Hello everyone! I’m popping in from Florida to say hi and to give you some ideas for Easter fun in the Connecticut area. I’ve been writing this annual post since the blog began so Shawna asked me to put it together again this year and, of course, I was happy to do just that!
My family and I are certainly missing beautiful Connecticut but are quickly settling into our new home in Orlando. Bruiser and Sparkles are in a great preschool program at our local elementary school and Sweetheart is in another preschool program nearby (I’m pretty impressed that I was actually able to find 3 preschool spots mid-year!) Our house is almost done and we are looking forward to moving out of temporary housing and settling into our new neighborhood. We actually live just 10 minutes from Magic Kingdom and are enjoying the chance to go there on a regular basis. I actually loved getting a chance to read Melissa’s post from last week on Money Saving Tips For Planning A Disney World Vacation because I’ve been able to take advantage or her tips too!
I’m so happy that I got the chance to say hello to all of you! I hope you enjoy this post and get an opportunity to plan some wonderful Easter activities with your family.
Oh and if you have suggestions for more great Easter events, feel free to leave the details in the comments section below!
Happy Easter —
Easter Egg Dying, Basket Decorating, and Egg Hunt
166 Albany Turnpike, Canton, Connecticut
March 14th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (Drop-off class for children ages 3-9)
March 20th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mommy & Me class for all ages)
$35 per child. Members $30. Siblings 10% off.
Registration is required and space is limited.
One of our favorite creative arts studios is offering a fun Easter program for little ones. They have both a drop-off class on March 14th and a mommy and me class on March 20th. The kids will be dying eggs (fake eggs so they are safe for kids with allergies), decorating an Easter basket and going on an egg hunt. A light snack will be served that there will be plenty of time for additional fun including dancing, a disco ball, and bubbles!
3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, Connecticut
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On Tuesday, March 22nd, children ages 8 and under can enjoy a FREE Easter event. They will be given a map of the store and can collect Easter treats from costumed characters located inside the store and have a chance to win the grand prize — a $200 gift card to Toys R Us! The Easter Bunny will also be at the event and available for pictures.
Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Visit
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE with paid admission
If you have an aviation-lover in your family, then the New England Air Museum is a great place to check out! For Easter, they will have a special event on Friday, March 25th — their 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is for children ages 1 – 10 and each child should bring their own bag or basket to collect their Easter goodies. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and many special events are planned including several open cockpit experiences!
Whose Egg Is It? Egg Hunt
145 Lang Road, Windsor, Connecticut
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
$3 per person (Windsor resident), $5 per person (non-resident)
Contact the park at 860.285.1886 to reserve your spot for this event.
Northwest Park is a beautiful destination with amazing views and activities for the kids including a playground, nature center, and an animal barn. On March 26th, you can check out this wonderful park and enjoy a unique egg hunt at the same time. Call ahead to reserve your spot for the event and then pay for it at the Nature Center when you arrive. Groups are led on a short hike on one of the park’s nature trails. There the children can search for brightly colored eggs filled with treats as well as camouflaged eggs that resemble wild bird eggs. Back at the nature center, children can enjoy their treats and try to find the correct bird’s nest for their replica eggs. A great opportunity for a fun and educational experience.
Easter Bunny Fun Day
58 North Road, East Windsor, Connecticut
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Admission prices range from $3.00 – $10.00 per person
Our kids always enjoy the trolley ride at this unique Connecticut destination. For their Easter event, visitors can take a ride on the trolley then check out the other fun activities located inside. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained including visiting with the Easter Bunny, crafts, face painting, tattoos, a train table and more. Each child will receive an Easter egg containing a small prize. While we haven’t been to the Easter event, in the past we have visited this destination for other events including the ride to the pumpkin patch and Winterfest.
12th Annual Farm Egg Hunt
39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, Connecticut
10:00 am – noon
$5 per family (Members) | $5 per family plus gate admission (Non-Members)
Bring your family to the 12th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt where children ages six and younger can bring a basket and search for eggs hidden throughout the farm. Collected eggs can then be turned in for a goody bag. Families can then stay and enjoy the farm, trails, and playground located on their beautiful grounds!
Easter Bunny Express
242 East Main Street, Thomaston, Connecticut
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Prices vary: Children 2 and under are free, Children (3-12) are $16, Adults are $18, and Seniors are$16
Purchase tickets in advance!
Enjoy an 80-minute scenic train ride on the Naugatuck railroad and give the little ones a chance to see the Easter Bunny! Children will have the opportunity to interact with the Easter Bunny during the train ride and will each receive a small gift. Check out this great video about the event for more information.
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield, Connecticut
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