Your Guide to Easter Brunches and Egg Hunts Around the State
Plan ahead to make the most of the First State's celebrations.
EGG HUNTS & MORE
Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, noon–3 p.m.
Search for eggs on the grounds surrounding the Auburn Heights mansion. Enjoy train rides, free popcorn and other kids activities. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. and is divided by age groups. The event costs $10 per person and is limited to the first 200 entrants each day. All attendees must have a ticket.
Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn • 239-2385
Saturday, March 24, 1–2 p.m.
Children ages 2-8 are invited to hunt for Bellevue bunny eggs the weekend before Easter. The egg hunt begins behind the Arts Center. Registration costs $6 and closes March 22. Call 761-6963 to register.
Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Road, Wilmington • 761-6963
Departure dates: March 24, 25, 30 and 31
Departure times: 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
On this 90-minute train ride to Ashland Nature Center, children can get their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $18 for seniors and $17 for children 2-12 (children under two are free). Hop aboard.
Wilmington and Western Railroad, 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington • 998-1930
Friday, March 30, 11 a.m.
Downstate, children ages 3 and up are invited to an egg hunt on Cape Henlopen State Park’s Parade Field. The event is free. Parking is available at the Beach Bathhouse area and shuttle transportation to the field is provided. Families are asked to arrive by 10 a.m.
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes • 645-8073
Egg Toss on the Parade Field
Friday, March 30, 1 p.m.
Stick around after the egg hunt for Cape Henlopen State Park’s egg toss. See how far you and a partner can toss an egg without dropping it and letting it crack. The event is free.
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes • 645-8073
Saturday, March 24, 10–11:30 a.m.
The city of Newark hosts its annual egg hunt at White Clay Creek State Park for children capable of walking to age nine. The event is free, but the state park’s entry fees are in effect ($4 in-state and $8 out-of-state). Families are asked to bring their own basket or bag for egg hunting.
White Clay Creek State Park, 880 New London Road, Newark • 368-6900
BRUNCH BUFFETS & MORE
Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bring the whole family to Abbott’s annual Easter brunch buffet. The buffet is available at Abbott’s Grill in Milford and Abbott’s on Broad Creek in Laurel. Placing reservations is highly recommended. Adults cost $29.95 and children under 10 cost $13.95.
249 NE Front St., Milford • 491-6736
300 Delaware Ave., Laurel • 280-6172
Sunday, April 1
Indulge in the lobster special: $42 for a 3-course lobster dinner, or $35 for a one pound of lobster, steamed mussels and clams.
101 S. Market St, Wilmington • 777-1500
Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Big Fish Grill’s annual Easter buffet features a sundry of seafood dishes and fresh carving stations. Adults cost $36.95, children under 12 cost $15.95 and children under 3 cost $5.95. Reservations are recommended (652-3474). The Easter buffet is only offered at Big Fish’s riverfront location.
720 S. Justison St., Wilmington • 652-3474
Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Brick Hotel Restaurant & Tavern on the Circle in Georgetown will open for a Sunday Easter buffet, with the Easter Bunny on hand to visit with families. Check out the menu here.
18 The Circle, Georgetown • 856-1836
Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Take a morning drive over the border to Chesapeake City for the Chesapeake Inn’s annual Easter brunch. The diverse buffet features carving stations, a sushi station and the Chesapeake Inn’s famous crab cakes. Adults cost $39.95 and children ages 4-12 cost $17.95. Call (410) 885-2040 to place reservations, which are required.
605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md. • (410) 885-2040
Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The extensive brunch menu includes butternut squash soup, roasted pig, prime rib and a chocolate fountain. Call 631-1555 for reservations.
100 Continental Dr, Newark • 454-1500
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Feast on lamb chops, prime rib, made-to-order crepes, oysters, shrimp and more at the Columbus Inn’s Easter brunch. The brunch is $40 for adults and $20 for children age 4-12 (children 3 and under are free).
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington • 571-1492
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Deerfield’s Easter buffet offers traditional breakfast favorites like made-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs and crispy bacon along with a seafood station. Plus, there is a carving station, select entrees and desserts. The buffet costs $58.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 4-12 (children 3 and under are free). Reservations can be booked online or by calling 368-6640, ext. 2.
507 Thompson Station Road, Newark • 368-6640
Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Catch the ferry on either side of the Bay for an Easter buffet, egg hunt and Bunny meet-and-greet on the water. The buffet, which offers breakfast favorites such as pancakes, eggs and tater tots, has two seatings (9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.) available for reservation by calling (800) 643-3779. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Adults cost $24 and children ages 3-12 cost $14 (children two and under are free). Space is limited.
Cape May Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, N.J.
Lewes Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes • (800) 643-3779
Sunday, April 1
1801 W. 14th St, Wilmington • 658-4600
Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.
Meet the Easter bunny and other favorite characters at the Delaware Children’s Theatre. The kid-friendly breakfast is $15 for adults and children. Advanced reservations, which are required, can be made here.
Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 655-1014
Sunday, April 1
Complete with an appetizer buffet, carving stations and a designated dessert buffet, Harry’s Savoy brunch or dinner is sure to please. Harry’s traditional dinner menu will be available from noon-7:30 p.m. in the restaurant. A la carte dining will be available in the restaurant from noon-8 p.m. The brunch and dinner buffets will be available from 10 a.m.–2:15 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., respectively, in the ballroom. The buffet costs $49.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 5-12 (children under the age of 5 are free). Reservations are encouraged and can be placed by calling 475-3000. Weather permitting, the patio will be open.
2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington • 475-3000
Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The So Del restaurant group is offering Easter brunch at seven of its restaurants: Fish ON!, Bluecoast Rehoboth, Lupo Italian Kitchen, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Bluecoast Bethany, Catch 54 and the Clubhouse at Baywood. Menus will be released here closer to the event.
Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meet the Easter bunny, while eating brunch at Winterthur. The brunch buffet is $35.95 per person and children ages 2-12 are 50 percent off.
5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington • 888-4826
EASTER BUNNY MEET-AND-GREETS
March 24, 30 and 31, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Reserve a time online to skip the line to meet the Easter Bunny outside of JCPenney in the Christiana Mall. Reservations can be made here. The Bunny will be at the mall daily through the end of March.
132 Christiana Mall, Newark • 731-9815
March 25, 6:30–8 p.m.
The Easter Bunny also makes a stop at the Concord Mall along route 202 in Wilmington. The Concord Mall also offers opportunities to have your pet take a photo with the Easter Bunny.
437 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 478-9271
Through March 31 until 8 p.m. weeknights and until 6 p.m. on weekends. Hours are extended until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.
The Easter Bunny pops up at the Dover Mall, too. Skip the line and make your reservation online.
1365 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover • 678-4000