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Published March 21st 2017
Help Perth's army of Easter bunnies find their eggs
As you get older, you start to realise that the true meaning of Easter is more than bunnies, eggs and baby chickens. But, for the young, it's really only about one thing – the chocolate. During the April school holidays, thousands of WA children will be begging and pleading with their parents to take them to an Easter egg hunt, where they can search high and low for chocolate goodies and stuff themselves silly on the way home.
Resistance to the endless nagging to take them is futile. Here's where you'll find some of Perth's best Easter egg hunts for 2017.
Ocean Keys Shopping Centre, Clarkson When: Monday, 10th April to Easter Sunday, 16th April from 10am to 3pm. Where: 36 Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson. Website: See the Facebook event How much: Free.
Uh oh! The Easter bunny has lost all his eggs, and needs the kids help to find them! The hunt is open to all kids under 12, and there will be plenty of clues to help them along the way. All children who get all the clues correct will win a prize. See the information desk for more information.
The Beach House Kids Fun Centre, Balcatta When: Easter Monday, 17th April at 10am. Where: The Beach House Kids Fun Centre, 4-6 Halley Road, Balcatta. Website: See the Facebook event. How much: Included in entry price.
The Beach House Kids Fun Centre will host an Easter egg hunt from 10am to 11am on Easter Monday. Don't worry if your child doesn't find their fair share of chocolate – the Easter bunny will be in attendance, handing out lots more chocolate eggs.
Mandurah's Biggest Easter Hunt When: Easter Sunday – 16th April from 8am to 11:30am. Where: Quarry Adventure Park, corner of Pebble Beach Rd and Wincrest Way, Meadow Springs. Website: You can purchase tickets here. For more information, see the Facebook event. How much: $5 – includes entry to the hunt, sausage sizzle and drink, raffle entry and lots more.
It's really not just about the chocolate in Mandurah, with this Easter egg hunt supporting an important cause – the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organisation dedicated to making dreams come true for Perth's sickest youngsters. The measly $5 entry fee will cover the hunt, plus a sausage sizzle and drink. There will be three age categories for the hunt – up to five, six to nine years and 10 to 16 years.
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The Gosnells Hotel When: Easter Saturday – 15th April and Easter Sunday – 16th April. Where: 2149 Albany Highway, Gosnells. Website: See the website for further details. How much: Free.
Join in the Easter egg hunt at the Gosnells Hotel from 1pm on Easter Saturday, while Easter Sunday promises to be another fun-filled day of kids activities from 12pm.
Family Fun Day at Peel Manor House When: Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017 from 11am to 4pm. Where: 164 Fletcher Road, Karnup. Website: For more information and to buy tickets, read more here. How much: $40 per car or family of two adults and three kids.
Entry costs will cover a heap of activities including a bouncy castle, magic show and face painting plus lawn games and lots of other fun things to do! There will be a range of food stalls, and the venue is fully licensed, so no BYO alcohol please.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre When: Thursday, 13th April and Easter Saturday – 15th April from 10am to 1pm. Where: 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup. Website: See the website for more information. How much: Free.
The Easter bunny will be roaming around Karrinyup Shopping Centre on Thursday, 13th April and Easter Saturday, giving out chocolate eggs from his basket of goodies.
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The Maze, Home of Outback Splash When: Easter Sunday – 16th April and Easter Monday – 17th April from 10am. Where: 1635 Neaves Road, Bullsbrook. Website: See the website for more information. How much: Included in standard entry price to the Maze.
If you LOVE Whistler's Chocolate, the Maze is the place to be, with lots of chocolate giveaways and the annual Easter hunt taking place.
Parkerville Tavern When: Easter Sunday, 16th April from 8am to 10pm. Where: 6 Owen Road, Parkerville, Website:https://www.facebook.com/events/129046840957830/ How much: Activities are free to take part in.
While there will be a heap of activities happening throughout the day including an Easter colouring competition, playground and bouncy castle, the main attraction will be the Easter Egg Trail Hunt, which starts at 2pm.