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Beth McFadden3 years ago

Keep the family happy this Easter in Rocky

If you’re not sure how to get the excess sugar out of your children this weekend, try these fun activities in and around Rocky. Whether you’re up for a day out, or would prefer to sit in the comfort of the cinemas snacking on popcorn, this list will have something you’ll love. And with a four-day long weekend, why not try them all!

Botanic Gardens & Zoo

The Botanic Gardens and Zoo are reopening after being devastated by the recent cyclone. Luckily the favourite local zoo has managed to rebuild it’s beautiful lands and get the animals settled for your family’s entertainment. Help to support the park and visit the zoo for an Easter treat, checking out Caramello the koala or Ernie the dingo. You can even take part in their chimpanzee or lorikeet feeding or be educated during the koala talk. This is a great family day out and money from admission goes towards animal conservation and research including the Wombat Research Centre about native species.
Where: 100 Spencer Street, West Rockhampton QLD 4700

Gardens Tearooms

Grab a delicious feed, Gardens Tearooms - Rockhampton
Grab a delicious feed, Gardens Tearooms – Rockhampton

If the parents need a strong caffeine hit to be able to manage the family this weekend, then pop down to Gardens Tearooms in the Botanic Gardens. Whether you’re preparing for the long day at the zoo or need a recovery beverage to help you forget about the stress, then visit this cafe. For foodchoose from their full breakfast menu, or grab an amazing pesto chicken focaccia for lunch why the kids snack on a traditional sausage roll.
Where: Botanic Gardens, Spencer Street, West Rockhampton QLD 4700

The Crazy Joker

Keep the kids entertained, The Crazy Joker - Rockhampton
Keep the kids entertained, The Crazy Joker – Rockhampton

This entertainment centre and cafe is the perfect place to head with your kids this Easter Sunday. With an Easter egg hunt from 11am followed by an awesome time on the indoor adventure centre, get your kids fed and then let them loose to run off the sugar. For the parents there is a cafe serving up barista coffee, desserts and fulllunch meals. They are open every day over the long weekend except for Good Friday, and their school holiday program begins next week so check their Facebook page for updates.
Where: 100 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700

Birch Carroll & Coyle: Spongebob & Easter egg hunt

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If you’ve forgotten to buy your kids Easter eggs for the weekend, treat them to a movie with an Easter egg hunt at Event Cinemas in North Rockhampton. Buy your tickets to see The Spongebob Movie; Sponge out of Water in 3D and your kids can hunt for Easter eggs before the session starts for a fun day of chocolate and everyone’s favourite underwater cartoon. This event is running right through the long weekend, but tickets are limited so make sure you book early!
Tickets: can be bought online here.
Where: Rockhampton Shopping Fair, Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4701

Rockhampton Heritage Village

Amazing vintage cars, The Heritage Village - Rockhampton
Amazing vintage cars, The Heritage Village – Rockhampton

If you enjoy vintage cars, then take your kids along to the Rockhampton Heritage Village. They have a collection of vintage cars, machinery and clocks to peruse as well as a blacksmith shop and old cottages. This is the perfect place to take along a picnic and appreciate an era lost with your family. The heritage village is open this Easter Saturday and Sunday, but their school holiday program starts Tuesday morning with vintage car rides, animal petting zoos and other fun-filled activities.
Where: Boundary Road, Parkhurst QLD 4702

Got an awesome family plan for this Easter weekend in Rockhampton? Comment and tell us about it!

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