The Easter Bunny is hopping into San Diego and he’s making stops all over town. We’ve rounded up some egg-citing Easter egg hunts and other fun Easter activities taking place throughout the county. So grab those baskets and hit the town.
Wonka Egg Hunt at Adams Recreation Center
Enjoy egg scrambles, face painting, oompa loompa games, wonka crafts, music and egg hunts. BYO basket. Mar. 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Adam Recreation Center. Event details.
Egg-citing Surprises at Doyle Recreation Center
Enjoy egg hunts, a bunny visit, inflatable jumpers, arts and crafts and goodie bags. Mar. 23, 12.30 – 1:30 p.m., Doyle Recreation Center. Event details.
Easter Surprises at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter and an egg hunt at the beach or at the park. 10,000 fun-filled eggs plus 25 special golden eggs with awesome prizes will be hidden throughout the park and kids can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny. Mar. 27, 9.30 – 12.30 p.m., Belmont Park. Event details.
Easterpalooza at Handlery Hotel
Easter egg hunts, a petting zoo with live bunnies, arts and crafts and portraits with the Easter Bunny who brings some Easter magic for the entire family. Free admission. Mar. 19, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Handlery Hotel. Event details.
Spring Egg Hunt La Jolla
Meet and greet with Peter Rabbit, goodie bags, egg hunts, face painting and arts and crafts are all part of this spring celebration. Mar. 26, 10 a.m. – 12.30 a.m., La Jolla Recreation Center. Event details.
Easter Egg Morning in Pacific Beach
Egg hunts galore plus a bounce house, 40-foot obstacle course, face painting and arts and crafts. Plus find the special winning eggs to get an Easter goodie bag special. Mar. 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m, Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Event details.
Eggs Everywhere at Birch Aquarium
Enjoy a special underwater egg hunt, make a shark egg and learn about amazing animal eggs and the arrival of spring. Free with admission. Mar. 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Birch Aquarium. Event details.
Bates Nut Farm Egg Hunt
Hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy crafts, art, snacks and the Easter Bunny. Mar. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Bates Nut Farm (Valley Center). Event details.
Teen Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Join the quest to find 1,000 glow in the dark treat filled eggs at this teen glow in the dark egg hunt. Mar. 20, 5 – 9 p.m., Poway Community Park (Poway). Event details.
Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, a bubble game, a real live bunny from the San Diego Zoo and lots more fun. There’s also an egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under at 10 am. Mar. 20, 12 – 2:30 p.m., Rancho Bernardo Community Park (Rancho Bernardo). Event details.
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt and Bunny Visit
Kids of all ages are invited to Carlsbad Premium Outlets for the annual center-wide Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Easter eggs will be given out at participating stores (while supplies last). Kids and parents can pick up treasure maps in Center Court the day of the event. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny and get creative with arts and crafts! Mar. 26, 12:30 – 4 p.m., Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Event details.
Holiday Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Come and have breakfast with Peter Cottontail at “The Williams Barn” in Walnut Grove Park. Bring the whole family to enjoy this early morning chow-down of pancakes and sausage prepared by the bunny’s helpers. Immediately following the breakfast, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community “Holiday Egg Hunt,” where eggs with prizes will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Mar. 26, 8 – 10 a.m., Walnut Grove Park (San Marcos). Event details.
Spring Festival and Egg Hunt
Children in third grade and younger are invited to a spring festival and egg hunt in Solana Beach. Bring your Easter basket to collect plastic eggs filled with treats. Afterward, enjoy fun games and refreshments. Mar. 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., La Colonia Park (Solana Beach). Event details.
Carlsbad Eggstravaganza Spring Festival
Celebrate Easter and springtime with games, a scavenger hunt for the entire family, photos with the Easter Bunny, a Fun Zone, giant slide, bounce house, and lots more family fun! Mar. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Poinsettia Park (Carlsbad). Event details.
Easter Spring Fest
Enjoy free kids’ crafts, a movie about the Easter story and a nighttime egg hunt. Don’t forget a basked and flashlight! Mar. 18, 6 – 8 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills (La Mesa). Event details.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Kroc Center
This event includes photos with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, carnival games, music, prizes, a Toddler Zone, and an egg hunt featuring 15,000 eggs! Mar. 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center (College Area). Event details.
Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes
Continuous egg hunts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and pony rides await you! Mar. 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santee Lakes (Santee). Event details.
Coronado Easter Eggstravaganza
Ongoing egg hunts, carnival games, crafts, Candyland games and a separate area for toddlers. Bring your camera and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt is free and tickets are available for purchase at the event for games. Apr. 26, 9 a.m. (breakfast), 1 – 3 p.m., Coronado Community Center (Coronado).
Paso del Rey Egg Hunt
Hunt for eggs, enjoy arts and crafts, story time, games, snacks and face painting at Paso del Rey. Suits for toddlers through to first grade kids, although any older kids are welcome to participate with their younger siblings. Mar. 19, 9.30 – 11.30 a.m., Paso del Ray Church (Chula Vista). Event details.
Easter Brunch at the Del
Say cheers at a champagne brunch buffet at the Del along with six egg hunts for hotel guests, arts and craft zone and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Mar. 26, 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado (Coronado) Event details.
Where do your little ones hunt for Easter eggs? Tell us in the comments!
— Lenya McGrath
Photo credit: Leah Singer