Easter egg-citement
This weekend, head north of the city to the McMichael gallery, where you can ring in spring by participating in one of the institution’s Family Sundays. Register your child (eight years old and up) for a Ukranian Easter Egg workshop taking place between noon and 4 p.m. An alternative activity will be made available for younger children. Workshop registration must be made on-site.

The cost for the general public is included in the gallery admission fee: McMichael members get in for free.

The gallery is located at 10365 Islington Ave. in Kleinburg, Ont.; Tel: 905-893-1121 or toll free 1-888-213-1121; info@mcmichael.com; mcmichael.com.

Bunny bonanza

Don’t feel like heading north? Then head west to Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens, where families can meet Peter Rabbit, have breakfast or pizza with the Easter Bunny and enjoy entertainment, crafts and more. See rbg.ca for more information.

Hot Cross Buns
Visit Dundurn Castle in Hamilton this Easter week­end and try your hand at Victorian inspired Easter activities and sample hot cross buns in the historic kitchen. Fun for the whole family. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $5 for children, and $25 for families. Dundurn Castle is located at 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, tel. 905-546-2872, dundurn@hamilton.ca, hamilton.ca/museums. (The castle is closed on Good Friday.)

Newborn arrivals
If you’re going to be in the Ottawa area on Easter weekend, check out the family -friendly programs on offer at the Canada Agriculture Museum, agriculture.technomuses.ca. After a long and cold winter, the farm glows with the arrival of newborn animals. Visitors will have the chance to welcome gentle new lambs, caress the silky fur of rabbits, and see newly-hatched fluffy chicks, as well as take in an Easter Bread demonstration. Also, children six years and under can join in chocolate Easter Egg hunts, and older kids will be challenged by the Signs of Spring Egg Hunt.

Activities throughout the Easter weekend from run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 10 through Monday, April 13.

Here are further details on some of the activities on offer:

Meet the Lambs
• Visitors can learn about the different breeds of sheep as well as their life cycle. Also, with the help of one of the Museum’s friendly Guides, visitors can see and touch gentle new lambs.

Making Bread for Easter

• Did you know that hot cross buns are not the only type of bread that we can eat during the Easter period? Visitors can learn all about other traditional breads made to celebrate Easter and taste a sample of these delicious treats at the museum.

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