Easter is egg-ceptionally (ha, ha) late this year, so let’s hope the weather is nice and warm for the egg hunts, brunches and other events listed below. I’ve included some other special spring events (kite flying in Wheaton!) that you’ll likely want to consider putting on your calendar, too.
The events you need to register in advance for are listed first – if you are indeed interested in these, register soon, because the popular ones fill up fast. Some events (like Cantigny’s brunch with the Easter bunny) are already sold out. I’ll keep updating this list over coming weeks, but of course suggestions are always welcome!
Don't forget your cameras -- or your baskets!
REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR:
The St. Charles Park District has a Breakfast With the Easter Bunny scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, at 9 a.m. at the Pottawatomie Community Center. Children ages 1 through 6 will decorate their own bunny-face pancake, color bunny picures, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and end with a Bunny Hop. You must register in advance. Resident children and adults are $9; non-residents are $13.50.
The Geneva Park District will hold its Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, outside the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center. The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. for all ages, but the children will be divided into two groups: Ages 4 and under and 5 and up. Before the hunt, you can enjoy pancakes and a visit with the Easter Bunny. The cost is $3 per person or $5 per person for non-residents. You must register for the breakfast beforehand; children 1 and under are free.
The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore is offering your children a chance to visit with “Spring Babies” on Saturday, April 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be hosting baby chicks, bunnies, ducklings, goats, and lambs. Tickets to visit with the animals are $2 each, plus museum admission and are sold in 15-minute increments. Space is limited and registration is required; call 815-895-9777 to sign up. Don’t forget your cameras!