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Published April 6th 2014
Where to hunt for eggs this Easter
1. Queen Victoria Market Easter Sunday Treasure Hunt This guided treasure hunt will take children on an adventure around Queen Victoria Market. Tons of Easter surprises will be hidden around the fruit and vegetable aisles and specialty stalls for children to find.
On Easter Sunday Edith from Timeless Treasures will also be running a series of craft workshops for kids at Queen Victoria Market. They will be shown how to create something great that they will be able to take home.
Queen Victoria Market Easter Sunday Treasure Hunt will be held on Sunday 20 April at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm at the String Bean Alley at Queen Victoria Market.
2. Melbourne Luna Park's Easter Egg Hunt Hunt for hundreds of Easter eggs that have been hidden all around Melbourne's sparkling, fun-filled Luna Park. Hosted by Mr Moon, this Easter egg hunt will have kids searching far and wide.
Adding to the carnival atmosphere, gravity-defying stilt-walkers will hand out chocolates, The Easter Bunny will hop up and say hello, and a new ride is being added to the park's already impressive range of rides – the Sizzler. Spinning riders round and round, the Sizzler will spin your Easter eggs into Easter omelettes!
Luna Park's Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place on Sunday 20 April at 11am at Luna Park in St Kilda.
3. Peninsula Family Easter Picnic Easter egg hunt Literally thousands of Easter eggs are up for grabs in the Peninsula Family Easter Picnic. To ensure a fair playing field, the Easter egg hunts are divided up into age groups. Other than that – it's everyone for themselves! Grab as many Easter eggs as you can!
Apart from gorging on Easter eggs, this event also offers a craft village, rides and live shows, which will include interactive games, singing and dancing. There will be celebrity appearances from Jimmy Giggle, Cat in the Hat, Bananas in Pyjamas, Spot, and, of course, The Easter Bunny.
The Peninsula Family Easter Picnic is being held on Sunday 13 April from 10am to 3pm at the Mornington Racecourse.
4. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic at Werribee Park
If last year was anything to go by, this is the largest Easter egg hunt in Australia and those skilled in the ways of the Easter egg hunt could make it home with 100 or more small solid Easter eggs. Sorry big kids, this one is only for those aged 3 to 12 years.
Other activities at this event include pony rides, sack races, carnival rides, Easter art and craft activities, and face painting, as well as the opportunity to give the Cadbury Easter bunny a big cuddle to say thank you for all the Easter eggs.
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is being held on April 18th at Weeribee Park on K road, Werribee.
5. Sandsational Easter Egg Hunt
Search for 'sand eggs' at Sand Sculpting Australia's Under the Sea exhibition while the prize for participating in this Easter egg hunt – a bag of Easter eggs – remains safely in the fridge – far away from the sun and sand. Easter hampers can also be won daily and each day 20 children will be lucky enough to take home a hand-carved sand egg as a souvenir.
Sand sculpting workshops, sand art, face painting, a giant sandpit and a Lego Play Zone complete this sand-filled day of fun. And, another famous rabbit and a firm friend of The Easter Bunny, Peter Rabbit will be posing for photos.
The Sandsational Easter Egg Hunt is taking place from 18 to 21 April at the Frankston Waterfront.
6. Bacchus Marsh Egg Hunt Adult Scavenger Hunt
One for the adults, Bacchus Marsh Egg Hunt Adult Scavenger Hunt ups the ante. Running from 1 to 18 April (there is still time to catch up!), hints will be provided at approximately 5:30pm the evening before on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/246820035498594/) and one point will be awarded to each item collected/competed, with final collection occurring at the Bacchus Marsh Egg Hunt on Friday 18 April. Don't forget the proof of evidence!
Not forgetting the little ones, on the day there will be age-grouped Easter egg hunts for the kids, as well as an egg and spoon race, and sack race. Rides and a market round off the event.
Bacchus Marsh Egg Hunt is being held on 18 April from 10am to 1pm at Maddingley Park in Bacchus Marsh.
7. Giant Easter Egg Hunt Melbourne
Keeping the number of children down, but the number of Easter eggs to find up, this Easter egg hunt is limited to a lucky 1000 children who will get to fill their buckets with Easter eggs. Also grouping hunts in ages, parents and siblings are free to spectate, and parents of children in Year 4 or below are welcome to join the fun and help their child.
A giant inflatable drop slide and climbing wall are other attractions at this event, as are the event's free face painting and the food on offer, which includes a sausage sizzle, fairy floss, popcorn and ice cream.
The Giant Easter Egg Hunt Melbourne is being held on 19 April from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Life Ministry Church (Oxley Stadium/Oxley College Oval) in Chirnside Park.
8. Our Women Our Children Volunteers Easter Egg Hunt
Probably the most scenic Easter egg hunt, the Our Women Our Children Volunteers Easter Egg Hunt takes place at the beautiful Bellarine Estate Winery. Divided into age group hunts, children will get baskets to fill to the brim before meeting The Easter Bunny, and his friend and colleague, Dr Bear.
Rides and other entertainment for the children, and live music and a chance to sample the local food and wines from Bellarine Estate make this Easter outing fun for the whole family.
The Our Women Our Children Volunteers Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sunday 20 April at Bellarine Estate Winery in Bellarine.