With so many Easter Egg Hunts to choose from in Indianapolis, it’s hard to know which ones are the best ones and right for your family. After years of publishing the HUGE guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Indy, we’ve spent the past five years on Indy Style sharing the top 10 BEST Easter Egg Hunts in Indy and central Indiana. This year is no different, as we break down the most interesting and unique egg hunts you’ll find anywhere!
Egg Hunts with a Hot Air Balloon
Saxony Egg Drop
Saturday April 13th, 2019. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Waterline Church in Saxony will host their annual Hot Air Balloon Egg Drop. Thousands of plastic Easter eggs will be dropped from a hot air balloon. Pre-register your children to participate in one of four age-specific egg hunts with 10,000 eggs! The Waterline Church Easter Egg Drop is a FREE Easter Egg Hunt open to the first 750 pre-registered children up to age 10. Adults do not need a ticket, please reserve tickets only for children 10 and under.
The good: If you have a child with special needs or dietary restrictions, trained volunteers will host a special egg hunt 1:30-2:00pm with toys only inside the eggs, and an option to take a bag of candy following the hunt if you’d like.
The bad: If the weather is bad or too windy, the hot air balloon will not be able to fly. BUT, this happened when we attended and there was still an amazing egg hunt with thousands and thousands of eggs full of candy.
Night Time Egg Hunt
Friday, April 12th, 2019. 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., $11 per child.
Hop on out to Broad Ripple Park for an ‘egg-stra’ special flashlight surprise egg hunt. Games, arts, crafts and refreshments are all part of this fun program. Be sure you bring a flashlight and dress appropriately. Limited space, so sign up now! This event is outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather and perhaps for wet and muddy ground.
The good: You must register in advance for this activity so attendance is limited and there isn’t the violent, angry dash that so many people experience at easter egg hunts.
The bad: This popular event sells out!
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, April 12th, 2019. Multiple time slots available.
The Easter Bunny doesn’t always hide eggs on land. Join the YMCA for this fun annual underwater Easter egg hunt. Registration required.
5:15 p.m. Special Needs –Caregiver must be in the water
5:15 pm Ages 3 and under Will be using wading pools
6:00 p.m. Ages 3 – 5– Caregiver must be in the water
6:45 p.m. Ages 6 & 7 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 & 9
8:15 p.m. Ages 10 & 11
9:00-9:30 pm in the Gym Special Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Ages 12-14
Take a late night dip in the pool 9:30-10:00 pm
Friday, April 19, 2019. 6:30 – 8 p.m., $15 per child
Head to either of the Fishers or Carmel locations for a special Easter-themed family night. There will be fun in the pool that includes an egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts, and snacks/refreshments! Registration required.
Saturday, April 20, 2019. 12:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., $5 for members/$8 for non-members
Join the Y for an Easter Egg Hunt in the pool. Registration is required.
The good: This is such a fun and unique way to do an Easter egg hunt.
The bad: Depending on the swimming skills of the children, parents may need to suit up and get in with them!
Whitehouse Style: Presidential Egg Roll
Saturday, April 13th, 2019. 9-10:30 a.m., Free.
Enjoy crafts, music, refreshments, and the only egg roll in Indy. Children will race to roll their decorated eggs through the grass as the Easter Bunny cheers them on. This lively event is free for both children and their parents, but space is limited so registration is required.
The good: This egg hunt will save you the trip to Washington D.C. and has fun historic tones.
Easter Egg Hunts for Children with Special Needs
April 13, 2019. 10 a.m. – noon
Hop on over to Rhodius Park for an “eggcellent” all inclusive egg hunt for children 5-12. Along with the hunt, there will be crafts, games and a special appearance by Mr. Bunny. Registration is recommended. All participants are guaranteed to find some eggs.
Special Egg Event at the Well Community Center
Saturday, April 20, 2019. 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This annual egg hunt has three separate start times: 2pm- Adaptive Egg Hunt Magnetic eggs are picked up with poles. This hunt is perfect for kiddos in wheelchairs or gait trainers.
3:30pm- Sensory Friendly Hunt Quiet egg hunt with little stimulation. This hunt is great for kids with autism or sensory processing needs.
5pm- Family Egg Hunt For children who can hunt unassisted but have developmental delays. Siblings can participate in this hunt!
Family games & activities run simultaneously to the egg hunts, stay and play before or after your egg hunt time.
The good: Everyone is invited to participate in this inclusive egg hunt.
Helicopter Drop Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 13, 2019. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free.
Main Street Vineyard Church is hosting a Helicopter Easter Egg Drop at the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex in Plainfield. In addition to the Easter Bunny photo opportunities and egg drop, visitors can also enjoy other family fun activities such as a bounce house and face painting. No registration is required, but arrive early because only the first 1,000 kids will be able to participate in the hunt.
Saturday, April 20, 2019., Free.
The Westfield Easter Egg Drop is one of the largest Easter Egg hunts in the Indianapolis area, drawing over 5,000 people every year. In addition to the egg hunt, guests can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and slides, face-painting, photo booth pictures, carnival games, an inflatable toddler play area, and other fun activities – all FREE! Registration is required.
The good: This egg hunt is super fun and special!
The bad: These egg hunts sell out quickly and in some cases are limited to residents of certain zip codes.
Indoor Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 13th, 2019. 10 – 11 a.m.
Children ages 2-9 are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at the Danville Public Library! Search the book stacks for hidden eggs. Children will have time to visit with the Easter Bunny and make a craft. Registration is not required.
The good: This Easter egg hunt is indoors so weather and ground conditions won’t ruin it.
Adult Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 13, 2019. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $40
Form your own team with 2-6 players and win your share of over over $1000 in prizes. This challenging egg hunt is just for adults 21+. Moontown Brewery will be on site and your admission includes one drink ticket + a meal.
Saturday, April 20th, 2019. 10 – 7 p.m., $40
Must be 21 to participate. all about the bling and wine, with no melty chocolate! Prizes include wine themed gifts, including keychains, corkscrews, t-shirts and more!
The good: Hello, this one’s for us!
The bad: This one is rain or shine and non-refundable. So, you might be out traipsing through the vineyards in the rain and mud.
Egg Hunts with a Hike
Saturday, April 20, 2019. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
McCloud Nature Park Naturalists have hidden camouflaged eggs filled with nature clues along two of our family favorite trails. Each trail has a different level of difficulty, mean for different age groups. The clues tucked inside each egg will help you answer questions on your scavenger hunt sheet. This program is FREE to attend, appropriate for all ages, and no advance registration is required.
Saturday, April 20, 2019. 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Take an urban hike along the Indianapolis Cultural Train and search for some of the 15,000 eggs hidden along the 8 miles. Start and check in at one of the three different Hunt Headquarters. Each egg contains a piece of candy and a slip of paper, some of which are prizes or indicate that you need to return to your hunt headquarters to redeem for a prize that wouldn’t fit in an egg. There’s a come-as-you-please hunt along the entire Trail but if you want to be a part of the 3 big hunts, please register!
The good: You’ll enjoy your city and the outdoors as you race to find the eggs!
Indy 500 Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 2019. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Free with donation.
Come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the ninth Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Admission is free with the donation of a pet supply for IndyHumane. Registration and Activities are from 9-11 am and the Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 am. Everyone must enter Gate 2 off of 16th Street. All participants must sign a WAIVER before they can participate. Please complete the electronic waiver in advance. Sign Waiver
The good: You’ll have a view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that’s unique.