So you’ve suddenly come to this point in the year – seriously, how is it April already? – and you’ve found yourself with four days off for the Easter long weekend and no plans. How often does that happen?[related_articles]57618,57226,46435[/related_articles]
It’s the time to get up and out and do something – more than just eating chocolate (even if that’s in gelato or cocktail form). We know it’s getting cold, but that’s no excuse to rug up indoors just yet. At least not for the whole weekend. Take some time to get out and about, with some of these best picks around the city this Easter long weekend.
What to do in Sydney this Easter long weekend
Rainbow Dessert Lane, Grounds of Alexandria
The Ground have really thrown it all in recently with themed pop-ups, and what better excuse to do so than a holiday dedicated to dessert? This special Easter-themed pop-up will have a colourful Rainbow Dessert Lane added to The Grounds of Alexandria, with desserts including doughnuts, churros, lemon beignets and gelato sandwiches on offer.
Check in on Easter Saturday (April 21) at 3pm for the annual “Community Giant Easter Egg Cracking”, where an enormous (we’re serious, you need to see it to believe it) egg cracked and shared around.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, ADDRESS
Go for a boozy brunch
Who doesn’t love a boozy brunch? And with four days of weekends you have a whole lot more time to indulge than the regular weekend. Check out our list of the best boozy brunches around Sydney, pick your fave and go!
Make sure you book ahead, we’re sure we’re not the only ones to have had this idea ahead of the Easter long weekend. Hot locations include Dead Ringer, Darlo Country Club and Saint Peter. Make sure you check opening times ahead of turning up!
Sydney Comedy Festival
View this post on Instagram
The annual comedy fest kicks off on Easter Monday. Check out the site, book some tickets, and get your giggle on.
Head to the Sydney Comedy Festival website for more information.
The infamous (or maybe Insta-famous) pop-up dessert museum Sugar Republic runs the full weekend, however its last day is Sunday April 28.
Make sure you get there for the human-sized gumball machine, a bubble-gum pink ball pit for adults, the doughnut igloo, fairy floss room and extra large birthday cake. Sugary snacks are included in the cost of your ticket, by the way. Book tickets at the Sugar Republic website in advance.
Where: Level 6, Myer Sydney CBD, 436 George St, Sydney
The Sydney Royal Easter Show
What’s more tacky and more fun than the Sydney Royal Easter Show? Relive your childhood mems by heading to the mecca of rides, showbags and food on sticks for a classic Easter experience. Book tickets in advance because it will be busy, my friend.
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
Take a day trip
Maybe busy public events aren’t for you. Don’t blame you! If you’re looking for some R&R instead, take a day trip out of the city.[related_articles]67853[/related_articles]
Great news: You don’t even need to take your car. Pack a day pack and jump on public transport to experience one of these Sydney day trips you can do with less than $20 on your Opal card.
If you are willing to drive, there even more day trips you can do around Sydney.
Your Easter long weekend is nearly here – what are you waiting for? Get planning and make the most of it.
Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.