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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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Moon Lantern Trail 2021

Moon Lantern Trail | OzAsia Festival | Review

     
Moon Lantern Trail 2021 – Review
One of our favourite OzAsia Festival FREE family events, the Moon Lantern Parade, has been transformed into a 4 day celebration for the first time in 2021. What a beautiful opening night it was in Adelaide.

We had a bite to eat at the Lucky Dumpling Market at […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries Adelaide Hills | Beerenberg, Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
Strawberry season runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through […]

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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

Deep Creek Waterfall | Bushwalking with Kids | 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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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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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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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 | 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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ZOOOM | Patch Theatre | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

 
Zooom by Patch Theatre
Review by Sharon Harrington
A magical world of darkness and light
As we enter the theatre, audience members are asked to hand over our pieces of “Dark” to the Dark Collector in exchange for our own special piece of “Light” which is a blue glowing plastic disc. We all sit and wait in the […]

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The Narrator | DreamBig Children’s Festival 2021 | Review

   
The Narrator – DreamBig Children’s Festival Review
The Narrator is a clever production that takes audience members on a bus journey while watching a narrated performance play out at various locations around the city. The Narrator makes the audience question where reality begins and ends while interweaving storytelling, humour and intrigue. 
The novel bus journey began […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the city. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic or walk at any time of year.
Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready […]

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The Winter Village in Adelaide – Ice-skating & Igloos | Review

The Winter Village: Ice-skating & Igloos in Adelaide – Review
An alpine-inspired wonderland has popped up in the heart of Adelaide in time for winter. Hit the rink, feast on delish food and drink, and meander through the twinkling igloo village, filled with catered private igloos.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never been a ski bunny, but the term, […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre

Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide | Review

[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and opened to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the latest innovations in space technologies […]

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Town Square | Family Friendly Tasting Australia Event | Adelaide | Review

[ April 30, 2021 to May 2, 2021. May 4, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
TASTING AUSTRALIA’s TOWN SQUARE – REVIEW
What a wonderful afternoon it was at Town Square in Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square. It’s the hub with FREE entry where you can enjoy a fantastic selection of great food with stalls serving up tasty SA produce.
There’s also a huge selection of wine, cocktails, beers, soft drinks and coffee. So even if […]

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Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review

Day Trip to Port Broughton, South Australia | Review
This sleepy fishing port on the Yorke Peninsula has it all: an extra-long historic jetty, an awesome bakery, and water fun.
by Carla Caruso
Port Broughton is a town I’d long heard of but never been to.
That was until I stayed at the eco-friendly Pink Lake Tiny House in […]

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Koalas in the Wild at Mikkira Station | Port Lincoln | South Australia

Get up close with Koalas in the wild at Mikkira Station, Port Lincoln.
by Katrina Gogel
Mikkira Station is a privately owned property located approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. It is home to a large colony of wild koalas that live in the Manna Gum trees throughout the station.
Families will love […]

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Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review

Pink Lake Tiny House at Lochiel, South Australia | Review
For the first time, visitors can stay just across the road from SA’s most accessible and iconic pink lake, Lake Bumbunga – in an eco-friendly “tiny house”.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve seen two pink salt-lakes up-close in my life – one en-route to the Grampians in Victoria and […]

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