Activities and Outings

The Short List: April 14-16

With some potentially clearer skies this weekend, it’s perfect for getting out and celebrating Easter with your little bunnies! From Passover Seder to egg hunts galore, we’ve got it covered.

April 14

Passover Seder

Have you ever been curious about the history of Passover? Congregation Beit Shalom Balevav in Vancouver is inviting the public to join together for a Passover Seder. Take part in Christian tradition, learn about the story of Exodus and enjoy a delicious, kosher Passover dinner. This is a family-friendly event and there will be activities for the little ones. If able, please bring a freewill offering to help cover costs. Free, eventbrite.com

April 15

Packer’s Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Packer’s Farm Place, in the Hood River Valley, is inviting you and the littles to a super fun afternoon full of Easter eggs, cookies and prizes! The kiddos will love bringing their own basket and searching the farm for Easter eggs and decorating jumbo egg cookies with yummy icing! Join in on lawn games, get some Easter pies and cookies, shop for spring starters for your garden and grab a photo with the Easter bunny all in one afternoon. $6-8, packerorchards.com

April 15

Alpenrose Dairy Easter Egg Hunt

Alpenrose Dairy is hosting their 55th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! With that kind of history, you know it’s got to be good. Every year this Easter Egg Hunt gets bigger and better. Come out and join the crowd in hunting for hundreds of chocolate eggs throughout the grounds. Redeem the sticker-wrapped eggs for some awesome prizes at the booth (giant stuffed animals, anyone??) and of course, get a photo with the Easter Bunny! Free, alpenrose.com

April 15-16

The Great Bunny Hunt at Rabbit Hollow

If you’re looking for bunnies this Easter, then head to the woods of Rabbit Hollow! Grab the Bunny Shuttle at NW Kitchen Design in Vancouver and head to Rabbit Hollow for a relaxed stroll through the woods. See how many bunnies you can spot! Start at Easter Candy Land and follow the bunny foot prints along the way. Gather treats, stop at the Bunny Atrium and Big Rabbit House for lots of photos and enjoy a yummy cupcake and juice or coffee before you head out. Free, destination-experiences.com

April 16

Glendoveer’s 4th Annual Golden Easter Egg Hunt

Ready, set, go! At 10:15 am this Easter Sunday, little guys and gals will be set loose on a portion of the Glendoveer Golf Course to hunt for candy and Easter eggs. What makes this egg hunt special, though, is that some eggs are “golden eggs” and contain vouchers for extra special prizes! How many golden eggs will you find?? This event will be divided into appropriate age groups, and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to support Oregon Food Bank. Ideal for ages 3-12. Free, facebook.com

About Ruth Plourde

It was the summer of 2015, and Ruth had had it up to here (read: her eyeballs) with east coast livin’, sensing that, for her, Philadelphia might be more lovable from afar. Perhaps she had listened to Tom Waits’ Goin’ Out West two too many times that day, or perhaps dreams of wine country, the Cascades, and temperate rain forests had finally stolen her heart, but once she bought that plane ticket to Portland, OR, there was no going back. Ruth is a barista by day and a poet by night/lunch break. She is currently working on her first poetry collection to be published sometime this year. She couldn’t be happier to be interning for NW Kids Magazine and to be a part of the NW Kids community!