Getting a picture taken with the Easter Bunny is a major rite of passage for many kids. Make the tradition even more special this year when you take your child to a breakfast or brunch where the famous rabbit will be milling about—for photo ops or just some shy gawking. Whether you’re looking for a fun pre-holiday activity or want to find a kid-friendly spot to eat for the big day, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to make reservations (many of these events fill up quickly); and take lots of pictures.
Easter Bunny Breakfast & Hop at Solomon Pond Mall—Marlborough
Date: April 1, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Reservations: RSVP here
The Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough is hosting a morning of fun Easter activities. The day starts in the food court with breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Then, children are invited to participate in holiday-themed activities and crafts. Kids can also hop around to different retailers to collect special treats.
Easter Bunny Breakfast at Northshore Mall—Peabody
Date: April 8, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Reservations: Not required
Head to the Northshore Mall in Peabody for a morning of Easter fun before the big day. The event begins with a light breakfast in the mall’s food court. Kids will get to participate in spring-themed crafts, meet the Easter bunny, and go home with a special Easter gift.
Easter HOPpenings at Linden Square—Wellesley
Date: April 8, 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child
Reservations: Required, call 781-239-1100
Hop over to Linden Square in Wellesley for brunch and fun activities with the Easter Bunny. There are two breakfast seatings to choose from that feature a visit from the Easter Bunny. And when the meal is over, kids can grab a clue sheet and take part in a scavenger hunt. The event also includes a petting zoo, egg decorating and crafts that will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
There are lots of options for brunch with the Easter Bunny in Boston. Courtesy of Tupper Manor.
Easter Bunny Brunch at Beat Brasserie—Cambridge
Date: April 16, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $41.95 per adult two-course brunch, $15.95 per child 10 and under
Reservations: Recommended, call 617-499-0001
Easter brunch at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square is sure to be a memorable event for kids and parents alike. The adult brunch menu features dishes like lamb, quiche and eggs Benedict, while children can enjoy favorites like French toast, chicken dinos and fries, or scrambled eggs with toast. There will be live music throughout the event, an Easter egg hunt and a special appearance from the Easter bunny.
Easter Bunny Brunch at The Beehive—Boston
Date: April 16, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Reservations: Recommended, call 617-423-0069
The whole family will enjoy Easter brunch at The Beehive in the South End. The adult menu includes items like lamb, eggs Benedict and quiche, while the “Little Bee’s Kids Menu” has kid-friendly food like waffles, eggs, and chicken dinos and fries. There will be live jazz performances, an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.
Easter Bunny Brunch at Boston Harbor Hotel—Boston
Date: April 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $110 per adult, $50 for children (under age 3 are free)
Reservations: Recommended, call 617-439-3995
Families are invited to enjoy Easter brunch at the Boston Harbor Hotel in the Atlantic Room and Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. The meal will include dishes like lamb, buttermilk pancakes, omelets, a pasta station and much more. Brunch will feature live music, Easter egg hunts around the hotel and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny Brunch at Tupper Manor—Beverly
Date: April 16, 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $46 per adult; $42 per senior (65 and over); $20 per child (ages 3-11); kids under 2 are free
Reservations: Recommended, 978-867-1995
Tupper Manor in Beverly is hosting Easter brunch with three seatings to choose from throughout the day. The meal will feature items like a carving station, build-your-own eggs Benedict, and a children’s table with macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers, and French fries. There will be kid-friendly entertainment and time for pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Top image of kids with the Easter Bunny courtesy of Linden Square.