Main Line and Philly Easter Events
Hunt eggs, brunch with the Easter Bunny, and celebrate spring at these fun events.
It may not seem like it outside, but spring is just around the corner, and soon all that snow on the ground will give way to brightly colored eggs. Easter is coming early this year, on April 1, so let’s hop to it and plan out our celebrations!
From egg hunts to visits with the Easter Bunny and more, there are so many fun events out there (and so much candy to collect).
March 11, 9 — 11 am
Philadelphia Mills, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia
Caring Bunny provides a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families.
March 11, 4 — 6 pm
North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia
Enjoy time bowling with friends and family while supporting Easter Outreach. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance for pictures.
March 18, 24, 25, and 31, 10—11 am
3510 Scotts Lane #2911, Philadelphia
Hop on over for a full Easter crafting session. Create a mini Easter hanging basket, learn the process of print making with paint and potatoes, and welcome in spring with handmade sun catchers for your window!
March 24, 9 am–2 pm
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
Bring your own basket to the Please Touch Museum for a hunt that’s sure to be “an EGGS-citing time!”
March 24, 11 am — 2 pm
1199 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia
Free Easter egg hunt with prizes for all.
March 31, 10 am — 1 pm
5001 Grant Ave., Philadelphia
When children aren’t hunting for eggs at this historic mansion on the Delaware, they are welcome to visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy children’s crafts, enjoy delicious treats from the Dining Car, or participate in the Settlement Music School Kardon Northeast Branch’s Children’s Music Workshop. The Children’s Music Workshop will be held at noon, but kids will be invited throughout the event to explore instruments and the fun of music.
Fitler Square (2207 South St.): March 24, 9 am
Old City (205 Arch St.): March 25, 10:30 am
Kids 10 and younger can hunt for eggs filled with treats and other special stuff during this fun event. Tickets are $8, and that money can be applied to any purchase.
March 24 — 25, 6:30 pm
110 Market St., Philadelphia
Decorate your own classic buttercream egg, all while learning tips and tricks from Shane’s confectioners! Pre-registration is required.
March 24, 10:30 am
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia
Kids will decorate egg-collecting bags, pose for photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy music from BenFM and then hunt for eggs filled with toys and candy (staggered by age group).
March 25, 2 — 4 pm
American Swedish History Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia
Children in Sweden dress up as Easter Witches with long skirts, headscarves, painted red cheeks and freckles, and go from house to house wishing people happy Easter, so the museum’s Easter Family Fun day includes Easter witch dress up along with traditional Swedish Easter crafts, face painting, and of course an Easter egg hunt!
March 25, 2 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Branch, 2228 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia
Come for a free afternoon of stories, an egg hunt, and egg dyeing.
March 25, 3 pm
23rd and Pine streets
Bring your own Basket (BYOB) to Fitler Square for a park-wide egg hunt separated by ages. There will also be snacks for the kids. Come early if you actually want to get eggs, because this one starts on time and gets surprisingly intense and frantic for a children’s celebration.
March 31, 10 am — 2pm
Awbury Arboretum , 1 Awbury Road, Philadelphia
Start with an Easter egg hunt at 10 am sharp, then stay for a spring bulb sale and playtime in AdventureWoods natural playground. Bring a picnic (or buy light refreshments on site) and make a day of it with your family.
March 31, 1 — 3 pm
4601 N. 18th St., Philadelphia
Located at the historical house of James Logan, this event includes egg hunt, natural egg dyeing, crafts, and games.
March 31, 8 am — noon
12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia
Come early for an Easter egg hunt around the market at 8 am. Then stay for storytime in the Book Nook and egg dyeing in City Kitchen.
March 31, 10 am and 1 pm
One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market St., Philadelphia
Kids and their families will get to meet the Easter Bunny and take part in an egg hunt for prizes, candy, and more from 57 floors above the city!
March 31, 11 am — 1 pm
Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia
This free Easter egg hunt in Roxborough has hunts separated by age every 10 minutes (with 35,000 candy-filled eggs in total!).
March 31, 10 am
Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, New Jersey
Come for brunch with the Easter Bunny, rides, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt.
March 31, 10 am — noon
Nest Center City, 1301 Locust St., Philadelphia
Come for an Easter egg hunt in the playspace and Easter crafts and treats!
March 31, 10 — 11:30 am
Nest Chestnut Hill, 10 W. Gravers Lane, Philadelphia
Come for crafts, free play, and egg hunt, and refreshments! Tickets are $20 per family (two adults and one child), and $5 for each additional family member.
March 31 and April 1, 9 am and 11:30 am
The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
This family-friendly Easter buffet includes a festive meal, yummy desserts, spring coloring sheets, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
March 31 and April 1, 9:30 am and 11:30 am
Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia
Enjoy a brunch buffet, followed by an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny. Other activities include crafts for children of all ages and mingling with live animals.
March 31, 11 am—1 pm
Kids age 10 and under will start at the Great Lawn where they will get a map, ”carrot cards” and an Easter Egg box, which they will use to navigate Franklin Square in search of giant spring tulips. At each stop, kids will receive Easter eggs in exchange for their cards. And at the end of the trail, they’ll find the Easter bunny!
April 1, 12:30 and 5:30 pm
Spirit of Philadelphia, boarding from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia
Take a cruise with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline, on board music and entertainment, a buffet meal, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
April 1, 12:30 pm
Parade starts from the corner of Passyunk Avenue and South Street, to Headhouse Square for festivities.
Come dressed in your Sunday best and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition. Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, and of course Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail for photos. There will also be Best Dressed contests in which celebrity judges will crown Best Dressed, Best South Street Razzle Dazzle, Best Easter Bonnet, and even Best Dressed Pet! Nearby restaurants will be running brunch specials so make a day of it.
April 1, noon — 10 pm
7017 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia
Go skating with the Easter Bunny! This party goes all afternoon into the night, and you’re sure to have some unique Easter photos.
Main Line and Beyond
March 17, 1:30—2:30 pm
1 East Front Street, Media
The library will host Easter crafts and fun photo ops for kids and their families.
March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and April 1, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Choose from three weekends, including Easter Sunday. Each brunch will feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny for a photo op, as well as crafts, admission to the zoo, and a brunch buffet. Then go for an “egg-ucational” hunt around the zoo as you learn about the different animals and win prizes at each station. There will be a special small egg hunt for little ones ages 0-3 as well.
March 17-18, March 24-31, 11 am — 4 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media
Hop aboard a hayride as it carries you through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny’s house where you’ll have the chance to meet Linvilla’s Easter Bunny for photos and treats.
March 23, 5 — 7:30 pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Come for a special BYOB Pizza Night with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones.
March 24, 10 am
The Conservatory at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd
West Laurel Hill and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation have partnered for a fun-filled morning with all proceeds going towards childhood cancer research. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be there for pictures, and there will be a massive egg hunt (split up by age so everyone gets plenty of treats) at 11 am. The event will also have crafts, raffles, balloon twisters, caricatures, face painting, and music.
March 24, 25, 30 and 31
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Take a wagon ride to the “Hunting Grounds” where kids will find 6 candy-filled eggs, get a prize and meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be go-karts, inflatables, a sports challenge, and more!
March 25, 2 pm (ages 3-5), 2:15 (ages 6-8)
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd, Norristown
While the youngest group will have a traditional egg hunt, the older group (ages 6-8) will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues hidden in eggs that are in the woods and field, so you can add a little learning to your Easter celebration.
March 28, 2 — 4 pm
Springfield Township Free Library, 8900 Hawthorne Lane, Wyndmoor
Hungry Education will lead children ages 5-11 in a class where they will learn the history and science of chocolate, then make delicious molded treats for Passover and Easter.
March 30 — April 1
Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road, Ronks
Take a ride through the beautiful rural countryside with the Easter Bunny as your conductor, and go on an Easter egg hunt around the station.
March 31, 11 am — 1:30 pm
301 N. Jackson St., Media
The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11 am on the grounds of the Community Center by the Tot Lot. The annual Easter Luncheon with the Easter Bunny will be held immediately following the hunt from 11:30 am–1:30 pm in the Community Center with food, fun, and games for everyone.
March 31, 1 — 3 pm
Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids
Your kids will be welcomed by the Easter Bunny himself and escorted to the Terrace Room for a tea party for snacks and refreshments, while the Spring Fairy shares her spirited cheer and excitement in anticipation of Easter. After tea time, the children will be entertained by interactive storytelling, and a lively sing-along that includes the Bunny Hop! Then, it’s time to engage in creative Easter crafts. After all of the excitement, the Easter Bunny will send the children “hoppily” on their way with an Easter-themed storybook gift to take home.
March 31, 9 am — 1 pm
Winterthur, 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Winterthur, Delaware
Enjoy a buffet brunch with the Easter Bunny, and be sure to keep your eye out for any eggs he may have dropped!
March 31, 1 — 3 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media
Eggs are hidden all over the Arboretum and you’ll need to use a GPS to find them. Crack a secret code and decipher riddles to unlock hints that will help you on your adventure.
March 31 — April 1
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Easter Weekend is a perfect time to visit Longwood Gardens and celebrate spring. There will be live music in the Conservatory in the afternoons, and Easter specials at the onsite restaurant.
April 8, 2 — 5 pm
Villanova Stadium, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova
If you live in Radnor Township and also somehow missed the boat on all the other Easter celebrations (or just don’t want it to end), this is the event for you. There will be face painting, bounce houses, crafts, entertainment, and of course the Easter Bunny and egg hunts with prizes.
Photographs by Laura Swartz, except where noted.