Miami's packed with family-friendly Easter activities
Miami has plenty to do for Easter weekend, April 14-16, 2017.
Whether you’re looking for a tasty Easter brunch, a sunrise church service, an Easter egg hunt or the Easter Bunny himself, Miami’s best family-friendly venues and restaurants are packed with things to do for the whole family.
Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts
For most kids, Easter means three things: Easter baskets, the Easter Bunny, and egg hunts. This Easter, grab the whole family and combine all three at some of the Magic City’s coolest eggstravaganzas.
Head to Mega Egga at Jungle Island for three days of continuous egg hunts, arts and crafts, rides, live music, visits from the Easter bunny, and acres of Spring-themed bounce houses. Perfect for a sweet weekend with the family, more than 50,000 eggs with 800 pounds of candy will be hidden throughout the property. This celebration will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and parking is available for $10 per vehicle. General admission is priced at $39.95 per adult and $32.95 per child, ages 3-10.
At Miami Seaquarium, celebrate the holiday with Bunny Palooza, a fun-filled festival with egg hunts, rides, slides, bounce houses, the Easter Bunny and the largest Easter parade in South Florida. Taking place all Easter weekend, this event will run from Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April 16th. Entrance to the celebration is priced at $44.99 per adult and $34.99 per child.
Want to fuse your Easter holiday with a good cause? On Saturday, April 15th, The Little Farm will celebrate Easter with its “Annual Charity Egg Hunt.” Divided into two-hour increments, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., there will be a petting farm, pony rides, a farm tour and an Easter egg hunt. You can buy hot dogs, chips and soda onsite, or bring your own snacks. Reservations are required, and entry is priced at $20 per child and $10 per adult. Bring your camera and a container to hold the collected eggs.
Finally, head to Zoo Miami for an egg hunt that combines a good time with environmental principles. Designed for kids 12 and under, at this event, your little ones can hunt for more than 100,000 eco-friendly, 100 percent biodegradable eggs, all filled with palm oil-free and sustainable palm oil candy. On top of that, take pictures with the Easter bunny, play games, win prizes, eat good food, and watch zoo animals search for their own eco-friendly treats.
Great Easter Brunch Spots
Brunch is a longstanding Easter holiday tradition. Head to Los Fuegos at the lavish Faena Miami Beach, for an Argentinian-style, open-fire midday BBQ. Serving an upscale twist on age-old Argentinian plates, like empanadas stuffed with hand-cut prime filet mignon and dulce de leche-filled pancakes, the Easter edition of this standing weekly brunch will include a chocolate egg hunt, face painting, live music and entertaining games on the poolside lawn. Brunch will run from noon to 4 p.m., and is priced at $95 per adult and $45 per child.
For a more laid-back brunch, head to Quinto La Huella at the EAST, Miami Hotel. Also running from Noon to 4 p.m., this Uruguayan-inspired buffet brunch will have options like fresh sushi, quinoa salads, Entrecôte, Pesca del Dia and more. This brunch is priced at $55 per adult and $25 per child under the age of 12, with bottomless rosé and mimosas priced at an additional $25.
Craving a Southern brunch? Try Yardbird Southern Table & Bar or its sister restaurant, Swine Southern Table & Bar. At Yardbird, you’ll find real Southern plates like Shrimp N’ Grits, Short Ribs, Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon Waffles, five-cheese Macaroni & Cheese, a 27-hour-prepared Llewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes and more. At Swine, it’s all about the pig. Like Yardbird, the menu is a la carte; so go there for Smoked Brisket, BBQ Ribs and Pulled Pork.
Finally, in Midtown, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill serves eclectic small plates and artisanal cocktails in a whimsical outdoor atmosphere. This Easter, go there for a la carte plates like Whipped Caviar Egg Parfait with smoked trout roe, King Crab Leg Roll with ikura and aji amarillo crema, Roasted Eggs with Tuscan kale, and Ras el Hanout & Coffee Roasted Lamb Shank with cauliflower tahini.
Sunrise Church Services
Here in Miami, many people like to celebrate Easter with a sunrise church service. If you’re staying farther south, head to the historic Deering Estate, in Palmetto Bay, for a traditional Catholic mass that looks right over Biscayne Bay. Hosted by Holy Rosary - St. Richard Catholic Church, this Easter mass will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
Just down the road, Christ Fellowship will host its sunrise service at the idyllic Thalatta Estate in Cutler Bay. This service will take place at 6:45 a.m. Both of these services are held outdoors, on the grass, and because of crowds, it’s recommended that guests bring blankets or lawn chairs in the event that all seats are taken.
Farther north, Calvary Miami Beach will host its 24th-annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. right on the sand, at 73rd and the beach.
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