Big Family Weekend | Come Out Children’s Festival | 23 & 24 May 2015



Big Family Weekend  | Come Out Children’s Festival

A weekend full of performances, workshops, arts and crafts for the whole family.

CLICK HERE for the Map and Schedule of Events you can print.

The Big Family Weekend will take over Adelaide Festival Centre and surrounds with a host of FREE activities including:

  • Free Popeye and Paddleboat rides on The Torrens
  • Live performances on an outdoor stage under the Terrace at the Festival Centre. There will be dancers, kids comedy, magic, cabaret, school bands, traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing, a Frozen Sing-along, Young Adelaide Voices Junior Choir and much more! Each day will finish with a DJ/band that will get everyone up and dancing, even the adults. {Schedule will be released closer to the day}
  • Get creative with our craft and dance workshops including Something on Saturday craft workshops
  • Explore a Cardboard Cubby Town
  • Robot Road Trip by Cake Industries – join in the fun with Robot Soccer, Robot Storytime and more
  • Dance at a Silent Disco with DJ Patch
  • Listen to stories and meet famous Australian authors in the Little Tent of Stories by the Little Big Book Club
  • Family-friendly backstage tours of the Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Get hands-on with nature in the Nature Play tent by Adelaide City Council & Nature Play SA
  • Make your mark on a giant finger painting… They’re attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most people contributing to a painting!
  • Send a Postcard to a Hope Street somewhere in the world… Will you get a reply?
  • Whip up a pasta meal at the San Remo Kids Kitchen
  • Star Dome by SciWorld
  • Try out some circus activities with Cirkidz workshops at the Blue Hive (Riverbank promenade, near the footbridge)
  • Visual arts exhibitions including the art of illustrating picture books and a celebration of 40 years of Come Out.


  • Free face painting
  • Balloon artistry
  • Retro-themed photo booth
  • Hunt for the Golden Hare
  • Imagination Playground


Find out more about the Big Family Weekend activities above on the Come Out Children’s Festival website here.

CLICK HERE for the Map and Schedule of Events, to print and take with you.

There’s also a number of world class ticketed performances.

Why not see a show before or after you join in the free activities! See links below to book tickets with BASS.

23 & 24 May
Dunstan Playhouse


23 & 24 May
Space Theatre
Ages 7-14


23 May
Mercury Cinema (13 Morphett St)
Various sessions catering for AGES 3-15


23 & 24 May
Banquet Room
AGES 2-5


23 & 24 May
Her Majesty’s Theatre (Grote St)

Find out more about the Big Family Weekend here. See the Big Family Weekend Facebook event here, and join to indicate if you are going. Read about the full Families’ Program for the Come Out Children’s Festival here.

Venues include: Adelaide Festival Centre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Elder Park, Torrens Parade Ground, Riverbank Precinct, Adelaide City Library, State Library of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, The Parks Theatre, Flinders University City Gallery (Flinders Art), Rundle Mall and Davoren Park Shopping Centre.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Come Out Children’s Festival Website here.

What: Big Family Weekend | Come Out Children’s Festival

When: Saturday 23 May & Sunday 24 May 2015

Where: See locations above

Who: Families

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.

All images from Adelaide Festival Centre, Come Out Children’s Festival

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