Passover and Easter both arrive on the same weekend this year!  But just in case you need a break from celebrations, there are plenty of other things to do: from bug hunts to Chinatown, car crafts to a trip to the zoo, there is no excuse to be bored (or stay indoors) this weekend.

Los Angeles

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
The L.A. Zoo’s yearly event features a slew of fun activities: pet a fuzzy bunny, have your face painted, be-a-bunny craft, have your photo taken with Big Bunny and enjoy plenty of children’s musical entertainment.  Fri. – Sun., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Griffith Park. $11-$16. All ages. Event details.

Undiscovered Chinatown Tour
And now for something completely different; this tour goes to off-the-beaten-path points of cultural and historical interest, including a temple, shops, art galleries, and plenty more. Sat., 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Chinatown. $10-$20. Ages 5+. Event details.

Arts & Crafts at the Petersen Automotive Museum
At Discovery Days this week kids can create a Lightning McQueen art project and explore California’s car culture. Sat., 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Miracle Mile. $3-$10. All ages. Event details.


Malibu Easter Hoppening
This hoppening is happening with egg hunts for kids and adults plus the Easter Bunny, crafts and cartoon art, prizes, games, face painting, food, sweeping ocean cliff views and more!  Sat., 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Malibu. Free. All ages. Event details.


Easter Egg Hunt at Kidspace
Hundreds of candy-filled eggs are hidden throughout the Kidspace Gardens just waiting to be found… Sun., 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Pasadena. $14. All ages. Event details.

Great Bug Hunt
Everyone does egg hunts this weekend.  But a bug hunt, now that’s something special (especially for young fans of all things creepy-crawly). Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Arcadia. $3-$8. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Easter Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad
With train rides, face painting, cookie decorating, a bounce house, hay rides, games AND an egg hunt, this is really the definition of eggstravaganza! Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Orange. $4 per ticket. Ages 2-12. Event details.

Easter at Underwood Farms
You’ll know you’re at the farm when the tractor-drawn wagon pulls you up to view an animal show, visit with baby animals (and the Easter Bunny!), take part in a scavenger hunt and finally enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Sat. & Sun., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Moorpark. $6. All ages. Event details.

— Meghan Rose