Easter Egg Hunts in Seattle: The Hunt is On!

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The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint.

The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of April 19: 

10 a.m.: ages 3 and under
10:30 a.m.: ages 4-7
11 a.m.: ages 8-10

A full list of the community-based festivities can be found at the dedicated Seattle Parks and Recreation website.

Want to go beyond the everyday egg hunt? Argosy Cruises is offering a special Easter Sunday on Blake Island and Tillicum Village Cruise (shoving off from Pier 55 at 11:30 a.m. on April 20) to nearby Blake Island ($79 adults, $30 children, ages 3 and under free). In addition to a salmon buffet and Easter egg hunt on the island, passengers will explore historic Tillicum Village and experience traditional Native American dance, art and culture.

Why stop at bunnies and frogs? Head to the Woodland Park Zoo for its 13th annual Bunny Bounce featuring egg hunts for tykes ages 1-8, crafts and more – all while the zoo’s non-human inhabitants enjoy specially made Easter baskets brimming with treats of their own.

If tramping around in the soggy outdoors is not your cup of tea, the Rainforest Café in Southcenter Mall is celebrating indoors with an Easter Breakfast and Indoor Egg Hunt, featuring an Easter Bunny appearance, and an appearance by Cha! Cha! the jungle-themed eatery’s amphibian ambassador.

Egg decorators in need of some non-toxic, natural dyeing options, check out these ideas: Plant Silhouette Eggs, Vegetable-Dyed Eggs.

And don’t forget to feast. Find delicious Seattle restaurant suggestions here: Best Breakfasts and Brunches. Or peruse our food editor Julien Perry’s list of 10 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Recommendations.

Until this weekend, good luck, and happy hunting!