If you’re looking for some hoppening egg-tivities for your little wabbits this Easter, we know where the hunt is on and the bunny is aboard the train. Kids will get their fill of candy eggs and you get a couple nice pics for Instagram or the grandparents. From Griffith Park to Malibu and Santa Clarita to El Segundo, read on for our top sp-egg-tacular events. Don’t forget to BYOB! (Bring your own basket.)

photo: Jamie Pham for the Los Angeles Zoo

Eastside to Mid-City

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
Of course, the bunny is real. It’s the zoo! Big Bunny’s Easter activities include a fuzzy bunny for petting, face painting, crafts, music, Kiddle Karoo, Bubblemania and photos with Big Bunny himself (for a nominal fee). April 14-16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Griffith Park. $15-$20. All ages. Event details.

Downtown Easter Fest in LA

photo: Downtown Easter Fest

Downtown Easter Fest
How many eggs? 15,000! All ready to be gathered by kids of all ages (grouped into age groups). Also hoppening that day will be several bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and more. April 16, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Grand Hope Park. $20 per family (up to 7 people) or $5 per person; 2 and under free. All ages. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Egg-ceptional Celebration at The Arboretum
This beautiful botanical garden hosts an Egg Scramble, Egg-Expedition and make-and take-activities. There will be refreshments and prizes galore, so kids of all ages can celebrate and have a blast. April 15, 9 a.m.–noon. Arcadia. $5 plus admission. Event details.

photo: Caruso

Bunny at the Americana
Meet the Bunny and have your photo snapped so you can immortalize your Easter outfit forever. The best way to bring young ones is to book your time online and avoid the lines. The bunny hops in daily through Easter, and is here from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (with a few bunny carrot breaks!). Photo package prices vary. All ages. Event details.

photo: Cedar Hills Artisan Bazaar

Kidspace Egg Hunt
Your little peeps can hunt and seek in search of hundreds of candy-filled eggs hidden in the garden. Three egg hunts are scheduled for specific age groups; kids can also take part in spring art, bunny hopping and petting real bunnies. April 15 & 16, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pasadena. $6, plus Kidspace admission. Ages 1-10. Event details.

Hop to the NEW Bunny Museum
This “hoppiest place on earth” is an homage to all things bunny—and it has a new home just in time for Easter. What better place to celebrate and “have a hoppy day” after a morning of hunting and devouring eggs, than to check out this Guinness Book of World Records collection. Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Altadena. $8, kids 4 and under are free. All ages. Event details.

Hunting for Easter Eggs
photo: MDGovPics via Flickr


Malibu Hoppening
Hoppenings are happening everywhere, but the Malibu has the best view! It’s an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, bounce house, photo ops, spring crafts, face painting food and more hands on fun. There’s even an egg hunt that grownups can take part in. April 14, 3 p.m–6 p.m. Malibu. Free admission. All Ages. Event details.

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San Fernando Valley

Calabasas/Agoura Hills Egg-stravaganza
No more dashing for eggs! Your youngsters will slowly make their way around De Anza’s “bunny trail” while enjoying face painting and crafts, a petting zoo and time with the Easter Bunny. Eggs will be hidden along the trail and everyone takes home a treat. April 15, 9 a.m.-noon. De Anza Park, Agoura Hills. $3. All ages. Event details.

Los Encinos Historic Egg Hunt
Eggs are gonna roll at this annual Egg Hunt. Make history at the family-friendly celebration with games and activities, historic demonstrations, face painting, live music, food for sale, ducks on display and more. Come early for the Audobon-led bird walk in the park. April 15, noon-3 p.m. Los Encinos State Park, Encino. Free admission. Ages 1-10. Event details.

Springtime at the Adobe
If you have annual Easter weekend plans, the Leonis Adobe Springtime Easter Hunt is perfect, as it takes place the weekend before Easter! There’s an egg hunt for the kids plus fun spring-themed crafts and activities, live music by local musician Craig Newton and feeding the ranch animals like the new baby lambs, sheep, goats and chickens. April 8, 1-4 p.m. Calabasas. $6. All Ages. Event details.


photo: Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs via Flickr


El Segundo’s Easter Underwater and Egg Hunt
Splash to this Easter hoppening: on Friday April 14 at 7 p.m. there’s an underwater eggstravaganza at The Plunge for $5. For those non-water bunnies, wait until Saturday and head to Recreation Park for a free Egg Hunt by age from 9:30-11 a.m. Event details.

Breakfast with the Bunny
Come for an Easter breakfast (consisting of silver dollar pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, milk, coffee, tea and fruit), a special holiday puppet show from Jim Gamble Productions, cookie decorating, a snapshot with the Bunny, and more. Don’t forget your camera April 15, 9 a.m-noon. Torrance. $20. Event details.

Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
Locals and tourists alike flock to this beloved annual egg hunt and family fun day. The festivities kick off early, so bring baskets for the kids to fill with some of the thousands of pounds(!) of candy given away each year. Also check out the pancake breakfast, so there’s something besides candy in those tiny tummies. You can expect entertainment such as game booths, face painting, live bands and a visit with the Easter Bunny. April 15, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Huntington Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.

Santa Clarita & Simi Valleys

Santa Clarita Splash & Dash Egg Hunt
Turns out the Santa Clarita diet is more than brains – you can eat the eggs and candy here, too. There are two great free egg hunt events on the same day: The Egg Scramble Hunt is at Central Park and the Splash and Dash Egg Hunt is a pool party at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. Both events take place April 15 at 10 a.m. Free (Please bring a donation to the SCV Food Pantry). Ages 2-10. Event details.

Simi Valley Egg Hunt
For the Simi Valley Egg Hunt you want to get there early and B.Y.O. basket for egg collecting. All the little hunters are divided into one of 4 age groups. Don’t forget to bring a basket to pick up all the eggs! April 15, 9 a.m. Simi Valley. Free. Ages 1-10. Event details.

photo: Irvine Park Railroad

Worth the Drive

Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad
Get them up early for this fun day featuring an egg hunt (eggs are filled with stickers, free train ride tickets or candy), a tête-à-tête with the Easter Bunny, a bouncy house, hay ride, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and more. March 25-April 15, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Orange. Free admission, $5 per ticket & $10 for pictures with the Bunny. All ages. Event details.

Underwood Family Farms Easter
Yee-haw, it’s Easter on the farm! Your lil’ bunnies will enjoy honest-to-goodness tractor-drawn wagon rides, a hay pyramid, Farmer Craig’s chicken show, and a baby animal corral. For a picture perfect photo opp, the place to be is the Easter Bunny & Easter House. Other highlights: the Easter story Labyrinth, an egg hunt, egg toss, egg dying, egg tattoos and anything else eggy you can think of. April 1-17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Moorpark. $6 on weekdays, $10 on Saturdays and Sundays.Children under 2 are free. All ages. Event details.

photo: Nicholas M. via Yelp

Easter Lunch on the Train
Spend Easter on a scenic ride through the Heritage Valley where the fragrance of orange and lemon blossoms are delightful. Bring the whole family for lunch as you rail through some of the most beautiful countryside you’ll ever see. The Easter Bunny will be visiting with treats for all. Adult menu features an Easter Ham dinner and for kids there are sliders and mac & cheese.  April 16, noon-2 p.m. Fillmore. $25-$50, kids under 2 are free. All ages. Event details.

Did we miss your favorite Easter egg eggs-travaganza? Let us know in the comment section!

—Sylvie Greil