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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk with Kids | Review

Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk in the Adelaide Hills.  Follow the footsteps of South Australia’s early pioneer women as they carried their produce to market, marvelling at the views and the effort these women required to make a living many years ago!
Review by Claire Davill
Each May, the National Trust runs the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk – […]

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The Pet Show | Adelaide Review

A family-friendly day out for pet owners and animal lovers, The Pet Show has a lot to offer for young and old.
Review by Claire Davill
The Pet Show was new to Adelaide in 2024, and looks like it may become an annual event – we loved our day out and recommend it to all animal loving […]

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The Moseley Igloos | Moseley Bar & Kitchen | Glenelg | Review

 
The Moseley Igloos – A Unique Dining Experience at Glenelg
Leave the outside world behind as you step into your own private dining retreat near the sea at The Moseley Igloos. These cosy igloos are beautifully adorned with fairy lights and comfortable furniture and you’ll soon feel right at home as you relax on the […]

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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical | Adelaide Review

Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules; she rewrote them. 
I’ve been waiting for the Tina Turner musical to roll into town and, oh boy, it didn’t disappoint!
Review by Carla Caruso
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has had an unforgettable nine-month run interstate, […]

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Fleurieu Cherries Farm l Pages Flat l Review

Discover Fleurieu Cherries at Pages Flat, South Australia.
A visit to the fabulous Fleurieu Cherries farm is a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday with family and friends. They have cool play areas for kids, a cute bar and café but the best part… the most delicious and freshest cherry ice-cream you will ever […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

The Whale Watching Season around Victor Harbor, South Australia is typically from May to October, but sightings can begin as early as April.
Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

A family-friendly stay in a uniquely crafted, eco-friendly ‘tiny house’ – for up to four guests – in Lochiel, overlooking a ‘pink salt’ lake. With easy access to South Australia’s Clare Valley and Yorke Peninsula!
Review by Carla Caruso
There couldn’t be more unique accommodation than staying by a pink salt lake, featuring a Loch Ness monster […]

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TGI Fridays – Kids Eat Free | Marion | Review

A visit to TGI Fridays in Marion where Kids Eat Free*!
If the sound of chicken wings, ribs, hand crafted burgers, sizzling fajita towers and fresh salads gets your tastebuds tingling, then it’s time to grab a table at TGI Fridays. Plus, they have one of the most impressive cocktail menus we’ve seen! But the best […]

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Beckman Street Deli | Glandore | Review

Beckman Street Deli in Glandore.  Work up an appetite for the delectable dishes at this family friendly eatery by the tramline in the south-west.
Review by Carla Caruso
We recently tackled the Mike Turtur Bikeway as a family and this is one more foodie stop along the way.
Although, you could just walk or drive to this lovely […]

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True Grit Obstacle Course at Caudo Vineyard | Cadell | Review

True Grit Obstacle Course at Caudo Vineyard.
Run, crawl and climb your way through this military-inspired obstacle course at a riverside winery in the Riverland.
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s nothing like a drive to a picturesque winery in the countryside.
It gets a little more intense, however, when you add in a military-inspired obstacle, or several, to the […]

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Helicopter Park | Glover North Playground | North Adelaide | Review

The Glover Playground North Adelaide, also known as ‘Helicopter Park’ by many, is an all-time favourite, and it’s recently (early 2024) had a spruce-up!
Updated review by Claire Davill
The playground refresh includes new soft fall, new swings, and a fresh coat of paint/repairs to many pieces of equipment. The old tree stump, with its animal carvings, […]

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Dear Daisy Cafe | Forestville | Review

Dear Daisy is a cute-as-a-button cafe on Forestville’s Leah Street, dishing up brekkie, burgers, toasties, vegan fare, and more.
Review by Carla Caruso
Suburban cafes are the places to see and be seen these days.
Dear Daisy in Forestville is one such eatery. The “happy lil corner shop café”, as it’s dubbed on its Instagram page, serves up […]

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Christies Beach Hotel | Family Friendly Dining | Review

Christies Beach Hotel | Family Friendly Dining | Review
Sometimes it can be hard to take the family out for lunch or dinner, especially when kids complain that they are bored or don’t want to sit still! We have found the solution for a family friendly mealtime, at the fabulous Christies Beach Hotel.
Review By Jo Parkinson
Situated […]

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The Art Gallery of South Australia | Adelaide | Review

Explore The Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide.
There’s plenty for kids to see and do at the Art Gallery and there’s so much more than just looking at paintings on the wall!
Review by Claire Davill
Don’t shy away from taking kids into The Art Gallery of South Australia as there’s plenty of kid-friendly […]

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Flowbars – Interactive Outdoor Art | Festival Plaza Adelaide | Apr 2024

[ April 6, 2024 to April 29, 2024. ]
Adelaide’s Festival Plaza has a new outdoor artwork installation that kids can climb on! Get in quick to check out the Flowbars sculptures while they’re here for the April 2024 school holidays.
Flowbars Sculpture 4.0 and Flow Bar Minis is Festival Plaza’s second outdoor art commission.  In collaboration with Seb Humphreys, aka @Order55, the sculptures resemble […]

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Hazelwood Park Playground | Wombat Waterhole | Upgrade Review

Wombat Waterhole Playground in Hazelwood Park is a varied play space set amongst towering gum trees and includes fun features for all ages and abilities.
Review by Claire Davill
This long-time favourite playground has just had a refresh as of early 2024, with new soft fall and repaired/replaced circular play platforms. The refresh has helped maintain the […]

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Mike Turtur Bikeway | Family Bike Ride from Adelaide to Glenelg | Review

The Mike Turtur Bikeway is one of Adelaide’s most popular off-road bike routes and it’s right in the city, following the Glenelg tramline from South Terrace.
Review by Carla Caruso
You’ve probably heard of cycling paths in the country that follow old railway lines, like Clare’s Riesling Trail and McLaren Vale’s Shiraz Trail.
(While we’re at it, there’s […]

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Elvis: A Musical Revolution | Adelaide Review

With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love with Elvis: A Musical Revolution.
Review by Carla Caruso
Elvis mania seems to have reached fever pitch again. Or maybe it never really goes away.
On the heels of the Elvis and Priscilla movies comes the theatre show, Elvis: A […]

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Elmo’s Circus Dream l Sesame Street Circus Tour Review

Elmo’s Circus Dream at the Norwood Concert Hall
Young children’s dreams will come true, as they delight in this dazzling, colourful and entertaining extravaganza!
Review By Jo Parkinson
Roll up, roll up! Join Elmo and his furry friends as they follow their dreams to find their hidden talent and join the circus. Showtime Attractions presents their new show, […]

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Littlehampton Tunnels | Short Walk with Three Tunnels to Explore!

Explore the Littlehampton Tunnels in the Adelaide Hills.
A short drive up the freeway to Littlehampton, just outside of Mount Barker, brings you to a fantastic group of tunnels that you can walk as a family. There’s plenty to explore here and lots of photo opportunities.
Review by Claire Davill
To reach the tunnels we recommend parking at […]

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Keith Stephenson Park Playground | Mount Barker | Review

Exploring Keith Stephenson Park Playground in Mount Barker.
A newly updated playground offers it all – fully fenced, accessible equipment, lots of nature play, plenty of shade and toilets nearby.
Review by Claire Davill
The playground at Keith Stephenson Park sits in the large, lush green reserve along Western Flat Creek, close to the centre of Mount Barker. […]

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Gunbae Korean | Family Friendly Dining | Review

Family Friendly Dining at Gunbae Korean in Adelaide
Looking for a quick, tasty, and family-friendly meal in the city’s east end? Our favourite spot is Gunbae!
Review by Claire Davill
Gunbae is a casual Korean restaurant, located down Union Street, just off Rundle Street. It’s open for lunch and dinner, and it’s become our go-to for fast, tasty […]

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Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery Barossa Valley | Review

Melba’s Chocolates & Confectionery at Angaston
Opening Friday 8 March 2024, Melba’s Chocolates has branched out to the Barossa Valley. The new store and cafe at Angaston, is a perfect place for families to stop for a picnic on the lawn, a bite to eat and drink, and to take in beautiful views across the vineyards.
Everything […]

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Circus Spectacular | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Circus Spectacular: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   4.5 stars for action-packed family fun
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about the experience of going to the circus — from the big top to the razzle-dazzle and the death-defying acts!
Circus Spectacular is the latest such outfit to roll into town, as part of the Adelaide Fringe, at Ellis […]

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P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia | Review

Family-friendly P&O Cruise to Port Lincoln & Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about life on the water that continues to fascinate – as seen by the popularity of shows like The Love Boat and Below Deck!
To celebrate my dad’s 70th recently, I jumped aboard the P&O Pacific Explorer for a four-night […]

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@Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples, Adelaide Hills, Review
**Editors update: 25 April 2024 – APPLE SEASON ENDED FOR 2024 
By Jo Parkinson & Claire Davill
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away… so now is the perfect time to go apple picking in the Adelaide Hills and experience a fun day out @Lenswood Pick Your […]

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Taylor Swift Eras Tour Australia – Concert Tips for Sydney

Taylor Swift Eras Tour – Tips & Notes for Sydney Concert
It’s the most anticipated concert of the year and it’s finally here in Australia.
After going to the Night 3 concert on Sunday night in Melbourne I thought I would just jot down a few little tips and observations for anyone heading to the Sydney concerts.
Get […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace

Tranquility in the City – Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city, just near Hutt Street.  It is as peaceful as it is perfect.  Completely free to enter all year round, it’s a must visit experience for locals and visitors to […]

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Old Tailem Town | Tailem Bend | Review

Hidden behind the front gates just out of Tailem Bend is a surprisingly large pioneer village – Old Tailem Town, full of interesting history and plenty of old buildings to explore. 
Review by Claire Davill
South Australia’s Old Tailem Town has been run as a pioneer village for nearly 40 years now – and it’s all thanks […]

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Bloom Cafe | Thebarton | Review

Bloom Cafe sits between quiet backstreets and the River Torrens in Thebarton. It has a quiet, open vibe, excellent food and coffee, and a great kids menu. 
Review by Claire Davill
The cafe is a great family friendly option for a lazy breakfast, brunch or lunch, and the new kids menu (with colouring-in page incorporated) will keep […]

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