The Ultimate Family Easter Weekend in Sydney

Easter Egg Hunt in Sydney
The Sydney Life

An insider guide to the ultimate Easter weekend for the young (and young at heart).

April is almost upon us, and so too is a long weekend of Easter bunnies and chocolate-filled indulgence. Sydney is hopping into motion, charming children with an array of entertaining festivities. Teamed with our Easter break offer of up to 35% off your stay, this is the ultimate time for a family getaway to the harbour city. Below, our concierge have curated their pick of family-friendly activities this 2019 Easter break.


For a memorable weekend with the family, visit Centennial Park for Sydney’s biggest egg hunt. The park will transform into a sea of bunny ears, fluffy tails and giggles as the experience brings the whole family together. Plus, adding to the excitement in 2019, the popular egg hunt is going international. Kids will follow a chocolatey trail of activities, introducing them to global Easter customs - from Greece to Germany; England to Australia, and beyond. Be quick, this event is sure to sell out.

Where: Centennial Parklands
When: Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st April, 9am - 4pm daily
Who: 3-8 year old children
Tickets: $17.70 per child. Click here to book.

Prefer to keep your hunting local? Just steps from InterContinental Sydney, The Calyx in The Royal Botanic Gardens is hosting an egg trail of its own amidst the beautiful lush greenery. Children will complete fun challenges along their trail map, collect chocolate egg rewards, and snap a photo with their generous furry Easter friend at the end.

Where: The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street
When: Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st April 2019, 10am - 3pm daily
Who: 3-8 year old children
Tickets: $18 per child. Click here to book.


For the ultimate cultural Easter family event, be sure to visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show, open every day over the Easter holiday break. First held in 1823, the Show is now Australia’s largest annual event, raising funds in support of Australia’s agricultural programs, and education of youth and rural NSW. It is a celebration of Australian culture, from traditions to modern day rituals, bringing together country and city lifestyles. Featuring live entertainment, agricultural competitions, animal interactive exhibitions, carnival fun, shopping, food and wine tasting, and much, much more.

Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
When: Friday 12 - Monday 23 April 2019
Who: All ages
Tickets: Prices vary. Early Bird Child: $22, Early Bird Adult: $37, Early Bird Family (2 adults & 2 children): $99.50. Children 3 and under enter free. Click here to book.


Celebrate Easter Monday with thousands of locals as they observe the true meaning of the season. Enjoy the sight of over 3000 paraders from different ministries and churches in a sea of dazzling costumes, joined by live bands, stilt walkers and more in a joyous atmosphere of fun and family.

Where: Begins at Hyde Park, near St James Station
When: 22 April 2019, 10am - 12.30pm
Who: All ages 

Enjoy these family activities and more with up to 35% off your stay when you book before 26 April 2019 for stays between 15 March and 30 June 2019.

Interested in our recommendations? Guests of InterContinental Sydney are welcome to contact our Concierge to provide further information or get assistance with gaining tickets to events as desired.

March 11, 2019