Take a break in Sydney this Easter

25 February 2016

With four days of weekend, the Easter break is the perfect opportunity to head to Sydney. Head to the harbour city and check out the events on offer between 25 – 28 March 2016, or hit the road and head for the city’s outskirts and explore the surrounding areas. Here are some of the best ways to spend the Easter break in Sydney this year.

Family-friendly good times

Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt

Head to the inner east for the Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt, an annual event held every Easter Monday. With more than 1,000 children taking part in 2015, it’s the most popular easter egg hunt in Sydney. While you’re there, pop into the Sydney Family Show at Moore Park. Running from 19 – 28 March 2016, with live entertainment, rides, an animal nursery and even racing pigs!

Country vibes in the city

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

Check out the Sydney Royal Easter Show, bringing the country to the city each year since 1823 and attracting close to 900,000 people. Attending is a Sydney tradition; don’t leave without patting at least one baby animal, eating at least one dagwood dog and purchasing at least one showbag. Further south, head to the Shire and check out the Cronulla Easter Show, with rides, entertainment, show bags and baby animals.

A day at the markets

Eveleigh Farmers markets at Carriageworks

Eveleigh Farmers markets at Carriageworks

The Eat Street Vibes Market in Parramatta are putting on a special Easter market on Saturday 18 March, with handmade goods, clothes and local food stalls. It’s also in the heart of Parramatta’s restaurant precinct. Closer to the city, head to the popular Carriageworks Farmers’ Market, an award-winning Farmers’ Market with some of the best local food and produce in Sydney and NSW held rain, hail or shine every Saturday.

Watch the Sydney Easter Parade

Sydney Easter Parade

Sydney Easter Parade

Sydney’s Easter Parade has been taking place in the city centre for more than 20 years. On Easter Monday, head to the city, celebrate with a street party, food stalls, kids’ entertainment and the parade itself, which attracts more than 3,000 participants of various Christian faiths in this uniquely Sydney celebration of Easter.

Hit the road for a short break

Resolute Beach, Ku-ring-gai National Park

Resolute Beach, Ku-ring-gai National Park

With a plethora of awesome camping grounds within 2 hours’ drive of Sydney, Easter is the ideal time to pitch a tent in one of NSW’s great national parks or holiday parks. From the secluded Basin campground in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, to Cockatoo Island, in the heart of Sydney Harbour, there are plenty of great spots to set up camp over Easter.

There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this Easter!