As you know, the first long weekend in many, many months is approaching. Many companies not only observe Good Friday as a holiday, they also give employees the following “Easter Monday” off as well. So, if you’re looking for some events for the family to enjoy, we have a few suggestions:
- Van Dusen Gardens is co-hosting its Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt in its Elizabethan Hedge Maze with Purdy’s Chocolates (who’ll be providing the chocolate eggs, of course) on April 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Festivities include decorating an “egg bag” and other seasonal crafts, plus visits with Van Dusen’s Mr. Bunny and the Purdy’s Chocolates ambassador, Philbert the Hedgehog. And you could pack a picnic lunch to enjoy across the street at Queen Elizabeth Park if you haven’t filled up on chocolate Easter eggs.
- Take a ride on the Miniature Railway in Stanley Park, followed by a picnic lunch at one of the many picnic areas in the park. The train will be running from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily for Easter weekend, regardless of weather.
- The Roundhouse in Yaletown is hosting an Easter egg hunt in three sessions: one for 1-3 year olds from 9:30 to 10:45 am; one for 1-5 year olds from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm; and one for 4-9 year olds from 1:00 – 2:15 pm on Saturday April 7. Tickets are $5.00 per child. Then, have a picnic and play one the swings in beautiful David Lam park overlooking False Creek afterwards.
- Hunt for eggs in the forest and meet some baby animals at the Surrey Nature Centre in Green Timber Park in South Surrey from 10:00 am. to 1:00 pm on April 3rd. Enjoy egg-themed games, crafts and treats. And the picnic area in Green Timber Park is just a 20 minute walk from the Nature Centre (but please don’t feed the wildlife – keep them safe by not encouraging them to approach humans!).
Have you noticed a thread running through these listings? Hope springs eternal in Vancouver, so I’m hoping that the Easter weekend brings a reprise of the glorious, sunny weekend we had March 24-25. If you’re planning an outing with family and friends over the long Easter weekend, check out the picnic baskets we offer at Green ‘n Green. You’ll find a basket to fit your budget, your lifestyle, and your storage space – from collapsible picnic baskets for two, to traditional wicker or wheeled picnic sets for four, to a collapsible party tub for your canned drinks.
Visit http://www.venturevancouver.com/blog/easter-weekend-activities-in-the-lower-mainland for more Easter activities. And please remember – pack it in, pack it out – whether you’re at your local park or hiking in the woods. Enjoy your Easter!