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LIVE RECOMMENDS: Top tips for a CRACKING Easter Long Weekend

Ahh, Easter. That glorious time of year when we are reminded that Jesus died for our sins by tucking into a mountain of chocolate!

It’s also the time that we are given the gift of a glorious four-day long weekend where the world is well and truly our oyster…or is that Easter egg?

But how best to enjoy this welcome respite from the working week? Well, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do over the Easter break in our neck of the woods but, to make things a little easier, here are some things that we reckon will make for a cracking long weekend.

1. Forget the eggs, crack a doughnut

Does the thought of biting into an Elegant Rabbit for the umpteenth time fill your with an existential feeling of culinary ‘meh.’

Well, the good folks over at Doughheads have created a selection of limited edition Easter doughies that are sure to tickle your tastebuds.

Their Easter Packs contain a Minty Boy (peppermint buttercream with choc cookie crumble and Choc mint fudge drizzle⁠), Choc Cross Bun (filled with a spiced, chocolate custard and dipped in milk chocolate ganache with a white cross⁠), Ferrero Rocher Doughnut (filled with Ferrero, dipped in chocolate ganache with a dark choc drizzle and crushed nuts⁠), Caramilk Easter Special (smothered with Caramilk buttercream and topped with caramel popcorn, slivered almonds and Caramilk Easter egg⁠), and a Nutella (rolled in sugar and filled with pure Nutella⁠1x O.G. – sweet, crackly glaze made from vanilla beans)

These tempting packs are available to pre-order online now and will be available to pick up on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. Get in quick though because orders close at 9am on Thursday 1 April.

2. Hop on over to Carrodise

In case you need a reason to hop on over to glorious “Carrodise”, Carrington Bowling Club is pushing the boat out with four days of eggcellent fun!

The club will literally be jumping to a stellar line-up of local acts including Montezuma, Dirt Track Demons, the New Orleans Ramblers, Connor Wink, Phoenix Pritchard and DJs Mathematics and Tone.

This veritable musical feast will also be one for the taste buds with Richard and the team from Cowper St Diner keeping you well-fed throughout the long weekend extravaganza.

Head here for more info.

3. Shop ’til you can’t hop

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, the Olive Tree Markets will be setting up shop again in Civic Park from 9am on Saturday 3 April.

The popular market will feature a literal cornucopia of wares from such amazingly talented makers and designers such as handcrafted ceramics from Henry & Tunks, sculptural earrings from Oscar & Matilda, and boutique gin from The Farmers Wife Distillery to name a few.

Why not bring your picnic rugs and create a special lunch sourced from an array of street food stallholders?

Also, head here to check out all the markets happening around you.

4. Let’s twist again!

With the state government now allowing us to dance again there is no better time to reacquaint yourself with the dancefloor.

For the past 12 months you’ve been holed up at home dancing in your lounge room to live streams or sitting obediently at venues resisting the urge to get up and have a boogie but now is your time to shine because nobody, not even a pandemic, puts baby in the corner!

There’s no shortage of spots around town where you can go and get down with your bad self. Head here to find your long weekend groove haunt.

5. Get your sloth on

Let’s face it. There’s a lot to be said for doing as little as possible over a long weekend because hey, you deserve it.

It’s the perfect time to clear that Netflix queue, start that book or jigsaw puzzle you were given for Christmas, or even grab a day nap!

Batteries need recharging and that couch is looking pretty comfortable!