It's time for the Easter Bunny to make an appearance across Long Island. From scavenger hunts to petting zoos, here are some local spots offering safe, family-friendly ways to mark the Easter holiday.
Easter breakfast and dinner at the Milleridge Inn
Guests can visit the Easter Bunny (who will be socially distanced behind plexiglass) during a breakfast held April 3. Seatings will be held on a half-hourly basis between 9 a.m. and noon, with a buffet offering breakfast favorites like omelets, French toast, fresh fruit and more; reservations are required. Admission is $49, $29 kids ages 2-12, younger children are in free. A buffet Easter dinner will be served on April 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. for $57.95, children are $29.95.
INFO 585 North Broadway, Jericho; 516-931-2201, milleridgeinn.com
Easter Fun at White Post Farms
The Easter Bunny will be at White Post Farms for socially distanced photo shoots. Egg hunts will also take place (weather-permitting) and animals will be out for viewing. Easter Bunny visits and egg hunts are included in the admission price.
INFO 250 Old Country Rd., Melville; 631-351-9373, animalpettingzoo.com. Easter activities available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1-4. Admission is $20.95.
Egg hunt and forest walk
Easter fun begins with a socially distant, bring-your-own-basket egg hunt on the grounds then continues with a walk through Sweetbriar's "enchanted forest" where you’ll meet the Easter Bunny and other creatures. Participants leave with a bag of treats and a take-home craft. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
INFO 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown; sweetbriarnc.org; April 3 from 11 to 4 p.m.; timed tickets begin every hour on the hour; $20 per child, $5 per adult.
"Vandy Land" at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
The former Gold Coast estate turned museum and planetarium is hosting an outdoor experience from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 3. Each day the Easter Bunny and other fuzzy characters will be available for photos. Guests can also join a scavenger hunt and enjoy live performances, music and outdoor games. The facility’s mini-golf course is also open for play, but for added fees; pets can be brought in for photos 9 to 11 a.m. on April 3 for $5 in advance.
INFO 180 Little Neck Rd.; 631-854-5579. Admission is $20, $14 age 2-12, younger than two is free. A family package for up to six guests including nine holes of mini-golf is $95; timed-entry tickets must be purchased in advance via vandyland.info.com.
Easter Bunny Skate at United Skates of America
The Easter Bunny will be dropping by the rink from 10 a.m. until noon on April 3. Entry and skate rental tickets must be purchased in advance.
Egg hunt and Easter brunch at the aquarium
Families can visit the aquarium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 3-4 and search for hidden eggs for no added charge. On April 4, brunch will be served at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. During brunch, guests will receive a visit from the Easter Bunny in the facility’s Sea Star Ballroom. Kids can also create art at the craft station. Admission is included in the brunch fee, which is $59.95, $29.95 for ages 3-12, $5 for kids age two and younger.
INFO 431 E Main St., Riverhead; 631-208-9200, longislandaquarium.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Egg hunts and bunny visits with A Latte Fun
Through April 3, the play venue will be hitting the road and bringing the Easter Bunny to different communities around Long Island. Families can reserve an opportunity to have the Easter Bunny visit outside their homes for socially-distanced photos for $45. They'll also receive a basket of treats before the bunny moves to the next house. The cafe is also hosting a two-hour Easter party for $55 at10 a.m. on April 3. Guests will be able to meet, greet and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Session also includes playtime, pizza, cupcakes, juice, craft-making and goodie bags.
INFO 570 E. Jericho TPKE., South Huntington; 631-944-3170, alattefunlongisland.com. Easter Bunny visits on April 3: Commack, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Smithtown, Saint James, Nesconset. Visits and parties must be purchased in advance online.