April chock-full of egg hunts and spring events on the Plateau | UPDATE

This article has been updated with updated with Buckley and Black Diamond activities.

Editor’s note: Egg hunts in the cities of Buckley and Black Diamond have been added to this list on April 13, after print publication.

It’s anybunny’s guess what the weather is eggspected to be these next few days, given April’s penchunt for harebitrary weather, but if you’re hopping to get involved in local Easter events, rain or shine, let this be your chickerone for holiday shellibrations on the Plateau.


If you missed the Thomasson Family Farm’s (38223 236th Ave SE Enumclaw) Bunny Patch at the beginning of the month, you have another chance to get in on the fun this weekend, April 15 and 16. Fun and games include an ongoing egg hunt (meaning eggs are constantly being hidden during the day), tractor rides, farm animals and more Easter- and spring-themed activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission for daytime events is $10 for ages 1 to 65 if you buy tickets online at thomassonfarm.com/easter-thomasson-family-farm/, $12 onsite. A $2 military or senior discount is available onsite only.

New this year is a daytime fire pit, which you can reserve for up to eight people for two hours for $60; reservations come with a s’mores kit (thomassonfamilyfarm.ticketleap.com/day-time-fire-pit/).

On April 15 specifically, adults can participate in a fast-paced nighttime egg hunt complete with over $1,000 worth of cash and prizes. There will also be food and refreshments like wine and beer to be purchased at the event. Check in for the event starts at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 9, or as soon as it gets dark enough; make sure to stick around after the hunt so you can collect raffle winnings. Tickets are $25 and can only be bought online (thomassonfamilyfarm.ticketleap.com/2022-adult-flashlight-hunt/)

Adults can also reserve a fire pit from 7 to 10 p.m. to keep themselves warm before the big hunt begins (thomassonfamilyfarm.ticketleap.com/2022-private-firepit/)


The gun club, located at 34862 Enumclaw-Black Diamond Road SE, will be open to kids 3 to 11 years old for a free egg hunt at 5 p.m. on April 15. The gun club asks attendees to bring canned or non-perishable food to for local food bank donations.


Enumclaw’s very own egg hunt will be taking place at the Boise Creek 6 Plex on April 16, starting at 10 a.m.

The event is split into three age groups, located on different baseball fields. Kids ages 4 to 6 will be hunting on the west side of the baseball complex, in fields 1 and 2, while children ages 7 to 9 (and older, if they want to join) are on the east side, on fields 3 and 4.

The littler ones, ages 0 to 3, can hunt at their leisure to the north, between fields 2 and 3.


The Enumclaw History Museum (1837 Marion St.) will be opening specially on April 16 for its annual spring bake sale and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to being able to buy homemade goods and crafts, children of all ages can explore the museum and find candy-filled eggs hidden around the displays.


Billed as “not your average egg hunt,” Buckley’s Amazing Egg Race on April 16 encompasses much of downtown and its local parks to collect eggs and win skateboards, scooters, gift certificates, and — of course — candy.

The event is for kids ages 10 through 18, and starts at noon at the youth center; participants will be given instructions on how to hunt for eggs there.

Children should be on the lookout for the golden eggs, which contain the bid prizes.

A free lunch of hotdogs and chili will be provided by Vinyard Church.


Ten thousand easter eggs will be up for grabs April 16, when Ten Trails will offer an egg hunt for kids 12 and younger starting 1 p.m. sharp at Civic Park and Village Green Park.

From noon to 3 p.m., families can also get photos with the Easter Bunny, enter in a contest for a $500 gift card to the Great Wolf Lodge and shop at local vendors and food trucks.


If you’re willing to travel a bit, East Pierce Fire and Rescue is once again hosting six egg hunts in South Prairie, Sumner, and Edgewood. All events are on April 16.

The Sumner hunt, at Sumner High’s Sunset Stadium, is likely the liveliest event as children surround a field of eggs, rushing into the center when the buzzer sounds. Kids ages 1 to 3 start off the day at 9 a.m.; ages 4 to 7 at 10 a.m.; and 8 to 11 at 11 a.m.

The South Prairie hunt at South Prairie City Park (3rd Street and Tacoma Street) begins at 10 a.m.

Activities in Edgewood are at Edgemont Junior High, and also begin at 10 a.m.


Later on in the month, Maris Farms is hosting its annual Baby Animals and Blooms Days on April 23, 24, and 30, as well as May 1, 7, and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

While not strictly Easter related, the event is a celebration of spring, with many activities for kids and their families like the Feed Mill Ropes Course, the Bee-Line Ziplines, Human Foosball, tug-o-war, Tire Mountain, tube slides, baby animals, and much more. Maybe the most exciting attraction is the Candy Cannon which fires off at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

There will also by fresh cut tulips for purchase, a tulip field perfect for photo opportunities, and a Farmers Market featuring various produce and wares.

Kids 2 years old and under can enter free; online tickets for children ages 3 – 12 are $16, and general admission (over 13) is $18 (marisfarms.ticketspice.com/2022-baby-animal-and-blooms). On-site tickets are $25 for ages 3 and up.

Thomasson Family Farm has an ongoing egg hunt area, where kids can search for eggs at their leisure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as myriad other activities for children and their families to enjoy. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Thomasson Family Farm has an ongoing egg hunt area, where kids can search for eggs at their leisure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as myriad other activities for children and their families to enjoy. Photo by Ray Miller-Still

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