Hop to it: Easter events for the family

Still on the hunt for an Easter activity? I mean, other than secret-eating your kid’s chocolate bunny after he’s gone to bed? Richmond’s got some quite (I’m sorry) egg-ceptional events in store for you.

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Dominion Family Easter

Get in on one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions with crafts, live entertainment, moon bounces, face painting, bonnet/boa-making, and more! And instead of a traditional egg hunt, this year kids can visit the Eggtivity Zone, where they’ll receive an egg each time they complete and activity. Heads up: most activities require an activity pass but there’s plenty of free stuff going on, like visits from the Easter bunny, story telling, and a bonnet parade.

  • Saturday, March 26th • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Carriage House Lawn, Maymont
  • $0 – $10, depending on what you do

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Events Department’s Spring Festivals

OK, these aren’t technically Easter events…but egg hunts are involved! Parks & Rec will host Spring Festivals at local public parks throughout the weekend and even on into the middle of next week. Fun spring break activity alert!

  • Saturday, March 26th through Wednesday, March 30th • times vary; see website for event times
  • See website for park locations
  • Free!

Easter Eggstravaganza

Gobs and gobs of Easter-related fun–including an egg hunt, face painting, and Easter Bunny photo opps–all to benefit Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.

  • Saturday, March 26th • 12:00 – 2:00 PM
  • Market Bazaar, 10901 Hull Street Road
  • Egg hunt is free; other activities have a small fee

Tuckahoe Plantation’s Easter Egg Hunt

Hunting for eggs at Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home?! I…I can’t…I have to tell Susan about this.

  • Saturday, March 26th • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Tuckahoe Plantation, 12601 River Road
  • $5 per child

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

And the award for the most adorably named Easter event goes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Hop on over to the Children’s Garden for photos with Peter Rabbit, hula hooping, and a chance to make your own garden hat. Families are encouraged to borrow a basket from the Story Tree; inside each basket is a book, a blanket to spread out on, and an activity related to the book. On Saturday, make sure to come by the Bloemendaal House to enjoy music from the Richmond Concert Band.

  • Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
  • Free with admission (($12 for adults; $11 for seniors; $8 for kids ages 3 to 12; free for members and kids under 3)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Easter Egg Hunt

All are welcome to join the congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for an egg hunt down at Capitol Square, just down the street from the church. It will be Richmond-y and beautiful.

  • Sunday, March 27th • 10:10 – 11:10 AM1
  • Capitol Square, 9th and E. Grace Streets
  • Free!

Easter on Parade

It’s not so much a parade in the traditional sense. It’s more about parading up and down Monument Avenue to show off your Easter attire. And your pet’s Easter attire. I dunno, it’s Richmond! We’re weird! But there’s music and crafts and food and performers and stuff–you won’t just be staring at each other. I mean, you won’t just be staring at each other.

  • Sunday, March 27th • 1:00 — 5:00 PM
  • Monument Avenue, between Allen and Davis Avenues
  • Free!

  1. I guess Episcopalians are very punctual? 
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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