Libraries in South Australia – Find out what’s on offer at your local council library
Council libraries have always been a haven for book lovers seeking a quiet cosy corner to escape from the world. While they still have cosy corners, couches and an amazing collection of fabulous books for children and adults, they also […]
CarnEvil Nights at Adelaide Showground
This festival of horror has family-friendly sunset sessions, and after-dark sessions for the big kids. Think show rides and spook-tacular fun galore.
by Carla Caruso
Halloween just seems to get bigger and bigger in Adelaide – and so do the events.
If you and your kids love a fright, check out what’s been dubbed […]
City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
If you live in or near the City of Onkaparinga you can easily access any of the six council libraries at Aberfoyle Park (Hub), Aldinga, Noarlunga, Seaford, Willunga and Woodcroft. These council libraries have a great range of books, toys and games available and a great mix of clubs and programs […]
Melville Grove Reserve | off Hectorville Rd, Hectorville
Melville Grove Reserve has a little secret playground that is the cutest thing. It’s tucked away from view, secret squirrel style, down a small pedestrian lane. Just look out for this sign on Hectorville Road (just across the road from The Red Mill Bakehouse). There is also access […]
VACSWIM SA online enrolments for 2020-21 have now opened.
VACSWIM SA is a government funded initiative that’s been providing South Australian primary school children with water knowledge for more than 50 years.
VACSWIM SA provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence […]
[ October 31, 2020; ]
Halloween Party at the IceArenA
The IceArenA will be hosting a frighteningly fun Halloween Party.
On Saturday 31 October 2020, you can skate in from 7:30pm when the IceArenA celebrate one of their favourite holidays in style. Those who attend are also encouraged to get into the spirit of Halloween and dress to scare. The best costume […]
[ October 24, 2020 to November 30, 2020. ]
Virtual 2020 Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
Participants from all around Australia have registered for the Virtual 2020 Westpac City-Bay Fun Run with participants coming from South Australia, Queensland and neighbouring states.
The Westpac City-Bay Fun Run presented by Sunday Mail is not going ahead this year (the 8 November 2020 event has been cancelled). However, your training […]
A letter to the Year 12 students graduating in 2020
Dear Class of 2020
As you finish school after 13 years, there is one thing that is certain – 2020 sucked big time.
You may have missed out on school trips; hanging out with friends during school holidays; special days that have been tradition for all other years; […]
New Royal outfits for the Queen & Princess revealed
This year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will feature new Royal outfits for the pageant Queen and Princess.
The Pageant Royal Family has played a pivotal role in Pageant history since the 1940’s. With the Pageant Queen first introduced following World War 2 to raise money, the role has […]
[ October 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020. November 6, 2020 to November 7, 2020. ]
CarnEvil Nights – Halloween event at Adelaide Showground
CarnEvil will be held at the Adelaide Showground and feature a range of haunted mazes, CarnEvil rides and Escape Rooms, swarms of scare actors, scary showbags, gruesome CarnEvil games, fire dancers and entertainers and themed food and beverage outlets.
The event will be split into two sessions with an […]
Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through the strawberry patch amongst rows of juicy berries to pick and take home.
Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1839 […]
The Cupcake Lady is returning to the Adelaide Central Market
South Australians can once again experience the delicious world of cupcakes when The Cupcake Lady returns to the Adelaide Central Market. Back by popular demand, The Cupcake Lady will have a pop-up location at the Adelaide Central Market until the end of the year.
The popular gourmet […]
[ October 29, 2020 to November 5, 2020. ]
Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA)
From 29 October – 5 November 2020 the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns for its 11th year down-under with a FREE digital program showcasing the very best in Korean cinema.
Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the 2020 Festival will screen 18 feature films to audiences across Australia. […]
Alexander the Great by Alexander Volkanovski
Australia’s UFC Featherweight World Champion, Alexander Volkanovski has recently released a children’s book “Alexander the Great” to inspire little ones with his story.
Aimed at kids aged 3 and up, the book tells the story of Alex’s rise through the ranks of the UFC with messages of positivity and resilience for […]
Get the FREE LEGO® Life Magazine
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 9 you can get them a FREE subscription to the LEGO® Life Magazine. The magazine is delivered directly to your home four times a year. Even shipping is free!
Parents can sign up for their child’s free subscription via the LEGO® […]
Victor Harbor Council Library – Review
The Victor Harbor Council Library is a wonderful resource for families, whether you live nearby or if you’re just visiting the Fleurieu. As well as books for all ages, you’ll find a huge array of DVDs, CDs and puzzles to entertain the whole family, amongst other facilities.
When stepping into the […]
Mum’s Chill ‘n’ Chat Sessions
This is a weekly event for Mums who may be feeling stressed and want support.
Family Zone are holding weekly sessions for mothers to connect with other mothers for a sit down and chat. Go along, make friends and talk about what is important to you. The sessions are on Mondays starting from […]
New Skate Park to be built in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide is set to receive a new $3 million skate park to be delivered by the government and Adelaide City Council. Due to be completed in 2021, it will be integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25).
Update 22 January 2021
Construction on the new skate […]
[ October 30, 2020 to November 15, 2020. ]
Lucky Dumpling Market 2020 in Adelaide’s Elder Park
The Lucky Dumpling Market is popping up in Adelaide’s Elder Park from Friday 30 October until Sunday 15 November. Taste the flavours of Asia from a range of food stalls offering dumplings, noodles, bao, salads and curry and more.
Discover a feast for your senses that […]
[ October 31, 2020; ]
Professor Spookier’s Guide to a COVID Safe Halloween
Halloween and Trick-or-Treating is permitted and can be done in a COVID Safe way while still being lots of fun.
Halloween this year might be a little bit different than usual with COVID restrictions and extra precautions in place, but if your family enjoy the annual neighbourhood trick or […]
[ October 25, 2020; ]
Houghton Spring Fair and Produce Market
Take the family to Houghton Oval and enjoy a pleasant Spring morning in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
Sample some local produce, listen to local music and get to know local businesses in the Adelaide Hills at the Houghton Oval Spring Fair and Produce Market on Sunday 25 October 2020.
Great fun […]
[ October 9, 2020 to November 19, 2020. ]
Community Feedback Invited on Adelaide Botanic Garden Upgrades
The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium is inviting the community to share its views on the Adelaide Botanic Garden Masterplan 2020.
The Masterplan will guide future infrastructure investment to ensure that its wonderful city-Botanic Garden provides memorable, lasting and relevant experiences for local, national and international visitors.
Chair of the […]
[ October 17, 2020 to October 18, 2020. ]
2020 Season Now Open – Pick your own strawberries in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ patch between late October and late May each year (depending on the weather). The 2020 season will open from Saturday 17 October 2020.
Harvest the Fleurieu have made […]
[ October 29, 2020 to October 30, 2020. ]
How to get tickets for the 2020 National Pharmacies Adelaide Christmas Pageant
Ticketing and ballot process details have been released for the 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant offering South Australians the chance to secure seats via ballot. Twenty thousand tickets will be available.
The Pageant will be held as a twilight parade at the Adelaide Oval on […]
Birthday Parties at Imagination Kidz Play Cafe
Imagination Kidz Play Cafe takes great pride in providing the best indoor birthday parties for kids of all ages. Their hugely popular birthday parties are great value for money and take the headache out of doing your own.
Parents can sit back and relax while children have a blast […]
New-look Marion Outdoor Water Park with Pool and Waterslides
The Marion Outdoor Pool has been transformed into a $4.5 million water park including waterslides and super-fun water play.
Review by Carla Caruso
The new-look Marion Outdoor Pool has flung open its doors for spring-summer – and, as we found, time there now feels like a ‘mini holiday’ in […]
[ October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. ]
Together. Fright. Halloween Fundraiser for The Hospital Research Foundation
Together. Fright. aims to inspire South Australians to scare off diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and many others.
People can choose a disease or illness to frighten off and hold a fundraiser or go Trick or Treating and raise awareness by purchasing a Horrifying Halloween […]
[ October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. ]
Help Lighthouse Youth Projects raise $10,000
Help Lighthouse Youth “Bring the BALANCE” this October and raise $10,000 to give young people the chance to make positive changes to their lives – all through the power of bikes.
Your donation will go directly towards funding an additional round of their innovative BALANCE program and enable eight young people […]
[ November 24, 2021; ]
Guy Sebastian 2021 T.R.U.T.H Tour
Superstar and multi ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian is set to take his national T.R.U.T.H. Tour all across Australian capital cities and regional areas in November & December 2021.
On the 2021 tour, fans will be treated to a collection of Guy’s biggest smash hits including ‘Bloodstone’ and global hit ‘Battle Scars’, […]
[ October 31, 2020 to November 1, 2020. ]
Halloween Selfie Trail at the Adelaide Gaol
This Halloween weekend the Adelaide Gaol is as spooky as ever. With seven themed stations among the historical Adelaide Gaol grounds, you and your kids can pose for the perfect Halloween selfie or portrait. Make the most of your selfie and dress up for the occasion.
Book before October 29 […]
[ October 26, 2020 to October 30, 2020. ]
Halloween at the Zoo 2020
Go along to the Adelaide Zoo if you dare for a week of fangtastic family fun from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year at Adelaide Zoo over five days with their hauntingly good Halloween Trail, ghoulish giveaways and of course, amazing animals.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail […]
The Parks Library
The Parks Library is a visually stunning library which also acts as a community hub for locals who are appreciative of its unique history. The library features a spacious, airy interior, beautiful courtyard area, children’s area, makerspace, media room and a changing places toilet and change table.
The library is considered a special place […]
[ October 14, 2020 to October 16, 2020. October 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020. October 25, 2020; ]
Sit Down, Shutup and Watch! Film Festival
Sit Down Shutup & Watch! Film and New Media Festival (SDSW) will be launching online from 14 October, Wednesdays – Fridays (10:30am), till the 25 October 2020. Running concurrently to the Adelaide Film Festival, SDSW is a biennial, international festival of work by filmmakers with learning disability.
Screening over 40 […]
[ October 16, 2020; ]
Graze & Raise
Local charity, the HAS Foundation, will be holding their first ‘Graze & Raise’ event on Friday 16 October, which just so happens to coincide with World Food Day.
Like many non-profits and charities, the HAS Foundation has struggled to raise valuable funds in a COVID-affected environment, with their major fundraiser for the year cancelled. […]
Love, Stephy Dessert Café – a gem in the heart of Adelaide’s Hindley Street
For those of us that grew up in Adelaide, Hindley Street is probably low on your list of places that you would think of to indulge in an extravagant high tea, arrange to meet your friends for coffee and cake, or take […]
[ October 11, 2020 to October 20, 2020. ]
Write the World Speechwriting Competition
‘hub’ is a safe, online space for young South Australians to visit, hang out, keep up to date, have their say and connect. This October, hub is featuring a global speechwriting competition brought to you by Write the World.
“The eyes of all future generations are upon you,” Greta Thunburg told world […]
[ October 12, 2020 to October 31, 2020. ]
Waterworld 2020 Season
Waterworld is opening to the public under COVID-safe guidelines. Waterworld features heated pools, a curly slide, two racing slides, 50m lap pool and learners pool. Toddlers and preschoolers can also enjoy the crazy fun of the splash pad.
Waterworld is a premier outdoor swimming centre at the corner of Jack High Lane and Golden […]
[ October 26, 2020; ]
New Bluey Episodes Coming Soon
Get excited for some brand new episodes of Bluey coming to ABC Kids on Monday 26 October 2020. Bluey is the beloved Australian TV show following an inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures, developing her imagination as well as her […]
Playford Alive Town Water Play Feature
Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving. From 10am until 7pm every day, right through the Daylight Saving period, the water play feature will be flowing.
Even though there are mild days during Spring, make sure to be sun safe.
The Town […]
[ October 10, 2020; ] [caption id="attachment_140042" align="alignnone" width="630"] Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)[/caption]
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park Officially Opened
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on […]