KIDDO Mag issue 19 out now

KIDDO Mag issue 19 out now

magazine is out now

Kiddo Mag issue 19 OUT NOW


I think we can all agree it’s been a long, LONG year since our last festival season. In fact, I’m convinced COVID years are like dog years, with one COVID year seemingly equating to roughly to 7 regular human years!

Mad March last year gave way to a turbulent 2020, but a new year has dawned and more than ever before we can appreciate the MAGIC behind Festival time in Adelaide, and how incredibly lucky we are to have so much to enjoy ahead of us, right on our doorstep. We’re talking more local artists, new outdoor venues with open air seating and changed audience capacities to make for a safe, but sensational season.

And we can’t wait to get amongst it!

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This festival issue has a focus on family friendly Fringe, because we know everyone is keen to get out and have incredible experiences with their kiddos. Check out our what’s on – jam packed with kid friendly shows, hit the road in our fine state with Fringe on Tour, or feast on our Gluttony guide and start planning your month.

Most importantly, get online and buy some tickets to support the artists who’ve had a tough year and are so, so ready to dust off their performance pants and give you the festival season of your life!

Enjoy and stay safe!





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LEGO/IKEA storage collaboration launching this week!

LEGO/IKEA storage collaboration launching this week!

Ikea Lego Storage

LEGO/IKEA storage collaboration launching this week

This Wednesday 17 February 2021 will see the launch of a LEGO/IKEA storage collaboration like no other and quite frankly, we’re here for it!

The IKEA® and LEGO® brands have teamed up to create a range of simple storage solutions for kids and adults.

The inspiration? Play, of course!

BYGGLEK collection allows kids to escape into their own imaginations. And when it’s time to clean up, their creative worlds don’t have to be taken apart. It’s easy to pick up the play again and again.

The BYGGLEK box even fits harmoniously into your home – making adults happy, too.

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Creating more space for play

The BYGGLEK LEGO® collection offers play storage solutions and a LEGO brick set unique to IKEA. The boxes easily find harmony with your home so the creations can be put on display, keeping the story alive until the next play time.

Continue play anywhere, in any way

The BYGGLEK LEGO collection is a range of play storage solutions that create more room for play in the everyday. The BYGGLEK boxes double up as play units, so kids can build inside, outside or around them to make them part of a bigger story.

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Play and display

The great thing about the BYGGLEK LEGO collection is that kids can escape into their own stories and when it’s time to clean up, their creative worlds don’t have to be taken apart and hidden away. And why stop at one box? Connect multiple boxes together to create a masterpiece.

The BYGGLEK LEGO collection

Just pick a box and get started!

Available to purchase in stores from the 17 February. Online and click & collect from 18 February.

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FREE School Immunisation Program

FREE School Immunisation Program

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School Immunisation Program

Did you know South Australian students in Year 8 and 10 are offered FREE vaccines through the SA Health School Immunisation Program?

Vaccines delivered through the school program are made available at no cost under the National Immunisation Program.

Fully trained and qualified vaccination teams visit all high schools in South Australia to deliver the program.

Vaccine consent packs are sent home to parents/carers early in the school year. To consent to vaccination, parents/carers are advised to read all the information provided, complete and sign the consent form, and return it to their child’s school.

Immunisation consent packs will be going home to parents/carers of all Year 8 and 10 students very soon.

Year 8

Protection produced by some vaccines will decline over time and booster doses may be needed to ensure high levels of protection are maintained (for example diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus). A booster dose given in high school will provide protection over a longer period of time. Vaccines such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are more effective if delivered at a specific age.

Year 8 students will be vaccinated for:

▪️human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
▪️diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine

Year 10

Meningococcal vaccines are also recommended for students in senior high school years, due to their increased risk of meningococcal disease.

Year 10 students will be vaccinated for:

▪️meningococcal B vaccine
▪️meningococcal ACWY vaccine

Who will give the vaccines in school?

The school program is delivered by a variety of service providers including local councils, general practice, community health services, Aboriginal health services and private organisations. All nurses are trained and qualified in providing immunisations.

For homeschoolers

Home-schooled children can access the free vaccines. Information will be provided by the schools using the normal communication mechanisms. Alternatively, parents can contact their local council, doctor or SA Health’s Immunisation Section.

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You’re invited to help choose 2 new Mr. Men & Little Miss characters!

You’re invited to help choose 2 new Mr. Men & Little Miss characters!

Mr Men choosing new characters

You’re invited to help choose 2 new Mr Men characters!

Mr. Men Little Miss celebrate 50th Anniversary by inviting consumers to vote for two new characters

In a world-first, fans will have the chance to cast their vote from a selection of new diverse faces for the and help decide on two new characters for the Mr. Men Franchise, in order to shape the next 50 years of the brand!

Help decide the next characters to be turned into Mr. Men Little Miss books

A family favourite for 50 years, there’s a Mr. Men Little Miss character (or two!) inside us all, with a diverse cast of over 90 beloved characters to discover.

For the first time ever, the general public will be able to decide the next characters to be turned into classic Mr. Men Little Miss books. We all have a multitude of different personality traits and with a diverse cast of over 90 characters to choose from, now is the time to Discover You.

To vote for your favourite:


Voting closes on the 31 March, with the winners announced later in the year.

The characters each have a new, unique personality, just like you, which one is yours?

Choose your favourite new character

Mr Calm

Little Miss Kind

Little Miss Brave Little Miss Energy

Mr Brilliant

Part of a Mr. Men / Little Miss character in all of us

Whether you have an inner sense of zen like Mr. Calm, are always putting others first like Little Miss Kind, have the heart of a lion like Little Miss Brave, have a can-do attitude like Mr. Brilliant or are full of zest like little Miss Energy, there’s a part of a character inside everyone, so head online to Discover You and vote for your favourites.

Alastair McHarrie, Sanrio Licensing Director, comments:

“The Mr. Men Little Miss 50th Anniversary in 2021 provides an opportunity to reflect on the role the brand has played for many generations of kids and adults across the world. Our celebrations will lead with two new characters chosen by our fans joining our family of well-loved characters and we can’t wait to see which 2 are chosen.”

50 years of Mr. Men

When the late Roger Hargreaves created the Mr. Men character, Mr. Tickle, in 1971, the book went on to sell a million copies in just three years. Adam Hargreaves, son of the original creator adds: “It’s amazing to see people are still connecting to the books after 50 years, they have always been about getting people to relate with the unique characters and identify the different traits of their own personalities, so it’s great to involve the fans and let them help shape the next 50 years of Mr. Men.”

To vote for your favourite:



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Woolworths launch Discovery Garden collectible seedlings kits for kids!

Woolworths launch Discovery Garden collectible seedlings kits for kids!

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Woolworths launch Discovery Garden collectible seedlings range!

Woolworths Discovery Garden is back, with a hive of exciting new varieties of vegies, herbs, and flowers to help inspire customers to create fresh and healthy habits at home.

From today (10th February), for every $30 spent in store or online, Woolworths customers can collect a new Discovery Garden seedling kit.

woolworths discovery garden

Discovery Garden Seedling Kits

24 varieties will be available, with a new focus on educating Australians about honeybees and the critical role they play in supporting the country’s local food supply through pollination. 21 seedlings in the collection can attract bees at some stage in their lifecycle.

Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Hicks said:

“We’re excited to once again offer our customers the Woolworths Discovery Garden collection. The response to our first Discovery Garden program in 2019 was overwhelmingly positive, with families collecting millions of seedling kits and discovering how to grow the flowers, vegetables, and herbs together. With so much of our floral resources decimated by recent droughts, bushfires and floods, our focus this year is to encourage pollination through our bee-attracting seedlings and replenish local gardens and community flora. The Woolworths Discovery Garden program is a part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, which aims to not only have a positive impact on the planet, but start conversations amongst families that result in positive change for the local environment to help create a better tomorrow.”

woollworths discovery garden

Helping the Honey Bees

Trevor Weatherhead, Chair for the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, said:

“Honey bees do more than produce honey, they play a vital role in the pollination of many of our foods. In fact, one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat relies on honey bees for pollination. The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council welcomes the Woolworths Discovery Garden program to help raise the awareness of the importance of protecting our bees and the role bees play in pollination and food security. The program works to support ‘Healthy Bees – Healthy People’.”

woolworths discovery garden

Sustainable Seedling kits

Each Woolworths Discovery Garden seedling kit includes:

  • Sleeve: Each seedling kit comes in a cardboard FSC sleeve with useful information and instructions. The seed identifying label is integrated in the sleeve.
  • Seed mat: The seed mat is made from dissolvable paper which is biodegradable.
  • Pot: The pot is made from wood pulp. This is compostable in soil. This is a natural product.
  • Seeds: The seeds come from various seed companies that buy quality seeds from around the world. This is a natural product.
  • Coco pellet: The pod is a natural product made from coconut husk.

All the packaging from the seedling kits is FSC certified and 100% recyclable.

Online Education Tools

Woolworths will also supplement the seedling kits with a series of online educational tools for use at home and in schools, to be found at:


Schools and Early Learning Centres will have access to educational resource kits, including a bee craft kit resource for teachers to inspire and educate kids on the importance of bees.

The full list of seedlings available in the Woolworths Discovery Garden include:

Herbs Bee Attracting Flowers Bee Attracting Vegetables Bee Attracting
Chives Y Aster Y Bunching Onion Y
Cornflower Y Dianthus Cabbage Y
Lemon Balm Y Lavender Y Carrot Y
Oregano Y Pansy Cherry Tomato Y
Red Basil Y Phacelia Y Lettuce Y
Sage Y Phlox Silverbeet Y
Thyme Y Poppy Y Spinach Y
Salvia Y
Swan River Daisy Y
Zinnia Y


This product is tested according to the Australian toy safety testing +3 year, and is recommended for safety reasons for 5+

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DreamBIG reveals awe-inspiring family program

DreamBIG reveals awe-inspiring family program

Dream Big CHildrens Festival Adelaide

DreamBIG reveals awe-inspiring family program

Children and families hungry for arts experiences will be treated to a feast of entertainment and excitement at DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

The festival is hosting an assortment of thrilling and inspiring events for families to enjoy from May 19 to 29.

More than 300 artists will present hundreds of performances across the festival, with audiences invited to explore 14 shows, four online experiences and more than 20 free activities.

Within the family program, five productions will make their world debut in addition to 12 Adelaide premieres and the first Australian performances of Ecoute Pour Voir: Listen to See by SA’s award-winning Restless Dance Theatre in collaboration with Canadian company Danse Carpe Diem.

Shows on sale from today include modern technology and storytelling at its best with Patch Theatre’s ZOOOM and New Zealand company Trick of the Light’s Tröll.

Zoom DreamBIG festival

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus will animate the mischievous composer’s vibrant music with physical comedy and thrilling acrobatics, while Magic Beach will see the team behind The Gruffalo and the Treehouse series bring to life Alison Lester’s best-selling children’s book. In Creation Creation, Windmill Theatre Company will endeavour to answer life’s big questions – everything from the Big Bang to the afterlife.

The program also features a beatboxing superhero (Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure), dramatic bus tour (The Narrator) and an interactive installation encouraging audiences to slow down, reflect and wonder – Still Point of a Turning World, a co-production between South Australian and Danish performers. Children of all age ranges are catered for, including under 3s with Our Corka Bubs and Touch & Go.

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DreamBIG’s Creative Producer Susannah Sweeney said audiences were eagerly awaiting the biennial festival’s return.

“In this strange new world that 2020 has delivered, we’re hoping to help young people navigate their way through by fostering a shared sense of humanity and curiosity,” she said. “This year’s theme of Be Curious is all about encouraging kids to observe their surroundings and come up with new ideas and ways of thinking. DreamBIG Children’s Festival 2021 is full of shows and experiences that will stretch children’s minds, fill them with wonder and help them find their inner explorer.”

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Big Family Weekend

More than 20 free activities will be on offer over the Big Family Weekend on Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23. The ever-popular event will converge on Adelaide Festival Centre and includes performances in the Festival Theatre by Teeny Tiny Stevies and Tutti Choir.

Big Family Weekend will also stretch out to the Adelaide College of the Arts, Adelaide Rowing Club, Torrens Parade Ground, State Library, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Botanic Garden and Marion Cultural Centre – along with other locations dotted around Adelaide.

To coincide with the weekend’s festivities, Elder Park will host Fork on the Road – South Australia’s premier mobile food truck event showcasing local food and supporting grassroots talent.

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Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM said DreamBIG was the perfect introduction for children to experience the infinite world of the arts and live performance.

“DreamBIG Children’s Festival is woven into the fabric of our collective history as South Australians. Since 1974, more than 2 million children from across the state have taken part in this celebrated festival, and many have gone on to bring their own families,” he said.

“Whether you are continuing a family tradition, or starting a new one, you are all very welcome. I look forward to seeing you at Adelaide Festival Centre as we unleash the curiosity of a new generation, all ready to dream big!”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the DreamBIG Children’s Festival website:


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