Hatching an egg-cellent Easter break
The annual chocolate feasting holiday, or as some like to call it ‘Easter’ is nearly upon, so we’ve cooked up a fail-proof guide for getting the most out of the long weekend.
* Disclaimer the below article hosts an egg-stra amount of egg-related puns, continue reading at your own risk of a scrambled brain *
It’s easier to stay sunny side up in the capital with Easter being particularly well placed over the ACT calendar this season. Canberrans can claim a ten-day break by taking three days off over the Easter and ANZAC day week. With this holiday carrot dangled in front of you, it would be silly not to take full advantage of all the bunny excitement!
Luckily, there’s an aBUNdance of events and fun experiences on offer in the city.
Musical Eggs – National Folk Festival
The weekend kicks off with the nation’s annual Folk Festival, an Easter staple in the capital for over 50 years. From Thursday to Monday you can enjoy traditional and contemporary folk life and high-end entertainment at Exhibition Park. See up to 200 acts representing folk styles such as acoustic, blues, roots, bluegrass, world, Celtic, traditional, gypsy and country. There’s also dance, spoken word, circus and traditional crafts on offer. The Festival site itself is home to a mix of food and beverage outlets, themed bars and markets stalls. With such a vibrant program there’s something for everyone to hop along to.
Historic Eggs – The Great Easter Egg Trail at MoAD
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Egg-scuse me! Egg-cellent, now we have your attention, come on an egg-citing adventure through our iconic building and beautiful courtyards this Easter! Egg-splore our eggs-hibitions and heritage spaces as you follow the clues and solve the riddle in The Great Easter Egg Trail, claiming your chocolate cackle-berry prize. Bring the whole family to enjoy the Easter trail as well as fun activities and games! 8am – 1:30pm, Sunday 21 April 2019. Bookings egg-ssential, click the link in our bio!
After a family activity for the weekend? The Great Easter Egg Trail ticks all the boxes. Hosted at the Museum of Australian Democracy, the egg trails will take you on a fascinating journey through the Old Parliament House. Different trails lead to exhibition and heritage spaces with games and activities also on offer. By following the clues and solving the riddle, participants will be met with a yummy chocolate prize at the end. Everybunny will have fun!
Fancy Eggs – Enigma Chocolate store
For those with a taste for the finer things, note that Enigma Fine Chocolates has opened up just in time. This is the first flagship store and is located in the Ori Buiding, Braddon. The shop will make a perfect outing for last-minute quality treats and bespoke local chocolate. We’re egg-static waiting to try some!
Caffeinated Eggs – ONA Coffee Easter Blend
Like your hot cross buns with a cup of coffee? Luckily the team from ONA Coffee have cracked open something special. It’s called the ‘Easter Egg’ and it’s a new coffee blend crafted by the ONA Coffee roasting team. The mix is created using single origin coffees from Africa, India and Papua New Guinea and boasts a sweet, milk chocolate flavour quality. Prepared with milk and it transforms into a sweet, caramel chocolate associated with a Creme Egg. To taste it for yourself head to either Highroad, The Cupping Room, ONA Manuka or ONA Coffee House.
Outdoor Eggs – Egg Hunt at Corin Forest
Hoping to get outdoors? Follow the Easter Bunny to Corin Forest where there will be a visit from 10am, 12pm and 2pm every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Hidden in the forest surrounds, will be a mountain of eggs to find. This fun adventure is a great opportunity to play outside and its free. Places are limited however so its best to hop in quick like a bunny!
At home in QT, we’re celebrating with special Easter cocktails for our in-house Easter guests.
- 20 : 20 Aperol + Carrot + Cardamom + Lemon
- Naughty Bunny Vodka + Suze Aperitif + Strawberry + Plum + Prosecco
- ChoColate dreaMS (are made of these) Apricot Brandy + Crème De Cacao + Walnut
We’re also open for the whole weekend with Capitol Bar and Grill serving up tasty delights from Friday to Monday.Yum!