Egg Hunts and Easter Events in St. Louis

Kids at Easter Egg Hunt
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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. Here's information on the top family-friendly Easter events in the St. Louis area.

If you are looking for brunch ideas on Easter Sunday, check out  Where to Go for Easter Brunch in St. Louis.

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    Easter Bunny Arrival

    Children are invited to the West County Center shopping mall for a party with the Easter Bunny. The free event is from 10 a.m. to noon in the lower level, North Macy's Court. There will be music, story time, balloon sculptures and giveaways. The Easter Bunny will be at the mall for photos with children through April 15.​​

    March 25, 2017
    Des Peres

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    The annual Hare in the Air egg hunt is true to its name. That's because the Easter Bunny arrives by helicopter. Registration for the popular event begins at 9 a.m., on the campus of Logan College of Chiropractic. The Easter Bunny arrives at 9:30 a.m. 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. Admission is free.​

    April 1, 2017
    Chesterfield

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    Children in St. Charles County can enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Wapelhorst Park. 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. Children two and younger are free.

    April 1, 2017
    St. Charles

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    The biggest Easter egg hunt in the Metro East is at Eckert's Orchards in Belleville. 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. Egg hunts are held on the hour between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. No advanced registration is required.

    April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15, 2017
    Belleville

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     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 and more from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Country Restaurant. The cost is $6.99 for children and $12.99 for adults.

    April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15, 2017
    Belleville

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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. Zoo members get a $2 discount. There are seatings at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Advanced reservations are required.

    April 1, 8 & 15, 2017
    St. Louis Zoo

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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. 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. Residents of Maplewood and Richmond Heights get a $2 discount.

    April 7, 2017
    Maplewood

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    Bunny Hop

    The Bunny Hop in Shaw Park in Clayton is a fun-filled event designed for children ages one to eight. There's an egg hunt, crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny Hop begins at 2:30 p.m. 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 at 314-290-8500.

    April 8, 2017
    Clayton

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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 three and younger, four- and five-year-olds, six- and seven-year-olds, and eight- to ten-year-olds. All areas are peanut free. In all, kids will have the chance to collect more than 10,000 eggs. The egg hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m.

    April 8, 2017
    Richmond Heights

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    Founders Park in Lake St. Louis is hosting an egg hunt for children ages 10 and younger. It's from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The celebration also includes bounce houses, pony rides, face painting and other activities. Admission is free, but everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods to donate.​

    April 8, 2017
    Lake St. Louis

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    Thousands of eggs will fill Rotary Park for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Wentzville. Some eggs contain slips of paper for special prizes. The gates open at 8:30 a.m., with younger children hunting first at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $3 in advance or $5 the day of the event.​

    April 8, 2017
    Wentzville

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    Purina Farms is hosting two egg hunts for kids during its Springtime Village. The first is April 8, at 11 a.m. The second is the same day at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 a child. Kids two and younger are free. Children also have the chance to see live bunnies, lambs, and other springtime animals.

    April 8, 2017
    Gray Summit

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    Children ages ten and younger are invited to hunt for Easter eggs on the Ball Fields at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, Illinois. Children are separated into age groups to search for prize-filled eggs. 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 for local food banks.

    April 9, 2017
    Godfrey, IL

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    Kids can have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, then go on an egg hunt at the Nature Institute in Godfrey. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m., and the egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. All children nine and younger are invited to participate. The cost is $10 a person.​

    April 14, 2017
    Godfrey, IL

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    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting a huge egg hunt at Queeny Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers hide more than 70,000 eggs for kids to find. 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 $10 per family.

    April 15, 2017
    Ballwin

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    The Easter Bunny makes 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, crafts and more. 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.

    April 15, 2017
    Fenton

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    The Gateway Grizzlies open up their ballpark for an egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter. Children ages 12 and younger can collect more than 10,000 treat-filled eggs. The hunt will be separated into age groups. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The egg hunt starts at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free.

    April 15, 2017
    Sauget, IL

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    Six Flags is joining in the fun of the holiday with an egg hunt for children ages ten and younger. 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.

    April 15-16, 2017
    Eureka

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    The St. Louis Zoo is hosting a different kind of egg hunt on Easter Sunday. 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.

    April 16, 2017
    St. Louis Zoo

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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. The menu features eggs, sides, salads and dessert. The cost is for brunch $28.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 4 to 11. The egg hunts are free.

    April 16, 2017
    Grafton, IL

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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. 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.

    April 17, 2017
    Kirkwood