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2022 Easter Fun in Middle Tennessee!

Easter is this Sunday! Here's your last chance for bunny hops, egg hunts and other festive outings.

Easter egg hunts! Get into the spirit by bringing your children to a community Easter egg hunt or other Easter-themed event. Most of the hunts and festivities feature appearances by Peter Cottontail, so be ready for great Easter Bunny photo ops!

Here are the Easter egg hunts and other Easter-themed events by county:

NASHVILLE

Spring It On at Gaylord

March 5 – May 8
Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville
Family-friendly seasonal escapes on weekends. The resort has “Paint Me a Fairytale” experiences ($35), animal encounters (on Saturdays at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.), a scavenger hunt ($12.99), cookie decorating ($10.98), Easter Bunny meet & greets, carriage rides ($65) and more.

Egg-A-Rama

Wednesday, April 13
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 
1900 Davidson St., Nashville
Roll in for this open house-style event from 12 – 3 p.m. to learn more about the nature of eggs. There will be an “egg” scavenger hunt in the classroom that allows kids to collect nature knowledge rather than plastic eggs. Registration required.

Spring Art Hop

Friday, April 15 – Saturday April 16
Cheekwood 
1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville
Come out for nine oversized bunnies painted by local artists (eight of them hidden throughout the gardens), live entertainment for kids and the return of egg hunts at Cheekwood on April 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Easter Bunny Train Ride

Saturday April 16
Tennessee Central Railway Museum
220 Willow St, Nashville
Come ride with the Easter Bunny on a classic stainless steel passenger train. On this 90 mile round trip, the Easter Bunny will be making visits to each car. During the layover in Watertown, there will be egg hunts. Boarding starts at 8:30 a.m. with departure at 9 a.m. and return to Nashville at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $46.

EggstravaganZoo

Saturday April 16
Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
Egg hunts and Easter fun for children from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities include 12 scheduled egg hunts for kids, games, face painting, keeper talks, animal encounters and animal egg hunts! Non-member adults are $50, member adults are $25, children are $20. Children under 2 are free.

FREE! Hermitage Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 16
Hermitage Presbyterian Church

421 Highland View Drive, Hermitage
A great free family fun community event with four egg hunting age groups with thousands of eggs, in addition to games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, cupcake decorating and inflatables to play on. There will be a 2000-bubble-a-minute play area and bunny hop sack races.

 

RUTHERFORD

Easter Bunny Breakfast

Friday, April 15 – Saturday April 16
Lucky Ladd Farms 
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville
This special breakfast includes a scrumptious breakfast buffet, Easter Bunny meet and greet, a visit with some of the Farm’s favorite baby animal ambassadors and souvenir gift for each child from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $150 for a table reservation for six.

Easter Egg Hunt at Lucky Ladd Farms

Friday, April 15 – Saturday April 16
Lucky Ladd Farms 
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville
Hop around with the Easter Bunny at Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville) from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event features baby animal encounters, Easter Bunny meet & greets, non-stop egg hunts with fun prizes for kids, games and Easter crafts. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are $14 – $20 online, $17 – $23 at the gate.

 

SUMNER

FREE! GoodDOG Festival & Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, April 13
Moss-Wright’s Fenway Dog Park 
745 Caldwell Ln, Goodlettsville
Bring your furry friends and a basket to hunt for treat-filled eggs from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Along with a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, there will be vendors and other activities.

FREE! Goodlettsville Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 16
Goodlettsville Library 
205 Rivergate Pkwy, Goodlettsville
Join in the garden for egg hunts, egg coloring and more. Kids ages 5-8 start at 11 a.m., ages 6-12 start at 11:30 a.m. and ages 13 and up start at 12 p.m. Registration required by April 9.   

 

WILLIAMSON

FREE! Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday April 16
Brentwood Library 
8109 Concord Road Brentwood
Come out  for pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera!), a Jelly Bean count and the Easter Egg Hunt from 1 – 2 p.m. The hunt begins at 1:30 p.m.  

The Great Egg Hunt at Red Cedar Farms

Saturday April 16
Red Cedar Farms 
2041 State Hwy 99, Chapel Hill
Four egg hunts for different ages, a petting zoo, fun zone, music, food and drinks, kid games, contests, gifts, face painting and the Easter Bunny will be taking photos from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adults (16+) are free. 

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.