Looking for ways to entertain the kids this Easter? Melbourne is a great place for an Easter Getaway with numerous family oriented activities available, many for free. Book some Melbourne accommodation and take your pick of the special Easter events and Melbourne’s attractions.
Werribee Easter Egg Hunt
Werribee is host to the biggest Easter Egg hunt in Australia and this year it is going to be bigger than ever. Sponsored by Cadbury, the Werribee Easter Egg Hunt raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Tickets are on sale from Tuesday the 21st of April and usually sell out fast so get in early. Children aged 3 to 12 can take part in one of the many Easter Egg hunts run throughout the day with over ½ a million Cadbury Easter Eggs up for grabs. Enjoy a family picnic in the picturesque grounds of Werribee Park and make a day of it knowing that you are supporting an excellent course. Head back to the city to one of the manly hotels in Melbourne and plan your next days adventure.
Visit Bundoora Park
Venture back out from your Melbourne Hotel to visit Bundoora Park, only 15km from the CBD. Spend an hour or a whole day exploring Melbourne’s most diverse park. Visit Cooper’s Settlement and experience a variety of activities that children will want to revisit and families will enjoy together. The Children’s Farm offers kids the chance to bottle feed one of the very excited lambs and kids along with feeding and petting a variety of other farm animals. The picturesque grounds of Bundoora Park are the perfect setting for a family picnic or if you’re feeling really energetic, the family can have a round of golf on the public Bundoora Park Golf Course from sunrise to sunset.
Come Face to Face with a shark at the Melbourne Aquarium
The Melbourne Aquarium boasts some of the world’s creepiest creatures including the world’s largest crabs, blood-sucking leeches, poisonous scorpions, Bird Eating Spiders. The Giant Japanese Spider Crabs are the stars of the show and have to be seen to be believed. The Aquarium takes you through four levels of billabongs, rock pools, a perspex tunnel surrounded by enormous sting rays and sharks, and finally into the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. The Aquarium is located on the Yarra River near the Crown Entertainment Complex so if you’re looking for some Melbourne accommodation nearby you will have a choice of all of the hotels in the Melbourne CBD.
Melbourne is the perfect location for your Easter getaway with a plethora of family oriented activities and attractions. Book your Melbourne accommodation soon though as the best Melbourne hotels book out early over the Easter period.