9 Philly Easter Events and Egg Hunts Your Kids Won't Want to Miss

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Basket) to these Philly-wide Easter egg hunts

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••• Image credit: Flickr/Philip Dean

After the long, cold winter we just had here in the City of Brotherly Love, we can think of only one person (er, cotton-tailed creature) who might be happier about the advent of spring than a Philadelphian. We're talking about the Easter Bunny, of course, and between now and the weekend of Easter Sunday, he'll be leaving his candy-filled mark at parks and playgrounds all throughout the city — including the nine listed below.

 

  • 01 of 09

    What: Way more than just an egg hunt, this annual event at Roxborough's Gorgas Park promises sack races, a petting zoo and ticketed pony rides, face painting and temporary tattoos and, of course, photos with the Easter Bunny.

    When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Where: Gorgas Park, 6300 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128
    How much: Free

  • 02 of 09

    What: A moon bounce, balloon animal artists, face painters, live music and craft stations will transform the grounds of Roxborough Presbyterian Church into a springtime carnival. Perhaps better still, multiple egg hunts (staggered by age group) will give even the teeniest tot a chance at discovering his fair share of eggs tucked in the bushes.

    When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Where: Roxborough Presbyterian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128
    How much: Free

  • 03 of 09

    What: A joint effort between Chestnut Hill retailers Oxford Circus Toys, Villavillekula (one of Philly's best kids' stores), and Zipf's Candies, this event encompasses two separate egg hunts: one for kids between 1 and 3 (to be held at Buckley Park), the other for kids 4 to 7 (to be held at the John Story Jenks School playground). 

    When: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Where: Buckley Park egg hunt: E. Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118; the playground at John Story Jenks School egg hunt: Germantown and East Southampton aves., Philadelphia, PA 19118
    How much: Free

  • 04 of 09

    What: Kids age 8 and under will disperse throughout this Old City toy boutique to search for treat-filled eggs. Special prizes will be awarded to a few lucky little ones. 

    When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Where: Momo's Tree House, 205 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
    How much: Free, but donations to the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation are encouaged

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  • 05 of 09

    What: A 100-year-old cemetery may seem like an unlikely venue for an event geared toward kids 10 and under, but West Laurel Hill Cemetery's annual Easter egg hunt is actually its most popular event. 

    The festivities, which will take place within the cemetery's conservatory, will include balloon artists, caricaturists, live music and a chance at finding thousands of prize-filled and solid chocolate eggs.

    When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Where: The Conservatory at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 
    How much: Free

  • 06 of 09
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    What: Perched on the banks of the Delaware River, the aptly named Penn Treaty Park is said to have been the site of a peace treaty between William Penn and the Lenni Lenape Indians way back in 1682.

    Nowadays, however, the 7-acre slice of green is better known for its water views, its picnic-perfect lawn, and its many community events. The latter includes an Easter egg hunt, which brings plenty of prizes and candy to the park every year.

    When: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Where: Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
    How much: Free

  • 07 of 09

    What: Wee ones aged 1 to 8 are invited to take part in this egg hunt, hosted annually by Renewal Presbyterian Church at West Philly's 9-acre Clark Park. The mad dash for candy-filled eggs will be supplemented by kid-friendly crafts and a chance at winning a raffle.

    When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Where: Clark Park (next to toddler playground), 4398 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
    How much: Free; register in-person day-of to reserve your child's spot

  • 08 of 09

    Great Egg Hunt at Franklin Square

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    What: Franklin Square will swarm with even more pint-sized visitors than usual on April 4. That's when treat-filled eggs and other goodies will be placed strategically all around the historic square's playground (one of the most-loved playgrounds in Philly).

    When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Where: Franklin Square, 200 Sixth St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    How much: Free

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  • 09 of 09

    What: It's not an egg hunt per say, but South Street Headhouse District's Easter Promenade has been a Philly tradition for more than 80 years. Dress your little bunnies in their Easter Sunday finest for a chance at taking home the win for "best dressed," and don't forget your camera: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail will be posing for photos.

    When: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015
    Where: Passyunk Ave. and South St., Philadelphia, PA
    How much: Free