Here’s where New Hampshire families can hunt for Easter eggs this weekend

Easter egg hunts abound in New Hampshire this weekend. Here's where to find them. By Sarayut Thaneerat/ Getty

By Stacy Milbouer

March 25, 2024

Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny is particularly fond of the Granite State and plans to make many appearances soon. Here is a listing of some fun Easter Egg hunts in New Hampshire. 

MERRIMACK VALLEY

We know rabbits hop, but, on Saturday, March 30,  at 9 a.m. the Easter Bunny will land a two-seat light sport aircraft, built by students from the Manchester School of Technology, at the Easter Bunny Visit at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Rd. Londonderry. After disembarking, the bunny will visit with fans, pose for pictures, and give out candy including chocolate Easter treats from Granite State Candy Shoppe. The Easter Bunny will be at the Aviation Museum from 9 to 11 a.m. when he’ll leave for his next engagement via a fire truck from the Manchester Airport Fire Department. The Easter Bunny’s visit is free and open to all. Families are asked to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to park and safely make their way to the museum. The free Hudson’s Best Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 30, at Inner Dragon Martial Arts, 77 Derry Road in Hudson, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon featuring more than 5,000 eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, prizes, and games. Go here to reserve a spot.

The Easter Bunny Party at Carriage Shack Farm, 5 Dan Hill Rd., Londonderry on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can hang out with the Easter Bunny, pick up Easter Egg treasures, and visit with friendly farm animals. There will be egg decorating, dancing with bubbles, an inflatable Easter pathway, and a concession stand. Tickets are $12.95 for ages 16 and over, $11.95 for seniors and military, $10.95 for ages 15 and under. Children 1 and under are free. Adults must be accompanied by another adult or child. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

MONADNOCK 

Swanzey’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 30, 2 p.m. Swanzey Ball Fields, Lane Complex, 120 South Rd., Swanzey. This free family event will star the Easter Bunny, who will be available for photos. Easter egg hunts are time by age. Children walking to 3 years old – 10 a.m. on Whitcomb Field, 4 to 6 – 10:10 a.m. Cole Field 7 to 9 10:20 a.m., West/O’Brien Field, 10 and older – 10:30 a.m., Chandler Field.

WHITE MOUNTAINS

Hop on the Easter Bunny Express on the Conway Scenic Railroad, 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway, for an hour-long spring journey, on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. There will be photo ops with the Easter Bunny at the 1874-built North Conway Rail Station before boarding the train to Bartlett with the big bunny traveling along, handing out treats on the train. Ages 3 and below, free. Ages 4-12, $18. Adults, $24.

DARTMOUTH–LAKE SUNAPEE 

The whole family can eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 30, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Enfield Community Building, 308 Rte. 4, Enfield. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee and costs $5. Take photos with the Easter Bunny. Hosted by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club; proceeds benefit community projects.

Springfield Rec Committee’s Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. Recreation field, Main Street. Springfield. Children can take photos with the Easter Bunny, search for eggs, do crafts, and enjoy refreshments.

On Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. will host a free Pre-School Easter Egg Hunt at the Town Common. Bring your own Easter basket.

SEACOAST REGION

The Somersworth Recreation Department Easter Egg-Stravaganza and Popup Story Walk takes place, on Friday, March 29, Jules Bisson Park, 79 Depot St., at 4:30 p.m. Bring a bag or basket to collect candy-filled Easter Eggs, and take a photo with the Easter Bunny. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free.

The Newport Recreation Department is hosting the Easter Eggscellent Hunt & Fun – Newmarket Recreation Department, 1 Terrace Dr. Newmarket, March 30,  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. In addition to the hunt, the Newport Rec Bunnies will provide photo ops with the Easter Bunny, games, and surprises. The hunt starts at 9 a.m. for kids 2 and under, 9:10, for 2 and 3-year-olds, 9:20 for 4 and 5-year-olds, 9:35 for 6 and 7-year-olds, and 9:45, for kids 8-12.

Durhan Parks & Recreation and Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers invite the Oyster River Community to the free 28th Annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th at the Oyster River High School Turf Field. The hunt starts at 9:30 a.m. Snacks will and refreshments will be served and whoever finds an egg with a golden ticket will win a special prize.

LAKES REGION

Laconia Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m., rain or shine, Leavitt Park, 334 Elm St., Laconia. There will be over 3,000 eggs filled with toys and candy, cookie decorating, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny,

Beans & Greens Farm, 245 Intervale Rd., Gilford, will host its Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $15 tickets include photo ops with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, Easter crafts, and a treat-filled goody bag. The egg hunt starts at noon and will take place rain or shine. 

 Editor’s note: Be sure to check the sites on the day of the events to see if there are any schedule changes due to the weather.

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  • Stacy Milbouer

    Stacy Milbouer is an award-winning journalist and has covered New Hampshire for many publications including the Boston Globe, New Hampshire Magazine, and the Nashua Telegraph.

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