Adelaide Fringe 2020 ‘Hotel Paradiso’ giveaway

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Feb 142020
 

I know it is hard to believe but in the almost fourteen years I have lived in South Australia, Australia’s Festival State, I have not once made it to the Adelaide Fringe. Things are about to change as we’re planning to celebrate Sybil’s birthday in style this weekend with a visit to a Fringe performance full of giggles, gasps and good old-fashioned family fun:

This year Lost in Translation, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circuses, is making its Adelaide Fringe debut combining theatre, comedy and music in one amazing show that is guaranteed to please the crowds. Hotel Paradiso is a winning mix of thrillingly spectacular and daring circus skills including incredible acrobatics, clowning and juggling, theatrical storytelling, slapstick and physical comedy, it certainly ticks all our boxes! They even use a person as a skipping rope, this has to be seen to be believed…

Come along to meet Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso. Gathered from countries around the globe the Lost in Translation cast of six highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers will tell the story of how the tenants battle to save their home and livelihood from ‘the Banker’. With thrills, gasps, laughs and drama there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy and the glowing reviews are coming in thick and fast: “Easily the best family show at the Fringe!”

Hotel Paradiso at Gluttony is suitable for ages 5 and up and it’s on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so check your calendar and lock in those seats.

To find out more about the Adelaide Fringe, to take a closer look at Hotel Paradiso and to order your tickets online visit www.adelaidefringe.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Hotel Paradiso family passes (RRP $85, each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children) for the Sunday February 16 (2.50pm) performance hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page. Good luck!

Santa’s Wonderland 2019

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Dec 082019
 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎄✨ We just returned from three fun filled hours at Santa’s Wonderland and what a fabulous afternoon we have had! After our first visit to Santa’s Wonderland last year our expectations were high but Adelaide’s biggest Christmas event most certainly delivered, it was nothing short of amazing.

Traditional Christmas carols and sparkling lights, beautifully dressed up trees and eye catching displays, unlimited rides for young and old and photo opportunities galore, ice skating, toboggan slides, jumping castles, ride-on reindeer and much more… There is just so much to love about Santa’s Wonderland. If you want to treat your family to a memorable outing this festive month Santa’s Wonderland is ready to welcome you, book your visit online to secure your preferred time-slot or pay at the door. Here are just a few snaps of our Santa’s Wonderland experience:

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 6 – December 24, 2019. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! With over 35 sessions to choose from there’s a perfect time slot for everyone. Please note that advance booking is recommended as sessions do sell out, alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your preferred session online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

Santa’s Wonderland giveaway

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Nov 212019
 

Our calendar for the remainder of the year is full of important dates, but some things are worthy of a big red circle and our upcoming visit to Santa’s Wonderland is definitely one of them. The kids are still treasuring their memories of last year and we can’t wait to add many more special moments this December. I previously told you why Santa’s Wonderland is the place-to-be for Adelaide families leading up to Christmas (read up here if you missed it) and I promised you a give away so here it is!

It’s clear to see why Santa’s Wonderland takes the crown as Adelaide’s biggest Christmas event and this year it is bigger and better than ever. Grab the kids, invite your family and bring along your friends to enjoy the magic of Christmas like you have never seen it before.

There is just so much to see and do: Wonder through the Traditional Family Christmas Land, explore the sparkling and slippery side of Ice Wonderland, admire the colours of Candy Land and most importantly, enjoy UNLIMITED rides for three whole hours! Expect to be swept away by the bright colours and the Christmas music, the beautiful decorations and the unique photo opportunities and of course keep an eye out for the big man himself…

If you’re a budget conscious parent like myself you’ll appreciate not having to pull your wallet for every ride, it’s all included in your ticket price. This make Santa’s Wonderland a fun and affordable outing for families with no costly surprises along the way, because we know the December month is expensive enough as it is.

Your all-access ticket includes 3 full hours of:
⭐️ Unlimited FREE Carnival Rides
⭐️ Unlimited Bouncy Castles and Ball Pits
⭐️Unlimited Ride-on Reindeer fun
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Skating
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Toboggan Slides
⭐️ Unlimited Ride on Reindeer’s Coral with Rudolf & Friends
⭐️ Unlimited Dodgem Cars
⭐️ Even More Main Stage Entertainment
⭐️ Story Time with Mrs. Christmas
⭐️ Write a Personal Letter to Santa & Mail It
⭐️ FREE Activity Trail Showbag (10 stops)
⭐️ Roaming Christmas Characters to meet, greet and takes selfies with!

Want to know more? Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 6 – December 24, 2019. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! With over 35 sessions to choose from there’s a perfect time slot for everyone. Please note that advance booking is recommended as sessions do sell out, alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your preferred session online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass (RRP $180, admits 4) to a session of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page, good luck! Sessions subject to availability.

‘Santa’s Wonderland’ Super Sale

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Jul 102019
 

If you are a regular Hip Little One reader you might remember me telling you about Santa’s Wonderland, the place-to-be for Adelaide families during Christmas time. Our family had so much last year and the kids can’t wait to go back for another 3 hours of family fun. We all know the December month can get very pricey, which is why planning ahead really pays off and this is one offer not to be missed:

Right now you can save BIG on a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass. Simply buy 4 or more tickets online and enter the code ‘XMASINJULY’ at checkout to buy your tickets at just $25 per person! You will not find a better price so now’s the time to secure your preferred time-slot. Be quick, this fabulous offer ends July 10, 2019 at 11.59pm.

Your all-access ticket includes 3 full hours of:
⭐️ Unlimited FREE Carnival Rides
⭐️ Unlimited Bouncy Castles and Ball Pits
⭐️Unlimited Ride-on Reindeer fun
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Skating
⭐️ Unlimited Ice Toboggan Slides
⭐️ Unlimited Ride on Reindeer’s Coral with Rudolf & Friends
⭐️ Unlimited Dodgem Cars
⭐️ Even More Main Stage Entertainment
⭐️ Story Time with Mrs. Christmas
⭐️ Write a Personal Letter to Santa & Mail It
⭐️ FREE Activity Trail Showbag (10 stops)
⭐️ Roaming Christmas Characters to meet, greet and takes selfies with!

Want to know more? Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 6 – December 24, 2019. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices, but sessions can be sold-out so booking in advance is recommended. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your favourite session online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

A Magical Night Out: Disney On Ice

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Jun 072019
 

Now that my six little Disney fans are tucked safely into their warm beds I can finally put my feet up for a moment, but not before I have told you about our fabulous night out enjoying Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. What can I say? Words simply don’t cover all we’ve seen and the fun we had but here are a few snaps of the evening, doesn’t it look amazing?

Over the last few years we’ve had the pleasure of seeing Disney On Ice several times but this year’s show would have to be my personal favourite. Tonight we joined Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a hunt to find Mickey’s favourite memory, not an easy task.

We saw how Dory searched for her parents and found them, we travelled the wild ocean with Moana and watched her return the heart of Te Fiti, we experienced the sudden Winter in Arendelle brought on by Elsa and so much more.

We spotted Woody and Buzz and the emotions of Inside Out, we sat on the edge of our seat seeing Ariel up in the air and bit our nails watching Rapunzel and Eugene floating through space, we saw snow and even fire, we danced, clapped and sang along and of course we admired all of our beloved Disney Princesses and their princes.

When you have a big family like ours it is almost impossible to agree on a favourite moment of the night, but I think we’ve narrowed it down to Mulan and the Chinese Dragon, Merida with her cross bow and Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing the prettiest ‘wedding’ costume as voted by the audience.

We are tired but so full of special memories and I know that our children will be talking about this spectacular experience for a long time to come. Whether you’re young or old, there is simple no age limit for the joy that is Disney On Ice.

The good news is that it is not too late to get a slice of the magic. There are still 7 Adelaide shows lined up (and plenty more around the rest of the country!), so grab your chance to make this long weekend an extra memorable one. Tickets prices start at $33 per person and children under 2 are free when seated on their parents’ lap. You can check out the venue map and book your tickets online via Ticketek right now.

To find out more about Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends, to take a closer look at the tour schedule and visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.au.

Want to win two A-Reserve tickets (RRP $92) to see Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends on Friday 5th July (5.30pm) in Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena? Hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and tell us about your favourite Disney character to enter, good luck!

Put your Mickey ears on, Disney On Ice is here!

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May 082019
 


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It’s time to get your Mickey Mouse ears ready! The countdown is on until Disney On Ice twirls its way into Australia and Disney fans of all ages are starting to get very excited. The chilly weather has well and truly arrived here in Adelaide and there’s no better way to enjoy the cold than with ice skates on.

Last weekend we were lucky enough to get a little taste of the Disney magic to come when we hit the ice at Adelaide’s Ice Arena and got to meet Mickey Mouse up close… My girls’ hopes of ever becoming a Disney princess on ice skates may not be very likely to come true (staying upright was a lot harder than they expected!) but they had so much fun!

The real Disney On Ice cast is unbelievably talented and seeing them perform some of their mind-blowing moves was a fabulous treat. Where we were wobbly they were whirling, we were a little shaky and scared but they are simply spectacular… One thing is clear: the audience is in for an amazing experience with Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends!

If you haven’t booked your tickets just yet there is still time, thanks to the addition of extra shows throughout the country now even more people will be able to enjoy the magic of Disney On Ice. During the checkout process you can take a look at the seating plan of your local venue and select your family’s preferred seats (but of course there is plenty to see all around the rink so the view is great from every angle!). Children under 23 months are free if seated on their parents’ lap and concession tickets are available.

To find out more about Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online via Ticketek visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.au.

Perth – May 31 – June 3
Adelaide – June 7 – June 10
Wollongong – June 14 – June 16
Canberra – June 20 – June 23
Brisbane – June 28 – July 1
Melbourne – July 4 – July 8
Newcastle – July 12 – July 14
Sydney – July 17 – July 21

Santa’s Wonderland giveaway

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Nov 302018
 

Earlier this year I told you all about the excitement of Santa’s Wonderland, the place-to-be for Adelaide families during Christmas time. It’s only a matter of days until the doors finally open on December 7 and there is so much Christmas magic waiting behind those gates, make sure you mark it on your calendar!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet there is still time, conveniently book your preferred time-slot online to secure your entry to Adelaide’s favourite Christmas destination. Buying online is super easy (tickets are emailed to you instantly) and you’ll save some welcome dollars compared to door-prices too.

Here’s your last chance to save $40+ on a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass. Simply buy 4 or more tickets online and enter the code ‘CANDYCANE’ at checkout to get an extra $2 off each ticket. That’s a huge saving of 25% compared to 4 tickets at the gate! Be quick, this last minute offer ends November 30th at 11.30pm.

This year Santa’s Wonderland is going to be bigger and better than ever; boys, girls, young and old will be spoilt for choice with lots and lots of magical things to see, do, hear, try, make and enjoy. Who doesn’t love the sound of unlimited carnival rides, unlimited ice skating (with free skate aids for little visitors), unlimited tobogganing, unlimited bouncy castles and ball pits, unlimited ride-on reindeer fun, a play inside a giant inflatable snow dome, Christmas craft, story time with Mrs. Christmas, a Christmas parade and so much more!

The whole family will love exploring all that Santa’s Wonderland has to offer: drop into Candy Land, join the excitement in Ice Wonderland, browse Traditional Family Christmas Island and go on one of the many rides as often as you like. Make sure you bring your camera as there are amazing photo opportunities wherever you look and those precious memories will be treasured a life time.

As a budget-conscious parent I love that a ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes pretty much everything there is to do in one single ticket price. The all-inclusive ticket price gives you a massive 3 hours of non-stop festive fun and magical moments for your family to enjoy without you having to grab your wallet and spend more over and over again. Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 7 – December 24, 2018. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices, but sessions can be sold-out so booking in advance is recommended. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your favourite time-slot online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland family pass (RRP $160, admits 4) for the time slot of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and enter. Good luck!