11 Eggs-traordinary Easter Activities
Easter is just around the corner which means it’s time to start planning now where you and the little ones will be hunting for Easter eggs this year. For many kids, hunting for little plastic colored eggs is more than just an Easter tradition—it’s a rite of passage. 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 some of the best Easter egg hunts and activities around the city for kiddos of all ages and egg hunting abilities. So grab your baskets and get ready to hit the town with your little bun buns!
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 the 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 (with a special area for the littlest egg hunters). Space is limited and hunts sell out quickly so reserve your spot in advance! Thurs.–Sun., March 28, 29, 30 & 31 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Seattle. $3 to $4 plus museum admission fee for non-members. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce
This annual Easter extravaganza 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 hunt is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Sat., March 30, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. 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 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., March 30 at 10:00 am sharp! Seattle. Free. Ages 3 to 11. Event details.
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. Be sure to check the age restrictions for your particular neighborhood hunt.
Ballard Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Loyal Heights Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Magnolia Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Bitter Lake Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Greenlake Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am, 10:30 am & 11:00 am
International District Chinatown Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Van Asselt Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
Rainier Community Center: Saturday, March 30 at 9:45 am
Argosy Cruises Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Blake Island
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., March 31, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm. Departs Pier 55 in Seattle. $30 to $79.95 (3 and under free). All ages. 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 am. Who knows, you may even find one of the lucky eggs and win an egg-straordinary prize! Sun., March 24 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. $8 to $14. Advance reservations recommended. Ages 0 to 5. Event details.
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., March 30 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 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 5:00 pm (sharp!) and visit with the Easter Bunny. Plus, find a golden egg for an “eggstra” special surprise. A separate egg hunt will be geared to the under 3 set. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket or bag! Sat., March 30 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. 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 “eggstra” special surprise! Sat., March 30 from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Mercer Island. Free. Ages 7 to 10. Event details.
Woodmark Hotel Easter Egg Scramble
Hop on down to the Woodmark Hotel for the third annual Easter Egg Scramble. Little ones will enjoy hunting for Easter treats while mom and dad nosh on complimentary doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Plus, kiddos (and parents!) can get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny (for $5) and enjoy a fun, complimentary kids activity. BYOB (bring your own basket) and RSVP online. Sat., March 30 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (egg hunt takes place from 11:00 am – 11:30 am). Kirkland. Free. All ages. 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! Be on the lookout for special gold prize eggs along the course too! Sat., March 30 at 8:30 am – 11:00 am. Redmond. $15 to $40. Ages 2 and older. Event details.
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Photo credit: USACE Europe District via Flickr, Woodland Park Zoo, Woodmark Hotel , Lisa Merrill/KidsQuest Children’s Museum Facebook Page