Spring Egg Hunts and Bunny Fun for Easter Week in LA and OC

Easter Egg Hunts for Kids around Los Angeles and Orange County 2016

Some of us have lovely gardens and the inclination to creatively hide eggs in them early on a Sunday morning. Others have an inclination to sleep late and find eggs hidden in someone else's garden. We find no shame in that and are more than happy to help guide you to lots of places where Peter Cottontail has evidently just been moments before. Most of the egg hunts below take place Easter weekend; keep an eye on our Event Calendar for last minute additions, or check out these other places to meet the Easter Bunny!


Pershing Square Community Egg Hunt - Pershing Square
March 20, 2016
Age separated egg hunts are only the beginning; families can also count on inflatables, crafts, entertainment, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny on the weekend before Easter.

Easter Fest and Egg Hunt - Grand Hope Park, Downtown
March 27, 2016
New City Church of LA's Family Easter Fest involves thousands of eggs, lots of games, a few pies, and a moon bounce. What's not to love?


Bunny at the Country Mart Brentwood
March 25, 2016
We can't guarantee that the treats are hidden, but there are treats and an Easter Bunny appearance to kick off Easter weekend.

Spring Festival & Egg Hunt - Westwood Recreation Center
March 26, 2016
Local eggs are the best eggs; kids can hunt for the Spring Bunny's eggs at the park's recreation center.

Peter Rabbit Day - Santa Monica
March 26, 2016
The Santa Monica Jaycees present the beach city's annual bunny event at Douglas Park, with egg hunts, egg painting, and photo ops. (Another BYOB event)

Family Easter Egg Hunt - Rustic Canyon
March 26, 2016
Some people have a hard time finding Rustic Canyon, but not the Easter Bunny. The eggs are hidden in a secluded canyon between Santa Monica and the Palisades.

Books and Cookies Egg Hunt - Santa Monica
March 26, 2016
The kids' book shop has an annual tradition of hiding eggs among the books. Advance registration is recommended.

Bugs Bunny Easter Egg Hunt - Santa Monica
March 27, 2016
The Aero hosts its annual Easter Sunday Bugs Bunny Fest, with Easter candy for all the kids.

Note: Easter Hoppening - Malibu
March 18, 2016
Another annual bunny treat for beachside families, Malibu's "hoppening" is a week early this year. Get a hop on the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, a bounce hunt, and lots of activities. BYOB and C (that's camera) for collecting biodegradable eggs.

The Valleys

Easter on the Farm - Moorpark
March 19-April 3, 2016
This isn't Easter on any old farm; it's Underwood Farms. And if there's one place the Easter Bunny is likely to want to spend the holiday weekend, it's bound to be here.

Egg-stravaganza at The Lakes - Thousand Oaks
March 21, 2016
No fooling - The Lakes at Thousand Oaks invites families for a free egg hunt and photos with bunnies. Bring your own basket.

Egg Hunts and Scrambles - LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
March 26, 2016
Egg hunts in the Arboretum start off with a natural advantage, even before they start adding prizes and snacks.

Los Encinos Living History Egg Hunt - Encino
March 26, 2016
This park's most popular annual event sets egg hunts among historical re-enactors, old-time music, and tours of the historic adobe. BYOB (that's Basket!)

Kidspace Egg Hunt - Pasadena
March 26-27, 2016
Hunting for eggs, decorating eggs, and making cute little bunny ears makes for lots of little bunnies at Kidspace Children's Museum.

South Bay & Orange County

Easter on the Battleship - San Pedro
March 27, 2016
Easter Brunch and egg hunts on board the Battleship Iowa: you just never know where that bunny is going to turn up. (That's why we're here to tip you off, of course.) 

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza - Rancho Palos Verdes
March 26, 2016
Bring a camera for hunting and a basket for gathering at Ladera Linda Park's eggstravaganza.

Easter Eggstravaganza - Irvine
Daily through March 26, 2016
There's so much to do at Irvine Park Railroad's annual Easter celebration that you really would need to go daily to do it all (no doubt why the Easter Bunny spends so much time there). Of course, if you were to do it all, you could then start on the OC Zoo, the pony rides, the paddle boats - there's just a lot to do!

South Bay Galleria Easter Celebration Redondo Beach
March 19 & 26, 2016
The Easter Bunny puts in an appearance at this celebration, as does popular kindie rock band the Beat Buds.

Lawndale Easter Egg Hunt - Lawndale
March 26, 2016
Egg hunts, crafts, and Easter Bunny photos keep things hopping at William Green Park.

Dana Point Egg Hunt - Dana Point
March 26, 2016
The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, games, and a petting zoo - Dana Point pulls out all the stops for local bunny fans.

Originally published on April 3, 2012

Photo credit: Naval Surface Warriors via flickr