Hop to it

Hunt for eggs or visit with a bunny at these Easter celebrations


 
 

Cam Wigton

 

Bunnies and brunches and egg hunts, oh my! With Easter on April 16, it’s time to get hopping to the bevy of brunches with bunnies and eggs-citing egg hunts taking place throughout the city and suburbs. Find an event in the following roundup that suits your family’s schedule and have an eggs-ellent time.

 

April 6

Merrimac Park 6343 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 685-3382 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Refreshments, entertainment, egg hunt, photos with the bunny, arts and crafts and face painting at the Bunny Bonanza. Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission: $8. Advance tickets only.

April 7

McCarthy Ballfield 16801 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park (708) 342-4200 www.tinleyparkdistrict.org Ages: Ages 3-8 Bring your flashlight to hunt for eggs, prizes and visit with the Easter Bunny. Time: Ages 3-5: 7:30 p.m. Ages 6-8: 8:15 p.m. Admission: Free.

North Park Fields 110040 Addison St., Franklin Park (847) 455-2852 www.fpparks.org Ages: Ages 8-12 This Easter egg hunt will take place in the dark, so bring your flashlight. Don’t forget a container to hold all your goodies and a camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Find the golden egg and win a prize. Time: 8 p.m. Admission: Free.

April 8

Batavia Riverwalk Island Avenue and Houston Street, Batavia (630) 879-5235 www.bataviaparks.org Ages: 2-8 Hop on over for the annual egg hunt. Time: 10 a.m. (suggested arrival, 9:30 a.m.) Admission: Free, but donations of nonperishable food items appreciated.

Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago (773) 685-3351 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-10 Join the bunny for lunch, egg hunt and more. Time: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Admission: $5 lunch only, $10 for lunch, photo and all activities.

Lincoln Park Cultural Center 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago (312) 742-7726 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: 8 and under Join a larger-than-life bunny for an afternoon of egg hunting, goodies, music and fun during Wiggly Wabbit of Wincoln. Time: Noon-2 p.m. Admission: Free.

Olympia Park 6566 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago (773) 631-6861 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-10 Refreshments, entertainment, egg hunt, photos with the bunny, arts and crafts and face painting at the Bunny Bonanza. Time: 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: $7. Limited seating.

Phillips Park Zoo 1000 Ray Moses Dr., Aurora (630) 978-4700 www.aurora-il.org Ages: 2-12 Join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt. Time: 9 a.m. Admission: Free. Free parking.

Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers Ave., Chicago (773) 262-5835 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Breakfast, entertainment, egg hunt, photos with the bunny, arts and crafts and face painting at the Bunny Bonanza. Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission: $8, including breakfast. Limited seating, registration is recommended.

Skinner Park 1331 W. Monroe St., Chicago If it rains, event moves inside to Whitney Young High School 210 S. Loomis Ave., Chicago (312) 746-5560 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Hunt for eggs and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: Free, $1 for photos.

Soldier Field 425 E. McFetridge Dr., Chicago (312) 235-7162 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Eat brunch with the Easter Bunny and then join the candy grab on the football field at the third annual Spring Egg-stravaganza. Time: Brunch from 8-10 a.m., Radio Disney show 9-10 a.m. Candy grab 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission: $15 for brunch, $10 for ages 10 and under. Free candy grab. Brunch registration required by April 7.

Stony Creek Golf Course 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn (708) 857-2200 www.olparks.com Ages: 2-8 Hunt for eggs and candy, make crafts and visit the Easter Bunny during the annual Oak Lawn Egg Hunt. Times: 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. Admission: $4, $2 Oak Lawn residents. Registration required by March 31 at any Oak Lawn Park District facility (except the golf course).

Sunset Woods Park 1801 Sunset Rd., Highland Park (847) 831-3810 www.pdhp.org Ages: Families Find the golden egg during an egg hunt and win a family pass to Hidden Creek Aqua Park. A magic show and visit from the Easter Bunny. Time: 10 a.m. Admission: Free.

Union Park 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago (312) 746-5494 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Hunt for eggs and learn about fitness at the health fair. Time: Noon-4 p.m. Admission: $2.

April 14

Fosco Park 1312 S. Racine Ave., Chicago (312) 746-5086 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: 3-12 Games, face painting and an egg hunt. Time: 11 a.m.-noon. Admission: Free.

Mann Park 13000 S. Carondolet Ave., Chicago (773) 646-0210 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-10 Hunt for colorful eggs and treats. Time: 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: $2.

Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle (630) 968-0074 www.mortonarb.org Ages: Infant-8 Children hunt for plastic eggs filled with candy in a section designated for their age. Time: 1 p.m. (Children should arrive at least 20 minutes prior.) Admission: Free with arboretum admission.

Mozart Park 2036 N. Avers St., Chicago (312) 742-7535 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: 12 and under Bunny Bonanza with food, entertainment, an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts and face painting. Time: Noon-2 p.m. Admission: Free. Registration required.

Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St., Chicago (312) 747-6608 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Refreshments, entertainment, egg hunt, photos with the bunny, arts and crafts and face painting at the Bunny Bonanza. Time: 3-6 p.m. Admission: $5.

 

April 15

Adventure Trails 955 N. Main St., Crete (708) 672-6070 Ages: Families; egg hunt for 12 and under Eat at the breakfast buffet, then search for candy, tokens and ride vouchers. Attractions include laser tag, go-karts and arcade games. Time: 9 a.m.-noon. Egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. Admission: $7.95 for breakfast, free for egg hunt.

Berger Park 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago (773) 761-0376 Ages: 4 and under Bring your camera for a photo and your basket for the egg hunt. Time: 10:30 a.m. Admission: Free

Bosley Park 3044 S. Bonfield St., Chicago (312) 747-6026 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: 4-12 Fun, games, Easter egg hunt and prizes. Time: 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: Free.

Brainerd Park 1246 W. 92nd St., Chicago (312) 747-6027 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: 5-13 Take a picture with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Time: Noon-1:30 p.m. Admission: $2 for photo with bunny.

Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 478-3499 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families Kids can watch their furry friends hunt for treat-filled eggs and march in a bonnet parade during a doggie egg hunt. Time: 10 a.m. Admission: $5 per dog. Dogs must be leashed.

Lake Shore Park 808 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago (312) 742-7891 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-5 Hunt for eggs in the playlots and bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Time: 3:30-4 p.m. Admission: Free.

Loyola Park 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago (773) 262-8605 Ages: 4 and under Bring your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny and your basket. Time: 11-11:30 a.m. Admission: Free

Margate Fieldhouse 4921 N. Marine Dr., Chicago (312) 742-7522 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-6 Hunt for eggs in the playlots and bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Time: 10-11 a.m. Admission: Free.

Rainbow Beach Park 3111 E. 77th St., Chicago (312) 745-1479 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Infant-6 Hunt for eggs in the playlots and bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: Free.

Rainey Park 4350 W. 79th St., Chicago (773) 284-0696 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Ages: Families An egg hunt for the entire family. Time: 10 a.m.-noon. Admission: Free.

 
 







 
 
 
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