It's getting so springy outside! Easter is right around the corner, and here are some annual kid-friendly events to check out:
Bunny Train at East Troy Railroad
Saturday, March 24th / Sunday, March 25th / Saturday, March 31st
Trains will depart at 9am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm
Enjoy face painting and coloring at the East Troy depot before departure. Then enjoy Easter-themed activities aboard a ten-mile round trip to the Elegant Farmer, where kids will see live bunnies and chicks on display by local 4-H students. Visit with the Easter Bunny for pictures and enjoy a treat before returning to East Troy on board our full size train. Children will receive a small gift upon the return to East Troy.
The historic railroad cars are heated and rest rooms are available at the East Troy depot. Tickets can be purchased online anytime at www.easttroyrr.org. Advance reservations are required.
Bunny Bash at The Corners of Brookfield (Free!)
Saturday, March 24 at 4 PM - 6 PM
20111 W Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
Hop on over for our first Easter event at The Corners! Celebrate spring with an egg-cellent FREE family friendly event. Go on an adventure around the shops at The Corners on our official "Bunny Trail" for sweets, treats and surprises, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy facepainting, get an extra special family picture in Market Square, and much much more! Play games and get to know the DaySpring Preschool and Childcare as well + enter to win fun prizes for the whole family.
Kid Boogie Down Easter Extravaganza Dance party
The Bavarian Bierhaus (700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53217)
Saturday, March 24
11:00am – 2:00pm
Join us for some Easter themed fun! Live music/video show by DJ lukewarm complete with lights, lasers, bubbles, and more! free face painting, raffles, free candy eggs and a chance to win a swag bag with $100 worth of goodies! Children Ages 1 & older: $10 each/ Adults and babies under 12 months old: FREE
Easter Bunny & kid-friendly tour at Sprecher Brewery
Sprecher Brewing Co., Inc. (701 W Glendale Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209)
Sunday, March 25
11:00am – 3:00pm
The Easter Bunny will be at Sprecher Brewery! Gather your family and friends to join in the pastel-colored festivities which include a tour, tastings, and a souvenir photo with the Easter Bunny that becomes the label for bottles of Sprecher Root Beer. After your photo-op, enjoy a tour, beer samples for adults (21+), and unlimited samples of Sprecher soda for everyone! Your photo with the Easter Bunny will be put on bottles of Sprecher Root Beer. You’ll have tasty, visible proof that you visited with the Easter Bunny, and the keepsake could make a unique gift, too. (The cost is $2.25 per bottle; 12 bottle minimum order. A $10 email option is also available.) Tour reservations are required.
Big Bunny Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt Apple Holler (5006 S Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177)
March 9, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 & 31 at 10:00 a.m.
Embark on a journey to Bunnyville. The celebration includes Grandpa's Table Top Easter Train, a bunny hop through the Bunny Tunnel, a ride on the Big Bunny Express Train, Country Bunny's puppet show in the Bunny Hut, an Easter Egg Hunt in Bunnyville, seeing the baby animals along the Bunny Trail, Bunny Bowling and ring toss, hand-lead gently pony rides, a freshly baked cookie and apple cider. Be entertained by Country Bunny’s puppet show in the Bunny Hut. Cost: $10.00 per person (children & adults). Please arrive at your showtime to be seated. Reservations Required, All tickets are non-refundable.
Cheep Cheep Easter Celebration at Elegant Farmer (Free!)
1545 Main St., Mukwonago, WI 53149
March 24, 25 & 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Head out to the country for this free, family-fun event that features the Easter Bunny, a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks, and guinea pigs for petting. 4-H members will be on hand to educate and introduce children of all ages to the animals they have raised and cared for as part of their 4-H project. Easter specialty foods are always available this time of year, including cider baked ham, fresh breads, and Easter basket candies.
Egg Day at the Zoo
March 31, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226)
Kids can hunt for eggs at the Lake Evinrude deck, meet the Easter Bunny and get their faces painted like a bunny at Egg Day. Everyone is invited to the parade at 2 p.m. starting at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. Special Offer: Get a free Carousel ride during Egg Day with a Woodman’s receipt showing the purchase of any Nesquik product.
Easter at Boerner Botanical Gardens (Free!)
Sunday, April 1st from 10:00 - 2:00
9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, WI 53130
Meet the Easter Bunny and join the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for Easter crafts and an egg hunt. You can also enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group (brunch not included in FBBG event).
Hoppy Easter at Jelly Belly
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
10100 Jelly Belly Ln, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Meet the Easter Bunny and have 4" x 6" photos taken for $15. Join us for face painting, balloon art, a magician, spin the wheel, prizes and more!
Belly Flops Deal: Buy 3 bags for $30, Get 3 bags FREE! $50 per case (10 bags) (Reg. $10 per 2-lb. bag) Limit 30 bags per day.
Where to find the Easter Bunny
Kid-friendly Easter Brunches