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Four blissful days of Easter are upon us and we can’t WAIT! If you’re lucky enough to be getting away, have fun, drive safe and don’t forget your toothbrush (you’ll need it after all the chocolate)! If you’re staying close to home and looking for some family-friendly activities to keep the troops entertained — we think we can help. There’s plenty going on around Radelade and we’ve made a list of things that caught our eye. Get ‘egg-cited!’

Melba’s — Woodside and Barossa

Name a more fitting place to spend your Easter than at a chocolate factory. I’ll wait..!

Melba’s is putting on a weekend of fun for the whole family with FREE face painting, balloon creations and garden games. Enjoy lunch on the lawn made by Maxine’s Baked Potatoes and treat yourself to the abundance of sweet treats on offer! Don’t forget to buy one of their iconic chocolate bilbies — you’ll be helping to raise funds for bilby conservation.

Melba’s is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm

Image Credit :: Melba’s

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company — Tanunda

Keeping with the chocolate theme (because Easter is an ‘egg-cellent’ excuse), the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is providing a host of fun events to bring some magic to your long weekend. The Easter Bunny will be hopping in to visit each day at 11.15am and 2.45pm and there’ll be live music and lawn games from 12pm-3pm on Saturday. You can also book yourselves in for a Chocolatier Workshop or a Chocolate Pairing Experience at the Vineyard Road Cellar Door. Who knows, you may even become an ‘eggs-spert!’

@Lenswood Pick Your Own Apples — Lenswood

We’ve all been there — gorged ourselves silly on Easter treats and suddenly entered the realm of deep, sugary regret. You need something to counteract all the chocolate (and guilt) — pronto! We have a solution! Head up to @Lenswood to pick your own deliciously fresh apples and get some ‘egg-ercise’ and fresh country air in the process. Sins instantly forgiven! Open all long weekend, these guys also have an onsite cafe, a giant sandpit, five tractors for the kids to play on, mini golf and a kids’ information trail. There’ll also be a go-kart ride each day for the first person who finds their little apple gremlin hidden in the orchard. What fun!

For more information and pricing head to their website

Image Credit :: @Lenswood 

Meadows Easter Fair — Meadows

There’s nothing quite like a good country fair. Meadows Easter fair is an annual event with over 200 stall holders selling arts and crafts, plants, toys, clothing and collectables. There’s plenty of entertainment for the kids including Farmer Darcy’s Travelling Farm, Paint N Play Amusements, Sky Doodles Fairy Floss and Strike Force Laser Tag, just to name a few. There’ll be live music and all round good vibes. A perfect excuse for a drive into the Hills really!

The Meadows Easter Fair runs all long weekend from 9.00am – 4.00pm and entry is free!

Image Credit :: Meadows Easter Fair 

Adelaide Farmers’ Market — Wayville

Join the Adelaide Farmers’ Market crew for their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday from 8.30am – 11.30am. There’ll be face painting for the kids and even a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. And for the adults, great coffee and fresh produce galore! 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny  — Next Generation, North Adelaide

Hop your way into Next Generation on Sunday morning and enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast with a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. You’ll have all your brekky favourites on offer — eggs, bacon, chipolatas, hash browns, mushrooms, roast tomatoes, pancakes and baked beans. Sounds like a pretty good way to start the day if you ask us. You’ll need to book so check out their website for details.

Easter at the Zoo — Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is open ALL Easter long weekend and to celebrate the Aussie symbol of Easter, our native Bilby, the zoo is putting on a whole lot of fun activities! There’s a treasure hunt, colouring competitions and proceeds from every chocolate bilby purchased from the zoo shop goes towards supporting the conservation of these adorable little marsupials.

Image Credit :: Adelaide Zoo

Get your pub on:

Feel like a break from the kitchen over the Easter long weekend? There are plenty of pubs open and we’ve found a few that are offering family friendly activities. Bonus!

Mick O’Shea’s – Hackham

These ‘good eggs’ down south are ticking boxes for the whole family over the Easter weekend! For the kids there’ll be visits from the Easter Bunny, a scavenger hunt, easter egg painting, face painting and a petting zoo. And for the adults, a live band, food and drink specials. See their website for details.

The Bridgewater Inn — Bridgewater

Not that you need another reason to visit this little oasis in the Hills, but on Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny will be in the beer garden at 1pm and 3pm. There’ll also be live music from 1pm – 5pm and free lawn games! You might want to book your spot early guys!

The Kensi — Kensington

Can you believe footy season is back? You don’t need to miss a second of the action over Easter! The Kensi has you sorted with all-day dining in the Corner Bar and live footy playing on the big screen all weekend. That’s right… every game! There’s food and drink specials for the adults and an awesome kid’s menu for the youngsters. Win-win!

Whatever you decide to do this Easter, we hope it’s egg-straordinary and full of ALL the good things. *Good things = chocolate.

Carrie Raymond

Carrie Raymond

Carrie’s aim is to provide you with helpful content for all things ‘Adelaide’ — so no matter what info you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it on our website.

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