Nothing says Easter like heading out to hunt some Easter eggs—at least for most kids. Cities from north of Seattle to south of Tacoma have all kinds of egg hunting opportunities so you won’t have to drive far if you want to head out on Easter.
Bonus, the fun doesn't have to stop for older kids either. There are several egg hunts that welcome kids of all ages, and at least one that's designed for teens. Make no mistake. Easter egg hunts are the perfect family activity. And they're a great way to get outdoors at the start of spring, too!
If you don't want the fun to stop at egg hunting, check out these other things to do for Easter in Seattle.
Easter is a holiday with a date that changes each year. In 2019, Easter takes place on April 21.
A 5K with an Easter twist! The course is open to runners of all ages and all levels of fitness, walk or run, and there's a free kids' dash, too! All along the course are Easter eggs of all different colors, all representing point values. Some colors will subtract from your time. Some will add to your time. You don’t know which are which until the end of the race. Pick up as many or as few eggs as you’d like! At the end of the race, prizes will be awarded to the fastest time without eggs as well as the fastest with eggs. Registration is required for the 5K, but not for the free kids dash.
When: April 13, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Where: 6505 176th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA US 98052
Just because teens aren't little children 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! Teens are invited to Dacca Park for a unique, nighttime egg hunt. Bring a flashlight and a basket. All eggs contain treats, but find the Golden Egg and you’ll win a special prize!
When: April 19, 8:30 p.m. (7:30 check-in and fun and games before the hunt)
Where: Dacca Park in Fife
Fife doesn't leave any ages out of the fun. While teens get a flashlight egg hunt, kids 10 and younger can search for candy-filled eggs (more than 12,000 of them!), as well as enjoy fun games and activities also at Dacca Park. Photo ops with the Easter Bunny are available, too! And all the fun is free for all.
When: April 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Dacca Park in Fife
Woodland Park Zoo is a great all-around place to go for Easter fun with fun for kids, families and the animals who live at the zoo. Activities include Easter egg hunts for kids ages 1 through 8, arts and crafts, and Easter bunny encounters. The event is free with zoo admission so once you're done searching for eggs, you can go visit the animals, who receive special egg and Easter-themed treats and enrichment programs throughout the day.
When: April 20, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
Church of the Nazarene in Federal Way hosts a big Easter egg hunt for different age groups, all of which are free with online registration before the day of the hunt. Expect more than 14,000 candy-filled eggs, Easter basket prizes and hunts divided up by ages—separate hunts for kids of different ages. Formerly Eggstravaganza, Easterfest now stretches over a weekend with the Easter egg hunt taking place on one day and Easter church service on another.
When: Dates TBA for 2019
Where: Church of the Nazarene, 1525 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way
Seattle's parks host not one, but a number of 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 age ranges welcome at each vary so make sure to check what's on near you before you go. While most of the city's egg hunts are open to kids 0 to 11, some are limited to smaller children and there's usually at least one in the mix for teens.
When: Dates vary by park
Where: Seattle parks throughout the city.