A recent survey conducted by the Australian Retailers Association has predicted that Australians are expected to spend $1.7 billion on Easter this year, whether it’s chocolate, hot cross buns or various Easter-related activities. Even though the cost-of-living pressures are tightening up, many families are going the extra mile to make Easter a happy and magical holiday for their little ones. But your Easter break doesn’t need to break the bank – because we’ve found some free and fun activities to enjoy with the whole family without sacrificing your household budget!
School Holiday Programs at The Melbourne Museum
Various free activities are taking place at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. From comedy shows to interactive classes that teach us the importance of caring for our ecosystem and discovering the beauty and history of dragonflies – there’s no shortage of fun and learning to be had for kids and grown-ups alike! Learn more here.
Family Fun at The Queen Victoria Market
Easter bunnies, cooking workshops and prizes – oh my! Located in the heart of the CBD, this historical market and shopping district is bringing fun and excitement for another year! Not only will the little ones get the opportunity to pick up an apron and learn to make some truly delicious and healthy snacks, but they may also get to try some dishes they’ve never had before!
Also, get your camera ready because the famous and revered Easter Bunny himself will be visiting, be sure to take a photo with him before he disappears for another year. Book your spot here.
Kids Day Out
Get ready, because this is a family day trip to end all-day trips! Taking place at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre at South Wharf, this is definitely one not to be missed. Not only is this event free, but it also has more fun and action than you could possibly imagine! Jump on the bungee trampolines, slide down the super slide, climb through the jungle maze and dodge with the dodgems! You can also enjoy live performances, a delicious food fair, and a science zone! You can also feel confident that you’ve made a difference, as this event is hosted by the Good Friday Appeal, helping raise funds for sick kids and their families. Book your spot here!
NGV’s Temple of Boom
Looking for something a little more ‘grown up’ for your Easter break? We’ve got an event for that! The National Gallery of Victoria has built a beautiful homage to the Parthenon – with a creative and modern twist. Not only will you be overwhelmed by the beauty of this structure but you will also be able to enjoy live music, curated programs and performances in this atmospheric community space. Learn more here.
From all of us at Aviser Finance, we hope you enjoy a happy, safe and fun Easter Weekend with your family – with plenty of chocolate and lots of love!