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Haven’t decided what to do on your Easter long weekend? We’ve got some great ideas for you!

Melbourne/VIC:

Kids Day Out: Be part of the Good Friday Appeal at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centers, with rides, roller-skating, sports clinics, music, dancing and much more. FREE entry but activities by donation. Good Friday 10am – 6pm.

Craft: NGV Kids are hosting a Studio Cats extravaganza as part of the Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei exhibition. There is a range of hands on and interactive activities for children and their families. Entry is FREE. 10am – 5pm daily.

Easter Fun Festival: Take a trip down to Phillip Island for the day or for the long weekend and take the kids to the Easter Fun Festival on Churchill Island. Book the kids into a Lego brick play session. Festival also includes vintage cars, wagon rides, egg hunt and more, 10am – 4pm, Easter Saturday and Sunday.

Bright: Travel to Bright and enjoy the beauty and the hospitality. Stroll or ride by the Ovens River, get lost at the Wandiligong Maze, feed the deer at The Red Stag, or do a tour and drink the famous beer at the Bright Brewery.

Sydney/NSW:

Royal Show: The annual Sydney Easter Royal Show is on again. With animals, show bags, rides, food, entertainment and much more, the kids will love it. Sydney showgrounds, 17-30 March.

Easter Parade: Join in the Easter festivities in Hyde Park, with food stalls, children’s entertainment, an Easter parade and more. Entry is FREE. Easter Monday, 11:30am – 4pm.

Egg Hunt: The Easter bunny is coming to Centennial Park and kids can follow a treasure map, do activities and find chocolate. You can book your starting time for between 9:30am and 3pm Easter Saturday and Sunday.

Adelaide/SA:

Kite Festival: Semaphore Beach is hosting an International Kite Festival with carnival rides, market stalls, food, entertainment and kites, 11am -5pm Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Meadow’s Fair: Market fair with over 100 stalls of produce, collectables, crafts and a native animal petting zoo for the kids. Entry is FREE, 9am – 4pm all 4 days of the Easter long weekend.

Whistler Winery: Spend Easter Sunday in the Barossa Valley, for food, music, wine, jumping castle, horse and cart rides, kids activity tent and an egg hunt, 11am – 5pm Easter Sunday. Entry is FREE.

Perth/WA:

Pumpkin Festival: The annual pumpkin festival is on again. There will be kids art and craft activities, face painting, a jumping castle, mini golf, stalls, food, entertainment and more. Dwellingup Primary School, 10am – 4pm, Easter Saturday.

Peel region: Take a short trip out of Perth this Easter and stay in the Mandurah and The Peel region. From beaches, national parks and rivers it’s a great place to escape the city.

Street Art Festival: Head to Fremantle to see the world’s best street performers entertain you, 24 – 28 March.

Brisbane/QLD:

Chocolate Trail: Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a chocolate trail in Southbank visiting 6 cafes.

Easter Market: The Stone Corner Easter Street Market has many stalls, face painting, a jumping castle, petting zoo, art and craft and heaps more. Easter Sunday 10am – 6pm.

Food Festival: Take a trip to the Kenilworth Park and Cheese Factory for their cheese, wine and food festival. There will be a Cheese rolling contest, egg hunt, cooking demonstrations and tastings and entertainment. Entry is FREE, 7am – 4pm Easter Saturday.

Sails Festival: The Redcliffe Sails Festival is packed with rides, markets, entertainment and a yacht race. Entry is FREE, 9am – 4pm Good Friday.

Canberra/ACT:

Folk Festival: Exhibition Park is once again hosting the National Folk Festival. Spend the Easter weekend enjoying all things folk music, go for a day or camp and enjoy all 5 days! It’s on 24 – 28 March.

Playground: The Pod playground at the National Arboretum is a magical playground featuring huge acorn cubbies, rope tunnels, tube slides, music making and more. It’s the perfect place to take a picnic and relax while the kids play.

Lake visit: Spend Easter at Lake Burley Griffin. Take a ride on your bike, pack a picnic or go on a cruise for a fun day out with the kids.

Darwin/NT:

Family Fun: Head to the Darwin Waterfront for a family fun event with art and craft, face painting, a jumping castle, food, entertainment and the Easter Bunny Celebrate Easter Entry is FREE, 10am – 2pm Easter Saturday.

Tasmania:

Kids in the park: Head to Burnie for their annual kids in the park day out. Live entertainment, Easter egg hunt, giant slide, crafts and more. Entry is FREE. Easter Sunday 12pm – 4:30pm

Picnic: Help raise funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital and head to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart for a family picnic, egg hunt and fun activities. 10am – 2pm Good Friday.

Art: The annual International mural festival in Sheffield is an art competition like no other. Nine selected artists paint murals in Mural park, a display worth travelling for. Starts Easter Sunday.

What are your plans for Easter? Please add comment below.

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  • We are staying home.Planing to do some egg hunting game for kids.

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  • We usually catch up with family over Easter. Choosing someone different each year to host everyone

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  • A good time is sure to be had with these ideas.

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  • We’ve been so busy this first term, we actually planned on doing nothing. But, having said that, my hubby and son had wonderful and many plans that didn’t include me. No forethought or foresight, just last minute plans to surf, go the footy, etc. that didn’t take me into account. I had a rather quiet and sometimes lonely long weekend at home spent doing a huge amount of housework with a huge amount of eating chocolate. Ahh, the best laid plans ….

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  • Think it’s going to be Lollipops today (Easter Monday) as it’s raining here and we have some extra foster kids running around who could do with some fun.

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  • You know, it seems no time since school started back so we’re taking this time to relax and slow down before everything starts eg. AFL, weekend footy, intensive school work, etc. We’ll spend Good Friday with our extended family, but otherwise, a lot of nothing but spending time together for us.

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  • Fully booked this Easter with friends for lunch Good Friday, family for Saturday breakfast and then doctors appointment on Sunday. Will have a lazy day on Easter Monday to round off the weekend.

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  • sounds like it’s a picnic for those of us in canberra for the easter long weekend!

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  • Have no specific plans yet but sure want to do something special with the family and we also like to go to church :)

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  • Brilliant! We usually go away for the Easter weekend but this time we will be staying at home so looking for something to keep everyone busy. Thanks.

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  • Also working some of Easter but will do our best to catch uo with family and enjoy Easter!

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  • I hope everybody has a Happy Easter Break. If you are driving take it easy and take regular breaks. If you can get out of your car and take a quick walk to loosen your muscles and get some fresh air. If you stop in a town or roadhouse there is usually toilets to make use of, especially if you have children. Please don’t drink and drive (well, don’t over do it). You don’t want to spoil your break by getting a hefty fine, or worse still your car be impounded for 28 days.

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  • I’m working Easter Saturday and Sunday. But there is a local event on good Friday that raises money for the royal children hospital

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