What to do in the Easter Holidays?! April 16, 2019 – Posted in: Events, Stella News

Does anyone else feel like it was JUST Christmas? This year is flying by and the Easter holidays are upon us already. If you haven’t had the time or energy to plan your holidays don’t worry, we have done the work for you! We have found some of the best events happening over Easter across Australia.

Whether you are looking to entertain yourself, your family, your kids, your friends or all of the above, we have an event for you!

Turn your grocery shopping into an outing:

Whether you are religious or not, Good Friday is a day a lot of people avoid eating red meat. Spend the morning at your local market stocking up on fresh seafood and fruit and vegetables. Enjoy a coffee and hot cross bun while you are there and take in all the smells and sounds of the fresh market! If you want to avoid the crowds, arrive early. The Sydney fish market opens at 5am!

Image from Sydney Fish Market Instagram

For the sweet tooth:

If you are still craving something sweet after all those Easter eggs and hot cross buns and are in Sydney be sure to head to Dessert Lane or Sugar Republic. From a rainbow, sweet filled laneway to lolly themed art installations these 2 events will cure any sweet tooth!

Image from the Laneway Website.

Visit the gallery:

No matter where you live there is a local gallery. Galleries are also a great place to take the kids as they often run school holiday programs.

Here’s a few of our favourites:

Mona

Goma

NGV

Art Gallery of South Australia

Image from Mona

 

For the parents:

If you have kids to entertain never fear as there is plenty to see and do!

If you are in Melbourne head to the Espy (yes you heard correctly) from 16th – 18th April for a silent disco, games of giant Jenga and mega Connect 4, face painting, comedy, an immersive water-synth activation from the Swell Music and Arts program and many other offbeat activities. Enjoy lunch or dinner with friends while the kids are being entertained. Sign up on their website here.

Or if you are looking to head outdoors don’t miss the Melbourne Zoo’s Neon Playground. Experience Melbourne Zoo after dark as it’s transformed with lights, projections, art installations, interactive performances, and more. Bringing Melbourne’s vibrant culture to the lush grounds of the Zoo, Neon Playground is a new event celebrating wildlife conservation with a showcase of some of the best local light and visual artists and designers. For tickets and more information head to their website.

Image from Melbourne Zoo website

For those in Brisbane, head to the North Brisbane Easter Festival on 19th and 20th April. It is a free event with Easter egg hunts, inflatables, petting zoo, face painting, music and more. For more information head to their website.

There’s plenty to do in Adelaide with the Kids Gigantic Day Out. Head to the convention centre on 19th and 20th April and wear them out with all the fun events! More information here. 

Ladies long weekend:

Looking for a weekend away with your friends? Why not head out for some wine tasting or a weekend away in the country?

Head to the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Barossa Valley in South Australia or the Hunter Valley in New South Wales for a relaxing weekend away.

No matter what you do this Easter, we wish you a safe and happy time from all of us at Stella!