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Light Cycles Illuminate Adelaide

Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Review of Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Light Cycles is a spectacular magical light trail that will leave you feeling as though you’ve stepped into another world. The digital artworks are mesmerising, incredibly beautiful and intriguing and they become more elaborate as the trail progresses past some of the stunning trees and garden features that […]

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Bowman Park Nature Playspace | Crystal Brook | Review

Bowman Park Nature Playspace, Crystal Brook
Enjoy a picnic and a play at this beautiful new playspace on your next road trip to the Flinders Ranges.
by Sharon Harrington
Picture perfect setting
On our recent road trip to the Southern Flinders Ranges, we visited the magical Bowman Park Nature Playspace. The space is set amongst centuries old red gum […]

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Stone Hut Bakery | Mid North | Child-Friendly Café | Review

Stone Hut Bakery – a child-friendly café and rest stop in South Australia’s Mid North.
Amazing pies and a great little rest stop en route to the Flinders Ranges. While you are there, take the kids for a stroll around the walk-in aviary and petting zoo. 
by Sharon Harrington
Take a break from driving
When planning a road trip, I […]

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Light Creatures Adelaide Zoo

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Review

 
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo
Light Creatures is a spectacular display of giant illuminated lanterns and creatures including jellyfish, pandas, and giraffes at the Adelaide Zoo. It’s such a dazzling adventure to wander the Zoo at night to discover these magnificent creative works as part of Illuminate Adelaide.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – SEASON EXTENDED TO 8 […]

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Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition | Adelaide Review

Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition – Review
Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth come alive before your eyes at this interactive, walk-through event. There are also activities galore.
by Carla Caruso
Got a budding palaeontologist in your life? (Hello, Ross from Friends.) Or a kid who’s watched all seven Jurassic films?
Then there’s […]

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Kangaroo Island | Top Places to Visit

Kangaroo Island – A fantastic family holiday destination
Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for a family holiday. It’s a great place to relax and unwind on one of its stunning beaches or enjoy quality family time exploring the island’s scenic wonders. You can also get up close to native wildlife, experience a range of adventure […]

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Historic Lounders Boatshed Café | Adelaide | Review

New All-Weather Shelter for Adelaide’s Historic Lounders Boatshed Café
A secret, little gem of a café is hidden below Adelaide’s King William Street bridge, right by the River Torrens. And a glassy gazebo now offers year-round comfort for visitors.
by Carla Caruso
The historic Lounders Boatshed Café in the city of Adelaide has had an all-weather shelter added […]

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Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on the City Fringe | Adelaide | Review

Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on Adelaide’s City Fringe | Review
This laidback, riverside spot is a hit for ice cream, coffee and light fare, including hot breakfasts and is open 7 days a week. 
by Carla Caruso
The kiosk at Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli in Adelaide reopened in April 2021 after seven years and sweet tooths are in […]

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Magic Beach | CDP Kids | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

 
Pack your bags for a road trip to the “Magic Beach”
Review by Sharon Harrington | May 29, 2021
Have you ever felt nostalgic for an era of your life before it has even passed? That is the idea behind this evocative stage show, inspired by Alison Lester’s much-loved children’s book, Magic Beach. 
A family of five sets […]

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ZOOOM | Patch Theatre | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

 
Zooom by Patch Theatre
Review by Sharon Harrington
A magical world of darkness and light
As we enter the theatre, audience members are asked to hand over our pieces of “Dark” to the Dark Collector in exchange for our own special piece of “Light” which is a blue glowing plastic disc. We all sit and wait in the […]

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The Narrator | DreamBig Children’s Festival 2021 | Review

   
The Narrator – DreamBig Children’s Festival Review
The Narrator is a clever production that takes audience members on a bus journey while watching a narrated performance play out at various locations around the city. The Narrator makes the audience question where reality begins and ends while interweaving storytelling, humour and intrigue. 
The novel bus journey began […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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The Winter Village in Adelaide – Ice-skating & Igloos | Review

The Winter Village: Ice-skating & Igloos in Adelaide – Review
An alpine-inspired wonderland has popped up in the heart of Adelaide in time for winter. Hit the rink, feast on delish food and drink, and meander through the twinkling igloo village, filled with catered private igloos.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never been a ski bunny, but the term, […]

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Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review

Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review
This sleepy fishing port on the Yorke Peninsula has it all: an extra-long historic jetty, an awesome bakery, and water fun.
by Carla Caruso
Port Broughton is a town I’d long heard of but never been to.
That was until I stayed at the eco-friendly Pink Lake Tiny House in […]

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Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt

Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt | Norwood | Review

Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt – Norwood
FROYO! A delicious new frozen yoghurt shop has opened on The Parade in Norwood – Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt!
They are locally owned and proudly Australian with a philosophy of positive energy or ‘chi’. You feel this when you walk into their bright, clean and spacious store (next door to Witchery, just down […]

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Koalas in the Wild at Mikkira Station | Port Lincoln | South Australia

Get up close with Koalas in the wild at Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Mikkira Station is a privately owned property located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. It is home to a large colony of wild koalas that live in the Manna Gum trees throughout the station.
Families will love […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review
For the first time, visitors can stay just across the road from SA’s most accessible and iconic pink lake, Lake Bumbunga – in an eco-friendly “tiny house”.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve seen two pink salt-lakes up-close in my life – one en-route to the Grampians in Victoria and […]

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A Trip to See the New Loch-Eel Monster in Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A Trip to See ‘Lochie’ the new Loch-Eel Monster at Lochiel | Review
The tiny town of Lochiel – 125km north of Adelaide – has a new Loch Ness monster, dubbed “Lochie”. And it lives on our state’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga. 
by Carla Caruso
Meet “Lochie” – the cousin of the old Loch-Eel loch ness […]

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Wonders from the South Australian Museum | Exhibition Review

Wonders from the South Australian Museum – Review
by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever wondered what’s beyond the five floors of the Museum?
If so, you now have the rare opportunity to find out, through their current free exhibition – Wonders from the South Australian Museum. This is your ideal reason to re-visit all of the wonder and […]

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Sunny’s Shop and Mr Chan at Rosemont Hall

Sunny’s Shop and Mr Chan | Family Dining at Rosemont Hall | Prospect | Review

Sunny’s Shop and Mr Chan at Rosemont Hall – Review
Prospect Road has become such a food hub and one of the most vibrant would have to be Rosemont Hall.
It is home to both Sunny’s Shop and Mr Chan. You’ll be transported to South East Asia with both the aesthetics and food. The cute ‘alleyway’ and […]

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The Royal Princess Ball | Once Upon A Princess | Review

The Royal Princess Ball by Once Upon A Princess
Review by Susannah Marks
This year’s Royal Princess Ball was back by popular demand – time has marched on since the last Royal Ball which was held three years ago.
Tickets sold like hotcakes – luckily Once Upon A Princess put on a second session to accomodate all the […]

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Fairy Ballet Classes | Theatre Bugs | Review

Fairy Ballet Classes at Theatre Bugs
Review by Sharon Harrington
With a Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, Theatre Bugs classes are a preschooler’s delight!
From the opening dance sequence and sing along of “Fairy Wave and a Fairy Wiggle, a Fairy Kiss and a Fairy Giggle”, my daughter was enchanted with her Theatre Bugs’ Fairy Ballet class.
Head […]

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The Wedding Singer Musical | Review | 9 – 24 Apr 2021

The Wedding Singer Musical – Review 
The Wedding Singer musical is a kaleidoscope of 80s fun, complete with the most mullets and worst hairstyles you’ve seen in one place in about 40 years. Yes, the 80s really are that long ago.
Based on the hit 1998 movie made popular by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the stage […]

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Hiccup! | Windmill Theatre Co | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Hiccup! by Windmill Theatre Co
Review by Sharon Harrington
Join Eddie and his animal friends on their mission to cure a koala with the hiccups in this luminous, retro rock camping adventure comedy!
Eddie and his best bud, Lucky the Teddy, set up camp in the outback, desperate for a chance to leave the noisy city behind and […]

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Spaghetti Island Adelaide

Spaghetti Island | Gouger Street Adelaide

Spaghetti Island Adelaide – Italian on Gouger Street
Spaghetti Island is a distinctly colourful and happy place where as the name suggests, it’s all about spaghetti. Located right near the Morphett Street end of Gouger Street, you won’t miss the bright yellow facade. Recently launched in February, it is born from great family stock by the […]

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Australian Premiere | The Wedding Singer Musical | Adelaide | 9-24 Apr 2021

Enjoy all the fun of the film at the Australian premiere of The Wedding Singer musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, starring Adelaide’s own Nadia Komazec.
by Carla Caruso
Who can forget the ’80s-set movie, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? The neon-bright clothes, the teased hair, the comedy, the iconic lines!
Well, the story is […]

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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular | Adelaide | Review

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t […]

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Godzilla vs. Kong | In Cinemas 25 Mar 2021 | Review

[ March 25, 2021; ]
Godzilla vs. Kong (M) | Review
Godzilla vs. Kong is the long-awaited follow-up to Legendary Entertainment’s series of MonsterVerse Films: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019).
This time, audiences get to see both Godzilla and Kong on screen as they collide in some awesome, action packed earth-shattering battles. If you’ve been […]

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Tom & Jerry The Movie | In Cinemas 1 Apr 2021 | Review

[ April 1, 2021; ]
Tom & Jerry The Movie (2021) | Review
Classic madcap fun with a fresh twist.
Review by Sharon Harrington

Tom & Jerry are back with the same animated appearance and anarchistic spirit as when they first appeared in the 1940s, complete with over the top slapstick battles, silent pantomime, and Jerry, the cunning mouse, outwitting Tom, the hapless […]

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Lake Bumbunga Pink Lake South Australia

Loch-Eel Monster at Lake Bumbunga | Pink Lake at Lochiel | South Australia

South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel
South Australia’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga is well known on the drive through the little town of Lochiel, 125km from Adelaide. For over 30 years the creature known as the Lochiel Loch Ness Monster has lived in the lake and is always something to look out for if you’re […]

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Family Mountain Bike Park | Aston Hills | Mt Barker | Review

Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]

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Uniting Communities Adelaide Lego Building

In the heart of Adelaide you will find the amazing Lego replica of the United Communities Building 
Situated in the U City building on Franklin Street is an amazing Lego replica of the same building created by local student Connor Brennan in 2019. 
Connor was 16 at the time and constructed it over six months while juggling […]

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Black Cherry Dessert Bar | Hahndorf | Review

Black Cherry Dessert Bar at Hahndorf | Review
Tucked in right next door to the IGA at Hahndorf is the Black Cherry Dessert Bar, a little gem full of delicious handmade desserts made either in-house or sourced from locals. 

The dessert bar popped up in 2020 and is run by a lovely couple who made us feel […]

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FANGIRLS | Adelaide Festival | Review

FANGIRLS – 2021 Adelaide Festival Review
FANGIRLS is an energetic, youthful and fun musical with excellent messages about family, friends and enjoying what you love – no matter what other people think.
FANGIRLS cheekily explores many of the difficulties of coming of age, including friendship drama, family life, school, and the horrific injustice of your mum refusing […]

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Disco Wonderland | Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review

Disco Wonderland – Dancing Til Dawn
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

A shimmering musical sensation that will have you smiling from start to finish, bopping in your chair, singing along, and dancing (yay to finally being able to dance again)!

Disco Wonderland transports us to the era of New York nightclub Studio 54, with all the groovy sequins and hot pants, in […]

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The Bavarian Tea Tree Plaza | Family Friendly Restaurant | Feed the Family Meal Deal

The Bavarian – Family Friendly Bar & Restaurant
Feed the Family meal deal for just $49 at The Bavarian Tea Tree Plaza.
The Bavarian’s Feed The Family meal deal was originally a special offer in the Summer holidays but was so popular they have decided to make it a permanent feature of their menu.
This share-style menu is perfectly […]

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the pulse

The Pulse | Adelaide Festival | Review

The Pulse – Gravity & Other Myths
Incredible acrobatics from dizzying heights, accompanied by a soulful choir, with stunts and songs that will leave you breathless.
The Adelaide-based physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths are no stranger to Mad March in Adelaide and they have returned with their show The Pulse as part of the Adelaide Festival in […]

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Brooklyn Drive Reserve playground Hallett Cove

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove | Review

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove
A new little community playground by City of Marion has opened February 2021.
The $111,750 upgrade features a giant wooden teepee climbing frame with net and slide, monkey bars, a cute play kitchen, two swings (including a baby swing) and balance logs.
There is a shaded picnic table plus a hand ball […]

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Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor | Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]

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Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe Review

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – 4½ Stars!
‘Bonkers’ is a hypnosis show but with a party and comedy twist that can be enjoyed both from the stage as a volunteer or in the audience. Living up to its name, it is full of silliness and light-hearted humour for all […]

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