With the excitement of all things bunny-and-egg-and earth-themed in the air, it’s a fantastic weekend to get out and explore the city. On our radar: an Easter eggs-travaganza with the animals, a splash-tastic day in the pool and an annual Earth Day festival for families. If you’re looking for more egg-citement, consider shopping this weekend’s popular consignment sale on Phinney Ridge, taking a ride on the Steam Train Eggspress or hitting the city’s best egg hunts and activities. Scroll down to learn more.

photo: Mayberry Street Elementary


Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
Hop, skip or jump over to this annual Easter eggs-travaganza that will include egg hunts for kids 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. Sat. Event details.

April Pools Day
Get ready for summer by learning how to be safe in the water. This annual event will include water safety demonstrations, boat handling skills, hands-on activities and, of course, free swimming at several King County community pools. Sat. Event details.

Easter Brunch on Blake Island
Grab your baskets and hippity-hop to the Seattle Waterfront to catch a cruise to Blake Island. Once at Tillicum Village, enjoy a delicious Easter brunch buffet, age-appropriate egg hunts and lots cultural activities. Sun. Event details.


Easter Fun at Fox Hollow Farm
Hop on over to Fox Hollow Farm for this old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Each year, Fox Hollow hides over 40,000 candy-filled eggs throughout their five acres for kids to leisurely hunt around and find. After kids collect their 20-egg quota, they can zoom around on ATV’s, dive into the corn bin, play in the farmhouse or take time to explore the barn area and surrounding pens where they can meet the Farm’s resident animals and hold baby chicks, ducklings, kittens and bunnies. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Easter Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
Grab your basket and head over to RTC for some festive family fun. Follow the clues and collect eggs in the Easter scavenger hunt (open to the first 2,000 kids), cuddle a bunny in the petting zoo, bounce like Peter Cottontail in the bouncy house and enjoy snacks, crafts and a host of other Easter-themed activities. Sat. Event details.

Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by participating in park enhancement projects at Lewis Creek Park followed by free family activities. Plant a tree, grab an Arbor Day-Earth Day activity passport and journey through various eco-stations, enter into a prize-drawing with your completed passport and attend an Earth Day ceremony with Bellevue park rangers and elected officials. Sat. Event details.

—Kristina Moy


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