Clipsal 500 Adelaide | What’s There for Families | 2 – 5 Mar 2017

Clipsal 500 Adelaide for families

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide, a round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, is Australia’s largest domestic motor sport event and this year will be the 19th race to be held in Adelaide.

Motorsport fans with families are a big part of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. A range of ticket options are available for families in both Grandstands and the Trackside area of the circuit with children aged 12 years old and under FREE!

For the Kids

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The Clipsal 500 Adelaide has entertainment galore for the whole family with non-stop action on track, in the sky and in the two Family Fun Zones; Dedicated smoke and alcohol free areas with plenty of shade, free junior rides and face painting provides enjoyment for all.

Kids 12 years of age and under are provided with FREE entry into the Trackside (General Admission) area when:

They are accompanied and supervised at all times by a paying adult aged 18 years and over.
This offer applies to Grandstand and Trackside Ticketmaster ticket holders only.
Provides access to Trackside (General Admission) areas only regardless of whether or not a Grandstand ticket or reserved seating area ticket is held by the accompanying adult (unless the child is aged 3 years and under).
Corporate and event credential holders are ineligible for this offer.
This offer is subject to the Event Fair Go Policy. For more information, refer to the terms and conditions.


Kids 3 years and under are provided with free access to the same Grandstand or Platform with an accompanying full paying adult when:

In a Grandstand or Platform, they sit at all times on the lap of the accompanying adult and do not occupy their own seat; and,
If a child causes disruption to other patrons in a Grandstand or reserved seating area they and their accompanying adult will be required to exit the grandstand at the direction of the Commission.
Corporate and event credential holders are ineligible for this offer.


Kids aged 4 – 15 years who wish to occupy a reserved seat can purchase a Junior Grandstand ticket. Maximum of 4 children permitted with 1 full paying adult.

Junior Grandstand tickets are available in Pit Entry, Turn 8 and Pirie Street Grandstands.


The RAA Family Fun Zone gives you the chance to chill with the kids, with FREE face painting, and FREE amusement rides for children 12 years or under. Plus, this area is smoke and alcohol free.

What’s nearby?

Close to the RAA Family Fun Zone is the TrAction Zone, where you’ll see the gruelling entertainment of SuperEnduro-X and gravity defying Showtime FMX, as well as Holden Heaven and the Heritage Grandstand.

Next to the TrAction Zone is Feature Race Paddock 2; where you’ll see some of the on-track race vehicles when they’re not racing the track.

Our pick of the Clipsal 500 Attractions for KIDS:

Showtime FMX Stunt Bikes in TrAction Zone

Look up as Showtime FMX team perform awesome, dare-devil stunts including the holygrab, ruler, jackhammer and the crowd favourite back flip. Their fully choreographed performances include Australia’s top freestyle Moto X performers jumping dirt bikes 80 feet ramp to ramp and reaching heights of over 45 feet. ShowtimeFMX Freestyle Moto stunt team will perform across all four days in the TrAction Zone.

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Drifting Demonstrations

Extraordinary skills and car control will be on show at the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide with an exciting new Drifting Demonstration added to the event attraction line up.

Australian stunt rider and action sports athlete, Matt Mingay will bring his new Chevy Camaro, and a Ford Mustang driven by team mate Kent Dalton to the event, with the drift demonstration also featuring performances from local SA Drift Driver Jake ‘Driftsquid’ Jones.

The custom built cars will entertain fans throughout the event with performances scheduled over all 4 days.

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Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

This year the TrAction Zone will also feature a live performance from Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on stage twice a day, every day of the event!

Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, trained in the art of ninjutsu by a wise rat sensei they call Master Splinter. Is New York City ready for these radical reptile brothers?

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Honda Motorcycle Junior GP

Honda CRF50F fun bikes are available for children to ride throughout all four days of the event. A purpose-built circuit (even bigger than last year’s) has been constructed in the TrAction Zone. Children will be provided with helmets and race gear prior to riding around the circuit. The display will be open daily, so make sure you and the kids head over early to book your spot and see if your son or daughter has the skills to be Australia’s next big thing on the racetrack.

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Australian Defence Force Display

Watch the Australian Defence Force strut their high-powered stuff with awesome aerial displays, state-of-the-art Army, Navy and RAAF equipment, hands-on experiences and the famous RAAF Fast Jet flyovers. As well as getting up close and personal with some serious hardware, this is a great opportunity to talk with the brave men and women who know what it means to put it all on the line.

There’s also the RAAF Working Dogs performing each morning of the event.


Concerts featuring different acts are staged each night after the days racing. A bit too loud and late for the little ones, but Mums, Dads and older children can look forward to some great performers this year including the Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, The Funkoars, Aradhana, Hunters & Collectors and Baby Animals. For more details of the concerts click here.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Clipsal 500 Adelaide website

What:     Clipsal 500 Adelaide 2017

When:    Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 March 2017

Where:   City of Adelaide

Who:       Motorsports fans!


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Images from Clipsal 500 website/Facebook page

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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