Grab those baskets because it’s huntin’ season! Easter egg hunting that is. It’s also “wabbit season” to quote Elmer Fudd. We’ve rounded-up 30 places to gather a bushel of eggs and meet the Easter Bunny himself. So hop to it and read on to find an egg-cellent event in your neck of the woods.
Photo: City of Carlsbad
Spring Festival Egg Hunt at Doyle Recreation Center
Search for colorful eggs, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, hop over to the bouncies, create holiday crafts and leave with a treat-filled goodie bag. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 7, 2-4 p.m., Doyle Recreation Center (Near UTC). Event details.
Egg-citing Surprises at Adams Recreation Center
Delight in egg scrambles, face painting, arts and crafts, music and bounce houses. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Adams Recreation Center. Event details.
Spring Egg Hunt in La Jolla
Meet and greet with Peter Rabbit, treat bags, egg hunts, face painting and arts and crafts are all part of this spring celebration. BYOBasket. Apr. 15, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center. Event details.
Easter Egg Morning in Pacific Beach
Egg hunts aplenty plus a bounce house, a photo-op with the Easter Rabbit, music and arts and crafts. BYOBasket. Apr. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Pacific Beach Recreation Center. Event details.
Bunny Tea and Egg Hunt
Littles can hop about Riviera Terrace searching for eggs, watch a mesmerizing magician and greet the Easter Bunny. Stay for a holiday tea served with wee ones in mind. Reservations required. Apr. 14 & 15, 2:30-5 p.m. Westgate Hotel (Downtown). Event Details.
Eggs Everywhere at Birch Aquarium
Looking for an educational and fun egg hunt? Take part in a special underwater egg hunt, make a shark egg and learn about amazing animal eggs and the arrival of spring. Free with admission. Apr. 14-16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Birch Aquarium. Event details.
Hippity-Hop Egg Hunt
Spring egg hunt, cake walk, egg toss, coloring contests, games, arts and crafts. Egg hunt divided into four age-groups. BYOBasket. Apr. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Morley Field Sports Complex (Balboa Park). Event details.
Easter Bash at Belmont Park
Celebrate Easter and three different egg hunts at Belmont Park, on the beach, at the park, or at the stores later in the day. 12,000 fun-filled eggs plus 25 special golden eggs with cool prizes. Tots can pose for bunny photos and the crew can stay for Easter brunch. Reserve early. Apr. 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Belmont Park. Event details.
Photo: Bates Nut Farm
Bates Nut Farm Egg Hunt
Search for Easter eggs, create crafts and take advantage of cute photo-ops with the holiday rabbits. Also, games, farm animals, raffles and more! Apr. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bates Nut Farm (Valley Center). Event details.
Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, an inflatable obstacle course and ride a trackless train around the park. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Event details.
Sensory-Friendly Egg Hunt
Little bunnies on the spectrum or those who experience sensory sensitivities will feel particularly comfortable at this sensory-friendly egg hunt with free open play afterwords. Treats will be served and there will be crafts and face painting as well. Bring your camera for pics with the Easter Bunny. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance, as there are only 20 spots available for each session. To purchase tickets, call 858-798-5353. Apr. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m., We Rock the Spectrum (Carmel Mountain Ranch). Event details.
Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
The Fallbrook Firefighter’s will serve up breakfast as Mr. Bunny hops around for photo-ops. Then, it’s time for an egg hunt, fun, games and contests. Fallbrook Community Center (Fallbrook). Apr. 15, 8-11 a.m., Event details.
Holiday Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Come and have breakfast with Peter Cottontail. Bring the whole crew to this early morning pancake chow-down. Toddlers through 5th graders are welcome to join the egg hunt, where eggs with prizes will be well hidden by the bunny himself! Apr. 15, 8-11 a.m., Walnut Grove Park (San Marcos). Event details.
Easter Egg Treasure Hunt and Bunny Visit
Hop over to this Easter egg treasure hunt. Eggs will be given out at participating stores. Little bunnies can pick up a treasure map at Center Court. Spring over to a photo-op with Mr. Bunny and wee ones can create a craft. Apr. 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Event details.
Carlsbad EGGstravaganza Spring Festival
This festival has two fields for egg hunts for both younger (5 and under) and older kiddos. Family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, fun zone with bounce houses and a giant slide. $6 Activity cards and $6 unlimited Fun Zone Wristbands available. BYOBasket. Apr. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Poinsettia Park. Event details.
Encinitas Springtime Egg Hunt
The parks and recreation department will be hiding over 20,000 eggs this year and have egg hunts by age groups. Stay for the music concerts and free activities. Apr. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Encinitas Community Park. Event details.
Photo: Nikki Walsh
Egg Hunt by the Sea
Register for an Easter egg hunt at Sea Grove Park, including three age groups. Pack a festive brunch to eat after the search. Reservations required. Apr. 15, 9:30-noon, Sea Grove Park (Del Mar). 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. Afterward, enjoy fun games and refreshments. BYOBasket. Apr. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon, La Colonia Park (Solana Beach). Event details.
Egg-cellent Hunt at Carmel Valley Park
Enjoy egg hunts, crafts, bounce houses, prizes and more. Photo-op with Easter bunny. BYOBasket. Free event. Apr. 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Carmel Valley Community Park. Event details.
Teen Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
Join the quest to find 1,000 glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with treats and gift cards. Apr. 22, 5-9 p.m., Poway Community Park. Event details.
Eggstravaganza at Kroc Center
Hop over to greet the Easter Bunny, search the fields for eggs hunts and kick up your feet in a bounce house. There’s music, free crafts, games and candy. Especially for the wittlest wabbits, there’s an infant egg hunt at the preschool grounds. $1/child. Apr. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center (College Area). Event details.
Easter Event and Egg Hunt
An egg hunt for all ages, costumed characters, face painting and a train display. Free event. Apr. 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Grossmont Center. Event details.
Springtime Hunt and Breakfast
Come for breakfast served by Kiwanis Club and stay for the egg hunt and visit from the Easter bunny. Apr 15, 8-10:30 a.m., Spring Valley Community Center, Event details.
Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes
Colorful egg hunts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, arts and crafts and pony rides make for a hoppy holiday. Apr. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Santee Lakes. Event details.
Bunny Train Egg Hunt
Does your little one love trains? Ride the bunny train, meet the Easter bunny and participate in an egg hunt. Apr. 8, 9 & 15. Campo, Ca. Event details.
Photo: Courtesy of Birch Aquarium
Paso del Rey Egg Hunt
Let wee ones get egg-zosted at this festive egg hunt for toddlers through first graders. Older kids are welcome to participate with their younger siblings. Everyone can enjoy crafts, story time, games and face painting. Apr. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Paso del Ray Church (Chula Vista). Event details.
Cool Campground Egg Hunt
Camp for the weekend and enjoy spring crafts, a holiday movie, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny. Apr. 14-16, KOA Campground (Chula Vista). Event details.
Firefighter’s Annual Easter Hunt
Make your own bunny ears, then hippity-hop through this Easter celebration. Egg hunts, fire trucks to explore and a lesson on fire safety. Stop by the fire department to get your entry ticket. Free event. Apr. 15, 8.30-11.30 a.m., Mt. San Miguel Park (Chula Vista). Event details.
Coronado Easter Eggstravaganza
Ongoing egg hunts by age group and a separate area for toddlers. Bring your camera and take a picture with Mr. Rabbit. Then, play carnival games, construct a craft and play a giant Candyland game. The egg hunt is free and you can purchase tickets for the games. Apr. 16, 1-3:30 p.m., Coronado Community Center. Event details.
Easter Brunch at the Del
Say cheers to a champagne brunch buffet at the Hotel Del along with an egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn. Snap some cool shots with the Easter Bunny, then cruise over to the arts and crafts zone. Reservations required. Apr. 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado (Coronado). Event details.
Where do your little peeps hunt for Easter eggs? Tell us in the comments below.