Adelaide Fringe’s The Garden of Unearthly Delights kids and family guide

The Garden of Unearthly Delights at Adelaide Fringe
The Garden of Unearthly Delights has so much going on for kids and families at this year's Adelaide Fringe. We've got you covered with our kids and family guide with all the shows you won't want to miss!

Get ready for an enchanting experience as you dive into The Garden of Unearthly Delight’s incredible selection of family-friendly shows. Prepare to be amazed, delighted, and filled with laughter as you embark on extraordinary adventures where dreams and fantasies become a reality.

From mind-blowing magic to extraordinary science experiments, captivating dance and musical performances, there’s a multitude of options to keep the whole family entertained. 

Ignite joy in both the young and the young at heart with a truly magical day in The Garden.

Mario the Marker Magician

Robots, magic, and slapstick… oh my! Contagiously upbeat and full of heart, the ever-endearing Mario leads you through an explosion of energy and belly laughs punctuated with moments of heart and emotion that will catch you by surprise.

Not “just a kids’ show,” this is an all-ages theatre experience… for adults, kids, families… everyone. It is an exciting show with a positive message that will last in the minds and hearts of all who partake.

Adelaide Fringe The Garden: Amazing Drumming Monkeys

Amazing Drumming Monkeys – 20 year anniversary show

Australia’s favourite little kids’ monkey puppet show is now 20 YEARS OLD and ready for another fabulous season in The Garden. This is a “must-see” for families, from toddlers and young children to the parents; everyone will be laughing, dancing, and drumming together! A clever combination of puppetry, live music, comedy, and heart-warming themes.

★★★★★ “Our Favourite Concert” (Rolling Music – Shanghai China)

Image credit: Jamie Hornsby

Bettongs & Buddies

Join Rufous the Bettong, a wannabe violinist, on his hilarious journey through the bush.

Combining live music with story and song, ‘Bettongs and Buddies’ will leave you laughing, cheering, and inspired to protect our Indigenous wildlife. Stick around after the show for a pat, a photo, and even a hold of live native animals and find out more about these pawsome creatures.

“State’s Best Live Kids Show.” – SA and NT What’s on 4 Kids 2023 Award

The Scientwit: Lights, Camera… Chaos

The Scientwits are back with their brand-new show! This time, Science Sam is attempting to broadcast a serious science TV show, but typically, Captain Chaos has other ideas! Occasionally explosive and flammable, more exciting ideas!

Suitable for audiences of 4 to 4,000,000, this is a one-of-a-kind, high-energy, interactive sketch comedy extravaganza full of science and magic for kids that is not to be missed!

Adelaide Fringe The Garden of Unearthly Delights: The Pinky Pie Party

The Pinky Pie Party

The Pinky Pie Party is back! The only show in The Fringe created by kids for kids, (with assistance from the producers of Blanc de Blanc, Limbo, and the Kids Comedy Gala.)

DJ Alba Lorca is a year older and ready to prove that seven-year-olds can throw the BEST parties. You can expect special effects, balloons, crafts, face paint, the Paw Patrol theme song, and to feel so good, you’ll be doing confetti angels on the floor.

Kaleidoscope Adelaide Fringe
Image credit: Ian Laidlaw


The smash hit of Fringe 2023 returns to delight and wow Adelaide!

Kaleidoscope is a simple optical device scaled to epic proportions allowing you to step inside a constantly shifting illusion.  This mesmerising symphony of light and sound is staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.

You can find out more about these shows and all the other exciting things on offer in The Garden via their website. 

Hero image credit: Daniel Marks

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