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6 Easter events for kids and families this weekend

Easter is right around the corner, and here are some annual kid-friendly events happening this weekend:

Bunny Train at East Troy Railroad

Saturday, March 31st

Trains will depart at 9am, 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and 3pm

Enjoy face painting and coloring at the East Troy depot before departure. Then enjoy Easter-themed activities aboard a ten-mile round trip to the Elegant Farmer, where kids will see live bunnies and chicks on display by local 4-H students.Visit with the Easter Bunny for pictures and enjoy a treat before returning to East Troy on board our full size train. Children will receive a small gift upon the return to East Troy.

The historic railroad cars are heated and rest rooms are available at the East Troy depot. Tickets can be purchased online anytime at Advance reservations are required.hildren Ages 1 & older: $10 each/ Adults and babies under 12 months old: FREE

Big Bunny Celebration & Easter Egg HuntApple Holler (5006 S Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, Wisconsin 53177)

March 30 & 31 at 10:00 a.m.


Embark on a journey to Bunnyville. The celebration includes Grandpa’s Table Top Easter Train, a bunny hop through the Bunny Tunnel, a ride on the Big Bunny Express Train, Country Bunny’s puppet show in the Bunny Hut, an Easter Egg Hunt in Bunnyville, seeing the baby animals along the Bunny Trail, Bunny Bowling and ring toss, hand-lead gently pony rides, a freshly baked cookie and apple cider.Be entertained by Country Bunny’s puppet show in the Bunny Hut.Cost: $10.00 per person (children & adults). Please arrive at your showtime to be seated. Reservations Required, All tickets are non-refundable.

Cheep Cheep Easter Celebration at Elegant Farmer (Free!)

1545 Main St., Mukwonago, WI 53149

(262) 363-6770

March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Head out to the country for this free, family-fun event that features the Easter Bunny, a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks, and guinea pigs for petting. 4-H members will be on hand to educate and introduce children of all ages to the animals they have raised and cared for as part of their 4-H project. Easter specialty foods are always available this time of year, including cider baked ham, fresh breads, and Easter basket candies.

Egg Day at the Zoo

March 31, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226)

(414) 771-3040

Kids can hunt for eggs at the Lake Evinrude deck, meet the Easter Bunny and get their faces painted like a bunny at Egg Day. Everyone is invited to the parade at 2 p.m. starting at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. Special Offer: Get a free Carousel ride during Egg Day with a Woodman’s receipt showing the purchase of any Nesquik product.

A Visit with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, March 31

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Gift of Wings Kite Store (5608 Broad St, Greendale, WI 53129)

Come visit the Easter Bunny here at the Greendale Gift of Wings on Broad Street March 31st from 12-4pm. You can have your FREE picture taken with the Easter Bunny and emailed right to you. Feel free to bring your own camera also if you like. Mother Goose will be here from 1-3pm telling great stories and doing fun crafts with the kids. Gift of Wings will have in store specials on Merchandise and Ice Cream!

Easter at Boerner Botanical Gardens (Free!)

Sunday, April 1st from 10:00 – 2:00

9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, WI 53130

(414) 525-5600

Meet the Easter Bunny and join the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for Easter crafts and an egg hunt. You can also enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group (brunch not included in FBBG event).

More links:

Egg Hunts

Where to find the Easter Bunny

Kid-friendly Easter Brunches

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