What a fun day we had at Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo! We packed up our cooler, packed up our kids, packed up the van and off we went at 7:30 AM to get to the zoo before 8:30 for a super fun day! And just to clarify… there are 8 of us all together. So 2 babies, 4 children, and 2 adults.
We got there at 8:30 and they started letting people in shortly after that and we headed to Komodo Cafe for a Buffet Breakfast. The breakfast food was DELICIOUS! Pancakes, Sausage, Home Fries, fruit, orange juice, coffee… YUM. The buffet was definitely nice and a GREAT start to our day. (with full bellies!)
Crafts! They had a few simple craft options for the little ones to do. They could choose between a butterfly, an airplane, or coloring a paper egg. These were all simple enough for the preschool aged children, but also fun for the school aged children.
A visit with the Easter Bunny! What was nice about this event is that you do need a special ticket to attend and they only sell so many. So there was not a long line to visit the Easter Bunny and when we got up there I didn’t feel rushed like you do at the mall. We have a few little ones that are afraid of costumed characters (and stuffed animals… Caleb…) so we needed the time to visit with Mr. Easter Bunny.
The Easter Egg Hunt. This was the highlight for our gang. Everyone talked about the Easter Egg Hunt ALL day. First- how cool is it that the Egg Hunt takes place in the zoo, like where you walk to see the animals! Second- the eggs were not filled with candy, instead the eggs were empty and you turned in the eggs for a goodie bag after the egg hunt. There were two special Golden Eggs that you got an extra special prize with- I have no idea what that prize was since we did not find any Golden Eggs. BUT- the goodie bags were very nice and included a cute stuffed animal along with some other small trinkets. What was nice for this mom was that those stuffed animals doubled as souvenirs from the zoo.
After the egg hunt you had until 10:30 to visit with the Easter Bunny and then we were able to enjoy the Akron Zoo for the rest of the day and the kids had a ball!!
Would I recommend Breakfast with the Bunny? YES! This was a really fun day for our kids and I feel like everyone should experience a special event at the Akron Zoo at least once– or maybe even a yearly tradition! This was the first time we had the opportunity to do something like this and I really felt it was worth the price tag (a big question I got when I was telling people that we were going).
Factors into the price: #1- The breakfast buffet! This an all you can eat, good quality meal.
#2 The Easter Activities- Visit with the bunny with virtually no line (umm- have you waited more than an hour at the mall– because that was us at Christmas time with Santa!), a personalized-no-rush visit with the bunny, a fun egg hunt IN the zoo, and a craft!
#3 The goodie bag had a stuffed animal so we saved money having to buy souvenirs for 6 kids. (that is like $10 per kid right there!)
#4 Admission to the Zoo!
#5 – Free Parking too- and we got a close spot!
So yes- take your kids to check out Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo. There is still ONE more day left for you go this year (April 15th), and if you can’t make it to that day, please be on the look out for this event for next year!