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Whistler Wines, Barossa Family friendly winery Review by Susannah Marks

Whistler Wines | Family Friendly Barossa Winery | Review

Whistler Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Family Friendly Winery Review
Review by Susannah Marks
On a recent trip to the Barossa we stopped in at Whistler Wines. If you love the Barossa and exploring different vineyards with your children in tow then we think Whistler Wines is worth a look. There is so much here that is geared […]

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Disney Frozen 2 | Movie Review for Families | In Cinemas 28 Nov 2019

Disney Frozen 2 | Movie Review for Families
Frozen 2 is in cinemas Thursday 28 November 2019. 
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS*
The first Frozen film was a phenomenal hit – the highest grossing animation in fact, so the question is, can the sequel live up to this? Well it’s taken 6 years to create it […]

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Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park | Riverland SA | Review

Waikerie Water & Nature Play Park
Review by Katrina Gogel
Waikerie Water and Nature Play Park has been designed to blend into its natural setting. There’s no colourful plastic equipment here – just beautiful wooden structures, steel water play stations and natural surfaces.
Situated in the riverfront reserve makes it easy to find, parking is aplenty and there’s […]

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Family Fun on a Boat with BBQ Buoys | Adelaide | Review

Family Fun on a Boat with the BBQ Buoys in Adelaide
Discover Adelaide’s Riverbank on a self-drive cruise along the River Torrens in a donut-shaped boat, a BBQ sizzling away and endless birdlife to observe.
Floating along the River Torrens in a BBQ Buoy is such a unique experience and a wonderful way to see the city […]

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Gemini Man | Movie Review | In Cinemas 10 Oct 2019

Gemini Man | Rated M | Movie Review
In cinemas 10 October 2019
Gemini Man is Life of Pi director, Ang Lee’s new action thriller about assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) as he battles a mysterious operative sent to kill him before realising it a younger clone of himself.
This is one to see in cinemas as it […]

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‘Alan the Alpaca’ at Brownhill Creek Tourist Park | Mitcham | Review

Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one. 
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]

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Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade Review by Susannah Marks

Fergusson Square | Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade

Fergusson Square, Toorak Gardens Playground Upgrade
Review by Susannah Marks
Fergusson Square in Toorak Gardens is a popular meeting point for local kids; tucked away in the beautiful tree-lined streets of Toorak Gardens. Its recent playground upgrade provides even more reasons to visit.
Unless you were driving through the heart of Toorak Gardens it’s unlikely you’d come across […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]

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Bubble Waffles in Adelaide | CocoCane at Adelaide Central Market

Where Can You Find Bubble Waffles in Adelaide?
Some people may know CocoCane at the Adelaide Central Market for their fruit juices and smoothies, including fresh sugar cane juice. We recently discovered that they also make these delicious Bubble Waffles. The traditional egg puffs waffle originated in Hong Kong as a popular dessert street snack from […]

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Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves National Park | Review

Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park
A nature based playground and South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site, get together for a great day of fun and digging into the treasures of our past.
by Natalie Thoo
As you walk up to the Naracoorte Caves Visitor Centre you can’t miss a newly curated playground just off […]

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Unley Museum | Review

Unley Museum’s New Touchscreen & Fun Exhibitions
Community museums are like ‘secret’ suburban gems. If you’ve got one nearby, it’s well worth dropping in … and it’s often FREE to do so, as with the Unley Museum.
by Carla Caruso
This treasure trove, run by the Unley Council, brings to life the area’s past and people via 12,000-plus […]

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Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek | Hawthorn | Review

 
Mitcham Memorial Library & Brownhill Creek in Hawthorn
If you thought libraries were just for bookworms or cranky types who like to ‘shh’ your kids, think again. Libraries aren’t what they used to be – particularly Hawthorn’s Mitcham Memorial Library.
by Carla Caruso
Following a $6.5 million rebuild, the new-look Mitcham Library flung open its doors in January […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Telowie Gorge Conservation Park | Review

Exploring Telowie Gorge – yet another hidden gem in the Southern Flinders Ranges!
by Katrina Gogel
After years of saying ‘we must call in there’ we finally took the turn off from the highway near Port Pirie and ventured into beautiful Telowie Gorge Conservation Park for a family bushwalk.
Telowie Gorge is home to dramatic scenery and a […]

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Walk the Longest Jetty in South Australia | Port Germein | Review

Port Germein is a small seaside town that boasts a big attraction- the longest jetty in South Australia!
by Katrina Gogel
Located at the top of the Spencer Gulf with the Southern Flinders Ranges as its backdrop, the quiet coastal town of Port Germein is a popular holiday destination and stopover for tourists. In recent years on […]

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Felixstow Reserve | Natural Playspace | Review

Felixstow Reserve
Review by Susannah Marks
The first thing that impressed me about Felixstow Reserve was the tranquility.  Not in a Bonnie Doon “how’s the serenity?” way, but because of the feeling of being miles from the city and in and amongst nature. It’s a really lovely spot for a wander, or a big gathering.
Felixstow Reserve was […]

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Down the Rabbit hole wines, Mclaren Vale

Down The Rabbit Hole Cellar Door – A Family Friendly Winery in McLaren Vale | Review

Are you looking for a cellar door in McLaren Vale with a difference?
by Brooke Hendry
Wanting to visit a cellar door that is actually family friendly? Well then, don’t be late and hop right in to Down the Rabbit Hole Wines – McLaren Vale’s newest winery that is simply picture perfect. This sure is a cellar […]

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Lobethal Bakery | Home of the Giant Donut in the Adelaide Hills | Review

The Adelaide Hills has long been known for its beautiful landscapes, cellar doors and family fun, but did you know it’s also home to the giant donut?
by Katrina Gogel
The Lobethal Bakery has become famous in Adelaide for this gigantic treat. They’ve been producing giant chocolate sprinkle donuts for nearly twelve months now, and due to its […]

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Pine Reserve Playground, Aberfoyle Park, Things to do with kids in Adelaide

Pine Reserve Playground | Aberfoyle Park | Review

We’ve recently stumbled across an old gem – Pine Reserve Playground in Aberfoyle Park
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 […]

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Folklore cafe review by Susannah Marks

Folklore Cafe Port Adelaide | Coffee by the Water | Review

Folklore cafe Port Adelaide – Coffee by the Water
Review by Susannah Marks
I was on a mission to find the best coffee in Port Adelaide and had been recommended Folklore. You probably won’t spot Folklore as you’re driving through Port Adelaide – it’s tucked away next to the Hart’s Mill right next to the Port River.
A […]

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The Most Gorgeous Hot Chocolate Ball & French Treats at Maison Clement | Adelaide Central Market Arcade | Review

The Most Gorgeous Hot Chocolate Ball in Adelaide
When we shared our guide for The Best Hot Chocolates in Adelaide on our Facebook page recently, our Facebook friend Leah Truslove kindly gave us the hot tip about another hot chocolate ball we hadn’t yet listed. As soon as we heard about this treat, we made sure […]

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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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Once Upon a Fairy Tale High Tea | Glanville Hall | Review

Once Upon a Fairy Tale High Tea at Glanville Hall – Review July 2019
by Ashleigh Grant
The afternoon started off with a collection of excited children dressed in everything from Disney princesses to witches, pirates and even some wizards. As they eagerly waited on the red carpet for the doors of the enchanted castle to open, […]

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Yorketown Playground | Weaners Flat Reserve, Yorke Peninsula | Review

Yorketown Playground. A riot of colour and fun!
by Katrina Gogel
Yorketown is one of Southern Yorke Peninsulas picturesque inland towns, and the hub of the SYP. If you’re travelling the region anytime soon be sure to call in and check out the towns fantastic local services and wonderful playground. Your kids will thank you for it!
Arriving […]

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Victoria Square, Kadina | Yorke Peninsula | Playground Review

Victoria Square, Kadina. Is this Yorke Peninsula’s best playground?
by Katrina Gogel
If you find yourself visiting the top of the Yorke Peninsula anytime soon be sure to make a pit stop at the Copper Coast town of Kadina, and visit the wonderful Victoria Square.
A green oasis in the heart of town, Victoria Square celebrates the history […]

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MJ McInerney Reserve Playground | West Croydon | Review

MJ McInerney Reserve at West Croydon – Review, July 2019
by Carla Caruso
Just in time for the winter hols, the new play space at MJ McInerney Reserve in West Croydon has opened – and it’s a corker. Those out north-west, rejoice!
The revamped playground offers something for every age range, interest and season, and it’s all FREE […]

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Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ | Review

Gospo Collective’s Superstar: ‘The Carpenters Story’ – Celebrating 50 years of The Carpenters  |  Review
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing an Adelaide harmonious community choir at its finest.
Musical dynamos Charmaine Jones and the famously talented Chong Lim, on the grand piano (best known for his work as Musical Director and Producer for John Farnham, […]

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Majestic Drive Train Playground | Mount Barker | Review

Train Playground Majestic Drive, Mount Barker
In one of Mount Barker’s newer estates lies a hidden gem of a playground.
Review by Ashleigh Grant
This space can be found off a quiet backstreet of the Bluestone Estate, Majestic Drive.
This playground is fully enclosed and over looks the natural wetlands. It offers a drinking fountain, a soft-fall rubber looped […]

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The Grampians Family Holiday Review | Victoria

Winter holiday escape to the Grampians in Victoria
by Carla Caruso
For many, the winter holidays are a good excuse to jet off somewhere warmer like the Gold Coast or Bali. But for something a little different last-minute (and, okay, chillier), have you considered the Grampians, just across the border?
A mum friend suggested the Victorian region when […]

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Nellie’s Garden | Mitcham Railway Station | Review

Nellie’s Garden, Mitcham Railway Station – Review July 2019
There’s nothing better than stumbling across hidden gems locally. And Nellie’s Garden, alongside the Mitcham Railway Station, is exactly one of those kinds of places…
Whether you’re in the area to catch a train or cycling with the kids to the nearby Barrens Reserve playground, it’s worth dropping […]

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One Tree Hill Hike & McElligott’s Quarry Reserve | Mitcham | Review

 “One Tree Hill” hike from McElligott’s Quarry Reserve, Mitcham – Review July 2019
by Carla Caruso
It’s hard to believe that this nature hike, offering jaw-dropping Insta-worthy views, is only minutes from the city of Adelaide.
I’m a keen jogger … well, I was keener before I had my twin boys. Now the juggle of child-minding and work […]

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Bushwalking with Kids | Mount Barker Summit Reserve | Review

Bushwalking with Kids – Mount Barker Summit Reserve
by Katrina Gogel
Explore rocky outcrops, take in panoramic country views and find a cubby house (or two!) along one of the family friendly walking trails at the Mount Barker Summit Reserve.
The “Mount” has long been our family’s go-to place for a bushwalk in the Adelaide Hills. With two […]

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Ballet With A Princess Review | Once Upon a Princess | June 2019

Ballet With A Princess by Once Upon a Princess
Review by Susannah Marks
My budding ballerina and I were lucky enough to attend the sold out Ballet With A Princess event by Once Upon a Princess. After some time spent finding the appropriate ballerina/princess wardrobe at home, and deciding on a matching tutu and tiara, we hit […]

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Movie Review | In Cinemas 20 Jun 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2  |  Movie Review
How well do we really know our pets?
The Secret Life of Pets 2 is an adorable animation which is fast-paced, energetic, and provides several laughs throughout.
This sequel is not as dark as the first and is well suited to keeping the kids entertained and interested for the […]

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Cunning Little Vixen | State Opera South Australia | Review May 2019

Cunning Little Vixen | Review
Fun opera caper in forest.
Cunning Little Vixen is opera like you’ve never seen it before, with magical forest creatures, child performers, bright colours, and comedy – in a non-traditional setting.
As a parent, you hope to raise well-rounded children. And one way to help do that is to immerse them in […]

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Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk | Anstey Hill Recreation Park – Vista | Review

Newman’s Nursery Ruins Walk
Some mums on Mother’s Day like pancakes in bed or the latest celebrity fragrance. I alternatively used the day as an excuse to drag my family of four on a hike. But as I knew would happen, they enjoyed the experience just as much as I did!
I stumbled across information about the […]

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MeowMe Cat Café | Parkside | Review May 2019

MeowMe Cat Café in Parkside – Review
Purr-fect paradise for cat fans!
Visiting an animal café, where you can cuddle real-life pets in between having a cuppa, is something you’d ordinarily associate with a city like Tokyo.
Japan’s bustling capital has cafés devoted to everything from miniature pigs to hedgehogs, owls, and cats. And it’s the latter, where […]

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Touch-a-Truck | Marion | Review Apr 2019

[ April 19, 2019; 3:00 pm; ]
Touch-a-Truck Marion – Play & Go Review – April 2019
I never took much notice of the different modes of transport around me on the road … until I had twin boys!

My pair are five and I’m now like a bus tour guide en route, pointing out Mack trucks, rally cars and the like in the […]

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Sand Sculptures | Hart’s Mill | Port Adelaide | Review | 2019

Sand Sculptures – The Jungle Book at Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide
The Jungle Book themed Sand Sculptures are in a new location, undercover at the historic Hart’s Mill in Port Adelaide. This is great news for sand sculpture lovers as this means that the sculptures are not exposed to the elements as they have been in […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]

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Circus Rio | Bonython Park | Review Apr 2019

Circus Rio Brings the Colour – Play & Go Review – April 2019
As a youngster I was an Enid Blyton fan and her circus books were some of my favourites, including Mr Galliano’s Circus.
So I love any excuse to indulge my inner child, get in the Big Top and experience the offerings of a travelling […]

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