Best Things To Do Over Easter 2021 With Kids In Sydney
Mums & Bubs
There’s just so much to love about Easter: a long weekend, chocolate, bunnies. Oh, and did we mention chocolate?
This year, Sydney's egg-cellent Easter events are back so you can celebrate with the whole family over the long weekend.
Here are the best things to do over Easter 2021 with kids in Sydney.
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Easter Long Weekend
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 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 2 April to Monday 5 April 2021
Sydney Family Show
The Sydney Family Show is back this year and set to be bigger than ever! The Easter Basket Scramble is a fun new event where children collect treats from the Egg-stations located within the showring. If it's animals you're after, come face-to-face with lizards, turtles, snakes and crocodiles under the Reptile Show marquee or visit the Animal Nursery for the cute and cuddly kind.
Try your luck on carnival games in Sideshow Alley and get your adrenaline pumping on carnival rides, plus there will be interactive live stage shows, showbags, food trucks and so much more. Variety - the Children's Charity will be hosting their Easter Family Fun Day on Thursday 8th April!
Where: The Showring, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
When: Thursday 1st to Sunday 18th April 2021
Cost: Adult $15 | Child $7 | Family of 4 $40 | 2hr Unlimited Rider Wristband $30
Vaucluse House Egg-cellent Easter Trail
Explore the gorgeous and historic Vaucluse House, one of the iconic Sydney Living Museums, and meet some furry friends 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-and-spoon racing and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge. There will be a crafty activity station, old vintage lawn sports and a Kindi Farm, plus a fun activity sheet to complete and a special Lindt chocolate treat from the Easter bunny.
Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
When: Sunday 4th April 2021 | Various sessions between 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $15 for children and adults | $44 for families
The Great Centennial Park 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 3rd and Sunday 4th April | Start times between 9am and 3:30pm.
Cost: $20 for one child plus one carer
Please note: The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt is now sold out.
Elizabeth Farm Egg-cellent Easter Trail
Explore the beautiful house and grounds of 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-and-spoon racing and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge. Get crafty at the activity station, enjoy old vintage lawn sports and meet feathered friends at the Kindi Farm. Plus there will be an activity sheet to do and a special Lindt chocolate treat from the Easter bunny.
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When: Saturday 3rd April 2021 | Various sessions between 10am - 2:30pm
Cost: $15 for children and adults | $44 for families
Sydney Royal Easter Show
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 with a bumper schedule of entertainment! The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere is hitting the Sydney Showground with a vibrant mix of fresh attractions and traditional family favourites.
Highlights include the Kids' Carnival and Kids Street, Woolworths Fresh Food Dome, Little Hands on the Land and the Farmyard Nursery. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Shimmer & Shine Genie Dance Party will be taking over the Little Big Top Amphitheatre and there will be dazzling shows in GIANTS Stadium every lunchtime and evening plus the iconic Grand Parade and the Fireworks Finale. Of course, there will be showbags galore!
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Thursday 1st - Monday 12th April 2021
Cost: Earlybird Showlink Tickets available until midnight 31 March 2021 | Adult $38, Child $23, Family $99.50
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, with an epic Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza!
This huge Easter event will be jam-packed with rides, games, showbags, entertainment and food plus family movie nights and fireworks displays. See the Animal Nursery and Dog and Reptile Shows, Wood Carving, Antique Trucks and Sandcastles.
Where: Fairfield Showground, 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood
When: Thursday 1st - Monday 5th April 2021 | 10am - 10pm
Cost: Gold Coin Entry | All-day ride passes are $25 online or $30 at the fair
What Else Is Open Over The Easter Long Weekend?
Calmsley Hill City Farm
Get up close with real-life bunnies at Calmsley Hill City Farm this Easter and experience an authentic, interactive farm without leaving the city.
Feed, pet and learn all about the native and farmyard animals and enjoy daily shows and entertainment in beautiful, natural surrounds. The schedule includes cow milking, a tractor ride and a sheep-shearing, stockwhip and working dog shows. If you don't think a whole day is enough, you can spend the night and camp out in the paddock.
Where: Calmsley Hill City Farm, 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
When: Open Daily
Cost: Adult $27.50 | Child $15.50 | Family $82.50 (2 adults, 3 children) | Under 3s FREE
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is one of our favourite places to spend a day with little ones - and the Easter long weekend is no different! They offer a range of intimate animal experiences, including the new Croc Deck Encounter, plus there are feeding and photo opportunities to really make your child's day!
This serene wildlife sanctuary has the world’s largest collection of Australian animals, with resident kangaroos, quokkas and koalas, a Ghost Bat & Bilby Nocturnal Exhibit, a Farmyard Nursery and a Reptilian Pavilion. There's also Tasmanian devils, dingos, echidnas, wombats, little penguins and a diverse range of birdlife.
For some real Easter-themed fun, swing by Featherdale on Easter Sunday and take part in their epic virtual egg hunt, to redeem an Easter prize at the cafe! Happy hunting...
Where: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, 217 Kildare Rd, Doonside
When: Open daily | 9 am to 4 pm
Cost: Adult $35 | Child $22 | Various Family Passes available from $54
Fancy an Easter Road Trip?
Jamberoo Giant Easter Egg Hunt
If you fancy a little one-hour drive south of Sydney, Jamberoo Action Park will be handing out 1000s of eggs to children as they walk through the gates. Their annual GIANT egg hunt is not going ahead in its usual form this year, to ensure social distancing. However, Sammy the Shark and the Easter Bunny will be on hand from 10am to delight 4-12-year-olds with Easter treats and photo opportunities and all children will get their own special bag of eggs.
You can then hang out for a day of thrills and spills at the park. Prepare for an EPIC easter!
Where: Jamberoo Action Park, 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
When: Sunday 4th April 2021
Cost: The Easter egg 'hunt' is included in General Admission | Online prices - Adults $55, Child $45, Under 3s FREE
Easter Bunny and Dino Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens
Head to spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens for an Easter weekend full of fun activities and jawdropping displays. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance and each child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate.
Explore the award-winning gardens and experience Mega Creatures and the all-new Night Safari. Some amusement rides will be operating over the Easter long weekend.
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
When: Friday 2nd - Monday 5th April 2021 | Easter Bunny 10am – 2pm
Cost: Adult $32 | Child $25 | Under 3s FREE | Family Pass from $99
Mogo Wildlife Park
Head down south to Mogo Wildlife Park this Easter long weekend and you'll find a range of exotic animals and endangered species ready to greet you! The sanctuary is home to Australia's largest collection of primates, a reptile house, an African savanna and a rare display of white lions, and offers a rare opportunity to witness some of our most unique wildlife.
With a range of up-close and personal encounters on offer, you can feed a giraffe, tiger, lion or red panda, meet a rhino or Emperor Tamarin. and play with meerkats and squirrel monkeys.
Where: Mogo Wildlife Park, 222 Tomakin Road, Mogo, NSW
When: Open daily | 9am to 4pm
Cost: Adult $38 | Child $25 | Various Family Passes available from $59
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