WHAT: Easter weekend
WHEN: Good Friday, March 30 to Easter Monday, April 2, 2018
DON’T blame us for writing about Easter in February.
Blame the supermarket chains that started flogging hot cross buns and chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs in January, when half the country was still recovering from the excesses of Christmas and the New Year!
In our defence, it is a good idea to start organising sooner rather than later when it comes to a getaway over the Easter break.
We’re here to remind you it’s still nice and warm at Scarborough on the Easter weekend, which runs from Good Friday, March 30, to Easter Monday, April 2.
There’s lots going on here, too, whether you prefer organised activities or a more loose and free-range schedule.
Up there in the sky – it’s a flying Easter bunny
If you don’t already know about it, Redcliffe Festival of Sails is an incredible annual event right on our doorstep. This year, it takes place on Good Friday, March 30.
The festival has an Easter theme, with a 10am appearance from a skydiving Easter Bunny loaded up with treats for the kids.
Redcliffe Jetty Markets
Enjoy a relaxed Easter Sunday browsing a huge variety of stalls at the Redcliffe Jetty Markets, which operate every Sunday from 8am-12noon on Redcliffe Jetty Parade, Redcliffe.
Redcliffe Jetty Markets will also be holding a special Good Friday market which will run alongside the Commonwealth Games baton relay.
Easter egg hunt
On Easter Saturday, March 31, from 2pm-5pm (3pm start), Star Christian Church in Clontarf has promised to deliver “Redcliffe’s biggest Easter egg hunt” with thousands of chocolate eggs up for grabs.
Each child must be registered and it is necessary to bring a basket for the eggs. An entry fee of $2 per individual applies.
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When: Every Sunday from 8am to 2pm
Where: Anzac Parade Parklands, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
From little things big things grow.
This can be said of Redcliffe Jetty Markets, which started as a teeny weeny street market four years ago. It has grown to become “Redcliffe’s premier peninsula market” – deservedly so.
The market offers an eclectic spread of fresh farm produce, beautiful handcrafted items that are both locally sourced and from overseas, fashion items that cover clothing and accessories, jewellery, yummy takeway food stalls, fresh coffee (of course) and live entertainment.
What’s more, it is located against the divine natural backdrop of Moreton Bay.
The market organisers are also firmly earthed in community as strong supporters of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
It’s not a half bad way to spend your Sunday.
Free parking is available in adjacent car parks.
Book accommodation nearby at Scarborough Beach Resort. Perfect for a family holiday to Queensland, it’s just 35 minutes drive from Brisbane airport, offering a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-self contained holiday apartments and onsite facilities including swimming lap pool, large heated spa and more. BOOK YOUR SCARBOROUGH BRISBANE ACCOMMODATION NOW