The Playground: Egg Hunts

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Easter is fast approaching and there are lots of festivities taking place through out the city the next few weekends. Here is a list of egg hunts, easter bunny visits, crafts, games, face painting…loads of activities to get you and your family hopping this easter season.  A lot of these events require tickets and/or registration so don’t leave it too late – they have a reputation of selling out.

Egg Hunt at Maan Farms

Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31
90 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
$5 for kids, parents are free
There will be an easter egg hunt, meet and greet with the easter bunny, facepainting, barrel train rides, petting zoo and dollar hot dogs!

Easter Train + Activities at Stanley Park
Saturday March 23 – April 1
10am – 5pm
Children $8.75, parents are free ($3.50 to ride the train though)
op on by for a fun-filled day including a ride on the miniature train, egg hunts, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The train runs rain or shine and is fully covered, protecting everyone onboard from spring showers. Be sure to bring your own Easter basket for the egg hunt! Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth next to the train.

Easter Brunch on Grouse Mountain
Sunday, March 31
10am – 2pm
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
$15 for kids, $42 for adults – includes skyride pass, brunch and activities. tots under 4 are free.
Get high on easter at Grouse Mountain with a brunch and egg hunt led by the easter bunny.  Call 604.998.5045 to reserve your table.

Easter at Wesbrook Village
Satuday, March 23
12 – 2pm
3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
FREE.  Register at discoverwesbrook@ubcproperties.com
An afternoon of egg hunting, crafts and photos with the easter bunny.  Bring your own camera and basket. Ages 10 & under.

Easter Egg Hunt at River District
Sunday, March 31
10:00am – 1:00pm (times for hunt vary on age group)
FREE.  Register at syoung@parklane.com before March 25.
8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
There will be chocolate egg hunts, a bag decorating station, face-painting and prize draws.The chocolate egg hunt will start at different times based on age groups.Under 5 years old  are at 10:00-10:30am (adult participation is required for this age group), 5-7 years old at 11:15-11:45am
8-12 years old at 12:30-1:00pm.  Registration required.  Email syoung@parklane.com before March 25.  No drop ins.


Eco Easter Egg Hunt at the Surrey Nature Centre
Saturday, March 30th
10am – 3pm (times vary for different age groups)
14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
$7 for kids
Search for Easter eggs in the forest!  Take a picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy egg-themed crafts, fun activities, tasty food and family entertainment. Every child receives a prize. Drop in; rain or shine.  Tots (0-3) can hunt any time between 10 – 3pm but children 4 – 12 can only hunt eggs at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30pm.

Stevestion Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 31
2-4pm
Through out Steveston Village, Richmond
FREE
Children bring along their Easter baskets and hop into businesses handing out Easter treats.

There are lots of egg hunts taking place at community centres through out the Vancouver. A lot of these events require registration and space is limited.  Age restrictions apply.

Saturday, March 16
West Point Grey, Champlain Heights, Coal Harbour

Saturday, March 23
Douglas Park, Creekside, HastingsKensington

Saturday, March 30
Kitsilano, False Creek, Hillcrest, Renfrew Park