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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 vibe. […]

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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

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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.
They have needed to make some changes since the pandemic to the way they operate to ensure they […]

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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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24 Hours in the City of Adelaide | Family Staycation in South Australia | Review

Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]

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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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Victor Harbor Library

Victor Harbor Council Library | Review

Victor Harbor Council Library – Review
The Victor Harbor Council Library is a wonderful resource for families, whether you live nearby or if you’re just visiting the Fleurieu. As well as books for all ages, you’ll find a huge array of DVDs, CDs and puzzles to entertain the whole family, amongst other facilities.
When stepping into the […]

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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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Love, Stephy Dessert Café | Hindley Street | Adelaide

Love, Stephy Dessert Café – a gem in the heart of Adelaide’s Hindley Street
For those of us that grew up in Adelaide, Hindley Street is probably low on your list of places that you would think of to indulge in an extravagant high tea, arrange to meet your friends for coffee and cake, or take […]

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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

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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West Beach Adventure – Aerial Playground | Review

West Beach Adventure Aerial Playground in Adelaide
West Beach Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure  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 West Beach Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles to […]

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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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Adelaide Central Market Cheap Kids’ Rides

Adelaide Central Market coin operated rides for kids
These beloved ride-on toys have been at the Adelaide Central Market as long as we can remember. In recent years they have moved from their usual spot to the corridor of the Market Plaza. They are located just opposite the toilets in the corridor adjacent to the iconic […]

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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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vintage chef co Barossa play area cafe

Vintage Chef Co Family Friendly Cafe in Barossa Valley

A new cafe has opened at the beautiful Chateau Yaldara estate in the Barossa Valley, and it’s perfect for families.
The Vintage Chef Co has a fantastic play area where the kids have their own mini cafe. 
Vintage Chef Co is the creation of caterer and chef Teagan.  As a mum of three children she obviously knows […]

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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.

You can pick […]

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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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SASMEE Park Adelaide Miniature Train Rides | Millswood

SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood
The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train rides in Adelaide at Millswood twice a month throughout the year.
Until further notice, the wearing of masks is mandatory for all persons over 12 years of age at SASMEE Park and in the entrance queue. Restricted […]

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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 | 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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