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Best Easter Events For Kids In Seattle

April 10, 2014 6:00 AM

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Easter is a time of rebirth, renewal and reawakening, and in the greater Seattle area, family-friendly opportunities to celebrate this holiday abound. No Easter is complete without an egg hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a delicious meal – but why stop there? You can watch the animals receive special Easter enrichment at Woodland Park Zoo, learn how to bake unique Easter cookies at Sur La Table, see the sights of Seattle on a special Easter brunch cruise and participate in an Easter bonnet contest. From the zoo to the lake and the farm to the bakery, there’s something for every family member to enjoy Easter in the Seattle area.

Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce
750 N. 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 548-2500
www.zoo.org

Date: April 19, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 13th annual Bunny Bounce is a family-friendly event featuring crafts, bunny visits and Easter egg hunts for children aged one to eight. Don’t be late: the egg hunt is first come, first served. During the festivities, you’ll get to spend time with elephants, gorillas, grizzlies and a host of other animals as they enjoy Easter baskets made of berries, flowers and other treats. The Easter baskets are “enrichment” for the animals, which is an important component of captive animal care. An Easter with the animals will be an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Related: A Guide To Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

Easter Egg Hunt
Fox Hollow Family Farm
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E.
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 996-0575
www.foxhollowfamilyfarm.com

Date: April 19-20, 2014

Fox Hollow is a bucolic, lush farm nestled in the “Issaquah Alps” and just a short drive east of Seattle. Come to the farm to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, a petting farm and delicious Easter treats. Every year, Fox Hollow Farm hosts an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt complete with 30,000 candy-filled eggs, and this year, the eggs will be made of plant-based materials. Children will search over five acres of land, and once each egg is found, children can enjoy pony rides and pet kittens, chicks, ducklings and bunnies. Children can also visit “Petunia Picklebottom’s Sweet Shoppe,” which is filled with child-friendly snacks, including applesauce, cheese sticks, fruit, popcorn, sandwiches, Hawaiian shaved ice, ice cream bars and cotton candy.

Easter Sunday Brunch
Royal Argosy Cruise Ship
1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-1445
www.argosycruises.com

Date: April 20, 2014 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

This two-hour tour is sure to delight every member of the family. Enjoy a delicious Easter Sunday brunch while seeing the varied sights of Seattle aboard the Royal Argosy cruise ship. This Easter brunch is a family-friendly event that features an egg hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny. The gourmet menu includes “John Wayne” eggs, brioche French toast with strawberry compote, home fries, cinnamon rolls, mac ‘n’ cheese, fruit salad, northwest smoked salmon, maple pepper bacon, scones with butter and jam and chicken and apple sausages. Drinks, including tea, coffee, soda and orange juice, are complimentary.

Easter Cookies
Sur La Table
90 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-5541
www.surlatable.com

Date: April 19, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Are you feeling some culinary creativity? Then baking Easter cookies at Sur La Table this Easter is the event for you. Roll up your sleeves and bring the entire family to create delicious cookie dough, cut out cookies in various shapes and decorate them as you please with royal icing. Participants will learn fundamental baking skills and work together to make delicious Easter treats. This class is taught by an experienced chef instructor and you’ll get to take home the unique Easter treats.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Contest
Downtown Snohomish
1st St. between Union Ave. and Ave. D
Snohomish, WA 98290
(360) 568-2526
www.cityofsnohomish.com

Date: April 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring the entire family to the 34th annual Snohomish Easter Parade on Saturday, April 19. This festive event includes refreshments, vendors and entertainment and participants can sign up for the parade in advance by filling out an application that can be found here. Make sure to come dressed in your finest Easter attire. After the parade, there’s an Easter bonnet contest and registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. Pre-register for the bonnet contest by emailing manager@cityofsnohomish.com with the first name and age of participant(s).

Related: Best Railroad Experiences For Children in Seattle

Tracy Campion is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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