We are so close to being able to say that “spring has sprung”! The temps are (slowly) rising, the days are getting longer, and I see those tiny buds popping through the ground. Although spring officially began weeks ago, there is something about Easter that gives me the final push I need to believe that warmer, greener days are really ahead. And there is so much fun to be had in celebration of Easter! From classic egg hunts to yummy bunny brunches, there are endless
Easter Bunny Train, Danbury, CT
This Event has been cancelled this year
Most of us have heard of holiday-themed train rides to the North Pole around Christmas time. But did you know that there is an Easter Bunny Train? On Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th and 19th & 20th, the Easter Bunny will pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum, and you can take a ride on a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him! In addition to a train ride and meet-and-greet with the
Schedule: Trains leave every 30 minutes from 10:30am-2:30pm on Saturdays (no train at 12pm or 12:30pm) and from 12:30pm-2:30pm on Sundays.
Tickets: $12/person (free for anyone under 2 years old). Purchasing tickets ahead of time is strongly suggested and can be done online up to 48 hours before the event.
Young Women’s League of New Canaan Easter Egg Hunt, New Canaan, CT
Saturday, April 1st marks the YWL of New Canaan’s 49th annual Easter Egg Hunt! This favorite community event takes place at Waveny House and kicks off at 9 am with the arrival of none other than the Easter Bunny. Children will scoop up over 10,000 eggs on the lawn of the House while searching for the coveted golden eggs. The easter egg hunt itself begins at 10:15 am, but there is tons of fun to be had before and after that! There are many family-friendly activities such as bounce houses, face painting, crafts, balloon artists, photos with the Easter Bunny (for those little ones that are interested!) and so much more! Don’t miss the bake sale! There are lots of delicious and creative spring treats for purchase– yum!
In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held at Saxe Middle School.
Miniature Egg Hunt, Greenwich, CT
This event is cancelled this year
This is definitely not the grandest or most elaborate of egg hunts, but it sure is adorable. If you’re anything like me and love all things “mini” or “tiny”, you won’t want to miss this event! Whimsies Dollhouse Shop is holding its 9th annual Mini Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th and you’re invited to hop on by between
Forest Easter Egg Adventure, Stamford, CT
This event at Stamford Museum & Nature Center is so popular that tons of disappointed egg-hunters were turned away at the gate last year. If you’re interested in attending this year, do not wait to buy tickets (various time slots have already sold out). If you are lucky enough to get tickets…you’ll start the event with an egg hunt on the Wheels in the Woods trail, where kids will gather eggs in the woods. From there, you’ll head to the Overbrook Nature Center where you’ll get to meet some live animals and take home a craft. And instead of receiving a goody bag in exchange for their found eggs, kids will get a prize of their choosing– such as science kits, craft activity kits, stuffed animals, or books!
Schedule: Friday, March 31, Saturday, April 1, Sunday, April 2, Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8. One session on Fridays at 3:45pm and 5 sessions per day on Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 3:30pm.
Tickets: Members: $20/child and can be purchased here.
This program will run rain or shine. A rain plan will be emailed in the event of rain.
EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt, Westport, CT
Another wildly successful Easter Egg Hunt event in Fairfield County is the Wakeman Town Farm’s EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt. The 6th annual Wakeman Town Farm EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 10am to 11:30pm. The event will begin with an egg hunt for children of all ages (FYI: there is one hunting ground for ages 0-4 and another for ages 5+). The egg hunt kicks off at 10:30am. The fun doesn’t stop there! Before and after the hunt, children are invited to participate in egg-themed games and storytime readings. They will also get a chance to get up close and personal with the Farm’s adorable bunnies and chicks. And of course, the Big Bunny will make a special visit! This fun, family event truly celebrates some EGGcellent traditions that can’t be missed!
Tickets: $20 per family and can be purchased here.
This event is rain or shine.
The Great Egg Hunt & Spring Celebration, New Canaan, CT
Don’t wait to buy tickets for this event either– it has been known to sell out in the past! This Easter celebration at New Canaan Nature Center is perfect for children ages 2 to 10. Similarly to Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s festivities, these egg hunts are deliberately designed for smaller groups to ensure a fun, safe event for all. In addition to the hunt, kiddos can partake in self guided scavenger hunt and then meet the Nature Center’s baby chicks and bunny rabbits!
Schedule: Thursday, April 6, Friday, April 7 & Saturday April 8. 4 sessions on April 6 between 12:15am and 3:15pm and 6 sessions on Friday and Saturday between 9am and 2:45pm.
Tickets: $15/child and can be purchased here.
This event is rain or shine.
Earth Day Egg Hunt, Weston, CT
Confession: I have never actually been to this event but couldn’t help but include it in my top picks, as it looks like such a lovely way to spend the morning at Lachat Town Farm! On Saturday, April 1st, you are welcome to join the team at this Weston farm to celebrate spring’s arrival and enjoy a wonderful Easter egg hunt. There are three sessions- 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Children will search the grounds for colorful eggs, create a beautiful nature craft, get their face painted, and spend time with the farm’s sweet little bunnies! Shhh: there will also be a surprise visit by the Spring Bunny! Oh and don’t forget to visit their S’mores Bar in the barn! This event is fun for all ages– all you need to bring is a basket and a keen eye
Tickets: $20/child (adults free) and can be purchased here.
About Lauren Haley
Lauren Haley was born and raised in Darien, CT and received a BS in Retail Merchandising and Business Administration from Ohio University. Upon graduating, Lauren returned to the east coast and spent 8 years in Buying and Planning roles in Manhattan at Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue. As a busy mom looking for activities for her girls, Lauren always found herself spending hours on various websites comparing schedules, costs, and class descriptions. And when it came time to start the daunting task of finding a preschool, it was impossible for her to locate a quick overview of each school’s approach to learning or identify open house and registration dates. Lauren quickly realized that navigating the logistics of activity registration and preschool enrollment didn’t need to be so difficult, so Busy Little Bee was born! Lauren lives in Darien, CT with her husband, Chris, and two daughters, Parker and Madison.
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