Easter is the perfect holiday to spend quality time with the family. On top of a traditional meal that often includes everyone’s favorite recipes, there are several ways to get in on the spirit of Easter. Boston has a lot of activities that will help the family celebrate together in a way that is entertaining for all ages. From a day at the zoo to a scavenger egg hunt, the events are exciting and filled with holiday fun. Mark your calendars for Easter on March 27 and celebrate with these fun family activities.
149 Pond St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
www.zoonewengland.orgDate: March 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By the time Easter rolls around, the weather is getting a bit milder, which means Stone Zoo is easier to visit. For five hours on March 26, the zoo is opening up for a bit of fun with the Easter Bunny. The event will include crafts, games and “other surprises,” as well as photo opportunities with the big bunny himself. Of course, the event is in the zoo itself, so he won’t be the only animal that families can enjoy at Bunny Bonanzoo.
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA 02445
www.puppetshowplace.orgDate: March 24-26, 2016
The Carrot Salesman is a puppet play about Mr. Bunni, a traveling carrot salesman. Mr. Bunni is on an important mission to sell enough carrots to make his boss happy, but he may learn that this isn’t as important as he once thought. He will travel to strange places, such as outer space, in the hope of finding creatures interested in buying his carrots. This show is taking place at the theater, but is also part of the theater’s traveling repertoire.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
1 Faneuil Hall Sq.
Boston, MA 02109
www.faneuilhallmarketplace.comDate: March 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Families will love hunting for Easter eggs using clues at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Bear in mind that those interested have to register ahead of time to ensure a spot. The event is free, but it is popular, so the organizers want to make sure to have enough baskets and clues, which are available for pick up at the Upper Rotunda in Quincy Market. From there, solve the clues to learn which stores have eggs. Go to each store to collect an egg and finish the hunt together.
Easter Weekend Cruises
www.odysseycruises.comDate: March 27, 2016
Odyssey Cruises hosts local cruises out of Boston. On Easter Sunday, it sends out two cruises with a holiday theme. They are both brunch cruises, with the first being an early brunch and the second being an afternoon brunch. Each cruise will feature balloon art, kids’ goodie bags, the Easter Bunny and an ice cream bar. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the sea while being served a delicious menu. It’s definitely an Easter experience to remember.
Beeping Egg Hunt
Perkins School For The Blind
175 N Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
www.mapvi.orgDate: March 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Perkins School for the Blind and the Massachusetts Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired are hosting a special Easter Egg Hunt for children who have sight problems. This event is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs and will be taking place rain or shine. It will involve an Easter Egg Hunt specially catered to these children and will have fun bonuses, such as goodie bags and special prizes for glittery eggs.
Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.