Published March 15, 2024

Things to do in the Barrie area for Easter 2024

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Easter Egg Hunt in Barrie

Egg hunts, delicious brunches, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more! There’s tons of Easter fun going on in and around Barrie. Here are some of the nearby events happening before, during, and after the holiday!

But first ... when is Easter 2024?

What Day Is Easter?

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 31, 2023. While Friday, March 29 is the only stat holiday, most kids are off on Monday, April 1 as well.

Fun Easter Activities In Barrie And Simcoe County

Here's a list of great Easter activities happening in and around Barrie for people of all ages ...

1. Georgian Mall Easter Bunny Photos

Where: Georgian Mall at 509 Bayfield St, Barrie

When: March 8 to March 30, 2024

Bring your family to Georgian Mall and get a picture with the Easter Bunny in the court area just outside Shoppers Drug Mart on the lower level. Pet Days are March 12, 19, and 26 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

There will also be sensory visits on March 17 between 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Families with children who have autism or other special needs can enjoy time with the Easter Bunny in a more subdued and sensory-friendly environment.

To reserve your spot, visit the Georgian Mall's website and receive a complimentary virtual basket of goodies.

Photo packages range from $19.99 to $49.99.

2. Chappell Farms Spring Festival

Where: Chappell Farms at 17 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie

When: March 23 to 24, March 29 to April 1, and April 6 to 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Chappell Farms is hosting its Spring Festival with tons of fun attractions including:

  • A kids maze
  • Magic show
  • Wagon ride
  • Maple syrup display
  • Candy hunt
  • Animals

To buy tickets in advance, visit Chappell Farm’s website. Tickets will be $15 each (kids under 2 years are free). You can also purchase feed for the animals.

3. Easter Egg Hunt at Drysdale’s Farm

Where: Drysdale’s Farm at 6635 Simcoe County Rd 56, Egbert

When: March 29 to 31 at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day

Drysdale’s will be hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend with lots of fun activities including:

  • Train & wagon rides 
  • A magic show
  • Visits with the Easter Bunny
  • A Live exotic animal show
  • Face painting
  • Refreshments

Drysdale’s has also teamed up with KOOL FM for the chance to win a Kings and Castles 20-person Birthday Party with food and drink. During each egg hunt, keep an eye out for the golden egg. If you find it, you'll be entered to win!

Keep in mind that all of Drysdale's activities will happen one after the other starting at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. If you arrive late, you'll miss out on some of the activities.

Tickets are $26.50 for kids and include a treat bag. Adults are $18.00 and children 2 and under are free but do not receive a treat bag.

Participants can register in advance on Drysdale’s website.

4. Easter Egg Hunt at Curio

Where: Curio Exploration Hub at 462 Bayfield St North, Barrie

When: March 30 with timeslots available throughout the day

You and your family can choose a 1 hour timeslot to hunt for eggs, make Easter crafts, and play at Curio Exploration Hub.

Tickets are $15 and include 1 adult and 1 child. Participants should bring their own basket.

To reserve your time, visit the Curio website.

5. Easter Egg Hunt at Friday Harbour

Where: Friday Harbour at 3999 Friday Dr, Innisfil

When: March 30 and 31, 2024

Friday Harbour is hosting family activities all weekend.

Saturday, March 30

  • Basket Weaving on the Promenade ($5)
  • Decorate Easter eggs on the Promenade ($5)
  • Pop-Tart Peeps House Decorating on the Promenade ($8)
  • 7th Annual Egg Drop from the Harbour Master (FREE)

Sunday, April 9

  • Easter Egg Hunt on the Promenade
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Build An Easter Buddy on the promenade ($20)
  • Easter Tie Dye T-Shirts on the promenade ($10)
  • Face Painting ($5)

For more information and timing for each event, visit Friday Harbour’s website.

6. Tangle Creek Easter Brunch Buffet

Where: Tangle Creek Golf, 4730 Side Road 25

When: March 31, 2024 with seatings starting at 10:00 AM

Tangle Creek will be hosting their Easter Brunch Buffet again this year. Reservations must be made by emailing or calling 705-720-2150 ext 115.

Tickets will be $58 for adults, $25 for children 8 to 15, $16 for children 4 to 7, and FREE for children 3 and under are free.

To see the full buffet menu, visit the Tangle Creek website.

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