What’s on in Melbourne Easter long weekend 2019

If you’re not going away this Easter long weekend, there’s plenty to do around Melbourne. Here’s my top pick of what’s on in Melbourne Easter long weekend 2019.

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Good Friday Appeal – Kids Day Out

The Kids Day Out is an annual event where families can come together for a fun kids festival to help raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital. The day is filled with plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Bank of Melbourne Ice Skating Wonderland – Ice Skating or take a ride down a 15-metre ice slide.
Woolsworth Fresh Food Market – try yummy produce formWoolsworth Fresh Food Market
Teddy Bear Hospital – Bring your teddy along for a full hospital checkup at the Teddy Bear Hospital.

Date: Good Friday 19 April 2019
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf
Price: Free entry. Selected activities $3-$10. Other activities gold coin donation. There’s no need to book.

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Easter at Queen Victoria Market

What better way to get ready for the Easter long weekend then stocking up on your supplies at Queen Victoria Market. The smell of freshly baked hot cross buns, chocolate eggs setting, fresh seafood for Good Friday and the list goes on.

The Eggporium will host traditional Ukrainian egg decorating demonstrations and families can also pick up their very own Anatoli egg-dyeing kits from The Hellenic Deli.

There are some fun Easter activities for the kids –

Easter Trail for Kids
Sat 6 April – Sun 21 April 2019 (Market is closed 17 & 19 April 2019)
Follow the Market’s Easter trail, find the bunnies, gather up the clues and win a prize.
Collect your Easter Trail Map from the Visitor Hub in String Bean Alley.

Easter Bunny Visits
Sat 20 – Sun 21 April 2019, 10am-2pm
Bring the kids down to Queen Victoria Markets on Easter Saturday and Sunday to meet the Easter Bunny and collect some yummy Easter eggs.

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Melbourne Easter Show

The Melbourne Easter Show offers 4 days of fun for the whole family. Whether you like carnival rides, Petting Zoos, Monster trucks, Showbags, and Easter egg hunts there something for everyone to enjoy.

Highlights from the show:

Monster Trucks
Calling all adrenaline junkies, Monster Trucks will keep you on the edge of your seats, with the roar of their engines of these gigantic 4 wheeled beasts. Monster Trucks will have 3 shows a day.

Rodeo
Kids can enjoy the excitement of watching these very talented cowboys and their amazing horses. There will be several shows daily.

Animal farm
Kids will love getting up close to cute fluffy ducks, chickens, pat a sheep and chase bunny rabbits. Children of all ages are welcome.

Light up the sky
To finish the weekend on Monday 22 April at 8.30pm, a brilliant show of lights will light up the sky.

Date: 19-22 April 2019
Time: 10am-9pm Daily
Location: Cranbourne Turf Club, Grant Street Cranbourne
Price: Buy amusement ride tickets or buy Easter Egg Hunt tickets

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Easter at Prahran Market

Your kids will be entertained at Prahran Markets this Easter, with Free Easter Face Painting, Peninsula Animal Farm and live entertainment in Market Square on the weekends.

There are special Easter crafting sessions for the kids. Prahran Markets are teaming up with Zero Waste Victoria, who will be taking over the Omega Neil Perry Kitchen to run sustainable and crafty workshops involving natural food crafts. Look out for the Easter bunny who will also be hopping around the market on Sunday 14th and Saturday 20th, April 2019.

Date and time: Multiple dates and times – check the website for more details
Location: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Price: FREE (Easter craft is a free ticketed event, please check Prahran Market website to book in)

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