Simmons Farm

Photo courtesy of Simmons Farm.

9. Head to a farm-style Easter egg hunt

Simmons Farm holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt daily from March 27-April 3 with eggs hidden in the greenhouse and orchard. Kids will decorate an Easter egg gathering bag, then head out to collect 12 eggs to exchange for prizes. Other crafts include decorating a flowerpot and planting a flower or vegetable. Kids can cheer on ducky races and visit the petting zoo. Admission is $14.50 for kids (free for their grownups). No registration is required. Plan to wear masks along with the usual Covid restrictions.

Venture Outdoors

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10. Try a high-tech Easter Egg hunt

Venture Outdoors gives its usual geocaching activity an Easter flavor on April 3 in Highland Park. Kids will be challenged to find hidden candy during the Easter Egg Geocaching event. Handheld GPS units will be used to guide participants along wooded trails to the prize eggs. Registration, which includes the loan of a GPS unit, is $5 for kids, $8 for adults and $25 for a family. No high-tech experience is needed.

Sugar Plum Parties

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11. Party with the Easter Bunny

Sugar Plum Parties is throwing a party with the Easter Bunny on March 28. The fun includes an Easter egg hunt with prizes. Kids will dye eggs, work on coloring pages and decorate windows. Sparkly manicures, tattoos and hairstyling are all on the schedule, too. When the Easter Bunny makes his grand entrance, kids can take photos with him and dance on stage. Registration is $25, which includes snacks and drinks. Masks are required.