Hop to it! The Best Easter Events in Melbourne 2024

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Rain, hail or shine, our beautiful city is always packed with eggcellent Easter events in Melbourne over the festive long weekend, and there’s always bucketloads of fun 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, and 2024 is shaping up to be one of the best Easters in Melbourne yet! Hop to it!

Hop to it! The Best Easter Events in Melbourne 2024

1. Melbourne Easter Show

Easter events in Melbourne
There is so much Easter fun waiting to be had at the Melbourne Easter Show in Mornington!

Grab your family and friends and head to the much-loved Melbourne Easter Show in Mornington. Experience all the food, fun and carnival rides you can handle over the Easter long weekend.

There promises to be a wide range of children’s activities, interactive demonstrations, roving entertainers, carnival rides, Easter Egg Hunts and much, much more!

Kids will love collecting eggs at the event's masterpiece—an egg hunt of 50,000 eggs! Yep—you read that right. This is a top contender for one of the best Easter events in Melbourne for 2024!

Where:    Mornington Peninsula
When:     TBA
Cost:       TBA

2. Mad Hatter's Easter High Tea at Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Mad Hatter's High Tea
Mad Hatter's Easter High Tea

At Stamford Plaza's enchanting Mad Hatter's Easter High Tea, you can enjoy an epic array of activities for kids, including face painting, egg hunts, and all your Easter favourites!

Prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering spread of sweet and savoury treats that will delight your friends, family, and little ones alike. Let your imagination run wild and embrace your inner Mad Hatter by donning your most extravagant hat for a touch of whimsy and fun!

Where:    Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne
When:     Saturday 6 April 2024, 12 pm - 2 pm
Cost:       $89 per adult, $59 per child, children under 5 FREE

3. Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt

Easter events in Melbourne
Book your tickets for The Great Easter Egg Hunts at Luna Park.

Over 30,000 Easter eggs are being hidden at Luna Park this year to make for one epic Easter egg hunt for Melbourne kids!

The annual Great Easter Eggs Hunts at Luna Park will be back in 2024 and are kicking off the Easter festivities at everyone's favourite amusement park. 30,000 big and little eggs will be dotted around the Garden Terrace for little bunnies to find along with Easter cups provided.

Where:     Luna Park Melbourne
When:      TBA
Cost:        Check the website

Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts in Melbourne

4. Bendigo Easter Festival

Bendigo Easter Festival
Bendigo Easter Festival

Eggs-plore Bendigo with the whole family at the iconic Bendigo Easter Festival.

The Bendigo Easter Festival will take place between 29 March - 1 April 2024, with several Easter events in Melbourne planned. 

Family activities and attractions include Farmer Darryl's petting zoo, carnival rides, the Rotary Art Show, traditional Chinese performances, and events at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre.

There is a jam-packed roster of events taking place at the festival this year, meaning there's something sure to interest and engage every single member of the family!

Where:    Various locations throughout Bendigo
When:     29 March - 1 April 2024
Cost:       Most events are free, however, some are charged

5. Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out 

Easter events in Melbourne
The annual Kids Day Out offers fun for the whole family.

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.

Enjoy free entry and activities for kids and families, including carnival rides, a Teddy Bear Hospital, a sensory zone, a sporting zone, a Woolworths Fresh Fair and much more! 

Where:    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 
When:     Friday 29 March 2024
Cost:       Various

6. Diamond Creek Eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic

Diamond Creek Easter Hunt
Diamond Creek Eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic

Join the fun and celebrate Easter at the Diamond Creek Playspace.

They're hosting an exciting Easter egg hunt just for the little ones. Be sure to reserve your spot now to ensure you don't miss out on all the egg-citing activities, and pack a picnic to enjoy when you've finished the hunt! 

Where:    Diamond Creek Regional Playspace, 28 Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek
When:     Saturday 30 March 2024
Cost:       $14 per ticket

7. Easter High Tea at Rippon Lea Estate

Rippon Lea Estate
Rippon Lea Estate

Indulge in an Easter High Tea like no other at Rippon Lea Estate! Step into the grand Ballroom and lush gardens for an enchanting experience this Easter.

Feast on a menu that boasts fluffy finger sandwiches, savoury treats, and an array of sweet delights including panna cotta, black forest cake, s’more brownies, and hot cross scones.

For those with dietary preferences, fear not! Vegan and other options are also available. Plus, enjoy free-flowing tea and coffee, and kick off the festivities with a complimentary glass of sparkling upon arrival. 

Where:    Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick
When:     Sunday 10 March 2024
Cost:       Various, from $19 per child to $79 per adult

8. Easter Extravaganza at Overnewtown Castle 

Overnewton Castle
Easter Extravaganza at Overnewton Castle 

At this Easter spectacular for the whole family, indulge in a three-tiered high tea brunch served in Overnewton Castle's elegant Grand Ballroom or Sherry Room. Feast on traditional finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and fresh scones, and enjoy free-flowing tea and coffee. Keep your eyes peeled, as the Easter Bunny may make a special appearance amidst the lively program of games and activities. Plus, don't forget to showcase your creativity in the Easter Bonnet Parade!

Nestled on 4 acres of picturesque landscaped gardens, the heritage-listed Overnewton Castle offers a stunning Scottish-style baronial homestead dating back to 1849. After brunch, take a stroll through the breathtaking gardens to complete your visit. 

Where:    Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor
When:     Saturday 23 March 2024, 11 am - 2 pm
Cost:       $35 per child, $55 per adult

9. Melbourne Easter Fiesta Feast at Olori Afrikitchen 

Olori Afrikitchen
Easter at Olori Afrikitchen


Join Melbourne's beloved Olori Afrikitchen for an Easter Day feast filled with delicious Naija delicacies crafted specially for this occasion. From Jollof rice with Moimoi and chicken to ABULA and Ofada rice with Atamale sauce, the menu offers a delightful array of flavours to enjoy. Along with food and drink, there will be plenty of dancing, cultural play, and music—making it a pretty glorious-sounding Easter event in Melbourne in our book. 

Where:    Barry Road Community Activity Centre, 36 Barry Road, Thomastown
When:     1 April 2024, 5 pm - 9 pm 
Cost:       $50 per ticket—strict limit of 50 tickets available

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Mar 05 2019

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