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Hop Over to These Easter Happenings

Easter Fun for the Fam at Events Across Philly

Easter Bunny photograph courtesy of East Passyunk Avenue

April showers may bring May flowers but they won’t dampen the Easter fun at these holiday-themed family events.

Easter Bunny HOP! Easter Egg-Tacular 

Now-April 15, various times
The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

This musical show allows little ones to help find the Easter Bunny’s eggs. Along the way, the Easter Bunny meets up with Peter Rabbit and Little Bunny FooFoo to help find the eggs and save Easter. The Easter Bunny will be available for individual pictures with VIP ticket holders or an extra cost to general admission attendees after the show. 

South Street Egg Hunt 2022

Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 17
South Street Headhouse District, around 2nd and South Streets 

Everyone can join in this egg-celent hunt for 50+ eggs designed by local artists, CAPA students, and SSHD business owners. These eggs will be hidden in store fronts and windows throughout the district. Find an egg, post a pic to social media, and you can be entered to win $50 gift cards and/or a grand prize of a  basket valued at $1,000.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 9, 8:30 AM
Dave & Buster’s, 1995 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia

 

Wake up for breakfast with the Easter Bunny for a buffet that’s more than just carrots. There are two packages available for the brunch and photo opp: one with an arcade “Power Card”, and one without. Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket for this fun, festive event.

FDR Park Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9, 10 AM
FDR Park, 2000 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

Kids up to 12 years old can enjoy a free Easter egg hunt, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more. Sponsored by City Life Christian Church in South Philly. Free. 

Thomas Mitchell Playground Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9, 10 AM
Thomas Mitchell Playground, 3694 Chesterfield Road, Philadelphia

This free Easter Egg hunt for children ages 1-10 features over 2,000 easter eggs filled with candy, toys, and other surprises! Kids can also meet Peter Cottontail himself, and take pix with him, and their parents can participate in a basket raffle.

The Stenton Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9, 1 PM
The Stenton Museum, 4601 North 18th Street, Philadelphia

Head over to the Stenton Museum to dye eggs, find eggs, and have fun with arts and crafts. Face painting for kids, too! Registration required as space is limited; masks required inside.

Hippity Hop Horses

Sunday, April 10, 11 AM
Northwestern Stables, 120 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia

This fundraising event in the Wissahickon features an egg hunt, mini-riding lessons, and furry friends, including a cotton-tailed friend.

Spring Fling 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2 PM
Cliveden Park, 6415 Musgrave Street, Philadelphia

 

Kids can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at this park in East Mt Airy that encompasses an entire city block and features a bridge, a jungle gym, and benches along the walking path. There will also be food and the opportunity to meet community Leaders. Registration required and volunteers needed; call  267-800-7725.

Easter Family Day

Sunday, April 10, 2 PM
American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

The traditional Easter week in Sweden lasts from Thursday to Monday and kicks off with a trick or treat-like candy hunt. Children dress up as Easter witches with long skirts, headscarves, painted red cheeks, and freckles and go from house to house wishing people happy Easter. This afternoon drop-in program will feature crafts, and a traditional egg hunt. Free for members and children 2 years and under, $10 per non-member, pay at the door. 

The Southeast Youth Athletic Association’s 2022 Easter Carnival 

Wednesday, April 13-Saturday, April 23, various times
7th & Packer Baseball Field, 633 Packer Ave, Philadelphia

Celebrate Easter with the whole family at this fun-filled carnival. Expect carnival treats, rides, games and prizes. Admission to the fair is $2 per person at the ticket booth, and free for little ones under 36″ inches tall. Prices vary by number of ride tickets; Wristbands are not sold on Easter Sunday, April 17.

Good Friday: Family Egg & Cookie Decorating

Friday, April 15, 11 AM
Hudson Table 1001 N 2nd St Unit 01, Philadelphia

 

This mommy-n-me Easter spectacular features egg dying with the added bonus of paints and stickers, and Spring-themed cookie decorating. A $50 registration includes a spot for one adult, up to two children, a basket of a dozen eggs to dye, and four spring themed cookies to decorate

Hop-A-Long Trail

Saturday, April 16, 11 AM
Franklin Square, 200 North Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dress in an Easter bonnet and bring a basket to follow the Hop-A-Long Trail and receive Easter eggs for children 10 and under. This free event requires registration prior to the event. Once there, enjoy a great playground, book a round of mini-golf, and get a top-notch shake at Square Burger.

Autism Rec Center Easter Egg Hunt with AuSome Bunny

Saturday, April 16, 12:30 PM
Autism Rec Center, 1140 South 26th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Easter party and egg hunt for autistic children. Children will build their own Easter baskets and hunt for eggs and prizes. Attendees can also enjoy games and grab lunch from a food stand. Free.

Calvary Christian Church Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16, 2:30 PM
Calvary Christian Church, 6000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia

This 15-minute, fun-filled Easter egg hunt on the church lawn features eggs filled with treats and toys. The event will also have music, raffles, and more. Masks and registration required.

Lead photograph courtesy of East Passyunk Avenue.

Philly born-and-raised (go Lancers!), Stef is a toddler and dog mom, nonprofit communications professional, and co-owner of 2StreetSammies food truck. As a freelance writer, she covers what she knows -- the trials and tribulations of parenting, as well as offers resources to help moms feel supported and hopefully, a little more sane! She also mentors young women, and volunteers for mission-driven causes to help make the city where she grew up a kinder and better place. Follow me on twitter @stefarck for parenting humor. You can also reach out with story ideas, comments, or just to say hi @ stef@familyfocus.org.

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