I have always wanted to attend the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic at Werribee Park and this year I was lucky enough to attend.

When: Good Friday 9.30am – 3.00pm

Where: Werribee Mansion, K Road, Werribee, VIC, 3030

What: A family day filled with fun and excitement for children of all ages.  Easter egg hunts, carnival rides, egg and spoon races, live entertainment, craft activities for the kids and food and drink vendors.

Cost: $15 per ticket.  Children 3 and under are FREE.  All proceeds from the day go directly to the Good Friday Appeal which benefits children and families at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Since its inception in 2001 the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic has raised in excess of $1 million for this extremely valuable cause.  Rides cost $5 per person or you can go on unlimited rides for a $25 wristband

We arrived nice and early as I knew it was a sold out event.  We were fortunate enough to have parking at the VIP staff entrance and lucky for that because the line to get into the public car park was just completely over crowded.

We walked in with our picnic blankets and our snacks in tow and wow, I thought I had it all under control and was quite organised but I was in for a shock.  Families had marquees and tents pitched, tables and chairs set up, picnic rugs and a complete set up of food and drinks (eski’s and all).  These families must be annual troopers to this amazing event.

We checked out the Easter Egg Hunt to see what all the fuss was about and what a fantastic organised event it was.  All hunts were timed, colour coded and separated per age group so it was fair for all the kids.  Cadbury gave out over 200,000 Easter Eggs, yes you read it correct, 200,000.

The craft tent (which was free) was a great hit for my daughter.  There she was able to decorate her own craft Easter Egg with textures and glittery bits.  After that we headed over to the carnival rides.  The costs are $5 for ride or $25 for unlimited rides.  The queues were very long and were moving very slowly.

Would I go again??  Absolutely, but I would be a lot more organised for next year.

Here are my Hot Tips for next year.

** Aim to get there as early as possible and set up your picnic area. Be prepared, there’s not a lot of shade there.

** Hit the rides nice and early as in the afternoon, you can be expected to wait over an hour.

** Take your own food and drinks (you can bring in your own wine and beers too).  There are onsite food vans, but the wait is long and the food overpriced.

** Make sure you bring cash with you.  Food and entertainment operate on cash basis only.

** If its a hot day, bring something to store your stash of Easter Eggs in, otherwise they will end up in a hot mess.

** Be prepared for a big crowd and queues.

** Arrive at your egg hunt early.

I would like to thank AMPR for hosting my visit and allowing my family and i to share this experience with you.  As always, my opinions are my own.

For more information: 

Website: www.cadbury.com.au/About-Cadbury/Cadbury-Easter-Egg-Hunt.aspx

Have you been to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic at Werribee Park? 

If so, what did you think? Love it or leave it?

 

2 Comments

 

  1. January 24, 2016  11:33 am by Chantelle F. Reply

    Looks like a fantastic event. Are you going this year Christine?

    • January 25, 2016  5:34 am by Christine King Reply

      Hi Chantelle.

      Yes it was a fantastic event. We left with a huge tin of chocolate Easter eggs so that was a bonus. I'm hoping to go back, so stay tuned.

      Cheers

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