Get Your Hop On with These Family Friendly Easter Activities

Get your hop on

After the snowstorm on Wednesday, many Twin Cities yards are soggy and muddy, making for messy backyard Easter Egg hunting.  So, instead of having your kids track mud through your house after their hunt, here are some great alternatives this weekend and next:

Eggstravaganza -Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Rd, Dayton

March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m: Play games, see live bunnies, and get egg-citing treats. BYO hard-boiled eggs to dye naturally. Search for eggs, go on a scavenger hunt, and meet a giant rabbit. Get your face painted with a bunny nose and whiskers. $5 per person.

Spring Eggstravanza: Rock Hunting at Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Dr, Victoria

March 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m: BYO baskets and hunt for colored rocks (ages 2-8) or secret messages (ages 8-adult) hidden along the trails then swap for a bag of goodies. Make bunny ears, face-painting and wooden egg decorating; live animals. $5 per person pre-registered or $6 per person at the door.

6th Annual Easter Experience at Passion Church – 9800 Fernbrook  Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369

March 27, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m, Maple Grove Senior High School: Passion Church hosts the Twin Cities’ largest Easter Egg Hunt with 75,000 candy-filled plastic eggs ready for your children at the . Parents (& anyone over 12) can enjoy Easter Worship Experience with live music and a powerful message in the main auditorium during the Egg Hunt. FREE. Pre-registration is recommended.

EggStravaganza Helicopter Egg Drop – North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave N, Minneapolis

March 26 from 1-4 p.m: Thousands eggs being dropped from a helicopter! Bring a basket to collect them and enjoy music, face painting, bounce houses, cookies, and more. Free.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Coloring Event – Lions Park, 3525 Laverne Ave, Lake Elmo

March 26 at 12pm: Hosted by Lake Elmo Jaycees, everyone is welcome to hunt for eggs with candy and prizes. Dye and color hard boiled eggs to take home. Free.

Largest Egg Hunt In Blaine – Renovation Church at Northpoint Elementary School, 2350 124th Ct NE, Blaine

March 26 and 27:  15,000+ eggs filled with candy, bouncy balls, and stickers! 3 different age zones are: 0-3, 4-6 and 7-11. Check website for specific times. Free

Egg Hunt at Audubon Park – 1320 29th Ave NE, Minneapolis

March 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m: Bunny Party for kids ages 6 and under. Egg Hunt, Arts and Crafts, continental breakfast and much more. Pre-registration required by March 25. Treat bags will be given to the first 200 registered children ages 6 and under.

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Egg Hunt at Kenwood Park –  2101 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.

March 26 from 10-11:30 a.m; Hunt is divided into three age groups (2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-8 yrs). Face painting, art with ARTrageous Adventures, and a visit from Peter Rabbit. Coffee, juice and light breakfast food provided. Space is limited. Free.

Pinstripes – 3849 Gallagher Dr, Edina

9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Easter Sunday. Egg hunt (candy filled eggs); first 150 kids can purchase a decorative basket for $3, with 95% of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending child hunger in America. Brunch buffet – carved prime rib, a new bruschetta bar, shrimp cocktail and poached salmon, waffles with a choice of toppings, made-to-order omelets, salad bar, chocolate fountain and more. Adults/$30; kids 6-12/$15; kids 5 and under are free.

Creekview Park – 5001 Humboldt Ave. N., Minneapolis

Flashlight Egg Hunt from 9:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Friday, April 3. Bring a flashlight to discover eggs hidden throughout the park. Kids will be divided by age group. Registration is not required but you must be in the park’s center by 9:00 pm to participate.

Whittier Park – 425 W. 26th St., Minneapolis

Take photos with the Easter Bunny 10:00 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, April 4; face painting, crafts, and an egg hunt, beginning at 10:45 am.

Sibley Park – 1900 E. 40th St., Minneapolis

Bunny Brunch (pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice) and Easter egg hunt (11:30am) on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.  $6 per adult, and $4 per child. Face painting, arts and crafts, and a magic show.

Armatage Park – 2500 W. 57th St., Minneapolis

Egg Hunt starts 11:00 am, Saturday, April 4. Continental breakfast, caricature, arts and crafts from 10:00 am until 11:30 am;$5 per child.

Van Cleve Park – 901 15th Ave. NE., Minneapolis

10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 4. Egg hunt, egg and basket decorating, face painting,  crafts and spin art.

Richardson Nature Center – 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Minneapolis

Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4: Easter egg hunt through the forest; snacks and photos with the Easter rabbit, live animals. Reservations recommended by phone only; call 763.559.6700. For more information, please click here.

The Landing – 2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee

12:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, with the last entry at 2:00 pm. Egg and spoon races, bunny hop relay, egg roll, crafts, wooden egg decorating, old fashioned toys and games, and refreshments.  For more information, please click here.

Play & Learn Cafe – 10982 Cedar Lake Rd., Minnetonka

9:30 am – 11:30 am on Saturday, April 4: Easter brunch and scavenger hunt. Pancakes, omelettes, eggs, skillet potatoes, sausage, bacon, smoked salmon and fennel salad and fruit will be served. Easter egg hunt with children divided into age groups. Register your kids, $15 per child. Adults’ meal tickets $10 at the event.


For more Family Easter activities, click on the following links:

Easter Egg Hunts

Minneapolis Happening

Family Fun Twin Cities

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

Thrifty Minnesota