Easter is a celebration of new beginnings and you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful area to explore during spring time, however, it wouldn’t be Easter without taking some time to look around for a few hidden eggs. Here are five of the best Easter weekend ideas to do with your family in Seattle
Fox Hollow Farm Easter Egg Hunt
12123 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E.
Issaquah,WA 98027
(425) 996-0575
www.foxhollowfamilyfarm.com

Each year, Fox Hollow hides over 30,000 candy-filled eggs throughout their 5 acre farm for this annual event. What is different about this hunt compared to others is it is not a race. Families can explore the farm and find eggs at a leisurely pace. In addition to egg-finding, children can ride a pony, explore the barn, ride a tractor, hold baby chicks, ducklings, kittens, bunnies and more. Egg hunts take place multiple times on April 4th and 5th. The cost is $50 per carload, so bring the family. The parking lot is limited to 150 cars. Tickets should be purchased ahead of time.

Seattle Children’s Museum Egg Hunts
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 441-1768
www.thechildrensmuseum.org

The Seattle Children’s Museum will hold three Easter Egg Hunts on March 3rd through 5th, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Located just 150 steps away from the Space Needle, the Children’s Museum will be hiding 4,000 plastic eggs throughout the entire area. In addition to finding eggs, the Museum will also be offering additional Easter-themed activities. To avoid huge crowds, tickets must be purchased in advance and sell out quickly. Members get in for $3 each, which includes an all-day pass to the Museum (adult members are not charged). Non-members are welcome to attend, too, for $5 plus $8.25 for the all-day pass (adults are not charged for the egg hunt).

Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle WA 98103
(206) 548-2400
www.zoo.org

On Saturday, April 4th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Woodland Park Zoo will hold their annual Bunny Bounce and Easter Baskets for the Animals. The event includes egg hunts for children ages one through eight, Easter-themed crafts, and “egg-citing” zoo programs. Some animals including gorillas, penguins and grizzly bears will be giving special Easter baskets filled with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. Since this isn’t an event that happens every day, the animals will be mentally stimulated and more energetic for the human guests. All events are free with paid admission.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival “Tulip Town”
15002 Bradshaw Road
Mount Vernon, WA
(360) 428-5959
www.tulipfestival.org

Though Mother Nature controls when the tulips will bloom, the annual festival is run every year from April 1st through April 30th. This year marks the festival’s 32nd year. The celebration happens at a variety of tulip farms and is designed as a driving tour as the farms are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley and each have their own events.Your best bet is to visit “Tulip Town.” This location features an enhanced veterans memorial garden, windmill garden, waterwheel garden, fresh-picked tulips bouquets for purchase, art gallery, gift shops, espresso bar, and more. Admission is $5 per adult and children ages six and under get in for free. It is open from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Seattle Center’s Whirligig
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200
www.seattlecenter.com/whirligig

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an amusement park that was filled with large “bouncy-house” attractions and nothing else? Welcome to Seattle Center’s annual spring event, Whirligig, which takes place from April 3rd through April 19th. Located in the newly renovated Armory, Whirligig features a host of child-sized entertainment including balloon artists, face painters, caricaturists, special performances and more for children age 12 and under. The event is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day except for the 16th, it will shut down at 2:00 p.m. Prices are $8 for an all day main floor pass, $4.50 for an all day Toddler Zone Pass or $1.50 per single ride. On Thursdays, the event is free.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.