All around the country, we’re gearing up to enjoy four marvellous days off work. It’s time to catch up with our families, eat our weight in chocolate, and generally enjoy a relaxing few days before we get back into the grind.
For some of us, the best way to spend the long weekend is by doing practically nothing – but four days indoors is enough to give anyone cabin fever. We recommend heading out at least once throughout the weekend, no matter where you are. Here are some of our favourite Easter events kicking-off around Australia. Get amongst it, you guys!
Melbourne: Hunt for Easter eggs at Luna Park
Not only is Luna Park Melbourne open over the whole weekend, it’s hosting a seriously massive Easter egg hunt, with hundreds of Chocolatier eggs hidden around the amusement park. It’s free entry for those with Unlimited Ride or Family Pass tickets, and just $3 for everyone else. The hunt is split according two age group and times, check out the official website for all the deets.
Sydney: Learn about the history of chocolate
And yes, there are free chocolate Easter eggs! The title of this exhibition is called Sweet Addiction, so you can pretty much guess what it’s about. Held at The Calyx within the Royal Botanic Gardens, it’s all about the botanic history of chocolate. From its ancient beginnings in the South American rainforest to a Lindt chocolate mill and interactive installations, this is an incredible sensory experience – especially considering they’re also giving away free Easter eggs this weekend. More details can be found here.
Brisbane: Celebrate Easter, old school style (like, really old school)
Ever wanted to know how people celebrated Easter way back when? We’ve got just the thing. The Museum of Brisbane is hosting a special free exhibition this week, Easter In The Olden Days. There’s a great selection of activities for the whole family, from painting Easter eggs to decorating Easter bonnets, treasure hunts and quizzes with Easter eggs as prizes. It’s free to enter – more details can be found here.
Perth: Ice skating for Easter, why not?
For those extra keen to get those winter vibes going, Perth’s Xtreme Ice Arena is hosting an awesome Easter party this Good Friday. Not only is there ice skating, but the arena makes its own snow, so you can build your own snowman Easter bunny! On top of the ice action, there are games, prizes, raffles, food, drinks and more eggcelent skating adventures. Tickets and more info can be found here.
Adelaide: Celebrate all things LEGO at Brick-A-Laide
Adelaide is hosting its annual Brick-A-Laide this long weekend. Across Good Friday and Easter Saturday (April 14 and 15), head to the Adelaide Convention Centre to check out dozens of incredible LEGO creations, build your own, learn all about LEGO stop-motion animation and grab a souvenir pic in the photo booth. It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family. Click here for more information.
Canberra: Make your very own glass Easter egg
If you’re not planning to gorge on chocolate all weekend, this might be the event for you. Canberra Glassworks is hosting special one-on-one sessions to make your very own glass Easter eggs. It’s all happening on April 15 and 16, and only takes around 20 minutes to create. The one-on-one format means you’ll get an intimate learning experience while creating your egg, a beautiful, delicate Easter keepsake to enjoy year round, minus the calories! More details can be found here.
Jetting off across Australia this long weekend? Check flights with Qantas.