Easter is early this year! Get your kids hopping this Spring at these awesome Egg Hunts and Easter activities being held in and around the Litchfield County area. With train rides, Easter Bunny sightings and the ever popular egg hunts, you are sure to find some family fun this Easter. We've also rounded up Easter fun in Central Connecticut and Fairfield County.
Gepetto's Toy Store - 3/21 (Woodbury)
The Easter Bunny visits this popular toy store in Woodbury from 10-11am. There will be a petting zoo from 11:00-11:30. FREE.
Easter Bunny Express Train - Danbury Railway Museum 3/28-29, 4/3-4/4 (Danbury)
The Easter Bunny will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic rail yard to visit him. Trains leave every 30 minutes from 12:30 to 3:30. each child will receive a small gift from the Bunny. Reservations are suggested and may be made by visiting the museum's web site. The train ride will stop at the Easter Bunny's special railroad car. The museum's beautifully restored circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car will also be open. Of course, the exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will be open, along with a coloring station, temporary tattoos, Thomas® play table, and the operating model train layouts. A fully-stocked gift shop will also be open. $10 ages 2 and over. Under 2 free
Kent Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 3/28 (Kent)
The event is open to youngsters, ages 10 and under, and features two separate hunts: ages 5 and under and ages 6 to 10.
Brookfield 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 3/28 (Brookfield)
Join the Parks and Recreation Dept. on the grounds of Town Hall. Additional feature include jelly bean counting contest, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Bags will be provided for egg collecting. Call the Parks and Rec. office to pre-register.
Easter Egg Hunt - 4/3 (Litchfield)
Litchfield children aged nine and under are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt which will take place at Community Field in the Playscape and the Ripley and Porter Baseball Fields. The event is free to the public. Don't forget your Basket!!!! In case of inclement weather we will have the egg hunt on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Community Field.
Easter Bunny Express on the Naugutuck Railway - 4/4 (Thomaston)
Celebrate the coming of spring with a scenic train ride on the Naugatuck Railroad including a visit and gift for each child from the Easter Bunny! Reservations recommended, as trains sell out early. 80 minute train rides at 10:00AM, 12:00PM and 2:00PM. Board your train at the Thomaston Station.
Originally published 3/19/12.