Easter 2018

by Michelle Lefrancois



Wonder what’s hoppening in Saint John for Easter? Here is your complete list of kid friendly activities and events happening in the Saint John and surrounding areas for Easter 2018.

Saturday, March 31st between 11 am and 3 pm, while visiting the Cherry Brook Zoo you can participate in an Easter Themed Scavenger Hunt, have a reptile encounter and watch a big cat feeding demonstration with the Siberian Tigers and African Lions!  Children can search for items hidden around the zoo, and upon completion, they’ll receive a chocolate treat and toothbrush.  Regular Admission rates apply, however children under 3 are Free.

You can find Easter Fun at the Qplex Saturday March 31st. Beginning at 11 am with an Easter egg pancake breakfast ($8.95 per child $11.95 per adult) followed by family games and a magic show wrapping up by 2 pm.

Join Lancaster Mall and the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 31st for their annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Activities: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Bouncy Castles, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be 2 bikes given away in the afternoon!

The Calvary Temple Saint John is hosting a Giant Uptown Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31st from 10 am till 12 noon at 83 Sydney Street. There will be hundreds of chocolate Easter eggs, food, a bouncy castle, and other prizes – all for free. For children ages 2-10. RSVP is required by March 28th by clicking here or by calling 634-1688.

Kings Way Assembly located at 7 Kingsway Drive in Quispamsis is hosting a Free Easter Scavenger Hunt Rain or shine from 10 am to 11:30 am. There will be games, prizes, snacks and more.

The Grand Bay Baptist Church is hosting an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at Grand Bay Primary on Saturday March 31st 10 am – 11 am.  In the event of rain (or snow) it will be moved indoors at the Church. No registration is required.

You can find a Kid’s Easter Party sponsored by the River Road Hub located at 32 Wallace Road in Greenwich.  Includes a buffet breakfast from 8 – 11 am. $8 for adults, $4 for children followed by games and crafts, egg scramble in the gym and pics with the Easter Bunny.

At Indigo (East Point) you’ll find an Easter Bunny Bash Saturday March 31st from 11 am to noon.  Activities include crafts, stories and games.

Micheals in Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton all offer in-store Kids Club activities on Saturday, March 31st. 10 am – 12 noon Children ages 3 – 8 will be making Easter Treat Bags along with a bonus Easter Bunny ear project for just $2 or $5 (depending on which project chosen).  Then from 1 pm  – 3 pm kids can make Easter Slime.  All supplies will be provided, including pre-made slime and cute Easter containers.  Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Easter Pancake Celebration! being sponsored by Hillcrest Saint John. Pancake breakfast is being served Saturday March 31st from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. There will also be Easter crafts, activities and treat bags for the children.

You can find another free Easter Egg Hunt Party at the Oromocto Home Hardware Saturday March 31, 2018 from 11 am-1 pm. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be face painting, crafts, and cake.

If you wanted to catch the Easter Bunny at McAllister Place for photos, you still have time. He (or she? I’m not sure) will be there until March 31st.  Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am – 8 pm. Please note that McAllister Place is closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

While I did my best to make sure I didn’t miss anything, if you know of more Easter activities happening in the Saint John and surrounding area, please let me know and I’ll add to the list.

If you have friends with children, please share so they don’t miss out on the fun.

P.S. If you live in Moncton, or will be visiting over Easter, Pickle Planet has a list of Easter Activities and Events in the Greater Moncton Area.

There is only so much chocolate one can eat, so for some great suggestions about Non Candy Easter Egg FillersEverything Unscripted has you covered.

Happy Easter!

P.P.S. If you’re a mom and not already a member of the local Facebook group Network of Moms, I invite you to check us out. We have a great group of supportive moms where you can ask questions and lean on other moms for support and encouragement regardless if your kids are newborn, toddlers, school aged or teens. Join the group and maybe even meet some new mom friends.


dsc_1205-2Michelle Lefrancois was born and raised in the small town of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB.  She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Business Degree in 2004. After graduation, she worked in the Finance and Banking world for 10 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom to her two young daughters. She’s the founder of Network of Moms and loves helping other moms connect.  In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, 2 children and 2 Boxers.


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