As a Christian family we understand that Easter is more than just Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs but celebrating Jesus in moments shared as a family doing fun things like enjoying a delicious meal together, decorating eggs, hunting for chocolate eggs, searching for the Easter bunny and watching bunny movies over the long weekend is how we like to celebrate… kids will be kids right?
Aside from church services this weekend which I haven’t included as I am sure you have a home church you already attend (but if you don’t and would like a recommendation I would be more than happy to suggest one to you) I have compiled some Durban based events taking place this weekend.
So if you are looking for fun things to do with your kids over this upcoming long Easter weekend here are a couple events I found online to fill your days with lots of moments to treasure, make the most of your time spent as a family and most importantly celebrate Jesus…
Sugar Rush Bunny Hunt
Sugar Rush park will be hosting a bunny hunt from 18 to 22 April. You stand a chance to win prizes over the value of over R3000 when you search for the bunny who will be hiding in a different location around the park each day. All you have to do is snap a pic of yourself with the bunny and post it on social media and tag the park along with the sponsors. For more details visit their social media pages. They will also be hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Sunday in the playground at 11am.
Magic Bean Foundation
Let the fun begin when you hop on down to La Lucia Mall on Saturday, 20 April between 10am and 3pm for free Magic Makers face painting and Easter crafts near Pick ‘n Pay.
PACT Easter EGGstravaganza
PACT will be hosting an Easter EGGstravaganza at Sunningdale Park on Saturday, 20 April. Join in for a pawsome time of fun, food, games, prize giveaways, stalls and most of all the most Eggstravagant Easter Egg Hunt between 11am and 2pm.
Easter Sunday Breakfast Buffet at The Chocolate Garden
The Chocolate Garden at de Charmoy Estate will be hosting their Easter Sunday Celebration on Sunday, 21 April with the choice of either a buffet breakfast (8am to 10.30am) or lunch (11.30 to 2pm). There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and activities for the kids including egg decorating stations. The breakfast buffet will include a mix of traditional items as well as a selection of sweet and savoury options and fresh fruit. The cost is R150 per person including includes one hot drink. Children (12 years and under) are R85. The lunch buffet will include roasts and trimmings, their signature curries and beautiful salads. There will also be a plated dessert or a milkshake. The cost is R250 per person and children (12 years and under) are R125. Booking is essential and can be done on 0833911231.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Golden Hours Flea Market
Moonlite hunt on Thursday, 18 April and Easter Bunny Visiting on Sunday, 21 April.
Thursday, 18 – 6-9.30pm and Sunday, 21 – 10am – 3pm
Easter Friday Seafood Buffet
Enjoy Easter with family and friends at Fairmont Zimbali Resort at their their Easter Friday Seafood Buffet at Coral Tree Restaurant at R395 per person or their Easter Sunday Spit Braai at Coral Tree Restaurant for R545 per person. Booking is essential via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 032 538 5000.
Easter Egg Hunt at Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve
The Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve will theme their April open day around Easter. There will be an Easter Egg hunt and the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll through the Mangroves after. Bookings for the hunt can be made via email@example.com
Easter Lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Mo Magic will move from table to table during The Beverly Hills’ legendary Easter Sunday lunch buffet, showing off his incredible talent of intrigue, magic and illusion. The lunch will take place from 1pm at The Sugar Club. Adults are R450 per adult and children under 12 years are R225. Bookings can be made to Lindiwe on 031 561 2211.
Easter High Tea at the Oyster Box
There will be Easter bunnies and eggs abound on the Oyster Box’s themed high tea table of delicious sweet and savoury treats from 19 to 21 April from 2.30pm to 10pm at The Palm Court, The Grill Room and The Colony Room. The price is R450 per person and bookings can be made via Quicket.
The Pearls Mall
The Pearls Mall is promising an a-maze-ing Easter from 18 -22 April. There will be kids Easter egg hunts in an Easter themed maze and there will be prizes up for grabs in a flower art competition this Easter!
The Litchi Orchard
The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock will hide Easter Eggs for the kiddies on Saturday from 1pm. The cost is R50 per child. There will also be a free family movie screening from 7pm. There will be popcorn, kiddies pizzas and milkshakes on offer!
Flag Animal Farm
Flag Animal Farm have a fun line up this Easter long weekend from 19 to 22 April. There will be a waterslide, the Easter bunny will visit, Tom the stilt walker will be walking around the farm and there will be a magic show as well as an Easter egg hunt on Sunday at 1pm. The daily fun shows will still include; 11am wolf interaction meet our wolves , 11:30 Dance with Barney and Paw Patrol, 12:30pm Milking Show , dance , sing milk a cow yay!, 1:15pm Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 2pm Reptile Show and reptile handling, 3pm sing and dance with Elsa, Sofia and Spider-Man plus milking and 3:45pm meet the wolves yay! Pack your own picnics, the coffee shop will be open and there will be pizzas for sale. The entry cost is R52 for both children and adults, all shows are free and both the tractor and pony rides as well as feed are R12.
Burnedale will have a special Easter Sunday Lunch menu at R99 per person. The normal a la carte menu will also be available. There will be a free Easter Egg Hunt for children, a chance to meet the Easter bunny, fun activities, games and prizes up for grabs! Booking is essential on 032 947 0133.
The Crescent in Umhlanga will have an ‘eggciting’ Easter kids entertainment line-up from 20 to 22 April, between 11am and 1pm. There will be free face painting, candy floss and fresh popcorn. The Crescent Easter Bunny will be handing free Easter chocolates to all the kids and there will be photo opportunities with him daily.
Sage Centre in Salt Rock will have live music on Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm. They will also have a Roast buffet lunch on offer at R150 per person and R75 per child under 10.
Movie Night at #Wavepark
The Wave Park at Gateway will host another fantastic Movie Night at #Wavepark! They will be screening Peter Rabbit! Entry is R60 per person which includes access to the water slides and an Easter egg hunt for the kiddies. The movie will start at 7pm. You can bring your own blankets or pillows to sit on. Kids under three get free entry. Get tickets are available at the door.
Beacon Easter Eggsplorer
Durban’s greatest and most delicious Easter egg hunt takes place on 20 and 21 April at the iconic Durban Botanic Gardens! Hop on board to the 2019 Beacon Easter Eggsplorer and Family Fun Day from the from 9.30am to 2.30pm. There will be something for the whole family including delicious cupcake decorating, creative face painting, fun sand art, awesome pony rides and much much more. All chocoholics and treasure hunters are invited to test their skills with spot the egg challenges situated around the gardens, or be one of the lucky ones to find a golden egg!! There are limited tickets available for this two day event at R95 per person. Tickets are available via Webtickets.
Easter Egg Hunt at Durban Country Club
Enjoy a day of fun and entertainment on Easter Sunday at Durban Country Club. Children will be enchanted from 11am to 12.30pm with entertainment galore and an Easter egg hunt to delight and amuse. Adults are R80, children are R120 which includes light refreshments, kiddies entertainment and an Easter egg hunt. There will also be a sumptuous family lunch on offer with all the favourite food and treats in one decadent buffet. Adult members are R180, adult visitors are R210, children between 4 -8 are R95 and children 3 and under are free. Tickets and reservations can be booked by calling the Durban Country Club on 031 313 1777.
Africa’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt
Africa’s largest Easter Egg Hunt featuring Cadbury Dairy Milk & East Coast Radio takes place on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 April at 9am. A ticket to the event not only gets the kiddies in to participate in the hunt with their special Cadbury Easter Egg hunt map in hand to find over 100,000 chocolate goodies on both days, but they also get entrance into uShaka Wet ‘n Wild & uShaka Sea World! It will be a completely new course this year with plenty of added activities and special prizes. uShaka Marine World’s Ocean Warrior Mascots – Delia the Dolphin, Siva the Seal, Phila the Penguin and Raggy the Shark – and other fun visitors will make an appearance at this memorable family event. Tickets are R186 per children between the ages of 3-12. Thirteen and up are R159 per person and children under three are free.
Build an Easter Bunny on Ice
The First Ever, Build an Easter Bunny On Ice at the Durban Ice Arena will take place on 22 April from 10am to 1pm. Expect tons of building and ice skating fun-filled moments on the ice with your friends and family. There will be prize giveaways for the best Easter bunny builders. Entry for skater over the age of four is R90 and R60 if you bring your own Skates. Spectators are R50. Kids under the age of four enter free however won’t be able to skate.
Enjoy a morning at Florida Fields with your family by collecting a map to find Bunny’s hidden eggs, meet some enchanting characters along the way and then claim your Lindt Chocolate bunny prize. You can start your trail any time from 10am – 12pm at Florida Fields, 295 Florida Road and it is suitable anyone under the age of 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There’s a scrumptious breakfast, brunch, coffee and cakes on offer for grown-ups! Expect juggling, balloon animals, and a guest appearance by a mythical creature straight out of the sea! Entrance is completely free.
Easter Book Fair with Book 2You
Books2You will be at Makaranga for an Easter Book Fair from Tuesday, 16 to Thursday, 18 April. There will be over 1000 beautiful books on display while the kids can enjoy an activity program, which runs at 10am and 1:30pm slots. The activity program costs R100 per child and includes; story telling, pass the parcel, an Easter book hunt and photo with the Easter bunny.
The Pav Craft Market
An exciting food and craft market takes place at The Pavilion Shopping Centre on the 20 April from 10am to 5pm. It will be a day of family entertainment with scrumptious food and unique craft traders. There will be Easter egg hunts, egg decorating, face painting and a bunch of other fun activities to keep the kids entertained in a safe and secure Astro turf environment while mom and dad relax or peruse the array of locally created craft and food. There will also be a gin garden to relax in while enjoying some home grown acoustic music. Entry is free of charge.
The Pav Play Park
Durban’s FIRST giant inflatable park will be at the Pav this Easter from 19 – 22 April from 9am to 5pm daily. There will be over 20 giant inflatables and slides your kids can enjoy hours of endless fun. Tickets are R100 per child and adults are free of charge and can keep an eye on their kids from the parents zone.
Easter Lunch at Kloof Country Club
Easter lunch will be served on Easter Sunday at Kloof Country Club from 1pm. There will be a Children’s party table which will include cupcake decorating, a face painter and a child minder with party food and drinks. Adults are R179 per person and children under 9 are R79 for the Party Table or R89 for the carvery. Booking is essential via Andrea on 031 764 0555.
Pallet Jacks at Oxford Village in Hilcrest will be hosting an assortment on Easter events from 19 to 21 April including: an Easter market from 10am to 2pm on Friday, an Easter Egg Hunt from 12 to 2pm on Saturday and a fun day with Elsa and Spider-Man on Sunday. All activities are free, provided kids purchase a kiddies meal!
Easter Bunny Trip
Travel the Valley of 1000 Hills from Kloof to Inchanga in a Vintage train this Easter. Be visited by the Easter Bunny on route. Enjoy a picnic under the trees at Inchanga Station, and peruse the craft market for something unique to buy. Food and refreshments also for sale at the market. There will be ponies, a jungle gym and a jumping castle for kids to enjoy. Adults between the ages of 13 to 64-years-old is R260 per person while children between the ages of 2 to 12-years-old as well as pensioners over 65-years-old are R190 per person. Children under two-years-old travel free. Bookings can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clifton Hill Estate Easter Egg Hunt
Clifton Hill Estate will be hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, 27 April starting at 2pm. There will be a goodie bag, games and lots of Easter eggs for kids under the age of 12. Booking is essential via email@example.com
From my family to yours, Happy Easter! I pray it is a day fulled with lots of love, laughter and happiness!
Whatever you end up doing please tag me in your pics so I can share in a small piece of your special time together.
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Until next time…
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