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Top 40 Adelaide Fringe and Festival Family Friendly Shows

It’s that time of year again, that magical time when Adelaide comes alive with the buzz and excitement of Mad March (although, technically we need to look at that because the Fringe starts in Feb, guys! However… I digress….) and the city is filled with lights, yummy smells, laughter and people from all over! However, there is a slight stress that comes with The Adelaide Fringe / Adelaide Festival and WOMAD…. How on Earth do we decide what shows to go and see? And which ones are family friendly? Never fear… you know we’ve got you covered with our pick of the Top 40 Kiddo Friendly Shows to get tickets to, all the info you need to know and links to find out more.
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1. PARTICLE B
Particle B is an incredible acrobatic Fringe show for kids who are interested in science and existence and are curious about exploring the bigger questions.
15 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
Little Theatre, RCC Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/particle-b-af2019

2. 360 ALLSTARS
ALLSTARS 360 is an international sensation and electric physical performance that’s great for Adelaide kids who love BMX, breakdancing, basketball and all things elite street.
15 – 17 March
Circus and Physical Theatre
The Moa, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/360-allstars-af2019

3. Star Academy: Tribute to Rock
Star Academy is fantastic for kids thinking about doing singing lessons in Adelaide.
16 Feb – 3 March
Children’s / Rock
Star Academy, Grote St
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/tribute-to-rock-af2019

4. JELLY OR JAM
Jelly or Jam is a circus show like no other that isn’t just fun but educational and explores feelings, emotions and the question of ‘what makes you, you’ with squishy, messy, jelly.
16 Feb – 10 March
Children’s / Circus
Little Theatre, RCC Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/jelly-or-jam-af2019

5. ESCAPE FROM TRASH MOUNTAIN
Escape from Trash Mountain is a puppetry show of trashy proportions! It will empower your little kiddos to reuse and recycle  and inspire them to make their own trash puppets at home – hello next school holidays DIY craft activity!
16 Feb – 11 March
Children’s / Puppetry
The May Wirth, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/escape-from-trash-mountain-af2019

6. Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall
Monski Mouse is an Adelaide DJ favourite for babies, tots and cool parents.
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Music
The Box, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/monski-mouse-s-baby-disco-dance-hall-af2019

 

7. Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show
Big Tops and Tiny Tots is a circus show just for your little Kiddos aged 3-7. This Fringe show will have them rolling out of the tent giggling their little heads off. And I mean… is there anything better than the sound of children’s laughter?
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
Empire Theatre, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/big-tops-tiny-tots-circus-show-af2019

8. SPLASH TEST DUMMIES
Splash Test Dummies is a critically acclaimed show that is always a hit at the Adelaide Fringe! It will have your children’s imaginations captivated with their clever mix of circus and comedy.
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
Corona Theatre and The Factory
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/splash-test-dummies-af2019

9. Amelia Ryan’s 80’s Baby
Amelia Ryan’s 80’s Baby is Adelaide’s own pop-palooza for little people! This show will have you and your kiddos on your feet and grooving to the beats from start to finish. A great show for musical kids!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Cabaret
The Factory, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amelia-ryan-s-80-s-baby-af2019

 

10. DINOSAUR TIME MACHINE
Dinosaur Time Machine will have the kids getting up close and personal with a lifesized T-Rex! Say what?! Great for Adelaide kids with an interest in dinosaurs.
16 Feb – 23 March
Children’s / Theatre
Ukiyo, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/dinosaur-time-machine-af2019

11. BIG FISH LITTLE FISH
Big Fish Little Fish is a great show for Adelaide kids who love music and getting their groove on! And it includes a multi sensory dance floor too!
23 Feb – 16 March
Music / Electronic
The Flamingo, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/big-fish-little-fish-af2019

 

12. ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW PROGRAM
The Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Preview is the show for any budding young Tarantino’s in Adelaide. A great show for kids captivated by film and the magic of movie making.
27 Feb – 9 March
Film and Digital / Film
Union Cinema, RCC Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/adelaide-international-youth-film-festival-preview-program-af2019

 

13. BABA YAGA
Baba Yaga comes to Adelaide straight from a sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe. This new take on an old Russian folktale is a must for kids captivated by story telling, colour and a little mystery for good measure. Read more about it in the latest issue of Kiddo Mag!
27 Feb -6 March
Family
Queen’s Theatre
adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/baba-yaga/

 

14. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: SYMPHONY OF OUR WORLD
The National Geographic Symphony for Our World concert is a must as it so beautifully, through the power of music and footage, teaches kids about nature, the environment and helps shape a better understanding of our world. Truly captivating and something they (and you!) will remember for a long time to come.
2 March
Family
Elder Park
adelaidefestival.com.au/events/national-geographic-symphony-for-our-world/

15. Kids Day
Kid’s Day features an All Star line up of authors, performers and adventurers who will bring magic, stories and hands on fun to Adelaide kids. An incredible line up for an incredible day, get in early to secure your kiddos spots.
2 March
Children’s / Educational
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden
adelaidefestival.com.au/events/kids-day/

16. Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo
The delightful Evelyn Roth is back with her Nylon Zoo to captivate the imaginations of kids far and wide. Children will be enchanted throughout this dress-up, story telling, educational extravaganza.
Children’s / Imagination
8 – 11 March
WOMADelaide, Botanic Park
womadelaide.com.au/artists/2018/evelyn-roths-nylon-zoo

17. KIDDO SILENT DISCO
Get your dancing shoes on and get your moves ready to groove! Adelaide kids and their adults can dance like nobody’s listening at the Kiddo Silent Disco.
8 – 11 March
Children’s / Dance
WOMADelaide, Botanic Park
womadelaide.com.au/artists/kiddo-silent-disco

 

18. THE TALKING TREES – SAYarts
The Talking Trees – Sayarts is an incredible nature based experience for your little eco-warrior. It’s not often that ‘what’s on in Adelaide’ will direct you to an interactive tree to face talking experience. Not to be missed!
8 – 11 March
Children’s / Educational
WOMADelaide, Botanic Park
womadelaide.com.au/artists/the-talking-trees-sayarts

 

19. STORY TIME WITH PETER HELLIAR
Get your little bookworm and book in for Story Time with Peter Helliar. As well as being one of Australia’s most loved comedians, Peter Helliar is also the author of the hilarious Frankie Fish children’s book series and he’s coming to Adelaide for The Fringe for story time that is bound to be filled with laughter and hilarity.
9 – 10 March
Children’s
WOMADelaide, Botanic Park
womadelaide.com.au/artists/story-time-with-peter-helliar

 

20. PETER COMBE IN LIVE IT UP AND FRY AN EGG ON A SLIPPERY DIP!!
Peter Combe has been entertaining Adelaide children for generations and he’s back this year with his quirky new show filled with all the classics from Newspaper Mama, Juicy Juicy Green Grass and of course – everybody’s favourite, Wash Your Face With Orange Juice. This show will have you taking a trip down memory lane and your kiddos singing to their hearts content.
9 – 17 March
Children’s / Music
Corona Theatre, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/peter-combe-in-live-it-up-and-fry-an-egg-on-a-slippery-dip-af2019

 

21. BRAT KIDS CARNIVAL
Brats Kids Carnival is a fast paced, high energy show that is ideal for kids who love circus acts, incredible skills and party tricks that blow your mind!
9 – 16 March
Children’s
Bonython Hall, RCC Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/brat-kids-carnival-af2019

 

22. FOEHN
Foehn is the plastic bag show that will blow your mind. This will spark wonder in your kids and have their eyes glued to the stage for the entirety of the show. Trust us, don’t miss this!
13 – 17 March
Family
AC Arts – Main Theatre
adelaidefestival.com.au/events/foehn/

 

23. BALLOONATICS 2: GET PUMPED
Kids love balloon tricks and Balloonatics 2 is filled with the balloon tricks of all balloon tricks. A world travelled family comedy show that is gracing Adelaide with it’s balloon wizardry, get ready to get blown away!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Theatre
Empire Theatre, Gluttony / The Pocket, Stirling Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/balloonatics-2-get-pumped-af2019

 

24. HUMPHREY’S FRINGE ADVENTURE
Humphrey B. Bear is an Adelaide icon and has been entertaining Adelaide children since the 60’s! Join Humprey and his friends on an adventure as they sing, dance and have a whole lotta fun!
16 Feb
Children’s / Interactive
Grand Central Underground at The GC
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/humphrey-s-fringe-adventure-af2019

 

25. GRUMPY PANTS
Grumpy Pants is a great show for kids who are captivated by circus skills such as juggling and fork throwing! Mr Vita’s non traditional juggling routines and audience participation will delight and surprise you!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
Empire Theatre at Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/grumpy-pants-af2019

 

26. BUBBLEGUM CABARET
Bubblegum Cabaret is a circus show created especially for kids and is particularly great for kids interested in acrobatics, tricks and stunts!
16 Feb – 3 March
Children’s / Circus
Corona Theatre, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/bubblegum-cabaret-af2019

 

27. THE CIRCUS FIREMEN
Kids in Adelaide who love the circus simply can not look past The Circus Fireman who turn up the heat with fire juggling and high intensity acrobatics! And there’s enough throughout the show to keep mum and dad entertained too!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
The May Wirth, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/the-circus-firemen-af2019

 

28. BEST OF KIDS FRINGE
Best of Kids Fringe brings a little bit of everything to the children of Adelaide! This variety show is jam packed with everything from comedy to puppets to singers to dancers to clowns to mimes to bubble blowers to magicians and everything in between.
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
Parasol Lounge, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/best-of-kids-fringe-af2019

 

29. AMAZING DRUMMING MONKEYS
Amazing Drumming Monkeys is a Fringe favourite with Adelaide kids! One thing is for sure, this interactive drumming show includes a lot of laughter and a lot of dancing!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Puppetry
Le Cascadeur, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/amazing-drumming-monkeys-af2019

 

30. MR SNOT BOTTOM’S HORRIBLE TERRIBLE REALLY REALLY BAD BAD SHOW
Mr Snot Bottom’s Horrible Terrible Really Really Bad Show is an amazing comedic experience for kids and will have you gasping, giggling and holding your cheeks from laughing so much!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Comedy
The Factory, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/mr-snot-bottom-s-horrible-terrible-really-really-bad-bad-show-af2019

 

31. ABLE MABLE
Able Mable is the show to go to for your little kiddo who loves magic! Mable is hilarious and will have your kids cracking up at her accident filled, hilarious, magic tricks!
24 Feb and 7 March
Children’s / Comedy
The Parlour, Stirling Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/able-mable-af2019

32. MEG IN THE MAGIC TOYSHOP
Meg In The Magic Toyshop combines classic with contemporary as she takes kids on a journey through song to unlock the enchanted toy boxes and reveal their hidden surprises!
28 Feb – 9 March
Children’s Theatre
Burnside Library / Mount Barker Town Hall
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/meg-in-the-magic-toyshop-af2019

 

33. SCIENCE MAGIC
Science Magic, as the name suggests, is great for kids who love science and magical experiments! Filled with excitement and mess, this show will have your kids learning while they laugh!
16 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Comedy
The Bally, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/science-magic-af2019

 

34. CHILDREN ARE STINKY
Children are Stinky is the show for your daredevil, adventurous kiddo. Filled with heart-stopping stunts, amazing acrobatics, incredible music and ample fun guaranteed – don’t miss out on tickets to this popular show!
23 Feb – 17 March
Children’s / Circus
The Factory, The Garden / The Pocket, Stirling Fringe
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/children-are-stinky-af2019

35. GROSSED OUT GAME SHOW
Do your children love slime more than life itself? Then look no further, Grossed Out Game Show is for them! Filled with slime galore and plenty of laughter, this interactive live game show will have you in the superstar parent category for months to come!
16 – 17 March
Children’s / Comedy
The May Wirth, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/grossed-out-game-show-af2019

36. MORE BOOGERS, BOOKS AND BIG BOTTOM BURPS
More Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps is a show with heart, author Stuart Reid is one of Britain’s most acclaimed children’s authors and he has been described as ‘the Billy Connolly for kids’. Nuff said.
16 Feb – 3 March
Children’s / Comedy
The Sky Room, Griffins Hotel
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/more-boogers-books-and-big-bottom-burps-af2019

37. INSIDE THE WALLS: A GIANT POP-UP GHOST STORY
The magical mystery adventure that is Inside The Walls has returned to Adelaide by popular demand, kids can’t get enough! They will be intrigued and captivated as they go inside the walls! And this is so much more than just a show, it has been specifically designed to help children overcome their fears and expand their imaginations.
9 – 17 March
Children’s / Puppetry
Ukiyo, Gluttony
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/inside-the-walls-a-giant-pop-up-book-ghost-story-af2019

 

38. CARD NINJA
Card Ninja is the show for children obsessed with card tricks! The show follows one mans quest to become a ninja using ordinary playing cards as his weapon – and the skills in this show will have both kids and adults captivated!
15 Feb – 3 March
Comedy / Cabaret
Corona Theatre, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/card-ninja-af2019

39. CAPTAIN CAULIFLOWER AND MARVIN THE MISCHIEVOUS MOOSE
Sometimes, you just want to watch something silly and laugh and Captain Cauliflower and his sidekick Marvin The Mischievous Moose will have your children laughing their little heads off!
2-17 March
Children’s / Comedy
Corona Theatre, The Garden
adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/captain-cauliflower-and-marvin-the-mischievous-moose-af2019

40. SEASTAR ROCK
Featuring all the characters from the popular tv series loved by children, SeaStar Rock is bringing its rocking party to Adelaide and everyone’s invited! This incredible kids show isn’t just fun, but educates on sustainability and waste so your children will be learning without even realising!
16-24 February
Children’s / Music
The Box at The Garden
https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/seastar-rock-af2019