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Your Guide To Easter In Melbourne

18 Mar 2018

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Going away for the Easter long weekend sounds like a good idea, but when faced with hours of relentless traffic and skyrocketing accommodation prices, many of us would prefer to stay home. Fortunately, if you live in Melbourne, the city will be buzzing with fun events all weekend for the Easter break.

Melbourne Easter Show – Cnr Thompsons Road, Cranbourne North 

Made for families, the Melbourne Easter Show will be running from the 30th March to the 2nd of April. There will be plenty to occupy your little ones with, like carnival rides, show bags, entertainers, fireworks and exhibits – all without the expensive price tag. The Easter Bunny himself will even be making an appearance!
With free entry, the Easter Show is an easy and affordable day of fun for the whole family.

Bendigo Easter Festival – Bridge Street, Bendigo

Running from Good Friday to Easter Monday, the Bendigo Easter Festival is chockfull of events running all weekend to celebrate the community’s artistic talent and cultural heritage. With parades, markets, music and interactive activities, there’s no shortage of fun things to do. Maybe you’d like to try your hand at panning for gold, or perhaps participate in the silent disco tour for an afternoon?
Just a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the festival will make for a unique and enriching day out.

Moonlight Cinemas – Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

For a perfect night under the starry sky, catch one of the final movie showings at the Moonlight Cinemas this Easter weekend. Finishing up on the 1st of April, you won’t want to miss your chance to get cosy in a bean bag and blanket, be served up delicious snacks, and enjoy an outdoors movie screening.
The Moonlight Cinemas are pooch-friendly, so don’t forget to bring your (well-behaved) fur-babies along!

Easter at the Market, Coventry Street & Cecil Street, South Melbourne

Be prepped for the Easter holidays with Easter at the South Melbourne Markets. Closed on Good Friday but open additionally on Thursday 29th of March as well as Easter Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be able to pick up all the necessities such as seafood, Easter chocolate, gifts, cakes and pastries.
Bring the kids along to the markets for face painting, an Easter egg hunt and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

Family Picnic & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Werribee Mansion in the Park, Werribee  

Join in the fun of the Family Picnic and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt while raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Taking place at Werribee Park, the Cadbury Easter Bunny will hide over 400,000 Easter eggs to be found! The day also includes plenty of fun activities like pony rides and sack races to keep the family busy all day long.

Prefer to leave the hustle and bustle of Melbourne behind this Easter? Have a look at these top ideas for weekend getaways in Victoria.