Cincy Easter Weekend Fun

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Enjoy an egg-citing Easter weekend with your Cincinnati Family!

Friday, April 19


Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th

Hop, hop, hop! Hop aboard a special train ride with the Easter bunny. New this year, the train will make a stop at the Lebanon Sports Complex for a bigger and better Easter egg hunt where all children will receive at least 5 eggs. Trains depart at 10:00 a.m., 12:15, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m.; buy tickets today, this popular event will sell out! Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 South Mechanic St., Lebanon; 12:15 p.m.; $22 adults, $18 seniors and ages 2 – 16, Free for children 1 year old and under. ; 513-933-8022 or

Saturday, April 20

EASTER CELEBRATION AT CZBG Spend an egg-cellent day at the zoo with the entire family; there will be a special animal enrichment schedule, treat stations throughout the zoo and even visits with the Easter Bunny.  Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Included with Zoo admission, free for members.; 513-281-4700 or

FREE EASTER EGG HUNT AT JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS Hidden among rows of books are brightly colored Easter eggs, come help find them!  Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 11 a.m.; 513-396-8960 or

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY AT DAVE AND BUSTER’S (register) Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast buffet and a $10 power card! The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance, so be sure to bring a camera to take a photo. Each ticket holder will also take home a fun Easter goody bag.  Dave and Buster’s , 11775 Commons Drive, Springdale; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.; $23.36; 513-671-5501 or


Sunday, April 21



Create color value using purple pigments, then add to a community art project- a large hanging wisteria!  DECM KidSpace at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; Included in admission. $14.50 Adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children 3-12, $5.50 toddlers 1-2, free for 1 and under and members.; 513-287-7000 or


Head to EnterTRAINment Junction for a spring themed scavenger hunt throughout the world’s largest train display; then explore the A-Maze-N Fun House for lots of laughs. Purchase a Do-It-All ticket and receive a Do-It-All ticket good for another day, Free. EnterTRAINment Junction , 7379 Squire Court, ; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Do-It-All admission $16.95.; 513-898-8000 or

FREE 3RD SUNDAY FUNDAY: SPRING FEST Hop on over to Taft Museum of Art for a fun filled celebration of Spring! Make bunny ears and decorate a treat bag to fill with goodies, then head to the face painting station or visit Sunrock Farm’s petting zoo from 2 – 4 p.m.  Taft Museum of Art , 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 513-684-4517 or


Enjoy a beautiful Easter Sunday brunch! 


Metropole will feature Executive Chef David Kelsey’s two-course Easter Brunch menu – a true expression of the celebration and the coming spring season. Metropole , 609 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $32 per person.; 513-578-6660 or


Gather the family and hop on over for Easter Brunch! Celebrate the holidays with the Easter Bunny and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet.  Winton Woods Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.; See website for more information. ; 513-521-7275 or


There will be a gourmet buffet complete with waffle, omelet and carving stations. This family-friendly event will include an egg hunt, coloring contest, photos with the Easter Bunny, live music and more! The Phoenix, 812 Race Street, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 513-721-8901 or

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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