Along with the arrival of spring, comes a plethora of Easter egg hunts around Seattle. And while a few of our favorite area hunts have returned for 2022, many are still on hold. We’ve rounded up our favorite egg hunts and dished on the egg-stras. So grab your Easter baskets, round up your little bunnies and read on to find an egg-citing egg hunt (or two!) near you.
Editor’s note: Please check back as we will continue to update this list.
photo: Cedar Hills Recreation Center
Spring Egg Hunts at Seattle Community Centers
Like so many other things this year, egg hunts at Seattle’s local community centers are back! They’ll be spread out over a few days and weekends and not all area community centers are hosting them this year. But you can check the Seattle Parkways blog to see if more are added as we get closer to Easter. Hop on over with your little ones so they can gather all the eggs in their baskets. Psst…be sure to check the age restrictions for your particular neighborhood hunt, and arrive early to guarantee a spot. Most egg hunts are geared towards kids ages 11 & under.
The Brig/Amphitheater at Magnuson Park: Fri., Apr. 15. Crafts, 4:30 p.m.; Egg hunt, 5:30 p.m.; Flashlight egg hunt for teens, 7:30 p.m.
Green Lake Community Center: Sat., Apr. 16, 10 a.m. (ages 1-3); 10:30 a.m. (ages 4-6); 11 a.m. (ages 7-10)
Delridge Community Center: Sat., Apr. 16, 10 a.m. (ages 3-11)
Loyal Heights Community Center: Sat., Apr. 16, 10 a.m. (ages 3-11)
Van Asselt Community Center: Sat., Apr. 16, 10 a.m. (ages 3-11)
Yesler Community Center: Sat., Apr. 16, 10 a.m. (ages 3-11)
photo: Kristina Moy
Woodland Park Zoo Bunny Bounce & Easter Baskets for the Animals
2022 update: This event remains on hold.
This annual Easter extravaganza will feature egg hunts for kids ages 1-8 as well as crafts, bunny encounters, activity booths and zoo programs throughout the day. Plus, watch the penguins, grizzlies, lions, meerkats and other zoo animals nibble on special Easter baskets lined with flowers, berries and other favorite treats. Egg hunts are open on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a BYOB (basket or bag) event.
West Seattle Thriftway Easter Egg Hunt
2022 update: This event remains on hold for 2022.
Every now and again we get a rainy Easter. If that’s the case this year, search for thousands (and thousands!) of candy-filled eggs inside the West Seattle Thriftway. Psst! Be on the lookout for some egg-stra special eggs. You could win a egg-cellent prize!
photo: The Hatter’s Eggstravaganza
Take your little chicks to Kelsey Creek Farm for a fun morning with lovable farm animals. In addition to learning all about eggs, kids will get to collect eggs from the Farm’s chicken coops and compare chicken, duck and goose eggs. They will also get to pet a bunny and a chicken and go on an egg-citing egg hunt. Apr. 10, 1-2 p.m. Event details.
Easter Egg Hunt at Fox Hollow Farm
2022 update: Fox Hollow Farm is under new management and all 2022 Easter activities have been canceled.
This spring, follow Mr. Bunny down the Easter Egg Trail while meeting lots of furry farm friends and collecting eggs. Fox Hollow Farm will be bursting with fresh blooms of tulips and daffodils, and each family will have a personal meet and greet with the Easter Bunny himself. After the Egg Hunt, families may enjoy the other farm activities including baby animal interactions, child sized ATVs and the Playhouse Farm Village. Tickets are good for a two-hour window.
Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk
Lace up your tennies, dust off your jogging stroller and join other Seattle families for this fun Easter-themed 5K. All participants who beat the bunny to the finish line will receive a prize. Psst…before the 5K starts, kids 12 & under can participate in a free Kids Dash and try their luck at finding an egg with a egg-cellent prize inside. Apr. 2, 9 a.m. Event details.
photo: Beat the Bunny 5K Run & Walk
Pysanky Egg Workshop at KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Instead of their usual egg adventure, the staff at KidsQuest will be welcoming families with kids ages 7 and up to create beautiful folk art eggs from Ukraine. Pysanky eggs are decorated with images and designs using beeswax and dyes resulting in an ornately decorated egg that’s typically given to friends or family. Now’s your chance to learn the art of Pysanky and create your own beautiful keepsake. Registration is required. Apr. 9, 5:30-7 p.m. Event details.
Spring Eggstravaganza at Redmond Town Center
2022 update: Currently, there are no plans for this event in 2022.
Once again, RTC will be hopping with festive family fun the day before Easter. In addition to an egg-citing Easter scavenger hunt for the first 2,000 kids (under 12), there will be a petting zoo, a bouncy house and an obstacle course. Other activities include face painting, glitter tattoos and Springfree trampolines to jump on, as well as arts and crafts, merchant activities and more.
photo: Kim Stoegbauer
Beyond the City
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt in Mill Creek
Families will be glad to hear this in-person event is returning to Mill Creek. It will include an egg hunt, Easter bunny photo booth, balloon twisters, fun activities, games and more. Please remember to bring a canned food donation for The Mill Creek Community Food Bank and a basket or bag for collecting eggs. Apr. 16, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Event details.
Federal Way EasterFest
2022 update: This event is canceled for 2022.
Kids can hunt for eggs and enjoy games, prizes, bouncy houses, food and more at Federal Way Church of the Nazarene. This is a popular event, so arrive early for parking and be sure to bring a canned food item for the Federal Way Multi-Service Center Food Bank.
photo: Eileen Lapins
Puyallup Spring Eggstravaganza
2022 update: This event is canceled for 2022.
Families in the South Sound can join the fun at the Puyallup Recreation Center’s spring-themed carnival and egg hunt! In addition to the egg-stra special egg hunts, there will be games, crafts and snacks, plus Peter Rabbit sightings and more!
Steam Train Eggspress
All aboard our family-friendly spring train ride. Come hang out with the Easter Bunny, ride in our indoor or outdoor seating cars and join us for an Easter egg hunt after! Four trains run each day of the event. Apr. 9 & 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $17/person (2 & under Free). Tickets required. Event details.
photo: Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Alderbrook Resort & Spa Brunch & Egg Hunt
2022 update: Alderbrook will be placing surprise-filled Easter eggs around the resort for overnight guests to find. The traditional egg hunt for the public is canceled.
If you’re looking for an Easter weekend getaway near the water, Alderbrook Resort & Spa will be hosting its annual Easter brunch and egg hunt along the shores of Hood Canal. The egg-citing egg hunt will take place on Easter Sunday at 1 p.m., so either plan an Easter weekend getaway at the Resort or come early on Sunday for Easter brunch which will be served at the Restaurant at Alderbrook from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Psst…we hear the Easter Bunny might even be making a special appearance. The egg hunt is free and open to both resort and non-resort guests. BYOB—baskets or bags to collect your eggs in!
Suncadia Resort, A Destination Hotel Easter Weekend Activities
For those who prefer an Easter weekend getaway in the mountains, Suncadia Resort has exciting Easter events planned starting April 1 and running through Easter Sunday, April 17. From cookie decorating kids and Sunny the Bunny deliveries (for hotel guests) to Bunny bingo and special brunches, guests can enjoy all kinds of perks. As for Easter egg hunts, you’ll find three (that’s right!) to choose from. Recover the golden egg, hunt at night with your flashlights or just enjoy the community egg hunt and after party. All three Easter egg hunts are planned for April 16. Call Suncadia Resort at 509-649-6461 for more info. and to book your reservation.
—Allison Sutcliffe & Kristina Moy