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Kids' Weekend - Adelaide Festival 2018

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An exploration of the mind, senses and creativity
February and March can feel like it is all for adults, especially to our children. We go out to shows and meals at Fringe and then comes Womadelaide, and we adults have a good time and quite often leave the kids home with relatives or babysitters.

However, as part of Writers' Week, the first weekend in March is all about kids with Kids' Weekend. Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018 is two magical days of stories, adventure, parades, painting and performances all dedicated to nurturing wonderful, creative minds.

kids' weekend, story tent, Penny Wong, Maggie Beer, Rachel Khong, Mem Fox, Jackie French, Kate and Jol Temple, Phil Cummings  Little Big Book Club, nest studio, bookmarks, evelyn roth, nylon zoo, Ragini Siruguri, Dhwani Shah, twins
Photo: Kids' Weekend


The Story Tent will bring a wealth of magic and delight with Mem Fox, Jackie French, Kate and Jol Temple and Phil Cummings Little Big Book Club entertaining enquiring minds. Story Trove will return with new story performances and special guests such as Penny Wong, Maggie Beer and Rachel Khong will delight, sharing their favourite stories.

kids' weekend, story tent, Penny Wong, Maggie Beer, Rachel Khong, Mem Fox, Jackie French, Kate and Jol Temple, Phil Cummings  Little Big Book Club, nest studio, bookmarks, evelyn roth, nylon zoo, Ragini Siruguri, Dhwani Shah, twins
Photo: Maggie Beer


Our young artists will enjoy making posters and painting and will even get to publish a book under the blue sails at the Nest Studio. Come by for a story and help make official Writer's Week bookmarks.

Evelyn Roth and her Nylon Zoo will be along with a quoll and echidna in the garden and little ones can grab a costume and be in the parade before climbing into a beautiful creature for a story.

kids' weekend, story tent, Penny Wong, Maggie Beer, Rachel Khong, Mem Fox, Jackie French, Kate and Jol Temple, Phil Cummings  Little Big Book Club, nest studio, bookmarks, evelyn roth, nylon zoo, Ragini Siruguri, Dhwani Shah, twins
Photo: Kids' Weekend


Indian designers Ragini Siruguri and Dhwani Shah will guide a conversation into how the animals from the book Twins talk to each, and encourage children to create their ideas with stencils and speech bubbles on the mural.

Kids' Weekend and all activities are free and can be found at Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, King William Road, Adelaide and will be open from 9.30 am to 3 pm each day.

kids' weekend, story tent, Penny Wong, Maggie Beer, Rachel Khong, Mem Fox, Jackie French, Kate and Jol Temple, Phil Cummings  Little Big Book Club, nest studio, bookmarks, evelyn roth, nylon zoo, Ragini Siruguri, Dhwani Shah, twins
Photo: Kids' Weekend


No bookings are required for the Story Tent. Nest Studio and Nylon Zoo bookings can be made on site on the day.

The Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden is just a short walk from the Adelaide Train Station, over the bridge and down King William Road. Public transport times can be found at Adelaide Metro. Parking is available along Victoria Drive and Kintore Avenue or just over the river on War Memorial Drive.
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Why? Encourage the creativity of young minds.
When: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018
Where: Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, King William Road, Adelaide
Cost: FREE
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