Bunny Bounce, March 26, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; Seattle Parks and Recreation Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at many locations, March 26, Seattle; Snohomish Easter Parade, March 26.
It’s Easter weekend, full of spring celebrations for kids, parade fans and even animals at the zoo.
Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo hosts egg hunts for ages 1 to 8, crafts, bunny encounters and zoo programs for visitors and Easter-themed enrichment treats for zoo animals Saturday, March 26.
Egg hunts for ages 3 and younger are in the picnic shelter next to the North Meadow, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and hunts for ages 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 are in the North Meadow on the half-hour, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; space may be limited. Kids need to bring their own basket or bag to collect eggs to be exchanged for treats as they leave the zoo.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Cost: $13.75/adults, $11.75/ages 65+; $9.25/ages 3-12; ages 2 and younger free
Location: Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle
More info: 206-548-2500 or zoo.org
Seattle Parks and Recreation Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
Time, location: Saturday, March 26, community centers in Seattle
Snohomish Easter Parade
Time: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26
Location: First Street, Snohomish
More info: 425-344-8533 or cityofsnohomish.com
Many zoo animals get Easter treats, too: baskets filled with flowers, berries and other goodies as an enrichment activity to provide mental stimulation and engage visitors watching their natural behaviors. Lions get their treats at 10 a.m., grizzlies at noon, meerkats at 1 p.m., penguins at 2 p.m., wolves at 2:15 p.m., wallaroos and wallabies at 2:30 p.m., along with several other zoo animals throughout the day.
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Many Seattle community centers and other local organizations offer kids hunts for plastic, treat-filled eggs, most on Saturday. For all egg-hunt events, organizers ask families to bring a bag or basket for each child and arrive at least 15 minutes early to find your starting spot, usually arranged by age group, so everyone’s ready to go at start time. If you’re late, you may be out of luck; it doesn’t take long for kids racing around to scoop up all the candy-filled eggs.
For Easter fun for all ages, head to historic Snohomish for its 34th annual Easter Parade, led by the Easter Bunny, on Saturday, March 26. Everyone’s welcome to join in with the floats, bands and drill teams, and anyone with a decorated hat “with all the frills upon it” (as the old song goes) is welcome to ride on the parade’s Bonnet Float.
Snohomish also hosts an Easter egg hunt for kids at 9 a.m., photos with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the town gazebo, and the Easter Bonnet Contest immediately following the parade.
Happy spring, happy Easter!