Easter in NJ: Egg Hunts, Bunny Visits And Family Fun

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Hey peeps—Easter in NJ for 2022 is looking a lot better than last year, with lots of bunny-filled family fun. Your kids can hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express train, go on a hunt to gather up those pastel eggs, or head to a farm for a hayride to meet Peter Rabbit. Scroll down for things to do for Easter in NJ, which will surely be a festive way to welcome spring. (featured photo credit: Duffield’s Farm)

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The Easter Bunny is making an egg-cellent appearance at American Dream this spring! Guests are invited to check out the Candy Chute, dressed in its Springtime best and overflowing with sweet treats. Then, stop by The Easter Garden, where the Easter Bunny is waiting to take some lovely photos with the little ones. The Bunny himself will also throw his skates on for Bunny Skate, where guests can hop to the beat with a live DJ. Click the link for more information.

Egg Hunts and Activities for Easter in New Jersey:

Easter in NJ – Northern

Morristown’s Egg-Cellent Adventure
March 28-April 11
A family fun adventure perfect for all ages. Take the family on a scavenger hunt through the town of Morristown that includes historical sites, points of interest, and business locations. Submit your participation form by April 11 to be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Cost: Free
Scavenger Hunt around Morristown, NJ 07960

Photos with the Bunny at the Mall at Short Hills
April 1 – 16
Get your kids dressed in their Easter best, and stop by for a keepsake photo and visit with the Bunny in the Spring Garden, Lower Level Court near Bloomingdale’s. There will also be a Bunny Cares event on April 3 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM for a sensory-bunny experience where individuals with all spectrums of special needs can enjoy private Bunny Photos.
The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Meet the Easter Bunny at Westfield Garden Plaza
April 1 – 16
Hop on by to meet the Easter Bunny and take photos with him. He will be hanging out at Macy’s Court Level 2. On April 4, you can also bring your pet for a special session with the Bunny.
Cost: Photo packages begin at $34.99
Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

Easter and Springtime Family Fun at Alstede Farms
April 2-May 15 from 9 AM-4 PM
The whole family will love taking a scenic hayride around the farm visiting and feeding baby animals. Littles will also enjoy an Easter Bunny Brunch too.
Cost: Tickets are $19.99 and up
Alstede Farms – 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, N] 07930
(908) 879-7189

Black River & Western Railroad – Easter Bunny Express  
April 3-16, various time slots 
Hop on over to the annual Easter Bunny Express, where the whole fam can take a train ride that stops in Ringoes, snap photos with Peter Cottontail, and go on an egg hunt (just don’t forget to bring a basket). 
Cost: $16.99 and up
Flemington Station – 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 782-6622

Whippany Railway Museum’s Easter Bunny Express
April 3-16
Hop on the Easter Bunny Express and enjoy some Easter fun. The Easter Bunny will be on board, and the ride is along the scenic Whippanong Trail. Bring your camera for special shots with the Bunny.
Cost: Prices vary depending on seats
Whippany Railway Museum- 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ 07981

Easter Egg Hunts and Open Gym Playtime
April 5-11, times vary
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt and open gym playtime for springtime fun. Enjoy time running, jumping, and playing after searching for all the eggs.
Cost:$10
Riverside Kids Mansfield/Hackettstown –
1892 State Highway 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Allendale Holiday Observers Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 at 10 AM, Rain Date: April 10
Come out to this fun Easter egg hunt for kids 12 and under with special prizes for those who find the plastic eggs. There will also be music, a special appearance from Peter Cottontail himself, and a hunt just for moms.
Cost: Free
Crestwood Lake,
Allendale, NJ 07401

Skyline Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, at 9 AM
Ten thousand eggs will be at the Skyline Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be specific time slots for groups of 10-20 people max, so each child has the chance to hunt in a small group. Enjoy games, face painting, bunny pictures, and more. Get your tickets ahead of time.
Cost: Free Pulaski Park
498 Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Easter Bunny Train Ride and Easter Egg Hunt
April 9-17, various time slots
Littles will love riding the Easter Bunny train along the Delaware River. When you reach your destination, there will be an Easter egg hunt ready with a photo op and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 
Cost: $13 and up

The Delaware River Railroad Excursions – 99 Elizabeth St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(877) 872-4674

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
April 16, first session at 10 AM second session at 12 PM
Get the whole family in on this egg hunt on the picturesque grounds of Liberty Hall. And the word is there will be a surprise visit from a certain bunny for photo ops.
Cost: Tickets are $5-10, and space is limited; a reservation is required.
Liberty Hall Museum – 1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
(908) 527-0400

Easter in Memorial Park
April 16 at 11 AM
A parade, family fun, and the Easter Bunny—what more could you want? From music and dancing to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone at this Easter celebration. Your furry friends can even get in on the fun.
Cost: Free
Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, South Walnut Street,
 Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Easter Sunday Signature Brunch Cruise
April 17
This Easter Sunday, take a cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers with the family. There will be dining, dancing, and some of the most incredible views of New York.
Cost: $84.90 and up
Departs from Lincoln Harbor Marina –
Weehawken, NJ 07086

Easter in New Jersey – Central

The Great Red Bank Egg Hunt
April 2 at 11 AM
Bring your cameras and get ready to see the Easter Bunny in Red Bank. Perfect for children of all ages, this egg hunt is a blast for the whole family. Make sure you arrive early to see the Easter Bunny before the hunt.
Cost: Free
11 Henry Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Palmer Square’s Spring Bunny Visits
Saturdays and Sundays, April 2-16, from 12 PM – 2 PM
While you are out shopping the Square, keep an eye out for Palmer Square’s Spring Bunny—he plans to hop all around town. Make sure you catch him and snap some photos for the gram.
Cost: Free
Palmer Square,
40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Egg Hunts on the Farm
April 2-16 on weekends from 10 AM – 4 PM 
Hunt around for eggs, snap photos, and visit with the farm ducks, chickens, cows, goats, and mini ponies. Tickets include fun zone admittance, photo ops, a box/basket, and an egg hunt.
Tickets $12 per person, $5 for non-egg hunters
Oasis Family Farm – 3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
(609) 259-7300

Belmar Easter Egg Hunt
April 2 at 11 AM
Is there anything better than a fun egg hunt on the beach? Nope, we don’t think so either. Come out with the little ones and hunt for the 2,500 eggs placed in the sand. There will also be one golden egg for every group to find, including a prize ticket.
Cost: Free
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenues of Belmar Beach
Ocean Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719

Battleview Orchards Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 at 1 PM with a rain date of April 10
This annual event around the orchard is back. Admission is a non-perishable item that will be donated to a local food bank, or you can make a cash donation. This hunt is open to toddlers through age 10 and under, with door prizes given immediately after the hunt.
Cost: Donation
Battleview Orchards –
91 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756

Bradley Beach Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 at 12 PM
Leave the sand toys at home and bring your baskets for this fun egg hunt on the beach. Kids of all ages love searching through the sand for Easter eggs, and they will have so much fun at this event.
Cost: Free
Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

Easter Egg Hunt in Waretown
April 10 at 1 PM
Perfect for kids up to 12 years old, come out to the lake and enjoy this fun hunt. After your kids are done finding their eggs, take a walk around the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Cost: Free
Waretown Lake

Corliss Park – 182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown, NJ 08758

Jenkinson’s Easter Egg Hunt
April 10 at 1 PM
Have kids who love going to the beach? Then they will love this Easter Egg hunt on the sand open to little ones up to age 10. There will be different spots for each age group, so check their website for the information.
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk –
300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Bunny Chase at Terhune Orchards
April 16-17
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the Easter holiday at Terhune Orchards. A non-competitive event perfect for children ages 2-10, The Bunny Chase sends kids on a self-guided treasure hunt through the farm. Take in all the sights and sounds of the farm as it wakes up for spring.
Cost: $10
Terhune Orchards,
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

19th Century Easter Celebration
April 16 from 11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate the village’s opening for the spring season with 19th-century demonstrations that include woodworking, blacksmithing, hearth cooking, and Easter egg dying. There will also be many Easter activities like a scavenger hunt, bonnet decorating, an egg roll competition, and more.
Cost: $8-$10 per person
The Historic Village at Allaire, 4263 Atlantic Avenue, Wall, NJ 07727 

Jenkinson’s Easter Parade on the Boardwalk
April 17 at 1 PM
Hop on down to the boardwalk for the annual Easter Parade. With different awards for multiple categories, including bonnet, float, cutest boy, and cutest girl, this is a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. After the parade, stroll the boardwalk for even more fun.
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk – 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Easter Sale
Online: April 14 – 18
On-site: April 15 – 17, 11AM-6PM
If you’ve wanted to get tickets to Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach, make sure you take advantage of this amazing Easter sale. With prices as low as $8 per ticket, the prices will never be lower than this sale. Grab tickets before the summer hits and enjoy the fun all summer long.
Cost: Prices vary
Breakwater Beach Admission Windows at the entrance and Casino Pier Booths,
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Easter in New Jersey – South

Johnson’s Corner Farm Egg Hunt Hayrides
April 1-16, Weekdays: 10 AM – 1 PM Weekends and Good Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Stop by this farm for a festive hayride and hunt. After your hunt, visit Peter Rabbit and create some sweet treats decorating rabbit and egg-shaped cookies. And make sure you visit the barnyard animals after—admission is half-price with egg hunt tickets.
Ticket prices are $6-10
Johnson’s Corner Farm – 133 Church Road, Medford, NJ 08055
(609) 654-8643

Bunny’s Big Top Party at Deptford Mall
April 2, 12 PM – 3 PM
Celebrate spring with the Easter Bunny with a live petting zoo, strolling entertainment, balloon sculpting, airbrush tattoos, games, prizes, spring crafts, and fun giveaways. There will also be magic shows in the Kid’s Mini Theater and Bunny photos.
Cost: Free for the party, photo packages with the Easter Bunny are additional
1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 848-8100

Easter Bunny Brunch
April 2 at 10 AM
Enjoy delicious bagels, donuts, games, and so much more at this Easter Bunny Brunch. The perfect event for the whole family, make sure you keep your eyes out for the Easter Bunny.
Cost: canned goods for a local food bank
Recreation Center – 80 Broadacres Dr., Clementon, NJ 08021

Duffield’s Easter Bunny Visit
April 2-16, times vary

Take a spring hayride to see the Easter Bunny at the Bunny House, where you can spend some time snapping photos for the ‘gram. After, check out the market where treats will be for sale.
Cost: $12 per family up to 6 
Duffield’s Farm & Market – 280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

Historic Smithville Easter
April 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17, times vary
See the Colonial Easter Bunny strolling through the village on Saturdays and Sundays before Easter. On April 17, make sure you put on your Easter best and stroll the Village in style for the Easter Parade. There will be awards for best outfits and the parade begins at the Smithville Inn.
Cost: Free
1 N New York Road, Absecon, NJ 08205
(609) 652-0544
(856) 589-7090

Easter EGGstravaganZOO at Cape May County Park Zoo
April 9 from 10 AM- 2 PM
The zoo is dressed in its Easter finery for this special event. Spy Easter eggs on a self-guided egg hunt, check out the educational displays, go on a scavenger hunt, make crafts, and sign up for live animal encounters.
Cape May County Park/Zoo – 707 Route US 9 North, NJ, Cape May 08210
(609) 465-5271

Millville Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 at 11 AM
You will find crafts, music, games, and more at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. The first 100 kids will get a free polaroid picture with the Easter Bunny. Perfect for ages 12 and under, bring a basket or bag and be ready to hunt for eggs.
Cost: Free
Union Lake Park,
Millville, NJ 0833

Storybook Land Easter Bunny Visit and Bunny Trail Hunt
April 9-17 from 12 PM-4 PM
Join Storybook Land for baskets full of fun with an Easter Bunny visit and Bunny Trail Hunt. Both events are included in the daily admission price.
Storybook Land – 6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322), Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
(609) 646-0103

The Great Egg Hunt in Ocean City
April 9 at 1 PM, Rain date: April 10
Head down to Ocean City and hunt for all the eggs around the town. From 6th to 14th street along the boardwalk, stop by participating stores until supplies last, and enjoy the fun. After, take a walk on the boards.
Cost: Free
Downtown Ocean City – 6th to 14th Street along the boardwalk,
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Easter Egg-stravaganza
April 15 at 1 PM
Hop on down the bunny trail and have fun at this year’s Easter Egg-stravanganza. The Great Egg Drop will also be happening at the Toy Market, complete with treats and specials.
Cost: Free
S Street, Downtown Hammonton, NJ 08037

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 at 10 AM
For toddlers through 10 years old, this egg hunt is fun for all the little ones. They will put children in age groups and award prizes for finding the golden egg. Look out for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance.
Cost: Free
921 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Wildwood Easter Egg Hunt Events
April 16, times vary
Wildwood is the backdrop to three egg hunts, all on the same day. Hop on over to one or all three and try to find the golden eggs: Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt 12 PM at 19th Avenue in North Wildwood, Greater Wildwood, Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt at 12 PM at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, and the Step Back Foundation Easter Egg Hunt at 9 AM at 2200 Delaware Avenue, North Wildwood.
Various locations around Wildwood

Annual Bellmawr Easter Egg Hunt
April 16 at 11 AM
This free event will be so much fun for the entire family. Bring your baskets, and be ready to hunt for as many eggs as you can find.
Cost: Free
Bellmawr Rec Center –
125 S. Bell Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031

How are you celebrating Easter in NJ? Let us know!

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