Celebrate Easter with the little ones at one of these egg hunts around Sonoma County.
Saturday, March 26
Exchange Club Easter Egg Hunt: The Exchange Club of Santa Rosa, a local service club, will sponsor their 69th annual FREE Easter egg on March 26th. Not only will the Easter bunny be there, but Time Out Teddy (life size teddy bear) will also make an appearance. Children will be separated into age groups of 2-3, 4-6, and 7-8 with top prizes of bicycles for each age group, plus 2nd and 3rd prizes. Hunt will start on time at 10 a.m. at Doyle Park, Santa Rosa. For more information, call Linda at 479-3340.
Easter Egg Hunt for Tots at Howarth Park: This wildly popular hunt kicks off at 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Saturday for kids 3 and under (maximum two adults allowed per child) and continues at 11:30 a.m. for kids 4-5 (no adults allowed on field.) Other events include baby farm animal petting, springtime crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket. Tickets are $8 per child, pre-sale only at 543-3737 or ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/recreationandparks. Howarth Park is located at 630 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa.
Glen Ellen Firefighters Association Easter Egg Hunt: This old-fashioned, free egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dunbar School, 11700 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen. Want to help dye those colorful eggs for the hunt? Of course you do. Stop by the fire station (13445 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen) on March 25 after 2 p.m. to get your hands gaily splattered in dye, too.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Spring Hills Church: A free, family event from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. 15,000 Easter Eggs, The Easter Bunny, giant inflatable slides, live animals, professional face painters, crafts and activities, food concessions (for an additional cost). 3700 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa. 579-5683. www.springhills.org/easter
Sebastopol Kiwanis Club Easter Egg Hunt: Children of all ages are welcome to hunt for eggs Saturday at 10 a.m. sharp at Ives Park, 7400 Willow St., Sebastopol. Bring your own Easter Basket and a camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Free. (877) 828-4748.
Easter Eggstravaganza at the Adobe Christian Center: This family event from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday includes an egg hunt, games, giant slide, an obstacle course and food for sale. $5 per family. 2875 Adobe Road, Petaluma. 763-2012. www.adobecc.org
Easter Children’s Fair at Petaluma Outlets: The whole family can enjoy crafts and games, visits with the Easter Bunny, face-painting and balloon animals from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets, 2200 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma. Free. 762-0287.
Sunday, March 27
Hunt for the Hare at Safari West: Kids of all ages can enjoy brunch on Sunday, followed by an egg hunt and a cross-country “Hunt for the Hare” on the African savannah of Safari West. Choose from the 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. start time. Cost is $75 for adults, $40 for kids 4-12. Brunch only is $42.00 for adults, $18.00 for kids 4-12. 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa. 579-2551. www.safariwest.com
Easter Egg Hunt at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: Kids 3 and older can visit with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs in a meadow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There are three times: 11 a.m. for kids 3-5 (free), 11:30 a.m. for kids 6-9 ($5) and noon for kids 10 and up ($8). Meet in the campground’s Lower Meadow for the hunts. A barbecue lunch will be available for $10 a plate starting at 11:30 a.m.. 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood. Reservations required: 833-6084.
Easter at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: Back by popular demand, Monsieur “Easter Bunny” will host a traditional Easter Egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, the family can enjoy a Sunday buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $99 adults, $49 children 5-12, free for kids 4 and under. 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma. 939-2415.
Peep Fling and Peeps Diorama Competition, plus a pinata for the kids: The Rio Nido Roadhouse will celebrate “We the Peeps” in honor of the election year, with a Peeps Diorama contest and a Peep Fling Competition at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Catapults must be safe and of original design, with no electricity, gas, explosives or compressed air allowed. For the dioramas, Peeps are available at the Roadhouse one week in advance. Maximum size is 12 square inches, and the spending cap is $30. Brunch is from 9 – 2pm. 14540 Canyon Two, Rio Nido. 869-0821.
Article written by Brendan Dorsey.