Spring has finally sprung! If you’re anything like us, you’re eager for the arrival of warmer, sunnier days, plants in full bloom, and the opportunity to spend more time exploring the beautiful areas around us. Easter is just around the corner, and it marks the transition from winter (knock on wood!) to springier days ahead.
It’s time to hop into the spirit of the season with fun activities for you and your family to enjoy and we’re taking a look at the Halton Region this month, an area that is bursting with events and opportunities to create lasting memories. From photo ops with everyone’s favourite bunny to egg hunts and everything in between, here are some of the top Easter activities to enjoy in Halton this April.
Some-bunny to Love
Capture the magic of the Easter season with a photo of your little ones with the Easter bunny. The Burlington Centre and Oakville Place are hosting special Easter Bunny photo experiences until April 8th. Reservations are encouraged to ensure that your family has a chance to snap some special memories. This year, pet photos with the bunny are available too! Make sure to check out the Burlington Centre + Oakville Place websites for more information and to save your spot!
Get ready for an egg-citing adventure with egg hunts happening throughout Halton. Get outside and discover some new favourites in Downtown Oakville as you work your way through their digital egg hunt. Find the egg decals hidden in various shop windows for your chance to win gift cards! The contest closes on April 9th, so make sure to participate before it’s too late.
If you’re looking for a more traditional egg hunt experience, there are a few great options to consider! Start the weekend off with an Easter Egg Hunt at Rivercroft’s Lakeshore location on Friday, April 7th where you’ll be able to look for eggs, warm up by the bonfire, and take home some Easter treats.
Duran Place for Kids will also be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Sovereign House in Oakville on Saturday, April 8th, with 4 different start times to choose from. Your kiddos will be able to hunt for eggs, exchange them for fun Easter treats, and even have a chance to meet our favourite bunny!
Amazing Adventures Indoor Playland & Parties in Oakville is also hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza throughout the weekend, taking place on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Let the little ones work off some energy as they scour the indoor playland for the hundreds of eggs that have been hidden within! Make sure to register early to secure your spot.
No Rain on This Parade!
Does sitting back, relaxing, and watching the festivities sound a little more your speed? We’ve got you covered! Get outside with the fam to enjoy the Easter Parade hosted by Duran Place for Kids. This fun parade will be taking place on the Athletics Field at Sheridan College on April 2nd from 10 am to 12 noon and is free to attend. Make sure to mark your calendar and support a good cause while enjoying the festivities. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Fare Share Food Bank – get the kids involved and bring some along to help other families in need!
Brunch is Always a Good Idea
One of our favourite parts of the Easter celebrations is indulging in a delicious brunch! We’ve rounded up some of the most popular options – keep in mind that these often fill up quickly or require reservations. Plan ahead and make sure that you’re covered!
Here are our top picks for Easter brunch in the area:
- Millcroft Golf Club is offering brunch at 11 am on Sunday, April 9th with a buffet-style meal including a fresh salad and seafood station, omelette station, charcuterie plank and more.
- Enjoy the sights of spring with brunch at the Royal Botanical Gardens, with two seatings available. Your ticket includes access to The Rock Garden, so plan to make a day out of it!
- Join Tyandega Golf Course on Sunday, April 9th for a delicious brunch menu that will be sure to please all the different appetites in your family – even the picky ones!
Other popular picks for Easter brunch include District Kitchen + Bar (who also have a great Good Friday fish special!), Spencer’s, Firehall, and Kerr Street Café. We recommend making reservations early so you can avoid disappointment – and make sure you enjoy all the Easter brunch deliciousness that you can handle!
The Easter weekend is also a great time to enjoy some fun springtime activities as a family. The Halton Region is home to some beautiful parks and green spaces, like Spencer Smith Park, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, and Shell Park. Bring some snacks and get out to discover the new signs of life that have started to pop up!
This weekend also marks the opening of a local favourite – Springridge Farm! The family farm has so many great activities to enjoy, from meeting cute farm animals to exciting play spots. Make sure you stop by the bakery and barn market to pick up some treats to enjoy!
As maple syrup season comes to an end, this is also a great time to discover Mountsberg Maple Town. Learn how a Canadian staple – maple syrup! – is made, explore various exhibits throughout the sugar bush, and take a fun wagon ride. Don’t forget to enjoy some pancakes with fresh maple syrup!
From egg hunts to bunny pictures and Easter parades, there’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy together! Make sure to plan ahead and don’t forget to bring your Easter spirit! It’s time to celebrate the season and explore all of the wonders in Halton, an amazing area that is full of excitement.