Phil Cummings live interactive 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 inspiration […]
Phil Cummings live interactive online event
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.
Usually held 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.
However, due […]
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 […]
Yum Cha at The Market Plaza Food Court in Adelaide
The Seng Kee Yum Cha stall at The Market Plaza Food Court has always been our go-to for a quick yum cha lunch. The food court is conveniently located between the atrium next to the Adelaide Central Market, and Moonta Place. It’s great for families, as […]
Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network.
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]
COVID-19 restrictions to ease in Australia
The Australian Government has released a 3 step process to easing coronavirus restrictions across our country. However, states and territories will move at different times based on local conditions.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the easing of restrictions but the timeline will differ depending on the local situation of each state. […]
Regency Park Reserve Playspace resurfaced
The Regency Park Reserve Playspace has been recently resurfaced (May 2020) and is just one of many parks and playgrounds in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield which are being reopened following closure as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
The playground resurfacing was undertaken by Surfcon Contractors Australia to revitalise the playground.
[ May 7, 2020 to May 31, 2020. ]
Junior Rangers – Autumn Diaries
The SA National Parks & Wildlife Service have created a weekly nature journalling activity for Junior Rangers (aimed at kids aged 8-14 years, but anyone can join in). The aim is to capture nature this autumn.
Nature journalling is easy, flexible and good for the soul. It has been practised throughout history […]
Remember My Story COVID-19 – a collection of memories for the State Library of South Australia
South Australia’s State Library is saving your stories for the future.
In early 2020 we found ourselves living in a historic crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our state and our communities.
The State Library’s collection, contributed by you, will record how […]
Whale sightings in South Australia
The Whale Season starts in mid-May and continues until early October in South Australia. However, whales have already been sighted as early as 4 May 2020.
Two Humpbacks were spotted travelling west past West Island from Waitpinga Cliffs on Tuesday 5 May, while on Monday 4 May, a Humpback was spotted in […]
[ May 6, 2020 to May 22, 2020. ]
Songs From Home
Tremoverse Records in partnership with Box Hill Institute present international isolation Compilation ‘Songs From Home’ and you can be a part of it.
Local label Tremoverse Records, in collaboration with Melbourne’s Box Hill Institute, is thrilled to present a new compilation album featuring original songs from isolated music students the world over, with submissions […]
New Funding Announced for SA Artists During COVID-19
A total of $50,000 worth of grants that will assist South Australian artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis is now available as a result of a new partnership between Adelaide Fringe and the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.
Up to 30 quick response grants – ranging from $1,500 to […]
[ May 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. ] [caption id="attachment_132896" align="alignnone" width="630"] Image credit: Andre Castellucci[/caption]
History Festival Online Poetry Takeover Challenge
During May 2020, the History Trust of South Australia is inviting budding poets in years 4 to 11 to participate in the History Trust’s first ever online poetry challenge.
Originally part of South Australia’s History Festival 2020, which was this year postponed, the Poetry […]
You’re invited to Australia’s Bestest Virtual Birthday Party hosted by Emma Wiggle.
At Best&Less they understand that many kids have recently missed out on celebrating their birthday with friends and family due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19. So they have decided to throw the Bestest Virtual Birthday Party and have children all over Australia get […]
Tips for gardening with kids at home
There’s nothing better than picking your own fruit and veg and watching your flowers and plants spring up and become a haven for bees, birds and other creatures.
Gardening is great fun and good exercise and it’s fantastic when kids get out into the garden and watch with excitement […]
Playgrounds in your local National Parks are open
You can run, swing and slide back into the playgrounds at Cobbler Creek Recreation Park, Morialta Conservation Park, Belair National Park and more.
According to SA Health, the risk of COVID-19 transmission from outdoor parks, playgrounds and equipment is low and can be managed by following important social distancing […]
Mickster the Trickster FREE Birthday Video Messages
Mickster the Trickster is offering FREE personalised magic video birthday cards for children missing out on birthday celebrations because of social distancing.
With the isolation restrictions in place, many children’s birthday parties have sadly been cancelled. Mickster the Trickster says he started realising these kids are having their parties taken […]
Support Foodbank SA at the Drive Thru Food Drive on 9 May 2020
Last year, Foodbank SA based in Edwardstown were supporting more than 126,000 South Australians across the state every month. One third of these were children. This year, while still supporting the 126,000 South Australians, they are also still supporting those in the regions impacted […]