Things I love about this time of year: watching movies cuddled on the couch with hubby, drinking hot milo, watching my son have fun jumping in puddles, to name a few. There’s also football but there’s a whole lot more to winter than football, muddy clothes, catching colds and midday movies.

But best of all, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something On Saturday is back bigger than ever and results in a load of wicked winter fun for 2–10 year olds from Saturday 23rd April to Saturday 27th August.

How about rockets, explosions, smoke rings and fire balls? Or what about having a spoon full of sugar with Mary Poppins? Or a shameless 80’s revival to show your kids how cool you were with crimped hair, oversized hoop earrings and deadly ‘Thriller’ moves?

Never been to a theatre show? Don’t think it’s for you?

Live theatre is most certainly not as boring as a Shakespeare reading. Something On Saturday isn’t what you think it is, the kids will LOVE it, and so will you.

Fuel the kid’s imaginations and give yourself a break or join in the fun, by taking them on a fun yet educational sensory adventure through lights, music and movement with 20 different musical, dance and interactive performances from just $14.50 – Cheaper than a movie ticket! (and more fun), or $11.50 when you book to see four or more shows.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something On Saturday is great value because each show also gives you access to the FREE kids corner craft workshops before or after the shows too. Make stuff blow up, build your own doll or troll, create fabulous flamenco fans and dancing ribbons or super hero dress up capes and heaps more. The interactive workshops get your kids’ creativity flowing and gives them something cool to take home.

There are many shows to appeal to all tastes, here’s a few I’m keen to take my family to see;

For the Curious and Mischievous

Sciworld’s “Spectacular Science Show” – Saturday 30th April, 1pm and 3pm (1hr duration)
The kids can join in and imagine they’re a scientist with Sciworld as they catch smoke rings and see balls of fire while learning all about the wonders of chemistry, energy, forces and so much more. What I love about this show are the easy take home tricks to try with the kids at home, science rules!

spectacular science showFor the Dreamers and little lovers of ‘Frozen’

A ‘Frozen’ Tale, The Ballet – Saturday 4th June, 1pm and 3pm (1hr duration)
You and your little ones will be enthralled watching their two favourite characters, Elsa and Anna, as they take you on their magical journey when their two different lives collide once again and true love and friendship is put to the ultimate test.

a frozen taleFor the Free Spirits

Ole’ Flamenco Fun For Kids – Saturday 6th August, 1pm and 3pm (45min duration)
If you love WOMAD you’ll love Ole’ Flamenco Fun For Kids! The whole family can get their Spanish on and learn flamenco moves and songs while entertained by Zoe Velez, a Spanish Wiggle, and Studio Flamenco, as seen at WOMAD and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival.

ole-flamenco-for kids

Something For a Laugh

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Back To The 80’s – Saturday 20th August, 11am and 1pm (50min duration)
The kids will love this high energy musical theatre adventure with 80’s music, singing, a fun storyline, dancing and comedy. Round up your girlfriends, take the kids and have a bit of fun letting your hair down reminiscing the days of acid wash denim, crimped hair, scrunchies and leg warmers.

kids just wanna have funThe Something On Saturday shows will have your kids talking with their friends about all the fun they had long after the shows have ended.

So bust out the 80’s gear, get your geek on or channel your inner ballerina with a visit to the Adelaide Festival Centre for Something On Saturday. It’s a wonderful way to inspire your children, have fun and make memories.

Check out the full program guide here … and I’ll see you there!

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Kim is 29 years old. She has been with her husband for 15 years and married for 8. They have a son who is a cheeky toddler constantly testing their parenting abilities. She loves gardening, eating, bootcamp and sleeping. She hates rude people, alarm clocks and buying cards for presents.

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