Little Melbourne Reviews
What's Easter without an egg hunt?
We left home nice and early, bunny ears and Easter basket keen, knowing that the egg hunt for 3 year olds was planned for 10.30am.
The Cadbury website doesn't release the schedule beforehand but we were emailed the full schedule a couple of days before and shared it the morning of the hunt.
We arrived and walked straight into the event via VIP staff entrance (sorry, just another perk for LM). We did drive past the public entrance and the carpark was packed and the line-up incredibly long. This is one hugely popular event and sells out well ahead of time so prepare to come early.
Having never been before we had no idea what to expect. We couldn't have been more out of the loop. Families had pitched tents, camp chairs, picnic rugs and footballs were being kicked and families were well prepared for the day ahead.
The egg hunt was first on our radar and really well organised and held inside a baricaded 'pen'. Aimed with a cadbury tin basket (supplied by the event), one adult was allowed to enter with their child and on the dot the hunt began. Thousands of mini eggs scattered and the kids doing pretty well to fill their basket. Our little man filled his about 3/4 and our daughter didn't have room to spare. No help at all required from us adults!
Carnival Rides were a plenty with a bouncy castle, big slide, swing slide and a few others that had our kids full attention. Entry to rides is by way of a wristband - $25 for unlimited rides or $5 for one ride. Queues were long but seemed to move quickly. The craft tent was the only 'free' activity set up.
Cadbury were promoting by selling easter eggs in abundance and bunny ears were selling like hot cakes!
Here's our Top Tips:
- Arrive very early to ensure a park and entrance
- Be prepared for a big crowd and queues
- Find your 'patch' and set up camp early
- Arrive at your egg hunt early
The event is well sign posted. We stayed for almost 2 hours then made our way to the Werribee Open Range Zoo.