Easter may be next week, but the fun starts this weekend for Easter egg hunts! Hop to these fun egg hunts in the Northwest suburbs. Happy Easter!
March 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road , Schaumburg
This event, hosted by the Schaumburg Park District, offers so many fun activities for the family train rides on the Bunny Hop Express, moon jumps, face painting, and crafts. You won’t have to worry about the kids not grabbing any eggs - the egg hunts run continuously throughout the day at Safety Park. Can’t trust Mother Nature? Don’t worry, there are indoor and outdoor activities available. We can attest to all the fun. And of course, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos.
Details: $12 per child in advance. Day-of registration is also available for a fee of $15. Registered children will receive a wristband which includes all activities except concessions. Admission is free for parents and for children ages 1 and younger.
Tip: Try to pre-register and get there when it opens and get in line to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Trust me.
March 29, 12:00 p.m.
Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine Street, Mount Prospect
What’s better than ice cream? How about an egg hunt next door to an ice cream shop? Children ages 2-7 are welcome to search for over 5,000 eggs that will be hidden in Moehling Park (adjacent to Capannari’s). The Easter Bunny will be on hand to join in the festivities, and don’t forget to stop by the ice cream shop afterwards for your favorite March ice cream flavors like Guinness, Irish Cream, Irish Coffee, Mint Cookie Crunch and more!
March 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Triphahn Center, 1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates
Have a skater in your family? Head to the Triphahn Center, the official rink of the Chicago Wolves, for a unique egg hunt. Kids can search for eggs as they glide across the ice.
Details: Skate rental and admission are free.
April 1st and April 2nd; 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 1200 E. Twin Lakes Dr., Palatine
Night time is the right time for kids ages 5-12 who are invited to bring their flashlights and basket to hunt for chocolate-filled eggs in the dark. Plus, everyone will have a chance to win prizes.
Tip: Use Frontage Road to enter Twin Lakes Recreation Area (North entrance)
April 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Putting Edge, 4105 N. Harlem Avenue, Norridge
Have a little spring cleaning in mind? Join Swapadventure’s latest swapping event at Putting Edge. Not only can you mini-golf for free, but you can also participate in an Easter egg hunt with goodies inside the eggs. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Details: Free! Just sign up at swapadventure.com and bring a bag of items to donate.
April 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Water Works, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
Put those bathing suits to good use and bring a basket for an egg scramble unlike any other, the Schaumburg District’s opens up The Water Works play pool to egg-hunters. Participants will be divided by age group and released throughout the evening to collect as many floating plastic eggs as they can. Afterwards, the kiddos can trade them in for goodie bags to take home. Besides the underwater egg scramble, there are other activities to enjoy including swimming, playing games with the DJ, enjoy a snack and make a craft to take home.
Details: Adults are free. The fee is $12 for residents and $18 for non-residents. The registration deadline is April 1.
April 3, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Olympic Indoor Swim Center, 600 N. Ridge Ave., Arlington Heights
Kids can hunt for plastic eggs filled with surprises at Olympic Indoor Swim Center during a special swim session. Children get to collect the eggs and take them home.
Details: Registration is available online. Specific time slots available. Residents $9 and $13.50 for non-residents. All children need to be accompanied by an adult in the water.
Tip: Plastic bags are provided to take the eggs home, but are not allowed in the pool.
April 4, 10 a.m. (Gates open at 9:30 a.m.)
Boomer Stadium, 1999 South Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg
Hang out with Coop the Boomer, the Schaumburg Boomer’s mascot, at Boomer’s Stadium for their annual egg hunt. Afterwards, stick around for a chance to run the bases.
Details: Admittance for the Easter Egg Hunt will be $2 per person (both participants and spectators), and includes a voucher for a FREE ticket for any May Boomers game (a $10 value!).
Tip: Don’t forget to bring your basket and cash for entrance fee!
April 5, 9:00 a.m.
Pinstripes, 100 W. Higgins Rd.,South Barrington (other locations also)
The first 150 kids at Pinstripes can participate in a free Easter egg hunt, where they can search for colorful eggs filled with candy. New this year, Pinstripes will be offering decorative Easter Egg Baskets for $3 each to the first 150 kids (12 and under) that arrive at each location. 95% of the proceeds from each basket will benefit No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to end child hunger in America. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for fun photo opportunities with each guest. Worked up an appetite after the egg hunt? The delectable brunch buffet will include favorites such as carved prime rib, a new bruschetta bar, shrimp cocktail and poached salmon, waffles with a choice of toppings, made-to-order omelets, salad bar, chocolate fountain and more.
Details: Free for first 150 kids
Tip: Interested in brunch? Check out our review of the Santa Brunch at Pinstripes. It was fantastic!