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 […]
Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
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.
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 […]
[ May 10, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 17, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 24, 2020; 4:30 pm; May 31, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 7, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 14, 2020; 4:30 pm; June 21, 2020 4:30 pm to June 28, 2020 4:30 pm. ]
The No Plan Quiz For Kidz
From the crew at Quiz Meisters, who normally provide weekly pub trivia to over 20 venues around Adelaide each and every week, comes a brand new live stream trivia show for primary school aged kids.
It’s the No Plan Quiz for Kidz. It’s a mix of Naplan style questions and just […]
St Kilda Adventure Playground Re-opening May 2020
In line with advice from SA Health, St Kilda Adventure Playground will be open again by the end of the week.
In line with advice from SA Health, the City of Salisbury will be working on re-opening their playgrounds, including St Kilda Adventure Playground by the end of the week. […]
[ May 4, 2020 to May 18, 2020. ]
Have Your Say – Morton Road Reserve Skate Park
A design of a brand new skate park is underway in Christie Downs. Have your say on how you want the skate park to be.
The City of Onkaparinga needs help from the community to design the new Morton Road Skate Park. Get online to share your thoughts and ideas […]
#ISO4U Social Media Campaign
#ISO4U is a social media campaign created to remind Australians of why we are isolating. It encourages more social distancing so that we protect the people we love.
We know the statistics around COVID-19 but it’s not personal until it is, and that’s how this initiative came to be, to remind us of […]
[ May 10, 2020; ]
Treat Mum with her favourite Menz FruChocs combo this Mother’s Day – coffee and wine!
South Australian chocolatier Robern Menz has teamed up with two South Australian drinks brands to offer Mums the ultimate treat this Mother’s Day – whether she’s a fan of coffee, wine – or both.
Firstly, Robert Menz has teamed up with Cibo […]
WIN a Visualcom Stand-Up Desk & Desk Mat
We’re giving one lucky winner Visualcom’s popular stand-up desk AND the winner’s choice of Surfboard Desk Mat, or Rainbow Desk Mat.
The stand-up desk has become popular for the parents who are working from home. It can easily go onto the kitchen bench or a table to transform into […]
Bluey Colouring-in Activities – Free Downloads
Penguin Books Australia have free Bluey colouring-in activities for the whole family.
Did you know that colouring-in improves motor skills, boosts creativity, contributes to better handwriting, improves focus and helps relieve stress? And what better way to do so than with the Heeler family.
Penguin have free downloads for the littlies, older […]
Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail at Tennyson – Review
You’ll feel further away than the western suburbs when meandering through these ancient dunes … taking you direct to the beach!
by Carla Caruso
I’ve been wanting to check out Tennyson Beach for a while. So, when I was at a loose end one weekend, I found time to tick […]
Angaston Mountain Bike Trail at Barossa Adventure Station
A one-way 1km trail in the heart of the Barossa, the loop incorporates a range of fun features such as rollers, berms, a wall ride, and timber bridge to improve your riding skills.
TrailScapes completed the design and construction of the Angaston Mountain Bike Trail for The Barossa Council […]
Public parks and playgrounds to re-open in South Australia
SA Health have announced public outdoor parks and playgrounds can re-open now that we have low levels of cases and no current evidence of community transmission in South Australia.
With South Australia recording 10 straight days of no new COVID-19 cases, Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Nicola Spurrier, has […]
[ May 24, 2020; ]
The World’s LARGEST Scavenger Hunt
This National Scavenger Hunt Day, be a part of the world’s largest scavenger hunt. Let’s Roam is hosting a custom scavenger hunt experience where teams around the globe will participate from their own homes.
If 2,733 people go on their specially-crafted scavenger hunt on the same day, they’ll break the record and […]
[ May 1, 2020 to May 14, 2020. ]
PJ Masks Heroes from Home
The team at PJ Masks have created activities for little ones isolating at home during COVID-19. Kids will be able to enjoy videos and activity sheets which can then be shared with the PJ Masks.
Try some energetic hero moves to keep fit, whether you’re inside or out.
What better way to […]
New website launch – Schoolbooks4Kids
Schoolbooks4kids has been established to provide an on-line digital store to sell a fantastic selection of educational learning books, for children in grades Prep/Kindy to 6.
Maths and Literature book packs are being sold at heavily discounted prices to help children and families during these disruptive times.
The books sold by Schoolbooks4kids are […]
Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
There’s a spooky scene in Stan’s Hobart-shot thriller, The Gloaming, at a colossal concrete dam.
Of the jaw-dropping scenery, co-director Greg McLean told […]
Image credit: Genevieve de Messieres/Shutterstock
The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peak viewable from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 May 2020
The Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower is considered one of the finest meteor showers of the year and it will be viewable in the Southern Hemisphere at its peak around Wednesday 6 May 2020.
The meteors in the Eta […]
Mum’s Lamb Roast – National Wine Centre style delivered for Mother’s Day
While you can’t get out for lunch this Mother’s Day, the National Wine Centre has come to the party with a magnificent lamb roast, complete with all the trimmings, prepared and delivered by Executive Chef Steven Clark and his team – the same team […]
Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app for smartphones and tablets
Messenger Kids app has been designed for kids as a safer alternative to the current ‘Messenger’ app. The app allows kids to keep in touch with close friends and family with fun-filled features like filters and stickers.
Parents control and can set up […]
SCINEMA – Putting the Science in Cinema
SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.
Films cover a range of STEM topics, each with dedicated teacher resources packed full of lesson inspiration, classroom activities and thought-provoking questions all linked to the […]
Get Around It Zine – a showcase of young South Australian thinkers, makers & doers
Last week as part of Youth Week 2020 celebrations the Get Around It Zine was launched. It features a year’s worth of profiles of young South Australians who include gymnasts, poets, musicians, activists, designers, and dancers to name a few.
Get Around […]
[ May 10, 2020; ]
Mother’s Day – Sunday 10 May 2020
Mother’s Day gift ideas and family-friendly activities to show Mum how much you care.
Mums work really hard, lose a lot of sleep and we think Mums everywhere are special and deserve some extra love and attention on Mother’s Day to show how much they are loved and appreciated.
This year, […]
AGSA now offers extensive resources and online workshops for educators, activities for children of all ages, online events, curators’ tours and podcasts online.
The Art Gallery of South Australia is responding to its temporary closure with enhanced digital experiences for audiences to engage with its collection, exhibitions and their own artmaking online.
Each week, via its website […]
The Australian Government has launched the COVIDSafe app to speed up the way in which they contact people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The COVIDSafe app has been designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. If enough people in Australia download the app, the Government will have confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly, meaning governments […]
Family, nature and COVID-19 – A free online guide to support families by Nature Play SA
In an Australian first, South Australian, not for profit organisation, Nature Play SA has launched a free, online guide to support families across the country and the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This beautifully presented 85-page e-book offers credible information, strategies, and […]
Mini Photo Sessions with Catherine Leo Photography
At a time when many of us are spending more time at home and trying to find the positives in the changes we’re experiencing, a local photographer is offering the chance for you to have your family connections and activities captured in your front or back yard, or an […]
Stuff at Home – Put it in the Right Bin
The ‘Stuff at Home – put it in the right bin’ interactive house is a fun, engaging and educational way to teach people about correct disposal of common household items.
With families staying home 7 days a week during the COVID-19 restrictions you may have noticed you […]
The Kindness Pandemic – a Campaign of Kindness for Older People
The Coronavirus is impacting on everyone; few people have not had their lives changed. In response, the Kindness Pandemic Campaign is focusing on a number of vulnerable groups, and those on the front line.
Vulnerable groups include older people, who are particularly at risk of the […]
[ May 1, 2020 to May 3, 2020. May 9, 2020 to May 10, 2020. ]
Harrisville Orchards & Mahnew Orchard offering drive through Pink Lady Apple collection.
This year’s 2020 Pick a Pink Lady weekend is not going ahead in it’s usual format due to COVID-19. However, this year you can drive through Mahnew Orchard or Harrisville Orchards to pick up your Pink Lady Apples.
While you’re in the area, visit one […]