Easter Egg Hunts in Durham Region from Ajax to Uxbridge


Published March 28, 2024 at 1:01 pm

Vandermeer Nursery
Easter at Vandermeer Nursery in Ajax

Of all the non-religious traditions of Easter, no event brings more smiles to the faces of children than the Easter Egg Hunt.

From Courtice to Cannington and from Ajax to Uxbridge, there are plenty of Easter activities for the whole family in Durham Region this weekend.

The Courtice Flea Market, one of the few authentic flea markets left in Ontario, will be holding an egg hunt on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m., with lots of Easter specials, food and fun for the whole family.

Easter at Courtice Flea Market

Up the road a piece on Taunton is the popular Pingle’s Farm, which is hosting a sp-EGG-tacular Easter Egg Hunt all weekend long from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General admission ($13.50, kids under 2 free) includes access to the egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny and friends, wagon rides, the planting station, the playland, and visits with the farm animals.

Pingle’s Farm

The Cannington Lions Club (72 Peace Street) is holding three Easter egg hunts (babies to four years; 5-9; 10-12) on Saturday with a chance to win prizes, indulge in sweet Easter treats and enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Brooks Farms in Mount Albert (Uxbridge) is celebrating all things Easter with an egg-stra-special farm adventure throughout the playland, which includes a zip line, pirate ship, fire truck, slides, singing chicken show, sandbox and more.

You can decorate your own Easter hunt bag to collect all your treats, search for larger-than-life Easter eggs on the egg hunt, enjoy a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny and friends, visit the farm animals and baby chicks, and enjoy an Easter story wagon ride around the farm (122 Ashworth Road) as well as live entertainment.

Admission is $16.99.

Brooks Farm

The Kids’ Safety Village in Whitby is also welcoming the community on Saturday and Sunday with the their Easter Egg event, which will feature a scavenger hunt, games, a flower planting workshop, photo booths and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

You can also enjoy an Easter egg hunt and create your own Bunny Breakfast Bowl at the Vandermeer Nursery Easter celebration on Lakeridge Road (at Bayly Street) in Ajax on Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kids can find hidden treasures throughout the nursery yard and trade in 10 eggs for a special prize, create their own Bunny Breakfast Bowl and plant all the Easter Bunny’s favourite snacks – including carrots, lettuce, and pansy flowers – just in time for the big visit. Photos with the Vandermeer Bunnies are also available.

Admission is $13.56, with under two free.

Kids can also join the Easter Bunny and his pals on an egg-venture through the enchanted Spring Forest Trail at Willowtree Farm in Port Perry ($12), with a scavenger hunt, craft stations in the greenhouse and hot chocolate around the fire.

Who doesn’t love a parade? The City of Pickering and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606 will celebrate the Flowers Galore theme with a March down Liverpool Road in Bay Ridges (starting at 10 a.m.), followed by a barbecue at the Legion (1555 Bayly Street) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free burger or hot dog, games and live entertainment and enter your bonnets, bikes and wagons into the Legion’s Bonnet Contest for a chance to win prizes.

Easter Parade in Bay Ridges, Pickering

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