The Best Things To Do Over Easter 2020 With Kids In Sydney

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There’s just so much to love about Easter. A long weekend, chocolate, bunnies. Oh, and did we mention chocolate?

HOP - STOP! Read all about How To Celebrate Easter At Home With The Kids instead.

Sydney has some egg-cellent events on offer all long weekend, and ellaslist brings you all the top egg hunts, Easter shows, parades and more to celebrate Easter with the whole family.

Eastern Suburbs

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Easter Long Weekend

Watsons Bay Hotel Easter

Celebrate the Easter long weekend by the bay! Every year Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel has a jam-packed schedule with activities to keep families of all ages entertained. Their annual Aqua Egg Hunt will take place at on Easter Sunday at Watson's Bay Beach - so don’t forget your snorkels and swimmers. There will also be visits from the Easter Bunny, daily egg hunts, free pancakes and a delicious bunny brunch banquet with a twist. 

Where:      Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay
When:       Friday 10th - Monday 13th April 2020
Cost:         FREE and paid events

The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt - Cancelled

cp egg hunt

The Easter Bunny and Bilby are returning to Centennial Parklands this Easter for The Great CP Egg Hunt - one of Sydney's most beloved Easter events. Follow a trail map around the park to complete challenges on this super fun Easter quest, and discover Australian animals on your hunt. Of course, chocolate rewards will be waiting as you go, and in the end, you'll get a photo with the Easter Bunny or Bilby. This event is always a sell-out so book your tickets now!

Where:    The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
When:     Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April. Start times between 9am and 3.15pm.
Cost:       $17.70 per child

Sydney Family Show proudly brought to you by Channel 10 - Postponed

Sydney’s largest free-entry family show has been postponed until Spring! The Sydney Family Show, proudly brought to you by Channel 10, is set to be bigger than ever with everything from carnival games to crocodiles.

Peppa Pig and friends will take to the stage daily for the Peppa Pig ‘Taking Turns’ Stage Show, headlining a full schedule of live entertainment. Come face-to-face with lizards, turtles, snakes and crocodiles under the Reptile Show marquee and see Circus Avalon perform trapeze, silks, juggling acts and more under the Big Top!

Try your luck on carnival games in sideshow alley and get your adrenaline pumping on carnival rides, plus, there's an animal nursery, food trucks and show bags.

Where:    Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
When:     Postponed to 26 September to 11th October, 2020
Cost:       Entry is FREE

Vaucluse House Egg-cellent Easter Trail - Cancelled 

vaucluse house

Explore Vaucluse House, one of the iconic Sydney Living Museums, on an Easter-inspired kids trail. Join the Egg-cellent Easter Trail for a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing, a chicken hunt (of the non-chocolate variety) and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge. Then, get crafty at the Easter-inspired tinkering station and venture through the house and find the mischievous baby chicks. Meet some feathered friends at the Kindi Farm and explore the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise. Perfect for children aged 3+.

Where:     Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
When:      Sunday 12th April 2020 | Various sessions between 10am - 2pm
Cost:        $15 for children and adults

 

City

Mad Hatter's High Tea Buffet At Sir Stamford

Sir Stamford Mad Hatter High Tea

The Mad Hatter's High Tea Buffet at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay hotel is a decadently delicious adventure down the rabbit hole! Utterly enchanting Easter celebrations will transform the hotel into a wonky world of wonderful sweets and treats on Easter Monday. Sip chilled bubbles or your favourite fine tea while enjoying the scrumptious wonderland of delights. You would be mad as a hatter not to attend this fairytale feast. The elaborate buffet showcases a selection of themed delights like the 'Off with Her Head’ Ham, Cheese Sandwich, Cheshire Cat’s Mysterious Fruit Tart and “Drink Me” special potion.

Where:        Sir Stamford Circular Quay, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney
When:         Saturday, 11 April 2020 | 11 am - 12:30 pm & 1pm - 2:30pm
Cost:           Adult $99, Child $75 (Early bird savings of 10% off these prices available until 12 March 2020) 

Sydney Easter Parade And Family Day

sydney easter parade

The Sydney Easter Parade is a faith-filled, family-friendly Easter celebration for all cultures, ages and denominations. There will be a time of worship before parading through the streets of Sydney, plus  DJ, kids activities, performers and plenty of happy Easter revellers await.

Where:    Sydney Hyde Park, St James Station side
When:     Easter Monday 13th April 2020 | 10am-12:30pm
Cost:       FREE - get your tickets!

Claris High Tea at the Sofitel

It wouldn't be Easter without something sweet - and this is just the sweetest!! Enjoy afternoon tea in Parisian style at the Sofitel's elegant Atelier restaurant. Inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess and her acclaimed children’s book, Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris, the Claris High Tea includes three tiers of pretty sweet and savoury treats, a chocolate fountain buffet, a selection of exotic teas (and strawberry lemonade for the kids!) plus the delightful Claris storybook to take home. Ooh la la! 

Where:    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - Atelier, Level 3, 12 Darling Drive
When:     Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm
Cost:      Adults $89 including a glass of Sparkling, $108 including a glass of Champagne; Children 2 - 12yo $45. Children under 2 FREE.

The Great Garden Egg Hunt, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Easter Bunny is hopping to The Royal Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday of the Easter long weekend for The Great Garden Egg Hunt. Children use a trail map to complete fun challenges, collect chocolate eggs and hunt for their furry Easter friend. Children will then explore the beautiful gardens between five Easter-themed activities and end with a photo with the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera!

Where:     The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
When:      Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April 2020 | 10am - 3pm
Cost:        $18 per child

Radisson Blu Easter Egg Hunt

Are you ready to accept the challenge and find all the hidden Easter eggs at the hotel? You don't have to be a guest to take part in the Radisson Blu Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the children along to complete in fun activities and be rewarded with a little surprise and a special treat! Register to attend this free event on Easter Sunday.

Where:      Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney 
When:       Sunday 12th April 2020
Cost:         FREE

South West

Australian Botanic Gardens Easter in the Garden

The Easter Bunny is taking over the Botanic Garden on Easter Monday for Easter in the Garden! He has set up a whole trail of activities for the kids with exciting art, sports, and educational activities, and an Easter Bunny selfie at the end. There will also be an Easter Bonnet Parade where chocolate prizes await all participants, plus a market with handmade products, food carts and stalls.

Where:     Lakeside Lawn, Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan
When:      Monday 13th April 2020 | 9am - 4pm
Cost:        $17.70 per child

Elizabeth Farm Egg-cellent Easter Trail

elizabeth farm easter

Explore Elizabeth Farm,  one of the iconic Sydney Living Museums, on an Easter-inspired kids trail. Join the Egg-cellent Easter Trail for a range of fun activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing, a chicken hunt (of the non-chocolate variety) and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge. Then, get crafty at the Easter-inspired tinkering station and venture through the house and find the mischievous baby chicks. Meet some feathered friends at the Kindi Farm and explore the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise. Perfect for children aged 3+.

Where:     Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When:      Sunday 12th April 2020 | Various sessions between 10am - 2pm
Cost:        $15 for children and adults

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Cancelled

The magnificent Sydney Royal Easter Show is back for another year and set to thrill, delight and excite Sydney kids and families all over again! The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere is hitting the Sydney Showground with a blend of fresh attractions and traditional family favourites. Highlights include the Grand Parade, Animal Walk, super-fast sheep shearing demos, pony rides and of course, appearances by the Easter Bunny...not to mention the showbag emporium and so much more! 

Where:      Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
When:       Friday 3rd - Tuesday 14th April 2020
Cost:         Earlybird Showlink Tickets available until midnight Thursday 2nd April
                  Adult $38, Child $23, Family - $99.50 

Western Sydney

Fairfield Easter Fair

Fairfield Easter Fair

Boasting the largest family Easter event outside the Royal Easter Show, the Fairfield Easter Fair is going to be one huge celebration over the long weekend. This free event will be jam-packed with rides, games, entertainment and food plus fireworks and laser displays and kids movie nights! See the Animal Nursery, Wood Carving, Snake Shows, Antique Trucks and more.

Where:     Fairfield Showground, 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood
When:      Thursday 9th - Monday 13th April 2020 | 10am - 10pm
Cost:        FREE

Calmsley Hill City Farm

Head to Calmsley Hill City Farm this Easter for an authentic, interactive farm experience without leaving the city. Feed, pat and learn all about the native and farmyard animals, and enjoy daily shows and entertainment. The schedule includes cow milking, a tractor ride and a sheep-shearing show! If you don't think a whole day is enough, you can spend the night and camp out in the paddock.

Where:    31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When:     Open Daily; 9am-4.30pm
Cost:       Adult $25.50; Child $15; Family $75 (2 adults, 3 children); Under 3s FREE.

Fancy an Easter Road Trip?

Jamberoo Giant Easter Egg Hunt

If you fancy a little one-hour drive south of Sydney, you’ll find the most exciting egg hunt around! This is a GIANT egg hunt, with 1000s of eggs hidden in the picnic grounds of Jamberoo Action Park, and bags are supplied to each family to fill with what they find. Sammy The Shark will start the Easter Egg hunt at 9.30am for children aged 4-12 years (and their families) to exclusively hunt for eggs The Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance on the day. Have a go at the easter egg guessing competition, and hang out for a day of thrills at the park. Prepare for an EPIC easter!

Where:    Jamberoo Action Park, 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
When:     Sunday 12th April 2020
Cost:       The egg hunt is FREE with a park ticket or season pass.
                Online General Admission - Adults $59.99, Child ,$49.99, 3 & Under FREE.   

Hunter Valley Gardens Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Head to the Hunter Valley Gardens for a weekend filled with fun, including Easter activities and our spectacular rides this Easter weekend. Over Easter Saturday and Sunday there will be Giant Easter Egg Hunts, where every child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt.

Where:    Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
When:     Friday 10th - Sunday 14th April 2020
Cost:       Adult $30, Child $20, 3yrs & under FREE, Family Pass from $70.

What About Some Indoor Fun...

Inflatable World Easter Egg Hunt

Inflatable World Mt Kuring-Gai is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt with a limit of just 100 tickets up for grabs, so book early! Entry includes access to the 9.30am Easter Egg Hunt followed by a 2-hour play on the Inflatable World playground. With over 1000 chocolate Easter eggs hidden and prizes to be won for the best-dressed bunny and other competitions, it's going to be an epic Easter celebration.

Where:    Action Indoor Sports, 7 Gundah Rd, Mount Kuring-Gai
When:     Sunday 5th April 2020 | 9:30am - 11:30am
Cost:       $22.19 per child

 

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