Love Local Guide: Family feasts and Easter treats
Egg-cellent School Holiday Inspiration
Plan your days off on the Central Coast for a cracking Easter school holiday.
With minimal restrictions in place and high vaccination rates providing safety and confidence, we can now start getting back to more regular holiday and social activities with plenty on offer on the Central Coast.
If you're on the Central Coast this Easter, you can enjoy these cool Autumn feasts across a variety of iconic dining scenes on the Coast. For easy parental planning, we've rounded up some top kiddie destinations passionate putting the hippity hoppity fun into your family's Easter. if you haven't got a plan together, you better hop to it!
Central Coast Easter Egg Hunts
Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Glenworth Valley
The kids will love Glenworth Valley’s giant easter egg hunt with 25,000 chocolate eggs to be found, the Easter Bunny can't wait to see your basket piled high with delicious brightly coloured eggs.
Get tickets today from Glenworth Valley. To get in bright and early why not stay or book a fun Glenworth Valley adventure afterwards to enjoy some good old fashion country air kayaking, horse riding, axe throwing there's lots to do.
Angel Sussurri Easter parade
Join the pied piper on the march down linga longa from Angel Sussurri to Jack Gear Reserve on this annual Easter hunt in Yarramalong Valley. Hopping off at 2pm on Easter Sunday, there's even a competition for the best dressed and most creative DIY decorated Easter basket. To register, simply send Angel Sussuri a message on Instagram with names and number of children attending. BYO egg basket!
Fun and games at The Beachie
Enjoy a jam-packed schedule of Easter festivities happening at The Beachie the whole family can enjoy! The Beachcomber Hotel & Resort, or as the locals call it ‘The Beachie’ is an iconic waterfront destination located in the heart of the Central Coast, Toukley. ‘Eat, Drink, Play + Stay’ all long weekend with sweeping waterfront views, Hamptons-inspired ambience, boutique-style accommodation, exclusive pool-club, multiple eateries and bars, it’s the perfect place to gear into holiday mode.
Saturday 16th April
🎪 Jumping castle from 2pm
🎈 Balloon twister from 2pm
🍬 Lolly bags
Sunday 17th April
🐣 Massive Easter egg hunt from 10am
🐰 Face painting, Easter Bunny and Easter Fairy from 11am
🎪 Jumping castle from 10am
Book your lunch reservation or holiday stay at the Beachcomber Hotel & Resort.
Wine tasting with your egg hunt at Firescreek Winery
On Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, families can venture to Firescreek Winery in Holgate to be part of a free Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt starts for the kiddies at 11am each day, and while they fossick around the botanical garden for hidden treats, parents can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at the on site cellar door. Booking is absolutely essential – so hop on over to their website to book your little bunnies in.
Stay on the Coast and swap your garden for an Easter egg hunt around a resort!
Pullman Magenta Shores
Resort guests are invited on Sunday 17th April to join an Easter Egg Hunt on the lakeside lawn. For children aged 0-5 years the fun begins at 11am and for 6-12 years 11.30am. Parents need to register children at reception upon arrival.
There is also fun-filled school holiday program with activities for kids to enjoy all week including fun craft activities, balloon twisting, pizza making, magic show, mini spas and face painting.
Take a look at the holidays schedule.
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
Go hunting around the Haven Terrace on Sunday 17th April and find out winners in the colouring competition, where the winner will receive a return stay and breakfast for two adults and two children.
Book your long weekend stay at Crowne Plaza Terrigal.
Bells Bakery and Larder
All things Easter are now available in the Bells Bakery and Larder, from Bells Bakery Hot Cross Buns, made from their special recipe, filled with spices and fruit mix, to an assortment of beautiful handmade chocolates from Cuvee Chocolates. Bells Bakery and Larder is open seven days a week from 8am - 4pm.
The Marshmallow Co
Make your Insta friends drool over special Easter treats from The Marshmallow Co's caramel filled chocolate heart for the chocolate lover in your life or fun filled Easter eggs for something different for the little ones. Something for everyone. Get your click and collect order from their website.
Bells at Killcare
Why not have a wonderful gastronomy getaway at Bells, Killcare for Easter Sunday lunch. Hosting Easter Sunday lunch is one of the most popular dates on the passionate Chefs from bells calendar, a wonderful day of relaxed family feasting. Guests will enjoy a three-course shared menu from noon which is $140 for adults and $55 for kids under 13.
To book, please visit The Wild Flower Bar & Dining, or phone 4349 7000.
Pullman Magenta Shores - Buffett’s Restaurant
Seafood buffets and High Tea's yes, please!
Holidays are for over indulging on culinary delights at Pullman Magenta Shores. You can't go wrong with either of these options and bookings are essential. Enjoy a classic Good Friday Seafood lunch on the 15th April for $99 per adult and $49 per child. Make High Tea a family affair for Sunday's Easter lunch at Barretts Restaurant.
Oyster + Moët Special at Terrigal Beach House
Live music all weekend at Terrigal Beach House, with an Oyster + Moët special, where patrons can get a bottle of Moët and a dozen oysters for $150. Oysters and champagne is always a classic pairing. And Moet and Chandon never disappoints.
Osteria il Coccia
A special Easter Sunday feast Italian style! Six course lunch, with shared sides, for $150 per person excluding wine.
Wallarah Bay Recreational Club
Situated right on the Tuggerah Lake, Wallarah Bay Recreational Club has the perfect view for you to relax over dinner or a beverage with friends and family this Easter at Dish Restaurant.
Family Fun Day Saturday 23rd April on the Foreshore at Wally Bay!
Adrenaline Rush Obstacle Course from 11am-4pm
Face Painting from 1pm-3pm
Kym the Reptile Man from 1:30pm-3:30pm
Balter pop up bar!
Live music from 12pm til late!
Pearl Beach Memorial Hall
The Pearl Beach Memorial Hall's Easter fundraiser activities are for everyone. Easter Saturday, The Hall's committee will be hosting a Book Fair which has been going for forty five years and is the largest fundraiser on the calendar. There will also be an Art Trail on Saturday with over twenty local artisans opening their homes and studios to showcase and sell their art and craft items. Start off at the Memorial Hall of course! Don't miss these annual events and be sure to stop off at Pearls on the Beach restaurant, Crommelin Native Arboretum, the gorgeous ocean pool and Cafe during your visit.
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