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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic at Werribee Park

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A sweet way to contribute to The Royal Children's Hospital
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Cadbury and Easter: nearly synonymous to some, and did you know that Cadbury is on the verge of breaking the one million dollar mark in much-needed donations to The Royal Children's Hospital's Good Friday Appeal? Now in their fourteenth year, this event has become a tradition and a highlight for many children and families, both with and without a history at the hospital.

Pack up your tents, camp chairs, picnic rugs, and footballs, because this event is about much more than just the hunt for chocolate!

The egg hunt has been very well organised in the past, and held inside a fenced area, with different age groups at different times.

Carnival Rides, a bouncy castle, a big slide, a swing slide, and other activities are sure to help your family burn off the sugar high after the egg hunt. Entry to rides is available for $25 for unlimited ride wristband, or $5 for one ride. Queues have been long in the past, but seemed to move quickly. The craft tent has been the only free activity set up in the past.

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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic, 2012
Cadbury has had eggs and bunny ears for sale in the past as well, with proceeds going to the Good Friday Appeal; buy a few pairs for your family, and you'll be hopping along the bunny trail with the Cadbury Easter Bunny himself, when he makes his live appearance at the picnic event.
Some Tips:
  • Arrive very early as parking queues can get long
  • Pack some chairs, a rug, and picnic (with healthy snacks!), and set up camp
  • Arrive at your egg hunt time a bit early
  • Stay for a couple of hours, then head to the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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Why? A sweet way to contribute to the The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal
When: Good Friday, 18 April, 2014
Phone: Werribee Park, K Rd, Werribee, Victoria 3030
Where: Werribee Park, K Rd, Werribee, Victoria, Enter via main gates (Gate 2) on K Road
Cost: $15; On sale from Wednesday, March 5 at 9.00am from or phone 132 849
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