Things to do on Easter Sunday in Brisbane

Easter bunny at Victoria Park

Easter is such a special and magical time for kids. The Easter holidays, however, can be a bit more of a challenge for adults! Finding fun things to do to keep the kids entertained (and not going completely bananas) for two weeks while our usual activities are suspended and schools are on holiday can be difficult. Fear not though, because we’ve pulled together so many ideas of things to do this Easter to make your day awesome and memorable!

Things to do on Easter Sunday

There are loads of great Easter events happening in and around Brisbane, and lots of places to visit that are open this Easter, the 4 April 2021! Here are our top picks for places to go on Easter Sunday for a whole lot of family fun.

Easter Long Weekend Extravaganza | Victoria Park

A wonderful selection of activities for families will be offered at the Victoria Park Bistro between 10am and 2pm on Easter Sunday including jumping castles, giant games and live music.  On Easter Sunday The Easter Bunny is set to visit and will be roving every hour from 11am to 2pm in the Bistro with their basket of goodies.  The Bistro is offering a Chocolate drinks Menu for the entire Easter weekend as well. Bookings are recommended to ensure you get a table. Find more here \

Plus the whole family can enjoy 18 Easter-themed holes at Easter Candyland Putt Putt. You can book your round here 

Easter Eggstravaganza | Sandstone Point Hotel

Join in the biggest Easter egg hunt in Brisbane with over 6,000 eggs up for grabs at The Sandstone Point Hotel.  This family friendly event also includes  live music and children’s rides.  Enjoy the inflatable Factory after the big egg hunt! This event is being held from 10am–5pm and entry is FREE (you need to register for the egg hunt prior to the event). Rides and Inflatable Factory are an additional cost. Find more here

Redcliffe Easter Markets | Redcliffe

 Browse over 200 stores, take part in the Easter egg hunt, enjoy live music, egg-ceptional desserts and sweets, games galore and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Find more here

Notorious| Manly

Notorious is super excited to be returning to Manly, in beautiful Moreton Bay, Queensland, to open for public inspection onboard and below deck- it’s like exploring an old pirate ship!  All welcome to explore Australia’s earliest ship reconstruction, Australia’s only lateen-rigged ship, and the only caravel sailing in the Southern Hemisphere from 9am – 3pm.
Find more here

Easter High Tea | W Hotel Brisbane 

Hop into the W’s Living Room and treat your tastebuds to the ultimate Easter High Tea featuring Aussie Easter classics with a twist including Spiced Carrot Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Easter Egg Nest Tarts and Hot Cross Scones.  Find more here

On The Move | The Ipswich Art Gallery

Head along to On The Move and enter an interactive transport world created in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock at the Ipswich Art Gallery.  Along the way, you’ll discover fascinating facts about different modes of transport and types of vehicles. Construct a paper plane and see how it flies, and build a vehicle of the future to test on our track. Discover how transportation works in busy cities, and how the fuel choices you make can have a positive impact on the environment. You’ll learn amazing facts about Australian journeys and inventions, and meet the people behind them. See how vehicles have evolved over time – and imagine what they might be like in the future! For more information click here 

Circus Train | The Workshops Rail Museum

Grab the kids, your tickets and get on board for the chance to see some of Queensland’s circus train history, have fun in action alley and see real-life steam trains, diesel locomotives and more. Brisbane Kids can have fun in Action Alley playing circus games and show off their skills like hula hoops and stilt walking, enjoy circus entertainment daily, wander the Circus Train display, get creative in the craft area and make their own clown hat plus enjoy all the other train exhibitions, Nippers Playground and Sciencentre.  For more information click here 

The Motorcycle: Design, Art Desire | GOMA

This world-exclusive exhibition, only in Brisbane, will showcase the art, design and history of one of the most iconic objects of the last 150 years, the motorcycle. Featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from the 1860s to present day, it will consider the iconic vehicle from the perspective of social history, popular culture, design and technology. This exhibition includes MOtorcycles on-screen, digital interactives and full face artists helmets. For more information click here 

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Predators | Queensland Museum

The Sea Monsters exhibition combines real fossils from millions of years ago, gigantic replicas including a 13m long Elasmosaurus and 9m Prognathdon, 180-degree immersive video that puts you right inside the action, hands-on interactives and much more. What can their fossilised bones tell us about how they lived? How do they compare to today’s top ocean predators? Discover the secrets of these monsters of the deep in this new exhibition that will delight all ages! For more information click here 

Easter Eggstravaganza | Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Join the Lone Pine team over the long weekend for some family-friendly Easter fun including an Easter scavenger hunt, Easter craft, wildlife enrichment with special Easter treats and a special appearance by a special Easter guest with big feet and floppy ears. For more information click here 

What is open on Easter Sunday in Brisbane?

There are also lots of other places and events that you can still enjoy on Easter Sunday! Head over to our Events Calendar to see our full listings for Sunday 4 April.  

Many museums and galleries are open at Easter, with several special exhibitions or events happening.

At South Brisbane, there are the Sciencentre and Discovery Centre exhibitions on display at the Brisbane Museum. At the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) you can check out Motorcycles, while at the Museum of Brisbane there is still a chance to visit The Storytellers exhibition.

In Ipswich, you can see On The Move at the Ipswich Art Gallery or visit The Workshops Rail Museum.

things to do at Easter

Fun things to do at Easter

Be sure to check out our Easter page here, which is jam-packed with resources and ideas to make your Easter super special. Our 10 Fun Things to Do at Easter with Kids is the perfect starting point for Easter inspiration!

Easter egg hunts

Of course, Easter wouldn’t be the same without a traditional Easter egg hunt! Make yours extra fun this year, with our Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt Ideas.

And fear not, Easter egg hunts are not just for little kids — now everyone can get in on the action! How about some of these awesome Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Older Kids?

Easter crafts

Whether it’s making cards or decorating eggs, kids love to get involved in Easter crafts. Here are a few cool crafts to get your kids’ creativity flowing!

Fun at Easter

More Easter Fun

There are many other awesome ideas for things to do on Easter Sunday with kids. Telling Easter Jokes for Kids and reading Easter Books for Kids are lovely pastimes.

It is also lovely to think about beginning some family Easter traditions to make this time of year extra special for kids. We have loads of ideas for you in our inspirational article Creating Easter Memories — Ideas and Tips.

And Easter doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and lollies! For other ideas, be sure to check out our 30 Awesome Non-chocolate Easter Gift Ideas.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER from everyone here at Brisbane Kids!

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