Your guide to Easter in Penrith
Whether you are catching up with friends and family or taking time out for yourself, the Easter long weekend is the perfect time to explore Penrith’s world class attractions and dine at some of the city’s award-winning cafes and restaurants.
Make the most of the four-day break, and mini vacation here with loved ones. To help you on your way, we’ve come up with some ideas for families, couples and friends to stay and play together in Penrith.
Easter presents and events
Zokoko Chocolate is the perfect one stop shop when buying your Easter chocolate, for chocolate products the whole family will love. With artisan beans to chocolate bars and everything in between, Zokoko are an award-winning local Penrith producer, and you won’t need to shop anywhere else this Easter.
Luddenham Easter Festival at Luddenham Showground is a fun family event loved by kids and adults alike. A range of entertainment, amusement rides, face-painting, pony rides and festival food available. The Nepean Belle Paddle-wheeler will again host their annual and ever popular Good Friday Seafood Lunch Cruise. The Museum of Fire will host an Easter bunny hunt on the Easter weekend.
There's heaps more fun to come, check out all the Easter themed events and activities happening in Penrith.
IFly Indoor Skydiving is a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that provides a fun and safe way to experience true human body flight! No experience necessary, so whether you’re three or 103, it offers the most exhilarating, involving and rewarding experience imaginable. There’s also TruNinja, bringing fun, fitness and adventure together in one revolutionary adventure park! With Mini ninja sessions for ages four and under, open ninja sessions for five+ and ninja fit sessions for 16+, there’s a ninja adventure for everyone!
Family-friendly dining options are a plenty in Penrith, check out the eateries with kids entertainment for the ones with a kids menu and a play area or outdoor space suitable for active and inquisitive children. The Log Cabin’s play area and scenic views are proving it to be a popular choice for families along with the ever popular Daily Break, The Peachy and O'Donoghue's, but feel free to work through the list to find your family’s favourite.
Ingenia Holiday Park and Nepean Shores are both close to the the picturesque Nepean River and offer a range of accommodation to suit all family sizes and budgets. Check out the full list of Accommodation in Penrith. Penrith often hosts families on stopovers to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, if that’s you - make sure you have a look around Penrith while you are here.
A little further afield from Penrith’s favourite Great River Walk loop is The Rock Lookout. Both offer the perfect excuse to get outdoors and explore nature this long weekend whilst enjoying spectacular views! Been there done that? Why not try Mountainview Reserve at Cranebrook- a 30–40-minute loop with a viewing platform overlooking Penrith Lakes and Blue Mountains.
Cassandra’s on the Park are renowned for their burgers (including for breakfast!), pancake stacks, or pretty much anything on their menu and we highly recommend stopping by, PLUS you can bring your pooch along too. Or head to PoppiTino, in the Cadden’s Corner precinct and you will feel like you have stumbled your way into the hills of Florence with the amazing Italian food and hospitality. Or for the perfect date night, try Elton Chong, the dive bar with proper food, drinks and arcade games as well as the long-time favourites of Penrith Mr Watkin’s, AG, Chechos or High Street Social.
Mercure Penrith is situated next to Penrith Panthers and within a short walking distance from attractions, restaurants, public transport and shopping. There’s also the Quest Penrith, which is central to the Penrith CBD, within close proximity to the Penrith train station and you can bring your pooch too as this hotel is pet friendly. Check out the full list of Accommodation in Penrith.
Luddenham Raceway! Gather your crew for an exhilarating experience at this outdoor go-karting centre which provides high-speed fun for families and friends all year round! The fun doesn’t stop at racing either, Luddenham Raceway Paintball is on-site too! Check out all the other adventures you can have this Easter in Penrith.
Groups of friends are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in Penrith. Avli Restaurant is where it’s at for a little bit of Greek food in a heritage and historic refurbished church. Speaking of churches, Henry’s Bar and Restaurant also provides the experience of dining in an old church that was constructed in 1861, offering innovative and delicious dishes and cocktails. If you haven't been out on the town for a while check out Revolver Lounge, Theo’s Rooftop Bar or one of the local brewery's. All a perfect way to end the day with mates.
Cables Wake Park offers dorm-style accommodation which is great for large groups and an option for friends trying to keep their costs down. See more group accommodation options. Check out the full list of Accommodation in Penrith.
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.
Bookings are recommended for all activities to avoid disappointment.