The Easter Bunny is a-coming down the lane, and we’re ready to meet him! The hunt is on for the best egg out there, be it chocolate, golden, or filled with goodies. We’ve compiled a ton of great hunts to take the whole family to, whether you want to be on a farm, in a tulip field, or even underwater! Easter shows up on April 1st this year, but no fooling: these hunts are serious fun. Read on for more!

photo: Peninsula Park Community Center

Alpenrose Dairy’s 56th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Arrive early and get ready for fun! This long-standing and free hunt always delivers a rollicking good time. Snacks and face-paint will charm everyone, while kids can hunt for chocolate eggs and other prizes. Little ones 3-5 get their shot first at 10:30, and older kids 6-8 are let loose at 12:30. Parking is limited, so the dairy suggests arriving early and picnicking on the grounds while you wait.

Mar. 31, 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5); 12:30 p.m. (ages 6-8)
Free
6149 SW Shattuck Rd.
Online: alpenrose.com

White Rabbit Easter Brunch at Edgefield

Spend Easter Sunday with the White Rabbit at Edgefield while you hunt for eggs! The whole family will be treated to a buffet feast (full of all the best Easter treats: ham, baked goodies, fruit, egg dishes, and Belgian waffles), while the kids will be set free to hunt on the special grounds Each age group (1-3, 4-5, 6-10), will have their own area to hunt in, creating a stress-free zone for the littlest toddlers, and a chance for big ones to run wild. Reservations required, so grab your spot early!

Call for reservations
Apr. 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$35/adult; $22/child 5-12; free 4 & under
2126 SW Halsey St.
Troutdale, Or
503-669-8610
Online: mcmenamins.com

photo: Richard via Flickr

Cedar Hills Egg Hunt

Help the Easter Bunny find all the eggs he lost! They are scattered all over the park at Cedar Hills Recreation Center! And if your eyes are especially sharp you just might find a special egg with a prize! Besides the hunt, lots of games, activities, treats and rain or shine fun is planned!

Pre-registration is required.

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Mar 31, 10:30 a.m.
$10
11640 SW Park Way
503-629-6340
Online: thprd.org

Lee Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt your eggs this year at Lee Farms! An extremely family friendly event, this well-planned hunt offers plenty of fun for ages 0-12. Once your child has found all 12 of their eggs, they can pick their special prizes to fill them! This is perfect for kids with allergies and to make sure treats are age appropriate. Not only that, kids get to check out the craft barn and say hi to the Easter Bunny himself from 10 am – 1:30 each day!

This event stretches out for two weekends for maximum availability! Pre-registration is required for this hunt, so be sure to sign up online before heading out, and know that this happens rain or shine.

Mar. 24 and 31, 10 am- 1 p.m.
$8/child, early-bird discounts available
21975 SW 65th Ave.
Tualatin, Or
Online: leefarmsoregon.ticketleap.com

photo: Peninsula Park Community Center

Egg-stravaganza at Peninsula Park

The Easter Bunny is visiting Peninsula Park! What will he leave behind? Parents and kids can go on a fun treasure hunt to fill up a basket with goodies. Meet up in the field, rain or shine, for this fun hunt. Geared toward all-ages, its perfect for kids who really love egg hunts. Because it’s on the Wednesday before Easter, you’ll still have time for more hunts later! Start the holiday off right in the park!

Mar. 28, 10:30 a.m.
$5/child
700 N. Rosa Parks Way
503-823-3620
Online: portlandoregon.gov/parks/60415

Underwater Egg Hunt at the Conestoga Aquatic Center

This unique hunt ia all underwater! Gather your little fishes, get the goggles, and register now for a splashing fun time. Kids from 6 months to 13 years will get the chance to hunt for colorful eggs at the bottom of the pool (or just splash around for fun). The time slots will be separated by age to let everyone have the most fun. But that’s not all– on land you’ll find lots other activities like a cupcake walk,  bunny bingo, a bouncy house, and crafts.

Mar. 23, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
$10/child
9985 SW 125th Ave.
Beaverton, OR
503-629-6313
Online: thprd.org

photo: Barney via Flickr

Woodburn Shoe Tulip Farm Egg Hunt

What’s more festive at Easter than a field full of tulips? An Easter bunny egg hunt, of course! Combine a Saturday visit to the famous fields with a special hunt geared toward ages 0-11. Kids will hunt one age group at a time in the beautiful 4 acre Wooden Shoe Gardens. Besides the hunt, you’ll find the cow train, duck races, hay slides and food and drink! Grab a bouquet of tulips for Easter Sunday, too!

Mar 31, 10 a.m. and noon
33814 S Meridian Rd
Woodburn, OR
Online: woodenshoe.com

Rabbit Romp at the Zoo

Celebrate spring at the zoo with the Rabbit Romp this year– an Egg-citing time! The zoo is happy to present fully compostable Eco Eggs for the hunt, which reduces the plastic and is safe for animals. Children ages 3-10 are welcomed to hunt for eggs, candy, and prizes across the lawn. Littlest hunters can watch the big kids, then head to their very own special hunt at the Bear Walk Cafe. Bring your own basket!

Spend the whole day celebrating by visiting the Family Farm for pettable animals, lots of  games, and photo ops. Rabbit Romp is free with admission!

Mar 31, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$11.50/adult (12-64); $10/senior (65 & up); $8.50/child (3-11); free for members and children 2 & under
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
503-226-1561
Online: oregonzoo.org/events/rabbit-romp

Where is your favorite egg hunt? Tell us in the comments below!

—Katrina Emery