On Sunday, April 9, the Easter Bunny will be hopping by your house leaving baskets of candy, treats and other goodies, but here’s a look at where you can find the Easter Bunny before Easter Sunday.
Egg-Citing Egg Hunt
Children ages 2 to 12 will be hunting for a dozen candy filled eggs that are pre-packaged for them to take home. Admission to the Egg Hunt also includes a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, access to the horse-drawn and tractor train rides, fun photo opportunities and the chance to greet the newest residents on the farm — baby animals!
Dates: April 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2023
Location: Charmingfare Farm in Candia
Time: Various time slots between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: $22 for ages 2 and older
More information: visitthefarm.com
27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Celebrate Palm Sunday on the beautiful St. Anselm College grounds. The community is invited to the 11 a.m. service and then to a family Easter Egg Hunt, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be crafts for kids, a petting zoo and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.
Location: St. Anselm College in Manchester
Cost: $25 per family (this includes a $5 donation to the Saint Anselm Fund)
More information: anselm.edu
Easter Egg Hunt at Tuscan Village
Families are invited to hop their way through the Tuscan Village and collect Easter eggs filled with prizes. Find golden eggs and get a free scoop of gelato at Tuscan Market. This event is free to attend and participants are encourage to bring their own baskets. A map with participating vendors will be provided at the Lake Park check in tent on the morning of the event. In addition to the egg hunt, enjoy live music, face painters, a visit from the Easter Bunny and other entertainment.
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Location: Tuscan Village in Salem
Cost: Free to attend, registration recommended
More information: tuscanbrands.com
14th Annual Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation Indoor Maze to the Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny
Your family will hop along the bunny footprints path in a one-way direction through the NH Sportsplex to the Egg Hunt and take photos with the Easter Bunny. This year, there will be 15,000 eggs, so there are plenty of eggs for everyone! This event is an annual fundraiser for the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation, an organization named after Nicholas Dainiak of Bedford. At age 5, Nicholas was diagnosed with a rare genetic brain disorder called Batten Disease. This disease affects an estimated two to four children out of 100,000 born in the United States. Batten causes seizures, blindness, dementia, immobility and eventually requires 24-hour care.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Location: NH Sporsplex, 68 Technology Dr. in Bedford
Time: 8:30 a.m. until noon
Cost: $8 per person, $28 per family (3-7 people), $56 for 8 people
More information: ourpromisetonicholas.com
Easter Bunny Party
Enjoy hopping through the Easter Bunny trail as you collect Easter eggs, then decorate your own eggs at the Easter Egg Station and enjoy a fun Easter Scavenger Hunt. Don’t forget to save some time and visit with the animals on the farm.
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Carriage Shack Farm in Londonderry
Cost: $10.95 for kids, $11.95 for seniors and military and $12.95 for ages 16 and older
More information: carriageshackfarmllc.org
More Easter egg hunts and events, organized by New Hampshire towns and recreation departments
Generally speaking, because these are free or low-cost events, these town Easter egg hunts are only intended for residents.
Merrimack 31st Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Wasserman Park in Merrimack
More information: merrimackparksandrec.org
Milton Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Location: Milton Town Field in Milton
More information: miltonnh-us.com
Easter Bunny Breakfast
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 9-11 a.m.
Location: Dunbarton Elementary School in Dunbarton
Cost: Free, but donations are accepted
More information: dunbartonpto.com
Somersworth Easter Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt
Date: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Jules Bisson Park in Somersworth
More information: somersworth.com
Exeter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Location: 32 Court St. in Exeter
More information: exeternh.gov
Newport Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10:45 a.m. until noon
Location: Prouty Beach in Newport
Cost: $4 per child
More information: newportrecreation.org
Brentwood Egg Hunt and Bunny Breakfast
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 9-10 a.m.
Cost: Free, but donations are accepted
Location: Brentwood Community Center, 190 Route 125 in Brentwood
More information: rec.brentwoodnh.gov
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 8:45-10 a.m.
Location: Griffin Park in Windham
More information: facebook.com