Your 2019 Guide to Hoppin' Easter Egg Hunts and Activities
Woodland Park Zoo
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 feature games, bouncy houses and other entertainment. There’s even a sustainable, egg-and candy-free "eco hunt"! Some egg hunts 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!
Multiple Dates in April
Fox Hollow Farm Easter Festival
April 13-14, 19, and 20-21
The annual Easter celebration at Fox Hollow Farms covers two weekends and includes egg hunts, playtime in the farmhouse village, ATV rides and corn bin dives. Bring your cameras for photo ops with cute and cuddly farm animal babies. Egg cartons provided. Tickets must be reserved in advance. No walk-ins for the egg hunts. Check website for egg hunt times. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10 per person on Friday only. $50 per car on Saturdays and Sundays (up to 7 people per vehicle). Fox Hollow Farm, Issaquah.
Saturday, April 13
Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Kids Scrambled Egg Dash Adults race at 10 a.m. Kids Scrambled Egg Dash at 9:30 a.m., where kids do a short sprint, grab an egg and after the race, search eggs for prizes. Preregister for 5K. $30 for 5k; free Kids Dash. Redmond Community Center, Marymoor Village.
Special Needs Egg Hunt Children ages 1 to 16 with intellectual and physical challenges can hunt for eggs in a friendly, wheelchair-accessible environment. Arrive early; egg hunt starts promptly at 1 p.m. FREE. Morill Meadows Park, Kent.
Sunday, April 14
Mill Creek Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Bring the pooch and let them sniff out goodies on a field of Easter eggs filled with doggy treats. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE. Mud Bay, Mill Creek.
Ballard Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Mud Bay in Ballard has treats hidden around their store for your fur babies to sniff out. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. FREE. Mud Bay, Ballard.
KidsQuest's Egg-tastic Event Play egg-citing games, create egg-cellent art, and send eggs through a maze kids can engineer. No passes, discounts, or coupons allowed. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Preregister. Noon to 2 p.m. $8 to $14. KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Bellevue.
Thursday, April 18
Toddler Eggstravaganza Celebrate spring with arts and crafts and an egg hunt that begins promptly at 10 a.m. Toddler Gym follows until noon. 10 a.m. FREE. Miller Community Center, Seattle.
High Point Toddler Eggstravaganza Peter Cottontail hops through this event, joining for cookie decorating, balloons, music and more. Bring a basket for treats. 10 a.m. to noon. FREE. High Point Community Center, West Seattle.
Friday, April 19
Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt Loking 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 quickly. Dress for the weather. 8 p.m. FREE. Jefferson Community Center, Seattle.
Samena Flashlight Egg Hunt Ages 4 and older can hunt for eggs hidden in the dark. Bring a flashlight and bag. Rain or shine. 8 to 8:45 pm. $7-$12. Samena Swim & Recreation Club, Bellevue.
Fife Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt Bring a flashlight and a basket to hunt for eggs in the dark. Find the golden egg and win the grand prize. For kids ages 11 to 16, Preregister. Check-in at 7:30 p.m., hunt begins at 8:30 p.m. $5. Dacca Park Fields 3 and 4, Fife.
Saturday, April 20
Seattle Area Egg Hunts
Spring Eco Hunt This egg- and candy-free scavenger hunt teaches kids about sustainability and decreasing material waste. Healthy snack alternatives are provided. For ages 1 to 11. 10 a.m. FREE. Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center.
Bunny Bounce and Animal Easter Baskets Hop, skip, and bounce to Woodland Park Zoo as kiddies scamper for eggs on the North Meadow and zoo animals enjoy special Easter-themed treats. Egg hunts for children ages 1 to 8, crafts, and zoo programs all day. 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free with zoo admission ($14-$23, free ages 2 and younger). Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Ridge.
Seattle Community Center Egg Hunts
Northwest Seattle Egg Hunts Kids ages 10 and younger can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45 a.m.; hunts happen promptly at 10 a.m. 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 6, and 11 am ages 7 to 12. Bring a canned food donation for the local food banks.
Northeast Seattle 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 a.m. at the following Seattle community center locations: Lake City, Laurelhurst, Montlake and Ravenna-Eckstein.
Southwest Seattle Egg Hunts Kids can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45 a.m.; hunts happen promptly at 10 a.m. at the following West Seattle community center locations: Alki (pictures with Mr. Rabbit here at 8:30 a.m.), Delridge, Hiawatha, High Point, Des Moines at 9am, and South Park.
Southeast Seattle Egg Hunts Kids ages 11 and younger can bring a bag or basket and hunt for eggs. Arrive at 9:45 a.m.; hunts happen promptly at 10 a.m. at the following Seattle community center locations: Jefferson, Rainier, Van Asselt, International District/Chinatown.
Brier Egg Hunt Kids ages 3 to 10 will be divided into age groups to hunt for candy-and prize-filled eggs. 10 a.m. FREE. Brier Park, Brier.
Marysville Easter Egg Hunt Thousands of candy-and-prize-filled eggs will be hidden (limit 8 eggs per child). 10 to 11 a.m. FREE, bring a nonperishable food donation. Jennings Memorial Park Rotary Ranch, Marysville.
Mill Creek Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Hunt for more than 18,000 eggs. Plus face painting, fire truck tours, a bounce house and more. 10:30 to noon. Ages 1 to 4 hunt at 11 a.m.; kids in grades K-5 hunt at 11:30 a.m. FREE; bring canned goods to contribute to the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Heatherwood Middle School Gym, Mill Creek.
Monroe Community Egg Hunt
Pre-event activities at 9 a.m., hunt promptly at 10 a.m. FREE. Lake Tye Park, Monroe.
North Bend Egg Hunt
Kids in fifth grade and younger can hunt for eggs by age group. Kids eat free at Moose Lodge pancake breakfast following the egg hunt. 9 a.m. FREE. Si View Park, North Bend.
Redmond Spring Eggstravaganza
Instead of eggs, kids 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.
Federal Way EasterFest
Kids 12 and younger can hunt for eggs by age group, plus enjoy games, prizes, bouncy houses, food and more. Preregister. 10 am to noon. FREE. Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, Federal Way.
Franklin Park and Wright Park Egg Hunts 35,000 total eggs for kids to find Franklin Park will have an egg hunt for children with special needs. 10 to 11:30 a.m. FREE. Wright Park and Franklin Park, Tacoma.
Puyallup Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival
Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, egg hunts by age group, and more. 10 a.m. to noon. Egg hunt is free; games for a small fee. Puyallup Valley Sports Complex, Puyallup.
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. $2 suggested donation. Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor.
mEGGa Hunt 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. FREE. Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island.
Sunday, April 21
Beacon Hill Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt Enjoy free activities on Easter Sunday including an egg hunt, cookie decorating, crafts, and inflatables. 1 to 4 p.m. FREE. Seattle Chinese Alliance Church, Beacon Hill.
Kirkland Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt 500 pounds of eggs will be scattered for children to find. Different areas of the park are designated for specific age groups. Arrive early to find parking; there's lots of construction in the area. 1 to 2 p.m. FREE. Peter Kirk Park, Kirkland.
Easter at Alpental 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. Children ages 12 and younger get discounted lift tickets. Egg hunt times TBD; check website for details. Alpental, Summit at Snoqualmie.