22 Best Things To Do This Easter In Sydney 2024 Guide
Looking for the best things to do this Easter in Sydney, and know that obviously the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a given, but wondering what else is there to do? Yep, we hear you!
Easter weekend is a chance to connect with Sydney family and eat your body weight in Easter chocolate and hot cross buns, what could be better than that?
Whether you have kids, are in a couple or want to hang with friends, there are plenty of Sydney activities for everyone to bring a little Easter magic to your long weekend. We’ve rounded up the best things to do in Sydney this Easter so you don’t have to! Here’s to a Happy Easter!
Let’s get started and share some of the best Sydney Easter events you need to know about to enjoy the Easter celebrations with your loved ones.
1. Are you even a Sydneysider if you haven’t been to the Sydney Royal Easter Show?
This Easter event has been running since 1823 and just gets bigger and better every year in Sydney Olympic Park. If you’re an expat reading this, you absolutely must go and visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Celebrate Easter in style with carnival rides, traditional easter games, food trucks, an animal nursery, a grand parade and live shows.
Sydney Royal Easter Show has activities for the whole family and kids can pick up their own special bag to take home; the famous ‘Showbags’!
Head to the Sydney Showground this Easter long weekend for an egg cellent time!
2. Feast on Easter food in a revolving sky restaurant
Skyfeast at Sydney Tower offers an egg-ceptional 360 degree view of Sydney 82 floors up. This Easter long weekend they are offering a special Easter buffet with over 30+ dishes including the all important traditional lamb. Did I mention it is unlimited feasting? I’m all ears!
3. Celebrate in the Eastern Suburbs at Sydney Family Show
Held in the Entertainment quarter in Moore park, the Sydney Family Show is a must for Sydney kids. You can watch a very cute rabbit hopping competition, collect treats in the Easter basket scramble or visit the farmyard nursery.
What’s great about the Sydney Family show is that you can use your discover vouchers to purchase tickets and once again, it is bags galore in the showbag section!
4. Celebrate Easter at a top winery in Hunter Valley
Spend the Easter weekend wine tasting your way around the Hunter Valley. Scarborough Wine Co are hosting a boules and wine tasting pop-up during the whole of April. Picture having your own wine trolley, complete with cheese to match as you play a game of boules with friends and family.
There’s also a wine and chocolate tasting option to choose from over the Easter holidays too. Check out our Things To Do In Hunter Valley before you go to plan your weekend away from Sydney.
5. Easter in nature at Centennial Parklands
Head to Centennial Parklands this Easter for an educational program for kids between 4-10 years. Follow trail maps and go on an adventure with Easter in Nature, a slightly different way to celebrate Easter in Sydney! Families will learn all about local fauna and floral through creative games, stories and art projects.
If you have a dog, Centennial park is a great place for off-leash walks. Check out our full list of dog parks in Sydney.
6. Create your own chocolate bunny
The Sydney Chocolate School is hosting a workshop for you to mold your own Easter egg using traditional French techniques. Not only that, you will also create hot cross spice bars! Yum! You can book group or private classes and walk away with a certificate and goody bag.
7. Easter magic at Sydney Living Museums
Traditional easter games, easter craft and an egg-cellent easter trail at Vaucluse house and Elizabeth farm. Join in the Easter activities at Sydney Living Museums then pull out your picnic rug to feast on your Easter treats.
8. Go wild with unlimited rides at Fairfield Easter Fair!
That’s right, unlimited ride wristbands are sold at Fairfield Easter Fair; just make sure you eat your chocolate after a day on the rides, not before. Along with fun carnival rides, Fairfield Showground also offer zorb balls, inflatables, skate boarding shows and free movie night screenings in the Western Sydney Parklands.
Just like the Sydney Royal Easter Show, kids can take home their own special bag. Or adults can, no judgements! The Fairfield Easter Fair is a must visit!
Check out our list of unique cinemas if a movie night is what you fancy this Easter weekend!
9. Make a weekend of it at Hunter Valley Gardens
Choose between a giant easter egg hunt or secret easter egg hunt at the Hunter Valley gardens and enjoy the Easter celebrations! One giant easter egg will be hidden each day in secret, the winner will get a family ticket to the snow time in the Garden! You can spend a family day at the easter event followed by an adult day at the wineries; keeping everyone happy.
Offering glamping, quad bikes, kayaking, horse riding and axe throwing; Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures has all the fun activities to make your Easter Holidays extra special. Lets not forget, every easter they host a giant easter egg hunt with 25,000 eggs for you to find from the Easter Bunny! An excellent escape for all families celebrating easter magic.
11. Visit Bilbies at Taronga Zoo
Bilbies are the Australian Easter Mascot as they raise awareness of the environmental damage wild bunnies can do and celebrate a native Australian animal. Bilbies are now extinct in the wild in NSW, Vic and SA so get a ticket to Taronga Zoo for your chance to see the Easter Bilby and other wild life on the North Shore.
12. Visit the Circus at Luddenham Easter Show
On the way to the Blue Mountains and for only $2 entry fee, you can watch The Harrington Circus show, ride dodgems, have a pony ride and eat your way through food stalls. That’s excellent value for money at The Luddenham Easter Show!
Why not continue your journey to the Blue Mountains and make a weekend of it by checking out our widely popular Blue Mountains Guide?
13. Complete a Sydney bucket list activity with a Bridge Climb
It’s no surprise The Sydney Bridge Climb is at the top of most bucket lists. Whether you climb on easter Saturday morning or afternoon; you are sure to have a truly unique experience. overlooking the Sydney Harbour.
Egg-cellent news: Kids can climb for a reduced price of $99 these Easter holidays! Why not continue your Sydney adventure with our next Easter find.
14. Visit a Beach a day over the long weekend
What better way to spend a Sydney easter long weekend than ticking some Instagrammable beaches off your list? We rounded up 40 of the best beaches in NSW, so pack up your picnic rug, put your easter eggs in your esky and run like mad hatters to the sea!
15. Hand feed animals at Golden Ridge Animal Farm
Golden Ridge Animal Farm is hosting it’s annual free easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday and it looks egg-citing! Located in Dural, this wholesome family day out is home to cows you can milk and goats, deer, alpacas, ducks, chicks, rabbits and sheep to cuddle or feed. What better way to add some Easter magic to your long weekend?
16. Eggs-ercise off your Easter chocolate energy
The Easter events in Sydney are jam packed with treats and fun activities to ramp up your energy. So why not get out in nature and explore a hidden gem in Sydney. Secret beaches, caves and stunning views, NSW has a hike for every adventurer this Easter holidays. Check out our favourite hikes in Sydney!
17. Hunt for eggs before diving into Jamberoo Action Park
This water action park in Wollongong is known for its thrilling water slides, bobsled, racing rapids and ‘the rock’ 5 meter drop so you know these guys are going to plan a cracking Easter Sunday! Join this ticketed events with the Easter Bunny for an egg cellent easter trail complete with photo booth and showbag!
18. Go on a hunt for the best hot cross buns
Hot Cross buns have been an Easter tradition since the twelfth century when a monk baked the buns with a cross to mark Good Friday. As Australia is known for its historical bakeries in most regional towns that really celebrate the traditional baked goods, it is no doubt their hot cross buns will be amazing.
Why not visit one of the many incredible bakeries in Sydney? We would highly recommend visiting Nadine at Flour and Stone who won the 2017 Telstra Women in business award. Support a Sydney business woman whilst you enjoy this Easter treat.
19. Stay on Cockatoo Island
With a jam packed schedule of school holiday easter events, Cockatoo Island is a great place for the whole family to escape. From historic tours and outdoor activities, you are going to want to stay over on the island in one of their holiday apartments of camping pods with a view of the Sydney Harbour.
20. Head to an Easter Sunday party
glass island easter in sydney
Easter is not always just about Sydney kids, adults can enjoy the public holiday and let off some steam on the Glass Island boat party on Easter Sunday! Departing from Darling Harbour, enjoy Easter with a glass of bubbly and food to buy on the boat as you sail around Sydney Harbour.
21. Pick one of our favourite Sydney getaways
Enjoy a getaway to Seal Rocks
Enjoy the Easter long weekend and go on one of our favourite Sydney getaways. From Kangaroo Valley to Long Jetty, Jervis Bay and Port Stephens, there’s something for everyone in one of our ultimate guides you need to check out!
Looking to add on a couple of days during the Easter holidays? Why not go on a Sydney to Byron Bay road trip? Discover our favourite places to stop on the way up including plenty of hidden gems, waterfalls, hikes and so much more you need to know about. We’ve included a map so you can visually see where everywhere is in this guide!
This article is written by Londoner In Sydney team member, Amii Freeman.
Hi I’m Amii! I’m from Darlington in the North East of England. I moved from London to Sydney in 2019 for a slower pace and to be by the coast, without having to give up my love of cities. My passion is in film and TV, I screen-write and act as much as I can when I’m not writing on my site; Blooper Magazine. In my spare time I love trying new food, exploring new places, kayaking, hiking and cycling.Follow me on Instagram @amiifreeman!