Now that daylight saving and the hotter weather have arrived, there's more time for outdoor activities in Adelaide. Kids and toddlers no longer want to go to bed while it's still light, so we're on the lookout for new family entertainment in the evening and on weekends.
The last weekend of October brings loads of free things to do at Youth Fest 14, and for Halloween why not explore a haunted maze south of Adelaide ($3) or visit Adelaide Gaol for cheap family fun things to do.
On Saturday October 25 a free rally outside Fort Largs will protest the government selling the nineteenth century fort off to a housing developer. There will be a display by soldiers from sister Fort Glanville to entertain the crowd and the Wienerbago gourmet German food truck will be there to feed the hungry masses.
There are so many events on during November that I haven't been able to cover them all in this guide, but you can see more in the November listings.
Adelaide's favourite night markets return again on Sunday October 26, and they will be better than ever with even more market stalls - don't miss them.
Another of the free events in November is Semaphore's newest festival, packed with free things to do and fun activities for kids of all ages. Just south of Adelaide the free Strawberry Fair offers similar family entertainment as well as the chance to pick up some retro collectables at the white elephant stall.
The Feast Festival has grown in popularity and broad appeal over the years, and now includes fun things to do in Adelaide, the suburbs, and some regions of South Australia. Check out the highlights here, and a different perspective here.
What you eat is important to you, and growing your own food guarantees freshness and taste. On October 26 the Botanic Gardens Adelaide has the chance for children to plant a corn crop, one of their great range of activities for kids and free events. Of course you get the chance to come back later and enjoy it too.
If you'd rather plant some flavoursome crops in your own garden, then Diggers in the Botanic Gardens has heirloom gardening workshops (not free).
Many people prefer to eat well rather than plant food, and Mr Pilgrim's Cafe in Semaphore serves great food that is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
St Kilda has many free attractions, and one of my favourites is their Mangrove Trail. It's quite a unique place to visit, and I saw several families exploring who loved their visit.