Easter Fun in Central Iowa

Easter-Eggs15Church, Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny and family dinners will be filling up the schedules of Central Iowa parents in the upcoming weeks.  If you have some free time and are looking for some family friendly activities you might want to check these out.

Family Easter Party at Living History Farms – Fun for the entire family including: toy hunts, preschool Bunnyland, live animals, horse and wagon rides, traditional games, and free refreshments. Selected townsfolk will open their doors for spring visitors in the town of Walnut Hill. April 4th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Eggstravaganza at the Blank Park Zoo – Bring the entire family out to Blank Park Zoo to enjoy a day filled with fun and eggs! Saturday, April 4th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Indoor Easter Egg Hunt at The Playground for Kids – Saturday April 4th 9:30am-11:30am.  Eggs galore, in the play structure, on the inflates and everywhere! Balloon artist Daniel Poe with be making awesome balloon creations for the kiddos.  Tattoos,  bunny hop and so much fun.  For more information visit their Facebook page or visit their calendar on their website!

Visit the Easter Bunny at Valley West Mall – Visit The Easter Bunny at Valley West Mall: March 13- April 4!
The Easter Bunny will be in Center Court to visit with boys and girls. Ride the train for only $2.00 per ticket or 3 for $5.00. Bunny’s hours are Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm. The Easter Bunny will be at Valley West Mall from Friday, March 13 – Saturday, April 4. Valley West Mall will be closed Easter Sunday.  Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny with packages starting at $13.99

Visit the Easter Bunny at Merle Hay Mall – Hop over to the mall and visit the Easter Bunny and ride the Merle Hay Mall Express! Take your photo with the Bunny from March 21 to April 4 and ride the train from March 16 – April 4. Train rides are $1 per person. The Bunny’s home and train station are located in the Target Wing.

Easter Fun @ Bass Pro Shop – Free Photos with the Easter Bunny, Hunt Hunts and Easter Activities can all be found at the Bass Pro Shop. March 28th thru April 5th.

Egg Dive – Saturday, April 4th @ 1:30pm: 6th Annual Egg Dive at the Urbandale Indoor Pool! This has become very popular in Urbandale, growing each year, so come early. Children will be divided in age groups to dive for colored eggs in the pool. Each egg will be turned in for a prize! $5 per person entering the pool area; only $1 for those with an annual pass.

Eggs, Eggs, Everywhere! April 4th , 9am-Noon at Western Gateway Park: Bring your Easter basket, your family and all your friends to Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines on Saturday, April 4 for the 5th Annual Eggs, Eggs Everywhere! This is a one-of-a-kind urban family experience with more than 12,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs, music, games and laughter. The event is brought to you by The Gateway Church and is completely FREE! After the massive egg hunt, stick around for more family fun at the Kids’ Art Station, Giant Inflatables Area and the Face Painting Station.
Parents can keep up with the hunting mayhem with FREE coffee all morning long!

Waukee Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 4th , 10am-11am @ Centennial Park.  Hop on over and fill your baskets full of candy at Waukee’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! Three age groups get to take off and grab their share of eggs including, 4 years and under, 5-7 and 8-10 years old.

Easter Jump @ Pump It Up –  Come meet the Easter Bunny! He will be walking through the arenas while the kids are playing. Then after the jump there is a huge egg hunt! Turn in eggs to get a great goodie bag filled with prizes. Be sure to register as this is usually sold out! Wed Apr 1 3:15-4:45| Thurs Apr 5:30-7:30$ | 10.00/child

Family Friendly Easter Services – Lutheran Church of Hope will have a variety of fun Easter activities for kids and families during their family-friendly Easter services on Saturday, April 4 at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 pm!  The Easter bunny will be making a special appearance for the kids throughout the day, too. Easter activities will take place on the lower level of the building and will run one hour prior to every service.

Eggstravaganza at Capitol City ChurchSaturday April 4th, 9:30AM. Hunt for thousands of Easter eggs, plus lots of candy and prizes. Celebrate with other fun activities too, like inflatables, games and contests. Easter manicures and tattoos, and prize drawings. Toddlers through 4th graders will be divided by age groups for Egg Hunts. If inclement weather, event will move inside.

WDM Christian Church Easter Egg Hunt – Hop on over to the annual WDM Christian Church Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 A.MTwo separate hunts for 0-5 years and K-5th grades! Eggstra-teriffic games and treats! Rain or shine! This is a free community event.  4501 Mills Civic Pkwy (across from Valley Stadium)

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

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