What’s On in NSW These Easter Holidays?

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There’s plenty of action across NSW over Easter and the first term School Holidays so grab the kids and introduce them to some wonderful, educational, fun activities.

From the far south coast of the state to the Hunter Valley, here are just a few great holiday ideas to keep kids entertained!

Eden Gardens Sydney

Kids will be hopping into the garden this Easter Holidays with Eden Gardens North Ryde’s interactive holiday program and fun and educational Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

Chomp into the exciting world of meat-eating plants, see the beauty and learn about the important role of flowers. Spark your toddler’s interest in gardening with Eden’s fun and educational workshops running from 16-20 April. The Easter Egg Hunt will have inquisitive kids winding their way through the gardens, answering greenie questions and finding Easter treats along the way. Suited to 5-10yr olds the hunt will be running from 11:30am on 7-9 April and costs $10 per child.

Carnivorous Plants

Did you know that some plants eat meat? This session lets kids get up close and personal with weird and wonderful Carnivorous plants. From Venus Fly Traps to Sundews, this fun and factual workshop teaches participants how they grow and what they eat. The best part? Participants will take home their very own insect eater! 5 – 7 year olds: Wednesday 18 or Friday 20 April, 10 – 11.30am and 8 – 12 year olds: Friday 20 April, 12.30pm – 2pm. Cost is $16 per child per session.

Fascinating Flowers

Get beyond the beauty of flowers and take every child’s natural interest in flora to the next level with this session. Fascinating flowers lets kids discover the meaning behind the different forms, colours and scents of flowers, as well as their role in nature. Mums will love this course too, as attendees can make a blooming, living gift for Mother’s Day. 5 – 7 year olds: Monday 16 or Tuesday 17 April, 10 – 11.30am
and 8 – 12 year olds: Monday 16 April, 12.30pm – 2pm. Cost is $16 per child per session.

Little Green Thumbs

An ideal introduction into the world of gardening, Little Green Thumbs lets toddlers (and their dad or mum) explore the fascinating world of plants. Fun and educational, Little Green Thumbs boasts games, craft and toddler-friendly gardening activities which are suited to 3-5 year olds and their adult companions. Cost is $12 per child. Tuesday 17 April, 10am – 11am and Friday 20 April,- 10am – 11am.

For more information, including bookings, please call Eden Gardens on 02 9491 9900 or email info@edengardens.com.au.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hunter Valley Gardens

Easter at Hunter Valley Gardens

A GIANT weekend of Easter Fun awaits families at Pokolbin’s Hunter Valley Gardens from April 6 to April 9 2012. Join in the fun, meet the Easter Bunny and take part in the giant Easter Egg Hunt!

School Holiday activities run from April 10 – April 22 and include:

Jellybops Science Show

The Jollybops Science Show is a character based science show, bringing science alive through exciting, stimulating and interactive demonstrations. Presented through the guise ofthe comic duo, the Jolly Wizard and Rusty the Robot. The shows combine colourful and explosive scientific demonstration, witty one liners, scientific dialogue and even science songs for the younger audiences. Pantomime, scientific explanations and humor are adjusted for the varying age groups. Show times are 10.30am & 1.30pm.

Storybook Garden Jumping Castle

Hunter Valley Gardens very own Storybook Garden themed Jumping Castle will be onsite at only $3.00 per ride, 10.00am – 2.00pm (Weather Permitting).


Join our host for craft activities and painting. Craft materials will be supplied. 10.00am – 2.00pm.

Hunter Valley Gardens Train

Parents and children can enjoy a train touraround the Gardens. A charge of $7.00 per adultand $5.00 per child will apply.

Treasure Hunt

Starts at 9.00am. Children will be given a treasure hunt on entry and at their own pace can fill in the answers, learning lots of interesting and trivial details as they explore the many themed spaces at Hunter Valley Gardens. When completed, hand it in to the Customer Service staff in exchange for a special prize.

For more information about Hunter Valley Gardens Giant Easter Weekend and School Holiday Activities visit the HVG website.

Jamberoo Action Park

There’s always loads of thrills and spills and mega family fun to be had at Jamberoo! Just over an hour out of Sydney, the action here starts with a capital ‘A’! With a GIANT Easter EggHunt on Easter Sunday, 8 April, 4-12 yr olds will join the Easter Bunny and Sammy the Shark and brave the Taipan, dig up Billabong Beach and fly off the Rock to discover thousands of Darrel Lea Easter Eggs hidden around the Park.

Outback Bay Jamberoo Action

Guests can now plan their day, filled with all the fun they can handle, straight from the palm of their hand, as Jamberoo Action Park goes mobile! In an Australian theme park industry first, Jamberoo Action Park has launched a free smartphone application featuring e-ticketing, rides information and even an interactive Park map, making it even easier for guest to control the action!

For further information about what’s on at Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays visit the Jamberoo website.

Luna Park

Always a family favourite, Sydney’s Luna Park, with its breathtaking Harbourside location provides all day and night fun for all and the school holidays bring with them such extra special incentives!

Nonstop fun at Sydney's Luna Park

Luna Park offers the best value Easter entertainment, with free entry and unlimited rides all day for the special price of just $30. This low price is on offer for the entire month of April and is less than the cost of entry at other popular Easter attractions!

If value isn’t enough to get you down on the harbour this Easter, there are even more thrills on offer at Sydney’s favourite attraction, as two new rides roll exclusively into Luna Park.

Set amongst a vibrant atmosphere of street performers, carnival food and sideshow games daredevils will enjoy:
• Wild Chairs – the thrill-seekers answer to so-so park swings.
• The Music Trip – just like a melody, it goes round and round…

Visit Luna Park for bookings and more information.

Sydney Olympic Park

Loads of school holiday activities that are easy on the wallet!. Now that HAS to be a good thing for mums and dads!

FREE and good-value activities at less than $20 per person EVERY DAY of the Easter school holidays, from 6-23 April (inclusive) including:-

Kids in the Park

Designed to cater for kids of all ages and interests. Children aged 5-12 will have heaps of fun on the FREE Mystical Creatures Egg Hunt from 10.30am–noon on 11 and 18 April at the mysterious Newington Armory.

A hunt for creatures will also be on in the mangroves at Bicentennial Park on 12 and 19 April, except the creatures will be of a creepy-crawly kind! To Untangle the Web of information and find five of the Park’s non-venomous spiders, kids will need to collect clues at various points of the FREE self-guided walk – but must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Creative kids

Kids will enjoy the range of good-value art workshops at the Armory Gallery this Easter. With FREE entry to the ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2012 exhibition, kids aged 5-8 can learn how to create Animal Sculptures using recycled materials on 10 April and Colour and Light Painting techniques on 17 April.

Colour and natural light painting techniques will also be taught to kids aged 9-13 at the Armory Gallery during a College and Mixed Media Workshop on 10 April, and on 17 April a Printmaking Workshop will also be offered to 9-13 year old artists. Each of the four ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2012 workshops present good-value at only $5 per participant. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Sydney Olympic Park Infoline on 02 9714 7888.

Kids in the Park at Sydney Olympic Park

Adventure Kids

Kids who are more adventurous than creative will find loads of fun on 19 April at Bicentennial Park, where the Orienteering Space Race Challenge will start adjacent to Lilies on the Park café. Perfect for talented map-readers aged 8-12 who like solving puzzles on the run, the 45 minute activity costs $10 per child including maps and tuition.

Just like the Easter Bunny, kids will also have a bouncing good time at Trampoline and Other Fun Stuff at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on 16, 17, 19 and 20 April. The one-hour clinic will teach kids aged 5-8 and 9-12 the basics of trampolining under the guidance of a qualified instructor, and for only $16.50 per child.

With a total of 50 activities – including 26 costing less than $20 and 13 FREE options – it is little wonder Kids in the Park makes Sydney Olympic Park the official home of the BIGGEST range of school holidays activities of any location in NSW!

For more information about Kids in the Park Easter 2012, visit Kids in the Park.

Don’t forget the sounds of River Rhythms FREE throughout Autumn at Sydney Olympic Park!