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Ricardo's Golden Egg. Image: Tim Bean Photography

Hop into Easter in Canberra

Mikaela Sergi

The chocolate season kicks off next week!

Easter in Canberra is now better than ever with new devilishly delicious and fun events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Canberra’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt

Little Easter critters sitting in grass with Easter egg background

Perfect for families with young kids who don’t have time to curate an elaborate and enormous Easter Egg Hunt, Damsel and Sprout have partnered with Darrell Lea for an epic event that’s all for a good cause.

There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, free face painting, jumping castle, Reptiles Inc, and petting zoo, plus kids craft area and live music. The funds generated will go to Red Nose to further the amazing work they do.

So adults, just sit back and relax! The work’s been done for you!

Patrick White Lawns | 10am-1pm, Friday 14 April | Purchase tickets via Eventbrite

Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie  

Ricardo's Golden Egg. Image: Tim Bean Photography

Ricardo’s Golden Egg. Image: Tim Bean Photography

Hop over to Jamison Plaza and visit Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie to indulge in their incredibly delicious desserts, including the new Ricardo’s Golden Egg Easter Trifle. This handcrafted Easter egg includes all your favourite Easter desserts with hot cross bun, raspberry jelly, chocolate brownie, sponge and mini eggs all packed into one beautiful package!

If that doesn’t sound like your jam (although I don’t think there would be many of you), Ricardo’s is also offering adorable hot cross bun macarons and delicate chocolate bunnies, so there’s something for every chocoholic.

Ricardo’s | Jamison Plaza, 1 Bowman Street, Jamison | 6251 2666 | ricardoscafe.com

Hotel Realm

Realm easter bunny

This April, Realm Hotel in Barton are hosting a number of Easter events. If you’re looking for activities for the kids, come take part in the Realm’s annual Precinct Easter Egg Hunt, including an Easter colouring in competition and a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. A Noah’s Ark Petting Zoo will also be occurring during Good Friday (did someone say mini pigs?), including egg and mask decorating.

All activities are free and open to the public.

Hotel Realm | 18 National Circuit, Barton | Friday 14-Sunday 16 April | Find more information here

Westfield Belconnen

At Westfield Belconnen, get excited for a Mad Hatter Tea Party at Jazz Apple on the lower level of the centre, including a Treasure Hunt and craft decorating! You can also decorate an Easter Box or an Easter Egg Holder that you can use to store your Easter eggs.

Westfield Belconnen, out the front of Toys R Us | Monday 10 – Thursday 13 April from 11am – 2pm | Find more information on the website

Pialligo Estate

Image: thepialligoestate.com.au

Image: thepialligoestate.com.au

Celebrate Easter weekend with an unforgettable dining experience in Pialligo Estate’s luxe Garden Pavilions.

On both Saturday and Sunday, you can relax in their spectacular Pavilions and enjoy a special two-course brunch menu for $55 pp and $25 for kids.

There will also be two Estate Egg Hunts for children under 12 at 9am and 10.30 am which are free for bookings between 8am and 11.30 am on Easter Sunday.

Pialligo Estate | 18 Kallaroo Road | 15-17 April | To book call 6247 6060 or get in touch by email | Find out more here

Canberra Glassworks

Image: Visit Canberra

Image: Visit Canberra

If want to show off your creative side this Easter, bring the family to the Canberra Glassworks on the Kingston Foreshore. On Easter Saturday and Sunday, create your very own Glass Easter Egg. Professional artists will be there to assist you in the making of your very own design. You also have the opportunity to create a wooden treasure box with a fused tile to add to the magic of Easter.

Canberra Glassworks | 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston | 15-16 April from10am-4pm | Find more information on the website

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 

Image: Supplied

Image: Supplied

Test the family’s skills on Easter Sunday with the Easter Egg Trail at the Museum of Australian Democracy! Collect clues, codes and mouthwatering rewards along the way to score yourself some incredible prizes. The photo competition will be running throughout the day so join in on the fun and don’t forget to take a selfie!

Museum of Australia Democracy, Old Parliament House | Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes | Sunday 16 April from 9am-12pm | Free entry | Find more information on the website

Space Kitchen and Bar

Image: instagram.com/space.kit

Image: instagram.com/space.kit

If you can’t even wait until after breakfast to get into the festive spirit then you’ll need to pop over to Space Kitchen in Woden.

They’ve concocted the perfect chocoholic breakfast that almost looks too good to eat: a chocolate waffle sitting atop hot cross bun custard with raspberry gel, Anzac cookie crumbed ice cream and a matcha waffle cone.

Need more? They also have the same hot cross bun macarons, golden eggs and bunnies as their brother restaurant Ricardo’s. Hallelujah.

Space Kitchen | 12 Furzer Street, Phillip | space-kitchen.com.au

Canberra Bus Depot Markets

Enigma Chocolate will be selling their locally made chocolates and Easter eggs at the markets

Enigma Chocolate will be selling their locally made chocolates and Easter eggs at the markets

 

The Bus Depot Markets have delicious produce in store for this Easter, including decorative Easter eggs, desserts and freshly baked hot cross buns. This year visit Stuart at Enigma Chocolates and witness his incredible locally made easter eggs and then join in the weekly hunt for other handmade and home-decorated furnishings and souvenirs among the markets.

Old Bus Depot Markets | Sunday 16 April

The National Folk Festival

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If you’re in the mood for entertainment and amazing food from around the world, get yourself to the The National Folk Festival. The event is home to over 200 Australian and international styles of music and video along with traditional acrobatic and spoken art. Acoustic, Blues, Celtic, Gypsy and Country artists will shine in performances throughout the four-day festival.

Read all about why the NFF is more than just music here.

The National Folk Festival | Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell | 13-17 April | Find more information here

Australian Botanical Gardens  

Be sure to visit the Australian Botanical Gardens this April for a scavenger hunt like never before. Pick up a map at the entrance and follow the clues to win amazing prizes along the way. To finish the evening the Garden’s will take part in a marshmallow roasting over a bonfire, as a way to gather and celebrate in the spirit of Easter, and finish off the last of your collection of chocolate from the hunt.

Australian Botanical Gardens | Clunies Ross Street, Acton | Find more information on the website

Feature image: Tim Bean Photography

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Mikaela Sergi

Mikaela Sergi enjoys all things creative and has recently joined the Her Canberra team. She enjoys music, health and wellbeing, and has a love for food. She is currently studying Journalism and Public Relations at University of Canberra and hopes to pursue a career within the industry. More about the Author

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