Wondering where to find the Easter Bunny in Sydney? Or maybe you are just looking to entertain the kids for a few hours during the school holidays? Here we bring you our pick of the best activities on offer in Sydney over the Easter break. You will find all of these fun family activities within easy reach of our luxury city centre hotel.
Join in the fun of the Royal Easter Show
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a not to be missed Easter Extravaganza. Australia’s largest annual ticketed event attracts over 850,000 visitors, who all flock here for a day of fun and entertainment. There is an amusement park and fairground on site, as well as plenty of animals to marvel at within the agricultural show, plus food and drink stalls, music, performances and more.
Head out to the Sydney Showground between 12th-23rd April to join in the fun. Our friendly hotel concierge team can help you with transport options.
Make Music at the Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Australia’s leading museum dedicated to the work of today’s artists, exhibiting over 4,000 works by Australian living artists. Their current exhibition The National 2019: New Australian Art presents the works of 21 Australian artists, encompassing a diverse range of mediums including painting, video, sculpture, installations, drawing and performance.
The school holiday programme (14th – 18th April) gives art-loving families the opportunity to take a closer look (and listen) to the many artists in the exhibition who use sound to express their ideas. This fun hands-on workshop for the whole family includes creating experimental soundscapes and unconventional instruments.
Create Decorative Dishes at the Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of NSW should be on every art-lovers Sydney bucket list. One of the most popular art museums in Australia, this stunning Gallery is visited by over 1 million people every year. The Gallery always has a fun program of hands-on drop-in workshops for families, and this Easter is no exception, with free art-making activities running from 15th-26th April.
The school holiday workshop Decorative Dishes (chargeable) will encourage kids aged 5-8 to explore the Gallery Collection looking for inspiration, before recreating the patterns onto a terracotta platter to take home and share with the family.
Sleep with the Dinosaurs at the Australian Museum
Always a hit with the kids, the Australian Museum safeguards a vast number of minerals, beetles, fish and animals in its zoological and anthropological collections. Kids love all the stuffed animals and getting acquainted with Australia’s wide range of poisonous snakes and spiders. But the real attraction here is the dinosaurs… because what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs?
The Australian Museum will be kicking off the Easter school holidays with one of their famous ‘Dinosnore’ sleepovers on 12th & 13th April. Budding paleontologists can embark on a torchlight tour of the museum collection, before tucking into a buffet dinner, then snuggling up at the feet of a stegosaurus or T-Rex for the night.
Be a Zoo Keeper for the Day at Taronga Zoo
If your kids prefer their animals to be alive and kicking, then the Taronga Zoo runs one of the most sought-after holiday programmes in Sydney: Zoo Adventures. This amazing experience gives kid behind-the-scenes access to one of the world’s most famous zoos.
From interactive animal encounters to watching the seal show and riding the Taronga Zoo Sky Safari, this is the ultimate day of fun for animal-loving kids. The best bit is, the kids are fully supervised for the best part of the day, leaving mums and dads some free time to hit the Sydney shops with one of our Shopping Spree packages.
See a Show at the Opera House
The world-famous Opera House has some fantastic family friendly shows on over the school holidays. Choose from a selection of fun performances, such as Mem Fox favourite Possum Magic and supercharged urban circus 360 All Stars, which promises to wow you with breakdancing, BMX bike tricks and basketball freestyling.
If you can’t get enough of the Opera House, then you can also sign up for a Junior Adventure Tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the famous landmark, filled with fun interactive games and activities. Tours will be running from April 13th-28th.
Find Easter Eggs at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
If you want to know where to find the Easter Bunny in Sydney, the answer is the Royal Botanic Garden! On the Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend, bring the kids along for a fun Easter egg hunt in the gardens, following a trail and completing activities along the way.
There’s also a full program of activities for families in the Gardens during the school holidays, including the Clay Echidnas workshop, a Sketchbook Scavenger Hunt, the Garden Grubs holiday programme and even a fun performance of Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, where adventurous Tinkerbell comes across the mischievous fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audience members are invited to dress up in costume and join in on the fun.