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Try a little TREETOP Therapy at TreeClimb

Try a little TREETOP Therapy at TreeClimb

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Try a little TREETOP THERAPY at TreeClimb

We all want to teach our children the resilience to overcome challenges, as well as the perseverance to keep giving something a go and working towards a goal to achieve it, but opportunities to do so… don’t grow on trees.

But it just so happens, sometimes they’re built into them!

Life lessons at 40 feet

In the heart of the South Park Lands, about 12 metres into the treetops, where the dappled sunlight peeks through the towering Blue Gums, might not be where you’d expect to find the next life lesson for your kiddo… but that’s exactly where Stephanie Malan found it when she started taking her 8-year-old son, Edward, along with his 5-year-old sister, Claire, to Adelaide’s inner city aerial adventure park, TreeClimb.

“Edward has always had an issue with his core strength and gross motor skills,” says Stephanie, “finding an activity that he will happily do, and feel confident about, has always been a struggle, but TreeClimb is now his absolute favourite. It challenges him physically and mentally, but in a fun way. He leaves feeling like he has accomplished something”.

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Good times and (very)high fives at TreeClimb

There’s certainly no shortage of good times and (very)high fives at TreeClimb, but what kids can take from the experience goes further than aerial adrenalin and treetop thrill-seeking.

“We’ve visited TreeClimb about 5 times thus far, and each time we’ve gone, the kids have become so much more confident,” says Stephanie. “Claire admittedly screamed like a banshee the first time we went, but the crew coached her through the course and she left happy. The next time we went, she nailed it completely independently and you could not have wiped the smile of pride from her face”.

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Fun-filled, screen free, outdoor adventure

As a family day out, TreeClimb ticks all the boxes; it’s a fun-filled, screen-free, outdoor adventure that every member of the family can get involved in; but it also offers an alternative form of activity for kids who don’t naturally gravitate to traditional competitive sports.

“Like all parents, you want your kids outside enjoying nature and being active,” says KIDDO’s own Liv Williams, who has also seen the benefit of TreeClimb for her 8-year-old son, Henry. “TreeClimb has absolutely been that place for us, where Henry, who isn’t naturally that drawn to team sports, is able to use his body, engage his core strength, challenge his dexterity and develop his motor skills… but all outside the context of the high-pressure environment that can sometimes exist on the sporting field and just doesn’t suit the temperament of every child”.

Step outside your comfort zone

With more than 70 obstacles and 10 ziplines over the 7 courses, which get progressively more challenging, there are plenty of opportunities for growth and stepping outside your comfort zone at TreeClimb, for both kids and adults alike, and the crew are highly trained to support and guide climbers through the courses (and bail you out if you get stuck!).

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“Climb-out” for parents!

And, let’s be honest, sometimes you might just want your kids to take to the ropes and give you a little “climb-out”; well we can confirm the cafe at TreeClimb serves a top-notch coffee and a decent selection of snacks, which you can enjoy in the TreeClimb eco hut, under the alfresco umbrellas, or in the shade of the trees while you catch the view from below!

Sounds TREEmendous!

Benefits of TreeClimb

  • Perserverance
  • Resilience
  • Confidence building
  • Gross motor skill development
  • Balance and coordination

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What about a Christmas TreeClimb?

You can buy TreeClimb gift card online in 3 minutes; they last 3 years and the memories last a lifetime!

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Park 20, Cnr. Greenhill and Unley Road, Kurangga Park, Adelaide City Park Lands
treeclimb.com.au

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WOMAD 2021 CONFIRMED!

WOMAD 2021 CONFIRMED!


WOMAD 2021 CONFIRMED!

Just when you thought that 2020 should be officially put in the bin, they confirm WOMAD for next year and everything seems right with the world again!

That’s right, the producers of the much-loved WOMADelaide festival have confirmed that its 2021 edition will go ahead Friday 5 March until Monday 8 March 2021, in a ‘re-imagined’ format in a new Adelaide CBD Park Lands venue.

Reimagined format in CBD Park Lands

“We are absolutely delighted to announce that in 2021 WOMADelaide will be presenting a unique series of four sunset concert evenings, featuring outstanding Australian headline artists, from Friday 5 March until Monday 8 March in King Rodney Park,” said Ian Scobie, WOMADelaide Director.

Sunset concerts: 4 nights, 1 stage

While the sunset concerts will be a departure from the format that audiences have come to know and love, organisers are committed to creating a joyful celebration of WOMADelaide’s 29-year history and place in Adelaide’s renowned summer festival season.

“After regular consultation with SA Health over many months, it has become clear, in light of the global pandemic, that it would not be possible to present the full festival across seven stages in Botanic Park.” said Scobie

“Our priority is the safety of our audiences and artists, and the concert series set-up – with one spectacular stage, limited capacity and reserved seating – will enable us to proceed in a COVID safe manner approved by SA Health.”

The WOMADelaide 2021 Sunset Concerts Series line-up will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For more information:

womadelaide.com.au

 

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Blitz Golf Family Fun Day returning to Glenelg!

Blitz Golf Family Fun Day returning to Glenelg!

Blitz Golf Family Fun DayBlitz Golf Family Fun Day returning to Glenelg!

Get your putters out people, Adelaide is about to get Blitzed! Blitz Golf has announced it will be bringing its fast-paced and family-friendly tournament back to Glenelg Golf Course this summer.

All-ages entertainment and fun

Coming up on January 10 2021, Blitz Golf is an afternoon designed for all-ages entertainment and fun, where everyone is invited including families, sports lovers and event goers.

Blitz Golf Adelaide

Rewriting the rule book to make an inclusive game for spectators, players and families!

The main event features an energetic, ten-hole golf tournament with 32 players, including golfing greats, rising stars and local celebrities, and there’s absolutely no boundaries with both men and women rivalling one another.

“Our format is faster, louder and bolder than the traditional golfing tournament,” says Simon Zybek, founder of Blitz Golf.

“We work to rewrite the rule book and make golf an inclusive game for spectators, players and families alike by having something for everyone, whether they are huge golf fans or new to the sport.

“Last summer, we celebrated an Australian sporting first with both male and female golfers competing against each other in the same groups for the same prizes, and we look forward to continuing the evolution of golf in Australia this time around and driving positive progress for both fans and players.”

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Sudden death shoot-out makes for exciting spectating!

Unconventional and eventful, the three-round course advances quickly with both the number of holes and number of players reducing each round, until four finalists take on a sudden death shoot-out that makes for exciting spectating. Each round, all of the action rolls through a central village and stadium hole setup, making it easy for spectators to witness all of the fun.

“The tournament itself showcases golf as you haven’t seen it before, and the atmosphere and energy on the day is also something completely different to the traditional golfing event,” continues Simon.

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Kidz Zones, Live Music, Junior Putting Clinic, Activities

The Blitz Golf Family Fun Day will have live music, food trucks, pop-up bars, Kidz Zones, dancing, activities, giveaways, and competitions, as well as opportunities to meet and chat to players.

The crowd-focused event format will include plenty of activities for the whole family, including a junior putting clinic on the day, where kids will have a chance to learn putting skills from pro golfers and local celebs as they are eliminated from the tournament.

The event will run from 12:00pm-5:00pm and tickets are $10 per adult, available at the gate, with free entry for under 18s.

For more information or tickets:

blitzgolf.net

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Things to do for kids and families this December

Things to do for kids and families this December

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Things to do for kids and families in Adelaide this December

We all know Adelaide is an amazing place to get out and about with kids and families, and we we move back towards our “COVID normal” in SA, the events and things happening around town for families to get involved in are starting to show up again. Some may look a little different than in previous years, but the ability to PIVOT has become a hallmark of 2020!

With Christmas on its merry way and school holidays starting, the time is NOW to get the kids out and about enjoying the season, and we’ve chosen some of the best activities and things to do with kids and families in December in Adelaide, so you can start planning! It’s festive, it’s fanciful and it’s full of family fun, so get your diary out and lock in some activities for the month ahead!

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN ADELAIDE IN DECEMBER

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CHRISTMAS WINDOWS IN RUNDLE MALL

1 NOVEMBER – 31 DECEMBER 

There’s nothing we love quite as much as Christmas at KIDDO, and the Rundle Mall Christmas Window display is like a holly, jolly, festive treasure hunt for the whole family; full of little pockets of joy to behold and stories to uncover, it’s sure to get the whole fam feeling the spirit of the season! It’s just not quite Christmas until you’ve wandered the Mall and taken it all in!

To help get you started on making your way through the Rundle Mall Christmas Window display this year, we have a comprehensive guide to the trail, so you’ll have enough time to take in the magical displays…AND tick some items off your Christmas list while you’re in Rundle Mall.

rundlemall.com/christmas

Santa’s Wonderland

December 4 – 24

Adelaide’s biggest Christmas event, Santa’s Wonderland, is back for its fifth magical year, from Friday 4 December, 2020.

The annual festival family fave will run for three weeks over the Christmas period, December 4 – December 24, at Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

ALL THE FAVOURITE ATTRACTIONS WILL BE RETURNING

Unlimited free rides: 

  • Dodgem Cars
  • Dragon Wagon Coaster
  • Convoy Trucks
  • Ride on Motor Bikes
  • Super Planes
  • Elephant Train Ride
  • Santa Fe Train
  • Christmas Inflatable Jumping Castle Zone
  • Ice Wonderland Ball Crawl
  • Candy Land Bouncy Castles
  • Ride on Reindeers

Plus a brand new family entertainment line up and all the favourite attractions in Candyland, Ice Wonderland, Traditional Family Christmas Land and the Christmas activity trail.

Tickets are now on sale, with early-bird prices remaining the same as last year until 30 September 2020, after which tickets will be priced at a higher rate.

For more information or to buy tickets: 

santaswonderland.com.au


CHRISTMAS JUNIOR PROMS

DECEMBER 5, 1pm

Bring in the festive season with your family this Christmas. Join the Adelaide Youth Orchestra as you dance and sing along to a wonderful mix of orchestral music feature songs.

Led by the effervescent Eve McMillan from the Just Add Music band, this show will delight and entertain the entire family, from the small tots to the adults in between.

Enjoy the holiday season with the songs we all know and love.

Book tickets:

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Carols by Candlelight Adelaide

SEALINK TRAVEL GROUP’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT EVENT

DECEMBER 13

The much-loved Christmas concert is adapting to the times of 2020, with a virtual celebration featuring performances from across Australia to be broadcast on Sunday December 13 on the Seven Network’s video on-demand service, 7plus.

EVENT DETAILS:

The virtual event will be a pre-recorded 1-hour package, where some artists will invite viewers into their loungerooms and home studios, while others will perform from their label’s recording studios.

In addition to the news of a virtual Carols, the SeaLink Carols by Candlelight is also to be screened at four, Adelaide pop-up locations.

Locations:

  • Adelaide Town Hall
  • Odeon Star Semaphore Cinemas
  • Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-in
  • Piccadilly Cinema

These venues have donated their spaces to allow carol lovers and families an interactive experience.

On the night electric candles will be given to all guests at each venue. There will also be entertainment for the little ones and a visit from Santa Claus, with offerings specific to each location.

TICKETS:

Adelaide Town Hall will have an Eventbrite link for tickets going live next week where people can reserve their seats.

To attend the other three pop-up venues you will need to email tix@activetv.tv with your venue choice and number of tickets required.

The 2020 SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will available to screen on 7plus from Sunday, December 13.

For more information: 

adelaidecarols.com.au

 

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Bluey’s Big Play

DECEMBER 18 & 19

Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show is now confirmed to bounce onto the Festival Theatre stage for the very first time for preview performances on 18 and 19 December 2020, ahead of the premiere opening in Brisbane.

The tour will return to Adelaide’s brand new Her Majesty’s Theatre for a further run from 13 to 17 January 2021.

EVENT DETAILS

18 and 19 December, 2020 | Festival Theatre
13 to 17 January, 2021 | Her Majesty’s Theatre

For bookings and more information:

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au


PETER COMBE GREATEST HITS SHOW 

DECEMBER 12

For the first time, legendary children’s entertainer Peter Combe OAM will perform all of his best songs in the one magical live performance at the stunning Her Majesty’s Theatre, and we’re so excited, we could bellyflop in a pizza!

Tickets are now on sale for the Peter Combe Greatest Hits Show, the first large-scale family event to be held in the redeveloped theatre, on December 12.

Across a career spanning four decades, Combe has captivated generations of Australian families with fun and catchy original songs like Wash Your Face in Orange Juice and The Silly Postman.

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Peter Combe Greatest Hits
When: Saturday 12 December, 2 pm
Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Cost: Adults $30, Concession $25, Family (2A+2C) $100

Tickets on sale now:

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For more information:

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
@AdelaideFesCent
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Christmas with Hygge: Kids Pottery/Painting/Printing Sessions

December 15 – 17

Creating a bit of festive magic, these workshops will guide your children through the art of clay-making, painting on canvas or printing, producing their very own hand-made Christmas decorations, artworks or gifts.

The Christmas fun is designed to suit ages between 3 – 12 years. Offering two session times each; the first with an accompanying adult – for little hands that need you close by, and the second for the older artist – independent and leaving you with a few hours of shopping or coffee.

Event Details:

Pottery Session: 15 December

Painting Session: 16 December

Printing Session: 17 December

For more information and session times: 

hyggestudio.com.au

 

room on the broom
ROOM ON THE BROOM LIVE ON STAGE

DECEMBER 20 – 23

The team behind The Gruffalo and The 91-Storey Treehouse return this Christmas with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups… Room on the Broom, live on stage!

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: December 20 – 23
Venue: Dunstan Playhouse
Suitability: Ages 3+

For more information: 

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/room-on-the-broom

happy birthday playschool maritime museum
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL EXHIBITION AT THE SA MARITIME MUSEUM

NOVEMBER – JANUARY 2021

Take a cardboard box, a paper hat, a whole lot of imagination, and you can be sailing the high seas, tackling mythical sea creatures as an explorer, a pirate or the captain of your own ship. This is the kind of creative learning and fun that the iconic Australian TV show Play School has offered for more than fifty years.
To celebrate, a landmark exhibition marking the program’s milestone 50th birthday is on display at the Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide. It’s the exhibition that brings all your childhood memories alive!

This nostalgic exhibition has been a favourite for families this year, and now has been extended through to 31 January! Come and visit or re-visit Big Ted, Little Ted and Jemima and all your other favourites this summer.

Book online and save 25% on your entry to the museum.

maritime.history.sa.gov.au

MARKET MINI’S AT ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

DECEMBER: EVERY TUESDAY DURING SCHOOL TERM 

Whether it’s to encourage them to try new things, make good food choices, or to teach them about the importance of eating a rainbow of healthy foods, we’re always looking for ways to get our kiddos involved in the food they eat.

The Adelaide Central Market’s FREE kids program, Market Minis, is the perfect opportunity to engage your mini market goer in understanding more about what they’re eating and why.

KIDS BETWEEN 2 AND 5 YEARS OLD

This program is designed to suit children between 2 and 5 years old and is FREE for Market customers every Tuesday during school term.

MARKET MINIS AT THE ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

What: 20 minute ‘drop in’ cooking classes for kids

Where: Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

When: Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm during the school term

Who: Suitable for ages 2-5 years

For more information:

adelaidecentralmarket.com.au

 

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WILLUNGA FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday in November from December 5, 8am – 12pm

TASTE THE REGION

…with fresh fruit & vegetables; dairy, meat, seafood & poultry; bakery, condiments & small goods; wine & cider; plants; coffee & breakfast!

Supporting more than 80 family farms and artisan food producers who bring agricultural diversity and fresh seasonal choices direct to the community.

Willunga Farmers Market was the first farmers market to be established in South Australia and is now considered one of the best, awarded Most Outstanding Farmers Market at the delicious Produce Awards in 2019.

For more information:

willungafarmersmarket.com.au

 

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ADELAIDE’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT EVENT TO GO AHEAD WITH A TWIST

ADELAIDE’S CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT EVENT TO GO AHEAD WITH A TWIST

Carols by Candlelight Adelaide

ADELAIDE’S SEALINK TRAVEL GROUP CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT EVENT TO GO AHEAD WITH INTIMATE VIRTUAL SPIN

In 2020, we need festive Christmas cheer more than ever before, which is all the more reason why the cancellation of so many cherished Christmas events has been such a shame. But like with so many things in 2020, there’s always a PIVOT, and this year’s Carols by Candlelight are no exception.

VIRTUAL CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

The much-loved Christmas concert is adapting to the times of 2020, with a virtual celebration featuring performances from across Australia to be broadcast on Sunday December 13 on the Seven Network’s video on-demand service, 7plus.

7NEWS FAVOURITES & ALL STAR PERFORMANCES

It may not be at Elder Park like previous years, but Adelaide families will be happy to see 7NEWS favourites Rosanna Mangiarelli, Mark Soderstrom and Amelia Mulcahy, who are thrilled to be returning to co-host this year’s virtual event.

An all-star list of performers has been confirmed, with the likes of Dami Im, Troy Cassar-Daley, Isaiah Firebrace, Annie Jones and Amber Lawrence to headline the SeaLink Carols by Candlelight. One other iconic Aussie artist is still yet to be announced… so watch this space!

Carols by Candlelight dami im

“Christmas is such a special time of the year and I feel privileged to be involved in the first ever SeaLink Carols by Candlelight virtual event! It will be a new Carols experience for me, but at least we still get the opportunity to come together in a different way,” says Dami, who won The X Factor in 2013 and represented Australian in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

VIRTUAL EVENT WILL BE A 1 HOUR PACKAGE

The virtual event will be a pre-recorded 1-hour package, where some artists will invite viewers into their loungerooms and home studios, while others will perform from their label’s recording studios.

SCREENINGS AT FOUR ADELAIDE POP UP LOCATIONS

In addition to the news of a virtual Carols, the SeaLink Carols by Candlelight is also to be screened at four, Adelaide pop-up locations.

Locations:

  • Adelaide Town Hall
  • Odeon Star Semaphore Cinemas
  • Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-in
  • Piccadilly Cinema

These venues have donated their spaces to allow carol lovers and families an interactive experience.

On the night electric candles will be given to all guests at each venue. There will also be entertainment for the little ones and a visit from Santa Claus, with offerings specific to each location.

Tickets:

Adelaide Town Hall will have an Eventbrite link for tickets going live next week where people can reserve their seats.

To attend the other three pop-up venues you will need to email tix@activetv.tv with your venue choice and number of tickets required.

The 2020 SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will available to screen on 7plus from Sunday, December 13.

For more information: 

adelaidecarols.com.au

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You’re invited to SAFM’s Christmas Carols

You’re invited to SAFM’s Christmas Carols

SAFM CHRIStmAS CAROLS

SAFM CHRISTMAS CAROLS – LISTEN ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Festive folk of SA…You’re invited to Adelaide’s Biggest Christmas Carol Event for 2020!

SAFM’s Christmas Carols

SAFM Christmas Carols

Block out your calendar and listen to SAFM on November 28th from 6pm to hear Adelaide’s Biggest Christmas Carols and celebrate with the whole of SA!

Broadcasting Live Extra Special Christmas Event

Bec, Cosi and Lehmo will be broadcasting live for this extra special Christmas event, with loads of Christmas gifts to give away, heaps of guests and maybe a surprise visit from Father Christmas. The team are encouraging South Australian’s to listen in with a friendly neighbourhood BBQ.

Cook a snag or two

That’s right – grab your barbie, your neighbour, your favourite beverage and tune into 107.1 on your radio, smart speaker or through the SAFM app for a full night of Christmas Cheer!

Black Thunders giving out prizes

The SAFM Black Thunder Pilots will be out all November with the ultimate carols packs including, Kytons Christmas Puddings (YUM), Primrose Hill Set Candles (can’t have carols without candles) and loads more awesome stocking fillers.

Let the team know what Christmas song you want to hear and you could have one of your very own SAFM Christmas Carols pack!

…. and don’t forget to listen in on your smart speaker, SAFM APP on iOS and Android and radio on November 28th from 6pm for Adelaide’s biggest Christmas Carols event for 2020.

Take a listen below to find out more!

 

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