It’s Wabbit season! Make that, Easter Wabbit season. It’s that time of the year when the famous bunny hip-hops all over town hosting egg hunts and festivals galore. In fact, there are so many Easter happenings in our neck of the woods, the Bunny du Jour needs TWO weeks to get all the fun in. We’ve made it easy for you and your chicks by listing events by date so you don’t miss a thing.
Teens and tweens act like everything is lame, but we all know they secretly want to take part in the Easter fun, too. The super cool Electric Egg Hunt on Friday night, April 7 at Keller Pointe Recreation Center is just the ticket for even the most cynical teen. Kids ages 11-18 will “hunt” black-light egg hunt to win prizes. They will provide you with a black-light flashlight and a chance to win prizes from local vendors. Pack a picnic and blanket or visit the food and beverage stands they’ll have available.
Start the day off right and share the most important meal of the day with everyone’s favorite Easter celebrity. Hop on over to the MLK Recreation Center in Denton Saturday morning, April 8 for Breakfast with the Bunny. You and the littles can enjoy pancakes, juice, and get a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Hop yourself over to Heritage Park in Irving on Saturday, April 8 for the Citywide Egg Hunt. Kids ages 3-10, can hunt for thousands of toy-filled and candy-filled eggs, and the tinies, ages 1-2 years, can do an Egg Stroll. The Egg Stroll allows the bitties to hunt for eggs at their own pace without the worry they’re going to get trampled by the big kids. Kiddos can also enjoy a petting zoo, go to town with craft activities, and snap a selfie with the Easter Bunny.
The City of Dallas is really going to keep the Easter Bunny hopping because their Egg-Cellent Eggs-travaganza is happening at not one, not two, but THREE different Dallas Parks & Recreation locations. That’s right, Kiest Recreation Center, Crawford Memorial Park and Grauwyler Recreation Center are hosting a super-duper, free, citywide egg hunt on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m to noon. Highlights include a variety of interactive activities, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and the largest egg hunt in town!
Children with special needs can take part in an egg hunt designed just for them at the 7th Annual Especially Needed Easter Egg Hunt and Resource Fair. This free event is for families with special-needs children and their siblings and will include an Easter egg hunt, inflatables, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Everyone will have an opportunity to hunt eggs at their own pace and there will also be special hunts for adults and individuals that require wheelchair assistance. The fun happens at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen April 8.
There will be more than 80,000 Easter eggs up for grabs at the 25th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza happening this Saturday, April 8 at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco. After the mondo egg hunt, little kiddles can bounce in bounce houses, get their faces painted, or snap a photo with the Easter bunny while adults learn about upcoming spring and summer programs and classes at the Fun Guide Expo. This free event starts at 1 p.m. with the egg hunt starting at 2 p.m. sharp. Kids with special needs are invited to join the hunt on field #11.
How about an egg hunt after dark? Tweens and teens ages 11-16 need to grab a flashlight and their friends and head to Denia Recreation Center in Denton Tuesday night, April 11 for a free Teen Twilight Egg Hunt. As you probably guessed, this hunt happens after the sun goes down and the “eggs” are cool prizes that teens find with the help of a flashlight.
Get up early Saturday morning April 15 and head to the Denton Civic Center for the super-duper Easter Eggstravaganza. There will be a bounce house, tons of arts and crafts, and a magic show. At 11:30 a.m. the egg hunt begins with over 21,000 filled eggs up for grabs. Children will be divided into groups based on age and grades, so be sure to arrive early to find your designated group.
Last one in the pool is a candy egg! The Community Activity Center in Flower Mound invites kids ages 2-10 to its indoor pool for an underwater egg hunt on Saturday morning, April 14. After the aquatic egg hunt stick around to play in the pool and enjoy games, arts and crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Registration is required. The CAC recommends arriving 30 to 45 minutes ahead of time so your child can be assigned to the appropriate age slot.
Everyone knows we do it bigger in Texas and if you want proof of that, mosey on over to the Texas-sized Easter Egg Hunt at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, April 14. The egg hunt, for kiddos ages 0-12, begins at noon and afterward there will be photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, a caricature artist, and a hunt for the golden horseshoe in the Stockyard Stables. For even more fun, be sure to stay late and catch the Fort Worth herd cattle drive. It starts at 4 p.m.
Put on your Easter bonnet and join the fun at Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy Sunday, April 15 for Easter in the Park. Enjoy an afternoon of festivities including the famed Lee Park Pooch Parade, live music from The Gypsy Playboys and DJ Jen Miller, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, and food trucks. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and relax on the lawn with your favorite bunnies.