The Easter Bunny, in the weeks leading up to Easter (on March 27 this year), keeps as busy as Santa in December. We’ve tracked down some of the places in the Boston area where kids can hop on in, dressed in their Easter finest, to meet the Easter Bunny and get their pictures taken, play some games or share a meal with him. Depending on the activity, only professional photographers may be permitted to take pictures, but be sure to bring your camera for great photo ops just in case!
And for more Easter activities, please check out our listing of Easter Egg Hunts in Boston for some ideas.
Local Malls, Stores, and Indoor Play Spaces
Photos with the Easter Bunny
Daily through 3/26/2016
Capture sweet memories of your children and the Easter Bunny with a keepsake photo at the following malls. Check Simon Malls website for dates and times.
- South Shore Plaza, Braintree
- Burlington Mall, Burlington
- Northshore Mall, Peabody
- Emerald Square, Attleboro
Simon Malls also offer photos with the Extra Special Bunny for kids with special needs on March 6 and March 13, 2016 (dates and times vary by location), and Emerald Square is taking the Easter celebrations up a level with an Easter Bunny Hop on March 5, 2016.
Easter HOPpenings - Linden Square, Wellesley
Linden Square celebrates spring with the Easter Bunny, who appears for brunch at the Cottage. This event includes brunch, crafts, goody bags, and time with the bunny. Stay for the scavenger hunt and other fun activities.
Easter Party with the Easter Bunny - Jam Time, Maynard and Natick
Friday and Saturday 3/25/2016 and 3/26/2016 in Maynard and Natick
Included with admission
Families can meet the Easter Bunny at Jam Time. This festive party includes numerous arts & crafts tables with stickers, stamps, and more. Activities include counting the jellybeans game for prizes, sweet snacks, gifts from Easter Bunny, and Jam Time fun. This event is free with the price of playground admission. Reservations are not required.
Photos with the Easter Bunny - Bass Pro Shops, Foxborough
Free Easter activities for the whole family, including a photo with the Easter Bunny and crafts for kids (12-3pm). FREE
Zoos and Outdoor Spaces
You’ll also find the Easter Bunny hopping down the bunny trail at local zoos and outdoor spaces:
Bunny Bonanzoo - Stone Zoo, Stoneham
Hop on down the bunny trail to Stone Zoo where an Easter celebration awaits. Children’s activities include a scavenger hunt, crafts, opportunities to meet the zookeepers, music, and other fun surprises.
While at the Zoo, families can visit with a special guest, the Easter Bunny, who is available for photographs. Guests may take photos with the Easter Bunny with their own camera. Free with admission; suggested photo donation $5; all proceeds to benefit Stone Zoo.
Photos with the Easter Bunny - Paragon Carousel, Hull
It’s opening day of the Carousel, plus children can have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny in the afternoon. Photos and carousel rides are offered for an additional charge.
Visit with the Easter Bunny - Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Saturday and Sunday, 3/19/2016 and 3/20/2016 and Friday and Saturday, 3/25/2016 and 3/26/2016
Hop along the bunny trail to the Carousel Village where children can make a fun craft and take their pictures with the Easter Bunny. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at the main Zoo entrance, or as they enter the event. Cost: Children aged 1+ $5 in addition to regular admission.
Photo Credit: Zoo New England
Originally published March 2013; updated March 2014, 2015, and 2016