Sensory Information for the Royal Adelaide Show | 30 Aug – 8 Sep 2019

Sensory Information for the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show

The Royal Adelaide Show is a hive of activity each and every day, and they would love everyone to enjoy South Australia’s largest event.  However with so much to see and do, as well as large, noisy crowds, this may not be possible for everyone.  This year the Show had put together the following information to assist in planning your day if you or your family have sensory needs.

Quiet Zone

Location: Between Farm Expo and The Learning Centre (C10)

Times:  11am to 6pm daily

Show-goers in need of some quiet time and relief from sensory stimulation can access the new Quiet Zone located between Farm Expo and The Learning Centre (C10). This space is designed as a retreat for families and individuals that may have special needs, with support staff from Autism SA on-hand to assist.

Quieter Days

Whilst everyone is welcome every day of the Show, if you prefer less people, the quieter days of the Show are likely to be:

  • Monday 2 September 2019
  • Tuesday 3 September 2019
  • Wednesday 4 September 2019
  • Thursday 5 September 2019

Quieter Areas

Traditionally the Southern End of the Showground, particularly the Livestock areas tend to be quieter than the carnival and entertainment precincts.

If you would like to watch the Main Arena Entertainment, the grass hill on the southern end generally has less people compared to the grandstands. The NightShift program does feature a large amount of noise and excitement which may not be suitable for all Show-goers. The daytime program, consisting primarily of the Horses-In-Action competition is generally more peaceful and there is often ample seating in the grandstand available. Please refer to the entertainment timetable for performance times.

They also encourage Carers to bring their own noise cancellation headphones, ear plugs or devices to help people who are unable to cope with the noise generated at busy places and amusement rides.





For more information and all enquiries please visit the Sensory Information page of the Royal Adelaide Show website.

What:  Royal Adelaide Show 2019 – Sensory Information

When:  Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September 2019 | Opens daily at 9am

Where:  Adelaide Showground | Goodwood Road | Wayville

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. Images by Play & Go or from Royal Adelaide Show website/Facebook page.

Image Source: All photographs by Play & Go Adelaide.  Graphics source: Royal Adelaide Show Facebook page

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