Northeast Ohio Easter Activities

Northeast Ohio Easter Activities

Hop into some fun this season with the following Easter-themed events, including egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, crafts and more.

Through 3/20

Summit County Children Services Easter Basket Program. Donations of filled/wrapped Easter baskets are needed for the more than 1,500 children in agency care. Most needed are baskets for school-aged girls, teenage girls and boys, and stuffed animals and baskets filled with infant care items. Donations of baskets, grocery gift cards or financial contributions are needed before March 20 for distribution to families before Easter. 330-379-9094, summitkids.org

3/7, 8, 9, 14 & 15

Eggstravaganza. Learn about eggs, bunnies and spring. This educational program includes a small egg hunt with allergy-conscious take-homes. For children ages 1-5. Registration required. $7 per child. Times vary by day. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, lensc.org

3/10-11

Easter Craft Show. Local vendors provide hand-crafted items for Easter decorating. March 10, 5-9 p.m. and March 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Immaculate Conception Parish, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna, 330-296-6434, icparishravenna.org

3/18

Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt. Hunters will find floating eggs and sinking eggs. One “magic” egg per age group will earn the hunter a special prize. All participants receive a goodie bag. 1-4:30 p.m. Register by March 15. Member $6, resident $8, non-resident $10. Broadview Hts. Recreation Center, 9543 Broadview Road, broadview-heights.org

3/19

Easter Egg Hunt. Free event, rain or shine. 11 a.m. RiverTree Massillon, 1600 Main Ave. W., rivertreemassillon.com

3/24-4/5

Easter Bunny Photo Experience. Families can come get photos taken with the Easter Bunny. Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, shopsummitmall.com

3/24-4/15

Easter Bunny Photo Experience. Come visit with the Easter Bunny and get a photo taken. Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-255-8932, shopgreatlakemall.com

3/25

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Egg-stra special fun awaits at this family-style breakfast. Kids also make a craft and pose for a complimentary photo with the bunny. $8 for ages 3 and older; $5 for ages 1-2; younger than 1 year is free. 9-11 a.m. Ehrnfelt Rec Center, 18100 Royalton Road, Strongsville, strongsville.org

Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Join the Easter Bunny for a delicious breakfast, followed by the bunny dance. All kids who visit the bunny will receive a special pass to participate in the egg hunt. Tickets $5. 8-10 a.m. Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Shop Center, N. Olmsted, 440-734-6304, shoppinggreatnorthernmall.com

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Kids of all ages can hippity hop to the Food Court for a breakfast with the Bunny featuring breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, milk and lemonade from Auntie Anne’s, and coffee for parents from Starbucks. $10 ticket includes breakfast, one raffle ticket to enter for a chance to win a special SouthPark Mall prize package, and admission to a screening of “Hop” at Cinemark Strongsville. Tickets are available only at Learning Express; the event is limited to 300 guests. SouthPark Mall, 500 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, shoppingsouthparkmall.com

Hop Into Spring Family Event. Welcome spring with crafts, games, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, shopsummitmall.com

3/25-4/15

Family Photos with the Easter Bunny. Children of all ages are invited to visit the Easter Bunny at SouthPark’s Center Court and have the moment captured by Cherry Hill Photo. Choose from several photo packages available for purchase. All children visiting the Easter Bunny will receive a free packet of carrot seeds while supplies last. SouthPark Mall, 500 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, shoppingsouthparkmall.com

Family Photos with the Easter Bunny. Children are invited to visit the Easter Bunny in the Bunny Garden in Center Court. Choose from several photo packages available for purchase. All children visiting the Easter Bunny receive a free packet of magic Easter seeds for an Easter morning surprise, plus a special gift from SkyZone Belden Village, while supplies last. Belden Village Mall, 4230 Belden Village Circle NW, Canton, shoppingbeldenvillagemall.com

4/1

Adult Flashlight Dash Egg Hunt. A fast-paced, competitive all-out-sprint of an egg hunt just for adults ages 21 and older. Registration begins March 3. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Black Brook Golf Course & Practice Center, 8900 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, 440-974-5720, cityofmentor.com

Basket Weaving 101: Spring Basket. Join expert basket maker Betty Rettig to weave a spring basket. No experience necessary. For ages 12 to adult. All materials provided. Call 330-336-5951 to register by March 24. $17 fee per basket. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth, medinacountyparks.com

Hop Into Spring. Kids enjoy a fun, festive day celebrating the arrival of spring with arts and crafts, interactive games and raffle prizes. The Easter Bunny will be nearby for visits and photos. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-255-8932, shopgreatlakesmall.com

Kids Easter Celebration. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lakeview Christian Church, 4613 S. Main St., Akron, lakeviewcc.net

Easter Egg Hunt and Visit with the Easter Bunny. Children can enjoy making a springtime craft, visiting with live baby bunnies, and an egg hunt for the young and young at heart. A special Golden Egg will award its finder with a free Outdoor Y family membership. Bring your camera for family photos with the Easter Bunny. $5 for children ages 9 and younger. Advance registration recommended. 2-4 p.m. Lake County YMCA Outdoor Y, 4540 River Road,Perry, 440-259-2724, lakecountyymca.org

Medina Early Childhood PTA’s Breakfast with the Bunny. Have a “hopping” good time at this annual breakfast with the bunny. Enjoy games and crafts, a light breakfast and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. $5/person; free admission for children under 1 year old. 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. White Birch Barn, 7180 W. Smith Road, Medina, medinaecpta.org

Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Each breakfast seating will have its own egg hunt. Kids will be able to visit with the Easter Bunny while mom and dad take pictures. Crafts and face painting also available. $5 for ages 2-8; $10 for children age 9 and older, and adults. Avon Isle, 37080 Detroit Road, Avon, frenchcreekfoundation.com

4/1, 2, 8, 9 & 14

Easter Bunny Express. Hop on the Easter Bunny Express train to Candyland from noon until 5 p.m. each day. Participate in an egg hunt, meet the Mad Hatter or Mother Goose, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Tickets $6 per person, ages 12 months and younger are free. Ohio Station Outlets, 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, ohiostationoutlets.com

4/1, 2, 8, 9 & 15

Breakfast with the Bunny. Breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt with prizes. Event begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes admission into the zoo for the day. Tickets go on sale March 1, $16 for adult members and $23 for children of members; $24 for non-member adults and $29 for non-member children. Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave., akronzoo.org

4/1-15

Easter at White House Chocolates. See chocolate baby bunnies being born daily at the shop. Easter candy of all shapes and sizes, traditional and newfangled, old favorites and new delights. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 14607 Kinsman Road, Burton, 440-834-3133, whitehousechocolates.com

4/2

Sensitive Bunny. Offers children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Steps will be taken (no music, dimmed lighting, eliminating queue lines during wait time, etc.) to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment. 9-11 a.m. Great Lakes Mall, 7850 Mentor Ave., Mentor, 440-255-8932, shopgreatlakesmall.com

Soothing Bunny. Designed for kids with autism or special needs who need extra time with the Easter Bunny in a sensory-free environment. Reservations required. 9-11 a.m. Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Shop Center, North Olmsted, 440-734-6304, shoppinggreatnorthernmall.com

Soothing Easter Bunny. A private event at Build-A-Bear Workshop held on World Autism Day for children with special needs and their siblings to visit and take pictures with the bunny in a calm, sensory-friendly environment. Children will also receive a special prize (while supplies last) and can enjoy other fun activities. Reservations required; call 330-492-7779. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Belden Village Mall, 4230 Belden Village Circle NW, Canton, shoppingbeldenvillagemall.com

Pet Photos with the Bunny. The Easter Bunny and SouthPark Mall welcome pets for a night of very furry photos at Center Court. Pet parents may choose from several photo packages available for purchase. All pets must arrive at the mall on a leash or within a pet carrier. 6-8 p.m. SouthPark Mall, 500 SouthPark Center, Strongsville, shoppingsouthparkmall.com

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny. Pets are welcomed for a night of very furry photos in Center Court. Pet parents may choose from several photo packages that available for purchase. Dogs and cats need to be on a leash or in a carrier. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Belden Village Mall, 4230 Belden Village Circle NW, Canton, shoppingbeldenvillagemall.com

4/7

Friday Night Fun: Easter Egg Hunt. Bounce on trampolines, climb through the obstacle courses, jump in the bounce houses and search for eggs. Candy, prizes, games and more. For ages 4-12. 7:30-8:30 p.m. $12 per child. American Elite Kids, 81 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge, 330-633-3160, americanelitekids.com

4/8

Canal Fulton Community Egg Hunt. After the annual egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. Bring a basket to collect eggs. For children ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m. St. Helena Heritage Park, 123 Tuscarawas St. NW, cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov

Easter Egg Hunt at Honey Hill Peddler General Store. Free egg hunt, kids’ coloring contest with prizes, treats for all, free samples of the Easter goodies available for purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 8378 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, 440-688-3022, honeyhillpeddler.com

Easter Egg Hunt at Hope Christian Church. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 32625 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-937-9602, hopechristianchurch.com

Easter Egg Hunt at John Knox Presbyterian Church. 10-11:30 a.m. 25200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, 440-777-3744, johnknoxpc.org

Easter Egg Hunt at the Ranch. Come visit the horses and learn all about services offered while you search for Easter eggs. The grand prize will be a free 12-week riding session. All ages welcome at this free event. Noon-2 p.m. Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, 5200 Lake Road, medinacreativehousing.com/medinatherapy-ranch

Easter Egg Hunt at Strongsville United Methodist Church. Indoor egg hunt, games and bunny photo op. 10-30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 13500 Royalton Road, 440-238-6135, strongsvilleumc.org

Easter Eggstravaganza at Sunrise Farm. Under layers of fresh straw, children ages 10 and younger enjoy searching for eggs. Held outdoors or in the Glasshouse Pavilion in inclement weather. Hunt is at 11 a.m.; farm store is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1311 S. Kinsman Road, Burton, 440-834-1298, sunrisefarmgifts.com

Easter Eggstravaganza at Willo-Hill Baptist Church. For children ages 2 years through grade five. 10 a.m.-noon. Register by calling 440-951-2020. 4200 State Route 306, Willoughby, willohill.com

Eggstravaganza. The city of Willoughby Hills, area churches and local businesses come together to create this free event. Includes hunt, inflatables, face painting, photo booth, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Skipper, and more. Located at Calvary Assembly of God, 28870 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, eggwhills.com

Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring a canned good or donate $1 for pictures. Everything will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Adults will receive an Easter egg for a chance to win Jamie’s gift certificates. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jamie’s Flea Market, 46388 Telegraph Road, South Amherst, 440-986-4402, jamiesfleamarket.com

The Bunny Hop. A holiday tradition that includes a keepsake photo with the Easter Bunny, lunch, craft, games, and a treat bag. Reservations required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Seating begins at 10:45 a.m.) $12/resident, $14/non-resident for children; $8/resident, $9/non-resident for adults. Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-971-8425, cityofcf.com

Village of Middlefield Adult Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 21 and older should bring a photo ID, basket and flashlight. 9-10 p.m. (Registration begins at 8 p.m.) $10 tickets go on sale March 1. Mineral Lake Park, 15700 Sperry Lane, middlefieldohio.com

Village of Middlefield Kids Easter Egg Hunt. A free egg hunt with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. 10-11 a.m. For children ages 1-12. Jordak Elementary School, 16000 E. High St., middlefieldohio.com

Wickliffe Easter Egg Hunt. Some eggs will have special prizes. Visit with the Easter Bunny. For Wickliffe children ages 7 and younger. 11:30 a.m. Coulby Park Gazebo, 28730 Ridge Road, 440-943-7120, cityofwickliffe.com

4/8 & 15

Lunch with the Easter Bunny. Prior to lunch there will be activities including a craft and coloring contest. After lunch there will be a traditional Easter egg hunt with prizes for the kids who find the golden egg in each category. Reservations required. $12 for ages 9 and older, $8 for ages 2-8, free for children younger than 2. 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Debonne Vineyards, 7840 Doty Road, Madison, 440-466-3485, debonne.com

4/14

Adult Easter Egg Scramble. Thousands of eggs to find and thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Tickets go fast, so register early. Fred Fuller Park, 601 Middlebury Road, Kent, kentparksandrec.com

Easter Jump. Jump, hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required. $12 per child. 4-6 p.m. Pump It Up of Hartville, 1135 W. Maple St., 330-877-7867, pumpitupparty.com/hartville-oh

4/15

Annual Egg Hunt. Celebrate spring at the Botanical Garden by hunting for eggs among the whimsical wonders of the Hershey Children’s Garden. Also includes crafts, games and Easter Bunny photos. $5 member adults, $10 member children, $12 non-member adults, $18 non-member children; age 1 and younger are free. 10 a.m.-noon. Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., 216-721-1600 ext. 100, cbgarden.org

Big Hare Day for Kids. Pizza, snacks, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt featuring the Easter Bunny. Register by calling 440-236-3663. $5 per person. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Columbia Reservation, 25145 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, metroparks.cc

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Limited number of tickets go on sale March 15. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW, 330-877-9860, hartvillemarketplace.com

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Visit with the Easter Bunny and take photos. Buffet-style breakfast, cookie-decorating station, and make-and-take crafts. Outdoor egg hunt, weather-permitting. Registration required. Two seatings, 9 and 11 a.m. $12 for adults and children ages 9 and older; $10 for children ages 2-8; children younger than 2 are free. Maize Valley Winery & Vineyard, 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, 330-877-8344, maizevalley.com

Easter Egg Hunt. For Bedford residents ages 9 and younger. 10 a.m. Willard Picnic Area, Ellenwood Recreation Center, 124 Ellenwood Ave., 440-232-1600, bedfordoh.gov

Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by the Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation Department, this free event includes an egg and candy hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a contest for the best decorated eggs. For children ages 3-8. 2 p.m. shotgun start. Water Works Park, 2025 Munroe Falls Ave., 330-971-8225, cityofcf.com

Easter Egg Hunt. Search for eggs, enjoy crafts and more. 10-11 a.m. Schoepfle Gardens, 11106 Market St., Birmingham, metroparks.cc

Easter Egg Hunt. Organized by Solon Italian Club. 10 a.m. Solon High School football field, 33600 Inwood Drive, solonitalianclub.org

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Pancake breakfast with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. 8-11 a.m. Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Wellington Reservation, 535 Jones Road, Wellington, metroparks.cc

Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with Bunny & Friends. Come early for a hot breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Friends, then hop on the Easter Eggspress for a fun ride around the Estate. Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 0-9. Pricing varies by age and event. Breakfast 9-11 a.m., egg hunt 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (scheduled by age group). Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533, stanhywet.org

Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Visits. Free event includes hunt (from 11 a.m.-noon), refreshments, face painting, tattoos, giveaways and prizes. Organized by LifeSpring Community Church. Takes place at Mill Stream Park, 1262 Maple St., Valley City, lifespringcommunitychurch.net

Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast. Pilgrim Christian Church hosts the pancake breakfast, which runs from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids ages 10 and under. The free egg hunt will be on Chardon Square at 11 a.m. for children ages 8 and younger. Chardon Square Association, 440-285-9050, chardonsquareassociation.org

Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt for Adults. More than 3,000 eggs await participants ages 18 and older. Win candy plus prizes donated by local businesses. $10 per person. Register beginning March 1 by calling Sundae Funday’s at 440-236-3663. 7-9:30 p.m. Columbia Reservation, 25145 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, metroparks.cc

Eggsperiment at Great Lakes Science Center. Celebrate the amazing structure of the egg and find out if it’s really possible to stand on a carton of eggs without cracking any, why eggs are, well, egg-shaped, and whether or not you can create a contraption that will safely deliver an egg from a 62-foot drop. Guests can also delve into color and chromatography in a BASF Kids’ Lab, test their balance skills and use LEGOs to design and build a catapult. All EGGstra activities are free with paid admission to the Science Center. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, greatscience.com

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt. Participants search a large area to find a limited number of eggs per person. Collect at least one egg to earn prize bag. Additional prizes awarded by finding eggs with golden coins inside. Participants divided by age, infants to age 15. Register by April 12. 8-9:30 p.m. Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, metroparks.cc

Green Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. For Green residents, infants through age 10. Please register. 1 p.m. City of Green Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown, 330-896-6621, cityofgreen.org

Underwater Egg Hunt. Bring suits, towels, goggles and baskets and see how many eggs you can round up. Eggs can be redeemed for prizes. Children will be broken up into age groups. Pre-registration by April 13 is $5; register at door for $7. Lakewood High School pool, 14100 Franklin Blvd., lakewoodrecreation.com

Youth Egg Hunt. Annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 5,000 eggs, plus a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Some of the eggs have numbers in them and can be redeemed for a prize. Fred Fuller Park, 601 Middlebury Road, Kent, 330-673-8897, kentparksandrec.com

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