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Adelaide Animal Expo 2018

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Fun amongst four-legged, furry and feathered friends


The enormously popular, annual Adelaide Animal Expo is a must-attend attraction for all South Australian animal lovers. The 2018 Expo will once again be held in the Adelaide Showgrounds air conditioned, Wayville Pavilion and the dates for this year are Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of April. Doors will open at 10am each day and close at 5pm.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, cats
Expo visitors will be able to meet cats of many different breeds in two large displays.


The Expo provides an interesting and enjoyable day out for pet owners, animal lovers and families with children on school holidays. It also offers prospective pet owners an ideal opportunity to see and compare different breeds of dogs, cats and other animals, with advice from breeders and owners to help them chose the ideal pet for their family and circumstances.

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Dr Harry Cooper will be available to speak to people about their pets.


Well known veterinarian, Dr Harry Cooper from Better Homes and Gardens, will be the star attraction at the 2018 Expo. Dr Harry will appear on stage twice each day to speak about choosing and caring for pets and will also be available in between stage appearances to meet individual members of the public and answer questions about their animals.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, reptiles, lizards
Expo visitors will be able to hold and touch Blue Tongue Lizards and other reptiles.


Visitors to the Expo will be able to see, touch and cuddle hundreds of animals including many different breeds of dogs and cats, lizards, snakes, rabbits, cavies (guinea pigs), miniature ponies and horses, poultry, caged birds, ferrets, fish and rescued wildlife. The owners and handlers of these animals will be happy to tell you all about them and answer any questions you may have.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, kangaroo, joey
Wildlife carers will have rescued native animals at the Expo.


The Feline Association of South Australia will be holding a cat show over the three days and Expo visitors will be able to wander through two large cat breed displays, viewing different breeds and speaking to their owners.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, canine, dogs, border collie
Expo visitors will be able to meet different dog breeds.


Dog breeders and groups will also be in attendance to showcase their chosen breeds and activities, and to speak to people, answer questions and offer advice and information.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, Flipping Disc Dogz
The Flipping Dixc Dogz stunt team will entertain the public with their amazing displays.


Australia's best stunt dog show team, The Flipping Disc Dogz, will amaze and entertain the public with their incredible performances in the main demonstration ring. The eight Border Collies in the team will display of some of the best dog stunts and tricks in the country, including some world first tricks never performed at another event.

Leading animal experts, including veterinarians, will be available to speak to people on a wide range of animal topics. Pet sitters, boarding facilities, groomers, pet food manufacturers, and pet and wildlife rescue organisations will all answer questions and provide information on their services.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, treats, leads, toys
A large range of pet products, including treats, leads and toys, will be available at special Expo prices.


Visitors to the Expo will be able to view an enormous range of pet products including pet beds, rugs and mats, cat furniture, bowls, leads, grooming equipment, pet clothing, toys, animal enclosures, food and treats. Many of these items will be on sale at special Expo prices, giving pet owners a great opportunity to purchase something new or a special treat to take home for their own animals.

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Children will enjoy interacting with animals in the walk-through animal nurseries.


The two walk-through animal nursery are always a very popular attraction at the Expo. Filled with lambs and sheep, goats and kids, calves, piglets, poultry, rabbits and other small animals, they will delight and enchant many children and give them an opportunity to cuddle and interact with animals they may not normally be familiar with. Many parents enjoy the opportunity provided by the animal nursery to take photos of their children' reactions as they meet, touch and cuddle the animals.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, goat, kid, pigeon
The animal nurseries will include goat kids, pigeons and a variety of other animals.


Admission prices for the Animal Expo are $10.00 for Adults and $8.00 for pensioners. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, enclosures, cages
A variety of animal cages and enclosures will be on sale at the Expo.


The Animal Expo admission price also includes admission to two other lifestyle events being held concurrently at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo, South Australia's biggest home and lifestyle event, which is packed with ideas, advice, great deals and entertainment. You will be able to see and buy the latest in home renovations, furnishings, decor and outdoor living and learn from industry experts at do-it-yourself demonstrations and seminars
Food and Cooking Show which will tempt your taste buds and offer you the opportunity to buy the best in food, kitchens, appliances and products.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, pet, rescue, organisations
Pet rescue organisations will have displays at the Expo.


Visit the Adelaide Animal Expo Facebook page for chances to win free tickets and other giveaways.

The venue is wheelchair friendly with toilets and baby change facilities. A variety of food and drinks will be available in the food court outside the Wayville Pavilion where there is a good supply of tables and chairs if you wish to sit down to eat.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, rabbits
Meet rabbits, guinea pigs and other small pets at the Animal Expo.


Getting to the Adelaide Showgrounds is easy with a wide variety of travel options available.

Bus – Several routes service the Showground with bus stops 1 or 2 on Goodwood Road being the most convenient to the Adelaide Showground. Timetable information is available from Adelaide Metro website.

Tram – A tram departs from Victoria Square in the city and from outside the Adelaide Railway Station every 20 minutes, and takes five-minutes to reach Goodwood Road Station, Stop 3. It is then a five-minute walk from the tram stop to the Adelaide Showground. Timetable information is available from Adelaide Metro website.

Train –The Adelaide Showground Station is located on the south-eastern corner of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road and is fully integrated with the Showground. Timetable information is available from Adelaide Metro website.

Bike Track – Cycling is a great way to access the Adelaide Showground from all areas. For suggested routes check out the SA Government's Cycling Maps.

Taxi – The Adelaide Showground is a five-minute taxi ride from the Adelaide CBD and a 15-minute journey from Adelaide Airport. Taxis can be called for pickup from the Goyder Forecourt on Goodwood Road, or the Rose Terrace entrance.

Car – The Adelaide Showground is bounded by Goodwood Road, Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway and is easily accessible from all three arterial roads. Off-street, ticketed parking using Automated Parking technology can be accessed on the showgrounds via the Leader Street gate or the Rose Terrace gate.

Parking prices are: First half hour - Free, ½ to 2 hours - $4.00, 2 to 24 hours - $10.00.

People on foot can enter the showgrounds via the Kidman gate on Rose Terrace or the Ridley gate on Goodwood Road.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2018, canine, dog, activities
Canine sporting and activity groups will have displays at the Expo.


Make a note of the Animal Expo dates – 20th, 21st and 22nd April – right now to ensure that you don't miss a great day out for the whole family.

Please note that visitors' pets cannot be brought into the event.

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Why? Meet, touch and cuddle hundreds of animals.
When: 20th, 21st and 22nd April, 2018
Website: kjex.com.au
Where: Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville
Cost: Adults - $10, Concessiion - $8, Children under 15 with an adult - free.
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