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.
photo: Seattle Parks and Recreation
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 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 by age groups. Space is limited and hunts sell out quickly, so reserve your spot now! Fri.-Sun., Mar. 25-27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Seattle. $4 to $6 plus $9.25 for non-member adults. 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, Hiawatha, High Point or South Park and hunt for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes! Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. sharp! Seattle. Free. All ages. 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.
Ballard Community Center: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 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., Mar. 26, 2016 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (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., Mar. 27, 2016 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., Mar. 26, 2016 at 9 a.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
photo: Kerry Axley
3rd Annual Charity Easter Egg Hunt
Rain or shine, grab your baskets and hop over to Bellevue Downtown Park for this egg-citing Easter egg hunt benefiting YFC’s Parent Life ministry. In addition to an awesome egg hunt, there will be pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Sat., March 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. Free. Ages 0-10. Event details.
photo: Michelle Makar Parker via flickr
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., March 19, 2016 from 9 a.m.–11:30 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.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Hills Elementary
Hop over to Lake Hills Elementary for this egg-citing egg hunt. Celebrate Easter (a little early) with 30,000 eggs, tons of prizes, pics with the Easter Bunny, face painting and a free cookout for the entire family! Sat., March 19, 2016 at 3 p.m. Bellevue. Free. Ages 0-10. Event details.
photo: Public Information Office via flickr
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. Sun., Mar. 20, 2016 at 1 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. Woodinville. Free with donation of canned food for the Woodinville Food Bank. Ages 1 to 11. Event details.
Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Take the Littles to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for this annual egg-stravaganza! The festivities will kick off with crafts, games, and photo opps with a special furry, floppy-eared visitor. Then, grab your Easter basket and participate in the egg hunt starting at 10:30 a.m. Who knows, you may even find one of the lucky golden eggs and win an egg-traordinary prize! Sun., March 20, 2016 from 10 a.m.-noon. Bellevue. $8 to $13. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Ages 0 to 8. Event details.
photo: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Easter Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Once again, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun. There will be an Easter egg scavenger hunt (for the first 2000 kids), a bunny petting zoo, bouncy house, snacks and crafts, plus an obstacle course, hopscotch, bean bag toss and many other activities. Psst! While the kiddies soak up the Easter egg-citement, mom and dad can take advantage of the special retail offers. Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 from noon-4 p.m. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.
Easter Egg Hunt at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater
Grab your basket and hop over to this Easter egg hunt at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater. Starting at 11 a.m. (sharp!), kids can hunt for treat-filled plastic eggs in the upper meadow of the 95-acre property. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided, and everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the egg hunt. Psst… there will be three classes of egg hunters: Sunny Bunnies, Cotton Tails and Hip Hoppers. Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. (arrive by 10:45 a.m.). Fall City. Free (donations greatly appreciated). Ages 0-12. Event details.
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 5 p.m. (sharp!) and visit with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to BYOB—bring your own Easter basket or bag! Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 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., Mar. 26, 2016 from 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 donation per family. Ages 7 to 10. Event details.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
One of the longest-running egg hunts in Kirkland will be held at Peter Kirk Park on Easter Sunday. The 41st Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Kirkland Kiwanis, begins at 1:30 p.m. and will consist of 15,000 chocolate eggs! Good to know: Different areas of the park will be designated for specific age groups. Sun., Mar. 27, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Kirkland. Free. Ages 1 to 12. Event details.
Beyond the City
Easter Bunny Express
Bring the whole fam out to the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad for some good old-fashioned fun, culminating with a super-fun 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 eggs in. Sat.-Sun., Mar. 26-27, 2016 at various times. 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 dyeing party will take place on Sat., Mar. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. and the egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at 1 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 open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—bring your own baskets!
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 9:30 a.m. on March 26, kids can search for thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes throughout the Historic Nelson Farm. 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. Morning egg hunt is free and open to the public; nighttime egg hunt is $10/child. In addition to these egg hunts, kids can dye Easter eggs on Sat., Mar. 26 at 2 p.m. and families can enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at Portal’s restaurant on Mar. 27 accompanied by an egg-citing egg hunt around the property starting at 11 a.m. Egg dyeing is $5 for three eggs; brunch is $24-$54 per person; Easter morning egg hunt is $12/child. Call Suncadia Resort at 509-649-6400 for more info.
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— Kristina Moy