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Easter weekend Melbourne things to do and opening hours 2020

The shops that are open and things to do at home this Easter long weekend in Melbourne.


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With the long weekend (10-13 April 2020) just around the corner, we've got all the information you need. Find out which stores will be open for last minute essential grocery runs and fun at-home activity options for you and the family.

It's important now more than ever that activities over the Easter weekend are kept within the home. In an effort to battle the current health pandemic it is vital that good hygiene is continued and social distancing is being practiced.

What would you like to do this Easter long weekend in Melbourne?

What shops are open Easter weekend in Melbourne?

With stricter regulations currently being put into place, most stores have temporarily closed. Grocery stores and pharmacies are still open. These trading hours have been updated as of 8 April 2020 and are subject to change.

While these physical stores are open for essential shopping, most stores offer online shopping and delivery which might be more preferable in light of the situation.

Shopping centre Good Friday Saturday Easter Sunday Easter Monday
Swanston Street Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open
Melbourne Central Closed 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-6pm
Southgate Melbourne Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open
Highpoint Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Westfield Doncaster Closed 9am-6pm 10am-5pm 9am-5:30pm
Northland Shopping Centre Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Chapel Street Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open Some shops open
Chadstone Shopping Centre Closed 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Clarendon Street, South Melbourne Closed 9am-5pm Closed 10am-5pm
Bridge Road, Richmond Specialty shops only Stores trading as normal Stores trading as normal Stores trading as normal

Things to do at home over the Easter long weekend

Free kids activities

Free kids activities from Experience Oz

Download and print out some fun activities to keep the kids busy at home.

  • Price: Free
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Online paint and sip lesson

Online paint and sip lesson from RedBalloon

Channel your creativity and enjoy your own painting session at home. Get an access for 14 days to your choice of sip and paint session.

  • Price: $25
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Circuit Tennis and Soccer Set - 2 in 1

Circuit Tennis and Soccer Set - 2 in 1 from eBay

  • Price: $15
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Paint Your Own Easter Eggs

Paint Your Own Easter Eggs from Target Australia

Have your own Easter egg hunt at home with this paint your own Easter eggs.

  • Price: $6
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Buy a book

Buy a book from Booktopia

Make the kids and the kids at heart busy during this school holidays with a book that will match their interests.

  • Price: Varies
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Microsoft Xbox

Microsoft Xbox from eBay

This Microsoft Xbox One S console features 4K resolution, premium Dolby Atmos spatial audio, and high dynamic range graphics for more vivid colours and visual depth.

  • Price: From $273
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Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch from eBay

Race with Mario and friends or play with other classic Nintendo games on this Nintendo Switch.

  • Price: From $755
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12-in-1 Games House

12-in-1 Games House from Target Australia

Features 12 classic games in one place - Chess, Mancala, Checkers, Backgammon, Pachisis, Tic Tac Toe, Passout, Solitaire, Snakes & Ladders, Chinese Checkers, Pick up sticks and playing cards.

  • Price: $29
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Monopoly Speed

Monopoly Speed from Target Australia

Not a lot of time? No problem! The Monopoly Speed board game can be played in under 10 minutes.

  • Price: $25
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LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster from Target Australia

Build this LEGO roller coaster and imagine to take a ride - hold your breath and prepare to scream as you hurtle down the steep drop.

  • Price: $329
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