Sensory-Friendly Easter Events for Kids with Special Needs

We’re 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.

Caring Bunny at Orland Square Mall

March 26, 2023

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 in the Upper Level Von Maur Wing at Orland Square Mall. Reservations are required.

Caring Bunny at Woodfield Mall

March 26, April 2, 2023

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 in the Grand Court at Woodfield Mall. Reservations are required.

Sensory Bunny at Fox Valley Mall

March 26, 2023

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 is required.

Sensory Bunny at Hawthorn Mall

March 26, 2023

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 is required.

Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny at Southlake Mall

April 2, 2023

Children who prefer a sensory-friendly experience with the Easter Bunny will be able to visit before the mall opens. Reservations are required.

Sensory Friendly Egg Hunt

March 31, 2023

Families can enjoy a sensory-friendly egg hunt in the Orchard Room. All ages are welcome and broken up into ages 3-12 and ages 13-plus. Registration is required.

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