But between now and then your kids are likely to beg you to take them to an egg hunt or two. And you know you’ll want to track down the Easter Bunny at a local mall for your child’s annual picture.
She Is Dallas has the scoop for your Easter fun in DFW.
Easter events in ALLEN
Eggcellent Family Adventure – 03/31/2012 from 09:00 am – 12:00. Free for all ages. Bring your Easter basket and come stroll through Civic Plaza. Kids will visit tables hosted by civic organizations and local businesses where they will be awarded eggs, candy and other goodies. The event would not be complete of course without a visit from the Easter Bunny. There are lots more to enjoy too with great activities like games, crafts, face painters and a bounce house. Civic Plaza, 305 Century Parkway, Allen. For more information, please visit the event flyer.
Lunch with the Easter Bunny – March 31 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Wonder what the Easter Bunny eats for lunch? Join the life-sized Easter Bunny for lunch and pictures while you make memories that will last forever. He might nibble on carrots, grass and seeds, but children will dine on a yummy lunch provided by one of our area’s delicious restaurants. Photo and adult lunch available for additional fee. Cost is $10 / $6 Optional Parent Lunch / $5 Optional Photo. For ages 1-10 years. Located at Joe Farmer Recreation Hall, 1201 E. Bethany, Allen, Texas 75002. For more information, please visit the City of Allen website.
Easter events in ARLINGTON
Easter Funanza – March 31, 2012 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Hugh Smith Recreation Center, 1815 New York Ave, Arlington,TX 76010. Come join us as we celebrate Easter with games, activities and egg hunt. Enjoy a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Parents should plan to stay and join in the fun. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture some special memories. The event is for children ages six months to six years. Cost is $10. For more information, please visit the Arlington website.
World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 7th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mission Arlington hosts our annual easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the Lockwood center on the southeast corner of Fielder Road and Pioneer pkwy (303). It will take at least two hours for the children to complete the process of the day. Creative communicators will share the story of Easter with the children. Bouncy houses and games of all kinds cover the field. Food is furnished for free, and then the children hunt for Easter Eggs. All in all, an experience to remember. We need 120,000 plastic eggs for an event of this magnitude. And, we need individually wrapped candy of all kinds to put into the eggs. Individuals, families, and groups of all kinds participate throughout the day. You can help by donating plastic eggs and individually wrapped bags of candy. You can help make this day a success. Volunteering as an individual or with a group at the egg hunt is a lot of fun, and much needed. If you can help for all or only a part of the day, we want you to come. Give us a call at 817-277-6620. For more information, please visit the Mission Arlington website.
Easter events BEDFORD
Easter Egg Celebration – March 31 at Bedford Boys Ranch Pavillion. Bring your family and join your neighbors and friends! Pre-registration is required. $5 per child. Registration fee includes an arts & craft project, a picture with the Easter Bunny, a snack and an easter egg hunt that will include over 10,000 eggs! Areas will be marked off for different age groups. For ages 10 and under. Cost is $5.00 per child. For more information, please call (817) 952-2323 or visit the Bedford website.
Easter events in DALLAS
Bunny Rabbit Days – Get your photo with the Easter Bunny at NorthPark Center. 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225. Have portraits made of your children with live bunnies! Marc Robbins Photography – no appointment necessary. Portraits are available from 10:00 am – 5:30pm. Cost is $34.95 plus tax includes session fee in his studio and one 5×7 color portrait, while-you-wait. For more information, please visit the NorthPark Center website.
Texas Discovery Garden Easter Egg Hunt – 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. . April 8, 2012 from 1 pm – 3 pm. We’re hosting our first annual Easter Egg hunt in the gardens. Bring your basket and join the fun! Included with admission. For more information, please visit the Texas Discovery Gardens website.
Easter events in DENTON
Easter Eggstravaganza- April 7th at 9:30 am. FREE; toddlers – grade 5. Location: Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Civic Center with a bounce house and crafts. Then at 10 a.m., participants will be entertained by a free magic show. During the event, we will sell low-priced concessions. Following the magic show, participants will be led from inside the Civic Center to Quakertown Park for a free egg hunt. The park will be divided by age groups, and signs will guide participants to the designated areas. Prior to the egg hunt, the designated areas will be closed for set-up. For more information, call (940) 349-PARK (7275) or visit the City of Denton website.
Easter events in COPPELL
Eggstravaganza – The City of Coppell’s annual EGGstravaganza will be held at Wagon Wheel Park, 345 Freeport Parkway on April 7th. The events start promptly at 11:00 am. Age groups will be separated on designated ball fields with all groups beginning the hunt at the same time. This event is FREE!!! Don’t forget your cameras and to arrive early; once the hunt begins, it doesn’t take long for all the goodies to be snatched up! For more information, please call or visit the Coppell website.
Easter events in FLOWER MOUND
Easter Egg Scramble – Saturday, March 31, 2:00pm-3:30pm, FREE. Bring your children to Jake’s Hilltop Park located at 4975 Timber Creek Road as the Town celebrates its 29th Annual Easter Egg Scramble. Lots of candy will be available for the taking and there will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Activities begin at 2:00pm, and the Scramble begins promptly at 2:30pm.
Easter Sunrise Service on The Mound – Sunday, April 8 at The Flower Mound. For more information, please visit the Summit Club website.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 7, 10:00am. Hop on over to the CAC for the Underwater Egg Hunt in the indoor pool! Eggciting activities include a visit with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, and games. Stay around after the egg hunt to play in the pool and enjoy other activities. Parents must be in the water with all non-swimmers. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 for CAC members or $11 for non-members. For more information, please call call 972.874.6300 or visit the Community Activity Center website.
Easter events in FORT WORTH
5th Easter Run/Walk In The Stockyards – Saturday, April 07, 2012. 5K, 10K & 1K Fun-Run, 8:30AM 5K & 10K Start. Race Site: Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Packer Avenue Between Exchange & 23rd Street. Overall 10K Male & Female each win one round-trip American Airlines. DRAWING!!! Any 5K participant present could win one round-trip ticket. DRAWING!!! Any 5K participant present could win one round-trip. $250 CASH Prize to the largest team. Note: Team registration ends April 4th. BOUNCE HOUSE… and Annual EASTER EGG HUNT to follow…!!! Benefiting: All Star Equestrian Foundation. For more information, please visit the Easter Run/Walk in the Stockyards website.
Easter Bunny Photos at Hulen Mall- 4800 S Hulen Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76132-1406. The Easter Bunny is hopping in for visits and photos through Saturday, April 7! Photo packages are available. Click here for package information. Click here for an early bird 35% off offer! The Easter Bunny is available for photos during the following times: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. The Easter Bunny will take periodic breaks throughout the day. For more information, please call (817) 294-1200 or visit the Hulen Mall website.
Easter Bunny Photos at Ridgmar Mall – 1888 Green Oaks Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76116. Visit the Easter Bunny in Macy*s Court for Photos and a Free Gift. From opening through March 28th, Get $3 Off Any Photo Package Purchased at the Mall $25.99 or more (not available online) OR **From March 1 – 23, Receive 50% off the “Daffodil Portrait Package”, when purchased online. Click Here To Purchase! For more information, please call (817) 731-0856 or visit the Ridgmar Mall website.
Texas Sized Easter Celebration – Saturday, April 7th. Egg hunts for kids up to age 12 begin at noon. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. For more information, please visit the Stockyards Station website.
Easter events in FRISCO
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – March 24, 2012 from 8:00am – 10:00am at California Pizza Kitchen in Stonebriar Centre mall, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco, Texas 75034. Hop to it! Bring your kids and dine with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24. During the event, participants will be able to take a photo with the bunny, enjoy a delicious sit-down breakfast complete with specialty breakfast pizzas, fruit and a beverage & participate in a fun pizza box art craft! Breakfast costs $8 per person; children 3 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society – Relay For Life of Frisco. For reservations, please email [email protected] and include the following information: Your name, Phone number, Number of people in your party, Time of reservation requested, Mall you would like to attend the event at. Reservations will be taken every 15 minutes starting at 8AM (8AM, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, 9AM, 9:15 & 9:30). You will receive an email confirmation regarding your reservation. Limited space available. For more information, please visit the Stonebriar Centre website.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Saturday, March 31st, 2012 from 9 am- 11 am at the Westin Stonebriar, 1549 Legacy Dr., Frisco, TX 75034. Delicious Breakfast Buffet, Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts and Activities for Kids, Silent Auction and Raffle, Goodie Bag for each child, and… an appearance by the Easter Bunny! Individual Tickets just $30! This event is a fundraiser for Journey of Hope Grief Support Center. Please visit their website for more information.
Photos with the Easter Bunny – Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco, Texas 75034. 3/14/2012 – 4/7/2012. The Easter Bunny is hopping in for visits and photos through Saturday, April 7! Photo packages are available. Click here for an early bird 35% off offer! The Easter Bunny is available for photos during the following times: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. The Easter Bunny will take periodic breaks throughout the day. For more information, please call (972) 668-4900 or visit the Stonebriar Centre website.
Easter events in GARLAND
Easter Bunny photos – Fire Wheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Dr., Suite 200, Garland, TX 75040. Available through April 7th. Create lasting memories this spring season by getting your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Photos start at approximately $20 and range in price depending on package options. CDs and gift packages are also available. Please call 303.513.6814 for specific pricing information. For more information, please visit the Fire Wheel Town Center website.
Easter events in GRAPEVINE
37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Nash Farm, 626 S. Ball St. March 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free. Take a trip to the farm this spring for the City of Grapevine’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at Nash Farm for a hopping good time. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age division. There will be five different events by age division. Kids will love the face painting and other activities such as bounce-houses, petting zoo, hay rides and more. Bring your camera for some great photo opportunities and your used eyeglasses and sunglasses for the Lions Club to recycle. For more information, please contact Grapevine Parks and Recreation at 817-410-3474 or visit the Grapevine website.
Easter Bunny Fun Run – Celebrate Easter weekend aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad along with a special guest – the Easter Bunny! Pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny while enjoying this fun train ride. Sunday runs are a special one-hour excursion departing the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot at 3 p.m. For more information, please visit the Grapevine website.
Easter Bunny Pictures – Grapevine Mills (Entry 2), 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051. The Easter Bunny will be available from Saturday, March 17 – Saturday, April 7. Hours are Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM with carrot breaks at 1:15 PM-2:00 PM & 5:15 PM-5:45 PM. Sunday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM with carrot breaks at 2:15 PM-3:00 PM. Please note the change in hours for Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For more information, please call (972) 724-4910 or visit the Grapevine Mills website.
Easter events in HURST
Eggstravaganza – Saturday, March 31 at the Hurst Community Park located at 601 Precinct Line Rd, just south of Pipeline Rd. Free activities begin at 1:00 pm, egg hunts start at 2:00 pm. There will be crafts, photos with Mr. Bunny, free popcorn, and a Hurst Clown Around show. For ages 10 and under. For more information, please call 817-788-7320.
Easter events in IRVING
Easter Bunny pictures – Irving Mall, 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX 75062. Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny in Center Court! Be sure to join us for the Kidgits HOP Event on Saturday, March 24. Visit Center Court on the following dates to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Saturday, March 24 ~ 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Sunday, March 25 ~ 12:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Monday, March 26 ~ 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Tuesday, March 27 ~ 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Wednesday, March 28 ~ 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Thursday, March 29 ~ 12:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Friday, March 30 ~ 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Saturday, March 31 ~ 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Sunday, April 1 ~ 12:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Monday, April 2 ~ 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Tuesday, April 3 ~ 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Wednesday, April 4 ~ 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Thursday, April 5 ~ 11:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Friday, April 6 ~ 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Saturday, April 7 ~ 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. For more information, please call (972) 255-0572 or visit the Irving Mall website.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt – Parks and Recreation will host its annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 at the North Lake Aquatic Center, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd. The event will feature 10,000 plastic eggs containing prizes in multiple aquatic egg hunts for ages 1–3, 4–6, 7–9 and 10–11. Children will enjoy photos with the Easter bunny, magic shows, balloon art, games and prizes. Admission is $1 per child or participants can enter free with a canned good donation. Registration is required. For more information, call (972) 721-2501.
Easter events in LEWISVILLE
Funny Bunny Festival – The 25th Annual Funny Bunny Festival will be held Saturday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 Railroad Street. Admission is $1 per person, free for children younger than 3. Visit with the Funny Bunny, play carnival games, enjoy face painting and join in the annual egg hunt. Souvenir photos will be available at a minimal cost. All egg hunts will begin simultaneously in the ballfield areas, divided into age groups. Egg hunt participants younger than 3 should be accompanied by one parent only. A pancake breakfast, prepared by Lewisville Noon Rotary Club, will be served 8:30-11 a.m. Breakfast tickets are $3 for adults (ages 12 and up), $2 for children, free for children younger than 3. This “all you can eat” pancake breakfast will be served under the pavilion. All proceeds are used to benefit Lewisville area charities such as Christian Community Action, CASA and PediPlace. Advance tickets for the Funny Bunny Festival go on sale March 15 at Memorial Park and Frederick P. Herring recreation centers. Express Entrance Lanes will be available at the event for those who pre-purchase tickets. For more information, please call 972.219.5061 or 972.219.3560.
Kids Spring Fling – Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, Texas 75067. The Kids’ Spring Fling will feature lots of free activities, including face painting, crafts, games, music, prizes, giveaways and more. Plus, the Easter Bunny himself will stop by for a quick visit. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to capture candid shots with the bunny. After his visit, the Easter Bunny will hop back to the Vista Ridge Bunny Patch on the lower level near Dillard’s, where he will be ready for visits, and his helpers will be available to take commemorative photos. Photos start at $14.95. Located in Center Court from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.For more information, please call (972) 315-3641 or visit the Vista Ridge Mall website.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny- Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, Texas 75067. The Easter Bunny hops in at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, and he’ll be ready to visit and pose for photos on the lower level near Dillard’s. Hours to visit the bunny are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Located on the lower level near Dilllard’s. The Bunny will take occasional carrot breaks during the day. Bunny visitors can choose to have a commemorative photo taken by one of the Bunny photographers. Photos start at $14.95. Vista Ridge Mall is closed on Easter Sunday, April 8. For more information, please call (972) 315-3641 or visit the Vista Ridge Mall website.
Easter events in MESQUITE
Photos with the Easter Bunny – March 14 – April 7. The Easter Bunny is hopping in for visits and photos from Wednesday, March 14 through Saturday, April 7! Photo packages are available. Click here for an early bird 35% off offer! The Easter Bunny is available for photos during the following times: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. The Easter Bunny will take periodic breaks throughout the day. For more information, please visit the Town East Mall website.
Easter events in PLANO
Easter Bunny Pictures at Collin Creek Mall- Collin Creek Mall, 811 North Central Expressway, Plano, Texas 75075-8897. The Easter Bunny is hopping in for visits and photos from Saturday, March 17 through Saturday, April 7! Photo packages are available. The Easter Bunny is available for photos during the following times: Monday – Saturday 11am – 7pm, Breaks from 1-1:30 & 5-5:30. Sunday 12-6 Break from 3-3:30. Located on the lower level in front of JCPenney. For more information, please call (972)543-0369 or visit the Collin Creek Mall website.
Easter Bunny Pictures at The Shops at Willow Bend – Mar 10th – Apr 7th at The Shops at Willow Bend located at 6121 W Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093. The Bunny has settled down in his spring garden and ready for little ones to come and visit and pose for a photo. Rosemeade Market and Greenhouse has transformed the Grand Court into a springtime fantasy, certain to captivate visitors of all ages. It will provide a sensational backdrop for photos of the little ones in their Easter best. The Bunny will be available Saturday, March 10 through, Saturday, April 7. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11:00 am to 8:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. There is no charge to visit with the Bunny and photo packages are available starting at $22.00. For more information, please visit The Shops at Willow Bend website.
The Shops at Willow Bend Spring Extravaganza – The Shops At Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Boulevard, Ste. 1000, Plano, TX 75093. You can join Radio Disney today at The Shops at Willow Bend for the Spring Extravaganza from 11:00 AM – 1:00 pm in Plano. For more information, please visit Radio Disney website.
Easter events in ROCKWALL
Annual Egg Hunt – March 31 at 10:00 am. Cost is free! Located at Harry Myers Park, 815 East Washington St. Rockwall, TX 75087. Bring an Easter Basket to Harry Myers Park and hunt for candy and special eggs that could win you prizes! Fun for the kids with a Bounce house, Games, Balloons, and more! For more information, please visit the Rockwall egg hunt flyer.
Easter events in ROWLETT
Covington’s Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Located at Covington’s Nursery, 5518 Liberty Grove, Rowlett, Texas. Bring the family and your Easter baskets for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. We’ll have candy-filled eggs for the kids and a few Covington’s Gift Certificates for the parents. Don’t forget your camera for fun photos with the Easter Bunny! Please come early…..the hunt starts promptly at 2:00 and we don’t want your kids to miss out! For more information, please call (972) 475-5888 or visit the Covington’s Nursery website.
Rowlett Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt – March 31, 2012 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. 4000 Main Street in Rowlett. Join us this year on Main Street for Rowlett’s Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt. Grab your Easter basket and hippity-hop on over to Main Street to hunt for 20,000, filled Easter eggs! Enjoy face painting, bounce houses, music, photos with the Easter Bunny and much more. Dress up your stroller or wagon for the best decorated wagon or stroller contest. Line up time for the contest is at 11:15 am. Parking available at Coyle Middle School and Herfurth Park. The times for the age groups are: Babies to 3 yrs old at 10:30 am, 4 to 6 yrs old at 10:45 am, 7 to 10 yrs old at 11:00 am. Angel Kids (on separate field): Babies to 3 yrs old at 10:30 am, 4 to 6 yrs old at 10:45 am, 7 to 10 yrs old at 11:00 am.For more information, please visit the Rowlett website.
Easter events in SOUTHLAKE
Easter in the Park – Easter in the Park, a free community event open to the public, will take place on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Southlake Town Square from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Print the Easter Basket Contest Form and bring it to the event for a chance to win a prize! There will also be a live appearance by Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny with photos ops, plus egg hunts for the young ones (ages 2-4), games, and sponsored Golden Egg prizes! On the menu is cotton candy, kettle corn, and water that will be available at no cost. Bring your Easter baskets, your cameras, and your Easter basket contest form, but please leave pets at home. Entertainment includes “Magic School” from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and “Nana Puddin’” from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The egg hunt schedule is children 2 and under @ 2:30 p.m., children 3-4 @ 3:00 p.m., and children 5 and over will be able to win eggs by playing games and locating those prized golden eggs throughout the park. For more information, please contact (817) 748-8019.
Eggtacular -An annual holiday event for 3-5 year old children. There will be games, arts and crafts and plenty of fun all in a well supervised environment. There will even be an Easter egg hunt and a special surprise visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Eggtacular will be on Saturday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at Durham Intermediate Cafeteria. You can register online at the Southlake Parks and Rec website. The fee is $35 per child and pre-registration required. Lunch will consist of pizza and a juice box, and later on in the day a special snack will be provided. For more information please contact (817) 748-8019.
Easter events in THE COLONY
Spring Eggstravaganza – The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Egg Hunt Age Groups: 0 – 18mos*, 18mos walking – 3 (with 1 parent), 4 – 5, 6 – 7, 8 – 10 and Special Needs. PLEASE NOTE: The 0-18mos category will not be a traditional egg hunt. Children will have an egg play area and visit with the Easter Bunny to receive their eggs. Tickets: $3/child in advance or $5/child day of event. Ticket sales begin at 5:30pm and STOP at 6:30pm! You must be at assigned field by 6:45pm. Late arrivers are not guaranteed participation. Hunts will begin at 6:45pm. Each division will be staggered to start following the conclusion of the previous hunt. Tickets on sale starting 3/12 at The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd. Join the fun on Thursday, April 5th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at: The Colony Five Star Complex 4100 Blair Oaks (Baseball field area) for the biggest egg hunt eggstravaganza & spring celebration in town. For more information call Parks & Recreation at (972)625-1106 or visit The Colony website.