It’s one of my family’s favorite things to do, hunting for little plastic eggs in a field of grass. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, so I’m really happy to share some options for Easter activities here in the Springs and the surrounding areas. I did my best to come up with a thorough list for all of you, with events from all around our area, but I’m sure some of you know of ones I didn’t list. If I missed a favorite of yours, feel free to add it in the comments!
Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, geocaching to Victorian Teas; there’s a little something for everyone. I even added in some out of town (but really cool) train rides. Hopefully you’ll find something here that’s perfect for your family!
Happy Easter, Colorado Springs Moms Blog Readers! Enjoy!
Events all Month:
Chapel Hills Mall, Center Court
Saturday, March 25 thru Saturday, April 15
Monday thru Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM
Citadel Mall, Lower Level of the Food Court
Saturday April 1-Saturday, April 15
Monday-Saturday: 11 AM- 7 PM, carrot break from 2-3 PM
Sunday 12 PM-5 PM, carrot break from 2-2:30 PM
Bass Pro Shops 13012 Bass Pro Drive 80921, 719-488-7300
Visit the Easter Bunny (free), includes one photo (additional photos available for purchase)
April 8-9 and 15-16 : 11 AM- 6 PM; April 10-14: 6 PM – 8 PM
Crafts (free): April 8-9 and 15-16 : 1 PM- 4 PM
Egg Hunt: April 15 ONLY
- Children up to age 10 must register to participate
- Registration begins at 1:30 promptly
- Egg hunt begins at 2pm and lasts until 3pm
- Children will find 5 eggs total throughout the store; one egg in each of 5 departments and return them to the registration area for candy
Saturday, April 8
Featuring Events Around Old Colorado City
10 AM- 3 PM
The day starts in Bancroft Park with finding the White Rabbit. He’ll be giving out eggs with candy or a shop’s name; find the shop and win a prize. The Mad Hatter, along with all Alice in Wonderland friends will be entertaining children with balloon art, face painting, games, and participating in the tea parties up and down the avenue.
Shop small on Mad Hatter Saturday with CONNECT! Colorado Springs in Bancroft Park. Free swag and brochures, coffee and donuts, plus an interactive tent with stickers and colorings books for the children. At various places throughout the area you can find an ice sculpting display, make your own hat, Elsa and Anna from FROZEN, special sales, lunch and dinner specials, a cocktail party and much much more.
For more detailed information about all that can be found around town, visit their website. http://shopoldcoloradocity.com/events/event/mad-hatter/
Ivywild Park, located at Dorchester Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Come join us for the 2nd annual Ivywild Park Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will start right at 10:30 so come a bit early for coffee. We will have a food truck there for lunch. Egg hunt for all ages.
Color Me Mine at the Chapel Hills Mall, 9-11:30 AM
Bunny hugs and painting eggs! Each child will have 4 ceramic eggs to paint (more eggs can be added) and a chance to learn some of our favorite techniques! We will have technique stations set up for little crafty learners to try on their eggs. The Easter Bunny will stop by for hugs and photos. There will be snacks as well. Space is limited, reserve now! If the event is sold out, please call the studio to be added to our waiting list. We often have spaces open up! (719)265-1737 Starting at $21
Saturday, April 15
Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd, 80917 (719) 598-2139 10am-12pm
Kids of all ages can come join in the fun, hunting for Easter Eggs and receiving candy and prizes! FREE
Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Registration will begin at 9:30 with the hunt beginning at 10:30. Over 5400 eggs to be found. Followed by ice skating from 11-1230 and a balloon artist. All for just $5. We are OPEN to the public, so everyone is WELCOME to attend.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 80906, 719-520-6387
9 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM
Ages 2-10, must be accompanied by an adult, pre-registration required, $5 per member child, $6 per non-member child.
Meet a live rabbit and learn about everything rabbit via fun interactive slide show. Then join the Bunny Guide as you hike to search for goody-filled eggs along the trail.
Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs 80829, 719-685-1011
Seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
An Easter Egg hunt followed by an elegant 3-course Victorian Tea. For ages 2-10 accompanied by an adult. Prices start at $50 for one adult and one child. Reservations required. Call Call 719-685-1011 to reserve your seat.
SafeSplash Colorado Springs, 13171 Bass Pro Drive, 1-3pm
We’re going on an Easter Egg Hunt! Open swim will be from 1-3pm, then an Easter Egg Hunt will follow… friends and family are invited!
1:30 pm ages 0-3
1:45 pm ages 4-7
2 pm ages 8 and up
Bring a basket, we’ll provide the eggs and fun!
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain 80817, 719-520-6745
9 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM
Ages 2-10, must be accompanied by an adult. $4 per member child, $5 per nonmember child. Pre-paid reservations required 520-6745.
Meet a live rabbit, learn about rabbits via a fun, interactive slide show, then hunt for eggs as you hike through the woods. Goodies guaranteed for each child.
Sand Creek Library, 1821 South Academy Blvd 80916, 719-597-7070
Join us for a free Easter Pterodactyl Egg Hunt in the Sand Creek Community Room. Ages 0-4 from 10:30 – 11 am, ages 5-12 from 11:15 to 11:45. Call 597-7070 for details. No registration required.
Two chances to join The Ascent Church for a community Easter egg hunt:
Antelope Trails Elementary School- 11am
Palmer Lake Town Hall- 10am
Dublin Park, 2450 Roundtop Dr, 1-3pm
Join the Church at Briargate for a community Easter egg hunt!
8010 Severy 80909, Ute Pass Community Events, 719-684-9342
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Stop by for a hopping Easter egg hunt.
JOIN US FOR AN INDOOR EASTER EGG HUNT THE SATURDAY BEFORE EASTER FOR TODDLERS TO 5TH GRADERS.
Arrive and start anytime between 9am-12pm. Kids can hunt for eggs throughout the Bookstore and Welcome Center and then re-hide them if they desire.
Watch the VeggieTales ‘Twas the Night Before Easter in the Welcome Center Theater at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.
There will be a little prize for each child and enjoy 4 fun activities as well. Come join the hunt! FREE
To register and for more details, please check their website: http://www.geocachingcolo.com/#!events/tuzh
Vista Ridge High School, 6888 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923. 11am-1pm! There will be an epic egg hunt, food trucks, bounce houses, face painting, and games! Come join us and have a blast!
Academy Christian Church, 1635 Old Ranch Road 80908, 719-599-0476
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Activity Center
For ages birth through 6th grade
The Family Celebration includes the KIDZ Choir Easter Musical, an Egg hunt (separated by age) in areas around the church, and refreshments.
Ruth Holley Library , 685 North Murray Blvd 80915, Ruth Holly Meeting Room, 719-587-5377
Hunt for eggs in the library, play a game, and make your own bunny basket and chick decoration. Find the Golden Egg for a special prize. Bunny Stories Book Break at 10:30 AM.
Out of Town, But Noteworthy!
Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403, (800)365-6263
Saturday, April 15, 10 AM – 4 PM
Museum Members and children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15, Seniors $10. Admission is valid all day and includes unlimited rides.
Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an annual tradition at the Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train, featuring the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard Hound will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have the perfect gift ideas for this year’s Easter baskets.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, Durango, CO, 888-872-4607
Saturday, April 15
Train Departs at 9:45 AM and returns at 3:00 PM
Fares start at $79
Ride in select seating in the rear half of the train where you can enjoy crafts, musical entertainment, games, refreshments, and other Easter-themed activities onboard. Each passenger will receive a souveneir mug that can be refilled with non-alcoholic beverages. During a 45-minute layover, passengers will get to meet the Easter Bunny and Snoopy, The Easter Beagle. During the ride home, there will be a reading of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, live music and the Easter Bunny will join you and hand out a surprise Easter gift.
Easter Sunday, April 16
The sun will rise shortly before 6:30 a.m. just in time for a breathtaking view of early morning light at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park for the Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 16. The hour-long service starts at 6:30 a.m. and is free to the general public.
Race start time is 8 AM
This is an event for all ages, runners, walkers and strollers are welcome, but no pets. Registration is $31 and up, family pricing is available. The Event includes: t-shirt, goody bag, event timed, raffle, food and drinks, music and awards.
The course starts at the Stetson Hills Open Space trailhead at Dublin and Peterson and heads north on the trail towards 7-Eleven, then returns to the start. Rain, shine, or snow (!), the race will go on.
For registration and additional information, check website. http://www.hamsandhamstrings.com/
Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church, 8 Fourth Street, Colorado Springs 80906, 719-633-2667
Services are Offered at 7:30, 9, 10:45 AM.
The Egg Hunt is at 12:15 and is open to the public. There is no registration required.
Did we miss a favorite Easter event of yours that we have not yet included? Please comment below so we can add to the list of fun for everyone!