Your guide to Easter in Penrith

Two boys looking at fire engines at the Museum of Fire in Penrith

Make the most of your Easter long weekend with lots of great ideas that don't involve chocolate. 

The Easter long weekend is a great time to bring your family or friends to experience some of Penrith’s world-class attractions and dine at some of the city’s amazing cafes and restaurants. It’s not often you get four days off in a row, so you need to make the most of it. To help you on your way, we’ve come up with some ideas for families, couples and friends to enjoy together in Penrith.

Families

Kids enjoying the Museum of Fire

Must see

The Museum of Fire is home to an impressive collection of fire-fighting vehicles and memorabilia, there's enough here to keep even the littlest firefighters interested and occupied for hours. To top it off there's also a children's play and activities area complete with a ride-on fire-engine and interactive computer games. A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children is just $28 (just know that it will be closed on Good Friday). Why not make a day of it and check out the other family fun attractions in Penrith.  

To eat

There’s plenty of family-friendly dining options in Penrith, but we suggest you visit O’Donoghues Pub which has a huge menu of delicious food and a play area for kids. There’s also Maldini's and The Coffee Club at the Nepean River for great kid-friendly menus in an unbeatable location. Check out the eateries with kids entertainment for more options.

Stay

Ingenia Holiday Park backs onto the picturesque Nepean River and offers a range of accommodation to suit all family sizes and budgets. There's also the Quality Inn Penrith or Holiday Inn both conveniently located near facilities if you want to be closer to the action.

Couples

Art gallery

Must see

Embrace your creative side with the one you love at Pinot and Picasso. Here you’ll enjoy an afternoon or evening of wine and painting (is there any better combination?) and best of all you get to take home your very own artwork. Still feeling arty? Stop into the Penrith Regional Gallery to see their latest exhibition.

To eat

We highly recommend stopping by Goji Bar & Restaurant at the Nepean River for dumplings served with an amazing view; or head to Percy Plunkett for a delicious brunch or for something romantic, try Penrith’s new wine bar Allan Grammar - the perfect way to end your day.

Stay

Mercure Penrith is situated next to Penrith Panthers and within a short walking distance from attractions, restaurants, public transport and shopping. If you prefer self-contained accommodation, try the Astina Parkside Apartments in Penrith.

Friends

Throw Axe Easter

Must see

There is nothing more exhilarating than challenging your friends to a high speed race on the track at Luddenham Raceway. Put your pedal to the metal, enjoy the distant mountain views as you race around the track and see who makes it to the top of the podium. If go karting isn't your thing, maybe throwing an axe is? Check out Throw Axe and other adventures in Penrith.

To eat

Groups of friends are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in Penrith. Head to Mr Watkins for some seriously good food and an impressive range of beers, cocktails and wine. There’s also High St Social for wood fire pizza, world class burgers as well as craft beers and boutique wines or Downtown Brooklyn for burgers and basketball – yes it’s a thing. 

Stay

Cables Wake Park offers dorm style accommodation which is great for large groups and a great option for friends trying to keep their costs down. See more group accommodation options.

Please ensure you check Easter operating hours directly with each location as these are subject to change and may not be open every day during the Easter period.


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