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 Activities
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.
Check out all the Easter 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! *Bookings essential.
Family-friendly dining options are a plenty in Penrith, and we recommend the Peachy Bistro, located within the Peachtree Hotel Penrith for their great choice of food and outdoor kids play area. There’s also Lonestar Rib House at the Nepean River for a great kid-friendly menu in an unbeatable location.
Check out the eateries with kids entertainment for more options.
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 St Marys both conveniently located near facilities if you want to be closer to the action.
The Rock Lookout is the perfect excuse to get outdoors and explore nature this long weekend whilst enjoying spectacular views! Or if you are after a scenic walk that takes a little longer, Mountainview Reserve at Cranebrook is 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 new 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 or High Street Social – all, the perfect way to end your day.
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. Need somewhere closer to St Marys? The Colyton Hotel is easily accessible from the M4 and M7 motorways.
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 other adventures you can have this Easter 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.
The Union Café is not to be forgotten for delicious tapas (the fried haloumi, a MUST!) or The Birdhouse for fine food, great company and unforgettable times.
Groups of friends are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options 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.
Visit Penrith strongly encourages you to read the guidelines around social distancing in public places before planning your visit. Some destinations may impose restrictions around how they operate, for details please contact the provider. For the latest information about restrictions and health advice specific to NSW, please refer to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19