Easter Holidays

Highlights

Fun at the Royal Easter Show

The iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show celebrates the best of Australian agriculture and rural life for 14 days. Taste Australia's best produce, delight in great shopping, see thousands of farm animals, and enjoy family fun with carnival rides, performances and more.

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Sydney Royal Easter Show

Easter holiday ideas in Sydney

Easter holidays are a special time, offering families and friends the opportunity to spend more time together. Easter is a great time to bring your family to Sydney with top attractions for kids open, including Taronga Zoo and museums. Beautiful beaches and tranquil parks are perfect for family picnics.

Whether you’re visiting for the long weekend or an extended holiday, Sydney has many things to do and see for the whole family. The annual 14-day Sydney Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park features Australia’s best agricultural produce and many activities and carnival rides for kids.

Royal Easter Show

Accommodation options are available to suit various family budgets. And eating out with kids in Sydney is easy, with many cafes, pubs and restaurants offering children's menus. You'll also find excellent cafes at Sydney's museums and galleries.

Kids will love exploring Sydney's zoos and aquariums. You can go on tours and encounter friendly animals up close, such as koalas at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour. Take a ferry across sparkling Sydney Harbour to Taronga Zoo.

Check out the events calendar for special events and reserve your tickets in advance. One of Sydney's biggest and best for kids is the Great Centennial Park Easter Egg Hunt. The Centennial Parklands, in Sydney’s east, are popular for horseriding, cycling and picnicking, as well.

Easter Dates 2016

Good FridayEaster SundayEaster Monday
25 March27 March28 March

School Holidays Dates - 2016

HolidayStart dateEnd date
AutumnMonday, 11 AprilTues, 26 April
WinterMonday, 4 JulyMonday, 18 July
SpringMonday, 26 SeptemberFriday, 07 October
SummerMonday, 19 DecemberMonday, 23 January 2017
  1. Sydney Easter Parade

    Monday 17 April 2017, City Centre

    Join thousands of other Sydneysiders celebrate the true meaning of Easter and have a great day filled with lots of fun for the whole family.Sydney Easter Parade is expected to attract over 3,000 paraders...

    17 Apr
  2. Sydney Autumn Carnival

    Saturday 11 March to Saturday 15 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Sydney Autumn Carnival offers Sydney’s racegoers and social set a world-class festival of thoroughbred racing, stunning fashion, entertainment and premium hospitality. Over six weeks, some of the world’s best...

    11 Mar -15Apr
  3. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Thursday 6 April to Wednesday 19 April 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    First held in 1823, the Show is now Australia's largest annual event, attracting over 800,000 people every year. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education,...

    06 Apr -19Apr
  4. The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

    Saturday 15 April to Sunday 16 April 2017, Moore Park

    Sydney's largest and most popular Easter egg hunt returns to Centennial Park this Easter long weekend bigger and better than ever! Join this fun and engaging Easter quest, follow the trail map, complete the...

    15 Apr -16Apr

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