Easter in Indy

Easter is such a wonderful springtime holiday to get together with the family. Keep the kids active and burning off all their sugary treats with some fun local activities.

Local Easter Activities

Easter at the Zoo – The zoo is one of my favorite go-to’s for family events. They have something for everyone in the family. Spring is the perfect time to visit because it’s a big time for baby animals! They offer a different spin on an Easter egg hunt. Several Easter eggs are hidden throughout the zoo. Write down all of their locations and head to the gift shop for a special prize! It’s a great way to keep the kids engaged for the entire visit.

Easter on the Prairie – Head over to Connor Prairie for lots of themed-Easter events! Start your Easter weekend off on Saturday with breakfast with the Easter bunny. They are hosting an egg hunt, a soda pop challenge, and a seed sorting challenge. They even have a Easter egg dying area over at the Zimmerman’s.

Michael’s Kids Club – Drop the kids off to craft while you get some of your own shopping done! For $2, your kids can make Easter treat bags or complete an Easter bunny ear project, Check your local Michael’s for times and registration.

Piney Acres – Plan for a full day at Piney Acres! Not only is an egg hunt included, you also have activity options that range from games, hayrides, and baby chick playtime.

Brunch

Ocean Prime – One of my favorite restaurants on the Northside is offering a delectable Easter Brunch Menu. What’s brunch without a good cocktail? Their Bloody Mary’s include jumbo shrimp which are to die for. Or how about their braised short rib surf and turf dish? It includes crispy gouda potato cake, lobster claw, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. I’m drooling as I’m typing this. Ocean prime is known for their surf and turf brunch.

The Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel – OK, I know what you’re thinking.. a hotel for Easter brunch? The food is delicious. Every Easter they host an extravagant brunch. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Easter bunny

The Capital Grille – For all you downtown-dwellers, this Easter brunch is for you. For only $14, you can enjoy endless Mimosas and Bellini’s for a boozy brunch. If I were going, I’d totally order the Grille’s Lobster Frittata. They also offer a children’s brunch menu which makes it easy to bring the whole family.

** Tip: Be sure to book reservations for Easter Brunch. Many places book up quickly!

Easter Egg Hunts

IMS Kids Club Easter Egg Hunt – Grab the kids and head to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Registration begins at 9 am and the Easter egg hunt begins at 11 am. Eggs are hidden in the infield area of the track. Get the whole family ready for May.. it’ll be here before you know it! [March 31, 2018]

Egg-Stravaganza – Indianapolis Cultural Trail. This is the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Indianapolis with over 10,000 eggs! There are three big hunts – Fletcher Place, Chatham Arch and Glick peace walk.  Registration is required and begins at 9:30 am. You only need to register for your starting location. Plan for an early arrival to ensure parking and a good spot to get ready. [March 31, 2018]

Easter Egg Splash! – This sounds SO cool! Where was this when I was a kid? This is an underwater Easter egg hunt at the Jordan YMCA, It starts at 12:15pm. The kids will be grouped based on ability level. [April 15, 2018]

 

Written by: Kate Ruddell, Into Indy