Easter Weekend is hopping right along – with lots of fun family events to mark the occasion! (PLEASE NOTE: This round up is from 2018; for some 2019 ideas click here!)
Bass Pro Shops is offering photos with the Easter Bunny starting Saturday, March 24 at 11am and going until next Saturday, March 31 (closed on Good Friday). Check the store’s site for all the details on photo times, packages available, and crafts, too! There’s also an Easter Egg Hunt planned for Saturday, March 31, from 2pm to 3pm, intended for children ages two to 10. Register at the store at 1:30pm; find five eggs in the store and turn them in for candy! You can also catch the Easter Bunny at Queen Elizabeth school’s Bunny Trail Market on Saturday.
Toys R Us is holding an Easter EGG-splore event at the store Saturday, March 24 from 11am until 1pm. There’s a LEGO scavenger hunt and minifigure for participants, a Hatchimals activity and colleggtibles giveaway, as well as hands-on fun.
Michael’s has lots of Easter-themed workshops, starting with yarn chicks for the Saturday morning Kids Club craft on March 24 and an egg decorating session that afternoon (you buy the eggs, the craft supplies are provided). On Saturday, March 31, it’s Easter treat bags and bunny ears in the morning and slime in the afternoon. Check the site for details on pricing and times.
The Ukrainian Club of Moncton is co-hosting a pysanka workshop at Resurgo Place on Thursday, March 29. You must register in advance; limited to those over the age of 12. You can enjoy the workshop and the museum for just $10!
The Play Café is holding a Hoppy Easter EGG-stravaganza Preschool Party on Thursday, March 29 for ages two to five. A morning full of fun with Easter-themed games, songs, crafts, a snack and a full day pass included with event admission. Spaces are limited!
The Café is also holding an EGG-stra special Kids’ Paint Night on Thursday. Kids create a painting, enjoy a snack, and get a treat bag for just $25 plus tax. This is for kids five and older; registration is required and spaces fill fast!
The West Riverview Home & School is showing Hop! at the school on Thursday night.
Adorable Chocolat is holding an Open House in Shediac on Friday, 10am to 3pm. You can tour the chocolaterie, drink hot chocolate, enjoy some treats, and visit with the Easter Bunny!
Hop on over to Cineplex Saturday, March 31, for Hop on the big screen for just $2.99.
The annual Easter Bunny Blast takes place at the Moncton Wesleyan on Saturday, March 31 from 8am until noon. Bouncy castles, carnival games, pancake breakfast, a giant sandbox, and 40,000 eggs! This is a free event, but you are asked to register.
Lutes Mountain Church of the Nazarene is holding an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, starting at 1pm. This is an outside event, but will move inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Games and crafts to follow, with the Veggie Tales ‘Twas the Night Before Easter showing at 3pm.
Bouctouche’s Grace Church will also host an EGGstravaganza hunt on Saturday in Rotary Park, with more than 10,000 eggs to collect.
If you’re up for a road trip – the Cherry Brook Zoo is holding an Easter Scavenger Hunt on Saturday from 11am until 3pm. There will be chocolate bunnies & toothbrushes for little ones, a reptile show, and a big cat feeding demonstration. Children under three are free. For more on Saint John area Easter events, check out this round up from Network of Moms!
Looking for ideas to fill some Easter eggs that aren’t candy and chocolate? Ruth Ann at Everything Unscripted has some great ideas! For a fun no-bake treat, check out these little eggs & nests from Monica at Older Mommy, Still Yummy. Looking for something with a little chocolate kick but super healthy? Try Unsweetened Caroline’s Chocolate Chunk Protein Bars. (All these awesome blogs are also New Brunswick-based – so be sure to check them out and support their work!)
Happy Easter, everyone!