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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day 2024 is on May 12 and Mum’s all over Adelaide will hopefully be eating breakfast in bed, wearing macaroni necklaces and treated to some special gifts from their loved ones…. BUT what does Mum REALLY want??? We did a quick whip around the many Mums who are part of the KiA team and below is a list of what’s on our wish list this year. And yes, this might be a very extravagant way for us to drop hints for our own lovely...

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Funky Monkey Bars® Are Not Cheap!

Nope, they’re not cheap……..and you know why…..because they’re made STRONG, made to LAST and made to GROW with your kids. We need to stop buying cheap crap that lasts a few months, and start investing in great quality toys that encourage our kids to get outside, take risks and be active! This is what our Funky Monkey Bars looked like in 2017 This is what our Funky Monkey Bars look like now Funky Monkey Bars® popped...

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Easter Pyjamas

A new pair of pyjamas for Easter is a cute tradition in many families including ours. As the weather starts to turn it bit cooler here in Adelaide it’s the perfect opportunity to snuggle up in a gorgeous pair of bunny covered pjs. Whether you’re after onesies, nighties or top and bottom sets below are our pick of Easter Pyjamas for you to hop into this year. Kip & Co OK it’s official. Kip & Co do THE cutest range of Easter...

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Kytons Bakery Fundraising

So many of us South Australian parents grew up enjoying Kytons Bakery hot cross buns, family pies and pasty slices, lamingtons and other delicious treats. We also all remember the excitement when our netball club, school, gymnastics club or local community group would run a Kytons Bakery fundraiser – well, guess what? Kytons are still supporting local clubs, charities and community groups through their fundraising drives and they have...

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Pronto Stroller – Product Review

If you are in the market for a new pram, be sure to check out the Pronto Stroller! It doesn’t matter if you are a new parent to be looking for your first ever pram (aww so special), need to upgrade because you’ve had another baby or just want something a bit bigger or more stylish than your current pram, we think the Pronto Stroller is a winner. We were recently lucky enough to be given one to try out – read on to hear our...

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Back to School Guide for Kids in Adelaide

Adelaide kids will head back to school for the 2024 year on January 29, marking the end of the summer break and the exciting start of a new chapter. Whether they’re seasoned veterans or wide-eyed newbies, Adelaide’s schools are preparing to welcome a fresh wave of energy and enthusiasm, ready to tackle new challenges and make lifelong memories. So, Adelaide parents, dust off the lunchboxes, sharpen those pencils, and embrace the...

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Inchargebox Review

Honestly, what family doesn’t need help with their digital wellbeing? Enter Inchargebox! We have had our eyes on this product for a while and in the lead up to the summer holidays, we jumped at the opportunity to give a couple of different sized Inchargebox’s a go. What is it exactly? Well it’s a great quality, powered coated, lockable, steel tech storage box. It’s stylish and it obviously has has capability to charge up...

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StoryTime App – make your child the star of their own story!

StoryTimeApp is changing the game in a world filled with screens and solo play, bringing back the joy of shared stories with a fresh, exciting twist. This app has won over families by turning screen time into a fun, interactive, and learning-filled experience. It’s not just another app; it’s a whole universe of over 6000 characters and stories that light up kids’ imaginations and get the whole family involved.  Use the...

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Sunscreen for Kids

Sunscreen is just one of those essential, no compromise, must have items we need pretty much all year round now. The Cancer Council recommends using sunscreen every day on days when the UV Index is forecast to be 3 or above and sunscreen should be part of your daily morning routine on these days. Finding one for kids that most importantly works but also is easy to apply and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin is actually quite hard. Take it from...

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Teacher Gift Ideas

Our teachers have worked hard again this year. We think they ALL deserve a medal. Lots of teachers are also parents so have not only spent the year begging 30 kids to be quiet but then have come home to beg their own child to be quiet. We think teacher gifts are a really special way to show your appreciation for all that hard work. They don’t have to cost a lot of money – it’s definitely the thought that counts. Here’s a range of teacher gift...

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The Cutest Kids Christmas Pyjamas for 2023

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house….every bloody kid was awake waiting for Santa to arrive! BUT – they were all looking super cute in their Christmas PJs, thanks to all the brilliant businesses you’ll find below in our Christmas Pyjamas Feature! Christmas pyjamas have become a real ‘thing’ over the last few years, thanks to the rise of annual Christmas family photoshoots and Christmas...

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Q&O Photography

Time flies, and amidst the hustle and bustle of parenting, it’s all too easy to overlook the precious moments in our daily lives. Whether it’s capturing the fleeting early days with your newborn, the charming gappy smiles of an adventurous toddler, or the delightful chaos of family life, why not seize these unique moments and create memories that will last forever?! Allow us to introduce Vienna. A talented photographer from Adelaide...

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The Kids in Adelaide Heaps Good Summer Checklist.

Or in other words, summer ‘stuff’ our kids have had their eyes on and the products we think will keep them busy over the 6 weeks (which feels like 6 years) of summer school holidays. Everything from bathers to pool toys to beach essentials like hats and towels and sun shades, plus a few products we’ve found for us parents. These all make great Christmas gift ideas too so take a scroll through and make sure you’re set for...

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Father’s Day in Adelaide

How will you celebrate Father’s Day in Adelaide this year? The lead up to Father’s Day is always a favourite time to explore things to do and options for getting out and about with Dad. It’s also never too early to research the best of local gifts and Adelaide experiences. Is your Dad more of a BBQ at home type of bloke, with a nice South Australian made or purchased gift? Or are the Dad’s in your life more the adventure seeking, brewery...

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Springfree® Trampoline Review

Ever heard of a square trampoline? Didn’t realise that was even possible? I didn’t either until I found out about Springfree® Trampolines and their range of not only standard round trampolines, but also their ingenious range pf oval and SQUARE trampolines! The days of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole (or in this case a round trampoline in a square garden) are over! But more about that later. Not only can you choose your...

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CBCA Book Week 2023 – Costume Ideas

2023 Theme – Read, Grow, Inspire | 2023 Shortlist – click here 2023 Book Week Costume Ideas The KiA team are a bit divided about costumes. Some of us LOVE IT (me) and some of us despise it (most of the others) so whether your a DIY, make it from scratch, hot glue gun costume connoisseur, a buy it all online and pay extra for express post panicker or a do your best with what you’ve got at home type of costume designer...

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Our Favourite Pretend Play Toys from Oskar’s Wooden Ark

If you haven’t yet discovered the magical world of play that is the Adelaide owned store Oskar’s Wooden Ark, grab a coffee and allow a good bit of time to scroll through their website. It’s absolutely full of the most wonderful toys made to inspire parents and children to play, learn, explore, create, and make memories together. From brands like Grimm’s , Grapat, Gluckskafer, Sarah’s Silks and many more the range...

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Adelaide’s Best Chocolates, Chocolate Shops & Chocolatiers

If ever something deserved its own day, chocolate has to be right up there. World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7 each year and given Adelaide has so many fantastic purveyors of the sweet cocoa treat, we took one for the team [that’s you guys] and volunteered our tastebuds this World Chocolate Day to sample some South Australia’s BEST! Also? Chocolate makes the easiest to buy, most indulgent gift for every occasion!...

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Minlaton Caravan Park, Yorke Peninsula

If you can’t decide which beachside town to visit on the Yorke Peninsula, we highly recommend basing yourself at the picturesque Minlaton Caravan Park. It is a short 2 hours drive from Adelaide, South Australia centrally located on the Yorke Peninsula in the scenic township of Minlaton. There are stunning beaches only a 15 minute drive either side of Minlaton so you could easily stay for a few nights and cover off several beaches PLUS...

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Byk Bike Review

I want to start this product review with one sentence. Do not underestimate how much a decent bike will help your kid to learn to ride a bike. When Miss 4 decided she was ready to ride a “big girls bike” we started her off on an old (very old) bike of her older sisters. It was a bit rusty, one of the handles was coming off a bit BUT we figured it would do the job for her to learn the basics of riding unassisted.Erm….it...

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Earths Water Water Filters | Product Review

Got yourself an emotional support drink bottle and want to fill it with something equally as satisfying? We were given a 9L benchtop Alkaline Water Filter from the folks at Earths Water and I will admit I started out a bit sceptical if it would really make that much difference…….. it does. This isn’t our first water filter, we’ve owned a ceramic candle type one for years, replace it every 6 months or so and to be honest...

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Inflatable Pool Waterslides from Crocpad

In case my kids weren’t already lucky enough to have a pool, check out the EPIC new inflatable waterslide we just received from Aussie brand Crocpad to go with it! Talk about best summer ever! If you’re after a waterslide for your pool but don’t want something permanent or you rent your house or you have little kids and want something soft and inflatable but still SUPER FUN – this is for you. The Crocpad inflatable water...

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Bazinga Trading Cards, Collectibles and Arcade

Sit down folks and prepare to be downright amazed by what is probably the best hidden gem of a kids entertainment complex in the north. Don’t think this is just a trading card shop…..oh no it is so much more! And it is spectacular fun. We have been Bazinga fans since they opened their Munno Para store an arcade, but you can also find them in the Barossa, Port Adelaide Plaza and Inglefarm Shopping Centre. BIG BAZINGA NEWS! Bazinga...

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The Pass It On Series

The creators behind The Pass It On Series, Daniella & Vince aim to spread kindness, happiness, love and hope in the world and their books certainly do that! Since receiving copies of their first two books “A Piece Of Happy” and “Nonna Lives Here” they have become firm favourites in our house. Their third book “A Sprinkle Of Kindness” has just been released and is already on high rotation too! These are...

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Kids in Adelaide “Shop Local” Christmas Gift Guide

 Need a bit of help Christmas shopping for your kids in Adelaide? Here’s a few of our favourite local businesses, brands and products we’ve tried out this year. Lots of toys for indoor and outdoor play, useful gifts for teens and tweens and even something for us mums and dads! Adding just ONE thing from this list will put some extra $$ into the pocket of an S.A owned small business for Christmas and that’s a win/win for...

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Whatsie

Looking for the hottest kids toy this Christmas? Wondering if a play couch is really worth the hype? We’re going to let you in on a little secret… it is! Or more precisely, the Whatsie Play Couch is. Personally, we’ve owned once since they were first introduced to Australia following the success of the US model, the Nugget. These wildly popular modular sofas are part furniture, part open ended toy and part gateway to your...

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Best Christmas Advent Calendars in Australia for 2023

The countdown to the big day is on and there’s no better time to shop advent calendars than right now! After all, it’s almost November and chances are, all the best ones will be sell out within a few weeks. While we never turn down the joy of a chocolate-filled option, things have come a long way since the German Lutherans invented the concept in the late 19th Century. With options ranging from toys to candles and everything in...

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Getting Lost – an adventure for the whole family!

Ever wanted to tell your family to GET LOST? Well, now you can – in the best way possible! Kids In Adelaide were recently gifted the game GETTING LOST to try and we are here to tell you, it is a HEAP of fun and a great way to explore your own suburb or somewhere completely new! It really is simple – you pick your pack depending on the type of adventure you want. There are heaps to choose from, including a cycling edition, girls road...

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Little Tikes

There is every chance if you have had a kid, been the cool uncle or aunty, or even accidentally stumbled into the kids section of any store, you will have come across some Little Tikes toys. They are synonymous with being a kid in Australia, whether it be cruising around in one of the fleet of cozy coupe or 4-in-1 trikes, or getting amongst it with a sand and water play table, these toys are insanely popular for one very good reason. They are...

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Kip Happy Stays

Adelaide’s first pet resort has opened in the hills! Kip Happy Stays are passionate about providing the best quality care to our four legged friends through their pet resorts and doggy day cares. They have recently opened our first pet resort in South Australia, Kip Adelaide Hills. Located just outside of Nairne on a spacious 20 acres – offering great short and long term accommodation options for cats and dogs. They will also...

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Catholic Ed

Catholic Ed

springfree

ugly swan

ugly swan

Event Cinemas

Event Cinemas

booktopia

Gobaplay

cotton on

Cotton On (AU)

earths water

earths water

lego

Novelty Jan 23

All Smalls

All Smalls

modibodi

sunnylife

SUNNYLiFE AU

shelley

shelley

vinomofo

mocka

hamper emporium

lime tree

tentworld

Adairs AU

love to dream