If The Easter Bunny and Egg Hunts Are Family Favorites, Then We Have Some Great Ideas for You
Easter is right around the corner and if you are looking for fun things to do with the kids to celebrate the holiday that involve eggs and the Easter Bunny, we have some ideas for you. From egg hunts and festivals at area parks to kid-friendly brunches at area restaurants, we’ve got you covered.
There are Easter festivities all over Minnesota in 2016. Most allow children from babies through elementary school to participate in the actual hunt, but many also have many other activities, music, food and entertainment for adults and older children.
Macy’s Bunny Brunch: Multiple times, dates and locations: The Easter Bunny, a face painter, balloon artist and a fabulous brunch. This annual event is a favorite of so many in the area – your kids will love it! Multiple dates and times at the Southdale, Ridgedale and Downtown locations.
Mall of America- Pictures with the Easter Bunny: Times vary. The Easter Bunny has arrived. The fun will last through Sunday, April 5! So head on out to Mall of America to share in this wonderful Easter tradition! Parents can make the memory last by purchasing a special souvenir photo of their child with the Easter Bunny. Children will also receive a special treat from Peeps & Company! The Easter Bunny needs lunch sometimes, so break times will vary and will be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
March 18: Spring Egg Hunt (Blaine): 6:30 p.m. Head over to Airport Park for a super spectacular spring egg hunt, followed by a prize raffle. Plastic eggs filled with candy are hidden on three different softball fields depending on your child’s age. FREE! Ages 10 and under. Registration is not required.
March 18: Woodbury Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt: 8 p.m. Grab a flashlight and bucket and join us for a nighttime egg hunt at Bielenberg Sports Center on White fields 10, 11, 12 and 13 with an adult. Find the special eggs with the hidden message and claim you prize. It’s not how many eggs you find; it’s finding the right one. Recommended for ages 6-13 with an adult. $4 pre-registered, $6 at the event.
March 19-20: Dave & Busters: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Maple Grove – Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Edina – Sunday, March 20, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event will be hosted in one of Dave & Buster’s event spaces where food, beverages, and activities will be. As a guest of the event, you will have access to this space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway which is packed to the rafters with hundreds of games and simulators! Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Package includes: Breakfast Buffet, $10 Power Card, Activities, Picture with the Easter Bunny. $19.99 per person before tax and suggested gratuity.
March 19: Breakfast with the Bunnies (Farmington): 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Hop into the weekend with breakfast and a visit from a special guest at Rambling River Center. Listen to a funny bunny story, interact with rabbits, make a craft, and learn the bunny hop! Photo opportunities available, so bring your camera. Breakfast will include rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee. A great family activity, but each person must be registered.
March 19: Easter Egg Hunt at the James J. Hill House: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Celebrate spring at the James J. Hill House with an outdoor egg hunt for children ages 2-7 on the lawn. Participants can win prizes, enjoy a snack, hear stories and look around the first floor of the elegant Gilded Age home. $6 per person.
March 19: Shoreview Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Join the Bunny in an old-fashioned “eggciting” hunt for prized-filled eggs! Each participant will be given an Easter bag for the hunt. Space is limited. Register by March 18 please. The Shoreview Egg Hunt is held outdoors at the Shoreview Community Center Pavilion, so be sure to dress for the weather.
March 19: Bunny Brunch (McRae Park, Minneapolis): 10 a.m.- noon. This year’s annual brunch will be better than ever. McRae’s jazz band will provide entertainment, there will be a craft for the kids to make and take, and of course, the Bunny will be on hand for pictures! Don’t forget to bring your baskets and join in on the egg hunt!
March 19: The Six.th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza (Burnsville): 10 a.m. Join the fun at Good Shepard Lutheran Church and School. Outdoor egg hunts, art activities, craft center, bounce house and games, photos with Bunny and more!
March 19: Egg Hunt (St. Anthony): 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Participate in an art-inspired egg hunt and afternoon of activities for all ages at Silverwood Park. Take photos with the bunny, enjoy musical entertainment, and participate in a variety of “egg-cellent” art activities. Kids of all ages have a chance to collect spring treats.
March 19: Mystery Egg Hunt (Oakdale): 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join us at the Discovery Center for an egg hunt, face painting, games, crafts, petting zoo, Bounce castle and more!
March 19: Vadnais Heights Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will visit while you hunt for eggs at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Join us at Community Park (651 E County Road F). Staggered start times are as follows: 2 years and under – 10:30 a.m., 3-4 year olds – 10:40 a.m., 5-6 year olds – 10:50 a.m., 7-9 year olds – 11 a.m., 10-12 year olds – 11:10 a.m. Call 651-204-6000 for details.
March 20: Egg Hunt (Armatage Park, Minneapolis): 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Egg hunt, caricature, arts and crafts, and continental breakfast. Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m.
March 25: Easter Egg Hunt (Osseo): 10 a.m. Grab your basket and join the Easter Bunny at Andres Park to gather some eggs! The Easter Bunny will have more than 12,000 eggs outside at Andrews Park for children to “hunt” up. This FREE family activity is for Children 9 & under, registration is not required. Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. Be sure to bring a pail or basket to put eggs in.
March 25: Flashlight Egg Hunt (Creekview Park, Minneapolis): 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Come on down to Creekview for our fun egg hunt. Bring your flashlight and we’ll start the egg hunt once it is dark. You must be in the center at the start of the event so they can hide the eggs outside. They will divide the eggs up for the different age groups.
March 25: Spring Eggstravaganza Rock Hunt (Victoria): 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Celebrate spring at Lowry Nature Center! Bring your baskets and hunt for colored rocks (ages 2-8) or secret messages (ages 8-adult) hidden along the trails. Trade the rocks or decoded message for a bag of goodies! Bring a camera for photos with a bunny character. Make bunny ears, get your face painted to look like a bunny, and decorate a wooden egg to bring home. Visit a zoo featuring a goat, bunny, chicks, turtles, snakes, toads and a raptor.
March 26: Lake Elmo Jaycees Egg Hunt: Noon. The Lake Elmo Jaycees are hosting the Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Coloring Event at Lions Park. This is a free event open to the community, everyone welcome!
March 26: Victorian Easter Egg Roll (Shakopee): Noon – 3 p.m. Celebrate with the family! Make a miniature basket and decorate a wooden egg. Participate in an egg and spoon race, bunny hop relay, and authentic egg roll. Play with old-fashioned toys and games, and explore the banks of the Minnesota River Valley at The Landing. Refreshments served in the Town Hall.
March 26: Maplewood Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. The morning will start off at Edgerton Community Gym with breakfast treats, colorful crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny – then its happy hunting! Children will be divided into two age groups and will be hunting for wrapped candy and plastic eggs, some of which may be redeemed for great prizes.
March 26: Easter Egg Candy Hunt (Chanhassen): 9 a.m. The 33rd Annual Easter Egg Candy Hunt will be held at City Center Park at 9 a.m. More than 400 children along with their friends and families attend this annual event. The program includes prize giveaways, a coloring contest, the candy hunt, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!
March 26: Easter Egg Hunt – Erickson’s Petting Zoo (Osakis): 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring the family for one of the Petting Zoo’s most fun annual events! They put out plastic eggs all day, so no matter what time you come between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be plenty of eggs to find. Baskets are provided, find and fill up the basket and take it to the party shed to see what you have found! All eggs have either candy or small prizes in them.
March 26: Bunny Party and Egg Hunt (Windom Park, Minneapolis): Noon-2 pm Come to Windom Park for a fun morning with the Bunny! We’ll have games, a bounce house, a chance for photos with the bunny, and an egg hunt! Remember to bring your cameras and baskets!
March 27: Maple Grove Easter Egg Hunt: Multiple times available. Event features 75,000 eggs, the Easter Bunny, kids lesson, live animals and more! This is the sixth year for this hunt and it’s the Twin Cities’ largest and most successful (and FREE) Easter Egg Hunt. Hosted by Passion Church the event is held at Maple Grove High School. Make sure to get your free picture with the Bunny too!
See the Family Fun Twin Cities website for even more Easter events.
Can’t get enough Easter egg hunting? Check out the Easter Egg Hunts and Events website.