With the start of April comes plenty of bunny-and-egg-themed excitement to keep you and your little chicks hopping. On our egg-traordinary lineup: a super-sized festival for kids, a wildly popular celebration with the animals, an annual egg hunt through a museum, an adventure for train buffs, a fun evening with the Easter Bunny and an Easter extravaganza at RTC. If you’re looking for even more Easter egg madness, check out these 20 Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunts & Activities happening all over the Emerald City.
photo: Kalyn Gustafson
Seattle Center Whirligig!
At this annual spring extravaganza, kids can enjoy super-sized inflatable rides, balloon artists, face painters, caricaturists and student showcases. Plus, there will be a special Toddler Zone for lil’ ones and delicious food specials from the Armory eateries. Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (through April 19). Seattle. $1.50 to $8. Ages 0 to 12. Event details.
Spring Egg Hunts
Hop on down to the Seattle Children’s Museum for lots of Easter fun throughout the weekend. For three days, the Museum will hide 4,000 plastic eggs amongst its exhibits. At the end of each egg hunt, children will turn in their eggs (as many or few as they want) for special non-candy edible items and small prizes. Kids can also enjoy Easter crafts and activities and older sibs (8 & up) can participate in a special golden egg scavenger hunt. Fri.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Seattle. $3 to $5 plus cost of admission for non-members. Pre-registration required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals (pictured)
This annual Easter eggs-travaganza will include egg hunts for kiddos ages 1-8, bunny encounters, crafts, activity booths and lots of egg-citing zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the zoo animals nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries, and other fave treats. Psst! Be sure to stop by the Red Tricycle booth and pick up some Red Tri goodies. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Seattle. $9.25 to $13.75 (under 2 and members free). All ages. Event details.
Northwest Railway Museum: Train Season Opening Day!
Visit the Northwest Railway Museum this weekend for a unique living history experience that has been a part of Western Washington since 1957. The 75-minute round-trip excursions will take you through the Cascade Foothills and to Snoqualmie Falls before stopping at both the Snoqualmie and Northbend train depots. Sat.-Sun, 11:30 a.m.-3p.m. (Sat. & Sun. through June 28). Snoqualmie. $10 to $18 (2 & under free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.
Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt
No need to wake up the Littles early to look for eggs when you can hop over to Mercerdale Park for this annual evening egg hunt. In addition to looking for eggs, candy and prizes, tykes can visit with the Easter Bunny. Psst! Be on the lookout for golden eggs filled with “eggstra” special surprises. Sat., 5 p.m.-6 p.m. (egg hunt starts at 5 p.m. sharp!). Mercer Island. Free. Ages 1 to 6. Event details.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Grab your basket and hop over to RTC for some festive family fun. Enjoy an egg hunt, sparkly egg decorating, a cuddly bunny petting zoo, bouncy house, bean bag toss, giant Jenga game, photo booth, special retail offers, lively kid activities, and goodie bags. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Redmond. Free. All ages. Event details.
How will you be ushering in the first weekend of April? Let us know in the Comments below.
— Kristina Moy