EASTER AT THE GROUNDS
Gear up for a jam packed, event filled Easter at The Grounds. Throughout the whole month of March, we’ll have loads of egg-citing offerings, leading up to our favourite weekend of the year – Easter!
Inspired by the tale (our should we say tail?) of Peter Rabbit, our theme for 2018 is going to make for a hopping good time.
The Grounds’ famous Chocolate Egg makes a return, with an extra little surprise in store for this year – we’ll be coating our egg in hundreds and thousands of 100s and 1,000s to create Australia’s biggest freckled Easter egg!
We’ll be hosting our annual easter egg hunt for the little ones, masterclasses for young and
old young at heart, events for the whole family and entertainment throughout The Grounds. There is truly something for everyone to be a part of.
Scroll down for the finer details of our exciting Easter calendar and the magical experiences we have planned.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
FOR THE LITTLE ONES
(02) 9699 2225
THE GROUNDS GIANT CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG
EASTER SUNDAY, 1st April – 5PM
Our famous giant Easter egg is back for 2018. Towering over 3m tall and made up of over 500kg of chocolate, we’ll be cracking it open and sharing the sweet stuff with you! There’s no need to book for this one – just turn up to The Garden, prepare for the festivities and help us count down to the big cracking. Following the cracking, The Garden will be staying open late for dinner with free kids entertainment.
EASTER SATURDAY BRUNCH IN THE POTTING SHED
EASTER SATURDAY, 31st March – From 9am
Plant yourself down in The Potting Shed for an exclusive Easter Saturday Brunch. Set amongst an abundance of hanging greenery, our Group Executive Chef, Paul McGrath, has designed a two course breakfast menu with a main meal of your choice, accompanied by fresh juice and The Grounds Roastery coffee.
Our Potting Shed Brunch also falls on the same morning as our free The Grounds Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, starting at 8:30am sharp in The Garden.
Please note, this event is now sold out. The Cafe will be open for walk-in guests from 7:30am.
EASTER SUNDAY FAMILY ROAST LUNCH
EASTER SUNDAY, 1st April – 11:45AM
To bring the whole family together, we’ll be hosting a roast lunch on Easter Sunday in the Atrium. Enjoy the delicious menu prepared by Executive Chef, Paul McGrath, and his team. Host your family and friends in the gorgeous Atrium for a beautiful Easter feast, without having to do all the work for once! Be sure to stick around after lunch for our giant freckle egg community cracking!
Please note, this event is now sold out.
MONTH-LONG LANE WAY INSTALLATION
FREE, THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA LANEWAY
WEDNESDAY 7th MARCH – MONDAY 2nd APRIL
CAKE OF THE MONTH
AVAILABLE 7th March – 1st April
Pre-order for pick-up our limited edition ‘The Grounds Easter Garden Cake’.
Share the Easter joy with a carrot cake with a cream cheese filling, finished with Swiss meringue butter cream, green sponge, meringue mushrooms, fresh Easter daisies, chocolate crumb, an edible chocolate ladybug and a praline easter egg.
Available from The Grounds of Alexandria and The Grounds of the City for the month of March.
STYLING & FLORALS MASTERCLASS
LEARN HOW TO STYLE THE ULTIMATE DINNER PARTY
WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH | 6:30-8:30PM
During this intimate event, our Head Stylist, Therese Moussa, partnered with Silva from The Grounds Florals by Silva, will demonstrate how to bring the ultimate dinner party to life for your guests. Guiding you through colours, florals, textures & layers, they’ll share their personal tips, techniques and secrets to hosting the ultimate event.
EASTER CAKE DECORATING MASTERCLASS
WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH 6:30PM & WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 6:30PM
Join us for an evening of wine and canapes in the beautiful Grounds’ Bakery as our Pastry Team lead a masterclass on decorating and finishing a seaonal inspired cake. Each class will offer a variety of themed finishing touches and florals to create your own unique cake. Learn the knowledge and secrets of The Grounds Bakery Team.
THE GROUNDS ROASTERY COFFEE COURSES
AT-HOME BARISTA COFFEE COURSE
SATURDAY 17th, SUNDAY 18th MARCH | 9:30AM-12:30PM
Be your own barista and learn about how to make your coffee beautiful and irresistible in your very own home. Working on your own individual machine, this 3-hour class will see our team will take you through a step-by-step demonstration of our most popular coffees for you to replicate at home on the intuitive Breville Dynamic Duo Coffee Machine.
LATTE ART MASTERCLASS
SATURDAY 17th, SUNDAY 18th MARCH | 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn the art of making beautiful coffee in your own home as the experts teach you how to create designs such as hearts, rosettas and tulips, sharing their very own tried and tested tips along the way. Participants will each work on their own Breville Dynamic Duo Coffee Machine for the duration of the class, and take home a 200g bag of The Grounds Seasonal Blend Coffee.
THE GROUNDS CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT
THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA GARDEN
EASTER SATURDAY, 31st March – 8:30AM
Join us for our annual Easter egg hunt! Bigger & better than ever, this year we’re partnering with Cadbury who will be hiding 15,000 delicious Cadbury Easter Eggs through The Grounds to be discovered. The thee lucky hunters who find the coveted Golden Egg will take home an exciting prize! Register here.
EASTER COOKIE DECORATING CLASS
SUNDAY 25TH MARCH | 10AM, 12PM, 2PM
Our Easter Cookie Decorating Class is educational and intimate, giving each child a unique Grounds experience. This Easter, our masters in food and styling will be sharing their expertise and bringing out the creativity in each child, giving them the chance to get their hands dirty and have a whole bunch of fun.
LAMINGTON & COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY 19th & FRIDAY 20th APRIL | 10 AM, 12PM , 2PM
Let the kids learn the techniques of making Lamingtons and decorating Sugar cookies. The kids will take home: a box of their two unique, hand decorated cookies and Lamington’s, a colour-in sheet with their cookie and lamington recipe and a certificate to say they have completed The Grounds Kevin Bacon Cookie & Lamington Class
ANZAC BISCUIT MAKING CLASS
TUESDAY 24th APRIL | 10AM, 12PM, 1PM
In a one hour class, the kids will be taught about different baking ingredients, a little bit of ANZAC history, and getting their hands dirty making & baking a traditional ANZAC biscuit mix. The kids will learn about different baking ingredients, a little bit about ANZAC history and how to make and bake a traditional ANZAC biscuit mix.
PIZZA MAKING CLASS
TUESDAY 17th APRIL | 10 AM, 12PM, 2PM
A delicious experience for the kids where they will learn about the ingredients, how to stretch their own pizza dough, get creative and make their own pizza by choosing their fresh toppings. Best of all, after being cooked in our very own Wood-fired oven, they will eat their own creation! Mamma Mia!
GREEN THUMB WORKSHOPS
THURSDAY 26 APRIL | 9AM, 11AM
BALLOON TWISTING WORKSOP
FRIDAY 27th APRIL | 10 AM, 12PM
FREE, THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA LANEWAY
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH – MONDAY 2ND APRIL
Learn the ways of the clowns! In this class, kids will learn all about Ballon twisting from our Balloon twisting expert and be able to develop the basic skills in Balloon twisting. The kids will take home a colour-in sheet with their Balloon Twisting instruction and a certificate to say they have completed The Grounds Balloon Twisting Class.