As Easter approaches, parents look to have their little ones sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap and get a keepsake picture to look back on for years to come. Malls build sets for kids to get photo ops with their favorite bunny, and kids can also get Easter Bunny photos in North Central Florida at egg hunts, parties, and more.

Spring Hill

The Locomo Skate

This skating rink will be throwing a dance party for this special holiday where the Easter Bunny will be rolling around the rink with the little ones! Admission is $5 at the door and includes skate rentals. The Locomo Skate suggests bringing your own camera because they won't be providing print-outs of the photos that are taken. Join the Easter Bunny and get some cool action shots of the kids with him in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Crystal River

Crystal River Church of God

The Crystal River Church of God invites the public to join them in celebrating their favorite holiday by participating in their Easter egg hunt and photo op with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. This free event is for the little ones as the age limit is 11 years old, but the church will be offering candy, prizes, inflatables, and cupcakes to everyone.

Inverness

Withlacoochee Technical Institute

Join with Withlacoochee Technical Institute for their third-annual Doggie Easter Egg hunt for you, your family, and your pets to enjoy! There will be food, vendors, prizes, and games for you and your furry friend to compete in. All games require a pet to play, but don't worry if you don’t have your own; the local shelters are bringing adoptable pets for you to borrow or adopt! The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures with your kids or your pet, or both!

Dunnellon

Santa’s Farm

The Easter Bunny invites families to join him at Santa’s Farm for a VIP Breakfast with himself and the farm's other bunnies. Children will be able to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and other furry critters during their breakfast Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. The kids will have play time with the bunnies and chicks from Santa’s Farm along with a souvenir and craft for each of them. They can also participate in the Easter Egg hunt for more prizes and treats!

Ocala

Paddock Mall

All day on March 30, the Easter Bunny will be at the Paddock Mall in Ocala posing for pictures with young kids and families alike. The Easter Bunny will be ringing in the spring from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. that Friday. Pictures will be available for purchase in a variety of sizes and shapes for a varying of prices.

Gainesville

Oaks Mall

At the Belks Court in Oaks Mall, The Easter Bunny will be posing for pictures that parents can take home for their photo albums starting on March 16 until the day after Easter. The hours are as follows:

          Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.,

          Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

          Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

          Saturday (3/24): 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

          Friday & Saturday (3/30 and 3/31): 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

North Central Florida YMCA

Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the YMCA in Gainesville and pose for a picture that Mom will keep for years! The YMCA is offering a buffet-style breakfast along with crafts, games, and face painting alongside the Easter Bunny. Snap a picture of your kids with their faces painted like a bunny with the bunny himself Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m.

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