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 9 April 2023! Here are our top picks for places to go on Easter Sunday for a whole lot of family fun.
Easter Sunday Games and Candyland Putt Putt | Victoria Park
A wonderful selection of activities for families will be offered at the Victoria Park Bistro on Easter Sunday including giant games and live music. Plus the whole family can enjoy 18 Easter-themed holes at Easter Candyland Putt Putt. Booking ahead is essential. 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 and entry is FREE (you need to register for the egg hunt prior to the event). Find more here
Redcliffe Markets Easter Pop-Up Markets | Redcliffe Parade
This Easter Sunday, head to Redcliffe for their annual Easter pop up markets. Meet the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter Egg Hunt, browse the designer-makers, enjoy the festive entertainment and décor, and soak up the market atmosphere. for more information click here Easter Pop Up Markets
Australia in Space and 3-2-1 Blast Off Holiday Program | 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 space themed problem-solving challenges here at the museum! 3-2-1 Blast Off and Australia in Space 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 building paper rockets to test in wind tunnels, design your own space suit, take a photo is a space station and more . For more information on Australia in Space click here and for the 3-2-1 Blast Off Holiday Program click here
Superpowered and Brian Robinson Lag ǀ Malu ǀ Daparr (Land ǀ Sea ǀ Sky)| GOMA
GOMA has 2 exhibitions currently showing in the Kids Gallery that can be explored alongside other exhibitions throughout the Gallery. Superpowered Superpowered’ brings together four interactive projects by Indigenous Australian artists while Brian Robinson Lag ǀ Malu ǀ Daparr (Land ǀ Sea ǀ Sky) was inspired by constellations that appear in the sky above the Torres Strait, and includes hands on activities where children can also make a woven angel fish using coloured paper strips and create a drawing by rubbing crayons over different carved designs. For more information on Brian Robinson Lag ǀ Malu ǀ Daparr (Land ǀ Sea ǀ Sky) click here and Superpowered click here
Dinosaurs of Patagonia | Queensland Museum
Discover the roarsome Dinosaurs of Patagonia featuring sixteen life-sized skeletons from South America’s Age of Dinosaurs. Come face-to-face with the world’s largest dinosaur – the famous titanosaur Patagotitan; the razor-sharp teeth of the giant carnivore Tyrannotitan; and one of the world’s earliest dinosaurs Herrerasaurus. Tickets are required for this event. Find out more here Dinosaurs of Patagonia – Brisbane Kids
Play Moves | Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane are inviting people of all ages and abilities to surrender themselves to the sublime art of play. Here you will dance, weave and move your way through six large scale installations where every action you take makes the art around you grow, change and come alive.. For more information click here Play Moves – Brisbane Kids
The Great Easter Bunny Trail | Victoria Park
Follow the trail of egg-citing clues through Victoria Park and collect six stamps along the way. Starting at the Herston Road entrance, all clue seekers will be provided with a clue map and stamp card. Once all six stamps are collected, be awarded a special Easter treat. Find out more here The Great Easter Bunny Trail
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show | QPAC
Based on one of the most read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has been created by Jonathan Rockefeller and features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life. For more information click here The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Gemboree 2023 | Dayboro Showgrounds
Australia’s premier Gem, Mineral and Fossil show is coming to Dayboro over the Easter long weekend with lots of treasures, stalls and free activities the whole family will love. For more information click here Gemboree 2023
Australian Geographic’s Our Country | BCEC
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 9 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 Queensland Museum. At the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) you can check out Superpowered while at the Museum of Brisbane there is still a chance to visit the Play Moves exhibition.
In Ipswich, you can check out the Ipswich Art Gallery or visit The Workshops Rail Museum.
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?
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!
- Easter Colouring Pages
- DIY Felt Easter Baskets
- Lollipop Bunnies
- Easter Sun Catchers
- Chick Pop-up Cards and Easy Daffodils
- No-sew Sock Bunny
- DIY Paper Easter Baskets
- Easy Easter Garland
- Hatching Egg Pegs
- and … What to Do with Leftover Easter Eggs!
More Easter Fun
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!