Easter in Niagara Falls


Easter in Niagara Falls

Easter weekend this year is from April 14th – 16th, just a few days away. I don’t know if as a parent Easter just gets more exciting every year when you have young ones or if it’s just parents reconnecting with their inner child. From secretly hiding the eggs and allowing them to consume a little more chocolate than the average day (because it’s Easter after all) to the big turkey dinner feast with the family. Easter is a time to get together with family and celebrate whatever Easter means to you – whether it has a religious meaning or whether it’s a more playful time celebrating Easter bunnies, chocolate and the love of family.

If you’d rather get away from cooking and doing dishes and just focus on the family part, then celebrate Easter in Niagara Falls. With so much to do in Niagara Falls, the focus is always on family and fun.

Family Tradition Time

The Bird Kingdom

Speaking of traditions, every year the Bird Kingdom has a family special during Easter Weekend.

Children’s admission is $7.00 and includes an easter egg hunt and prizes (with paid adult admission). Here you can explore 3 levels of fun – reptile zone, nocturnal nook with bats and owls, and a rainforest setting with hundreds of free-flying birds. It’s hours of fun for the whole family.

Heartland Forest – April 15th – 11am – 2pm

This is a day of family fun in the forest. Featuring a campfire and marshmallows, scavenger hunt with delicious treats, train rides, mini putt, kid crafting. And the cost is only $5 per car.

If you haven’t been to Heartland Forest you are missing out. This place was truly created from the heart.

With a mandate of preservation, education and accessibility, Heartland Forest opened in 2004.  Founder Dan Bouwman,  purchased the land in 1999, rescuing it from industrial development. Heartland Forest is a registered charitable organization created in memory of his granddaughter, Sydney who passed away in October 2009 from a rare brain birth defect. He wanted to create a place where people of all ages and abilities could enjoy the easy access trails, gardens, carvings, turtle, frog and fish ponds, picnic and interpretative areas. 

Skylon Tower

This is new this year and it’s a fun tradition that the kids will love. Let your kiddies stay up a wee bit later on Sunday night (April 16th) and allow them to experience the Skylon Tower turning yellow (yellow has long been a traditional colour for Easter). You can also share this little nugget of information with them, because as parents we are always trying to tie it back to education (insert wink here).

Easter Egg Hunt at Fireman’s Park  – April 14th at 11am

This is an annual tradition that all families in Niagara Falls enjoy! Plus the best part is that there is no cost and the kids get to enjoy the great outdoors while hunting for eggs.

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm

Get ready for your kids to experience an Easter Eggstravaganza. Warner’s Ranch is so much more than an easter egg hunt, there are pony rides, petting zoo, hay rides and an outdoor play area adventure.

Floral Showhouse Annual Spring Display

This is something that the whole family can enjoy. Plus it’s fun and educational. At the Floral Showhouse you can experience the extensive rose gardens, ponds, collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species. This is just the beginning of what Mother Nature has in store for us this Spring.

Spring will definitely be in the air Easter weekend. There is so much to do in Niagara that isn’t scheduled. From exploring the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and their boutiques and restaurants to the 70+ Niagara wineries and microbreweries to all of the fun Niagara Falls Attractions (Hornblower, Journey Behind the Falls, Clifton Hill and so much more).

There’s something fun always happening http://niagara-falls-attractions/in the Niagara Region – every Season. If you’re looking for something to do Easter weekend, you have to check out Easter in Niagara Falls – it might be the start of a fun tradition.

Stay at the hotel close to all of the fun, the Courtyard Marriott. We’re one of the most fun-filled Niagara Falls Hotels, with Niagara Falls Packages for everyone.