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Best Seattle-Area Easter Events For Kids 2013

March 29, 2013 6:00 AM

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Hippity hop Easter is coming! Seattle offers a variety of activities to enjoy with the family over the holiday weekend. Along with multiple egg hunts for the kiddos, there is one for doggies, a parade to watch, an Easter bonnet contest to enter, a Tillicum Village event and all day Easter fun at the Woodland Park Zoo. Check out our list and find the best event for your family.
Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Contest
Downtown Snohomish
Snohomish, WA 98290
(360) 568-2526
www.cityofsnohomish.com

Date: March 30

The annual Snohomish Easter parade is a great place to take the family for some holiday fun. To really get into the spirit, have everyone enter the Easter Bonnet contest: it’s open to all ages as well as the family’s four-legged leashed members. Come dressed with your best creation and sign up at First Street and Avenue A, beginning at 10 a.m. Judging takes place back at the sign-up location immediately following the parade. Spend time in town after the parade and take advantage of the many local businesses hosting Easter specials and sales.

Spring Egg Hunt
Seattle Area Community Centers
www.seattle.gov
Date: March 30

Easter egg hunters will search for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes in areas divided by age groups.The egg hunts will all begin sharply at 10 a.m., so it is important to arrive early enough to get your kiddos to the correct area. If you are bringing more kids than adults, be sure to agree on a spot for everyone to meet before the eggs are opened.

Bunny Bounce and Easter Baskets for the Animals  
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N. 59th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 548-2500
www.zoo.org

Date: March 30

The Woodland Park Zoo is always a great place to spend a day, but it is even more fun to visit when celebrating Easter. Along with Easter egg hunts for kiddos eight and under, there is a jumpy bunny bounce, games, crafts and interactive activities for them to try out. The whole family will enjoy the live entertainment and watching the zoo animals get their edible Easter baskets. The keepers will deliver the baskets made with berries, flowers and other edible treats to a variety of zoo animals including bears, otters, monkeys, elephants and cats. Pick up the animal Easter enrichment schedule at the Zoo entrance for a complete list of the animals and feeding times so not to miss your favorites.

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Easter Sunday Event on Blake Island at Tillicum Village
Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village
1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-8687
www.tillicumvillage.com

Date: March 31

For an Easter full of memories, take the family for ride on the Argosy Cruises to the Tillicum Village on Blake Island. Everyone will appreciate the delicious salmon buffet that includes other tasty items including bison and venison stew, whole grain bread, Indian-style rice, salads and desserts. Enjoy a traditional Native American dance and storytelling show while dining. And since it is Easter, the kiddos can visit with the Easter Bunny and take part in a fun Easter egg hunt. Afterwards, there will be time to do some exploring before taking the cruise back to Seattle.

Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt
The Regional Athletic Center of Lacey
8345 Steilacoom Road S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 491-0857
www.petconnectionmagazine.com

Date: March 30

This is a fun Easter egg hunt that includes your leashed four-legged family members. The kids can go along with Rover, and each egg he touches with his nose, they get to add it to their basket. All the eggs have stickers inside that can be redeemed for doggy prizes. The kiddos will get a kick out of designing Rover an Easter outfit and then watching all the dogs walk the red carpet for prizes. There is a $3 per dog entry fee. There will be dog skill demos including Flyball, Agility and Herding where you can ask the pros for tips. There are vendors to visit, homemade goodies to eat and games to play. The best part is all the proceeds go to Feline Friends, Old Dog Haven and Concern For Animals.

Related: Best Resources for Homeschool Families in Seattle 

Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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