Your 2018 Guide to Hoppin' Easter Egg Hunts and Activities
We all know the egg hunts where a swarm of kids descend upon a field of brightly colored plastic eggs like locusts. But did you know there are egg hunts where the eggs are actually hidden in the dark? Some hunts even feature games, bouncy houses and other entertainment. Some are free, others will cost you and some require pre-registration.
For a successful egg hunt, you’ll want to arrive early. Hunts are typically broken down by age groups to keep things fair and fun for all, and some are over within a matter of minutes. Also, don’t forget to bring a basket or bag to collect the eggs. Happy hunting!
Friday, March 23
Mill Creek Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt
Local youth in grades 6 through 12 can hunt for eggs and prizes in the dark. Bring a flashlight, school ID, signed waiver, and bag. 6 pm. FREE. Heatherwood Middle School Gym, Mill Creek. www.cityofmillcreek.com
Saturday, March 24
Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Kids Scrambled Egg Dash
Adults race at 10 am, cost to enter 5K $30. Kids Scrambled Egg Dash at 9:30 am—kids will do a short sprint, grab an egg and after the race, search eggs for prizes. Course starts and ends at the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village. 6505 176th Ave NE. Pre-registration required.
Bellevue Easter Egg Hunt
Kids ages 1 to 10 can hunt for eggs, inflatables, face painting, and popcorn and drinks. 3 pm. FREE. Bellevue College, Bellevue. www.lovebellevue.com
Fox Hollow Farm
Head on down to Fox Hollow's annual Easter celebration to enjoy an old-fashioned farm experience. Hunt for eggs, ride atv's, dive into the corn bin, play in the farmhouse village, and interact with all of our friendly baby animals. Photo opportunities abound so bring your cameras!
Friday pricing: $10 per person. All activities are included.
Saturday and Sunday pricing: $50 per car (up to 7 people in the vehicle). All activities are included.
Egg cartons are provided for children to collect their eggs in so please do not bring baskets. Tickets must be reserved in advance HERE. We do not allow walk-ins for the Easter Egg Hunt.
Sunday, March 25
KidsQuest's Egg-tastic Event
This egg-citing event is jam packed with endless egg-ventures. Travel through the museum as you collect eggs to fill your carton. Play egg-citing games, create egg-cellent art, and send eggs through a maze you engineered! No passes, discounts, or coupons allowed. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration will close at 5 p.m. the day before the event. $8 to $14. KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Bellevue. www.kidsquestmuseum.org
Friday March 30
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Looking for a new twist on an egg hunt? Try finding the loot in the dark. Bring a flashlight and a bag, but don’t be late, because the hunt goes quick. Meet in the Jefferson Community Center Gym. Rain or shine, so dress for the weather. 8 p.m. Jefferson Community Center, Seattle.
Samena Flashlight Egg Hunt
Ages 4 and older can hunt for eggs hidden in the dark, including a special prize. Bring a flashlight and bag. Rain or shine. 8 to 8:45 pm. $7-$12. Samena Swim & Recreation Club, Bellevue. www.samena.com
Saturday, March 31
Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
Egg hunts for kids ages 1 to 8 (space limited; first-come, first-served), crafts, bunny encounters and more. Plus, watch as animals enjoy specially made Easter baskets filled with favorite treats. Included with zoo admission. 10 am to 3 pm. Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle (Phinney Ridge). www.zoo.org
Northwest Area Egg Hunts
Kids ages 10 and younger can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45; hunts happen promptly at 10 am at the following Seattle community centers: Ballard, Bitter Lake Annex, Loyal Heights, Magnolia, and Queen Anne. Green Lake offers hunts at 10 am for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 am ages 4 to 7, and 11 am ages 8 to 12. www.parkways.seattle.gov
Northeast Area Egg Hunts
Kids ages 11 and younger can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45; hunts happen promptly at 10 am at the following Seattle community center locations: Laurelhurst, Montlake, Meadowbrook, Lake City and Ravenna-Eckstein. www.parkways.seattle.gov
Southwest Area Egg Hunts
Kids can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45; hunts happen promptly at 10 am at the following West Seattle community center locations: Alki, Delridge, Hiawatha, High Point, Des Moines at 9am, and South Park. www.parkways.seattle.gov
Southeast Area Egg Hunts
Kids ages 11 and younger can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45; hunts happen promptly at 10 am at the following Seattle community center locations: Van Asselt Elementary Playfield, International District/Chinatown, Jefferson, Rainier, and Rainier Beach. www.parkways.seattle.gov
North Bend Egg Hunt
Kids in fifth grade and younger can hunt for eggs by age group, sponsored by the Moose Lodge. 9 am. FREE. Si View Park, North Bend. www.siviewpark.org
Redmond Town Center Easter Eggstravaganza
Instead of eggs, kids can embark on a scavenger hunt (space is limited, arrive early). Plus, enjoy games, bunny petting zoo, inflatables and more. Noon to 4 pm. FREE. Redmond Town Center, Redmond. www.redmondtowncenter.com
Mercer Island Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt
Kids ages 1 to 6 can hunt for goody-filled eggs, including a prize-worthy golden egg. Special area for ages 1 to 3. No kids older than 6 or parents on the field, please. 5 pm. $5/family. Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island. www.mercergov.org
Brier Egg Hunt
Kids ages 3 to 10 will be divided into age groups to hunt for candy- and prize-filled eggs. 10 am. FREE. Brier Park, Brier. www.ci.brier.wa.us
Monroe Community Egg Hunt
Pre-event activities at 9 am, hunt promptly at 10 am. FREE. Lake Tye Park, Monroe. www.monroewa.gov
Marysville Easter Egg Hunt
More than 12,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs will be hidden (limit 8 eggs per child). 10 am. FREE, bring a nonperishable food donation. Jennings Memorial Park Rotary Ranch, Marysville. www.marysvillewa.gov
Mill Creek Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Festivities like face painting, balloon artist and sponsor booths begin at 10:30 am, with hunts at 11 am for ages 1 to 4, and at 11:30 am for grades K to 5. FREE, bring nonperishable food bank donation. Heatherwood Middle School football field, Mill Creek. www.cityofmillcreek.com
Everett Community Egg Hunt
Egg hunt, treats, prizes and face painting. 1130-130 pm. FREE. Corner of Cady Road and Pecks Drive, Everett. www.facebook.com
Federal Way EasterFest
Kids 12 and younger can hunt for eggs by age group, plus enjoy games, prizes, bouncy houses, food and more. 10 am to noon. FREE. Register online and receive a cotton candy voucher. Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, Federal Way. www.federalwaynazarene.org
Puyallup Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival
Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, egg hunts by age group, and more. 10 am to noon. Tickets are 4 for $1 (activities require 1 to 4 tickets). Puyallup Valley SportsComplex, Puyallup. www.cityofpuyallup.org
Tumwater Easter Egg Dash
More than 20,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prize coupons will be in the grass. 11 am ages 3 and younger, 11:15 am ages 4 to 6, 11:30 am ages 7 to 10. FREE. Tumwater High School, Tumwater. www.ci.tumwater.wa.us
Gig Harbor Spring Egg Hunt
The egg hunt area is divided by age group (5th graders and younger) and flows continuously throughout the event so each child has a chance at finding an egg. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy other spring activities, too. Noon to 2 pm. Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor. www.penmetparks.org
This egg hunt goes beyond the ordinary with live entertainment, crafts, games, balloon clowns, face painting and of course egg hunts. Over 7,000 eggs and 80 prize eggs. Enter Battle Point Park from the west side, off of Battle Point Road. Event happens rain or shine. No dogs allowed. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Pt. Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island. www.biparks.org
Sunday, April 1
Alpental Easter Eggstravaganza
Bring your kids to the Easter egg hunt at Alpental Sunday morning. The hunt takes place in the Alpental base area, near and around the plaza for little kids and on-mountain for older kids. Bring your own baskets, or use a complimentary Subaru reusable bag. Children ages 6 and under ski free with a paying adult (ticket or passholder), youth ages 7-12 can get an all-day ticket for just $25. Starts at 9:30am, no check-in required. www.summit-at-snoqualmie.com