Six of the Best Easter Activities for Kids in Melbourne

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Apart from the obvious - eat hot cross buns til you can't move, hide chocolate Easter eggs all over the house - there is actuall a ton of stuff to do with the family across Melbourne to celebrate the Easter long weekend.

Rain, hail or shine, Melbourne is always packed with egg-cellent activities for kids over the Easter period, and there’s always bucket loads of chocolate involved. Whether kids are after the rush of carnival rides, or want to hunt for eggs with the rest of Melbourne’s chocoholics, this city has it all.

Here are six exciting events for kids over the Easter holiday.

Melbourne Easter Show

Yes there's a fun easter egg hunt at this fantastic family day out, but there's also children’s activities, interactive demonstrations, roving entertainers, carnival rides, monster truck battles and much more! the showbag pavilion is a must, and the kids love the face painting, animal farm, carnival farm, and cool sand sculptures. 

If you like to go big, this is the outing for you!

What you need to know

  • When: April 19 - 22, 2019
  • Where: Cranbourne Turf Club, Grant Street, Cranbourne, 3977
  • Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm daily
  • For tickets: The easter egg hunt has several session daily based on age groups . Tickets are $10 per child, for the egg hunt, and tickets for the amusement rides will be available from the central ticket booth on event days or via eventbrite presale. Each ride entry will be for a specific number of tokens starting from one token.
  • For more info: melbourneeastershow.com.au
Image Credit: Ripponlea Estate

Easter Fun Day at Ripponlea Estate

Stately homes more your thing? Rippon Lea Estate has wonderful festivities on offer for the kids, from the traditional Easter egg hunt in their magnificent grounds, to meeting Ripplea Bear and Kelly the Koala!

There will be craft, activities and outdoor games, and the Mansion will be open for all to explore. This year's Easter Egg Hunt (for hildren aged two to twelve) will involve finding and recording the location of hidden Easter eggs, then returning to Easter Fun Day HQ to be rewarded with a prize of scrumptious chocolate eggs!

What you need to know

  • When: 10am - 4pmSunday April 21
  • Where: 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick Victoria 
  • For tickets: General Admission: Adult $15 / Concession $12 / Child $10 (children under 2 FREE) / Family $45 (2 Adults & 2 Children). Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online here.
  • For more info: ripponleaestate.com.au 
Image Credit: Celebrate Easter

Celebrate Easter at Fed Square

Celebrate Easter is on again this year, where three churches from different denominations come together to host this free event at Federation Square, right in the heart of Melbs.

There will be great speakers and great music, with songs sung and the words spoken highlighting the good news of the gospel, so join in and have some fun!

What you need to know

  • When: 1 -2pm Good Friday, April 19, 2019.
  • Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Cost: Free
  • For more info: www.celebrateeaster.com.au
Image Credit: Good Friday Appeal

Kids Day Out 

Supported by the City of Melbourne, the annual Kids Day Out is a day of amusements and activities for the whole family, to raise funds for The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed in to a kids’ wonderland, where you can jon in activities and entertainment, including the Bank of Melbourne Ice Skating Wonderland and Ice Slide, teddy bear hospital, kids yoga with Smooth 91.5, the Woolworths Fresh Food Fair, arts and crafts, and carnival rides.

What you need to know

  • When: 10am – 5pm, April 19, 2019
  • Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 
  • Cost: free
  • For more info: Good Friday Appeal
Image Credit: Stamford Plaza Melbourne Facebook

Mad Hatter's High Tea

You’re invited to the Mad Hatter’s High Tea this Easter at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, where you can join Alice, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter for an afternoon of tea and indulgent buffet featuring fluffy homemade scones, savoury bites and sandwiches, delightful desserts, and more!

Do come dressed in your ‘maddest’ outfit – best dressed will be awarded with a prize! It will be a great way to get into the spirit of things alongside a spectacular array of goodies, including:  ‘Mad March hare’ - Mini lamb pies, Spiced chicken curry puff, ‘The Duchess’ – Chicken mayo brioche, Buttermilk scones and white chocolate chip treacle scones with berry marmalade, Magical marshmallow with a spoonful of popping candy, Chocolate brownie pots, White Rabbit cupcakes, and of course, ‘Eat Me’ cookies!

What you need to know

  • When: Saturday, 20 April & Sunday, 21 April 2019. Session one at 11am, session two is at 3pm.
  • Where: 111  Little Collins Street, Melbourne
  • For tickets: Head online, $69 per person inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine, $45 per child (5 - 12 years old) inclusive of a fruity mocktail
  • For more info: stamford.com.au
Image Credit: Wittingslow Carnivals Facebook

Rye Kids Festival

Rye Kids beach Festival is a fun festival held over the Easter Holiday period for toddlers to teens, the local community and visitors to the peninsula.

For five days the festival will offer a program full of circus workshops, stage performances, roving acts and magic shows. Also with carnival rides it provides lots of entertainment for children and families.

Easter bunny will visit with an egg hunt on Easter Sunday, so don't forget your buckets!

What you need to know

  • When: 
  • Where: Point Nepean Road, Rye
  • For tickets: Entry is free, you can purchase ride tickets at the event.
  • For more info: wittingslowamusements.com.au

Main image credit: Melbourne Easter Show Facebook

More Easter Delights Here

Best Easter Egg Hunts In Melbourne 
What's Open On Good Friday
Where To Find The Best Hot Cross Buns

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