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Where to Visit the Easter Bunny in North Jersey

by Ainsley Layland
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Each spring, the Easter Bunny ventures from his happy hollow to deliver candy, gifts, and holiday eggs to boys and girls around the world. Little ones need not worry about the Easter Bunny coming this year, according to the Easter Bunny Tracker, he is still on track to deliver baskets and eggs. And like all of us, the bunny is taking extra precautions like washing its paws regularly and covering his whiskers and mouth when he coughs or sneezes. That’s all to say, the bunny is doing everything he can to ensure this Easter is just as magical as ever. Keep reading for a list of where to see the Easter bunny in North Jersey — and even try your luck at an easter egg hunt.

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Springtime Bunny Hop + Egg Event {380 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Friday, March 26th, 9:45AM and Saturday, March 27th, 12:15PM

Parents can drop their kids off at this kids-only event held at The Little Gym in Jersey City. Children will enjoy a springtime party and egg hunt while parents get some much-needed alone time. In addition to the egg-filled festivities, participants can have fun in the gym and eat a pizza dinner. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The Ivy at Chatham

Easter Egg Hunt at Skyline Church {498 Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield}

Saturday, March 27th, 10AM – 11:30AM

This Easter Egg Hunt is free for all and has games, face painting, bunny pictures, of course, the traditional Easter egg hunt, and so much fun. This year they have redesigned the event to ensure COVID-19 safety precautions are in place. The location has been adjusted to a better location and registration is required so each group has a time slot. For this reason, each person at the party does need a free ticket.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum {1003 Morris Avenue, Union}

Saturday, April 3rd, 10AM and 12PM

Children can explore the grounds of Liberty Hall as they search for plastic eggs filled with holiday treats that are hidden throughout the property. The highlight of the event will be a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Reservations are required, tickets are $10 per adult/child pair. Space is limited to 100 children per session.

Egg Hunt 2021 {46 Park Street, Montclair}

Saturday, April 3rd, 2PM – 4PM

The entire family can hunt for eggs at the Central Presbyterian Church of Montclair. See the Easter bunny hopping around as you pick your treat-filled eggs and then take a photo with him. Special Easter crafts for kids and coffee and refreshments for the grown-ups will be available at the event.

Easter Bonnet Parade {49th Street/5th Avenue near St Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan}

Sunday, April 4th, 10AM 4PM

The long-time tradition of the Easter Bonnet Parade calls for the most colorful themed hats in the tri-state area. While there are no floats or marching bands, this parade has energy and excitement to boot. The entire family will get a kick out of watching the parade participants dressed in everything from outrageous towering hats to elegant suits and party dresses. You can even make your own hat and join in the fun.

NYSoM Easter Eggstravaganza {114th Street between 1st Avenue + Pleasant Avenue, Harlem}

Saturday, April 3rd at 2PM – 6PM

Join NYSoM for a socially-distanced and masked Easter egg hunt in Rodal Pleasant Park Community Garden. Participants can also enjoy a painted Easter egg giveaway, get creative with Easter crafts, and enjoy the afternoon doing springtime activities. Groups of five egg hunters at a time will be scheduled every 10 minutes will take part in this hunt for kids 12 and under. It’s free, and first-come, first-served.

Easter Bunny Cruise + Egg Hunt  {Pier 36, Manhattan}

Sunday, April 4th at 12:30 PM 

Set sail for an egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, and eggciting crafts. With an upgraded ticket you can enjoy a delicious brunch and gain access to the upper deck as well. Tickets are $89 and up.

Easter and Springtime Family Fun at Alstede Farms {1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester}

Saturday, March 27th through Saturday, April 3rd, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The whole family will love taking a scenic hayride around the farm, visiting and feeding baby animals. Littles will also enjoy a touchless Easter egg hunt, exploring the farm with a scavenger hunt, and seeing the Easter Bunny too. Tickets are $16.99 and must be purchased in advance.

Easter Sunday Skate at Branch Brook Park {7th Avenue, Newark}

Sunday, April 4th, 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM

For a twist on the traditional Easter Bunny visit, consider roller skating at Branch Brook Park this April. Each session includes admission, a skate rental, a slice of pizza, a glow stick, and appearances from the Easter Bunny and friends. Face masks are required at all times. Temperature check upon arrival. Tickets are $20 per person.

Fun-Filled Easter Egg Hunt at Heaven Hill Farm {451 State Route 94, Vernon}

Saturday, April 3rd, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This fun day will have carnival rides, egg hunts, a bonnet contest, hayrides, face painting, gem mining, sand art, and pony rides. Find the golden egg in the hunt and win a prize. While some events are free, others do require the purchase of a ticket details of which are available on the Heaven Hill Farm website.

In addition to the traditional egg hunt appearances, the Easter Bunny has scheduled a few train rides in the area as well!

Easter Bunny Express at Flemington Station {80 Stangl Road, Flemington}

Saturday, March 27th and 28th and April 3rd, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Train lovers can hop on over to the annual Easter Bunny Express, where the whole family can take a train ride that stops in Ringoes to snap photos with Peter Cottontail and go on an egg hunt. Be sure to bring a bag or basket for those eggs and remember to wear a mask.

Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt {99 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg}

Saturday, March 27th; Sunday, March 28th; April 3rd, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

This train ride goes along the Delaware River, which makes for the perfect budding backdrop for a springtime ride. When you reach your destination, there will be an Easter egg hunt ready for the children, along with a photo op and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for kids.

DiDonato’s Easter EGGspress {1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton}

Weekends, Saturday, March 13th – Saturday, April 3rd, 12PM – 5PM

Thursday, April 1st; Friday, April 2nd, 12PM – 5PM

This train ride is completely decked out for an Easter celebration. Tickets include a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, access to the egg hunt, Easter prizes, plus exploring the brand-new Spring Hedge Maze. Children will enjoy racing down the giant slide and having fun with everything else this experience offers. Tickets must be reserved online in advance.

The Easter Bunny Train Ride + Easter Egg Hunt {Phillipsburg}

Saturday, March 27th; Sunday, March 28, and Saturday, April 3rd, 11AM – 3:30PM

Guests will get the chance to visit with Mr. E. Bunny, listen to a banjo player and watch as a juggler manages to keep items in the air while the train winds along the scenic Delaware River. The train travels along the river to Carpentersville where guests can enjoy the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150-year-old Lime Kilns, find a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs, primed for hunting. Each guest can track down four easter eggs. Tickets can be reserved online.

The Easter Bunny Express {Richland Station, Cape May}

Saturday, March 27th, 11AM and Saturday, April 3rd, 11AM

Participants from all over New Jersey will enjoy the 25th year of the Seashore Lines passenger rail excursions on the Easter Bunny Express. If you are interested in making a bit of a trip this Easter season, consider heading down to Cape May for some sun and holiday fun. For three days, the Easter Bunny will travel on a Seashore Lines special train and visit with all passengers, young and old. Masks are required and eating is not permitted. Tickets are available online starting at $22/ticket.

For those who are not venturing out to visit Peter Cottontail, no worries, the Easter Bunny can schedule a call, send a scavenger hunt with clues, or take a virtual photo with the children to celebrate the holiday.

Watson Adventures {Online} Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 4th, 2PM

Go on an egg hunt around the world with Watson Adventures. Eggs are hidden in art museum paintings, in royal homes as Fabergé eggs, or in natural history museums as giant dinosaur eggs and tiny hummingbird eggs. Hosts meet with teams on Zoom and send you hopping off around the world, following clues that lead you to websites where you must find eggs and answer fun questions about them. Hunt is for ages 10 and up, and each team must include one adult. Tickets are $19/person.

Eggstravaganza with the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine {Online}

The church’s educator Ashley Frenkel created a video tutorial on how to color Easter eggs naturally, using color sources such as turmeric, onion skins, teas, cabbage, beets, and coffee. With supplies you likely already have, you can easily go au-natural this year for Easter and dye eggs organically.

The Amazing Easter Scavenger Hunt {Online}

Sunday, April 4th at 2PM 4PM

You will need your thinking caps for this clue-filled hunt around New York City. A series of clues leads you around the Highline, Chelsea Market, and Hudson Yards, asking you to perform physical and mental challenges for the entire family along the way. Wear comfortable shoes and wear a mask. One member of the team should have a smartphone. The hunt is run through the app ScanQuest so be sure to have it downloaded before you arrive. Tickets are $25.

Virtual Picture with the Easter Bunny {Online}

For parents looking to create a completely virtual visit with the Easter Bunny, children can still have their picture taken with Peter Cottontail via PictureMeBunny. This website edits an image of your child next to the Easter Bunny for $30. All you need is a picture of your child set against a plain background and the website will take care of the rest.

Catch the Easter Bunny at Home {Online}

Catch the Easter Bunny in your own house with Catch a Character. If you don’t make it to visit the Easter Bunny in real life, children will still enjoy the magic of seeing proof that he really stopped at their house to leave springtime treats. As an additional measure, parents might want to schedule a call from the Easter Bunny to solidify the excitement.

stuffed ice cream bunny

Photo credit: @stuffedicecreamnyc

To make a virtual visit even sweeter, you can always celebrate the holiday with a special bunny treat. At Stuffed Ice Cream in New York {139 1st Avenue}, the Easter Bunny is on the frozen dessert menu as a sugar treat to enjoy. With two scoops of the famous ice cream decorated with candies, chocolate chip eyes, and marshmallow ears, you always get your choice of a colorful cone to celebrate the springtime season.

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