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Willunga Farmers Market | Every Saturday

Willunga Farmers Market
Willunga Farmers Market is South Australia’s premier regional farmers market bringing Fleurieu Peninsula farmers, producers and community members together for fresh, locally grown produce.
There will be stalls in one convenient location with room to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the Market.
The market is open from 8am until 12noon every Saturday.
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Adelaide Riverbank Torrens Lake Paddleboats

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri as a child.

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]

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Burnside Adventure Park Playground | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Burnside Adventure Playground
The Burnside Adventure Playground 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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The Food Truck Movement | Adelaide Showground | 2017


Welcome to Adelaide’s first permanent food truck park. Located at Goyder Plaza, Adelaide Showground, the Food Truck Movement is a weekly culinary carnival and entertainment playground for all ages. Entry is FREE.
The Food Truck Movement will host a weekly rotating lineup of top Adelaide food trucks. Offering a wide variety of delicious cuisines, coffees and […]

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Playford Alive Town Park | Opens 14 June 2015

[ June 14, 2015; ]
Playford Alive’s new Town Park officially opens today, Sunday June 14th 2015.
The Town Park is Playford Alive’s heart and meeting place.  Located in the Town Centre, it is close to community, retail and educational facilities.  The park will be a place where families and friends can come together and celebrate their culture – a space within […]

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Free Adelaide Bike Hire & Wheely Good Fun Map

Free Adelaide Bike Hire & Wheely Good Fun Map
Bike riding as a family is a great way to spend time together outdoors and in Adelaide we are spoilt for choice with numerous bikeways and trails to choose from.  The Adelaide City Council can help you plan a day of exploration and adventure through the city […]

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Interactive Playspace in Hindmarsh Square | Adelaide

Interactive Playspace in Hindmarsh Square
Tucked away in the North West corner of Hindmarsh Square is a unique interactive playspace featuring concrete and steel sculptures designed for exploring, climbing and encouraging imagination.
Children can make up games and stories, have little competitions, play chase or any number of games their creative minds come up with.

The giant sized […]

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Port River Dolphin Cruise | Great Value Family Fun | Review 2015

Port River Dolphin Cruise
If you are looking for an affordable, value for money activity to enjoy with the whole family you can’t go past a cruise along the Port River.
At less than $30 for a family of 4 you can relax for an hour and a half while taking in the sites along the Port […]

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FREE National Parks South Australia Vehicle Entry Pass | Nature Play SA

South Australian Parks are special places that provide a safe home for thousands of plants and animals that are found nowhere else in the world.
Hike, ride, swim, climb, camp, play or take photographs at any of South Australia’s great parks listed below with Nature Play SA’s free vehicle entry pass:

Belair National Park
Morialta Conservation Park
Para Wirra […]

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Linear Park Reserve (Waterfall Creek) | Nature Play Space | Hallett Cove | Review

Linear Park Reserve Playground – (Waterfall Creek), Hallett Cove
The Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) Reserve in Hallett Cove was upgraded in 2014 to create a wonderful, natural play space.
Located on Slade Crescent within Linear Park Reserve, this area is a wonderful spot to set off exploring amongst the trees and rocks.

Nature Play Elements
The new playground includes some fabulous […]

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Room to Roam Free | Victoria Park Loop | Review

Victoria Park Loop
The Victoria Park Loop is a great place for families to take their bikes for a ride away from the dangers of the road or to simply walk the dog in open space away from the traffic.
We are so fortunate in Adelaide to have acres and acres of safe, open green space on […]

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Free City Connector Bus in Adelaide | Explore the City | Review

Free City Bus in Adelaide
Did you know Adelaide Metro offers free travel options within Adelaide City and North Adelaide?
It’s a fabulous way to explore the city – for free!  The City Connector buses travel in both directions around the city and you can hop on and off as you please at various stops along the […]

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Victoria Park Fitness Trails – Sweat Course | Adelaide Park Lands

Victoria Park Fitness Trails
Along the Park Lands Trail in the north west area of Victoria Park, a short stroll from Hutt Street, is a linear fitness trail numbered from 1 to 8 incorporating multiple exercise elements.  From sit ups to hurdles, the ‘Sweat Course’ has permanent outdoor fixtures suitable for a range of abilities and […]

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Father’s Day Books | The Little Big Book Club

Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for Dads’ to spend quality time with their little ones.  When it comes to some quiet time children love looking at books, be it hearing the words read out loud and or simply enjoying the illustrations.  There are dozens of books about Dads – funny Dads, silly Dads, loving […]

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Hart’s Mill Playground | Fun at The Port

Hart’s Mill Playground
The Hart’s Mill precinct at Port Adelaide includes a fantastic fully-fenced play space with equipment for kids of all ages.
You can’t miss this brightly coloured modern play equipment in yellow, which is juxtaposed aside the historic Hart’s Mill buildings.

You’ll find reminders of the longest continuously serving flour mill in South Australia (which operated from […]

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Marshmallow Park | Playground Review 2014

Re-opens Sunday 29 April 2018. CLICK HERE for the new Marshmallow Park Playground
Editor’s Note April 2018: Marshmallow Park has been closed over the past year for redevelopment. The playground has been re-developed and the surrounding area turned into a new activity hub –  the new Pelzer Park/Pityarilla Activity Hub. SEE DETAILS HERE 
One of Adelaide’s favourite […]

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Geocaching | What it is and How to do it! | Free Outdoor Family Fun

Getting started with geocaching in Adelaide
Geocaching is an activity that combines today’s navigation technology with the excitement of an outdoor adventure.  It’s basically an outdoor treasure hunt, starting off at level of 1 and increasing in difficulty up to level 5.  The basic idea is to use a GPS or a smartphone to locate a […]

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River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride | A Leisurely Trail

River Torrens Linear Park Bike Ride
If you are looking for somewhere safe to go bike riding as a family, or just want somewhere quiet and relaxing to push the pram away from the traffic, then make your way to a section of the Linear Park Trail and hit the pavement.
From north-east of the city in […]

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North Haven Adventure Playground – Kardi Yarta

The Kardi Yarta playground is located on the eastern corner of Victoria Road and Pelican Point Road in Osborne , an area formerly referred to as “Lefevre Cultural Park”.  The project, designed by Defence SA and built by Renewal SA, was completed in 2013 and included consultation with Year 4 and 5 students at North […]

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START at the Art Gallery | Program Summary

[ March 6, 2016; 11:00 am; April 3, 2016; 11:00 am; 11:00 am; May 1, 2016; 11:00 am; June 5, 2016; 11:00 am; July 3, 2016; 11:00 am; August 7, 2016; 11:00 am; September 4, 2016; 11:00 am; October 2, 2016; 11:00 am; November 6, 2016; 11:00 am; December 4, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
START at the Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of South Australia offers an exciting introduction to visual art for children and families through START at the Gallery.
Held on the first Sunday of every month, the free START program includes art activities, tours, trails, live music and entertainment.
Suitable for ages 5-10 years (with parent/carer supervision required).
Cost is […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden | Learn, Play & Explore | Review

Adelaide Botanic Garden
Nothing beats the simplicity of getting back to nature.  Just on the fringe of the city you can discover a peaceful section of Adelaide hidden away from the busy streets.
Stunning feature gardens, manicured lawns and the oldest avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees in Australia are just some of the delights of the […]

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Bay Discovery Centre | Social History Museum | Glenelg

The Bay Discovery Centre is the City of Holdfast Bay’s Social History Museum.  It’s located on the edge of Mosley Square and is well worth a visit if you’re in Glenelg.   Over 40,000 people visit  the centre each year.  Children can learn about the early days of Foundation and what life was like by the sea.  Multimedia displays […]

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A Winter Weekend in Hahndorf | Review

A Winter Weekend in Hahndorf
Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, is one of my family’s favourite places to visit at any time of the year.
In summer it’s always cooler than the city, in autumn the colours are breathtaking, in spring everything is so fresh and in winter it’s so inviting to find a warm cosy spot to enjoy a […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Centre | Bonython Park

SAPOL Road Safety Centre
The new SAPOL Road Safety Centre at Thebarton officially opened on Monday, 25 February 2013.  Children can bring along their own bikes to try out the mock roadway, which duplicates road conditions children are likely to encounter when riding their bicycle on the street.
Located on Port Road along side the brilliant new Bonython Park play […]

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe | Review

Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe
It can sometimes be the simplicity of getting back to nature to help you slow down and put life back into perspective, such is the feeling of standing on top of a cliff and gazing out to sea.  Our state’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular and south of the […]

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Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant

Exploring Waterfall Gully & Breakfast at Utopia Restaurant
Just ten minutes east of the city, along a winding road through the Adelaide foothills, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the stunning natural landscape of Waterfall Gully. 
Located in Cleland Conservation Park, Waterfall Gully is home to the impressive First Falls, an 18 metre waterfall that flows all year round.  Equally stunning in […]

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Summer and Gelato | A little afternoon treat at Cafe Bravo

When it’s a hot day and you’ve been hanging out at home all day, sometimes things get a bit stir crazy by the afternoon. Especially if you have kids like mine who like to be out and about or just outside. Sometimes this calls for a little ice cream outing.

You could go to an […]

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Rundle Mall Weekend Street Theatre | December 2012

Rundle Mall is always a hive of activity on the weekends, but there’s even more to entertain city shoppers now with some unique street theatre to entertain the whole family – and it’s FREE. Every weekend Rundle Mall comes alive with something extra to see to make your weekend shopping experience a little more exciting.
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Victoria Park Racecourse | Learn to Ride a Bike

Learn to Ride a Bike at Victoria Park Racecourse
Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Park 16) located in the South Eastern Parklands is bordered by Fullarton Road, Greenhill Road, East Terrace and Wakefield Road. It hosts a variety of major events throughout the year including cycling, car racing, the Adelaide International Horse Trials and Pedal Prix.
The park’s most […]

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Rundle Mall Weekend Street Theatre | 27 & 28 October 2012

Rundle Mall is always a hive of activity on the weekends, but there’s even more to entertain city shoppers now with some unique street theatre to entertain the whole family – and it’s FREE. Every weekend Rundle Mall comes alive with something extra to see to make your weekend shopping experience a little more exciting.
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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden | A Magical Wonderland

Mt Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills (less than half an hour drive from the city)…..

Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready to explore this amazing wonderland.

You can take a leisurely stroll or go on a […]

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The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park | Gumeracha

The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park at Gumeracha
Situated in the pretty town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and only 40 minutes from Adelaide you will find Australia’s number one ‘Big Aussie Icon’ The Big Rocking Horse, as judged by wotif.com.au.  Standing out for all to see in red and white, this is the World’s Biggest […]

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Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island | Family Weekend Away | Review

Narnu Farm
Narnu Farm on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is the perfect location for a idyllic weekend getaway or short holiday.
Designed with families and children in mind, this quaint coastal destination provides a taste of country living in a safe, quiet environment.  The spacious working farm setting greets you as you drive up the dirt road towards your chosen self contained […]

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To Market to Market | Adelaide Food Market Guide

To Market to Market Adelaide Food Market Guide
Food Markets!   What’s not to love about fresh produce, interesting people and supporting your local community?
South Australia has SO many good markets it’s almost impossible to know them all.  There may be one located nearby or you may enjoy an early morning outing to explore one out of town.  From […]

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Monarto Zoo Adventure | Open Range Animal Sanctuary | Review

Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo is a 1,500 hectare open range sanctuary (one of the largest open range zoos in the world) with internationally renowned breeding programs for rare and endangered species.
Explore Monarto Zoo on the Zu-loop shuttle bus
At the zoo, you can travel on the Zu-loop shuttle bus service or via the walking tracks, to experience […]

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Rymill Park Boat Shed and Kiosk | Adelaide Park Lands

Rymill Park Boat Shed and Kiosk
It’s a warm, clear sunny day, a light breeze is in the air and it’s just too nice a day to stay inside!  There is no better place to take the family for an easy day out than Rymill Park in the city’s Eastern Parklands.
You can arrive by foot, bike or car depending on where you live […]

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Weekend Family Flicks @ Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas show a family friendly movie every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am.  Shown at the Marion Megaplax cinema complex, movies can vary between G and PG, so it’s best to check what is showing before making plans.  Tickets can be booked in advance online or purchased on the day at the ticket box (there is a booking fee online).  The […]

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Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla | Play & Picnic in the City | Review

Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla
Located between Adelaide Botanic Garden and the Adelaide Zoo is the beautiful Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla, a 34-hectare, green oasis just a short walk from the CBD.
If you’re looking for a glorious spot to throw down a blanket and simply watch the kids run around, kick a ball and climb trees, this is the perfect place.  […]

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Breakfast at Zuma Central Market

Adelaide Central Market | Weekend Breakfast Outing

Adelaide Central Market Weekend Breakfast Outing
Going to the Adelaide Central Market for breakfast on a Saturday morning is a great family outing.
Our favourite breakfast spot is Zuma Caffe, located on Gouger Street near the car park entrance. The cafe itself is not very big so you are best to find a table inside the markets. Once […]

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Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park | Victor Harbor | Review

Granite Island, Victor Harbor
The Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park can be seen from Victor Harbor and is best known for being home to the magical Little Penguins.
The island is a must visit destination if spending time at one of South Australia’s most popular coastal towns, Victor Harbor.  It’s an ideal spot for taking the kids out for […]

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