Have breakfast with the Bunny at Fred & Ethel's. Photo courtesy of the restaurant
Have breakfast with the Bunny at Fred & Ethel's. Photo courtesy of the restaurant

Easter Bunny Brunches and Photo-Ops for New Jersey Kids

Grab your bonnets and bow ties, and hop on over to a fun photo-op with the Easter Bunny. We've got the scoop on where you can meet the long-eared guest of honor and take part in activities like bunny brunches, parades, storytimes, and crafts.

Looking for a more straightforward meet-and-greet? Check out our listing of professional photo setups at malls throughout the Garden State below. And if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, you can always hop aboard the Easter Express

Bunny Breakfasts


The Bunny will be on hand for photos and fun at historic Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center – Bloomfield
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Head over to this historic mansion for brunch, craft time, photos with the Easter Bunny, and other special treats. Reservations are required.


Alstede Farms' offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring the Bunny, plus lots of other Easter fun.

Alstede Farms – Chester 
Saturdays and Sundays, March 28-April 19, 2020; Daily, April 6-15, except Easter Sunday
Pick-your-own favorite Alstede Farms has an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet (three seating times) with the Easter Bunny, where you’ll enjoy French toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, and more. Admission includes access to all activities in the Festival Area, including hayrides, continuous egg hunts (five eggs per child plus a golden egg), a moon bounce, pony rides, and more. There's also a campfire with four complimentary marshmallows per kid, free apple cider, a walk-through reading of the book Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg, and games where top prizes include a family day pass. Reservations are required.

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Meet Sonny the Bunny and Friends for Easter brunch and an egg hunt at iPlay America. 

iPlay America – Freehold 
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Meet the VIB (very important bunny) at a breakfast with Sonny the Bunny. Guests will also have a VIB photo opportunity with Sonny the Bunny . After breakfast, head into the park for the Colossal Carrot Adventure to collect eggs filled with treats, prizes, and raffle prizes.

Rainforest Café – Edison and Atlantic City
Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5 and 11, 2020
Enjoy the Easter Adventure at the Rainforest Café (Edison and Atlantic City locations), where kids can take photos with both the Easter Bunny and Cha Cha, the restaurant’s red-eyed tree frog mascot. The ticketed brunch will feature eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, carved ham, hash browns, fruit, cereal, and breakfast treats. Included in the ticket price are an egg hunt, Easter basket raffle, goodie bags, and more. 

Garden State Discovery Museum – Cherry Hill
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Hop over to breakfast (two seatings) at the Garden State Discovery Museum, and meet the Easter Bunny!

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The Easter Bunny hops into Smithville this spring. Photo courtesy of Historic Smithville

Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light – Absecon
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Have breakfast with the Bunny at Fred & Ethel's, or catch up with him at the Smithville Shoppes to pose for Easter pics on select dates

Steel Pier – Atlantic City
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Head to AC for Steel Pier's annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, from 10:30am – 12:30pm. 

Camden Children’s Garden – Camden
Saturday, April 11, 2020
This annual event includes a Bunny Brunch, egg hunt, carousel ride, and crafts.

The Pop Shop – Collingswood
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Head on over for this family-friendly event. Brunch includes a buffet, desserts, spring coloring sheets, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Complimentary Mimosa Bar. BYO bubbly!


Try and snag the bunny on the carousel at Camden Children's Garden.

 

The Bernard's Inn – Bernardsville
2020 Dates TBA
For a bit of a fancier atmosphere, hop on over to The Bernard's Inn for brunch. Kids will have the chance to enter contests and win prizes. Reservations are required.

 


The Bunny hops over to Imagine That! for pics and a parade. 

Imagine That! – Florham Park
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Meet the Easter Bunny on Easter morning (10am-12pm), take pics, and participate in a parade through the center. All paying kids get a plush stuffed bunny to take home! Afterward families can stay and play all day until 5:30pm! Pre-purchasing tickets is required.

The Junior Woman's Club of Verona – Verona
Saturday, March 28, 2020
This annual Bunny Brunch, held at Verona High School, features food, drinks, crafts and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Buy tickets in advance as the event typically sells out. Tickets are $5/person, with a max of $20/family.

Maggiano's – Bridgewater
Saturday, April 8, 2020
Enjoy a lovely breakfast with the Easter Bunny before the egg hunt begins. Each child will receive a special gift from the Easter Bunny. Breakfast selections breakfast pastries, potatoes, French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and Italian sausage. Reservations required.

Storytimes

Turtle Back Zoo – West Orange
Saturdays and Sundays, April 4-5, 11-12, 2020
The Easter Bunny will make a special stop at the zoo, where the fun will include stories read by zoo staff followed by a meet-and-greet with the E.B. You'll also have a chance to meet one of the zoo's resident animals.

Photos​

The Easter Bunny returns to several malls in NJ for photos. Avoid the wait by making an appointment online. Book early for discounts, and bring the pets on certain days for their turn with the Easter Bunny.

 

Photos courtesy of the venues/events.

Originally published 2014. 


iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728

Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103

Rainforest Cafe
520 Menlo Park Dr. Menlo Park Mall
Edison, NJ 08837

Rainforest Cafe
2201 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Imagine That!
4 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932

The Bernard's Inn
27 Mine Brook Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center
40 Belleville Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

The Garlic Rose
28 North Ave. E
Cranford, NJ 07016

Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phillipsburg Mall
1200 Highway 22 East
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light
North New York Road
Absecon, NJ 08205

Junior Woman's Club of Verona, Verona High School
151 Fairview Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044

Maggiano's Little Italy
600 Commons Way, Bldg. E
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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