The best things in life are sweet! Whether you believe it’s the Easter Bunny or the Easter Bilby who delivers eggs to Australian children, have fun celebrating Easter with your family at these events in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter region.
Newcastle Transport’s Easter Colouring Competition
Monday, 8 March to Thursday, 25 March 2021 | Various Locations | Various Times | Free | Details
Why you should join in: With the Easter Bunny’s visit just around the corner, to celebrate Newcastle Transport is inviting all their customers to decorate their Easter-themed bus, ferry or light rail with your favourite colours. There are 13 awesome Easter prize packs up for grabs and all ages and colouring-in abilities are welcome! You can collect colouring-in sheets from various Newcastle Transport locations or download and print at home.
Easter Mini Photo Sessions at Tocal Homestead
Saturday, 20 March 2021 | 957 Tocal Rd, Paterson | 9am – 1.30pm | $80.00 | Details
Why you should go: Tocal Homestead and Dusk + Vine Photography are coming together to host an Easter Mini Session. 10 minute sessions in a styled set, with 5 high resolution images delivered to you via personal online gallery. Enjoy the grounds of Tocal Homestead after your session.
Easter Photos in Wonderland – Terrace Central
Saturday, 27 March & Sunday, 28 March 2021 | Terrace Central, Raymond Terrace | 11am – 2pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join in for a FREE professional photo with the Easter Bunny. Each family will take home a free 6″x8″ photo print and a digital photo to share on social media. Free face painting and colouring in as well. No bookings required, drop in sessions only.
Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Macquarie Square
Saturday, 27 March & Sunday, 28 March 2021 | Lake Macquarie Square, Mount Hutton | Various times | Free | Details
Why you should go: Visit the Bunny Headquarters outside Coles to collect your basket and map and go on a hunt throughout the centre to collect your eggs and redeem your prize. Suitable for children up to 12 years old. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. Bookings required.
Easter Craft Workshops in Wonderland – Terrace Central
Monday, 29 March to Thursday, 1 April & Monday, 5 April to Thursday 8 April 2021 | Terrace Central, Raymond Terrace | 10am – 2pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join in on FREE Children’s Easter workshops in Wonderland. Each child will receive one of the following activities to complete: Colouring in Easter bag, DIY bunny mask, Activity bag or DIY paper bunnies. No bookings required, drop in sessions only.
Easter Egg Hunt at Jesmond Central
Thursday 1 April from 3:30pm to 6pm and Saturday 3 April from 10am to 3:30pm | Easter Egg Hunt Information Desk – Jesmond Central | Free | Details
Why you should go: Get EGGCITED, Easter’s here! Join the Easter Egg Hunt and collect delicious chocolate treats. Bookings essential. Kids will venture around Jesmond Central and collect eggs from different locations.
Easter at Hunter Valley Gardens
Friday, 2 April to Monday, 5 April 2021 | Hunter Valley Gardens | 10am – 2pm | See website for ticket prices | Details
Why you should go: Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, Hunter Valley Gardens won’t be running their traditional Giant Easter Egg Hunt this year. However, each child will receive a gift of Easter Chocolate and the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance. Mega Creatures and Mega Creatures Night Safari activities and amusement rides will be running over the Easter long weekend.
Easter Fun Day at Hunter Wetlands Centre
Saturday, 3 April 2021 | 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland | 9.30am – 2pm | Ages 4+ $7.50, Seniors (60+) Free, Ages 3 and under Free, Family of 4 $25.00 | Details
Why you should go: Hop along to the Hunter Wetlands Centre for Easter Fun. There’ll be a jumping castle, dip-netting, Easter craft, reptile encounters, a bunny trail to follow and lots more. And, of course, meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a sausage sizzle ($2.50), eat at the Wetlands Cafe or bring a picnic. All tickets must be booked online, there will be no ticket sales on the day.
Olive Tree Market on Easter Saturday
Saturday 3 April | Civic Park | 9am – 2pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: The Olive Tree Market is back. On Easter Saturday, they look forward to welcoming visitors, customers and tourists back to Civic Park to experience the buzz and community spirit of the Olive Tree Market. Expect a vibrant, exciting, creative market where visitors can re-connect with artists, designers and boutique small producers.
Easter Fun at Charlestown Square
Saturday, 3 April 2021 | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown | 9am – 3pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Be at Charlestown Square between 9am and 3pm to meet the Easter Bunny or to take part in Charlie’s Easter Egg Hunt. Register to receive an Easter Treasure Map, collect stamps from the various retailers and return to Centre Court to receive a Chocolate treat. There will also be free face painting.
Easter Bunny Visit at Wallsend Village
Saturday, 3 April 2021 | 24 Kokera Street, Wallsend | 10am – 1pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: The Easter Bunny is coming to Wallsend Village! Catch him roaming the centre with chocolate treats.
Snitch’s Easter Scavenger Hunt at Maitland Gaol
Saturday, 3 April 2021 to Monday 19 April | Maitland Gaol | 10am – 1pm | Free with a purchased ticket for Snitch’s Gaol Exploration – Self-guided Audio Tour | Details
Why you should go: Come along to Maitland Gaol this Autumn School Holidays to take part in a self-guided audio tour and Snitch’s Easter Scavenger Hunt. Children will explore the site looking for Easter clues, found by following the map to find specially marked locations to complete the code word puzzle. Once you’ve completed the code word puzzle, return to reception to receive your prize.
Lake Mac Easter Market
Sunday, 4 April 2021 | Speers Point Park | 10am – 2pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Easter Sunday market magic and family fun! A specialty market including all the usual Homegrown faves with the addition of some awesome Easter activities and stalls.
Lorn Turf Annual Easter Sunflower Sale
Saturday, 10 April & Sunday, 11 April 2021 | Hicks Road, Lorn | 9am – 2pm | $5.00 (Kids under 12 free) | Details
Why you should go: This year’s Lorn Turf annual Easter Sunflower Sale will be an all round event for kids and adults with food vans, coffee van, gelato van, jumping castle and petting zoo. There will be a grass area for seating for families and friends to bring chairs or picnic rugs.
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