Imagine a hundred kids all running towards a group of eggs in the center of a room, all cheered on by adoring parents and family members. Is this your idea of fun or does the phrase “Hunger Games, Egg Hunt Edition” flash through your mind? If you are like me, this is not the type of event I want to participate in while celebrating Easter. So I am sharing with you my top picks for unique, fun, and adorable ways to celebrate the Easter Bunny in Chicagoland.
I’m not going to lie….I’ve been to just about every play space in the Chicagoland area…more than once. So I know the places to avoid and the ones that provide educational and engaging fun for all family members, not just the kiddos. My three favorite play spaces are holding some egg themed programs that you and your family should check out:
Egg-cellent Eggs-travaganza at Gather—Learn and create during a class that guarantees an egg-cellent time. The art and cooking themed class will feature an egg dish, egg decorating, and an egg hunt.
Sod Room Bunny Brunch—Playtime, brunch, photos from TK Photography and more!
Bubbles Academy’s Egg Hunt in the Chocolate Factory—Enjoy the golden egg eggsperience with the whole family, from egg hunts to crafts, music and more!
Photo Opps & Bunny Filled Adventures
Waiting in line to take a photo with a huge and most likely scary bunny is not how we like to spend our family time. Instead, here are some great photo opportunities with or without an Easter bunny:
Easter Egg-stravaganza—Brunch, egg hunts, free carousel and train rides, crafting stations, music, games, and more!
Brunch with the Bunny (and while we’re at it, the dolphins and lions, too!) at the Brookfield Zoo.
Happy Play Café—Enjoy playing with the rescued bunnies (maybe even contemplate adopting one) while enjoying an opportunity for cuddle filled photos.
Emily Oaks Nature Center—Learn how to decorate eggs naturally during this hands on egg themed class for the whole family.
ABT—Visit the atrium to enjoy the fresh flowers, water fountain, aquariums (the fish have their own egg hunt in their tank), warm chocolate chip cookies, and of course some time with the Easter Bunny. Too scary? Then plop your kiddo down next to the adorable Humpty Dumpty statue.
Morton Arborteum—Indulge in a delicious Easter brunch with the Easter bunny, followed by an exploration through the grounds to see the budding trees and flowers, as well as a trip to the Children’s Garden.
Walnut Room Bunny Brunch at Macy’s State Street….there is an event at the Oakbrook Macy’s, too!
We have been to quite a few misses when it comes to Easter Egg Hunts….grocery stores that had only 15 eggs for over 200 kids, unorganized events when bigger kids trampled the little ones…no fun at all.
Capannari Ice Cream Shop (Our personal favorite!)
What are some of your favorite egg themed events?
Be sure to check out my Spring Activities Guide before you hop away!