Guest Fae

Desperately seeking toddler groups and play dates in Hallett Cove area

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    Guest Fae

    Aye up all.

     

    My family and I moved to Hallett Cove from Flinders Park just before Christmas and, as a stay at home mum, I am desperately trying to find social activities for my son (21 months) and I to do in the HC area.

     

    I've been told that HC is a haven for British ex-pats but the only one I've meet so far is a Scottish plumber (employed to fix a leaky loo a week after moving into our newly acquired home)!

     

    If anyone knows of local playgroups or would like to meet up, maybe at the newly opened surf club cafe at HC beach, or one of the local parks please pm me and we'll make arrangements.

     

    I also gather that Play n' Fun at Christies Beach is a good meeting spot so would like to hear from anyone who is planning to go there soon so that we might tag along too.

     

    Best wishes, Fae and Oscar

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    Guest donna T

    Hi Fae

     

    There are a couple of playgroups in HC - they won't open again until the schools go back in a couple of weeks though.

     

    Karara is based on Qualio Avenue, just along from the Hallett Cove East School - they open from 11am until 1pm (from memory, sorry it has been school hols for too long!) There is also a good playgroup at the HC Pre school which is close to the shopping Mall. I think this one is 1030 until 1230.

    Both are pretty good - I found the Karara much friendlier although my friend is starting to run the other one from February so hopefully the HC Preschool will be more friendly than before.

     

    Liz is sending you details of the Woodcroft Tuesday playgroup (which runs throughout the holidays - hurah) and the play and fund so I won't go into those - if you need any other info - please let me know.:)

     

    Donna

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    Guest Fae

    Thanks Donna. On which days are the toddler groups held? The one at HC pre-school would be better for us in terms of location and timing.

     

    Thanks, Fae

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    Guest donna T

    Sorry Fae - they are both on a Friday!

     

    If you want someone to walk in with - let me know and I will happily come with you,

     

    Regards

     

    Donna x

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    Guest Lulujim

    Hi Fae,

     

    We are in the process of applying for our Aus visas at the moment. We have heard that Hallett Cove is a very good ex-pat area too (is it not??) and at the moment are looking in to houses and schools there.

    I am a stay at home mum with a 19 month old and another baby due in May.

    I am very keen to move to an area with lots of parent and toddler groups. Here we do a music group, and tumble tots etc, playgroups and swimming. I am worried that I'll get to Aus and be stuck at home with no-one to socialise with and nowhere to go - aaaagghh!!

    Have you had any luck finding anything in the HC area?

     

    Thanks, Alexis

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    Hi there ladies

     

    You may want to start looking here

    http://www.playgroupaustralia.com.au/sa/go/about-playgroup-sa

    there are heaps of playgroups in SA, along with tumble tots, gym-kids, lots of music groups, swimming etc etc. In fact there is so much to do, most days you forgot about housework .... hahahaha!

     

    I found the very best way to get to know people here is through playgroup, you can get your hands dirty with the kids painting, arts and craft, while chatting away to other mums. I have found playgroup invaluable.

     

    Should you need more details, let me know.

     

    Regs

    Sas

    xxx

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    Guest Lulujim

    Thank you so much. Would you say that Hallett Cove is a good area for a stay at home mum with 2 under 2?? It is so important for us to be in an area with good connections for me and the children - I understand that this is a large reason why families return to UK...

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    hmmmmm, how long is a piece of string - ones mans port is anothers poison (or whatever the expression is?) a very difficult question to answer about areas to live really.

     

    What I would say, is do your research about where you want to live and what you need. Also, you need to consider what you can afford when thinking about areas to live.

     

    What I would say, that from my experience, get a car for you too (if you drive) as a stay at home, you still need to get about and don't think that walking to places will be enough. There really are lots of activities to do with children here - IMO much more than the UK. Don't forget too, all kids/toddlers love beaches, parks and picnics and they don't cost much, if anything. Grab a few mates, put a posting on here and get out there - it is a great place for the kids and us big ones too.

     

    Cheers

    Sas

    xxx

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    Hi,

     

    We've just moved into a rental up on the Headland at Hallett and were wondering if the playgroups mentioned before are still running? If so what are the days and times?

     

    We have a 1yr old daughter who needs more stimulation than just her worn out parents can give.

     

    It would also be a good opportunity to extend our social network.

     

    Ta very muchly.

     

    Sam & Paul.

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