Our Top Picks for the March Long Weekend in Adelaide

Event, Holidays, School Holidays

Adelaide Cup Day is on Monday March 8 2021 giving us a long weekend! Hooray! Even though March isn’t QUITE as “mad” as normal (thanks again COVID) there’s still heaps of events, activities and things to do in Adelaide. Below are some of our top picks for the long weekend and for all the best family friendly events click here for our event calendar.

Adelaide Fringe

Of course we all know that the big event of the March Long Weekend is Adelaide Fringe. It will be in full swing with shows happening on all days and at all hours of the March Long weekend.

Fringe @5085 (Port Adelaide), 6 & 7 March
A two day extravaganza of magical mayhem and music in the tranquility of Stockade Botanical Park. Expect to find the Fringe Caravan and more fun than you can poke a stick at. Thanks
5-10pm on the 6th and 11-3pm on the 7th. This event is free but ticketed book quick here

Click here for our pick of Fringe shows for kids as well as a few of our favourites for adults and big kids.

 

The Big Wedgie - Season Extended

The Big Wedgie have extended their season until the end of April 2021 which means they’ll be open EVERY DAY of the March long weekend from 10:30am to 4:30pm

Click here for more info

Visit a family friendly winery

Whether it’s Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills we LOVE a good family friendly winery and the long weekend is the perfect time to venture somewhere new.

Click here for our pick of family friendly Barossa 
Click here for our pick of family friendly McLaren Vale

Go Mini Golfing

Mini Golf is all the rage at the moment after the success of Holey Moley so why not challenge the hole family to a round or two at West Beach Mini Golf. They’re open every day of the long weekend from 9.30am to 6pm

Click here for more info

Clean Up Australia Day

Do something as a family or team up with a group and Clean Up Australia!

Nothing is more satisfying than working together as a team to make sure our beautiful home reamains pristine! Clean Up Australia has been around since forever and we should all jump on board to keep this fabulous program going.

Click here for more info

Go Karting at Mega Fast Karts Richmond

Put pedal to the medal and challenge the family to a few hot laps around the epic go kart track at Mega Fast Karts at Richmond. Not only are there 3 types of Go Karts they also have Adelaide’s largest dodgem car track, a multi level laser skirmish area and a retro lock in Arcade centre. Fully indoor and air conditioned so it doesn’t matter what the weather.

Click here for more info

West Beach Adventure

West Beach Adventure is definitely a KiA team favourite suiting from pre school age right through to us adults. There’s a whole bunch of different course options to suit all skill levels and lots of space to run around for those who prefer to keep their feet on firmer ground.

Mega Adventure is open all long weekend from 10am, click here for more info

 

Plan a picnic

The long range weather forecast looks like we might just be lucky enough to get some high 20’s temps and sunshine for the long weekend, perfect weather for picnics!
And you don’t even need to think of a place to go because we’ve got 14 of our favourite picnic spots right here. 

Strawberry Picking

There is something so satsifying about picking your own strawberries and snacking on them in the car on the way home. Lucky for us Beerenberg farm in Hahndorf is open every day from 9am – 5pm over the March long weekend so you can pick strawberries until your heart (or belly) is content! Whilst you are in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, why not make a day of it and visit some of our top picks for kids in the area.

Click here for more strawberry picking info

SASMEE Miniature Trains

Sunday March 7 | 2pm – 4pm

Adults and children can experience the amazing model trains up close and personal, and the main highlight of SASMEE is being able to ride on a range of model steam and diesel trains! In fact it is unlimited rides with the small entry fee.

There are two stations (one near the middle and one right down the back) and a variety of trains run continuous loops stopping at the stations to take on/let off passengers. Trains can take between 3 and 20 passengers so families can sit together or take turns with the kids while others take photos!

The grounds are perfect for a picnic (the kids wont want to be leaving any time soon) and there is a canteen on site that sells drinks and snacks and does a damn good cup of hot chips!

Click here for more info

Go Ice Skating!

Ah Ice Skating. The perfect way for parents to feel EXACTLY how old they are, whilst simultaneously gliding like a baby giraffe across a small patch of frozen water. But you have to try it because damn it is fun! Check out the new rink at Harbor Town, so fit in some shopping and some lunch while you spin the kids around on those funky skating aids (they are good for parents too right?)

Sessions are every Wednesday 4pm til 8pm, Thursdays 6pm til 8pm for the disco session.

But during school holidays and every weekend, check them out with sessions all day from 9am til 5pm!

Click here for more info

Adelaide Colour Frenzy

A Exciting and Colourful day for Everyone! Sunday 7th March 2021, will be the Fun Run / Walk.

What better way to have fun with the Family then adding lots of Colour and Laughter!!

The Goal for 2020 is to raise money for Animal Rescues Across Australia, Animal Rescues do an incredible job at finding forever homes for lots of dogs, cats and all types of animals. It is something very close to the Colour Frenzy Team’s Heart.

The aim is to raise $5000 for local rescue in Adelaide and combined $100,000 Australia wide in 2020! Help by coming along and getting Colourful!

Click here for more info

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