It’s almost that magical time again when folks in giant bunny costumes to scare the heck out of innocent children! But seriously, it’s just not Easter without an annual photo of your little ones with the big Bunny, so here is a list of local spots and events in the Cranford Area where your kids can meet the Easter Bunny. Note that some of these events are egg hunts, and I’ve heard a few horror stories about kids crying over not getting enough eggs and parents getting a little aggressive. Please remember to be kind and thankful at these egg hunts, most of which are free and run completely by volunteers. My assistant Christine offered this great suggestion: “Whenever we go to public egg hunts, I pack some extra eggs in my purse in case my kids hardly get any at the hunt!”
April 1st, 9:30am; 11am
Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford
Cranford Woman’s Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 2 seatings, 9:30 and 11:00am. Tickets are available for $6 pp at the Library and Periwinkle’s, or $7 pp online at http://cranfordjwc.com/
April 1st, 10am
Hanson Park, Springfield Ave.
Annual Colin Maher Easter Egg Hunt with Easter Bunny. Tickets are $8 per child in advance, $10 per child the day of event; parents free. Includes egg hunt, live entertainment, and games. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Colin charity for pediatric cancer research. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-colin-maher-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-32410000183
April 2nd, 7:30am-12pm
Cranford VFW, 479 South Ave., Cranford
Cranford Jaycees Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. $7 per adult, $5 per child, $25 for whole family.
April 8th, 10am SHARP
Orange Ave School, 901 Orange Ave., Cranford
Cranford Jaycees Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Admission is a non-perishable food donation for Cranford Family Care.
April 8th, 10am-12pm
Garlic Rose Restaurant, 28 North Ave. West, Cranford
Cranford Area Chamber Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. $10 per child, $16 per adult.Call 908-276-5749 to RSVP. Reservations a must.
April 8th, 12pm
Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark
Open to CLARK CHILDREN ONLY: Clark Recreation Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, plus games and activities. Free.
April 8th, 10am SHARP
Forest Road Park, Fanwood
Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, plus games and activities, for ages 10 and under. Free.
April 8th, 11am
Augustine Park Village Green, Scotch Plains
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, plus games and activities. Egg hunters must be 8 years old or younger. Free.
April 15th, 2pm
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union
Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. $10 per child (1 free adult per child, add’l adults $5 each). Purchase tickets ASAP (they cap it at 100 kids); https://tinyurl.com/lajs67k