Spring is here—the weather is (we hope) warming up, daffodils and tulips are popping up, kids are already antsy for summer break—and that means that Easter is fast-approaching. This year, Easter is on April 9, and there are many ways to celebrate in Utah all weekend long. Whether you’re looking for a community egg hunt for the kids or you want to treat yourself to a special brunch, here are some of the Wasatch Front’s holiday offerings.
Easter Egg Hunts
Egg hunts are a given for this holiday. Many communities make them a popular tradition, often including other attractions like balloon animal artists and pictures with the Easter Bunny. There are many scheduled throughout the state—find the one closest to you, be sure to check age limits and get hunting!
- Wheeler Historic Farm: A stampede-free hunt on April 8 at 9 a.m. Cost is $17 per child, and every child receives an Easter pail and goodies. The event includes the Easter Bunny and wagon rides.
- Snowbird: Celebrate Easter in the mountains at Snowbird, surrounded by snowy peaks! Catch an interdenominational sunrise service at The Summit with amazing Wasatch views on Sunday, April 9th.. The cost is a $5 cash donation to Wasatch Adaptive Sports. First Tram up is at 5:30 am, the last Tram up is at 6:30 am, and the service starts at sunrise (6:52 am). It’s first come, first-served, so be early! Dress warm, leave skis and snowboards at the base, and enjoy a Family Easter Egg Hunt Easter brunch afterward.
- Cottonwood Heights: Free egg hunts for each age group at Butler Park on April 8 at 9 a.m.
- West Jordan: The hunt at the Utah Youth Soccer Complex will feature an ADA-enforced activity for children of all abilities. The event is free on April 8 at 9 a.m, ages 2-15.
- North Salt Lake: The free hunt at Hatch Park on April 8 at 9 a.m. is for kids age 12 and under, and will have a separate section for hunters with special needs.
- Kaysville: Five fields in Barnes Park will be full of eggs and candy for children ages 10 and under. The hunt begins right at 9 a.m. on April 8 and ends quickly.
- South Ogden: The Easter Scramble, with eggs and prizes, at Friendship Park starts at 9 a.m. on April 8 for ages 12 and under, though kids with special needs can exceed the age limit.
- Lowes Home Improvement: on April 8 multiple Lowes locations will be hosting free egg hunts between 10 a.m and 1 p.m however you must preregister.
- Alpine: Creekside park, April 8 at 10am
- Bountiful: On April 8 Davis County will be hosting egg hunts at 9 a.m on Main Street and at 10 a.m at Memorial Mortuary.
Whether you feel left out that your kids get all of the Easter fun or your pooch wants to get in on the holiday traditions, here are some local Easter egg hunts with a twist:
- The Easter Dog Bone Hunts at Wheeler Farm starts at 3 p.m. on April 6, with two hunt times. Easter eggs will be filled with doggie treats and there will be other Easter goody bags. Cost is $17.
- Easter Eggstreme at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 8 with Easter Bunny pictures, bounce houses, tractor rides and Easter-themed games. There will also be egg hunts every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with accessibility egg hunts available upon request.
- At the Riverton Bunny Hop on April 8, families make the rounds from station to station to participate in activities and get candy and prizes. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and attendees can start their rounds at any station.
- Yuba State Park Rotten Easter Egg Hunt: End Easter with a bang, as you participate in the very last egg hunt of the season. Bring your family and friends and run through the park collecting as many goodies and prizes as you can on April 15 at 11 am. Cost $20 per car.
- Otter Encounter (Tooele County) On April 8 at 12 pm come to Otter Encounters. Includes Easter Egg hunt, prizes, exotic petting zoo. Cost $15 per child.
- Hill Aerospace Museum is hosting a five-day long, museum-wide Easter Egg Hunt free to the public between April 4-8. Come find unique aviation history Easter Eggs hidden throughout the two galleries
- Adult Easter Egg I Spy: (Saratoga Springs Residents Only) Visit the city’s website daily, March 27-March 31, and find the Easter Egg hidden on one of our pages. The Egg will be hidden sometime in the morning, each day, after 8 AM. Be the first Saratoga Springs resident to email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer of where you found the hidden egg and win a prize.
If you’re looking for a different kind of activity to enjoy with the family, rather than your typical egg hunt, there are several options nearby for your Easter celebrations:
- Gardner Village has a plethora of other Easter activities to enjoy this season. Visit their shops to complete your Easter shopping, from personalized chocolate eggs and other basket-fillers at the Chocolate Covered Wagon to spring decorations and fresh flowers, to Easter Sunday outfits for the kids. Enjoy an Easter treat or two, like Archibald Restaurant’s famous carrot cake. Visit baby animals at The Farm or book an Easter photo session with baby lambs at Camera Shy. Take a ride on the Cottontail Express. And while you’re there, don’t forget to take a photo by the Easter Tree filled with colorful eggs.
- Also at Gardner Village, join the Eggs Legs 5K, 10K or half-marathon on April 8. Runners can decorate their shirts in Easter themes and will participate in an egg hunt once they cross the finish line.
- Ride the Easter Bunny Train on the Heber Valley Railroad through April 8 at various times, complete with entertainment and a petting zoo at the depot.
- Fairy Tale Friends Easter Breakfast at Jeremiahs Lodge & Garden on April 1 at 9 a.m. Come celebrate Easter with your favorite characters and the bunny!
- If you’re looking for an adults only activity check out the Adult Easter Escapism Scavenger Hunt and Dinner on April 1 from 6-9 p.m
- The Grand America Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny will be held April 7, 8, 9 prices start at $35, plus tax and gratuity, and a reservation is required.
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