Things to do on Easter Sunday in Brisbane
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 21 April 2019! Here are our top picks for places to go on Easter Sunday for whole lot of family fun.
Sandstone Point Hotel
Join in the biggest Easter egg hunt in Brisbane with over 6,000 eggs up for grabs at Easter Waterworld Sunday. This family friendly event also includes live music, children’s rides and Water World Central – Australia’s first mobile waterpark. Enjoy giant inflatable pools and slides to cool you down after the big egg hunt! This event is being held on 21 April from 10am–5pm and entry is FREE (you need to register for the egg hunt). Rides and waterpark are an additional cost.
Easter Sunday Family Fun | 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, petting zoos, face painting and other giant games. On Easter Sunday Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny is set to visit and will be roving every 30 minutes from 11am to 2pm in the Bistro with their basket of goodies. There will also be live music all day. The Bistro is offering a Chocolate drinks Menu for the entire Easter weekend as well as Easter Pop Up Stall featuring pre-wrapped treats to purchase for the kids Easter hunts or to share with family and friends.
Heritage Train Rides
Take the whole family on a heritage train ride at Woodford Railway Station where everyone can ride on the Heritage Railway using locomotives and carriages from the Australian Sugar mill railway systems of years past. A return trip takes approximately 20 minutes and there are BBQ facilities nearby to make a day of it and have a picnic.For more information click here
Playing with Light @ The Ipswich Art Gallery
Playing with Light explores the big bright world and the many ways in which science and physics create light! Step out of the darkness and into a hands-on, interactive exhibition where visitors can play with light. Activities include sneaking past a laser light security block, stepping inside a giant kaleidoscope, drawing with infrared “paint” and making your own powerful telescope!. For more information click here
APT9 Kids @ GOMA
As part of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), APT9 Kids features 8 interactive artworks, hands-on and multimedia activities created by exhibiting artists, especially for children and families. Offering a rich participatory experience and curated to reflect key themes of the exhibition, APT9 Kids provides meaningful insights into the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. For more information click here
Children’s Farm @ Newmarket Village
Head along to Newmarket Village’s Pop-Up Children’s Farm where Brisbane Kids can enjoy some warm cuddles with some adorable farm animals such as llama and an alpaca, Angora goats, Teddy Bear sheep, Damara lambs, miniature goats and Ducks and lots of fluffy chickens. All of the animals are super friendly and love to be patted and brushed. Animal feed will be provided so the children can try their hand at feeding the animals to enjoy the farm life experience whilst being guided by three trained and uniformed farmers from White Ridge Farm. For more information click here
NASA- A Human Adventure @ Queensland Museum
Experience the largest exhibition ever hosted at Queensland Museum. Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology. For more information click here
MoB Makers: Moki Headbands @ Museum of Brisbane
Inspired by Easton Pearson’s famous runway shows, design your own fashion headband using playful templates created by Brisbane artist and long-time Easton Pearson collaborator Stephen Mok. For more information click here
The Shed’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Take part in an exciting Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy face painting, a jump on the jumping castles, animals in the Petting Zoo, LIVE music, food stalls, a vist from the Easter Bunny and so much more! (This event is for Brisbane Kids aged 13 years and under- tickets are required). For more information click here
Australian Street Entertainment Carnival
Head to the Gold Coast to see performers of all ages and of all skill levels with everyone from local street entertainers, professional performers and even industry newcomers invited to pick their position on the streets of Surfers Paradise to prepare to dazzle, amaze and inspire onlookers. From the ever-popular dare-devil feats like knife and fire juggling to outrageous acrobatics, energetic dance, amazing music, and mysterious magic acts, there will be plenty of performances to keep the whole family entertained. 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 21 April!
Many museums and galleries are open at Easter, with several special exhibitions or events happening.
At South Brisbane, there are the Sciencentre , NASA – A Human Adventure and Discovery Centre exhibitions on display at the Brisbane Museum. At the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) you can check out APT9 while at the Museum of Brisbane there is still a chance to visit The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive exhibition.
In Ipswich, you can see Playing with Light at the Ipswich Art Gallery or visit The Workshops Rail Museum.
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?
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!
- Easter Colouring Pages
- DIY Felt Easter Baskets
- Lollipop Bunnies
- Easter Sun Catchers
- Chick Pop-up Cards and Easy Daffodils
- No-sew Sock Bunny
- DIY Paper Easter Baskets
- Easy Easter Garland
- Hatching Egg Pegs
- and … What to Do with Leftover Easter Eggs!
More Easter Fun
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!