It’s time to hop on over to the east coast next weekend because Easter is here! There’s a million and one eggs-citing activities to do, but here we’ve narrowed down the list for some of the best ones that are super fun for the whole family. Easter is a time when happiness runs rampant and chocolate stains constantly grace the faces of young children and mischievous adults alike. Easter egg hunts, face-painting and balloons will become a staple part of the long weekend, so grab your bags, hire a car and come check out these eggs-travagant events! The biggest ever Easter egg hunt in Mornington Peninsula Sitting southeast of Melbourne in the state of Victoria is Mornington Peninsula. It’s a beautiful, picturesque destination for a sunny holiday, and it’s also home to Mornington’s BIGGEST Ever Easter Egg Hunt. Harcourts Mornington and Mornington Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to provide everyone of all ages a fun Sunday filled with live music entertainment, sausage sizzles, face painting, balloon artists and of course, a Cadbury chocolate egg hunt. The best thing about this event is that it is completely free, no strings attached. There are also carefully structured age groups so that the egg hunting is fair to even the littlest egg-enthusiast, with even a hunt round available for 0-3 year olds! The Easter Bunny is scheduled to make a grand appearance to the delight of all the kids, so hire a car from Melbourne and make sure you’re registered for this fun event! It’s happening this Sunday, March 20, so that you can save your Easter weekend for more festivities.
Babies that can't even crawl yet can participate in this hunt.
Babies that can’t even crawl yet can participate in this hunt.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show It’s happening for almost half of March (17-30) and has been running since 1823. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one you’ll not want to miss this year. There are over 14,000 animals to excite every child, and free entertainment, carnival rides and competitions to tickle the fancy of everyone in your family. If a day full of fun events isn’t enough to tire you out, stay and enjoy the fireworks display at night starting from 8:50 p.m. It’s structured specifically to reflect the colours of the Australian Outback while enhanced with a didgeridoo performance to fully represent the culture of Down Under. If you’re travelling into the state by plane, you can rent a vehicle straight from Sydney Airport.

The gates are open for 2016! See you at the #eastershow 

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Join the Mad Hatter for tea in Brisbane Oh, to be a child again! Bring your young ones to join in the fun at The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party when you’re travelling through Brisbane this Easter. It’s held on March 26 and once again, is absolutely free! Booking are eggs-sential, so pick up the phone and enrol your child for three hours of interactive fun. They’ll learn how to make their own bunny-themed baskets and will be kept busy while you have an afternoon off from child-minding. You can find this event in the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, where you may even spot the Easter Bunny himself hopping around with a basket of goodies. The next day, Sunday, March 27, drive down to Victoria Park to have everyone’s face painted, greet some farm animals and jump around (your kids, not you unfortunately!) a bouncy castle. And as usual, the Easter Bunny will also come for a visit during this eggs-cellent day.
Easter in a park is an effort-free way to enjoy your holiday.
Easter in a park is an effort-free way to enjoy your holiday.