Easter is just around the corner, and the Easter Bunny is already starting to make his rounds! Here are some of our top picks for the best family Easter events taking place in Chicago and the suburbs. In addition to these picks, you can see a more complete list of events by clicking here.
March 31 and April 4
Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
This is an event for the tiny tots, ages 18-36 months. They'll hippity-hop down the bunny trail while searching for bunny nests, babies, and bunny tracks. Also there will be games, stories and crafts. Registration required. 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $22, with discounts for members. Learn more...
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago
Welles Park is a great setting for this family friendly event, which includes an egg hunt, inflatable fun, craft projects, face painting, photo opportunity, and more. Best for ages 1-6. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $6. Learn more...
2012 Spring Egg-Stravaganza
Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Chicago
Kids will go hopping crazy for this big FREE candy grab! The free candy grab starts at 11am, and your family can come early for a ticketed brunch from 8:30 - 10am in the United Club. The optional breakfast is $17.50 adults, $12 children under 10, free for children under age 3 with paying adult. Reservations required for breakfast. Learn more...
The Great Egg Scramble
Cosley Zoo, 1356 Gary Ave., Wheaton
Kids can scramble for eggs and other trinkets and meet some of the zoo's residents and take part in other activities. Bring your baskets to the zoo for a hopping good time. Pre-registration is required. Ages 2-10. 9-10am or 10:30-11:30am. $12 residents, $15 non-residents. Learn more...
The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
Pool egg hunts, entertainment, games and prizes are part of the fun. Egg hunts will be in the play pool and parents will be able to assist small children. Bring your bathing suit and bring a basket to collect eggs. For all ages. 6-8pm. Pre-registration cost is $8 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Pre-registration deadline is April 4. Learn more...
Lamb's Farm Country Inn Restaurant, 14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville
Visit with the Easter Bunney and enjoy a delicious buffet and holiday activities, including a picture with the Bunny himself. Seatings are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon. $15.95, $7.95 for children 23 months and younger with activities. Reservations required. Learn more...
Bubble Easter Egg Hunt
Bubbles Academy, 1504 North Fremont, Chicago
Join us for art projects, Open Play, cookie decorating, live music, face painting and an epic egg hunt, with delicious treats from Corner Bakery Cafe. Registration required. 2 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Ages 0-7. $30 per child. Learn more...
Lunch with the Bunny
Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago
Have lunch with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face-painting, music, and a photo with the Bunny. For ages 2-10. Noon - 1:30pm. $7 per child; $5 per adult. Seating is limited and tickets may be purchased online. Learn more...
Mr. Hippity Hop
Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Avenue, Chicago
Mr. Hippity Hop is coming by Berger Park's Tot Spot to visit with the little ones and have some fun. Kids can join Mr. Hippity Hop for a fun egg hunt, and receive a prize. 10-10:30am. This is geared for tots ages 4 and under. Free! Learn more...