Spring has sprung in Ontario, and you may be looking for something fun to do with your family this Easter. The long weekend falls between Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th, so you have a few weeks to decide what to do! We’ve done the research for you to take the guesswork out of fun activities the entire family can enjoy. Now hop to it!
1. Participate in an Easter egg hunt
One of the most quintessential Easter activities to participate in is an egg hunt! There are many happening all over Ontario, such as the one at Brooks Farms in Uxbridge. From March 25th to April 10th, visit Brooks Farms to enjoy an egg hunt, an Easter Bunny meet-and-greet, live performances and more! Remember to bring your own basket for the egg hunt. Tickets will be on sale soon!
For more information on Easter egg hunts around Ontario, click here.
2. Paint Easter eggs
This bunny-themed activity is a classic one that never gets old and will keep the kids busy for awhile. Pick out your favourite paint colours and decorations and have the family flex their artistic skills. For something a little less delicate, we like this Squishy Egg Painting Kit as an alternative.
3. Visit Easterfest in Caledon
If you are in the Caledon area, stop by Easterfest from April 1st to April 9th. Located at Downey’s Farm Market, this fun event will include face painting, wagon rides, crafts, live entertainment and more! Entry is $18 for ages two and up, and will certainly be fun for the whole family. Tickets go on sale soon!
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4. Enjoy a craft sale
If you’re looking for something to do with older kids this Easter, visit the Easter/Spring Craft Sale at the Royal Canadian Legion in Brampton. This sale will feature lots of local vendors selling Easter and Spring-themed crafts. All shoppers are also being asked to bring a donation of travel size hair and body products that will be donated to the Children’s Aid Society of Peel Region. The sale will be held on March 4th from 6am – 12pm, and admission is free. Come out and support local artists to celebrate Easter and the beginning of Spring!
5. Experience the Beaches Easter Parade
The Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade is back on April 7th and 9th! This fun and festive parade will take place down Queen Street East in Toronto. Kids can even participate in a scavenger hunt in the Beaches neighbourhood. This event is for all ages and attending the parade is free, with a $20 fee for the scavenger hunt per team/family. Learn more about the Beaches Easter Parade on their website here.
6. Enjoy Easter at the farm
Take a trip out to The Log Farm in Ottawa for some family fun! This event will include an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, and arts and crafts. Admission is $10 and it is for all ages. Easter at the Farm runs from Friday, April 7th until Monday, April 10th!
7. Bake delicious treats
If you’re hosting or plan to stay in during the long weekend, nothing says Easter like tasty treats. Whether you want to try that Easter bread recipe you’ve had saved on Pinterest or bake some delicious Mini Eggs cookies, baking is an activity the entire family can enjoy. Have the little ones help with mixing the ingredients and decorate the finished product with colourful icing!