Eight fun activities to try out this Easter

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Make the most of the Easter holidays with these fun-filled activities

The Easter festive season is a great chance to spend some quality time with family – you can get out of the house, into the sunshine and enjoy the long weekend. Major and local events, from Easter shows to food festivals, give you and your family the chance to make some wonderful memories together, while being active. Here are seven things for you to try in the lead-up to Easter.

1. Sydney Royal Easter Show

Australia’s Easter shows are the quintessential family events with much to see and do, such as animals, show bags, rides and even woodchopping. It’s fun for the whole family! Sydney’s iteration runs from 17–30 March and has more entertainment options than you can shake a stick at. You can take the kids to see the rabbits, birds, horses, cows and sheep, then off to grab something to eat before seeking some thrills at the Coca-Cola Carnival.

2. Melbourne Easter Show

Melbourne is having a free Easter show this year from 25–27 March.  Aside from the classic attractions, such as show bags, petting zoos and amusement rides, there’ll be a giant Easter egg hunt, where you can set the kids loose and see how much chocolate they can uncover.

3. Brisbane Easter Sunday Fun Day

Brisbane is having an Easter Sunday fun day on 27 March at Victoria Park golf complex. The event is free of charge and with face painting, balloon animals, jumping castle, an animal farm, and not to mention a visit from the Easter Bunny, all on offer, this a morning that is set to be eggcellent!

4. Easter egg hunts

During March and early April, most Australian cities host Easter egg hunts for the kids. This fun day in the sun will provide your young ones with an excitement overload and the rewards that come with an egg hunt – chocolate. Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, for example, will host an egg hunt on 26–27 March, which attracts nearly 1000 kids every year.

5. Food festivals

Nothing is more tempting than trying some delicious new food on a warm day with the people you love. Luckily, the Easter season has plenty of food festivals for you to sample many culinary delights. Sydney has more than a few for you to enjoy. Melburnians can try the Food and Wine Festival in early March, while Queenslanders can visit the Kenilworth Cheese, Wine & Food Fest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on Easter Saturday. Check your local events directory for inspiration.

6. Family picnic

Looking for all the fun of an outdoor activity, but with a little more intimacy? Why not organise your own picnic over Easter?  You can use the public barbecue and enjoy fresh food of your own design. You can even organise your own Easter egg hunt to entertain the children. Popular picnic spots include Heritage Park Estate in Perth, the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra and Glenelg Beach in Adelaide.

7. The zoo

Kids love animals and a zoo lets their imaginations run wild. Why not get down to your local zoo and have a close encounter with some awe-inspiring animals?

8. Cooking class

Looking for something a little different to do this Easter? Take the family to a cooking class and get everyone to learn a new recipe. It’ll encourage the kids to take more ownership of mealtime, plus it’s a fabulous opportunity for the family to bond over a shared skill.

Easter is a wonderful time to share with loved ones and, with so much to do, it’s really all about narrowing it down to something the whole family can enjoy.

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