Sensory-Friendly Easter Events for Kids with Special Needs

We’ve always looking for sensory-friendly activities and events for families. Now we’ve filled a basketful of Easter events with mall bunny times and egg hunts for kids with special needs.

Here’s a quick tip for parents — check with your community’s special recreation association for other Easter events. If you can’t find your special recreation association, check here.

Looking for more events for kids with special needs? Find more sensory-friendly events in Chicago listed in our calendar.

Note: We’re updating our website as quickly as we can, but changes may occur due to COVID-19. Please double check before heading out for the most updated information on safety precautions, vaccine requirements and any last-minute cancellations.

Caring Bunny at Orland Square Mall

April 3, 2022

Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Free event, photos available for purchase. Caring Bunny will be located in the Upper Level Von Maur Wing at Orland Square Mall.

Caring Bunny at Woodfield Mall

April 3-10, 2022

Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Free event, photos available for purchase. Caring Bunny will be located in the Grand Court at Woodfield Mall.

Sensory Bunny at Fox Valley Mall

April 3, 2022

This sensory-friendly program is for all ages and abilities. Sensory triggers including mall traffic, music, lights and fountains are muted to limit distractions. The event will include a goodie basket along with a visit with the Easter Bunny. Photos are available to purchase. Registration required.

Sensory Bunny at Hawthorn Mall

April 3, 2022

This sensory-friendly program is located on the lower level in Macy’s court and it will feature photos with the bunny and a giveaway. Photos are available to purchase. Registration required.

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny at Southlake Mall

April 3, 2022

Children who prefer a sensory-friendly experience with the Easter Bunny will be able to come to Southlake Mall on a specific day. Reservations required.

Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt

April 8, 2022

Families can enjoy a sensory-friendly egg hunt at the Recreation Center. Registration is required. All ages are welcome.

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