The Best Things To Do Over Easter With Kids

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A long weekend, chocolate, bunnies, oh, and did we mention chocolate? There’s just so much to love about Easter. Sydney has some egg-cellent events on offer this Easter, and ellaslist brings you the top egg hunts, easter shows, parades, and the best places to eat over the long weekend, 30 March - 2 April 2018, with the whole family.

Eastern Suburbs

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The Great Centennial Park 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 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, from 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!

When: Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April 2018; Start times are between 9am and 2.15pm
Where: The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: $17.70 per map, choccie included! 

Dodo Sydney Family Show

Celebrate Easter at Sydney’s largest free-entry family show! The Dodo Stage is packed with performers and demonstrations throughout the show. Some of Australia’s best performers will make the big top come alive during the Circus Avalon show, with trapeze, silks, jugglers, contortionists, acrobats AND you can meet some of them after each show. Don’t forget to check out the showbags – so many to choose from and so many delicious treats to indulge in. And it’s not a family show without the adorable baby farmyard animals. There is definitely something for everyone at the 2018 Dodo Sydney Family Show!

When: 24 March - 2 April 2018, 10am - 5pm (Easter weekend 30 March - 2 April, 10am - 6pm)
Where: Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cost: Entry is FREE

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Egg-cellent Easter Trail - Explore Elizabeth Farm And Vaucluse House 

Explore Sydney Living Museums Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House on an Easter-inspired kids trail. Try your hand at traditional Easter activities like egg rolling and egg-and-spoon racing, as well as vintage sports and craft, then claim your chocolate treat. Venture through the house, meet the Kindi Farm's feathered friends and visit the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s dream! After the trail, spread out on the lawn and enjoy a home-packed picnic or treats from our tearooms. Perfect for children aged 4+.

When: Sunday 1 April 2018, 10am - 2.30pm
Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Cost: $12 for children and adults, $38 for a family


Sydney Easter Parade And Family Day

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The Sydney Easter Parade is a faith-filled easter celebration for all cultures, ages and denominations. There'll be music, performers, and plenty of happy Easter revellers await.

When: Easter Monday, 2 April 2018, 10am - 2pm
Where: Meet at Hyde Park Sydney, parade starts here
Cost: FREE, grab your tickets here

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The Great Garden Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney! With the help of their very own trail map, each child (recommended for ages 3-8) will hunt for chocolate eggs and furry Easter friends. A great way to get the kids outside while engaging in the old-school fun of the egg-and-spoon race and egg hunt. After the games, make sure to get a family snap with the Easter Bunny! 

When: 31 March - 1 April 2018; every 15 minutes from 8.30am - 1.45pm
Where: Children's Tree Lawn, The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
Cost: $17.70 per child

South West

The Great Australian Botanic Gardens Egg Hunt

Hop here this Easter long weekend - bunny ears on and baskets in hand - for the highly anticipated return of The Great ABG Egg Hunt! The popular family Easter Adventure will see children follow Trail Maps and complete fun challenges as they hunt for a furry Bunny friend in the beautiful natural setting of Australia’s largest botanic garden! Darrell Lea, Australia’s favourite confectionary company is back for a second year and will be supplying their delicious chocolate eggs for the occasion. Families are encouraged to make a day out of their visit, to pack a picnic and enjoy a walk through the Garden or tour through the Australian PlantBank which is now open for weekends and will have seed activities for the kids.

When: Easter Saturday and Sunday, 31 March - 1 April 2018; Staggered every 15 minutes between 9am and 3.30pm
Where: Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, Narellan Road, Mount Annan
Cost: $17.70 per child

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Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm

Discover Elizabeth Farm on an Easter-inspired trail, designed for kids 4+. The kids will love taking part in traditional Easter activities like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race, not to mention vintage sports and craft, after which they'll get a choccie treat! Venture through the house, meet Elizabeth Farm's feathered friends and explore the Easter bunny's sanctuary...the kitchen garden! After the trail, chill out on the lawn and enjoy a home-packed picnic or treats from the tearooms. 

When: Sunday 1 April 2018, 10am - 2.30pm; Choose a start-time between 10am and 1.30pm 
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
Cost: $12 for children and adults, $38 for a family

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Sydney Royal Easter Show

The magnificent Sydney Royal Easter Show is back for another year this April, set to thrill, delight and excite Sydney kids and families once again! Dogs, Dairy Farmers and Sheep Shearing are some of the main themes as the Sydney Royal Easter Show returns in 2018. The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere is hitting the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park with a blend of fresh attractions and the 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 a Nutella Shot Donut stall, the showbag emporium and SO much more!

When: 23 March - 3 April 2018, from 9am til late
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Earlybird discounts available until 22 March; Child - $22, Adult- $37, Family - $99.50 

Western Sydney

Meet the Easter Bilbies at Featherdale 

Kids and adults alike will love meeting George and Baggins - the two very sweet, gentle, and long-eared Greater Bilbies at Featherdale Wildlife Park - the Australian version of the Easter Bunny! A great opportunity to support the Save the Bilby Fund, and to teach your little ones about what is now an endangered species in Queensland. 

When: Every day over Easter, 9am - 5pm 
Where: 217-229 Kildare Road, Doonside, Sydney (near Blacktown)
Cost: $17 for children 3-15, $32 for adults, $71 for a family of 3, $88 for a family of 4 

Calmsley Hill City Farm Shoes

Offering a whole day of entertainment for the family, the daily interactive show schedule at Calmsley Hill City Farm includes Animal Patting, Cow Milking and Sheep Shearing Shows, and DIY cow milking! Break the day up with a picnic, or head to the Farm House Cafe for lunch. 

When: Open daily over the Easter period, excluding Good Friday. The shows begin at 10.30am, with the final show starting at 3.30pm; click here for the show schedule. 
Where: 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
Cost: $15.50 for children 3-16, $27.50 for adults

A Little Drive From Sydney...

Jamberoo Action Park GIANT Easter Egg Hunt

If you fancy a little one-hour drive south of Sydney, you’ll be pleased to 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. 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! For children aged 4-12 years of age.

When: Sunday 1 April 2018
Where: Jamberoo Action Park, 1215 Jamberoo Road – 1 hour south of Sydney; 10 mins from Kiama
Cost: The egg hunt is FREE, but you'll need to purchase a GA ticket - $49.99 for kids 4-12, $59.99 for adults; entry is free for kids 3 and under. 





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