More Easter Egg Hunts and other events, starting with some fun on snowy mountain slopes:
- Toronto Beaches Lions Annual Easter Parade
Held on Easter Sunday, this is a popular parade in a chic district of Toronto.
Okemo Ski Resort, VT
Okemo ski resort, in Vermont, goes all out for families, so it's no surprise that the place has a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs filled with candy and coupons are strewn along some of Okemo’s easiest ski and snowboard trails on Easter morning. The person who finds the one oversized, specially marked golden egg will win a great price like a new snowboard or pair of skis. (This event was canceled in 2012 when Okemo's ski slopes closed early; always double-check when events are weather-dependent.)
- Winter Park Ski Resort CO: Wells Fargo Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race
At this ski resort 67 miles from Denver, moose mascot "Winter Park Willie" joins the Easter Bunny for an on-mountain candy hunt. Tots and non-skiing kids can do a base area egg hunt. Next up: the Bunny Race, for kids 10 and under. This ski resort has had an Easter tradition for more than 30 years.
- Copper Mountain Ski Resort, CO
This ski resort claims to have "Colorado's largest Easter Egg Hunt", including an all-ages hunt on the slopes and two kids hunts in the village. We're talking 50,000 Easter Eggs on the mountain and in the village.
Duluth, Minnesota: Lake Superior Zoo Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, the Easter Bunny joins the resident critters at the Zoo, where kids can play games, hunt for Easter Eggs, and watch animal friends enjoy special Easter baskets.
Felton, California: Roaring Camp Railroad - Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt
From a train depot six miles from Santa Cruz, kids can take a steam train on Easter Sunday to Bear Mountain to hunt for thousands of chocolate candy eggs hidden in a redwood forest. The fun includes crafts and games as well. Kids need a train ticket to participate in the Easter egg hunt. (See lots more Easter Train Rides.)
- San Francisco: Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade
Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Parade at 2:00 PM
"Wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous": this free annual event takes place on Union Street and has grown to over 30,000 people attending. Family activities are the focus of the event and include inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, climbing wall, kids' activities area, an Easter Bunny and other characters, and pony rides. Visitors can also enjoy live music and outdoor dining at local restaurants.
- Portland, Oregon: Rabbit Romp at the Oregon Zoo
This event is typically held on Easter Saturday and kids 2 to 10 years old can join Easter Egg Hunts that start every twenty minutes.
- Children's Museums:
Like zoos, children's museums are likely places to find an Easter Egg hunt or other special event. The Children's Museum in Seattle, for instance, has a "Spring Egg Hunt"; the Brooklyn Children's Museum has visits by Peter Rabbit; the Children's Museum of Manhattan has an Easter Paper Scavenger Hunt and Ukranian-inspired Easter egg decorating; the Mississippi Children's Museum has visits from the Easter Bunny...
Easter Egg Hunts and Egg Rolls in the UK
Traveling in England or Scotland? Large parks around castles are great settings for Easter Egg Hunts, and "the rolling lawn of a stately home is an irresistible temptation for Easter Egg rollers." About.com's Guide for UK Travel highlights some top Easter Egg Hunts and Egg Rolls.
- Easter Celebrations / Packages at Five Family Resorts
Most family-friendly resorts will stage an Easter Egg hunt for kids, but some resorts go all out with a special packages and with extra activities. Check out Easter weekend at the Otesaga Hotel in NY state, The Atlantis Bahamas, Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, Hershey Lodge (with preview weekend at Hersheypark theme park), and Woodloch Pines Resort in Pennsylvania.
Finally: for seasonal craft fun at home, try About's Family Crafts site.