The Easter Bunny, in the weeks leading up to Easter (on April 1 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—and maybe even 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!
There's more early springtime fun to be had in our March GoList. And for more Easter activities, stay tuned for our egg hunt finder, coming out next week!
1. Photos with the Easter Bunny at Simon Malls
Capture sweet memories of your children and the Easter Bunny with a keepsake photo at the following malls during regular shopping hours:
- South Shore Plaza, Braintree
- Burlington Mall, Burlington: 2/24/18-3/31/2018
- Northshore Mall, Peabody: 3/02/18-3/31/2018
- Emerald Square, Attleboro: 3/09/2018-3/31/2018
- Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough: 3/9/2018-3/31/2018
2. Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hop—Marlborough
The morning at the Solomon Pond Mall includes a breakfast, crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny from 10am to 11am.
3. Easter Party with the Easter Bunny at Jam Time—Maynard and Natick
Families can meet the Easter Bunny at both of Jam Time's locations. This festive party includes numerous arts and crafts tables with stickers, stamps, and more. Activities include counting jellybeans 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.
4. Photos with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops—Foxborough
There are free Easter activities for the whole family, including a photo with the Easter Bunny and crafts for kids.
Bunny Bonanzoo includes scavenger hunts and crafts along with a visit with the bunny. Photo courtesy of Stone Zoo
5. Bunny Bonanzoo at Stone Zoo—Stoneham
Hop on down the bunny trail to Stone Zoo where an Easter celebration, free with regular zoo admission, 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.
6. Visit with the Easter Bunny at Roger WIlliams Park Zoo—Providence
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.
7. Easter Nature Quest—Walpole
Families follow a trail searching for signs of spring and gathering clues as they make their way to the Easter Bunny. Successful questers receive Easter candy and packets of seeds to plant this spring.
8. Easter Sunday Brunch at the Taj—Boston
Along with a mouthwatering brunch, there are photo ops with the Easter Bunny and a visit from Barn Babies petting zoo.
9. Hop on Over to the Pantry for Easter Brunch—Natick
There will be a lavish buffet featuring breakfast and lunch favorites as well as photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, glitter tattoos, and a bouncy house.
Originally published March 2013; updated March 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018