Easter Bunny Visits & Springtime Fun Last Updated: April 2023

The Easter Bunny is visiting Connecticut this spring! Be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny at many Easter-themed and bunny-inspired events throughout the state. Enjoy fun and glorious springtime activities to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Plan a delightful outing and step out with your young ones, your special someone, or your friends. It’s time to get hopping!  And be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours may change.

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Ride the Rails with the Easter Bunny!

  • Take as many trolley rides as you like during Easter Eggspress at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, April 1-2 and April 7-8. Motorwoman Cotton-Tail will be roaming the grounds and posing for pictures. Each child receives an Easter egg with a surprise inside. Other activities include a scavenger hunt and crafts.
  • Families can ride on a 100-year-old restored trolley on the Easter Bunny Trolley Rides at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, April 1-2 and April 7, where children can meet the Easter Bunny.
  • Climb aboard the Easter Bunny Express at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston on April 1-2 and April 7-8. Enjoy a scavenger hunt and meet the Easter Bunny and receive a chocolate-filled egg from his own collection.
  • Hop aboard the Essex Steam Train in Essex on April 1-2 and April 7-8 for Bunny Breakfast and Bunny Lunch. Children will receive their honorary bunny ears as they board and a gift from the Easter Bunny himself as they depart Essex Station.


Hunt for Eggs!

Celebrate Easter Brunch or Dinner

Unique Easter Basket Finds

If you’re playing Easter Bunny, consider skipping the big brand candy and giving special sweets instead – you’ll even help #SupportCTbusinesses while you’re at it. From homemade truffles and caramels to favorites like chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter cups, you’ll find endless goodies along the Connecticut Chocolate Trail.

Find everything from cake pops and Krispy Treats to brownies and DIY cupcake kits at Forever Sweet Bakery in Norwalk. Or if you’ve got a little one with dietary restrictions, find gourmet chocolate made in a peanut, tree nut, egg, wheat, shellfish and fish-free facility at Noteworthy Chocolates in Bethel and plenty of vegan and gluten free options at Divine Treasures in Manchester. Below are a few spots to consider.

Ways to Spend the Day

With a full Sunday to spend, why not get outdoors with the family? Connecticut is filled with safe ways to take in the spring air.

Search for spring blossoms, take a family stroll through these must-visit gardens throughout the state, or perhaps snap some group photos in these Instagrammable flower towns.

Cast your lines on a family fishing trip! Whether you’re reeling in your catch in lakes, rivers, or out on Long Island Sound, fishing is a great way to get outdoors safely.

Or stretch your legs on a scenic trek on one of Connecticut’s top hiking trails or social distance-friendly trails. Biking more your speed? Round up the family and try these great bike trails! Or get our and go with these exciting outdoor adventures.