Easter is right around the corner, which means egg hunts and a date with the Easter bunny for the kids. With so many events around Metro Detroit taking places, these are guaranteed to be a blast for the whole family.
Canton’s Bunny Breakfast & Egg-stravaganza
April 12, 2014 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Summit on the Park
46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, MI 48188
http://cantonfun.org (734) 394-5460
Hosted by Canton Leisure Services, this event features breakfast, entertainment, family friendly activities and an egg hunt. The buffet-style breakfast will be offered from 9-11 a.m. There will also be kid-friendly entertainment, crafts and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts will run continuously until noon, and will be divided into two age groups.
Registration for the breakfast ends April 6 at 8 p.m. and is required in advance of the event, as tickets will not be sold at the door. Cost of breakfast is $15 ages 13 and up, $10 ages 4-12 and $4 for children three and under. In the case you can’t make the breakfast, the Easter Egg-stravaganza is $5 per family.
Open Barn and Egg Hunt at Charles L. Bowers School Farm
April 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Charles L. Bowers School Farm
1219 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
http://www.bloomfield.org (248) 341-6475
This Easter Celebration on the farm will feature pony rides, games and crafts, and more. Kids will get a chance to live a bit of the farm life with an opportunity to bottle-feed the goats. And of course it wouldn’t be a true Easter experience without an egg hunt, which the children have four times to take part in the scramble for eggs. Cost of admission is free, as well as some activities. The egg hunt is $4 per child.
Barnyard Express Animal Show and Egg Hunt at Hudson Mills
April 13, 2014 12-2 p.m.
Hudson Mills Metropark
8801 North Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130
http://www.metroparks.com (734) 426-8211
Farmer John and his Barnyard Express Animal Show will be on hand along with the Easter Bunny for this event. While waiting to meet the Bunny of the hour, kids can participate in egg hunts and other fun activities available. Cost is $4 per child in advance, $6 at the door.
The Bunny Funnies at the Royal Oak Library
April 15, 2014 7-8 p.m.
Royal Oak Library Friends Auditorium
222 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI
http://www.ropl.org (248) 246-3725
Bring the whole family to enjoy this puppet show by Rob Papineau’s Pippin Puppets as they perform “The Bunny Funnies!” This variety story features tales of basket-making, runaway eggs, an Easter-related fashion show, outdoor activities and a kids search for the Easter Bunny. The show is for ages three and up. The cost is free, and with a limited space of 100 people, those planning to attend are encouraged to register now.
Spring Fling Egg Hunt & Flashlight Egg Hunt
April 17, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Drake Sports Park
6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
http://www.westbloomfieldparks.org (248) 451-1900
Get a jump on Easter weekend early with this event that gives kids a chance to collect eggs and exchange them in for treats. The Easter Bunny of course will be there and be joined by Mrs. Bunny, so be prepared to take plenty of photos. There will also be a petting farm on-site and cookie decorating will be available as well. For the ages of 1-6 years old, registration is between 6-6:20 p.m., the hunt begins at 6:30 p.m. and the eggs are usually gone by 6:40 p.m, so get there early.
Cost for both events is $10 per child for residents, $12 per child for nonresidents. If you register by April 10, you can save $5 off registration. If the event isn’t sold out, on-site registration is available at $15 per child. For the older egg hunters, the 6-11 age group is encouraged to bring flashlights for a later hunt. Check-in is between 7:45-8:15 p.m., and egg hunt in the dark starts at 8:30 p.m.
Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo
April 18-April 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067
http://www.detroitzoo.org (248) 541-5717
The Detroit Zoo hosts its 23rd annual Easter tradition with two full days of fun for the whole family. Bunnyville will feature an egg hunt, photos with the Easter bunny treats, games, live entertainment, face-painting, animal enrichment activities, and a chat with the zookeeper. The musical “The Bunny Follies” will be performed every hour from noon until 3 p.m. in the Events Pavilion.
Visitors are asked to bring canned and other non-perishable food items to be donated to Gleaners Food Bank. Those with a donation receive a reduced admission rate of $8. Admission for Detroit Zoological Society members is free.