Easter is nearing, and it’ll soon be time for Easter craft and chocolate eggs. We love this time of year – the leaves are turning red and yellow, there are hats to make for Easter parades, and you can dress the whole fam in warm and snuggly bunny pyjamas! If you’re looking for some egg-cellent ways to celebrate with your tribe, here are some fun events to hop along to on the Central Coast and further afield. With Easter egg hunts and Easter shows to mega dino installations and carnivals, there’s a heap to choose from to entertain your tribe!

Happy Easter!


The Sydney Family Show

The Sydney Family Show is returning to Moore Park, Sydney, this April. This annual family show is packed with fun, and with family tickets priced at just $40 (and children under 3 free), it’s a great day out without the hefty price tag.

The animal nursery is always a favourite – with guinea pigs to cuddle, donkeys to feed, chicks to pat and llamas to nose rub. Plus, they have a heap of reptile shows, stage shows and amusement games to try your hand at. There are 18 carnival rides on offer – from spooky haunted houses and traditional carousels to giant slides and dizzying spinner swings.

This year they’ve introduced the new Easter Basket Scramble. In this new Easter hunt, kids are given an easter basket and invited to collect chocolate eggs and toys from multiple Egg-stations in the show ring.

Admission to The Sydney Family Show includes the animal nursery, reptile show, fishing show and stage shows. Tickets are on sale now and numbers are limited, so grab your tickets quick smart, so you don’t miss out!

When: 1 April – 18 April 2021.
Where: Sydney Family Show, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, Sydney.
Cost: Admission fees – Family of 4, $40; Child aged 3 and under, FREE; Child (aged 4-15 yrs), $7; Adult (16 years+), $15. There are multiple ride tickets available – see website for all options.

The Sydney Family Show accepts Dine and Discover NSW vouchers.

Contact and tickets: You can pre-purchase your tickets online (recommended) or at the gate.


See the Easter Bunny and Mega Creatures at The Hunter Valley Gardens

Head to the Hunter Valley Gardens on Easter weekend and check out the awesome Mega Creatures event that will have dinosaur-mad kids squealing with glee. And for the first time ever, the Gardens is extending their hours and inviting you to experience these mega beasts through the day as well as at night! With a giant brachiosaurus, t-rex, triceratops, sabre tooth tiger, woolly mammoth and more lit up in this evening spectacle, the brand new Night Safari will be like the ultimate Spotlight game and a massive winner for tweens, teens, and adults who love adventuring and heart-racing fun.

Plus, as a special Easter treat, each child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate and the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance (10am – 2pm, 2 – 5 April).

And families will also be able to experience the usual attractions of the Hunter Valley Gardens including their popular carousel, ferris wheel, swing chair and teacup amusement rides!

Where: The Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
When: The Mega Creatures and Mega Creatures Night Safari events will be open every day throughout the Easter break (27 March – 25 April 2021). The day time event will be open 9am – 4.30pm and the Night Safari between 6 – 10.30pm. Head to the Gardens on Easter weekend between 10am – 2pm for your chocolatey gift and to see if you can spot the Easter Bunny!
Entry Cost: Adult (16yrs+) $32; Child (4-15 yrs) $25; Child under 4 free; Family Pass (2 Adults + 1 Child) $79; Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children) $99.
Age group: All ages.
Ride costs: Tokens for individual rides are $6 each; unlimited rides wristbands are $15 pp (Rides pass tickets are available for purchase in the event area at the Gardens).

The Hunter Valley Gardens accepts Dine and Discover NSW vouchers.


Easter Fun from Central Coast Council

Central Coast Council has some treats up their sleeve this Easter with heaps of fun for kids of all ages. Little ones will get the chance to pat and feed their favourite animals at several KindiFarm events popping up at four locations across the Central Coast. Plus Little Seeds Art Play will be bringing something unique and exciting to the school holidays this year with their special Easter Craft sessions. And if you head to The Entrance this Easter long weekend, you may even stumble across the Easter Bunny doing his rounds!

Roving Easter Bunny
When: Saturday 3 April, 10am – 1pm.
Where: Memorial Park, The Entrance.

Easter Craft Sessions with Little Seeds Art Play
When, Where & Cost:

Tuesday 6 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm at Memorial Park, The Entrance; $6 plus ticket fee + GST.
Wednesday 7 April, 9.30am-2pm at Village Green, Toukley; 2-hour session is $12 plus ticket fee + GST.
Thursday 8 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm at Chapman Building Lawn, Wyong; $6 plus ticket fee + GST.
Age Group: Kids aged 4-10 years.

KindiFarm
When, Where & Cost:

Wednesday 7 April, 9.30am-2pm at Village Green, Toukley; 2-hour session is $12 plus ticket fee + GST.
Thursday 8 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm at Chapman Building Lawn, Wyong; $6 plus ticket fee + GST.
Monday 12 April, 10am, 11am & 12pm at Memorial Park, The Entrance; $6 plus ticket fee + GST.
Thursday 15 April, 9.30am – 2pm at Gosford Kibble Park; 2-hour session is $12 plus ticket fee + GST.
Age Group: Kids of all ages.

Proudly presented by Central Coast Council.


Glenworth Valley’s GIANT Easter Egg Hunt

Hop, hop, hooray! We’re stoked that Glenworth Valley’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt is returning to the popular spot again in 2021! The Easter Bunny will be hiding over 20,000 chocolate eggs at the Central Coast’s largest and most exciting Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.

Tickets are now on sale and are just $5 per child – accompanying adults and infants are FREE! Tickets are strictly limited though so hop to it!

When: Easter Sunday – Sunday 4 April 2021. Easter Egg Hunt Session Times are 9am, 10am and 11am.
Where: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Glenworth Valley.
Cost: $5 per child – accompanying adults and infants under one are free!


Davistown RSL Easter Egg Hunt

Head on down to Davistown for an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday! Besides all the tasty chocolate to find, kids will also receive an Easter bag with textas. Egg-citing! Want to make the most of your day? Hang around for a bite to eat at Cafe Davo or The Broadwater Restaurant, and let the tribe explore the RSL’s fab outdoor playground.

When: Friday April 2, 11am
Where: Davistown RSL

NOTE: The Easter egg hunt is for ages 11 years and younger. Kids under the age of six will be given a two minute head start to keep things fair. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The club will open at 10.30am on Good Friday.


Easter Egg Hunt at Breakers Country Club

Hop along to Breakers Country Club for an Easter Egg Hunt on the golf course! Kids are invited to collect hidden tokens that can later be redeemed for Cadbury Easter eggs. Plus, the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance so make sure you don’t miss out!

When: Friday March 26 | Session 1: Kids 3-6 years – 6-6.20pm | Session 2: Kids 7-12 years – 6:30pm-6:50pm. Participants will need to arrive 20-30 minutes early to allow enough time to register in the function room before heading out onto the golf course.
Where: Breakers Country Club, Wamberal.
Cost: $5 per child.

NOTE: Children are welcome to bring their own basket or bucket along for the hunt, alternatively you can add a bucket to your booking for an additional $2.50 per child – the bucket will be yours to keep after the hunt.


Easter Sunday at Wyong Milk Factory

Wyong Milk Factory will be hosting three egg hunts in different locations around their grounds on Easter Sunday! There will also be face painting, jumping castles and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Adults can enjoy live music in The Rusty Udder Bar from 1.30pm, and if you’re looking for some lunch, head to the tavern for some classic pub grub and $10 kids meals. There’s an awesome play area inside too! It has a large soft climbing area and interactive games.

When: Sunday April 4 | Session 1: Kids 1-3 years – 2.15pm in the Kids Party Shack | Sessions 2: Kids 4-7 years in the outdoor playground – 2.30pm | Session 3: Kids 8+ on the inflatable obstacle course.
Where: Wyong Milk Factory, Wyong.
Cost: $3 per child.

Visit their Facebook page for updates and booking information, or call Wyong Milk Factory on (02) 4355 4587.


Easter Egg Hunt at Fires Creek Winery

How’s this for an Easter treat… Firescreek Winery is hosting their very own Easter egg hunt AND offering complimentary wine tastings for parents at the cellar door. Firescreek Winery is set on  2.5 acres and boasts rainforest, fruit trees, vines and waterlily ponds. It’s a beautiful spot to discover on the Central Coast, and an even better one to soak up some Easter festivities with family or friends.

When: Saturday April 3 and Sunday April 4, 10.30-4.30pm.
Where: Firescreek Winery, Holgate.

Head to their Facebook event page and click ‘attending’ and for updates.


Central Coast Easter Market & Carnival

This market is set to be a whole lot of fun, with stacks of markets stalls, food trucks, a DJ and other entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. What a way to kick off your Easter long weekend!

When: Thursday April 1, 6pm.
Where: Gosford Showgrounds.

Keep an eye on their Facebook event page for updates.


Sydney Royal Easter Show

Hooray! The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back this year, so get ready for show bags, super cute farmyard animals, live competitions, woodchopping, shopping and ALL the rides. Don’t forget to check out the Kids’ Carnival so you can race the rainbow super slide. We also recommend taking a stroll down Kid Street, which has something for everyone – tiny tots to pre-teens, plus parents who need to recharge. Here you’ll find carnival games, hot food and coffee, and a pram parking zone.

If you’re making a whole day of it, be sure to stick around for the evening entertainment and the fireworks at GIANTS Stadium!

When: April 1-12, 8.30am until late.
Where: Sydney Olympic Park.

Everglades Annual Easter Raffle

Everglades is raffling off over $1000 worth of Easter goodies! Prizes include 12 kids Easter buckets filled with eggs, plush toys and bunny ears. Also up for grabs are licensed kids Easter packs (perfect for Bluey, Baby Shark, Paw Patrol, Barbie and Avengers fans). And for the adults? There’s over $300 worth of Fishermen’s Wharf vouchers, Cadbury, Lindt and Ferrero Rocher chocolates, as well as Wildflower wines to be won.

When: Thursday March 25, 6.30pm.
Where: Everglades Country Club, Woy Woy.
Cost: Raffle tickets are on sale now from Everglades reception. You can purchase tickets from as little as $5, and for every $10 you spend, the club will match it and double your tickets. Nice!

Easter Egg Raffle at Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club

Book a table at Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course on Friday 26 March and enjoy some family time dining at their restaurant with beautiful views of the golf course and countryside. Plus, there will be an epic Easter egg raffle with over 50 awesome prizes to be won. Tickets will be available from the bar or restaurant.

When: Friday 26 March 2021, 5.30-8.30pm.
Where: Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Gold Course, Mangrove Mountain.

Visit their Facebook event page for any updates!



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Written By: LOUISE MEERS

Writer

Louise spent a decade in the publishing industry writing for children, and was the editor of K-Zone magazine prior to moving to the Central Coast in 2018. These days you’ll find her wrangling her toddler at playgrounds all over the Coast, and creating content from a cosy corner in her living room.