Easter is fast approaching, and many folks are scrambling their brains to find fun, safe, family-friendly activities to enjoy this weekend.

Due to constantly shifting restrictions, it’s difficult to make plans that stick. It’s one thing to coordinate a neighborhood egg hunt, but it’s another thing entirely to execute it under tightening restrictions.

Fortunately, there are several events still open to the public which follow public safety protocols and still maintain all the fun and whimsy of traditional Easter celebrations.

Take a look at the list of activities we’ve gathered.

Painting With a Twist

Are you looking for a chance to get out and stretch those artistic muscles? Join the instructors at Painting With a Twist for a night filled with laughter, libations, and Easter-themed illustrations!

The studio, equipped with a fully-stocked bar, is offering two nights of holiday-themed instruction. On Fri. April 2,  adults over the age of 18 are invited to enjoy an evening of painting instruction, distanced socialization, and drinks from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can buy your tickets here

On Sat. April 3, the studio is welcoming kids aged seven and older from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for an afternoon of family time, artistic expression, and holiday fun. Tickets are available here.

Poochie’s Eggcellent Easter

You’ve probably noticed something missing from many holiday event calendars: there are never any pet-specific events. Don’t our furry friends deserve some love around the holidays, too?

Well, fear not! There’s an Easter egg hunt designed just for your dog. Join fellow puppy lovers at Colonialtown Square Park on Sat. April 3 for some tail wagging fun. Dogs can hunt for treats, and their humans have the chance to win prizes!

Visit the event’s Facebook page to learn more.


The Tea Room Experience

Fancy a cup of tea? On Sat. April 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tea Room Experience in Downtown Orlando is hosting an Easter afternoon tea party.

Come enjoy an elegant high tea complete with dainty finger sandwiches, homemade scones topped with Devonshire cream, and a selection of other delectable, mouthwatering treats. 

The event is open to anyone over the age of five years old, and will follow social-distancing protocols, so the whole family can enjoy tea-time in a fun, safe environment. To learn more about the event and reserve your seat, visit this page!

Howey-in-the-Hills Easter Egg Dash

Head over to Howey-in-the-Hills this Easter for the town’s annual Egg Dash! The hunt, open to children of all ages, will kick off on Sat. April 3 at 10:15 a.m. 

Participants must provide their own baskets and can exchange their egg bounties in return for prize bags, while supplies last. There are a variety of other activities for families to take part in, like music and games, and even a photo session with the Easter bunny himself!

To learn more about the event, check out the Howey-in-the-Hills event page on Facebook.

Hippity Hop Adventure

What better way to say, “Hello!” to spring than with a trip to the zoo? On Sat. April 3, the Central Florida Zoo is inviting guests to spend the day celebrating Easter with their families.

Guests can bunny-hop along the “Egg Trail”, where they can collect eggs, make crafts, and play games. Afterwards, they can head to the musical Wharton-Smith tropical splash ground to cool down, or hop over to an inflatable obstacle course to keep the fun going.

But keep your eyes peeled — the Easter bunny will also be making an appearance.

Buy your tickets here.

Whatever your Easter plans may be, we wish you a safe and happy holiday — but if you haven’t planned anything yet, hop to it!

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