There are so many fun ways families can enjoy the Easter long weekend right at home in Gregory Hills, meaning there’s no need to go away for Easter.
One of the best parts of living in Gregory Hills is the many fun outdoor family activities homeowners can enjoy right on their doorstep.
Why not enjoy the Easter sunshine in your local Gregory Hills community. Visit one of the many, many parks, take the kids to the best playground in South West Sydney, enjoy getting active, host a BBQ and have an Easter egg hunt, make some Easter treats, or savour a long lunch at the Italian restaurant at Gregory Hills Town Centre.
Here’s a look at all the fun and creative ways Gregory Hills’ residents make the most of the Easter Long Weekend at home in their own community.
Enjoy the sunshine in a local park
Gregory Hills has a diverse range of parks and play areas, ranging from beautiful local parks and playgrounds to sports fields. Our parks feature established trees for shady areas to avoid the heat and are just what you need to relax or get active, with something for all ages.
Many areas within Gregory Hills’ parks are ideal for an Easter Long Weekend picnic. Set out a picnic rug, cushions, and blankets on the ground and set up your Easter 2021 feast.
Enjoy the play equipment
Children of all ages benefit from outdoor play, where they learn how to solve problems, develop physically, and socialise with other kids. Howard Park is the centrepiece of Gregory Hills’ parklands, and there are also children’s playgrounds to be found throughout Gregory Hills’ many other parks. Set up your Easter picnic close to the play areas so you can relax while being close by.
Go for a walk or a family bike ride
Bike riding is a great family activity for parents and kids to enjoy together in a safe outdoor environment at Easter. Connected walking and bike trails weave throughout Gregory Hills parklands and streetscapes.
Dedicated bike paths meander their way throughout the Gregory Hills community over many kilometres. Residents can cycle from the suburb’s most southerly corner to its most northerly corner – and then back again via a different route – with only ever leaving parkland to safely cross a few roads.
Make Easter treats
Visit the Gregory Hills Town Centre and buy the ingredients to make your own hot cross buns or Easter-inspired treats. Get your children involved in making their favourite Easter treats, which they are sure to appreciate more if they get to create them themselves.
Easter arts and craft projects are always popular with kids. There are so many bunny and egg-inspired things to make, and they don’t cost much. Everyday items like egg cartons or empty toilet rolls are a great place to start.
Host a BBQ for family or friends
Easter socialising is all about sharing your time, feelings, and experience with others and taking time off work, both paid and unpaid, to enjoy some relaxing activities. Easter is an ideal time of year for outdoor entertaining and dining. Invite a few family members or friends to your place. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours in a casual and relaxed setting.
Easter egg hunt in your own backyard
Make the most of your backyard and outdoor area by staging an Easter egg hunt for your kids. Kids love the fun of finding eggs hidden around the garden. If you want to restrict the amount of chocolate, you could mix chocolate eggs with other Easter-inspired gifts.
Make it easy for small children to find them, but challenge the older kids with sneakily secret hiding spots. Count them before you put them out, so you know when they’ve all been located. Give the kids a basket or bag each to collect them. And have an indoor alternative if it’s raining.
Just make sure your family pooch or kitty doesn’t get too involved because chocolate can make them very sick. Make sure the kids know they can’t feed chocolate to their furry friends.
Kids also love backyard camping. Pitch a tent in your backyard for the Easter long weekend. You could even have a campfire by utilising an existing fire pit to cook meals and toast marshmallows.
Book a table
Stay local and visit the Italian, Lebanese, Indian or Thai eateries at the Gregory Hills Town Centre for a long lunch with family and friends or some take away to enjoy at home. The centre is much more than just a big Woolies supermarket and BWS liquor outlet.
Contact the Gregory Hills Land Sales & Information Centre to find out more about what makes Gregory Hills special.