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, egg hunts, 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. And if you'd rather take a train ride with your favorite hare, you can always hop aboard the Easter Express.
Garden State Discovery Museum – Cherry Hill
Hop over to breakfast (catered by Silver Diner) at the Garden State Discovery Museum. Enjoy a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny!
Meet Sonny the Bunny and Friends for Easter brunch and an egg hunt at iPlay America.
iPlay America – Freehold
Meet the VIB (very important bunny) at a breakfast with Sonny the Bunny. The event includes an Easter egg hunt bucket filled with a coloring book and crayons, extra prize-filled eggs and a free $5 Game Card. Guests will also have a VIB photo opportunity with Sonny the Bunny (free digital photo download!) and access to special games and prizes. Plus, a reserved ticket and VIB status gives you skip-the-line admission for the Carrot Hunt!
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The Bunny will be on hand for photos and fun at historic Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center.
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center – Bloomfield
Head over to this historic mansion for brunch, craft time, photos with the Easter Bunny, and other special treats. Reservations are required.
The Garlic Rose – Cranford
The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce is again hosting its popular Easter Bunny Breakfast at the Garlic Rose. Reservations are a must.
Alstede Farms' offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring the Bunny, plus lots of other Easter fun.
Alstede Farms – Chester
March 24, 25, 30, 31
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.
Rainforest Café – Edison and Atlantic City
March 24, 25
Enjoy the Easter Adventure at the Rainforest Café, 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, pancakes, hash browns, fruit, cereal, and breakfast treats. Included in the ticket price are an egg hunt, Easter basket raffle, goodie bags, and more.
The Bernard's Inn – Bernardsville
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.
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Try and snag the bunny on the carousel at Camden Children's Garden.
Camden Children’s Garden – Camden
This annual event includes a Bunny Brunch, egg hunt, carousel ride, and crafts.
The Easter Bunny hops all over the town of Smithville this spring. Photo courtesy of Historic Smithville
Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light – Absecon
Have breakfast with the Bunny at Fred & Ethel's, or catch up with him at the Smithville Shoppes to pose for Easter pics March 24-25 (noon–5pm).
The Pop Shop – Collingswood
March 31, April 1
Head over to this cafe for a family-friendly Easter Bunny Buffet featuring brunch, desserts, spring coloring sheets, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Turtle Back Zoo – West Orange
March 30, 31, April 1
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.
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The Bunny hops over to the newly renovated Imagine That! for pics and a parade.
Imagine That! – Florham Park
Meet the Easter Bunny on Easter morning, take pics, and participate in a parade. All paying kids get an Easter gift. Pre-purchasing tickets is required.
The Easter Bunny returns to several Simon Malls in NJ for photos. Avoid the wait by making an appointment online for a $10 fee, which will be deducted from your photo package.
Worldwide Photography is springing into action to offer some special Easter Bunny photo-ops. Order a package online to avoid the wait and save 30% off packages (starting at about $30 per package). Look for discount days online for additional savings, and bring the pets on certain days for their turn with the Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny photos will also take place at:
Originally published 2014; updated for 2018.
Top photo: Hang out with the Easter Bunny at Alstede Farm. Photos courtesy of the venues/events.