Easter Fun in the Richmond Area!

Looking for some Easter Fun for your little ones?  Check out these classic events and some other opportunities to celebrate the season.

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont
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Easter Fun at Maymont

Saturday, March 31st
Maymont Carriage House Lawn
Free admission, but many activities require a fee.  

Enjoy one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions with the Easter Bunny, crafts, games, live entertainment and more! Tickets required for most activities.  Food will be available for purchase. Most activities are suitable for ages 4 to 10.

Ticketed Activities 

Tickets are $2 each and can be exchanged to enjoy crafts, inflatables, games, experiences, and more! One ticket per participant per activity. For each ticket you redeem, you will receive one Easter egg. Eggs may contain an “eggstra” prize. (Space is limited)

Crafts      Face Painting      Easter Games      Basket Making       Bonnet Making
Planting Station      Inflatable Slides      Inflatable Games   Temporary Tattoos
Life Sized Candyland      Egg-On-Spoon Hopstacle Course      Nature Center Exhibits (one ticket per person, per admission)

Free Activities

Live Entertainment Performances by:  Jonathan Austin, CharacterWorks, Chesterfield Children’s Theatre, Maymont Animal Educators, SPARC, and Studio P.       Easter Bunny Meet & Greet     Storytelling Under the Bunny Tree with Pam Bomboy      Golden Egg Hunt     Community Zone      Bonnet Parades       Local Mascots      Chalk Zone

Maymont also offers a members only MAYMONT MEMBER EGG-STRAVAGANZA on March 24th at 9am at the Maymont, Farm Lawn.  An egg-stra special Easter event for members – an egg hunt at the Farm! Space is limited to the first 150 participants to register. A current Maymont family membership is required. For information about this members-only event, call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

A visit with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter

Saturday, March 31st & Sunday, April 1st
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Regular Garden admission

A Richmond favorite for many years!  Come meet Peter Rabbit as he poses for photographs on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.

There will be many activities in the Children’s Garden, including drawing with sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, and making garden hats out of materials such as bags and ribbons. Families can also borrow a basket from the Story Tree —  inside the basket is a book, a blanket to spread out on and an activity related to the book.

Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.


Easter on Parade

Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues
1pm-5pm on Easter Sunday, April 1st
Free admission

Easter on Parade, the beloved Richmond tradition that showcases attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue.  There will be music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, and a petting zoo. Don’t miss the people and pet watching – a favorite of adults!   A highlight of the is the ever-popular Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases.


Petting Farm

Short Pump Mall Main Plaza
Saturday, March 31st- Sunday April 8th  

Visit with baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs, and more in Short Pump Mall’s Main Plaza.  The event is held Saturday, March 31st- Sunday April 8th, 11am-6pm.    For more information, please call 804-360-1700. A $1 suggested donation per person is requested. All proceeds will go to the Maymont Foundation.  Weather permitting and free.


Easter Egg Hunts

Matchbox Easter Egg Hunt. In the restaurant, outside of Short Pump Mall.  March 24th at 10am.  Guests will enjoy a Matchbox brunch buffet, visit and photo op with the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunt, and cookie decorating activity.  Menu wise, think: chicken and waffles, mini burrito, eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit platter, cornbread, and biscuits with honey butter.  Fee.


Bunny Photos

Enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny at your local mall and get a photo with the bunny.  Bunnies are at the Short Pump MallRegency Square, and Chesterfield Towne Center.