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 – both indoors and outside – including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel. Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny for older kids and parents.
OUTDOOR EGG HUNTS
Egg Hunt - Fallon Field, Roslindale Village
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.
Spring Egg Hunt - Titus Sparrow Park, Boston
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Titus Sparrow Park features fun activities for all, including refreshments (coffee for moms and dads), arts and crafts tables, cookie creation station, and three separate egg hunts for kids (ages 0-3, 4-6, and 7+).
Annual Spring Egg Scramble - Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester
Children ages 4-8 can join in the scramble for candy and toy filled plastic eggs scattered across the field at DCR Pope John Paul II Park in this fun way to welcome springtime in the great outdoors. The DCR and Phillips Candy House celebrate the annual egg hunt. There are over 10,000 eggs for kids ages 4-8 to find, and many special surprises.
Photo by Anna Miller, 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 Egg Dash - Paragon Carousel, Hull
The popular Easter Egg Dash starts at 12:30pm sharp! Colored eggs full of candy are scattered all around the lawn that rings the Paragon Carousel. How may can your basket hold?
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.
Attleboro Farms Easter Egg Hunt - Attleboro Farms, North Attleboro
The 2016 Easter Egg Hunt at Attleboro Farms begins at 10am sharp. Get ready for a hopping good time with some treats.
Egg Hunt Safari - Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Included with zoo admission
Pick up a Egg Scavenger Hunt Card and follow the clues to different locations around the Zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, turn your eggs in at a redemption station for a prize. Other festivities during the day include entertainment, activities and games, character meet and greets, music and animal "egg" enrichment.
Photo courtesy of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
Winslow Farm Easter Egg Hunt - Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Norton
Saturdays & Sundays from 3/5/2016 - 3/27/2016
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
Starting at 10am, 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 (pictured at top).
Easter Stories and Egg Hunt - Harvard Coop, Cambridge
Children listen to stories about Easter, color, make a craft, and go on an egg hunt (ages 1-6 only).
Easter Egg Hunt - Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough
Saturdays and Sundays 3/19/2016-3/20/2016 & 3/26/2016-3/27/2016
Registration begins at 1:30pm at the main entrance of Bass Pro Shops in Foxborough. Hunt starts promptly at 2pm. Find 5 eggs and return to registration for candy. Ages 2-10.
Top photo courtesy of Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Post originally published 3/2012 and updated 3/2013, 3/2014, 3/2015 and 3/2016