We’ve got all of our eggs in one basket with this one, Smarties! Check out the ultimate guide to all the best Easter Egg Hunts in town. Mark your calendars, get your cameras and Easter baskets ready, and GO! Hoppy Easter!
Annual Flashlight & Daylight Easter Egg Hunts at Whispering Hope Farm
Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Rd., Gastonia
Daylight Easter egg hunts 10:00am- 12:00pm
Flashlight Easter egg hunts 6:30-8:30 pm
*Please see website for dates for specific daylight and flashlight egg hunts.
All ages. $6.00/per person (cash only) 6months and under/Free. Price includes a horse ride for your child.
Come out to the NEW farm location to see the animals and have an Easter egg hunt! *Each child is required to bring 10 filled eggs, an Easter basket and if coming at night – a flashlight!
Don’t forget your camera!!
For more information: http://www.whisperinghopefarm.com/page9.html
Lunch with the Easter Bunny (March 18)
Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews
Ages 2 to 5 years old. Tickets are $5.00 per person.
Activities will include lunch with the Easter Bunny, a craft activity, and an opportunity to have their picture taken with the guest of honor. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
For more information: www.matthewsnc.gov , or 704-321-7275
Nature Museum Spring Fling (March 19)>
Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road
10:00am – 1:00 pm. All ages. Activities are included with Museum admission * please see website for pricing information.
Spring has sprung! Find out what’s hopping, hatching, blooming or buzzing this time of year. Meet live animals, go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt, explore the art of beekeeping and learn ways to develop a green thumb from some Master Gardeners. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Back Deck or in Fort Wild. Creature Features are supported by The Guild of Discovery Place and Charlotte Nature Museum. Don’t forget your camera!
For more information: Charlottenaturemuseum.org
Easter EGGstravaganza (March 19)
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade Street, Matthews
Ages 12 and under. 11:00am – 2:00pm. Free
Carnival games, candy prizes, bounce house, food vendors, music, and the annual egg hunt. Bring your camera and have a picture your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
For more information: www.matthewsfun.com
Easter Hoppenings (March 19)
Phillips Place in S. Park, Fairview Rd. & Cameron Valley Pkwy.
1:00 – 3:00pm. All ages. Free
Visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, and a balloon artist. Don’t forget your camera!
For more information: http://www.phillipsplacecharlotte.com/
Hosanna: An Easter Egg Celebration (March 19)
The Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte
2:00-3:30pm. $5.00 per person. Space is limited, suggested to purchase tickets in advance. See website for details.
Families are invited to enjoy a special day celebrating Easter. Activities will include a program with Mr. Nigel & Friends. Each guest will receive a special treat, and families will have an opportunity to pet and have photos taken with baby farm animals. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
For more information: www.billygrahamlibrary.org , or 704-401-3256
Belmont Easter Egg Hunt (March 19)
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main Street, Belmont
Ages 10 and under. 2:30 pm. Free.
Easter egg hunt & pictures with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring your basket and camera!
For more information: www.cityofbelmont.org , or 704-825-8191
Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure (March 19)
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 New Hope Rd., Belmont
See website for prices.
11:00am – 3:00 pm.
Celebrate spring with Peter Rabbit and his family. Event will take place throughout the Garden including Lost Hollow. Activities: craft-making, face painting, and more. Don’t forget to bring your camera! For more information: www.dsbg.org , or 704-825-4490
Easter Bunny Express (March 19-20, 25-26)
North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer
See website for listing of times and prices.
*Easter Egg hunt only takes place on March 26th at noon.
Take a 25-minute train ride around the museum with the Easter Bunny. The event also includes tattoos, crafts and coloring; photos with the Easter Bunny, model train layout and face painting; and bubbles, sidewalk chalk and sandbox fun.
*New this year: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Lunch with the Easter Bunny or Snacks with the Easter Bunny. Please see the website for more details.
For more information: www.nctrans.org
Historic Rosedale’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt (March 19)
Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon Steet
10:00 am, 11:00 am and Noon. $10.00 per child; two adults per family free.
Explore the enchanting gardens are you and your child(ren) hunt for Easter eggs.
Reservations are required. For more information: www.historicrosedale.org
Connect Christian Church Egg Drop (March 19)
Covenant Classic School, 3200 Patrick Henry Drive S., Concord
Ages 1 year through 5th grade
11:00 am–1:00 pm. Free.
A fun family event with food, prizes, bounce house and thousands of Easter eggs.
For more information: www.connectchristianchurch.org
Hop Into Spring (March 19)
Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius
2:00-4:00pm, Ages 3-12 years, Free.
Hop into spring with this annual, free, family event at Robbins Park. Participants can enjoy arts & crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, face-painting, concessions, music, egg themed activities, and photo opportunities with Peter Cottontail.
Ninja Easter Egg Hunt at UFC Gym Matthews (March 19)
1916 Sardis Rd. North
12:00 – 2:00pm. All ages. Free.
Easter egg hunts will be divided into specific age groups. Other activates will include: face painting, obstacle course, high kick competition, and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: 704-814-0807
Gaston County Museum & Town of Dallas Easter Egg Hunt (March 19)
Historic Dallas Courthouse Square, Dallas
1:00-1:30 pm. Ages 10 and under. Parent participation required. Free.
Thousands of eggs will be placed around the historic square. The egg hunt will begin promotply at 1:00pm. Other activities will include the Great Bunny Run, where children will have the chance to “catch” one of the official “Running Bunnies” and get a special golden egg. Hop over to the Gaston County Museum to play fun games, too. Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: contact Jason Luker, 704-922-7681 ext. 105
Pictures with the Easter Bunny (or Duck!) (March 20)
Halbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Dr., Huntersville
Bring your cameras and family to enjoy the afternoon at Halbrook Park. Activities include: taking your picture with the Easter Bunny and/or his friend the Easter Duck, playing on the playground, having your face painted, getting a balloon twisted, and jumping in a bounce house. Don’t forget your camera!
*In case of rain, the event will move to the Robert B. Blythe building at 102 Gilead Road.
Easter Egg Hunt at Shamrock Senior Center (March 23)
Shamrock Senior Center, 3925 Willard Farrow Drive
9:00-10:00am. All ages. Free.
Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny hop. Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: www.apm.activecommunities.com
Toddler Easter Egg Hunt (March 23)
Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly
10:00 am. Ages 5 years and under. Free.
Bring your little one, Easter basket and camera for a fun Easter egg hunt.
For more information: http://www.mtholly.us/events_list.php
Ray’s Splash Planet Underwater Easter Egg Hunt (March 24)
215 N. Sycamore Street
5:00 – 8:30pm (Easter egg hunts will begin at 6:30 pm, younger kids will go first)
General Admission Prices* $5.00-$11.00
Come celebrate Easter with Rays Splash Planet. Kids will jump in and explore the water to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Please bring a (waterproof) basket. Pictures will be available with the Easter Bunny, so remember to bring your camera. Children will be separated into different age groups (0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12).
Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit, towel, water proof Easter basket and camera! Games and craft activities will be included.
For more information: www.parkandrec.com or 704-432-1141
Baskets with Bunny (March 24)
Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Rd.
10:00–11:15 am, Ages 2-5, $3.00/per person
Preregistration is required. Please see website for details.
Children will have a bunni-rific time as they create their own Easter pail, make Easter crafts, have a snack and visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation is required. Please not this event does not include an Easter Egg hunt. Don’t forget your camera!
For more information: www.apm.activecommunities.com
Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble (March 24)
Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg
Event opens at 6:00pm. Ages 13 years and under. Free.
Children are invited to “scramble” to collect 25,000 eggs off of the field. First egg scramble will begin at 6:30pm. Scrambles will be divided up into specific age groups. Activities will include meeting the Easter Bunny, temporary tattoos, face painting, Easter crafts and inflatables. Don’t forget your camera and Easter basket!
Easter Eggstravaganza at Carowinds (March 25-April 3)
Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Fort Mill, SC
10:00am – 8:00pm. All ages. *Please see website for admission prices.
Who’s that hoppin’ down the bunny trail? At Carowind’s, it is Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the beagle! Don’t miss this egg-cellent opportunity to take part in Carowind’s eggstra-special activities, crafts and entertainment. Don’t forget your camera!
For more information: www.carowinds.com
Easter Egg Hunt at Romare Bearden Park (March 25)
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church Street
Easter egg hunts are divided into age groups. There will also be games & activities.
Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: www.parkandrec.com
Ballantyne Village Eggstravaganza (March 26)
14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Ballantyne
1:00-3:00pm. All ages. Free
2nd annual Ballantyne Village Eggstravaganza featuring free photos with the Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg hunt in Pocket park, pet live bunnies with Mrs. Cottontail and friends. Other activities will include music and arts & crafts.
For more information: http://ballantynevillage.com/events/the-villages-2nd-annual-eggstravaganza/1515
Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt (March 26)
Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville
All ages, Free
Bring your Easter Baskets for the fun-filled 5th annual Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt! Activities will include an Easter egg hunt, spoon races, balloon tosses, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more! For a small fee you can take your family on a hayride around the farm or let the kids play in the bounce houses. Food vendors will be on the property.
2 Easter Egg Hunts will take place: 11:00 am for children ages 4 and under; 11:30 am for children 5 years and older. *Please arrive early to ensure that your child is able to participate in his or her Easter Egg hunt.
*Registration Required. Don’t forget to bring your camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!
For more information contact Zac Vinson at 704-875-3113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Naturalist Egg Hunt at Wing Haven (March 26)
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary Children’s Garden, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
10:00am- Noon, Ages 10 and under., $12.00 (members), $15.00 (non-members)
*Registration Deadline: 3/18 at 5:00pm
Hop over for a special morning at Wing Haven’s Children’s Garden! The children will make binoculars to help them spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt, create seasonal crafts to take home and learn about backyard birds that call Wing Haven home.
For more information: http://winghavengardens.org/ChildActivities.asp
Hodges Family Farm (March 26)
Hodges Farm, 3900 Rocky River Road E.
10:00am. Ages 2 to 6 years old. $5.00/per child for the Easter Egg Hunt*Registration Deadline: 3/18
Enjoy hunting for Easter eggs on a family farm. Other activities include spoon and sack races, a bubble station and an opportunity to pet the barn animals.
For more information: www.hodgesfarmnc.com
Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt (March 26)
Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville
10:00 am – 2:00pm. $6.00/per adults and children, 1 adult free per child.
*Reservations are by pre-payment only. Please see website for details.
Come out to the Latta Plantation and participate in the annual Easter egg hunt! Other activities will include live children’s music, arts and crafts, visiting the Latta Farm animals, and more. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: www.lattaplantation.org
Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church (March 26)
Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane
10:00 am – Noon. All ages. Free
Join Uptown Church for their 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Activities will include: face painting, balloon animals, and my gym. Free Donuts & Juice! Don’t forget to bring your Easter Basket and camera!
For more information: www.uptownchurch.org
Egg-Stravaganza at York County Library (March 26)
York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill
11:00am. Ages 11 and under. Free.
*Space is limited. Register online.
Easter Egg hunt. Other activities will include learning about spring animals with egg themed activities. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket and camera!
For more information: www.yclibrary.org
Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Eggstravaganza (March 26- April 2)
Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville
*See website for times and prices (cash only)
Explore Lazy 5 Ranch and participate in an Easter egg hunt, coloring contest, face painting, scavenger hunt and more. Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket and camera!
For more information: http://lazy5ranch.com/special-events-easter-eggstravaganza.html
Easter Egg 400 (March 26)
Nascar Hall of Fame, 400 East Martin Luther King Blvd.
8:30 – 11:30 am. Ages 12 and under.
Rookie Racers Kids Club Member/Free, Non-member/$7.00
Easter egg hunt, spring craft activities, entertainment by Mr. Nigel and Friends. Photos with the Easter Bunny &Champ the Cheetah. There will also be a showing of the movie “Shaun the Sheep.” Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
*Please visit website for detail schedule of events.
For more information: http://www.nascarhall.com/events/calendar/easter-egg-400
Concord Mills – Pictures with the Easter Bunny (last day March 26)
811 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord
Event Dates: March 4- March 26
Time: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am-8:00pm; Sunday 12:00-7:00pm
Location: Food court (closest to entrance 2)
For more information: http://www.simon.com/mall/concord-mills/stream/its-time-for-easter-bunny-photos-4039577
Doc Crawford Easter Egg Hunt (March 26)
Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal Street, Charlotte
9:00am-2:00pm. Ages 11 and under. Free
Children come out and participate in an Easter egg hunt search for Easter eggs filled with surprises. This event will start promptly at 9:00 am and will go until all the eggs are gone.
North Carolina Zoo Eggstravaganza (March 26 – March 27)
NC Zoo, 4401 Zoo Pkwy., Asheboro
*See website for times and prices
Come and celebrate the new spring season and see zoo animals hunt for treats inside decorative eggs. Saturday’s schedule of animals will include: Cougars, Bobcats, Seals/Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Black & Grizzly Bears, and Desert Sand Cat. Sunday’s animals will include: elephants, red river Hogs, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Lemurs and Baboons. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
For more information: www.nczoo.org
Weddington Easter Egg Hunt (March 28)
Weddington Town Hall, 1924 Weddington Road, Weddington
2:00-4:00pm. Ages 11 and under. *Bring a canned food.
The Easter egg hunt begins at 2:30pm. Games and refreshments will be available and the opportunity to take your own picture with the Easter Bunny will be available. Don’t forget your Easter basket & camera!
For more information: 704-846-2709