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Easter in Melbourne 2022: Hop To It!

This year there are heaps of family-friendly Easter events happening in Melbourne and surrounds between Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2022.

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

Note that Easter is in the middle of the Victorian Autumn school holidays, so I've also published listings of school holidays events in Melbourne CBD and school holiday activities in Melbourne's suburbs.

Check here for Victorian school holidays and public holiday dates.

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Easter Events in Melbourne – CBD / DOCKLANDS

  • School holidays at Queen Victoria Market (Tue 12 Apr – Thu 21 Apr) – bring the kids to meet the Easter bunny, explore the Market with our all-new Kids Passport or take part in our FREE Easter themed kids school holiday activities. 
  • Easter Egg Hunt (Thu 14 Apr) – celebrate Easter early at the NGV with an Easter egg hunt in the NGV Garden
  • Good Friday Appeal Kids Day Out  (Fri 15 Apr) – Enjoy free entry and a range of activities for kids and families, including carnival rides, Classic Cars, the Woolworths Fresh Food Fair and more. Some activities will require a paid ticket available on the day, while others are supported by your generous donations. You can pre-purchase tickets for the Teddy Bear Hospital and FizzKidz ahead of the day.
  • Easter High Tea At Park Hyatt Melbourne (Fri 15 Apr – Mon 18 Apr) – little ones take part in an Easter Hunt while parents enjoy their delectable scones, Easter-themed desserts, bite-sized sandwiches and unlimited Victorian sparkling wine!
  • Easter High Tea Buffet (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – On top of Indulging in savoury delights, kids also get to take home their own cuddly bunny!
  • Cacao Pop-up at QT Melbourne (Wed 6 Apr 6th to Wed 20th Apr) – Check out the hand-painted chocolate eggs and chickens with autumn hues, sunny side up chocolate trifles, luxurious chocolate macarons and their smash eggs
  • Easter Afternoon Tea (Wed 30 Mar – Fri 15 Apr) – enjoy an afternoon of Champagne, beautiful sandwiches and desserts, specialty tea, and scones with jam and cream
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Easter Events in Melbourne – NORTH / NORTH-EAST

  • Easter Egg Hunt by Polaris 3083 x La Trobe University Sport (Tue 12 Apr) – Celebrate the start of Easter by joining in this free event filled with fun activities such as free Easter Egg Hunt, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, lawn games, and more!
  • Easter Egg Hunt Preston Market (Thu 14 Apr) –  Each participating tenancy will have their own unique QR code that will reveal your next clue. Children will be gifted one Easter egg each from each participating trader.
  • Zoo Victoria Member Easter Treasure Hunt (Wed 15 Apr – Fri 18 Apr) – Use clues and follow the treasure hunt map, to find numerous ‘phone nests' where you will be challenged with simple multiple-choice questions.
  • Easter Scavenger Hunt with the Easter Bunny (Sat 16 Apr) – look for CODE words in clue spots. At the end of the hunt all kids get a bag of chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny!
  • Sydney Road Brunswick Easter pop-up (Sat 9 Apr) – Easter themed kid’s crafts, face painting, Easter Egg hunt and more!

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

  • The Great Luna Park Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – Meet the Easter Bunny and join the egg hunts for over 30,000 Chocolatier eggs for kids of all ages. There are back-to-back easter egg hunts across the two days overseen by our resident mad-as-mad Mad Hatter and the energetic Easter bunny acrobats bouncing and balancing their way around the park. It’s high-energy entertainment for all!
  • Autumn Fest Easter Long Weekend (Sat 16 Apr – Mon 18 Apr) – craft activities, face painting, bungee tramp, rock wall, carousel, mini train and more!
  • Easter Bunny Meet and Greet (Thu 14 Apr –  Sun 17 Apr) – Catch the Easter Bunny will be hopping around Armada Dandenong Plaza giving out free Easter Eggs.
  • Ultimate Easter Fun at Gumbuya World (Sun 17 Apr) – unlimited water, wildlife and rides plus the Ultimate Easter Egg hunt with 50,000 chocolate eggs to be found!
  • Mornington Easter Race Day (Sun 17 Apr) – have a family day out, with kids entry free
  • Easter Egg Hunt Point Leo Estate (Sun 17 Apr) – The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs in Pt. Leo Estate’s Sculpture Park for the whole family to enjoy! As-well as a special visit from the Easter Bunny, there will be; face painting, craft stations, live entertainment with a kids disco and the Four Scoops Quartet as-well as a sausage sizzle supporting Balnarring CFA.
  • Easter Sunday activities at Chesterfield Farm (Sun 17 Apr) – This year, Chesterfield farm is celebrating a Easter Sunday with an Easter Egg Hunt, Scavenger Question Hunt, yummy prizes, and more!

Easter Events in Melbourne – EAST

  • Easter Fun Day Millers Homestead (Sat 9 Apr) – family activities and tours of Millers Homestead. A $10 family session pass (for up to 5 people) is redeemable at food and beverage vendors.
  • LEGO® Easter Make & Take Workshops – KIDS (Sat 9 Apr) – a FREE Workshop where kids aged 6-17 can build their very own LEGO® Easter Rabbit and Egg.
  • Easter Celebrations at Burwood Brickworks (Sat 9 Apr – Sat 16 Apr) – An EGGstra special Easter Celebration with treasure hunts, craft workshops, face painting, Easter Bunny visits and even chickens, ducks & bunnies!
  • Easter crafts at Waverley Gardens (Mon 11 Apr – Sat 16 Apr) – FREE craft activities and find the Easter bunny to receive a free chocolate egg!
  • Easter Bunny SkyHigh Mt Dandenong  (Tue 12 Apr – Thu 21 Apr) – Easter Bunny handing out eggs on Easter Sunday from 10am to 12pm. Every day there’s so much happening; meet animals up close, take part in treasure hunts, enjoy a pony ride, watch the stilt walkers or play mini golf.
  • Kids Easter Chick Workshop – Olinda (Tue 12 Apr) – This Easter workshop will allow your kids to make their very own Easter chick out of Only Mine chocolate!
  • Good Food, Good Vibes, Good Friday (Fri 15 Apr) – DJ, kids activities & giveaways running throughout the day, to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 
  • Easter Egg Hunts (Fri 15 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – 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!
  • Hawthorn Hotel (Fri 15 Apr – Mon 18 Apr) – Easter themed cocktails and desserts all long weekend, free kids ice cream with any kids meal across the long weekend and live bands on Good Friday & Easter Saturday nights.
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  • Easter Hunt Warratina Lavender Farm (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – Each child gets an Easter Bunny stamped on their hand on arrival and handed a map of our farm to go hunting! There are 4 egg tokens to search for, and once all are found, kids will receive a bunch of chocolate eggs, of all sizes to enjoy.
  • Blue Lotus Farm (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, interactive show performance and more!
  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt Chirnside Park (Sat 16 Apr) – egg hunt, inflatables, face painting, sausage sizzle.
  • Auburn Hotel (Sun 17 Apr) – petting zoo, face painting, kids entertainers. Plus, an appearance from the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunt from 12-2pm.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Emerald Lake (Sun 17 Apr) – Visit these locations on Easter Sunday and receive free Easter eggs: Lakeside Cafe, Model Railway, Lakeside Paddleboats and Emerald Museum. Be sure to stay awhile and have a picnic or barbecue!
  • Easter Monday at Jay Berries (Mon 18 Apr) – Join us for our Easter festivities such as an Easter egg hunt, food and drinks, berry picking, tractor rides and more!
  • Pacific Werribee Easter Hunt (Wed 30 Mar – Mon 18 Apr) – Find the virtual eggs in the centre to claim your free chocolate and go in the draw to win a $500 Gift Card!

Easter Events in Melbourne – WEST

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  • Bellarine Railway Easter Train (Fri 15 Apr – Mon 18 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!
  • Good Friday Community Fun Day (Fri 15 Apr) – Easter egg hunt, face-painting, barefoot bowling, a silent auction, a monster raffle and more!
  • Easter Egg Hunt (Sat 16 Apr) – Find the hidden Easter Egg in shop windows and when you have found them, write the name of the shops in which they appear to receive a treat at the end of the hunt! 
  • Easter Face Painting at Moonee Ponds Central (Sat 16 Apr) – Transform into egg-stra cute characters near the kids Playzone in the Kmart Mall
  • Easter Bunny Visits (Sat 16 Apr) – Join the Easter Bunny at Moonee Ponds Central and snap a photo with him during his visit!
  • Easter Carnival Melbourne (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 17 Apr) – An Easter celebration like no other! Enjoy amusement rides, egg hunting, games, live music, and more!
  • Cupcake Box Decorating (Tue 19 Apr – Fri 22 Apr) – Decorate a treat box and receive a delicious cupcake from The Cupcake Queens!

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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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