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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

The Whale Watching Season around Victor Harbor, South Australia is typically from May to October, but sightings can begin as early as April.
Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience […]

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Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area

Playford Alive Town Park Water Play Area
Every year at the commencement of Daylight Saving the Playford Alive Town Park water play feature springs into action for kids to enjoy.
2023 UPGRADE UPDATE:
Improvement works will take place from Monday 25 September until Friday 6 October 2023 so you will see some temporary fencing around the site and a […]

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Adelaide’s Outdoor Swimming Pools – Season Opening Dates

Find an Adelaide Outdoor Swimming Pool
As the weather starts to heat up in Spring, you will find most of Adelaide’s public outdoor swimming pools are open from September or October through to late March or April.  Many will be open in time for the Spring school holidays.
Below you will find a list of outdoor swimming […]

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ST. ALi Italian Film Festival | Palace Cinemas | 20 Sep – 15 Oct 2023

[ September 20, 2023 to October 15, 2023. ]
ST. ALi Italian Film Festival Adelaide 2023
The 2023 ST. ALi Italian Film Festival presented by Palace, Australia’s pre-eminent event celebrating the culture and cinema of Italy, returns this Spring.
The Festival promises to whisk audiences straight to Italy featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary Italian auteurs, documentaries, a retrospective focus on much-loved Italian cinema legend Massimo […]

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Moon Lantern Trail

Moon Lantern Trail | OzAsia Festival | 19-22 Oct 2023

[ October 19, 2023 to October 22, 2023. ]
Moon Lantern Trail 2023
The Moon Lantern Trail is a free, colourful, family friendly outdoor event featuring spectacular giant lanterns, roving performances and live music. This OzAsia Festival family favourite event returns for its third year to Tarntanya Wama/Pinky Flat from 19 – 22 October 2023.
The Moon Lantern Trail is an exciting celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival […]

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Lucky Dumpling Market - OzAsia Festival

Lucky Dumpling Market | OzAsia Festival | Elder Park Adelaide | 19 Oct – 5 Nov 2023

[ October 19, 2023 to October 22, 2023. October 24, 2023 to October 29, 2023. October 31, 2023; ]
Lucky Dumpling Market 2023 in Adelaide’s Elder Park 
The Lucky Dumpling Market returns to Adelaide’s Elder Park as part of OzAsia Festival 2023. This popular spring festival hub is back, with delicious food, free entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Indulge your senses at OzAsia Festival’s Lucky Dumpling Market with the sights, sounds, tastes and […]

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OzAsia Festival | Family Friendly Events | 19 Oct – 5 Nov 2023

[ October 19, 2023 to November 5, 2023. ]
OzAsia Festival 2023
OzAsia Festival returns with a jam-packed program with something for the whole family! For three weeks in October and November, OzAsia Festival brings the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct to life with music, dance, theatre, food, and fun.
With both free and ticketed events, food markets, art exhibitions and interactive, family-friendly experiences, OzAsia Festival is the biggest […]

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NAB AFLW 2023 Season | Adelaide & Port Adelaide Home Games

[ September 2, 2023; September 9, 2023; September 16, 2023; September 23, 2023; October 1, 2023; October 7, 2023; October 13, 2023; October 21, 2023; October 29, 2023; ]
NAB AFLW 2023 Season 8 Fixture – SA Home Games
After protracted Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations between the AFL and the AFLPA, the two bodies have finalised details of a 10-round AFLW home and away season with four weeks of finals, the same length as season seven in 2022.

The season will begin Friday 1 September, during […]

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Top Things to do with Toddlers in Adelaide

Places To Go & Things To Do with Toddlers in Adelaide
Toddlers are curious and active and always exploring their surroundings so why not take them on adventures that will have them laughing with delight! From indoor play centres, playgrounds and wildlife parks to story time at the library, spending time with your toddler is a […]

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South Australian Country Shows | Dates & Locations

South Australian Country Shows
There are over 45 country shows held each year in South Australia. Fabulous family fun for everyone, country shows not only focus on traditional show activities for agriculture and horticulture, they also feature other activities such as rides, sideshows, showbags, fireworks and plenty of free entertainment. 
Country shows are wonderful community events and […]

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VAILO Adelaide 500 | 23-26 Nov 2023

[ November 23, 2023 to November 26, 2023. ]  
The VAILO Adelaide 500 will bring Adelaide’s city streets alive from 23 – 26 November 2023 with exciting Supercar racing, plenty of off track family fun and blockbuster concerts.
The Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic ticketed motorsport event and is the season finale event for the Repco Supercars Championship.​  The 2022 VAILO Adelaide 500 provided […]

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Adelaide Central Market | Spring Recipes

Adelaide Central Market Spring Recipes
The Adelaide Central Market has released a collection of Spring recipes to prepare at home.  
As we head into warmer weather, below you’ll find a few of the Market’s favourite seasonal Spring recipes.  From September to November choose in season fruit and vegetables such as blood oranges, avocados, broccoli, globe artichokes, […]

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Copper Coast Splash Town | Moonta Bay

Free Community Water Park – Moonta Bay’s Splash Town 
Splash Town is a popular FREE community water park open to the public, situated just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay, right near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park.  Each season it generally opens on the October long weekend, just in time for the Spring school holidays. […]

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Best Activities & Things to Do for Teenagers in Adelaide

The BEST activities and places to visit with teens & tweens in Adelaide
When the school holidays roll around or there’s a free weekend ahead and you need to get the older kids out of the house (and off their screens!), we have the best boredom busters to help!  
Take a look at our list below […]

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Family Friendly Guide to the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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Fleurieu Peninsula | Family Friendly Things to See & Do | South Australia

Visiting the Family-friendly Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula has so much to offer including beautiful beaches, scenic drives, farmers markets, playgrounds, historic townships and of course the wine region of McLaren Vale.
Just 40 minutes south of the city, the Fleurieu is perfect for a day-trip or why not stay longer and book a weekend away. A […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]

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Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids

Adelaide’s Best Wetlands to Visit with Kids
You may have noticed that quite a few wetlands have been appearing around Adelaide, with many located along side nature play spaces, parks and playgrounds. A beautiful green space with an abundance of wildlife and aquatic life, wetlands are a wonderful place to explore.
Wetlands can form naturally or be […]

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Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

Your Guide to Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia
We may be biased, but we think South Australia produces some of the best wine in the world and our wineries provide the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food, great platters and wine. More and more wineries are also catering for families with […]

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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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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Explore the 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 […]

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Adelaide’s Top Parks and Favourite Play Spaces

Adelaide’s Top Parks, Play Spaces, Playgrounds & Reserves
There are so many fabulous parks and reserves around Adelaide, perfect for a catch up with friends or a picnic with the family. All the play spaces we have included below make our Play & Go list of TOP PARKS in South Australia.
Each park has plenty of play […]

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Easy Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids

Easy Outdoor Walks & Bushwalks around Adelaide with Kids
We are spoilt for choice in SA with lots of bushwalking options, scenic coastal trails, easy city pathways and more.  Walking in general outdoors is a great way to spend time as a family.  Not only is it a great way to reduce stress, little ones love […]

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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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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves open for public access in South Australia for a fun family day out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds – Adelaide & Regional South Australia

Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]

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The Best Spots to See Trains in Adelaide – Miniature Trains, Train Rides and Parks

The best spots to see trains in Adelaide – miniature trains, train rides and parks
We are lucky in Adelaide that there are plenty of spots for a fun day out for train enthusiasts, big and small. If you’re looking for train rides or somewhere to go to see model trains then we hope this list […]

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Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground

Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground 
Morialta Playground “Mukanthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (see map here)
The playground is a delight for children with a fabulous design incorporating physical challenges, Aboriginal culture and native plants and animals. This play space is a favourite with many families and makes Morialta Conservation Park a must-visit […]

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25 Things To Do with Children in Nature Before They Turn 1 | Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do with Children in Nature Before They Turn 1 by Nature Play SA
You may think there’s not much to do with your baby outdoors if they are under 12 months old, but your baby will be mesmerised by the stimulation nature provides.
Check out these suggestions from Nature Play SA that will help you baby learn about […]

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Exploring South Australia with Kids – The Flinders Ranges | Review

If you want to get a taste of the Outback right here in South Australia, there is no better place to head than the Flinders Ranges. Travelling around 400km north of Adelaide gets you into the heart of the Flinders Ranges National Park where you will enjoy breathtaking scenery around every turn.
The journey up to […]

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