Easter activities to fill up your April long weekend

children hunting for Easter eggs

Easter is coming up and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends.

There are many exciting events taking place over the Easter long weekend, so why not start planning?

To help you pick what to do, we have compiled a list of activities to check out. It includes markets, festivals and of course, easter egg hunts!


Sydney Royal Easter Show (6-17 April at Sydney Olympic Park)

The classic Sydney Royal Easter Show has it all, from rides, food, a petting zoo, show bags and more. Book your tickets now at Ticketmaster.

Cronulla Easter Market (1 April at Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla)

Featuring stalls from various small businesses located in Sydney as well as food, art and craft.

Sydney Family Show (6-23 April at The Entertainment Quarter, Alexandria)

Visit the Sydney Family Show and experience carnival rides, buying showbags and various other entertainment. (This is a ticketed event)

Visit the bilbies at Taronga Zoo (visit anytime, located in Mosman)

Go to Taronga Zoo and visit the bilbies in the Australian Nightlight precinct this Easter!


Roma’s Easter in the Country Festival (6-11 April at Bassett Park Showgrounds)

The five day festival offers a range of activities such as a garage museum, miniature train rides, an art show, camel rides and an easter egg hunt. You can buy a ticket for one day or you can go for the whole thing and camp!

Cardwell Easter Markets (8 April, 10am to 2 pm at 132 Victoria Street Cardwell)

These markets will feature fresh local seafood, a bar, live music, stalls and crab races!

Cement Australia - Outback Tucker Under The Stars (7 April, 6pm at 44589 Warrego Hwy, Roma)

Book tickets for this unique dining experience under the stars with all food cooked using basic techniques using only fire and local ingredients.


Easter Sunday Market (9 April at Old Bus Depot Markets, 12 Wentworth Avenue Kingston)

Meet the Easter Bunny and join an Easter hunt for chocolate eggs and other items such as handcrafted jewellery and homewares at the Easter Sunday Market.

Easter Small Business Market (8-9th April at The Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Canberra)

Visit the Easter Small Business Market to experience what various small businesses have to offer.

National Folk Festival (6-10th April at Exhibition Park)

Check out the National Folk Festival featuring workshops, markets, food stalls and much more this Easter Weekend.


Bendigo Easter Festival (7-10th April at Rosalind Park, Bendigo)

Visit the Bendigo Easter Festival over the weekend to participate in an Easter Egg hunt, listen to live music and try various hands-on activities.

Kids Day Out held by the Good Friday Appeal (7 April at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Enjoy activities such as carnival rides, classic cars and a mini film festival while raising money for The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Tarra Festival (7-10 April on the Corner of Commercial Road and Church Road Tarra, Victoria)

Features a range of activities including markets, street parades, art shows and sports.

Western Australia:

Easter Twilight Market (7 April 4pm-9pm at Perth Cultural Centre)

Check out over 80 stalls featuring food, a bar, live music and a scavenger hunt.

CD Dodd Easter Camping Event (9-11 April at Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre)

This 4-day camping event features entertainment such as a rodeo, live music and food stalls. If you want to attend, you’ll need to buy a ticket.

Teddy Bears Roadshow (6 April 10am at Big Swamp Parkland, Bunbury)

This Easter event is perfect for small children and features a story time, an easter egg hunt and a visit from Bunbury WIldlife Park animal keepers who will bring rabbits and guinea pigs!

South Australia:

Clare Easter Arts and Craft Fair (8 April located at 229 Main North Road, Clare, Clare Valley)

This fair features a range of stalls where you can do some shopping as well, and offers a variety of food and drinks.

Beachport Easter Market Day (8 April at Railway Terrace, Beachport)

Visit a variety of stalls and enjoy food such as Lions Club Donuts and a sausage sizzle at the Beachport Easter Market.

Barmera’s Easter Twilight Market and Open Air Cinema (9 April from 2pm at Sargent Park, Barmera)

This event will feature market stalls, entertainment, a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting and an outdoor movie from 7pm.


Tasmanian Made Easter Market (8-9 April at MAC 02 Hunter Street, Glenorchy)

Visit the markets this Easter weekend and check out over 140 handmade stalls selling a variety of foods and goods.

Easter Sunday at Don River Railway (9 April at Don River Railway, Forth Road, Devonport)

Watch the Easter Bunny travelling on the train and enjoy live entertainment and food. Book tickets online now.

Other things to do this Easter weekend:

Want to do something different this Easter Long weekend? Check out the range of experiences offered by Red Balloon and Adrenaline!

If none of these options appeal, why not try booking a trip? Check out lastminute.com.au to see where you could go this Easter weekend.

For more travel destination ideas, here are 7 Easter destinations worth considering.