Boston’s Best Easter Events For Kids

April 11, 2014 6:00 AM

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(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Enjoy the Easter season by celebrating with your family at these kid-friendly events. Egg hunts, brunches, egg decorating and Easter bunny visits will brighten your child’s day for sure. Don’t forget to bring an Easter basket to collect any treats you find along the way.
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(Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Easter Egg Decorating
The Eliot School
24 Eliot St.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-3313
www.eliotschool.org

Date: April 12, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Enjoy a day of egg decorating with friends and family at the Eliot School. Dye, wax crayons, stencils, stickers, collage materials, gold and silver Sharpies and markers will be supplied, but be sure to bring your own eggs. Art teachers will be on site to answer questions and provide inspiration. No need to make reservations as it is an open house format, and all ages are welcome.

(Photo from Odyssey Cruises/Facebook)

(Photo from Odyssey Cruises/Facebook)

Easter Brunch Cruise
Odyssey Cruise Line
60 Rowe’s Wharf
Boston, MA 02116
(866) 307-2469
www.odysseycruises.com

Date: April 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Celebrate Easter in style this year with an Odyssey brunch cruise. Dine on a buffet-style lunch while taking in views of the harbor and Boston skyline, and listening to live entertainment. Kids will love a trip to the ice cream sundae bar, watching the balloon artist and receiving special goody bags. The day wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera to capture this special moment.

File (WBZ-TV)

File (WBZ-TV)

Victorian Egg Hunt
Forbes House Museum
215 Adams St.
Milton, MA 02186
(617) 696-1815
www.forbeshousemuseum.org

Date: April 12, 2014 at 1 p.m.

Children ages three to eight are welcome to join in on this egg hunt extravaganza. Hundreds of eggs are hidden on the grounds and children each receive a handled basket to collect them. Each egg contains a toy surprise and prizes are also awarded to the best egg hunters. Finish up the day by joining in the story hour provided by the Lower Mills Public Library. Be sure to pre-register for this event as spaces fill up quickly.

Related: Boston’s Best Parent Gathering Places

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Easter Bunny Brunch
Aura Restaurant
1 Seaport Ln.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-4300
www.aurarestaurant.com

Date: April 20, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Make reservations for your family to dine at Aura’s plentiful brunch this Easter. Children and parents alike will be satisfied with the wide variety of delicious foods served up here. Choices include scrambled eggs, pancakes with caramelized bananas, pork sausage, bacon, granola and berry parfait, quiche, shrimp cocktail and a chocolate fountain. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, as he will be making a stop here, and then join in the fun of an Easter egg hunt.

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Easter Bunny Photos
Silver City Galleria
2 Galleria Mall Dr.
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 823-3333
www.silvercitygalleria.com

Date: April 5 – April 19 at 11 a.m.

Do some shopping at the mall and then bring your children to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, as he will be hopping in for a visit. All ages are welcome and all children receive a gift from the Easter Bunny. Single photos, packages, reprints and accessories are available for purchase. Make an extra special memory with a key chain or snow globe photo holder.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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