Northeast Ohio Easter Events – 2016

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With a beautiful, sunny weekend just behind us; it’s not hard to believe that Easter is just over a month away. There are so many kid-friendly Easter happenings all over Northeast Ohio it’s hard to decide which ones to participate in.  Here is an eggs-tensive list of egg hunts, breakfasts with the Bunny, and much more.  Please note many of these activities require pre-registration and/or tickets. I suggest you visit their websites or give them a call for complete details. Also, don’t forget to bring along a bucket or bag for the egg hunts!


Easter Bunny Photos and Visits at Great Northern Mall

March 5 – March 26

The Easter Bunny will be in Bunnyland located in Center Court near JCPenney for visits & photos. Visits are always complimentary and include a fun giveaway. Photo packages are available for purchase.


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ehrnfelt Recreation Center

Saturday, March 5th

This Strongsville family-style breakfast with the Easter Bunny includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. Enjoy a special Easter craft and a free photo with the Bunny (1 per family).


Ukrainian Easter Bazaar

March 11 through March 19th

This exhibition features hundreds of Ukrainian Easter eggs, known as Pysanky. You can purchase this beautiful and delicate pieces of art as well as watch demonstrations on the art form.


Broadview Heights Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 12th

The Broadview Heights Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt boasts floating eggs and sinking eggs for the hunters to find. One “magic” egg per age group will earn the hunter a special prize. All participants will receive a goodie bag. You must pre-register for this event by Wednesday March 9th, 2016.


Easter Egg Hunt at Strongsville United Methodist Church

Saturday, March 12th

Indoor Easter egg hunt divided by age group. There are also games and visits with the Easter Bunny.


Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast at Avon Isle

Saturday, March 12th

Enjoy a breakfast from Tom’s Country Place followed by a visit with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. Crafts, face painting, and a coloring contest are also included.


Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo

March 12,13,19, 20 & 26

The Akron Zoo’s Breakfast with the Bunny includes a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the Easter Bunny and an outdoor egg hunt. TIckets are on sale now!


Easter Water Carnival at Westlake Aquatics Center

Friday, March 18th

Play your favorite carnival games. There will be a duck pond, ring toss, corn hole, putt-putt, and many more. You can take your own pictures during a special visit by the Easter Bunny. Pre-registration is required.


Eggstravaganza! at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

March 18, 19, 20, & 25th

Egg hunt for children ages 1 – 8 years old.  Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s resident bunnies will be on hand to help out and hand out prizes.


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Lake FarmPark

March 18, 19, 24 & 25

Visit with the Easter Bunny in the cafe during breakfast.  Then take a photo with the Easter Bunny in his arbor, make a craft, and view lambs.


Eggshelland returns to Legacy Village

March 18th – March 26th

The Euclid Beach Boys are bringing Eggshelland back with the support of Legacy Village! They will be changing the display with a piece they have not shown in the past  years. More details on this Lyndhurst tradition will be added when the formal announcement of Eggshelland’s return is made.


Breakfast in the Barn with the Easter Bunny at Mapleside Farms

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy a Big Farm Barn Breakfast Buffet followed by a an Easter Egg Hunt then a hay ride over to the Bunny’s Workshop. The Bunny’s Workshop tour starts with cookie decorating in the bakery followed by a visit with the Easter Bunny and a craft. You can upgrade your ticket to include a visit to the caramel apple factory to create your own caramel apple.


Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at the Lake County YMCA

Saturday, March 19th

Children age 9 years and under are invited to bring their baskets to the Outdoor Family Center in Perry for an Easter Egg hunt, crafts, and more. Advance registration is recommended.


Easter Bunny NIBBLE Breakfast at SouthPark Mall

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy a pretzel breakfast sandwich from Auntie Anne’s. fruit bar, Starbucks coffee, milk, and juice with the Easter Bunny and Friends. Activities include storytime, crafts, balloon animals, face painting, and a goodie bag for the kids. Enoy the movie Inside Out after the festivities.


Easter Egg Hunt at Church of the Savior

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt at Church of the Savior in Cleveland Heights. All are welcome.


Village of MIddlefield’s Children’s Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 19th

Children 12 years and younger are invited to hunt for eggs at this FREE egg hunt held at Jordak Elementary School.


Peter Rabbit’s Easter Egg Factory at Painesville Township Park

Saturday, March 19th

Take a tour of Lake Metroparks’ hands-on Easter Egg Factory, make a craft, decorate a cookie and visit with the Easter Bunny. Followed by Lake Metroparks’ largest Easter egg hunt. Pre-registration required.


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Avon Lake

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy a continental breakfast with live entertainment at Troy Intermediate School. There will be gifts for the kids and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Registration closes March 13th.


Painesville Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 19th

Kids 8 years and under can hunt for thousands of candy-filled eggs in Veteran’s Park in Downtown Painesville. 48 baskets and prizes will also be given away. Before the hunt enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Painesville Area Senior Citizen’s Center. Advanced registration is required for breakfast ($10). The egg hunt is FREE!


Bagels with the Bunny and Egg Hunt at Ohio Station Outlets

March 19th (Bunny Express Train Rides March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27)

Ohio Station Outlet’s Bagels with the Bunny and annual Easter Egg Hunt to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Bagels with the Bunny begins at 8:30 am.  It followed by a FREE eff hunt at 10:15 for children ages 1-5 years and 10:45 for kids age 6-12 years. Ohio Station Outlets also offers a Bunny Express Train Ride to the Bunny Room where kids visit and have story time with Mother Goose or the Mad Hatter and the Easter Bunny.


Easter Egg Hunt at Brunswick United Methodist Church

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy a light continental breakfast followed by an Easter egg hunt. Pre-registration is required.


Mayfield Heights Lunch with the Bunny

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy lunch with the Easter Bunny at Ross DeJohn Community Center. Call 440-442-2627 to purchase tickets if you have previously enrolled in a program. If you are new, visit the office at 6154 Mayfield Rd for tickets.


Near West Family Network Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 19th

Bring your basket to Fairview Park for an Easter egg hunt. You can also meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy some hot chocolate and donuts at this FREE event.


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Quail Hollow Resort

Saturday, March 19th

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet with chef-attended waffle and omelet stations, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a chef-supervised cookie decorating class, and more.


Bowl with the Easter Bunny at Roseland Lanes

Sunday, March 20th

Bowl with the Easter Bunny at Roseland Lanes in Bedford while enjoying music, spring tattoos, games, and prizes! Fun for all ages!


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the WIllowick Community Center

Sunday, March 20th

Enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny sponsored by the Willowick Wildkats Swim Team. Bring your camera for free pictures with the bunny in the selfie booth. The Wildkat Swim Team will also be offering a discounted early bird registration.


Eggsperiment! at Great Lakes Science Center

Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26th

Celebrate Easter weekend with fun science activities centered around some Easter favorites. Learn about the chemistry of eggs and candy, participate in an egg drop scavenger hunt, and be amazed at the Eggtastic Science Spectuacular! Eggsperiment is included with paid general admission.


Mommy & Me Easter Painting Class at Wine & Design

Sunday, March 20th

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and creativity in Rocky River as you and your child each recreate your very own Easter masterpiece during this artist-led, two-hour class with step by step instructions. No artistic ability needed.


Animal Enrichment Day Eggstravaganza at the Akron Zoo

Friday, March 25th

Start your holiday weekend by celebrating with the animals at the Akron Zoo. Watch the animals enjoy special Easter-themed enrichments such as papier-mâché eggs, hard-boiled eggs, and more!


Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with Bunny & Friends at Stan Hywet

Saturday, March 26th

Stan Hywet’s event includes a hot buffet breakfast from 9-11 am with the Easter Bunny & friends. Before or after, hop aboard the Easter Eggspress for a fun ride. There is an outdoor egg hung for children up to age 9 and story telling by Mother Goose. Tickets for the breakfast include the egg hunt. However, egg hunt tickets may be purchased separately.


Egg Hunt and Brunch at The Spicy Lamb Farm

Saturday, March 26

Enjoy brunch on the farm followed by an egg hunt. You can also watch sheep shearing after the brunch. The Spicy Lamb Farm is located in Peninsula, Ohio.


Breakfast with the Bunny at Wellington Reservation

Saturday, March 26

Enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Lorain County Metroparks’ Wellington Reservation with an appearance by the Easter Bunny.


Fairview Park Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26th

Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 10 years and under at the Fairview High School Stadium. Event will be held from 11:00am—1:00pm. Great prizes and an appearance by the Easter Bunny!


Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Annual Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26th

Celebrate spring in Hershey Children’s Garden with eggs-cellent adventures hunting for eggs. Numerous activities will be available including crafts, games, and taking photos with the Big Bunny himself!  You can then enjoy Big Spring when the garden opens to the public at noon.


Chardon Easter Egg Hunt & Pancakes with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, March 26th

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Pilgrim Christian Church followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in Chardon Square.


Easter Egg Hunt at Lock3

Saturday, March 26th

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, Easter egg hunt, a special children’s activity, putt-putt, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera and basket. Pre-sale only.


Easter Brunch at LaMalfa

Sunday, March 27th

Enjoy a huge, elegant Easter buffet with seafood, salad, carving stations and more. Children age 4 -12 years receive an Easter basket filled with goodies. Children 3 and under receive a plush toy. Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with over 4000 candy-filled eggs.


White House Easter Egg Roll at the James A Garfield National Historic Site

Monday, March 28th

Enjoy free kid-friendly games, activities, Easter egg hunts, as well as the Easter Egg Roll to commemorate a White House tradition in which President Garfield participated in 1881!



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