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Spaghetti Island Adelaide

Spaghetti Island | Gouger Street Adelaide

Spaghetti Island Adelaide – Italian on Gouger Street
Spaghetti Island is a distinctly colourful and happy place where as the name suggests, it’s all about spaghetti. Located right near the Morphett Street end of Gouger Street, you won’t miss the bright yellow facade. Recently launched in February, it is born from great family stock by the […]

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Australian Premiere | The Wedding Singer Musical | Adelaide | 9-24 Apr 2021

Enjoy all the fun of the film at the Australian premiere of The Wedding Singer musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, starring Adelaide’s own Nadia Komazec.
by Carla Caruso
Who can forget the ’80s-set movie, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore? The neon-bright clothes, the teased hair, the comedy, the iconic lines!
Well, the story is […]

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Sesame Street Circus Spectacular | Adelaide | Review

Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers at Adelaide’s Bonython Park – Review
Catch your fave Sesame Street characters ‘live’ onstage, along with circus performers from around the globe, in this 90-minute spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Sesame Street was one of my must-watch TV shows as a kid. It’s one my boys are less familiar with, but it didn’t […]

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Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown

Crescent Reserve Playground | Edwardstown | Review

Crescent Reserve Playground Edwardstown | Review 
The Crescent Reserve in Edwardstown is a local playground that was upgraded in mid-2020.
Challenge yourself on the new multistation with a diversity of experiences to get to the top. Test your agility on the rope course and the rope tunnel known as the ‘Vortex’. Traditional play is also included with […]

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Godzilla vs. Kong | In Cinemas 25 Mar 2021 | Review

[ March 25, 2021; ]
Godzilla vs. Kong (M) | Review
Godzilla vs. Kong is the long-awaited follow-up to Legendary Entertainment’s series of MonsterVerse Films: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of Monsters (2019).
This time, audiences get to see both Godzilla and Kong on screen as they collide in some awesome, action packed earth-shattering battles. If you’ve been […]

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Tom & Jerry The Movie | In Cinemas 1 Apr 2021 | Review

[ April 1, 2021; ]
Tom & Jerry The Movie (2021) | Review
Classic madcap fun with a fresh twist.
Review by Sharon Harrington

Tom & Jerry are back with the same animated appearance and anarchistic spirit as when they first appeared in the 1940s, complete with over the top slapstick battles, silent pantomime, and Jerry, the cunning mouse, outwitting Tom, the hapless […]

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Lake Bumbunga Pink Lake South Australia

Loch-Eel Monster at Lake Bumbunga | Pink Lake at Lochiel | South Australia

South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel
South Australia’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga is well known on the drive through the little town of Lochiel, 125km from Adelaide. For over 30 years the creature known as the Lochiel Loch Ness Monster has lived in the lake and is always something to look out for if you’re […]

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Family Mountain Bike Park | Aston Hills | Mt Barker | Review

Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]

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Uniting Communities Adelaide Lego Building

In the heart of Adelaide you will find the amazing Lego replica of the United Communities Building 
Situated in the U City building on Franklin Street is an amazing Lego replica of the same building created by local student Connor Brennan in 2019. 
Connor was 16 at the time and constructed it over six months while juggling […]

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Black Cherry Dessert Bar | Hahndorf | Review

Black Cherry Dessert Bar at Hahndorf | Review
Tucked in right next door to the IGA at Hahndorf is the Black Cherry Dessert Bar, a little gem full of delicious handmade desserts made either in-house or sourced from locals. 

The dessert bar popped up in 2020 and is run by a lovely couple who made us feel […]

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FANGIRLS | Adelaide Festival | Review

FANGIRLS – 2021 Adelaide Festival Review
FANGIRLS is an energetic, youthful and fun musical with excellent messages about family, friends and enjoying what you love – no matter what other people think.
FANGIRLS cheekily explores many of the difficulties of coming of age, including friendship drama, family life, school, and the horrific injustice of your mum refusing […]

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Disco Wonderland | Adelaide Fringe 2021 | Review

Disco Wonderland – Dancing Til Dawn
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

A shimmering musical sensation that will have you smiling from start to finish, bopping in your chair, singing along, and dancing (yay to finally being able to dance again)!

Disco Wonderland transports us to the era of New York nightclub Studio 54, with all the groovy sequins and hot pants, in […]

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The Bavarian Tea Tree Plaza | Family Friendly Restaurant | Feed the Family Meal Deal

The Bavarian – Family Friendly Bar & Restaurant
Feed the Family meal deal for just $49 at The Bavarian Tea Tree Plaza.
The Bavarian’s Feed The Family meal deal was originally a special offer in the Summer holidays but was so popular they have decided to make it a permanent feature of their menu.
This share-style menu is perfectly […]

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the pulse

The Pulse | Adelaide Festival | Review

The Pulse – Gravity & Other Myths
Incredible acrobatics from dizzying heights, accompanied by a soulful choir, with stunts and songs that will leave you breathless.
The Adelaide-based physical theatre company Gravity & Other Myths are no stranger to Mad March in Adelaide and they have returned with their show The Pulse as part of the Adelaide Festival in […]

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Brooklyn Drive Reserve playground Hallett Cove

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove | Review

Brooklyn Drive Reserve Playground Hallett Cove
A new little community playground by City of Marion has opened February 2021.
The $111,750 upgrade features a giant wooden teepee climbing frame with net and slide, monkey bars, a cute play kitchen, two swings (including a baby swing) and balance logs.
There is a shaded picnic table plus a hand ball […]

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Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor | Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]

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Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe Review

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale – Bonkers! | Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – 4½ Stars!
‘Bonkers’ is a hypnosis show but with a party and comedy twist that can be enjoyed both from the stage as a volunteer or in the audience. Living up to its name, it is full of silliness and light-hearted humour for all […]

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Amy Gillett Bikeway | Bike Riding | Review

A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. 
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]

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Borealis Light Show | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe Review

[ February 19, 2021 to March 21, 2021. March 24, 2021 to March 28, 2021. ]    
Borealis Light Show at Gluttony
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See Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka like you’ve never seen it before. Borealis is a captivating experience for all ages.
***Season extended due to popular demand. Adelaide Fringe and Gluttony as a hub will wrap up on Sunday 21 March, however, BOREALIS will continue for an extended season, 24-28 March. Sessions will start from […]

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Flying Fox Harnesses | All Abilities Playgrounds in South Australia

Flying Fox Harnesses at All Abilities Playgrounds in South Australia

South Australia now has an ever-growing number of inclusive playgrounds or playgrounds with all abilities equipment. This includes equipment like the Flying Fox Harness which can now be found at numerous playgrounds. These harnesses are a wonderful addition, allowing children who need support to ride the […]

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Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia

Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh. 
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]

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Burnside Adventure Park | Play, Explore, Imagine & Create | Review

Burnside Adventure Park
The Burnside Adventure Park is an award winning playground situated within Kensington Gardens Reserve.
This review has been updated February 2021.
Set amongst a natural landscape and huge gum trees, this beautiful play space is popular with children of all ages and abilities with an impressive selection of different activities on offer.  From swinging and […]

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and bike track

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]

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Joslin Reserve Playground

Joslin Reserve Playground | Review

Joslin Reserve Playground
Joslin Reserve features a great little playground situated amongst open green space between Third and Fourth Avenues (Joslin is between St Peters and Royston Park in the council area of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters). The reserve also includes tennis courts and a basketball ring so it’s fantastic for older kids too.  The […]

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Shibui Dessert Bar

Shibui Dessert Bar | Adelaide | Review

Shibui Dessert Bar 
Shibui Dessert in the heart of the city is your go to place for Wow desserts. They’re the sort of modern desserts you would see on MasterChef or in a fancy restaurant, beautifully styled on the plate, and a treat for your senses. Shibui opened in 2018 and the owners, dessert chef Quang […]

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Barossa Bowland

Barossa Bowland Dinosaur Fun Mini Golf and Bowling | Tanunda | Review

Dinosaur Fun at Barossa Bowland & Mini Golf
Dinosaur fans! Did you know there are big roaring ones in Tanunda, Barossa Valley? The Barossa Bowland has dinosaurs lurking through the garden as you play the 18 hole mini golf course. It’s the only dinosaur themed mini golf course in South Australia and maybe one of the […]

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Bakery O’Connell Cronut Cones & Bakery Treats | North Adelaide

Bakery O’Connell – where you can go any time day or night for a bite to eat or a pastry treat.
Bakery O’Connell is an Adelaide institution (established in 2003) which has been relied on for always being open. While it’s popular for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s also great for those times when you want to […]

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A Night in the Clare Valley – including Martindale Hall, Mintaro Maze & Bungaree Station

A Night in Family-Friendly Clare Valley – including visits to Martindale Hall and Mintaro Maze, and an overnight stay at Bungaree Station
A bamboozling maze, a famous haunted mansion, and a historic sheep station are just some of the things you’ll encounter in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
by Carla Caruso
When we had a few days up […]

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Lot 100 Adelaide Hills | Family Friendly Restaurant | Review

A visit to Lot 100 in the Adelaide Hills
If you’re looking for a spot to stop for a fabulous meal in the Adelaide Hills where the kids can run around, then be sure to add Lot 100 to your list.
Lot 100 is a working craft brewery and small batch distillery, set on an 84 hectare […]

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Tavern on Turton - Point Turton

Tavern on Turton | Family Dining in Point Turton | South Australia | Review

Tavern on Turton – Family Dining in Point Turton
by Katrina Gogel
Tavern on Turton boasts relaxed family dining and sensational sea views in South Australia’s beautiful Point Turton. Located on the Southern Yorke Peninsula, it is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Adelaide.
The owners aim is to ‘bring back the feeling of unhurried dining and encourage people […]

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Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens | Review

Exploring the ‘Secret’ Spaces of Colonel Light Gardens in South Australia
Hidden lanes, parks and tennis courts make Colonel Light Gardens a quirky Adelaide suburb to visit. Such spaces have also inspired a podcast called Model Suburb.
by Carla Caruso
The suburb of Colonel Light Gardens is like Adelaide’s answer to Pleasantville.
Think wide, winding tree-lined streets, 1920s bungalows, […]

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The Coffee Barn & Gelataria - Moonta

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 in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

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

Inneston Lake in Dhilba Guuranda, South Australia
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 […]

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Flaherty Beach Yorke Peninsula

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

Flaherty’s Beach on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula
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 […]

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Moonta Splash Town Water Park | Yorke Peninsula | Review

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

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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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MV Morphett Vale Rail

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

[ January 24, 2021; February 14, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 14, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 11, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 9, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 13, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]

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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