The best things in life are sweet! Whether you believe that the Easter Bunny or the Easter Bilby delivers eggs to Australian children, have fun celebrating Easter with your family with local events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region.

Inflatables on the Green at Club Charlestown

Monday 15 April to Monday 22 April | Club Charlestown (formerly known as Charlestown Bowling Club) | 10am – 2pm | $5 per kid per day or $15 for duration of event | Details

Why you should go:  Let the kids jump their heart out on inflatables and meet the Easter Bunny. He’ll be making an appearance on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday. There’s also a daily sausage sizzle for an easy lunch option or the bistro is open for lunch. Kids Eat Free is available every Monday & Thursday. When one adult purchases a meal, up to two kids may eat free. Advance bookings are not required – you can just turn up and purchase day passes for a fun family day out.

Easter Craft at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries

Monday 15 April & Thursday 17 April | Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries | 3pm – 4pm | Free | Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy a family craft session. The whole family is invited along to an eggsellent hour of Easter crafting – make an Easter chook and a jumping bunny! Bookings are essential.

Easter Basket Workshop at Wallsend Village

Tuesday 16 April, Wednesday 17 April & Thursday 18 April | Wallsend Village outside Aldi | 10am – 1pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Family event in which you can make your own Easter baskets and fill it with free mini chocolate eggs.

Easter Cooking Demonstrations at Wallsend Village

Tuesday 16 April, Wednesday 17 April & Thursday 18 April | Wallsend Village Centre Court | 11am – 2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Sample some of the finest, freshest Easter produce from Wallsend Village.

Snitch’s Easter Egg Hunt at Maitland Gaol

Thursday 18 April | Maitland Gaol | 9:30am & 1:30pm | $10.00 per child, $5.00 per accompanying adult | Details

Why you should go: To explore the Gaol on a very special Easter egg hunt. With an opportunity to find eggs and complete a word puzzle, every child will be rewarded with a special Easter surprise. While you’re there, stay on site and complete Snitch’s Gaol Exploration self guided audio tour by downloading the Maitland Gaol app. There will also be a special ‘Golden Egg’ hunt, visit from the Easter Bunny and a selfie station to take extra special Easter photos.

Hunter Valley Gardens Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 20 April & Sunday 21 April | Hunter Valley Gardens | Check website | Family Pass (2A+2C) $85 | Details

Why you should go: Take part in the Hunter Valley’s largest Easter Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens during the Easter Weekend. The Giant Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April, 2019 with hundred of plastic eggs to find. Every child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt.

Easter Saturday Teddy Bears Picnic at Hunter Valley Horse Riding

Saturday 20 April | Lovedale | 10am – 2pm | $10 – $30 | Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy an alcohol free family day in the country as Hunter Valley Horse Riding hosts a Teddy Bears Picnic on Easter Sunday. Bring a teddy bear and a picnic or buy a sausage sandwich. Tickets cover entry, pony rides, tractor hay rides, jumping castle, egg hunt, face painting and all entertainment.

Hunter Valley Easter Fest – CANCELLED

Saturday 20 April & Sunday 21 April | Dalwood | 10am – 4pm | $25 – $35 | Details

Why you should go:  The Hunter Valley Easter Fest 2019 will be filled with family fun, loads to see, do and experience with Motocross, unlimited amusement rides, Easter Egg Hunt, Music, Extreme Games Zone, animal nursery, Show Bags, art, markets, delicious foods and of course the outstanding wines of Dalwood Estate.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium

Sunday 21 April | Warners Bay | 11:30am – 2:30pm | $12 – $25 | Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy Easter on the ice on Easter Sunday. There will be a huge Easter Egg Hunt and a special visitor.

Easter Sunday at The Bavarian

Sunday 21 April | Charlestown Square | 1pm | Included with cost of meal | Details

Why you should go:  On Easter Sunday, The Bavarian are inviting the entire family to take part in an egg-cellent Easter egg hunt from 1pm. The restaurants’ Easter bunny helpers will scatter chocolate eggs throughout the restaurants, leaving them for the little ones to find. The Bavarian restaurant is also dialling up the Easter fun, offering a kids eat free menu every day from Monday, 15 April to Sunday, 28 April, between 11am and 3pm

Easter Eggstravaganza at Honeysuckle Hotel

Monday 22 April | Honeysuckle, Newcastle | 11am – 3pm | Free| Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy the last day of the long weekend with fun at the Honeysuckle Hotel. Kicking off from 11am there will be face painting, a jumping castle, Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo and even a visit from the Easter Bunny! There’s also music. Megan Core will be playing live from 1pm.

Easter Monday Family Funday at Sydney Junction Hotel

Monday 22 April | Honeysuckle, Newcastle | 10am – 4pm | Free| Details

Why you should go:  Enjoy a huge day of free family fun this Easter Monday. There will be a giant Easter egg hunt, jumping castle, kids disco and much more! Bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny. Open from 10am, bistro opening at 11am with $9.90 kids meals + normal playground trading hours. Bookings recommended (02) 4961 2537

However you and your family decide to celebrate Easter, enjoy yourselves and remember DO put all your eggs in one basket!

Happy Easter! How are you planning to celebrate Easter this year?

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