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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Events in Burlington

A sure sign of spring is the arrival of that cute little rabbit known as the Easter bunny.  For those with children you know that the excitement of searching for hidden treats from a furry little friend is second only to awaking Christmas morning.  For those looking to enjoy some family fun there are two great Easter themed events happening over Easter weekend.

Easter at Springridge Farm
Springridge Farm is starting off the year with their annual Easter Festival March 29-31, which includes an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, wagon rides and farm tours, face painting, and take home bunny ears to colour and wear.  Kids will love the puppet show “Peter Rabbit’s Eggcellent Easter Show and the fun farmyard which features the animal barn, giant sandbox, corn trail and straw bale jumping.  Enjoy lunch from the BBQ or pick something up in the café.  While you’re there be sure to check out the new spring home décor, and outdoor pansies for your garden – you won’t leave empty handed! 

Maple at Crawford Lake
Another great family fun event is the Easter egg extravaganza at Mountsberg Conservation Area running March 29-April 1.  Youngsters can join in the Easter egg hunt and children 10 years and up can participate in the Scavenger Hunt.  Other Easter activities include a colouring book station, bubble station, candy jar guess and Easter jeopardy.  Make sure to leave plenty of time to visit the playbarn, visit with the farm animals and check out the Raptor Centre.  Plus, as an added bonus you can visit Maple Town and enjoy all the sugar bush activities as well!

If you haven’t had a chance to get out and enjoy the maple syrup festivals you still have time, both Conservation Halton events at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake continue to April 7th and Bronte Creek Provincial Park runs weekends through to March 31.

Battle of the Titans at RBG
The Royal Botanical Gardens is the place to be for Easter Brunch.  You can stroll through the Gardens and catch some early blooms, then feast on a delicious Easter brunch, followed by a dino egg hunt with the Easter Bunny.  You will also have the opportunity to has just the right thing to get you eager to explore some history. Be sure to visit the Battle of the Titans before it becomes extinct on April 7th.  This event features a Tyrannosaurus Rex/Triceratops life size diorama and lots of fun & educational activities for kids and adults alike.

For those looking for a culinary delight consider the self-guided Burlington Chocolate Trail,
Casteleyn Easter Chocolate
Casteleyn Chocolates
a decadent day of all things chocolate in Burlington. 
 Check out the video of our day on the trail.  Be sure to visit the chocolatiers including Walker's Chocolates, Casteleyn Belgian Chocolatiers, and Purdy's Chocolates on the trail to pick up all your Easter goodies!  *please check individual hours of operation over the holiday weekend.

Sunday March 31st the following restaurants will be offering an Easter Brunch:

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre is featuring a wonderful combination of culinary specialties to appeal to everyone's appetites from 11am-1pm.  Call 905-639-4443 for reservations.

The Easter Champagne Sunday Brunch at Spencer’s on the Waterfront features an Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, bar service and a seafood extravaganza including lobster.  $47 per adult, $21 per child (4-12yrs), call 905.633.7494 for reservations.

Stone House Restaurant will feature a delectable Steak & Seafood Buffet from 11:30am-8:00pm. To reserve your table by calling 905-632-1316.

The Water St. Cooker  is having its annual Sunday Brunch (right through dinner), and reservations are filling up very fast.  Emma’s Backporch will be featuring breakfast until 2pm (reservations only).  Call 905.634.2084 to reserve.

Join Tyandaga Golf Course for
Easter Brunch. Seating times are 10:30a.m., 12p.m. or 1:30p.m. $29.99/Adult, $9.95/Child (5-12).  Call to make your reservation at 905.336.0006 ext 4, or 905.708.2913.

For those looking to stay active over Easter, consider signing up to participate in the Good Friday 5km, 10km and Kids’ Bunny Hop races.  The races begin on March 29th at 8:50am at Aldershot High School and you can find race details and registration information on their website.

Other great outdoor activities include visiting Conservation Halton Parks, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, or Royal Botanical Gardens all of which have excellent walking/hiking trails.  You can also head to the Burlington Waterfront to walk/bike along the scenic trail or visit one of our many parks to enjoy a day out.

Our visitor centre will be closed on Friday March 29th and Sunday March 31th and open regular hours on Saturday March 30th and Monday April 1st. Our administrative offices will be closed Friday-Monday over Easter.  You can also visit our website 24 hours a day or reach us on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Easter!

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