26 March 2018
Looking for something to do this Easter long weekend in Sydney? Then look no further! From parades, to family shows and of course, easter egg hunts, there’s lots of family fun to be had. Make the most of your Easter long weekend with these events below:
The annual Sydney Royal Easter show is one of the biggest and best Easter celebrations in the country. Each year, nearly over 850,000 attendees gather at Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park for a celebration of Australian culture and agricultural excellence. The Easter Show is jammed packed with entertainment, including fashion parades, live music, animal shows and even a fireworks finale each night. Enjoy other Easter Show favourites such as the popular Animal Walk, thrilling carnival rides and quirky sideshow games, and of course, be sure to grab yourself a showbag or two. When you’re feeling hungry, take your pick of cuisines from food trucks galore or visit the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome to sample some of the finest and freshest regional produce. Whether you’re big or small, there’s something for everyone at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Gather round at Sydney’s iconic Hyde Park for a fun-filled day at the Sydney Easter Parade. Come and join over 3,000 people celebrating the message of Easter. Various groups from ministries to churches of various denominations will come together to celebrate and the annual parade, which has run for over 20 years, will feature a range of entertainment, including giant inflatables, animal costumes, a marching band, stilt walkers and so much more. Gates open at 10am, with the parade beginning at 11:30am. Tickets to the event are completely free!
The much-loved Easter bunny is making his comeback to Centennial Park this year for Sydney’s largest and most popular Easter egg hunt event. Bring the kids along to the Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt for some good-old fashion family-fun. Follow a treasure trail map around the beautiful parkland area, complete fun challenges along the way and be rewarded with delicious chocolate prizes at each pit stop. There will also be also be other fun activities such as the classic egg and spoon race, as well as an exciting opportunity to grab a photo alongside the Easter bunny himself!
Head down to The Dodo Sydney Family Show at the Entertainment Quarter Showring in Moore Park for Australia’s largest free entry family show. The show opens daily at 10am, with free round-the-clock entertainment. Grab a seat at the Dodo Stage Show to enjoy live performances from the Smurfs, Dock Dogs, Circus Avalon and more. Cuddle up to furry farmyard animals at the animal nursery, or check out the adorable bunnies at the Best in Show and Rabbit Hopping Championship competitions. Later, try your luck on sideshow games and treat yourself to scrumptious carnival foods. With so many fun and exciting activities to do, you won’t want to leave!
Make your Easter Sunday a relaxing one, as you indulge in a three hour cruise over the spectacular Sydney Harbour, hosted by Vagabond Cruises. The cruise will feature a delicious seafood and carvery buffet, an assortment of tea, coffee & desserts, a fully licensed bar (guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol), live jazz music and an onboard photographer. Each table can also expect to receive chocolate eggs and hot cross buns to enjoy in the spirit of Easter. Enjoy the brilliant atmosphere and splendid harbour views from the alfresco deck. The cruise departs from King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour at 12:30pm.
Take the little ones to the Cronulla Easter Show for guaranteed fun and laughter. The show attracts more than 30,000 people each year, with totally free entry and a whole range of budget-friendly activities. As part of the show, Cronulla Plaza will transform into a Cirque du Soleil style arena to showcase some of the most creative and artistic acts, such as stilt walkers, aerial acrobatics and magicians. Kids can enjoy other activities such as farm animals, face painting, pony rides and show bags. The Cronulla Easter Show will also see a visit from the amazing Batman and his shiny Batmobile. There will be something different every day over the four days, and when you’re sick of all the fun you can always pop on over to Cronulla Beach after for an afternoon swim.