It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations—indoors and out—including parks, farms, local businesses, and even a carousel. Many of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities like games, crafts, refreshments, and Easter Bunny brunches for any-age kids and parents.
OUTDOOR EGG HUNTS
Attleboro Farms Easter Egg Hunt - Attleboro Farms, North Attleboro
The 2017 Easter Egg Hunt at Attleboro Farms begins at 10 am sharp. Get ready for a hopping good time with some treats.
Beeping Egg Hunt - Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown
The Perkins School for the Blind and the Massachusetts Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired (MAPVI) offer a Beeping Egg Hunt for visually impaired children (pictured). Children who find the special eggs hidden in each section win prizes, and there are goody bags for all participants. A special accessible area for children in strollers or wheelchairs is also available. So cool!
Egg-cellent Easter Adventure - Appleton Farms, Ipswich
$30 per family
Kids can learn about the cycle from egg to chicken as they take the "Egg-cellent" Quest around the farmstead, collecting Easter eggs and learning as they go. Enjoy refreshments in the Carriage Barn, visit with farm animals, and play games in the stone paddock. BYOB (that is, bring your own basket). Register in advance.
Egg Hunt - Fallon Field, Roslindale
Thanks to Roslindale Village Main Streets, children ages 2-6 can join the Easter Bunny to hunt for 5,000 treat-filled eggs hidden throughout Fallon Field in Roslindale. Bring a basket or bag to collect eggs. Children under 12 and families can join the parent/child egg toss, bunny hop races, and arts and crafts.
Easter Egg Dash - Paragon Carousel, Hull
The popular Easter Egg Dash starts at 12:30 pm sharp! Colored eggs full of candy are scattered all around the lawn that rings the Paragon Carousel. How many can your basket hold?
Easter Egg Hunt at Glass House - Cambridge
Starting at 11 am on the lawn next to the restaurant, there is an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos and the Easter Bunny is walking around for photo ops. Bring a basket for all the treats; brunch is being served starting at 10 am, so don't forget to make reservations for the whole family.
Photo courtesy of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
Winslow Farm Easter Egg Hunt - Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Norton
Saturdays & Sundays from 3/25/2017 - 4/16/2017
Adults $10; Children $5
The Winslow Nature Trail holds hidden Easter treasures just waiting to be found by children (ages 1-8). Be sure to look for the Easter Bunny along the path (or a kitty or two!)
INDOOR EGG HUNTS
Faneuil Hall Easter Egg Hunt - Quincy Market, Boston
Free; register in advance to reserve a basket
Kids can head to the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market to pick up an Easter basket and clue sheet to find out which businesses are hiding eggs. They then roam around the marketplace to discover hidden treats and treasures.
Photo courtesy of Faneuil Hall Marketplace
The Great Banana Hunt - The Curious George Store, Cambridge
Come listen to your favorite Easter stories and then search the store for Easter Bananas. Don't forget to arrive prepared to meet Curious George. RSVP required.
Easter Egg Hunt - Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough
4/8/2017 - 4/16/2017
Easter events are happening all week long with an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 16 at 2 pm.
Top photo courtesy of Pixabay
Post originally published 3/2012 and updated 3/2013, 3/2014, 3/2015, 3/2016, and 3/2017