Celebrating Easter Without The Hassle

Easter, like Christmas, New Years and other important holidays, often suddenly creeps up on us when we’re least expecting it. It can leave you feeling left in the lurch, rushing around on Thursday evening before Good Friday to ensure the fridge is stocked and that there are plenty of Easter Eggs for the kids to hunt around the backyard for on Sunday.  You find yourself fighting over the last six pack of Hot Cross Buns, as Easter breakfast just isn’t complete without them, and wait, don’t we need fish for Good Friday because it’s a meat free day?

If you’re experiencing the Easter long weekend pressure to do something special with your family this weekend, make it something that allows you to relax too – so that it’s not just you who ends up back at work on Tuesday feeling like you didn’t actually have a long weekend at all.

Make the Brasserie home this Good Friday

We’re open Good Friday for lunch and dinner, so skip the heat and pressure of pulling together a Good Friday friendly meal and pop in for our Seafood Deluxe pizza, served on a crisp base with a rich tomato sauce. You could also indulge in a Good Friday classic with our beer battered fish fillets, salt and pepper squid and large bowls of salty hot chips.

While you’re enjoying lunch or dinner, let the kids run off and enjoy the games room – it will keep them entertained for hours so you don’t have to chase them around.

Get down and boogie

For many people dancing is a great way to let out any feelings of frustration or pent up stress. It’s also a great way to escape the kids for a few hours…  and the long weekend doesn’t have to be just about them. So book a babysitter and come dance with us! Canada Bay is hosting Turning Heads this Good Friday in the Auditorium and they’re promising to bust out all the classic tunes that will have you singing and dancing along all night.

Turn Easter Sunday into a picnic

Instead of slaving for hours over a hot stove on Easter Sunday to pull together the perfect roast dinner, pull together a picnic filled with cold meats, cheeses, a crusty baguette and a few dips and take it down to one of the many parks around Five Dock and Canada Bay (we love Halliday Park). The kids can run around while you enjoy the views and you can always pop in for a drink with us after the kids are worn out from all that fresh air.

Set up Easter crafts for the kids

Find age-appropriate Easter crafts for your kids to do, preferably the kind that don’t require adult supervision, and set them up for your kids to enjoy throughout the Easter weekend. No doubt they’ll be on a near-permanent sugar high from all the Easter chocolate, so you’ll want to ensure they have lots of outlets to keep them occupied. If the weather turns wet, pull together some last minute Easter style crafts: we recommend fluffy bunny pom poms, Easter themed colouring in books and bunny and chick thumbprint or corkprint art as a great place to start.


Canada Bay Club in Sydney's Inner West has been a meeting place for the local community for more than 50 years. Since opening in 1966, the culturally diverse club has grown froma small social sports centre to a club with state-of-the-art function rooms, two restaurants, live entertainment, kids' arcade, and health and fitness classes for its 20,000+ members.


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