Looking for some fun and adventure this Easter in Melbourne?
Consider a leisurely trip out to Ballarat where the Easter Bunny promises lots of activities for the whole family from 7 to 10 April.
If you still need some convincing, here are 6 reasons to spend your Easter long weekend in Victoria's third largest city.
Central Square Ballarat
Head over to Central Square Ballarat between midday and 3pm on 8 April to score free Easter gifts for the kids from the Easter Bunny.
Power FM Easter Egg Hunt
The Power FM Easter Egg Hunt comes with a roving magician, food trucks, art activities with the Art Gallery of Ballarat, and Power FM broadcasting live on Saturday 8 April from 9am at Alfred Deakin Place. The highlight, of course, is the Easter Egg Hunt with age-specific sessions and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $12 each and includes entry into the hunt and hunting bag.
Newlyn’s Maze House is offering Easter eggs for those who complete the maze hunt on Easter Sunday 9 April. Bookings are essential.
Ballarat Farmers Market
Browse over 50 stalls in the Ballarat Farmers Market at North Gardens on 8 April from 9am until 1pm, and continue the day at Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.
Kryal Castle’s Unicorn Festival from 7 to 23 April is all about the mythical unicorn. Dress up in fantasy costumes and enjoy an event with unicorn themed arts and crafts, live performances, food, show bags and even unicorn petting. Tickets run out fast.
Use The Ballarat Pass to enjoy packages on offer for multiple attractions including Sovereign Hill, the Ballarat Wildlife Park, Kryal Castle, Eureka Centre, Art Gallery of Ballarat and Creswick Woollen Mills.
For more information about Ballarat, visit the website or the Ballarat Information Centre located at the Ballarat Town Hall. It is open 10am-4pm daily throughout the Easter long weekend.