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SIX the Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide | Until 12 June 2022 | Review

SIX the Musical | Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide – Review
For just three weeks, this sassy, pop-fuelled musical is taking over Her Majesty’s Theatre. The focus? The ill-fated, six wives of Henry VIII. 
by Carla Caruso
Could there be a more interesting concept?
The tragic tales of the six wives of Henry VIII – Britain’s Tudor King – are […]

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The OG Wiggles Reunion Tour Adelaide

The OG Wiggles Reunion Tour | Review

The OG Wiggles Reunion Tour – Review 2022
What an amazing reunion concert by The Original The Wiggles – so good to see Greg, Jeff, Murray & Anthony, along with all their friends, back together on stage performing all the songs we know and love.
About 15 years ago we took our now Miss 17 to her […]

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SA Medieval Fair | Paracombe | Review

SA Medieval Fair | Paracombe | Review
You’ll find knights, archery, jousting, unicorns and medieval entertainment, food and drink for all ages at the SA Medieval Fair. The SA Medieval Fair, organised by SA Medieval Fair Inc. runs for two days early in May each year.
Historically the fair has been held at Gumeracha, but from 2022 […]

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the very hungry caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | CDP Theatre Producers | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show Review
By Jo Parkinson
‘In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.’
This would have to be one of the most recognised first lines of a children’s book in the world. Published in 1969 and selling nearly 50 million copies, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle […]

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‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club | Review

‘Blitz Meets the City’ at North Adelaide Golf Club – Review
Blitz Golf is a head-to-head mash-up of golfing greats and celebrity hotshots, ready to swing big. Plus, live entertainment, food trucks, a kids’ zone, free children’s show bags, and more. 
by Carla Caruso
Mini golf is something I love doing as a group activity with the fam.
So, […]

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The Velvet Queen | Alliance Française French Film Festival | Review

The Velvet Queen – Film Review
Screening as part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022
by Carla Caruso
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is on again in Adelaide. 
In its 33rd season, the festival offers the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary French cinema. It’s screening in SA from March 24 to April 24, 2022, at the Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect Cinemas, and Victa […]

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Yayoi Kusama: The Spirits Of The Pumpkins Descended Into The Heavens | Adelaide | Review

Described as ‘the world’s most popular artist’, Yayoi Kusama (Japan, b. 1929) is best known for her immersive polka-dot and mirror installations. Her work is showing in Adelaide at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 1 April 2022.
Over the course […]

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Womadelaide 2022

WOMADelaide 2022 | Botanic Park | Review

WOMADelaide Celebrates its 30th Year in 2022 – Review
by Sharon Harrington & Carla Caruso
For four days over the March long weekend, Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park comes alive for the iconic open-air festival, WOMADdelaide.
We loved attending this atmospheric outdoor event of eclectic live music, delicious international cuisine and fun activities for the kids.
It’s a great opportunity […]

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Sky Song | McLaren Vale | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Sky Song Review – Adelaide Fringe 2022
★★★★ 4 1/2 stars for a spiritual, cultural and meaningful night of flying lights and compelling storytelling. A must see.
Set against the Willunga Hills and surrounded by vineyards, Sky Song lights up the night sky after dark and features the voices of poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, storytellers Major ‘Moogy’ Sumner […]

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Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ Five stars for a cheap, fun way for kids to blow off some steam
You’ll find the arena set up in Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe near the Melba Spiegeltent, on the left of the main pathway down the hill from the East Terrace entrance, […]

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Mr Snotbottom’s Stinky Silly Show| Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Mr Snotbottom’s Stinky Silly Show| Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★ 4 stars for silly humour, perfectly aimed at a young audience
Mr Snotbottom knows what kids like, and he delivers. Simple, silly slapstick and songs, and fart and snot jokes galore. The humour is aimed towards younger kids and it had them in stitches. He knows […]

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Game On 3 | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Game On 3 | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review
★★★★★ for fast paced fun and video game trivia galore
Matty Grey is loud, enthusiastic, and will (mildly) insult your children! The intrigue starts before entering the venue, with adults given mystery bags and select adults given beanies to wear. Children are instructed NOT to open the bags, […]

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Play in the Plaza

Adelaide Festival Plaza & Children’s Artspace | Review

Adelaide Festival Plaza & Children’s Artspace – Review
After a long, long time, the Adelaide Festival Plaza is finally open to the public again, with a whole host of family-friendly facilities!
by Claire Davill
In addition, there is a dedicated Children’s Artspace that will feature new exhibitions each school term. There will also be workshops, interactive experiences, and […]

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Maho Magic Bar | Adelaide Fringe Review 

Maho Magic Bar – Adelaide Fringe Review 
★★★★★ Take a seat and be prepared for a magical, bewildering experience that will leave you questioning your own eyes!
It’s described as ‘Part show. Part bar. All magic!’ And that’s exactly what it is….with more than a touch of Japanese flair!
Tucked away at the bottom of the Garden you will […]

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Matador - sabor de amor Adelaide Fringe

MATADOR – sabor de amor | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

MATADOR – sabor de amor at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
★★★★★ 5 stars for a sassy, saucy showstopper (adults only)
An enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal that comes alive through passionate dance, hypnotic aerial acts and sultry burlesque
by Carla Caruso & Sharon Harrington
For those who’ve had itchy feet, care of recent travel restrictions, get […]

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360 ALLSTARS | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

360 ALLSTARS at Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a supercharged, skill-tastic show
We had high expectations for this show, judging by the line-up snaking past The Flamingo tent.
And we definitely weren’t disappointed once inside! The 360 ALLSTARS, who haven’t been here since 2019, offer one slick production.  
The show features everything […]

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Adelaide Fringe Reviews

Adelaide Fringe Reviews
See our collection of Fringe Reviews from the best family friendly kids shows to the occasional ‘adults only’ parents night out! 
Each year when Adelaide’s festival season rolls around it’s time to think about booking tickets to the shows you have always wanted to see, or perhaps a family favourite your kids have seen […]

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I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

I’m A Raindrop, Get Me Outta Here! – Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 stars for a fun, educational caper with heart
Sometimes it can be hard to drag yourself away from the Garden or Gluttony during the Fringe.
But I’m so glad I did detour from the city for this kids’ theatre show. I’m A […]

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Electric Dreams: Virtual Reality Swings Volo: Dreams of Flight | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

Electric Dreams Virtual Reality “Volo: Dreams of Flight” – Review
★★★★ 4 stars – soar through the sky and high above the earth in this exhilarating virtual reality experience for all ages.
Electic Dreams Volo is an exhilarating virtual reality experience taking place on the South Australian Museum lawns and a great way to enjoy some interactive […]

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The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 | Review

The Greatest Magic Show | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for magical fun
You don’t usually get a magic show with a side of Fat Pizza.
But that’s indeed what you’ll enjoy at The Greatest Magic Show, starring comic Tahir as ringmaster.
Tahir joins illusionists Sam Hume and Justin Williams for this family-friendly spectacular […]

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Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park | Adelaide Fringe 2022 – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 stars for unique family fun
Got a mermaid-obsessed kiddo in your life? They’ll love visiting this interactive installation at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.
Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park is a unique event being staged at outdoor venue hub Gluttony.
Performers are […]

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Splash Test Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Dive into some serious circus fun with the Splash Test Dummies!
by Sharon Harrington
★★★★ 4 Stars for splash-tastic family fun
When three goofy men with cheeky glints in their eyes run out onto stage clad in skin tight lifesaving bathers to the sound of retro surfer music you know you are in for an hour of fun. And […]

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Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Venture through the seasons with Little Nutbrown Hare
by Sharon Harrington 
Lovers of the classic children’s tale, Guess How Much I Love You, will be delighted to discover it has been transformed into a new theatre production complete with loveable life sized […]

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The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre

The 13-Storey Treehouse – Live on Stage | Review | Adelaide Festival Centre
Revisit the magic of the first book in the kids’ series, with the wacky fun adapted for the theatre.
by Carla Caruso
Please note: This show’s season is now over, but other CDP Kids’ performances are still on at the Festival Centre, like Guess How […]

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Santas Wonderland Ice Maiden

Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | Review

Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville – 2021 Review
By Brooke Hendry
If there’s one way to add the Christmas Cheer into this year, it’s a visit to the always magical Santa’s Wonderland!
This is the Christmas event in Adelaide that you truly don’t want to miss. Santa’s Wonderland know how to do Christmas right – I mean, you really […]

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Clifford the Big Red Dog | Movie Review

Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Review
Expect to fall in puppy love with this adventure comedy flick – dog lover or otherwise. 
by Carla Caruso
Clifford the Big Red Dog is one of those movies that the whole family can really enjoy (Rated PG).
There’s Jack Whitehall, who plays the slightly hapless uncle and has a Hugh Grant-like charm. […]

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Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show | Bonython Park | Review

Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show – Review 2021
Nova’s (Not)The Royal Show is the show we couldn’t have, in a mini size.
When this year’s Royal Adelaide Show was cancelled again, Nova’s Ben & Liam had one of their bright ideas.  What if Nova organised a COVID-FRIENDLY version of the Royal Show and invited all of Adelaide’s families […]

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Showbags home delivered | Home Delivered | Review

Showbags Home Delivered
Kids disappointed there is no Royal Adelaide Show this year? are bringing a little bit of the magic of the show to your home, with bags delivered to your door!
by Sharon Harrington
We usually attend the Royal Adelaide Show each year, and were sad to miss out again this year. Fingers crossed it […]

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I Wish… | Patch Theatre | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

A fun-filled acrobatic exploration of emotions & imagination
by Sharon Harrington
Beloved children’s theatre specialists, Patch Theatre, have collaborated with renowned circus company, Gravity & Other Myths, to create an acrobatic exploration of our personalities, emotions and all the things we could be.
This gorgeous production creates an immersive experience right from the entrance to the theatre. Neon […]

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Light Cycles Illuminate Adelaide

Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Review of Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Light Cycles is a spectacular magical light trail that will leave you feeling as though you’ve stepped into another world. The digital artworks are mesmerising, incredibly beautiful and intriguing and they become more elaborate as the trail progresses past some of the stunning trees and garden features that […]

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Light Creatures Adelaide Zoo

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Review

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo – Review
Light Creatures is a spectacular display of giant illuminated lanterns and creatures including jellyfish, pandas, and giraffes at the Adelaide Zoo. It’s such a dazzling adventure to wander the Zoo at night to discover these magnificent creative works as part of Illuminate Adelaide.
Take a look at our pics below […]

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Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition | Adelaide Review

Jurassic Creatures Dinosaur Exhibition – Review
Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth come alive before your eyes at this interactive, walk-through event. There are also activities galore.
by Carla Caruso
Got a budding palaeontologist in your life? (Hello, Ross from Friends.) Or a kid who’s watched all seven Jurassic films?
Then there’s […]

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Van Gogh Alive Adelaide

Van Gogh Alive Review | Adelaide | 2021

The Van Gogh Alive exhibition is a unique immersive experience featuring 3,000 of the famous post-impressionist’s work.  It’s different to any other show you’ve seen. 
It’s the experience that’s had 8 million visitors all around the world in over 70 countries and now it’s Adelaide’s turn! 
Instead of a traditional art gallery where you walk around through […]

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Magic Beach | CDP Kids | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Pack your bags for a road trip to the “Magic Beach”
Review by Sharon Harrington | May 29, 2021
Have you ever felt nostalgic for an era of your life before it has even passed? That is the idea behind this evocative stage show, inspired by Alison Lester’s much-loved children’s book, Magic Beach. 
A family of five sets […]

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DreamBig Childrens Festival

Tröll | Space Theatre | DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review

Tröll by Trick of the Light Theatre, NZ, at the DreamBig Children’s Festival | Review
Review by Brooke Hendry
Scary scratching behind the walls, cables moving like snakes & a sarcastic Icelandic grandma that knows all there is to know about terrifying Trolls…
As we enter Space Theatre, we see only a table and a projector screen as […]

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ZOOOM | Patch Theatre | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Zooom by Patch Theatre
Review by Sharon Harrington
A magical world of darkness and light
As we enter the theatre, audience members are asked to hand over our pieces of “Dark” to the Dark Collector in exchange for our own special piece of “Light” which is a blue glowing plastic disc. We all sit and wait in the […]

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The Narrator | DreamBig Children’s Festival 2021 | Review

The Narrator – DreamBig Children’s Festival Review
The Narrator is a clever production that takes audience members on a bus journey while watching a narrated performance play out at various locations around the city. The Narrator makes the audience question where reality begins and ends while interweaving storytelling, humour and intrigue. 
The novel bus journey began […]

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Still Point of a Turning World | DreamBIG Children’s Festival | Review

Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you. 
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]

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The Winter Village in Adelaide – Ice-skating & Igloos | Review

The Winter Village: Ice-skating & Igloos in Adelaide – Review
An alpine-inspired wonderland has popped up in the heart of Adelaide in time for winter. Hit the rink, feast on delish food and drink, and meander through the twinkling igloo village, filled with catered private igloos.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never been a ski bunny, but the term, […]

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town square tasting australia

Town Square | Family Friendly Tasting Australia Event | Adelaide | Review

[ April 30, 2021 to May 2, 2021. May 4, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
What a wonderful afternoon it was at Town Square in Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square. It’s the hub with FREE entry where you can enjoy a fantastic selection of great food with stalls serving up tasty SA produce.
There’s also a huge selection of wine, cocktails, beers, soft drinks and coffee. So even if […]

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