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: Woodland Park Zoo
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., March 28 or 29 or April 4, 2015 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Seattle. Free admission (breakfast extra). Reservations required. All ages. 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, kids 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. Fri.-Sun., April 3-5, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Seattle. $3 to $5 plus the cost of admission for non-members. Reservations required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
photo: Seattle Children’s Museum
Woodland Park Zoo’s Bunny Bounce & Easter Enrichment for the Animals
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 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. Sat., April 4, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (2 & under free). All ages (egg hunts reserved for 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 4, 2015 at 10:00 am sharp! Seattle. Free. Ages 0 to 12. Event details.
photo: Allison Rasmussen
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. Most egg hunts are geared towards kids ages 2-10.
Ballard Community Center: Sat., April 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., April 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center: Sat., April 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., April 4, 2015 at 10 a.m
Rainier Community Center: Sat., April 4, 2015 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 egg-stra special eggs. You could win a egg-cellent prize! Sat., April 4, 2015 at 9 a.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
photo: Kerry Axley
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 and salmon buffet. Psst! Book this one in advance to secure your spot. Sun., April 5, 2015 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Departs Pier 59 in Seattle. $30.95 to $79.95 (3 and under free). All ages. Event details.
2nd 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 face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Sat., March 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Free. Ages 0-10. Event details.
photo: Youth for Christ Seattle
Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk
Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other runners, walkers, and joggers 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 Scrambled Egg Kids Dash and try their luck at finding an egg with a prize inside. Sat., March 28, 2015 from 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m (Kids Dash starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 10:30 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 20,000 eggs, tons of prizes and a free cookout for the entire family! Sat., March 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.
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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, there will be face painting, fire engine tours, inflatables and more. Sun., March 29, 2015 from 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Woodinville. Free (suggested donation of canned food for the Storehouse 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 29, 2015 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
This year, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun. There will be an egg hunt, sparkly egg decorating, a cuddly bunny petting zoo, bouncy house and a bean bag toss, plus a giant Jenga game, photo booth, lively kid activities, and goodie bags. While the kiddies soak up the Easter egg-citement, mom and dad can take advantage of the special retail offers. Sat., April 4, 2015 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. There will be three classes of egg hunters: Sunny Bunnies for tots up to 3-years-old; Cotton Tails for kids ages 4- to 7-years-old; and Hip Hoppers for kids ages 8- to 12-years-old. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11 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., April 4, 2015 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 donation/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., April 4, 2015 from 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Mercer Island. $5 donation/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 40th 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 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Kirkland. Free. Ages 1 to 12. Event details.
Beyond the City
Alderbrook Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for an Easter weekend waterfront getaway, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting an egg dyeing party and a super-fun egg hunt along the shores of Hood Canal. The egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at noon and we hear the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance, too. The egg hunt is open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—bring your own baskets!
photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa
For those you prefer an Easter weekend getaway in the mountains, Suncadia Resort has planned three egg-citing egg hunts. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on April 4, kids can search for thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes throughout the historic Nelson Farm. This hunt is free open to the public.
At 9:30 p.m., intermediate swimmers can take to the waters of Suncadia’s popular Swim & Fitness Center to search for eggs and eggstra special prizes. Egg hunt is $10 per child and advanced reservations are required by calling the Concierge at 509-649-6461 or Swim & Fitness Center at 509-649-6140. Additionally, all Suncadia guests (ages 1-12) will be provided with an official “egg hunting license” and the chance to fill their complimentary Easter egg baskets with all the eggs they can find hidden around The Inn at Suncadia. The hunt will begin on the lawn of The Inn at 11:30 a.m. on April 4 and costs $12 per child. Advanced reservations are required by calling the concierge at 509-649-6461.
Did we miss your favorite egg hunt? Let us know about it in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy