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 photo-ops and brunches for any-age kids and parents.
OUTDOOR EGG HUNTS
Winslow Farm Easter Egg Hunt - Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Norton
Saturdays & Sundays from 3/10/2018 - 4/01/2018
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!)
Visually impaired children hunt for beeping eggs. Photo courtesy of Perkins School for the Blind
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!
Easter EggStravaganza—Riverside Press Park, Cambridge
In its eighth year, this event in Cambridge's Riverside Press Park includes not just an egg hunt, but carnival games, face painting, a raffle, and more.
Mission Hill Easter Egg Hunt—McLaughlin Playground, Boston
This free event features a bouncy house, petting zoo, and thousands of eggs filled with treats to find.
Bunny Escapade and Egg Hunt—Bradley Estate, Canton
There will be stories about the Cottontail Family hopping through gardens (not unlike those at the Bradley Estate), games, and then a scavenger hunt for treats.
Egg Hunt - Healy 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 Healy 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, free 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?
The Faneuil Hall hunt leads families on a scavenger hunt around the marketplace. Photo courtesy of Faneuil Hall Marketplace
INDOOR EGG HUNTS
Faneuil Hall Easter Egg Hunt - Quincy Market, Boston
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.
The Great Banana Hunt - The Curious George Store, Cambridge
Come listen to your favorite Easter stories and then search the store for Easter Bananas in one of two sessions (9:30 and 11:30) this morning. Don't forget to arrive prepared to meet Curious George! RSVP required.
Easter Egg Hunt - Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough
A week of free Easter events include an Easter egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter. Kids are encouraged to find five eggs, and receive some sweets in return.
Post originally published 3/2012 and updated 3/2013, 3/2014, 3/2015, 3/2016, 3/2017, and 3/2018