Canberra Easter Events and Activities 2023
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It's almost time for the Easter Bunny to hop into town and this list of egg-celent Easter events, activities and sweet, chocolatey goodness is guaranteed to help you make the most of the Easter long weekend in Canberra. With local chocolatiers whipping up some Easter treats, Easter egg hunts, Easter-themed meals, Easter markets and more, there really is something for everyone this Easter in Canberra.
LOCAL CHOCOLATIERS' EASTER TREATS
Murrumbateman Chocolate Co
The Murrumbateman Chocolate Co has a huge range of locally produced Easter treats. From chocolate hens to chocolate bunny lollypops, and traditional eggs to huge Easter indulgence hampers, this is Easter done right. Check out the range here
Enigma Fine Chocolates
The Enigma team have nailed the Easter brief this year with everything from freckle eggs, mini quail freckly eggs and cartons of chocolate eggs to hot chocolate bunny bombs. They have a range of 'Enigma eggs' that are absolutely amazing to look at (and even better to eat!) and the cutest range of chocolate bunnies ever. Check out the Easter range here
Jasper and Myrtle
Canberra favourites Jasper and Myrtle always deliver quality chocolate products including bars, chocolate-coated goodies and drinking chocolate. A perfect Easter choice for the chocoholic in your life, check out their range here
Offering a range of smash eggs including the most gorgeous white chocolate chicken stuffed with lemon meringue half eggs and bonbons, praline bunnies and more, Studio Cocoa
will have a pop-up shop from 29 March to 8 April in the Canberra Centre (near Watches of Switzerland).
Kurrajong Hotel Easter Chocolate Indulgence
Spoil yourself this Easter Saturday with an indulgent chocolate brunch at Hotel Kurrajong Canberra.
Beginning with a melting chocolate risotto and followed by a decadent chocolate high tea including oreo cupcakes, profiteroles, and chocolate cheesecake, this is a chocolate lover's dream come true! Wind down with a selection of Mellabella chocolate gelato while the kids hunt in the courtyard for Easter eggs! Includes a chocolate cocktail on arrival.
Saturday 8 April 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM From $109 per person, tickets here
Easter at the Mint
Hop in and enjoy an Easter surprise activity, stories, crafts and a tour of the gallery and factory as part of the Mini Minties program.
14 and 20th April 2023 from 10:30-11:15am at the Education Room, Royal Australian Mint (head to the reception desk for check-in first) Tickets are $10 and include one adult and one child. Available here
Canberra Miniature Railway Easter Extravaganza
The Canberra Miniature Railway Easter extravaganza, will run over two nights with rides running between 5pm and 8pm and two Easter egg hunts, at 5:30pm and 6:30pm each day, where there are a mind-blowing 4000 Easter eggs to find! A great family event.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2023 from 5pm at the Canberra Miniature Railway,Southern end of Jerrabomberra Ave, Symonston. Tickets here
Easter High Tea at the Capitol Bar and Grill
Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy a decadent Easter High Tea prepared by Capitol Bar & Grill's Executive Chef Michael Box. The clever menu has an Alice in Wonderland theme sure to pique your curiosity with quirky culinary nods to the Alice in Wonderland fairytale.
The menu includes sweet and savoury delights perfectly paired with a cocktail on arrival and free-flowing barista-made coffee, tea or juice. Your invitation extends to an Easter egg hunt, where you'll find cacao confections to take home.
Sunday 9 April from 2pm at the Capitol Bar and Grill. Tickets here
Easter Bunny Tea Party & Garden Party at MarketPlace Gungahlin
For some free school holiday fun, bring your kids to experience an enchanting garden setting, where they'll receive their very own tea party box filled with delicious treats and surprises. But that's not all! The Easter bunny will be making a special appearance. Kids will meet and take photos with the bunny, making it an Easter experience they won't forget.!
The details: 15 April - 23 April, 1pm - 2pm Outside Big W. Easter Bunny Tea Party: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 April 2023. Garden Party: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 2023
The Yarralumla Play Station Easter Egg Hunt
It's on again and even bigger in 2023 with more sessions and prizes! This egg-citing all-ages event includes a Cadbury easter egg goodie bag, a train ride, the chance to find special eggs and win eggstra-special prizes and a jumping castle.
Hourly sessions will run from 7 - 9 April with strictly limited numbers. Tickets here
Old Canberra Inn Easter
There's an Easter hunt at the Old Canberra Inn suitable for the whole family - the kids get to hunt chocolate eggs while the adults can go on a quest seeking the hidden beer. There will also be a jumping castle on site to add to the fun.
Easter at the Promenade Cafe at the Hyatt Hotel
Enjoy a variety of seafood, hot dishes and bespoke Easter desserts at the Hyatt Hotel from the 7th to the 9th of April 2023. Lunch and dinner services are available. Contact the Hyatt to book.
Canberra Easter steam excursions on The Picnic Train
Hop aboard the Picnic Train for a unique Easter experience. You can ride from Canberra to Bungendore and back and with a choice of 2 steam locomotives and multiple trips each day, this is an event you won't want to miss.
Friday 7th of April, various times available. Visit picnictrain.com.au to book your tickets.
Cooleman Court Easter Egg Hunt
Cooleman Court is hosting its annual Easter Egg hunt and this one is for a good cause. Begin upstairs (near Aldi) to start the journey, where you'll be provided with a basket and a list of stores to visit to collect your Easter Egg treats. Tickets are $3 and all funds raised from ticket sales will be donated to Communities@Work.
Thursday 6 April from 2pm. Tickets here
Crace Community Association Easter Egg Hunt
The Crace Community Association's Easter Egg hunt is back after a Covid-pause. There will be an Easter egg hunt on Hilltop Reserve and after the hunt, parents can have a hot cross bun. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket and make a morning of it with family, friends, and neighbours. Tickets are free but numbers are limited.
Monday 10 April 10:30am at Hilltop Reserve in Crace. Tickets here
Yerrabi Pond Easter Egg Hunt
The Yerrabi Pond Easter Egg hunt is on again and this year, there will be a fun-filled Alice in Wonderland-themed easter egg hunt, with plenty of eggs to be given away and fun to be had.
10am - 2pm, April 2nd, 2023 at Yerrbi Pond. Tickets are free and available here
Meet the Easter Bunny at Majura Park
The Easter Bunny has cleared some time in its busy schedule to celebrate Easter Easter cookies with the kids who come to say hi. Each child will receive a take-home Easter goodie bag for even more fun!
Located outside Toymate at the southern end of the Majura Park shopping centre.
Government House Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt
Enjoy the grounds, the views and a fun afternoon at one of the most historic properties in Canberra, Government House. Spread out a picnic rug, enjoy the atmosphere and views and join in the massive Easter egg hunt! The event is free but you must register and numbers are limited. You will need to bring your own food and drinks and house tours are not available.
13 April 2023 at Government House. Register here
Easter Thursday UV Party
Reload Bar & Games brings back their huge glow-in-the-dark UV party this Easter Thursday and it's set to be big! This will be a night dedicated to everything neon with the venue and dancefloor a sea of Ultraviolet light! Dress in white for the best effect - glow sticks, UV paint and makeup will be available and there are prizes for the best glow up outfit. Strictly 18
Thursday 6th April 2023 from 9:00 PM – late at Reload Bar & Games, 38 Northbourne Av, Canberra City.
Easter Canberra Small Business Market
The Canberra Small Business Market is back for two big days just in time for Easter and the Easter bunny is expected to make a surprise appearance. This market is full of all kinds of wonderful local small businesses and the Canberra Pet Rescue will be at the door collecting donations (not required to enter, only donate if you can).
Night Market - Sat. 8th April • 4pm to 8pm
Day Market - Sunday 9th April • 9:30am to 2:30pm
Both at the Fitters Workshop in Kingston.
Meet the Easter Bunny at the Old Bus Depot Markets**
Spending Easter Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets is a tradition for Canberra families. You'll find chocolate and freshly baked goodies alongside the eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures. The Easter bunny got the memo and will be hopping around the markets to add to the fun.
The Old Bus Depot Markets will be held on Easter Sunday in Kingston.
GOOD FRIDAY FISH MARKETS
If you want the freshest seafood on Good Friday, FishCo
will be open from 6am to 2pm at Dalby Street Fyshwick.
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