What’s open over the Easter holidays

Looking for something to do over the Easter long weekend? Here's what's open...
28 Mar 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Are you visiting Ipswich over the Easter long weekend? There’s plenty of businesses open to explore.

The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Musuem is open right through the holiday period, only shutting on Good Friday. Head in from 9.30am-4pm daily to see the Australia in Space Exhibition, the 3, 2, 1 Blast Off School Holiday program and the rail exhibits.

Limelight Cinemas


Limelight Cinemas will be open all the way through the Easter period, showing all the latest movies including the new Dungeons and Dragons and Super Mario Bros.

Ipswich Art Gallery

You can visit the Ipswich Art Gallery right through the holidays, except for Good Friday.  During the holidays you can browse the collection, see the Deb Mostert and Jane du Rand exhibitions and book in to see the Whalebone production.

Floating Images


Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights will be open and operating balloon flights over Easter and the school holiday break.  Book online or call the friendly staff on 3294 8770 to check availability.

Brothers Ipswich

Inside Brothers' dining area

Every day over the holidays, except Good Friday, Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich will open with dining, drinks and entertainment available.  Kids can eat free Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner during the holidays.

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale will be open all through Easter, and so will their restaurants Homage and The Barn. There is also a special banquet lunch being held at Homage on Easter Sunday.

Bookings are essential if you’d like to eat at Homage, no bookings are required for The Barn however, you’ll need to notify staff if you’re bringing 10 people or more.

The Soul Nook Collective

The Soul Nook Collective

The Soul Nook Collective will close for Good Friday and open on Easter Saturday, when they’ll host an Easter egg hunt along with a coffee and cake special from 9am-3pm.

The Prince Alfred Hotel

Prince Alfred Hotel

The PA Hotel will be open normal hours over Easter, except for Good Friday when they will close.

Banshees Bar and Art Space

Banshees Bar and Art Space will be open normal hours through the holidays except for Good Friday, when they will close.

They are also hosting Palace Ipswich’s Easter Parade on Saturday April 8th. 

Celebrate Easter with your favourite Drag Queens!  There will be very camp performances by Iona Toyboy, Sasha Trajik-Mole, Alexis Diamond, special guest, Binxx and raffle girl Britney Love.

Patrons are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Easter Bonnet and there will be prizes for the most creative bonnet in the Easter Parade.

There will be cocktails, raffles, Easter eggs, and more.  Doors open at 7pm and shows will be on stage at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30pm.

Hardcore Blasters

Hardcore Blasters will be open the entire Easter long weekend.

Good Friday you can book in from 6pm-9pm, Easter Saturday 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm and Easter Sunday from 2pm-5pm.

The Llama Farm

Giant bunnies at The Llama Farm

The Llama Farm will be open for tours on Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9.  The first is a Faces of the Farm tour at 9am and the second is a guided llama walk at 3pm on tour dates.

Bookings are essential and will fill fast.

Riverlink Shopping Centre

Riverlink Gasometer, East Mall.

You can still go shopping over the Easter long weekend!  Riverlink Shopping Centre will be closed on Good Friday, but opening from 9am-6pm on Saturday April 8, Sunday April 9, and Monday April 10.  Specialty stores will open from 10am-4pm on these days.

They are also running a promotion where you can cuddle a bunny and win prizes.

The Barn Family Restaurant

Smorgasbord dinner

The Barn Family Restaurant will be closed over the Easter long weekend except for Monday April 10.  That day the restaurant will open as the Easter Monday races are on (public holiday surcharges apply).

Summer Land Camels

Summerland cafe

Summer Land Camels will be open all through the holidays from 9am-3pm except for Good Friday.

They will be running farm tours, camel rides and their new cameleer experience on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Camel rides are available everyday in the school holidays. There is also a half price kids farm tour offer during school holidays, just book online with the code HOLIDAYS.

Naughty Little Kids

Naughty Little Kids | Ipswich

The Naughty Little Kids Goat Dairy are running extra tours during the school holidays including Easter Saturday and Sunday. 

Tours must be booked in advance and the farm is closed outside of tour days.

You can also purchase goat dairy products from 1pm till 5pm on any of the days that they are open for tours. 

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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