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Your 2017 Guide to Local Easter Events



Put on your bunny ears and get your baskets out—Easter is right around the corner. You won’t want to miss these festive events leading up to April 16.




Easter Bunny Express

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express. The 90-minute, round-trip train ride to Ashland is a memorable one—kids even get to meet the Easter Bunny.

Dates: April 8, 9, 14 and 15
Departure times: 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Reservations are strongly suggested; call 998-1930.

Wilmington and Western Railroad
2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington
998-1930, wwrr.com/events/easter-bunny.aspx


Kent County Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 8, from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church in Dover is organizing its first Easter Egg Hunt. There will be crafts, candy-filled eggs, snacks, dancing and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event is hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware and is perfect for children of all ages. RSVP by emailing dsadelaware@gmail.com.

Grace Presbyterian Church
350 McKee Road, Dover
734-8150, gracedover.com


5th Annual Easter EggStravaganZoo

Join the 3 Palms Zoo and Education Center for its 5th Annual Easter EggStravaganZoo. Following the egg hunt, interact with chickens, ducks, sheep, rabbits and more.

Dates: April 8 and April 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3 Palms Zoo and Education Center
924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton
715-1326, 3palmszoo.org


Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun. Visit Chaddsford Winery and embrace your inner child for an exciting adult-only Easter Egg Hunt. The best part is that everyone is guaranteed to win at least one prize. Tickets are $15 per person and include participation in one of four timed hunts (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.) and one glass of wine from the traditional tasting menu.

Dates: April 8, 9 and 15

Chaddsford Winery
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.
(610) 388-6221, chaddsford.com


7th Annual Auburn Heights Egg Hunts

Visitors are encouraged to bring a basket and join the hunt for thousands of eggs scattered around the Auburn Heights mansion. Gates open at noon for train rides, and at 1 p.m. the hunt begins. Tickets are $10 per person; advanced registration is required.

Dates: April 14 and 15

Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve
3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn
239-2385, auburnheights.org


Storybook Character Breakfast

Calling all princesses and pirates! Head to the Delaware Children’s Theatre on Saturday, April 15, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to enjoy breakfast with storybook characters and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The price is $15 per person; reservations are required.

Delaware Children’s Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington
655-1014, dechildrenstheatre.org


50th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival and Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate spring during Kite Day on April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and enjoy kite-flying contests, an Easter egg hunt and food vendors. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Park entrance fee will be in effect: $5 for in-state cars and $10 for out-of state-registered cars.

Cape Henlopen State Park
15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
645-8983, destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen





Voted Best of Delaware from 2010–2016, Deerfield’s delectable brunch will be served Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Price per person is $39.95; children ages 4–12 are $9.95; kids under 2 are always free. Make reservations online or call 368-6640. 

507 Thompson Station Road, Newark
368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com


The Grille at Back Creek

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 16, kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny, while adults can dine on fresh seafood and sip mimosas. Price per person is $24.95; children ages 10 and under are $9.95. Call ahead to make a reservation.

Back Creek Golf Club
101 Back Creek Drive, Middletown
378-6499, backcreekgc.com


Easter Brunch Buffet with the Bunny

Enjoy brunch with the Winterthur Bunny on Saturday, April 15, and Sunday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open buffet-style brunch is $35.95 per person; children ages 2–12 receive 50 percent off. Winterthur members will receive a 10 percent discount on up to four members of their party. To make a reservation, email ccater@winterthur.org or leave a message at 888-4826.

5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
448-3883, winterthur.org


Victoria’s Restaurant

On April 16, from 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m., indulge in a buffet-style breakfast that includes salads, an omelet, waffle and carving stations, entrées and desserts. Adults, $49.95; children ages 5–12, $29.95; children under 5, $19.95. Prices do not include alcoholic beverages. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Victoria’s Restaurant
2 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach
227-7169, boardwalkplaza.com


Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina

Seating for Chesapeake Inn’s Easter buffet on Sunday, April 16, takes place from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Enjoy a splendid view of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal while you eat. Adults, $39.95; children ages 4–12, $15.95. Reservations are required—call (410) 885-2040.

Chesapeake Inn
605 Second St., Chesapeake City
(410) 885-2040, chesapeakeinn.com


Harry’s Savoy Grill

On Sunday, April 16, Harry’s is serving a buffet brunch and a buffet dinner (10 a.m.–6 p.m.), as well as a special a la carte menu from noon–7:30 p.m. Call 475-3000 to make a reservation.

Harry’s Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington
475-3000, harryshospitalitygroup.com/events/856/easter-sunday-dining


Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

Big Fish Grill’s Easter buffet brunch takes place on April 16 from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Adults, $31.95; children 12 and under, $14.95; children 4 and under, $5.95. (A limited a la carte menu will also be available.) Reservations are suggested—call 652-3474.

Big Fish Grill
720 S. Justison St., Wilmington
652-3474, bigfishriverfront.com


Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House and Saloon

Treat yourself Easter morning to some sticky buns and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Brunch is served from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.—or stop by later in the day to order from the dinner menu. Call to make a reservation at 658-4600.

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House and Saloon
1801 W. 14th St., Wilmington
658-4600, harryshospitalitygroup.com/kid-shelleens

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