• Where to See the Easter Bunny in North Jersey

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    For those with toddlers + kiddos in the family, Easter really means one thing — the Easter Bunny. Luckily, there are many fun ways to see the Easter bunny this year, whether it be at a museum, a farm, or the traditional mall setting. Read on to find out where to see the Easter Bunny this year in North Jersey. 

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    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    For those looking to dine with the Easter Bunny, here the below event that offers breakfast with the bunny, allowing you and your little one to enjoy a meal while getting that coveted bunny photo.

    Office Tavern Grill {32-35 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood}

    Date: Saturday, April 20th, from 8:00AM-10:00AM,

    Enjoy breakfast with the bunny and take pictures. The cost for is children $10 and for adults $16.

    Farm Visits with the Easter Bunny

    Visit one of the many popular farms with a guest appearance from the famous bunny. These are the same farms many Hoboken moms have visited and loved during the fall, so this is a great excuse to return for a quick visit.

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    Heaven Hill Farm {451 NJ-94, Vernon Township}

    Date: On Sunday, April 20th from 11:00AM-4:00PM

    guests can enjoy an Easter Bunny egg hunt, face painting, bonnet contest, hayrides, carnival rides, sand art, pony rides, and more egg hunts scheduled 12:00PM, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM {plus, the person who finds the golden egg and win a prize}. The bonnet contest is from 12:30PM.

    Abmas Farm {700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff}

    Date: April 13th, 19th, and 20th

    Adults and little ones alike can pet the farm animals, play in the fields, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and shop the farm market.

    Alstede Farms {1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester}

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 13th-14th, and Friday, April 19th

    Alstede Farms has an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet {three seating times} with the Easter Bunny, where you’ll enjoy French toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, and more. Admission includes access to all activities in the Festival Area, including hayrides, continuous egg hunts {five eggs per child plus a golden egg}, a moon bounce, pony rides, and more.

    There’s also a campfire with four complimentary marshmallows per kid, free apple cider, a walk-through reading of the book Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg, and games where top prizes include a family day pass. Reservations are required.

    Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts

    Not only are these events free, but guests get a fun egg hunt activity thrown in for the little ones. Whether you want to egg hunt right in town or head to another town, these are great events to celebrate Easter and see the bunny free of charge. Most offer games and goodies as well for bonus fun.

    Evelyn Street Day School {352 Evelyn Street, Paramus}

    Date: Saturday, April 13th, from 11AM-1:00PM

    Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, free brunch, crafts, and face painting.

    Town Easter Egg Hunt {Ridgewood}

    Date: Saturday, April 20th from 4:00PM-7:00PM at Van Nest Square

    Head up to Ridgewood for a town-wide Easter egg hunt with the whole family {plus stay for dinner in one of Ridgewood’s many delicious restaurants}.

    The Demarest Nature Center {325 County Road, Demarest}

    Date: Saturday, April 13th from 2:00PM

    Toddlers and children through 4th grade are invited to enjoy an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny + take pictures with the magical creature afterward.

    Easter Bunny Train Rides

    Apparently, the wintertime Polar Express is not the only train activity happening this year. Visit the below train station to see the Easter Bunny, take a photo, and get a fun ride on a train.

    Whippany Railway Museum {1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany}

    Date: April 20th from 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, and 4:00PM

    For this fun train ride, the cost for children varies from $12, $15, and $17, or $20 for adults, depending on seating choice. Children under age one must be on an adult’s lap and ride for free. Enjoy all that the railway museum has to offer and take a ride with the Easter Bunny. There will also be treats for each child.

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    Museum + Zoo Visits

    Museums and zoos are also great places to see the Easter bunny in a different setting while also enjoying an activity for the day.

    Imagine That {4  Vreeland Road, Florham Park}

    Date: Sunday, April 21st

    Meet the Easter Bunny, take pics, and take part in a parade. All paying kids get an Easter gift. Pre-purchasing tickets are required.

    Turtle Back Zoo {560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange}

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 13th-14th and April 20th-21st

    The Easter Bunny will make a special stop at the zoo, where the fun will include stories read by zoo staff followed by a meet-and-greet with the E.B. You’ll also have a chance to meet one of the zoo’s resident animals.

    Mall Pictures

    Of course, if you’re a true traditionalist at heart you can take the kids to get their bunny photos right at the mall. There are plenty of malls in the area that have bunny photos and most will allow for online bookings to ensure no wait time. There are also offer packages if you book online, so take a look before showing up.

    Here are some malls participating in the Easter Bunny fun this year:

    • Menlo Park Mall, Edison
    • Shops at Riverside, Hackensack
    • Newport Centre, Jersey City
    • Livingston Mall, Livingston
    • Paramus Park Mall, Paramus
    • Garden State Plaza, Paramus
    • Willowbrook Mall, Wayne

    Enjoy a pre-Easter Sunday outing with the family at any of these events. Check with each individual event venue as tickets sell out fast. Happy Easter!

    Are you planning to take your little one to one of these fun events? Let us know in the comments!


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    Ashley is a thoroughbred Jersey girl who has lived in Hoboken for 7 years. After graduating from Fordham University with a degree in Journalism and Psychology, she pursued a career in the AdTech space. (think banner ads and website analytics) Although hard to say goodbye, she can now be found focusing on full time mom business and contributing to multiple blogs. She is always on the lookout for the next family fun event or mommy & me class. She is hoping her investigative nature will help other #hobokenmoms find fun things to do!


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