Top Easter Egg Hunts for Kids in Sydney 2017
Take your pick from loads of egg-celent Easter Egg Hunts happening all across Sydney and beyond over the Easter long weekend! Kids will love the thrill of finding chocolate treats at these fun locations. Plus, they might even meet the Easter Bunny! Truly traditional (and delicious!) fun.
1. The Great Centennial Park Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny and Bilby are returning to Centennial Parklands this easter! Follow a trail map around the park to complete challenges on this super fun Easter quest, and be rewarded with chocolate! It takes about 30-45 minutes to complete this self-led expedition, and it was a sell-out last year so make sure you book tickets! The emphasis of this event is getting children outside and active whilst engaging in good old-fashioned fun. Activities are egg or bunny related such as an egg and spoon race, egg hunt, and so on. There will be a family photo opportunity at the end with the Easter Bunny and Easter Bilby so bring your camera! Sponsored by Darrell Lea.
Where: Meet at the Learning Centre, Education Precinct, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park.
When: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 April 2017; Choose a start time between 9.30 am–2.45 pm
Cost: $17 per map. Prizes and photos will only be available for Children with Trail Maps.
2. The Australian Museum Egg Hunt
Children aged 4-12 years are invited to join in the fun at the Australian Museum on the Easter long weekend for a family EGG-stravaganza! Experience an egg hunt with a difference. Equipped with a trail map and sense of adventure, children search for Australian animals and their eggs in the Museum galleries. Children will discover that chickens aren’t the only ones: many types of animals lay eggs such as frogs, snakes, insects, even dinosaurs! Experience includes: Trail map, 5 × 20g chocolate baby bilbies per child, meet the real Easter Bilby (photo opportunity so bring your camera!), experience Henny Penny Hatching baby chicks and eggs in incubators.
The Australian Museum celebrates Australia’s endangered bilbies over bunnies. Each child will receive delicious Pink Lady Chocolate Bilbies and encounter a real one on completion of the trail. Proceeds from the chocolates are donated to Save the Bilby Fund.
Where: Australian Museum, Ground Floor, Atrium
When: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 April 2017; 10am-2pm. Start times every 30 mins.
Cost: $13 Members child or limited early-bird price; $15 Non-Member child
3. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel AQUA Egg Hunt & Daily Hunts
Celebrate the Easter long weekend by the bay! They’ve got a jam-packed schedule with activities to keep families of all ages entertained. The Watsons Bay Hotel will be putting on face painting, crafts, hot cross bun making and 12pm-daily Easter egg hunts at Robertson Park over the long weekend…maybe with an extra special visit from the Easter Bunny himself, as well as chocolate surprises for everyone! Their annual AQUA egg hunt will take place at 12pm on Easter Sunday- so don’t forget your snorkels and swimmers! MORE INFORMATION HERE.
When: Easter long weekend; Friday 14- Monday 17 April 2017
Where: Watson’s Bay Beach, and Robertson Park
Cost: Free & paid events available!
4. The Great Garden Egg Hunt, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
The Easter Bunny is coming to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney! Children will just love this Great Garden Egg Hunt coming in April. Children (recommended for ages 3-8) use a trail map to complete fun challenges, collect chocolate eggs and hunt for their furry Easter friends. Bring the children along to get outside and active whilst engaging in good old-fashioned fun. Activities are egg or bunny related such as an egg and spoon race and egg hunt. There will be a family photo opportunity at the end with the Easter Bunny so bring your camera!
Come and join in the festivities and enjoy some good old-fashioned Easter-time fun! Please note: Artificial eggs will be exchanged for chocolate eggs on completion of each activity.
Where: The Band Lawn, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
When: Saturday 15 April 2017; every 15 minutes from 9.30am-2.45pm
5. Easter Activities at Macquarie Centre
The Easter bunny will be popping into the Macquarie Centre on Saturday 15 April from 11am-3pm. There will be an arts and crafts station set up on Level 1 outside Big W where kids can create Easter Chicks and Felt Bunnies from Monday 10-13 April, from 11am-3pm. But most importantly, there will be a Giant Easter Egg Hunt: The Easter Bunny has hidden 5 Easter Eggs in 5 store windows on Level 1, Centre Court. Find the eggs for your chance to go in the draw to WIN a Lindsay & Edmunds giant chocolate penguin, valued at $70! Hunt lasts from Saturday 1 – Tuesday 11 April 2017.
Where: Macquarie Centre, Cnr of Waterloo and Herring Rds, North Ryde
When: 1 – 23 April (see individual links for dates and times)
6. Mythical Creatures Egg Hunt, Newington Armory
This is a FREE egg hunt for children aged 5-12 years, in Newington Armory a place full of history with mysterious buildings, tunnels and passageways. Come along and search for hidden “mythical creatures” and their eggs while learning about some of the Armory’s native creatures, on this self-guided activity for families with children. There are no live animals in this activity. Children must participate with an adult: Minimum 1 adult to 4 children. Duration is about 45 minutes.
Where: begin at Newington Armory Visitor Centre, Newington Armory
When: 10-13 April 2017; 10.30am-1pm
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
7. GIANT Easter Egg Hunt At Jamberoo Action Park
If you fancy a little 1-hour drive south of Sydney, you’ll be pleased to find the most exciting egg hunt around at Jamberoo Action Park! This is a GIANT egg hunt, with 1000s of eggs hidden in the picnic grounds of the park, and bags are supplied to each family to fill with what they find. The Easter Bunny and Sammy the Shark will also be making a special appearance on the day. Have a go at the easter egg guessing competition, and stay back for a day of thrills at the park. Prepare for an EPIC easter!
8. The Great Australian Botanic Gardens Egg Hunt
This is the biggest egg hunt Western Sydney has ever seen! Kids (aged 3-8 years) will use trail maps to collect hidden choccies, complete fun challenges and find their giant furry easter bunny friend! Darrell Lea is supplying the eggs on the day, so you know they’ll be delish. The emphasis of this event is getting children outside and active whilst engaging in good old-fashioned fun. There will be a family photo opportunity at the end with the Easter Bunny so bring your camera!
When: Saturday 15 April 2017; staggered every 15 minutes from 9.30am-2.45pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Road, Sydney. Meeting Point: Lakeside Lawn near the yellow buttercup statue. Closest parking is the main P3 carpark next to the Visitor Centre. Enter via Narellan Road.
Cost: $17.50 per child
9. Egg-cellent Easter Trail- Explore Elizabeth Farm, Vaucluse House & Meroogal
Sydney Living Museum’s Elizabeth Farm, Vaucluse House and Meroogal are hosting an easter-inspired kids trail for children 5yrs+. Try your hand at traditional Easter activities from egg rolling to egg hunting and vintage sports and craft, to claim your chocolate treat. Venture through the house or around the gardens, then head outside to meet our feathered friends and visit the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise! After the trail, spread out on the lawn and enjoy a home-packed picnic or experience our tearooms.
When: Sunday 16 April 2017; 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse/Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill & & Meroogal
Cost: General-$15, Member-$10
10. Easter Adventure Trail at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
A special adventure through the Wildflower Garden for families and friends. You’ll meet creatures, discover all sorts of nature facts, and visit places you may never have been. Follow the map, find the clues, and collect a special Easter prize!
When: Sunday 16 April, 2017; Enter between 10am and 3pm – trail takes 1.5-2 hours
Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden, 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives
Cost: $12.50 per participant – accompanying adults free
11. Easter at the Early Start Discovery Space
As well as a heap of great April school holiday activities for kids, the ESDS is hosting an easter egg hunt! Come search in their garden for colourful Easter egg cards. At the end of the hunt each child will be entitled to receive a small Easter egg for their troubles. Afterwards, make your own Easter hat in creARTivity during the day, or bring one from home to wear as kids parade around the Space admiring everyone’s creative efforts.
When: Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April 2017; egg hunt from 11am and parade from 1.30pm
Where: The Early Start Discovery Space, University of Wollongong, Building 21, 101 Ring Rd, Keiraville, Woollongong. Egg hunt maps are collected at reception!
Cost: Activities are FREE, just pay entry to the space. No bookings required.