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The Coffee Barn & Gelataria | Ice Cream in Moonta | Review

The Coffee Barn & Gelataria – Moonta
For ice cream and coffee in Moonta the cutest spot is the Coffee Barn & Gelataria. It’s a hidden gem just outside of the town, off the Spencer Highway. This unique and quirky eatery feels like you have been transported to a little desert oasis with a very vintage […]

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Inneston Lake – The Blue Lake of Dhilba Guuranda – Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula | Review

Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda
Innes National Park’s own little blue lake is a beautiful spot to visit.
There are a few lakes in the national park but this little salt lake is the only one that’s a stunning blue green colour. We initially didn’t know it was a salt lake, but a quick taste confirmed it […]

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Amazing Flaherty’s Beach – A Family Friendly Yorke Peninsula Beach

Flaherty’s Beach is an absolutely stunning beach to visit on the Yorke Peninsula. With perfectly clear shallow water for miles, it’s perfect for families, especially if you have little ones.
You’ll find Flaherty’s Beach on the western side, at the top of the ‘foot’ of Yorke Peninsula, about 232km from Adelaide (about 2.5 hrs drive). It […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town & Foreshore Playground | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Copper Coast Splash Town and foreshore playground – hours of fun guaranteed for everyone!
by Katrina Gogel
Located on the Copper Coast’s picturesque Moonta Bay foreshore is this wonderful family play space. Comprising a great little playground and free to use community water park, it will be sure to keep the young (and young at heart!) entertained […]

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Stanley Bridge Tavern | Verdun | Review

Stanley Bridge Tavern Review
The Stanley Bridge Tavern in the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic outdoor dining space with plenty of space for the kids to roam, great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Stanely Bridge Tavern was established in 1853 and has been popular with the locals for many years. It is located in Verdun, 5 […]

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Room on the Broom | Dunstan Playhouse | Review

Room on the Broom at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide city – Review
The bestselling picture book and TV short is now a magical theatre show, wowing Adelaide audiences.
by Carla Caruso
It’s great to see theatre venues opening up again after a difficult year. And kids’ show, Room on the Broom, is a fab way for theatre lovers to […]

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Blackeby’s Sweets – The Biggest and Best Lolly Shop in Adelaide | Review

Blackeby’s Sweet Shop – Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Blackeby’s Sweets was founded in 1906, and is Adelaide’s biggest confectionery retailer. They manufacture and sell the finest sweets from Australia and around the world with a charming old world lolly shop ambience. We love this about them. It brings back the nostalgia of buying a bag of mixed […]

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Morphett Vale Railway | Miniature Ride on Trains | Run Days & Review

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Morphett Vale Railway Miniature Ride on Trains Review
Set amongst the leafy natural bush landscape in Morphett Vale, south of Adelaide, is the MV Rail organisation who run train rides for countless families on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
The Morphett Vale Railway will reopen to the public for trains rides from 10 January 2021 
They have needed […]

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South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store | Westfield Marion | Review

South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store at Westfield Marion
Follow the yellow brick road (or at least, the colourful floor tiles) to an iconic new LEGO® store celebrating one of the globe’s most loved toy brands.
by Carla Caruso
Were your kids glued to the couch whenever LEGO Masters (and Hamish Blake) was on the telly? Then they’re […]

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Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review | City of Marion

Dwyer Road Reserve Playground Review
5 Dwyer Road, Oaklands Park
Dwyer Road Reserve is Adelaide’s first hi-tech playground and includes interactive games as well as the more traditional play set for younger kids, mixing modern with nature play. The community space caters for the older kids crowd with a court that has a basketball and netball ring; […]

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Wigley Reserve Playground Glenelg | Review

Glenelg’s Wigley Reserve new $1 million adventure playspace and fitness hub has been officially opened on 31 October 2020 by the City of Holdfast Bay.
The brand new playground sits in the north-western corner of Wigley Reserve – just look out for the huge custom-built white shade structure that soars above it.
The previous plastic based playground […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool | Outdoor Water Park & Waterslides | South Australia | Review

 
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 […]

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Where Are the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide?

Your Guide to the Best Ice Cream Places Around Adelaide
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream!
Here at Play & Go we love our ice-cream – especially in the warmer months, but a bit of cold weather doesn’t stop us eating it during Winter too.  We love it so much we thought we’d […]

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91-Storey Treehouse Live On Stage

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Theatre

91-Storey Treehouse | Review
by Brooke Hendry
Children have been captivated by Andy and Terry and their fantastical, wild, wacky and ever-expanding Treehouse since the first book, The 13-Storey Treehouse, hit the shelves in 2011.
Over the years, their continued Treehouse stories have kept young imaginations immersed in Andy and Terry’s crazy world. Following their adventures full of […]

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Glen Forest Tourist Park | Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula | Review

Farm Life Fun at Glen Forest Tourist Park in Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Set in picturesque surroundings and only fifteen minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln, the fabulous Glen Forest Tourist Park is a must-see attraction when visiting the Eyre Peninsula. With its animals, mini golf, huge maze, Segway hire and picnic facilities, it’s the perfect place […]

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Pichi Richi Railway | Southern Flinders Ranges | Review

The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]

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Murphy’s Haystacks | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia

Take a wander through the amazing rock formations known as Murphy’s Haystacks.
by Katrina Gogel
Murphy’s Haystacks are a privately owned tourist attraction located approximately 40 kilometres from the seaside town of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Calling in for a visit while on holiday recently, we were wowed by the large wind worn rock formations which […]

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Kimba Playground | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia | Review

Kimba playground – is this the best playground on the Eyre Peninsula? We think so!
by Katrina Gogel
After hearing great things about the newly upgraded, all-abilities playground in Kimba, we made sure to put it on our ‘must-see’ list when travelling the Eyre Peninsula recently.
And it did not disappoint!
The scale of this rural playground is impressive […]

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Mega Adventure – Aerial Playground | West Beach | Review

Mega Adventure Aerial Playground at West Beach
Mega Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure at West Beach with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to Mega Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles […]

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Me & My Shadow | Patch Theatre | Review

Me & My Shadow by Patch Theatre – Review
by Carla Caruso
Been a while since you’ve gone to a theatre show, care of COVID-19? Well, now’s the time to revel again in that feeling of sitting among other art lovers in a darkened theatre as colour and action unfold onstage – with groups socially distanced, of course.
Adelaide […]

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Hokey Pokey | Ice Cream & Lolly Shop | Stirling | Review

      
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream, Sweets and Chocolates in Stirling
We’ve been looking longingly at the beautiful looking Hokey Pokey store in Stirling for 2 years and finally decided to wander in and we’re so glad we did. Hokey Pokey (originally Oak Tree Truffles) has a range of beautiful house-made truffles, fudges, chocolates, a mind-boggling […]

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Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike | Cleland Conservation Park Walking Trail

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike
Adelaide’s favourite hike through Cleland Conservation Park, from serene Waterfall Gully all the way up to the summit at Mount Lofty.  
It is a challenge to complete, but there are many reasons why the hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit is so popular.  From families with babies […]

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Barossa Valley | Family Friendly Places to Visit | South Australia

Barossa Valley Region Family Friendly Holiday Ideas – Places to Visit in the Barossa
The Barossa Valley is a beautiful region to visit with the family and it’s perfect for a short getaway because it’s so close to Adelaide – approximately a 1 hour drive from the city. If you’re planning on a longer holiday, there […]

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Hahndorf Farm Barn | Hahndorf, South Australia | Review

Hahndorf Farm Barn at Hahndorf, South Australia – Review 
Enjoy an overload of cuteness at the Hahndorf Farm Barn, which, uniquely, blends a children’s farmyard with a wildlife park.
by Carla Caruso
For a slice of farm life, close to the city, the Hahndorf Farm Barn is the place to be.
There’s just something about getting up close and […]

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.
**Editors note July […]

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Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park | Adelaide Hills

Bushwalking with Kids at Mount George Conservation Park
Mount George Conservation Park is nestled in between Bridgewater and Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills, only 10 minutes up the South Eastern freeway. 
Mount George walking trails can be accessed from Mount George Picnic Grounds where there is plenty of car parking space and some picnic tables if you […]

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G’Day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park – Family Fun for Everyone | Review

Time for a holiday in South Australia? G’day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park is the place to be.  We discover everything you need to know about their new fully accessible Hindmarsh Cabin.
by Brooke Hendry
Have you been cooped up at home for too long?
Hanging out for a holiday?
Need to get the family out of […]

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace is OPEN | Morphett Vale | Review

Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]

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BIG4 West Beach Parks | Review

 
BIG4 West Beach Parks
BIG4 West Beach Parks is set on 1.2km of coastline and offers fun activities onsite and a huge range of accommodation for all budgets plus direct access to the beach.
West Beach Parks is close to the city of Adelaide (20 mins drive) and is perfect for a quick weekend getaway or a […]

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Whispering Wall – Barossa Reservoir | Williamstown | Review

Whispering Wall at Williamstown | Review
Whispering Wall, otherwise known as the Barossa Reservoir, is approximately 1 hours drive from Adelaide in the Barossa Valley, near the township of Williamstown.
Many Adelaideans will remember visiting this iconic destination as children mostly for the novelty value. The wall is aptly named ‘Whispering Wall’ because of its parabola effect […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network. 
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]

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Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must-visit destination for families with children of all ages.  Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and gardens.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement when looking […]

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Kurangga Park BMX Track – Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
Located at the corner of Unley Road & Greenhill Rd, Adelaide at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… […]

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Exploring the Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail | Review

Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail at Tennyson – Review
You’ll feel further away than the western suburbs when meandering through these ancient dunes … taking you direct to the beach!
by Carla Caruso
I’ve been wanting to check out Tennyson Beach for a while. So, when I was at a loose end one weekend, I found time to tick […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve | Review

Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
Editor’s note: Thursday, 4 June 2020 – Mount Bold Reservoir has reopened following completion of SA Water’s dam safety upgrade.
There’s a spooky […]

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Sturt Gorge Dam at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Flagstaff Hill | Review

Hiking at Sturt Gorge Dam and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park | Review
After a low-key weekend activity? Try a walk to one of Adelaide’s biggest man-made structures.
by Carla Caruso
Often, we travel far and wide to experience awe-inspiring sights, not realising there are many hidden gems right near home.
Enter the Sturt Gorge Dam. When I read about […]

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Brownhill Creek Recreation Park | Mitcham | Review

Brownhill Creek Recreation Park at Mitcham | Review
Looking to escape somewhere quiet? Try a nature hike at Mitcham’s Brownhill Creek Recreation Park.
by Carla Caruso
Last weekend, my family and I headed to Brownhill Creek Recreation Park for a leisurely hour-long wander. We parked just past the Brownhill Creek Tourist Park and road bridge and stuck to […]

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Giraffe Safari Animal Experience | Monarto Safari Park | Review

The Giraffe Safari Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park will leave you with life long memories of these majestic animals.
Be prepared to be licked by a ginormous giraffe as they gently loop their blue tongue around a carrot held out by even the littlest hands.
As soon as we arrived at Monarto we checked into the […]

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South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition Review

South Australian Museum Dogs Exhibition
Review by Susannah Marks
Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend
The latest exhibition at the SA Museum – Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend has been extended until 2 August 2020 – and if you’re a dog lover or have kids who love dogs then make sure you go and see […]

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Onward Movie Review | In Cinemas 2 Apr 2020

Onward movie review | in cinemas 2 April 2020
Primary schoolkids – and beyond – will love Pixar’s latest original feature, starring two teen elves and celebs like Chris Pratt, Tom Holland and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
by Carla Caruso
Onward is the latest offering from Disney and Pixar (think Toy Story, Cars, Finding Dory), so you know you’re in […]

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