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 20 of our favorite egg hunts and dished on the egg-stras. So grab your baskets, roundup your Cadbury Egg-loving munchkins and hop over to one of these egg-citing egg hunts.
Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Children’s Museum
If you want to guarantee a dry Easter egg hunt this year, head over to Seattle Children’s Museum to look for thousands of Eco eggs hiding amongst the Museum’s exhibits. After the hunt, kids turn in their eggs (as many or few as they want) for special non-candy prize bags. Egg hunts are by reservation only and divided into age appropriate areas inside the Museum. Space is limited and hunts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot now! Sat.-Sun., Apr. 15-16, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $8. Reservations required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
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 or High Point and hunt for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes. Psst… Hiawatha Community Center will hold its egg hunt on Sat., Apr. 8 at 10 a.m. if you want to get your egg hunting done early. Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. sharp! Seattle. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.
photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation
Spring Eggstravaganzas 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 in the hunt. Most egg hunts are geared towards kids ages 2-10.
Miller Community Center: Thurs., Apr. 6 at 10 a.m.
Montlake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Queen Anne Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Green Lake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Ballard Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Rainier Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center Annex: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center: Sat., Apr. 15 at 10 a.m.
Woodland Park Zoo’s 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 meerkats, gorillas, otters 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. BYOB (basket or bag). Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $12.95 to $20.95 (2 & under and members free). All ages (egg hunts reserved for ages 1-8). Event details.
photo: Kristina Moy
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, salmon buffet and Tillicum Village show. Psst! Book this one in advance to secure your spot. Sun., Apr. 16, 2017 from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Departs Pier 55 in Seattle. $32 to $84 (3 & under Free). All ages. Event details.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at West Seattle Thriftway
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. 15, 2017 at 9 a.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
photo: Kerry Axley
Wallingford Center Easter Bubble Extravaganza & Egg Hunt
All the fun begins promptly at 9 a.m. with the Bubble Man appearing at the west entrance of the Wallingford Center. Then at 10 a.m., round up your little bunnies (and their baskets) for some good old fashioned egg huntin’. This year’s egg hunt will be organized into four different age groups: those under 3, ages 4-5, ages 6-7 and ages 8 & up. Psst! From 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m., everyone can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting. Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle. Free. All ages (egg hunts for ages 0-8). Event details.
4th Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt
Rain or shine, grab your baskets and hop over to Lake Hills Elementary for this egg-citing Easter egg hunt with 30,000 eggs! In addition to an awesome egg hunt, there will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, popcorn, drinks and face painting. Sat., Apr. 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Ages 0-10. Event details.
Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk
Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other families for this fun Easter-themed 5K. All participants who beat the bunny to the finish line will receive a prize. Before the 5K starts, kids 15 and under can participate in the Kids Dash and try their luck at finding an egg with a prize inside. Sat., Apr. 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. (Kids Dash starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 10 a.m.). Redmond. $30 (Kids Dash Free). Registration required. All ages. Event details.
photo: Beat the Bunny 5K Run
The Great Community Egg Hunt
Rain or shine, this Easter egg hunt in Woodinville is going to be tons of fun! In year’s past, the egg hunt has featured 26,000 eggs stuffed with candy and stickers. And this year, it’s going to be even BIGGER! 30,000 eggs (seriously!). In addition to the egg hunt, there will be face painting, inflatables, games and more. Sat., Apr. 8, 2017 at noon. Woodinville. Free with donation of canned food for the Woodinville Food Bank. Ages 1 through 5th Grade. Event details.
An Egg-tastic Event at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Take the Littles to the new and totally awesome KidsQuest Children’s Museum for this annual egg-tastic event! This year’s festivities will include endless egg-ventures: engineer an egg maze, sink and float eggs in the water gallery and get your taste buds ready as you create an edible egg in the Art Studio. Sun., Apr. 9, 2017 from 9 a.m.-noon. Bellevue. $8 to $14. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Ages 0 to 12. Event details.
photo: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Spring Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Once again, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun over Easter weekend. In addition to an egg-citing Easter scavenger hunt for the first 2,000 kids (under 12), there will be a bunny petting zoo (plus goats and chickens, too), a bouncy house and an obstacle course. Other activities include face painting, glitter tattoos and a spring-tastic trampoline, as well as arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, bean bag toss, merchant activities and more. Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 from noon-4 p.m. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter at Fox Hollow Farm
Dust off your baskets and hop on down 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 20 egg quota, they can saddle up for a scenic pony ride along Issaquah Creek, zoom around on ATV’s or take time to explore the barn area and surrounding pens where they can hold baby chicks, ducklings, kittens and bunnies as well as meet all of the Farm’s resident animals. Families can also enjoy the Farm Village, where kids can explore child-sized houses of their own and play in the fabulous corn bin. Sat., Apr. 8 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., Apr. 15 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m. & 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Apr. 16, 2017 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m. & 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Carnation. $50/car (up to 7 people per car). Purchase tickets in advance. All ages. Event details.
photo: Kim Stoegbauer
Lil Ones Egg Hunt at Mercerdale Park
No need to wake up the Littles early for an Easter egg hunt when you can hop over to Mercerdale Park for this annual evening egg-stravaganza! Kids can look for eggs, candy and prizes starting at 4 p.m. (sharp!) and visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket or bag—this is a BYOB event. Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. (sharp!). Mercer Island. $5 donation per family. Ages 1 to 6. Event details.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
That’s right! This annual egg hunt, created exclusively for older kids, is done in the dark. Bring your flashlight and your Easter basket to haul off your loot. There will be lots of eggs, candy and prizes for everyone. Plus, find the golden egg during this evening hunt and win an “egg-stra” special surprise. Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. (sharp!). Mercer Island. $5 donation per family. Ages 7 to 10. Event details.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Beyond the City
Easter Bunny Express
Take the fam out to the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad for some good old-fashioned Easter fun, culminating with an egg-citing egg hunt! Climb aboard living history with a steam train ride through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier. Then, hunt for eggs filled with treats from the Easter Bunny. Tickets include a round trip train ride, egg hunt and museum admission. Psst… the Bunny Express fills up fast, so hop to it and reserve your tickets early. And don’t forget to bring your camera and something to gather your eggs in. Sat.-Sun., Apr. 15-16, 2017 at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Elbe. $2 to $39. All ages. Event details.
Alderbrook Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for an Easter weekend getaway, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting an egg dyeing party and an egg hunt along the shores of Hood Canal. The egg-citing egg dyeing party will take place on Sat., Apr. 15, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. and the egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at 1 p.m. 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.-2:30 p.m. Psst… we hear the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance, too. Egg dying is complimentary to hotel guests; $10 for non-hotel guests; the egg hunt is free and open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—baskets or bags to collect your eggs in!
photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa
For those who prefer an Easter weekend getaway in the mountains, Suncadia Resort has planned three egg-citing egg hunts. Starting at 10 a.m. on Sat., Apr. 15 kids can search for thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes in and around the play structure and throughout the scenery at Dawson Park. Then, at 8 p.m., when the sun has set, kids can participate in the Glow-tastic Egg Hunt. Eggs, candy, prizes and tons of fun await you at this treat-filled hunt. Then, at 9:30 p.m. the hunt goes indoors and underwater. That’s right! Kids can swim and dive for Easter eggs at the Suncadia Club Swim & Fitness Center’s indoor pool. The morning egg hunt is free and open to the public (just remember to bring a bag or basket to collect your eggs in); the glow-tastic egg hunt is $16/person and the underwater egg hunt is $15/child. In addition to these egg hunts, kids can participate in an Egg-zellent Egg Dying workshop on Sat., Apr. 15 at 2 p.m., build a bunny or design a stuffed duck from the signature Bear Factory™ on Sat., Apr. 15 from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. and enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at Portal’s restaurant on Sun., Apr. 16, 2017 accompanied by an egg-citing egg hunt around the property starting at 11 a.m. and an Easter party with Sunny the Bunny (think face painting, photos with Sunny the Bunny, crafts, egg dying, a petting zoo with baby goats, and more). Egg dyeing is $6 for four eggs; Easter Egg-stravaganza and Hippity-Hop After Party with Sunny the Bunny is $15-$19 per child. Call Suncadia Resort at 509-649-6461 for more info.
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— Kristina Moy