This weekend kicks off with plenty of bunny-and-egg themed excitement to keep you and your kiddos hopping! On our eggs-traordinary lineup: a huge pool party, a wildly popular Easter celebration with the animals, an annual egg hunt through a museum, a race for colored eggs, an event that could break a world record, and a super-fun evening with the Easter Bunny. If you’re looking for even more Easter egg madness, check out these 17 Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts happening all over the Emerald City.
April Pools Day
Get ready for summer by learning how to be safe in the water. This annual event will include lots of water safety demonstrations, hands-on activities, and of course, free swimming at several Seattle-area community pools. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. See listing for specific locations and times. Seattle. Free. All Ages. 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. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Seattle. $8.75 to $12.75 (under 2 and members free). All ages. Event details.
Spring Egg Hunts
Hop on down to the Seattle Children’s Museum for lots of Easter fun! For two days, the Museum will hide 4,000 plastic eggs amongst its exhibits. At the end of each egg hunt, kids will turn in their eggs (as many or few as they want) for special prize bags. Kids can also enjoy Easter crafts and activities and older kiddos can participate in a special golden egg scavenger hunt. Sat.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Seattle. $3 to $4 plus cost of admission for non-members. Reservations required. Ages 1 to 10. Event details.
Scrambled Egg 5k
It’s a 5k. It’s an egg hunt. It’s a 5k with an egg hunt built in! Find different colored eggs scattered all over the course–each color will either help or hurt your time but you won’t know until you get to the finish line. Sat., 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Redmond. $15 to $40. Registration required. Ages 2 and older. Event details.
Help Break the Guinness World Record for Easter Egg Dyeing
Want to be part of a world record? Help break the Guinness Book of Records for the most eggs dyed at the same time. It’s free, but you must register to make it “official.” Each participant will also receive a free Easter egg cake pop from Pinkabella Cupcakes. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Redmond. Free. Registration 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, kids 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.
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