Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter Egg Hunts And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2016

Please take note that some of these Easter activities require registration, so be sure to go through the full list and check all the details to avoid any "day-of" issues

March 5
Pysanky (Ukranian Easter Egg) Workshop
Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, March 5, 2016
End Date Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
Impress your friends with beautiful hand decorated Easter Eggs. $10, taxes and materials included. Call to register.

Tots Time Workshop: Decorate an Easter Plate @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will decorate an Easter plate in this fun workshop!
This will be the perfect plate to leave out for the Bunny stopping by your house this year.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Appropriate for children aged two to six. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required. Capacity limited. 10 percent membership discount applies.
March 5 and 6
Egg dyeing and scratching – Pennsylvania-German style @Joseph Schnider Haus
Help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.
*I would think regular admission applies

March 25
Easter Egg Hunt @ Steckle Farm
Easter is coming EARLY this year!
Save the date for Good Friday – March 25th! We’re pleased to offer two hunts again this year.. from 9:30 to 11:30, and from 12:30 to 2:30.
Mark your calendars for March 4th, when tickets go on sale to the public. Our Friends of the Farm will have a link emailed to them a day earlier, on March 3rd.
Children aged 1 to 12 are $10 each, and as always, will be grouped according to age!
National Service Dogs Fundraiser
Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs And Their Families @ Bingemans In Kitchener and Centennial Park in Guelph
Registration is $25 per family
Hot Cross Bun Making @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Showing how to make that most traditional of Scottish Easter treats – Hot Cross Buns! Stop by for a sample and a free recipe. They’ll be crafts too! Admission by cash donation.
March 25-27
Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (near Milton)
2016 Dates: Good Friday March 25, Saturday March 26 and Sunday Match 27, 10am-4pm
We expect Good Friday to be very busy, so please consider attending Saturday or Sunday or arriving early in the day.
Admission for Easter Festival: $12.00 per person, ages 2-92
There is no admission charge to visit the barn market, bakery & gift shop.
Easter Festival activities include:
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
Professional Puppet Show “Peter Rabbit's Eggcellent Easter Show” - show times
11, 12, 1, 2:30 and 4
Bunny Face Painting
Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear
Wagon Ride & Farm Tour
Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Tube Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout
Singing Chicken Show
Goat Mountain
Pony Rides are available for an additional $4 per ride. Maximum weight 80lbs.
The Springridge Farm BBQ Barn is open for Easter Festival. Menu items include grilled-to-perfection hotdogs, sausages, apple chips and the Little Farmer Lunch combo for kids.
Visit the Barn Market for NEW spring d├ęcor and farm fresh baking.
March 25-28
Easter Fun @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Friday, March 25, 2016
End Date Monday, March 28, 2016
Time Regular Hours
Daily activities and games for children, including stories and much more!
Activities - Monday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Activities - Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Is your family looking for something to do this weekend?
Explore the exhibit In The Dark and enjoy the interactive challenges that are part of the exhibit.
Regular admission.

March 26
Bingemans Funworx

FunworX Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday March 26. Doors open at 8:45 am , egg hunt from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Purchase price before March 25th $13.95 plus tax. Price includes admission to Playstructure, $3.00 Playdium Playcard, egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny! If purchased after March 25th price increases to $15.95 per child, plus tax.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Sheridan Nurseries
Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn't end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more...
Fee: Minimum $3 charge per participant.
Proceeds are donated to Children's Wish Foundation & Kids' Health Links Foundation.

Spend the morning with the Easter Bunny @ Kitchener Market
Hop on down to the Kitchener Market and spend the morning with the Easter Bunny! Make a special Easter craft, create an Easter treat at
Kids in the Kitchen and take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself! (Remind Mom or Dad to bring the camera!)
Please register EACH person who will be attending the program.
Cost: food bank donation or 2 dollars per child.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Joseph Schnider Haus
Meet the Easter Bunny and bring along a small basket to collect eggs! Please note the Galleries and Historic House will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m. during the Easter Egg Hunt.
For ages eight and younger. $2 suggested donation.

Easter Bunny Train will run on Saturday, March 26, 2016 Mr. Bunny will join his friends on board the train and visit children at their seats. While the train travels from the Market to the Village. Mr. Bunny will visit some passengers when the train continues its trip north beyond the Village of St. Jacobs. Tickets may be purchased online through the online ticket window or in person at our Market Station on Saturday, March, 26. Market Station is located in the northeastern corner of the St. Jacobs Market property. The Market Station will only be open on operating days.

March 26 and 27
Easter Eggstravaganza @ Joseph Schnider Haus
Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun 1 to 5 p.m.
Sample some traditional Easter cheese and help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.
* I would imagine regular admission applies
Egg Dying and Rolling @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your clan down to McDougall Cottage for some egg-ceptionally good fun. Kids can dye and decorate some of their own eggs using our home-made all natural vegetable dyes. Admission by cash donation.
We'll be showing how eggs were dyed in the good ol’ days, using onion skins. Afterward, everyone is invited to join us in the Cottage’s back yard for a good old fashioned egg rolling race - just like they do at the White House. There will be Easter treats for all kids that come by.


  1. Lisa, I am from Kitchener / Waterloo and I have been blogging since 2006. I have known your blog for a long time already and I come to check it out regularly.

    Having said that, my brother is visiting us from Argentina along with his 6 year old girl and I cannot thank you enough for all the information we have obtained here!

    I have now pretty much planned every day until they go back home and with the only exception of tomorrow's trip to Toronto, the information about every activity we are going to do has come from here. My kids are older, so I hadn't realized what a great resource this blog is for younger parents with younger kids until now. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank-you for your kind words. Very happy to help!

    2. ...and help you did! My brother and niece had a great time here. :-)

  2. I am disappointed to see that the tickets for Easter Egg Hunt @ Steckle Farm went on sale march 1st NOT march 4th as you have listed on your page. Looks like we are gonna miss out this year :(

    1. Sorry to hear. That was what was listed on their website at the time.