The Best Things To Do Over Easter With Kids In Sydney

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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, 19-22 April 2019 with the whole family.

Eastern Suburbs

The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

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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 Easter 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!

Where:    Start at The Wild Play Discovery Centre, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
When:     Sat 20 and Sun 21 April, Choose a start time between 9am and 3.30pm (should take 45 minutes to complete)
Cost:       $17.70/child
MORE INFO HERE.

Purplebricks Sydney Family Show

Celebrate Easter at Sydney’s largest free-entry family show! The Purplebricks Sydney Family Show is back at the Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park in 2019 for its 10th Year and looks better and bigger than ever. 

At the Purplebricks Funzone the kids will be entertained with crafts, building blocks, and a bouncy house too (while the parents can get some free real estate advice)!  Shaun the Sheep will be a new addition to the stage show line-up, plus you can learn to fish at the hands-on Shimano Fishing Show.  For the adventurous kids, go forth and swim with the crocs, crikey, or take it easy and just learn about the crocs, lizards, and snakes at the Reptile Show.  Plus, they’ll have all the classics like cuddly farmyard animals to pet at the animal nursery, food trucks and lolly showbags to fulfil your appetite, new carnival games to play, and heaps of rides to spin your heart out on!

When: Saturday April 13 - Sunday April 28 2019
Where: Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cost: Entry is FREE
MORE INFO HERE

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

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Explore Sydney Living Museums Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House on an Easter-inspired kids trail. Try your hand at an “eggcellent” range of 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+.

When: Sunday 24 April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Cost: $12 for children and adults, $40 for a family
BOOK TICKETS HERE

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Aqua Egg Hunt & Daily Hunts

Celebrate the Easter long weekend by the bay! They’ve got 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 daily egg hunts on the Friday and Saturday, alongside free pancakes on Good Friday between 10 and 11 am.

When: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April 2019
Where: Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel and Beach, and Robertson Park
Cost: Free and paid events available
MORE INFORMATION HERE.

City

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, April 22nd, 2019. 10am-1pm
Where: Meet at Hyde Park Sydney, parade starts here
Cost: FREE, grab your tickets here

The Great Garden Egg Hunt, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Easter Bunny is hopping to The Royal Botanic Garden! Children (recommended for ages 3-8) use a trail map to complete fun challenges, collect chocolate eggs and hunt for their furry Easter friends. There will be a family photo opportunity at the end with the Easter Bunny so bring your camera! More details here.

Where:    Children's Tree Lawn, The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney
When:     20th and 21st April 2019
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 this egg-cellent hunt! Bring the children along to complete in fun activities and be rewarded with a little surprise and a special treat! Register before 18th of April to attend this free event on actual Easter Sunday! More details here.

Where:    27 O'Connell Street, 2000, Sydney 
When:     Sunday 21 April, 2019
Cost:       Free

South West

The Great Australian Botanic Gardens Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is taking over the Botanic Garden this Easter Monday! He has set up a whole trail of activities for the kids and will be available for an Easter Bunny Selfie at the end of the trail. At the end of the day, there will be the inaugural Easter Bonnet Parade around Lakeside Lawn, where chocolate prizes await for all participants.

When: Monday 22nd April 2019, 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan
Cost: $17.70 per child
BOOK TICKETS NOW

Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm

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Explore Sydney Living Museums Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House on an Easter-inspired kids trail. Try your hand at an “eggcellent” range of 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+.

When: Sunday 24 April 2019, 10am - 4pm
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
Cost: $12 for children and adults, $40 for a family
BOOK TICKETS HERE

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 2019. 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 unicorn bun stall, the showbag emporium and SO much more! Here's what to expect in 2019!

When: 12th - 23rd April 2019, from 9am til late
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Earlybird discounts available until 11 April; Child - $22, Adult- $37, Family - $99.50 
BOOK TICKETS NOW

Western Sydney

Easter Egg Craft And Hunt At Parramatta Library 

Calling all bunny rabbits! At Parramatta Library this Easter, kids will love making their own 3D foam Easter hunt basket, decorating it with stickers, and using it to find the eggs that are hidden around the library! Perfect for ages 6-8. More information here.

When: Wednesday 17th April 2019, 9 am - 11 am
Where: Parramatta Library
Cost:    FREE

Calmsley Hill City Farm Shows

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
BOOK TICKETS HERE

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 21st April 2019
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. 
BOOK TICKETS HERE

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.

When: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2019
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens
Cost: $20.00 per child, $85 for a family pass (2 adults, 2 children)
MORE INFORMATION HERE.

What About Some Indoor Fun...

Oz Funland

Head down the Yellow Brick Road to find all the Easter eggs that Funny Bunny has hidden for you. Kid's entry includes: Egg Hunt, Funny Bunny’s show Live on Stage with Fairy Twinkles. Easter Craft to take home. Putt Putt Golf, Interactive Games and Face Painting. Have fun singing and dancing in their brand new glow-in-the-dark Disco Room.

When: 14th and 15th April 2019
Where: Oz Funland, 2/11 Hollylea Rd, Leumeah
Cost: $13 entry for kids; Adults FREE
FIND OUT MORE HERE

Inflatable World Easter Egg Hunt

Inflatable World Mt Kuring-Gai have just released tickets for their annual Easter Egg Hunt! Assemble your adventurers and arrive ready at 9 am on Thursday 18th April to explore the giant Inflatable World Mt Kuring-Gai playground in search of a surprise the Easter Bunny has left overnight.

When: Thursday 18th April 2019, 9 am - 11 am
Where: Action Indoor Sports Mt Kuring-Gai
Cost:    $17.97 per child
MORE INFORMATION HERE.

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