Easter is coming soon – Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018!
Check out the many Easter events happening in Melbourne and surrounds. Note that some events are free, some require tickets and pre-booking – so hop to it!
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CBD / DOCKLANDS
- Easter activities at Eureka Skydeck (Fri 30 Mar – Sun 15 Apr) – Kids Zone filled with drawing activities, including Bunny-ear making and Count the Bunnies competition to win an iPod.
- Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Fri 30 Mar) – Fun-filled family festival with sports clinics, the popular Teddy Bear Hospital, Woolworths Fair, kids cooking classes, rides, music, dancing and more.
- Easter High Tea at The Westin (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 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.
- Kick for the Kids (Fri 30 Mar) – An thrilling AFL match between North Melbourne Football Club and St Kilda Football Club taking place in Etihad stadium in a round two game, raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
- Grand Easter at Grand Hyatt (Sat 31 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – decadent Easter Living Grand Sunday Lunch or a tantalising Easter High Tea with Easter activities and an Easter egg live decorating station.
- Mad Hatters High Tea Stamford Hotel (Sat 31 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – Alice in Wonderland themed high tea.
- Sky High Easter High Tea (Sun 1 Apr) – SISKO Chocolate and Sofitel are collaborating to present a buffet style High Tea with Lace Egg Hot Chocolates, Orange and White Chocolate Carrots, Chocolate Nest Egg Tarts, Hot Cross Scones, Champagne and more, all with breathtaking views from 35 floors above ‘the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street.
- ACMI Family Sunday (Sun 1 Apr) – Enter an enchanting world of imagination and meet the Easter bunny with the magic of green screen, and build your own digital wonderland with everyone’s favourite block-based game Minecraft.
NORTH / NORTH-EAST
- Easter at the Cat Lounge (Thu 29 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – Take your family along for a relaxing and fun visit to the Neko Cat Lounge complete with a Cat themed retail store and Easter treaties bake sale. Tickets for Good Friday just $5! Bookings essential.
- Zaatar Bakery Good Friday Appeal Coburg (Fri 30 Mar) – live music, raffles, face painting, a jumping castle and carnival games to raise money for Good Friday Appeal.
- The Larwill Open Studio (Fri 30 Mar) – Heaps of fun activities including a petting zoo, arts & crafts table, face painting, Easter Egg guessing competition, safari ride on animals and more!
- Lollipops Playland Bundoora (Fri 30 Mar) – Family fun including face painting, balloon twisting and more. All proceeds from entry and the cafe will be donated to the Appeal.
- Chocolate Festival Food Truck Park (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Chocolate lovers rejoice! This will be ultimate sweetener to finish off your week!
- Members Easter Egg Hunt (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Member kids will need to hatch a plan and unscramble the clues for a chance to win an egg-cellent prize. Each day there’s a hamper choc-full of delicious fun to be won!
SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE
- Frankston Family Picnic (Sat 25 Mar) – Kids will be able to search for eggs under the trees, play traditional picnic games, listen to live music and enjoy the carnival rides and a long list of children’s activities.
- Braeside Park Easter Egg Hunt (Wed 28 Mar) – free Easter egg hunt.
- Easter Bunny at South Melbourne Market (Wed 28 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the market, face painting, live music, Easter egg hunt.
- Hodges Mentone Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza (Wed 28 Mar) – fun afternoon for the whole family including a visit from the one and only Easter Bunny!
- Crazy Climb Family Fun Day (Fri 30 Mar) – fun filled day for the whole family. Come along and help raise funds for The Good Friday Appeal!
- Lollipops Playland Noble Park (Fri 30 Mar) – raffles, auctions, face painting, entertainers, character appearances, including a visit from the Easter Bunny.
- Lollipops Playland Carrum Downs (Fri 30 Mar) – donating all entry sales and cafe sales to the Good Friday Appeal.
- Lollipops Playland Bentleigh East (Fri 30 Mar) – all of the usual indoor play centre fun plus face painting, arts and crafts and character visits.
- Lollipops Playland Fountain Gate (Fri 30 Mar) – Fun for the whole family plus silent auctions and raffles throughout the day.
- Lollipops Playland Pakenham (Fri 30 Mar) – All the usual fun of an indoor play centre plus giveaways, face painting, art and craft station and more!
- Lollipops Playland Forest Hill (Fri 30 Mar) – Games, giveaways, raffles and more! Proceeds donated to Good Friday Appeal.
- Rockn’ Suzies Good Friday Appeal (Fri 30 Mar) – The 10th dance & hotrod show run by Rockn’ Suzies, with all sorts of swing, rock, country and rockabilly live music. Bring the family along and enjoy bouncy castles, face painting, kids activities, raffles and food stalls.
- Good Friday Easter Egg Bonanza Green Olive at Red Hill (Fri 30 Mar) – free Easter egg hunts.
- Easter at The Big Goose (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Easter bunny, face painting, activities.
- Melbourne Easter Show Cranbourne (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – rides, animal nursery and petting zoo, Easter egg hunt, showbag pavilion.
- Easter Cup Races Caulfield (Sat 31 Mar) – Easter egg hunt, face painting, kids activities.
- Easter on Fitzroy Street (Sun 1 Apr) – street entertainment, market stalls, live music, face painting, clowns and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny.
- Easter Fun Day at Rippon Lea (Sun 1 Apr) – Easter egg hunts, fun activities, outdoor games, picnics and house tours.
- Mornington Railway Easter Bunny Train (Sun 1 Apr) – Join the Easter bunny on board as you ride the rails through to Mornington Station.
- Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 31 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – Easter Egg Hunt, petting zoo, rides, face-painting.
- Box Hill Miniature Railway (Fri 30 Mar) – a fundraising event for Good Friday Appeal.
- Easter Egg Hunt Yarra Valley Grand Hotel (Fri 30 Mar, Sun 1 Apr) – free Easter egg hunt.
- Easter Family Festival Mt Baw Baw (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – jumping castles, tractor and trailer rides, go carts, laser tag, chocolate making, easter egg hunts.
- Easter Extravaganza Yarra Valley Railway (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Easter Bunny, playground, activities.
- Easter at Blue Lotus Water Garden (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, storytime, goldfish feeding, facepainting.
- Truffles Easter Trail Hedgend Maze (Fri 30 Mar – Tue 3 Apr) – Receive a special Easter Park map on arrival and explore the park, collecting stamps at each of the Easter activity stations.
- Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland at Bundoora Square (Thu 29 Mar) – The Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland will be handing out out Free Easter Eggs at Bundoora Square between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
- KaBloom Flower Festival (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – Easter egg hunt amongst the flowers. Full review
- Easter Family Fun with Free Egg Hunt at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (Fri 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – free chocolate tastings and Easter egg hunts.
- Easter Hunt Eastland (Sat 31 Mar) – Visit our magical Easter House and see what you can find.
- Easter Hunt Warratina Lavender Farm (Sat 31 Mar – Sun 1 Apr) – All participants will receive different size eggs for coloured tokens collected.
- Easter at Oakridge Wines (Sat 31 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – free family day of activities on Easter Sunday with the annual Easter egg hunt, as well as bake sale. Other activities throughout the day include face painting, family friendly music, a life-size Easter bunny, an afternoon Easter egg hunt and many more games and entertainment for the little ones.
- Easter Egg Hunt Jay’s Berries (Sun 1 Apr) – Free Easter Egg hunt for the kids + free door prizes.
- Easter Egg Hunt Emerald Lake (Sun 1 Apr) – The park’s free Easter treasure hunt is held each year on Easter Sunday between 11am and 3pm. An activity sheet to participate in the hunt is available on the day from the cafe, model railway, Lakeside station or the environment centre.
- Easter Egg Hunt at SkyHigh Mt Dandenong (Sun 1 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.
- Kruze 4 Kids Sunbury (Fri 30 Mar) – An exciting array of activities for the whole family including live music, market stalls, amusements, face painting, an animal farm and more.
- Easter Spectacular Creswick Wool Mills (Fri 30 Mar) – fun games for all ages, an Easter egg hunt, as well as a variety of kids activities.
- Lollipops Playland Sunshine (Fri 30 Mar) – heaps of activities for the kids and a welcoming cafe for all! Proceeds from the day will be donated.
- Bellarine Railway Easter Train (Fri 30 Mar) – musical entertainment, Easter egg cup activity, face painting, bring your own Easter Bonnet or Hat and of course there will an Easter egg hunt.
- Spottiswoode Family Fun Day (Fri 30 Mar) – jumping castles and face painting, kids movies and games, live music and more. Proceeds from raffles, auctions and donations will go to the Good Friday Appeal.
- Bacchus Marsh EasterFest (Fri 30 Mar) – Easter egg hunts, games and entertainment, rides, mascots, food and market stalls. Raising money for Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital.
- Easter Fairy Park Anakie (Sat 31 Mar – Mon 2 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 30 Mar – Mon 2 Apr) – free chocolate tastings and Easter egg hunts.
- Giant Easter Egg Hunt at the Adventure Park Geelong (Sun 1 Apr) – Join Adventure Park Geelong for their Giant Easter Egg Hunt.