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Fill the Earth | Illuminate Adelaide | 12-14 Jul 2024

[ July 12, 2024 to July 14, 2024. ]
Seven stories about how we fill the earth, our space & our lives.
A giant caterpillar giving birth to green balloons, a man negotiating a door, and a woman creating a garden from dead branches are just some of the stories created by the 12 artists included in seven works that complete Fill the Earth, a […]

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Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights

Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights | Illuminate Adelaide 2024 | Review

Illuminate Adelaide returns to the Adelaide Zoo this year, with Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights, a luminous step back in time to when ancient creatures roamed the earth!
Review by Sharon Harrington
The Illuminate experience at the zoo has become a winter favourite activity for many families. It’s great fun to bundle the kids up in their winter […]

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Superluminal – Patch Theatre | South Australian Museum | Illuminate Adelaide 2024 | Review

Patch Theatre’s latest interactive show for children, Superluminal, blends art and science in a fun, immersive, glowing world full of strange creatures.
Review by Claire Davill
Children are guided through several spaces by a performer and encouraged to explore with their own lamp. Changing colours reveal new creatures on the walls and footprints on the floor. 

The lanterns […]

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Fire Gardens – Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Explore Illuminate Adelaide’s incredible Fire Gardens at the Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wander around the gardens at night and be warmed by spectacular fire art installations that you can walk under, walk through and even sit on!
Review by Claire Davill
French fire experts Compagnie Carabosse have made use of most of the extensive Adelaide Botanic Garden, which means […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA, A Waking Dream of Mexico | Review | Jun 2024

Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA in Adelaide – Review
Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA is an absolutely spectacular production with dazzling costumes, a moving set that fires the imagination and incredible performers delivering daring acrobatic feats that seem physically impossible. 

When you think of a Cirque du Soleil production, you expect creativity, daring and spectacle and this show certainly […]

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disney on ice 2018 Dory

Disney on Ice Adelaide – Why it’s worth seeing | Tips & Info for the show

Why is it worth seeing Disney on Ice?
Disney on Ice is a favourite for us. We’ve been taking our kids over the last 15 years and still look forward to it each show. This is one of the best value live shows around with ticket prices far cheaper than the equivalent seats at a Disney […]

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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk with Kids | Review

Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk in the Adelaide Hills.  Follow the footsteps of South Australia’s early pioneer women as they carried their produce to market, marvelling at the views and the effort these women required to make a living many years ago!
Review by Claire Davill
Each May, the National Trust runs the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk – […]

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The Pet Show | Adelaide Review

A family-friendly day out for pet owners and animal lovers, The Pet Show has a lot to offer for young and old.
Review by Claire Davill
The Pet Show was new to Adelaide in 2024, and looks like it may become an annual event – we loved our day out and recommend it to all animal loving […]

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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical | Adelaide Review

Experience the inspiring life story of Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, who didn’t just break the rules; she rewrote them. 
I’ve been waiting for the Tina Turner musical to roll into town and, oh boy, it didn’t disappoint!
Review by Carla Caruso
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has had an unforgettable nine-month run interstate, […]

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True Grit Obstacle Course at Caudo Vineyard | Cadell | Review

True Grit Obstacle Course at Caudo Vineyard.
Run, crawl and climb your way through this military-inspired obstacle course at a riverside winery in the Riverland.
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s nothing like a drive to a picturesque winery in the countryside.
It gets a little more intense, however, when you add in a military-inspired obstacle, or several, to the […]

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Flowbars – Interactive Outdoor Art | Festival Plaza Adelaide | Apr 2024

[ April 6, 2024 to April 29, 2024. ]
Adelaide’s Festival Plaza has a new outdoor artwork installation that kids can climb on! Get in quick to check out the Flowbars sculptures while they’re here for the April 2024 school holidays.
Flowbars Sculpture 4.0 and Flow Bar Minis is Festival Plaza’s second outdoor art commission.  In collaboration with Seb Humphreys, aka @Order55, the sculptures resemble […]

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Elvis: A Musical Revolution | Adelaide Review

With an all-star Australian cast, dazzling choreography, and hit after hit, you simply can’t help falling in love with Elvis: A Musical Revolution.
Review by Carla Caruso
Elvis mania seems to have reached fever pitch again. Or maybe it never really goes away.
On the heels of the Elvis and Priscilla movies comes the theatre show, Elvis: A […]

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Elmo’s Circus Dream l Sesame Street Circus Tour Review

Elmo’s Circus Dream at the Norwood Concert Hall
Young children’s dreams will come true, as they delight in this dazzling, colourful and entertaining extravaganza!
Review By Jo Parkinson
Roll up, roll up! Join Elmo and his furry friends as they follow their dreams to find their hidden talent and join the circus. Showtime Attractions presents their new show, […]

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Peter Pan – A Neverland Adventure | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

 Peter Pan – A Neverland Adventure: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Five stars for whimsical acrobatic fun.
Review by Sharon Harrington
Peter Pan – A Neverland Adventure weaves the timeless Peter Pan tale together with some seriously impressive acrobatics, aerials, juggling, slapstick and cheeky fun.
As soon as we enter the beautiful vintage Wonderland Spiegeltent, we notice the tent is […]

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Adventures! | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Adventures!: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for interactive adventure role play in a kid-friendly format.
Review by Claire Davill
Adventures! isn’t like most other Fringe shows, and feels a lot like a fun, family games night. The venue, upstairs at the Lost Dice Cafe, feels like a lounge room – complete with comfy couches for the […]

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The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

The Family-Friendly Stand-Up Show: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars for the performer’s keen wit and intelligent wordplay.
Review by Carla Caruso
British comedian and freestyle rapper Chris Turner might be a new name to me, but he’s definitely not a performer I’ll forget.
The 34-year-old has notched up 435,000 subscribers on YouTube thanks to his jaw-dropping, improvisational rap skills.
Now based […]

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Jamie MacDowell & Tom Thum | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Jamie MacDowell & Tom Thum: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Star performance – what a talented live music duo with a mesmerising onstage presence. 
Only performing for six nights at the Adelaide Fringe, it was an unexpected treat to witness such unique, talented performers in a captivating, funny, moving one hour show that is easily a […]

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Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   4.5 stars for this parents-only comedy show (with a dusting of star power)  
Review by Carla Caruso
Comedian Josh Thomas is a well-known face on the small screen, having appeared on shows like Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.
He’s also the creator and star of TV series such […]

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Fringe For Kids l Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Fringe For Kids: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars – If there’s only one show you’re going to take the kids to at the Fringe, make it this one!
Review by Jo Parkinson
‘Fringe for Kids’ is a jam-packed hour showcasing a variety of the very best acts for our younger Fringe fans.
Featuring acts such as acrobatics, […]

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Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for accessible, entertaining science fun.
Review by Claire Davill
Donal Vaughan is back with a new science show for kids, and it’s as simple and entertaining as ever.
Much like last year’s Messy Mayhem show, the premise is simple – no flashy sets, just a man in a […]

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Circus Spectacular | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Circus Spectacular: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   4.5 stars for action-packed family fun
Review by Carla Caruso
There’s just something about the experience of going to the circus — from the big top to the razzle-dazzle and the death-defying acts!
Circus Spectacular is the latest such outfit to roll into town, as part of the Adelaide Fringe, at Ellis […]

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Trash Test Dummies Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Trash Test Dummies Circus: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for complete silliness that has kids cackling and squealing with delight.
Review by Claire Davill
The Dummies are a Fringe mainstay, and for good reason. They know what kids like, and lean into it – hard. What results is a show full of silliness, slapstick, acrobatics and […]

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Prehysterical Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Prehysterical Circus: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for silly slapstick and sensational acrobatics
Review by Claire Davill
Prehistoric cave persons Rock, Urg and Ow are bumbling, simple-minded folk, but when faced with a challenge, their acrobatic skills are second to none.
From the start of the show with the three wandering through the audience and eliciting giggles […]

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Natural Wonders | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Natural Wonders: Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for a dazzling immersive adventure under the stars 
Natural Wonders takes you on a brilliant night-time adventure through the Adelaide Botanic Garden with a series of projected artworks, stories and immersive experiences that are reminiscent of Illuminate Adelaide.
This is a fabulous event for families looking for […]

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Ben Hart – Hex: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review

Ben Hart – Hex: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   A bewitching performance that will leave you spellbound.
Ben Hart has returned to the Adelaide Fringe with his new show – Hex.
Hart hails from the UK and has a lifelong passion for magic.  Having studied its origins and its history, he revealed he owns a priceless book about […]

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Mario the Maker Magician | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Mario the Maker Magician: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   5 Stars for fast-paced, energetic magic especially for kids!
Review by Claire Davill
From start to finish, Mario displays constant enthusiasm and has an amazing ability to hype up kids while still keeping them in their seats and completely engaged with his show.
With plenty of audience participation, kids are […]

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27 Club | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

27 Club: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five stars for rocking out to some of the best songs of all time performed by Aussie music legends!
Review by Sharon Harrington
Winner of Adelaide Fringe’s ‘Best Music Award’ in 2021, 27 Club returns to rock out with Adelaide audiences once again at this year’s Fringe Festival.
The name ’27 Club’ is in […]

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Limbo – The Return | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Limbo – The Return: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   A non stop, high-energy theatrical experience that once again lives up to the Limbo hype!
Limbo – The Return is a reimagining of the original Limbo production that premiered in The Garden 10 years ago.  This dramatic cabaret circus spectacle features an exhilarating mix of acrobatics, singing and […]

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Tom Gleeson – Gear: Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Tom Gleeson – Gear: Adelaide Fringe 2024
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An easy five stars for Gleeson’s ‘dodgy opinions’!
Tom Gleeson has been entertaining audiences at the Adelaide Fringe for many, many years now and it’s no wonder his shows sell out. Well known for his TV programs’s Hard Quiz and Taskmaster, he is at his absolute best when standing […]

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Taylor Swift Eras Tour Australia – Concert Tips for Sydney

Taylor Swift Eras Tour – Tips & Notes for Sydney Concert
It’s the most anticipated concert of the year and it’s finally here in Australia.
After going to the Night 3 concert on Sunday night in Melbourne I thought I would just jot down a few little tips and observations for anyone heading to the Sydney concerts.
Get […]

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