Adelaide Fringe at the Botanic Gardens

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What? Adelaide Fringe at the Botanic Gardens

What better way to enjoy the Adelaide Fringe than in the cool, shade of the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens? This is such a wonderful place to take children to view a show, with the zoo (and its new playground) just a stroll away for exploring afterwards.

“…A world-class mind-blowing month across the city, featuring cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design – is back for another year, and coming to Adelaide Botanic Garden!

From mid-February to mid-March the Garden will be stacked with performances and activities for those aged 0-100 and to suit all tastes. Check out the program below and start penciling in your diaries…”

Where? Adelaide Botanic Gardens


Mr Badger wind in the willows

Mr Badger tells the story of “The Wind in the Willows”

When: 13-14 Feb, 27-28 Feb, 10:30am and 12 noon, duration is 35 minutes

Where: Meet at the Friends’ Gate

Cost: $13, $48 for family

Who? More suited to ages 2+

A delightful and intimate storytelling performance of Kenneth Grahame’s much loved classic “The Wind in the Willows”. First published in 1908, the story celebrates the joys of the natural world and friendship. This lively re-telling entertains youngsters and satisfies devotees. 

Mr Badger tells the story of Toad, Ratty and Mole and their adventures on the Riverbank, the Open Road, the Wild Wood and Toad Hall. With the help of his small hand-made models of scenes and characters, he presents children with the chance to listen to a finely crafted story with wonderful descriptive language and enter an imaginary world.

Under a shady tree in the Garden’s beautiful surroundings, the unique performance makes an ideal family outing for children, parents and grandchildren alike. The performance lasts about 35 minutes and picnic style seating and rugs are provided.

Come and see what has delighted over 200 festivals, libraries and schools across Australia over the past six years.

Magical Moments yoga

Magical Adventures in the Enchanted Garden – Rainbow Kids & Family Yoga

When? Saturday 13 February, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where? Lawns near the Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Cost: Free

Who? Entire families will enjoy this!

Come along and experience Rainbow Kids & Family Yoga and go on a Magical Journey in the Enchanted Garden. Feel free to dress up with the magical theme and invite all your friends and family, for ages 0-100. Yoga is so much fun when you do it together so come and get lost in your imagination while creating awesome yoga poses, enjoying a massage, being creative with craft activities and enjoying song and dance. This is a free event for the whole family and every child receives a special gift. See you there!

Cosmo the Clown

Cosmo the Clown A Bit of Fun & Magic

When: 13-14, 20-21 March, 2:30pm

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Cost: $13

Who: A Bit Of Fun & Magic is a perfect show for the whole family!

Roll up, roll up and let Cosmo entertain you with magic, comedy, music and dance. After many years of busking and hosting kids parties, Cosmo has perfected the art of pure, light-hearted entertainment. Be enchanted by his charismatic personality and join in the antics of a fun filled show.



When: 5-6, 13-14 March, 11am – 5pm, Duration 50 mins

Where: Barber Shop Rotunda

Cost: Free

Who: Suitable for all ages

What’s here? Are you curious to discover the world of Otanical?

Step into an extraordinary fairy tale. In the heart of Summer-time blooms, Otanical invites the audience to enter a world of imagination, possibility and mystery – looking between what is there and what is not. Be immersed in a magical other world – the world of Otanical. In a 360-degree virtual reality performance, characters come to life through dance and theatre, and you – the audience. And so, the dream begins…

More information:

If you’re looking for other ideas for children while the Fringe is on, check out our post Adelaide Fringe with Grandkids.

For adult shows in the Botanic Gardens or if you’re after further information head to the website

*Fringe images from the Adelaide Fringe website

*Adelaide Botanic Gardens images used supplied and used with permission

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