Easter is fast approaching, and you want to go to an Easter event with your child(ren). But which should you choose? Check this list for the best events for kids happening in the metro area.
Marshmallow Drop & Moon Glow
Genoa Township Athletic Fields
2911 Dorr Road
Brighton, MI 48116
(517) 546-0693
www.howellrecreation.orgDate: April 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; rain date is April 22The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority presents the Marshmallow Drop & Moon Glow, a nighttime Easter egg hunt for children up to eight years old. A helicopter will drop thousands of marshmallows onto the field, and a few special marshmallows may be redeemed for prizes. After the sun sets, the Moon Glow will commence – an Easter egg hunt – so children are requested to bring a flashlight. Children will be grouped by age and parents may hunt for Easter eggs if a child is under four years old. Prizes will also be raffled off between events, including a family trip from Baymont Inn & Suites, a Rollerama Party Pack and more. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance for photos, and this event is limited to the first 1,000 registrants – registrations must be received by April 15.

Related: Easter Egg Hunts in Metro Detroit

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
www.detroitzoo.orgDate: April 18-19, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Detroit Zoo is celebrating its 23rd annual Bunnyville event this year on Friday and Saturday, April 18-19. Activities include a “golden egg hunt” with prizes, the Jelly Bean Jamboree, Funny Bunny Games, crafts, whisker painting (Children’s Hospital of Michigan will sponsor) and Easter Bunny photo ops for purchase. “The Bunny Follies,” an Off Broadway Productions musical, will be held in the Events Pavilion at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Guests who bring a canned/non-perishable food donation (to be donated to Gleaners Food Bank) will gain admittance for $8, not including parking. Admission for zoo members is free, but members are still encouraged to bring food donations.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 881-7511
www.warmemorial.orgDate: April 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Come have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Grosse Pointe Farms while wearing your Easter best, and make sure to bring your camera to get a picture with the bunny himself – both casual and formal photo ops will be available. After breakfast, children will be able to go egg hunting, and it’s requested that each child brings a basket. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. There will also be a make-your-own sundae bar during breakfast.

Related: Best Easter Events for the Family in Detroit

Maybury State Park Annual Egg-Stravaganza
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Road entrance
20145 Beck Road
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 349-8390
www.northvilleparksandrec.orgDate: April 19, 2014, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Join Northville Parks & Recreation at the Maybury State Park for an Egg Scramble, which are eggs filled with prizes. Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny will be present, and there will also be games, face painting, craft-making and planting. The event will be held regardless of weather and no rain date is planned. The event is free but each vehicle needs a Recreation Passport ($11), which is available at the Secretary of State or any park office. Vehicles without the passport will be ticketed.

Great Marshmallow Drop
Elizabeth Park
3975 W. Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183
(734) 675-8051

Date: April 18, 2014, 9 a.m.Wayne County Parks invites you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Marshmallow Drop where 20,000 marshmallows will be dropped from the sky for children to collect, and only one marshmallow is needed to receive a prize. Wayne County will also be doing a Marshmallow Drop at Nankin Mills Park in Westland at 11 a.m. on the same day, located at the intersection of Hines Drive and Ann Arbor Trail. Trenton Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring both Marshmallow Drops.Related: Best Detroit-Area Easter Events for Kids 2013

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