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Best Chicago Easter Events For Kids 2013

March 29, 2013 7:00 AM

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By Sara Lugardo

Easter is a wonderful holiday to get the family together for some holiday-related activities. However, this is especially the case for families with small children. Chicago has a multitude of different Easter-themed activities and events geared towards children. Make the most out of what Chicago has to offer this Easter and join in on the fun, regardless of your age.

(Credit: chicagoparkdistrict.com)

(Credit: chicagoparkdistrict.com)

Doggie Egg Hunt 
Horner Park
2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-3499
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Date: March 30

While the majority of Easter activities include stuffy brunches, church services and other events that are not suited for bringing along pets, the 10th Annual Egg Hunt for Dogs is something that even Fido can enjoy. Dogs hunt for treat-filled eggs and get their very own bandana for the Spring Bonnet Parade. Your kids will love dressing up their pet for this family-friendly event and there is even an area for your dog to take their own photo with the Easter Bunny. The fee for this event is $10 per dog, but the memories for you and your family will be priceless. In a time where most families consider their pets part of the family, get your kids involved in making this holiday special for everyone, including Fido.

Wicker Park Holiday Egg Hunt
Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 742-7553
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Date: March 30

This is a free event for families with children of all ages. The children will enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt and then a movie in the park. The event will include a showing of the movie “Hop,” which tells a great story of the Easter Bunny. Young enough for children to enjoy, but not exactly a cartoon, this is a great movie for kids of all ages. Bring along a nice sized blanket to sit on and enjoy an egg hunt and movie in the park for Easter 2013.

(Credit: lpzoo.org / Todd Rosenberg Photography)

(Credit: lpzoo.org / Todd Rosenberg Photography)

Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-2000
www.lpzoo.org

Date: March 30

This event is located within the Farm-in-the-Zoo area and costs $45 for adults, $30 for children between the ages of three to 12 and children two and under are free. There is a discounted price for those who are members of the zoo. The event includes a full breakfast, a meeting with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. There will be craft tables set up for children to make Easter-related projects and there will also be animal activities. Because the event is hosted outside, the zoo asks families to dress appropriately for the weather.

Easter Brunch
Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st St.
Brookfield, IL  60513
(708) 688-8355
www.czs.org

Date: March 31

Admission for this event is $49.95 per adult and $35.95 for children, with a discounted price for members. The brunch menu includes unlimited champagne and wine service, an omelet station, a carving station, a sweets table and tableside served coffee, juice and tea. The buffet includes an array of muffins, croissants, coffee cakes and bread. There is also a huge assortment of traditional brunch dishes, alongside peel-and-eat shrimp, pasta dishes and chicken and fish dishes. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will also make an appearance, so make sure that your children are ready to meet and take photos with them.

Shaw’s Easter Brunch
Shaw’s Crab House
21 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722
www.shawscrabhouse.com

Date: March 31

The price for this brunch is $48 per adult and children under 12 are free, up to two children per table. There is an omelet and waffle station that offers create-your-own omelets or malted Belgian waffles. There is also a cold seafood bar that has everything from sushi to oysters on the half shell. However, the biggest draw is the Shaw’s Grand Buffet, which has Maryland-style crab cakes, seafood pot pie, wild king salmon and much more. Parents can enjoy the signature brunch cocktails, while kids will enjoy the Shaw’s Sweets Table. Not many restaurants still offer the kids-eat-free deal anymore, so take advantage of this gourmet Easter brunch spread and make sure to bring the kids.

Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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