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Easter Holidays


Easter Weekend

Planning a fun holiday in Sydney with the kids is easy. The Easter long weekend, beginning with Good Friday and finishing with Easter Monday, offers a fantastic opportunity to spend more time with your family and friends and to experience the city sights. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities that can be as action-packed or as chilled-out as you like. Accommodation options are many and varied, while eating out with the kids is affordable and fun.

Don't miss the iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show, showcasing the best of Australian agriculture and country life from 10 to 23 April. Taste Australia's best produce, great shopping, see more than 14,000 animals and enjoy hours of family fun with carnival rides, entertainment and more.

Must Do

Easter Dates - 2014

Good Friday18 April
Easter Sunday20 April
Easter Monday21 April

School Holidays Dates

HolidaysStart DateEnd Date
AutumnMonday, 14 April 2014Friday, 25 April 2014
WinterMonday, 30 June 2014Friday, 11 July 2014
SpringMonday, 22 September 2014Monday, 06 October 2014
SummerMonday, 22 December 2014Tuesday, 27 January 2015

2015 School Holidays Dates
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School Holidays Dates - 2015

HolidaysStart DateEnd Date
AutumnMonday, 6 AprilFriday, 17 April
WinterMonday, 29 JuneMonday, 13 July
SpringMonday, 21 SeptemberMonday, 05 October
SummerThursday, 17 DecemberTBC

Easter Break in Sydney

Kids really love animals and in Sydney you’ll find plenty of opportunities to introduce them to amazing creatures from around the globe. Head to Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, all located by the harbour or a short travelling time away from the city centre.Further afield are Featherdale Wildlife Park, Symbio Wildlife Park and the Australian Reptile Park.

If your kids prefer thrills and spills, take them on a high speed jet boat dash across the harbour (they must be at least 1.2m tall to ride), jump on a bike to cycle along Sydney Olympic Park’s fantastic bike trails or check out the flying trapeze, slides and water jets of the Darling Quarter Playground.

Fancy a day at the museum? Some of the best in Australia are here - head to the Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Museum.

Head to Sydney city on Easter Monday for the Sydney Easter Parade beginning at 11.30am. Different Christian groups, ministries, and churches from various denominations take to the streets with giant inflatables, marching bands and entertainers. This Easter celebration has been going on for more than 20 years and journeys through Market, George and Elizabeth streets before finishing at Hyde Park.

The much-loved Australian film that inspired the world to dance has now come to life on stage. This brand new musical production has made its global premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and is showing now until 1 June. Sashay, tango or bogo pogo your way to the Sydney Lyric for a great night out.
The Tyrannosaurs exhibition at the Australian Museum showcases the significance of the dinosaur family like never before. Get up close and personal with the T-Rex and family as newly found fossils from China and the US make their first appearance in Australia.
For the first time, Australians fans will see the Ferrari 458 Asia Pacific Challeng series and experience the thrill of the official Ferrari F1 Pit Stop and Track show. The largest gathering of Ferrari cars in Australia will also include a display of the latest Ferrari line-up and some of the best classic Ferraris.