Easter certainly looks a bit different this year, but some of our favorite family-friendly spots near and around LA are still offering egg-citing ways to safely celebrate. We’ve rounded up an egg-cellent list that’s sure to get all of your peeps in the spring spirit—let’s hop to it!
Underwood Family Farms
If you’re searching for some swell family fun this season where you and your littles can really spread out across 50 spacious acres, Underwood Family Farms is definitely one of our top picks. From Mar. 20 – Apr.11, their "Springtime on the Farm" event includes visits from the Easter Bunny, opportunities to feed the animals, petting zoos, egg hunts, tractor and train rides, egg dying, a story labyrinth, hay pyramids, slides, games, photo ops and tons of other festive activities. During your visit, don't forget to stop by the pick-your-own fields for some of the freshest and most delicious produce around. For the most up-to-date information on all events, be sure to check out Underwood Family Farms on Instagram.
When: Mar. 20 – Apr. 11; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Weekdays $8; weekends $12, children under 2 are free.
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Rd.
Tanaka Farms is another groovy pick for some Easter excitement. From Mar. 1 – Apr. 4 (Fri. – Sun. only), head out to the farm for a rollicking U-Pick Wagon Ride with the Easter Bunny. Families will have an opportunity to learn about the farm's history, different farming methods, and all about the various crops they grow. Along the journey, there will be opportunities to hop out and pick your own produce as well. Afterward, take a stroll through the Barnyard Educational Exhibit and snag a socially distant photo with the Easter Bunny. Masks are required while visiting the farm, but they may be temporarily removed for photos. Advanced reservations are required for entry and can easily be booked online.
When: Mar. 1 – Apr. 4; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Fri., Sat. and Sun. only). Wagon rides depart every 30 min.
Cost: $20 for ages 3 and over; 2 and under are free to enter but do not receive items included with the ticket price.
5380 ¾ University Dr.
Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Park Railroad always knows how to celebrate holidays any time of year. This spring, they’re hosting their Easter Eggstravaganza event from Mar. 13 – Apr. 3. Featuring more fun than you can shake a carrot at, families will enjoy Easter egg hunts, train rides, painting, carnival-style games, picture stands, and even a socially distanced photo op with the Easter Bunny. Activity tickets may be purchased at the train station upon arrival depending on what you’d like to do during your visit. If you’re crowd averse, we highly recommend planning your adventure for earlier in the season or going in the mornings.
Pro Tip: Check the website for when the Easter Bunny will be around for photo ops and if you are dye-ing to get in on the Easter egg hunt action, plan to arrive early to exchange your wristband for a specific hunt time. This is not the year to fly by the seat of your bunny pants.
When: Mar. 13 – Apr. 3; weekdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weekends from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Entrance fee is $3 on weekdays; $5 on weekends. Activity tickets are $6 each or books of 15 are $75. Photos with the Easter Bunny are $12.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Culver City Spring Egg-Stravaganza Virtual Event
For some silly socially distant fun this Easter, check out Culver City's Egg-Stravaganza virtual egg hunt on Sat., Mar. 20 or Sun., Mar. 21. Using the free downloadable app Scavify, start the hunt at any location listed and expect two hours of family-bonding, egg-hunting fun. All participating families must finish by 4 p.m. and will receive a gift basket upon completion. Registration for the event is open until Mar. 18—late registrations will not be accepted.
When: Mar. 20 – 21; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 per family.
Culver City Egg-Stravaganza
Easter Egg-Stravaganza The Big Egg Hunt
There are nine giant Easter eggs hidden in nine parks around Camarillo just waiting to be found. Print out the bingo sheet found on their website, along with the parks map, to locate and record your finds. Visit as many participating parks as you can, find the eggs using the hints that are given, and write the code word from your bingo sheet. Return your bingo sheet to the Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center during operating hours to claim your prize (address is listed below). And if you don't find all nine, don't fret! You can still claim a prize for visiting one of the parks! Good luck and break an egg!
When: Mar. 29 – Apr. 4
Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center
1030 Temple Ave.
Burbank Egg-Stravaganza Driving Scavenger Hunt
The city of Burbank is hosting a "driving" scavenger hunt on Sat., Apr. 3 for residents of Burbank who will be emailed a game card and tasked with finding 16 eggs and bunnies hidden in 12 different locations throughout the hood. Follow the clues and you’ll uncover the secret location to claim your final reward. Register to reserve your spot anytime between now and Mar. 29.
When: Sun. Apr. 3; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Burbank Egg Stravaganza
Cottontail Hop Live Stage Show
On Sat., Apr. 3, pack up the entire brood and head out to the Cottontail Hop: The Story of the Magical Egg Live Stage Show. This springtime drive-in event will feature sing-along songs, acrobatics, magical performances, and many more surprises on a 360-degree stage! This is a safe, in-your-car, outdoor “in the round” live stage performance. Each car will receive one bunny bag filled with eggs to enjoy. Space is limited for the event so don’t delay in grabbing tickets!
When: Sat., Apr. 3; shows at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Each ticket is valid for one car, up to 4 occupants. Prices range from $49 – $219 depending on where you park.
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
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