In addition to the copious amounts of rain and our collective longing for more sun, springtime in Whatcom County means endless opportunities to appreciate rebirth and renewal in all its forms. Whatcom County Easter egg hunts are a great way to celebrate the changing seasons with the whole family. Find your best bonnet, dig out your baskets and bring your kiddos to one or more of these fun community events.
Easter Bunny Train at Lake Whatcom Railway Wickersham Station
Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lake Whatcom Railway’s Easter Bunny Train will depart from Wickersham Station (just off State Route 9, four miles south of Acme) at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. The train ride to the meadow includes a children’s Easter egg hunt. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children (ages 2-17), and babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age ride for free. Advance tickets are required so make sure you grab them online while you can.
Easter Fun Fair at North County Christ the King Church
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
North County Christ the King’s first Easter Fun Fair is free for the entire family. Activities are geared for kids ages birth to 10. There will be live music, crafts, wagon rides, a dunk tank, face painting, candy and games with prizes. Visit their website for more information.
Golden Egg Hunt at Mount Baker Ski Area
Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.
The folks at Mount Baker Ski Area hide more than 4,000 eggs full of candy and raffle tickets (for more than $15,000 in prizes) for kids and adults to find. One Golden Egg holds the Grand Prize of a 2017-18 Mount Baker Season Pass. The main hunt begins at 9 a.m. with special kids’ hunts for specific age groups starting at 9:30 a.m. Get all the details and see the full schedule on their website.
Easter on the Farm at BelleWood Acres
Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
BelleWood Acres is celebrating all weekend long with their annual Egg Hunt and Easter Brunch. Their Egg Hunt Packages (for kids ages 1-12) are $12 and include a continuous egg hunt, pictures with Mr. Ears, an apple bin train ride, petting zoo and scavenger trail hunt. Brunch is $27 for adults and $12 for children. Grab your tickets online.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at New Hope Foursquare Church
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.
A fun Community Easter Egg Hunt for families with kids ages 0-12 years old. Come rain or shine to New Hope Foursquare Church to hunt for over 1,000 eggs, including several golden eggs with prizes for each age group. There will even be a lamb petting area!
Lettered Streets Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
Bring the family to Fouts Park for a free Easter egg hunt sponsored by Lettered Streets Covenant Church. The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. and features crafts, snacks, a special hunt area just for toddlers, door prizes for parents provided by neighborhood businesses and a free family photograph.
Easter Egg Hunt at Sumas City Park
Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
Enjoy a free Easter egg hunt at Sumas Park, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt at The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care Residence
Saturday, April 15, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Easter Bunny will be busy hiding eggs filled with candy and other treats at The Bellingham at Orchard Memory Care Residence’s annual Easter egg hunt for kiddos ages 1-12. They’ll offer face painting, balloons and treats for kids of all ages, including pictures with the Easter Bunny himself! Get all the details on their Facebook event page.
Egg Hunt in the Pool at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
Saturday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Looking for something a little different? Check out Arne Hanna’s hidden egg hunt in the pool for water games. Bring your swimsuit to search for underwater treasure. It will be much warmer than an outdoor egg hunt! Regular admission applies. For more information contact Justin Shields at 360-778-7665 or email@example.com.
Glow Hunt at Pioneer Pavilion in Ferndale
Saturday, April 15, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
This glow-in-the dark egg hunt sponsored by Christ the King Church in Ferndale is open to the entire community and includes raffles, hot dogs, popcorn and hundreds of glowing Easter eggs. Hunt times are broken up by age group to make this fun and fair for everyone but families are welcome to stay as long as they’d like. Get more information (including hunt times) on their website.
Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Boundary Bay Brewery
Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with a delicious brunch and family-friendly hunt at Boundary Bay Brewery. The little ones can enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt in the Beer Garden starting at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Brunch is $27 per person for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for kids 6-11, and kids under 5 eat for free with the purchase of an adult meal. See the full menu on their Facebook event page, or call 360-647-5593 to make reservations (recommended).