Things To Do In The Barrie Area For Easter 2023

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Egg hunts, delicious brunches, fun runs, 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 2023?

What Day Is Easter?

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 9, 2023. While Friday, April 7 is the only stat holiday, most kids are off on Monday, April 10 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 17 to April 8, 2023

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 28 and April 4 from 5 PM to 7 PM.

This year, Georgian Mall is also introducing Sensory Visits. On March 26 between 9 AM to 11 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.

Photo packages range from $19.99 to $49.99.

2. Chappell Farms Spring Festival

Where: Chappell Farms at 17 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie

When: April 1 to 2, April 7 to 10, and April 15 to 16 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: April 7 to 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM each day

Drysdale’s will be hosting their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend. They’ll also have other fun activities including:

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

Keep in mind that these activities will happen one after the other starting at 10 AM, 12 PM, and 2 PM. If you arrive late, you will miss out on some of the activities.

Tickets are $24.75 for kids and include a treat bag. Adults are $15.00 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: April 7 & 8 with timeslots available throughout the day

You and your family can choose a 75-minute 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: April 8 to 9, 2023

Friday Harbour is hosting family activities all weekend.

Saturday, April 8

Sunday, April 9

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: April 9, 2023 with seatings starting at 10:30 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 4 to 12, and FREE for children 3 and under are free.

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

RELATED: See what is open and closed in Barrie this Easter weekend …

7. Activities At The Barrie Public Library

Where: Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley St

When: April 8, 2023 starting at 10:00 AM

Family storytime at the Barrie Public Library will have an Easter theme on Saturday, April 8. To join, head to the Children’s Picture Book Area on the 2nd Floor from 10:00 to 10:30 AM.