Hippidy Hoppidy Easter’s on its way! There are many events going on in Connecticut this holiday to help you get the family together and celebrate. Here are some kid-friendly events that you are your family can enjoy.
Flashlight Egg Hunt at Brookfield Municipal Center - The Brookfield Municipal Center is hosting a flashlight egg hunt, but it’s not like your typical one. This is an egg hunt in the dark. This twist allows students for grades 3-5 to go on an egg hunt using only flashlights to find the eggs on March 23. Be sure to bring your own flashlight. You must be pre-registered for this event which can be done here.
Community Voice Channel's 3rd Annual Spring Celebration -The Community Voice Channel in Bolton is holding their 3rd Annual Spring Celebration and Easter Bunny meet and greet on March 24. Have your picture taken with the East Bunny and meet live animals from the 4H Hop-A-Long Club. Kids can play games too. All this takes place between the hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Easter Bunny Fun Days at the CT Trolley Museum -The Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor is holding four Easter Bunny Fun Days on March 24-25 and 30-31. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around and posing for pictures between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children will receive an extra-large Easter egg full of goodies after they complete an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Face painting and arts and crafts will also be available for the little ones. Take a trolley ride or take a seat at the picnic tables and watch them arrive and depart from the station. Prices range from $3 - $12.
Bunny Trains at Danbury Railway Museum - The Easter Bunny is back for a visit at the Danbury Railway Museum. Take a ride in a vintage train through the rail yard to visit him. Each child will receive a small gift from the Bunny too. This annual family event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25 and Friday and Saturday, March 30-31. The train leaves every half hour between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Forest East Egg Adventure at Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Stamford Museum and Nature Center is where adventure takes place on the Wheels in the Wood trail. It all begins with an egg hunt on the trails where kids can gather eggs in the woods. Then, head over to the Overbrook Nature Center where kids get to meet some live animals and get creative with arts and crafts. Kids then exchange their found eggs for a goody bag. This adventure runs on March 24, 25, and 31. Hours and more information can be found on their website. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You can call the Museum at 203-977-6521 to register.
EggStravaganza at KidsPlay Children’s Museum - KidsPlay Children’s Museum in Torrington is hosting an EggStravaganza event on March 30. This “egg-cellent” event will provide many different activities for kids to enjoy. These include a scavenger hunt for egg clues throughout the museum. Each clue helps you come closer and closer to revealing a message. Once you have all the clues, the message will be revealed and you can collect your prize. Act out Humpty Dumpty, play musical chairs, or break out your dance moves at the Bunny Hop dance. Adults are $12 and children under 24 months are free.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Mystic Aquarium - Hop, or swim, your way over to Mystic Aquarium and start off your Easter weekend with a breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 31. Ocean Blue Catering is providing the breakfast that will leave you with a full stomach. Enjoy this breakfast among the indoor exhibits. Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities, especially with the Easter Bunny. Advanced registration is required and ticket sales end 48 hours before the breakfast date. For more information, visit their site here.
An Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza at Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is hosting their Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza event on March 31! Start of the day by meeting the event's host, Benedict the Egg. Children can select an egg to decorate and personalize for their Egg Roll competition. Kids can participate in other activities as well, like face painting, an egg flipping station, games, and an egg scavenger hunt. Musicians Jay and Ray will be performing at 11 a.m. with interactive, kid-friendly music.
Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor’s 22nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt -Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor is holding their 22nd annual Easter Egg Hunt event on March 31. For kids ages 1 to 9, be ready to hunt for over 15,000 Easter eggs. Afternoon activities include face painting, bounce houses, Tie-Dye vanilla ice cream cones, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more. Last year’s event brought in thousands of families from throughout Connecticut and helped raised $4,500 for Our Companions Animal Rescue to help animals in need. The event starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.
Brunch with the Bunny at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts - The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts invites you to hop on down to Hartford for a brunch with the bunny on March 31. Join them for a “fun-filled, family-centered” brunch with a buffet sure to please even the pickiest eater. Take part in the Ultimate Egg/Treasure Hunt, arts and crafts, photos with Peter Cottontail himself, and even some surprises. The brunch starts at 10 a.m. and limited seating is available. Tickets sales will close at noon on March 29. For tickets, you can call their Box Office at 860-987-5900.