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Entries in Easter (8)

Thursday
Apr022015

What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | April 3 - 6, 2015

 

Easter Weekend at Telus World of Science
A variety of egg-cellent activities – pysanka decorating, egg drop challenge and an Easter egg hunt on the weekend. Check the site for details on timing of activities. Friday, April 3 – Monday, April 6, 2015.

 

Sweet Treat at Fort Edmonton Park
Celebrate spring with an exciting scavenger hunt, an outdoor Easter egg maze, meet the Easter Bunny and take part in many traditional activities like wool carding, baking and seed planting. Sunday Saturday, April 4, 2015.


Hop To It at Edmonton Valley Zoo
It’s an EGG-stravagant Easter event. Hands on science experiments, crafts, airbrush tattoos, touch table, and scavenger hunt! “Get Closer” with the indoor Mini Zoo and watch as the resident animals of the Zoo go on their very own Easter egg hunt! Please bring a non-perishable item or two to donate to the Edmonton Food Bank. April 6, 2015.

 

HOP! Easter Fest at Prairie Gardens
Hop into your car and head to the farm. Start with a pancake breakfast; visit with new spring chicks and bunnies; make crafts; watch a puppet show; participate in a drumming and egg shaker workshop; take a hayride, and climb on hay bales. Make sure to wear rubber boots! Friday, April 3 – Monday, April 6, 2015.

 

Cash Mob At High Street
Support the businesses impacted by the closure of the 102 street bridge and enjoy discounts, wine tasting and gift cards to thank Cash Mobbers for their support. Bring $20, a tote bag and as many people as they can. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

 

On the Spot Pop Ups at Latitude 53
A one-of-a-kind pop up market featuring Alberta’s original handcrafted artisans. April 4, 2015.

 

Saturday Morning All You Can Eat Cartoon Party at Garneau Theatre
Put on your best PJs and experience the fun of Saturday morning cartoons on the big screen. Programmed for all ages, the cereal will be all-you-can-eat and the cartoons last over 2 hours. Don’t miss the snap-crackle-fun! Saturday, April 4, 2015.

 

Family Yoga Jam
t's a family yoga dance party! Move and groove with your family while raising money for the India/Nepal Yoga Project. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Wednesday
Mar252015

What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | March 28 - 29, 2015

Image by Frédéric de Villamil via Flickr Creative Commons

Earth Hour
What: A global lights-out event led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to show support for action on climate change. In 2014, Edmonton was named the Earth Hour Capital of Canada! Lets do it again.
Where:
Around the world.
When:
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 8:30 – 9:30 pm – turn off all non-essential lights.

Other Earth Hour events in Edmonton:
- Edmonton and Area Land Trust & Remedy Café (details)
- Earth Hour Race 2015 (details)

 

Spring Break Starts Here
What:
 The Edmonton Public Library will be hopping this week with additional programming to engage kids over spring break. There is something for kids of all ages – interactive games, creation stations, artistic impressions, puppet theaters, stop motion lego and story writing.
Where:  Various branches across Edmonton.
When:
March 28 – April 4, 2015.

 

Northlands Farm and Ranch Show
What:  Cheer on the Canadian College Finals Rodeo toughest students, visit the animals and check out all the farming gear at the trade show.
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre.  
Show tickets. | Rodeo tickets. 
When: March 26 – 28, 2015.

 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
What: The world famous singing pre-teen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.
(
Personally I can’t stand their squeaky voices, but my girls love them. Sigh.)
Where:
Galaxy Cinema Sherwood Park. Admission $2.99
When:
March 28, 2015. 11am.


Spring Equinox Celebration and Market
What: A family festival including a spring story journey, face painting, magical wand making, fairy door crafts, live mustic, food, prizes and vendors village. Organized by the Edmonton Waldorf Parent Council.
Where:
Kenilworth Hall, 7104 - 87 Avenue
When:
 Saturday, March 28, 2015. 11am – 3pm.

 

Easter Artist & Craft Market
What:
Find Ukrainian art and crafts at this Easter event. Try some traditional Ukrainian food and take a Pysanka making workshop.
Where:
Kilarney Community Hall, 8720 130A Avenue
When:
Saturday, March 28, 2015. 10am – 4pm.

 

Purchase Now, Enjoy Later:

- City of Edmonton Summer Camps registration has opened.
- International Children’s Festival ticket sales open on Monday, March 2015.
- The Frog Prince. April 11, 2015 at 10:30am. Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
- Echoes. April 19, 2015 at 3pm, Kokopelli younger choirs.
Harlem Globetrotters. April 24, 2015. Edmonton Expo Centre.
Al Shamal Temple Annual Shrine Circus. May 1 – 3, 2015. 
Dora the Explorer Live! June 16, 2015. Northern Jubilee Auditorium
Cirque du Soleil: Varekai. June 18 – 21. Rexall Place.
- The Lion King. July 14 – Aug 9, 2015. Broadway Across Canada.

 

Sunday
Apr132014

Easter Events For Kids In Edmonton | April 2014

 

Photos With The Easter Bunny (Mascot)
West Edmonton Mall – photo packages and date/time details
Millwoods Town Centre – date/time details and enter to win promotion
Southgate Centre – photo packages and date/time details

 

Easter ‘Eggs’travaganza
What: A variety of egg-cellent activities – pysanka decorating, egg drop challenge and an easter egg hunt on the weekend. Check the site for details on timing of activities. Considering watching the Imax show Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D.  
Where:
Telus World of Science, 11211 – 142 Street
When:
April 18 -21, 2014.  

 

Sweet Treat: Whimsy and Wonder
What: Experience the joy and excitement of spring and explore an imaginary world full of fairies, fables, action and adventure. There will be storytelling, performers, games, crafts, and – of course – an Easter egg hunt. Buy your tickets early.
Where:
 Fort Edmonton Park, Fox Dr NW & Fort Edmonton Park Rd NW
When:
Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2014.  11am – 4pm.

 

Hop! Easter Fest
What:
 Hop into your car and head to the farm. Start with a pancake breakfast fundraiser; visit with new spring chicks and bunnies; make crafts; watch a puppet show; participate in a drumming and egg shaker workshop; take a hayride, and climb on hay bales. Make sure to wear rubber boots!
Where:
Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
When:
April 18 – 21, 2014.

 

Hop To It- Easter Monday
What: Hands on science experiments, crafts, airbrushed tattoos, touch table, and a scavenger hunt all EGG-related! “Get Closer” with animal encounters and watch as the resident animals of the zoo go on their very own Easter egg hunt! 
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road
When: Monday, April 21, 2014. 12 – 4pm.

 

Kidshop Hop To It
What: Visit with bunnies, reptiles and other animals, enjoy a goodie bag and have your photo taken with a bunny mascot.
Where:
Southgate Centre
When:
 April 16 2014. 5 – 6pm

 

HOP – Family Favourites
What:
When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together, the two encounter a series of mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. Common Sense media recommends this for 5 year olds and up.
Where: Cineplex Theatres – North and South only. Only $2.50 admission.
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014. 11am.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza
What:  Celebrate the season as you explore this magnificent home and discover historically coloured eggs. Enjoy freshly baked cookies; a spring-themed craft; and keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny!
Where: Rutherford House, 11153 Saskatchewan Drive
When: Sunday, April 20, 2014. 12 – 4pm. 

Tuesday
Mar262013

What To Do With Kids On Easter Weekend | March 29 – April 1

  Easter Events Happening in Edmonton 2013

2013 Easter Events in Edmonton 

Sweet Treat Hide and Seek
What: This favourite annual classic is back. Collect your eggs and then cash them in for some sweet treats. Visit the Blatchford Field Air Hangar and construct a Easter craft, play some hippity-hoppity games, and enjoy the roving entertainment. Don't forget to check out the new spring babies in the petting zoo.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park. 
When: Saturday, March 20, 2013. Tickets left for only 2pm event.

 

Easter ‘Egg’travaganza
What: Go on an egg hunt (Saturday and Sunday only), register to create Pysanka decorated eggs and design a capsule to protect an egg from a 2-story drop.
(It’s also the last weekend for the Star Wars Exhibit.)
Where: TELUS World of Science, 11211 142 Street NW

When: Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 2012. 12 – 4pm

 

Hop! Easter Fest
What:  A farm Easter festival with Easter egg hunts, hay bale maze, spring crafts, wagon rides, baby animals and photos with the Easter Bunny. Go early for the Pancake Breakfast.
Where: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord

When: Friday, March 29 – Monday, April 1, 2012. 10am – 4pm. 


Old Time Easter Eggstravaganza
What: Hunt through the house to count eggs, make a craft, and sample fresh baked cookies. Keep your eyes out for the Easter bunny.

Where: Rutherford House 11153 Saskatchewan Dr.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2012. 12 – 4pm


Hop to It!
What: Enjoy egg related activities including hands-on science experiments, crafts, tattoos, touch table and scavenger hunt. Even the animals will be hunting for their own Easter Eggs.  
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)


When: Easter Monday, April 1, 2012. 11am – 4pm.


Easter Monday Celebration at Muttart Conservatory
What: Explore the pyramids in search of all things bunny and bear related. Join the tea party set up in the “Up, Up and Away” feature pyramid display, play some games, and enter to win an Easter prize.
Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 – 96A Street
When: Monday, April 1, 2013. 12 – 4pm.

 

Easter Bunny Photo Locations

Kingsway Mall
Millwoods Town Centre
Northgate Centre
Southgate
West Edmonton Mall

Thursday
Apr052012

What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton | Easter Events


Easter Egg Hunt image from Anders Ruff Custom Design, via Flickr.

Happy Easter! Looking for some bunny themed events to go and explore? Check out these Easter events and don't forget you can get a mascot bunny photo done too. Hope you and your family enjoy your time together this long weekend. 

Hop! Easter Fest

What:  A farm Easter festival with Easter egg hunts, gardening projects, spring scavenger finds, wagon rides, bunny face painting and bunny ears craft.
Why: Make sure to see the chicks and baby lambs.
Where:
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord
When: Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 2012. 10am – 5pm. 

Easter 'Eggs'travaganza

What: Go on an egg hunt, create Pysanka decorated eggs and design vehicle that protects an egg from a 2-story drop.
Why: Make sure to save time to play in the new Discoveryland Gallery.
Where: TELUS World of Science, 11211 142 Street NW
When: Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 2012. 12 – 4pm

Easter Eggstravaganza

What: An old-fashioned spring event.
Why: Hunt through the house to count eggs, make a craft, and sample fresh baked cookies. Keep your eyes out for the Easter bunny.
Where: Rutherford House 11153 Saskatchewan Dr.
When: Sunday, April 8, 2012. 12 – 4pm

Hop to It!

What: Head to the Zoo for an ‘enrichment EGGstravaganza’. Watch animals hunt for eggs, learn about butterflies, listen to live music, have your face painting, and go on a scavenger hunt.
Why:
Create an Easter egg craft or butterfly wings and pet the chicks ad bunnies in the animal petting zoo.
Where:
Edmonton Valley Zoo,
13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)

When: Monday, April 9, 2012. 11am – 4pm

Bunny and Bears

What: Bunny-beary-goodness. Explore the pyramids, take an interactive music session, decorate a plant container and transplant a seedling, go on a scavenger hunt and more.  
Why: Enjoy a “cup of tea” with residents of the Teddy Bears Picnic feature pyramid display. Or enjoy real tea and tasty treats at Culina’s.
Where: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 - 96A Street
When: Monday, April 9, 2012. 12 – 4pm.  

Family Easter Fun

What:  Hop on down to the Multicultural Heritage Centre for the annual Family & Friends Easter Egg Hunt (rabbit attraction, prizes, raffles and treats), then stop in at the Bounce Countryside (next door) to let the kids burn off some energy bouncing. ‘Ride’ cost: $1/ ticket or $5 for 6 tickets
Why: Double the Easter fun at two sites side by side.
Where: Stony Plain, 5413 - 51 Street, (PERC Building)
When: Monday, April 9, 2012. 10am – 2pm