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This years Cadbury Easter egg hunt and family picnic is set to be another great fundraiser for the The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal and fun family day to boot. I don't know about you but if an event involves kids activities and chocolate then I'm there for sure and what's more if eating Cadbury chocolate Easter eggs helps support the staff's fantastic work they do at the Children's hospital and save lives then what a bonus for all of us attending this fun event.
This years event is the 14th year of the Cadbury Easter Egg hunt which is usually televised on Channel 7's Good Friday Appeal coverage from Werribee Park, so you may find yourself on television with the giant lovable Cadbury Easter bunny running around with the kids.
100% of the proceeds go directly to the Good Friday Appeal and to date this event has raised just under one million dollars.
Activities on the day will include pony rides, sack races, carnival rides, Easter art and craft activities, face painting, several Easter egg hunts throughout the day along with all the fun and excitement of sharing the day with lots of new faces.
Please note that the Easter egg hunt is for children aged 3-12 years only.
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The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is also the largest Easter egg hunt in Australia with 7,500 families attending last years hunt, that's a lot of chocolate eggs needed with some children walking away with 100 or so small solid eggs each.
The Easter egg hunt and family picnic is held on Good Friday, April 18th at Weeribee Park on K road, Werribee.
Tickets are $15 and sell out quickly as ticket numbers are limited. Tickets are available from ticketek on March 5th from 9am.
Tips to make a more enjoyable day:
Try and arrive early, gates open at 9:30am and if you arrive later on you will get stuck in a queue that can last up to 30 minutes to enter the grounds.
BYO your own picnic blanket, food and drinks so you don't need to buy expensive and mostly unhealthy food on the day plus you wont have to queue.
Take cash with you as rides are extra, last year rides were $5 each or unlimited ride wrist band for $25.
The Easter egg hunt can get pretty competitive and although there is a generous amount on offer and children split into age group hunts I also suggest taking your own bag of eggs to spread in the garden for young ones that may be overwhelmed or miss out on collecting their share. It's always better to err on the side of caution, at worst mum and dad can eat them.
Remember it's for a great cause when the kids are all over excited and full of sugar and screaming at the prospect of going home at least you know your kids have had a great day and in doing so help someone else's child.
Have a great time at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and family picnic, hope to see you there and maybe we could join forces and persuade Cadbury to do an adults Easter Egg hunt.