Easter will be here in just a few short weeks which means some of our favorite Out and About
Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way . . .
The Easter Bunny will be joining families for breakfast at Stew Leonard’s in Newington, Connecticut on April 13. There aren’t many tickets left, so grab yours quickly if you want to go. The cost is $12.99 – $14.99. But, don’t sweat it if you can’t make this event, Stew Leonard’s locations throughout Connecticut are planning quite a few Easter-themed activities in April. And if you have never visited Stew Leonard’s, check out some of our posts about this delicious and entertaining destination. We’ve visited the store, tried out their toddler cooking classes, and stopped by their fall hay maze.
This event will be held at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center located in Stamford, Connecticut. It will run April 13, 14, & 20 and the cost will be $20 – $25 per child. Participants will gather eggs on the Wheels in the Woods trail and then visit the nature center to meet live animals and do a craft. Eggs collected on the trail can be turned in for a prize. If you want to learn more about this destination, check out our visit.
This event will be held at Ray of Light Farm located in East Haddam, Connecticut on April 13. The cost to participate in the egg hunt is $10.35 per child and is for ages 8 and under. Families will also be able to visit with the Easter bunny, enjoy games and raffles, and take a wagon ride. Light food and drinks will be available for sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit Ray of Light Farm and learn more about the work they are doing to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, and otherwise down-on-their-luck animals. So enjoy a family day here and help support this amazing non-profit organization! And for more information, you can check out our visit here.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum in Windsor, Connecticut will be hosting this Easter event April 13, 14, 19, & 20. Admission prices range from $4.00 – $12.00 per person and visitors can take unlimited rides 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, and face painting. Complete the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and each child will receive an Easter Egg filled with goodies. 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.
The Westfarms Mall in West Hartford, Connecticut will host the Easter Bunny from March 29 to April 20. The visit is free but photo packages are also available for purchase. Check out our visit from a few years ago for more information!
Visit the Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut April 13, 14, 19, & 20 to experience their Easter festivities. General admission is $10 (free for children under 2 years old) and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Visitors will get to ride the trolley, visit with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy springtime crafts. While we haven’t attended the Easter event, we have been for their Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland event which was a lot of fun!
All aboard the Naugatuck railroad at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, Connecticut! Train rides available April 13, 14, & 20 with a sensory-friendly train car available during on April 14. Prices range from $18-$20 and toddlers under 3 are $1. The ride lasts 1 1/4 hour and during that time children will have the opportunity to interact with the Easter Bunny and then visit his private Easter egg patch to hunt for eggs.
Check out this great video about the event and see our post about the pumpkin patch train ride for more information.
For the 6th year in a row the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Connecticut has planned a day full of egg-themed fun for their visitors. The event will be held on April 20th and all activities are included with general admission. Not a member of Stepping Stones but a member of another children’s museum? Be sure to see if you can use the ACM Reciprocal Network and you might be able to get 50% off admission! It has been a few years since we’ve visited this cute children’s museum, but you should still check out our post for some general information.
If you are looking for a unique event this spring, you have to check out the Spring Apple Hunt at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. The event will be held on April 13 and tickets are just $8 and include a t-shirt. The hunt is for ages 1-10 and
Northwest Park is a beautiful destination in Windsor, Connecticut with amazing views and activities for the kids including a playground, nature center, and an animal barn. On April 20, 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. The cost is $3-$5 per person and tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 860-285-1886. Check out our post for more information on this destination.
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