Semaphore Carousel Fun Day | 80 Year Anniversary | 7 Oct 2018

Semaphore Carousel Fun Day

Semaphore Carousel Fun Day: Celebrating 80 Years

The Rotary Club has a Fun Day planned to celebrate 80 years of the Semaphore Carousel.

Celebrate that, for the last 80 years, this beautiful grand carousel has been at Semaphore. The Family Fun Day hosted by The Henley Beach Rotary Club will include vintage cars and bikes on display, free face painting, lucky dips, BBQ and $2 carousel rides.

About the Carousel:

Len Northey, a noted theatre operator of his time, commenced construction of the Carousel in 1928. It began operation in 1929 at Henley Beach and after a few years was moved to the Jubilee Oval, Adelaide (where Adelaide University now stands), for the state’s Jubilee celebrations.

The historic Semaphore Carousel was deemed the largest operating carousel in Australia with 40 hand crafted wooden horses. Most other rides similar to the Semaphore Carousel have only 36 horses. It was originally driven by steam and later replaced by an electric lift motor. A canvas top for the carousel was made in 1936 for the Centenary Exhibition. Later the canvas was cut up to make beach shelters and chairs. Circa 1938 the Carousel was moved to Semaphore where it has remained to this date.

Semaphore carousel opening hours:

  • School holidays | Every day 10am – 5pm
  • Summers | 10am – late
  • Weekends/holidays | 10am – 5pm

See Play & Go’s review of Semaphore Foreshore HERE

Adelaide School Holidays October 2018


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Semaphore Carousel 80 Years Young Facebook event page here

What:  Semaphore Carousel Fun Day Celebrating 80 Years

When: Sunday 7 October 2018 | 10:30am – 5pm

Where Semaphore Beach Foreshore, Semaphore

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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