Easter comes but once a year, so you better hop to it in order to calendar in some great events for the kids. Annual favorites, like Longwood Gardens’ “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny,” have already been sold out, but there’s still plenty of fun festivities in the Philadelphia area. With everything from egg hunts to train rides and chick displays to hayrides, the City of Brotherly Love will have you as busy as a chicken at Easter. Grandma can still have the youngsters over for Sunday dinner and a backyard egg hunt, but for a real egg-stravaganza, check out these top 2013 Easter events for kids in and around Philadelphia.

98.1 WOGL’s 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Moorestown Mall
400 Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Date: March 30

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Lord & Taylor Court starting at 11 a.m., pick up a map and stroll the mall picking up free candy and eggs from participating merchants. Free.

Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

4601 N. 18th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19140

(215) 329-7312

Date: March 30

Kids can’t celebrate Easter without a good old-fashioned egg hunt, and it doesn’t get more old-fashioned than at Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Built in 1730, the Stenton mansion stands as one of Philadelphia’s earliest and best-preserved houses. Every year, children ages 10 and younger are invited to the house museum to fill their baskets with eggs and chocolate confections. Like Ben Franklin and the colonists, kiddies get to color eggs with natural dyes made from animal products, flowers, herbs and vegetables. Crafts and colonial games are on the agenda, too. Space is limited, so reserve a spot before all the slots are filled.

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Hayrides To Bunnyland

Linvilla Orchards

137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 876-7116

Date: March 30

Head over to Linvilla Orchards’ Hayrides to Bunnyland event for an Easter festivity your youngsters will love. Photo ops abound as little ones take a hayride through the woods to the Easter Bunny’s house, where the March hare himself emerges to visit with the kids and hand out treats. Pony rides, train rides, face painting and a baby chick display are sure to delight both young and old. If that’s not enough, visit the orchard’s bakery for Easter sweet breads, delicious pies and bunny and Easter egg cakes.

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Easter Bunny Express

New Hope Railroad

32 W. Bridge St.
New Hope, PA 18938
215) 862-2332

Date: March 30 and 31

Hop on board with Peter Cottontail for the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Easter Bunny Express. The annual event features a 45-minute train ride through scenic Bucks County. Travel on an antique railcar with the renowned rabbit as he greets each child and delivers delectables. A staff photographer is on hand to take snapshots of the small fries, and an upgrade to the best car in the fleet is available for an extra fee.

Children’s Saturday Afternoon Tea With The Easter Bunny
The Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-5800

Date: March 30

Easter traditions don’t stop with plastic eggs and jelly beans. The Radnor Hotel will introduce youngsters to the finer things in life with the Children’s Saturday Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny. Scones, pastries, sparkling cider and a glorious selection of teas are on the menu. A spring princess will be on hand to read interactive stories and organize a sing-along. Even the happy hare himself will be in attendance to hand out storybook departure gifts to the kiddies.

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Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey’s “Cape May County Herald” for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.