Best Easter Activities for Kids in Melbourne 2020

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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 some 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 10 - 13, 2020
  • 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.
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Mad Hatter's High Tea at Stamford Plaza Melbourne

You’re invited to the Mad Hatter’s High Tea at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, where you can join Alice, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter for an indulgent afternoon tea.

Savour treats such as fluffy homemade scones, savoury bites and sandwiches, delightful desserts served on an elegant three-tiered stand.

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: “Eat Me” raspberry macarons, “March Hare” carrot cake pops and decadent lolly bags filled with Easter chocolate eggs to take home.

Stamford Plaza Melbourne’s signature Family Getaway Package and Suite Melbourne Escape are perfect for leisure travellers wanting to explore Melbourne during the school holidays and Easter long weekend. Plus, guests staying between March 27 and April 13, can enhance their stay with an exclusive Ministry of Chocolate limited edition handcrafted chocolate Easter egg to begin a truly indulgent stay. 

What you need to know

  • When: Saturday, 11 April, 12.30pm - 5pm, (over multiple time slots).
  • Where: 111  Little Collins Street, Melbourne
  • For tickets: Head online, $75 per person inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine, $45 per child (5 - 12 years old) inclusive of a fruity mocktail
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Image Credit: Ripponlea Estate

Children's Easter Trail 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!

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. The National Trust has cancelled or postponed all events until 30 June 2020 


Rushworth Easter Festival

The Rushworth Easter Heritage Festival is a two-day event in and around Rushworth.

Make sure you're there for the Saturday festival held in the heritage listed High Street of Rushworth. It incorporates music entertainment, stalls, food and a parade. There is also an art and craft exhibition, steam engine display and the museum will be open as well.

What you need to know

  • When: 12-13
  • Where:  High Street Rushworth 
  • For tickets: Entry is free
  • For more info: rushwortheasterfestival

Bendigo Easter Fair

Commencing in 1871 the Bendigo Easter Fair is Australia's oldest ongoing cultural event which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020.

Be in the hunt for over 170000 Easter eggs on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at the Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt experience the thrills of Carnival Central explore the Rotary Art and Craft Market and marvel at the extraordinary entertainers wandering through picturesque Rosalind Park. 

What you need to know

  • When: Friday 10th April - Monday 13th April 2020
  • Where:  Bridge Street Bendigo
  • For tickets: Entry is free
  • For more info:

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

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 on April 10.

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!

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Image Credit: Good Friday Appeal

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.

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


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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Mar 05 2019

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