Things to do in Adelaide & SA this Easter Long Weekend 2021
Ahhh, the Easter long weekend in Adelaide. Four blissful days to enjoy some family time and gorge ourselves with chocolate. Sounds right up our alley!
As parents, of course after about 5 minutes of “blissful family time” – with kids hopped up on sugar – we’re usually pretty keen to get out of the house and actually DO something. And it just so happens that what’s on offer for the Easter long weekend in Adelaide is usually as abundant as the eggs that mummy eats that were meant for the kids!
So we’ve put together your list of things to do in Adelaide & SA for the Easter Long Weekend 2021; COVID restrictions mean there aren’t AS many options for what’s on this easter, but we’ve come up with enough to keep you and the kids pretty busy, also allowing for that all-important lolling around in a hazy post-easter egg consumption coma.
Easter long weekend Adelaide 2021
Easter at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Where better to be over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide than a chocolate factory? And the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company are sure set to celebrate a fun-filled Easter! The facility, just outside of Tanunda, will be open from 10am – 5pm every day of the Easter break and will host daily activities, including Easter Egg Hunts and visits from the Easter Bunny himself.
- Daily Easter Egg hunts hosted by the Easter Bunny himself at 11am and 3pm (FREE for children to participate in)
- Free sampling of some of the 250+ specialty handmade chocolates
- The Easter Bunny will be visiting the site all weekend, with rumours he will be making regular appearances in the Chocolate Kitchen to instruct the team of Chocolatiers on what chocolates they should be making. All the action can be viewed for free from the 14m viewing window into the state-of-the-art Chocolate Kitchen!
- Benni’s Café will be open all weekend, featuring their new Autumn menu that incorporates local seasonal ingredients along with comfort food favourites such as pizzas and burgers. There will also be dessert specials – such as a dessert pizza – featuring Barossa Valley Chocolates, fresh fruit and house made gelati.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
64 Burings Rd, Tanunda
Erin & Soda’s Easter Fun Fair
This year Erin & Soda from Mix102.3 are bringing back their Easter Fun Fair! Featuring a range of children’s rides, thrill rides, show bags, sideshows and food trucks, Erin and Soda’s Easter Fun Fair is the place for the whole family. Numbers are limited, so once tickets are gone, that’s it!
Erin and Soda’s Easter Fun Fair
Where: Park 21(Corner of Greenhill Road and Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue), Adelaide
When: April 1st to April 25, 2021
Session times: 10am – 1pm, 2.30pm – 5.30pm and 7pm – 10pm
For more information or to buy tickets:
Peter Rabbit™ 2
Australian audiences will be the first to see the highly anticipated adventure when PETER RABBIT™ 2 hits cinemas from March 25!
In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit.
Make sure to enter our competition to win 1 of 10 family passes to see PETER RABBIT™ 2:
Easter Sunday Farmers’ Market at Adelaide Showground
Support local farming families at the Easter Sunday Farmers’ market, with a host of tempting treats, stunning flowers and beautiful fresh local produce for your Easter feast… and even a FREE jumping castle for kids all morning!
Popular stalls attending will include:
- Adelaide Hills Berry Farm
- Adelaide Hills Chestnut Farm
- Barossa Bagels
- Bush Tucker Ice Cream
- Do Bee Honey
- Just Gluten Free Italian Style Bakery
- Little Bang Brewery
- Merry Cherry Farms
- Murphy’s Crossing Free Range Eggs
- Riviera Bakery
- The Vegie Basket
- Vespa Espresso
- Woodside Cheesewrights
Adelaide Farmers’ Market
Sunday 4 April 2021
8.30am – 12.30pm
Easter in Rundle Mall + Rundle Mall Plaza
Rundle Mall Plaza will be offering free Easter activities on Saturday April 3 between 11-2.
There will be free face painting opposite Caffe Da Marco and the Easter bunny will also be hopping through the centre and handing out chocolate eggs!
You can also shop for longer this Easter long weekend with stores open Sunday 4 April from 11am, exclusive to Rundle Mall. With flagship Easter destinations, special parking offers, chances to win and more, you can expect it all in Rundle Mall this Easter!
For more information:
Easter at Woodhouse Activity Centre
It is absolutely no eggsaggeration to say that the Easter long weekend is one of the most popular weekends here Woodhouse! There’s something a little eggstra special about the atmosphere created across this period for both the experienced campers and those just starting out – as well as those families visiting just for the day.
The kids are eggstatic to get out of the classroom and back into nature and parents so appreciate the opportunity to be screen free for a moment and wind down after a whirlwind start to the year. You will leave egghausted, yet satisfied, having had the most eggcellent time on the adventurous activities included in your stay. Pulling a Tube up the Tube Slide return and then whizzing down the slides (open on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday!!) is such a fun way to eggsercise!
Woodhouse Activity Centre have a strict capacity allowance for each day… and it will be reached! So book now before you miss out!
For more information or to book:
Easter Open Garden – Sophie’s Patch
Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy. Head along and explore the dryland garden ‘Sophie’s Patch’ which is a productive garden, an ornamental delight, drylands garden, and biodiversity hotspot. Sophie loves to share her passions with fellow gardeners whether beginners or experts and looks forward to seeing you there.
Novice and experienced gardeners will have the opportunity to celebrate the changes that have taken place at Sophie’s Patch, and you’re invited to join Sophie to enjoy her autumn garden over the Easter weekend.
On hand will be experts to answer all your questions about:
- climate compatible gardening
- butterfly gardening
- vegie growing
There will be garden art and recycled crafts for sale, free kids activities and delicious food!
Sophies Patch, 394 Springs Rd, Mount Barker
Open Garden: Saturday 3 – Monday 5 April 2020
Entry Fee: $15 adults | $5 primary school children
Gates open from 10am to 4.30pm daily
Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
The enormously popular Sesame Street Circus Spectacular is back in Adelaide, with shows running across April, including over the Easter long weekend!
This 90-minute spectacular features all your favourite Sesame Street characters under the big top, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird, along with incredible performers from Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Morocco and more!
Make sure you’ve entered our competition for 1 of 2 family ringside passes to Sesame Street Circus Spectacular!
Sesame Street Circus Spectacular
Bonython Park, Adelaide
April 1 – May 2, 2021
Melba’s Chocolate Factory Easter Long Weekend
Melba’s Chocolate Factory are celebrating Easter all weekend, and are open daily from 9 am – 4.30 pm, Good Friday 2 April to Easter Monday 5 April 2021.
Enjoy lunch on the lawns, along with a Mahalia Coffee, delicious Melba’s hot chocolate, milkshakes, ice-cream, chocolates and lollies. With free entry for the whole family, you can wander through the factory, enjoying the ambience of the Easter celebrations!
This year, Melba’s have family-fun entertainment for the whole family, with activities including:
- Free Face Painting, daily from 12 pm to 4.30 pm;
- Free Balloon Creations, daily from 12 pm to 4.30 pm;
- Garden Games
- Lunch options by Maxine’s Baked Potatoes.
With trading hours spanning the entire long weekend, including Good Friday, Melba’s factory is the one-stop-shop for all your Easter treats. And with ample car parking, it’s the best and most relaxing way to keep the kids busy!
22 Henry St, Woodside
BUNNY POST: PERSONALISED LETTERS FROM THE EASTER BUNNY
Easter is on the way and somebunny has been writing letters…Imagine your child receiving a personalised letter from the Easter Bunny!
That’s the magic of Bunny Post! Your child receives a personalised letter written by the Easter Bunny – on official letterhead of course… complete with a carrot eating tally because letter writing is hungry work for bunnies!
This personalised letter from the Easter Bunny is perfect to sprinkle magic before the egg hunt. Your letter is personalised with your child’s name and location of the egg hunt (supplied by you). Also, you can supply details eg. the Easter Bunny has left a craft activity or pyjamas as a gift, this can be incorporated into the letter too.
Bunny Post also a printable option so you can print your letters from the Easter Bunny in your own home!
For more information:
Meadows Easter Fair
The Meadows Easter Fair is a tradition of the Adelaide Hills and brings together traders, foodies, producers, and stallholders from around SA to one great 4-day event. The award winning Fair has become a feature attraction on the SA Events calendar attracting thousands of people each year, and also offers hills traders and communities the chance to come together and enjoy a weekend in beautiful Meadows.
April 2-5, 2021
51 Mawson Road, Meadows, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
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