Easter offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy family, faith and our beautiful spring weather, especially with the plethora of activities going on around town this weekend. Events ranging from a dino egg hunt to an Easter brunch “down on the farm” provide locations and price points to suit almost everyone.
Schnepf Farms offers everything you need for a fun Easter outing, including an egg hunt, a burger or hot dog lunch, unlimited use of the amusement park rides and carousel, pictures with the Easter bunny and a complimentary cookie. The Easter Bunny will be available for personal snapshots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited so registration is required. DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 29; hunt begins at 11 a.m. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. Children’s all-inclusive admission is $25, $20 if they don’t eat lunch, free admission for parents with pay-as-you-go activities. (480) 987-3100 or www.schnepffarms.com.
Dino Egg Hunt
Take the kids on an unusual egg hunt at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, where they can also do crafts and hands-on activities and learn all about dinosaur eggs. Eggs will be replenished until 7:45 p.m. DETAILS >> 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29. Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald. $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 to 17 and free for members. (480) 644-2169 or visit AzMNH.org.
‘The Easter Song’
Tempe Nazarene Church presents a dramatized depiction of the events preceding Christ’s crucifixion. DETAILS >> 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, March 31. Tempe Nazarene Church, 3929 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Free. (480) 838-2887 or http://tempenazarene.org.
Apache Junction Easter Egg Hunt
Game booths, bounce houses, train rides, a petting zoo and a pancake breakfast make this annual AJ egg hunt worth getting up early for. DETAILS >> Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., egg hunts start at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. Admission is free, breakfast is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children; there is a small fee for games. (480) 983-2181 or www.ajcity.net.
Family Easter Celebration
Chandler’s yearly Easter extravaganza at Snedigar Sportsplex includes an egg hunt for children 9 and younger, interactive games, vendor booths, arts and crafts, and a family Easter basket giveaway. Refreshments are available for purchase. DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. Snedigar Sportsplex, 4500 S. Basha Road, Chandler. Free admission; minimal charges for some activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. (480) 782-2640 or www.chandleraz.gov/special-events.
Farm living may not be the life for you, but chances are you’ll enjoy eating a gourmet brunch at The Farm at South Mountain. The unlimited buffet offers festive fare including fresh pastries, pecan French toast, braised short ribs, grilled salmon, creamy mac and cheese, roasted sweet potato salad and lots more. There will be a surprise food truck delivery from the Easter Bunny, who will also be available for pictures. Reservations required at https://azcomps.wufoo.com/forms/easter-brunch-at-the-farm-2013. DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 31. The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. $45.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 8-12, $8 for ages 2-7, free for kids 23 months and younger. (602) 243.9081 or www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com.
Easter Egg Hunt
More than 6,000 eggs hide in the grass at Arizona College Prep Academy, where Hope Covenant Church hosts its annual family Easter celebration. The free event offers multiple egg hunts for children 3 and older. There is also a special “Tiny Tots Easter Area,” lots of prizes for kids, a puppet show, crafts, a free breakfast, an optional outdoor worship service and a kids program. DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Arizona College Preparatory Academy, 1150 W. Erie St., Chandler. Free. www.egghuntchandler.com.
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