Help me find.... cheap family fun at the Adelaide Fringe

Last updated 07 Mar, 2023

Visting the Adelaide Fringe doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise — there are many events that can be enjoyed for $20 for a family of four. Some you’ll even get change back or have some coin spare for an ice cream. Experience Adelaide has five of the best CBD events and activities for families, of two adults and two children, on a budget.

Mini golf at Fool's Paradise

Score a hole-in-one at the Adelaide Fringe’s newest hub, Fool’s Paradise, where a family of four can enjoy a round of mini golf for just $20. If having a putt isn’t your thing, be wowed by the free trapeze shows. You would be a fool to miss these two.

Cost: $5 pp. No bookings required.

When: Daily

Where: Fool’s Paradise, Victoria Square

Website: Fool's Paradise

Instagram: @foolsparadise_au

The Secret Quest

Head to Rundle Park/ Kadlitpina and help youngster Ryan save Easter after evil spirits threaten to ban the annual event. Join him on The Secret Quest and help him overcome challenges to keep the iconic holiday alive.

Cost: Free. No Bookings required.

When: Sunday 12 March at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm daily

Where: Rundle Park/ Kadlitpina, East Terrace

Website: The Secret Quest

Facebook: The Secret Quest

Sideshows at the Garden of Unearthly Delights

Expect the unexpected at The Garden of Unearthly Delights with sideshow performances dotted around paths to keep you entertained. Who knows, you might just be encouraged to sit in a spontaneous show.

Cost: Sideshows along paths at The Garden are free, however, spontaneous shows may incur a fee. From 6 pm-10:30 pm on Fridays, and 5pm to 10:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays there is a $4 admission fee for patrons over 12-years-old. Show ticket holders have free entry.

When: Daily

Where: Rundle Park/ Kadlitpina, East Terrace

Website: The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Facebook: @thegardenofud

Astro the Astronaut

A 10-metre inflatable astronaut has touched down on the lawns of Lot Fourteen and, it is certainly out of this world. Grab a selfie with Astro and find out why space matters so much for us here on earth. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, take a stroll down Rundle Street afterwards to enjoy on-street dining as part of East End Unleashed.

Cost: Free

When: Until Sunday 19 March from 10:00 am

Where: North Terrace, Adelaide

Website: Lot Fourteen

Instagram: @lotfourteenadl

FLEX Exhibition

Test the boundaries at MOD.'s exhibition, Flex. Use your breathing to journey through an immersive deconstructed landscape and see if you make it out the other side.

Cost: Free

When: Until Saturday 18 March from 10:00 am

Where: North Terrace, Adelaide

Website: MOD.

Instagram: @mod_museum