Easter Events for Kids in Toronto

Easter in Toronto

While Easter isn’t quite at Christmas levels in terms of events, the past few years have seen an explosion in bunny-themed activities. From parties to brunches to egg hunts, Toronto is packed with different ways that families can celebrate Easter together.

Below we round up a dozen of those events. Almost all of them take place outdoors so here’s to hoping that Easter weekend 2019 is also a warm one!

Barkworks 2019 | eventbrite.ca

Rabbits might be the animal most associated with Easter but at Barkworks, it’s all about doggies. Calling itself, “Toronto’s Latest Outdoor Dog Festival,” this event features 40 pet-focused vendors, a kids’ zone that includes crafts and face painting, and a special Easter egg hunt that’s aimed at both humans and dogs (so maybe double-check any treats that your kids find). Kids 10 and under are free while advance tickets start at $10.

When: Saturday, April 13
Where: Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave

Corktown Egg Hunt | eventbrite.ca/e/corktown-egg-hunt

Over 10,000 chocolate eggs are up for grabs at this free event that happens to take place at one of Toronto’s coolest playgrounds. Other sweet treats will also be available as well as live entertainment including a visit from the Easter Bunny. No pre-registration is needed but be sure to bring your own basket and to get there before 10:15 am when the hunt begins.

When: Sunday, April 21
Where: 155 Bayview Ave

Easter at the Toronto Zoo | torontozoo.com

Easter goodies aren’t just for people! To celebrate the holiday, the Toronto Zoo is giving some of its animals special Easter-themed enrichment treats. There are also plenty of activities for the kids including cookie decorating, spring flower planting and encounters with the Easter Bunny and his cousin, Benny, the Zoo’s Wildlife Care Outreach Bunny. Then there’s the golden egg. At each Wildlife Care Keeper Talk, the person who asks the best question will receive a golden egg that can then be redeemed at the gift shop for Easter plush. There are no additional costs for these activities; they’re all covered by your general zoo admission.

When: April 19-22
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd

Easter Egg Hunt at Kew Gardens

At Kew Gardens, three separate zones will be set up for egg hunting: One for kids two and under, one for kids three to six and a final one for those seven and up. Eggs will be replenished throughout the event’s four-hour run time and each child only needs to find three plastic eggs in order to receive a prize, making this one of Toronto’s more laid back egg hunts. Also on site will be the Easter Bunny, musical performers Sonshine & Broccoli and the one and only Peppa Pig. This is a free event and no registration is required but make sure that your children bring their own baskets.

When: Friday, April 19
Where: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St E

Easter Egg Hunt at the Spadina Museum | spadinamuseum.com

This historic home, sometimes nicknamed “Toronto’s Downton Abbey,” is the backdrop for one of the city’s more picturesque Easter egg hunts. Here, the hunt is divided into two age categories, one for babies to age three and one for kids four to 12. There will also be a fun spring-themed photo booth complete with props and all kinds of bunny-themed crafts and games. Ticket prices are $10 a child and include a maximum of two complimentary adult tickets per family (additional adult tickets are $5 each).

When: Saturday, April 13
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road

Easter Egg Nature Basket Workshop Tour & Tea | colbornelodge.com

Take a step back into the past while attending this crafty Easter activity at Colborne Lodge. Using homemade dyes and patterning tools, create gorgeous coloured eggs and a personalized nest centrepiece that will serve as the perfect place to showcase them. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious tea that features a selection of both sweet and savoury treats and take a tour of this historic home (it was built in 1837). Adult tickets are $32.50 each while kids age eight to 13 will cost $17.50.

When: Sunday, April 14
Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr

Easter EGGstravaganza | centreisland.ca

Centreville’s annual Easter egg hunt is the biggest one is the city. While past years have sometimes been a bit uh, wild, the hunt is now ticketed to try and minimize the chaos. For $20 (which includes your ferry ride), your child will have access to Centreville’s rides as well as a face painting station, bouncy castles and giveaways. And of course, there’s the egg hunt itself that, in addition to chocolates, candies and chips, this year includes the chance to win tickets to the new Pokémon movie.  Tickets are limited so if your family wants to take part, be sure to order yours ASAP.

When: April 19-21
Where: Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto Islands

Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise | mariposacruises.com

You can’t have a list of Easter activities and not include an Easter brunch. This one, organized by Mariposa Cruises, is a two-hour cruise through the Toronto Harbour during which you and your family will get to gorge on a delicious buffet brunch that includes a variety of eggs, French toast and AAA striploin. Once your kids have had their fill, they can participate in various child-friendly activities including face painting, crafts and even an on-the-boat Easter egg hunt. Brunch will run adults $64.99 while kids four to 12 cost $49.90 and those three and under are free.

When: Sunday, April 21
Where: Lake Ontario

Fairyland Theatre Easter Super Egg Hunt | themepartiestoronto.com

Instead of the Easter Bunny, this fun event features the Funny Bunny who will be ready to pose for photos with you and your family. Also available for photos are some of your kids’ favourite characters including Ariel, Belle, Batman and a Minion. Once you’ve captured that perfect Instagram post, send your littles off to explore in the soft play area, do some arts and crafts or collect some candies in the Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $15 each and two separate time slots are available; one from 11am-12: 45 pm for kids one to four and one from 1 pm to 2:45 pm for kids five to 10.

When: Saturday, April 20
Where: 1183 Finch Ave W

Family Workshops: Easter Eggs | todmordenmills.com

At this hands-on workshop, your family will learn how to create its very own collection of pysanky, better known as traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs. In addition to learning the steps, including wax resist techniques, needed to create your own personalized designs, you’ll also hear about the history behind these stunning eggs.

Note that because of the use of candles and hot wax, this activity is not suitable for kids under eight and there is a maximum of two children per adult. Adult tickets will run you $15 while tickets for kids age eight-12 cost $10.

When: April 13, 14 and 20
Where: Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd

Kidnetix Annual Easter Egg Hunt | eventbrite.ca/e/kidnetix

Now in its 13th year, this hunt is hosted by Kidnetix at its Yorkdale location. Four egg hunt times are available and each will give your kids a chance at some of the thousands of candies hidden throughout the indoor playground. When your children aren’t busy looking for goodies, they can do some crafts, snap some pics in the photo booth and make some new furry friends at the interactive petting zoo. Tickets are $20 per child and each child ticket also includes access for one adult

When: Friday, April 19
Where: Kidnetix, 100 Bridgeland Ave

Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade | beacheseasterparade.ca

This beloved institution (it’s the largest and the longest running Easter parade in the world) is back to wow your family with fun floats, live music and colourful mascots (including yes, the Easter Bunny; he sure is one busy guy). There will also be plenty of candy, including chocolate eggs, that parade participants will pass out to attendees. The fun starts at 2 pm at Munro Park and great views of the parade can be seen all along Queen St E.

When: Sunday, April 21
Where: Queen St E between Munro Park and Woodbine Ave


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