Bunny Day, which is Easter in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is upon us.
This egg-themed event not only sees the return of Zipper T. Bunny, but allows you to collect a variety of special furniture and clothing rewards, which will only be available during Bunny Day.
Below you’ll discover everything we know about the event, including the dates for this year’s Bunny Day and the final Bunny Day reward.
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How to start the Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
Bunny Day may be officially on Sunday 12th April in New Horizons, but your egg hunt begins from Wednesday, April 1st.
First, however, you need to ensure that you’ve downloaded the necessary patch for Bunny Day. You’ll know if you’ve done this currently because either Tom Nook or Isabelle will announce the upcoming Bunny Day event in their daily announcement.
If it doesn’t come up, then try closing and re-opening the game.
Once you’ve seen this announcement, it’s time to hunt down Zipper T. Bunny, who’ll be hiding somewhere on your island. Sadly, you won’t be discovering the mystery of who exactly in this bunny suit, because it is a costume – check the back for the zip.
We found Zipper hiding behind a tree, but that doesn’t mean you will. If you’re trouble finding Zipper, then keep your ears open for the sound of them jumping up and down.
If you can hear the low, slightly ominous, sounds of weird costume feet hitting the ground, then Zipper is close by.
Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
Once you’ve found Zipper for the first time in New Horizons, they’ll explain that they’ve hidden six different types of eggs around the island.
It’s up to you to find these eggs and use them to create the Bunny Day furniture, which will also be hidden around your island in the run up to Bunny Day.
Every day leading up to Bunny Day Zipper will hide a new Bunny Day DIY Recipe around your island for you to find and create.
If you craft all of the Bunny Day DIY Recipes by Bunny Day itself, then Zipper will have a special surprise for you.
Let’s go through those Bunny Day recipes now…
Bunny Day recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In celebration of Bunny Day, Zipper T. Bunny has hidden a variety of egg themed DIY recipes around your island and, the closer we get to Bunny Day, the more DIY recipes they will hide.
There are a variety of ways to find these DIY recipes and Zipper will help you begin your collection by giving you the DIY recipe for the Bunny Day bed. They will also mention that if you can find and craft all the Bunny Day DIY recipes by or on the actual Bunny Day (Sunday April 12th), then Zipper will have a special reward for you.
There are a number of ways that you can find the other Bunny Day DIY recipes, which include:
- Receiving the DIY recipes from talking to villagers
- Shooting down Bunny Day themed balloons
- Finding Bunny Day message-in-a-bottles on the beach
Below you’ll find all the Bunny Day furniture recipes:
If you collect enough of one type of egg, you’ll eventually discover the DIY recipe for the outfit themed around the design of that egg.
How many eggs you need to find appears to be random for each player. We discovered the Leaf-egg outfit recipes after finding nine Leaf eggs, but it took catching over 15 Water eggs (not a hard feat) to find the recipes for the Water-egg outfit.
Below you’ll find all the Bunny Day outfits:
Once you’ve found all the DIY recipes for the egg inspired outfits, you’ll discover the DIY recipes for both the Egg party dress and Egg party hat. This will happen immediately after you discover the sixth egg outfit DIY recipe and doesn’t, thankfully, require you to craft any of the egg outfits.
Below you’ll find the DIY recipes for both the Egg party dress and Egg party hat:
|Egg party dress||3x Earth egg
3x Stone egg
3x Leaf egg
3x Wood egg
3x Sky egg
3x Water egg
|Egg party hat||2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg
Bunny Day final rewards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To get the final rewards in Bunny Day, speak to Bunny T Zipper on Bunny Day itself – Sunday, April 12th.
They will give you a new recipe – a Bunny Day Arch.
You must craft this and all the above recipes (you don’t need to do clothing) to receive the Wobbling Zipper Toy recipe.
Craft that, and you can then create the final Bunny Day reward – a Bunny Day Wand.
You’re finally done! Remember you can also receive a Bunny Day Basket by handing over one of each Egg – no receipt or crafting required.
Also, if you are short on an Egg, you can give three of one Egg type for another.
Bunny Day event dates in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
Bunny Day will only occur once a year in New Horizons and, this year, it will start on Wednesday, April 1st and end on Sunday, April 12th.
This gives you a whole 12 days to go completely egg crazy.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived!
After you’ve set up character customisation, your island name and chosen the correct season for your hemisphere, it’s time to get to work on your new holiday life. Thankfully, we have some Animal Crossing New Horizons tips for that.
There is fish to catch (including Stringfish and Sturgeon), bugs to catch, Bamboo, flowers and fruit to grow, hairstyles to unlock, villagers to add, shooting stars to wish upon, tools to craft (such as the new ladder and vaulting pole), materials (such Iron and Gold Nuggets) to find, Tarantulas to catch, wasp stings to avoid and Nook Miles and Bells to make, and of course, a house, museum and most importantly, the town hall and Isabelle to unlock where you can change the Town Tune and check your island star rating.
You can also meet Gulliver and Wisp on your travels.
Finally – you can take part in multiplayer, download QR code designs, complete your activities ahead of the Animal Crossing daily reset time, use amiibo and learning about the upcoming Bunny Day Easter event and Cherry blossom event.
How to access Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained
If you want to take part in Bunny Day in New Horizons, then you need to make sure that you’ve downloaded all the currently available patches for the game.
To do this make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet and then try to start playing New Horizons. If there’s a patch available, you’ll be prompted to do so.
Now simply follow the instructions on your Nintendo Switch and wait for the download to be completed.
With that done you just have to wait for Bunny Day to arrive to take part in this egg filled event.