Adelaide Family Carnival | Edwards Park | 27 Aug – 12 Sep 2021

adelaide family carnival

Adelaide Family Carnival

Adelaide Family Carnival will be bringing amusement rides, sideshows, showbags, buckets of fairy floss, toffee apples and more to Edwards Park at Keswick during August and September.

After the sudden cancellation of the Royal Adelaide Show, two Carnival Family operators found themselves land-locked within SA borders. Travelling over 3,000 kilometres with thousands of buckets of fairy floss, toffee apples, plush toys, and rides they were looking forward to a big show, particularly after so many agricultural show cancellations this past 18-months.

For Bell’s Amusements, a fourth generation travelling show family, their business must go on. So they’ve been busy pitching their tents, assembling rides and sideshows at Edward Park, Anzac Highway. Offering some new thrill rides including ‘No Limits’ and ‘The Mattahorn’ (new to the Adelaide circuit), Super Sizzler and Drift Dodgems, a Ferris Wheel and more the event will cater for families of all ages, teenagers and young adults.

adelaide family carnival

Over ten popular children’s rides including the Magical Tea Cups, The Dragon Wagon and Santa Fe Train will be operating, including carnival games and all manner of show food.

adelaide family carnival

Over forty casual staff from Adelaide have been employed to help bring the show to life, and SA food trucks will be participating.

Just a hop, skip and jump from the Wayville Showgrounds, the Adelaide Family Carnival will be held over three weekends starting 27 August 2021.

Working to an approved Covid Safe Plan limited to a maximum capacity of 1000, Covid safe practices have been implemented to ensure a safe, yet fun time will be had by all.

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Confirmed Rides, Games & Activities

1. No Limit
2. Matterhorn
3. Dodgem Cars
4. Quad Bikes
5. Canteen
6. Dragon Wagon
7. Super Planes
8. Super Trucks
9. Hampton Motorbikes
10. Santa Fe Train
11. Tea Cups
12. Shopkins Catch a Character
13. Cartoon Network Pick a Pop
14. Candyland Jumping Castle 1
15. Candyland Jumping Castle 2
16. Sea Circus Giant Slide
17. Shark Jumping Castle
18. Rockin’ Tug
19. Fantasy Flyer
20. Bensons Showbags
21. Ferris Wheel
22. Super Sizzler
23. Laughing Clowns

Plus more to be announced.

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Dates & Times

  • Friday 27 August 2021 | 4pm -10pm
  • Saturday 28 August 2021 | 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday 29 August 2021 | 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 3 September 2021 | 4pm -10pm
  • Saturday 4 September 2021 | 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday 5 September 2021 | 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 10 September 2021 | 4pm -10pm
  • Saturday 11 September 2021 | 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday 12 September 2021 | 10am – 4pm

Free entry plus parking onsite at a flat rate of $8.50/day.

You can not book session times to attend. Event entry is free and times can not be pre-booked. Event capacity is limited to 1000 people at one time and they recommend arriving early to avoid wait times upon entry. Once capacity is reached then patrons will have to wait until existing patrons leave and they can allow new entries. They find most families spend on average 2-3 hours at the event and crowds turn over naturally in these intervals.

You will also be required to “Check in” with the SA GOV QR code. Attendee records will be made available to health officials upon request if required for contact tracing.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the AFC website.

What:  Adelaide Family Carnival

When:    27-29 August, 3-5 & 10-12 September 2021

Where:  Park 23 Edward Park, Anzac Highway, Keswick

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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