Things to do in Adelaide on the Easter Long Weekend

THINGS TO DO & WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE EASTER LONG WEEKEND | The countdown is on until the Easter long weekend in Adelaide. This has to be a fave time of year for families; four blissful days to enjoy some time with the kids and gorge ourselves with chocolate. Sounds right up our alley! We've found all the best activities and things to do with your kids this easter in Adelaide!

Things to do easter long weekend adelaide

Things to do in Adelaide on the Easter Long Weekend

The countdown is on until the Easter long weekend in Adelaide. This has to be a fave time of year for families; four blissful days to enjoy some time with the kids 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, as always, we’ve found all things best things to do in Adelaide & SA for the Easter Long Weekend 2022. Just 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. The more events that pop up in the coming weeks, the more we’ll add to the list, so keep checking back so you don’t miss out!

What’s On | Easter long weekend in Adelaide

things to do easter adelaide

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.

In-Store Easter Activities

Kids Easter Workshops

Unleash your child’s inner chocolatier with an exclusive 90 minute workshop where they will create their own Easter chocolates and accessories to make a take home Easter kit!

​Activities include:

  • Creating their own Easter chocolates
  • Making an Easter basket, card and badge
  • Easter games and activities

​Suitable for ages 5-14 and fully hosted by our qualified friends at Barossa Fun Factory.

Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday
10.00am – 11.30am / 12.00pm – 1.30pm / 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
64 Burings Rd, Tanunda

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adelaide central market easter

FREE Easter Market Trail at the Adelaide Central Market

Come Bunny come all!

Hop into the Market for a FREE kids Easter Market Trail, only on Thursday 14 April from 2:00pm to 6:30pm. Pick up your free Easter goodies, including chocolate, sweet treats, a hot cross bun, flavoured milk and a little something for the Easter bunny.

All you need to do is:

  1. Collect your bag and map anytime between 2:00pm and 6:30pm on Thursday, 14 April 2022 from The Market Stall – stall R17 (bookings not required)
  2. Hop along to our pit stops, pick up your free Easter goodies and enjoy

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easter at event cinemas

Easter at Event Cinemas

Hop to the movies with the whole family and spend the Easter Long Weekend at the cinemas.

Choose between three fun-filled family movies or simply watch them all! Go on a globetrotting journey with Sonic and Tails in Sonic The Hedgehog 2. Or check out the new action-comedy from DreamWorks Animation based on the New York Times best-selling book series, The Bad Guys. Or fall in love with city rabbit Max as he teams up with a fox to save Easter in Rabbit Academy. There is something for everyone to enjoy on the big screen this Easter.

Plus every child will receive a bonus* Darrell Lea hunting egg at the very first session of the day … YUM!

For more information or to buy tickets:

Easter Rundle Mall 2021

Easter at Rundle Mall Plaza

The Easter bunny is coming early to Rundle Mall Plaza and will be handing out chocolate eggs and Easter colouring-in kits for kids this weekend!

There will also be free face painting on Level 1 on the wall of H&M (across from Clio Cafe). All of the Easter fun will be during the below times.

Saturday 16 April: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday 17 April: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Rundle Mall Plaza, 50 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Haighs Easter High Tea

Haigh’s Easter High Tea at Mayfair Hotel

Celebrating the best of South Australia, The Mayfair Hotel is delighted to announce a luxurious, Easter themed High Tea, incorporating Haigh’s Chocolates, every Saturday and Sunday from April 2 to April 17.

The Easter High Tea will take place in the gorgeous Mayflower Restaurant, with all delicacies hand made on site by The Mayfair’s chefs, who will use more than 10 kgs of Haigh’s Chocolates to give chocolate lovers of all ages the chance to indulge in a truly special high tea.

The Mayfair Easter High Tea will take place every Saturday and Sunday from April 2 to April 17, from 1pm to 3pm, with four ticket options available.

  • The Children’s High Tea for $45 per head,
  • The Prestige High Tea Package, including a glass of sparkling for $70 per head
  • The Grand High Tea Package, including a glass of champagne for $85 per head, or;
  • The Ultimate Chocolate High Tea Experience, including a Chocolate Cocktail for $95 per head.

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BLITZ golf easter weekend

Blitz Golf Tournament

Golf from celebrities and pros, live music, food trucks and giveaways will be part of a big Easter weekend in Adelaide with the Blitz Golf tournament now making its way to South Australia this April. The free Festival of Golf event, usually held in January, will shake up Adelaide’s autumn across North Adelaide, the Adelaide CBD and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Festival of Golf begins on Easter Thursday (April 14) at SHANX @ Regency Park, with the world-first celebrity PRO-AM mini golf event. On Easter Monday (April 18), Blitz meets the city at North Adelaide Golf Club from 1pm for Australia’s richest single-day golf event, the Blitz Golf PRO Series Final.

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Easter at Woodhouse


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:

sophies patch easter long weekend

Easter Open Garden at 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
  • beekeeping
  • birdscaping
  • vegie growing

There will be garden art and recycled crafts for sale, free kids activities and delicious food!

April 2022 – Saturday 16th , Sunday 17th, Monday 18th

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things to do adelaide easter

Easter at Melba’s Chocolate Factory

Melba’s are celebrating Easter all weekend, and are open daily, 9 am – 4.30 pm, Good Friday 15 April to Easter Monday 18 April 2022.

Take the whole family and join in on the Easter fun! Enjoy lunch on the lawns, with either a delicious Melba’s Hot Chocolate, Mahalia Coffee, Milkshake, Ice-Cream and indulge in an endless supply of yummy Chocolates and Confectionery.

FREE family-fun entertainment daily, including:

  • FREE Hand & Arm Painting, from 12 pm to 4.30 pm
  • FREE Balloon Creations, from 12 pm to 4.30 pm
  • Maxine’s Baked Potatoes, serving from 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Garden Games

22 Henry St, Woodside

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meadows easter fair

Meadows Easter Fair 2022

Don’t miss this years Meadows Easter Fair from 15 – 18 April, 9am – 4pm at the Meadows Memorial Hall. This years event welcomes over 140 specialty stalls including produce, food, craft, plants and loads more.
51 Mawson Road, Meadows, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

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