Hop to It: 17 Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts

We know Easter egg hunting is serious business for kids. Whether your kiddo is just learning how to hold a basket and collect eggs (at the same time!) or has already mastered the egg hunting scene, we’ve rounded up 17 of our fave egg hunts for every age and egg hunting ability. So grab your baskets, round up your Cadbury Egg-loving munchkins, and get ready to hit these egg-cellent egg hunts.

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Seattle

Easter Breakfast & Egg Hunt with Cha! Cha!
Hop over to Rainforest Cafe for an eggstra-special breakfast with Cha! Cha! and the Easter Bunny! This special event (held indoors!) will include a fab breakfast buffet, egg hunt, and free goodie bags for the kids plus a free Easter basket raffle and of course, appearances by the Easter Bunny and Cha! Cha! Sat., April 12 or 19, 2014 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Seattle. Free admission (breakfast extra). Reservations required. All ages. Event details.

Underwater Egg Hunt & Carnival
Take your Easter egg hunting skills indoors and into the shallow end of the pool. That’s right! This annual Easter egg-stravaganza will take place in the Julius Boehm Pool. Kiddos can search for plastic eggs, enjoy open swim, and carnival games on the balcony above the pool. Fri., April 18, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Issaquah. $6 per child; pre-registration is required. Ages 1-16. Event details.

Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Children’s Museum
If you want to get a jump start on your Easter egg hunting this year, head over to Seattle Children’s Museum to look for 4,000 eggs hiding amongst the Museum’s exhibits. After the hunt, children will 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! Sat. & Sun., April 19 & 20, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Seattle. $3 to $4 plus the cost of admission for non-members. Reservations required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.

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Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
This annual Easter extravaganza (pictured above) will feature egg hunts for kiddos ages 1-8 as well as crafts, bunny encounters, activity booths, and zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the gorillas, elephants, grizzlies and other animals nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries, and other fave treats. Egg hunts are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Sat., April 19, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Seattle. $8.75 to $12.75 (2 and under free). All ages (egg hunts reserved for kids ages 1-8). 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., April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am sharp! Seattle. Free. Ages 3 to 11. Event details.

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Seattle Community Centers
If you live near one of the city of Seattle’s numerous community centers, there may be an egg hunt going on right around the corner! Your best bet is to find your closest CC here then click on the ‘Spring Brochure’ for 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. 

Ballard Community Center: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m
Greenlake Community Center: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Rainier Community Center: Sat., April 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.

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 very “special” eggs. You could win a egg-cellent prize! Sat., April 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.

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Easter Brunch Cruise: Argosy Cruises
If you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt that also comes with brunch and great views of the city, hop on down to Pier 56 for an afternoon outing to remember. While on board Argosy Cruises, you’ll enjoy a delish Easter brunch, fabulous views of the Seattle skyline, and special crafts for the kids. Plus, there will be an on-board Easter egg hunt for the little ones and pics with the Easter Bunny! Sun., April 20, 2014 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Seattle. $29 to $60 (3 and under free). Reservations required. Event details. 

Argosy Cruises Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Blake Island
If an afternoon getaway is what you’re looking for on Easter, cruise with Argosy over to nearby Blake Island (only accessible by boat) for a festive island egg hunt, buffet brunch, music and Easter Bunny encounter. Book this one in advance! Sun., April 20, 2014 from 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Departs Pier 55 in Seattle. $30 to $79.95 (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.

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Community Easter Egg Hunt at Jubilee Reach
Hop on over to Jubilee Reach for this egg-citing egg hunt. Celebrate Easter (a little early) with 8,000+ eggs, tons of prizes, face painting, inflatables and a free cookout for the entire family! Sat., April 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.  

The Great Community Egg Hunt
Rain or shine, this Easter egg hunt in Woodinville is going to be tons of fun! Last year, the egg hunt 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, kids can enjoy face painting and bouncy houses. Sun., April 13, 2014 from 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Woodinville. Free (suggested donation of canned food). Ages 1 to 11. Event details

Egg-straordinary Egg Hunt at KidsQuest Children’s Museum 
Take the Littles to KidsQuest 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 eggs and win an egg-straordinary prize! Sun., April 13, 2014 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $12. Advance reservations recommended. Ages 0 to 5. Event details.

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Meet the Easter Bunny at Bothell Country Village
Stop by Bothell Country Village and learn how to do the chicken dance (yes, we said chicken dance!) and the bunny hop with the Easter Bunny. Parents: don’t forget your camera for all the photo opps! Sat., April 19, 2014 from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. Bothell. Free. All ages. 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! Kiddos 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., April 19, 2014 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 donation/family. Ages 1 to 6. Event details.

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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 “eggstra” special surprise! Sat., April 19, 2014 from 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 donation/family. Ages 7 to 10. Event details.

Scrambled Egg 5k
Lace up your tennies and join other runners, walkers, and joggers for this super-fun 5k with a built-in egg hunt! Participants will find different colored eggs scattered all over the course—each color will either help or hurt your time, but you won’t know until after the race. If you think you’re fast, run straight through without picking up any eggs. Otherwise, try your luck at getting the best time and collecting up to 10 eggs. Prizes will be awarded for the overall fastest and fastest times in each age group. Sat., April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Redmond. $15 to $40. Registration required. Ages 2 and older. Event details.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
One of the longest-running egg hunts in Kirkland will be held at Peter Kirk Park on Easter Sunday. The 39th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Kirkland Kiwanis, begins at 1:30 p.m. and will consist of approximately 15,000 chocolate eggs! Good to know: Different areas of the park will be designated for specific age groups. Sun., April 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Kirkland. Free. Ages 1 to 12. Event details

Alderbrook Resort Easter Hunt

If you’re looking for an Easter weekend getaway, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting a free egg dying class for kids of all ages on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and a super-fun egg hunt on Sunday at 12 p.m. The Easter egg hunt will take place on Alderbrook’s cottage lawn for the under five set and along the waterfront for kiddos ages 5-10. Psst! We hear the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance too. View the details online. Egg hunt is open to resort and non-resort guests.

Know of another great egg hunt? Let us know in a comment below!

–Kristina Moy

Photo credits: Allison Rasmussen, Kalyn Gustafson, Allison Sutcliffe, Kristina Moy, Woodland Park Zoo, KidsQuest Children’s Museum Facebook page and Jeff Caven