Nova’s (Not) The Royal Show | Bonython Park | 24 Sep – 17 Oct 2021

Nova’s (Not) The Royal Show 2021

Rides, showbags, food trucks, Paw Patrol meet and greet plus nightly fireworks, the Show has been extended to Sunday 17 October 2021.

When this year’s Royal Adelaide Show was cancelled again, Nova’s Ben & Liam were just as disappointed as all of the kids and families around Adelaide.  Another year of no rides, no showbags and no sideshows. What were they going to do?

That’s when 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 along?

Introducing Nova’s (Not) the Royal Show at Adelaide’s Bonython Park.

Entertainment will include:

  • Over 25 rides
  • Over 60 Showbags
  • Sideshow games
  • Delicious food trucks
  • Meet and greet Paw Patrol characters (day sessions only)
  • Nightly fireworks at 9.30pm each night (weather permitting, only until Sunday 10 October)


  • Crazy Spinning Roller Coaster
  • Hard Rock
  • Skyflyer
  • Breakdance
  • No Limit
  • Ice Jets
  • Kamikaze
  • Dragons Castle Ghost Train
  • 50m Euroslide
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Sizzler
  • Sky Diver
  • Pirates Nest
  • Tea Cups
  • plus many more

You can pay for rides as you go or bulk buy ride tokens – 60 tokens for $100 (plus booking fee) and save $20.  Tokens are  available to pre-purchase online and at all ticket boxes throughout the event.



A range of showbags are available priced between $6 – $30. The range includes:

  • All your favourite Cadbury bags
  • Fizzer
  • Hubba Bubba
  • Trolli
  • Zappa
  • Warheads
  • Bakugan 20
  • Barbie
  • Bluey
  • Harry Potter
  • Hot Wheels
  • Paw Patrol
  • Peppa Pig
  • and more…


Paw Patrol

Meet you favourite Paw Patrol characters and have your photo with them as they roam around the event during the two day time sessions from 10am – 1pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm.


Each night a spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies at 9.30pm (subject to weather/only until Sunday 10 October).


Session Times:

3 sessions per day:

  • 10am – 1pm
  • 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • 7pm – 10pm

Extended hours after the school holidays:

  • Thursday 14 October | 7pm–10pm
  • Friday 15 October |  7pm–10pm
  • Saturday 16 October |  10am -1pm, 2.30pm–5.30pm & 7pm–10pm
  • Sunday 17 October | 10am–1pm & 2.30pm–5.30pm

Sensory Reduced Session

A sensory reduced session will be held at 10am on Friday 24 September – the music and lights for each ride will be turned off or turned down, the microphones will not be used to advertise the rides or side show games and there will be areas to sit when a break is needed.


  • $3 entry per person (+ booking fee)
  • Kids 2 and under free
  • Patrons pay for rides, games, showbags and food as you go


Car parking is available at the event for $8.50 per car.  There are two car parks, one at each end of the venue, plus parking near the playground and by the police barracks..

There is a limited number of tickets available for each session. Book your preferred day and time to avoid disappointment. Once tickets are sold out, no more tickets will be made available for that session.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit Nova FM website or follow the XO Events Facebook page.

What:  Nova’s (Not) The Royal Show

When:   24 September – 10 October 2021

Where:   Bonython Park, Port Road, Adelaide

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.

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