Watching our littles scramble for Easter eggs never fails to crack us up, so we rounded up a list of our favorite Easter events happening around Dallas-Fort Worth now through the holiday. Bring your most enthusiastic egg swipers for these hunts made for land and sea alike. And we’ve even included the best places for an Easter bunny spotting.
Irving Citywide Egg Hunt
For inflatable rides, crafts and an Easter field with ample room for hopping, come to Irving’s Heritage Park. Egg hunts for ages 3–5 start at 10am, for 6–7 at 10:30am and 8–10 at 11am. Kids ages 1–2 are welcome to move at their own pace and hunt with parents from 9:30–11:30am.
When: April 6, 9:30–11:30am
Where: Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St., Irving; 972/721-2501; cityofirving.org
Wettest Egg Hunt
Get off dry land and hunt for prize-stuffed Easter eggs in the REC’s indoor pool. Hunts will be divided by age groups to allow everyone ample time and space to grab their share of eggs. Life vests will be available for nonswimmers.
Price: $5 per person; free for REC members.
When: April 6, 4–7pm
Where: The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine; 817/410-3450; gograpevine.com
Electric Egg Hunt
Silly rabbit, egg hunts are for teens! After the sun goes down, enter this black-light egg hunt to win prizes and enjoy an evening with friends. The Keller Pointe provides black-light flashlights and chances to win prizes from local vendors. Pack a picnic and blanket or visit the food and beverage stations. Make sure to call and register.
Price: $20 per person in advance; $25 on the day of the event (space permitting)
When: April 12, 8–10pm
Where: The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller; 817/743-4386; thekellerpointe.com
Funny Bunny Festival
Expect some major grass stains after this Saturday morning rampage of Easter traditions. Hop on over to the Lewisville park for egg hunts, followed by mini train rides, photos with Mr. or Mrs. Funny Bunny and visits with more cuddly animals in the petting zoo.
When: April 13,9:30am–12:30pm
Where: Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St., Lewisville; 972/219-3550; cityoflewisville.com/pardspecialevents
Highland Village Easter Egg Hunt
Each year the city of Highland Village holds its annual Easter egg hunt at the Unity Park baseball/softball field facility located behind Briarhill Middle School. Age groups include: toddlers–3 years (red field), 4–6 years (yellow field) and 7–10 years (green field).
This event is free to the public and includes:
- Egg hunt with special prize eggs
- Pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera)
- Face painting/children’s activities
- Bounce house courtesy of Aqua Tots
- Fire engine
Pro tip: In case of rain, the event will be held the following Saturday, April 20, at 10am.
When: April 13, 10am
Where: Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village; highlandvillage.org
Easter Egg Scramble
Bring your children to Jake’s Hilltop Park as Flower Mound celebrates its 35th annual Easter Egg Scramble, presented by Primrose Schools. Lots of candy will be available for the taking and there will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Activities begin at 1:30pm, and the Scramble begins promptly at 2:30pm. For all ages.
When: April 13, 1:30–3:30pm
Where: Jake’s Hilltop Park, 4975 Timber Creek Drive, Flower Mound; 972/874-6300; flower-mound.com/112/Special-Events
Geocache Easter Egg Hunt
Experience one of the fastest-growing activities in the world while hunting for Easter eggs. Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt with all kinds of new prizes and adventures. Sign up your kids ages 7–13 for an eggcellent time.
When: April 14, 1–2:30pm
Where: Bethany Lakes Park, 745 S. Allen Heights Dr., Allen; 214/509-4750; cityofallen.org
Garland Annual Egg Hunt
Hop on over to Garland’s Audubon Park for a chance to hunt for colorful candy and toy-filled eggs. There will even be a few special eggs with tickets for prizes. The event includes bounce houses, face painting, selfies with the Easter Bunny and snacks for sale. No registration required. All age groups start the hunt at 6pm.
When: April 17, 6–7:30pm
Where: Carter Softball Complex at Audubon Park, 550 W. Oates Road, Garland; 972/205-2750; garlandparks.com
Under the Sea Easter Adventure
Egg hunters collect as many eggs as possible in the time allowed from the leisure pool at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Bags will be given to participants to collect eggs. There will also be the opportunity to get Easter Bunny photos and treats. Register by age group, and please arrive 15 minutes early. Swim attire is required, and kids 6 and younger must have a parent in the water.
When: April 20, 10am–noon
Where: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, 110 E. Rivercrest Blvd., Allen; 214/509-4770; allenparks.org
Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival
Join Heritage Farmstead Museum’s ninth annual Easter fest with six egg hunts on the north meadow and around the Farrell-Wilson house. Open to ages 10 and younger. While you’re there, check out baby animals, sheep-shearing and wagon rides around the farmstead. Registration is required to reserve a spot.
Price: $8 per child for egg hunt, $5 for adults and children not participating in the hunt
When: April 20, 10am–2pm
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano; 972/881-0140; heritagefarmstead.org
Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt
In the Wild West, you can count on two things to happen at high noon: gunfights and Easter egg hunts—or at least they do at the Fort Worth Stockyards’ annual Easter festival. Bring your baskets to scoop up hundreds of eggs from the lawns of the Livestock Exchange Building (open to kids 12 and younger), get your face painted and relax to live music. You’ll find the Easter Bunny inside Stockyards Station waiting for Easter greetings and photos with young fans.
When: April 20, noon–4pm
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth; 817/624-4741; fortworthstockyards.com
Easter in the Park
The Easter Bunny shares the spotlight with dogs at this annual Easter Sunday event featuring the Pooch Parade down Turtle Creek Boulevard. Dress up your dog in costume and trot in front of local celebrity judges for a chance to earn the title of Best Look-a-Like, Best Child and Dog Costume, or other categories. Bring your kids’ baskets to join the Easter egg hunt on the lawn and meet the adoptable dogs on-site from Recycled Pomeranians and Schipperkes Rescue. For more detailed information, visit the calendar.
Price: Advance registration is $15 per costume entry; $20 at the event.
When: April 21, 1–4pm
Where: Oak Lawn Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas; 214/521-2003; theparkconservancy.org
Photos with Bunny at Willow Bend
A sure sign of spring is the arrival of the Easter Bunny, and those on the bunny trail can find him hoppily settled in his home at Bunnyville, located in Macy’s Court inside the Shops at Willow Bend. The Easter Bunny eggcitedly awaits visitors with a charming photo backdrop featuring a Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, a Hare Salon, Easter Egg School of Design, Bed & Basket, a 24 Carrot Bank and a Bunny House. Visit the Bunny and capture the moment with high-quality digital keepsake photos.
Pro tip: The Shops at Willow Bend will be closed on Sunday, April 21, in observance of the Easter holiday. On March 30 from 10am–9pm, watch as the Egg-spression Art Project takes shape, when artists complete an artwork of large-scale, hand-decorated eggs for display.
Price: Photo package prices start at $27.99.
When: March 30–April 20, Sundays noon–6pm, Mondays–Saturdays 10am–8pm
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano; 972/202-4900; shopwillowbend.com
Easter Egg Hound Hunt
Dog owners and their pets will have great fun as dogs sniff out doggie-treat-filled Easter eggs at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Will your dog find a golden egg and win a special prize? Dogs must be on non-retractable leashes (6 feet max) and under their owner’s control at all times. Dogs must have current tags. Maximum of two dogs per person. Owners must be at least 16 years old. Preregistration is required for this event.
Pro tip: Register with Plano Recreation online using course #197371.
Price: Cost is $9 for Plano residents, $13 for nonresidents.
When: April 13, 9–10am
Where: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano; 972/941-7250; planoparks.org
Eggcellent Family Adventure
Grab your Easter basket because the Easter Bunny’s coming to Allen. Enjoy the Easter version of “trick-or-treating,” as kids can fill their Easter baskets by visiting tables hosted by local organizations and businesses for eggs, candy and goodies. Festivities include opportunities for children to get pictures with the Easter Bunny, create crafts, play games, jump in a bounce house and get their faces painted. Make sure to bring your biggest basket to collect all of the freebies given away throughout this free event. Back again for a second year, the 2019 Eggcellent Family Adventure will feature a competition called the Eggcellent Eggdrop, where individuals and teams will be given materials such as straws, tape and cardboard to build a structure to protect a raw egg from breaking from a 10+ foot drop.
When: April 13, 9am–noon
Where: Allen Civic Plaza, 305 Century Parkway, Allen; 214/509-4700; cityofallen.org
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast and pictures. Have fun socializing with friends while you create fun spring crafts and enjoy story time with our furry friend. Breakfast and Tiny Tots (the gym that is open for play) are included in the fee for children. Breakfast for parents is an additional $6.
When: April 16, 9–11:30am
Where: Joe Farmer Recreation Center, 1201 E. Bethany Drive, Allen; 214/509-4750; cityofallen.org
Easter Weekend at Dallas Arboretum
Eggstraordinary egg-citement and eggs-ploration will happen Easter weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Don your best outfits and hats, and come out to the garden for photos, music, face painting by A Fresh Perspective, Country Critters Petting Zoo, games and more. Join a weekend full of egg-themed programs including an Egg-streme Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the Plant Lab for a special Egg-squisite Egg Dyeing Egg-sperience using plant-based dyes. The lab also will be holding Egg-speriments every hour on the hour from 11am-3pm. Be sure to reserve your lab seat online before they are gone. Appropriate for ages 5 years and up.
On Good Friday, Eddie Coker returns for his annual concert, sponsored by DallasChild, on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn at 11am and 2pm. On Saturday, help attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the Largest Bunny Hop in the Jonsson Color Garden with the Easter Bunny leading the way at noon. Chris Ivey Photography will be back to take family photos with live bunnies on Saturday and Sunday; photos are available to purchase.
Price: Free activities with regular admission: $15 adults, $10 children 3–12, plus $3 to enter children’s garden.
When: April 19–21, 9am–5pm
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas; 214/515-6615; dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/easter
Easter Bunny Trains
Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a family-friendly train excursion featuring a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and candy for the kids. These excursions depart from Grapevine at the Cotton Belt Depot. The ride lasts approximately one hour, perfect for those younger conductors. Passengers do not get off the train – it will reverse direction and return to the Grapevine station. This trip does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Price: $14 for all ages
When: April 21, departs at 2:20pm and 4:20pm
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine; 817/410-3185; gvrr.com