It’s All Hoppening Here!

Finding Easter Bunny             jak jak logo with bunny ears
Compiled by Just Add Kids
Calendar Mom, Shannon Barsch
(updated 3.26.2015)

You better watch out.

You better not cry.

You better not pout.

I’m telling you why.

Santa , that is, Easter Bunny’s coming to town! Although with this weather, it seems more like Christmas! Read more…

**DENOTES**activities & events that are designed for and/or welcoming to
families of children/dependent young adults with special needs

Southridge Mall – 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
March 13th – April 4th Monday – Thursday 10am-8pm, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-8pm, Sundays 11am-6pm.
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny starting on March 14!  Visit him in his oversized “Veggie Patch” located in Center Court! A variety of photo packages are available and each child visiting the Easter Bunny will receive a complimentary Activity Book.  The Easter Bunny will be available for photos and visits. http://www.simon.com/mall/southridge-mall 

Mayfair Mall – 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
March 13th – April 4th Monday – Saturday 10am-8pm, Sundays 11am-6pm, except March 28th, April 3rd, & April 4th hours are 10am-9pm, and Sunday, March 29th hours are 11am-6pm.
Easter Bunny is ready for visitors in the lower level center court daily. Stop by and capture a family memory with an Easter photo. http://www.mayfairmall.com/events/easter-photos

Big Bunny Celebration at Apple Holler – 5006 S. Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
March 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and April 3rd, 4th 10am
Guests will begin their outing with The Country Bunny Easter Wish Puppet Show.  This interactive puppet show teaches the value in believing in yourself and the importance of following your dreams.  After the puppet show, get ready to experience an activity-packed adventure which includes: an orchard tour on the Big Bunny Express kid’s train into the Enchanted Forest for an Easter Egg Hunt, a hand-led pony ride, a special Easter surprise for each child, homemade cookie, apple cider, children’s games where every child wins and photo opportunities with the Big Bunny himself, so be sure to bring your camera! http://www.appleholler.com/ 

Easter Bunny at Godsell Farm – S105W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego
March 21st 9am-4pm for pictures with the Easter Bunny then hunt for eggs and visit with the animals!   By appointment, email us at godsellfarm@wi.rr.com to reserve your spot.  Private Appointments with the Easter Bunny and egg-stra special farm fun! You will have a private visit with the Easter Bunny while our photographer captures the experience! All photos taken will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you be able to download the images and even order prints!   $25 per family. http://www.godsellfarm.com/

Annual Open House with the Easter Bunny at Buddy Squirrel 1801 E. Bolivar Avenue, St. Francis
March 22nd 9am-3pm
Join us for our annual Easter Open House offered the Sunday before Palm Sunday. Come rain or shine! Bring your family and friends for a day of fun and festivities.  See how Milwaukee’s “Original Whipped Crème Eggs” are made! , Meet Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny  and our very own “Buddy Squirrel”. Bring your children and camera for a day of fun, everyone who visits will receive a free sample of our famous whipped crème egg and our award-winning caramel corn. http://www.buddysquirrel.com

Easter Egg Hunt at the Academy of the Performing Arts – 9160 S Pennsylvania Ave, Oak Creek
March 22nd Ages walking through 4 are from 1-1:30pm; ages 5 to 8 are from 1:30 to 2pm.
Join APA for our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt! This is a FREE event and open to the community! There will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs for the kids to find. The Easter Bunny will also be here for pictures with the kids. Don’t forget to bring a basket and your camera. This event is 100% indoors. Pre-registration is required. For children who can walk up through age 8. Please be on time – event will start promptly. http://www.academywi.com/

Breakfast with Benjamin Bunny at The Watts Tea Shop – 761 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee March 28th and April 4th 9am. $25 per person. Bring the kids for a delicious breakfast and story with our two famous guests: Benjamin Bunny and Jemima Puddleduck. A rendition of a Beatrix Potter tale will be read and a digital photo will be taken and posted on the site for you to share will all of your friends and family. A special gift for all attendees. http://wattsteashop.com/The_Watts_Tea_Shop/Store_Events.html

Easter Bunny Parade and Easter Egg Hunt – starts at 4900 block of 7th Avenue, to 6th Avenue, to Library Park, Kenosha
March 28th  10am – 11:30am.
Paraders will gather at 10am with LIVE music and fun. Parade will kick-off at 10:30am and be led by the Easter Bunny and other mascots and head down the sidewalk parade route. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11am and hunters need not participate in the parade (although they are encouraged). Hunters will be divided into 2 groups: 4 and under & 5 and older. FREE. http://www.downtownkenosha.org/explore/events-list/downtown-kenosha-easter-bunny-parade-easter-egg-hunt

Bunny Hop! at Festival Foods – 3207 80th Street, Kenosha and 5740 Washington Avenue, Mt. Pleasant
March 28th 10am – 1pm.
All children 8 and under can HOP while you SHOP! The Easter Bunny will be there and you should bring a camera! Treats, trinkets, surprizes!
Phone: 262-694-7200 (Kenosha),  884-878-6949 (Mt. Pleasant)

Easter Celebration at St. Francis Public Library – 4230 South Nicholson Avenue, St. Francis
March 28th  1:30 – 2:30pm.
Hop on in to the library, and we’ll “spring” for the fun.  The Easter Bunny will make a special visit just for you.  You’ll love our crafts, games, and tasty snacks.  Bring your camera! Free.  Advance registration not required.
http://www.stfrancislibrary.org/

Easter Bunny Bash at Chasing Tales – 7265 S. 1st Street, Oak Creek
March 28th 4-7pm.
$20/first child, $15/additional child(ren), Adults are free.
Crafts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and games (for little ones and bigger kids, too) will be ongoing throughout the night. Book read at 5pm and Easter Egg Hunt at 6pm. http://www.chasingtalesforkids.com/

Breakfast and Lunch with the Bunny at the Milwaukee Co. Zoo – 10005 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
March 28th & March 29th
Breakfast is served at 9am. Saturday only, and lunch is at noon on both days.
$15 per child or adult; $6 for children 2 & under. Milwaukee County parking fee: $12. Registration required. It’s not every day you can dine with an oversized rabbit. Yep, the Easter Bunny or Mrs. Easter Bunny will be back. This pre-holiday celebration includes Zoo admission, live music, a gift for each child, and, of course, a hearty meal. After your meal in the Peck Welcome Center, head to the apes and primates exhibits, which you can reach through indoor corridors. Gorillas, bonobos, spider monkeys and orangutans are fun to watch. www.zoosociety.org/ 

**Magical Visit From the Caring Bunny at Southridge Mall** – 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Caring Bunny provides a subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Caring Bunny will be held in center court and since the mall will be closed for this private event, you can enter through the Food Court. This event is free, but advance registration is required. http://www.simon.com/mall/southridge-mall/stream/magical-visit-from-the-caring-bunny-3118537

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt at Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market – 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
March 29th 9am, 10:30am, 12noon seatings
Adults $8.95, Children (ages 2-10) $6.95 http://www.borzynskis.com/seasons-events/

Bunny Train – East Troy Depot , 2002 Church Street, East Troy
April 4th 10am, 12noon, 2pm departures. Advanced reservations required.
Adults $10, Children (ages 3-12) $5.
Join us for family fun aboard the East Troy Bunny Train! The heated train ride is a ten-mile round trip starting at the East Troy Depot. Kids can participate in Easter themed activities during the ride to the Elegant Farmer. Enjoy bunny displays by local 4-H Students and treats at the Elegant Farmer. Every Child ticket (Ages 0-12) will receive an Easter gift! Boarding is only done at the East Troy Depot.  http://www.easttroyrr.org/bunny-train.html

Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Franklin Lions – Lions Legend Park, Loomis Road & South Legend Ave, Franklin
April 4th 10am-12pm.
Enjoy Easter candy, fun surprises, dozens of eggs and a visit by the Easter Bunny!  For ages 10 and Under. Free. Advance registration not required.

Egg-Stravaganza at the Racine Zoo – 2131 North Main Street, Racine April 4th 10am-1pm
Free with Zoo admission: Adults $4, Child (15 and younger) $3, Senior (62 and older) $3.50 Racine County residents take $1.00 off regular ticket prices.
Bring your chick-a-dees up to age 10 for candy, crafts, and fun. Plus, enter to win a special Easter basket and meet the one and only Easter Bunny. http://www.racinezoo.org/ 

Visit with the Easter Bunny at Milaegar’s – 4838 Douglas Avenue, Racine
April 4th 10:30am to Noon
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing.  Bring an old tennis shoe and plant a pansy inside to take home!  Cost is only $2 plus tax to visit the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs!  So bring your camera and meet the Easter Bunny! http://www.milaegers.com/

Egg Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo – 10005 W Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
April 4th 9am-4pm
Free admission for Zoological Society members with ID. Non-members: $14.25 adults; $13.25 ages 60 and over; $11.25 ages 3-12; ages 2 & under, free. Milwaukee County Zoo parking fee: $12.
For many, coupling eggs with bunnies brings thoughts of spring. On April 4 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, you can see which animals will receive egg-shaped enrichment toys to play with. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny and participate in the Hop-to-it Bunny Scavenger Hunt at 10 a.m. Kids 8 and under can search for special Easter-themed tokens and redeem them for treats. Throughout the day you can visit the Primates of the World building and design a set of bunny ears. Then hop over to the Stearns Family Apes of Africa building to get a bunny nose and whiskers. Remember to visit the Aquatic & Reptile Center to color a paper egg to take home. At 2 p.m. you can march in the parade, which begins at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm. www.zoosociety.org/

Breakfast with the Bunny at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex – 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
April 4th 9-10:30am
$13 RexPlex members, $16 non-members. Children under 2 are free.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet of pancakes, sausage, donut holes, milk, juice and coffee and then a visit from the Easter Bunny! A goody bag is provided for all registered children. High chairs are not provided.  http://recplexonline.com/

Easter Hoppenings at Jelly Belly – 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie
April 4th 1-3:30pm.
Visit and have your picture taken with Easter Bunny. Pictures 4×6 for $10 by Sharrett Studio Photography. Join us for a Face Painting, Balloon Art, Magician, Raffles and Prizes.
https://www.jellybelly.com/wisconsin-candy-store

HOP ON BACK HERE….as we will update this list as we learn of more Easter Bunny events!

Think Spring!

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