Easter in Melbourne 2024: Hop To It!

This year there are heaps of family-friendly Easter events happening in Melbourne and surrounds between Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024.

Some events are free, some require tickets and pre-booking – so hop to it!

Note that this post is regularly updated so make sure to check back for new events.

In 2024 Easter is at the start of the Victorian Autumn school holidays, so we’ve also published separate listings for school holidays events in Melbourne CBD and school holiday activities in Melbourne’s suburbs.

Check here for Victorian school holidays and public holiday dates.

When is Easter 2024?

Easter is on Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024.


Easter Events in Melbourne – CBD / DOCKLANDS

Bendigo Easter Festival

Easter Events in Melbourne – NORTH / NORTH-EAST

  • Easter at Preston Market (Sun 24 Mar – Wed 10 Apr) – Enjoy the Roving Easter Bunny, follow the map to find all the hidden Easter eggs in the Easter Egg Hunt, enjoy kids face painting and balloon twisting and animal farm.
  • Easter School Holiday Activities (Sun 24 Mar – Wed 10 Apr) – Join the Easter fun at Preston Market! March 24th: Egg hunt & bunny visit. April 3rd: Face painting & balloon twisting!
  • Eaglemont Egg Hunt (Fri 22 Mar) – Join in on the Easter fun with an egg hunt in Eaglemont Village.
Preston Market
Bendigo Easter Festival

Easter Events in Melbourne – SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE

  • Easter Cookie Decorating Class – Beginner (Sat 16 Mar) – Learn all about cookie decorating and decorate 6+ small Easter themed cookies (bunny, flower, chick, carrot, egg and hop).
  • Kids Easter Egg Decorating & Bunny Dance Party (Sat 23 Mar) – Join in on an egg-citing journey of decoration and fun at our Egg-stravagant Easter party at Little Party House.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza (Sun 24 Mar) – Hop on over to Landcox Park for “Easter Eggstravaganza” for an egg-citing afternoon packed with Easter-themed delights that will leave smiles on faces of all ages.
  • Busy Bodies Easter Edition (Mon 25 Mar) – Enjoy some Easter Cooking in this FREE activity sessions for pre-school aged children.
  • Easter Bunny & Royal High Tea (Sat 30 Mar) – Enjoy a Mini mani, Mini pedi, meet & Greet the Easter Bunny, Easter Eggs, games, & delicious High Tea.
  • Acland’s Easter Trail (Sat 30 Mar & Sun 31 Mar) – Complete the Easter Trail anytime over the Easter weekend and be in the draw to win BIG prizes!
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  • Easter Egg-traviganza at Boneo Discovery Park (Sun 31 Mar) – Hop into Easter fun at Boneo Discovery Park! Egg hunt, Easter bunny, races, face painting, crafts, and more included with park entry.
  • Easter Day Family Day Out (Sun 31 Mar) – Hop along to Rippon Lea and enjoy open-air markets, picnics around the grounds and join in the Great Rippon Lea Egg & Spoon Race.
  • MPNG Mornington Easter (Sun 31 Mar) – To celebrate one of Clip Clop Club’s biggest days of the year, Mornington Racecourse will transform into a spectacle of carnivalesque action and family-friendly entertainment where young racegoers can enter free and enjoy unlimited rides.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Boneo Discovery Park (Sun 31 Mar) – Hop into the Easter spirit at Boneo Discovery Park for an egg-stravaganza of fun! Our day starts with an egg-citing traditional Easter egg hunt.
Tokar Estate
  • The Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Meet the Easter Bunny and join the egg hunts for over 30,000 Chocolatier eggs for kids of all ages.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Bottega188 (Sat 30 Mar) – Join Bottega on an exciting Easter eggs hunt with your kids, snacks and drinks included.
  • Kids Easter Tea & Craft Party (Sun 3 Apr) – Create your own Easter bonnet hat, enjoy a delicious tea party, and dance with the Easter Bunny at Little Party House.
Easter Fun Day Ripponlea 5

Easter Events in Melbourne – EAST

  • Hop Into Easter (Mon 18 Mar – Wed 27 Mar) – Round-up the family and head in-centre in the lead-up to Easter for free activities and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Croydon Main Street (Sat 23 Mar) – Hunt for Cadbury eggs hidden in various stores along Croydon Main Street Shops, following the Easter ears on the map to track down those delicious treats. Free face painting, crafts, and hot cross buns for early birds.
  • Diamond Creek Eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic (Sat 30 Mar) – Families are invited to celebrate Easter at the Diamond Creek playspace with an Easter egg hunt for children.
  • Hop Into Easter at Forest Hill Chase (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Round-up the family and head in-centre over the Easter weekend to experience our Carrot Patch and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
  • Hop Into Easter at Casey Central (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Round-up the family and head to Casey Central over the Easter weekend to experience our Carrot Patch and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
  • Hop Into Easter (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Round-up the family and head to The Pines over the Easter weekend to experience our Carrot Patch and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter Egg Hunts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Little hunters ages 12 and under will search for hidden clues throughout the grounds that will allow them to redeem a special Easter Gift Box from the Easter Bunny!
  • The Big Goose Easter Eggstravaganza (Fri 29 Mar – Mon 1 Apr) –collect as many plastic Easter eggs as you can until The Easter Bunny rings his bell, find the golden easter egg, enjoy active fun on the Adventure Playground, Pirate Ship Playground and more!
  • Easter at Mt Buller (Fri 29 Mar – Mon 1 Apr) – Enjoy mountain biking, bushwalks, trail running, the Mountain High Fun Run, markets, the fabulous Buller Air Zone’s indoor rock climbing and trampolining, and the famous Easter Egg Hunt with over 10,00 eggs
Bellarine Railway Easter Weekend
  • Easter Lunch & Egg Hunt Balgownie Estate (Sun 31 Mar) – Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet while taking in the breathtaking scenery. The kids will have a blast participating in our annual Easter Egg hunt. 
  • Easter Sunday at Tokar Estate (Sun 31 Mar) – Easter Sunday enjoy an Easter-egg-hunt and cuddle in the petting zoo while you relax with wine or boozy hot chocolate at the Cellar Door!
Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt OBF child with T Rex
Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt OBF child with T Rex
  • Tesselaar Kabloom Easter Rabbit Hunt (Sat 30 Mar – Mon 1 Apr) – This year our Easter Hunt is all new and instead of hunting eggs, you will be hunting rabbits! This is a scavenger hunt for all ages and prize includes a fluffy, cuddly bunny and eight Cadbury eggs.
  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt Chirnside Park (Sat 30 Mar) – egg hunt, inflatables, face painting, sausage sizzle.
  • Auburn Hotel Easter Long Weekend (Fri 29 Mar – Mon 1 Apr) – petting zoo, face painting, kids entertainers. Plus, an appearance from the Easter Bunny on Sunday.
  • Hop Into Easter (Tue 2 Apr – Fri 12 Apr) – We’ve got a great schedule of FREE activities running at Croydon Central these school holidays, including Build-A-Bear and Donut Decorating sessions.
  • Kids Egg-venture and Family Picnic (Fri 12 Apr) – Join us for a morning of family fun at Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct with crafts for the little ones and a scavenger hunt.
Easter Fest Melbourne x
Easter Fest Melbourne x

Easter Events in Melbourne – WEST

  • Newport Lakes Pop-up (Mon 18 Mar) – Toddler and Pre-School Kids Art with egg-shaped cardboard plus more hands-on, fun, and relaxed art event for toddlers and pre-school kids aged 1-5.
  • Lara Easter Market (Sat 23 Mar) – A country market featuring arts & crafts, food vendors, a petting farm, and an Easter Bonnet & Mad Hatters Hat Competition with fun prizes.
  • Easter Pop-up in Williamstown (Mon 25 Mar) – A hands-on, in-person, fun, and relaxed event for toddlers and pre-school kids to enjoy various Easter-themed arts and crafts activities.
  • B is for Bunny (Wed 27 Mar – Thu 28 Mar) – Enjoy afternoon tea with the Easter Bunny and live shows with Trixie the Easter Pixie in the RT Pollard Gardens Sunshine. Catch bubbles, play table tennis with roving performers, enjoy a free sausage, get your bunny face on and relax under the shade with your family and friends.
  • Easter in Werribee City Centre (Fri 22 Mar – Wed 3 Apr) – Enjoy free Easter fun, including meeting the Easter bunny, face painting, and free kids activities at Station Place. 
  • Kids Easter Day Overnewton Castle (Sat 23 Mar) – Enjoy a spectacular three tiered high tea brunch in the Grand Ballroom or Sherry Room, serving traditional finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes, fresh scones and free flowing tea and coffee. The Easter Bunny may just visit us, in between a busy program of games and activities, followed by an Easter Bonnet Parade – so don’t forget to bring your most creative bonnet!
  • Easter Fun 2024 (Sat 23 Mar) – The Easter Bunny and helper will be appearing in various locations in Melton, offering photo opportunities and free giveaways.
Easter Fest Melbourne
  • Pre-Easter Sunday Kids Funday (Sun 24 Mar) – Enjoy Easter egg hunts, pony rides Petting Zoo, inflatable rides, ‘Hop’ movie screening, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter in Wonderland (Sun 24 Mar) – Experience Easter in Wonderland with Easter craft, face painting, entertainment, outdoor activities, Easter egg hunt, and more!
  • Pre-Easter Sunday Kids Funday by Eynesbury (Sun 24 Mar) – Join in on an egg-citing pre-Easter Funday at Eynesbury, featuring an enormous egg hunt, kids entertainment, rides, and a visit from The Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnie.
  • Mini Makers – Easter Cooking Workshop (Wed 27 Mar) – Make your own Easter nest with fruit and meringue in this cooking workshop
  • Easter School Holidays at Grazeland (Fri 29 Mar – Sun 18 Apr) – HOP INTO GRAZELAND’S EGGSTRA-SPECIAL SCHOOL HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES THIS EASTER Indulge in chocolate delights before grooving the night away to vibrant rhythms at Grazeland’s Latin Fiesta.
  • Good Friday Trips – Queenscliff (Fri 29 Mar) – Take a scenic trip along Swan Bay for a fun way to donate to The Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal!
  • Easter Weekend Specialss – Queenscliff (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Take a scenic trip from Queenscliff, along picturesque Swan Bay to Lakers Siding to see the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Bellarine Estate (Sat 30 Mar) – Join us for a fun-filled day of searching for colourful Easter eggs hidden throughout the venue.
Mr And Mrs Jones Easter
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Mount Buninyong Winery (Fri 22 Mar) – Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt with lots of activities, fairy floss, face painting, garden games, and more.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at the Chocolaterie (Sat 30 Mar – Sun 31 Mar) – Bring four different clues to the Easter Bunnies and each participating child will receive their special Easter Gift Box
  • Bellarine Railway Easter Train (Fri 29 Mar – Mon 1 Apr) – different activities / timetable each day – ‘Bunny Spotto’ activity, Easter Bonnet comp judged by the Easter Bunny, Egg and Spoon Trail for children and Photo op’s with the Easter Bunny!
Easter Fest Melbourne

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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