Celebrating Easter 2022 in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter

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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

Competition runs from Monday 7 March – Monday 11 April 2022 | Free | Details

Why you should join in: To celebrate Easter, Newcastle Transport is inviting all their customers to decorate their own Easter-themed bus, ferry or light rail to win an egg-cellent prize pack! Post your entry, submit it online or drop it in to the entry boxes at Hamilton Bus Depot or Newcastle Interchange for your chance to win. Age categories range from 1yo to experienced.

Big Easter Bash with Thornton Little Rascals Playgroup

Wednesday 30 March 2022 | Pat Hughes Community Centre Thornton | 9:30am – 11:30am | $2 per child donation for choccy treats | Details

Why you should go: Come and help Thornton Little Rascals Playgroup celebrate Easter and the end of term with a massive two week party! There will be craft, music and plenty of fun. During this session, make and decorate a paper plate Easter basket, a coloured egg and a mask or crown. Easter music dance-a-long.

Big Easter Bash with Thornton Little Rascals Playgroup

Wednesday 6 April 2022 | Pat Hughes Community Centre Thornton | 9:30am – 11:30am | $2 per child donation for choccy treats | Details

Why you should go: Come and help Thornton Little Rascals Playgroup celebrate Easter and the end of term with a massive two week party! There will be craft, music and plenty of fun. During this session, there will be a mini parade where kids can show off their masks or crown, Easter music dance-a-long and special treat from the Easter Bunny.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Charlestown Square

Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 April 2022 | Charlestown Square | Various times | Free | Details

Why you should go: Say hi to the Easter Bunny and his friends. Don’t miss out on meeting the Easter Bunny and his fairy friend this Easter at Charlestown Square! Check their website for specific dates and times.

Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny – Jesmond Central

Saturday 9 April 2022 | Centre Court, Jesmond Central | 1-2pm & 2.30-3.30pm | $5 per child | Details

Why you should go: Join the Easter Bunny for an EGGSTRA special afternoon tea at Jesmond Central, Centre Court next to Jamaica Blue. There’ll be craft to enjoy too! Children will be provided with small food and drink items from Jamaica Blue which may contain traces of nuts and allergens. Booking essential.

Hunter Valley Horses Egg-Stravaganza – Easter Special

Saturday 9 April – Monday 25 April 2022 | Hunter Valley Horses, Pokolbin | Time TBA | $15 per person | Details

Why you should go: Join Hunter Valley Horses for an Egg-Stravaganza! The Easter eggs are missing and Farmer Bunny needs your help! Answer the riddles, feed the farm animals and solve the mystery to collect your reward. Fun for the whole family! Visit Hunter Valley Horses website for further details and to book.

Easter Holiday Craft at Belmont Citi

Saturday 9 & 23 and Sunday 10 & 24 April 2022 | Primewest Belmont Citi | 10-2pm | $15 per person | Details

Why you should go: 4 Dates, 4 different craft activities! April 9 – Scratch Art Bunny Headband, April 10 – Easter colourful sand art, April 23 – Bead bar, April 24 – Design your own Frisbee. Check out Belmont Citi’s colouring-in competition as well. Colouring station in Centre daily 10am to 1pm Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd.

Easter Family Fun Day at The Station

Sunday 10 April 2022 | The Station, Newcastle | 10-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Get along to The Station for a fun filled Easter extravaganza the whole family can enjoy! There will be something for everyone at this FREE family fun day with rides, face painting, giant inflatables, games, arts & crafts, entertainment, music and yummy treats on offer. Oh, and did we mention the Easter Bunny? He’ll be the special guest, handing out delicious chocolatey treats. He’ll even pose for a photo. Bring the whole family, fur babies included.

Chocolate Wonderland at Central Newcastle

Sunday 10 April 2022 | Central Newcastle, Warners Bay | 12-2.30pm | $5 per child/$10 per family | Details

Why you should go: Central Newcastle presents Chocolate Wonderland. Join them for a chocolate overload and fun-filled Easter Hunt! With 2 Easter Wonderland rooms to choose from, Central Farmhouse & Chocolate Factory. Both rooms are age specific for infants to 12 years old. There are five time slots to choose from. Easter Egg Hunts will begin at 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm so make sure you reserve your spot at http://centralnewcastle.eventbrite.com.au.

Easter School Holiday Kids Activities – Shoal Bay Country Club

Sunday 10 April – Sunday 24 April 2022 | Shoal Bay Country Club | 12-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Shoal Bay Country Club have prepared a stellar line-up of kids activities to keep the little ones entertained these Easter Holidays! From pony rides and petting zoos to slime making, sand art and more. On Easter Sunday there’ll be a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt. Plus there’ll be a jumping castle, kids disco, projector games and prizes to win each day. See their website for the full program.

Easter School Holiday Kids Activities – The Exchange Hotel

Sunday 10 April – Sunday 24 April 2022 | The Exchange, Hamilton | 12-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Exchange is the place to be these Easter School Holidays with plenty of fun for the whole family! Enjoy free kids activities every Sunday and Wednesday throughout the holidays running from 12-2pm, including magic show, pony rides, petting zoo and more. There’s plenty for Mum and Dad too with our weekday Happy Hour from 4-6pm and live music from 5pm Easter Sunday.

Easter Entertainment at Stockland Greenhills

Monday 11 April – Saturday 16 April 2022 | Stockland Greenhills | Various times | Free (Easter Bunny Photos $10) | Details

Why you should go: Stockland Greenhills has a great program for Easter. High Tea – Tickets are free. Bookings essential. Come down the rabbit hole and join Alice, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter for a Tea Party like no other! Children will be invited to take a seat to enjoy their scrumptious high tea delights hosted in the Living Maze! Garden Games – No booking required. Easter Bunny Photos – Cherish your Easter moment with a special keepsake photo with the Easter Bunny to hold onto. $10 per booking, includes complementary printed photo. Easter Egg Hunt – Children are invited to join Alice, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter for an Easter Egg Hunt in the Living Maze! Tickets are free. Bookings essential. Visit their website for details, including specific dates and times and to book.

Bricks 4 Kidz® Easter Holiday Program

Monday 11 April – Monday 25 April 2022 | Various locations | Various times |$90 full-day workshop, $180 2-day workshop | Details

Why you should go: Bricks 4 Kidz® are excited for the April school holidays! Their Easter Holiday Program will be Egg-tastic! There will be amazing new builds including Easter builds, experts, and lots of fun activities for little hands to get building! They have full-day and 2-day workshops available. Bricks 4 Kidz® are approved for the Creative Kids Rebate.

Easter at Hunter Valley Gardens

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 April 2022 | Hunter Valley Gardens | 10am – 2pm |$32 (Adults), $25 (Child 4-15), Free (3 years and under)), Family passes available | Details

Why you should go: Join Hunter Valley Gardens over the Easter long weekend for some bonus Easter fun, included within your Mega Creatures tickets. Go on a Giant Easter Egg Hunt and Meet the Easter Bunny.

Big Easter Weekend at Kahibah Sports Club

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 April 2022 | Kahibah Sports Club | 5-8pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join Kahibah Sports Club for an egg-stra special Easter weekend! Good Friday
Live music from 6pm, Seafood & Easter Egg Raffle from 7pm. Catch their season’s last sunset Cinema series and watch everyone’s favourite rabbit Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Don’t miss The World of Wonderland with Alice and her crew on Easter Sunday. Children can participate in circus workshops, a Mad Hatter’s Easter parade, the Easter egg hunt, and finish off a great day with a spectacular fire show! Visit their website for the full programme!

Charlie’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Charlestown Square | 10am, 12pm & 2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Make sure you don’t miss out on the Easter Egg Hunt of the year! Register your children and redeem your map during your session on Saturday 16 April to go on the most epic Easter Egg Hunt around Charlestown Square. Centre court – level 1, outside Myer. Line up in centre court to redeem your map and start your Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Bunny Meet & Greet – Jesmond Central

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Jesmond Central | 10-1.30pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Don’t miss the Easter Bunny as he roams Jesmond Central with delicious chocolate eggs! 4 x 30-minute appearances: 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm.

Easter Bunny Meet & Greet – Wallsend Village

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Wallsend Village | 10am, 11am and 12pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Easter Bunny will be visiting Wallsend Village. He’ll have delicious chocolate eggs for you! 3x 30 minute appearances at 10am, 11am and 12pm. You can also capture an eggstra special memory this Easter by snapping a photo at the Carrot Patch in Centre Court. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag @wallsendvillage for the chance to win a $100 Wallsend Village gift card!*

Easter Bunny Visit at Marketown Newcastle

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Marketown, Newcastle | 10-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Easter is just around the corner and the Easter Bunny is making a special visit to Marketown. Grab a photo with him and enjoy a delicious early treat before he delivers into homes on Easter Sunday!

Easter Fun Day at Hunter Wetlands Centre

Saturday 16 April 2022 | Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland | 9.30-1.30pm | $7.50 (4yrs and over) | Details

Why you should go: Hop along to the Hunter Wetlands Centre on Saturday 16 April for Easter fun! There’ll be dip-netting, Easter craft, reptile encounters, a Bunny Trail to follow, a jumping castle, and lots more.  And, of course, meet the Easter Bunny at 10am, 11am or 12noon! These activities are included in the entry fee. Enjoy a sausage sizzle, eat at the Wetlands Café or bring a picnic. All Visitors are required to pre-purchase tickets for this event.

Easter Day at Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Sunday 17 April 2022 | Richmond Vale Railway Museum, Kurri Kurri | From 9.30am | $16 Adults, $11 Concession, $17.50 Children (5-15), FREE under 5’s | Details

Why you should go: Get along to Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Easter Day and ride the trains both big and small. Children can register at entry for the Easter egg hunt. There’ll also be a lucky commemorative coin draw, entry forms and entry box in the kiosk. Gates open at 9.30am, first train at 10.00am, last train at 3.00pm.

ARTSPACE Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Family Artmaking

Sunday 17 April 2022 | MAC Sculpture Park | 10-11.30am | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Young children and their families can enjoy Easter inspired art activities guided by friendly art museum educators. 10am: Create your own artistic egg basket or Easter sculpture. 10.45am: Egg Hunt around the sculpture park. (Please note eggs may not meet the allergy requirement of your child. Please BYO eggs to meet any special dietary needs). Bookings are required for all members in your group.

Lake Mac Easter Market

Sunday 17 April 2022 | Speers Point Park | 10-2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Lake Mac’s Easter market day! This is the usual Homegrown Market at Speers Point Park with a special Easter fun day twist! A visit from the Easter bunny, choc Easter egg hunt & much more!

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