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Top Connecticut Easter Events For Kids 2013

March 29, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Easter is a special holiday and in Connecticut there is plenty to do. Whether you like traditional Easter egg hunts or fun variations, we’ve got them. The Easter Bunny will be making personal appearances to the delight of young children across the state. If you don’t celebrate the occasion or just want a break in the action, there are enough activities to please every taste.


Easter
Bunny Fun Day
Connecticut Trolley Museum
8 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
(860) 627-6540
www.ct-trolley.org

Date: March 30

A visit to the Connecticut Trolley Museum is an exciting adventure any time of year, but for Easter it is extra special. Making the historic atmosphere come alive will be play tables with trains, face painting, tattoos, a surprise filled Easter Egg and, of course, the Easter Bunny. With plenty of socializing and photo opportunities, children will love meeting one of their favorites in person. Take a trolley ride, watch a film in the theater and stop in the souvenir shop to round out the day.

Easter Egg Roll
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Ave.
Southport, CT 06890
(203) 259-0346
www.pequotlibrary.org

Date: March 30

For family fun come rain or shine, the Pequot Library’s Easter Egg Roll is sure to be a hit. Start with dyeing hard-boiled eggs that you bring to the event and then enter the best (or worst) in the rolling contest which will be divided by age group. Spend some time visiting with the Easter Bunny as well as a real live rabbit named Belle. Make the day even more memorable and learn to dance the bunny hop.

3rd Annual Dino Egg Hunt
The Dinosaur Place
1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike
Oakdale, CT 06370
(860) 443-4367
www.thedinosaurplace.com

Date: March 30 (rain date April 7)

The Dinosaur Place offers an uncommon day of learning and fun whether mining and digging for special treasures or visiting the dinosaur park with its maze, playground, trails and more. For Easter, rather than the same old Easter Egg hunt, why not take the kids to search for dinosaur eggs instead? Monty, the T-Rex, hides hundreds of eggs on the grounds for children to find. Be a part of a new tradition that is anything but traditional.

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9th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt
Heckscher Farm 
39 Scofiieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-0408
www.stamfordmuseum.org

Date: March 30

For children six and under, the Heckscher Farm annual Easter egg hunt is a two-hour event sure to put a smile on the little ones’ faces. Bring your own basket to fill with eggs hidden around the farm and trade them in for a goody bag when you are done. Take time to visit with the animals and explore life in a farm setting. With so much to see and do in the museum, observatory and planetarium, it’s a day the whole family can enjoy when the hunt for eggs is over.

“Freckleface Strawberry the Musical”
Downtown Cabaret Theater
263 Golden Hill St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-1636
www.dtcab.com

Date: March 30

If you are trying to avoid the bunny-hopping, egg-chasing madness this Easter weekend, treat the kids to a live performance based on the book by Julianne Moore. Freckleface Strawberry finds her way to self acceptance through a very entertaining period of trial and error that all ages can relate to. In the end, Freckleface finds out it is perfectly acceptable to be who you are. With a heartwarming message for everyone, this is suitable for all ages.

Related: Top Resources For Homeschool Families In Connecticut

Theodora DeBarbieri is an animal advocate, columnist and local TV show host residing in Connecticut. She is owned by a number of dogs, cats and birds. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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