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Author: Jenn

The Silos of South Australia

How about a road trip with a twist? As the Silo art craze spreads across rural South Australia we say YES please to exploring new places in our backyard with colourful art that has popped up over the year on silos across SA.What I think is really awesome is these towns want YOU to visit them and that is why they have invested in such a great feature all for US to explore. Say hello to South Australia’s LARGEST outdoor Art Galleries…...

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The Lonely Mums Guide to Meeting other Mums

The Lonley Mum…a depressing title but sometimes SO true!  If you’re new to an area, moved to Adelaide from interstate or overseas, have no friends that have children or just out of sync with friends that do – coffee dates with just the company of your newborn can be mind numbing and just bloody lonely. I was so lucky with my first baby that a couple of my friends also had babies around the same time. Every Monday we...

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Say Hello to your local Library

When did libraries get so cool?Libraries across South Australia have seriously stepped up their game at the hub of all things community and have moved way beyond just books and encyclopedias!Libraries aren’t just bricks and books anymore. They are community hubs, they are a place to escape, a place for fun, a place to learn, a place to sit quietly and a place to sit not so quietly. There’s libraries with virtual reality, libraries with baby...

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Ideas for the October Long Weekend

It does feel like forever since our last long weekend doesn’t it?! Well soak it up because as a friendly reminder its the last one until the silly season.  Now the weather is a bit fancy since our last long weekend in soggy June – turn the screens off, ditch the ugg boots and get your spring fever shaking with these October long weekend ideas for the family. Find a new playground Our playground map has over TWO...

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The Best Climbing Trees in Adelaide

When was the last time you said to your kids “go climb that tree?”or “get down from that tree!” Likely, it may have been a while. Tree climbing adventures have seemed to have disappeared off the after school hit list radar. Close your eyes … and remember back to your favourite tree to climb as a kid. Do your kids have one? When tree climbing, assess the risks like you do a playground and let them learn as we did...

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The Gift of Giving in Adelaide this Christmas

Christmas is the time of giving and this year in particular, giving back and helping others is more important than ever. Kids in Adelaide have come up with a list of awesome, feel good things you and your little humans, extended family or  friends can do for others to give back during the Christmas season. Even a solo random act of kindness can go a long way! Finding ways to give back doesn’t have to be a major commitment or expense. Warm and...

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Deep Creek Conservation Park

A bit about Deep Creek… This park is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park with four of them accessible by 2WD vehicles.  The other campground is ‘hike-in’ only and situated on the Heysen trail, making it an ideal environment for a family adventure. Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu...

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Sensory Santa in Adelaide

SCREAMING. SCARED. SENSORY OVERLOAD. All these things shouldn’t be associated with Santa but sometimes they are for sensitive little souls. The music is too loud, the crowds to noisy, the lines too long, the lights too bright and then the Santa experience turns into meltdown and the magic experience is gone…. sound familiar? Thanks to several organisations Sensory Santa is becoming a great choice from 9-5 Santa and allowing the...

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Flinders Chase National Park

The Remarkable Rocks certainly live up to their name! Flinders Chase National Park is located 110km west of Kingscote, on Kangaroo Island. Follow the Playford and West End Highways or the South Coast Road. You will find an array of experiences to enjoy with the family, including lookouts, bushwalks, camping, wildlife spotting and whale watching. Five amazing experiences at this park: 1. On a clear night find somewhere around your campsite to...

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Encounter Bay, Marine Park

So tell me more…. Just a short drive from Adelaide you are treated with spectacular snorkelling and diving locations, whale watching areas and great fishing spots. Stretching from Fleurieu Peninsula to the north-eastern coast of Kangaroo Island and the Coorong, the park provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the diverse marine life including leafy sea dragons, Australian sea lions, dolphins and southern right whales. Camping Options...

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Host a Party in a park like a pro…

Have a party at the park they said – it would be fun and easy….. Liars!!! This was my girlfriend’s reaction post park party outlook. A first timer in the kids party arena however made a few rookie mistakes that may put her off park parties for life. A park is built in entertainment, great for cost savings, no number restrictions BUT the logistics can be the not so entertaining factor. Have no fear the Kids in Adelaide team...

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Ikara-Flinders Ranges

Find it at: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park Get back to nature with one of South Australia’s key nature spots.. Ikara-Flinders Ranges. *Cover image by Department of Environment & Water So tell me more…. This park is home to the iconic Wilpena Pound, rugged mountain landscapes and peaceful tree lined gorges. The park is rich with wildlife and is a photographers dream with breathtaking views around every corner. There is so...

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Blitz the Birthday Theme with 19 great ideas for 2019

Why, hello Birthday! Here you are… again. Did it feel like just last month you put the birthday box back in storage? Well it was more like 11 months ago… Sometimes your child’s birthday is here before you know it and you haven’t planned anything to celebrate. Last minute rushing sometimes ends in impulse buys, lots of stress and leaves your head spinning! So, here is the secret tip – get a theme and the rest can be easy...

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Accessible beaches in South Australia

The Accessible Beaches campaign was founded in 2016 with a vision of making most patrolled beaches in Australia wheelchair accessible by 2020. I absolutely love their mission statement as follows: “ Our mission is simple. We want to improve the quality of life for more than four million Australians living with a disability by getting them back onto the beach” It is so simple of a lot of us to venture to the beach with no hesitation...

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Our Favourite Nature Playgrounds in Adelaide

Nature Play is here to stay! For the curious minds and kids who love a bit of variety in their play, Nature Play is challenging the traditional playground equipment for a diverse playground experience.  At times we do not have the extra time to take a road trip out of the city to a national park or a recreation reserve, so a Nature Play Playground can be the next best thing to keep active and in touch with nature. Nature Play Playgrounds can...

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What colour is your wee? This is important to know in summer!

Its about to get hot-hot-hot in Adelaide and mix in activities in the silly season we can easily forget some pretty crucial symptoms and preventions to keep us chilled like cucumbers and not roasted capsicums!. When the tempreture reaches over 35 c your body may not be able to cool you down fast enough before your health is effected. Heat related illnesses are serious! Dehydration, Heat stroke, Heat exhaustion, Heat cramps and Heat rash can...

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and its also the busiest time of the year ….. so stop and pause and loose yourself in the world of Christmas magic with the kids … cue BEST Christmas Movies of all time.Make some ice cream – press pause to the world and play some magical Christmas movies with… Kids in Adelaide Top 10 BEST FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES. Home Alone I & II (1990) Macaulay Culkin is forgotten by his...

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Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival 2018

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA have joined together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various National Parks around South Australia. Each month will feature a new park to discover, and the Park of the Month for November is…. Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary is one of the gems of metropolitan Adelaide. Located only 20 minutes from Adelaide, this marine park is home to...

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Adelaide Cinema Locations

Going to the movies would have to be one of our favourite family activities in Adelaide. The big screen, the popcorn, the comfy chairs……..THE SILENCE! There’s something to enjoy for the whole family. Adelaide has a number of cinemas across the city. Everything from the brand new to the very cool retro and heritage listed Capri Theatre in Goodwood – it’s so old they still have the original organ in working order!...

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Lincoln National Park

LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK This park is not in the local Adelaide neighbourhood but if you’re nearby in the area it’s worth the trip, actually even if you’re not in the area and need a trip away then put Lincoln National Park on your bucket list ! Lincoln National Park is the place to be for the start of summer because this park is all things Summer! The weather is warm, and usually dry and therefore great for camping and ideal for...

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