Nothing says Easter like heading out to hunt some Easter eggs, and many places throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area regularly organize egg hunting opportunities every year. Whether you're a local or a tourist visiting Seattle in the spring, you won't have to drive far to do something special for young kids during Easter this year.
There's plenty of fun in store for older kids too, with several egg hunts that welcome kids of all ages, and at least one that's designed just for tweens and teens. Easter egg hunts are the perfect family activity and are a great way to get outdoors at the start of spring. Plus, after you're all egged out, you can still go out for Easter brunch in Seattle or enjoy another fun holiday-themed activity.
Beat the Bunny 5K Run/Walk
If you want to burn some calories before stuffing your face with marshmallows and chocolate eggs, consider signing up for this Easter-themed 5K race in Redmond, a 20-minute drive from downtown Seattle. The Beat the Bunny course is open to runners of all ages and all levels of fitness, walk or run, and there's a free kids dash at 9:30 a.m. As the name implies, the goal is to outrun the Easter Bunny who will be running alongside you. Anyone who beats the bunny wins a prize. Registration is required for the 5K, but not for the kids dash.
Easter Egg Hunts for Kids and Teens
Just because tweens and teens aren't little kids anymore doesn't mean they don't still love candy-filled eggs. In fact, they just may appreciate a candy egg even more than your average toddler. Tweens and teens ages 11 to 16 are invited to Fife Aquatic Center, a 30-minute drive south of Seattle, for a unique underwater egg hunt, during which teens can splash around and dive for eggs in the pool.
While teens hunt for eggs underwater, kids 10 and younger can search for candy-filled eggs in the grass at Dacca Park, as well as enjoy fun games and activities. The Easter Bunny will also be around for photo opportunities.
Bunny Bounce at the Zoo
In Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo is a great all-around place to go for Easter fun with kids. Activities during the Bunny Bounce include Easter egg hunts for kids ages 1 through 8, arts and crafts, and bunny encounters. The event is included with zoo admission, so once you're done searching for eggs you can go visit the animals, who will be enjoying their special egg and Easter-themed treats and enrichment programs throughout the day.
Seattle's parks host many egg hunts and Easter events throughout the many parks and community centers in the city. Not every location has something going on for Easter, but many do. All egg hunts are free, but the recommended age ranges at each venue vary, so make sure to check the details before you go. While most of the city's egg hunts are open to kids up to 11 years old, some are limited to smaller children and there's usually at least one special hunt on the schedule for teens.