5 things to do with the kids this Easter long weekend

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According to the weatherman, we’re in for a bit of sun and rain over Easter, so here’s some indoor and outdoor fun you can have with the kids this long weekend… Aside from eating your fair share of hot cross buns and chocolate, of course!


Go on a Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens

Hunter Valley Garden’s Giant Easter Egg Hunt is an Easter Long Weekend favourite. Over Saturday and Sunday, children can participate in the search for hundreds of brightly coloured plastic eggs throughout the Storybook Garden. Every child who enters the hunt will receive some Easter chocolate at the completion. Check out all the details here.


Catch Kung Fu Panda 3 at Event Cinemas

Movies are always a good option for rainy days, and the must-see at the moment for kids is Kung Fu Panda 3. Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. Check out session times here.


Fun for the whole family at the Murray’s Brewery ‘Easter Blues, Brews & BBQ’s’ Festival

Have an egg-ceptional time at the annual Easter Blues, Brews & BBQ’s festival at Murray’s Brewery. For the kids, there’s a special family fundraising event on Easter Sunday with a giant Easter egg hunt, Easter-themed arts and crafts, cupcake decorating, face painting and a very special visit from the Easter Bunny! For mums and dads, there’s a FREE blues concert on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as some tasty Hot Cross Bun Beer and Chocolate Easter Egg Beer to try. Find out all the information here.
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Get crafty at Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery is holding an “Egg-cellent Easter Art Extravaganza” on Saturday 26th March from 6pm. There’ll be an Easter egg hunt and guided tour of the gallery for the kids, and afterwards you can channel your own artistic side and make some of your own Easter craft to take home. All ages welcome, and the cost is $10 per child, includes art materials and refreshments. Adults free entry. Find out more here, or book your place by calling 4974 5100.

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Dye your own colourful Easter eggs

An oldie, but a goodie – Perfect if you’re looking for something easy and fun that the kids can do at home. All you’ll need is a few hard-boiled eggs, some coloured food dye, a few crayons, and a bit of imagination!

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