2018 Guide to Easter in Colorado Springs


It’s one of my family’s favorite things to do, hunting for little plastic eggs in a field of grass. We wouldn’t miss it for the world, so I’m really happy to share some options for Easter Activities here in the Springs and the surrounding areas. I did my best to come up with a thorough list for all of you, with events from all around our area, but I’m sure some of you know of ones I didn’t list. If I missed a favorite of yours, feel free to add it in the comments, and I’ll do my best to get it added!

Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Egg Hunts, geocaching to Victorian Teas, there’s a little something for everyone. I even added in some out of town, but really cool train rides. Hopefully you’ll find something here that’s perfect for your family!

Happy Easter, Colorado Springs Moms Blog readers! Enjoy!

Events all Month:

Easter Bunny Photos At Chapel Hills Mall
Chapel Hills Mall, Lower Level Center Court
Saturday, March 10 thru Saturday, March 31
Monday thru Saturday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM

Sunday March 18, Easter Bunny Cares special sensory-friendly event for kids. RSVP requested.

Photo Packages available for purchase, please see their site for full details. Details here.

Easter Events at Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops 13012 Bass Pro Drive 80921, 719-488-7300
Visit the Easter Bunny (free), includes one photo (additional photos available for purchase)
Mar 24- Apr 1: Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4, M-Th 6-8, Fri 2-8
Crafts (free): March 24, 25, 30 & Apr 1 : 1 PM- 4 PM, March 30: 2 PM- 5 PM
Egg Hunt: March 31: 2 PM (registration at 1:30 PM)

  • Children 2-10 must be registered to participate
  • Registration begins at 1:30
  • Egg hunt begins at 2 PM
  • Children will find 5 eggs and return them for candy Details here. 

Saturday, March 24

Mad Hatter Saturday
Featuring Events Around Old Colorado City, 10 AM – 3 PM
Start in Bancroft Park and see how Old Colorado City is transformed into a Wonderland of free interactive children’s events, tea parties and costumed characters. Details here. 

GPS Egg Hunt at Bear Creek Nature Center
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 80906, 719-520-6387, 10 AM – 1 PM
Children Grades 6-9, $10 per member child, $15 per nonmember child. Preregistration and prepayment required.
Learn GPS and geocaching skills to hunt for eggs. Leaders will break the group into small teams. Prizes available to winning team. Winners chosen based on merit, teamwork, number of eggs, and GPS unit Jeopardy. End with pizza lunch (included in fee). GPS units provided though you are welcome to bring your own. No experience necessary. Details here. 

Eggstravaganza At Ruth Holley Library
Ruth Holley Library , 685 North Murray Blvd 80915, Ruth Holly Meeting Room, 719-531-6333×1869, 11 AM – 3 PM
Come any time from 11-3 for a variety of Easter crafts, games and fun. Kids 10 and Under can choose a special egg and win a prize. Details here. 

Sand Creek Library Egg Hunt
Sand Creek Library, 1821 South Academy Blvd 80916, 719-597-7070
10:30-11:00, Egg Hunt for Ages 0-4
11:15-11:45, Egg Hunt for Ages 5-12
Call for more information. Details here. 

Geocaching Easter Egg Hunt
Oak Meadows Park or CSFD Station 16, 11 AM – 1 PM
A geocaching scavenger hunt. There will be Geocaching swag, Easter Eggs, and prizes. They will also host a picnic potluck. To register and for more details, please check their website. Details here. 

Sunday, March 25th

Easter Bunny Egg Painting Party
Color Me Mine at the Chapel Hills Mall, 719-265-1737, 10 AM – 12 PM, $21 per child
Each child will have 4 ceramic eggs to paint (more eggs can be added), and a chance to learn some of their favorite techniques. There will be stations set up for the children to learn each technique. The Easter Bunny will stop by for hugs and photos at 10:30. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Space is limited, reserve in advance. Details here. 

Saturday, March 31

Victorian Easter Egg Hunt and Tea
Miramont Castle, 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs 80829, 719-685-1011
Seatings at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
An Easter Egg hunt followed by an elegant 3-course Victorian Tea. For ages 2-10 accompanied by an adult. Prices start at $50 for one adult and one child. Reservations required. Call Call 719-685-1011 to reserve your seat. Details here. 

Chocolate Bunny Hike & Egg Hunt At Bear Creek Nature Center
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 80906, 719-520-6387, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, or 3 PM
Ages 2-10, must be accompanied by an adult, pre-registration required, $5 per member child, $6 per non-member child.
Meet a live rabbit and join the Bunny Guide to search for goody-filled eggs along the trail. Details here. 

Chocolate Bunny Hike & Egg Hunt At Fountain Creek Nature Center
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain 80817, 719-520-6745
9 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM
Ages 2-10, must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per member child, $6 per nonmember child. Pre-paid reservations required 520-6745.
Meet a live rabbit, learn about rabbits via a fun, interactive slide show, then hunt for eggs as you hike through the woods. Goodies guaranteed for each child. Details here. 

Ivywild Easter Egg Hunt
Ivywild Park, located at Dorchester Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, 10 AM
3rd annual Ivywild Park Easter Egg Hunt. Details here.

Ute Pass Library Easter Event
Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy 80909, Ute Pass Community Events, 719-684-9342
11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Stop by for a hopping Easter egg hunt. Details here. 

Church at Briargate Egg Hunt
Dublin Park, 2450 Roundtop Dr 80918, 719-528-6060, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Join the Church at Briargate for a community Easter egg hunt! Details here. 

Family Easter Celebration
Academy Christian Church, 1635 Old Ranch Road 80908, 719-599-0476
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Activity Center
For ages birth through 6th grade
The Family Celebration includes the KIDZ Choir Easter Musical, an Egg hunt (separated by age) in areas around the church, and refreshments. Details here. 

Briargate YMCA, Easter Egg Dive
Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place 80920
March 31, 11 AM – 1:30 PM, Free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please call 719.282.9622 or visit the Briargate YMCA to reserve your space.
15 minute dive sessions for Easter Eggs. Visit their website for more information. Details here. 

Sunday, April 1

Life Chapel Egg Hunt
6888 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923, 719-426-0717
Easter Service will include a “Walk Through Jerusalem” experience for kids preschool through elementary age. There will be an Easter Egg hunt for kids of all ages, and giveaways, immediately following worship service.

Hams and Hamstrings, An Easter Sunday 5K
Race start time is 8 AM
This is an event for all ages, runners, walkers and strollers are welcome, but no pets. Registration is $28 and up, family pricing is available. The Event includes: t-shirt, goody bag, event time, and awards.
The course run the new Stetson Hills Trail between Dublin and Woodmen. For registration and additional information. Details here. 

Out of Town, But Noteworthy!

Royal Gorge Railroad Easter Train
Santa Fe Depot, one block south of Highway 50 and 3rd Street, Canon City 81212, 888-724-5748, Pricing Starts at $49
Sunday, April 1st, Come ride the rails and join the East Bunny as he visits with passengers on the 12:30 departure. Details here. 

Bunny Express Train
Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403, (800)365-6263
Saturday, March 31, 10 AM – 4 PM
Museum Members and children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15, Seniors $10. Admission is valid all day and includes unlimited rides.
Let the rock of the rails transport you into spring with an annual tradition at the Museum. Your whole family can hop on the Bunny Express Train, featuring the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. You can meet the Eater Bunny and Spike the Railroad Dog and join the fun of Bunny Hop Sack Races, Egg Rolling, Bean Bag Tossing, and Egg Carry. There will also be balloon twisters, face painters, stilt walkers, turntable demonstrations, food trucks, and tasty snacks and gifts in the Depot Gift Shop. Details here. 

Peanuts Easter Beagle Express
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, Durango, CO, 877-872-4607
Saturday, March 31
Boarding Starts at 9:00 AM, Train Departs at 9:30 AM and returns at 2:45 PM
Fares start at $49
The Special Easter Train to Cascade Canyon is geared towards the 2-4 year old group, but is fun for the whole family. There will be two special Easter-themed cars with music, Easter crafts, games and prizes as well as a special reading of the “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown”. There will be photo opportunities with one of the Peanuts characters. Following the train ride there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Museum. Details here. 

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Once Upon A Time, in another life, Kristin graduated from the University of Michigan with a plan to teach high school math. But then, life happened when she wasn’t looking…. She married an Army guy and 23 years, 3 kids, a few dogs, 7 homes, and 2 continents later she’s now a single mom living here in Colorado Springs. Along the way she volunteered for the Army, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and several schools; managed volunteer organizations, coached judo, trained to be a whitewater rafting guide, biked down Pike’s Peak and even managed to teach some high schoolers a little math before forging new trails writing, teaching and financial planning. She never knows what’s coming around the bend, but she’s learned to handle whatever life (and the Army!), throws at her with a smile and a laugh. She’s pretty sure you can get through anything with those, even if you have to fake it occasionally!!