Easter is Just Around the Corner— rain or shine, here’s what Hamilton has to offer for children this weekend!

In our household we skipped Easter for the last two years because we felt that our little guy was too young to understand what was going on.  We’ve done the same with Santa so far as well.  However, now that he’s over two he seems to be interested in the idea of the Easter bunny this year based on the fact that he requests Easter bunny books every night at story time these days.

I’m pretty excited that I think he’s going to understand enough to do some Easter activities this year— he seems to grasp the idea of surprises and searching for things, so I think an Easter egg hunt will be right up his alley. 

After a lot of searching I found the perfect Easter basket at Indigo— it’s a grey bunny cloth basket with glasses.  After some contemplation I decided not to do plastic Easter eggs filled with treats, but to instead buy our toddler a few nice gifts— some books, some toddler scissors, a puzzle, a water bottle and some water shoes for the summer.  I’m going to make some paper bunny “footprints” and lay them out so that they lead to the gifts throughout the house.  Less plastic, no junk food, and items that will have some longevity.

As for what we’ll do to celebrate, other than a few family gatherings, there are quite a few options in and around Hamilton for little ones.  We are super lucky that we have an active neighbourhood association, so we’ll be able to walk over to our neighbourhood’s Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning.  I also put together a list of other Easter egg hunts happening around Hamilton this weekend.  I put them all on my 2019 Hamilton Easter Egg Hunt Map so that you can see which ones are close to you!

I hate to have to even write this— but check with the event organizers before you head out to make sure the event is still on. This weekend’s forecast looks brutal!

Friday April 19

Mountsberg Easter Eggstravaganza– Mountsberg Conservation Area- 10am

Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt– Waterdown Memorial Park 9:30am

Mount Hope Lion’s Club Easter Candy Drop– Mount Hope Community Park 11am

Annual Good Friday Egg Hunt– Mountain Drive Park 11:30am

Easter Eggstravaganza– Gourley Park- 12pm

Binbrook Easter Egg Hunt– Binbrook Fairgrounds 9:30am

Good Friday at Westfield– Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road 12:30pm

Dundas Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt- Dundas Driving Park 8:00am

Sharples Garden Gallery Easter Egg Hunt– 9am

Saturday April 20

Dundas Legion– 8:30am for newborn-age 3, 9am for 4-7, and 9:30am for 8 and up

Acer Garden Centre– 9am-noon 591 Fiddler’s Green Rd, Ancaster

Rockton United Church– 9:30am

Optimist Park– Stoney Creek 10:30am

Winona Easter Egg Hunt- Winona Park 11am- Register at 9am

Hunt for Easter Eggs– Christ Church, Flamborough, 92 Hwy 8- 11am

Easter Egg-stravagaza– Downtown Dundas BIA- 11am

Free Eastser Egg Hunt– Carslisle Optimists- Carslisle Arena

Mountsberg Easter Eggstravaganza- Mountsberg Conservation Area- 10am

Easter Bunny Hop– Concession Street Shopping District, 534 Concession 10am

Let me know— have you participated in any of the above events for Easter?  How did they go?  Any other suggestions that I’ve missed?  Hoppy Easter Hamilton mamas!

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