Looking for fun activities to excite the whole family in Brisbane? Pack your easter baskets, because Brisbane’s full of egg-citing activities that will make a holiday to remember.

Easter Adventures:

  • Egg Hunts: Attend the annual Redcliffe Markets Big Easter Family Fiesta (7th April) for their iconic Easter egg hunt. Continue the egg hunt at the New Farm Park Easter Fun Day (6th & 7th April).
  • Chocolatey Goodness: Indulge your sweet tooth at the Sirromet Winery’s Easter Family Feast (8th April) with a delicious buffet and meet the Easter Bunny himself. Get your hands dirty whipping up some bunny-shaped biscuits at the Kids Bakehouse Easter Baking Class (4th & 5th April) at West End Markets.
  • Festival Fun: Visit the Bluewater Festival (5th & 6th April) at Sandgate foreshore for amusement rides, live music, childrens’ zone with carnival games and face painting.

Creative Delights:

  • Museum Munchkins: Embark on a dino-mite adventure at the Queensland Museum’s Dinosaur Discovery: Jurassic Adventures exhibition (until 23rd July). Meet life-sized dinos, fossil hunt like paleontologists, and dig into interactive exhibits that’ll ignite your little explorer’s imagination. For pint-sized artists, unleash your inner Van Gogh at the Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre (ongoing) with messy play sessions and inspiring workshops.
  • Museum Memories: Embark on an exciting journey at the Queensland Museum’s Dinosaur Discovery: Jurassic Adventures exhibition (running until July 23). See life-sized dinosaurs, engage in fossil hunts like real paleontologists, and explore interactive displays that will spark your young explorer’s creativity. For budding artists, unleash creativity at the Gallery of Modern Art’s Children’s Art Centre (ongoing) with hands-on messy play sessions and inspiring workshops.
  • Theatrical Wonders: Treat your little ones to a magical theatre experience! The Queensland Performing Arts Centre presents a captivating rendition of “Alice in Wonderland” (April 1-15) featuring enchanting puppetry and immersive storytelling. For interactive fun, don’t miss “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” (April 8 & 9) at the Judith Wright Centre, where children can sing along and participate in a colourful bug parade.
  • Easter DIY Fun: Get crafty this Easter with imaginative projects! Transform cardboard boxes into space rockets for cosmic adventures or create fluffy sock bunnies and cute chick puppets using simple materials. And of course, don’t forget the egg decorating! Experiment with natural dyes like onion skins and beetroot for vibrant patterns, while glitter and stickers add a touch of sparkle.

Easter Treats:

  • Market Excursions: Explore a variety of culinary delights at the Queen Street Mall Easter Market (April 4-7)! From traditional hot cross buns to exotic street food, there’s something to satisfy every member of your family. For a picnic, gather fresh produce at the lively Jan Powers Farmers Markets (various locations) and enjoy a leisurely outdoor lunch at South Bank Parklands.
  • Sweet Indulgences: Trade chocolate eggs for gourmet gelato delights at the Brisbane Gelato Festival (April 5 & 6) in South Bank Parklands, featuring over 30 vendors offering unique flavours and decadent toppings. For a quirky treat, try a bubble waffle cone filled with scoops and sauces at Pappa Waffle in Fortitude Valley.

Have a happy easter, Brisbane explorers!