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The OC Top Easter Egg Hunts

We’ve dusted off last year’s Easter baskets, pulled out the spring dresses, and have already eaten two full bags of Easter peanut M&Ms. For our family, these are all telltale signs of the next, long-awaited Easter tradition: the egg hunt!

023But where are some of the most “eggstravagant” patches in the OC? Below are just a few popular Easter-egg hunting patches that are bound to make lasting memories for you and your family…

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza
Irvine Park Railroad 
Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
Daily through April 19

This “egg-citing” egg hunt at the Irvine Park Railroad is known for its treat-filled eggs that won’t leave kids disappointed. Parents will also appreciate the fun as the hunts are divided by age and limited to a set number of participants. Additional activities include photos with the Easter Bunny, a Moon Bounce, a hay ride through the spring flowers, cookie decorating, carnival games, face painting, and of course rides aboard the train. Children may bring their own Easter basket or Easter baskets are available for purchase. Plan to arrive early for this popular event. Tickets are $5 each.

The 6th Annual Eggs-cavation
Atlantis Play Center
13630 Atlantis Way
Garden Grove, CA 92844
April 12 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The 6th Annual Eggs-cavation features egg hunt, carnival, games, bounce houses, pictures with the Easter Bunny. Tickets run between $5-$7 and are limited. Reservations required.

The 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Ronald Reagan Park
945 S. Weir Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92808
April 12 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Anaheim Hills Rotary Club presents the 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy a fun-filled day designed egg-specially for children 11 and under. Commemorate the day with photos of your little one hanging with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games, crafts, silent auction and even a children’s bike raffle. Free admission.

YMCA Easter Celebration
Fullerton Family YMCA
2000 Youth Way
Fullerton, CA 92835
April 12 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This free Easter Egg Hunt being held at the Fullerton Family YMCA is organized by age, ability and special needs. Children will meet the larger-than-life Easter Bunny, enjoy delicious food, games and more.

Easter Celebration, Bella Terra
Bella Terra
7777 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
April 13 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meet in The Amp for an afternoon of Easter fun. Participants will truly feel the spirit of the season with a live bunny petting zoo, coloring stations and face painting. Free admission.

Eggstravaganza 2014
Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex
25555 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
April 18 (Friday) 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Compass Bible Church presents….the hunt is on! Egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, slides, donuts, balloon artists, face painting and so much more. All free of charge.

Spring Skate Egg Hunt
Etnies Skate Park
20028 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
April 19 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The skate park will be closed for a special visit from the Skateboarding Bunny during this totally awesome egg hunt. Kids can also play in the jump houses and participate in fun crafts. Please bring your own basket and arrive early for this family-friendly celebration. Admission is $5.00 for ages one to 17. All other ages enter free of charge.

IMG_2561Easter Egg SCRAMBLE
Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Drive
Irvine, CA 92603
April 19 3:15 p.m. & 7:15 p.m. (flashlights provided)

Celebrate Easter with more than 50,000 eggs! “Eggcited” kids will gather on the sprawling outside lawn where they can scramble to fill their baskets with as many eggs. Don’t miss face painting, kids crafts, cookie decorating and much more. Geared towards toddlers-fifth grade. Free and open to the public.

OC Marketplace Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt 
Costa Mesa
Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
April 19 10:00 a.m.

“I’ve got a golden ticket!” Well, there’s a chance in finding a limited number of golden tickets that promise a giant Easter Basket to the finders at the OC Marketplace Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt
 Costa Mesa. In addition to the spectacular hunt, enjoy Easter brunch in true California street fashion with more than a dozen OC food trucks. Don’t forget to stop by to visit the Easter bunny, watch marionette shows and participate in other kid-friendly activities. As a bonus, a free toy will be awarded to the first 500 kids. Admission to the Orange County Market Place is free for kids 12 and under, and $2 for ages 13 years and above. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets for the treasure hunt, however free hunt bags will also be available. Check the schedule in advance by calling or visiting the Web site.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls ages five and eight, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.
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