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8 Things About

Easter Your Family Would Love

8 Things About Easter Your Family Would Love

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EASTER IS COMING

Easter is coming, which means that many Aussies are gearing up to binge on chocolate eggs and take advantage of an extra-long weekend. It is also a time for Christians to reflect on the day’s spiritual importance. As early as now, you might be curious about how to spend most of this holiday with your family. No need to worry; we’ve compiled a list of the 8 things about Easter that your family will enjoy, from children to the young at heart; we’ve carefully considered everyone, so the whole family will undoubtedly enjoy this holiday.

EASTER ON THE MURRAY RIVER

In Australia, camping is one of the most popular holiday alternatives throughout the Easter long weekend. With National Parks South Australia anticipating a 100 per cent occupancy rate in the Murray River National Park this Easter, a huge crowd is inevitable. Avoid the crowds of thousands of campers this Easter by taking a relaxing houseboat Easter holiday.

With the Wow Factor, wake up to picturesque views and experience the tranquillity of the River Murray from your bedroom window or from the 360-degree view from the upstairs lounge. Feast on some Easter delicacies straight from the rear-facing dining area while the chef enjoys cooking in the rear-facing kitchen with a view of the river. Have the freedom to engage your family and guests with water activities like swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, or kayaking to make the most of your Easter long weekend.

EASTER AT THE BAROSSA VALLEY CHOCOLATE COMPANY

With over 250 items produced from milk, dark, white, and ruby chocolate, including single origin choices, handcrafted Pralines, and limited edition specials, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company has specially crafted something for everyone to enjoy. (Note: the company’s chocolatiers can also accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions.)

Through the large viewing glass, visitors can observe the team of chocolatiers producing the artisan, handcrafted chocolate. Experiences for chocolate and wine pairing have been meticulously selected, pairing various chocolates with excellent Vineyard Road wines, some of which are grown on the complex’s neighbouring vineyards.

During Easter, the company offers workshops for your kids to enjoy and create their own Easter chocolates and accessories. Suitable for ages 5 to 14. Bookings are essential (limited capacity). For more information, please visit Easter at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company here.

FREE EASTER MARKET TRAIL AT THE ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

The Adelaide Central Market, with over 70 traders under one roof, is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest undercover fresh produce marketplaces, pulsing with life and colour all year.

This Easter, the market has especially curated something special for the kids! Visit the Market for a FREE Easter Market Trail for youngsters on Thursday, April 14th from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up your free Easter goods, which include chocolate, sweet treats, a hot cross bun, flavoured milk, and a little gift for the Easter bunny. Limited offer (while stocks last). For more information, please visit the Adelaide Central Market here.

EASTER OPEN GARDEN AT SOPHIE’S PATCH

Sophie Thomson’s parents fostered in her a love of the environment and gardening as she grew up and worked in the family nursery in the Adelaide Hills. What began as a need evolved into a significant motivation in her life as she progressively developed in-depth knowledge of the nursery’s vast collection of rare and uncommon plant species.

Sophie opens her Sophie’s Patch garden to thousands of visitors twice a year, in the spring and fall, so that they may see and learn from her gardening knowledge firsthand. The vast enclosed orchard, where geese mow the grass and eat fallen fruit, chickens and ducks control troublesome insects, and all of them fertilise as they go, is one of the most visited places. This Easter 2022 will be an exemplary event as it will mark the 15th open garden at Sophie’s Patch. For more information, please visit the Easter Open Garden 2022 here.

EASTER AT MELBA’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Melba’s Chocolate Factory is home to classic South Australian products such as Traffic Lights, Inch Licorice, and a selection of chocolate and confectionery delicacies. Melba’s, located in Woodside, Adelaide Hills, provides travellers with a thrilling opportunity to experience old-Australian sweets and chocolates. This Easter, come and enjoy a family-friendly celebration hosted at Melba’s with daily entertainment such as FREE hand and arm painting, FREE balloon creations, celebrate the Easter Bilby, and some garden games. For more information, please visit Melba’s Easter Long Weekend here.

MEADOWS EASTER FAIR

For over 120 years, the Meadows Memorial Hall location has been a focal point for the community. It was formerly a dairy plant. It then became the town hall. Today, it hosts a variety of public and private events, including the monthly market, the award-winning Meadows Easter Fair, meetings, concerts, dances, and parties.

This Easter 2022, the Meadows Easter Fair will be held over the four days of the Easter long weekend. The fair draws a large number of stallholders not just from the Meadows area, but also from a wider region. This guarantees that there is always a wide variety and that you may see some items you haven’t seen before. Free off-street parking is available and there are plenty of toilets at the park or in the hall. The fair opens at 9:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. For more information, please visit the Meadows Easter Fair here.

OAKBANK EASTER RACING CARNIVAL

Known as Australia’s premier picnic racing meeting, the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is surrounded by scenic hills and offers families and race participants a unique racing experience. You can bring your own picnic basket, blankets, deck chairs, BYO drinks and barbecues. Off-track entertainment includes children’s activities such as the Fashion at the Races contest, live music, on-site parking, sports and crafts, face painting, elastic castles, and petting zoos. For more information, please visit the 2022 Oakbank Racing Club Easter Carnival Prelude here.

EASTER COASTAL BUNNY RUN

coastalfunruns is a privately organised fun run with a portion of the proceeds are donated to designated charities. This Easter, the organisation’s Easter Coastal Bunny Run returns as a one-day event with part of the proceeds will be donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation #endcancer. The race will begin at 6:30 am on Easter Sunday and will include distances ranging from 10km to 21.1km to 42.2km (depending on the distance you nominate). Early bird registration is still available, and participants are encouraged to ‘bunny up’ and get into the Easter mood. For more information, please see Easter Coastal Bunny Run 2022 here.

© Your What’s on Guide this Easter Long Weekend by Gretta Condon, Glam Adelaide
© Things to do in Adelaide on the Easter Long Weekend by Olivia Williams, Kiddo

WHY WOW FACTOR?

There are a lot of reasons why Wow Factor is your best Murray Houseboat choice for having that ‘wow’ houseboat holiday experience. But we can list the key highlights of what’s in store for you:

  • This double-storey 12 berth houseboat is one of the few Murray houseboats with a rear-facing kitchen and dining plus driving upstairs or downstairs. With five separate living and entertainment spaces, plus five washrooms, there is room for everyone to experience a WOW Factor houseboat holiday.
  • The Rear Kitchen – this is what makes WOW Factor unique. We challenge you to find another 2-story rear-facing houseboat with rear kitchen and dining decor self-drive. A truly guaranteed wow-factor experience!
  • Yes, Wow Factor is dog-friendly with conditions as we care about your dog almost as much as you do! Rosso, our Cavalier King Charles even has his own life jacket for extended times in the river or when he comes on an inflatable SUP for an early morning paddle.
  • Wow Factor is child-friendly! Vacationing with children can be a daunting task – packing lists, grumpy children and the horrors of “I’m bored”. Let Wow Houseboats help you plan and achieve that wow factor holiday of your dreams with ease.
  • We’re the only houseboat offering the ultimate one-way wow-factor 7-day journey. For more information, please refer to the Brochures link below or email us back stating your interest with regards to this booking.
  • Experience celebrating any wow-factor moment with Wow Houseboats and score some exclusive deals perfect for your celebration. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, Christmas/New Year’s Eve; name it, we have it – Wow Factor complements any celebration with colourful LED lights that can be easily programmed with a touch of remote control or app – no other houseboat has lights like this!

What are you waiting for? Take the whole family and join in on the Easter fun today! Plan your Wow Holiday with us.

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