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Easter Fun Around Indy

From bunny petting zoos to spring-inspired fashion, there is plenty family fun to hop to this Easter season. And since there are so many wonderful Easter Egg Hunt lists out there, here’s your ‘everything else Easter’ guide to get the fun started.

{As with all events we publish, we recommend contacting the venue to confirm final details. Events appear in chronological order.}

Try out a weekly Williams Sonoma junior cooking class.

Calling all mini chefs: Mix, whip and bake your way to some adorable Easter-themed cakes. Kids will be instructed by Williams-Sonoma employees in the art of baking + decorating. Disclaimer: We hear these Junior Chef classes are SO popular, they’re already filled up through the May. A waitlist is available and cancellations do occur so don’t hesitate to call your little cook’s name in. Best suited for ages 5-13. FREE.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 21. 10am and 1pm
Location: Williams-Sonoma, Fashion Mall at Keystone, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis
More info: (317) 848-1431

Pet bunnies, craft + snap Easter photos at Hop ‘N Shop.

Little Green Bean Boutique partners with IndyClaw Animal Rescue on this annual event where kids can pet + hold rabbits, enjoy crafts and get a free professional photo taken with bunnies of every size and color. All children’s & maternity resale apparel is on sale during Hop ‘N Shop which makes moms happy. No reservations required. FREE.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 21. 11am-3pm
Location: Little Green Bean Boutique, 2809 E. 10th Street, Indianapolis
More info: facebook.com/events/ 466029373544715/ or (317) 426-4232

Catch the catwalk of the Rabbits + Runways Fashion Show at the Fashion Mall.

Gather your budding fashionista: This stylish show – put on by Midwest Fashion Week – is a great way to spot Easter + spring trends for kids from up-and-coming designers and favorite children’s retail brands, all modeled by kids! Tickets are available for front-row seating at $25/ea {proceeds go to Simon Youth Foundation} or be a surrounding spectator for FREE from behind the seated area. After, snag a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Date/Time: Sunday, March 21. 12-2pm
Location: Fashion Mall at Keystone {Nordstrom wing}, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis
More info: midwestfashionweek.com or (317) 408-9186

Enjoy a free Easter-themed movie at Brownsburg Library. 

For some free spring break fun, the Brownsburg Library will host families for a viewing of “Hop”: A comedy featuring James Marsden as Fred, who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in until he recovers. Movie is rated PG. Adults must accompany kids under 11. No registration required and FREE.
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26. 10am
Location: Brownsburg Library, 450 S. Jefferson St, Brownsburg
More info: brownsburg.lib.in.us or (317) 852-3167

Grab a flashlight for the Moonlight Madness egg hunt at Broad Ripple Park. 

Don’t be afraid of the dark: The annual Moonlight Madness egg hunt at Broad Ripple Park is a lot of fun. Younger children are allowed to search with a few minutes head start, and registration confirms each child discovers a set amount of eggs. Also enjoy games, arts and refreshments inside the Family Center. Suitable for ages 3-10. Registration required; $10/child.
Date/Time: Friday, March 27. 7:30-9pm
Location: Broad Ripple Park, 1550 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis
More info: broadripplepark.org or (317) 327-7161

Curb spring fever with Carmel Clay Parks.

Get into the spring spirit at another fabulous annual event: Activities will include kite flying, an Easter egg hunt, spring craft and more. Egg hunt is divided by age group and golden eggs found can be redeemed for special prizes. Registration requested. $5/child advance; $8/child day-of. Adults free.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 28. 11am-1pm
Location: West Park, 2700 W. 116th St, Carmel
More info: carmelclayparks.com/ccpr-events/spring-fever/ or (317) 848-7275

Listen to Llama Llama discover the Easter Bunny at storytime with Barnes & Noble.

This family-friendly storytime at Barnes & Noble of Greenwood will feature famous children’s storybook character Llama Llama as the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for him. A small craft will also be available after storytime. No registration required. FREE.
Date/Time: Friday, April 3. 10:30am.
Location: Barnes & Noble Greenwood Park, 1251 US 31 North, Greenwood
More info: store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2329 or (317) 859-8089

Participate in a presidential Egg Roll. 

Join in for this interesting activity with the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home downtown: An Egg Roll on the South lawn! A continental breakfast and visit with the Easter Bunny kickoff the fun, then head to the lawn for crafts, egg rolling and other games. Costs vary for members/non-members from $12.95-17.95.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4. 8:30-10am
Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St, Indianapolis

More info: presidentbenjaminharrison.org/events/upcoming-events/item/presidential-egg-roll?category_id=2 or (317) 631-1888

Enjoy breakfast with the Bunny {and more!} at Conner Prairie.

It isn’t Easter until you sneak in some time with the Bunny himself. And Mr. EB would love to welcome you to Conner Prairie for a visit, egg-dyeing, science experiements with Peeps ® marshmallows and more. Later in the afternoon, kids ages 2-12 can participate in egg hunts divided into age groups throughout Conner Prairie.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 4. 8:30 and 10:30am
Location: Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers
More info: connerprairie.org or (317) 776-6000

Or enjoy an Indianapolis Zoo members-exclusive breakfast with the Bunny.

It pays to be a member! The Indianapolis Zoo invites member families to a fun-filled morning with breakfast, crafts, music, cookie decorating and of course a special visit from the EB. Reservations required to attend. Cost runs $21.95/adults and $14.95/children.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4. 8:30-10:30am
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis
More info: indianapoliszoo.com/plan-your-visit/membership/members-only
Phone: 317-630-2046

Snap a free photo with the Easter Bunny at Franklin Road Branch Library. 

A great find for families on a budget: Drop-in when your time allows to meet the Easter Bunny! A professional photographer will be on-site to take pictures or snap one of your own. This event is sponsored by the Franklin Township Chamber Of Commerce. No registration required. FREE.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 4. 11am-2pm
Location: Franklin Road Branch Library, 5550 S. Franklin Rd, Indianapolis
More info: impcl.org/locations/franklinroad or (317) 275-4380

Know of other must-do Easter-themed activities we missed? Please share them in the comments OR tweet us at @indyschild and @themomista. {Out enjoying the as a family? Tag us in your Instagram photos at @indyschild and @themomista1 and you might be featured in an upcoming post or article!}

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