Giant egg hunts, the annual Easter show, a magical fairy wonderland, markets and rugby league action.
There's plenty of fun to be had in the Illawarra this Easter long weekend.
Family Fun Day, Wollongong Botanic Garden, Easter Saturday, 9am-12pm
Egg hunt around the gardens, family games and kids activities, guided buggy tours, live music and more. Rotary Club of Wollongong will cook up egg and bacon rolls in the morning and sausage sizzles around noon. Hot-cross buns also for sale. Details.
Annual Easter Show, Towradgi Beach Hotel, Easter Saturday, 10am
Dodgem cars, the ferris wheel, a giant slide, sideshow games, snow cones, fairy floss, showbags, market stalls and entertainment. Free entry and unlimited rides with a wrist band. Details.
Giant Egg Hunt, Jamberoo Action Park, Easter Sunday, 9.30am
Join the Easter Bunny and Sammy the Shark to hunt for thousands of chocolate eggs hidden throughout the picnic grounds of the park. Details.
Dragons home game, WIN Stadium, Easter Saturday, 7.35pm
Take the family to see St George Illawarra Dragons take on the Manly Sea Eagles in round 6 of the NRL season. Tickets here
Fairy Magic, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, Easter Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm
Kids can experience some magical fairy wonderland fun by helping find all 10 enchanted fairy homes, before a meet-and-greets with special guest Fifi the Fairy. Details.
Easter activities, the Collective Beat, Kiama and Gerringong
Shop local this Easter - together the stores house over 60 home-grown businesses - and enjoy kids activities (face painting, biscuit decorating and craft activities) at the Kiama store all weekend. Details.
Symbio Wildlife Park, Easter Weekend, 9.30am-5pm
Get a photo with a koala and hand feed the kangaroos over the Easter break at Symbio Wildlife Park. Details.
Outdoor cinema, The Waterfront, Shell Cove, April 18, 5.30pm-8pm
BYO movie snacks and picnic blankets (no chairs) and settle in to enjoy Smallfoot, a family film about a friendly Yeti. The movie starts at 6pm on the grass outside The Waterfront Town Centre. Details.
Easter Bilby Treasure Hunt, Wollongong Central, April 18 and Easter Saturday, 9am
Pick up your treasure map at the customer service desk, search the shopfront windows of Crown Street Mall to find the six bilby names and return to the desk to claim your bilby chocolate. Details.
PG movies, Greater Union, Easter weekend, Wollongong and Shellharbour
Take the kids to the cinemas to see Wonder Park, the Lego Movie 2, Dumbo over the Easter long weekend. Details.
Kiama Seaside Markets, Black Beach, Easter Sunday, 9am
Stroll around Kiama Harbour from 9am to 3pm to shop for arts, crafts, jewellery, collectables, clothing, produce and more. Details.
Easter Party, Corrimal RSL Club, Easter Saturday, 12pm-3pm
Free puppet show, and chocolate egg, gift bag and afternoon tea afterwards. The Easter bunny will also make an appearance. Details.
Mad Hatter Tea Party on the Green, Collegians, Easter Sunday, 11am-3pm
Chocolate egg hunt, games, activities, giveaways and a special guest appearance at Red Dog. Details.
Giant Easter Egg Hunt, The Woolshed, April 16, 9.30am-1pm
A visit from the Easter Bunny with an opportunity for photos, big-screen movie, creativity station and colouring-in competition. Details.
Balgownie Hotel Easter Family Fun Day, Easter Sunday, 14pm-17pm
Mini petting zoo, egg hunt, face painting, jumping castle, arts and craft workshop. Details.
Family Fun Sunday, The Central, Shellharbour, Easter Sunday
Part of the hotel will become an Easter funland for the kids with a magician, Easter fairy, balloon animals, face painting, jumping castle and chocolate eggs. Details.