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Free Adelaide Bike Hire | Bike Trails in South Australia

Where to hire a bike in Adelaide and SA’s best cycling trails.
Cycling is something the whole family can enjoy, from pre-schoolers still on training wheels to teenagers on mountain bikes.  Kids can gain confidence away from traffic in areas such as the Victoria Park criterium track before venturing out at a leisurely pace on one […]

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Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market | Open Sundays

Free Entry to the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market every Sunday
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is a weekly tradition for many families shopping for fresh seasonal produce.
Support local South Australian farmers and buy fresh, healthy food in the open air at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market every Sunday. The market is the largest Farmers Market in South […]

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Outer Harbor Greenway | Adelaide to Port Adelaide Bike Ride

Outer Harbor Greenway – Bike Riding from Adelaide to Port Adelaide
The Outer Harbor Greenway is a bike route connecting Adelaide to Outer Harbor via Port Adelaide, and follows shared paths and quiet residential streets. This makes it a very family-friendly bike ride, and there are lots of things to see and do along the way, […]

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Farmers Markets | Adelaide Fresh Food Market Guide

Adelaide Farmers’ Market Guide
Farm Fresh 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 the city’s Adelaide […]

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willunga farmers market

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.
*Please note: […]

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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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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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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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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

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

Bay Discovery Centre in Glenelg
The Bay Discovery Centre is the City of Holdfast Bay’s Social History Museum, 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 […]

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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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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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