Easter Celebrations

Hop along to Central Gardens Nature Reserve for Council’s Easter celebrations on Saturday 1 April 2023.

Event details

Where: Central Gardens Nature Reserve, Merrylands 

When: Saturday 1 April 2023, from 10am to 3pm

Event activities

10am to 2pm

Easter Bunny

Meet the Easter Bunny between 10am and 2pm. Please note the bunny has staggered times throughout the day.

10:30am | 12:30pm | 1:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Council is egg-cited to hold 3 FREE Easter Egg Hunts for children 12 years and younger.

10am to 3pm

Petting Zoo

Animals include baby lambs, baby kid goats, ducklings, rabbits, chicks, hens and roosters.

10:30am to 2:30pm

Easter Carnival of Games

Join Nick Fury from fun factor between 10:30am to 2.30pm for a variety of games including parachute, balls, ropes, hula hoops and tug of war. The carnival of games is about everyone joining in, having fun!

10am to 3pm

Futsul Fun

Join futsal games and activities between 10am and 3pm.

10:30am | 1pm

Outdoor Cinema

Join us for a free movie screening of Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit 1 is showing at 10:30am or watch Peter Rabbit 2 at 1pm.

10am to 3pm - while stocks last

Easter Craft Activties

Join us for some fun Easter-themed craft activities.


Check out the range of items and activities available for purchase on the day.

Eat and drink

Discover food and drink options available to purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting there

We encourage patrons attending to catch public transport. To plan your trip by public transport visit

Riding your bicycle? There are bicycle racks at the event for you to chain your bicycle to.

Travelling by car? Street parking is available in surrounding streets around Central Gardens, Merrylands. Please observe parking signs.

Conditions of entry

Persons are prohibited from entering with the following items:

  • Air horn
  • Animals (except for authorised guide dogs/companion dogs)
  • Alcohol
  • Clothing which is Suburb or Gang related
  • Glass
  • Fireworks, flares or explosives
  • Illegal substances
  • Poles, sticks and banners/flags
  • Weapons or knives.

Persons may be refused entry for the following:

  • Any person deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly
  • Any person who does not comply with a request from the organiser, security or regulatory bodies.
  • Any person who does not comply with bag checks

The possession of illegal items/ substances are a criminal offence and will be dealt with accordingly. Any prohibited items found will be confiscated by Security upon entry.

Inclement weather

In the case of heavy rain the event may be cancelled. If you wish to confirm if the event will proceed in this case, please phone 8757 9000.

Wet weather information will also be available on Council’s Facebook page.


This event is accessibly friendly with wheelchair access, accessible bathrooms and accessible parking.

Local residents

We wish to advise residents surrounding Central Gardens of the potential increase in traffic, pedestrians and noise. If you have any concerns or would like further information please contact Council’s Events Coordinator on 8757 9000.


Unfortunately, pets are not allowed inside Central Gardens, Merrylands.

Further information

For further information, contact Council’s Coordinator Events on 8757 9000.