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Family Easter Events in Oakland County

March 23, 2018 | By Jim Shaffer and Associates Realtors

Hippity hop, Easter is on its way (on April 1, 2018, to be exact)! The Easter Bunny has been spotted around town, and there are tons of ways to celebrate his arrival Oakland County. Jim Shaffer and Associates has compiled this list of some of the coolest egg hunts, marshmallow drops and other Easter events in the area to help ease your search for the right event for your family. Check out this roundup and grab a basket to get your fill of fun and eggs for Easter 2018.

Pee Wee Eggstravaganza at Franklin Athletic Club

March 19, 2018

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $12/family

Kids ages 1-4 can hunt eggs filled with prizes and experience lots of family-friendly Easter fun. Pre-registration by March 12 required; send name and age of child to Lallmacher@FFRC.net with subject line “Pee Wee Eggstravaganza.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park (Younger Kids)

March 23, 2018

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: 5:15, 6, 6:35 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/residents, $8/non-residents

Kids ages 1-7 can hunt for the eggs filled with toys and other goodies hidden throughout the park, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, and enjoy a petting farm at this event. Tickets sell out quickly. Registration is required.

Spring Fling Flashlight Egg Hunt at Drake Sports Park

March 23, 2018

  • Address: 6801 Drake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-451-1900
  • Time: Check in between 8 and 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/residents, $8/non-residents

This hunt is aimed at older kids, ages 5-12, and has the added difficulty of finding goody-filled Easter eggs in the dark, with the help of a flashlight. Be sure to bring your own light. Tickets sell quickly. Registration is required.

Bunnies and Awesome Egg Decorating at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

March 24, 2018

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Time: 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/members, $8/nonmembers, $20-$24/family

There’s a real bunny for kids to meet and learn about, a special treat and the chance to learn and try out unique egg decorating techniques. Register ASAP; spaces are limited.

RARA Easter Egg Hunt at Rochester Park

March 24, 2018

  • Address: Paint Creek Trail, behind City Hall, 400 Sixth St., Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-8308
  • Time: 10:15 a.m./ages 4 and under; 11:30 a.m./ages 5-11
  • Cost: $3/child

Ages 1-4 get to hunt for eggs at 10:15 a.m. and older kids ages 5-11 get a crack at the fun at 11:30 a.m. There’s a photo op with the Easter Bunny, too, so be sure to bring your camera. Pre-registration is required.

EGGS’travaganza at the Southfield Pavilion

March 24, 2018

  • Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Time: 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Advance: $5/residents, $7/non-residents; day of: $8/residents, $10/non-residents; free/adults

Kids ages 2-13 can enjoy Gordon Russ’ Hipitty-Hopitty Magic Show, the Barnyard Express petting farm, crafting fun and so much more. Tickets must be purchased by March 21 to get the discounted rate.

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

March 30-31, 2018

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with admission: $15/ages 19-plus, $11/ages 2-18, free/under 2, $8/parking

This annual shebang returns to the zoo and includes two days of treats, games and an egg hunt. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Eggstravaganza at Maybury State Park

April 14, 2018

  • Address: 20145 Beck Road, Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-8390
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Cost: $5/per vehicle (cash only); $11/state park recreation passport

Participate in the egg scramble for the chance to win some cool prizes. Plus, play games, see farm animals and visit with Smokey Bear and the Easter Bunny. Aimed at kids 2-10.

This post was originally published in 2013 and is updated regularly.