Updated: March 2013
Get out the Easter baskets and the cute spring outfits, egg hunting season has arrived! Find an egg hunt near you on this list of bunny sightings, egg hunts and egg decorating activities for 2013. If you know of an event we have missed, email us at email@example.com.
Easter Egg Hunt Hayrides at Tanglewood Stables. Saturdays and Sundays only. Great for families or any group with young children, Easter Egg Hunt hayrides at Tanglewood offer an outdoor experience that can be enjoyed together. Departs from the stables parking lot, 45 to 60-minute rides accommodate up to 25 guests, with egg hunting provided for young children. Cost is $8/person to reserve a seat, or $175 to arrange a private hayride for your group. Scheduled times are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and reservations are required in advance. Tanglewood Park, off of Highway 158 in Clemmons. 336-766-9540.
Bunny Day. Bunnies will be hopping around the center for this popular event. Considering getting a rabbit for a pet? This is an excellent time to get your questions answered. In addition to all the rabbits here, children will enjoy face painting, crafts, storytelling and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro. 336-288-3769. natsci.org.
2013 Helicopter Easter Egg Drop. A helicopter drops 30,000 eggs from the sky. Also expect pony rides, prizes, inflatables and food. Easter egg hunt is organized by age groups. 10 a.m.-2p.m. See website for times for egg hunts. There will also be special egg hunt areas for ages 2 and under. Bring your Easter basket. The egg drops and candy are totally free. There will be fees for inflatables and pony rides.Chick-fil-A is offering one spotted egg in every group that contains free Chick-fil-A meals for a year. Rain date - Saturday, March 30. Cedarock Park, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Blvd., Burlington. Organizers are Pine Ridge Church in Haw River. Click here for more information.
Breakfast With the Easter Bunny. Bring the family to Thataways and enjoy a yummy breakfast with the Easter Bunny, face-painting, and arts and crafts. Registration is required by March 21. Payment is due at time of registration. No walk-ins on the day of the event. For information, please call 336-222-5134. $5 per person. 8-10 a.m. Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. burlingtonNC.gov/teen2teen.
Egg Decorating Workshops. Each child will decorate three hardboiled eggs using creative techniques and take home a fun-filled goody bag. Enjoy a story time and a snack. Registration required. $12/member-child (1 free adult), $18/nonmember-child (1 free adult), museum admission included. $3/additional adult, museum admission not included 10:30 a.m.-noon or 1:30-3 p.m. Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St., Winston-Salem. 336-723-9111. childrensmuseumofws.org.
Easter Bunny Event at Hallmark. Tae some cute photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts and other fun activities for kids. Will also be collecting donations for kids' Easter baskets for Children's Home Society. Crittenden Hallmark, Westridge Square, 3367 Battleground Ave., Greensboro. 336-282-2399.
Historic Egg Dyeing. Visitors will have the opportunity to dye their own Easter Eggs using historic dyes. $5 per person. 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Single Brothers Workshop, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 600 South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.
Natural Egg Dyeing in the Historical Park. Get ready for the Easter Bunny. Eggs you can dip in dyes made from plant material, like onion skins and blueberries will be provided. All ages welcome. Drop in. $1 per egg. Free for Historical Society members 10 a.m.-4 p.m. High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. 336-885-1859. highpointmuseum.org.
Spring Eggslopsion. A beeping egg hunt that's great for visually-impaired children. egg hunt, miniature pony, games, a chance to interact with the bomb squad robots and "Tater Tot," a race and a balloon artist. Hosted by the W-S Police Dept. Bomb Squad. 10 a.m.-noon at Reynolda Village, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Spring Into Gardening. Hosted by Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden and Home Depot. This spring gardening event is free, and includes gardening tips and demonstrations for adults, and games and hands-on activities for children, including corn hole games, seed planting and decorating Easter baskets and Easter eggs. Food vendors will be on-site, and for basketball fans - a big screen showing the NCAA tournament in the main ballroom. Noon-3 p.m. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main St., Kernersville. 336-996-7888. cienerbotanicalgarden.org.
Easter Egg Hunt. Free. Hunt for all ages. Indoor egg hunt, crafts, snacks and photo opportunity with Easter Bunny. 2-4 p.m.; Pine Grove United Methodist Church. 1130 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem. 336-765-2569.
Easter Bunny Express. Take a ride on the Easter Bunny Express. The Easter Bunny will be riding alongside children and their parents, while handing out candy for the kids. Kids can also get temporary tattoos and make a craft to take home. March 30 only: the big Easter Egg Hunt happens at noon for kids 10 and under. In addition to the Easter Bunny Express, the event will also feature the Lehigh Valley Steam Locomotive #126 pulling the museum's special Caboose Train. $7-$20. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-636-2889. nctrans.org.
Egg Hunt at Miller Park. Bring your basket to hunt eggs at this free event for youth 5-12 years old. Miller Park, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem. 336-727-2831.
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks presents the annual Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets and enough room to store eggs that glow in the dark. Kids can stick around and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. Ages 2-5. 6 p.m. Mayco Bigelow Community Center, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. 336-222-5138. burlingtonnc.gov.
18th Annual Easter Egg Festival presented by 107.5 KZL. Free entertainment and activities for children of all ages, appearances by various mascots, magic shows, an egg hunt and the Easter Bunny. 1-4 p.m. The egg hunt is divided up by ages: Ages 2-3, 3 p.m.; Ages 4-6, 3:20 p.m.; Ages 7-10, 3:40 p.m. Bring a camera and your own Easter baskets. A few golden eggs will be included in each hunt that will include passes to Wet N Wild Emerald Pointe. Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market, located off Sandy Ridge Road, exit 208 off Interstate 40. Greensboro.
Burlington City Park Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park. All hunts start promptly at 10 a.m. Ages 2-4 will hunt on the grass in front of the Jimmy Combs stage. Ages 5-2 will hunt on Field #1. Only children are allowed in the hunt areas. Parents are asked to stay out of the hunt area in the designated spectator areas. The Amusement Park will open immediately following the end of the Easter Egg Hunt. Free. 10 a.m. Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington. 336-222-5030. burlingtonnc.gov.
Eggstravaganza. Celebrate the new spring season. See Zoo animals hunt for treats inside decorative eggs. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 2-12 and $10 for seniors 62-and-over and college students. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 800-488-0444. nczoo.org.
Family Easter Fling. Free event. Crafts, games, egg hunts divided into age groups (starting at 11 a.m.) and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by City of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks. 10 a.m.-noon. Dixie Classic Fairgrounds - clock tower. Rain site at Education Building. Enter at Gate 5 off Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem.
High Point City Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt. Hunts for 3 and under (11a.m.), 4-7 (11:45 a.m.) and 8-10 (12:30 p.m.). Attractions include free train and carousel rides, with food and beverage available for a fee. Event will be held rain or shine. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. High Point City Lake Park, 602 W. Main St., Jamestown. 336-883-3498. highpointnc.gov.
Special Populations Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks will be offering an Easter Egg Hunt to any age person with developmental disabilities. Free. 1 p.m. Behind Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. 336-222-5134. burlingtonnc.gov.
The Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks invites you to grab your Easter Basket and head to the Aquatic Center for the annual Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt. Join the race as kids from the community jump in for the bright colorful eggs that fill the pool. The hunt will be held shortly after the City Park Easter Egg Hunt with the first age group beginning at 11a.m. After the event, those that participate in the Egg Splash will be allowed to stay for the remainder of the day at no charge. Public swimming will begin at normal time, noon. Bathing suits with liners are required. Cotton is not allowed in the pool including but not limited to t-shirts, underwear, basketball shorts, mesh shorts, etc. Ages 0-14. Free. 11 a.m. Maynard Aquatic Center, Maynard Aquatic Center, Burlington. 336-222-5043. burlingtonnc.gov.
New Philadelphia Moravian Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival. For all ages. Free. 10 a.m.-noon. Games, crafts, cake walk and hot dog lunch (proceeds from lunch benefit youth missions projects). New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Night Lite Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 6-8. Free. 6 p.m. Fairchild Community Center , 827 South Graham Hopedale Road, Burlington. 336-222-5119. burlingtonnc.gov.
North Park Easter Egg Hunt. Burlington Recreation & Parks invites everyone to be a part of a tradition. Something for everyone and the Easter Bunny will be there as well. Ages: 2-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-Adults. Free. 10 a.m. North Park, 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington. 336-222-5138. burlingtonnc.gov.
Old Salem Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A fun-filled morning searching for Easter Eggs in Old Salem's beautiful historic district. $10-$21. All-in-One admission ticket (ticket is required for parent and child for participation, children under 6 are admitted for free). 10:30 a.m. Location TBA, Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org.
Old Salem Easter Festival. Learn more about important traditions, take part in hands-on activities like traditional egg decorating, and more. $10-$21. Activities included with an All-In-One ticket. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Old Salem Historic Districts, 600 South Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. oldsalem.org
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