Wow! Term 1 has rushed passed us and hopefully all those new school shoes are now worn in.
It has been a whirlwind of swimming carnivals, getting back into all the extra curricular activities and winter sport is starting up again. Our children are all so busy, but loving it!
We absolutely love transporting all our young clients from school to their activities and following their journey as they train to become the next Olympic gymnasts, ballerinas, soccer stars and more.
For our primary school students, it’s Easter hat parade time again and no doubt there are plenty of kitchen tables covered in feathers and glitter as we write this.
Thank you to everyone who entered into our Easter Show family pass giveaway on Facebook recently. We were so blown away by the response to our very first giveaway that we will be doing another one again soon so stay tuned!
Easter and school holidays are not far away. It is such a wonderful time of year to take advantage of all the local events happening, many of which are free.
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Of course the Royal Easter Show, held from Friday, 12th April until Tuesday, 23rd April, is the ultimate school holiday activity but we have rounded up our franchisees’ top picks for Easter school holiday events in their local area. It’s much less crowded and you get to enjoy that community spirit as well.
Maria’s Picks for the Inner West
Head to the Tramsheds for a very decadent Easter egg hunt with the chance to win prizes from artisans Koko Black Chocolate.
We love this event because an Easter hunt group will set off every 15 minutes and children are given 15 minutes to hunt for coloured chocolate eggs. Just grab a free ticket to the Easter egg hunt from Tramsheds’ staff from 9:30am.
The Tramsheds Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, 20 April
Where: Artisan Lane Kitchen, Tramsheds
Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm
Age group: Children of all ages welcome
Cantebury-Hurlstone Park RSL is running a great holiday program for kids, with such an exciting and inexpensive variety of activities such as kids first aid, creative cooking classes, drumming, arts and crafts and more.
Tickets will sell out fast so head to the website to choose a class and book a ticket.
Cantebury-Hurlstone Park RSL Kids
When: Commencing Monday, 15th April
Where: 20-26 Cantebury Road, Hurlstone Park
Time: See website for all individual classes
Age group: Children aged 5+ (children aged 3+ for arts and crafts classes)
Cost: $5 – $15
Maria’s pick for the Eastern Suburbs
Free entry is a parent’s best friend these school holidays and you will get all that and more at the Sydney Family Show.
Held at the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park, there are also lots of free performances to enjoy and free parking for 2 hours before 6pm.
Ticket bundles can be purchased for rides and games and there are also showbags, carnival food and so much more.
Sydney Family Show
When: Saturday, 13th April – Sunday, 28th April
Where: Entertainment Quarter
215/122 Lang Road, Moore Park
Time: 10am – 5pm. (Easter weekend hours: 10am – 6pm)
Age group: all ages
Cost: Range of free and paid activities
Melissa’s pick for Ryde
Bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful family day together at ELS Hall Park, North Ryde for the Ryde District Mums Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
There will be plenty of eggs to find with the hunt starting at around 10:20 am.
Ryde District Mums Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: Friday, 12th April
Where: ELS Hall Park, North Ryde
Time: from 10am (egg hunt begins around 10:20 am)
Age group: All ages
Effy’s pick for the St George
Ditch those screens and coax the kids out of the house these holidays with an exciting program offered by Hurstville Museum and Gallery
Kids can create their own artwork inspired by art masterpieces, construct a 3D wooden mobile during the program “Things that Fly”, make an ANZAC wreath and much more.
Tickets are limited and places will fill up fast, so head to the website to book.
When: 15th April – 24th April
Where: 14 McMahon St, Hurstville
Time: See website for individual classes
Age group: Classes range from 5 – 15 years, see website for details
Cost: $5.50 per class
Ros’s pick for the North Shore
Hippity-hop to Inflatable World and bounce the morning away. The Easter bunny will be leaving treats for children to enjoy an Easter egg hunt at 9am followed by two hours of play on the Inflatable World playground. Carers who are spectating are able to enter free of charge.
This event is limited to just 100 tickets so book quickly. Inflatable World playground will then be open to the general public from 10am onwards.
Inflatable World Easter Egg Hunt
When: Thursday, 18th April
Where: Action Indoor Sports
7a Gundah Rd, Mt Kuring-Gai
Time: 9am – 11am
Age group: all ages for egg hunt, separate play areas for different age groups
Sandrine’s picks for the Hills District
Get down to the Castle Hill Showground for the largest Easter Show in Western Sydney.
With so much on offer including animal petting zoo, pony rides, carnival food, rides and showbags, Easter egg hunts, fireworks display and so much more – this will be a fun-filled family event.
Easter Show in the Hills
When: Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st April
Where: Castle Hill Showground
Time: 10am – 8pm
Age group: all ages
Cost: Entry – adults $15, kids $10 (packages available)
The Golden Ridge annual Easter egg hunt is on again but get in early as this event sells out every year.
There will be an Easter egg hunt, farm activities including milking cows, feeding lambs, and snuggling the baby rabbits, ducklings and chicks.
Golden Ridge Easter Egg Hunt
Where: 686 Old Northern Rd, Dural (enter Wyoming Rd)
When: Friday 19th April, Saturday 20th April, Sunday 21st April
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age group: all ages
Cost: Entry – adults $30, kids $30 (under 12 month olds free)
Maryanne’s pick for the Sutherland Shire
Once again, free entry is a parent’s best friend and the Cronulla Easter Show delivers just that!
This show in the Sutherland Shire will showcase acrobatics, magicians and stilt walkers. As well as showbags, pony rides and more.
Here’s hoping it’s a lovely, sunny weekend and you can also tack on a trip to the beach before winter is upon us.
Where: Cronulla Plaza
When: Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April
Time: 10am – 4pm daily
Age group: all ages
Cost: Free entry
Theresa’s pick for the Northern Beaches
The Park House at Mona Vale has an exciting range of activities on for kids these school holidays. There will be arts and crafts, space for handball, ping pong, Taronga Zoo mobile and more. Best of all these activities are free!
There are also mini chefs’ cooking classes available at $15 per session.
All activities including the free ones must be booked beforehand so to avoid disappointment don’t delay!
Where: 2 Park St, Mona Vale
When: From Monday, 15th April
Time: Check online schedule for specific times
Age group: Recommended 3 – 10 years old most activities
Cost: Free for most activities
Remember Ladies Running Errands are here to help transport your family with correct car seats fitted for your little ones. Don’t forget to call us on 1300 807 031 to book your transport.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and school holidays!