Easter is just around the corner and parents and kids alike love a chance to see the Easter Bunny! The “holiday hare” will be hopping into local businesses, churches and special events around the metro this spring. Throw in some fun activities, breakfast and a photo opp and you’ve got a very memorable holiday outing. For even more festive events and activities, happening around town this spring, you can find a list of Easter Egg Hunts and don’t forget to visit our Events Calendar.
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Here’s where the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance in the Des Moines area:
Easter Events & Activities • 1000 Bass Pro Drive NW • Altoona, IA 50009 • (515) 957-5500
FREE photo with the Easter Bunny, crafts and egg hunt!
Easter Bunny’s Hours March 24 – April 1, 2018:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Friday (March 30): 2:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Target Wing • 3800 Merle Hay Road • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 276-8551
The Easter Bunny arrives at Merle Hay Mall on Friday, March 16, 2018. Kids can get their photos taken and ride their Easter train.
Easter Bunny’s Hours March 16 – 31, 2018:
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Lower Level of Valley West Mall • 1551 Valley W Drive #400 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 225-3631
The Easter Bunny arrives on Friday, March 9, 2018. Kids can get their photos taken and enjoy a ride on the Easter train for $2.00 or three for $5.00. There will also be a special Meet the Princesses AND the Easter Bunny event on Saturday, March 10th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Easter Bunny’s Hours March 9 to March 31, 2018:
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Special Events featuring the Easter Bunny
Help the Waukee Parks and Recreation Department spread some Easter cheer around Waukee’s Downtown businesses by participating in their Easter Coloring Contest! The contest will be open through March 23, 2018 and the winner will receive an egg’cellent Easter basket filled with goodies.
Stop by your Altoona Hy-Vee on Saturday, March 17 and enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:00 to 11:00 am. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Civic Plaza Park (West side of Hy-Vee). First age group 1-4 11:00 am, 5-8 year old 11:20 am and 8-12 year old 11:40 am.
Get your kids’ picture taken with the Easter bunny for FREE at Tim and Rachel Schneib – Schneib Real Estate Team in Ankeny from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 22nd. They will be giving away little Easter goodies for all the children getting their picture taken! Public is welcome, please RSVP.
Clive Library hosts an EGGS-cellent Extravaganza on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm. Join them and EGGs-plore through stories, music, crafts, games, and an indoor scavenger hunt. Registration required.
The Outlets of Des Moines will celebrate Easter with an Easter Bunny Social on March 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Selfies with the Easter Bunny, crafts, dance party & music by a DJ, & bunny bites treats provided by Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.Located in space 325, across from Carter’s babies and kids & OshKosh B’gosh.
Spend a lovely afternoon with the Easter Bunny at the Tea Room on March 24 and 25, 2018. The afternoon will include a special visit from the Easter Bunny, a digital photo, cookie decorating, a light lunch and a fun story reading with a silly Easter bunny skit! Tickets are $30 for all guests over the age of 2. Ages two and under are free.
Get a pic with the Easter Bunny and enjoy lunch, cookie decorating, indoor games, prizes and more at Union Park United Methodist Church (2305 E 12th Street, Des Moines) on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hop into Uptown Ankeny on Thursday, March 29, 2018 to visit the Easter Bunny at the holiday house located at SW 3rd & SW Maple. Receive your magic number, while supplies last, then hunt for your egg at the participating businesses from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
Where will your family visit the Easter Bunny this spring in Des Moines? Let us know in the Comments section below!