Great news! Easter egg hunts are back — at least some of them.
We are beginning to get word of public Easter and spring events, a welcome change from 2020 when everything was canceled as the pandemic ramped up.
It will be different this year, of course. Make your plans carefully. Determine whether registration or timed tickets are needed — and don’t forget masks.
Check this spot often as we update with more news, and let us know if you hear of events that we should list.
Note: The city of Seattle has announced that none of its parks or community centers will be hosting Easter egg hunts or events in 2021.
Have fun and be safe!
Timberlake Church (multiple Eastside locations) will hold a “fun and safe outdoor Easter experience” called Eggstravaganza with games, prizes, food, Easter bunny photos and thousands of eggs. Events are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in Renton (drive-through event); noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in Redmond; 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27, in Duvall; noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Issaquah.
Fox Hollow Farm Easter Festival: This Issaquah farm is holding its annual Easter celebration over two weekends, with limited capacity and social distancing requirements. Dates are March 27-28, April 2-4. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
KidsQuest’s Egg-tastic Event Sunday, March 28. Reservations available for 9:30am, 12:15pm, 3:00pm. Featuring “eggcellent” egg activities and xhibits that will feature eggy twists and turns. Two-hour timed ticketed reservations required and available between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; 25% capacity limit. All ages welcome. $6 to $15. KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Bellevue.
North of Seattle
Marysville Easter Egg Hunt: Help the Easter Bunny find the eggs throughout Marysville in this community scavenger hunt. Entry is $5 per family. Participants will be emailed instructions and all clues on March 24. The scavenger hunt takes place from March 25-April 5. Participants can complete the scavenger hunt in a few hours or take their time over the two week period and find a couple eggs a day. Once complete, participants email their photos (selfies with the eggs or photos of just the eggs) to be entered into a prize drawing. Prize basket winners will be announced April 7.
Simpson Railroad Easter Bunny Special On March 27th and 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. go for a ride on the Simpson Railroad around the 2.25 mile loop aboard the Simpson Railroad trailer car or motor car. That ride includes a stop to say hi to the Easter bunny and hunt for the Eggs that the Bunny has hidden. Eggs contain candy & toys if you are lucky you may get one with a prize. Each child will get a take home bag to collect the eggs in. The eggs , their contents, and bags are yours to keep. Tickets are $10 for those 2 years and above. Simpson Railroad, Shelton.
South of Seattle:
Kent Station will have an ongoing Easter egg hunt March 28-April 4 in which people can visit participating businesses to receive an egg with candy, a small toy and maybe a coupon! Also, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos Saturday, March 20, and Friday-Saturday, March 26-27; details and reservations here.
Selfies in Renton: The Landing shopping center is hosting the “Easter selfie experience” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from March 20 through April 3. Choose from two Easter-themed selfie sets, take their photos with up to five people and post on Instagram for a chance to win gift cards. Location is across from Trencher’s Kitchen & Tap at The Landing.
Auburn’s Peter Cotton Trail Hop around Auburn’s parks and trails in search of the elusive bunny, who’ll be hidden in various locations around Auburn. Find the bunny, have a chance to win prizes and have a hippity-hoppity time doing it! This will be a fun and safe event for families, seniors or anyone looking for an opportunity to get outside and get active in an outdoor setting. Potential bunny-spotting locations will be announced online March 26 (also look online for a picture of what you’re looking for and to get a scorecard!) Bunny searching runs March 26-28.
Thomasson Family Farm’s Bunny Patch March 26-28 and April 2-3; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; a $10 ticket grants you access to an ongoing Easter Egg Hunt, Farm Animals, Photo ops & More. There will also be playground activities: tractor train rides, laser tag, Easter bunny, farm animals, fairy tail trail and The Parlor will also be open for spring shopping and goodies. Thomasson Family Farm, Enumclaw.
City of Fife Easter Drive-Thru Join the City of Fife’s Easter Drive-Thru event Saturday, April 3. Collect eggs and treats as you drive through Dacca Park. Win prizes and see the Easter Bunny! This event is geared toward children ages 3-10. Pre-registration is required; free tickets can be reserved beginning March 15. The event goes from 9 a.m. to noon. Dacca Park, Fife.
mEGGa Hunt At-Home Kits Everything you need in a bag for setting up your own mEGGa hunt at home with the family! Each kit comes with 25 pre-stuffed plastic eggs containing a variety of toys and candy, materials for creating unique egg hunting bags, and activities for the family . $20 per kit. Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island.