Spring has sprung! As things continue to open up in Ontario, you may be looking for something fun to do with your family this Easter. The long weekend falls between Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th, 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 April 2nd to 18th, visit Brooks Farms to enjoy an Easter egg hunt, an Easter Bunny meet-and-greet, live performances and more! Remember to bring your own basket for the egg hunt. Tickets are $18 for anyone aged two and up. 23 months and under have free admission.
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 9th to 17th. Located at Downey’s Farm Market, this fun event will include face painting, wagon rides, crafts, live entertainment and more! This event is $18 for ages two and up, and will certainly be fun for the whole family. Click here to buy tickets!
4. Enjoy live music
If you’re looking for something to do with older kids that touches on the religious significance of Easter, visit Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto for “Sacred Music for a Sacred Space.” This live concert will feature choir-singing and music celebrating the importance of the holiday. It will specifically touch on Eastern Orthodox and Afrocentric perspectives, with music sung in multiple languages and prayer for Ukraine. The concert will be performed on Good Friday, which falls on April 15th, at 7:30pm. Tickets vary from $20-$40 and can be purchased here. Don’t miss this significant and important performance!
5. Experience the Beaches Easter Parade
After a two-year hiatus, the Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade is back on April 15th and 17th! 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 here.
6. Visit the Easter Hop & Shop Market in Burlington
Take a trip out to the Art Gallery of Burlington for their holiday-themed vendors market! The market will feature 25+ local vendors, prizes and raffles, and live entertainment for the kids. Admission is free to this event, and it is for all ages. The Easter Hop & Shop Market runs on Saturday, April 16th from 10 am until 4:00 pm.
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!