Hot cross buns and Easter eggs are already selling in the shops which means Easter is coming soon – Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April 2017.
There are so many Easter events you’ll be sure to find one near you. Note that some events are free, some require tickets and pre-booking.
CBD / DOCKLANDS
- Easter activities at Eureka Skydeck (Sat 1 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – FREE Crayola Kids Zone filled with fun craft and drawing activities, including bunny-ear making and the opportunity to scribble on windows.
- Easter at Harbour Town (Mon 10 Apr – Sat 15 Apr) – Roaming Easter bunny all week plus join in the Easter Egg Hunt, and hop around collecting chocolate eggs. There are 20,000 chocolate Easter eggs to find in stores at Harbour Town Melbourne and under the Melbourne Star.
- Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Fri 14 Apr) – giant roller-skating rink, laser skirmish, sports clinics, the popular Teddy Bear Hospital, kids cooking classes, rides, music and dancing and more.
- CPR Challenge at Crown (Fri 14 Apr) – family fun activities, the setting of a world record (most people trained in paediatric CPR in 6hrs, celebrity meet’n’greets with all proceeds for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
- Good Friday Appeal PJ O’Brien (Fri 14 Apr) – Bring the kids along for face painting and raffles, prizes & give aways throughout the day.
- Easter High Tea at The Westin (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches, classic scones and decadent, handcrafted treats including Easter egg vanilla cookies and chocolate carrot patch cups whilst you sip on the finest tea and coffee blends or glass of bubbles.
- Easter at Queen Victoria Markets (Thu 13 Apr) – Starting with a biscuit it will be all about the icing, lollies and sprinkles.
NORTH / NORTH-EAST
- Zaatar Bakery Good Friday Appeal Coburg (Fri 14 Apr) – Knafeh Bakery, live music, raffles, face painting, a jumping castle and carnival games to raise money for Good Friday Appeal.
- Funfields Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 15 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, Easter bunny, character meet and greets.
SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE
- Easter Bunny at South Melbourne Market (Wed 12 Apr – Sat 15 Apr) – The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the market, face painting, live music, Easter egg hunt.
- Hodges Mentone Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza (Thu 13 Apr) – fun afternoon for the whole family including a visit from the one and only Easter Bunny!
- Climb for a Good Cause (Fri 14 Apr) – TunzaFun are donating $5 from every climb and $10 from every pack to the Good Friday Appeal.
- Frankston’s Good Friday Family Day (Fri 14 Apr) – rides, markets stalls and live entertainment.
- Lollipop’s Playland Good Friday Appeal Family Fun Day (Fri 14 Apr) – Visit a Lollipop’s Playland and your admission fee and any purchases from the cafe will be donated to the Good Friday Appeal!
- Good Friday Easter Egg Bonanza Green Olive at Red Hill (Fri 14 Apr) – free Easter egg hunts.
- Melbourne Easter Show Cranbourne (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – rides, animal nursery and petting zoo, Easter egg hunt, showbag pavilion.
- The Big Goose Egg Scramble (Fri 14 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon race and more.
- Easter Cup Races Caulfield (Sat 15 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, face painting, kids activities.
- Xtreme Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 15 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – TunzaFun are hosting the most egg-treme Easter egg hunt in town! They’re hiding Easter eggs throughout our climbing arena and there will be some awesome prizes to be won.
- Caulfield Easter Cup Day (Sat 15 Apr) – Easter Egg Hunt, Kids activities at Caulfield Racecourse.
- Dinosaurus Weekend Dinosaur World (Sat 15 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – face painting, trailer ride, dig and discover.
- Easter Fun Day at Rippon Lea (Sun 16 Apr) – Easter egg hunts, fun activities, outdoor games, picnics and house tours.
- Mornington Railway Easter Bunny Train (Sun 16 Apr) – Join the Easter bunny on board as you ride the rails through to Mornington Station.
- Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt (Sun 17 Apr) – Easter Egg Hunt, petting zoo, rides, face-painting.
- Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland at Bundoora Square (Thu 13 Apr) – The Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland will be handing out out Free Easter Eggs at Bundoora Square between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
- Easter at Eastland (Thu 13 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – free cookie workshops, decorate an Easter egg, Easter egg hunt.
- Chirnside Park Country Club (Fri 14 Apr) – Family Fun Day with Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt, jumping castle, face painting, live entertainment, and more.
- Easter Family Fun with Free Egg Hunt at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – free chocolate tastings and Easter egg hunts.
- Easter Hunt Blue Lotus Water Garden (Sat 15 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – egg hunt for the kids in their new fairy garden.
- Easter Hunt Warratina Lavendar Farm (Sat 15 Apr – Sun 16 Apr) – All participants will receive different size eggs for coloured tokens collected.
- Easter Egg Hunt at SkyHigh Mt Dandenong (Sun 16 Apr) – As part of the annual Children’s Festival, Easter Sunday is all about an easter egg hunt with the easter bunny and farmyard zoo.
- Easter Stockland Point Cook (Mon 3 Apr – Sat 15 Apr) – FREE Easter activities.
- Easter Waurn Ponds (Mon 10 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – all things Smurfs and Easter Bunny.
- Easter fun Sunshine Plaza (Thu 13 Apr – Sat 15 Apr) – meet the Easter bunny, petting zoo.
- Easter Fairy Park Anakie (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday will feature assorted entertainment throughout the day including Easter Bunny visits.
- Easter Family Fun with Free Egg Hunt at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – free chocolate tastings and Easter egg hunts.
- Bacchus Marsh EasterFest (Fri 14 Apr) – Easter egg hunts, games and entertainment, rides, mascots, food and market stalls. Raising money for Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital.
- Bellarine Railway Easter Train (Fri 14 Apr – Mon 17 Apr) – musical entertainment, Easter egg cup activity, face painting, bring your own Easter Bonnet or Hat and of course there will an Easter egg hunt.
- Easter Chocolate & Truffle Making Woodgrove (Sat 15 Apr) – Learn about the history & benefits of cacao and how it can be used to make delicious handmade chocolates.
- Giant Easter Egg Hunt at the Adventure Park Geelong (Sun 16 Apr) – Join Adventure Park Geelong for their Giant Easter Egg Hunt.