The spring guide to Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts happening around Birmingham

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Spring is exploding in Birmingham! With Easter coming up at the end of March, can you guess who will be hopping our way? The Easter Bunny, of course! And he’s bringing lots of eggs, chocolate candy and cuteness along with him.

To help make your springtime planning easy, check out our guide to Birmingham’s best egg hunts and photo ops with Peter Cottontail.

And don’t forget! All egg hunts are BYOB (bring your own basket).

Asbury United Methodist Church Eggstravaganza

Asbury United Methodist Church will be hosting the biggest event in its history this March – and it’s all about Easter.  Join in the fun for an entire #Eggstravaganza weekend full of Easter egg hunting, carnival games, mission initiatives, worship and more!

If food trucks are your thing, then Sunday is the day for you because five food trucks will be attending the event.

When: March 17-18, 2018
Where: Asbury United Methodist Church. 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: Sat. 9am-3pm; Sun. 8:30am-3pm

For a details schedule of events, click here.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Eggstravaganza

What better way to spend a spring day than at the zoo? This year, the Birmingham Zoo will once again be hosting two of their most beloved events:

To attend Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, here’s what you need to know:

When: March 31, 2018
Where: Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
Time: 7:30am-10am

Price: Members – $25 for adults, $20 for kids; Non-Members – $30 for adults, $25 for kids (tax included).

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Photo via the Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook page.

Following Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, you have the chance to partake in Birmingham’s largest Easter egg hunt – the Eggstravaganza!

Price: Members – free; Non-members – Price is included in admission fee

There will even be an adult egg hunt ($20 per adult).

Here’s when the hunts will go down:

  • 10am-10:30am – 0-5 years
  • 11am-11:30am – 6-12 years
  • 11:45am -Adults – $20 entry fee
  • 12:30pm-1pm – 0-5 years
  • 1:30-2pm – 6-12 years
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Photo via the Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook page.
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Market

The Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Market is back again at Oak Mountain State Park for its 11th annual event. Check out local craftsman, artists, boutiques, bakeries, brand reps and food trucks – each selling Easter and spring-themed goodies.

There will also be free hayrides and yard games, so enjoy some friendly competition while you play on giant checker sets and tic tac toe boards.

There will also be pony rides ($5 per ride) and Cricket, the miniature Unicorn will be on site for pictures! Each picture will be $1 and will go to the Alabama Wildlife Center as a donation.

The Easter Bunny will be hopping around throughout the event to pose for free pics, so be sure to bring your camera!

When: March 31, 2018
Where: Oak Mountain State Park, South Trailhead Field. 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
Time: 10am-4pm
Price: Regular park admission fee
Parking: Free

Egg hunts will be hosted for children ages 0-12. Hunt times are are follows:

  • 10:30am – 4 years and under
  • 11am – 5-12 years old
  • 11:30am – 4 years and under
  • 12pm – 5-12 years old
  • 12:30pm – 4 years and under
  • 1pm – 5-12 years old
  • 1:30pm – 4 years and under
  • 2pm – 5-12 year olds
  • 2:30pm – 4 years and under
  • 3pm – 5-12 years
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Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Market 2017. Photo via Facebook.
Homewood Parks Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re looking for an egg hunt that is a bit more unique than most, then don’t miss Homewood Parks Easter Egg Hunt.

What makes it different?

It starts at dusk. Hunts for ages 7-11 begin at dark, so be sure to bring a flashlight for some night-time egg-hunting fun!

Here’s when the hunts are happening:

  • 6:30pm – 1-2 years
  • 6:30 pm – 3-4 years
  • 7:05pm – 5-6 years
  • 7:45pm – 7-8 years
  • 7:45pm – 9-11 years

There will also be a section for children with special needs.

When: March 24, 2018
Where: West Homewood Park. 1631 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Time: Festivities (and Moonwalk) begin at 5:30pm

Photo via the Birmingham Zoo's Facebook page.
Photo via the Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook page.
Meet the Easter Bunny

For the perfect photo hop-portunity, bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny at the Riverchase Galleria during the month of March.

Be sure to reserve your spot to avoid waiting in line!

When: March 9-31, 2018
Riverchase Galleria. Lower level Belk Men’s Court. 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244
Time: Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm; Sat. March 24, 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. March 30 and 31, 10am-9pm
Price: One free photo. Find professional photo prices during your visit.

Pet Night 

Even pets want to join in on the Easter fun and meet the Easter Bunny. So bring your furry friends meet the Easter Bunny and to get a paw-perfect photo. Dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes are welcome!

When: March 12-26, 2018
Where: Riverchase Galleria. Lower level Belk Men’s Court. 2000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244
Time: 5pm–8pm

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Photo via the Riverchase Galleria.
Bunny Hop

Hop on over to the Bunny Hop at Helena Hollow for a weekend full of fun. Check out 40+ craft vendors, food trucks, kiddie karaoke and live music.

Admission price includes:

  • Hayride to egg hunt and prize
  • Easter Bunny visit and pictures
  • Silo play houses
  • Petting zoo access
  • Tire mountain
  • Rope climbs and tire swings
  • Bounce house
  • Truck slides and land slides

When: March 24-25, 2018
Where: Helena Hollows (formerly Griffin Farms of Helena). 6027 Hwy. 17, Helena, AL 35080
Time: Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm
Price: $8

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Sawyer Griffin at Helena Hollow with baby goat, Petey. Photo via Helena Hollow.
The Easter Bunny, a Brookwood Village tradition

Snap the sweetest Springtime pic when you visit the Easter Bunny in his charming spring garden at Brookwood Village.

When: March 16-31, 2018
Where: Brookwood Village Mall. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209 (Upper level, across from food court)
Times: Mon.-Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 12pm-6pm
Price: Free for one standard photo. For professional photo pricing, click here.

The Samford Family Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Gather with family and friends at The Samford Family Easter Egg Hunt 2018, presented by Samford University Alumni Association and Office of Greek Life.

Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, outdoor activities, photos with Mr. Beeson’s statue and more!

There will be four egg hunts divided by age. Here’s the schedule:

  • 10:15am – 10+ years
  • 10:30am – 7-9 years
  • 10:45am – 4-6 years
  • 11am – 0-3 years

When: March 24, 2018
Where: Samford University. Sherman Circle in front of Centennial Walk. 800 Lakeshore Dr., Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 10am-11:30am
Price: Free. Registration required to attend!

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Which event(s) will you be attending?

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