What to do over Easter
Easter is hopping closer and will soon be upon us! For those who are celebrating Easter in Queensland for the first time, or for those who just haven’t had the time to make plans, we’ve created a list of activities you could do for Easter.
So take advantage of the long weekend and get out and about!
1. Host or participate in an Easter egg hunt
Hosting or participating in an Easter egg hunt is one way to have some fun. This activity is great for kids and adults alike and is a great way for everyone to relax and to use their detective skills in hunting for the Easter eggs. The Easter eggs can either be decorated boiled eggs or chocolate eggs.
Bonus for hunting decorative eggs: Decorating eggs can be another activity to do!
Bonus for hunting chocolate eggs: Chocolate is chocolate!
Tip: If you’re using decorated eggs, make sure to count how many eggs you’re hiding, how many have been found and write down where each egg has been hidden. You don’t want to be surprised weeks after Easter by the smell of rotten eggs.
2. Get creative
Prepare for Easter by getting creative with Easter foods, baked goods and decorations!
Channel your inner Nigella Lawson and get baking! Here are some delicious recipes for you to try out:
- Traditional hot cross buns
- Chocolate hot cross buns
- Apple and cinnamon hot cross buns
- Easter chick cupcakes
- Easter bunny carrot cake cupcakes
Get into the Easter spirit by eating some delicious and nutritious fish meals. Here are some fish meals for you to try out, and who knows… one of these recipes may just become a household tradition for years to come!
- Easter barramundi and pumpkin salad
- Parmesan-crumbed baked fish
- Fish pie
- Fish finger and slaw burritos
Easter egg decorating
Style up your eggs using an array of different creative methods. Perfect for adults wanting to step up their arts and craft game, this activity allows for everyone’s inner child to be released. You can even have competitions amongst friends and family to see who has the most creative design!
Click here for tips and tricks to decorating your Easter eggs.
3. Go on a scenic drive
Take advantage of the long weekend and explore the beautiful scenic drives in Queensland. Going on a scenic drive is perfect for individuals wanting some quiet downtime, or for groups of friends and families that want to go exploring.
Click here for the best scenic drives in Queensland.
Bonus: This is a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life and to get closer to nature.
4. Watch a movie
Relax and head to your closest cinema to catch up with the latest in cinematography. While people often think going to the movies is a group activity, it is also a great pastime to do individually as a way to treat yourself – who needs that friend who’s always asking questions during a movie?
Movie recommendation: Peter Rabbit
While Peter Rabbit and his three sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail) may not be Easter bunnies, they’re close enough! Suitable for both kids and adults, this movie will be an EGG-celent way to celebrate Easter!
5. Go camping
Get back to nature with your friends and family and go camping. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your loved ones to enjoy a ‘digital detox’ and forget about the stresses of everyday life!
Here are some of the top camping places in Queensland:
- Bigriggen Park, Scenic Rim
- Cedar Creek Camping at Amamoor Creek, Sunshine Coast
- Mont Barney Lodge Camping, Scenic Rim
- Cylinder Beach, Stradbroke Island
- Charlie Moreland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
- Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area, Inskip
6. Visit Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
GOMA features exhibitions from talented artists from around the world. These exhibitions often feature artworks that tell stories and represent messages from artists in all walks of life. So don’t miss out and visit GOMA before the exhibitions are over!
For more information, visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au. Please note: GOMA is closed Good Friday.
Bonus: This is a suitable activity for kids as GOMA has a children’s art centre.
7. Have fun at a festival
Get active in your community and pop into some of the many incredible festivals being held over the Easter period. Many of the festivals involve fun activities for all ages from arts and crafts to market stalls to fun competitions.
Here’s a list of some of the festivals being held in Queensland.
- North Brisbane Easter Festival / North Brisbane
- Easter Sunday Family Fun Day / Victoria Park, Brisbane
- Redcliffe Festival of Sails / Redcliffe, Brisbane
- Easter Vintage Festival / Toowoomba
- Easter at Sirromet / Mt Cotton, Redland City
- Easter in the Park / Kuranda, Cairns
So hop to it and from all at PresCare, have an EGG-cellent Easter!