These school holidays, join in the festival fun and give yourself at least one weekend free from the words, ‘I’m bored.’ From music festivals and carnivals rides, to Easter egg hunts and picnics, there’s an abundance of Easter festivities for the whole family to explore these school holidays. So turn the TV off, tear your kids away from their Xboxes and head to one of the fantastic outdoor Easter events happening around the country.
Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney
(Thursday 21 March to Wednesday 3 April)
For plenty of Easter carnival fun, you can’t go past the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Attracting close to 900,000 people each year, this hugely popular event is sure to have your kids entertained for hours. Kids will love the animal nursery, arts and crafts, thrilling rides and the showbags. There’s also plenty of food, shopping and live entertainment to enjoy and be sure to stick around for the nightly fireworks spectacular.
Easter Saturday at the Waterfront, Darwin
(Saturday 30 March, 10am to 2pm)
Take the kids to enjoy the Easter festivities at ‘Easter Saturday at the Waterfront,’ in Darwin. Kids can bounce on the jumping castle, have their face painted, enjoy arts and crafts activities and munch on chocolate Easter eggs. You’ll be able to take a photo with the Easter Bunny and be sure to bring your togs for swimming in the recreation lagoon or down the slippery waterslides. Food and drinks will be available for purchase or bring your own lunch and have a picnic on the lawn.
(Friday 29 March to Sunday 31 March)
Join tens of thousands of people and celebrate Easter this year at Easterfest, a three day music festival in Toowoomba. There’s a huge line up of local and international talent, including Jazz musician James Morrison, Lecrae, Australia’s Got Talent Finalist Mark Lowndes and many bands such as Evermore and Sanctus Real. Families of all ages can enjoy this event with rides, a side show alley and a daring BMX show. Little ones will love Kids World where you’ll find a massive sandpit, craft activities and live entertainment for the kids.
The Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival, Melbourne
(Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March)
For all the Alvin and the Chipmunks and Madagascar fans, we have the perfect Easter treat for you. Just ninety minutes from Melbourne is the Churchill Island Easter Fun Festival, where you can join Alvin, Simon and Theodore on an Easter adventure. With live character shows across the weekend, kids can have a chance to meet the characters as well as other lovable favourites such as Pockets the Clown. With kid’s games, live music, stalls, delicious food and more, this will be a fun weekend for all. Kids will receive free Easter eggs and showbags on Sunday.
IGA Easter Treasure Hunt, Perth
(Sunday 24 March, 9am to 1.30pm)
If you’re in Perth, kids can hop onboard a vintage train ride at the IGA Easter Treasure Hunt. With plenty of Easter games and crafts, an exciting stage show, face painting and a bouncy castle, the kids are sure to enjoy the special Easter festivities. Get up close with animals from the Caversham Wildlife Park and enter the lucky draw for the chance to win some amazing family prizes.