be able to knock on doors this Red Shield Appeal, but the Salvos’ services are in greater need than ever before. Join the Digital Doorknock and raise funds for those in need.
So much is uncertain, but one thing we know: in the coming weeks and months, the Salvos will be […]
Start at Home Activities with the Art Gallery of SA
Extend your Start experience at home with online activities.
Held at AGSA on the first Sunday of every month, Start at the Gallery is an exciting introduction to art for children aged 3-12 and their families. This free family-fun day includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment.
Cleland Wildlife Park now open – 15 May 2020
Cleland Wildlife Park has been able to reopen with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
At this stage, the café will only be offering takeaway coffees and a limited menu and visitors are encouraged to pay by card where possible.
Cleland will look to reintroduce keeper talks, as […]
[ May 15, 2020; ]
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden re-opens Friday 15 May 2020
With just over two weeks of May remaining we still have enough time to visit the stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Garden to take in the beautiful late autumn colours.
After seven weeks of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are delighted to hear that Mount Lofty Botanic […]
[ May 15, 2020 to May 18, 2020. ]
Introducing the innagural 2020 Clare Valley Virtual Gourmet Weekend!
In light of COVID-19, the 2020 Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend Event has had to be rethought and this year the event will take place virtually.
This year’s event features a jam-packed itinerary. Some highlights of the itinerary include:
Pikes Beer Company and Slate Restaurant Live Cooking Demo
[ May 18, 2020 to May 24, 2020. ]
‘Colour Your Community Red’ is an online social media campaign to thank and celebrate the almost one million South Australian’s who volunteer.
It replaces the annual National Volunteer Week’s parade and BBQ in Adelaide and the Darwin thank you event, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
‘Colour Your Community Red’ will give everyone in the community a chance to […]
[ May 20, 2020; ]
Wear Orange Wednesday
National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at our most vulnerable. Whatever the challenges we might face, bushfires, floods, storms and a global pandemic. Thank them on Wednesday 20 May […]
Whispering Wall at Williamstown | Review
Whispering Wall, otherwise known as the Barossa Reservoir, is approximately 1 hours drive from Adelaide in the Barossa Valley, near the township of Williamstown.
Many Adelaideans will remember visiting this iconic destination as children mostly for the novelty value. The wall is aptly named ‘Whispering Wall’ because of its parabola effect […]
Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]
Angaston to Nuriootpa Track – Walk & Cycle through the Barossa
The Angaston to Nuriootpa Track is a high quality trail designed for both walking and cycling in the heart of the Barossa Valley. With a smooth bitumen surface perfect for bike riding, the trail is wider than traditional paths so walkers and cyclists travelling in opposite […]
TreeClimb Adelaide Reopens from 11 May 2020
TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park, located in the Adelaide city park lands. On March 24 they made the difficult decision to take TreeClimb into ‘hibernation mode’ temporarily after the Australian and South Australian Governments announced tighter restrictions for non-essential businesses.
Now permitted as part of the South […]
Open Spaces and Places for People Grants Announced
$65.5 million worth of funding for local community projects has been announced as part of the State Government’s Open Spaces and Places for People Grants.
In March, the State Government doubled the annual Planning and Development Fund to $50 million, when matched with 50:50 local government contribution, with a […]
South Australia’s National Parks are reopening for camping on Monday 11 May 2020
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia are reopening National Parks for camping, plus parks accommodation and camping on Crown Lands will also reopen.
Park facilities now open include:
Campgrounds (from Monday 11 May 2020)
Group facilities such as barbecues, firepits, showers, indoor camp kitchens (from […]