The Easter bunny is hopping down the bunny trail all the way to Los Angeles and he is bringing an eggs-tra special assortment of Easter egg hunts perfect for your little chicks! We’ve got all the details of the best Easter egg hunts in LA: From Malibu and Griffith Park to El Segundo and the San Fernando Valley for a parade of fun (and candy eggs for days). Make sure to have baskets and cameras on hand (to document all that cuteness) and hop your way over to the most eggstraordinary Easter celebrations around town!
Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo
The LA Zoo is the perfect place for the bunny to make an appearance and their Spring Fling event couldn’t be more fitting. The theme this year is birds, bees, butterflies and blossoms where, for two weekends in a row, there will also be (wait for it) Big Bunny!
The all-ages Easter activities include an “egg-ucation station” featuring fuzzy bunnies for petting, animal feedings, bunny ear crafts, roaming puppeteers, the “Amazing Monarchs” aerialist show, and photos with the Easter Bunny himself (for a nominal fee).
When: Sat.-Sun. Apr. 13-14; Apr. 19-21
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with paid admission $16-$21
5333 Zoo Drive
Downtown Easter Fest
Holy egg hunt, Easter Bunny! With 20,000 eggs just waiting to be found by kids of all ages, your little jellybeans can definitely put all their eggs in one basket. Parents can feel a bit better with the sugar overload knowing that a portion of all proceeds raised by this event helps homeless families and kids.
In addition to the Easter egg hunt, there will be bounce houses, arts and crafts, games, face painting and more. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance as this Easter party always sells out.
When: Sun. Apr. 21
Hours: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person, 2 and under free; or $30 per family (up to 7 people)
Grand Hope Park
919 S. Grand Ave.
Bunny at The Americana
Have your family photos snapped so you can immortalize those Easter outfits forever. The best way to achieve this is to book your time online and avoid the lines. The bunny is here daily through Easter, with a few carrot breaks scattered throughout so check the schedule before you arrive.
When: Mar. 28 - Apr. 21
Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (times vary so check the calendar first)
Cost: $45 - $75 depending on the photo package
Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Egg-ceptional Celebration at The Arboretum
The sun has barely risen and your little bunnies have stuffed themselves so full of candy, they are bouncing off the walls (and you are climbing them). What do you do if you’re looking for some sugar-free fun? You head over to the Arboretum in Arcadia, that’s what.
This beautiful botanical garden hosts an Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition for kids 10 and under where all eggs gathered can be exchanged for small (non-confectionary) prizes! There will also be refreshments and make-and-take activities, so families can celebrate and have a blast surrounded by the sweet signs of Spring.
When: Sat. Apr. 20
Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cost: Admission plus $5
Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Ave.
Kidspace Egg Hunt
This fantastic kids museum is always a hopping good time but when there are Easter activities involved, Kidspace is off the chocolate chain! Your pint-sized peeps will be egg-static to search for hundreds of candy-filled eggs hidden throughout the museum’s outdoor garden.
These egg hunts are scheduled for specific age groups throughout the day so make sure you check out the schedule online ahead of time (and register early). Kids can also take part in spring art, bunny ear construction and they may even learn the bunny hop!
When: Sat. Apr. 13 & 20
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $6 per child, plus admission (pre-registration online is required)
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Hop to the Bunny Museum
If your kiddos have grown out of Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts but you’re still hoping to feel festive, this “hoppiest place on earth” is an homage to all things bunny (and fits nicely into an Easter-themed outing). And what better way to celebrate and “have a hoppy day” then a stroll through fascinating rabbit-related eggs-hibits and take a peek at the museum’s real-live bunnies (cats too!).
Good to Know: The littles are certainly welcome here but this might be more enjoyable for the older set since these rabbit eggs-perts adhere to a strict “no touching” policy of all items on display.
Hours: Noon – 6 p.m. (Sun.) noon – 5 p.m.
Cost: $12 per adult, $8 per kids ages 5-12, Free for kids ages 4 and under
The Bunny Museum
2605 Lake Ave.
Hoppenings are happening everywhere, but the one in the ‘Bu has the best view! Not only is it an egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, but there will be face painting, photo ops, gymnastics, soccer demos, carnival games, free giveaways, butterfly art projects, and more hands-on fun. Donate art supplies such as a new box of crayons or markers and receive one free event pass!
When: Fri. Apr. 5
Time: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 (must be purchased in advance at Malibu Bluffs Park)
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Agoura Hills Egg-stravaganza
Calling all Eggs-plorers! Instead of mad dashing for eggs, parents can stress less while their mini marshmallows slowly make their way around De Anza Park’s “bunny trail” while enjoying face painting and crafts, a petting zoo and quality time with the Easter Bunny. Eggs will be (not so) hidden along the trail and everyone takes home a treat so this hunt is perfect for kids 8 and under.
When: Sat. Apr. 13
Hours: 9 a.m. – noon
Cost: $3 per child (Tickets must be purchased in advance and in person at Juan de Anza park anytime from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m)
Juan de Anza Park
3701 Lost Hills Rd.
Los Encinos Historic Egg Hunt
Grab your bonnets, jump into your carriages and take ye all on a trip back in time at this annual egg hunt for those 10 and under which has been a popular local tradition for decades. Re-live history at the family-friendly cel-egg-bration with games and activities, historic demonstrations, a blacksmith, face painting, old-time music, performers in period costumes and more. Definitely an eggs-perience not to be missed!
When: Sat. Apr. 20
Hours: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free (donations of any amount welcome)
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St.
Springtime at the Adobe
If your Easter weekend is already booked full of plans, the Leonis Adobe Springtime Easter Hunt is a perfect option, as it takes place the weekend before! There’s a scav-egg-enger hunt for kids of all ages plus fun spring-themed crafts and activities, live music by local musician Craig Newton, opportunities to feed ranch animals and even shave ice from Kona Ice!
When: Sat. Apr. 13
Hours: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $8 per person, kids under 2 are free
Leonis Adobe Museum
23537 Calabasas Rd.
El Segundo Underwater Egg Hunt
Splash into this eggs-treme Easter encounter with an underwater eggstravaganza at The Plunge! Your water bugs get to jump into the pool (with kids in their same age group), snag floating eggs then dry off for some music, candy, and prizes!
Good to Know: For those non-water bunnies, head to Recreation Park that morning for a free Egg Hunt by age from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
When: Sat. Apr. 20.
Hours: 2 p.m.
Cost: $7 for non-El Segundo residents. $5 for El Segundo residents. Pre-registration required either at The Plunge, online or over the phone.
Age: 12 and under.
Urho Saari Swim Stadium (The Plunge)
219 W Mariposa Ave.
Breakfast with the Bunny in Torrance
Easter Sunday can be pretty h-egg-tic so let someone else make breakfast the morning before! Bring the whole family for a delicious spread hot off the griddle where breakfast is the name and pancakes are the game. After a festive feast, stay for a performance by Buster Balloon, cookie d-egg-corating, Easter crafts and prime photo ops with the BBOC (Big Bunny On Campus). Don’t forget your camera!
When: Sat. April 20
Hours: 9 a.m. – noon
Cost: $20 per person (pre-register by phone or in person at the Torrance City Hall)
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
330 Civic Center Dr.
Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
A tisket, a tasket, make sure to bring lots of baskets to this locally beloved (and very well attended) Family Fun Day! Your brood is going to need them to collect some of the thousands of pounds(!) of candy given away each year. Also, be sure to check out the pancake breakfast and hot lunch options on hand, 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. F-eggs-tivities kick off early so make sure to plan accordingly!!
When: Sat. Apr. 20
Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Central Park Sports Complex
18100 Goldenwest St.
Oak Park Spring Egg Hunt and Arts & Crafts Show
Ring in Spring with the whole family at this egg-stra special event! Kids 10 and under will love the egg hunt, bounce houses, slides, train and mini-ferris wheel (some activities require tickets for purchase).
Parents will love browsing the dozens and dozens of vendor booths featuring beautiful arts and crafts items for sale as well as the free egg throw event (ages 10 – adult)! With a little something for everyone here, your clan will be dye-ing to stay all day!
When: Sat. Apr. 20
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mae Boyar Park
330 N. Kanan Rd.
Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
Rise and shine! Get the gang up early for this f-eggs-tival of fun featuring an egg hunt (kids age 2-12), a rendezvous with the Easter Bunny, train rides (it is a railroad after all), a bouncy house, hayride, egg basket tosses, Easter cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games and more. The egg hunt activity tends to sell out fast so make sure to be there bright eyed and bushy (rabbit) tailed!
When: Sat. Mar. 30 – Sat. Apr. 20
Hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekends 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; Activity tickets (which includes egg hunts) are $6 each; $12 for pictures with the Bunny. Parking is $3 - $7
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Underwood Family Farms Easter Springtime Festival
Yippy ki yay, it’s Easter on the farm! No matter what age your lil’ bunnies are, they will gladly giddy-up on over to Moorpark for wagon rides, a hay pyramid, Farmer Craig’s chicken show, a bumblebee train and a baby animal corral. For a picture-perfect photo opp, hang out with the Easter Bunny at the Bunny House or snag a pic next to the larger-than-life Easter basket.
Everyone will also go hog wild for the Easter storyboard labyrinth, egg hunt, egg toss, egg dying, egg tattoos and more egg-tivities than you can shake a chocolate bunny at. By the end of this egg-ceptional day, your lil' lambs will be more than ready to hit the hay!
When: Sat. Mar. 30 – Mon., Apr. 22
Hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Weekdays, $8 per person; Weekends, $12 per person, kids under 2 are free. Many attractions require additional tickets for purchase
3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Fillmore & Western Railway Train Easter Lunch
Hop on the Easter Eggs-press! Spend Easter on a scenic train ride through the Heritage Valley where the intox-egg-cating fragrance of orange and lemon blossoms are a lovely way to spring into…well Spring! Bring the whole family for lunch as you rail through some of the most beautiful countryside this side of the Rockies.
It’s not Easter without the Bunny who comes aboard to visit bearing treats for all. The adult menu features an Easter ham (with a whole bunch of yummy sides) and for kids there are sliders and mac & cheese. All aboard!!!
When: Sun., April 21
Hours: Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 - $50; Kids under 2 are free
Fillmore & Western Railway
364 Main St.
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