Candy and presents galore, egg hunts and activities by the score: that’s Easter! Take those sticky-fingered, Peep-munching, egg-dyeing, candy-hunting little creatures of yours out for some egg-tivities. One of these egg-cellent outings (yuk, yuk, yuk—or is it yolk, yolk, yolk?) is sure to make your kids very, very hoppy. (And now we are done with bad puns. We promise.)
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Downtown Easter Fest
Everyone is invited to the Annual Downtown Easter Fest for a huge Easter egg hunt with thousands of eggs, a bounce house, face painting, bubbles, arts and crafts, sack races, popcorn, food, drinks, and much more. Apr 5, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown. $10/family. All ages. Event details.
Bunny Brunch at American Girl
Enjoy Bunny Brunch at American Girl—an egg-stravagant morning with The Grove’s Easter Bunny. Bring your appetite and your camera. Mar 29 & Apr 4, 9 a.m. Mid City. $22. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
Easy Easter Cupcake Making
Hop on over to Duff’s Cake Mix and learn to decorate some cute cupcakes for all your peeps. Learn to make carrots, chicks, cottontails or something else on your 4 cupcakes. Cakes, frosting, tools and supplies and instruction from expert decorators included. Apr 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mid-City. $27. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
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Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
Big Bunny’ brings Easter activities to the zoo, including petting a fuzzy bunny, face painting, be-a-bunny crafts, photos with Big Bunny himself (additional fee), kid’s musical entertainment and new this year is a scavenger hunt through the zoo for exotic egg laying creatures (with prizes at each stop!). Apr 3-5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Griffith Park. $14-$19. All ages. Event details.
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Egg-ceptional Celebration at The Arboretum
With an Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition, make and take activities, refreshments and prizes galore, kids of all ages can celebrate and have a blast. Apr 4, 9 a.m.–noon. Arcadia. $3 in addition to admission. All ages. Event details.
Kidspace Egg Hunt
Your little peeps can race through the Kidspace Gardens in search of hundreds of candy-filled eggs. Three egg hunts are scheduled for specific age groups, then stay for spring art, bunny hopping and meeting real bunnies. Apr 4 & 5, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pasadena. $11. Ages 2-10. Event details.
Descanso Gardens Easter Brunch
This event is best for kids who can sit through a tasty brunch cooked up by Patina chefs (so parents can enjoy as well). Enjoy fabulous baked goods, spring-fresh salads, carving station, even fried chicken and waffles. Then wander through the blooming gardens to walk off brunch. Reservations required in advance. Apr 4 & 5, Multiple seatings. La Canada. $66 adults, $28 kids 4–12. Event details.
Hop to the Bunny Museum
The Bunny Museum has Easter holiday hours, so after finding all their eggs, kids can hop on over and see loads of bunnies. Apr 5, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Pasadena. $5 suggested donation for adults, free for kids. Event details.
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Spring Enchanted Fairytale
A special Easter weekend edition of Fairy Tale Theatre returns, as costumed actors invite little ones and their grown-ups to partake in story telling, sing-a-longs, crafts, face-painting, theater games, refreshments, and re-enactments of fairytales, myths, and legends. Apr 4 & 5, 12:30 p.m. Santa Monica. $15/child, $5/adult. Ages 4-10. Event details.
Hoppenings are rare. So come enjoy the once-a-year egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, bounce house, photos with the Easter Bunny, spring crafts and hands on fun. There’s even an egg hunt for the grownups. Mar 27, 3 p.m –6 p.m. Malibu. Free admission. Ages 1-10. Event details.
Bugs Bunny Cartoons
It’s wabbit season. Celebrate spring with a thoroughly jolly, rabbit-filled family matinee of classic cartoon Warner Bros. shorts starring the one, the only… Bugs Bunny! There’s also an “egg” hunt in the movie theater before the show. Apr 5, 4 p.m. Santa Monica. $9-$11. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
Spring Egg-streme Party
Why should all the Easter fun take place in the morning? Have an evening party with face painting, crafts, petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a live performance by Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler. Baskets and flashlights not provided for the “glow” egg hunt, but the fun sure is, so pack what you need and have a great time. Mar 27, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Calabasas. Free admission. All ages. Event details.
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Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
Thousands of locals and tourists alike attend this beloved annual egg hunt held on the grassy lawns of HB’s Central Park. The festivities kick off early, so bring baskets for the kids to fill with candy and a few extra bucks for the yummy pancake breakfast. You can expect plenty of games, entertainment, and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Apr 4, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Huntington Beach. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Brunch on a Battleship
Time to play Battleship, the Easter edition! Have a hearty sailor’s breakfast and then tour the IOWA. There will be a variety of activities for the kids including an Easter egg hunt and a visit from Mr. Bunny himself. Parents can sit back and relax, sip on a mimosa and enjoy the breathtaking views of the LA Waterfront. Apr 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. San Pedro. $35-$50 (kids 5 and under are free). All ages. 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, cookie decorating, an egg hunt, a snapshot with the Bunny, music and more. Don’t forget your camera! Apr 4, 9 a.m. Torrance. $20. All ages. Event details.
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Worth the Drive
Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad
Enjoy a host of age divided egg hunts each day, so every kiddo gets plenty of eggs filled with candy, stickers and free train tickets. Leave time for the abundance of additional family activities: Easter-cookie decorating, hay rides, train ride, paddleboat and bike rentals, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Sat & Sun from Mar 14-Apr 4, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Orange. $5 per ticket. All ages. Event details.
Underwood Family Farms Easter
It’s a perfect time for a springtime frolic at this bucolic farmstead. There will be an egg hunt, colorful egg dying, tractor-drawn wagon rides, and visits with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera). Underwood also provides free wagons to tote your little ones through the fields of pick-your-own produce. The rows of ruby-red strawberries are sweeter (and healthier) than Peeps! Mar 28-Apr 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Moorpark. $6. All ages. Event details.
Easter Breakfast with the Fishes
Enjoy an elegant Easter breakfast and fun-filled day at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Wake up to a tasty breakfast you didn’t have to cook, and then you get to stay and see the sea creatures all day. Apr 5, 8 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Long Beach. $31.50-$41.50. All ages. Event details.
Easter Brunch with the Queen
Celebrate Easter Sunday in style aboard the world famous Queen Mary. With traditional classics and unique favorites, the Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch is an elegant treat for adults and all-you-can-eat blast for the kids. Special Easter treats include an Easter Candy Bar to satisfy any sweet tooth, a visit with the Easter Bunny for a special family photo-opportunity, a hunt for Easter Eggs full of treasure, a visit to the Easter petting zoo, win prizes playing Corn Hole, and get your face painted! Apr 5, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Long Beach. $24.95-$69.95. All ages. Event details.
Ye Olde Easter Parade
It’s time for the days of old, when knights (and their ladies) were bold—in other words, it’s the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The Master of the Revels at this Faire in Port Deptford has searched for many fine things for young subjects to do and on Easter Sunday, that includes an Easter parade led by Peter Cottontail. Then it’s time for swordfighting, of course! Apr 5, 1 p.m. Irwindale. $15-$28. All ages. Event details.
Did we miss any cool Easter events in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comment section!