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Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach – a little bit of SA paradise
It’s not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our most favourite places to be, and a great place for a family beach holiday in South Australia.
Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours at Normanville with family and friends, building many sandcastles, playing, swimming, cartwheeling, walking and making […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | A Native Animal Experience and Education | Review

Cleland Wildlife Park would have to be one of our favourite places to spend the day, as not only is it conveniently close to the city of Adelaide, it is one of the most tranquil places to get a taste of the Australian bush and all it has to offer.
A major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967, the wildlife park […]

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Thorndon Park Reserve | Open Space & Shade | Review

Thorndon Park Reserve
Thorndon Park Reserve in Paradise is a huge park with much to offer. Set around the old reservoir you will find picturesque walking trails through the natural wetlands and you could take along bikes and scooters to roam around on too. There are plenty of ducks and other wildlife to spot.

The playground offers […]

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Semaphore Foreshore | the Beach, Jetty and Carousel | Review

Semaphore Foreshore, the Beach, Jetty and Carousel
The Semaphore Foreshore is a hive of activity during the warmer months with a host of traditional family attractions.
Located on the corner of the Esplanade and Semaphore Road, the foreshore is watched over by the ‘Semaphore Angel’ positioned on top of the War Memorial Clock which was built in 1925 after […]

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Gorge Wildlife Park | Cudlee Creek

Gorge Wildlife Park Cudlee Creek
Gorge Wildlife Park is unique in that it allows visitors to get up close and personal with an array of different wildlife species.
It’s a family friendly place to learn about, enjoy and experience a variety of animals housed on 14 acres of land.  On entering the park there are paths that meander off in […]

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Richards Park | Behind the Wrought Iron Gates | Norwood

Richard Park
Richards Park in Norwood is nestled near the intersection of Magill Road and Osmond Terrace with entry points on Magill Road, Osmond Terrace and Vernon Street.  To enter from Osmond Terrace look for the old black wrought iron gates hinged to the middle of a long red brick wall.  The Magill Road entrance consists […]

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Hazelwood Park | Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…

Hazelwood Park: Flying Fox Adventure and a Whole Lot More…
Hazelwood Park Playground, set amongst towering Gum trees has been a popular play space for children of all ages since it was completed in September 2010.
My kids refer to this beloved place as the ‘Flying Fox’ park so no prizes for guessing what is one of […]

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Marshmallow Park Recreation Hub | Colourful Play | Review 2012

Marshmallow Park has been one of our favourite playgrounds for almost 10 years now.  Originally constructed back in the 1960’s, it was remodeled in the 1990’s and re-named ‘Marshmallow Park’ possibly because of the ‘marshmallow’ grasses that historically grew in the South Parklands.
Situated on Glen Osmond Road on the city’s fringe, the playground is surrounded by beautiful parklands, […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden | A Magical Wonderland

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills (less than half an hour drive from the city)…..

Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready to explore this amazing wonderland.

You can take a leisurely stroll or go on a […]

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St Kilda Adventure Playground | Castle, Slides, Flying Fox, Pirate Ship & More! | Review


St Kilda Adventure Playground – castle, slides, flying fox, pirate ship and more! In a word – impressive.
The award-winning adventure playground located at St Kilda definitely lives up to its reputation as a must-visit playground in South Australia.
It’s $3.55M upgrade in 2015 has been given the thumbs up by many families since it re-opened with […]

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Monarto Zoo Adventure | Open Range Animal Sanctuary | Review

Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo is a 1,500 hectare open range sanctuary (one of the largest open range zoos in the world) with internationally renowned breeding programs for rare and endangered species.
Explore Monarto Zoo on the Zu-loop shuttle bus
At the zoo, you can travel on the Zu-loop shuttle bus service or via the walking tracks, to experience […]

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Botanic Park | Play & Picnic in the City | Review

If you’re looking for a glorious spot to throw down a blanket and simply watch the kids run around, kick a ball and climb trees, this is the perfect spot.  With 34 hectares to stretch out on and only a short walk from the Adelaide CBD, Botanic Park can be a relaxing spot to daydream […]

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Morialta Conservation Park – First Falls

If you are after an easy, family friendly hike, the walk to the First Falls in the Morialta Conservation Park is perfect. Morialta is about 10km drive North East of the city and this trail is 1.6km and about 45 minutes return. Although with young kids who like to climb on rocks and explore creeks, […]

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