Delaware Easter Egg Hunts, Parades and Other Easter Fun in 2018!

Want to go to an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Train Ride or other Easter event in Delaware in 2018?

Here's Where to Find Easter Fun in Delaware!

There are Easter Eggs hunts all over Delaware in 2018!  They are great fun for families with children!  Most allow children from babies through elementary school to participant in the actual hunt, but almost all also have many other activities, music, food and entertainment for adults and older children. 

The egg hunts are usually right around Easter which will be Sunday, April 16, 2017. most egg hunts will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 and some on Saturday April 15, 20172018. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch! And if you would like to make your own natural organic Easter Egg dye, here's how to do it! And see these pages for a history of the Easter egg or the history of Easter egg hunts, and the origin of the Easter Bunny!  This page shows you how to hard boil eggs and this page how to blow (or empty) an egg.
Also, see PickYourOwn.org to find farms to go pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc. in your local area!

Always confirm dates and times via the contact information provided - they often change or cancel and do not tell me!


Easter Egg Hunts and Events

New Castle County

  • Auburn Heights Preserve / Marshall Steam Museum Easter Egg Hunt  - Easter egg hunt
    Auburn Heights Preserve, 3000 Creek Road, Box 36, Yorklyn, DE 19736. Phone: (302) 239-2385. Alternate phone: (302) 239-5687. Email: Daniel.Citron@state.de.us. Event date and time: Friday, March 25, 2016 and Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 12 noon to 3 pm. Please note: Tickets are nonrefundable and event is rain or shine. Join us for the 6th Annual Auburn Heights Easter Egg Hunt for two days only in March. Visitors are encouraged to bring an Easter basket and join the hunt for thousands of eggs scattered around the Auburn Heights mansion. The hunt is limited to 100 kids on Friday and 200 kids on Saturday — to ensure plenty of fun (and eggs) for all. Participants are divided into age-appropriate groups so everyone has a great time. **Special Members Only Pre-Registration February 29 - March 6, 2016. Members are free but must pre-register to reserve their member passes. (all attendees must have a ticket) Learn more about membership here. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 7. Remember to purchase your tickets early; last year this event sold out quickly! Cost: $9 per person (all attendees must have a ticket) (UPDATED: March 21, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 2, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: April 14, 2014, from their website)
  • Bellevue Bunny Egg Hunt at Bellevue State Park - Easter egg hunt
    Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809. Phone: (302) 761-6963. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Rabbits don’t REALLY have eggs… but our special Bellevue Bunnies do! Come search for them. Bring a basket and meet on the patio behind the Arts Center. Call (302) 761-6963 to pre-register by March 17; space is limited! We begin promptly at 1 pm. $6 per child. Ages 2-8,  (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 2, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Newark Department of Parks and Recreation White Clay Creek Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Carpenter Recreation Area, White Clay Creek State Park, 425 Wedgewood Rd, Newark, DE 19711. Phone: (302) 368-6900. Alternate Phone: (302) 366-7060. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1 PM. Ages: Toddlers – 9 years. Hunts are held according to participant age levels. Meet at the Carpenter Recreation Area.  Newark's annual egg hunt is held at White Clay Creek State Park's Carpenter Recreation Area the weekend before Easter. This event is best for children ages walking to nine years old. All children should bring a basket or bag to collect their goodies. State park fees are in effect. Please call the leisure time hotline at (302) 366-7147 if weather is questionable the day of the hunt after 9 a.m.  (UPDATED: April 2, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: March 20, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • PAWS for People - Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Held indoors in bad weather, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Vendors, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting
    3100 Skyline Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. Phone: 302-351-5622. Fax: 302-351-8116. Email: info@PAWSforPeople.org. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 1 am to 3:00 pm. Directions: This event will be help at Skyline United Methodist Church in the Pike Creek area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. This is an Easter Egg Hunt for DOGS. Doggie games and contests are held throughout the afternoon in addition to the children's games and activities. Cost is $10 for adults ($8 if you pre-register), $5 for children, dogs are free. (ADDED: February 12, 2016)

Sussex County

  • Dewey Egg Scoop - Easter egg hunt
    New Orleans St. Beach, Dewey Beach, DE.  Phone: 302-228-3701. Email: kellydewey@comcast.net. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm. FREE. Formerly known as the Alley-Oop Egg Scoop this event is now The Dewey Egg Scoop!  Please note that this has gone back to a free event with no entry or participation fee required. PARTICIPANTS MUST STILL HUNT WITH THEIR AGE GROUP AT TIMES NOTED ON FLYER. Don't forget your basket/bag for eggs. (UPDATED: March 21, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 14, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Cape Henlopen State Park Great Delaware Kite Festival - Easter egg hunt
    Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958. Phone: (302) 645-8983. Event date and time: Friday, March 25, 2016 from 10:30 am to 3 pm. Celebrate spring at Kite Day and enjoy kite-flying contests, an Easter egg hunt, kite and food vendors, and fun for all ages. To participate in festival contests, contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at (302) 645-8073. An Easter Egg hunt at 11 a.m. to kick off the day, followed by the kite competitions for children and teens. The highest kite competition follows at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. Another new activity added last year, an egg toss competition, will take place again this year immediately after the highest kite contest. The adult competitions will begin at approximately 2 p.m., interspersed with professional stunt kite flying demonstrations. Note that the times may vary according to weather conditions and the number of competitors. Kite Registrations begin at 10 a.m. with ample opportunity for kite competitors to practice in the fields adjacent to the competition area. All of the activities are free including the Easter egg hunt and the egg toss. The Easter egg hunt will be limited to children up to the age of 12 and the egg toss teams can be multigenerational. The kite competitions are in three age categories: Children-Up to age 12; Teens-13-17 and Adults-18 & older. Within each age category, kite flyers are judged by the type of kite they are flying — home-made or store-bought. Entrance fees apply for cars to enter Cape Henlopen State Park which will be collected at the entrance to the park - $5 per car for Delaware license tags and $10 per car for out-of-state tags. The Jolly Trolley will transport spectators at no cost to the competition field from the state park’s beach parking lot and handicap parking is available at the Seaside Nature Center parking lot. For those who have not made their own kites and want to participate, Kids’ Ketch and Rehoboth Toy & Kite Company will be on-site selling a wide variety of kites with ample space, adjacent to the competition field, to practice in advance of the competitions which begin at 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there are food vendors, a face painter and community organizations set up surrounding the field. (ADDED: March 20, 2016, JBS)
  • Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church Eggstravaganza - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Held indoors in bad weather, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, restrooms, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church, 26633 Zion Church Road, Milton, DE 19968. Phone: 302-684-3148. Email: amybrown@eaglesnest.ch. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. A Fun filled day for kids! Invite a friend to come for inflatables, Easter egg hunts, and much more. (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: March 31, 2014)
  • Georgetown Chamber Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE. Phone: 302-856-1544. Event date and time:Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The egg hunts for kids in various age categories (up to 12 years old) kick-off at 12:00 noon, and this year over 7,000 candy-filled eggs will be ‘hidden’ on the Museum grounds. at the Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street Ext. Come out and enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny Moon Bounce, Facepainting, Train Rides, Coloring Contest awards, food and of course, the Egg Hunts! There is no charge for the egg hunt. Wrist bands may be purchased ($3) to enjoy unlimited access to all other activities; and photos with the Easter Bunny presented in an Easter frame may be purchased for $5.00. Grab a crayon and get coloring! Great food & refreshments will also be available for purchase, as well as, beautiful spring flowers for that someone special. And encourage the kids to participate in the annual Coloring Contest. Also see this announcement. (UPDATED: March 21, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: April 2, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: April 14, 2014, from their website)
  • Ross Mansion Seaford  Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Ross Mansion, 203 High St, Seaford, DE 19973. Phone: 302-629-6809. Event date and time: Saturday, March 19, 2016  at 10 am. The annual Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Ross Mansion. The hunt will begin at 10am. A very special guest will be there to see all the kids. Make sure you bring a basket to collect eggs in. Ages are toddler to 9 years old.  While you’re there, be sure to register to win a special prize. See you there! The rain date will be March 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. (UPDATED: March 11, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 2, 2015, JBS)  (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Trap Pond State Park Spring Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Bald Cypress Dr, Laurel, DE. Event date and time: Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 1 PM. Meet at Cypress Point for our annual Spring Egg Hunt. Bring your own basket. Free. Call the Nature Center at (302) 875-5163 to register. For children 12 and under. Egg Hunt starts promptly at 1 p.m., followed by games and crafts. Call at least 24 hours in advance to register. $2 per child. (UPDATED: March 21, 2016, JBS)  (UPDATED: April 2, 2015, JBS)

Easter Train rides in regions of the U.S. and other countries - from TrainTraveling.com :