Visit Newcastle Flower Markets from 8am–2pm on Saturday 20th for the kids to enjoy workshops, face painting and baby animals – you can also get a professional Easter styled photo with your dog. On this day you can also catch the Easter Fun Day at the Hunter Wetlands Centre from 9.30am-1.30pm, where ther will be face painting, jumping castle, Easter craft, a bbq and the Easter Bunny. Entry (from $5) also includes entry to the Dinosaur Exhibition.
** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED For a huge egg hunt on ice plus lots more head to Hunter Ice Skating Stadium on Sunday 21st. The event is free, just pay the usual entry fee. 11.30am–2.30pm. **
If you're up for a family day out in the vineyards, visit Hunter Valley Gardens – they will be running a Giant Easter Egg Hunt on both Saturday and Sunday. Hunter Valley Horse Riding are also hosting their annual Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday, featuring pony rides, a horse trick show, games and lots more. Visit www.huntervalleyhorseriding.com.au for more details. While you're out that way, make sure you drop into Sabor Dessert Bar and the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company for a chocolate fix!
On Easter Monday from 11am–3pm, you will find a jumping castle, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and the Easter bunny at Honeysuckle Hotel. You can also head to the Sydney Junction Hotel on Easter Monday to meet the Easter bunny, join the egg hunt, jumping castle, kids disco and much more from 10am–4pm.