How to spend the Easter long weekend in Melbourne

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

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

Good Friday Football

Following on from the success of the inaugural Good FridayAFL match in 2017, North Melbourne and St Kilda will play the second game ofround two on Friday night. Kicking off at Etihad Stadium from 4:20pm with easyaccess 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 evenhave to leave the house. Simply get in front of the TV and watch as donationspour in for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, which provides agreat 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 holidayswith the purchase of an adult ticket, and over the Easter weekend between 11amand 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 theStawell Gift is worth a trip to the country. Returning for the 137thtime, the richest footrace in Australia is a 120m run on grass, with finals forthe male and female fields broadcast on Channel Seven from 11:30am on EasterMonday.

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