Author: Fleur

Classic Carriage Drives

Step back in time on a trip down memory lane with this relaxed, unique family experience. After a leisurely drive to Montacute in the Adelaide Hills, our carriage awaited us by a charming old stone building on Institute Road, creating a picturesque scene that set the tone for the entire journey. We were warmly greeted by the owner, Libby, her canine sidekick, Eddie, and the most beautifully natured horse, Stella – a delightful trio...

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SASMEE Park Train Rides

The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) is a miniature train experience your kids will LOVE you for. The objectives of the Society is to create and maintain interest in model making of all types. So there’s small machine tools, tool making and experimental engineering connected to models. This is very much a kids haven! Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal,...

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FREE Water Play in Adelaide

When it’s hot in Adelaide, it’s really bloody hot. So here are some great parks where you can find FREE shade, water, and some playground fun to keep the kids happy and the electricity bill down. As always PLEASE be very careful with your kids around water. We love kids exploring, having fun in nature and having a splash but you need to watch them at all times! And don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap! All of the places...

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Monarto Safari Park

Are you ready to explore the wild?Discover the largest safari experience outside of Africa. Spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 50 species of exotic and native animals, you can fit every major Australian zoo within Monarto Safari Park and still have land left over!. Walk the wildBreathe in the fresh air, stretch your legs and explore the open plains of Monarto Safari Park. With 12kms of walking trails between the new Visitor...

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Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is always a hive of activity and are a great place to explore piles of scrumptious fresh food from a variety of cultures. There’s loads for kids to learn, mountains of foods to choose from and plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the activities include face painting, cooking demonstrations, small goods appreciation classes, live entertainment and more! Opening hours: Tuesday7.00am – 5.30pmWednesday*9.00am –...

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Top things to do with tweens and teens in Adelaide

When you’re looking for activities to do with your tweens and teens, you probably want to make sure they tick three key boxes: They aren’t too expensive (so they can bring a friend perhaps) Keep them mentally or physically active (so you can avoid the dreaded, “I’m bored. This sucks.” Something that is supervised, but where you could still allow them their “independence” while keeping an eye on them! So...

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Burnside Swimming Pool

Located in Hazelwood Park, just minutes from the city in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs, the George Bolton Swimming Centre Burnside is a beautifully clean outdoor swimming centre.  There’s a huge 8-lane, 50 metre pool. Plus there’s the wading pool, toddler pool and loads of grassy areas to lounge around. The recent developments include an interactive play area near the Toddler Pool. Toilets, canteen and lockers are provided and...

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Mitcham Reserve

Find it at: Corner Old Belair Road and Norman Walk, Mitcham This ripper was upgraded in December 2018 and we absolutely love it! The new playground updates are a credit to Nature Play Design and the City of Mitcham with a great mix of the nature play elements alongside more traditional equipment. On the larger side of the park (the Northern side) there is the highlight of the new upgrade to Mitcham Reserve with a double story ‘elf...

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South Australian Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum collection began in 1872 to preserve, explore and celebrate the human history of our oceans and rivers. It is Australia’s oldest nautical collection and also includes new features, such as the Port River Dolphin area. Renowned for its innovative approach to maritime history and education, the Museum incorporates the historic Bond Store with three floors of exhibitions, the Port Adelaide Lighthouse from South Neptune...

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South Australian Aviation Museum

The South Australian Aviation Museum, located close to the Railway Museum and the Maritime Museum such a cool place to visit! Displaying aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to South Australia and aviation in Australia it’s also the home of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s heritage rocket collection. The volunteers are AMAZING and there’s SO much to see! Some of the planes are HUGE and you can explore...

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Migration Museum

The Migration Museum is an incredible place to visit. The expansive collection of history and the interactive displays at the SA Migration Museum are just incredible. There’s so much to see, explore, learn and discover. The Migration Museum is all about preserving South Australia’s diverse history of cultures and the museum offers many different displays throughout the year. It’s a great place for kids to learn about their own history, SA...

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National Railway Museum

Trains! What else do kids want to see? My nephews are entranced by trains of ANY kind and whenever they visit Adelaide this is a place they adore. The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide is an awesome place to check out Australian railway history through interactive educational activities, climbing into the cabs of trains, taking free train rides and comparing the old steam trains to the trains of today. There’s even a really cool...

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What Does ANZAC Day Mean to ME

I’ve only been to a handful of ANZAC Day services. We usually go to the service at Brighton, but have also been to one at Victor Harbor. Both were especially moving, in part because of the sound of the waves breaking, reminding the crowd gathered of what memories the ocean holds. And partly because of the guaranteed sheen of rain on the pavement, the breath of the crowd rising into the dawn air…. the constant reminders that we are alive....

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Great Apps and Online Resources for Homeschooling

We are SO lucky to have access to a world of resources. Literally. Here are some resources that may be beneficial. We’ll be updating this post regularly as we find more online resources, YouTube channels, apps and links to help you find educational ideas to fill your day.

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Bindarra Reserve, Brighton

Find it at: Esplanade, Brighton The Holdfast Bay Council has really spoilt the Adelaide community with some great upgrades to the local parks and here is another one we just love. Bindarra Reserve was already a great playground and is always busy and with a fabulous new upgrade will now be even busier.  With a lovely seaside theme this new play space has come at a perfect time with summer school holidays as it directly opposite Brighton...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

Find it at: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor Stage 2 of this fabulous development has been completed and it looks brilliant. The earlier redeveloped GT Fisher Playground in Victor Harbor opened in July 2019 and is located where the old train playground was, right near the horse trams, this nature playground will have the kids smiling all around. What an amazing interactive, quirky playspace the people of Victor Harbor have delivered. Based around...

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5 Easy Easter Craft Activities

In the lead up to Easter it’s pretty much a craft bonanza at our house. We have a few rules: It’s got to be kid-oriented and age appropriate (eg. no origami or glass blowing!) . This year my kids are 3 and 2 (and 10 weeks, but he doesn’t really count this year- sorry little man!). It should be an activity that the kids can do the majority of themselves so they can work on their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination....

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Lunchboxes for Kids

When it comes to packing lunchboxes for kids, there’s a lot of pressure to ensure the food is ‘nude’, raw, organic and homemade. If you’re like a lot of parents, this can be tricky. Things like work, other children, illness or even access to these kinds of foods can all play a role in what types of food your children receive in their lunchboxes each day. Rather than stressing about all the different rules, maybe...

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Discover Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is located on the stunning Eyre Penisula, about an 7 hour drive from Adelaide. It’s well known for it’s fishing, expansive beaches, sand dunes, shark diving and stunning coastline. We love visiting, and it’s an ideal location for families of all ages as there is lots of outdoor fun to be had. Getting There The drive from Adelaide takes around 7-8 hours. There is a car & passenger ferry service from Wallaroo to...

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Fly LegsUp

On a recent trip to Europe with our three young children, I was dreading the flights. We had done a little bit of travel with the kids before, but with all three children our longest flight had been to Perth and the kids had not even looked like settling down to rest on that flight. So I was not looking forward to the 14 hour long haul flight to Europe AT ALL! Being concerned about the children sleeping or resting, I looked into a product that...

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