Change what you think about traditional Easter events. Instead of staying at home, consider what Boston has in store. From easter egg hunts to cruises, hikes to fine dining, this city has everything you need to make this a perfect holiday.

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Winslow Nature Trail Easter Egg Hunt
Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary

37 Eddy St.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-6451

Date: March 24, 25 and 31; April 1, 7
Hours: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. weather permitting
Price: $10 per adult/$5 per child

Hunt for those Easter eggs five times before the big day on nature trails at the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary. Hike along the trails, enjoy the company of animals, including horses, cats, dogs, goats, pigs, llamas and donkeys. Gather up as many Easter eggs as possible and be sure to bring the cameras for surprise run-ins with the Easter bunny.

Related: Boston’s Best Family Friendly Dining (With Adult Appeal)

The Great Egg Hunt
Haverhill High School Gymnasium

137 Monument St.
Haverhill, MA 01832

Date: Sat, April 7
Hours: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Price: free

The Great Egg Hunt at the Haverhill High School features 10,000 eggs and a special egg-hunting area for little ones. When you can hunt no more, take part in facepainting to brighten those family photos. Hit either hunt, and expect a crowd at one of the largest Easter egg hunts in the state.

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Boston Easter Brunch and Dinner Cruise
Spirit of Boston

200 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA 02210
(866) 310-2469

Date: Sun, April 8
Hours: brunch – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $49.90 per adult brunch/$15.90 per child ages 3 to 12/$79.90 per adult dinner/$47.96 per child ages 3 to 12

Enjoy Easter in a different fashion aboard the Spirit of Boston: Delight in a cruise around Boston, feast on lunch or dinner, dance and enjoy entertainment for the whole family. This family friendly Easter extravaganza includes a visit from the Easter bunny during the lunch cruise and an open juice and soda bar for children. Children also receive a goodie bag and the whole family may top it off at the ice cream sundae bar. Call ahead for reservations. Brunch boards at 11 a.m. Dinner boards at 4:30 p.m.

Easter Brunch Cruise in Boston

60 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(866) 307-2469

Date: Sun, April 8
Hours: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: $58.90 per adult/$35.95 per child ages 3 to 12

Nothing beats an Easter brunch cruise on board the Odyssey. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne when you board while children enjoy complimentary juice or soda. Both the Easter bunny and a balloon artist make an appearance. After reveling in the brunch buffet, enjoy live entertainment and reward your palate at the ice cream sundae bar. Children walk away with a goodie bag. Call ahead for reservations. Boards at 12 p.m.

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Henrietta’s Table Easter Sunday Brunch
One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-5005

Date: Sun, April 8
Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: $65 adult/$32.50 child

Henrietta’s Table has a family atmosphere and New England roots. It relies on local farmers and fisherman for its food. Award-winning Chef Peter Davis describes his food as “fresh and honest,” with a Sunday brunch buffet that will make even the pickiest kid’s mouth water. Brunch includes, but is not limited to, a made-to-order omelette station, smoked fish, grilled vegetables, bacon, sausage, ham, vegetarian pasta, unlimited coffee, tea and juice, and a variety of desserts. The buffet has an extended menu on Easter. Call ahead for reservations.

Related: Boston’s Best Parks for Kids

Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at


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