Easter is a fun time for children and families in St. Louis. Kids can go on an egg hunt, see baby animals and even have breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Whether you want to attend a religious ceremony or just want to do something fun with the kids for the holiday, there's plenty to do in St. Louis on your Easter vacation. Featuring some of the highest-rated events in the region, the city hosts a number of family-friendly Easter celebrations each year.
From festive Easter brunches to city-wide egg hunts, your family is sure to enjoy their trip to St. Louis this spring. In 2018, Easter Sunday falls on April 1, but festivities take place during several weekends in March, including Good Friday, March 30.
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Children are invited to the West County Center shopping mall to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Each year, kids get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny on Level 1 of the mall near Macy's. There will also be special pet nights with the Easter Bunny on Monday, March 12, 19, and 26, 2018, and the Easter Bunny will be at the mall for photos with children from March 10 through 31.
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The annual free Hare in the Air egg hunt is true to its name—the Easter Bunny arrives by helicopter. Registration for the popular event begins at 9 a.m. on the campus of Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Easter Bunny arrives at 9:30 a.m. and the egg hunt is divided into age groups with special prizes for each group. Parents are not allowed inside the hunt area and everyone needs to bring their own basket. The event also includes other fun activities like balloon artists, costumed characters, and a petting zoo.
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Breakfast With the Easter Bunny, St. Charles
Children in St. Charles County can enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Wapelhorst Park on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Kids can also make crafts, go on an egg hunt, and get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $12 a person, but children two and younger are free.
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The biggest Easter egg hunt in the Metro East is at Eckert's Orchards in Belleville every weekend starting Saturday, March 17, 2018. Hunting for eggs isn't the only fun for kids. There are also baby chicks and bunnies, face painting, visits with the Easter Bunny, and plenty of Easter treats. The cost is $12 per child, and egg hunts are held on the hour between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, and 31, 2018. No advanced registration is required.
Another fun option at Eckert's Orchards is Breakfast with the Bunny. Families can enjoy a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, biscuits, and gravy from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Country Restaurant. The cost is $6.99 for children and $12.99 for adults.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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The Easter Bunny will hop into the St. Louis Zoo to have breakfast with local children. The event also includes photos and treat bags for the kids and free parking for parents. The cost is $27 for adults and $20 for children, but zoo members get a $2 discount. There are seatings at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. and advanced reservations are required. In 2018, breakfasts are served on Saturdays March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), 24, and 31.
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Older kids who still want to have a little Easter fun can take part in the Tween Egg Hunt in Deer Creek Park on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. The event includes a pizza dinner, followed by an evening egg hunt by flashlight. Children ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate. The cost is $7 a person, and residents of Maplewood and Richmond Heights get a $2 discount.
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The Bunny Hop in Shaw Park in Clayton is a fun-filled event designed for children ages 1 to 8. There's an egg hunt, crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny Hop begins at 2:30 p.m. and the cost is $6 for Clayton residents, $8 for non-residents, and $10 the day of the event. Pre-registration is available by calling The Center of Clayton, and the event itself takes place on March 31, 2018.
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The cities of Maplewood and Richmond Heights are hosting a free egg hunt for children at the A.B. Green Athletic Complex located at Laclede Station Road and Dale Avenue. There will be hunting areas for children ages 3 and younger as well as different areas for those aged 4 to 5, 6 to 7, and 8 to 10. In all, kids will have the chance to collect more than 10,000 eggs, and the egg hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. The event takes place a week before Easter on Saturday, March 24, 2018.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Founders Park in Lake St. Louis is hosting an egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The celebration also includes bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Admission is free, but everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods to donate.
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Thousands of eggs will fill Rotary Park for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Wentzville on March 24, 2018. Some eggs contain slips of paper for special prizes while others contain candies and small toys. The gates open at 8:30 a.m., with younger children hunting first at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $4 in advance or $5 the day of the event.
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Purina Farms is hosting two egg hunts during its Springtime Village this March, both held on March 24, 2018. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., kids can go on the egg hunt, and at noon at 3 p.m., dogs can go on their own hunt for special Easter-themed Purina puppy treats. The cost is $10 a child, and kids 2 and younger are free. Children also have the chance to see live bunnies, lambs, and other springtime animals on their visit to the farm.
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Children of age 10 and younger are invited to hunt for Easter eggs on the Ball Fields at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, Illinois on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Children are separated into age groups to search for prize-filled eggs, and the annual event also includes a visit by the Easter Bunny. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting a huge egg hunt at Queeny Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will hide more than 80,000 eggs for kids to find, and the Easter Bunny will arrive by helicopter to greet everyone. Younger children are allowed to find eggs first, followed by older children. The cost to participate is $12 per family.
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On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the Easter Bunny will make his way to Fenton City Park for the annual egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will be divided into age groups to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. There will also be a petting zoo, music, and crafts. The cost to participate is $5 for Fenton residents, $6 for non-residents and $7 the day of the event. Advanced tickets can be purchased at RiverChase.
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The Gateway Grizzlies open up their ballpark for an egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter, March 31, 2018. Children ages 12 and younger can collect more than 10,000 treat-filled eggs, and the hunters will be separated by age group. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the egg hunt starts at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free, and you can expect to see the Easter Bunny, Izzy the Grizzlie, and Lizzy the Polar Bear at the festivities.
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Six Flags is joining in the fun of the holiday with an egg hunt for children ages ten and younger on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Kids will have the chance to find eggs filled with candy before the park opens. The egg hunt is free with Six Flags admission, but you must get a special wristband to participate. They're also offering a special discount for season pass holders to bring a friend for cheap the whole weekend.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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The St. Louis Zoo is hosting a different kind of egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Visitors can watch while the Zoo's animals hunt for eggs and enjoy special Easter treats from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors who buy a Safari pass, animal adoption, or membership on Easter Sunday will also receive a special treat.
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Pere Marquette Lodge hosts an egg hunt for kids on Easter Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. While you're there, you'll also want to check out the Easter brunch where the menu features eggs, sides, salads, and dessert. The cost is for brunch about $30 for adults and $11 for children ages 4 to 11, but the egg hunts are free.
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The Magic House is following in the steps of the White House by hosting an Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter, April 2, 2018. Children 12 and younger can gather on the front lawn of the museum in Kirkwood to roll eggs with large spoons in a race to the finish line. There will also be egg decorating, story time, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The egg roll event is free with a paid admission of $11 per person to the Magic House.