One of our favourite options on ANZAC day for Adelaide families is the service at the Light Horse Memorial in the east parklands. This one is particularly great for families with young kids, those who just cannot make the 6am dawn service time or anyone else keen to get the family to a service with a little less stress and a little more of interest for the kids.

Reasons we love the ANZAC Day Light Horse Memorial service in Adelaide:

  • They have horses!! The kids love this aspect!
  • The service is usually way less crowded than the other big ones, and is generally shorter too
  • The service generally starts a little later than others – usually at 8am
  • Attendees can pat and feed the horses after the service, or leave carrots and apples for the service animals morning tea later
  • There is nearby on street parking on Rundle St

You’ll find the Adelaide ANZAC Day Light Horse Memorial service on the corner of East Terrace and North Terrace / Botanic Road – across from the Botanic Hotel and the Botanic Gardens entrance gates. The service usually starts at 8am – but always best to check the details on the RSL page here

We love the Light Horse Memorial on ANZAC Day for Adelaide families, and for other ANZAC Day services, ideas and activities check out our ANZAC page here

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