Things to do in Adelaide on the Easter Long Weekend

We're all about making the most of the Easter long weekend, so we've scoured the city for the most egg-citing activities and things to do with the kiddos Easter in Adelaide!

The Easter long weekend is almost here and we can practically taste the chocolate already! It’s our favourite time of the year, with four whole days to spend as a family. 

What’s better than a whole weekend dedicated to indulging in sweet and creamy chocolate and the warm buttery goodness that are Hot Cross Buns? Don’t forget pinching an egg or three out of the kids’ bounties because they don’t need the extra sugar anyway and we are basically doing ourselves a favour.

We’re all about making the most of the long weekend, so we’ve scoured the city for the most egg-citing activities and things to do with the kiddos this Easter.

Easter 2024: Friday the 29th of March – Monday the 1st of April

Things to do in Adelaide on the Easter Long Weekend:

Jetty Road Easter Egg Hunt

Returning for the second year in a row, the Jetty Road Easter Egg Hunt is brought to you by Skyline Attractions.

Enjoy a free Easter Egg Hunt and take the opportunity to support local causes and businesses.

Sessions are run in age groups, so no child will leave disappointed. Book now to avoid disappointment (session times are limited by number).

Book online as spots are limited!

Saturday 23rd of March, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Jimmy Melrose Park, Glenelg

Gathered Design Market, Easter 2024

Gathered Easter Design Market

Gathered are very egg-cited to be holding their first Gathered Easter Design Market in Hahndorf!

With over 60 stalls to shop from over the Easter Long Weekend, there will be plenty to choose from including homewares, candles, flowers, jewellery, art, clothing, skincare and more. The best part is that it’s ALL local, so we can support our small SA businesses.

PLUS, you can grab a coffee, wine, gin and a bite to eat while you’re shopping as there will be a wide range of food stalls for you to choose from including Paella, Gozleme, Indian, Pizza plus sweet treats like chocolate covered strawberries, loaded cookies and so much more! (GF, DF & V options available).

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st of March,  12pm-6pm

Monday 1st of April 10am-4pm

Gathered Shop, Hahndorf

Farmers’ Market Easter Fun

Join Adelaide Farmers’ Market on Easter Sunday for their annual Easter Egg Hunt from 8:30 am to 11:30 am! Keep a lookout for the Easter Bunny who will be making a special appearance around mid-morning. Hurry in early, as numbers are strictly limited and the eggs won’t last long! Plus, they’ll have a face painter on-site, so the little ones can get into the Easter Spirit.

Adelaide Farmers’ Market is open from 8:30am for farm-fresh shopping, coffee, breakfast, and hot cross buns.

Sunday 31st of March, between 8:30am – 11:30am

Adelaide Farmers’ Market, Wayville

things to do adelaide easter

Easter Time At Melba’s Woodside

Celebrate Easter with Melba’s this Easter Long Weekend at their Woodside Factory from 29th March to 1st April, 9am – 4:30pm!

Bring the whole family and join in on the Easter fun! With FREE Family Entertainment daily, and plenty of Easter Chocolates for all!

Enjoy lunch on our lawns from Maxine’s Baked Potatoes, treat yourself to one of our delicious Melba’s Hot Chocolates, Mahalia Coffee, Milkshakes or Ice-Cream and indulge in an endless supply of yummy Easter Chocolates.

We’re open daily from 9am to 4:30pm with FREE family-fun entertainment daily, including Face Painting, Balloon Creations and Garden Games!

PLUS don’t forget to get your Chocolate Bilby’s and help raise funds and awareness of the Zoos SA Greater Bilby Conservation!

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st of April, 9am – 4:30pm

Melba’s Chocolate’s, Woodside

Adelaide Central Market Kid’s Easter Trail

Eat, drink and be hoppy at Adelaide Central Markets this Easter with their low-cost Kid’s Easter Market Trail. For one day only on Thursday the 28th of March between 4pm and 7pm. For only $5 your kiddos can pick up Easter goodies, including chocolate, sweet treats, flavoured milk and a little something for the Easter Bunny.

All you need to do is:

  1. Collect your bag and map anytime between 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 28th of March 2024 from The Market Stall (bookings strongly recommended)
  2. Hop along to their pit stops, pick up your Easter goodies and enjoy!


Thursday the 28th of March, 4pm – 7pm

Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide

Meadows Easter Fair

The Meadows Easter Fair is held over the four days of Easter long weekend each year. The fair is fun for the whole family and offers a diverse range of experiences and products. 

The fair is a bustling treasure trove, featuring numerous stalls selling locally-made arts and crafts, plants, tools, books, clothing, toys, bric-a-brac, and collectables.

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st of April, 9am – 4:30pm

Meadows Memorial Hall, Meadows

Easter in Adelaide 2024

Easter at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Easter is Barossa Valley Chocolate Company’s favourite time of year, and they have lots in store for you to enjoy the magic of Easter. Less than an hour from Adelaide and open from 10 am – 5pm every day, why not hop in for a visit this Easter long weekend?

Easter activities include:

  • Easter Bunny visits at 11:15am and 2:45pm each day
  • Children & Adult Easter Chocolatier Workshops all weekend (bookings required)
  • The Pony Lawn Bar: Live Music Friday and Saturday 12pm – 3pm with Lawn Games and more
  • Chocolate Pairing Experiences in the Vineyard Road Cellar Door: Wine/Chocolate, Beer/Chocolate, Gelati/Chocolate, Cordial/Chocolate (bookings required, see details below)
  • Chocolate Shop tastings over Easter: Dark Chocolate with Orange, Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel and White Chocolate with Cookies & Cream


Friday the 29th of March to Monday the 1st of April, 10am – 5pm

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, Tanunda

Easter Hunt at State Library of South Australia

Get ready to hop into Easter fun with State Library’s egg-citing Easter scavenger hunt.

Pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt sheet at the Information Desk on level one of the Spence Wing.

Your challenge is to find the Easter chickens from our Children’s Literature Research Collection hidden throughout the stunning Mortlock Chamber.

Using the clues, crack the code to find the chickens and letters. Then unscramble the letters to answer a question.  

Have fun exploring the Mortlock as you search for the Easter chickens. It’s an egg-sperience you won’t want to miss.

until Sunday 7th of April

State Library of South Australia, Adelaide

Easter at the Zoo and the Park

Bounce into Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park with the family to help celebrate Australia’s very own native ‘Easter Bunny’ – the beloved but threatened Greater Bilby!

This adorable little marsupial is a symbol of hope for native wildlife and at Zoos SA, they are working hard to protect this bouncing bandicoot from extinction.

Come along to spend the weekend surrounded by wildlife, join in the Easter egg hunt and get colouring to show your love for bilbies. Or spend a wild weekend exploring the biggest safari park outside of Africa and show your love for bilbies as you get up close to an amazing range of African and native species.

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st of April, 9:30am – 5pm

Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide | Monarto Safari Park, Monarto |

Adelaide International Kite Festival

Head to Semaphore beach over the Easter long weekend and watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and sizes – when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns.

Saturday 30th of March to Monday 1st of April, 10am – 5pm

Semaphore Beach & Foreshore


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