It’s that time of year again — birds are chirping, shop windows are filled with pastel decorations, and one notorious bunny is about to be really busy hiding eggs. Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 16, and after going to a celebratory brunch, why not enjoy the day by taking your family to a fun-filled event?
Toledo has plenty of egg hunts, bunny meet-and-greets, hayrides, and eggstravaganzas to choose from, so dust off your Easter basket, get dressed in your Sunday best, and get ready for a hoppin’ time.
Meet the Easter Bunny at Franklin Park Mall
March 24-April 15, Monday-Saturday from 10am – 9pm, Sunday from 11am – 6pm
Want to meet everyone’s favorite bunny in person? When he’s not hopping around hiding eggs, the Easter bunny hangs out at Franklin Park Mall, and he’s very photogenic. Bring the kiddos down for a snapshot or two. Find more details here.
April 7 from 10 am – 12 pm
Bring the entire family to Franklin Park mall again for this hoppin’ event. There will be crafts, games and special appearances from the Easter bunny for all to enjoy!
Easter Bunny Hayride and Baby Animal Tour
April 8 & April 15 from 10 am – 4 pm
‘Tis the season for egg hunts and baby animals. Get it all on one package at this event, which includes an Easter bunny hayride to his field of hidden eggs, candy prizes, and lots of baby ducks, goats, chickens, bunnies and lambs for you and your little one to cuddle with.
American Girl Easter Cupcake Party
April 8, 10 am
What better way to celebrate Easter than with some sweet treats? Children ages 8-13 are welcome at this Williams-Sonoma event, where they’ll learn to make and decorate Easter cupcakes, and eat them too!
WOW District Easter Egg Hunt
April 8, 11 am – noon
The WOW Business District will host a free egg hunt for your little ones outside of DeVeaux Elementary School on Saturday, April 8th. There will be two different times for two different age groups, so make sure to check out the event page for more details.
Hop Into Spring Easter Eggstravaganza
April 8, 10 am – noon
This festive event hosted in uptown Maumee is the perfect way to welcome the spring season. While the details haven’t been hammered out, we hear there will be an egg hunt and photos with the notorious Easter Bunny.
Underwater Easter Eggs-travaganza
April 8 from 1 – 3 pm
Sure, you’ve been to plenty of Easter egg hunts over the years, but have you ever been to one underwater? Take the kids to this splash-tastic event in Perrysburg, which includes a swim with Easter eggs, a goodie bag to take home, snacks and crafts.
Easter Egg Hunt at Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
April 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
From a cookie decorating station and marigold planting, to story time and pictures with the Easter bunny, this hunt has it all! The event is completely free, but make sure to bring your own basket.
Perrysburg Easter Egg Hunt and Doggy Egg Hunt
April 9 from 1 – 3 pm
This hunt hosted by the Pet Bull Project has been a hit for four years running. Make your way down there for a children’s hunt followed by a puptastic hunt for your furry friends.
Breakfast with the Bunny at the Toledo Zoo
April 14 & 15 from 9-11 am
Get close and personal with everyone’s favorite bunny at this breakfast event. Enjoy an egg hunt in the morning, photos with the bunny, and a full buffet with items including scrambled eggs, hash browns, an omelette station and more — all at the Toledo Zoo.
Animal Egg Hunt
April 14 from 10–3 pm
Everyone deserves to partake in fun Easter activities, including the gorillas and otters at the Toledo Zoo! At this event, which is free with the cost of admission, guests can meander around the different exhibits and watch the animals unwrap the special treats that were left in their Easter baskets.
17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Olander Park
April 15 from 9–1 pm
There’s a reason this hunt has been a hit for 16 years – it’s hoppin’! The event kicks off with an Easter crafting session, in which kids will make something memorable to take home. Then hit the egg course to collect as many plastic eggs as possible, which can each be redeemed for a fun prize.
The Hayes Easter Egg Roll
April 15 from 2–3:30 pm
This take on the traditional White House Egg Roll takes place at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum. Children ages 3-10 are asked to bring three hard-boiled eggs to participate in the roll, and can enjoy activities including face-painting, corn-hole games and crafting afterward at no cost.
Hoppy Easter Everybunny!
How will you be celebrating? Let us know in the comments!