The Adelaide Festival of Arts is an event for everyone. There are family events, free events, adult events. There are events for people who are into visual art, physical theatre, dance, music, writing, reading or doing all of those things at once (think WOMADelaide!). Here are some of the events that we think are best suited for families- and lots of them are free!

Groupe F

This show looks like it will be visually spectacular! The show itself runs for 55 minutes, with entertainment starting at 7pm. This will be a wonderful show for kids who can handle loud noise, late nights and LOTS of excitement. A definite MUST.

“…This breathtaking stadium spectacular explodes for one night only at Adelaide Oval. Two Olympic ceremonies, the Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day and a residency at the Palace of Versailles – Groupe F’s internationally-renowned theatrical pyrotechnic prowess is second to none. Illuminated actors, monumental video and spectacular pyrotechnics play out to an unforgettable soundtrack in a performance that will fill the sky and your hearts..!”


Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Holy moly this looks like so much fun! Great for kids from ages 5 up, the sessions run for 50 minutes from February 27th- March 6th.

“…For the first time in Australia, Erth presents the Broadway version of their internationally acclaimed Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo. Sophisticated, realistic puppetry reverses extinction to the delight of dinosaur lovers. Meet, and maybe even feed, one of your favourite prehistoric creatures in this intimate, interactive hands-on theatre experience. Insightful and enchanting, this show will thrill paleontologists aged five to 65 million years…”

disclaimer-prehistoric-aquarium-1-imageid_31320Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Another great interactive show to take the kids to! Also running for 50 minutes, this will mesmerise them! Good for ages 5 and up.

…Don’t have a time-travelling submarine? Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium is the next best thing. Dive into the action of this ancient aquatic world and swim up close to the amazing prehistoric marine reptiles that inhabit it. This truly immersive theatre show’s lifelike puppets recreate an extinct underwater universe you won’t want to leave. Primeval swimwear not required…”

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A great way to enjoy music, dance and art with the entire family. This is a winner. Not only is it lush music for the soul from ALL over the globe, but it’s set in the beautiful Botanic Park during the March long weekend.

Kids_Weekend_Adelaide_Festival_2016Adelaide Writer’s Week Kids’ Weekend

Held on February 27th-28th, this is an engaging, activity-based event for kids. There’s plenty more on offer, including printing, painting, parades, Andy Griffiths, Lucy Cousins and a giant mouse!

For more great family-friendly events, head to the Adelaide Festival 2016 website.