Old Man Winter didn’t exactly roll out the welcome mat in New Jersey for the Easter Bunny this weekend. Reschedulings and cancellations abound for many Morris and Sussex County family Easter events scheduled for today since digging under 3 feet of snow for a treat-filled egg isn’t much fun! Never fear--Team Nest Builder is here to keep you in the Easter spirit with super-fun Easter activities hitting tomorrow, Easter weekend and beyond! Hop out of your house and over to one of these happenin’ family events:
Easter and Springtime Family Festival
March 25-April 8, Various times (see website)
Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Enjoy springtime fun during Easter and Springtime Family Festival at Alstede Farms! There’s baby farm animals, Easter egg hunts, a cozy campfire with marshmallows to toast, the Easter bunny, and lots more! Children’s tickets cost $19.99 for ages 12-and-under and include a hayride, Moon Bounce, pony rides, wagon train rides, the corn kingdom, an Easter Egg hunt (running continuously and including 5 eggs/child plus 1 golden egg); a visit with the Easter Bunny, 4 marshmallows to roast at the campfire; a “journey” through an Easter book, hot/cold cider and more. Adult tickets cost $7.99 and include a hayride, hot/cold cider and a self-guided tour of the Antique Museum. Special offers available for Chester residents. For more information or to purchase tickets online visit alstedefarms.com
Annual Morristown Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 10 AM-11 AM
Lidgerwood Park, 46 Lidgerwood Parkway, Morristown
This FREE big annual event targeted to kids from newborn-to-10 years old includes taking a photo with the Easter Bunny, hunting for eggs and taking home candy! For more information, call 973-292-6717.
Easter Bunny Pictures & Parade
Imagine That!, 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park
April 1, 10 AM-12:30 PM
All children receive a special Easter plush toy, meet the Easter Bunny and watch an Easter Parade at this fun event! Admission by pre-paid online ticket purchase only. Child: $19.99. Adult: $6.99. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit imaginethatmuseum.com.
Wantage Township Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
March 25, 11 AM
Woodbourne Park, 145 Sherman Ridge Road, Wantage
This FREE event kicks off with the Beemerville Fire Department delivering the Easter Bunny on a fire truck! Bring your own basket to find one of the 7000 Easter eggs that’ll be there! For more information, contact the Beemerville Fire Department at 973-875-3771.
Green Township Easter Egg Hunt
March 25, 2 PM-4 PM
Green Township Fire House, 243 Kennedy Rd, Greendell
Just moved indoors to the Firehouse due to field conditions, kids’ll love hunting for Easter Eggs amongst the fire trucks! Questions? Call 908-852-9333.
Sparta UNICO’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 10:30 AM
Dykstra Park, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta
At this FREE event, egg hunters line up early with their own baskets to search for eggs in the field behind the library. Each of the three age groups have prize eggs, including baskets of goodies and a new bike!
Vernon Easter Egg Hunt at Heaven Hill Farm
March 31, Noon-4 PM
Heaven Hill Farm, 451 State Route 94, Vernon
This HUGE event features multiple egg hunts and an Easter bonnet contest! For an extra fee, kids can also go on carnival, pony and hay rides; have faces painted; mine for gems; and do sand art. The FREE egg hunts happen at noon, 1:30 PM and 3 PM sharp. Find the Golden Egg and win a special prize! Easter bonnet contest judging at 12:30 PM with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for both adults and children 12-and-under. Hayrides take place at: 1 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM. No pets allowed. For more information, visit heavenhillfarm.com
Hopatcong Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, Noon
Modick Park, Hopatchung Rd, Hopatcong
Join the Hopatcong Recreation Commision at their Easter Egg Hunt where kids ages newborn to 10 years old get to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for Easter eggs (at Noon SHARP!), and enjoy FREE cookies and juice! For updates and more information, go to facebook.com/hopatcongrecreation. (NOTE: In case too much snow remains on the ground, the event will be moved to the Hopatcong High School gym.) For more information, call 973-770-2701.
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