With a long weekend looming (finalllyyyyy), don’t get caught in your PJ’s on the couch for four days straight (two max, ‘kay?)Grab your bunny ears and a basket to collect as many eggs as you can, because we’ve got a bangin’ Easter weekend in store!
Here is everything you need to do in Sydney this Easter long weekend (and the rest of the week too).
The Grounds Easter Extravaganza
Not only are they open over the entire Easter long weekend, but The Grounds is delivering the ultimate jam-packed choc-filled, bunny-hoppin’ weekend. This year’s inspo is everything Peter Rabbit (childhood mems, amirite?) starting with an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday and the infamous cracking of the 500kg chocolate Easter Egg on Sunday. The Grounds will have us dreaming of chocolate for months and we’re okay with that.
When: Wednesday 7 March – Monday 2 April
Where: 7A/2 Huntley St, Alexandria
Easter At The Langham Hotel
Pinkies out, guys, because The Langham Hotel is hosting an ‘Afternoon Tea with Mr Rabbit’ this weekend. Think everything Easter combined with everything high tea, like carrot macarons and carrot and vanilla scones to boot. Bistro Remy will be open Easter Sunday for a buffet lunch plus there’ll be plenty of activities after lunch for the kids (we had you at buffet, didn’t we?).
When: Monday 19 March – Sunday 1 April
Where: 7A/2 Huntley St, Alexandria
Cost: High Tea $45+, Buffet Lunch $50+
Crème Egg McFlurry
Nothing says Easter like a Crème Egg, but throw in a McFlurry and we’ve got ourselves the ultimate Easter-Maccas-happiness hybrid. Returning after an extended hiatus, these bad boys will only be available at Maccas for a limited time, so head down to the golden arches ASAP. More details here.
When: Wednesday 21 March – Tuesday 1 May
Hot Cross Buns At Three Blue Ducks
Who doesn’t love some hot buns, especially when they’re freshly baked by the legends at Three Blue Ducks? Getting into the Easter spirit, the team are serving up their own version of hot cross buns, and with 3 for $10, they won’t last long (because we’ll eat them all #soznotsoz).
When: Tuesday 27 March – Sunday 1 April
Where: 1/85 Dunning Ave, Roseberry
Death By Chocolate Cocktail
Brace yourselves, Hacienda Sydney is launching their Death by Chocolate cocktail in time for this choc-filled season. This one is chocked (get it?) Lindt chocolate syrup, Baileys, Licor 43, Kit Kat AND Milo. Only available over Easter Weekend, this cocktail is not for the faint-hearted.
When: Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April
Where: 61 Macquarie St, Sydney
Rooftop Cinema At Luna Park Sydney
There’s something about watching a movie on a rooftop with Sydney Harbour as your backdrop…it’s just bloody awesome. Catch a flick at Luna Park with screenings every night over the long weekend—you’ll be handed a set of noise-cancelling headphones on the way in so it’s basically a silent disco, but a movie. You get it. Grab your tickets here.
When: Thursday 22 March – Monday 30 April, 6:30pm
Where: Luna Park
Cost: Deluxe $29, GA $22, Kids $18
Monday 26 March
How Culture Can Change Your Life
We all love a good flick, tunes, visual art and literature, but do we really know how and why culture is such a big part of our society? Well, that’s exactly what this class will explore, providing students (ahem, that’s you) with every key you need to unlock the meaning of culture. Grab your tickets here.
When: Monday 26 March, 6pm - 9pm
Where: The School of Life, 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Tuesday 27 March
Wine Pop-Up At The Crows Nest Hotel
Head to the North Shore this Tuesday and escape to Audrey Wilkinson Wines vineyard with this pop-up at The Crowie. There’ll be a special dedicated pop-up cellar door and it’ll transform you into the snobbiest wine connoisseur you know (in a good way, we think) with wine tastings all night.
When: Tuesday 27 March, 5pm - 11pm
Where: Crows Nest Hotel, 1 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Cost: $5 - $15
Wednesday 28 March
Holey Moley Mini Masters
Round one of Australia’s first mini golf Masters kicks off this Wednesday so grab your ultimate putting squad of four and register for your chance to win some cold hard cash (plus bragging rights for, like, ever). More info here.
When: Wednesday 28 March, 5pm - 11pm
Where: Holey Moley, Newtown
Thursday 29 March
Next Level Easter Eggs
Chez Sun’s pastry chef has created two limited edition Easter egg desserts and they’re unlike anything you’ve ever seen (or tasted) thus far. From a golden egg made entirely from chocolate mousse, soft caramel and hazelnut sponge to a pink bunny filled with vanilla, strawberry and coconut...you’ll catch us hopping over to Darlinghurst every day between now that Thursday.
When: Friday 9 March – Thursday 29 March
Where: 251 Crown St, Darlinghurst
Friday 30 March
Yoga On The Newport Deck
If you'd prefer to get your Easter long weekend started with a spot of zenning the hell out, then you'll want to head to The Newport. They're open all weekend and there'll be a big Easter egg hunt (and other shenanigans) on Sunday, but we're most excited about the Good Friday yoga sesh with Modern Movement. Look, we'll take any excuse to hang out at The Newport if we're honest.
When: Friday 9 March, 9.30am - 10.30am
Where: The Newport
Seafood BBQ for Good Friday
Kick off the Easter weekend with all things seafood at the Good Friday seaside BBQ at Manly Wharf Hotel. We’re talking barbecued fish, jumbo prawns and an open salad bar and it really won’t hurt to wash it down with a glass (or three) of frosè. In fact, we recommend that’s exactly what you do.
When: Friday 30 March, 12pm - 10pm
Where: Manly Wharf Hotel
Easter Like An Italian At Vizio Caffé e Cucina
Three days of Easter means three different menus for this local Italian establishment. And for you, that means non-stop feasting on all things Italian deliciousness. With a $65 set menu on Friday featuring fresh seafood and a glass of vino, a special a la carte menu on Saturday, and four-course Easter lunch on Sunday, Nonna definitely approves!
When: Friday 30 March – Sunday 3 April, times vary
Where: Vizio Caffé e Cucina, Woolloomooloo
The Step Up Festival
This brand-spanking new festival is kicking off this weekend, showcasing upcoming indie artists in the BAKEHOUSE Theatre Company. Closing out a month of theatre is the Australian play The Carousel, a story about the special bond sister’s share. Get your tickets here.
When: Friday 30 March and Saturday 31 March, 7:30pm
Where: Kings Cross Theatre
Cost: GA $30, Concession $22, Early bird $25
Saturday 31 March
Seabreeze Beach Hotel
Hop in the car (pun totalllyyy intended) and drive up to South West Rocks because Seabreeze Hotel will have their doors open all long weekend. There’ll be a visit from the Easter bunny on Saturday and Sunday plus a pub Easter egg guessing competition to accompany the totally Insta worthy location.
When: Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April
Where: Seabreeze Beach Hotel
Boyzlife At Bongo’s Bingo
Who said bingo is only played by grandmas at that local RSL? Bongo’s have reinvented bingo with their insane combo of live music, dancing and of course, games of bingo. Accompanied by Boyzlife members Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, this will be a guaranteed night of games, tunes and laughs. More info and tickets here.
When: Saturday 31 March, doors open 6pm for a 9pm start
Where: The Big Top Sydney, Luna Park, Milson’s Point
Sunday 1 April
Courtyard Live at Ivy
Prepare yourself for the ultimate Easter Sunday sesh at Ivy. With Northeast Party House, Wafia and more hitting the decks and a whole day to recover (thank you long weekend), you have no excuse not to hit the DF this weekend. Get your tickets here.
When: Sunday 1 April, 1pm
Where: Ivy, 330 George St, Sydney
Monday 2 April
Bingo At The Unicorn
What actually is the limit for how much bingo you can do in one week? Doesn't exist? Great news. Once you've had a single recovery day after getting down to Brian Mc-Bloody-Fadden on Saturday, assemble the crew all over again and head to The Unicorn for their bingo night. It kicks off at 6pm and really, that's all you need to know. More details here.
When: Mondays, 6pm
Where: The Unicorn, Paddington
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The Newport | Image credit: Caitlin Hicks