Along with the arrival of spring, comes a plethora of Easter egg hunts. But how do you know which ones are best for your family? We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite egg hunts and dished on the egg-stras. So grab your Easter baskets, round up your Cadbury Egg-loving munchkins and scroll down to find an egg-citing egg hunt (or two!) near you.

photo: Cedar Hills Recreation Center

Seattle

West Seattle Spring Egg Hunts
This year, you will find lots of fun at West Seattle’s annual community spring egg hunts. Pick your fave community center: Alki, Delridge, Hiawatha or High Point and hunt for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes. Psst…if you’ve got a little Peep and want to get your egg hunting done early, the High Point Community Center will hold its annual egg hunt for toddlers on Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m. sharp! Free. Ages 2-10 (up to age 18 at High Point Community Center). Event details.

Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Community Centers
If you live near one of the city of Seattle’s numerous community centers, there will be an egg hunt going on right around the corner! Your best bet is to find your closest CC here and look for the egg hunt info. Here’s a sampling of some community center hunts around the city. Psst…be sure to check the age restrictions for your particular neighborhood hunt and arrive early to guarantee a spot. Most egg hunts are geared towards kids ages 11 & under.

Lake City  Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Laurelhurst Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Montlake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Ballard Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Queen Anne Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Green Lake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Jefferson Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Van Asselt Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
International District/Chinatown Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.

Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
This annual Easter extravaganza will feature egg hunts for kids ages 1-8 as well as crafts, bunny encounters, activity booths and zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the penguins, grizzlies, lions, meerkats and other zoo animals nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. Egg hunts are open on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a BYOB (basket or bag) event. Sat., Sat., Apr. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with admission or membership (2 & under free). Egg hunts reserved for ages 1-8. Event details.

photo: Kristina Moy

West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg Hunt
Every now and again we get a rainy Easter. If that’s the case this year, search for thousands (and thousands!) of candy-filled eggs inside the West Seattle Thriftway. Psst! Be on the lookout for some egg-stra special eggs. You could win a egg-cellent prize! Sat., Apr. 20 at 9 a.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 0 to 10. Event details.

Argosy Cruises: Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Blake Island
If an afternoon getaway is what you’re looking for this Easter, cruise with Argosy over to nearby Blake Island (only accessible by boat) for a festive island egg hunt, photo opps with the Easter bunny, cultural activities and a delish brunch buffet featuring brioche French toast and Tillicum’s famous alder fire roasted fish. Psst! Book this one in advance to secure your spot. Sun., Apr. 21 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Departs Pier 54. $49 to $99 (3 & under Free). All ages. Event details.

photo: The Hatter’s Eggstravaganza

Eastside

Spring Egg-stravaganza
Take your little chicks to Kelsey Creek Farm for a fun morning with lovable farm animals. In addition to learning all about eggs, kids will get to collect eggs from the Farm’s chicken coops and compare chicken, duck and goose eggs. They will also get to pet a bunny and a chicken and go on an egg-citing egg hunt. Sat. Apr. 13 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Bellevue. Pre-registration required. Ages 5-7. $25-$30. Ages. 5-7. Event details.

Easter Festival & Egg Hunt at Fox Hollow Farm
Dust off your Easter baskets and hop over to Fox Hollow Farm for this old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Each year, Fox Hollow hides over 40,000 candy-filled eggs throughout their five acres for kids to leisurely hunt around and find. After kids collect their egg quota, they can ride ATV’s, dive into the corn bin, play in the farmhouse village, interact with the Farm’s friendly baby animals and even meet the Easter Bunny. Sat., Apr. 13; Sun., Apr. 14; Fri., Apr. 19; Sat., Apr. 20; Sun., Apr. 21. Carnation. $10/person on Fridays; $50/car (up to 7 people) on Saturdays & Sundays. You must purchase tickets in advance; no walk-ins allowed. All ages. Event details. 

Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk 
Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other Seattle families for this fun Easter-themed 5K. All participants who beat the bunny to the finish line will receive a prize. Psst…before the 5K starts, kids 12 & under can participate in a free Kids Dash and try their luck at finding an egg with a egg-cellent prize inside. Sat., Apr. 13 at 10 a.m. (Kids Dash starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 10 a.m.). Redmond. $25-$30/person (Kids Dash Free). Registration required. All ages. Event details.

photo: Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk 

Annual Egg-tastic Event at KidsQuest Children’s Museum  
Take the Littles to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for this egg-tastic event! This year’s festivities will include endless egg-ventures: travel through the museum as you collect eggs to fill your carton, play egg-citing games, create egg-cellent art and send your eggs through a maze. Sun., Apr. 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. Bellevue. $8 to $14. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Ages 0 to 12. Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Once again, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun the day before Easter. In addition to an egg-citing Easter scavenger hunt for the first 2,000 kids (under 12), there will be a petting zoo, a bouncy house and an obstacle course. Other activities include face painting, glitter tattoos and Springfree trampolines to jump on, as well as arts and crafts, merchant activities and more. Sat., Apr. 20 from noon-4 p.m. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.

photo: Kim Stoegbauer

Beyond the City

Mill Creek Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Rain or shine, grab your basket and head to this egg-citing Easter event in Mill Creek featuring over 18,000 eggs spread out over multiple egg hunts. The event will kick off with face painting, balloon animals, music, fire truck tours, bounce houses and even a special visit from the Easter Bunny, so come prepared for a full morning of festivities. Sat., Apr. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mill Creek. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.

Federal Way EasterFest
Kids can hunt for eggs and enjoy games, prizes, bouncy houses, food and more at Federal Way Church of the Nazarene. This is a popular event, so arrive early for parking and be sure to bring a canned food item for the Federal Way Multi-Service Center Food Bank. Sat., Apr. 20 from 10 a.m.-noon. Federal Way. Free. Ages 11 & under. Event details.

photo: Eileen Lapins

Puyallup Spring Eggstravaganza
Families in the South Sound can join the fun at the Puyallup Recreation Center’s spring-themed carnival and egg hunt! In addition to the egg-stra special egg hunts, there will be games, crafts and snacks, plus Peter Rabbit sightings and more! Sat., Apr. 20 from 10 a.m.-noon. Puyallup. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.

Steam Train Eggspress
Climb aboard the Steam Train Eggspress for a leisurely and scenic train ride while the Easter Bunny hides the eggs. Upon your return, kids (12 & under) will go into the “egg field” to gather candy filled Easter eggs. Activities will vary for each age group: 3 & under, 4-7 & 8-12. Bring your own baskets and enjoy the fun! Sat., Apr. 20 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Chehalis. $15/person (3 & under Free). Tickets required. Event details.

photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Alderbrook Resort & Spa Brunch & Egg Hunt
If you’re looking for an Easter weekend getaway near the water, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting its annual Easter brunch and egg hunt along the shores of Hood Canal. The egg-citing egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at 1 p.m., so either plan an Easter weekend getaway at the Resort or come early on Sunday for Easter brunch which will be served at the Restaurant at Alderbrook from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Psst…we hear the Easter Bunny might even be making a special appearance. The egg hunt is free and open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—baskets or bags to collect your eggs in! Sun., Apr. 21 at 1 p.m. Union. Free. All ages.  

Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel Easter Weekend Activities
For those who prefer an Easter weekend getaway in the mountains, Suncadia Resort has planned an egg-citing Easter weekend. From a community Easter egg hunt, make and take Easter baskets and a build-a-bunny or design-a-duck workshop, to Easter egg dying, bingo with the Easter Bunny and an Easter brunch buffet, Suncadia will be pulling out all the stops this year. Call Suncadia Resort at 509-649-6461 for more info. and to book your reservation. Fri., Apr. 19-Sun., Apr. 21. Cle Elum. All ages. Event details.

—Kristina Moy

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