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Easter events and activities for families in 2018

There’s a lot of Easter fun possible across Australia and right in your own backyard. We’ve put together events and activities for families to have a great Easter, so join in!

Activities for the family

More than your average Easter egg hunt

What’s better than Easter without a fun egg hunt for your kids? Keeping them at home for years means that any old hiding spots are quickly discovered. Get creative this year and design a scavenger hunt for your kids.

If they are large enough, provide clues to hiding spots. If they’re young, set up a sandpit for the kids so they can dig for treasure in one place! Wrap the egg bundles in cellophane or similar to protect it from sand or dirt. Bury them near the surface of your sand pit or garden. Give the kids some plastic shovels and tell them to go get gold. You should place a flag near where you buried the eggs so your child knows where to start digging and you know how many eggs are left at the end.

Get crafty

Arts and crafts are a budget-friendly way to give your kids some Easter-themed entertainment.
We recommend you:

Decorate eggs with food coloring
Make an Easter bunny mask from a paper plate
Free color printing on sheets from the web
Create collages from Easter egg wrappers, pipe cleaners, and colored paper

Check out MyDeal kids furniture for the right size of table and chairs for your kids in the afternoon.

Bake all afternoon

Hot waffles are the mainstay at most Easter tables. Spend the afternoon baking with your kids and indulge in some homemade Easter treats.

Activities around Australia

Canberra

Easter Festival

Where: The first version Canberra; 1st floor, 65 Northburne Avenue
When: 11am – 1pm, Monday, March 26
Price: Adults $25, Children $35

First Edition Canberra has partnered with Molly Coddle Parties to bring you the best family event this Easter. During the 2 hours, parents can enjoy a relaxing high tea while your kids are entertained with all kinds of Easter activities; including face painting, music, dancing, egg decoration and traditional Easter Egg hunting. Grab your tickets before they close tomorrow!
Check out their website, Facebook and get your ticket here. Or update with First Edition on Instagram.

Sydney

parade

Where: Start at Hyde Park
When: 10am – 2pm, Monday, April 2
Price: Free

Hunting Easter eggs in the Garden of Eden

Where: Eden
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, March 25
Price: Free
Have: Easter Egg Hunt, petting zoo and more!

MyDeal Pro Tips:

Get organized for a fun day

Bringing kids to events is hard work. Once they’re tired, it’s hard to bring the day back to the brink of tantrums. Don’t get caught out without the trolley. Your younger kids will appreciate resting at their feet, and you’ll be glad to know they’re sitting safely so you don’t have to go home before everyone has some family fun.

Melbourne

The Big Goose’s Easter Egg Competition

Where: Big Goose Farm
When: March 30 to April 2, 10am-4pm daily
Price: $20 for children, $18 for adults; includes Easter activities and the usual Big Goose farm fun
Have: Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for plastic eggs for a chance to win great prizes. Each child brought home a bag of Easter eggs.

Easter Chocolate Market

Where: The Craft & Co., upstairs in Maker’s Hall
When: 11am – 5pm, Sunday, March 25
Price: Free
Have: Great for parents who want a family break with just Easter fun. Check out a range of chocolates, indulge in a flashy chocolate martini and give your kids the chance to sample something more appealing than Cadbury.

Adelaide

Easter Sunday Family fun day

Where: Glen Ewin Estate
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., April 2
Price: Free
Have: Food stalls, live music and even a bar for parents.

Meadows . 4 Day Easter Fair

Where: Meadow, Adelaide Hills
When: 9am – 4pm daily, March 30 – April 2
Price: Free
Have: Food and picnic area, native animal nursery plus face painting and dancing castle.

Brisbane

Woolworths and Children’s Hospital Fundraising

Where: QLD + NSW
When: Discounts from now until April 3
Price: $2 per wall token, all proceeds will go to Children’s Hospital Foundation

For over 31 years, Woolworths has supported the Children’s Hospital Foundation to save lives and help sick children heal. Last year, they raised over $1 million and hope to raise even more in 2018.

“There are almost 250 Woolworths stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales, filled with team members passionate about making a difference for sick children and their families,” said Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Rosie Simpson.

Each wall token purchased is intended to fund life research, purchase critical equipment, and provide the highest level of care for children in the hospital.

“Painful childhood illness. It hurts the kids who have to endure it and it hurts their families. Children’s Hospital Foundation relies on the generosity of Woolworths team members and customers to help us continue our life-changing work,” said Mrs. Simpson.
Head to your local Woolworths to donate today, or check out their website and Facebook to donate online.

North Brisbane Easter Festival

Where: Michelton Park
When: 10am – 7pm, March 30 and 31
Price: Free
Have: Face painting, crafts, kids games and music

Happy Easter

Where: Meadowbrook Shopping Center
When: Wednesday, March 28 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Price: Free
Have: Face painting, bubble twisting and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

Perth

Giant Easter Maze & Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Waterfront Park, Shorehaven
When: 10am-2pm, Saturday, March 31
Price: Free; Register on EventBrite
Have: Hunt Easter eggs in the 1.85m-high maze and enjoy other Easter-themed activities.

Give your kids a fun-filled Easter 2018 with a fun day out or a quiet holiday at home.

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