Bring the whole family along to support the SA Bushfire Appeal!
The O’Leary Walker Bushfire Relief Race Day will focus on raising as much money as possible for the SA Bushfire Appeal.
All profits and donations from the day will be donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal, which supports the countless people and families who have suffered through death, injury, loss or damage of property.
There will be plenty to do to take a break from the everyday, including:
– Live auction to raise funds for the SA Bushfire Appeal
– Water slides and activities for the kids
– Selection of food vans serving up delicious treats
– Bars with local wines, beers, ciders and more
– Pimm’s Bar
– Live music by Malibu Drive, an eight-piece band
– Seven feature races
Gates open at 12.30pm with the first race at 2.20pm
Please come along and help those who work tirelessly for our safety – 100% of profit from your $10 entry fee* will go to support the SA Bushfire Appeal.
*Please Note: At Oakbank Racing Club, you have the option to BYO picnic so this is a great value way enjoy a day out with your people at a low cost. The bonus for this race day is 100% of the profits of this event will go to support the SA Bushfire Appeal.
waterslides and children’s activities, a selection of food vans serving up delicious treats, bars with local wines, beers, ciders and more, a novelty Pimm’s Bar and live music from local jazz, funk and pop band Malibu Drive
Water Safety For Life
It’s summertime and as we are all dreaming about spending our days at our amazing South Australian beaches, rivers and pools we need to also think about whether our children are equipped to respond in a water emergency.
Last year 276 people drowned in aquatic locations
A 10% increase on 2017/2018
From accidental risk at pool parties to the flooding of waterways, learning to swim is a crucial safety skill and opens the door for enjoyment and fun in many forms of aquatic recreations.
Blue Dolphin Swim Centre believe building courage and confidence in children allows them to trust themselves, to let go and to take control of their own survival in the water. Learning needs to be a fun experience, and children need to feel comfortable and relaxed to enable learning to occur and this is the exact environment Blue Dolphin Swim Centre aim to emulate. Ultimately exploration through trial and error and perseverance builds resilience in a fun and safe environment.
Tips to get you through;
· Talk to your children about water safety, bath time is the perfect time for this conversation
· Adult Supervision is vital, know who is supervising your child, eliminate distractions, keep within arms reach and be prepared with all your belongings
· Ensure you have your pool area secured by regulation fencing and remove items children can use to climb
· Have an Emergency Plan and discuss it with your family, consider investing in CPR training
· Reduce the Risk, invest in formal swimming lessons
Swimming is a life skill and any drowning death is one too many.
Blue Dolphin Swim Centre place great emphasis on how important a life skill it is for people of all ages to be able to swim.
If you didn’t learn as a kid, it’s never too late.
For more information on water safety or to enrol your child in swimming lessons head to :
5 Glory Court
South Australia, 5159
IT’S TIME TO SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SLIPSH AND SLPASH BECAUSE THE SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!!
That’s right, no more school pick-ups and drop-offs, you have the KIDDO’s for the entire day! And you know what that means……
MUST. PLAN. ACTIVITIES.
Like always, we have your back with a comprehensive ultimate guide of 50+ activities to keep you and the kids entertained over the Summer break!
In the meantime, check out some of our favourite options below:
THE NEW ADELAIDE OVAL KIDS TRAIL
See the iconic stadium in a whole new way on this action-packed tour with the Adelaide Oval Ambassadors. Follow the trail with interactive activities along the way, which will have the kids thinking and walking in the footsteps of famous sporting heroes.
Experience all aspects of cricket and football games at Adelaide Oval, where you’ll get the chance to be the coach, part of the media, a commentator and even a scoreboard operator!
A fun day out for the whole family, with plenty of photo ops along the way, this tour will have both kids and parents learning and laughing.
THE BIG WEDGIE AT GLENELG
The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide. With 4 awesome inflatable waterslides, The Big Wedgie has something for perfect for all ages and thrill-levels… The Big Wedgie also hosts birthday parties, for more party venue ideas check out our KIDDO Adelaide Party Venue guide! The Big Wedgie is also offering KIDDO social followers 10% off online tickets! Please use online code: KIDDOMAG.
Military Road, West Beach (Next to Mega Adventure)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAYSCHOOL @SA MARITIME MUSEUM
All your favourite Play School characters are sailing into the Maritime Museum this December for an exhibition that brings all your childhood memories alive! To celebrate, a landmark exhibition marking the program’s milestone 50th birthday is coming to South Australia and will be exclusively at the Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide.
126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
MIX102.3 GIANT FERRIS WHEEL
Mix102.3 is bringing the most popular ride in the world back to Moseley Square Bigger and better than ever…Get the best views of the Glenelg beach on Mix102.3’s Giant Ferris Wheel! The Mix102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel is open from 9.30am until 10:00pm every day. You can be watching the sunset with the whole family or looking over the foreshore of Glenelg and jetty night lights.
Moseley Square, Glenelg 5045
ADELAIDE OVAL ROOF CLIMB VOUCHERS
This is an activity for the older kids (12 years old and up), but it’s definitely an adventure they’ll never forget! Once they’ve been kitted out in a RoofClimb suit and safety harness, their RoofClimb Leader will take their group on a sky-high journey along the roofline of Adelaide Oval’s Western Stand, as they enjoy the incredible views of the Oval, the city and beyond.
They’ll then cross over a narrow bridge linking the Western Stand to the Riverbank Stand, and make their way to a viewing platform overlooking the turf 50 metres below. For the daredevil kids, there’s also the option to ‘lean out’ over the edge, tethered only by their harness – and get a seriously cool photo taken while they’re at it!
War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide 5006
ADELAIDE MOONLIGHT CINEMA
The Adelaide season of Moonlight Cinema is here! From 13 Dec 2019 to 16 Feb 2020 the outdoor cinema will show A-Class flicks such as Rocket Man, The Lion King, Home Alone, Last Christmas and more!
Botanic Park, Plane Tree Dr, Adelaide SA 5000
WESTFIELD MARION – LET IT SNOW
Westfield Marion are making Christmas merrier this year and bringing the magic of the North Pole to Marion by letting it snow throughout December! Snow play can be found alongside the Santa Set at Centre Court (Level 1 near Pandora). This activation is free and there is no requiremnets to book. Running now until 24th of December.
297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046
‘When women come together, extraordinary things happen’. We are Better Together. A night to celebrate and chat about all things motherhood!
So, what better way to celebrate than to come together and acknowledge the enormity of motherhood and the significance of a strong support network?
Pip and Lenny want to invite you to chat all things motherhood with guest speakers Teresa Palmer and Christiane Duigan (Lovewell), Sophie Walker (Australian Birth Stories) and Lucy Cornes (She Shopped).
Picture yourself nibbling on some of Adelaide’s finest treats and sipping gin and kombucha while being serenaded by live music at the stunning Marion’s Studio. Any excuse to get out the house on a Friday night!
Each guest will receive a complimentary drink on arrival and take home their very own goodie bag filled with special treats and discount codes, along with a ‘Better Together’ tee!
Gather your mum tribe (girlfriends, mothers, daughters, grandmothers) and help us celebrate women and mothers alike with a night of fun, self love and appreciation – because we so deserve it!
Pip and Lenny are so excited to donate proceeds from the night to the hardworking hands of The Village Co – a South Australian not for profit organisation that empowers families through kindness, generosity and support. The Village Co collect donations, pack them into bags and distribute these bags to services within Adelaide who care for vulnerable and at risk perinatal women.
Pip and Lenny
A forest of Christmas Trees By Little Picassos
This is a super fun activity to involve the whole family in as we start creating and decorating, ready for the festive season. Most of the materials can be found around your home; perfect to reuse, recycle and re create.
To create the Christmas Tree shape, ask the children to look at a Christmas tree (or a picture if yours is not up yet). Chat about the shape you can see (shape books are great if you have toddlers) and point out a triangle (with the point at the top).
Source some stiff card or cardboard pieces (recycled boxes are great).
You can choose what size you would like and how many trees to create, one big one or a forest of little Christmas trees.
Cut the recycled card to a triangle shape, if making a forest of trees, cut a length of card first then a series of triangles. Decide if you will paint both sides (it also stops it from curling if the card is thinner) or one side if just to be viewed from the front.
Decide on the tree base colour and paint up the tree(s). Acrylic paint is best as it is opaque and covers any printing or patterns underneath, but any paint you have at home will do.
We like to always use Primary paint colours so children understand the connection of colours and colour mixing, so in this case to make a green tree, we use yellow and blue, lots of yellow a lighter green, more blue, darker.
Art play Tip **
A trip to spotlight or Bunnings and choosing colour samples, colour ways or matching your decor at home is super fun and adds an excursion of colour into the mix, I love to see what colours children choose. Sample pots are very affordable and fun if we all get a personalised colour.
Begin painting, and if painting both sides you may need a little drying break in-between as you flip them over after they dry. You can keep this flat and even, or thick and textured, by adding more yellow or white to your brush as you go, you will get lots of variety in tone.
When the paint is dry now begin adding the layers of pattern and detail. Again, see what you can find, we have used pieces of colour pattern fabrics, sequins, ribbon, glitter paper, for collage, or oil pastels, pencil and pen for drawn designs. Each tree can have its own ‘theme’
Art Play Ideas:**
You could create a nature tree using all found materials from outside, or each child may choose a colourway (for example a pink tree and find all the materials that are pink) another idea could be a rainbow tree as a group work and everybody can find colours that can be adhered to that section of the rainbow – lots of possibilities.
Glue, draw, make or create each of the trees or tree, fun free play or planned action.
Decide if you are having something on top of your tree – a star, angel, pompom, glue in place.
Make a stand for the tree. We have used several options here, the simplest and easiest is creating a rectangle of card and making a scissor cut at the base of the tree and one in the stand then insert, or you could make a right angle fold triangle from card and tape or hot glue to the back, or in our main image, with some pieces of tree trunk from a wood pile, we drilled holes in the base then inserted skewers, we used hot glue on the back of each tree triangle and attached to each skewer.
Display and enjoy, and Merry Christmas!!
Places like Spotlight, Lincraft etc, have a minimum cut of 20cm of the most delightful fabrics, laces, ribbons etc, an excursion to pick out and have small amounts cut to use on the trees is also an exciting idea to entertain and keep the children involved in the creating process.
RAA is SA’s most trusted when it comes to automotive support and insurance but did you know that the card in your wallet can also save you money?
There’s nothing like the peace of mind that having an RAA membership gives you. Knowing that if you ever do have car trouble, a quick call to the RAA will get you back on the road as soon as possible. You may not have realised that having an RAA card also entitles you to a wealth of benefits and deals throughout SA and beyond.
RAA is taking the next step to show South Australians that they keep our lives moving in all kinds of ways – not just on the road, but at home and on holidays!
Has the beginning of summer got you in the mood for a trip? Whether you’re heading to the Barossa or to the Bahamas… You can book your holidays with RAA Travel. You can also save money on experience packages all over Australia such as accommodation, car hires and theme parks.
Looking to save around the home too? An RAA card also means discounted pest control, cooling, carpet cleaning, energy and more! Goodlife will even give you 15% off a gym membership.
Plus, use your card to save on activities these School Holidays on some of your favourite SA venues including Adelaide Zoo, Tree Climb, Event Cinemas and Adelaide Oval.
The myRAA app makes it easier than ever to access the latest savings. Available for both Apple and Android smartphones, you can search the latest member offers, get notified of one-time deals and easily enter competitions. Plus, it comes with a digital membership card.
We have picked just a handful of ways that your RAA can save you money.
STAY AND SAVE
Luxe Glamping at Big 4 Blue Lake Holiday Park – Mt Gambier
Member Price from $190 per night
Non-Member Price from $200 per night
Imagine waking up with your nearest and dearest to the sounds of the ocean, birds singing in the trees or gazing into the stars above. We pitch and pack away your Bell Tent at your chosen location…leaving you to just turn up and enjoy.
Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Bonney
Member Price from $23 per night
Non-Member Price from $25 per night
Perfectly positioned next to Barmera’s magnificent Lake Bonney, Discovery Parks Lake Bonney is great for those who love lakeside living and water sports.
Experience the huge range of family-friendly water sports in the freshwater lake at the front door of your caravan park – swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, jet skiing, boating and fishing.
EXPLORE AND SAVE
Great Barrier Reef Luxury Snorkel and Dive Cruise
Member Price from $211 per person
Non-Member Price from $233 per person
Departing daily from Cairns, this luxury 29m catamaran designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling, is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
Skippers Canyon Gentle White Water Rafting, Queenstown NZ
Member Price from $175 per person
Non-Member Price from $185 per person
The Skippers Canyon Gentle Raft Adventure offers an exciting family expedition catering for children as young as 3! Get onboard the bus from Queenstown and head off on a scenic drive out to Skippers Canyon.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium & Legoland Discovery Centre Entry
Member Price from $42 per person
Non-Member Price from $75 per person
Enjoy the best of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre with the Melbourne Big Ticket.Your kids can step into the world of LEGOLAND and explore the exciting LEGO-themed rides, the replicas of local and global landmarks made out of millions of LEGO bricks in MINILAND, the 5 LEGO build and play areas.
Spend and save with RAA
RAA members get 10% off tickets to selected Adelaide Festival shows.
Plus, you can show your RAA card at the opening night concert in Elder Park to get 10% off drinks too!
Adelaide Oval tours
RAA members get a 15% discount on Adelaide Oval Stadium Tours.
RAA members can save on passes everyday at Bounce Inc with the following offers;
Save up to 18% on single passes Monday to Friday*
Save $7.90 on Awesome Foursome tickets during weekends and school holidays^
Free coffee upgrade per day at any CIBO Espresso store. Simply head into any CIBO Espresso store and scan your RAA member card or eCard to receive your free coffee upgrade.
RAA members get 15% off all packages, time cards and credits* at The Beachouse. Plus, save 10% on birthday party ride packages!
RAA members save 15% on all bookings at TreeClimb
Scoffed Cooking School
RAA members get 25% off when purchasing two or more Scoffed Cooking School classes
RAA members get 10% off at Adelaide Zoo
Buy one game of bowling and get a second game free.
For more deals and discounts – head to raa.com.au