How to spend the Easter long weekend in Melbourne

Easter may provide a four-day weekend for most people, but parents everywhere will understand the stress it can cause. Between stocking up on chocolate and coordinating with the in-laws, you also need to keep the kids entertained, preferably for a reasonable price.

Fortunately, we’ve scoured Victoria for the best, most cost-effective ways to keep you and your family occupied.

Good Friday Football

Following on from the success of the inaugural Good Friday AFL match in 2017, North Melbourne and St Kilda will play the second game of round two on Friday night. Kicking off at Etihad Stadium from 4:20pm with easy access by public transport, this is a great option for kids and parents alike.

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Good Friday Appeal

To support this long-standing initiative, you don’t even have to leave the house. Simply get in front of the TV and watch as donations pour in for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, which provides a great opportunity to explain the importance of charity to your kids.

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Melbourne Star

If you’ve ever thought about giving the Melbourne Star a go, now is the perfect time. Children fly free of charge the entire school holidays with the purchase of an adult ticket, and over the Easter weekend between 11am and 2:30pm, there will be complimentary chocolate eggs on the Flight Deck.

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Stawell Gift

It’s a bit of a hike if you live in Melbourne but the Stawell Gift is worth a trip to the country. Returning for the 137th time, the richest footrace in Australia is a 120m run on grass, with finals for the male and female fields broadcast on Channel Seven from 11:30am on Easter Monday.

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