The 9 Sweetest Events To Hop To This Easter Long Weekend

Your sugar-fix, sorted!

By Rosie Dann | 23rd March 2021

Ahh, Easter. A glorious long weekend dedicated to max ‘laxing, quality family time, and, most importantly, stuffing your face with as much chocolate as physically possible (duh!).

With the Easter Bunny’s annual visit just around the corner, it’s time to ditch that New Year diet and clear those calendars! We’ve hunted down nine of the most egg-citing events on offer to maximise your indulgence this Easter weekend. From luxurious high teas and boozy chocolate cocktails, to Candyland putt putt and Easter markets, there’s a holiday sugar hit on offer for every bunny to enjoy!

Easter at Emporium Hotel | South Bank

If you’re on the hunt for some serious decadence with a side of cocktails this Easter, then you’re in for a treat! Emporium Hotel South Bank has your long weekend covered with an assortment of sweet offers, including luxurious staycation packages, prizes, fine dining, and cocoa-filled delights galore. Enjoy a charming high tea at the Piano Bar, savour hand-crafted chocolates from Belle Epoque, or dig into a lavish seafood feast and sip on Easter cocktails at the Terrace Bar. With boozy specials including a white chocolate holiday hopper, classic hot cross bun float, or death by chocolate served in a chocolate bunny with spiced rum, you’d be hopping mad not to!

Good Friday Market and Easter Sunday Market | Redcliffe

Don your Easter bonnet and get your basket ready because the iconic Redcliffe Markets are putting on not one, but TWO Easter pop-ups this year! As you stroll along the idyllic Redcliffe foreshore, explore over 200 stalls featuring fresh artisan produce, gourmet eats and treats, fashion, handcrafted homewares, and loads of chocolate. Kids will be kept hoppy and entertained with Easter crafts, an Easter scavenger hunt, and a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny himself! With loads of prizes to be won, live music, entertainment and goodies galore, you’re guaranteed an egg-cellent time!

Stamford Plaza’s Mad Hatter High Tea | Brisbane City

Foodie fanatics and fantasy lovers unite! This Easter school holidays, journey down the rabbit hole and treat your tastebuds to one of Stamford Plaza’s Mad Hatter High Tea Parties! From Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 April, two deliciously spectacular Mad Hatter-themed high tea sittings will be held daily in Stamford Plaza’s luxurious grand ballroom. Each session runs for two hours, giving you plenty of time to indulge in the exquisite selection of creatively crafted sweet treats and savoury delights, all prepared in-house by Stamford’s brilliant pastry team. Think grinning Cheshire Cat cookies, Tick Tock Pocket Watch macarons, scrumptious smoked turkey and cranberry croissants, ‘Eat Me’ un-birthday cake and bubbles, of course. Early bookings are essential – head here to find out more.

Candyland Putt Putt | Victoria Park

In need of some eggs-ercise to work off all that choc? Grab the kids, channel your inner Willy Wonka, and bounce your way over to Victoria Park for a game of Candyland putt putt! Kicking off on March 19 for a month, the iconic mini golf course will be transformed into an enchanting pastel Candyland, complete with giant ice creams, lollipops, and Easter eggs! You and the kids will be captivated as you hop through themed holes such as Fairy Floss Fairway, Sugar Hit, and Bunny’s Burrow. Afterwards, treat yourself to a cheeky beverage and lunch accompanied by live tunes at the bistro while the young ones enjoy a jumping castle, giant games, and rub shoulders with the Easter Bunny himself! Bookings are essential and can be made online here. 

W Brisbane’s High Tea of Easter | Brisbane City

Relax, unwind, indulge, and be served (on a silver platter) an array of delicious bites this Easter from the comfort of one of Brissy’s most luxe locations, W Brisbane. Happening every Friday and Sunday from March 19 for a month, pop on a frock and raise those pinkies for an Easter-themed twist on their exquisite High Tea, choc-full of local produce and familiar Aussie favourites. And if you’ve still got space in your belly (there’s *always* room for dessert), fill up with spiced carrot cake, or mini chocolate raspberry Easter egg nest tarts. Sound better than store-bought choccies? We think so – find out more here!

Children’s Easter Farm | Newmarket Village

Calling all animal lovers! From Saturday 3 – Monday 5 April, swap your chocolate bunnies for the real deal and meet some new furry and feathered friends at Newmarket Village’s pop-up Easter farm! The kids will go wild for the chance to pat, play with, and snuggle up to 20 different adorable farm animals, including calves, alpacas, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and, of course, rabbits. With animal feed provided, little ones can get a taste of farm life and try their hand at feeding the animals whilst being guided by trained farmers from My Little Farm Friends. Yee-haw! Plus, to celebrate the release of Peter Rabbit 2 in cinemas this Easter, children will be able to hang out with the beloved Flopsy! This event is free for all ages with no bookings required.

Pacific Fair’s Annual Big Easter Scramble | Broadbeach

It’s no secret that Easter is all about spoiling the kids. So, what better way to treat your little bunnies (and tire them out) than with a giant Easter egg hunt! This Saturday 27 March, 300 lucky littlies will hop, skip, and jump their way around the centre in search of 3000 eggs at Pacific Fair’s Annual Easter Scramble. Get into true Easter spirit with prizes up for grabs, free craft workshops, balloon making, chocolate galore, and even a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Limited spaces are available, and bookings are essential (make yours here).

Easter By QT At Home | Surfer’s Paradise

Staying in this Easter? Home cooks, do yourself a favour and get your mitts on one of QT Hotel’s at-home Easter feast boxes! Carefully constructed by QT’s award-winning chefs, the box is filled to the brim with fresh local produce and provides everything you need to serve up a slice (or should we say, feast) of QT luxury in the comfort of your own kitchen. You’ll whip up a banquet for four, including 14 spectacular dishes featuring fresh local prawns, oysters, caviar, ocean trout, crispy potatoes, chocolate fondants, hot cross buns, and gooey chocolate fondant. Drooling yet? Find out more info here.

Psst, if cooking isn’t your forte, don’t fret! QT is hosting a few stellar in-house events over the long weekend for those looking for Easter-themed fine dining minus the effort (you can check them out here).

Easter on the Esplanade | Surfers Paradise

This Easter Saturday, hop on down to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets for a twilight shopping experience choc-a-block with themed decorations, epic live beats, local handmade treasures, and artisan goodies. From 4 – 9pm on Saturday 3 April, the Esplanade will host over 100 stalls for your browsing pleasure, while the littlies can catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny and take part in some Easter activities that are sure to go down a treat!