Easter Egg Hunts and Events 2013


There’s nothing like an egg hunt to celebrate Easter! Locations in Chicago and the suburbs will be hosting egg hunts, bunny visits, and other Easter activities over the next couple weeks. As with any activity or event, it’s a good idea to check the website or call first to confirm details. Many of these events require registration in advance so plan early. While you’re planning for Easter check out the list of Easter Bunny sites and my list of Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers.

Please scroll to the bottom for an Easter event for families of children with special needs.

Events at Chicago Park District – various locations

Visit with the Easter Bunny – Jumps n Jiggles Indoor Playground, 1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village

  • Friday, March 22 from 11:00 am – Noon
  • $3.50/child; children under 1 free. For kids 10 and under.
  • Easter Bunny visit and egg hunt

Flashlight Egg Hunt – Van Horn Woods, Lily Cache Road north of Caton Farm Road, Plainfield

  • Friday, March 22 at 8:00 pm
  • $5/resident child, $7.50/non-resident child. For ages 7-12. Registration required by March 18.
  • Bring a flashlight

Family Egg Decorating Night – Bock Neighborhood Center, 1223 W. Sharon Lane, Schaumburg

  • Friday, March 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • $5/resident, $7/non-resident. Pre-registration recommended.
  • Egg decorating, flashlight egg hunt. Bring a dozen eggs; decorating supplies provided.

Soldier Field Spring Egg-Stravaganza – Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago

  • Saturday, March 23 at 9:00 am
  • FREE
  • Inflatables, face- painting, balloon artists, largest candy grab in the city

Breakfast with the Bunny – Discovery Center at the Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield

  • Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, & Saturday, March 30 with seatings at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
  • $29.95/member adult, $21.95/member child; $40.95/non-member adult, $28.95/non-member child. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
  • All-you-can-eat buffet with visits from Mr. & Mrs. Bunny

Great Egg Scramble – Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Avenue, Wheaton

  • Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am and 11:00 am – Noon
  • $12/resident, $15/non-resident. For ages 2-10. Registration required.
  • Egg hunt. Bring a basket.

Annual Egg HuntFour Seasons Park, W. Seil Road, Shorewood

  • Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 am
  • For ages 3-8

Bunny Bash – Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg

  • Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • $8/child pre-registered, $10/child day of. Pre-registration deadline is March 22. Parents & children 1 & under are free.
  • Egg hunt, photos with bunny, games, crafts, moon jump, concessions, pony  rides, petting zoo

“Egg”-citing ActivitiesVan Horn Woods, Lily Cache Road north of Caton Farm Road, Plainfield

  • Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 am
  • $5/resident child, $7.50/non-resident child. For ages 7 and under. Registration deadline March 18.
  • Easter Bunny, crafts, snack, egg hunt. Bring a basket and a camera.

Lunch with Bunny – Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

  • Saturday, March 23 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • $8/person, $11/non-resident. Registration required.
  • Lunch, magic show, visit with the Easter Bunny, goodie bag

Easter Egg HuntPavilion in Main Park, Frankfort

  • Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 pm
  • For ages 1-8
  • Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny

Easter Egg Hunt – Lippold Park, 800 IL Route 176, Crystal Lake

  • Saturday, March 23 at 11:30 am
  • $2/child, payable at the hunt
  • Easter egg hunt. Bring a basket.

Easter Activities at Bass Pro Shop709 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook; 6112 W. Grand Ave, Gurnee

  • March 23-31; times vary
  • FREE
  • Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny pictures, crafts

Bunny Hop – Downtown Tinley Park

  • Sunday, March 24 from Noon – 3:00 pm
  • FREE. Easter egg hunt for children 9 and under.
  • Learn the “Bunny Hop”, take photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, DJ, crafts, games

Swim with the Bunny – Pavilion Aquatic Center, 1000 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village

  • Sunday, March 24 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • $5/adults, $7/resident child, $10/non-resident child. Pre-registration required by March 23.
  • Collect Easter eggs in the pool and trade them in for prizes. Bring a bathing suit and a basket to collect eggs.

Wish Upon A Star Foundation Easter Parade & Activities – Downtown Joliet

  • Sunday, March 24 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • FREE. Additional cost for some activities.
  • Easter games and crafts, movie, candy run, parade, and more

Night Owl Egg HuntWillow Stream Park, Buffalo Grove

  • Wednesday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
  • $5/resident, $6/non-resident. Pre-registration required. For ages 5-12.
  • Flashlight egg hunt. Bring flashlight and basket.

Aqua Egg Hunt – Splash Central Indoor Aquatic Center, 696 W. Stearns, Bartlett

  • Friday, March 29 at 10:00 am
  • $8/residents, $10/non-residents. Must register by March 27 at 7:00 pm.

Hoppy Easter – Cantigny Park, 151 S. Winfield Road, Wheaton

  • Friday, March 29 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • $10/child. Registration required. No parking fee. For ages 3-5 with parent.
  • Stories, songs, crafts, and a special treat

Underwater EGGstravaganza – The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg

  • Friday, March 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • $12/resident, $18/non-resident; adults free.
  • Egg hunt in the pool. Bring bathing suit and basket.

Easter “EGG”stavaganza – Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court Street, Crown Pointe, IN

  • Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • FREE. For children up to 11.
  • Inflatables, face painting, egg hunt, and helicopter candy drop

Egg Hunt – Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst

  • Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am
  • FREE. For ages 1-10.
  • Egg hunt and Easter Bunny. Bring a basket & a camera.

Annual Egg Hunt – Deicke Park, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley

  • Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • FREE. For ages 2-8.
  • Egg hunt and Easter Bunny. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. Separate area for children with special needs.

Spring EGG-stavaganza – Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville

  • Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 am & 11:00 am
  • $11/resident, $17/non-resident; $7/sibling. Pre-registration required. For ages 2-5.
  • Games, stories, crafts, and an egg hunt. Bring a basket.

The Big Find – Soul City Church, Adams Sangamon Park, 115 S. Sangamon St., Chicago

  • Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 am-Noon
  • FREE
  • Egg hunt, music, games, inflatables, prizes, and candy

Easter Egg Hunt – Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

  • Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 am
  • FREE; $5 parking.
  • Easter craft, Easter Bunny, visit with animals, Easter egg hunt

Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt – The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood

  • Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Photos with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt, face painting, petting zoo, clown, games, prizes, snacks

Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt – Wolff’s Flea Market, 1775 N. Rand Road, Palatine

  • Saturday, March 30 from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Egg hunt, Easter Bunny, games, crafts, face painting, magic

Eggstravaganza – Belvidere Park, 412 S. Louis, Waukegan

  • Saturday, March 30  at 1:00 pm
  • FREE. For ages 2-8.
  • Easter egg hunt, activities, Easter Bunny


Special Needs Easter Events

Special Families With Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt – Perry Park Farm, 459 N. Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais

  • Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 pm
  • FREE for families with children with special needs
  • Easter egg hunt, visit from Bamboo and his friend Ducky

Do you know of any other fun Easter events? Comment or email me at toddlingchicago@yahoo.com and I’ll add it to the list. 

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