Editor’s note: We know you’re looking for safe Easter egg hunts and activities for your kids in 2021. Our list of local egg hunts has been updated to reflect cancelations and/or COVID-safe events. Seattle families can find additional 2021 Easter activities here and on our events calendar.

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 30 of our favorite egg hunts and dished on the egg-stras. So grab your Easter baskets, round up your Cadbury Egg-loving munchkins and scroll down to find an egg-citing egg hunt (or two!) near you.

photo: Cedar Hills Recreation Center

Seattle

West Seattle Spring Egg Hunts
COVID update: The West Seattle Junction Association will host an Easter Egg Hunt in 2021. Families will need to purchase a tote filled with Easter goodies to reserve a time slot in this year’s hunt. ($30)

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 or High Point and hunt for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes. Psst…if you’ve got a little Peep and want to get your egg hunting done early, the High Point Community Center will hold its annual egg hunt for toddlers on Thursday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-noon. Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m. sharp! Free. Ages 2-10 (up to age 18 at High Point Community Center). Event details.

Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Community Centers
COVID update: All Seattle Community Center egg hunts are canceled for 2021.

If you live near one of the city of Seattle’s numerous community centers, there will be an egg hunt going on right around the corner! Your best bet is to find your closest CC here and look for the 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. Most egg hunts are geared towards kids ages 11 & under.

Lake City  Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Laurelhurst Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Montlake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Ballard Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Bitter Lake Annex: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Magnolia Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Queen Anne Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Green Lake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Rainier Beach Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Jefferson Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
Van Asselt Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.
International District/Chinatown Community Center: Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m.

Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

This annual Easter extravaganza will feature egg hunts for kids ages 1-8 as well as crafts, bunny encounters, activity booths and zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the penguins, grizzlies, lions, meerkats 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. This is a BYOB (basket or bag) event.

photo: Kristina Moy

West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg Hunt
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

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!

Argosy Cruises: Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on Blake Island
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

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, photo opps with the Easter bunny, cultural activities and a delish brunch buffet featuring brioche French toast and Tillicum’s famous alder fire roasted fish. Psst! Book this one in advance to secure your spot.

photo: The Hatter’s Eggstravaganza

Eastside

Spring Egg-stravaganza
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

Take your little chicks to Kelsey Creek Farm for a fun morning with lovable farm animals. In addition to learning all about eggs, kids will get to collect eggs from the Farm’s chicken coops and compare chicken, duck and goose eggs. They will also get to pet a bunny and a chicken and go on an egg-citing egg hunt.

Easter Egg Hunt at Fox Hollow Farm
COVID update: As of publication, Fox Hollow Farm’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 2021. Tickets are required.

This spring, follow Mr. Bunny down the Easter Egg Trail while meeting lots of furry farm friends and collecting eggs. Fox Hollow Farm will be bursting with fresh blooms of tulips and daffodils, and each family will have a personal meet and greet with the Easter Bunny himself. After the Egg Hunt, families may enjoy the other farm activities including baby animal interactions, child sized ATVs and the Playhouse Farm Village. Tickets are good for a two-hour window. Mar. 27 & 28, Apr. 3 & 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;  Apr, 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Carnation. $50/family. You must purchase tickets in advance. All ages. Event details. 

Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other Seattle families for this fun Easter-themed 5K. All participants who beat the bunny to the finish line will receive a prize. Psst…before the 5K starts, kids 12 & under can participate in a free Kids Dash and try their luck at finding an egg with a egg-cellent prize inside.

photo: Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk 

Annual Egg-tastic Event at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
COVID update:
This event is planned for 2021.

The staff at KidsQuest is eggstatic to welcome you back to the museum for a KidsQuest favorite egg adventure. Featuring eggcellent egg activities plus keep an eye out for eggy twists and turns in exhibits like Water and our Belleuve Merchantile. Let’s hop into spring. Bellevue. Sun., Mar. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $15/adult; $6/child; Registration required for a two-hour time slot. All ages. Event details.

Spring Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

Once again, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun the day before Easter. In addition to an egg-citing Easter scavenger hunt for the first 2,000 kids (under 12), there will be a petting zoo, a bouncy house and an obstacle course. Other activities include face painting, glitter tattoos and Springfree trampolines to jump on, as well as arts and crafts, merchant activities and more.

photo: Kim Stoegbauer

Beyond the City

Mill Creek’s Egg Grab N Go
COVID update: This event is planned for 2021.

Dress in your bunny best and then drive thru to grab a bag of goodies at this City of Mill Creek event! Younger children (six and) under are asked to come in the first hour (if possible) to help with traffic flow. Although food bank donations won’t be accepted this year, families are asked to take donations to the Mill Creek Food Bank. Sat. Apr. 3 from 10 a.m. – noon. Mill Creek. Free. Ages 12 & under. Event details.

Federal Way EasterFest
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

Kids can hunt for eggs and enjoy games, prizes, bouncy houses, food and more at Federal Way Church of the Nazarene. This is a popular event, so arrive early for parking and be sure to bring a canned food item for the Federal Way Multi-Service Center Food Bank.

photo: Eileen Lapins

Puyallup Spring Eggstravaganza
COVID update: This event is canceled for 2021.

Families in the South Sound can join the fun at the Puyallup Recreation Center’s spring-themed carnival and egg hunt! In addition to the egg-stra special egg hunts, there will be games, crafts and snacks, plus Peter Rabbit sightings and more!

Steam Train Eggspress
COVID update: This event is planned for 2021.

All aboard our family-friendly spring train ride. Come hang out with the Easter Bunny, ride in our indoor or outdoor seating cars and join us for an Easter egg hunt after! Trains depart every 30 minutes. Sat., Apr. 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chehalis. $16/person (2 & under Free). Tickets required. Event details.

photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Alderbrook Resort & Spa Brunch & Egg Hunt
COVID update: Alderbrook will be placing surprise-filled Easter eggs around the resort for overnight guests to find. The traditional egg hunt is canceled.

If you’re looking for an Easter weekend getaway near the water, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting its annual Easter brunch and egg hunt along the shores of Hood Canal. The egg-citing egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at 1 p.m., so either plan an Easter weekend getaway at the Resort or come early on Sunday for Easter brunch which will be served at the Restaurant at Alderbrook from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Psst…we hear the Easter Bunny might even be making a special appearance. The egg hunt is free and open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—baskets or bags to collect your eggs in!  

Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel Easter Weekend Activities
COVID update: Suncadia won’t be hosting Easter events in 2021.

For those who prefer an Easter weekend getaway in the mountains, Suncadia Resort has planned an egg-citing Easter weekend. From a community Easter egg hunt, make and take Easter baskets and a build-a-bunny or design-a-duck workshop, to Easter egg dying, bingo with the Easter Bunny and an Easter brunch buffet, Suncadia will be pulling out all the stops this year. Call Suncadia Resort at 509-649-6461 for more info. and to book your reservation. 

—Allison Sutcliffe & Kristina Moy

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