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.

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit


A visit with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter

Saturday, March 26th – Sunday, March 27th
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.  On Saturday, the Richmond Concert Band will delight with a concert in front of the Bloemendaal House from 2-3 p.m. The theme for this year’s concert is “Players’ Choice” and features music picked by band members including everyone’s favorites “Easter Parade”, “Here comes Peter Cottontail”, “Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away”, and “The Old Oaken Bucket”.

In addition to the Easter fun, your family can enjoy other self-guided experiences in the garden.

Richmond Concert Band

Easter Concert at the Bloemendaal House

Another great idea: Family Brunch in the Robins Tea House. The Tea House is newly renovated and family-friendly!   Sunday Only:  Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Reservations are still available (804) 262-9887 x 329.




Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

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Easter fun at Maymont

Saturday, March 26th
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! Activity pass required for most stations. Food will be available for purchase. Most activities are suitable for ages 4 to 10.

Eggtivity Zone
There’s a new way to gather eggs during Dominion Family Easter. No more timed hunts, no more hurried egg collecting! In the freshly hatched Eggtivity Zone, kids will visit egg stations at their own pace to receive eggs. They can participate in up to five egg station activities with the purchase of an Activity Pass, and each station guarantees one egg per play with a chance to win more. Plus some eggs contain a coupon for an “Eggstra” prize. See you in the Eggtivity Zone for more fun, more flexibility, and a more family-friendly “Eggsperience”! Space and supplies are limited.

Hoppin’ Fun Zone
In addition to gathering eggs, kids will find an assortment of amusements in the Fun Zone to make the most of the day. With an Activity Pass, they can choose up to five activities.  Space and supplies are limited.  Visit the website for more details.


Easter on Parade

Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues
1pm-5pm on Easter Sunday, March 27th
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, held at 3 pm and 4 pm, respectively, on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue.


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 Mall, Regency Square, and Chesterfield Towne Center.


Petting Farm

Visit with baby bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs, and more in Short Pump Mall’s Main Plaza.  The event is held Saturday, March 26th- Sunday, April 3rd, 11am-5pm.    For more information, please call 804-360-1700. Weather permitting and free.