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EMS Guided Snorkelling Tour for Families | Hallett Cove | Review

EMS Community Snorkelling Tour for Families at Hallett Cove – Review
If taking up snorkelling is on your bucket list, then it’s time to dip your flipper in with a local guided tour. We did, and can’t wait to hit the beach again. 
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never properly snorkelled before, but now I’m a convert.
This week, I […]

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Par 3 Golf | North Adelaide Golf Course Review

Par 3 Golf in North Adelaide
Located on the banks of the River Torrens, Par 3 is the perfect course for a quick, easy game of golf and a fun outdoor family activity – no experience required!
You’ll find North Adelaide’s 18-hole Par 3 Golf Course alongside the Torrens Weir just off War Memorial Drive.  The entrance […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Trail | Walk or Ride around the City with Kids

Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.  
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]

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Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Venture through the seasons with Little Nutbrown Hare
by Sharon Harrington 
Lovers of the classic children’s tale, Guess How Much I Love You, will be delighted to discover it has been transformed into a new theatre production complete with loveable life sized […]

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The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Revisit the magic of the first book in the kids’ series, with the wacky fun adapted for the theatre.
by Carla Caruso
Please note: This show’s season is now over, but other CDP Kids’ performances are still on at the Festival Centre, like Guess How […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opened 11 Dec 2021 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in SA is Now Open for Recreational Fun
by Brooke Hendry
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your SA must visit list.
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD  in the Southern suburb of Happy […]

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Santas Wonderland Ice Maiden

Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | Review

Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville – 2021 Review
By Brooke Hendry
If there’s one way to add the Christmas Cheer into this year, it’s a visit to the always magical Santa’s Wonderland!
This is the Christmas event in Adelaide that you truly don’t want to miss. Santa’s Wonderland know how to do Christmas right – I mean, you really […]

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Immersion – Review | Immerse @ Light | Adelaide | Nov 2021

Immersion – Interactive Digital Experience Review
Immersion is an interactive digital creation narrated by Adelaide’s Erik Thomson and created by a local team of South Australians with an extensive background in interactive multimedia. The concept encourages viewers to feel as though they are immersed in a different time and place, almost travellers in time watching evolution […]

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Marryatville Hotel - Kensington Rd

The Marryatville Hotel – Largest Outdoor Playground | Review

The Marryatville Hotel – Review
The Marryatville Hotel has long been a favourite for families and the main reason for that is the fabulous huge undercover playground. This biggest pub playground brings all the kids to the yard, and happily entertains the kids for a long catch up with friends and family. It’s not new, the […]

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Highway Hotel

The Highway | Family Dining in Plympton | Review

The Highway – Review
Located on Anzac Highway in Plympton, The Highway is a fantastic venue for family meals, from small groups to large family get togethers. For casual dining, The Highway Bistro offers a family friendly setting with a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for families with children.  Outside you’ll find their Lounge/Deck area with a variety of […]

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SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park | Review

SHANX Mini Golf @ Regency Park – Review
If you haven’t checked out SHANX Mini Golf yet be sure to put it on your list of things to do in Adelaide!  
Situated along side the Regency Park Community Golf Course, just 10 minutes from the city, SHANX recently opened their gates and were inundated with groups […]

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Rezz Hotel

New Look Rezz Hotel at Newton | Review

Rezz Hotel 
After a complete rebuild, the Rezz Hotel has recently re-opened in September 2021. It’s a pub with a long history, first established in 1858, and this new re-incarnation makes it unrecognisable from its previous look. The modern decor with stylish architectural features is very cosmopolitan. We heard they had three children’s play areas, terraces […]

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where to go for ice cream adelaide

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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SAPOL Road Safety Bike Centre Adelaide | Bonython Park | Review

SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]

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High Tide Semaphore

High Tide | Family Friendly Cafe | Semaphore | Review

High Tide Cafe in Semaphore
High Tide, previously Whipped Baked Bar Cafe on Semaphore Road, is perfect for families.
Review September 2021
With the warmer weather upon us, beach side venues are buzzing with activity. High Tide, previously Whipped Baked Bar Cafe on Semaphore is perfect for families. They have a great range of all day breakfasts, fresh […]

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Cafe Fellini North Adelaide

Café Fellini For Families | $5 Kids Meals | North Adelaide | Review

Café Fellini – North Adelaide
Cafe Fellini at O’Connell Street in North Adelaide has been around for years, but sometimes gets forgotten about. It’s one of those family Italian restaurants with a huge menu so there’s something to please everyone, including wood oven pizzas, pastas, mains, coffee and cake. It’s open all day so does breakfast, […]

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Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show | Bonython Park | Review

Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show – Review 2021
Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show is the show we couldn’t have, in a mini size.
When this year’s Royal Adelaide Show was cancelled again, Nova’s Ben & Liam had one of their bright ideas.  What if Nova organised a COVID-FRIENDLY version of the Royal Show and invited all of Adelaide’s families […]

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Million Life Adelaide

Million-Life | Adelaide Chinatown | New Claw Machines | Review

Million-Life – Chinatown Adelaide 
It’s a little taste of Japan with cute plush toys and collectibles at Million-Life stores new to Adelaide. 
The Chinatown Million-Life opened earlier this year in July 2021. It’s hard to miss with its colourful neon pink lighting and chiming sound effects. Just walk down Moonta Street and it’s next to the entrance […]

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Oleaceae Mt Barker

Oleaceae | Family Dining in Mt Barker | Review

Oleaceae – Review
If you’re looking for somewhere to take the family for lunch or dinner, Oleaceae in Mt Barker has you covered.
Visiting the Adelaide Hills is magical anytime of year, but especially to enjoy the different colours of Autumn or Spring. Oleaceae is a family owned restaurant which offers modern cuisine with vegan and GF […]

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Woodstock Wines

Woodstock Wines | Family-Friendly Winery | Wildlife Sanctuary | McLaren Vale | Review

Family-friendly winery with wildlife sanctuary, playground & beautiful grounds to explore
by Sharon Harrington
Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale is a gorgeous spot for a long sunshiny lunch with the family. Daily kangaroo feeding, outdoor seating next to the playground, and big grassy lawns for a run around make this a wonderful place to visit with the […]

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Schnithouse Hilton

Schnithouse Hilton | Family Friendly Restaurant With Playground | Review

Schnitzels  ✔ Playground ✔ Casual, easy get together ✔
by Sharon Harrington
Schnithouse Hilton is the ideal venue for an easy family or friends catch up. The menu specialises in everyone’s pub favourite, schnitzels, has a playground for kids and a big screen TV for sport-watching diehards.

We ventured out for lunch on a cold, slightly wet day, […]

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Deep Creek waterfall

Bushwalking with Kids | Deep Creek Waterfall | Fleurieu Peninsula

Bushwalking with kids to Deep Creek Waterfall.
by Katrina Gogel
Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, is a fantastic place to spend a weekend exploring. One of the main attractions in the park is Deep Creek Waterfall, which can be reached by hiking a small section of the Heysen trail.
The hike is […]

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Miss Five Vietnamese Eatery | Virginia

Miss Five Vietnamese Eatery at Virginia
New eatery alert! If you live in the Northern suburbs or near Virginia, you’re in for a treat.
The newly opened Miss Five on the corner of Old Port Wakefield Road and Brady Street, Virginia is bright and aesthetically pleasing. The wall art, light fixtures, pink and blue colour theme making […]

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The Leckie Playground at Mount Torrens | Adelaide Hills | Review

Upgraded Mount Torrens Playground in the Adelaide Hills.
by Katrina Gogel
The Leckie Playground in Mount Torrens has received a much-needed upgrade recently thanks to the Adelaide Hills Council. Working in collaboration with nature play specialists Climbing Tree, they have created a space that will be well used for years to come by locals, and visitors alike.
Suitable […]

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I Wish… | Patch Theatre | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

A fun-filled acrobatic exploration of emotions & imagination
by Sharon Harrington
Beloved children’s theatre specialists, Patch Theatre, have collaborated with renowned circus company, Gravity & Other Myths, to create an acrobatic exploration of our personalities, emotions and all the things we could be.
This gorgeous production creates an immersive experience right from the entrance to the theatre. Neon […]

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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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Moon Lantern Trail 2021

Moon Lantern Trail | OzAsia Festival | 21-24 Oct 2021

[ October 21, 2021 to October 24, 2021. ]      
Moon Lantern Trail 2021
An OzAsia Festival favourite, the much-loved Moon Lantern Parade is transforming in 2021 from a one-night event to span four full days of celebrations. This free family friendly event is not to be missed.
Starting at Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and lighting a path to Pinky Flat, the newly imagined Moon […]

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Kangaroo Island | Best Family Friendly Places to Eat and Drink

Where to Eat & Drink on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island has some amazing family-friendly cafes and restaurants dotted around the island. The island is known for its Ligurian Honey but it is also full of suprises including the best fish and chips possibly anywhere in SA, located in one of the most remote parts of the […]

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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

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 – Review
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.
Take a look at our pics below […]

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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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Best Hot Chocolates Around Adelaide

Your Guide to Adelaide’s Best Hot Chocolates
There’s nothing like a rich, smooth, chocolatey hot chocolate, particularly in the middle of Winter. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places where you can go and enjoy a nice hot chocolate and maybe indulge in a little treat on the side.
Where to go for […]

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City Lights Review | Illuminate Adelaide 2021

PLAY & GO 2021 CITY LIGHTS REVIEW 
Illuminate Adelaide’s FREE, city-wide centrepiece features an amazing series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations that turn Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes into a colourful night-time playground suitable for the whole family to enjoy.
City Lights encompasses three individual precincts within the Adelaide CBD:

NORTH
WEST
EAST

Choose one, two or all three […]

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Kangaroo Island remarkable rocks

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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MOD Museum

MOD Museum – It’s Complicated Exhibition | Adelaide | Review

MOD Museum – It’s Complicated Exhibition
MOD at the University of South Australia opened in 2018 and is located next to the Morphett Street Bridge on North Terrace in a spacious and modern building. It is described as a “futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired”. It has been created to inspire […]

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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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