2018 Northwest Arkansas Easter Egg Hunts & Activities Guide for Kids

Easter’s on its way to Northwest Arkansas, mamas! It’s a little early this year on April 1st. As always, NWA is bustin’ out with some super fun events for kids and families.

Looking for where to get pics with the Easter Bunny? The Northwest Arkansas Mall always has an awesome setup near Dillard’s (the women’s wing) to visit the Easter Bunny and get pictures with him every year!

The big bunny will be hippity-hopping to the Mall on March 17th and will be there to visit with the kids through March 31st. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half-hour breaks at 2 & 5:30) and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. (with a break from 3-3:30 p.m.) Our thanks to the NWA Mall for sponsoring this big list of Easter events and activities!

The Easter Bunny will be at the NWA Mall from March 17-31

We hunted and hunted to make sure we’d have a great list of events to share with you! {If we missed your event, email it to us at mamas[at]nwamotherlode[dot]com and we’ll add it to this post!}

Click on the name of the event/activity below for more information:

Easter Egg Hunts:

Weekend of March 24/25 (Saturday/Sunday):

Hatchimals Easter Scavenger Hunt at Target. Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hop over to your local Target for an afternoon of EGGciting activities. Egg basket decorating, a silly selfie station and even a scavenger hunt. Be sure to arrive early for the chance to take home some hatchtastic goodies.
Head over to the Target event page to find your local store that’s participating: http://bit.ly/2Gqo1Lr

Special Egg Event (for kids with special needs). Saturday, March 24, 3-5 p.m. Hope Church NWA, Bentonville. Your children can attend one of the following events: A Quiet Egg Hunt, A Talking Egg Hunt, A Magnetic Egg Hunt; and A General Egg Hunt for children with other disabilities and siblings of children involved in the other hunts. This egg hunt will cover a large field and in two waves broken up by age.

Aqua Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 24. Open to Bentonville Community Center Members Only. Join the Bentonville Community Center for a new way to enjoy the classic Easter egg hunt- in the water! Egg hunters and their families will enjoy an egg hunt in the leisure pool at the Bentonville Community Center and then stay and play in the water until the end of the time session. This event is limited to 50 egg hunters (12 years and younger) and their families per time session. Mesh egg bags will be provided for each egg hunter! Saturday, March 24th, 9:00am-10:00am OR 10:30am-11:30am. Must register.

Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 24. Veterans Park, Rogers. 3-5 p.m. Bring the whole family. Prizes in all age groups, inflatable fun, Easter Bunny photos, pony rides, face painting, and concessions will be available. Don’t forget to bring an Easter basket. No adults allowed on fields except for the ages 1 to 3 group.

Easter Kids Fest. Saturday, March 24th. Trinity Fellowship, Fayetteville. 1-3 p.m. Bounce houses, carnival games and an amazing Easter Egg Hunt with an unbelievable amount of eggs.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Gulley Park. Sunday, March 25, 11:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fayetteville First Church of the Nazarene wants you to join them on Sunday March 25th for their FREE annual EGG HUNT at Gulley Park. Ages 0-6th grade. Registration begins at 11:45 and the egg hunt begins at 12:30. There will be games and activities for the whole family, face painting, balloon animals, door prizes, and a free hotdog lunch served. RAIN OUT DATE: MARCH 28th. Skip the registration lines by pre-registering.

Easter Egg Paint and Hunt. Sunday, March 25, 3-4:30 p.m. Imagine Studios, Rogers. Kids of all ages are invited to paint ceramic Easter bunnies followed by an Easter egg hunt. Bring your own Easter basket and a grown up too. $20 per child.

Easter at the Club. Sunday, March 25, 3-5 p.m. Boys & Girls Club, Fayetteville. Easter Egg Hunts for 2-11 years old. Duck Grab l Fire Truck | Pin the Tail on the Bunny | Bunny Bullseye | Golf Game | Basketball Throw | Bunny Treasure Dig | Musical Bunnies | Bunny Ring Toss | Egg in a Bucket | Coloring Table | Face Painting | Climbing Wall for $1

Weekend of March 30/31 (Friday/Saturday):

MOMS Club Easter Egg Hunt. Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30. Lake Atalanta, Rogers. Are you a stay at home mom looking for other stay at home mom friends? Come out to this Easter Egg Hunt and find out what MOMS Club is all about. There will be an egg hunt, snacks, and games. Come to the picnic tables on the lake side.

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt. Friday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. Tyson Park, Springdale. Bring your flashlight and basket and get ready for some fun. Free food, candy, and fun for the entire family.

Easter at Orchards Park. Saturday, March 31, 2-5 p.m. Kids from different age groups can hunt 40,000 eggs filled with candy + enjoy inflatables and food vendors

Easter at Rogers Activity Center. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event will have food, an egg dye station, egg toss, egg relays, egg hunt for all ages, inflatables, carnival games, and pictures with the Easter bunny.

Wonderfully Made Easter Egg Hunt (for kids with special needs). March 31, 3-5 p.m. First Church Wonderfully Made Easter Egg Hunt is for children of all ages and abilities with four different types of hunts: Quiet Egg Hunt is for children on the Autism Spectrum or children with Sensory Processing issues who need a calm environment. Children who do not need a calm sensory environment should sign up for the General Egg Hunt; Beeping Egg Hunt is for children who are blind or visually impaired. Slightly larger beeping eggs are placed on the field. Once found, beeping eggs are traded for prize-filled Easter eggs; Magnetic Egg Hunt is for children with wheelchairs or mobility restrictions. Magnetic eggs are placed on a hard surface area and poles with magnets on them allow children to collect the eggs. Magnetic eggs are then traded in for prize-filled eggs; General Egg Hunt is a traditional egg hunt for children who do not need special accommodations. The event is free, but please register under “tickets.”

Easter Egg Hunt. March 31, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30. Rogers First Church of the Nazarene. Egg hunt, Games, Prizes, Lunch, Bounce Houses and more. Ages 11 years and under,

CUMC Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza. Saturday, March 31, 3 p.m. The Egg-stravaganza will take place behind the church at the bus barn. Egg hunt will be in the field adjacent to the bus barn. Kiddos 6 and under will begin the hunt festivities at 3 PM, and kiddos over 6 will hunt immediately after at 3:15. Come walk the Road to Resurrection inside the bus barn to see the journey Jesus took. Pictures with the Easter bunny will also be inside the bus barn. Crafts, fun, and food.

Easter Fest 2018. Saturday, March 31. 1-4 p.m. The Pentecostals of NWA, Rogers. A day of egg hunts, egg decorating, food and fellowship. In lieu of an Easter Sunday egg hunt, the church is having all of the kid’s and family events the day before. Then, on Sunday morning, celebrate the day Jesus rose up from the grave.

Yvonne Richardson Community Center Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 31, YRCC, Fayetteville. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be games, activities,crafts, and an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 1-12years old. A free hotdog lunch will also be served. This event is FREE, but pre-register to help determine numbers for the event..

Bella Vista Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. Free egg hunt for Bella Vista Members. Age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Hunt for eggs, toys, and a special golden egg. One golden egg winner per age group will receive a special prize. Get your picture with the bunny. Bring your bike for a free safety check.

Elkins Easter EGGstravaganza. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to noon, at Bunch Park. Hosted by Round Mountain Community Church. Everything is free: food, inflatables, pictures with the Easter Bunny and a bike giveaway for each age group. Ages 2-12.

Trinity United Methodist Church and Tricycle Farms. Saturday, March 31st, 10 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 1021 W. Sycamore St., Fayetteville (corner of Sycamore and Garland).  This event is for kids ages 0 to 11. Kids will do an Easter Craft and then hunt for eggs at Tricycle Farms. There’s a pizza party following the egg hunt, with free pizza for participating children.

Lowell Community Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 31, 1-2:30 p.m. Ward Nail Park, Lowell. Brought to you by the Lowell Historical Museum. Lots of candy and great prizes. Kids will love meeting and taking pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Community Easter Egg Hunt, Outside the Box NWA Flea Market. Saturday, March 31, 10-11:15 a.m.  There will be (3) separate time frames for children/ teens
1st Hunt: Ages (1-5) 10:00am-10:30am
2nd Hunt: Ages (6-11) 10:35am-10:55am
Final Hunt Ages (12-16) 11:00am-11:15am

Farmington Area Kiwanis Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, March 31. Gates open at noon, egg hunts start at 1 p.m., Williams Elementary (Broyles Street), Farmington. Take selfies with the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, visit the coloring station and enjoy mini relay games as well as refreshments.

The Great Egg Hunt at Happy Hollow Elementary School in Fayetteville. Everyone is invited, free. Face Painting, Free Food, Fire Truck, Police Car, Candy, Prizes, and OVER 6,000 eggs. Hosted by Hyland Park Assembly of God.

Living Faith Church Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 31, 2-4 p.m. LFC church front lawn, Fayetteville. Free Hot Dogs and Drinks. Big Balloon Houses. Prizes include Lokomotion Fun Pak, Bikes, Water Park and Movie Passes.

Pet Easter Event. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Springdale. Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your pet to St. Thomas and let them participate in the Easter parade, take their picture with the Easter bunny, show off their tricks, and hunt for Easter treats.

Elm Springs Easter Festival and Egg Hunt. Elm Springs United Methodist Church, March 31, 9:45 a.m. Breakfast with the Easter bunny, egg hunt, crafts and more.

Bunny Breakfasts:

Bunny Breakfast 2018 benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest. March 31, 8-10 a.m. Applebee’s Fayetteville. Enjoy pancakes and photos with the Easter Bunny. All proceeds will help build care close to home for the children of Northwest Arkansas. $5 per person

Breakfast with the Bunny, Tulsa Zoo. Saturday, March 31. Two times, 9 a.m. and noon. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, up-close animal encounters and meet the Easter Bunny. Participants will have a hopping good time crafting enrichment for some of the zoo animals. Registration includes unlimited train and carousel rides, weather permitting. This special event will take place at 9 a.m. AND 12 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person for zoo members, and $25 per person for non-members. Children under the age of three years old are $5 each.

Egg drop:

6th Annual Bentonville Egg Drop. Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. First Landmark Baptist Church, Bentonville. Highlights: 30,000 Eggs, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses.

Easter and tasty treats:

Honeycomb Kitchen Shop will host Hoppy Easter Cookie Decorating from 6:30-9 p.m. on March 14 with Baker Ellen Lewis from  How Sweet is Homemade. Learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing and learn skills to make them look too good to eat. Not only is this a fun activity to do on your own, but this is a great way to spend time together with friends and family in your own kitchens. And we know how popular these classes are so we aren’t doing just one…there are two classes available this time. Don’t wait to sign up, tickets sell fast. Light appetizers will be served during class. Tickets are $40/person

Easter Saturday, Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. On Saturday, March 31, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., hop on over to the Fayetteville Square for a special Easter Saturday Market. A full market with fun for the whole family and all the fixings for a delicious Farm to Table Easter dinner. Pick up a hand crafted Ozark Crafted Easter Basket and fill it full of Local Goodies. Great gift ideas all around the market. Also, festivities include a visit from the Easter Bunny! Be sure to check in with the Easter Bunny and ask about special activities ….there might just be a little hunt on the market for the Golden Egg.

Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt, Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs. Sunday, April 1. Enjoy a Grand Easter Brunch served in the Crystal Ballroom with all the traditional fixings. Served from 11AM-2PM. Reservations are recommended by calling: 877-342-9766Children 5 and under eat for free. Egg Hunt begins at 1pm in the fountain garden for kids 5 and under. 1:15pm for kids 6+.

Easter activities:

Pics with the Easter bunny and crafts at Cabela’s in Rogers. The Easter bunny will be available at varying times March 24th through April 1st at Cabela’s in Rogers. The store will also host several craft events like bunny box making and Easter place mats.

Sunrise services/events:

Easter Sunrise Service, Eureka Springs. Sunday, April 1. 7-8 a.m. Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at the Easter Morning Sunrise Service at The Great Passion Play at 7am at the foot of the Christ of the Ozarks Memorial Statue. In case of inclement weather, the sunrise service moves inside to the Buffet on the grounds of The Great Passion Play.

Easter Sunrise Service, Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville. Sunday, April 1. 6:30-8 a.m. Rev. Dr. Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be presenting the morning’s sermon. Service begins at 6:30am on Sunday April 1 at Vesper Point overlooking the Cross Overlook at Mount Sequoyah. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

Sunrise Service, Breakfast, Egg Hunt. Sunday, April 1. Round Mountain Missionary Baptist Church, Fayetteville. 7 a.m. to noon. Sunrise service, 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served around 8am. Regular services will be held after breakfast. Egg hunt at noon.

Easter Sunrise Hike. Sunday, April 1. 6:45-8 a.m., church services to follow at 8:30. Everyone is welcome. Join Adventure Church for the 2nd Annual Easter Sunrise Hike. Meet at Park Springs Park (301 NW 10th St, Bentonville, AR). During the approximately 1-hour hike, participants will stop to appreciate “all the good that Jesus has done for us”. At 8:30 everyone is invited to eat breakfast at Infiniti Athletics (305 SE 22nd St, Bentonville, AR). The church’s Easter Celebration will start at 9:30 at Infiniti Athletics.


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