Springtime Fun at Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza
We attended as guests of Irvine Park Railroad.
Each year Spring is celebrated and Easter season in kicked off by the Easter Eggstravaganza held at Irvine Park Railroad. This is THE event to be at as far as Easter in concerned in Orange County ,and my kiddos, ages one through six, thought it was an absolute ball!
When you enter the parking lot at Irvine Regional Park dedicated to the Irvine Park Railroad, you pull up to a big tractor-pulled hay ride, which of course catches any toddler boy’s eye immediately, and you can view glimpses of the games and bounce houses lying just beyond the train in the grove area of the park.
After you catch up with your kids (who all took off running for the fun), you can wonder around under the trees to the various booths set up and let kids, of almost any age, enjoy some Spring time fun.
There are carnival style games, face painting, egg hunts, bounce houses, hay rides, cookie decorating, train rides and, of course, the Easter Bunny, who happens to be a darling one set up in keeping with the authentic county theme.
It’s somewhat of a toss up as to what my kiddo’s favorite thing of the day was; the train was a huge hit with the little boy, the face painting took the three year old by the heart (we may never get the Hello Kitty washed off), and the eldest was taken by the competition of the carnival games. It is safe to say, there is something for just about any age at the Eggstravaganza!
As adults, my husband and I enjoyed the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of the park. Because of the season, everything is especially green, lush and clean, and the natural beauty of the park really stands out.
While on the train ride or hay ride, you can view a bit more of the park (which would also be possible if you chose to take a stroll) and the train conductor fills you in on some interesting Orange County history. For instance, Irvine Regional Park has been open since 1897 and in it stands the oldest tree in the entire county, dating back 500 years! The Park is involved in some local fourth grade California history curriculums, and with it’s long legacy in Orange County, it’s easy to see why!
Inside the Eggstravaganza there are two snack shacks offering basic snacks should you need a refreshment, and restrooms are located close by.
For more information about the Easter Eggstravaganza see our detailed post here, or visit Irvine Park Railroad.
We hope your family has a terrific of a time at the Easter Eggstravaganza as we did! Happy Spring, and Happy Easter!
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