Food & Drinks

There will be lots of food vendors to choose from, who will be making and selling:
- Hot food (hot dogs, hot chips, nuggets, dim sims, etc)
- Poffertjes
- Burgers
- Hot Cross Buns
- Tornado Potatoes
- Cupcakes
- Baguettes (with a variety of fillings)
- Paper rolls (with a variety of fillings)
- Lentil Patties
- Donuts
- Fairy Floss
- Coffee
- Iced Tea and Home-made Lemonade

Mmmmm! Lots to choose from!

Entertainment Schedule

The entertainment schedule for the day (on the main stage) is as follows:

9:30am Gates Open
9:50am Official Welcome on stage
10:00am Cat in the Hat Show
11:00am Ticket Roc Show
12:00pm Banana's in Pyjamas Show
1:00pm Spot the Dog Show
2:00pm Easter Bunny Show
2:25pm. Raffle Draw

Egg Hunt Times

We are pleased to announce the Easter Egg Hunt times.  If you have purchased your tickets via Ticketek online, your egg hunt time we be emailed to you (each child will receive an individual email).  If you purchased via an outlet, please email us to receive a time. 

Please print out your time and bring with you to the event!

10.10am Under 3 yr
10.20am Under 3 yr
10.30am Under 3 yr
10.40am Under 3 yr
10.50am 3 years
11.00am 3 years
11.10am 3 years
11.20am 4 years
11.30am 4 years
11.40am 4 years
11.50am 5 years
12.00pm 5 years
12.10pm 6 years
12.20pm 3-6 catch up
12.30pm 3-6 catch up
1.00pm 7 years
1.10pm 8 years
1.20pm 9 years
1.30pm 10 years
1.40pm 7-12 catch up

Tickets have gone on sale

Tickets have now gone on sale.  Click here to purchase.


Tickets are $15 per person.

Under 3 year olds do not require a ticket if they do not participate in the egg hunt.

Under 3 year olds that wish to participate in the egg hunt, MUST purchase a ticket.


Egg hunt times will be emailed those that purchase tickets, 2 weeks before the event.

Meet Jimmy Giggle

Everyone’s favourite, Jimmy Giggle from Giggle and Hoots, will be the MC for The Peninsula Family Easter Picnic.  Everyone young and old loves Jimmy Giggle and Eastland Shopping Centre are giving you the chance to MEET Jimmy Giggle!  That's right, you will be able to meet Jimmy Giggle and a special private meet and greet session!

This is an amazing prize!

Plus Eastland Shopping Centre are giving you the chance to not only WIN this exclusive meet and greet with Jimmy, but also 1 of 50 Family Passes are up for grabs!  To be in the chance to WIN, you simply need to complete an entry form at the Customer Service Desk at Eastland Shopping Centre! 
Get to Eastland, complete your entry form and be in the draw to WIN!!!

For more information click here

Proceeds from Peninsula Family Easter Picnic to go to local community

Peninsula Family Easter Picnic will be donating $1 from all ticket sales to the official charity partner the Mornington Peninsula  Mayoral Charity Trust.  This allows us to give back to the community, as well as assits local groups who need assistance.

The Easter Bunny hops all the way to the Peninsula Family Easter Picnic

We are pleased to announce that the Easter Bunny will be hopping all the way to the Peninsula Family Easter Picnic.  The Peninsula Family Easter Picnic, will be a egg-travaganza for families. Children will be able to hunt for thousands of Easter eggs. Everyone’s favourite friend – The Easter Bunny will be performing on stage and children can join in with the singing, dancing and interactive games being played.    

Plus Jimmy Giggle will be joining the fun and hosting this event.  There will be live stage shows from Cat in the Hat, Bananas in Pyjamas, Spot and familiar characters will also be making appearances. Kids can make an Easter masterpiece of their own to take home, at the free magical craft village.  Plus there will be rides and amusements, and so much more family entertainment.

The Peninsula Family Easter Picnic will be held on Sunday 13 April, 10am – 3pm (with gates opening at 9:30am), at the Mornington Racecourse.

“We are extremely excited about bringing the Peninsula Family Easter Picnic to families.  It has become an annual event that the community look forward to.  We love being able to provide families a great outing, with many activities and entertainment,” commented Keith Brown, Managing Director of Showtime Attractions.

Event was a sell-out last year, so best be quick with tickets!

Melbourne, get ready to hop your way to the Peninsula Easter Family Picnic!

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