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Easter Holidays

Highlights

Don't miss the iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show, showcasing the best of Australian agriculture and country life from 26 March to 8 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 dates table- 2015

Good FridayEaster SundayEaster Monday
3 April 5 April 6 April

School Holidays Dates - 2015

HolidaysStart DateEnd Date
Autumn Monday, 6 April Friday, 17 April
Winter Monday, 29 June Monday, 13 July
Spring Monday, 21 September Monday, 05 October
Summer Thursday, 17 December TBC

Easter Break in Sydney

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.

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 in Sydney's west and the Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast. Just one hour south of Sydney, Symbio Wildlife Park hosts a Junior Keeper Camp over the school holidays for children aged 7 - 12, where kids can become a zookeeper for the day. 

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. Visit Madame Tussauds wax museum to check out the new interactive Marvel Super Hero Zone featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine and Iron Man.

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.

And who doesn’t love an Easter egg hunt? One of Sydney’s biggest and best is The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt on 4 and 5 April.

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