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 17 April 2022! 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 petting zoo, face painting and live music.  On Easter Sunday The Easter Bunny is set to visit and will be roving every hour from 9am 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. 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  are an additional cost. Find more here

Perception Deception| The Ipswich Art Gallery

Perception Deception consists of hands-on and multimedia experiences, each using perceptual tests and illusions to reveal how our brains edit, prioritise and even add information about the things and people around us. The exhibits cover themes of visual, audio, audio-language, tactile and social perception. Perception Deception investigates how the brain interprets and reports information received from touch, sight and sound. We assume what we see, hear and feel is real, but our reality is really only our perception—and no two of us perceive things exactly the same way.

 For more information click here 

Under Construction | The Workshops Rail Museum

Enjoy a hands-on school holiday program that will see kids using their creativity to engage in a range of exciting engineering problem-solving challenges here at the museum! Under Construction is ideal for children aged between 3 and 10 years old and offers fun and stimulating activities with special building zones for those under 3 years including Lego, big blue blocks, K’nex and more . For more information click here 

APT 10 Kids | GOMA

APT10 Kids features seven projects by artists from across the Asia Pacific region that celebrate inclusion and diversity, and the importance of collaboration and community. Children and their families can engage with these themes through hands-on making and multimedia activities, artwork displays and large-scale installations.  For more information click here 

Eggsplore the Museum Family Trail | Queensland Museum

Hop on a hunt, crack the clues, discover extraordinary animals and decorate your own nest of eggs these school holidays! Animals are waiting to be found – who lays eggs, who builds nests and who wears their own feathery Easter bonnet all year ‘round? Collect inspiration to create your own egg designs. For more information click here 

Candy Academy | Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown

Enter a Wonka wonderland of fun with chocolate, candy, mystical creatures from far away lands, and edible crafts for all to enjoy. Brisbane Kids will find life-size candy, buildings made of chocolate, an entire world supply of everlasting gobstoppers and much more! At the end of all the fun, snap a photo with a mystical Oompa Loompa to remember your Candy Academy adventure. . For more information click here 

Little Artist’s Eye Spy and Superhero Badge Studio  |Museum of Brisbane 

There is plenty for little eyes to spy with this free MoB Kids activity sheet. Transform your Museum visit into an exciting game of Eye Spy and discover details you might otherwise have missed.  Once you have finished exploring the museum, make 2 badges in the Superhero Badge studio. For more information click here 

Notorious  |Manly Harbour 

Go on board a real life pirate ship as Notorious docks at William Gunn Jetty and invites Birsbane Kids young and old on board to explore for a small fee.  For more information click here 

Bluey on the Big Screen  |GOMA 

Watch classic episode of Bluey on the big screen at GOMA including everyone’s favourite episodes Christmas Swim, Escape, Sleepy Time, Baby Race and Magic Xylophone. For more information click here 

Woodford Railway Heritage Rides  | Woodford Railway

Train rides from 10am till 3.30pm, with a lunch break 12.30 till 1.30pm. The train can now stop at the Woodford Gardens Cafe again to drop off and pick up passengers. For more information click here 

Easter Sunday at Sirromet  | Mount Cotton

Enjoy food, drinks, live music, free kids activities & a visit from the Easter Bunny. Bring your picnic rug & enjoy a relaxing day out with family & friends. No bookings required. For more information click here 

1000 Egg Easter Egg Hunt  | Hendra

Bring your little ones down to this free event @The Beirne Park to hunt out some choccy’s! There will also be 2 free jumping castles in addition to Hendra’s favourite playground at the Park. For more information click here 

Ipswich Easter Spectacular  | Goodna

Bring the family to enjoy the festivities including rides,  live entertainment including the annual talent competition, food and drink vendors and market stalls. . 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 17 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 Apt 10 while at the Museum of Brisbane there is still a chance to visit The City in the Sun exhibition.

In Ipswich, you can check out 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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