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Peter Rabbit Cafe | Hindley Street Adelaide | Review

A lot has changed at this city oasis since our last review, but it’s still an amazing garden cafe with fresh, delicious food and drink options and a perfect escape for breakfast or brunch for kids and adults alike.
Review by Claire Davill
Located in the city’s west end, along the quiet, friendlier part of Hindley Street, […]

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What the Croque Adelaide cafe with playground

What the Croque! Cafe with Playground | Daw Park | Review

What the Croque! Cafe
As part of the Daw Park Repat Health Precintc which has recently undergone a redevelopment, a cafe and playground has been established for patients, families and the general community to use. This is where What the Croque have made their home after running their business as a coffee and catering van since […]

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Giant Christmas Tree at the Mortlock | State Library of South Australia

Visit the Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library on North Terrace, Adelaide.
Each year the magic of Christmas comes to South Australia’s Mortlock Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
There is something for everyone to see and discover at the State Library, from the largest indoor Christmas tree in Adelaide and storytelling […]

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Golden Fields Adventure Playground

Golden Fields Reserve Adventure Playground | Golden Grove | Review

The new adventure playground at the extensive Golden Fields Reserve provides a jaw-dropping pair of climbing towers, the longest twisty slide we’ve seen, and lots of other equipment to challenge and entertain kids.
Review by Claire Davill
The two climbing towers dominate the playground, with four levels on each tower filled with climbing ropes and platforms. There […]

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BECKHAM | Netflix Docuseries | Review

BECKHAM is a 4 part biographical docuseries on Netflix that traces David’s rise from his humble beginnings in east London to international sports superstar. David played professionally for the very best teams: 11 years for Manchester United, then on to Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, and Paris St.-Germain.
It’s a fascinating documentary with an in […]

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Junior Keeper Experience l Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary l Review

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Experience
Does your child love animals and being outdoors? Maybe they want to be a zookeeper, vet, or wildlife warrior when they grow up? Well, we have found the perfect activity for you in the Adelaide Hills.
Review by Jo Parkinson

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper Program is a 4-hour, fun filled and […]

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Hey Caddy Mini Golf | West Lakes | Review

Hey Caddy’s new venue in West Lakes is a mini putt experience with elite holes that’ll keep everyone, at all levels, entertained.
Review by Carla Caruso
Mini golf has become a favourite family pastime of ours.
And, as we discovered, Hey Caddy’s new course in West Lakes is one of SA’s best.
We somehow timed our visit to the indoor […]

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Beerenberg Farm | Pick Your Own Strawberries | Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Pick Your Own Strawberries
The 2023 strawberry season has kicked off early to celebrate the beautiful Spring sunshine here in Adelaide and just in time for the second week of the South Australian school holidays.
Strawberry season generally runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am […]

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Charleston Farm | Pick Your Own Flowers | Adelaide Hills

Pick Your Own Flowers in the Adelaide Hills.
A morning spent at Charleston Farm recently was such a beautiful way to start the day! It’s a really lovely experience if you love flowers, and especially if you’re like me and can’t keep anything alive in the garden.
Take the family and wander the flower patch, breathe in […]

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Barbie the Movie – Let’s Talk About It! | Review

Image credit: Barbie The Movie Facebook Page/Warner Bros Pictures
Barbie the Movie – Let’s Talk About It! And Did You Find All of These Hidden References and Easter Eggs?
As old Shrek may say… The Barbie movie is like a cinematic onion. Onions have layers. Barbie definitely has layers, and a truckload of them!
The Barbie movie has […]

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The Hot Pot Guy | Family Friendly Dining with a Playground in Adelaide | Review

The Hot Pot Guy is a fun, kid friendly option for a family dinner in the Adelaide CBD with a bonus indoor playground to keep the kids entertained.
There are plenty of large tables and booths, most with a huge recessed hot pot in the centre of the table, ready for you to cook your food […]

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Pixar Putt | Family Friendly Pop-up Mini Golf Review

Australia’s much-loved mini-golf phenomenon is back at the Riverbank Promenade in Adelaide as the weather warms.
Review by Carla Caruso
This pop-up attraction is the perfect marriage: mini golf, plus Disney!
Pixar Putt Pop-up Mini Golf has returned to Adelaide for a second time, bringing its Pixar-themed pop-up mini golf course to the Riverbank Promenade. (Animation studio Pixar […]

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W H Holmes Reserve Playground | Rosslyn Park | Review

W H Holmes Reserve Playground in Rosslyn Park.
Tucked away in the middle of a leafy, green suburban block is a hidden playground with plenty to keep younger kids occupied.
Review by Claire Davill
W H Holmes Reserve occupies a large green space in the middle of a suburban block, with large, lawned areas stretching out to quiet […]

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McElligott’s Reserve – Ninja Course Playground | Springfield | Review

McElligott’s Quarry Ninja Course Playground in Springfield
A brand new ninja course that’s actually suitable for smaller kids is now open in McElligott’s Quarry Reserve – and it even has it’s own hand-crank powered digital timer! Perfect  for kids to race and challenge themselves over the multiple obstacles.
Review by Claire Davill
With a defined start and finish […]

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Mortlock Reserve Playground | Colonel Light Gardens | Review

Mortlock Reserve Playground in Colonel Light Gardens
Mortlock Reserve contains an extensive playground, with something for everyone, blending old and new equipment with all the facilities you need.
Review by Claire Davill
Mortlock Reserve playground is nestled between Colonel Light Gardens Primary School and several playing fields. This means that it can get VERY busy when kid’s sport […]

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Everard Park Reserve and Playground l Review

Everard Park Reserve and Playground
This park is a hidden gem, and it’s situated just off Anzac Highway.
Review by Jo Parkinson
The City of Unley’s Everard Park reserve and playground is a cute, clean, and well-maintained little park that has it all. It has excellent play equipment, lots of shade, BBQ facilities, and our two favourite things; […]

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Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park has had an upgrade!
Review by Brooke Hendry
Have you ever lived in an area for years and not realised that you had an absolute treasure of a playground literally around the corner?
This is what has happened to us. How did we not know about Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park? We’ve […]

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Polonia Reserve Playground | Croydon Park | Review

Polonia Reserve Playground in Croydon Park
A huge, unique, soccer ball themed structure is the centrepiece in the recently upgraded Polonia Reserve playground, and it’s one of the best climbing structures we’ve ever seen.
Review by By Claire Davill
Polonia Reserve playground opened to much fanfare in August 2023, and the fanfare is well-deserved. This is a fantastically […]

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ZOOOM l Patch Theatre l Review 2023

ZOOOM by Patch Theatre | Review
Review by Jo Parkinson
Patch Theatre presents ‘ZOOOM’, a story of a lost star, and the journey to help it find its way home.
ZOOOM provokes a sense of wonder, illuminates imaginations and awakens the inner child in all of us.

The Show
After 11 weeks touring sell-out shows in the USA and Canada, […]

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Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution- Diego on my mind

Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution | Art Gallery of SA | Review

Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution Adelaide Exhibition
If you’ve been thinking of taking your budding artists to the Art Gallery of SA, there is no better time than now! The beloved works of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera & their Mexican contemporaries are currently on display until 17 September 2023.
Review by Sharon Harrington
Frida Kahlo is considered […]

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Glenthorne National Park- Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Adventure Playground

Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta Adventure Playground | O’Halloran Hill | Review

Discover the Ultimate Adventure at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta’s Amazing Nature Playground.
If you’re looking for a fun family day out then you’re going to love the new (and massive) adventure playground at Glenthorne National Park – Ityamaiitpinna Yarta. It’s an absolute winner – for kids of all ages and abilities. There’s a lot […]

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Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures | School Holiday Review

Wilderness Escape day program Go Wild at Southern Adventure Hub
Kids can try out high ropes, zip-lines, rock climbing and more during this thrilling day program.
Review by Carla Caruso
The idea of doing an American summer camp always appealed to me as a youngster. Maybe it was all the teen novels I used to consume.
Well, Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures offers exactly […]

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Mick O’Shea’s Hotel l Kids Eat Free | Review

Kids Eat Free at the Mick O’Shea’s Hotel in Hackham.
If you want to take the family out for dinner without blowing the budget, head to Mick O’Shea’s Hotel and take advantage of their kids eat free deals.
Review By Jo Parkinson
Situated on Main South Road at Hackham, Mick O’Shea’s Hotel has loads of character, and is […]

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Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre | Review

Olon – Indoor Sports & Virtual Reality Entertainment Centre in Seaton
This new venue has something for everyone, from indoor sports and fitness to immersive virtual and augmented experiences.
Review by Carla Caruso
The “olé” song is a popular chant used at soccer matches around the globe. And it’s also what your kids will feel like singing when they discover this […]

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The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park | Review

The Flipside Barcade at Daw Park
Revisit your youth and introduce your youngsters to some retro entertainment at Adelaide’s only ‘barcade’.
Review by Carla Caruso
What do you get when you cross TV shows Stranger Things and Cheers?
The Flipside Barcade!
That’s at least how it felt when we visited the family-friendly venue in Daw Park, which opened in November 2022.
The spot […]

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City Lights | Illuminate Adelaide 2023 | Review

City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide 2023
City Lights has once again brought Adelaide’s city streetscapes alive with colour, light and interactive fun and it’s all free to view. If you like games and interactive installations, North Terrace is an ideal starting point. It’s so much fun for families. This year, one of the highlights of City […]

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Grazeland Melbourne

Grazeland Melbourne | Review

Grazeland – Dining out in Melbourne
They call themselves a playground for foodies and it certainly is! It’s a must visit for anyone who loves different foods.
Grazeland is a festival of food in a permanent destination. If you love the food festivals we have in Adelaide, like the Lucky Dumpling Market or Town Square at Tasting […]

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Glenelg Winter Arts Festival Gala Night | Review

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival 2023 Gala Night Review
Book now to see live music, stand-up comedians, circus, burlesque, magic and family shows in a heated big-top tent, as well as ticketed workshops for adults and children. 
Review by Carla Caruso
If you’re already counting down the days until the next Adelaide Fringe, then you’re in luck.
A new event […]

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Mary Poppins the Musical | Adelaide Review

Mary Poppins the Musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre – Review
It’s time to rediscover the undeniable magic of one of the world’s most-loved tales, and show new generations that anything can happen… if you let it!
Review by Carla Caruso
If you loved watching Mary Poppins on the telly as a kid, you can’t miss this magical stage […]

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Resonate | Illuminate Adelaide | Review & Tips for Families

Resonate 2023 Review –  Illuminate Adelaide
Resonate is a whole new light experience in 2023 which covers much more of the expansive Botanic Garden. The 6 installations are spread out over a 1.7km trail so there’s plenty of space for everyone to really appreciate the captivating light and sound displays. It also means there’s a lot […]

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