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 the long weekend with your tribe, here are some fun events to hop along to on the Central Coast and further afield. From Easter egg hunts and family carnivals to bunny meets, there’s a heap to choose from to entertain your tribe!

Happy Easter!

Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show

We are very excited to see that the Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show is back for another year of fun at the Entertainment Quarter. This is such a great day trip for Coasties and gets two big thumbs up from us for all the family-friendly activities that both littlies and “big kids” (read: adults!) will love to get amongst.

The show includes all your classic carnival favourites – an animal nursery, loads of rides, carnival games, show bags and, perhaps best of all, an opportunity to purchase your annual pluto pup and chip on a stick! It’s packed to the brim with the kind of nostalgic fun that’s sure to create both happy memories and annual traditions.

This year it has a heap of highlights that we recommend you make a beeline for:
+ Myriad live shows – bike stunt performers, a reptile show and even the cutest of cute pig race and bunny hop competition.

+ 19 rides and a tonne of carnival games. They’ll have the classics, including dodgem cars, a pirate ship and a carousel as well as a sizzler for thrill seekers and a “rabbit race” giant inflatable obstacle course.

+ The Easter Basket Zone – an area where kids are given an Easter egg basket to collect toys and to meet the Easter Bunny!

We recommend you hop along and get your tickets pronto!

Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show
23rd March – 1st April 2024. 10am – 5pm daily (except 25th – 28th March hours are 10am-3pm).
Where: Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, Sydney.
Cost: Admission fees – Family of 4 (adults and/or children), $70; Child aged 2 and under, FREE; Child (aged 3-15 yrs), $15; Adult (16 years+), $30. There are multiple ride tickets available – see the Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show website for options.
To guarantee your spot we recommend purchasing tickets in advance online, but some tickets will be available at the gate – based on availability.

Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens

Children can participate in a Giant Easter Egg Hunt and search for thousands of brightly coloured plastic eggs around the Brumbies and Frog Pond area of the Hunter Valey Gardens. And every child will receive an Easter chocolate after the hunt. And the Easter Bunny himself will make a very special guest appearance too.

When: Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March 2024.
Times: 10am Junior Egg Hunt – children under 6yrs only | 12pm All ages Egg Hunt – 15 yrs and under | 2pm All ages Egg Hunt – 15 yrs and under.
Cost: Normal entry fees apply. See website for ticketing options.

Mercure Kooindah Waters Easter Sunday Activities and Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be visiting Kooindah Waters! Join in their FREE ENTRY day filled with activities for the whole family, including a jumping castle, cupcake decorating, plaster painting and Easter colouring in. At 1pm kids can join in a hunt in front of the reception – where the Easter Bunny will hide fake fluffy chickens. Grab lunch while you’re there: the kids will love the Easter Extravaganza Crazy Shake while the adults can happily order wagyu burgers, Caesar salad and classic parmis from Karinyas restaurant and bar.

When: Easter Sunday 31 March.
Where: Mercure Kooindah Waters.
Cost: Free entry.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Get set for twelve days of non-stop entertainment, animal experiences, carnival rides and games, show bags and more! Not forgetting all the displays – from cake decorating and watercolour paintings to needlework and jams. Our fave is still and always will be the fruit and veg display pavilion. If you’re making a whole day of it, be sure to stick around for the evening entertainment and fireworks!

When: 22nd March – 2nd April.
Where: Sydney Olympic Park.
Cost: see website for various ticket costs.

Easter Egg Hunt at Wyong Milk Factory

On Easter Sunday the Wyong Milk Factory will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunt! And they have a special guest hopping by – The Easter Bunny! The hunt will start around 11:30am. The kids will have to find paper eggs throughout the playground. When these have been found, they will win some chocolate eggs.

When: Sunday March 31 at 10am.
Where: Wyong Milk Factory.
Cost: Free egg hunt.

Hoppy Easter Festival at Drifters Wharf Gosfordhttps://drifterswharf.com.au/whats-on

Expect a day of family fun at Drifters this Easter. They’ve got a Jumping Castle, temporary tattoos for the kids, arts & crafts, live music from 10AM and Easter-themed family portraits happening. Plus, the first 100 kids can enter their Easter Scavenger Hunt to win a chocolate-filled prize!

When: Sunday March 31 at 10am.
Where: Drifters Wharf Gosfird
Cost: Free to enter.

Glenworth Valley’s GIANT Easter Egg Hunt

Update: this has now sold out.

Hop, hop, hooray! We’re stoked that Glenworth Valley’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt is returning again in 2024! The Easter Bunny will be hiding 25,000 chocolate eggs at the Central Coast’s largest Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.

When: Sunday 31 March 2024. Easter Egg Hunt Session Times are 9am, 10am and 11am.
Where: Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Glenworth Valley.
Cost: Tickets are now on sale and are $11.50 per child – accompanying adults are FREE! Tickets are strictly limited though so hop to it!

Davistown RSL Easter Egg Hunt

Update: This has now sold out.

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 tote bag. 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.

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 9.45am on Good Friday.

When: Friday 29 March 2024 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
Where: Davistown RSL
Cost: $8 per child.

This feature was created in partnership with Ingenia Holiday Parks Sydney Family Show


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After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of three young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region. 

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